2016 Real Weddings: Bridesmaids

After a bride picks her own wedding dress, she usually begins to think about the wedding party, and what the bridesmaids might look like, from head to toe. I had a great mix of looks in 2016 that I’m so happy to share with you today. Don’t miss my earlier round up of bouquets!

Photo: Kurstin Roe. Florals: Crimson & Clover in Baltimore. Jackie (the bride) went back and forth on whether her two redheaded matrons of honor should wear this coppery fabric or if they should also wear navy – I definitely think she made the right call! Props to these ladies for climbing Federal Hill in those fabulous shoes!


Photo: Paul Harrison. Florals: LynnVale. Amanda and her bridesmaids wait in the rectory of Saint Michael the Archangel before the wedding ceremony begins. Lace was big this year, and here you see it as an accent on stunning gray gowns.

Photo: Kurstin Roe. Florals: LynnVale Studios. While Priya (the bride) didn’t technically have bridesmaids, her sister and her cousin were an integral part of the wedding planning and wedding weekend events. They stepped up and truly were the wedding attendants. Plus how could I not include this awesome photo in my round up? The love, joy and excitement is palpable.

Photo: Matt Mendelsohn. Florals: LynnVale Studio. Brooke’s wedding was classic from top to bottom, including these fabulous black bridesmaid dresses.

Photo: Stephen Bobb. Florals: LynnVale Studios. Leslie (the bride) searched high and low to find these perfectly neutral yet totally glittery glam dresses for her besties!

Photo: Stephanie Dee. Florals: LynnVale Studios. A small wedding typically begets a small wedding party, and so it was for Lawren with just 65 guests at her wedding. But her two bridesmaids looked stunning in these coordinating burgundy lace cocktail dresses.

Photo: Susie & Becky. Florals: Holly Chapple Flowers. These bridesmaid dresses were a gorgeous glittery gold – perfect for this glam wedding at Hotel Monaco in Washington DC.


Photo: Carly Romeo. Florals: LynnVale Studios. These ladies were not both “bridesmaids” – one stood with Kate and the other stood with the groom, her brother! But they coordinated with these sage green frocks and I adore it. And I love a wedding party that isn’t totally gender based!

Photo: Taylor & Ben. Florals: B Floral Event Design. I love the bright colors in this wedding! Those teal bridesmaid dresses with the dark purple bouquets – so much fun!