One of our absolute favorite things about a wedding is admiring the bride’s unique look + style. These days, so many brides take style to the next level + we’re ever in love with the idea of balking tradition and going with something that feels right for you. Today’s gorgeous fashion editorial is all about inspiring future brides to make their wedding day look their own + we love the two beautiful interpretations of bohemian southwestern this team came up with.
Photographer, Lisa O’Dwyer, and fashion stylist + makeup artist, Janie Rocek, worked together to show us how this theme can be done. Lisa says, Inspired by the beauty of the colors of the Southwest, Janie came up with two looks. One was ‘painted desert’ – the bold, colorful look inspired by the southwest with corals and turquoise and fresh whites. The second look was ‘refined tribal’ – earthy colors. patterns, and texture with that southwest flavor. In essence, we wanted to show that a bride can take a certain style or theme, and with the help of her vendors, get a unique look as she explores her chosen style or theme.
To perfect a ‘painted desert’ look, stylist Janie suggests keeping some elements simple to emphasize the bold elements. The bride is wearing Pallas by W-Too dress from Dora Grace Bridal. Her dress is complimented with white, mismatched, cotton blend dresses from Charming Charlie for the bridesmaids. They are perfect for a southwestern look with the doily-like cut outs in the dress. Keep the bridesmaids look consistent by wearing neutral, mismatched wedges. Go big and bold with the jewelry and accessories to bring in the colorful beauty of the southwest. A lot of corals, teals, turquoises, fuchsias, yellows, and golds.
To perfect a ‘refined free bird southwestern’ look, the bride is wearing Isabel by La Sposa from Dora Grace Bridal. It is a flowy dress with a gorgeous vine-like detail throughout paired with a fringe top from Charming Charlie to give it more of a raw, southwest look. Her look is kept refined and feminine with a headband (belt) by Maritza’s Bridal and a veil by Malis Henderson, both from Dora Grace Bridal. The bride’s look is complimented with black, lacy, polished bridesmaid dresses by Mori Lee and La Femme from Dora Grace Bridal. To bring in that tribal flair, accessorize with chunky yet natural element jewelry like wood, leather, stones, feathers, and muted metals.
Shop our favorite pieces from each of these looks below!
photography: Lisa O'Dwyer // venue name: Villa Parker, Parker, Colorado // florals: Lace.and.Lilies // hair stylist: Janie Rocek // makeup artist: Janie Rocek // models: Fannie, Nora and and Jayme from Donna Baldwin Talent // stylist: Janie Rocek // dresses: Dora Grace Bridal // accessories: Charming Charlie, Target, and Janie Rocek