Spring and summer brides are especially interested in combining fashion trends of the season while keeping with sophisticated Southern style – a combination captured perfectly in this themed bridal tea shower styled at the fabulously chic Glass Box in downtown Raleigh!
Light from all angles of The Glassbox highlight this darling intimate shower with the bride’s besties, created in collaboration with Makeup for Your Day and Fancy This Photogrpahy.
Makeup for Your Day notes that jewel-toned eyeliner, shadow, as well as jewel-toned lips are trending this spring and summer for Southern brides. The bride in this shoot is wearing Makeup Forever Lip Stain with a Lorac Gloss to keep her lips a gorgeous shade of Fuchsia all day, even through a tea party! She is also donning a fishtail top knot; a style that can be worn as an everyday look or polished into a more graceful formal look as you see here. Her bridesmaids are also keeping current with hairstyles that are perfect for spring and summer. The blonde is rocking a textured top knot to put a modern twist on the classic ballet bun. While it is more of a street style, a top knot is the definition of ease and simplicity. Brides wanting to mix in the season’s fabulous catwalk trends are going to be looking for that simple yet contemporary look. By wearing a green and gold eyeliner, our bride is using small accents of color to make her breathtaking eyes pop yet avoiding the tell-tale sign of a “dated” wedding portrait. Jewel tones have been hitting the runway all season and by incorporating these subtle pops of color, brides will give a classic style a fresh modern twist.
Likewise, the light brunette bridesmaid is allowing some of her hidden braids to peek through in this gorgeous half up/half down look which is very popular with Southern brides and bridal parties. Braids are a must for weddings this season that have a laid back, yet sophisticated feel. By mixing braids into a timeless style, it adds a splash of contemporary appeal. You’ll also notice that she’s wearing a delightful lavender shade on her eyes. Who knew that you could match your eyeshadow to the tea you’re sipping and look fabulous doing so? Creating a simple, elegant, and charming bridal party with accents of jewel tones mirrors the hair and makeup trends of the season.
No tea party would be complete without perfectly complementing the floral decor, along with linens that make it all pop. The adorable multicolor and blush skirt two-piece ensembles by Jenny Yoo from Tre Bella Bridal paired with a nude full length gown are the staples that really tie the whole inspired tea party together! Take note of every darling detail use it as inspiration to create your own sweet and inviting girls day in.
PHOTOGRAPHY Fancy This Photography | HAIR, MAKEUP & STYLING Makeup For Your Day | SET STYLING & COORDINATION Kelsi with Makeup for Your Day | VENUE The Glass Box | PAPER GOODS PaperBuzz | BRIDESMAID DRESSES & JEWELRY Tre Bella Bridal | FLORALS Tre Bella Florist | LINENS CE Rental | GLASSWARE & TEA SET Bailey’s Fine Jewelry (Anna Weatherley Collection)