Childhood classmates turned high school sweethearts, Jacque and Kevin said their “I do’s” on a gorgeous August day at their Mayowood Stone Barn wedding. Their rustic chic affair was nothing shy of amazing and the mint colored bridesmaid dresses beautifully complemented the soft, natural colors of the venue. Surrounded by friends and family, the social couple wanted a day filled with fabulous food, great music, and lots of fun dancing. In the end, their rustic barn wedding was an absolute dream come true.
Q. Why did you choose Kennedy Blue for your girls?
A. We loved the Kennedy blue dresses the moment the girls tried them on. They were flattering on all of my bridesmaids, and the girls said that they were super comfortable. I loved the mint colored bridesmaid dresses and also loved that it was a little different from most of mints that I had seen. The girls felt like beautiful goddesses, and the long, flowy dresses fit right in with the style of my rustic chic wedding.
Q. Describe your "couple's style".
A. Kevin and I have a very “easy” relationship. It sounds pretty cliché’, but he is my best bud and there is never a time when I don’t want him around. We are both very easy going, and neither of us like conflict. Of course we are nowhere near perfect, but our personalities sync very well.
Q. What advice would you give to other brides?
A. I am going to give advice that I definitely did not follow: Keep it simple and follow your gut. While planning, all decisions seem difficult. Try not to over think them. Try to make decisions right away rather than putting them off and stressing. It is easier said than done, but you will be happier when everything is set in stone.
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Styling your besties in mismatched bridesmaid dresses has been a huge trend for the past few years. And as popular as it still is, we’re slowly starting to see brides revert to having all of their girls dressed in the same style. So how do you decide what’s best for your own wedding? Here are some points to get you thinking about whether you should go the route of mismatched bridesmaid dresses or styling your girls in all the same look.
Romantic, elegant, and totally on-trend; we’re currently obsessing over Bordeaux bridesmaid dresses! Inspired by Marsala, Pantone’s 2016 color of the year, our newest color was created out of the need for a deep red with a romantic pink undertone. Literally, you guys, this color is everything we’ve ever dreamt of! Flattering on literally every skin tone, we think this is a color that your bridesmaids are easily going to fall in love with!
In my opinion, choosing your wedding colors is one of the hardest wedding decisions you’ll have to make. If you’re anything like me, you’re indecisive, overwhelmed by the amount of gorgeous color options, and your color preferences change on a weekly basis. How’s a girl to choose!?
Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
Waist size: While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.
Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Choosing your correct size
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.