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Peridot for August Weddings

Aug 12, 2011

bridesmaid dressesSelecting bridesmaids dresses can be a stressful task. You want to be happy all while keeping your sisters, family, and best friends looking great!

If you are getting married in August, consider a Peridot colored sash or maybe Peridot gems in the bouquets. Adding the month’s birthstone is a creative and unique way to add some color to those beautiful bridesmaid dresses.

Some brides are getting away from matching all of the bridal party’s attire and accessories. Why not shake things up?

- Pick a dress that is suitable for the individual bridesmaid with your birthstone color of choice.
- Why stop at the dress? Give your girls the color and allow them to select their own jewelry to complement their dresses.
- Shoes? Shoes are a girl’s best friend. Allow for some mixing and matching.
- Don’t stop there! Their bouquets can also be made with different blooms in a coordinating theme.
- What about wedding hairstyles? Your bridal party will be more than pleased with you if you allow them to wear their hair in a style that makes them feel comfortable and beautiful.

Tips like these can have your bridesmaids feel like they really are a part of your wedding. Who wouldn’t want a happy bridal party?

Fancy Free Brides are Fascinated with Fascinators!

Feb 15, 2011

Wedding Fascinator

Wedding Fascinator

Modern, creative brides with their heart set on an untraditional dress may already have their eye on a fascinator!  For those brides unfamiliar, the fascinator is a growing headpiece trend seen in bridal outfits.

These dapper little headpieces are traditionally lacy head coverings made from lace or wool. Now you can find fascinators made with a variety of more modern materials, with beading, feathers or even flowers. Not a fan of pinning? These fancy headpieces are affixed in a variety of neat ways, with combs, clips or simple headband.

For a bride looking at retro or vintage styles, a fascinator may be the thing! We’ve seen a lot of modern takes on the traditional style, with bridal hat and veil headpieces, vintage hats, hats with flowers, etc.

We think we’ll be seeing a lot more of the younger fans of the unique styles opting out of traditional veils. There are always a variety of other options like tiaras and bridal headpieces here at DimitraDesigns.com.

On Top of Things: Headpieces and Tiaras

Jul 29, 2010

You want to look perfect on your wedding day.  (That goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway.)  The crowning glory of your wedding look has to be your headpiece or tiara.  (Pardon the pun.)  Take your time when you’re picking headpieces and tiaras dimitra designsout this important accessory.  It’s going to be something that you’ll remember forever.

Before you go shopping, do your hair in the style that you will be using for the wedding.  It doesn’t make sense to try in headpieces and tiaras when your hair is down if you’ll be wearing it up on your big day.  This will also help you determine whether a tiara, headband, or other headpiece will be the way to go.  Arrange everything the way you want it to look on your wedding day.  If you want the veil over your face, figure out how that looks with the headband or tiara.  Take a look at how it falls, too.  You want to make sure you look right from every angle.

Have a friend take pictures of your hair, the veil, headband, tiara, etc. once you get it exactly the way you want it.  Take pictures from every angle possible— front, back, side, close up, and far away.  These will serve as a reference when you try to recreate the look on the big day.

Summer Wedding Hairstyle Trends

Apr 29, 2010

bridalhairLate spring and summer are the most popular months of the year to get married, which isn’t surprising since they open up the opportunity for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, such as elegant flowering gardens and beach side weddings. One of the biggest challenges of a summer wedding is deciding on how to wear your hair. You want something that will be cool and comfortable, but still elegant.  It should be something that can stand up to high heat and humidity, and will stay put all day long. Here are three of our favorite summer wedding hairstyle trends:

Simple Up Do – pulling your hair up in a bun or a classic chignon is an easy way to beat the heat. There are entire books filled with pictures of wedding up dos, so you won’t have to look far for inspiration. It’s also easy to keep in place – since the hair doesn’t need to move you can use extra hairspray to combat the heat!

The Grown Up Pony – When you first hear the words “pony tail” it makes you think of grade school and going to the gym, but there are plenty of grown up and elegant ways to do a pony. Create a low pony tail to the side and decorate it with a few flowers for a simple and beautiful hair style.

Bridal Braids – Skip the pigtails and go for a loose and elegant braid that just pulls some of your hair back from your face, for a romantic feel. For more formal weddings, you can do a French braid or more elaborate hairstyle that will keep you feeling and looking cool all day.

Do you have any other ideas for beautiful summer hair? Let us know in the comments!

Behind the Veil – What Makes Up A Wedding Veil Anyway?

Mar 12, 2010

039Once you choose your dress, your veil ends up being one of the most important fashion decisions you make on your wedding day. Some brides love the full look of a classic wedding veil, while others prefer to go without and instead wear a flower in their hair.

If you’re shopping for a veil, make sure it matches your dress color. It sounds obvious, but an ivory veil will stand out against a pure white dress. Also choose a veil that compliments your dress. An ornate dress looks best with a simple veil while a plain dress can be the perfect backdrop for a dramatic beaded veil.

One of the most popular ways to choose a veil is by size. Here are some of the most common sizes that we carry here at Dimitra Designs:

Birdcage veils – These short veils cover just your face, and are made either out of traditional tulle or a delicate netting.  Birdcage veils look great with short hair, vintage dresses, or for any bride that wants a fun and flirty look on her wedding day.

Shoulder length – A shorter veil is often worn with a small blusher veil that is worn over the brides face. This style is more casual and can be worn with any dress.

Fingertip Length – The name is self explanatory. This veil usually rests at the brides fingertips, and can be worn with just about any wedding dress. It is a somewhat formal veil

Cathedral  Length –the most formal of all wedding veils, these are worn with those wedding dresses that have a long train. The length of the veil generally exceeds the length of the dress train by at least 6 inches.

Whatever the size or style, choosing a veil can be a fun experience. Try them on with your dress and you’ll start to envision your wedding day coming together!

Choosing Your ‘Do: Tips On Wedding Hairstyles

Feb 19, 2010

Once you’ve picked out your dress and your veil, the next big item on your wedding day to do list is probably your hairstyle. There are so many options out there when it comes to your hair that it can seem almost impossible to decide!  We’ve collected a few great tips that should help you on your search:

  • Match Your Gown – All of your accessories, including your hairstyle, should compliment your gown rather than compete with it. Look at how formal your gown is, and how complex it is, and think about hairstyles that would work well – loose curls and flowers in your hair for a more country-chic wedding (high waisted, peasant dress style, for example), or a dramatic updo for a black tie affair.
  • Consider Your Headpiece – Since you’ll probably only get your hair styled once during the day, pick a style that looks great with and without a veil. Don’t schedule any hair trials until you have your veil or other hair accessory in hand.
  • Think About Length – if you imagined an elegant updo on your big day, but your hair is barely touching your shoulders, you might need to adjust your plan. Think ahead and start treating your hair accordingly – use protective products and look into a good multivitamin to help promote strong healthy hair. If you choose a style early enough, you can work on growing your hair to the proper length!

Choosing Your Bridal Headpiece

Jan 15, 2010

9451Besides choosing your wedding dress, one of the most fun parts of planning for your wedding day is choosing the accessories that go with your gown. On the top of that list is the bridal headpiece. If you just started planning for your wedding, or haven’t been in a wedding in a few years, you might not have realized how many options are out there for brides today!

Veils – the traditional wedding headpiece, the bridal veil comes in a wide variety of styles. For more formal weddings, a cathedral length veil adorned with crystals or lace will create a dramatic look. There are also shorter, arm length veils and even the ever trendy birdcage veil.

Tiaras – Often paired with a veil, the tiara is perfect for brides looking to have an elegant, fairy tale wedding. They come in small, delicate styles as well as full, glittering options. If you want to have some extra bling at your wedding, or if you’re looking for an option that won’t weigh you down like a veil could. Tiaras are n excellent choice.

Hair Flowers/Fascinators – A newer, but very popular option is to use an over-sized flower or feather headpiece. These modern and trendy styles look great during summer and casual weddings, and are especially chic with short dress brides.

What kind of headpiece are you planning on wearing for your wedding?

Besides choosing your wedding dress, one of the most fun parts of planning for your wedding day is choosing the accessories that go with your gown. On the top of that list is the bridal headpiece. If you just started planning for your wedding, or haven’t been in a wedding in a few years, you might not have realized how many options are out there for brides today!

Veils – the traditional wedding headpiece, the bridal veil comes in a wide variety of styles. For more formal weddings, a cathedral length veil adorned with crystals or lace will create a dramatic look. There are also shorter, arm legth veils and even the ever trendy birdcage veil.

Tiaras – Often paired with a veil, the tiara is perfect for brides looking to have an elegant, fairy tale wedding. They come in small, delicate styles as well as full, glittering options. If you want to have some extra bling at your wedding, or if you’re looking for an option that won’t weigh you down like a veil could. Tiaras are n excellent choice.

Hair Flowers/Fascinators – A newer, but very popular option is to use an oversized flower or feather headpiece. These modern and trendy styles look great during summer and casual weddings, and are especially chic with short dress brides.

What kind of headpeice are you planning on wearing for your wedding?

Hot Bridal Hair Trend: Flowers

Nov 13, 2009

One of the most popular hair accessories we’ve seen as of late are over-sized flowers for the bride’s hair. We love the romantic feel this adds to any hairstyle. You can tuck a flower in your hair whether you plan on wearing up or down on your wedding day. It makes a great finishing touch to a birdcage veil, or you can swap out your veil for the flower during your reception. Here are some of our favorite choices for your bridal hair:

Ranunculus – these large, fragrant and fluffy flowers look wonderful for springtime and outdoor ceremonies. Pin them up against an elegant up-swept chignon for wedding worthy hair.

Ranunculus In Bloom

Ranunculus In Bloom

Dahlia – Create a look of elegance and drama with a dahlia pinned in your hair. One of these would be the perfect finish to a sleek, side swept pony tail or bun.

Pink Dahlia

Pink Dahlia

Anemone – These fun flowers come in just about every shade imaginable. Sprinkle them throughout your reception and then pin up your veil with one in one of your colors to add an extra POP to your ensemble.

A Sweet Purple Anemone

A Sweet Purple Anemone

Gerbera Daisy – These big, bright flowers are the epitome of fun! Pin one behind your ear and give one to each of your bridesmaids too.

Bright Gerbera Daisies

Bright Gerbera Daisies

Top Wedding Movies Of All Time

Oct 20, 2009

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It’s important to relax during wedding planning – it’s a stressful time, so spend time with friends and family, kick back, and enjoy the happiness of your upcoming wedding. Watching fun wedding movies can be a great way to unwind and relieve some of that stress. Here’s our Dimitra Designs list of our top wedding wedding movies!

1. The Wedding Singer – Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this hilarious movie highlights how friendship can turn into love, with a little Billy Idol in the mix.

2. Sabrina – Audrey Hepburn is one of our favorite actresses, and she exudes that Audrey class and sophistication throughout Sabrina!

3. My Best Friend’s Wedding – Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney go through the emotions of an upcoming wedding in this romantic comedy with an impromptu song and dance to remember!

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - No family is exactly “functional”, and this wedding movie showcases all the family craziness that goes into planning a wedding, and how much they all love each other, despite the chaos.

5. Sweet Home Alabama - Reese Witherspoon plays a Southern belle in this movie, and she learns to love her Southern roots!

There’s tons of other great wedding movies out there, so tell us, which wedding movies do you absolutely adore? Help us add to the list!

Wedding Updos: The Half-Up Style

Sep 16, 2009

We love the “Half-Up” hairstyle that’s become quite popular for weddings and formal events – it has that casual elegance look that we just adore. We think it looks especially exquisite with strapless wedding gowns, but comes in so many different forms that you can wear it with virtually any style dress. Here’s some must-do’s for the half-up do!

- Hair should be at least chin length, and non-layered hairstyles usually look best. If you’re a fine-haired girl, you’ll need extra flexible hold hairspray to hold that style in place!
- Try to refrain from washing your hair for at least 24 hours before your half-up do, as the natural oils in your hair will help the style stay secure.
- Are you a curly haired girl? You’re in luck – relaxed waves look gorgeous in half updo’s!
- Your wedding veil will usually be attached at the back, where your hair will be gathered for your half-up do. This helps incorporate your veil more into your hairstyle and creating a cohesive, beautiful look to your hairstyle, veil, and wedding dress.
- Pretty tiaras and sparkly hair accessories look great in a half-up style, and glam up your hairstyle.

Brides.com has an impressive gallery of half-up hairstyles. Here’s some of our favorites to help you get a bit of inspiration for your wedding day hairstyle!