Something Blue

Last week, a few lucky brides who attended the Ever After wedding show at the Edgewater in Madison took home a special ‘something blue’ gift. If you couldn’t make it to the show this year, we wanted to share with you some fun something blue ideas that we love. This tradition can be a fun was to incorporate your own personal style into an item you carry down the aisle, personalized embroidery on your dress, or even added to the bottom of your shoes. Check out our favorite ‘something blue’ ideas below.

 

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Match Your Hairstyle to Your Wedding Dress

You have the perfect dress, now you just need the perfect wedding day hairstyle. With a wide variety of dress styles today, finding the perfect hairstyle that equally compliments your dress but won’t steal the spotlight can be difficult. With these simple tips you will be well on your way to finding your perfect hairstyle!

High-Collar Wedding Dress

A topknot creates a clean, sophisticated hairstyle that plays up the ultra-formal feel of a high neckline. And a high bun elongates your neck, making it easier to pull off more dramatic detailed collars that would otherwise compete with your hair. A braid as a headband can also add embellishment without detracting from the gown, or you can keep it classic with a ballerina bun.

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Bateau-Neckline Wedding Dress

A bateau neckline skims along the collarbone to show only the faintest hint of skin, which creates a classic silhouette that is very feminine. For an equally classic look choose a simple low bun. For modern look consider a high ponytail with some volume.

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V-Neck Wedding Dress

Wedding dresses with a V-neck draws the eye vertically, which elongates your neck, and will you make you look long and lean. To complement this style, try wearing your hair down with loose curls and deep side part. Or if you’re going for a more casual look, consider soft beach waves.

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One-Shoulder Wedding Dress

With an asymmetrical neckline there are two directions you can go. Side-swept curls or a braid will balance the neckline and cover your shoulder. While a side-swept updo will focus attention on the neckline and won’t get in the way of shoulder details.

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Strapless Wedding Dress

A strapless dress pairs great with a number of hairstyles, but we love the idea of pairing a shoulder-baring updo with this silhouette. Another exquisite look is loose waves. It ads versatility in photographs, and it can work with or without a veil.

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Bridal Beauty: Skincare Regimen for Glowing Skin

Each bride wants radiant skin that looks gorgeous and glowing for her pictures! For the best results start getting serious about your skin care routine 6 months before the big day. Here are some tips to follow!

6 months before:

Consult with your dermatologist or skin-care professional about any existing problems you would like cleared up before your big day.

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3 months before:

If you have been regularly having treatments such as laser or skin peels, you should start cutting back. Instead, try focusing on treatments such as hydrating or brightening facials. If you have it in your budget try to get a professional facial every three to four weeks, if not there are tons of DIY options that will give you similar results.

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Being so close to your big day try avoiding any new products or services. You don’t want to cause any excess irritation or drying. This includes any skincare, hair care, or even makeup.

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Take time to treat yourself to a relaxing facial, focus on one that gives you extra hydration. This will also help you to feel pampered and calmer before your special day!

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Today is the day! If you wake up with an unwelcomed blemish, don’t touch it. Leave it to the makeup artist to cover it up. Furthermore, to cut back on any extra stress make sure if you have a makeup artist that you are somewhat familiar with the products they use. You don’t want to use anything that could cause a reaction. Finally, remember that excess alcohol and crying can cause puffiness, so make sure that you are drinking lots of water to combat it.

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