STYLE. I do! Unveil Your Style

ABBY LARSON, FOUNDER OF STYLE ME PRETTY, TALKS WEDDING STYLEStyle Me Pretty

We love “I do’s” with a point of view. Right now, we’re concentrating on three different – and equally stunning – wedding styles. And we looked to wedding guru Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty for expert advice on how to take each style to the next level.

Individual
Top photo, credit: Sarah Yates
If the two of you have always been known to march to the beat of your own drum, then why wouldn’t you bring that unique style into your wedding day? It could be vintage, modern, or something totally wild. This is the no-rules, anything-goes, off-the-beaten-path guide to wedding planning. What makes you guys tick? (Not just as individuals, but as a couple.) Jot down a few things. If you try to incorporate everything that makes you awesome you might get a little overwhelmed. Instead, pick a couple of the most important elements and incorporate those into everything from the food to the favors.

Maybe you are super down-to-earth and love all things boho chic. Unorthodox flowers and super yummy food might be the way to go. And if you’re super crafty and creative then get down and dirty with loads of DIY details. This is your moment to get as crazy and kooky as you want! Don’t forget to let your wedding party be themselves, too, by showcasing their killer signature styles.

Traditional Chic
Middle photo, credit: Samm Blake
The trick to putting together a fabulous, traditional-chic wedding is to not lose yourself in all that tradition. Choose the practices and elements that are important to you, your fiancé, and your families. Find little ways to showcase your personality and style with details that are oh-so-you, like bringing in pieces from your own collections of artwork or books.

Starting off with an elegant, soft palette will really set the tone for a classic affair. Add in some metallic touches and loads of candlelight for a feeling of opulence and romance. But don’t be afraid to add touches of your favorite colors for a little “wow” factor! Traditional doesn’t have to mean boring or run-of-the-mill. Find a venue steeped in history and elegance like an Italian castle or 100-year-old country club. Put your handsome honey in a black tux, don your dream dress, and you’re ready to go!

Sleek & Modern
Bottom photo, credit: Docuvitae
As much as we love endless amounts of details, less can be more when it comes to creating a sleek and modern wedding. It’s about updating the elements of a traditional wedding and, of course, adding your own personal twist.

The key is finding the ultimate setting: A trendy, intimate affair is right at home in a totally hip loft with chic, white furniture. An architectural masterpiece can be the ideal backdrop for an urban extravaganza. Minimal décor will enhance the space. Try an understated color palette of white, green, and grey, but pair it with some unexpected design pieces like our favorite ghost chairs. You can also glam up an understated gown with gold jewelry and a to-die-for succulent bouquet.

April 26, 2011