vintage wedding

Guest contributor (and celeb hair stylist) Sarah Potempa is back with another bridal hair how-to, this time in a vintage glam theme.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Step 1. Create your clean, deep side part, while smoothing out any fine hairs that may pop up, with your comb. TIP: For more volume, apply smoothing gel directly to brush. Using a blow dryer and a brush, pull hair through brush in upward motion. 

Step 2. Take the Beachwaver Styling Iron and begin to curl in a roller-set style. Set each curl with a clip.

Step 3. After the sections are complete and cooled, take hair down.

Step 4. Spray a light movable hairspray directly onto brush. Begin to brush out curls using a smooth, downward motion. For lasting results, pin hair with a large silver clip in each crease of the wave. Remove all clips and spray one final time.

For the reception, you can change it up by teasing the hair from mid-strand to ends to create fullness and volume. For an extra-glam step, gather hair to one side and create a thick braid. Add a fun, vintage hair accessory—even a necklace will work.

Check out the must-have hair tools that created this look, and then try it at home for yourself!

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Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa is always coming up with new creations for her clients to rock on the red carpet. (Fun job, right?!) Here, she shares a how-to for one of her favorite glamorous styles—with a bridal twist.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Step 1. Create a 2-inch middle part and section out hair at the crown. Tease at the root.

Step 2. Brush the top section of hair into a half up and secure with a ponytail holder.

Step 3. Take The Wrap Up, pull hair through, pinch closed and roll to one side (think of a French twist). Bend the bottom end up and the top end down. Secure with bobby pins at the crease.

Step 4. Using the Beachwaver Styling Iron, take large sections of hair and curl toward the end of the piece.

Step 5. Gather the remaining bottom portion of hair into a ponytail. Tease a little from middle to end. Secure with a small, plastic elastic at the tip.

For the reception, take down the ponytail portion of the style and let bottom half loose. Or you can create a second bun by gathering hair to one side and rolling into another Wrap Up.

Check out the must-have hair tools that created this look and then try it at home for yourself!

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We’re featuring a new Adrianna Papell bridesmaid dress again this week, because—we admit it—we’re obsessed with the idea of a glamorous wedding party in these long gowns!

The beaded pattern on this dress is simply stunning, as is the super-soft pastel shade called ‘Mist.’ We think it works best with silver accessories, like thin Nadri bracelets and a single-strap sandal. Add a ribbon-and-gemstone head wrap for a bit of Great Gatsby flair!

Adrianna Papell Beaded Bridesmaid Dress | Nina ‘Cece’ Head Wrap | Nadri Crystal Bangle | Pelle Moda ‘Kacey’ Sandal

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Winter is relentless, and we’re still bundling up by the fire in our cashmere sweaters, basking in the glow of another holiday season full of engagements and winter weddings. But that won’t stop us from California Dreamin’ of palm trees, peonies and piña coladas! So wax your surfboards, hop in your Ford woodies and join us for a “beachy keen” tropical love story.

Pair peaches and corals with ocean blues and greens for a charming, vintage beach feel on your wedding day. Add a floral clutch and a mint-green layered necklace to your bridal look, and you’re ready to say, “I do!”

Want this look? Check out some of our favorite picks from the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom:

Pictured: Taylor Dresses Tonal Stripe Dress | Rachel Layered Statement Necklace | Erdem ‘Jane’ Gown
Tasha Clutch | Ralph Lauren Headband | Sondra Roberts Clutch
Christian Siriano Gown in select Wedding Suites | Nina ‘Begonia’ Earrings | Trina Turk ‘Fiji Flower’ Bikini

XO,
Mandy and the Lover.ly Team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly

Photo by: Meg Smith Photography on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: Cappy Hotchkiss on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: Ruby Yeo Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly  | Photo from: Thunderbirds 55-57 on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by Martha Stewart Weddings on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly | Photo by: White Loft Studio on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: Tinywater on The Brides Cafe via Lover.ly | Photo by: Katrina Louise on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: 927 Photography on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly | Photo by: Meg Smith Photography on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: 927 Photography on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly

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