Bridesmaid Style

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been at this for 4 years now (officially 4 years in August, CRAZY!)… I have actually been able to see TRENDS happening! Actually, I feel like the WHOLE industry has changed DRAMATICALLY in the last 5 years… am I the only one that feels that way? When I first began shooting, there were trends and DIY weddings but it was NOTHING like today’s wedding scene! Brides are totally doing their own thing and that’s especially obvious when it comes to how they style their bridesmaid’s attire! I remember being a bride and walking into one store and thinking “Welp I guess I have to find something here”.

I wasn’t adventurous at ALL! There are so many great trends out there right now that allow brides to have some flexibility with their bridal party’s “look”. I love this because who ever said that bridal parties have to look ONE WAY?! No one! It’s your wedding, it can look however you want it to! Colors, cuts, styles, brands…. there are so many options!! I was the type of bride that thought that I HAD to order bridesmaid dresses from a bridal shop… ummm, that’s not the case anymore! Sure, the service is probably better (in some cases) since they are used to sizing and fitting…. but there ARE other options out there! Take a look at some of these styles I seen this seasons! My brides have such great taste!!


JCrew is a great option for Bridesmaid’s dresses! This is “Dusty Shale” in all different styles!

Big bows are everywhere!! And who says you need to have matching shoes?!

These gals don’t even have matching dresses but it worked for this wedding theme and they got to pick what they liked!

Different styles… same shoes. Can’t go wrong with cowboy boots!

Add a POP of color at the bottom!

NAVY is so popular and I love it because it photographs so well!!!

Mod cloth is an awesome online resource for dresses!

Bows and sashes!!

Love these Lula Kate dresses!!

Statements can be made through jewelry too! LOVE this! (obviously)

Mirror the bride’s dress style!! Clare is the cutest! 

xoxo, Katelyn
8 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    What neat ideas! By the way, I’m loving all these early blog posts!

  2. Melissa Kate reply

    These weddings are all gorgeous! I have no idea how I’m going to make a decision once I get married!

  3. Sabrina reply

    Even though I only got married last fall (not even a full year!), I wish I’d been a tad more adventurous and stepped out of the bridal shop. My girls picked their style (of the same color) and chose their own shoes (of the same color), but I wish I had let them pick their own dresses elsewhere! Or maybe even gone with different colors! I’ve had brides do that and I love how it looks :-)

  4. Sabrina reply

    PS – like Melissa said, these are all gorgeous images and they were beautiful weddings!! :-)

  5. Megan reply

    Amen on the “Navy photographs so well comment!” I love it :)

  6. Patricia Carlisle reply

    This literally came at the perfect time yesterday! I have been thinking about my color and my bridesmaid’s dresses non stop! Great post!!

  7. erin reply

    okay… GORGEOUS SHOTS and i love all of these statements! i will totally be doing something adventurous when i get married!

  8. Megan reply

    Do you know where the purple bridesmaid dresses are from? I am having a hard time finding the right purple for my bridesmaids and this may be it! Thanks!

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