6 Ways to Style an Outside-The-Box Wedding


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Getting married with a twist? If you want to stand out and avoid clichés, try on these tips for styling an outside-the-box look for your wedding.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Colored Dress

A white dress has been the traditional bridal staple for well over a hundred years. Mix it up by choosing something different! More and more wedding gown designers are playing with non-white/ivory hues, including light blue, blush pink, lavender, floral prints, gold, or even black!


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Unique Headpiece

Brides usually show up with garlands, veils, and flower combs on their wedding day. Instead, choose something unique that you would wear to a dressy party or on New Year’s Eve. Opal pins, wired crystal vines, and metallic halos can really jazz up your style.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Casual Accent Piece

Spice up your look with a casual accent. A bold jacket, stand-out shoes, or patterned scarf will do the trick. Especially if you’re wearing a white dress, this will give your outfit personality—so you can feel like yourself on the big day.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Wearable Jewelry

Most weddings call for formal bling—think pearls and rhinestones. Create a modern look by choosing jewelry you would actually, honestly wear again. Feature your birthstone or something special that you already own!


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Minimal Reception Décor

Skip the linens, china plates, and abundant flowers. Take advantage of the natural appearance of your venue; the less you have to dress up the space, the better! Get crafty and DIY personalized touches with custom calligraphy, paper flowers, and upcycled centerpieces.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Exotic Getaway

Many couples drive off in their car or limo with cans tied to the back or a sign that says “Just Married.” For something different, try riding away on bikes, motorcycles, or horses. Take a cable car or boat. Better yet, lead a band of revelers in a parade! Point is, feel free to get creative.

How are you personalizing your out-of-the-ordinary wedding? Let us know!

Follow Vendors on Instagram For More Inspiration:

Product styling – @pippaandfig

Photography – @jessicacooperphotography

Gowns – @sweetcarolinestyles

Hair – @bellesandgrooms

Makeup –  @occasionsbydiana

Gorgeous in Gold: Spotlight on Style 6482


Dreaming of a golden wedding? If you’re celebrating with warm colors and elegant details when you say “I do,” look no further than style 6482. Jessica Cooper Photography and Sweet Caroline Styles bring us this rustic styled shoot that shows just how much fun a wedding can be!


Let yourself shine and enjoy your day to the fullest. Worn with loose curls, 6482 adds irresistible sparkle to a romantic hairstyle. Luxurious gold leaves and glamorous rhinestone accents beautifully complement any wedding theme—whether you’re getting married indoors in a dance hall or outside in a meadow.


You can wear this design with a pretty lace gown, an ethereal fairy-tale dress, or a vintage-inspired outfit—the choice is yours! Gold hair bling looks lovely with a traditional gown, but is also stunning with non-white dresses in trendy hues such as blush, light blue, or champagne.


Every wedding is unique. Create a bridal wardrobe that is perfect for you!

Sweet Caroline Styles

Jessica Cooper Photography

Fall Bridal Market Recap


We showed at the Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and New York bridal markets. We enjoyed seeing all of our stores and hearing positive responses to the Fall 2015 collection. Our gorgeous accessories complement many popular Allure, Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, Monique Lhuillier, Samuelle Couture, and Truvelle gowns. Have you matched our accessories with other designer dresses?


For Spring 2016, we are carrying over trends like floral crowns and accessories in champagne and blush. We also have new items such as shoulder jewelry, opal headpieces, and veils with metallic lace! Swarovski crystals, intricate embroidery, and extra-soft tulle are making an appearance.


Our romantic gold and silver lace cathedral veils beautifully complement the woodsy, rustic-chic vibe that is so popular this season.

Untitled-1For more dramatic brides, our pretty-as-a-princess opal and rhinestone jewelry complete an effect of fairy-tale elegance.


Our variety of belts range from simple & delicate to bold and beautiful.


Looking for shoulder jewelry? Set your heart on these lovely styles incorporating vintage designs, draping crystals, lustrous pearls, and oh-so-much sparkle!


Tell us, which look is your favorite? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook for more fashion-forward updates and sneak peeks of this season’s lovely styles!

Want to see more? Check our website in December for the full Spring 2016 Collection gallery.

Bouquet & Boutonniere Beauty

We’re happy to celebrate the first day of spring with some pretty eye-candy for all you spring and summer brides. Check out our Beautiful Blooms and Style My Groom Pinterest boards for even more inspiration. Enjoy!

Blush Romance

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For heart-fluttering, feminine, and gorgeously simple bouquets, check out these lush beauties. Light pink peonies or roses go hand in hand with blush gowns and romantic accessories. Mix them with white flowers or go monochromatic to express a theme of total love.

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Headpieces: 6435, 6525, 6535
My Bridal Style—Romantic
Cathedral Veils

White Elegance

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There’s something timelessly elegant about white blooms. Whether you’re celebrating a black or white tie affair with chic roses or a lighthearted ceremony with sweet baby’s breath, this gorgeous color scheme says “wedding” with panache. This is a perfect choice if you want to enjoy floral beauty without an overabundance of distracting colors or patterns.

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Headpieces: 6533, 6555, 6483
My Bridal Style: Classic
Lace Veils

Pretty in Pastel

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Blooms in pastel hues create a dreamy accent to complement your bridal gown. Collect spring flowers in light peach, misty blue, soft lavender, and mint green for a beautiful palette. Mix your favorites in a meaningful bouquet that will coordinate with your groom’s attire or bridesmaids’ gowns.

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Headpieces: 6531, 6405, 6460
My Bridal Style: Romantic
Classic Veils

Color Pop

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If you’ve got flair, coordinate a dramatic bouquet bursting with color. This is an easy, beautiful way to infuse some fun into the big day! Go with seasonal shades or weave in your favorite colors for a look that is totally you. Daisies, sunflowers, and other bold flowers look great in summer weddings.

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Headpieces: 6450, 6420, 6362
My Bridal Style: Glamorous
Beaded Veils

Which look is your favorite? Let us know!