There are tons of great fashion trends for weddings in 2012, but one of my personal favorites is about blush wedding dresses. Leave the white for 2011 because these designers are changing it up and adding a rosy hue to 2012. Pinks and peaches can instantly add a feminine touch to a wedding. Here are some of my favorite “blush” looks.
By Claire Pettibone
Love the elaborate flower detailing near the top. Really stands out on the slim style of the skirt.
By Claire Pettibone
Perfect scoop back blush wedding dress.
By Claire Pettibone
I love this look for a rustic outdoor Oregon wedding. The bottom is fabulous!
By Vera Wang
If you are really gonna go for the blush wedding dress trend, here’s the dress for you. Fabulously feminine and a spectacular shape for this dress.
This is my favorite of the bunch. By Watters, this dress is romantic. This bride looks straight out of Shakespeare.
By Victoria Nicole
A great flirty pink dress perfect as a reception dress.
Are blush wedding dresses a thumbs up or thumbs down for you? Comment below.
If men only knew the beauty regime it takes for us lovely ladies to get ready on our wedding day. I’m currently in the planning stages myself for a very small and intimate ceremony. Even though there will be no more than six people there I still have planning to do. The majority of it is beauty related. Hair, make-up, brow waxing and manicure are the must have’s and then if I have time I’ll slip in a few tanning sessions. I know as a photographer that make-up is very important. Without good make-up you will look like you do everyday and won’t shine in your photos. Photography is silly that way, the more make-up the better in this case but you still want to look like yourself. The goal is to find a make-up artist that can make you look your absolute best without looking over done. Ladies, look no further. Nicole Wagner is your girl. I don’t have to say anymore after you look at the before and after photos shown below. What you’ll need to do next is pick up the phone asap and reserve her for your wedding day. Talent like this books up fast!
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I decided to write about Floral Sunshine because behind its’ start is a great wedding story I thought our brides would love and because I thought we could use a little sunshine (Portland seems pretty gray today). Annie Chen began working with flowers in 2004 and here is the story she tells on her website,
“My passion for flowers and floral design started in 2004 when one of my college girlfriends asked me to do her wedding flowers. I was surprised and wondered why she would ask me, since I had no previous floral experience, however, because she was my friend and I knew she was on a budget, I agreed. She gave me a floral design book and assured me that all would be fine.
Thankfully, the floral arrangements turned out gorgeously and my friend was extremely pleased and truth be told, I never even opened the book she gave me!
Over the years, aside from my day job in outside sales, I’ve done floral design primarily for friends and family – weddings, memorials, and special events. My love for flowers has grown immensely since 2004 and so has my knowledge, design, and technique (thanks to the Floral Design Institute of Portland).”
Want to see what that passion for flowers produced? I thought so.
Love the classic pink bouquets on the left and the muted colors to the right. The bouquet on the right would look great with a vintage wedding.
The Floral Sunshine design on the right really pops, while the simple white bouquet on the left adds just a touch of elegance with the green leaves cascading around. Feathers are popular right now, and the centerpiece in the center showcases a great design incorporating feather and flowers.
Two more great designs by Floral Sunshine. Which ones do you like? Let us know.