Happy Monday! Today we have some really stunning eye candy courtesy of Lihi Hod’s 2016 bridal collection. The collection, titled White Bohemian, features romantic Wedding Dresses in relaxed silhouettes and two-piece ensembles with delicately feminine detailing — perfect for the free-spirited bride.
“Inspired by “boho-chic” style and her love of art, as well as her own recent wedding, Lihi`s “White Bohemian” collection encapsulates eclectic inspiration from around the globe. Lihi created a beautiful, soft, romantic collection, featuring a variety of flattering cuts and made of luxurious, natural fabrics with rich textures and comfortable, easy to wear designs. The collection features vintage and modern styles, sensual textures and daring, dreamy designs. All gowns are made with layers of silk, cotton and chiffon, ornamented with beautiful patterns of pearls, Swarovski stones, delicate floral embellishments and gorgeous lace detailing. Each gown is custom-made with the highest Parisian couture standards, as well as Lihi`s delicate, accurate craftsmanship.”
Photos courtesy of Lihi Hod.
It’s not a secret that even the smallest accessory could make you look amazing, but only if it’s appropriately combined with your clothing. Very fashionable are the flowers in the hair which give tenderness and grace to your appearance. The single colored or multiple colored headbands decorated with crystals and flowers could make you look perfect. These accessories could be also worn after the wedding day.
Useful advices for the bride’s veil:
1. The color of the veil should go well with the dress. Do not choose an ivory veil if your dress is white. Even if the color difference seems minimal to you, it will not look well. The white color depends on the material which is used, that’s why you should be careful even if you are going to get a white veil for a white dress.
2. The decoration on the veil should also go well with the decoration on the dress. For example, if the dress is decorated with pearls, the veil should be decorated with pearls too.
3. Conform the veil’s length to your personal figure. The tall ladies could wear any lengths, but it’s important for the shorter ones to choose a shorter veil. A two layer veil and a lifted hair are appropriate for the shorter brides. This way they could look optically taller. In case you are taller than the groom, you should avoid elongated hairstyles and long veils.
4. When you choose a veil and a tiara, make sure that you could handle their weight. Be aware of the fact that you are going to wear them for a long time. These accessories are being attached to the head with combs. If they are too heavy, they could ruin your hairstyle, which could lead to ruining your mood too.
5. If you are going to wear a luscious veil, but you think that you wouldn’t handle it through the whole wedding, you should get one that could be taken off any time you want. This way, you could leave only your tiara on your head and feel more comfortable while you dance for example.
6. Another thing that should be taken into consideration while choosing a veil is the tiara. It should go well with the dress too. If the wedding is more official, the tiara should be more spectacular. If the ceremony is more informal and simple, the tiara should be more simple and elegant too.
7. You should also decide where exactly to place the veil. If it’s going to be attached to the back of your head, it should look simpler and weigh less. A tiara that is going to stay on top of your head could be more decorated and weigh more. Do not forget that all these accessories are being attached with combs and hairpins.
Western Europe in the 18th century provided the inspiration for Berta’s2016 bridal collection. In the aftermath of the French Revolution, women became more liberated on many fronts, including in their choice of what to wear. While fashion was still influenced by royalty, women allowed themselves to start celebrating their femininity and natural beauty more than ever before. Blending signature feminine cuts with regal touches, Berta has created a range of exquisitely detailed Wedding Dresses that are splendidly elegant and romantic:
“Berta made use of many new materials and handcrafted beadwork, to achieve completely new styles and patterns. This collection is characterized by the use of new tones of color – lots of nude, champaign and dark ivory. Many of which are combined with silver appliques and embellishments. In order to achieve a timeless regal look, Berta had combined many new elements in some of her creations, such as beaded boleros, tulle capes, beaded cathedral veils, and detachable dramatic tulle and lace trains.”
Photos courtesy of Berta. For details, visit Berta Bridal.
Is your hair in need of some joie de voir? Locks looking a little lacklustre? Roots seeming somewhat le flat? It’s as easy as revisiting a classic; loose, bouncy waves! The key to keeping it Victoria-Secret-sexy is texture and bounce with a bit of gloss and shine thrown into the mix. Follow these steps to get super cute cascading strands in a flash.
Step 1: Prep damp hair by applying a styling cream from root to tip. Obliphica Multia-Task Styling Cream is great for straight, fizzy or curly hair types. If you have fine hair, reach for a product with extra hold and voluminising properties such as Tigi Catwalk Session Series Styling Cream.
Step 2: Create a middle or side part and then divide hair into four sections with clips.
Step 3: Pull each section of the hair taut and blow dry downwards.
Step 4: Once hair is fully dry, use a curling iron or rod to create your waves. Twirl the hair away from your face, keeping the iron at a 45-degree angle and leaving the tips straight for an undone feeling. Switch to counter clockwise twirling on some parts of the hair – the trick to natural waves!
Step 5: Finish up with the final face-framing curls, being extra careful not to create hairline burns.
Step 6: Once all of the waves have been curled, spritz some hair spray over your mane and then gently finger comb the waves out to create a gorgeously undone, loosely woven texture. Create hi-shine gloss by spraying J Beverly Hills Finishing Shine Mist over the top of your handiwork.
And now you’re catwalk ready!
❤ Kristina xo
Are you stressing about how to wear your hair for your wedding?
You want your hair off your face for the photographs, but you love the natural look of wearing it down.
Well then, a half-up half-down hairstyle is an absolute no brainer, right?
Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography via Ruffled
This is a versatile style with endless possibilities, half up half down hair goes great with veils and hair accessories, but works equally well with braided hairstyles, fresh flowers, and mini twists.
A look that works on straight hair (pump of the volume with a bouffant at the back) or with curls and waves, it can be boho, classic, or vintage, depending on your bridal style.
So, to help you choose what to do with your half up half down tresses, we’ve got some gorgeous wedding hair inspiration to help you decide…
Photo by Liron Erel via Style Me Pretty
Photo by Rebecca Yale Portraits via Style Me Pretty
Photo by Nikki Moore Photography via Ruffled
Photo by Bibiana Fierro via Vogue
Photo by EK Studios
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Photo by Mango Studios via Style Me Pretty
Photo by Paper Lily Photography via Ruffled
Photo by Rylee Hitchner via Wedding App
Photo by Paper Antler via Style Me Pretty
Photo by Rebecca Hollis Photography via Ruffled
Photo via Style Hunter
Photo by Angel He Photography via Ruffled
Photo by Sharon Nicole Photography via Grey Likes Weddings
Aren’t they gorgeous? Let us know what you’re planning for your own half-up, half-down hair – we’d love to see pictures!
Romantic waves have become a bridal beauty staple. Hairstylist Mia Silverio of Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa instructs, “Curl your hair with a styling iron, then run your hands through your tresses to achieve that easy, breezy sensibility.”
Photo courtesy of White by Vera Wang
The Look: Braids
Pretty plaits pack an elegant punch when crafting a big- day look. Hairstylist Yann Varin of Varin Salon advises, “Braids tend to expose the scalp — one trick of the trade: apply a small dose of makeup close to your hair color to smooth the transition between braids.”
Photo Credits (left to right): Tom Rauner, courtesy of Marchesa, Tom Rauner
The Look: Twisted Updos
Taut twists and rounded roles made recurring appearances on the runways. Varin says that the key to this stay-all-day look is a firm-hold hairspray — guaranteed to keep the twists true to form and avoid pesky flyaways. Additionally, load up on bobby pins for extra hold where needed.