Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress(es) is tricky for several reasons. Whether you're planning an extravagant party or an intimate wedding day, you have a loose idea of the aesthetic you're going for and the basic color palette you want to flow through your party. That being said - you also don't want to feel like you're forcing a dress on your friends regardless of price or style, that they may not be totally on board with. There are a few different approaches to take when it comes to this decision but it's always a good idea to keep an open dialogue with your girls to see what dress styles they're comfortable wearing (every BODY is so different and we need to respect that) and what budget they're working with. Being open and honest about these two things up front will lead to less stress and drama in the long run, I promise! 

Here's some inspiration for dresses that are all identical, similar, and totally different!

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Matching Solid Color Dresses

These five gals all sported the same exact Vera Wang dress in the same color. It may not be too obvious from this image but everyone varied in height and body type. 

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Matching Patterned Dresses

More summertime matching inspiration - here are five bridesbabes wearing floral BHLDN gowns! Super flowy and flattering for everyone, these dresses will for sure get worn well past the wedding day.

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Mismatched Dresses + Colors

These are all different dresses from Lulu's varying in fabric, style, and color! As you can see, given the fluidity of the florals and the overall neutral tones, they all complement each other in a lovely way.

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Matching Colors + Mismatched Styles

A very popular trend among designers is to offer varying styles of bridesmaids dresses with the same fabric. Since what is flattering for one girl may not be flattering for the next, this is a great way to make sure everyone is as comfortable with their dress as possible!


Some rad places to shop for bridesmaid dresses include BHLDN, Nordstrom, JCrew, Lulu's, ASOS, and Modcloth

If you have a favorite store or bridesmaid dress inspiration, leave a comment below!

 
 

Favorite Wedding Venues

Your venue sets the tone for your entire wedding day - so make sure it's one that you and your partner connect with and feel would work for your personalities and your vision! Our favorite venues are not here just for aesthetics, we only recommend venues where we've had a good experience with the staff and logistics. Our list is always growing and we try to keep it diverse to accommodate different wedding styles from large parties to intimate gatherings. 

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Issaquah, WA

This rustic tree farm is gorgeous year-round for both indoor and outdoor weddings.

Great getting ready spaces for both parties, large property for portraits, beautiful indoor space if weather doesn't permit outdoor events.

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Lake Quinault Lodge

Olympic National Forest. Quinault, WA

One of our favorite venues - this one deep in the Olympic National Forest and is the perfect getaway for couples who love being in nature. This venue allows for portraits in the forest, on the lake, and inside this historic lodge.

If a lot of your guests are out of town, this is a great venue for guests to stay in and partake in your wedding at the same time. Bonus points: it's dog friendly.

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The Edgewater House

Olalla, WA

This remote beachfront venue is perfect for an outdoor wedding with a view.

The house has large, beautiful rooms for both parties to get ready in and provides a great atmosphere for guests and photos.

Cedar Springs

Port Orchard, WA

A secluded and charming venue for outdoor weddings. 

If being surrounded in all the best greenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer is your cup of tea, this is your venue. Massive trees, beautiful landscapting, a lake to say your vows in the middle of - Cedar Springs is a dream come true. 

Golf Club at Newcastle

Newcastle, WA

A classy and timeless golf club to host your ceremony and reception with spectacular views of Seattle.

This venue has a gorgeous property for both indoor and outdoors weddings. Newcastle is a diverse venue for both big and small parties and is perfect year-round. 

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Lake Union Cafe

Seattle, WA

The perfect venue for channeling those Great Gatsby vibes or planning an indoor soirée.

Great getting ready spaces for both parties, a unique layout for ceremony and reception that allows for a glamorous all indoor wedding, especially important for weddings in the cold/rainy season.

The Kelley Farm

Bonney Lake, WA

A historic, charming venue just south of Seattle. There is a perfect getting ready house, a large property and beautiful views for portraits, great patio for outdoor dancing.


We'll add on as we keep photographing in new spaces. Make sure to follow along on Pinterest for more wedding inspiration!