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Blushing Bridal Beauty


Wedding season is upon us! We’ve kept our eye on bridal blogs and mags and found a few of our fave trends for 2016. 


Unexpected pops of colour


While we always love a classic, soft pink mani for a bride and her maids, this year we’re feeling a little unexpected touch of color on the nails. A fun colored gel mani let’s you show a little personality without going too wild. We’re really into variations on Pantone’s colors of the year, pastel and pretty with Rose Quartz or Serenity.


Shorty and knee-length dresses

Another trend for the modern bride is a short, knee-length or cocktail-style wedding dress. This look is great for babes that want to highlight their beautiful gams. Be sure to get a subtle OrganicTan glow to make sure your legs are ready to strut down the aisle and into the night. Check out this classy cocktail wedding dress below from local bridal boutique Pearl & Dot or similar styles from BHLDN. 

No makeup-makeup

We noticed this bare-faced beauty trend on the Spring and Fall 2016 fashion & bridals runways. The no makeup-makeup look is so modern and fresh. This trend doesn’t actually mean wearing no makeup – it just focuses on highlighting your natural beauty: dewy, flawless skin, a natural pinky lip, a subtle flush of blush, and light and fluttery lashes. The Vault’s makeup artists Alyssa and Megan can help you achieve the look and ensure you’re feeling confident to put your bare (looking) face forward on the big day. 


Loose locks

Similar to the no makeup-makeup trend, we’re into natural, undone hair. Opt-out of a stiff updo and work with your natural everyday texture and style. Long flowing locks? Let them free in a soft wave. Or, try a simple knot at the base of the neck with a few loose pieces around the face. The Vault’s hair squad can help you achieve any look, bring your Pinterest boards, celeb inspiration and they will work their magic!


Local love

Calgary has so many amazing local wedding resources to inspire your wedding vision! Check out some of our faves, including the gorgeous bridal boutique Pearl & Dot. Pearl & Dot let us play dress up and snap some photos in their stunning boutique space in downtown Calgary, it is a must-stop for any Calgary brides!

Pearl And Dot
Make My Day Flowers
Blush Magazine
The Bash
Calgary Bride Magazine