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Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: wedding dresses, hair styles, grooms style, bridesmaids and accessories

Charlie / 21 November 2017

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: wedding dresses, hair styles, grooms style, bridesmaids and accessories

It’s the first in our new Real Wedding Favourites mini series, which will be featuring some of our favourite picks from the Real Weddings we’ve featured over the years. It’s been such a challenge to choose our ‘favourites’, but as we mentioned in our introductory post, these are really just some of our favourites.

Our picks are chosen from the very first Real Wedding we featured up until spring of this year.

Natural Wedding Styles

Today it’s all about Natural Wedding Styles. This includes our favourite wedding dresses, our favourite bride’s wedding hair style, our favourite groom style, our favourite bridesmaids style, and our favourite wedding accessories.

Our Favourite Wedding Dresses

An Asymmetric Layered Wedding Dress

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Asymmetric Layered Wedding Dress

I got a bit stuck on this category because every bride chooses a wedding dress that suits them, and is right for their wedding. The dilemma was, how should I choose? Should I pick the one I’d most like to wear? In the end I was tied between two (this was the other), but Nik’s wedding dress won out for me.

For her Welsh coastal farm wedding, Nik unexpectedly fell in love with this wedding dress from Coast on a shopping trip for bridesmaids dresses. She even told us: “I actually tried it on for a laugh – it looked hideous on the rail and I was going to leave it behind.” I love the asymmetric hem line and layered skirt of this wedding dress, which Nik wore with a thin leather belt.

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Asymmetric Layered Wedding Dress

Looking through their wedding day I just felt that the dress not only looked great on Nik, but it fitted in with their day. Worn with silver flip flops it blended perfectly into their down-to-earth (and very hot!) outdoor ceremony. Later on for their champagne picnic and walk on the beach it worked wonderfully with bare feet. And for the evening party on the farm with a pair of vintage cowboy boots.

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Asymmetric Layered Wedding Dress

My favourite wedding dress comes from Nik and Chris’ chilled out rustic coastal farm wedding. Wedding dress by Coast. Photography by Pete Cranston Photography.

A Vintage Polka Dot Wedding Dress

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Vintage Polka Dot Wedding Dress

I also asked Samantha which her favourite was and she chose this vintage wedding dress worn by Irminta. Samantha loved the polka dots, the frills the black bow, and the way it caught the light.

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Vintage Polka Dot Wedding Dress

Samantha’s favourite wedding dress comes from Irminta and Artur’s rustic Lithuanian village wedding. Photography by Svetlana Batura Photography.

A Dreamy Backless Lace Wedding Dress

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Dreamy Backless Lace Wedding Dress

We also wanted to give a special shout out of for Chloe’s Grace Loves Lace wedding dress from this wedding. A wedding dress which we both adored. Photography by Enchanted Brides Photography.

Our Favourite Bride’s Wedding Hairstyle

Natural and Loose Wavy Wedding Hair

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Natural and Loose Wavy Wedding Hair

Wedding hairstyles are so unique to the bride and her style, but for my favourite I’ve chosen Zoe’s loose wavy hairstyle. With similar hair length this is similar to the style I chose for my own wedding day.

I love that it’s simply but with a flower crown added it’s a very natural down-to-earth style. I just want to know how she kept it looking so lovely all day!

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Natural and Loose Wavy Wedding Hair

Charlie’s favourite bridal hairstyle came from Zoe and Alex’s rustic hippy outdoor wedding. Flower crown by Forage and Blossom. Photography from Mariell Amelie.

Romantic Plaits and Curls

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Romantic Plaits and Curls

When I asked Samantha which her favourite wedding hair was, she chose another of my favourites. This beautiful hair style with its tiny plaits and loose curls is romantic and has a vintage feel to it.

Samantha’s choice comes from Tamsin and Alex’s eco-friendly woodland wedding. Hair Stylist was Sarah Case. Photography by Emma Stoner (TNWC Recommended Supplier).

Our Favourite Groom Style

A Powder Blue Suit with Blue Suede Shoes

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Powder Blue Suit with Blue Suede Shoes

We’ve had some great grooms each with their individual style, but James’ powder blue suit is my favourite. He wore a thinly striped pale blue suit with a dark tie and blue suede shoes from his epic summer wedding to Jodie. For me it totally fitted in with their mid September wedding, with it’s hazy skies and golden light.

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Powder Blue Suit with Blue Suede Shoes

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Powder Blue Suit with Blue Suede Shoes

Charlie’s favourite groom style came from Jodie and James’ epic weekend wedding. Groom’s Suit from The Kooples. Photography from Richard Rayner Photography.

Mismatched Tweed Waistcoat and Trousers

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Mismatched Tweed Waistcoat and Trousers

Samantha’s choice for her favourite groom style was Sam’s mismatched tweed waistcoat and trousers.

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Mismatched Tweed Waistcoat and Trousers

Samantha’s favourite groom style came from Charli and Sam’s laid back village wedding. Photography by Freckle Photography (TNWC Recommended Supplier).

Our Favourite Bridesmaids Dresses

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses in Vintage Shades of Pink and Peach

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses in Vintage Shades of Pink and Peach

This photograph of bride Emma and her bridesmaids is one that has stuck with me over the years. They all look so happy and I love how the mismatched dresses compliment each other and the Jenny Packham wedding dress so perfectly. A beautiful example of how letting your bridesmaids choose their own dresses can work really well.

Emma and Gianni’s wedding was the first Real Wedding I ever had the honour to feature on our blog, and Emma described it “eclectic vintage meets Darling Buds of May.” The soft pinky colours of the bridesmaids dresses and their handmade headpieces all capture that feel for me.

Charlie’s favourite bridesmaids style came from Emma and Gianni’s rustic country wedding. Bridesmaids dresses were each individual dresses chosen by the bridesmaids. Photography by Andy Rapkins Photography.

Shades of White for Natural Bridesmaids

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Shades of White for Natural Bridesmaids

When I asked Samantha what her favourite bridesmaids dresses had been, she chose those worn at Matt and Jo’s relaxed Cornish wedding. The bridesmaids all wore individual dresses in white and went barefoot for this down-to-earth outdoor wedding.

Samantha’s favourite bridesmaids style came from Matt and Jo’s relaxed Cornish wedding. Bridesmaids dresses were each individual dresses chosen by the bridesmaids. Photography by Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography (TNWC Recommended Supplier).

Our Favourite Wedding Accessories

A Moon Shaped Necklace and Tiny Beaded Hair Pins 

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Moon Shaped Necklace and Tiny Beaded Hair Pins

Laura and Dave planned a homely autumn wedding that reflected the seasons in many ways. The wedding accessories that Laura chose are my most loved from all our Real Weddings because they echo that autumnal feel. The necklace is shaped like a crescent moon and custom designed with the mustard yellows and autumn golds that were incorporated into their wedding.

Laura made her wedding hair pins, using tiny wired beads wrapped around bobby pins. A great little handmade project and an alternative to wedding hair flowers, perfect for an autumn wedding.

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Moon Shaped Necklace and Tiny Beaded Hair Pins

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Moon Shaped Necklace and Tiny Beaded Hair Pins

Charlie’s favourite wedding accessories were from Laura and Dave’s autumn barn wedding. Brides necklace from Wendy Mink and hairpins made by the bride. Photography by Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography.

Turquoise Accessories and a Vintage Print Silk Shawl

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Turquoise Accessories and a Vintage Print Silk Shawl

Favourite Natural Wedding Styles: Turquoise Accessories and a Vintage Print Silk Shawl

Samantha’s favourite bridal accessories were the turquoise shoes and vintage peacock print shawl worn by Ellie on her wedding day.

Samantha’s favourite wedding accessories were from Ellie and Dean’s colourful Cornish wedding. Brides shawl from Decadent Vintage. Photography by Fine Art Film Photography by Taylor & Porter.

Comments

Lucy Clarke on 22. November, 2017

I love these dresses, all of them look elegant and classy, especially the blackless one, it’s stunning as well as the photos!!

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