Post # 1
Hello my every faithful, helpful and wonderful Bees!
I posted about getting my gorgeous dress here (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-ordered-my-dress-pic-heavy#post-5155936) and I still love love love it. However, I am getting married on a beach in Hawaii, just me and FI. Although my dress is totally perfect for me, I feel like its a little fancy schmancy (satin…) for a beach wedding (chiffon…??) Every now and then I start to have tiny little pangs of dress regret because I feel liek I might look out of place in my own pictures! is this possible? 🙁
As I start to think of how to dress up my dress, hair makeup etc… (since its rather plain…the pictures in the previous post, I added a belt for show but it doesnt come with it) I’m thinking….HOW DO I DRESS IT DOWN!?!?
I am LOVING this sash from Etsy…but does it make it too sparkly? Should I have a floral one? or another fabric??
Also, I was thinking of wearing my hair up in a messy updo (they say its best to wear hair up in Hawaii sicne you dont know about the wind) But Im thinking maybe down and relaxed and a little messy might help dress down as well?
Help me fashionista bees! I’m good with picking out a style, but accessorizing….im not that great at 🙁
Post # 3
I love your dress, and I really don’t think it’s too “dressy” for a beach wedding, as long as you don’t go OTT with the bling. Go for fresh flowers to accessorize – fresh tropical flowers in your hair (the waxy frangipani would look beautiful next to shiny satin), and then a simple sash – even just a plain white ribbon, or pale blush or yellow like seen in the centre of frangipani flowers. The ribbon ends would lift up in the wind and make for some lovely photos. I don’t know about the rest of your styling plans for the day, but fresh frangipanis always remind me of the beach, and have always felt so romantic – I’m Australian living in Europe and I miss them so much! Frangapanis scattered on the sand look great, so fresh. They loook fabulous in a bouquet with other white flowers too. Leaving you now with one of my own pics from home – frangipani heart!
Post # 4
@1stRosie: Your dress is so pretty! I wouldn’t stress about feeling too fancy, it’s your big day and you’re the bride – it’s your day to be a princess so you can be as fancy as you want 🙂
I agree that you should wear your hair down to create a more relaxed carefree look – I think some beachy tousled Victoria’s Secret model waves would be perfection! Also really love the fresh flower idea, very bohemian.
Beautiful sash but I’d be careful – I always look at the sellers feedback on Etsy and this one has lots of recent negatives. I got screwed over once on Etsy so I try to be extra careful now! This is the sash I got and it looks like it might also complement your dress as well – http://www.shopkirstenkuehndesigns.com/product/camerone-sash
Best of luck to you!
Post # 5
@LittleNissa: Oh I love these flowers! Thank you so much for suggesting them 🙂 if I were to go with a fabric sash, what kind of fabric would go? Satin on satin? I figure maybe I should mix it up a bit…grosgrain?
Post # 6
@ashleyvtaylor82: your sash is gorgeous! Although it is a bit more than I wanted to spend (crazy how even eloping can get out of control!)! I really like the Glyn sash from that designer…do you think a still blingy but smaller sash would work? Also I found this…
Or if I have flowers in my hair would that compete too much? Ugh this is exhausting hahaha
Post # 7
@1stRosie: Thanks love 🙂 The Glyn is really pretty & looks like it has the perfect amount of shine. Smaller might be better if you’re going for a more subdued look! Skinnier belts also tend to make the waistline look smaller, so that’s a plus!
I also LOVE the link to the floral sash you sent – but for $119 I feel like you could totally DIY something really similar easily if you’re crafty!
I wouldn’t mix flowers in the hair & around the waist unless they match perfectly. OR you could do flowers around the waist and a crystal headband? Oh gosh, sorry if I’m confusing you now haha!
Don’t overthink it – give yourself some time to sleep on it. It sounds to me like you are in favor of a little sparkle so if I were you I’d add a little shimmer to the waistline & a pretty flower in your hair. That seems like the perfect laidback beachy look without compromising your inner glamour girl.
If you need help deciding let me know – I love helping with this kind of stuff (I’m a stylist)
Post # 8
@1stRosie: I think satin on satin can look really lovely. Organza is lovely and light and flowy which could be good for a beach wedding too. Also, have you thought maybe of having a brooch for a bit of sparkle on a ribbon sash rather than a full glam belt? There are some nice flowers on etsy that have a sparkly brooch centre, which could be a good middle ground. Perhaps you can find someone to make one in the same flowers for your hair? I like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110122910/floral-fascinator-ivory-bridal-feather?ref=sr_gallery_43&ga_search_query=sash+floral&ga_order=price_asc&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=NL&ga_page=16&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadesash+floral
I’ve also seen some creative things done with pearls and crystals in the centre of frangipanis, like this one in a bouquet 9770929_orig.jpg, or this hair clip wolesae-hair-jewelry-Water-romantic-frangipani-the-bride-wedding-dress-flower-insert-comb-y-hair-accessory.jpg
I agree with ashleyvtaylor82 that you shouldn’t mix flowers in the hair with a different type at the waist 🙂
And I hope we haven’t confused you further!
Post # 9
thank you both so much for your input! I really wish I had a stylist, I just can’t make a decision with what looks good. I think I’ve narrowed it down to three “visions”…
1. Hair down, beachy waves with a flower in my hair, small blingy belt (Glyn sash), diamond studs for earrings
2. Hair up, with statement necklace (I can actually wear more often after wedding!) no belt/sash, no earrings
3. Hair up, with jeweled headband (http://www.shopkirstenkuehndesigns.com/product/hanne-double-headband), maybe belt? No belt? No earrings?
Im honestly leaning towards the hair down with flowers and small blingy belt. To me, it says the lowest maintenance. But people say not to wear your hair down in Hawaii because the wind might mess with it. But then again, the waves getting a little mussed by wind might help make it look less formal. Let me know what you think!
Post # 10
@1stRosie: The first option is my favorite too! A bit of wind might help the beachy look – just use a good amount of hair spray 🙂