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Seasonal Styles to Suit your Big Day

The first bullet on the to-do list of wedding planning is to pick a date, and seasons play a big role in the date that a bride will decide on. You may have dreamt of red and orange leaves in the mountains, a snowy evening in Uptown Charlotte, a garden ceremony filled with lush florals, or sand between your toes and the ocean roaring behind the altar. Your dress should be appropriate for the season you love and the venue you choose, since some fabrics, colors, and styles are better suited for different times of the year. Here are some tips to find the perfect seasonal gown for your dream wedding.

FALL

The air is crisp, colors are gorgeous, and the leaves blowing in the wind create the perfect background music. It's finally starting to feel like fall here in North Carolina, so we've been in the mood for all the seasonal things: pumpkin spice, sweaters, booties, and apple picking. Translate that to bridal: soft flowy fabrics, lace, and nude underlays. When it comes to choosing a fall wedding dress, here are a few things to keep in mind. It might be a little chilly, so you'll probably enjoy having some sort of sleeve--cap sleeve, long sleeve, or even a detachable bolero jacket. Soft tulle or organza will move beautifully in your photos and give a layered appearance. Beautiful ivory lace on top of a darker nude or champagne underlay will give the perfect muted, earthy color scheme to go with your darker colored accessories. Maybe choose a velvet or suede pump in emerald green or dark burgundy, or a hairpiece filled with gold leaves sprinkled throughout your up-do. Finally, a cathedral-length veil will complete your look.


WINTER

Is there anything as magical as a winter wedding? White snow, sparkling lights, holiday music, and wintry florals set the tone for the perfect festive evening. If you want to deck the halls for your own winter wedding, here are some ideas for you! Gowns with subtle sparkle throughout from flat sequins or beads pick up the glow around the room and throw the light onto your face, making for stunning pictures. When it comes to fabrics--silk mikado, crepe, and brocade are all suited for an elegant evening ceremony. Since they are thicker fabrics than most, they'll both keep you warm and fall beautifully over your body to give off a sophisticated, yet comfortable look. Perhaps have your makeup artist choose a bold lip like a deep plum or classic red. Add a fun earring for a pop of sparkle near your face. And you can't have a winter wedding without a fur shawl to complete your look!


SPRING

There's something special about spring weddings--all the pastel colors, fluffy flowers, and garden-inspired details are so refreshing and romantic. We instantly think of flowers--in your hair, on your dress, down the aisle, on the tables, and even on your cake! When it comes to your dress, here are a few things to consider. Gowns with lace stand out beautifully on a warm spring day. A lot of designers offer laces with a more floral pattern, blush undertones or metallic stitching, and even 3D flowers throughout the lace. Ballgowns and a-line's with layered horsehair tiers give off a playful flair and look great in photos. A soft tulle skirt is whimsical and fun, especially for dancing! And if you want a southern touch, add a bow on the back made with fabric from your dress. For the finishing touch, add a beautiful hand-painted veil for a touch of color and you're ready to walk down the aisle!


SUMMER

Looking to get married on the beach or at a tropical destination? Maybe at a country club or in a big white barn. Even on the lake or at a church in Uptown. Whatever the venue, summer weddings are always a hit. The weather is warm, the drinks are cold, and everyone is ready for an excuse to wear something other than a bathing suit! Here are some ideas for your epic summer wedding. A unique neckline on a strapless gown is a stunning twist on a classic strapless dress. A detachable off the shoulder strap is an elegant addition that gives you the versatility of having two looks. A long, intricate, lace-y train is always beautiful for photos, especially at an outdoor venue. And bold, modern lace is sure to make a statement on a fitted gown. Feature a fingertip length horsehair veil for some movement and fun, and a floral headpiece to tie the details together. And finally, add a fun statement earring to complete the look.

Clearly, we love weddings in every season. We hope that this blog post helped give you some ideas to have in mind when you come in for your appointment. To book an appointment to come try on gowns with us, click HERE or scroll to the bottom of this page. Happy Halloween!


This post features photos from the weddings of our real Lineage brides. All photographers have been tagged in their corresponding photos.

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