The Engaged Team shares some of our favorite looks that local brides and bridesmaids have been rocking lately.
1. Bridal Gowns: Dresses with Pops of Color
White’s not your color? Then don’t fret: colorful frocks are popping up more and more in modern-day weddings. We’ve noticed everything from subtle shades (like Nicole’s lilac tulle skirt shown above) to brides in blue from head to heel. Don’t be afraid to “paint” that gorgeous canvas!
2. Bridal Gowns: Simple, Modest Dresses
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we’ve also noticed that many local brides seem to be taking a note from Meghan Markle and going with a more understated-yet-supremely-elegant look. (Or perhaps the new duchess took a note from them? Victoria, seen above, did wed at Newport’s Cliffside Inn a few months prior to the royal wedding!)
3. Bridal Shoes: Peekaboo Hues
While brides have been using their kicks as their “something blue” for a while now, we’ve recently been seeing other colors make their way into the bridal shoe scene. Just take a gander at Adrian’s vibrant red Badgley Mischka (the industry’s most popular wedding shoe designer, it seems) pumps.
4. Bridal Shoes: All that Glitters is Gold
Or, it does in the case of local bridal shoe trends, at least. We’ve seen sparkly gold pairs make dazzling appearances at Rhode Island weddings of all themes, shapes and sizes, including the stunning wedges above and the classy open-toed heels below.
5. Bridesmaid Gowns: Metallics and Texture
We used to ogle over this glitz and glam aesthetic mostly while perusing New Year’s Eve wedding photos, but we’re delighted to say it’s making its way into other seasons, as well. In fact, Alana’s girls (above) proudly rocked some sparkly gold dresses at her Glen Manor House nuptials last June (check out her wedding planning journey here!).
6. Bridesmaid Gowns: Mismatched Colors and Prints
The twist? Lately we’ve been seeing more patterns (especially florals), thrown into the mix, too. Some girls stick strictly to the palette in question (see Pinar’s bride tribe above) while others go more off books and bold (like Sasha’s ‘maids below).