Pretty in Pink

Blush Is Made For More Than Just Rosy Cheeks

Photography: Dave Uhrin and Mike Merker Model: Chelsea Sherman

Ever since little girls adorned their hair with flowers from the garden and pretended to tie the knot in backyard ceremonies, there has been an obsession with the color pink. So why forsake it now? Subtle, sentimental and positively romantic, the shade of blush is perfect for adding a touch of nostalgia and enchantment to your wedding. Here are some simple ways to accentuate the shade on your day.

Perhaps you’re looking for just a subtle hint of color.  You can’t go wrong with these sophisticated studs that will draw attention to your lobes without taking away from your overall striking appearance. Blush stud earrings with diamond halo from Haute Bride, $96. Available at Pure English, La Promenade Shoppes, Virginia Beach.

Bridesmaids are in charge of keeping up with some of the most essential items you may need during the day, including aspirin, extra bobby pins, safety pins and lipstick in case you need touchups when taking photos. This clutch will not only hold all the necessities of the day; the color perfectly complements their dresses. Flower clutch in blush pink by Sophia, $70.  Available at esmé, Hilltop North, Virginia Beach.

Bridesmaid Dresses
Just as you’ve dreamed of this day for many years, your bridesmaids have also envisioned walking down the aisle in a splendid shade. Delicate blush looks lovely on any skin tone, and with these two flirty styles, your ladies can actually wear these dresses again.

Lace and marquis satin in almond rose by Jasmine, $165. Available at Maya Couture, Norfolk.
Rose Chantilly lace sheath bridesmaid dress, one-shoulder neckline with ruffle detail and a natural waist by Jim Hjelm Occasions, $260. Available at Pure English, La Promenade Shoppes. (Shown at top of page)

Whether you choose to strut down the aisle in a full-on blush gown or you simply want to add a few pink accents to your look, it’s important to choose the right accessories. You’ll fall in love with this bracelet featuring delicate cushion cut Swarovski rhinestone brooches with white opal and golden shadow accent colors set on rose gold plating, $410. Available at Pure English, La Promenade Shoppes, Virginia Beach.

Take the blush trend beyond your wedding day and into your honeymoon with these feminine and ultra sexy undergarments.
Eberjey Anouk Boythong in nude, $36. Eberjey Anouk underwire bra in nude, $54.
All available at esmé, Hilltop North, Virginia Beach.

Eye Shadow
Who says blush is only for your cheeks? Enhance your eyelids with these soft, complementing shadows, expertly coordinated by François Nars. Worn together or alone, these shades are richly pigmented and can be applied sheer or built up for a more dramatic effect. Used wet, these shadows also double as eyeliners. Sugarland glimmering apricot/lavender pink with golden sheen duo eye shadow by NARS, $34. Available at Sephora. Top with Fairy Princess Glitter Eye Shadow, $8. Available at Ulta.

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