My grandmother was a Rockette dancer. How fab is that? It’s a claim to fame I never tire of sharing.
Her name was Thora. She was also a concert pianist and a savvy inventor. She designed a couple of hair products for Goody that are still sold today. To top it off, she was an incredible wife, mother and grandmother. With all of this, to say she was busy would be like saying the sun is hot.
Beauty, smarts and talent aside, above all she was an amazing human being whom I miss dearly.
Lucky for me, (and you vicariously), she left me with many pieces of sage advice. My favorite gem of guidance which I use daily is to K.I.S.S. everything, meaning “Keep It Simple Silly”.
Keeping things simple is never more important than when you’re getting married. The same goes for when you’re honored with being in the wedding of someone close to you. Luckily, as my grandmother would say, K.I.S.S. can easily be accomplished with the help of Nordstrom.
That’s right. Nordstrom Weddings has everything you need to keep things simple and plan the fabulous style of your wedding in an uncomplicated way. With their wide variety of bridesmaid dress options, including different styles, colors and silhouettes, “keeping things simple” can be done all in one place.
For example, say you’ve fallen in love with Jenny Yoo’s ‘Annabelle’ Convertible Tulle Column dress shown above. And who wouldn’t with the countless ways it can be styled.
Let me show you how I’d plan a wedding around it using my grandmother’s K.I.S.S advice.
For me, I love the classic and romantic bohemian feel of this dress. I’d play that up by combining the same dress in different colors, styled individually as shown in the top left image below. Then, to add a bit of variation, I’d style one bridesmaid in a blush Amsale Strapless Tulle Mermaid gown as shown in the last image, bottom right.
Personally I’d pick a palette in shades of grey from light to dark mixed with cream and blush. These are colors I’m often drawn to. And as you can see in these images, they most certainly compliment each other.
For accessories, I’d style the dresses with David Tutera’s ‘Joy’ Sandal in steel as shown above. It’s a lovely shoe that can definitely be worn again. Top off the look with a simple and classic necklace like this Nadri Boxed Pendant Necklace. Nothing more, nothing less…simplicity at its finest.
It is my opinion that the look of the couple and their bridal party be the setting tone for what guests will see and experience throughout the ceremony and reception.
Yes, style really is that important!
But you should have no worries with the fabulous looks you create at Nordstrom.
If you need help styling your look and that of your bridal party, I’ve got you covered. Check out the Nordstrom Wedding Stylist to help you narrow down some options.
Once you set your fashion in stone, you’ll need to make sure everything else is just as stylish. You can do this by coordinating with romantic flowers and paper goods, drape dramatic silks from your ceremony and reception ceiling, set out lots and lots of candles, and repeat the idea of your miss-matched dresses through your ceremony and reception seating like the images I’ve gathered in these inspiration boards.
Images from top to bottom: ‘Annabelle’ Convertible Tulle Column dress // Grey Bridesmaid Dresses // David Tutera’s ‘Joy’ Sandal // Nadri Boxed Pendant Necklace // Bohemian Dress & Protea Bouquet From Bridal Musings // Floral Invitation Suite by Blue Eye Brown Eye on Green Wedding Shoes // Chair With Flowers & Ceremony Setup on Hey Wedding Lady // Cake bu Cakewalk Bake Shop via Green Wedding Shoes // Rue De Seine Sadie gown photographed by Meghan Kay Sadler for Once Wed // Hairpiece & Bridesmaids // Amsale Strapless Tulle Mermaid
This is classic and romantic bohemian style at its finest…all inspired by one dress from Nordstrom.
All in all, like I said to my husband while writing this feature, with Nordstrom Weddings as an inspiration hub, featuring all the latest bridal trends, on top of their exceptional services…like speedy and convenient service, online and in-store 24/7 stylists, rush orders and alterations in-store, and quick returns and exchanges, I’m 100% sure anyone can style their entire bridal party at Nordstrom.
Now that’s putting K.I.S.S. to work for sure!
Thanks for stopping by!
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