Sure, long, taffeta-lined trains and heavily beaded bodices are a beautiful look for a fall or winter wedding. But, when it comes to summer affairs, no one wants to be a big, sweaty mess walking down the aisle. Which is precisely why it pays to go shorter, lighter, and sweeter. This beautiful bride (shot by super talented Australian photographer Samm Blake) is a perfect example—paired with spunky, colorful heels and swept-back pony, her strapless BCBG Max Azria cocktail frock combines artful details and a formalizing black sash to create an ensemble that definitely says bridal without her having to overheat. See how to copy her look after the jump!
This bride absolutely radiates easy-going beauty, right? Her husband's pop of orange looks great against her bouquet, and we love how each outfit lets the couples' youthful, care-free personalities shine through. For more photos—plus a peek at the equally cool kelly green goddess gown she wore for her reception—head to Samm Blake's blog. Want to try this look for yourself? Here's two options:
Milly Alison cotton-blend lace dress, $375 | River Island Pave Ball Studs (sold in multi-pack), $12.55 | Rachel Roy Elvern Pump, $99
Juicy Couture silk-trimed cotton-lace dress, $300 | Wet Seal Filigree Flower Earring, $5 | Banana Republic freshwater pearl choker, $98 | Rachel Roy Elsy pump, $89