13 July 2016
Every body do the twist! If you're on the hunt for an up 'do with
plenty of elegance, but a dash of difference, look no further than these
supremely amazing twisted bridal hair styles! Each one varies, but each
one includes a beautiful twist, from chignons to french 'do's! They're
perfect for the wedding, or a hot summer's day when you want to look
sophisticated, but have your hair tied away.
8 April 2016
Modern, eclectic and on trend, a flower crown is the perfect floral accessory on your big day. They are a fantastic way to add a splash of colour to your wedding day get up without going too over board. Whether you opt for real flowers or silk ones, you are sure to depict the true meaning of a romantic boho bride…
Why not switch up the traditional veil for a beautiful, bohemian and summery hair adornment?! Flowers in light and airy hues are perfect for those warmer days while for the chillier seasons, opt for florals in deep burgundy and pink hues which look striking with a lip colour that matches.
2 March 2016
We adore each and every one of these gorgeous flower girl hair
styles! Whether her hair is long, short, blonde, brunette
or in between we have an adorable style for you. Use plenty of
flowers, real or imitation, whether it be in the form of a flower
crown, head band or floral pins. If your flower girl won’t be
dolled up, dress up her
look with hair accessories.
Depending on your flower girls age, the style of your wedding dress and her dress, you can choose hair styles accordingly. A slick bun or loose curls; even keep her hair completely natural and implement floristry for a really beautiful casual look.
We just adore braids of all shapes and sizes… pigtails and loose braids are cute and girly or alternatively, incorporate braids into a bun for a really formal option.
2 January 2016
It's no wonder stunning beauty Amber Heard managed to snag Mr Dreamboat himself Johnny Depp - the actress + model never looks anything less than flawless! She's a makeup and hair chameleon, always playing with her look + colour, but one thing is for certain - Amber is one impeccably polished girl! Her usual natural + sometimes smokey makeup is ideal for weddings, along with her classic hair 'dos. Grab a cuppa and start pinning some of our favourite Amber Heard bridal styles...
amber heard bridal hair side part / amber heard natural bridal makeup / amber heard natural makeup + voluminous bridal up 'do / amber heard smokey eye + sleek bridal up 'do / amber hear bronzed makeup + bridal quiff hair 'do / amber heard brunette side part + pink lip / amber heard bronzed smokey eye bridal makeup / amber heard hollywood style bridal hair + red lip / brunette amber heard natural bridal makeup + pink lip
19 December 2015
The ever changing looks of the totally dorkable + lovable Jennifer Lawrence has us feeling inspired. From bombshell curls to a short crop, not to mention almost every hair colour on the spectrum, J-Law has never shied away from trying anything new – and she rocks it every single time! Not one to shy away from a bold or bright lip – ever – she breaks all the beauty rules + proves that bold lips + bold eyes can go together harmoniously! We can’t wait see what she will show us next, until then, be inspired the same way we are..
12 December 2015
T-swizzle fo shizzle! Seriously though, how far has she come from the blue-eyed country darling we all loved?! She has a squad to die for - filled with supermodels + the hottest music stars to date – living the life or what? We do love however how she plays with her looks constantly but always manages to look polished. Her hair + makeup is always aisle ready, making her our beauty muse choice this week. Relaxed curls + twisted up-do’s to whimsical braids + tousled perfection all finished with her signature smokey eye, pick your fave Taylor style..
10 December 2015
7 November 2015
Olivia Culpo is the one to watch! This mega-beauty flaunts flawless skin, a serious head of hair + brows to rival Cara’s – not a smudge in sight or a hair out of place – seriously! This girl is providing us with some serious bridal looks with her signature bronze smokey eye + her tousle perfected curls – long + short! Be inspired by these hot looks for your wedding day, engagement party or your next girls night out!
olivia culpo short touseled hair + makeup wedding inspo / olivia culpo long, curled hair behind the ear + smokey eye wedding inspo / olivia culpo pinned back hair bridal hair inspo / olivia culpo messy curled hair + bright bold lip wedding inspo / olivia culpo voluminous brushed out curls + red lip stick bridal look inspo / olivia culpo sleek + straight low tied wedding hair + dewy makeup inspo
22 October 2015
10 October 2015
Today’s bridal beauty must is 18 year old stunner Zendaya - This wide-eyed, sylph-like beauty with perfectly symmetrical features knows how to WOW! This beauty chameleon is known for taking risks working everything from cascading waves to fun + flirty bobs, and not to mention super-bold lips + sultry smoked eyes. It’s time to take note ladies..
zendaya teased, unruly long wedding curls inspo / zendaya wedding day cascading curls + statement hair piece inspo / zendaya old school hollywood curls wedding day hair inspo / zendaya sleeked back hair with teased ponytail wedding hair inspo / sleeked back tight wedding hair / side parted low ponytail bridal inspo for long hair
3 October 2015
She arguably has the best set of brows in Hollywood, and fresh face beauty Lilly Collins knows how to work it! Teamed with her signature bold lip, she shows us short hair is just as glam as long locks. From straight + sleek to curled, tousled perfection, take note ladies, this is one for the style books…
14 September 2015
12 September 2015
The name Gigi Hadid has become synonymous with style and beauty – and has landed her as this weeks bridal beauty muse. Whether she is strutting down the catwalk or gracing the covers of magazines, there is no doubt that her makeup is anything but flawless. Her signature? Natural, golden, glowy + contoured – be inspired lovelies.
29 August 2015
Hollywoods very own queen of hair – she can seriously do no wrong, ever! The graceful actress knows what works and rocks it. Take note ladies and be inspired by her polished style. Bright, bold lips and side-swept curls or seductive smokey eyes – she’s no stranger to mixing up her looks and we just love!
17 August 2015
2 June 2015
Do you love this Ophelia inspired long flower wedding veil? The master of romance William Shakespeare left a long lasting impression of love and tragedy in this world.... so is this veil 'to be? or not to be?' ladies, 'that is the question'?
22 May 2015
21 May 2015
We’ve got some gorgeous wedding hair inspiration to help you decide for your special day, from braids, fresh flowers to curls and mini twists.
With these fabulous wedding up-dos and the famous yet modernised half up
half down variations. There are endless possibilities of wedding
hairstyles that work well with veils and hair accessories.
1 May 2015
16 April 2015
Breathtaking floral crowns and mystical bouquets make this youthful bride our pin of the day, which fits perfectly with the vintage-boho-chic ambiance lingering in the BOA HQ today!
31 March 2015
Looking to add a dash of individuality to your wedding day, something to compliment your beautiful dress and love enthused smile? Why not indulge in these beautifully beaded and bejeweled bridal headpieces.The perfect touch of panache and stylish vogue on your big day!
11 March 2015
A very beautiful hairstyle, as seen on the equally as beautiful Lauren Conrad. Mastering the 'effortlessly amazing' bun!
2 March 2015
A chic hairstyle that has the perfect amount of class and style. An oversize braid makes its way to the nape and precisely intertwined into a meshed masterpiece.
24 February 2015
Textured tresses are braided into a bashful bun and paired with a subtle selection of baby's breath creating a beautifully chic and relaxed wedding hairstyle.
7 February 2015
The softest bun in a fashion-fusion of high end top knots and elegant, illusive unkempt volume.
4 February 2015
An absolutely gorgeous hairstyle for your best beauties. Your bridesmaids will look elegant, whimsy and wonderful with fresh floral hair embellishments in soft colours to complement their glamorous gowns.
2 February 2015
Switch up the traditional veil for a beautiful, summery and boho hair adornment. The white flower crown is a gorgeous accessory of either fresh or faux floristry. There are many-a bright option but today we are doting of the white variety. Fresh, pure and crisp… we love the flower crown to beautify any outfit!
31 January 2015
Super sweet styling for all the beautiful short hair brides!
24 January 2015
The simplest of hairstyles looking pristine-ly perfect for the big day. Flaunt those locks in soft waves, topped with a whismy flower crown xx
10 January 2015
Effortless chic. This bride wears her hair in a stylish, sophisticated and soft bun that we adore!
27 December 2014
Frothing off Carrie Underwood's ponytail perfection... Amazing for the stylish, fresh and modern bride.
23 December 2014
Boho-glam, it's like Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen… A little bit glamorous with a whole lot of bohemian! A gorgeous style for the boho bride at heart who desires a little bit more tradition to her day. Feathers with diamonds and wedding gowns that remain white but with drapery and movement. You get the traditional and boho princess at the same time.
Soft pinks and neautral tones are perfect for the boho glam wedding. It's soft, feminine and whimsical! Pair traditional flowers like peonies or roses with foliage and succulents to achieve that style of two worlds combining... We just adore this bouquet!
20 December 2014
A full, messy and exaggerated braid is a perfect style for the modern bride. Frame the face and show off your length - bigger is better!
13 December 2014
In love with this gorgeous up style. A casual and simple bun, emanating elegance and style. We are loving the imperfections...
7 November 2014
Such a beautiful adaptation to the traditional, long veil! These short editions are so pretty, typically covering just the face or part thereof. They compliment both an up-do and flowing locks, left down to frame the face. Opt for either a detailed veil with plenty of embellishments or go for a simple option to show off other features like makeup and, of course, the dress!
Adornments like feathers, diamantes, pearls, tulle and flowers add character to shorter veils and can intensify the effect of the head piece.
2 November 2014
Such a beautiful relationship between lace in these wedding gowns. These dresses were worn by Kate Twigley during her wedding this week. Which is your favourite?
20 October 2014
Romance, chivalry and the price of sweets - something that Grandma says will never be the same as "in her day." There is something adoringly romantic about earlier eras and we think a vintage-chic wedding theme is the perfect way to embrace this and bring an air of romance to your day. Vintage is back, and it's here to stay...
Put a relaxed swing on the day with tweed, checkered shirts and eclectic decor or opt for a 'vintage fairytale' vibe, taking inspiration from the Victorian era.
And don't forget the power of lace- it screams femininity, vintage and romance.
20 October 2014
Here at Brides of Adelaide, we can't get enough of the fishtail braid- whether it be an up-do, half up, classic braid or featured in a boho, un-kept style. We think these styles are amazing and would make for the perfect addition to any wedding day, no matter what your style.
Incorporate the fishtail braid into a formal style for a more classic bridal look.
Alternatively, take the braid in a more casual way for a fashion forward look, which is so gorgeous right now.
10 October 2014
The dust certainly hasn't settled on the Behati/Laveen wedding. Today's bridal beauty muse is the drop-dead-gorgeous Behati Prinsloo and her mesmerising hair and makeup looks. Lets be honest, the Victoria Secret model could look good in anything... Be inspired by her slicked hair, foliage hair crown, fishtail braid and bold red lips; have a hint of Behati at your wedding.
21 September 2014
We love this way this brides has included a hint of gold to her natural wedding makeup, the perfect way to go from ceremony to reception without a huge transformation. The hair excites us too! xx
18 September 2014
Ever since Kate Middleton married in a stunning Cartier piece designed for the late Queen Mother, the wedding tiara has been climbing in the popularity stakes. We personally love the look of a tiara with a simple dress – one of the reasons that Kate’s look worked so well!...
16 September 2014
If a structure up 'do or precise curls isn't your cup of tea, don't feel as though you need to stray from your natural style on your big day. You will feel your best when you feel you! For relaxed brides with a casual vibe, these natural wave hairstyles may just be for you... xx
11 September 2014
Beautiful, classic braids - a style that has stood the test of time when it comes to sophisticated elegance. A spring is a fabulous choice for weddings now the days are getting warmer - hair is kept up, away from the face, in a secure style that will not be affected by heat or a little stickiness. Oh, did we mention they look totally fab...xx
9 September 2014
Calling all redheads! Today's bridal beauty muse is the fiery Aussie beauty Isla Fisher and her luscious amber locks. This girl is both is pretty and sexy, working the sophisticated 'do as well as she rocks the tousled waves. Whether it's a bold coloured eyeliner or the brightest lips...it really is hard for Isla to put a foot wrong! xx
5 September 2014
How super sweet does this young bride look in her lovely hair accessory. The tousled hair ensures her style is relaxed, with a touch of glimmering glam xx
2 September 2014
When we envision spring makeup, we envision soft, dreamy hues delicately swept upon a dewy complexion. Whether you're after a natural look, or something a little more glam, a touch of highlighter and a peach or pink blush in the cheeks will provide the enviable spring bride glow! xx
winged eye spring bridal makeup / pink + berry spring bridal makeup / peach + pink spring bridal makeup / classic natural spring bridal makeup / smokey eye + pink cheek spring bridal makeup / glowing cheek spring bridal makeup / natural matte spring bridal makeup / natural spring bridal makeup / dewy spring bridal makeup + smokey eye / coral lip spring bridal makeup
28 August 2014
We seriously cannot decide which of these makeup looks we love best! The hot pink lip, the old Hollywood glam, the gorgeous natural glow or that sexy smoky eye – all created with quality products by Adelaide’s mobile makeup artist Lauren Parkinson. Check out our free online wedding directory here to find out about how you can chat to Lauren about your bridal beauty look here. Meanwhile, we guess we’ll just have to try each stunning trend for ourselves… xx
wedding makeup images lauren parkinson makeup artist
27 August 2014
Imagine the dazzling light this beautiful wedding hair piece would catch - a stylish beauty! xx
26 August 2014
Today's bridal beauty muse is the ever magnificent Kate Beckinsale. This glamour girl is infamous for her lush highlighted locks - they're always glossy and always voluminous. Of course, she can pull off a fabulous up ‘style as well and whether it’s glowing and natural or smoky and sexy, you can bet her makeup will be flawless! Take a tip out of Kate’s beauty book and be inspired by these hot looks for your wedding day, engagement party or next night out!! xx
21 August 2014
Fabulous hair, flawless makeup and a breathtaking wedding gown! This bride gets our big tick of approval...love her style! x
19 August 2014
Today's bridal beauty muse Rose Byrne is the elegant queen of natural sophistication. This classically pretty brunette isn't afraid to mix up her look, yet infallibly maintains an irresistible air of polished refinement. Be inspired by her red carpet looks, from naturally beautiful for your wedding day to a bright lip for your engagement soiree... xx
bridal up 'do + red lips / bridal upstyle with fringe / bridal curls + pink lip / natural smokey eye bridal makeup / natural bridal makeup + curls / voluminous bridal up 'do / natural bridal makeup + tousled curls / natural bridal makeup + sleek up-style / berry lip engagement party makeup / sleek bridal pony tail + natural makeup
16 August 2014
Long bohemian sleeves are on everyone's mind at the moment - and it's obvious why! Enjoy today's stylish fling with carefree lace sleeves xx
12 August 2014
Style me up! Choosing the perfect wedding up style can be tricky, especially if you're not used to wearing your hair in such a formal fashion. The balance is finding something flattering, that you feel comfortable in and is also stylish. From sleek buns to tousled up 'dos, we bring you a variety of styles that all have one thing in common; they're supremely romantic... xx
10 August 2014
We're feeling inspired by this elegant bridal bun; the perfect mix of relaxed sophistication x
5 August 2014
Who better to draw bridal hair and makeup inspo from than REAL brides who have walked the aisle themselves, immaculately may we add! These dashing dames have gone a la natural, using makeup to highlight their beautiful features. Soft pink shades flatter all brides, from redheads to olive skin, creating a sweet bridal glow that will stand the test of time. Be inspired by these bridal beauties... x
golden eyeshadow bridal makeup / natural pink bridal makeup / soft brown bridal makeup / smokey eye + pink bridal makeup / natural red-hair bridal makeup / barely-there natural bridal makeup / pink smokey eye bridal makeup / peach bridal makeup / bronzed natural bridal makeup / soft coral natural bridal makeup
29 July 2014
When it comes to the beauty stakes, can Doutzen Kroes put a foot wrong? The answer is a definite no - this blonde bombshell knows exactly what suits her beautiful features. Take a leaf from Doutzen's bridal book and be inspired by her ever-polished style. From vamped red lips to seductive smokey eyes, Doutzen isn't afraid to mix up her look. Whether she's emphasising her lush pout or her long lashes, Doutzen doesn't step out without glowing, flawless skin. Speak to your makeup artist about highlighting your features in all the right places... x
doutzen kroes winged eyeliner bridal makeup / doutzen kroes natural bridal makeup / doutzen kroes peach bridal makeup + curls / doutzen kroes sleek bridal hair / doutzen kroes bridal curls / doutzen kroes bridal up' do + smoky wedding makeup / doutzen kroes glowing pink bridal makeup / magenta lip bridal makeup / sleek bun bridal up 'do / douzten kroes natural bridal makeup + curls
17 June 2014
Cause waves with bridal hair that flatters almost every face type! Side swept curls embody a Hollywood vibe and are a gorgeous addition to your bridal style! As these inspirational ladies show, you can pair the look with bright red lips for va-va-voom celebrity style, or with natural makeup for a soft, almost retro relaxed vibe. Rockin' the short locks? Don't let that deter you! The brunette bride below shows how to work the Hollywood curls on a bob! xx
side-swept bridal waves + red lipstick / red lipstick + voluminous bridal waves / sleek retro-style bridal waves/ short retro bridal waves / natural + soft bridal waves / hollywood-esque dramatic bridal waves / vintage bridal curls / messy bridal waves / hollywood style vintage bridal waves / loose hollywood bridal waves
5 June 2014
In honour of Throwback Thursday, we're throwing back to stunning Yiota's (one half of Sabo Skirt) tres stylish wedding day! Like true detectives, we've raided Yiota and Thessy's Instagram for snippets of the much-anticipated affair. The part that made our jaws drop? The custom-made Anna Peng bridesmaid gowns! Each lovely lady wore a strapless blush deep plunge design with an overlay of flowy silk. Fashion guru Yiota paired the look with a scintillating headpiece for each bridesmaid. Yiota was every inch the radiant bride herself in a strapless floaty gown and flawless glowing makeup. 10/10!
31 May 2014
Everything about this exquisite bride just radiates refined beauty. Her perfectly side swept curls complement her petite features and is beautifully soft when paired with her naturally stunning makeup. We approve! x
29 May 2014
Flawlessly beautiful, this gorgeous up-style is a perfectly pretty style for all types of weddings! Sophisticated enough for traditional weddings, or, add a few flowers for a relaxed garden vibe! xx
27 May 2014
Berry lips are where it's at at the moment; from the red carpet to weddings, everybody is sporting a plum-based hue on their kissers. This dramatic shade is IDEAL for winter, when you want to infuse a little warmth into your palette. Berry lips look fabulous with any skin tone, as long as you choose the right shade! Berry pinks look fabulous on light to medium skintones, while darker skint ones can afford to rock a darker, more purple based berry shade. The key to pulling off the berry lipstick is to keep the eyes bare and make your pout the focal point! See how these beauties have interpreted the look for all the inspiration...
smokey eye + berry lip bridal makeup / berry lip bridal makeup + bronze cheeks / berry lipstick bridal makeup + tousled wedding hair / pale berry lipstick bridal makeup + simple bridal up 'do / berry bridal makeup + bridal hair quiff / pale complexion, minimal eyes + rich berry lip bridal makeup / oriental berry bridal makeup / simplistic bridal makeup with dramatic berry lip / smokey eye + berry lip bridal makeup + sleek bridal bun / bronzed skin + deep berry lip bridal makeup
23 May 2014
It goes without saying that this intricate, yet relaxed wedding hair complements this off-the-shoulder wedding dress perfectly. xx
15 May 2014
Flower power! If you're feeling the bohemian, carefree vibe for your big day, it's a fun idea to adorn your bridesmaids in floral crowns! These creations are super popular right now and are the prettiest way to blend style with nature at your wedding. Consider working with your florist to create fresh flower hair accessories that match your bouquets, or use faux flower headbands that you can keep long after the wedding! xx
coral bridesmaid dresses with flower crowns / smiling bridesmaid with flower crown / bohemian neutral bridesmaid with baby's breath flower crowns / neutral bridesmaids with white + purple flower crowns / colourful bridesmaid dresses with pink flower crowns / lilac bridesmaid dress / gold + white bridesmaid dresses with colourful flower crowns / pink bridesmaid dresses / magenta bridesmaid dresses with oversized floral crowns / maroon + aqua bridesmaids with holly flower crowns
13 May 2014
We LOVE makeup! There, we've said it. You could say we're makeup addicts - we just get such a kick out of shimmering eyeshadows and the latest potion. This comes with the fact that your bridal makeup is a huge part of the wedding day - all eyes will be on you and makeup can instil a sense of confidence! While brides opt for the natural look, there's no rules about bridal makeup, and at the moment we are seriously into eyeshadow shading. Natural makeup with a slight smokey eye to bring out your sexy side, while still being wedding appropriate! Here's our fave looks...
blonde with smokey eye + peach lip bridal makeup / asian bride with smokey eye bridal makeup / brunette with long bridal curls + natural smokey bridal makeup / peach lip + soft smokey eye bridal makeup / shimmering golden smokey eye bridal makeup / smokey eye + winged eyeliner bridal makeup / shimmering gold eye + bronzed bridal makeup / smokey eye + bronzed bridal makeup
8 May 2014
Seriously Blake Lively, we have lost the ability to function. The moment we caught sight of her red carpet appearance the 2014 MET Gala a few nights ago we were LOST for words (and that doesn't happen often in the Brides Of Adelaide office often!). Her pinkish Gucci gown (complemented perfectly by her gorgeous hubby Ryan Reynolds, also in Gucci) looked as if it was a part of her stunning body. The Hollywood curls. The hair. 10/10 bridal inspiration, well done Mrs Reynolds! xx
6 May 2014
When we received an invitation to Media Makeup’s brand new space opening, we were pretty excited to see what one of Australia’s leading makeup schools has to offer, but nothing prepared us for grandness of the brand spankin’ new location! On Friday night we made our way through the bustle of late-night shopping in Rundle Mall until we arrived at Media Makeup’s new headquarters. Waiting for the lift, we were soon accompanied by other eager party-goers, and an air of excitement started to build as we shuffled inside. “Ding”. The doors slid open. We had arrived.
A crowd of people, laughter, pumping music and a constant flow of drinks greeted us, however it was the sleek design of the building that immediately grabbed our attention. Straight ahead, the Media Makeup Store dazzled, beckoning us into it’s vibrant space. The makeup lovers candy store, this mini-shop is filled with Makeup Forever professional makeup to purchase, overflowing with every item imaginable in one location. We sipped champagne and perused the goodies, mentally creating a shopping list of must-have items for our own beauty kits.
With an impressive display of willpower, we eventually managed to draw ourselves away from the Media Makeup Store, making our way down the winding corridors lined with doors, each opening to reveal one surprise after another. We turned left to find a room filled with makeup artists expertly transforming models. For a moment, we were left confused, worried about the severe swelling of a particular model who seemed to have succumbed to an allergic reaction. Of course, we soon realised it was the incredibly deceiving special effects, created by the makeup artists (something we had to watch for throughout the evening, as models with nasty faux (yet chillingly realistic) lesions wandered amongst the crowd). The modern room, lined with mirrors, was reminiscent of a celebrity’s dressing room, illuminated with Hollywood-esque globes. We then moved on to the next room, which flickered and glowed with a serene ambiance, every corner awash in the light of the sea of candles, before coming across an eerily dramatic craft room where casts and masks peered from the walls, each crafted by students at Media Makeup.
We wished to stay to continue to explore the fascinating masks, however the ‘cutting of the ribbon’ was soon to occur on the other side of the expansive space – a moment we could not bear to miss as special guest Rae Morris (who just happens to be one of the world’s most creative and sought after makeup artists) was set to open the Academy herself! We headed back past open doors (revealing on-site studios and training rooms) and walls lined with a myriad of creations – nothing, it seems, is unachievable for Media Makeup! Immaculate bridal makeup smiled softly at us, followed by a harrowed Todd Sweeney-esque creation. Yes, the talent and skill sets available at Media Makeup was obvious at every turn.
The fabulous evening revealed the amazing makeup academy and application service that now exists in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Perfect for the entire bridal party, a professional team of makeup artists and hair stylists can travel to complete all services in the comfort of your own home or you can take advantage of the Media Makeup Hair and Makeup Studio set up with professional lighting and equipment! Truly a gem of the South Australian wedding industry! Find out how you can have Media Makeup style your hair and makeup for your next event here...
media makeup grand opening images media makeup
8 April 2014
Are your beauty muses the sixties 'it' girls of the past? Here at Brides Of Adelaide we love the retro swingin' sixties, characterised by plenty of volume! Say va-va-voom to your wedding hairstyle with these inspired hair 'dos of yesteryear, with a sophisticated nod at icons like Jackie Kennedy and Brigitte Bardot! You don't have to go all-out retro to work one of these classic styles, simply take elements you love to incorporate them into modern bridal style. A slight beehive, voluminous curls or a half-up, half-down pouffe will all sing of the iconic ladies of the past!
beehive side-swept sixties bridal hair / voluminous low ponytail bridal hair / high sixties inspired bridal ponytail / sixties wedding hair pouffe / low pony tail teased sixties bridal hair / sixties inspired bridal chignon / tousled bridal bun wedding hair / retro curl bridal hair / half-up, half-down bridal hair / half-up half-down bridal curls
25 March 2014
Today we're drawing inspiration from these glam backstage beauties, dolled up with dewy glowing skin and the most incredible golden smokey eyes! This look is incredible for the winter months, when bridal makeup can afford to be a little heavier. Ultra-luxurious, a golden shimmer will flatter all skin-tones. Ensure you wear with a nude or soft pink lip to keep your style balanced and appropriate for bridal.
golden bridal makeup + sleek hair / golden bridal makeup + nude lip + soft curls / golden smokey eye + dewy skin / centre part, glossy lip + golden smokey bridal makeup / gold smokey eye with bronzed cheeks / tousled bridal up'do + golden eye makeup + nude lip / bronzed bridal makeup with pink lip + cheeks / yellow gold eyeliner + golden nails / understated golden bridal makeup / dark bronze bridal eye makeup + soft pink lip + cheek
4 March 2014
Chic, gorgeous, adorable - we are totally sold on this mod-inspired bridal look! The short dress teamed with a voluminous hair 'do and those purple parfait shoes are too babe'n! xx
31 January 2014
This beautiful bride sits amongst soft and romantic layers...so pretty...xx
30 January 2014
Whimsical and oh-so-pretty floral crowns are a trend for carefree brides that is here to stay. Feminine, soft and relaxed, floral crowns bring a sense of magical whimsy to a wedding day. The best part is there's SO many gorgeous ways you can incorporate flowers into your hair! Whether you want a dramatic crowns or a few blooms here and there, there's something to suit every flora loving bride! It's a beautiful idea to use fresh blooms that match the varieties in your bouquet to create consistency throughout the styling. Peruse our top ten floral crown picks...(it was hard to narrow them down!)...
pink + white off centre bridal floral crown / white + yellow bridal floral crown / ombre bridal floral crown / lilac bridal floral crown / white bridal floral crown / pink + orange bridal floral crown / white bridal floral crown in plait / leafy bridal floral crown / apricot bridal floral crown / pink, white + green bridal floral crown
21 January 2014
Our bridal beauty muse and Victoria's Secret angel never puts a foot wrong. Her signature bouncy curls and full lips are seriously enviable (sigh), and we are always recreating her look ourselves. That being said, the blonde bombshell likes to mix it up, from a red pout to angelic braids, Candice is always stepping out and providing us with plenty of gorgeous bridal inspiration. Her winged eyes and dewy skin remains the same, so to achieve her look arm yourself with liquid eyeliner and plenty of illuminator. Which look is your fave?
15 January 2014
The Golden Globes 2014 are done and dusted for another year and as expected there was an abundance of high-fashion glamour. We scoured the red carpet for our favourite looks that would transfer over to bridal perfection. Kate Beckinsale won the vote with her messy, yet perfect, up 'do. The tousled and wavy bun boasted plenty of texture, volume and a unique style.
Sleek side parts were everywhere on the red carpet, but it was Margot Robbie who nailed the look. Her slick blonde fringe was complemented with glowing natural makeup and a white gown, creating Golden Globes style of complete elegance. Emma Watson cannot put a foot wrong when it comes to style or beauty; the 'IT' girl infallibly appearing polished and refined. Red-headed beauty Jessica Chastain also won top marks in our beauty book, her pushed back waves were voluminous and sexy and complexion positively shone. Time to test the looks yourselves, brides!
22 November 2013
When it comes to hair inspiration there's no better place to look than the sizzling hot red carpet. These gorgeous ladies look immaculate 24/7 thanks to a talented team of experts (are we jealous?...a little) and are always up-to-date with the latest beauty trends. These girls always have a fancy event to attend and infallibly show up looking stunningly polished. This is exactly how you want to make your grand entrance on your big day...so take some tips from the stars and peruse our favourite celebrity hair 'dos. Whether you favour a sleek up'do or prefer voluptuous curls, there's plenty of beauty inspiration from the hollywood starlettes! Next step: beg your hairdresser to transform you into Blake Lively. Sigh, a girl can dream...
hollywood wedding curls / high bridal bun / side plait / wedding hair bob / wedding side ponytail / loose wedding waves / messy side bun wedding hair / tight hollywood wedding curls / sleek bridal bun / half-up bridal do / vintage bridal hair / side swept wedding chignon / wedding bob / loose wedding half up curls
29 October 2013
Once you’ve had your trial makeup and hair session, ask a friend to take photos of you to ensure you are picture perfect – from all angles! Xx
23 October 2013
Iris Apfel once said, “If your hair is done properly and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything.” We couldn’t agree more, and while we’ll leave the shoe part up to you (we trust your ability to pick a killer heel), we’ll give you the low-down on the hair. Every bride needs, needs, amazing hair that will last her from ceremony to reception and our friends at Sexy Hair are producing the goods. We can’t get enough of their ‘Big Sexy Hair’ range; honestly, we’ve been strutting around thinking we’re Victoria’s Secret models (it’s the extra bounce in the hair, we swear…unfortunately there’s an extra bounce in some of our body parts too…). Check out some of our fav products that brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-brides etc should get their hands on…
First things first, a good shampoo and conditioner is vital. It’s the beginning of the process and can make a huge difference to your overall style. The Big Sexy Hair Color Safe or Volumizing Shampoo and Condtioner is sulfate, gluten and paraben free (which is a fabulous thing – you should always try to look for products free of irritating, drying sulfates gremlins) and is weightless so it moisturises your locks while increasing fullness and protecting your precious colour – come on, we know you spent hours agonising with your colourist over the PERFECT hue for your wedding day.
Alright, your hair is washed. Good work, you’re nice and clean for your hubby-to-be. But clean is not enough, nope, we want volume…volume…VOLUME! The Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel is award-winning (you heard us!) and, to quote Sexy Hair, ‘gives TREMENDOUS volume’. But what would Sexy Hair know? (Apart from everything about amazing hair)…we tried it ourselves, and, well, refer back to previous statement about us strutting around the office like Victoria’s Secret models. Yeah, we’re impressed. Finish your style with a spritz of Spray + Stay and let the good, loved-up bridal celebrations roll!
Wedding day is over, you’re married (yay, congratulations!) and now you’re jetting off for a romantic get-away with your husband (feels good saying it, doesn’t it? My HUSBAND). You’ve packed all the essentials, but have you packed the Big Sexy Volumizing Dry Shampoo? Of course you have! But in case you haven’t, we recommend you do! This baby absorbs impurities, excess oil and product build-up AND contains UV filters to protect hair against damaging sun rays. Perfect for holidaying – and life in general really.
20 October 2013
This bridal hairpiece is so unique and ooooozes elegance. Stunning teamed with a sleek bun, it's bejewelled beauty is fit for a princess. We love it x
26 September 2013
High buns, low buns, messy buns, sleek buns...there's no denying that brides love a good bun hair 'do. And why not? They're simple, elegant and look fabulous from morning until evening. Buns are an excellent choice for the upcoming warmer months, as they're beautiful, cool and won't weigh you down. We love buns because they allow you to show off gorgeous dress detail or beautifully polished shoulders. We've chosen some of our favourite bridal bun inspiration to help you choose the perfect bun style for you...
Brides with rounder face shapes may try to avoid buns because they think that they make their faces look rounder - this isn't the case! The key is to ask your hairdresser to pull some wispy bits of hair out to frame your face. This will soften the shape as well as looking beautiful and feminine. Volume on top will also help balance a rounder face - tease your hair to create some oomph at the back, or use extensions to create more volume in your bun. Whichever style you choose, a bun is simply gorgeous and a bridal basic that's here to stay!
26 August 2013
This subtle twists and curls of this wedding hairstyle are simply beautiful! The beautiful style is a little more unique than your usual chignon or up-do, but still classic and elegant. Divine.
16 August 2013
Summer is rapidly approaching and the hottest colour for your locks this sunny season is BRONDE. Yep, bronde – a luxurious sun-kissed mix of brown and blonde. Bronde hair looks absolutely fabulous with a golden tan and bounces and shines with lifting pigments and depth. Flattering cool and warm skin tones, this colour is perfect for brides and can look healthier than platinum blonde.
We did a double-take yesterday morning when one of our girls arrived at the office, her usual dark brown locks were shimmering with bronze highlights. We demanded to know why she hadn't informed us that she was making the trip to the hairdressers (aren't we supposed to share these things??) - to which we were told that she had merely tried the latest colour bug by Kevin.Murphy; the Shimmer.Bug.
Oh, and she looked fabulous, just quietly.
Not brave enough to add highlights? Is your wedding day a big enough commitment? The Kevin.Murphy Shimmer.Bug is the latest version of the colour bug that gives instant bronze highlights without the commitment! The wipe-on, wash-out chalk in metallic hues is perfect to experiment and see exactly what your locks would like ‘bronde’ before you take the official plunge. Or, if you just feel like transforming yourself for the engagement party, hens night, wedding or just in general, then use the Shimmer.Bug to temporarily add highlights and give your lacklustre hair the lift it needs. Don’t like it? No worries, it simply washes out. Time to go bronde ladies!
7 August 2013
Luscious locks on your wedding day are absolutely undeniably indisputably a must-have. We’re not being dramatic…the memories of your special day will last a lifetime and there’s absolutely undeniably indisputably no room in that wedding album for a bad hair day! That being said, you can imagine our excitement when a box of hair-related goodies arrived at Brides Of Adelaide headquarters from the lovelies at TONI&GUY – everything a bride (or any person who is on the hunt for gorgeous hair) needs to nourish, cleanse and style.
We were so delighted to see shampoos and conditioners targeted at
different hair colours; everybody knows that blonde bombshell hair is in
a totally different ballpark to brilliant brunettes. A blondie and a
brunette from our office went home on a mission to try the new shampoos,
and let’s just say there’s a lot of hair swishing in the office today.
If only we had a fan (how does Miranda Kerr do it?).
Freshly cleansed and nourished, a bride then needs to create a fabulous ‘do that will last throughout the ceremony, photos and reception. We love, love, love the Glamour Collection; “FOR A KNOW-HOW-TO-PARTY, RETRO HOLLYWOOD, BIG CURLS AND BUBBLES IN YOUR GLASS STYLE.” We particularly recommend the TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Whip - a new product for 2013 that creates long-lasting (very necessary) volume, body and bounce with subtle definition for waves and layers. Create a hairstyle with some sexy oomph on your wedding day.
Finally, a bride should look polished, which is where the TONI&GUY Smoothing Lotion stands tall and proud – the lotion spreads evenly through hair for a conditioning sleek hold with the perfect amount of shine. Our graphic designer strutted through the doors with a very smug smile on her face this morning; her usual unruly mop of frizz (sorry girl) was controlled and smooth. To put it simply, we’re all feeling like goddesses today, which is why we’re absolutely undeniably indisputably raving about TONI&GUY products for your wedding day. Enjoy!
12 July 2013
Braids are one of the most versatile wedding hairstyles - from relaxed bohemian to sleek stylish updo's, they can be transformed into the utmost elegance or the coolest of casuals. They can be tailored to suit your individual style and can add gorgeous interest to your bridal 'do. French braids, crown braids, fish braids, waterfall braids...the possibilities are endless! We love a french or fish braid intertwined with flowers for a stunning boho bridal look or a sleek bun wrapped in a tight plait for a high-society vibe. We would love to see your take on bridal braids!
8 July 2013
Between Jordan Baker and Daisy Buchanan’s perfectly styled 1920’s waves in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby remake and Queen Cara Delevingne’s vintage locks at Jason Wu’s Spring 2013 runway show, we have gone ga-ga for flowing ultra-glamorous water waves.
The retro-throwback hairstyle possesses a sense of Hollywood allure, sophisticated, iconic and classic. There’s a number of ways they can be created, sleek and tight or soft and flowing, in interesting chiffon or loose and cascading. Our latest issue featured totally unique water wave styles unlike any you have seen before. Draw inspiration from the intricate styling and perfectly formed curls.
21 January 2013
Brides, the time is drawing nearer – our 2013 bumper edition of Brides of Adelaide goes on sale on January 30 and trust us, you are going to want to see what we have packed into our favourite issue yet!
With over 530+ pages of the finest wedding inspiration, we are delighted to offer you the very best our South Australian wedding industry has to offer, from the finest local wedding cakes to stunning jewellery and fabulous venues. In this issue we have brought international runway trends alive with our glamorous men and women’s editorial shoots, as well as a presentation of exquisite wedding dresses from South Australian designers. We were blown away by the quality of talent our state has produced, from designers who have been around for years to fresh new faces on the scene!
The same goes for our crème de la collection of photographers, showcased in our presentation of real South Australian weddings. This section allows you to draw inspiration from the unique styling created by real brides and grooms. We too have designed our own styling concepts, embracing the beauty of blossoms and this season’s favourite colour combination of yellow and taupe. We have included plenty of bomboniere, cakes, DIY and bouquet ideas just for you.
There is all of this and much, much more…you will read about the latest makeup, hair and fashion trends, discover the ‘Who’s Who’ of the Adelaide wedding industry and choose your ideal honeymoon location based on our professional Phil Hoffman travel tips.
Excited yet? We are! Can't wait till then? Pre-order your copy here and in the meantime, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @boamagazine for your daily dose of bridal inspiration!
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