2023 Northwest Florida Weddings Magazine

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Bridal Beauty Softly swept up and away are styles we are seeing for hair and free flowing veils. These looks evoke effortless beauty.


Bridal Style

Planners and artists talk styles cascading from the runway to the aisle By Rebecca Padgett Frett If there’s an aspect of my wedding day I would have pondered for years had I not had a timeline, it would have been my wedding day look. I adored every ornate lace layer of my dress, and I’ve never felt more like a goddess than I did having my hair and makeup done. But two years later, I still think about all the looks I could have chosen. Luckily, I get to walk down the aisle vicariously as the editor of this magazine. Whether fashion is your passion or you don’t know where to begin, the dress stylists, hair stylists and makeup artists of Northwest Florida are attuned to what’s trending. 54


SLEEK AND SIMPLE “The biggest trend we are seeing this year is our clean, simple elegant bride,” said Brooke White, owner of White Weddings in Tallahassee. Clean lines and smooth fabrics such as silk, satin, crepe and chiffon are popular. Bodices may be without lace, jewels, beading or appliques, but that doesn’t equate to boring. Sheath, A-line and trumpet dresses are streamlined in structure, but they feature bold elements such as slits, low backs and interesting necklines. These elements add a dash of sultry to the simplicity. “With a clean gown, you truly can accessorize it any way you want, and it is so much fun seeing brides’ personalities shine through that,” said Maggie Matthews, owner o� Margaret Ellen Bridal in Inlet Beach. UNIQUE ADD-ONS, BOLD ACCESSORIES Whether your dress is a simple silk sheath or an ornate ballgown, distinct additions