All this rain is causing me to go mad! I’m entering uncharted territory and discussing the sensitive topic of wedding day facial hair. Weather you know it or not, we are smack dab in the middle of the “lumbersexual” era. That was a weird word to type! Sort of an urban mountain man or a hipster with a perfectly groomed overgrown beard! Now, I have to admit that I am a little biased on this subject because my husband has quite the beard and while I was not impressed for a long time, it is starting to grow on me and I prefer it now! Facial hair has always been a no-no with brides as an option for their grooms to sport on wedding day. Well, lucky for those grooms that refuse to lose the manly beard, they don’t have to anymore!
Is facial hair appropriate for the wedding day especially bushy beards and mustaches? I say absolutely!! And I don’t say yes because I think that it is hot hot hot! I am a firm believer in letting your man be himself on your wedding day. It is no different than the advice that we give brides to look your best normal self as possible on wedding day. Meaning, if you usually wear your hair down, don’t opt for a tight updo. Rather, go for a full, wavy curl with maybe a beautiful hair clip or flower. Same goes for your groom. If he has had a beard or light facial hair since you have been dating, don’t make him shave his face bald for the big day. If I have learned anything in my eight years of marriage, it is that my husband’s personal style and facial hair is his manhood and the only thing he has full control over!
So, to beard or not to beard? That is the question…
Capes and capelets are my new favorite wedding accessory! Whether you want to cover up and keep warm or want an alternative to a traditional wedding veil a cape or capelet may be the perfect accessory for your wedding look!
You can find the perfect capelet for any dress. Capes are made out of lace, satin or fur and can be long or short.
For a more dramatic look choose a long capelet. Long capes give more coverage during a ceremony and can be taken off easily afterwards for a different look.
Add a little color and bling with a short capelet like this one! So chic!