Style September: Timeless Wedding

Let's talk about creating a "timeless" wedding. Don't feel bad, everyone has seen photos of a relative's wedding and shuddered. Of course, the love captured is timeless beauty, but the style - not so much. So how do you make sure that you don't look back on your photos 20 years from now and feel the same way? 

I'm sorry to tell you that there is no way to guarantee that you won't feel this way. One of the main reasons isn't even in our control: technology. Think about the quality of your relatives' photos. The quality of photography will advance over time, making your wedding photos appear outdated. Unfortunately, there is nothing that you can do to change that. However, you can still take steps towards loving your wedding for life. The answer lies in finding your true style. 

For a long time in planning my own wedding, I was concerned about picking things that I thought would stand the test of time - nothing to big or out there. But in doing so, I was risking not really loving my wedding style. I was picking things because I thought they would look good in 20 years, not because I loved them. Loving your wedding style is the true key to an amazing wedding you will always look back upon with fondness. Who cares if sideswept hair is a trend of 2014, if you absolutely love it, then that is what you should do. Conversely however, if you aren't sure if you love it because it is a trend, then you should refer back to your wedding board to see if you have stalked the look over time.  As I spoke about last week, it's important to give yourself some time to find what you truly love. Trends find a funny way of making it into our hearts. The more you see a particular style or color, the more it grows on you. When a color trend comes out, there are so many beautiful photos of that color everywhere you look, that it's hard not to fall in love. So start saving those photos to find what you love over time; the things that are persistent. When you've created your wedding style, you will love your wedding even if the photos seem to age over time.

Photography: www.emilyalyssa.com

Photography: www.emilyalyssa.com