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Do or Don't: Fur as a Wedding Accessory

Posted by Casey Harrison February 27, 2013 08:46 AM

I've had several brides wear fur accessories for their engagement or wedding photos, and I always think it looks stunning. For a late fall or winter wedding, most couples would still like to do portraits outdoors but don't want to throw on a big black parka over their wedding dress. A fur coat can be a great way to stay really warm but still look formal, sophisticated, and super stylish. And I have to say, fur photographs beautifully.

The brides I've shot have all gotten their furs from older relatives or vintage shops, so ask your grandma if she might have one gathering dust in the attic. Of course, fur can be a controversial choice, and you can always choose a faux fur! That's the route I would go, and you would never be able to tell the difference in a photo.

What do you think? Would you wear fur to your wedding? Is it too old-fashioned for you?

JM3A5610.jpgPhoto by Hello Love Photography

Vintage-inspired wedding fashion

Posted by Casey Harrison February 22, 2013 12:49 PM

Peter Pan collars were a big trend this year, and I stumbled upon this lovely dress recently which showcases the trend so beautifully. I love feminine and vintage details and this dress seems to be the perfect balance of sophisticated and sweet.

What do you think? Too trendy? Perhaps I should renew my vows.... ;)

Boston.com peter pan jpg Elie Saab dress via Boutique1

Do or Don't: Short Hair on Your Wedding Day

Posted by Casey Harrison January 30, 2013 09:08 AM

I think we can all agree that this is a major DO. My sweet friend Jenna, who has had short hair for as long as I've known her (nearly ten years now!) got engaged recently, and found herself wondering if she should grow her hair out for her wedding day. You can see her adorable haircut in her engagement photos below.

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I think a lot of women have a preconceived notion of brides having long, flowing locks. Personally, I think short hair is incredibly modern, chic, and stylish. But the most important thing is that you look like you on your wedding day. If you love your short hair, you don't want to look back at photos of you with long hair and wonder who that unfamiliar person is! Even Audrey Hepburn, the epitome of all things elegant, rocked a pixie cut on her wedding day! Need I say more?

Short hair also lends itself beautifully to headpieces, headbands, and other fun accessories. Krista, an adorable bride of mine, wore her pixie with pride and looked absolutely stunning.

IMG_8522.jpg All photos by Hello Love Photography

So brides, what do you think? Are you growing your hair out or chopping it off? I'm always admiring pixie cuts but haven't taken the plunge yet!

Blistering lips? Trish McEvoy to the rescue

Posted by Becca Olcott January 18, 2013 12:57 PM

Hello Beauties, does this crisp air have your lips blistering and cracking like mad? Run to Blue Mercury for my go-to quick fix by the amazing Trish McEvoy. TMcEvoy.gif

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