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Best Beach Wedding Hairstyles from Pinterest

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya…Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama…

 

The Beach Boys had it so right!  Who does not love a sandy-sunny beach with that vast expanse of shimmering, blue water?  As a wedding venue it truly is romance personified.  But this nuptials setting does come with some concerns.  Elemental ones, mainly:  the possibility of wind, sandy gusts, and Poseidon forbid—high waves!

 

A bride’s hairstyle for the beach must of course be fashion forward, but it should also anticipate possible Mother Nature temper tantrums.  No point in having intricate, tight curls pinned up high bouffant style – that balmy, breezy air has a tendency to play havoc with any over-contrived hair do.  Plus, one strong wind wallop, and that carefully arranged coiffure shifts into an awkward configuration!  Ooops!  Cancel the photo ops!  

 

So what’s a fashion-conscious beach bride to do?  

 

Twisting and Braiding Against The Wind

 

Well, she can consult Pinterest about the latest bridal hair designs for a start.  And Pinterest says: it’s all about braids, twists, half up-dos and buns this year.  And that’s just fab, because these styles are so beach-appropriate—soft, and natural. And the best thing of all? The braiding acts a perfect shield for your tresses against any wind surprises.  Bring it on, Zephyrus! Huff and puff away!

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If your locks are on the shorter side, not to worry. A good stylist savvy about extensions, can do wonders with any hair lengths and types to create all kinds of braided marvels.

 

And the variations and permutations are endless:  from the standard three-strand style to the nostalgic milkmaid or retro fishtail to the more sophisticated French or Dutch braiding.

Pair it with a low bun to get that more polished sheen, a half up do for a more relaxed vibe, or a half-down for that young bride feel.  Whatever mix-and-match you choose, the braided-bride look will rock on the beach.

 

And if you’re a Game of Thrones-obsessed (and who isn’t?), this option has an added attraction.  Is there a maiden in that iconic show that does not have a woven and twisted mane? Not likely.  So, live out your own little Thrones fantasy at your dream beach wedding, at least hair-wise!

 

Loosen It Up

What’s the beach all about? The sun and kicking back.  And a looser hair style will make you appear more in tune with this setting.  Think your quintessential California girl.  That slightly messy, sexy, tousled type of up do is so on trend.  The wisps blowing in the breeze may make your first kiss as man and wife slightly shaggy, but so what?   Just laugh it off.  The style is so charming and custom-made for seaside nuptials

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Ride The Waves

But for that hands-down beachy look, go for waves.  So in sync with the ocean!  Oh, and practical!  Have you ever tried to maintain straight, sleek hair with the mist spraying off the water and humidity?  Impossible.  But the wavy texture will stand up to the climate.  And with flowers or marine-themed trinkets woven into the wreath on top of your wavy locks flowing and shimmering in the sun, you’ll look like a beach goddess or a mermaid (sans the tail, of course).  How divine!

 

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Absolutely—a seashore wedding can be super romantic and so boho.  But, the wind, humidity, sandy gusts, and rain, are the stuff of many nuptials-on-the-beach nightmare stories. So prepare your tresses for any tough punches Mother Nature may throw.  And with the help of these Pinterest ideas, do it without giving up your fashion flair.   

 

One more word to the wise, though: skip the veil. Chasing it down the shore in the middle of “I dos”, or having it fetched back to the bridal party by a man wearing only tight speedos, is probably a memory you can do without!

7 Most Glamorous Designer Bridal Heels of 2016

Are you about to take that heart-pounding walk down the aisle?  Are you ready to be watched intently by all your friends and family as you take your steps to join your one to say “I do”?   Start with the right heels. Turn your big moment into a bridal catwalk down the runway like a diva. Here are some of the most glamorous designer bridal heels of 2016 that we hope will be inspirational for you!

 

 

How much more dazzling could you get than wearing Cinderella shoes to your dream wedding?  The “Cinderella Slipper” is a remake of the iconic glass slipper worn by Cinderella – you know, the girl who lives out her epic rags to riches tale and weds her Prince Charming, living happily ever after.  How fitting!  

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And get this, the shoe has 7,000 Swarovski crystals of various sizes, and 46 embroidered stones.  Nobody can deny such glitz and romance!  Cinderella would definitely approve!

 

 

 

Sparkle like a diamond, and flash that envy-inspiring red sole!  

This Christian Louboutin open-toe pump is not called “Very Rich” for nothing.  Covered top to bottom with hand-placed crystals, it almost blinds us with shimmer and glitter.  

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Yet, these super high stiletto can feel intimidating, especially with the possibility of tripping and tumbling down the aisle (#bridefail) -- yikes !  But don’t worry; the positive feedback from those lucky enough to own a pair is quite reassuring.  These heels are surprisingly comfy and steady!  

 And that is one of many reasons why Louboutins have been the shoe of choice at all the ritzy Hollywood red carpet affairs.   

 

 

 

Flats for a wedding?  Oh, yes, please!

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For that perfect glam-to-comfort ratio check out Manolo Blahnik’s Sicaria Crystal-Embellished d’Orsay Flat. The heel is unmistakably Blahnik (Carrie Bradshaw would instantly fall in love!), and the large crystals all over the ankle strap take this flat into the glamo-sphere of Sex in the City and maybe even the Kardashianland.  

 

 

 

Sculptural heels were a runway hit this year.  And Tory Burch’s “Firenza” sandal is a perfect marriage of this fashion trend and glitz galore.   

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With shiny gold leather all over a sleek sandal top, the Firenza mesmerizes with an ornate, eye-popping heel.  The design evokes a bit of the Arabian nights with a romantic Renaissance Italy vibe.  These globetrotting knockouts will have you strutting down the aisle like a true fashionista!

 

 

 

Few designers bring to mind old Hollywood and new Hollywood glam like Oscar de la Renta – the master of romance and sophistication with a twist of trendy.    

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Their peep-toe sandal is a prime example.  The intricate Ambria beaded-embroidered appliqués say “something old”, but the metallic heel, the peep toe, and the back zip say “something new.”  All that’s left is to snag something borrowed and you’re all set!

 

 

 

Say, “mine, mine” to this Miu Miu Studded Block Heel Platform Sandal!  

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Block heels were all the rage this year, adored for their flirtatiously chunky look. This sleek and curvy sandal with a tower-like, crystal-encrusted heel is a total showstopper.  We get the latest style and comfort at that most important moment in our lives – what else can we ask for?

 

 

 

The “mule” shoe design and the sexy ankle ties are definitely a 2016 look.  Here, the two looks are combined in one uber luxurious bridal version envisioned by Gianvito Rossi.   

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 The many crystal embellishments sprinkled in an abstract design on the etoile mesh and the stiletto heel (also very crystally and sparkly) are absolutely spell-binding. Love!

 

 

 


Now the only problem is, which is the one for you?  It’s times like this, we wish we were centipedes -- those lucky creatures have 100 legs!  But frankly, any of these works of glam art will do the trick to stun your guests with the glitter, glitz and glamour of your bridal shoes.

Wedding inspiration: Kardashian Bridal Accessories

Ok, so maybe your wedding will not draw hundreds of Hollywood stars, legions of paparazzi, and millions of television viewers like Kim Kardashian’s weddings number one and two, but you can still get the look of these celebrated, stylish nuptials — minus all that media hoopla.  It can be as simple as getting Kardashian-inspired bridal accessories.

Kardashian Bridal Accessories (Wedding #1)

That Iconic Headpiece

For her wedding #1 in 2011 to Kris Humphries, Kim wore a sparkling diamond drop headpiece around the crown of her head.  She really rocked that princess/gypsy look that brunettes with a high forehead carry off so well.  

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This awesome headpiece reportedly cost a cool $2.5 million.  But, if that price tag has a few zeros too many for you, and you’re into that exotic and regal look, you can find plenty of rhinestones replicas of this headpiece online. Just google Kardashian-inspired bridal headpiece.

 

The Veil

Kim’s veil was a dramatic, flowing, white cathedral-length silk number that rivalled and perhaps exceeded the dimensions of the veil donned by Diana (you know… the Princess of Wales).  Great copies of this design can also be found online, for a fraction of the cost of the original one.

 

The Earrings

Since the diamond headpiece was the pièce de résistance jewellery-wise, Kim’s earrings were simple tear drop diamonds.   Well, simple by Kardashian standards, and in design only.  These “simple” diamond baubles were 28 carats and cost $5 million.  If this type of “simplicity” is not compatible with your budget, you can opt for this stunning pair by Gottlieb & Sons that will say Kardashian without breaking the bank.

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Kardashian Bridal Accessories (Wedding #2)

Fast forward just a few years.  Kim’s wedding #2 to rapper Kanye West in 2014 was a slightly less commercialized -- but just as lavish and publicized -- Italian affair.  

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For obvious reasons, Kim wanted a completely different bridal look than the one she made iconic getting hitched to Kris Humphreys…after all she did dump him only 72 days later amid much scandal and public humiliation!

 

This Time, Fewer Accessories

Kim’s bridal look in 2011 was traditional princess; her 2014 ensemble was much more understated and chic, with just a few accessories.  No glitzy headband dripping with diamonds, just her hair down, simply parted in the middle.  

 

The Silk Train

Still there was that cathedral-length silk train, exquisitely trimmed with lace.  This design has been copied by many since the wedding, and is available to any bride looking for that Kardashian touch.  

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The Earrings

Those elegant diamond studs -- the only jewellery adorning her ensemble apart from the gargantuan diamond rings (engagement and wedding band) – make a luxurious statement.  If you have champagne taste on a beer budget, you can get them from merchants offering Kardashian style jewellery for a very small fraction of what Kanye dished out for the originals. Check out the Gottlieb & Sons magic collection diamond cluster stud earrings for a gorgeous Kim-infused touch.

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The Shoes

 

That simple but elegant vibe of Kim’s bridal look certainly extended to her shoes.  The Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti chosen by Kim to customize her shoes for her nuptials, created a flawless, ivory satin four-inch heel that completed her look.

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In a way, most of Kim’s accessorizing for her 2nd walk to the altar came all ready with her fabulous gown – an intricately laced, couture number designed by Givenchy.  Those sheer sleeves with many details, sheer cut-outs at her waist, and an entirely sheer back provided a more stunning visual interest than most accessories would.  

But the best accessory of all?  Hands down, that adorable baby in her arms!  Unfortunately, this best “Kardashian accessory” is not available for purchase anywhere!

6 Rules for Accessorizing Your Wedding Dress

Like Chanel and Cara Delevingne, some things are meant to be together. Wedding accessories are one of these bonds, a beautiful duo, standing as the second most important part of your bridal look—so yes, it’s very important. Yet, there are classic rules to play in the game of great accessorizing, ensuring that you don’t go overboard with glitz, while also not being too plain jane. To guide your accessory quest, follow these 6 rules for accessorizing your wedding dress.

 

“Fashion is architecture, it’s a matter of proportions.” ­ Coco Chanel

 1.) Balance:

‚ÄčYour accessories should not be the centerpiece, but rather the décor. Essentially, the pieces you choose should complement the flow and style of your dress without creating too much weight. For instance, if your dress is intensely dramatic and bedazzled, you should stick with delicate pieces, but if your dress is slim and understated, you can wear chunky statement jewelry. 

  

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” Giorgio Armani

 2.) A Photogenic Look:

Unless you’re a full-time supermodel, your wedding day is the time you’ll be photographed more than you have in your entire life.  To complement the camera, you’ll need to choose accessories that work well in the photos. Certain colors and textures may clash more in photos than to the naked eye, so do a test run of your entire look in the wedding hall, considering lighting, as well as every angle.

 

 

Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” ­Coco Chanel

 

3.) Comfort:

As much as you’d love to shine bright all night, you also need to consider your comfort level—at least to a practical degree. Think about how you’ll be on your feet, in heels, all day, and throughout the reception. So if you’re going to pull out all the bridezilla stops, including painful shoes, a push up bra, double spanx, hair extensions and bulky accessories—the accessories may be more glamorous in your head than in real life. If you want to truly enjoy the night with ease, treat comfort with importance.

  

“Fashion is over quickly, style is forever”­ Ralph Lauren

4.) Keep it Classy:

Although you should certainly consider modern trends, it's best not to go overboard with new bridal gimmicks. Styles like the vine headband or feather earrings may seem like a good idea to a fashionista in the moment, but you may not feel the same when looking back. It’s that same feeling you get when observing your old high school photos, questioning your tacky self-tanner and belly ring. To avoid such disappointing memories, choose accessories that are timeless and less trendy.

 

“Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends” ­ Kate Spade

 

5.) Prepare in Advance:

It goes without saying that your bridal look is not something to leave to the last minute. Arrange your makeup and hair stylists in advance, allowing you to choose your matching accessories and bring the entire look together. Many brides treat their hair, makeup and accessories as separate concerns, which can interrupt the harmony of your ensemble. Prepare every detail in advance, even if you are a hopeless procrastinator.

  

“Fashion is about something that comes from within you”­ Ralph Lauren

 

6.) Have The Final Say:

You’ve had parents, future in­laws, pushy bridesmaids and even nosey strangers give you advice on everything from the cake, to the decor of your wedding, to whom to include on the guestlist. While it's great (sometimes) to be offered input from those trying to help, the final say on your bridal look should adhere to your personal style not your mother in laws, or anyone else. Because it truly is your day, don’t second guess your ideas.

The Bling and The Bling-less

Taking a look at the Good and Ugly World of Celebrity Engagement Rings.

 

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Just because they spend the dollars, doesn’t mean that it’s on point. The engagement ring game is a competitive one in Hollywood as the gentlemen all want to out-bling their Hollywood counterparts.  We look at the best and worst rings sported on the most glamorous A list ladies in the biz.

 

Thumbs up: Simplicity works

Julia Stiles

Keep it simple, right? Not in Hollywood, but in the case of Julia Stiles, we stand corrected. This is why the simplicity of Julia Stiles’ ring makes it a big thumbs-up. The “Ten Things I Hate About You” starlet, hasn’t been able to take her eyes off of her cameraman beau, Preston Cook. The two announced their engagement early in 2016; Cook proposed on Christmas Eve and presented Stiles with a stunning and modest sign of his love.

Julia Stiles

The couple went sweet and simple with a diamond on a rose gold band with a bezel setting. Elegant. No fuss. And what’s really important, is that Stiles loved it. “Best Christmas Ever” she captioned the shot of the ring on her Instagram.

 

Thumbs up: Perfection is possible

Rosie Huntington-Whitley

Who can say no to Jason Statham, the smooth-talking action movie star? He sealed the deal with his long-time girlfriend, Rosie Huntington-Whitley, former Victoria Secret Model this past summer 2016.

Rosie Huntington-Whitley 

The ring features a round, early 20th century flawless diamond. It’s classic and elegant and the stone is out of a fairy tale. According to PEOPLE, Jason wanted something perfect and flawless and he kept coming back to this one. He knew it was the one.

 

Thumbs up: Big, bold and beautiful

Ciara Wilson

This songstress flaunted her show-stopping rock after her beau, Russell Wilson proposed during a romantic tropical vacation. "She said Yes!!! Since Day 1 knew you were the one. No Greater feeling… #TrueLove," Wilson, 27, wrote on his Instagram video.  

 Ciara Wilson

The ring is a vision of beauty, featuring a 16-carat diamond and surrounding stones. In Ciara’s case, bigger is better.

 

Fail: Bad romance… and ring

Lady Gaga

They might be a girl’s best friend, but even diamonds can overstay their welcome. Just like those creepy Instagrammers who keep liking your photos, some forms of flattery just need to go! Gaga’s heart shaped diamond is one of those must-ditch things. It has cheese written all over it, reminding us of those embarrassing days of kiddy makeup kits and jelly sandals… basically, this ring falls under the category of things better left in the past. 

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On the flip side, Gaga got rid of the ring and the guy. She since split from Taylor Kinney and is now rumored to be dating Goodfella, Ray Liotta.

 

Fail: The little rock in the sea

Alyson Hannigan

In the real world, this ring’s not too shabby, but according to Hollywood standards, Alyson’s ring is teeny weeny. The two neighboring diamonds along the band compete in size with the main rock, making it a small tale to tell.

Alyson Hannigan

It’s a story that says the couple’s romance and their obvious devotion to each other is much more important to them than some sparkly jewelry, clearly. And while that’s wonderfully adorable, it makes us press the snooze button on our buzzfeed of coolest celebrity couples.