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The traditional look for a bride was the French manicure – a style that’s classic and always looks elegant and refined. But more and more brides are now opting to mix it up a little by adding some colour to their overall look - and a striking nail polish is the perfect way to go!
Image by Brooke Courtney
The best colours to go for - if you don’t want your photos to age too much - are reds (bright or dark) or dark browns. Bright reds are fun and flirty and will really stand out to give you a cute and kitsch look, while dark reds and browns will look elegant and stylish without overshadowing the rest of your look.
If you are an ‘all or nothing’ type of bride, then consider going for a colour that’s a little more daring like neon pinks, bright yellows or even greens. You could also match your nails to you bridesmaids’ dresses or to your overall colour scheme.
Get your nails professionally done so as to ensure they are looking their best on the day and make sure to take really good care of your hands and nails in the run up to the wedding. Hand and nail creams, cuticle creams, a clear varnish and plenty of calcium should guarantee your nails are at their best when you go to the salon.
You can bring your own colour polish to the salon if you like, most manicurists won’t mind, however, make sure you invest in a great one because, unlike a French manicure, a chipped nail will be very noticeable while wearing blood red!
By Amy Croffey
If you decide to take a step back in time for your wedding theme, then there is no better time period than the roaring 1920s. This decade has a certain pizzazz like no other. Made up of an assortment of extravagant characters, pearls, fabulous flapper girls, feathers, pin-striped zoot suits, fedoras – this is a wedding theme that won’t be forgotten!
Clockwise from top left: Styling by Pearl and Godiva, image by Aspect Photography | A Piece of Cake | Made U Look | Stacey Hannan Designs | The Invite Inn | Sanyukta Shrestha | Wildflowers Photography | Wildflowers Photography |
By Amy Croffey
When you make your first post-nuptial appearance, you want to look chic and stylish because all eyes will still be on you, especially if you have planned a day-after the wedding brunch or BBQ, so here are some of our top looks. They are mostly high-street finds, so you’ll look fabulous without breaking the bank!
Images clockwise from left: Very.co.uk | Penneys €13 | Accessorize | Christian Louboutins |
Clockwise from left: Ted Baker blazer | Littlewoods.com | New Look €34.99 | Accessorize |
Clockwise from left: Next | M&S clutch | River Island dress | Ted Baker clutch | Dune | Bertie |
L-R: New Look | Very.co.uk | M&S
Clockwise from top left: Dune | Warehouse | Next | Accessorize |
By Amy Croffey
This wedding theme, inspired by our feathered friends, has a bohemian, whimsical feel. Every single part of the wedding can be adorned with these motifs, from centrepieces, to bouquets, to buttonholes, to floral arrangements - the sky really is the limit. You can also use an endless amount of colour combinations to achieve this floating-on-air look.