Anyone who knows me can certainly vouch that I am nowhere near walking down the aisle. I also have to admit, I usually do not style wedding editorials. My energy is typically drawn towards the fashion-foward and minimalist stories or editorials with a rock-in-roll vibe. So writing about wedding style would seem rather unusual. However, this summer I decided that it was time to take myself out of my comfort zone and dive into the world of pretty white gowns, bridesmaid dresses, floral bouquets, cake, and wedded bliss.
This past June I was brought on by Lucky Malone Photography and LVL Weddings & Events to style the bride, groom, and bridesmaid for a wedding editorial at a cattle ranch in Colorado Springs. The team wanted to steer away from the traditional cookie cutter ceremony and take the wardrobe to another level while maintaining a boho theme. As a somewhat eccentric individual, I was thrilled to tackle the task.
Through this editorial I wanted to encourage brides, grooms, and wedding parties to take a few style risks. Although the bridal gown and bridesmaid dress are both from bridal shops, they are not your typical dresses. Embroidered in white flowers, the bride’s delicate white dress whispers vintage 1960s and the bridesmaid slip beaded dress oozes a touch of sex appeal and is honestly a dress you could wear again! To give these ladies a little more edge, I adorned them in handcrafted gold and turquoise jewels from bohemian boutique Cleobella. The groomsman’s attire demonstrates that men don’t need to get suited up in a tux shop. I resorted to timeless menswear shop Sully & Co to outfit the groom in a wool vest, tie, and chinos toped off with a woven straw Goorin Bros fedora.
So if you are a bride-to-be and found your dream dress on the racks of Intermix, I say go for it! There’s no wedding ettiquette handbook stating that you must go to a bridal shop. Take some style risks. Add a little of your personality to the wedding that may not be considered “bridal.” You might find you’ll feel more yourself and confident by not following the standard wedding wardrobe.
Check out the full editorial featured on 100 Layer Cake to see how these unconventional looks made for a beautiful bohemian wedding. And if you are in the midst of planning your wedding, I highly recommend the vendors below:
Planning – Carie Pearce of LVL Weddings & Events
Photography – McCall Burau of Lucky Malone Photography
Hair – Hayley Johnson of Hayley Styles
Makeup – Heather Baker of Makeup by Heather B.
Venue – Ranch Lands
Rentals – Allwell Rents Denver
Custom Rentals/Fire Tables – Edison Metal Works
Linens – Linen Hero
Floral – The Orchid Princess
Cake – RISE Baking Co
Stationery – Pier 9 Design
Bridal Gown – a&be’ Bridal Shop
Bridesmaid Dress – Bella Bridesmaids
Bride & Bridesmaid Accessories – Cleobella
Groom’s Attire – Sully & Co
Groom’s Hat – Goorin Bros
Umbrellas/Blankets/Shawls – Splendor Four Your Guests
Tequila Bar – Tequila Ocho