Not to be blunt, but nobody likes a sweaty foot. And since a summertime Lake Tahoe wedding means warm temps and cloudless skies, that’s exactly what you risk in toe-covered heels. The solution: bridal sandals.

Sandals? You heard me right. I’m not talking plastic flip-flops; I’m talking something a little more delicate, something a little more bridal-y. From braided straps to those strung with pearls, we’ve found the perfect summer wedding sandal, a sandal that’ll keep your feet cool, blister-free, and ready to take on the dance floor all night long.

Another bonus to bridal sandals is that you can wear them again and again. They’ll make any casual outfit cuter after your big day, and each time you wear them, you’ll be mentally transported back to the happiest day of your life. Win-win.

We give two thumbs up to repurposing, two thumbs up to comfort, and two thumbs up to the bridal sandal. Here’s some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

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Settling on a hairstyle for your Lake Tahoe wedding might be overwhelming; the options are endless. But whether you’re styling your hair yourself, having a family member do it, or  hiring a professional stylist, here’s one thing to consider: your surroundings.

What do I mean by “consider your surroundings?” Foremost that you’re in Lake Tahoe, and Lake Tahoe weddings are inherently natural-looking.

It’s imperative to pick a hairstyle that makes you feel comfortable and that won’t require a lot of fuss, but it’s also important to pick something that will go along with the relaxed and peaceful Tahoe feel. Two words: limited hairspray.

Here are some ideas to whet your whistle. We’re all about loose waves, natural flower accessories, delicate hair chains, and, well, simplicity.

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You’ve made the first step in ensuring your special day is truly memorable by choosing a Tahoe wedding venue. Now, it’s time to seal the deal with a beautifully put-together wedding party. From dress color to silhouette, you can achieve that elegant but eye-catching look you’re after, but one way you can’t is by making each bridesmaid wear the same dress.

Why do matching dresses potentially work against the beauty of your Tahoe wedding? Because every body is different.

The key to creating a striking bridal party is to embrace the mismatched look. Some bridesmaids will feel more comfortable with sleeves, others will prefer a body that’s loose and flowy. Ultimately, the more at-ease your bridesmaids feel, the happier you’ll be, and the better the whole day will turn out.

Here are 5 ways your bridal party can nail it on the mismatched front:

1. Coordinate just print or color: Leave it up to your bridesmaids to pick the cut that suits their body most, but keep the print or color the same. This way you avoid a chaotic look, but encourage personality.

2. Set a theme: Your bridesmaids dresses don’t actually have to match at all in cut or style if you have a theme. Take “vintage,” for example; it’s virtually impossible to find multiple identical vintage dresses, but if each bridesmaid is wearing a vintage number, the party will look cohesive. Groomsmen can tie the look together by finding a pocket square that matches each of the bridesmaids.

3. Throw in matching cardigans: Cardigans (with sleeves either above the shoulder for warmer months, or below for colder days) help bring a slew of different bridesmaids dresses together. Bonus: since a Tahoe wedding can get chilly in the evening, your bridesmaids can stay warm while looking the part.

4. Coordinate with your bouquet: Encourage your bridesmaids to pick a dress they feel most comfortable in that at least matches one of the flowers in your wedding bouquet. Not only will this add to the uniqueness of your Lake Tahoe wedding, it’ll bring the look full-circle.

5. Find a common factor: Tell your bridesmaids the vibe you’re going for, and then ask them to send you a few dresses that’d boost their confidence. Chance are you’ll be able to find a common thread, ensuring all your girls are happy. You can also find a common factor by curating your bridal party look around a design detail, like sequins. In this case, each dress could differ entirely, but have sequins in common.

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This may be surprising, but wedding gowns have only been traditionally white since Queen Victoria’s special day 160 years ago. Pre-then, brides wore all sorts of colors. Having chosen to have a unique Lake Tahoe wedding, why not wear a unique dress that speaks to the surroundings?

Instead of choosing the mermaid cut that looks as though it’s made of one seamless piece of lace, try dresses that incorporate crochet, embroidered flowers (that often call for pops of color), subtle sparkles and sequins, tiers (for added flounce), deep v-necks, feathers, raised hems (to show off shoes), choker necks, waist belts, and shimmery adornments. As per sleeves, there’s sheer, puffy, off-the-shoulder, cape, and the list goes on.

“Unique” when paired with “wedding dress” may raise dollar bill signs in your eyes, but special-looking dresses don’t have to be designer; rather, they can be more affordable, and they’re likely to be something you will wear again and again.

Here are 6 places you can find the indie dress that’ll speak volumes to your personality and your Tahoe wedding, and that’ll make your day feel that much more yours.

1. TOPSHOP Bride

2. J. Crew

3. ModCloth

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4. BHLDN (pronounced beholden, and which is also the sister of Anthropologie)

5. Free People

6. Stone Fox Bride

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Blair Nadeau Millinery 2017 Collection

We are in love with Blair Nadeau and her stunning new collection of hair accessories and bridal adornments ‘Celestial Wanderer’. An exquisite range inspired by yesteryear but created for today’s modern brides, featuring modern rose-gold headpieces, heavenly vintage veils, divine statement necklaces & shoulder adornments, garters so beautiful you won’t want to take them off and even a few deliciously alternative black creations.

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The shoot is, if possible, almost as beautiful as the pieces themselves! Full of natural light with an ethereal almost Edwardian feel, it is full of romance, and the fine art photography of Whitney Heard is just flawless. Ladies you will most definitely want your pinning finger ready before scrolling any further…..

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Each piece is designed and created by Blair herself in her Toronto design studio to maintain the highest level of quality and craftsmanship possible, creating heirloom quality bridal art that can be passed down for generations to come.

Established in 2009, Blair Nadeau uses traditional techniques applied in a modern fashion to create timeless pieces. And when you see them, it will come as little surprise to learn that her designs have, over the last 8 years since launching, been worn by celebrities, featured in Vogue, graced the covers of numerous magazines, appeared on countless top wedding blogs and are regularly worn on the hit television show REIGN! So, if you weren’t familiar with Blair’s name before, you surely will be after seeing this vision of bridal perfection!

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“Upon designing this collection, we discovered ourselves. Our history, our past and our future. As we gaze off into the stars, it is our wish that each of our brides can also discover themselves in our adornments and look forward towards their own future with warmth, love and discovery.”

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“Recently, a dear friend discovered her roots again after a pilgrimage of sorts to her home country of the Ukraine. She brought back spoils and riches from her culture, traditional dress and craft, and it inspired us.

We saw the love in her eyes as she spoke of her history, the warmth in the textiles she held tight in her hands and the pride she had for a home she never truly knew until now. We saw in her smile, that there was a world of love out there dedicated to their craft, their textiles and their treasures and we wanted to embody that love for home in our 2017 collection.”

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“We truly scoured the world to find these inspired riches and transform them into little works of art. Rich golds, blackened silvers and antiqued rose golds warm the palette. Dark rich ebony fit for royalty creates a sense of intrigue. The softest tulles from Scotland create cascading flowing veils edged with embroidery and corded lace from Latvia, shrouded in mystery.”

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Bridal Accessories & Adornments: Blair Nadeau | Photography: Whitney Heard | Makeup: Maya Goldenberg | Hair: Ladylyn Gool | Wedding Dresses: Catherine Langlois | Florals: Living Fresh | Model: Ivy from Lang Models | Venue: Peter House Photo Studio 

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Traditionally, when the words flowers and weddings are used in the same sentence our minds immediately go to bridals bouquets and table centerpieces. Floral trends, and specifically summer floral wedding trends, have recently expanded their reach far beyond their original realm and into more unique venues.

We have compiled a list of 4 of these seemingly non-traditional ways to incorporate flowers into you summer wedding, because lets be honest: is their anything more summery than fresh flowers? EVERYWHERE!!

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1-Bridal Party Dresses
Over the years we’ve seen trends where bridal parties wear different style of a dress in the same color, or dresses in variations of the same color tone. This summer we are noticing a trend in floral bridal party dress, often the same shape, as seen in this image, but in different colors of the same floral scheme. We love this trend for your summer wedding!

Floral Brides Maids Dresses photos provided by: White Magazine 

 

2- Hanging Décor
We gravitated toward this beautiful summer floral wedding décor specifically because of the simple, mostly white table centerpieces. That way, your eye is immediately drawn to the hanging flower arrangements. By hanging your flowers from the ceiling you are able to incorporate more color than you originally thought possible, without being too overwhelming.

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3-Floral Hair Pieces
This flower hairpiece is a new take on the ever-popular floral crown. We especially love the idea of having the bridal party wear their bouquets in the hair, rather than carrying them down the aisle.

Floral Hair left to right: Style Me Pretty | Mod Wedding

 

4- Invitations
The beauty of using a floral invitation theme is that each element of your invitation can have many or as few flowers as you want. We practically loved this invitation set because they were able to use the floral theme without going overboard. For example, the RSVP cards have only a few floral notes, while the event invitation and envelope are stunning and loaded with beautiful pink flowers.

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stationary provided by: elli 

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The One Wedding Hair Style You Must Try

Think of your hair as a lovely accessory full of possibilities. For your bridal coif, why not venture off the beaten path and create something super romantic yet a touch whimsical. We love the milkmaid braid. Although they look super complicated they are actually one of the easier braids to master and add a touch of bohemian romance. Top your bridal braid off with a gorgeous flower and you will be the most lovely bride in sight.

Today’s editorial from Antonova Kseniya is the perfect example of why we love this milkmaid braid.

Elegant tulle wedding dress ⎪ Antonova Kseniya Photography ⎪ see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/spring-nature-bridal-portraits/ Romantic hairstyle ⎪ Antonova Kseniya Photography ⎪ see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/spring-nature-bridal-portraits/ Bride with candelabra ⎪ Antonova Kseniya Photography ⎪ see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/spring-nature-bridal-portraits/ Spring bridal session ⎪ Antonova Kseniya Photography ⎪ see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/spring-nature-bridal-portraits/ Bride with rabbit ⎪ Antonova Kseniya Photography ⎪ see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/spring-nature-bridal-portraits/ Spring wedding ideas ⎪ Antonova Kseniya Photography ⎪ see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/spring-nature-bridal-portraits/

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Photography: Antonova Kseniya // Flowers & Decor: Oksana Shalneva // Hair & Makeup: Nika Zaiceva // Dress: Milanmira Bridal.

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One glance at the gowns on the Haute Couture runways in Paris, and you’ll believe in magic. With thousands of beads sewn on by hand, the most luxurious fabrics money can buy, and designs worthy of a place in the Louvre, Haute Couture gowns are as enchanting coming down the aisle as they are coming down the runway. So tell us, which of these looks would you want to steal for yourself? Here are 4 gowns we’d be more than happy to wear at our wedding (if we have the chance to do it all over again, same hubby of course!).

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A model walks the runway at the Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show with Disney Weddings at EZ Studios on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo) Style 2626: Magnificent strapless tulle wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and a natural waist bodice that has been fully embellished with metallic embroidery, crystal beading, pearls, rhinestones, silver beads and sequins. The full gathered skirt features a dramatic hi-low tiered overlay with horsehair trim and a chapel length train.

 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A model walks the runway at the Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show with Disney Weddings at EZ Studios on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo)

Style 8572: Beautifully draped wedding gown that features sheer tank straps and a dramatic back. The bodice is heavily beaded with pearls, crystal beading and sequins that drip down onto the skirt. The skirt features a slim fit and flare liner with a fully-gathered tulle skirt overlay and chapel train.

 

Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show With Disney Weddings Style 2601: Modern fit and flare wedding dress of chantilly lace and tulle over satin with sheer straps and a low V-shaped neckline. The gown has been decorated throughout with hand-placed cotton embroidered lace and sequin beading. The gown is finished with a plunging back neckline, matching self-covered buttons and a chapel length train.

 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A model walks the runway at the Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show with Disney Weddings at EZ Studios on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo) Style 403: Dramatic crepe wedding dress with a sheer nude color bodice, bateau neckline and an inverted basque waistline. The entire bodice has been embellished with hand-placed embroidered lace, glittering crystal beading, rhinestones, pearls and

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