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Planning your 2019 wedding and wondering what bridal trends are in this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are five of the top bridal trends to help you recreate the look of your dreams. Your 2019 wedding planning starts here!
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No-care wedding hair

It should comes as no surprise that the Duchess of Sussex has inspired many brides to rock undone buns and intentionally messy hairstyles following the royal wedding. But these aren’t your typical “lazy day” hairstyles. Think of them as messy, but in a controlled way. The key to pulling of this look is to make sure that your hair doesn’t become a mess after a few hours. Loose waves, windswept locks, and face-framing curls are just a few of the many ways you can replicate this relaxed and effortless look for your wedding.

Natural makeup

In previous years, bridal makeup was all about the glitz and glam. This year, we’ll see many brides going for the “no makeup” or natural look on their big day. It doesn’t get more timeless than natural makeup that shows off your skin’s gorgeous glow. And a glowing complexion will always yield perfect photos! If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your natural look, try a bold lipstick.

Pear shaped engagement rings

2019 is said to be the year of the pear shaped diamond. These are a great choice for brides because their unique shape allows you to showcase your individual style and personality. Not to mention, they have a large spread which allows the diamond to appear larger than it actually is. For example, a carat pear shaped stone will appear larger than a carat in a cushion cut. This is perfect if your budget is a little lower because you can choose a smaller carat size and still get the look you want! We’ll be seeing this trendy style at most jewelers this year, including online jeweler Blue Nile, who offers pear shaped engagement rings in a variety of stones and styles.

All over sparkle dresses

From sequins to beading and metallic embellishments, sparkle gowns will be one of the top picks for brides this year. Not only can sparkle dresses be daring, they’re also very sophisticated. For this look, be sure to keep your accessories minimal so they don’t take away from your glitzy gown. Click here to shop our collection of unique wedding dresses.

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Bridal jumpsuits

If you’re ditching a big ceremony for a smaller celebration or just going for a more casual look, a bridal jumpsuit is perfect for you! Not only are they comfortable, they’re figure flattering and totally on trend. For a modern ceremony, a jumpsuit with a lacy top is perfect. For more casual nuptials, a tailored white pant suit is your best option! There are so many styles including flowy, bohemian, and cropped, the possibilities are endless for pulling off this trendy look!

This post was written by This post was written by Amanda H. lover of all things wedding related
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Hi Friends!
Here’s one for all of you brides to be who are wondering just where to start when it comes to shopping for your dream wedding dress. To keep it simple, here are my top three essentials for any good wedding dress shopping experience.

1 - Wear or bring well fitting underwear and/or shapewear


Recently I went to visit the team at Inner Secrets, a specialist underwear, swimwear, and lingerie company who import the very best brands and really know their stuff when it comes to bridal underwear. The reason for this is that I am acutely aware that when my clients wear the correct underwear, it both boosts their confidence levels, and helps me to create a seamless couture finish.
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Upon meeting the team, they told me that they actually refer to garments such as Spanx as “foundation wear”, and I thought this was really very apt. What they are saying, is that the underwear or shapewear that you choose, lays the foundation for the fit of the dress that I make. If this foundation is good, we can create a spectacular result. If your underwear is badly fitted, however, I will not to be able to create a couture finish, no matter what I do.

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The style of foundation wear you wear on your wedding day will depend on the type of shaping and support you need, as well as the style of your wedding dress, but for your best experience at your first fitting, I advise you to bring a form of shapewear such as Spanx, a very well fitted bra, and panties that do not cut into you. With this in your arsenal, you will be able to enjoy the experience of trying on various styles and be able to see clearly how they suit your figure.

2 Make a bit of effort on your hair and make-up


This is something that a surprising number of brides to be do not think about. Even though the dress fitting is a completely casual affair, you’re going to enjoy it far more if you like what you see in the mirror. Since this is an exercise in playing dress up for your big day, it will help if you’ve made a bit of an effort to straighten or wash your hair and put on a lick of mascara. This will boost your confidence levels and help you to envision how you would really look on your big day.

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3 A trusted friend or family member


In my experience, one or two of your besties is great to offer support and guidance in this important stage of your bridal experience. I ask that you don’t bring a huge entourage who will overwhelm and confuse you, but one or two people who know you well and can share in your vision is really helpful. Always be careful to select those who will offer honest but kind feedback and leave behind anyone who may be overly critical or negative.

I could go on forever with a laundry list of things, but in my opinion, these three are the most important to ensure that you have a fun and productive fitting experience.

For inquiries and any further questions, please feel free to contact me and I will help in whatever way I can.

For more advice on your foundation wear, why not pop into an Inner Secrets store and let the team of experts help you to achieve your perfect foundation!
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Lee-Shay was one of my brides who wanted something very original and specific. She and her fiance’ were planning an elegant wedding that was inspired by the 1920’s and 1930’s era. They were going for glamorous sophistication but her dress was to be subtly glam and timeless in style and design.

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Lee-shay wanted her wedding dress to be clean and simple. She didn’t want any lace on her dress, but instead wanted a bias cut vintage inspired gown that had clean lines and was simple, clean and glamorous.
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When we had our consultation, I advised that she have a more modern fit and flare cut on the skirt in order to accentuate her natural curves and cinch in her small waist.

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Lee-Shay wanted an ivory silk for her gown but we ended up selecting a heavier satin fabric so that I could achieve the structured, fine lines that we wanted. After a few fittings, the dress really came together beautifully and she looked incredibly beautiful on her wedding day!

This gown proves that less is indeed more, simplicity can be the most elegant of all.
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