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Modern Wedding Hair and Makeup Trends

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Every bride deserves to be the star of the show on her big day. One of the biggest parts of feeling and looking like a princess is wedding hair and makeup. Although trends change from year to year, it’s easy to look like a modern bride without having to follow every single trend. Of course, if all the trends are your style, then go for it, girl!

Here’s some of the top modern wedding hair and makeup trends to make you feel and look like a timeless beautiful bride.

Trend No 1: No Extreme Contouring

Natural makeup is the way to go. Most weddings are daytime affairs, and extreme contouring is often considered a nighttime look. While you will likely want to use blush and highlighter, perhaps even some light contouring, the extreme look of heavy contouring may look awkward in the live event as well as in the photos in your album for the rest of your life.

Trend No. 2: Natural Colors and Tones

Makeup now is all about looking as naturally beautiful as possible. One trend is to look like you’re not even wearing makeup, if possible. Peaches, pinks, and neutral tones are a modern look not just for lips and cheeks, but for eyes too.

Some brides love the look of a dramatic lip, and dark lipstick colors are still incredibly popular for brides of all types. Consider coordinating your lipstick with your bridesmaid’s dresses, your flowers, or the other colors of your wedding decorations. You can either make your lips pop, or play up the other colors in your scheme. Talk to your makeup artist and try a few looks to find just the right one for you.

Braids, waves, and up-dos all remain popular wedding hair and makeup styles.
Braids, waves, and up-dos all remain popular wedding hair styles.

Trend No. 3: High gloss and clean shine

No, we don’t mean that your face should shine in every picture, but you might want your hair to! For the past few years, there have been many trends about hair, but now it’s all about natural shine and a high-gloss finish Whether you’re going for an up-do or loose and long hairstyle, hair should be as eye-catching as ever.

While your face shouldn’t shine (check your makeup as often as you need to!) one of the hottest items for any wedding day (or even your pre-wedding celebrations) is body and facial shimmer. In addition to highlighters and some light contouring, properly placed shimmer can add an element of magic to your look.

Trend No. 4: Fancy Accessories

It might not sound like it has much to do with wedding hair and makeup trends, but fancy accessories are all the rage and something to consider when planning your look. Tiaras, crystals, fascinators, elaborate flower headdresses – these are all now things you can and should consider if they’re right for your wedding’s style. Some ladies are even using arm bands, fancy ribbon designs, and elaborate coordinating jewelry. Don’t miss out on anything that can up your wedding hair and makeup game.

Trend No. 5: Slicked-back Short Hair

If you have short hair and want a chic hairstyle, don’t worry! The trend for short hair is a slicked-back look that is both classy and classic. Sleek short hair can make a bride look sophisticated and eye-catching, and it brings attention to the bride’s makeup and gorgeous dress.

Modern wedding hair and makeup style

Trend No 6: Blue Nail Polish

Okay, so this is a little out of the box, and you can do it more subtly if it strikes you as strange, for sure. You’ve heard that you’re supposed to get “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” to have with you on your wedding day to ensure a happy marriage? Well, many ladies are deciding to make the “something blue” a striking nail polish!

There are several light-blue – nearly lavender – shades that subtly add this color into your day’s attire, or you can go bold with a darker navy, if you’re that brave. Some brides are painting only one finger – such as the ring finger – with blue polish. And others are having a French manicure done with blue tips instead of white. It’s just a cool way to include some wedding hair and makeup traditions in a modern way.

Flower decoration at the beach wedding venue

Incredible Wedding Venues in Texas

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When considering wedding venues throughout Texas, you have many options. Indoors or outdoors, grand or simple. Chic? High class? Rustic? Themed? Your wedding should be the happiest day of your life, and you should get the wedding venue that reflects your and your future spouse’s personalities and a celebration of your union.

The best part of life in the Lone Star State, where everything is bigger, is that includes weddings! Whether you want an intimate gathering or an all-out showstopper, Texas has some of the most incredible, luxurious, and surprisingly affordable wedding venues for any design you have in mind.

Amazing Indoor Wedding Venues

Churches & Barns

Looing for a classic indoor wedding? Or something a little more specific to the location? Throughout Texas, you can find some of the most romantic Spanish influenced churches and cathedrals to host lavish weddings for rows of guests, as well as small-town, big-hearted churches that bring all your loved ones together close to your heart.

If you’re quite sure about a church wedding, but you are sure that you want something indoors and you’re up for trying some fun and rustic, what about a barn? Some of the barns in Texas are nicer than houses in other places, so if you started to laugh at the thought of it – take a look at these barns that include full bars, dance floors, and all the rustic charm.

Indoor wedding venues like ballrooms give elegance and class to your event.

Ballrooms & Museums

Okay, so you know you want an indoor wedding venue, but you don’t think you want something too formal or too informal. Classy, but fun. Maybe a little different. But grand. (of course – it should be easy to get everything you want in one venue, right?)

Consider if scheduling a ballroom or a museum as your venue is a good idea. Ballrooms give wide spaces that are great for mingling and make it easy to set up food, and of course, dance the night away at the reception. Museums of all types often rent their space out for weddings, and in Texas that includes the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Museum of Biblical Arts, and the Dallas Museum of Art, to name a few.

Amazing Outdoor Wedding Venues

In Texas, there are more ranches, country spaces, and fields of green than you can count. But, each of them can be uniquely perfect backdrops for your wedding. Venues accommodate outdoor settings all the time, and depending on your style, you can find a backdrop that ranges from the dramatic cityscape to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

It’s popular in Texas to set up a wedding ceremony along a river, for example, like along the Guadalupe River at the Milltown Historic District and Cherokee Rose, or along the San Antonio River at the Guenther House. Additionally, pick a breathtaking location lakeside or on a high ridge overlooking the surrounding country for incredible landscapes to backdrop your romantic day.

If you want something a little more beach-friendly, you have a range of locations to choose from along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Check out South Padre Island as one picture-perfect and affordable oceanside destination. Enjoy saying your vows at the water’s edge, with a Caribbean, tropical feel and an incredible view, all without having to leave the state that’s home to the best barbecue.

Rooftop wedding venues are fun and fancy.

Big City Rooftop Wedding Venues

Whether you’re in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, or one of Texas’ other cities that reach to the sky, you’ll find class, elegance, and unique Texas flair at gorgeous city-gazing rooftop wedding venues. Usually including restaurants, dance floors, and in-house entertainment to keep your guests amazed while the views of the surrounding city keep their eyes sparkling. If you’re not afraid of heights, and you’re not afraid of giving your guests a VIP, exclusive-event feeling at your wedding, consider a rooftop wedding venue.

Best Wedding Venues in Texas

There’s thousands of wedding venues in Texas, so it’s hard to choose the best. Especially since everyone is looking for something different for their ideal wedding. Whatever you do, live by the Texas motto: Go big or go home!

Fall Wedding Hair Trends

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While summer may be a favorite season for weddings, the fall exudes a certain feeling of charm and elegance. It’s no wonder lots of brides choose fall time to tie the knot. With the fall, brides don’t have to worry about summer heat ruining their hair and makeup; they can also enjoy the fantastic fall weather for their perfect outdoor wedding. However, heading into beauty salons for seasonal color and style for your fall wedding can be tricky. In today’s post, we’ll talk about fall color and hairstyles that will look lovely for the brides of autumn.