Deep in the heart of Tuscany is the Villa di Geggiano. Its walls are decorated with hand-painted frescos and gorgeous windows, antique furnishings from the 18th-century fill the rooms. It was this villa that inspired the latest collection from Emily Riggs: Nouveau Renaissance. We’ve got an *exclusive* first look at the photos by Corbin Gurkin!!
Emily designed intricately detailed dresses using only haute couture fabrics, such as hand beaded French laces and Italian embroidered tulles. She tells us I made all the gowns to go with the Italian frescos and the overall mood in the villa. The Italian villa is absolutely astonishing and provided the perfect backdrop for these meticulous creations! All the gowns + veils were created in Emily’s Portland Oregon atelier and are available for purchase on her website.
Serious WOAH, right? The Carrara gown floats and drapes like you’re dancing on a cloud…
Made using exquisite hand beaded French Chantilly lace with sequins, beads and layers of silk taffeta organza, silk chiffon georgette and soft ivory tulle… The Carrara is simply exquisite.
Meet the Verona gown and all of its floral embroidered lace goodness.
All the *heart eyes* for this Castellina dress!
Holy smokes… Those antique roses in the bouquet, complemented by the muted tones of the gown!
Federica Beni styled + coordinated the whole lookbook perfect, don’t you think?
The Matera gown features gold lace + gold Italian silk taffeta organza.
Stunning, exquisite, gorgeous, radiant, beautiful… The Nouveau Renaissance collection is just too good, right?! Which ones were your fave? Let us know in the comments below!
We deeply fell in love when saw the new 2017 bridal collection by Milla Nova. These astonishing wedding gowns have it all, a modern style, lace details and striking applications. There is a wide variety of silhouettes and styles – classic, mermaid, sexy, romantic and others. This Wedding Dress collection is definitely for brides that have the desire to look and feel luxurious and elegant.
If you are choosing not a classic white wedding, consider vintage wedding theme. From 20s Gatsby style and sensational 60s chignons to retro 50s rolls, vintage wedding hairstyles come in all shapes and sizes and there’s the perfect one for every bride. Take a look and pick a perfect style for yourself!
Source: Hayley Wheeler, Elstile, Shaun Alexander photography
Photo 1-6: 20’s Gatsby Vintage Wedding Hairstyles
Source: Elstile, Julia Jeckell, Desi Baytan photography
Source: Hazelwood photo, Carla Ten Eyck, Julia Jeckell
Photo 7-12: Vintage Waves
Source: Alexandre de Paris, Shaun Alexander photography, Savan photography
Source: Hayley Wheeler, Jamie Lauren photography, hairstylist_lizzieliros via Instagram
Photo 13-18: Chignon
Source: Lee Stafford, Elstile, Readyluck
Source: Elstile, Michelle Lange photography, Elstile
Photo 19-24: Vintage Rolled Updo
Source: Elstile, Robert Coppa photography, hairandmakeupbysteph via Instagram
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Photo 25-27: Retro Low Bun
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Maison Yeya’s 2017 bridal collection, by Egyptian-French designer Yasmin Yeya, presents a feminine bouquet of exquisitely structured lace Wedding Dresses. The interplay of softness and strength works beautifully in this collection, and while it is entitled “Les Refugiées D’amour” (Refugees of Love), the gowns speak to the confident bride who knows exactly what her heart desires. With love as her refuge, she’s free to glide in the sumptuous creations that include magnificent ball gowns with regal trains, sheaths with sweeping overskirts, and a mermaid gown that features intriguing illusion panels.
Elements is the most recent collection of couture designs for Fall 2017 by artist, Blanka Matragi. Blanka used her concern for the environment and attention to the world around us, as inspiration for this 5 part ensemble. She spoke to the combination of the four elements of nature and how she allowed them to vitalize her creative juices and infuse their energy into this collection. She was inspired by the sometimes soothing yet alternating ferocity of water, the intricate stability of earth, the dreamy skies of sunsets and the way that the air and atmosphere beckon us to journey out into the unknown. Add to these the radiance of heat and passion of fire and her closeness to working with it in her glass workshops and then Love reveres and preserves them all and is the inspiration for the delicate bridal styles that complete this fabulous couture collection.
This entire collection took 10 months to complete with at times 12 people involved in the finishing of these intricate designs; embroiderers, and tailors as well as photographers and digital producers. The collection is divided into five parts, Water, Air, Earth and Fire, each dedicated to one of the basic elements. The fifth group, Love, includes wedding fashions.
The latest hair trends call for natural charm. The goal is to achieve a tender, dreamy, dazzling effect in a natural way, and let your feminine beauty shine through. On your wedding day, the aisle is your personal version of a catwalk, and with all attention on you, you want to totally own it by looking and feeling gorgeous! Our collection below is here to inspire you and present your effortless beauty!
Credits (left to right from the top): Lindy Yewen Photography / Jonas Peterson / Sposto Photography / At Dusk Photography
Wear it Down – Natural Waves
Credits (left to right from the top): Tec Petaja / Galia Lahav / Blush Wedding Photography / Jose Villa
Classic Low Chignon
Credits (left to right from the top): Leslee Mitchell / Hannah Suh Photography / Ryan Ray Photography / Diana McGregor
Credits (left to right from the top): E’lstile / Joseba Sandoval / E’lstile / KT Merry Photography
Wedding up do hairstyles are a huge favourite among new brides these days. They follow the latest chignon or bun hairstyles and adorn them with floral hair accessories .These hairstyles look very stylish and adorable for weddings.
You would need medium to long length hair for these wedding updos, if you don’t have the length, you can opt for false buns.
Here are Top 10 Wedding Hair Updos:
1. The Twisted Chignon Look:
Try out this hairstyle for your pre or post wedding ceremonies to snatch the crowd’s attention. Get some professional hairstylist’s help for the perfect up do. Add some decorative floral hairpins to look even more beautiful.
2. Pin Curl Up Do:
Take a professional hairstylist’s help for trying this pin curl bun up do best results out for achieving this beautiful hair style. You need to have a good length and volume of hair for trying out this look. Else you can also go for false Buns with such pin curls if you are lucky to manage one.
3. Loose Side Pin curls Bun up Do:
Try out this Bun up do which is simple with the loose side Pin Curl touch. You can use a nice Floral or feather hair pin for that touch of extravagance.
4. Braided Milk Maid Bun Up do:
This milk maid bun updo is easy as long as you can get some good hands to help you in this one with. It’s a simple tight bun with a braid.
5. Tight up Twisted Chignon with Side Parting:
To get this look you should get a professional’s help and also you should keep handy hair fixing sprays, some shine serums and also some extravagant looking hair accessories.
6. Bangs with a Dual Bun:
This is one of the best wedding updos for long hair that can be tried for your wedding. You surely need a professional hairstylist’s help and also a good length of hair. However you can try this one with some false buns as well. Cut your fringes in advance from a good parlour.
7. Twisted up do:
This is a twisted up do where sections are clipped and made to run from one side to another neatly. Stick on some floral hairpins randomly and complete the look.
8. Conch Shell up Do:
Try out this sweet and cute looking conch shell up do which looks good even with your traditional ghagras and you can adorn it with a dashing maang tika too.
9. The Half up Half down Bouffant Up do:
Try out this amazing Bouffant up do with some professional help. The bow do is a stand out. Use some extraordinary stone studded hairpins to accessorize the bow.
10. Side Twisted Floral Bun Up do:
Don’t miss trying this hairstyle for your wedding. Team it up with a big floral hairpin or a stone studded hair pin .It will change the whole look of your traditional outfit keeping it urban yet being extravagant. Take a professional hair stylists help.
Hairspiration is when we go crazy over chic wedding hairstyles for long hair. We spend hours scouring the Internet in search for more unique hairstyle ideas to update our collection. With this gallery of fishtail, soft waves, braids, chignons and of course all-popular half up half down hairstyles, brides have many options to choose from.
Wedding Worthy Chignons
Source: Elstile Spb
Chignons are extremely romantic hairstyles that every bride should consider. These hairstyles are perfect if you want to add pretty hair pins, jewels or other hair accessories to your bridal hairdo.
Source: Elstile Spb
Expert tips for a stylish bridal chignon:
Adding sparkling headbands or jewels to your chignons is sure to up the bling factor.
For a totally romantic ‘do, incorporate a loose bun with side-swept bangs
On Trend Waterfall Braids For Long Hair
Source: Ulyana Aster, Hair and makeup by Steph, Onelady
Waterfall braided hairstyles are rocking wedding hair trends these days. They are also perfect hairstyles for your Bridesmaids. If you plan on DIYing this hairstyle, make sure to practice with your MOH and read our expert tips below.
Source: Pinterest, Hair and makeup by Steph, El Stile Spb
Expert tips for a perfect waterfall braided hairstyle:
Brush your hair well as knots and tangles make it more difficult for the person braiding your hair.
Don’t wash on the wedding day as day old hair with a little grit is good for braids to hold-up better.
Timeless & Popular Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
Source: El Stile Spb
If you are not able to decide between a fancy updo or loose curls, a half-up hairstyle offers the best of both. You get the look of beautiful curls that are low maintenance and will be photo ready entire day, and the updo volume for the extra glam factor.
Source: Pinterest, El Stile Spb, El Stile Spb
Expert tips for a perfect half up half down hairstyle:
Medium to fine hair is best for this hairstyle. With heavy hair you might have a hard time keeping your barrel curls in place.
For a modern ‘twist’, anchor the teased section with tightly-wrapped strands.
Long locks look great with side-swept details and a boho-chic accessory.
For a layered cut, concentrate volume on the sides and leave out a few face-framing tendrils.
Trendy Fishtails & Braids Hairstyles
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Fishtail braids is the new “it” bridal braid hairstyle. The braids are beautifully intricate and styled while looking natural and never, ever overdone. A fishtail or a simple side braid can also be adorned with floral crowns or a headpiece.
Source: Elstile SPB
Expert tips for a perfect bridal braids:
Braids are beautiful additions to a more classic, pinned-up hairstyle.
Start your braid further back for a less dramatic but still very pretty style.
Incorporate a smaller braid on whichever side you’ll be facing guests during the ceremony.
A few smaller braids add visual interest to any soft side-swept updo.
Totally Obsessed With Flower Crowns
Source: Lovedale Photography, Lindy Yewen Photography with hair by Silk Hair and Makeup, Ciara Richardson via Grey Likes Weddings
We are simply obsessed with flower crowns. If you want to wear flowers in your hair then why not pair them with a beautiful bridal braid. Both the floral crown and the braid can as dainty or elaborate as you like. This combination is perfect for a whimsical wedding and is lots of fun to match with your Bridesmaids.
Soft Waves & Beautiful Curls Bridal Hairstyles
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Be creative, and combine a few different hairstyles for a look that is definitely you. Braids for example, pair very well with soft curls for a more relaxed look that is perfect for a rustic or boho themed wedding.
Source: komarova_websalon via Instagram, Elstile Spb, El Stile Spb
If you don’t have the hair length for one of these hairstyles, it doesn’t mean its all lost. Using hair extensions is hugely popular among brides to create the dream look you desire. If you just need a little more length read out tips for growing beautiful wedding day hair.
Braided hairstyles are so totally on trend lately – and when you view this gorgeous gallery, it’ll come as no surprise! There’s a range of options when it comes to working braids into your lovely locks – but these are some of our favourites.
French Braided French Buns
This lovely braided style is totally unique. The hair is split into two halves, each half is french braided from the bottom of the head towards the top, and they’re then finished with lovely space buns on either side of the head. This look is utterly fashionable and beyond cute!
Braided Twisted Bun
This is another look which is absolutely and utterly gorgeous! This fashionable lady has created a beautiful style which has been parted in the centre, and she’s worked a french braid style from top to bottom on either sie. She’s worked the braids in to a fabulous twisted bun style and pinned it to secure it.
Twisted and Pulled Braid
This absolutely beautiful long hairstyle which is full of purple and silver shades has been showed off perfectly with this remarkable braided style which we simply adore. She’s worked a dramatic and pulled braid effect with the top section of hair which falls down the back perfectly, and she’s curled the ends for a gorgeous finish.
Pulled Braid with Side Bun
This stunning and romantic style blends from a beautiful brown to a blonde, and has been worked into a gorgeous braid from the front of the head and right to the ends of the hair, twisted into this wonderful and romantic low curly bun style which is pinned to one side. Loose curls are left to fall around the face.
Loose French Braided Bun
Another wonderful and romantic look to add to the collecton, we just can’t get enough of this finished result! This lovely lady has worked a loose french braid throughout one side of the hair, sweeping the remaining hair back into a low and loose bun at the back of the head, leaving ringlets to fall loosely around the face.
Braided Half Up Half Down
This beautiful blonde hairstyle has stolen our hearts! This lady’s lovely long hair has been worked into loose curls, with the top of the hair swept back into this tight french braid and pinned into a bun for a fabulous braided half up-half down style.
Double Braid to Blonde Bun
This lovely blonde hairstyle has been separated in the centre of the parting, and worked into two lovely braids from the front of the head to the back of the head, and the remainder of the hair has been twisted around in lovely blonde bun.
Twisted Fishtail Plait Braid
This remarkable silver hairstyle is very stylish indeed! Her long locks fall down her back, and she’s created an elaborate half up half down style with a unique braided finish. Strands of hair at each side of the head have been pulled towards the centre and worked into this lovely fishtail braid.
Thick Mermaid Braid
This wonderful brown to blonde balayage blend hair has been worked into this wonderful mermaid braid style which we absolutely adore! The hair has been curled from top to bottom, and worked into this dramatic mermaid braid taking strands of hair and loosely bringing them in to the centre of the braid.
Topsy Fishtail Braid
Created this amazing topsy fishtail braid by bringing two strands of hair from either side of the head and twisting them, so they meet in the centre of the head. Use the rest of the hair to create a fishtail braid at the ends of the hair, and pulling the hair loosely for a glamorous finish.
Halo Braid with Flowers
This beautiful blonde hairstyle has been worked into a stunning braid, which has been wrapped like a halo right around the head. Finished with beautiful flowers gently decorating the braid, this look is truly sublime. Loose strands of hair fall around the face for a relaxed finish. This look is perfect for a wedding or a special occasion!
Which of our braided hairstyles do you like the best? We love every one of these gorgeous looks. Be sure to let us know which style you’ll be attempting to recreate!
A beautiful balayage braid for prom!
A cute braided hairstyle for girls.
Dutch braid ponytail Keep it on the back of the head.
fishtail french braid + bobbypin accents
Upside down chunky braid into a messy bun
Braided Chignon Hairdos for wedding
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Many Greek brides-to-be believe that the perfect Wedding Dress is the most important detail of their special day, this is somewhat true, however the hairstyle chosen will represent your day just as boldly. Imagine flipping through your wedding photos and reminiscing about one of the biggest events in your lifetime, many years into the future. Do you hope to see yourself as an iconic and timeless classic beauty? Would a radiant Greek Goddess be the feeling you choose? Or maybe you want to relive those special moments with a trendy true to the time voluminous up-do? No matter how you choose to be remembered, your bridal hairstyle will play one of the biggest roles in the statement you are making as you join lives with your groom. These 10 Greek Wedding Hairstyles will guarantee that no matter which look you choose, you will be an unforgettable image of love and beauty as a bride.