There’s been a little bit of a chill in the air here the past few mornings… just a hint that fall is on the way!
Next week we’re going to return to one of our favorite features, Trendspotting, to take a look at some of our favorite fall trends. But in the meantime…
Well, if you’re anything like us, you’re probably not quite ready to let go of summer just yet.
So we’ll still be throwing in a post or two over the next few weeks celebrating our favorite summer looks and colors. And to start, we’re featuring one of our favorite combinations of summer hues.
Summer Wedding Colors: Blue, White & Pink
Clockwise from top left: blue and white invitation suite by Shine Wedding Invitations // White wedding cake with blue and pink flowers photo by David Jenkins //bride with blue and pink bouquet photographer unknown via Every Last Detail // blue suit with pink accents photo by Catherine Mead // bridesmaids with pink bouquets photo by KB Digital Designs
Is there anything lovelier? A little bit preppy, a little bit romantic… endlessly mix-and-match-able. Blue and pink are perfect for any summer celebration!
Need a little more colorful inspiration?
Are you ready to move on to fall… or are you like us, still holding on to the last days of summer?
We talk about weddings a lot here at Mariell, but we also have a lot of love for our pageant retailers.
No longer just a place for women to walk across the stage in a bikini, pageants are a chance for young women to promote causes they believe in, develop social and public speaking skills, and win scholarship money for college. What’s not to love about all of that?
Depending on where you live, pageants can be a huge part of the local community. And if there’s anything we love more than pageants, it’s really supporting the communities our retailers are part of.
Which is why we were thrilled this year to partner with the Miss West Virginia Nationwide pageant, a preliminary for the Miss Nationwide competition.
We’d like to send a big congratulations to Miss Stephanie Hines, recently crowned Miss West Virginia Nationwide 2015. We know she’s going to do a phenomenal job representing her state at the Miss Nationwide pageant in 2015!
Want to see some of our other beautiful pageant jewelry?
Brides these days want to have a little fun with their look on their wedding day.
Sure, there are still those who want to stay modest and demure. But for brides looking to add a little extra somethin’ somethin’ to their style… well, we’ve got a few ideas you can try out.
5 Ways to Add a Little Sex Appeal to Your Wedding Day Style
1. Choose a plunging dress
The classiest way to show off some skin in a wedding gown is with a backless dress. The daringly low lines look modest from the front, but catch all eyes from the back. We love the above dress from Inbal Dror — you’ve probably seen it half a dozen times on Pinterest!
2. Try a back necklace
This new trend pairs perfectly with idea #1. Complement that plunge with a little bit of sparkle, such as this stunning crystal and pearl necklace by Mariell.
3. Go for sultry eyes
Ask your makeup artist to play up your eyes with extra lashes and smoky makeup. We love this sultry look from makeup artist Beke Beau. Just don’t forget to spend some time practicing that perfect come-hither look!
4. Wear lacy underpinnings
Trust us on this one. Even if no one else sees them (well, except your new spouse!) you’ll know you what sort of sexy underthings you have on, and it will make you feel fabulous all day. This Celeste set from Simone Perele is just one stunning option.
5. Try a boudoir shoot
Feeling daring? Hire a photographer for a classy, sexy boudoir shoot, like this one from Laura Murray Photography. It will make you feel like a million bucks, and the album of images makes a great surprise for your sweetheart!
What other ways can you think of for brides to add a little extra sex appeal to their wedding day?
Share your ideas in the comments!
In the world of wedding fashion, there seem to be three options for brides out there.
There’s a lot of room to play within those three options, of course. After all, on your wedding day, you want to feel like your most true, authentic, head-over-heels in love self. That means personalizing everything you can just a little (or sometimes a lot).
But broadly speaking… there seem to be three looks to choose from.
You’ve got high glamour, vintage elegance, or romantic simplicity.
High Glamour Bridal Style
Vintage Elegance Bridal Style
Romantic Simplicity Bridal Style
We find is pretty darn hard to pick a favorite from among the three…
Which one do you like best?
When it comes to jewelry and accessories, there is one great debate with divides brides and retailers alike.
Which do you wear: gold or silver?
It seems like every woman has her favorite metallic hue of choice, and many are fiercely loyal to the point of never wearing the other option.
What do you think?