This fall, we are excited to offer styles by Chicago designer Alyssa Kristin! A Wisconsin native, Alyssa lives and works in downtown Chicago creating breathtaking and cutting-edge gowns. Available only in the most fabulous bridal salons, we are proud to join the list of stores who offer her remarkable gowns.
Weddings conjure up images of crisp, clean lines and brides looking like pastries. One of our favorites Wisconsin wedding photographers, Magdalene Photography, prefers that wedding shots stray from the norm. We recently collaborated in a styled shoot that sought to create a bridal look equal parts grunge and glamour. If you're an alternative bride who wants her big day to reflect her darker style, take a look at how the city's sharp edges can create a flawless Urban Glam Wedding.
To bring out the glam in your urban glam wedding, we love the Elsa Overskirt from Theia. The use of beaded details on the belt gives any bride the perfect touch of glam for her dress. For the perfect look, layer this skirt with the Wtoo Elise Gown. This gown has lace and beads that combine glamour and romance. Pair it with unexpected accessories (like a leather jacket or moto boots) for the perfect alternative bridal look.
Darker toned colors such as eggplant, steel blue, burgundy, and metallics are great colors to give your bridesmaids a harder-edged look. These colored dresses will look great against the blank urban background of the wedding. If you want to add more glam to your bridesmaid dresses you can always go with styles that have sequins, lace, sparkles and beading to add more romance to the gowns.
Smoky eyes are a must for this urban glam bridal party. Adding sparkles to the dark eye can help create the ultimate glamorous makeup look. Besides adding sparkles to your makeup, showing off romantic diamonds are the perfect touch for the Bride to bring out her glamorous side for this urban glam fairytale. We also love diamonds that are accompanied with pearls, which adds a certain decadence to this otherwise stripped-away look.
A great location for your urban glam wedding is at a warehouse. This location will bring out the industrial side, cozy atmosphere and can be highlighted by the glamorous details. Having your location at an old warehouse is not only beautiful but also has a lot of history to showcase. It will provide you the perfect blank-canvas to create your wedding day vision.
Through the use of lights and Edison Bulbs will pop against the industrial details of your venue. When added to a warehouse-style venue, it gives the entire atmosphere a magical feel. Adding sparkles and sequins to this industrial setting is a must, whether it is an added detail to the cake or the tables, this will make your dream urban glam wedding come to life.