So, while we had the lovely ladies together last week we thought we might as well squeeze a little bit more out of the day… nothing like setting yourself a challenge! We spend a considerable amount of time here at Rock My Wedding talking about bringing maids fashion up to date and making your best ladies look a million dollars. We love a colour scheme as much as the next person but we also like individuality, unique style and a bit of good old fashioned affordability so we thought we would put together a couple of looks to show you how good ideas that are often seen in shoots can look in real life.
We put the styling together on a very last minute basis, used a combination of the girls own dresses and our own clothes and a bit of sheer luck when it came to fit and theme but I don’t think the results were half bad?
First up, in keeping with this season block colour trends, how about mixing your brights?
If you’ve been living under a rock, then you may not have heard, but we’re certainly taking no credit for breaking this trend… Spring/Summer 2011 is all about block colour. And that means juicy or primary brights mixed and matched. If you’re a little shy then you can add in a spot of neutral, this look certainly isn’t for the faint of heart and neither are our girls…
For this part of the shoot, Mahj wore a yellow ‘Sunray’ dress from Girl Meets Dress by Ruth Tarvydas. It might sound a little outdated but if you want your ladies in designer and super stylish GMD might just be the budget friendly option… at £59 to hire, thats a lot less than most spend on bridesmaids dresses, which lets face it, are unlikely to be worn again.
And yes… it had pockets. I’m sensing a theme here 🙂
Naomi wore a dress of her own, jewel toned and be-pocketed, it rocked with her slick of fuschia lip. Naomi tells us this was a Dunnes Stores bargain 2 years ago but we think it’s more than worthy as a maids dress and looks chic and modern. Pink shoes by KG and gold feather earrings, Accessorise.
While Naomi was rocking her statement quiff, Julie’s hair had been changed once more to pull the bun down and work a low side pony with luscious curls, again, just a touch more modern for your maids. Her dress was from Limited Collection by Marks and Spencer’sthe flouro pink working perfectly with those minxy eyes!
For a winter wedding, this is a super easy look to pull off, and what keeps it modern is the mix and match vibe of fabrics and even metallics… who says silver and gold don’t mix or that mix and match isn’t chic?
Based on a background of modern neutrals – grey, navy and black, these dresses are up to the minute, suit each girls style and shape, but still look really co-hesive and well put together. For a winter soiree, with the addition of bouquets and chic cover ups, you couldn’t do much better 😉
Dresses: Julie – Stripe T’Shirt sequin dress, French Connection; Mahj – Grey leopard sequin spot dress, Whistles; Naomi – Back Metallic Dress, Coast.
Accessories throughout this week have been supplied by Siu Coll at Liberty in Love, for which we are eternally grateful. Aplogies to anyone left blinded by the beauty of this bling…
And thats it. Sad face.
On Sunday, we’ll be giving a huge shout out to the team behind the shoot, and we really want to stress how fabulous each and every person involved was. If you’re looking for suppliers for your wedding, I don’t think you could get a better recommendation than seeing them all at their best like this! Go check ’em all out right now!
Genius Photography – Dani and Chris at CBMedia
Stunning Accessories – Mahj – Peacock Mantilla Comb by Stephanie Brown; Julie, Regalia Madame comb, also Stephanie Brown and the ubiquitous Amour headband by Louis Mariette on Naomi. All at Liberty in Love
Flawless Make-up – Catherine Hughes at IvyClara
Hair Maestro – Severin Hubert at Hepburn Collection
Super Styling – Charlotte and Rebecca at Rock My Wedding. 😉