A Lesbian Bride’s Guide to a Flawless Wedding Look
If you are preparing to tie the knot, the first thing we want to say is congratulations! Your wedding day is one of the most beautiful days in your life, and not just because you’re throwing the ultimate party – there will be more important days in your life than that. The emphasis here is on the fact that you are proclaiming your love and vowing to love someone unconditionally for the rest of your life. Naturally, when you do say your vows, you want to look your best for the beloved person standing next to you, and that’s why we are here. We want you to look your most spectacular self, celebrate love and dazzle each other on your big day, so let’s get started on the wedding look preps.
The biggest decisions
The bridal industry has luckily taken great strides in the last several years, so for those of you who are not the dress type, there are plenty of other gorgeous choices that will make you even more stunning, simply due to the fact that they reflect your personality more. There are amazing wedding suits you can choose from, from simple fitted ones to intricate and asymmetrical with interesting details. You can also opt for a jumpsuit with a gorgeous cape for a touch of drama. Now, just like Portia and Ellen, you two might have completely different styles, and one of you will want a traditional wedding dress – like Portia’s. From ball gown to mermaid, embellished or simple, there is a plethora of silhouettes you can go with. The key is to feel comfortable in your skin, along with looking incredible, so don’t get stuck on the first dress you try. Give each cut a chance and see which one speaks to you.
Walking down the aisle
When it comes to the shoes, you are absolutely free to take your pick. However, if you opt for a suit, flat shoes are recommended as they look more flattering with a suit. Still, if you want to ‘elevate’ your look, simple strappy sandals with a block heel are definitely your best choice. The pants will fall wonderfully over them, and you will feel comfortable, which is important as this will be one long day. If you are wearing a dress, your options are endless. You can go with ballerina flats, heels, simple champagne pumps – there is absolutely no way of picking the wrong pair. In fact, they don’t even have to be from the neutral color palette, they can be deep blue, pink or green. A pop of color is always welcome.
There are certain things in the beauty department that should be taken care of ten days or even a month before the big day. For instance, if you hate wearing false lashes, but do want a striking voluminous look, start using an eye lash serum to help them grow thicker and longer. That way, the only thing you’ll need on your wedding day is a couple of coats of mascara. Skincare is also incredibly important, so pay due diligence and make sure you both get a great facial, cleanse those pores for smooth and flawless skin. Then, proceed to nurture your skin with exfoliators, facial masks, serums and moisturizers for your skin type. When you take great care of your skin, your chosen makeup will look spectacular for the big day.
The perfect makeup
When it comes to your makeup look, there are certain dos and don’ts that you are highly advised to follow. Aside from these vital tips, there are a couple more that can help you decide what kind of look you want to go for. Some brides choose to coordinate their looks through makeup, and that’s incredibly sweet and romantic. If you want to coordinate in this manner, make sure you choose a color palette that looks flattering on both of you. Perhaps you have different skin tones and undertones, so make sure you do a trial run and see which hues complement you both. Don’t go overboard in the makeup department, that’s another vital tip. You want to look fresh and timeless, so when you look at these photos 20 years from now, you’ll still feel proud of the way you looked. Keep your eye shape in mind, and don’t let the makeup artist slather you with eyeliner if you don’t like it and it doesn’t suit you.
The final touch
Chances are you have different preferences when it comes to your hairstyle, so one of you could be a proud pixie owner while the other one has long hair. Now, tight elegant buns and generally overdone hair are very passé, so we suggest you go for something low-key yet super elegant like a trendy ribbon or bejeweled accessories if you’re rocking a pixie. It will feel natural, you will look amazing and most importantly, feel like yourself.