The cool-factor of boho weddings is fading fast. Gone are the days of Coachella-inspired flower crowns, ill-fitting slip dresses, and weddings without polish. But, the modern brides’ desire to wed on an island, in tropical climates, and barefoot in the sand is going nowhere–trust us.
Effortlessness, irreverence, and a laissez-faire attitude towards dressing is never out of style–especially for the aisle. And on the shores and cliffs of Turks & Caicos, nestled in the coves and private shores of AMANYARA–where you'll want to find yourself on the island–BAZAAR Bride is reconsidering what it means to wed seaside. Consider coverage, sheer looks that are more subtle than sexy, and very plunging necklines.
Choose gossamer tulles, see-through laces and illusion textures that hint at your beach-worthy body beneath–but keep it classy. Keep your backdrop in mind; embroideries with organic, natural motifs feel at home on the shore.
Rethink standard bridal shapes when dressing for hot, hot, heat. Shift dresses feel cool and current–especially in warm weather.
MAD for MONOCHROME
Corsetry, full-skirting, drapery, and a dramatic train still feel effortless when they share the color palette of their setting.
Strapless has become standard–and we're not quite sure why. Off-shoulder is undeniably more modern, and offers far more visual interest. Plus, details like flamenco-style ruffles and soft pleating feel just as tropical as they do ethereal.
Death to overly-coiffed bridal hair and heavy-handed wedding makeup. When you wed in the tropics, give in to your hair's natural, salt-kissed texture, and use color where it counts. Soft hues on your eyes and lips will pop against dewy, just-bronzed skin.
ON the EDGE
You're not a basic bride–go bold and opt for daring details. Finish the look with organic adornments, like pearls and old mine stones, that nod to pirate-level treasures.
CAUTION to the WIND
Who said every bride has to wear a dress? You came to the beach for a reason. Stick to a wow-factor suit–but make it bridal.
Sparkle & SHINE
It may seem too glamorous, but you can wear all-over beading on the beach. Choose semi-sheer sheaths with scattered embroidery rather than anything too fitted or densely encrusted.
Hand-pleating, soft draping, and romanesque necklines are the objects of myths for good reason–they're elegant, effortless, ethereal, and foolproof for beach nuptials.
Don't give up on full coverage fashion simply because you're on the shore. Dazzle on the rocks in Illusion laces, especially those that come with sea creature-like draping in tow.
TAKE the PLUNGE
Deep V-necklines open up fuller dress shapes and make even the most ornate styles feel effortless.
Just like beadwork, head-to-toe sequins–and smoky shades of tulle–look their best in natural light. Time your ceremony and cocktails when the light is at its best, golden hour, to make sure you twinkle, rather than reflect the light.
Beach weddings don't require slim shapes, all-white, or soft color. Dare to be bold–take risks.