Abby Larson is the editor of Style Me Pretty, a style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride. Abby launched the site in January 2007 after selling her wedding invitation business. Today, Style Me Pretty has devoted readers around the globe. Abby and husband Tait also write about their lives on their behind-the-scenes blog, Backstage.
Her gown, her shoes, her glow — obviously the bride is the focus on the day she says “I do.” But what about the other sweethearts sharing the stage? Brides want to make sure their besties, ring bearers, flower girls and perhaps even a pup or two are styled to perfection alongside them. We’ve pulled together a few ideas to help complete the look and make those loved ones feel oh so lovely.
[Style Me Pretty inspiration photo by Jill Thomas Photography; 1. Robe set by Plumprettysugar 2. Bib necklace by Cooljewelsbynaomi 3. Shoe clips by Bpoetic 4. Chevron clutch by Oatmeallacedesign 5. Personalized Stationary by Paperlovelypress 6. Letter charm by Pagesargisson]
They are bow-tying, drink-making, present-wrapping, smile-making machines, and they’ll be by your side on one of the biggest days of your life, so it goes without saying that your bridesmaids deserve a little spoiling. Although you’ll never be able to repay them for all they’ve done, making sure they feel pretty on your big day goes a long way. So what could possibly be fab enough for your lineup of lovelies? We’ve pulled together a few finds to make sure they feel loved and appreciated.
[Flower Girls With Style: Style Me Pretty inspiration photo by Kristen Gardner Photography; 1. Tutu by Tutuschicboutique 2. Brocade shoes by Pink2blue 3. Style Me Pretty inspiration photo by Claire Alyse Photography. Show Stopping Ring Bearers: 1.Hand-knit anchor pillow by Eandaheritage 2. Style Me Pretty inspiration photo by Jessica Claire Photography; Ring bearer sign by Joyfuljoyful 3. Style Me Pretty inspiration photo by Our Labor of Love Photography; Engraved wood heart by Braggingbags 4. Seersucker suit by Beaneandco]
Is there anything cuter than wee ones all dressed up at a wedding? Ring bearers and flower girls are guaranteed crowd pleasers, and when they are decked out in seriously fashionable duds or carrying the cutest of signs as they waltz (or run) down the aisle, guests immediately turn into mush. We’ve gathered a few ideas to make these wee ones even sweeter — if that’s possible!
[Style Me Pretty golden retriever inspiration photo by Skye Blu Photography; 1. Black bow tie collar by Soopertramp; Style Me Pretty dog in grass inspiration photo by Jose Villa Photography 2. Gingham bow tie by Knotnowbowties; Style Me Pretty dog on wood floor inspiration photo by Anne Marie Photography; Style Me Pretty two pups inspiration photo by Kurt Boomer Photography]
There are a lot of things that make me melt in the wedding world, but puppies and bow ties are close to the top of that (very) long list. If your pooch is helping you march down the aisle, they obviously need to be decked out.