Today we have someone very special, someone that has become a friend, a confidant, a business partner, and a mentor. Kaitlyn (Piercing Styles) and I met through Twitter when she was asking for help on the wonderful idea that is #BlogTrends. From day one, we swapped emails, ideas, and general blogging tips. I am so lucky to have such a strong, smart, driven woman to call my friend. Thank you, Kait!
In honor of Lindsay’s wedding I wanted to share a bit about my own which happened October 1st, 2011. For those of you that do not know me, my name is Kaitlyn and I am Lindsay’s Blog Trends partner in crime. I also recently launched a brand new personal blog called Piercing Styles.
I was never one of those little girls that grew up dreaming of my wedding day but I had no doubts about the aesthetic I wanted it to have. I have always been in love with the old Hollywood glam and I spent hours looking at photos from a variety of decades and locations. Dress shopping for me was the easy part, I fell in love with my dress the second I tried it on. The hard part for me was all of the details that had to work perfectly together to get the look I wanted.
My hair was a classic finger wave. It turns out this hairstyle is pretty much a forgotten art (at least in the Berkshires of western MA!) and I contacted at least 4 stylists before I found someone willing to attempt it for me. I ended up with clips in my hair for a solid 24 hours and sat under a dryer for a good 4 hours. Not the most ideal hair style for the low maintenance bride but I thought the final result was stunning.
The other two hardest parts of the process? Accessories and makeup! Lucky for me my wedding was just before the vintage/old Hollywood glam craze hit again and some great inspiration had started to show up. In particular, Michelle WIlliams graced the cover of Vogue Magazine as Marilyn Monroe. I bookmarked a few photos from the spread and had a makeup artist recreate one of the looks using Jane Iredale cosmetics. They are a locally based cosmetics company and all of their products are 100% natural!
Jewelry I was really afraid might get expensive. I mean, every girl wants REAL jewelry on their wedding day right? I was able to find some gorgeous pieces from Rent the Runway and wore Rachel Leigh pearl tear drop earrings, and a Nicole Miller pearl and Swarovski crystals necklace and bracelet.
I feel like I definitely accomplished my mission to look & feel like an old Hollywood movie star for a day. Every detail was perfect and the photos are amazing!
What details would you add to your own old Hollywood glam inspired wedding day?