Your Guide To Being an Outdoor Bride~Part 2
The Bride’s Crowning
The very best hairstyle & veil for your outdoor wedding.
· Have the top of the hairstyle be smoothed back off the face and brought to curls at the crown in a busy arrangement. The beauty of this style is that a veil can sit on top or underneath the barrel curls.
· When the veil sits on top … the wind takes the veil to one side or another which is not very pretty in photography.
· When the veil sits underneath the barrel curls it stays in place, is less work for the bride and makes for pretty photography. The wind is also playful in this position.
· For a short hairstyle…Birdcage Wedding Veils work very well.
· When the hairstyle appears loose with a side part and messy crown pinning creates a photography issue…the mess usually gets more and more messy in the wind.
· Leaving sweeping side bangs or ends loose creates the same issue. Images with hair across the face are thrown out and never viewed.
· Create a classic elegant style featuring a crown high chignon which will stay in place through all kinds of weather.
· Wearing the hair down…lots of spray, does not work. The wind just takes it and undoes it.
· Wearing the hair pulled back on the sides and top helps, but still creates many of the same issues, hair across the face.
· When the bride wears things that move in the wind, the bride is always faced directly into the wind. This limits again the images available to shoot.
Perhaps the biggest challenge is to have your hair done early enough in the day to have a wedding at a time of day that you can avoid the strong winds.
The Perfect Gown for an Outdoor Wedding
· Straps no straps…a strapless gown needs to be adjusted and pulled on…non stop, it’s not pretty and often the bride feels bruised by the end of the day from all the pulling. A strapless gown with a train is even more pulling as the train is arranged during ever image and position.
· Straps provide more comfort, less pulling, less bruising and more ease.
· Train or no train…with an outdoor wedding venue a train will get dirty. It will need to be adjusted with each image. You will need to assign someone this job. It is back-breaking work, so select someone young and short. Even a small train will need to be adjusted with each position change. A train is beautiful in the photography. You may consider wearing the train bustled and at the end of your photography session, take it down for a few final images. It can be a lot of effort for a bride to carry a train around with her. Heavier fabrics seem not to pick up as much dirt or soil but are more weight to carry.
If you are concerned about your gown getting dirty, consider a tea length gown or a short gown. A tea length gown is youthful and easy to wear in the garden. A three-quarter sleeve adds a touch of warmth on the skin.
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