DIY Tousled Layered Ponytail

TousledPonytail If you’re looking for a more laid-back, yet sexy, hairstyle for your wedding, we love the idea of this tousled layered ponytail from Mimi & Taylor. We adored working with them to create a simple and elegant look for either you or your maids to pair with a casual, flowing gown like this Rick Owens dress that we featured during the Erich McVey Workshop. Keep reading for the full tutorial!

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Tousled Layered Ponytail

1. Divide hair into two parts (top half and bottom half).

2. Tie lower part into ponytail.

3. Loosen top portion of hair, select a smaller section on top and lightly twist using bobby pins to secure in back.

4. Take small sections of each side while overlapping in the back with bobby pins (a layer at a time), until all the hair has been overlapped above the ponytail.

5. Use a hair bungee band to tie both the excess-layered hair strands and pony tail together.

6. Conceal the hair band by wrapping a small section of the hair from ponytail.  Secure using bobby pins.

Tell us- would you rock a sexy, tousled look like this on your wedding or is this something you would want your bridesmaids to wear?

Photography: Erich McVey | Creative Direction and Styling: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Hair and Makeup: Mimi and Taylor 

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08.05.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Rick Owens Aurora Gown

Sometimes the most beautiful wedding gowns are not wedding dresses at all. We absolutely adore the movement, color, and shape of this original gown, and our model looked great in it with stunning hair from Mimi and Taylor at the Erich McVey Workshop. We would love to see this dress for bridesmaids as well, and we’re sure they’d love it too!

Come back tomorrow for the full tutorial on how to create an edgy, elegant, and laid-back hairstyle to pair with a stunning dress like this!

Photography: Erich McVey | Styling: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Gown: Rick Owens

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08.04.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Dinner for Two

One of the best things about a new marriage is coming home to the person you love every day. You walk through the door, and there they are, waiting for you in your new home together- ready to make memories! One of our favorite things in the entire world is cooking dinner, and you’ll never want to leave the kitchen once you’ve received all of your amazing new cookware from your Zola Registry! Find everything you need and could ever want in one place- like pots, wine glasses, water glasses, flatware, servingware, and so much more

Now, get spicy, and get cookin!

Creative and Art Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Ali Harper | Styling: Ginny Branch and Ginny Au| Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick

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08.01.14 / Featured

Elegant Outdoor Italian Boudoir Session

Can you imagine how thrilled your new husband would be to receive some boudoir shots of you right before your wedding?  And what if yours were taken abroad before your destination wedding like these stunning shots from Laura Murray Photography and Jessica of Fine & Fleurie?! These are so fun, and you’ll be able to look back over these special shots for years to come!

From Jessica:

This shoot took place in the incredible cliff side city of Polignano a Mare, in the South of Italy. We drew our inspiration for this project from the spirit of this artful and charming city: the pastel colors of the sun-washed buildings, the architecture where old and new overlap and create an aesthetic that is decidedly classic and surprisingly modern at the same time. For our boudoir shoot we chose a retro-style lingerie set from handmade designer Ohhh Lulu which paired perfectly with a hand-crafted hair vine that is a modern take on a classic Roman laurel wreath and the pretty turquoise accents found in the cityscape. Laura and I love boudoir and firmly believe it’s something every bride should consider and in this we wanted to show a unique and playful approach to boudoir.

Photography: Laura Murray Photography  | Styling & Accessories: Jessica Gallo of Fine & Fleurie  | Local Coordination & Logistics: Anna Calzolaio | Model: Alessia Vaccaro (Indiaarie@hotmail.it) | Lingerie Set: Ohhh Lulu | Film Lab: Mammum | Hair: Marilena Panarelli U | Make-up: Simona D’agrosa (Felicia.g.doyle@gmail.com)

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07.31.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas