We’ve had so much fun putting this post together!
So last week we took a look at some of our favourite collections from Bridal Fashion Week – we couldn’t cram them all in, so there’s still more to feature in the coming weeks!
And today, we thought we’d treat you guys to the biggest hair and make-up trends we spotted among all the dreamy lace, silk and chiffon.
Some of them are not for the faint of heart (ahem, fairy lights in the your updo!) while others are utterly adaptable off the runway and on to the real life aisle.
From soft rouge to chic buns, if these trends are anything to go by, we’re looking at one gorgeous year of 2015 brides!
1. Baby’s Breath Bride
As seen at: Marchesa, Elizabeth Stuart.
We’ve had big blooms in your hair for a while now, but for 2015, it’s time for the pretty little ones.
From dainty daisy crowns and tiny wildflowers dotted through your halo braid, to Marchesa’s baby’s breath plaits, this is an easy trend to carry off, and a cool new twist on the much-loved fresh flower hairstyle.
2. Origami Hair Accessories
As seen at: Carolina Herrera, Galia Lahav, YolanCris.
This trend is a little more daring than others, but still totally achievable for any fashion forward bride.
Origami accessories look gorgeous with romantic textured dresses as well as simple structured gowns. Look to local milliners for something bespoke, that works with the shape of your face, and style of your dress.
3. Contouring With Colour
As seen at: Ines Di Santo, Theia, Claire Pettibone, Naeem Khan.
Unless you’ve been living under a wifi-free rock over the past year or so, you’ll know that contouring is probably the biggest make-up trend in a decade, working wonders at sculpting faces and highlighting your best assets.
While it has, up to now, been centred around dark and light with bronzed and highlighting tones, 2015 brides will see some added colour to the contouring palette. It doesn’t have to be extreme though, add soft peaches and warm pinks to your wedding day make-up for a look that’s still a little chiselled, but bright and natural too.
4. Softly Stiff
As seen at: Monique Lhuillier, Elizabeth Stuart, Stone Fox Bride, Oscar De La Renta, Pamela Roland, Pronovias.
This might be a classic, but the low bun has taken a step back in recent years among undone updos, soft chignons, and boho waves.
While this can be a severe look, with a sleek centre parting and a neat bun at the back, paired with ruffled ballgown or jewelled headband, and it could be hopelessly romantic too.
5. Just Bitten
As seen at: Reem Acra, Johanna Johnson, Sareh Nouri, Marchesa, Claire Pettibone, Delphine Manivet.
One of the prettiest, and most accessible make-up trends for 2015 is the just-bitten, English rose lip.
Whether you pair this with a smokey eye or a natural face, we think this not-quite-pink/not-quite-red hue is the new nude for next year’s brides.
6. Plaits A’Plenty
As seen at: Sareh Nouri, Della Giovanna, Elizabeth Stuart, Theia, Galia Lahav, Claire Pettibone, Temperley.
It’s probably easier to list the collections that didn’t feature plaits and braids than the ones that did!
Halo braids, French plaits, undercut braids, braided buns, and fishtail plaits; however you want to wear them, this is one long-lasting tresses trend that’s not going anywhere in 2015.
7. Black and Burgundy
As seen at: Johanna Johnson, Galia Lahav, Stone Fox Bride.
This is a stunning look for Halloween brides, or perhaps a chic Christmas wedding.
While Johanna Johnson’s 1920s catwalk make-up was quite severe, with almost black lip liner and dramatic dark eyes, we think these tones could work really beautifully on a real bride. Opt for a rich burgundy lipstick, and a softer smokey eye for a look that’s less harsh, but just as sexy and statement.
8. Crowning Glory
As seen at: Ivy & Aster, Reem Acra, Maggie Sottero, Stone Fox Bride.
We’ve told you guys before about how we love the trend for queen bee brides, so we were so excited to spot a few crowns on the catwalks at Bridal Fashion Week.
From small tiaras, à la Reem Acra, to gorgeous gilded accessories from Ivy & Aster, and while these might not make it as real bride staples, we do think they’d be beautiful as fun photo session accessory. And if all else fails, the ever-awesome flower crown isn’t going anywhere!
9. Metallic Peepers
As seen at: Claire Pettibone, Ines Di Santo, Yolan Cris.
As the fashion and beauty worlds continue to obsess over all things 90s, it was only a matter of time before the trend for metallic eye-shadow reared its head again.
While we’re not encouraging anyone to opt for blue glittery shadow on their wedding day, opting for a soft silver shimmer or metallic bronze liner will be a chic way to toast the trend for 2015 brides.
10. Light The Way
As seen at: Reem Acra.
Okay, so I guess this isn’t quite a trend, more of an obsession on our part, but ever since we clapped eyes on these lights at Reem Acra’s Fall 2015 Collection, we haven’t been able to get them out of our heads.
Will it take off? Should it take off? We’re torn. But either way, we’re swooning over these floral, fairy light adornments.
So tell us, what’s your favourite 2015 beauty trend? Would you try any of these for your big day?