Ashley Griffin

How to slay a Beach Wedding

Ashley Griffin
How to slay a Beach Wedding
Photos: @photosbylakeela Makeup: @officialjaimesweeney Stylist: @msvanessagrace  Models: @1mermaidbabe, @chyrosemorgan, @bmoneyoakland, @msvanessagrace Text: Melissa Borrego 
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What’s summer without going to the beach? What could be more beautiful than watching two lovers saying “I do” under the sun?

That being said, all beach weddings can vary vastly. They can be formal or completely causal, leaving you with the everlasting question of “What should I wear to this thing?”

Beach weddings can be a bit tricky! It’s hot, humid, and you wish you could just show up in a bathing suit and sunglasses, but that would totally tick the bride off. So to avoid that, knowledge will be power to tackle getting ready for the event.

Priority #1, you want to stay cool and refreshed. It’s the middle of summer and having your foundation drip onto your outfit is never a good look.

To stay cool and refreshed, be sure to wear a loose, comfortable maxi dress. Maxi dresses are a staple in any summer heat! Just glam it up with a few pieces of statement jewelry and you’re out the door!

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A maxi dress not only allows you to hide those hairy legs you may have forgotten to shave, but it also gives #InstantChic without even trying hard. You are an instant goddess, but not taking away from the bride. Bright colors will also help you stand out and give an instant glow to any complexion.

Not a fan of the maxi dress? Jumpsuits are another great alternative and they come in a range of colors and floral prints. If you’re going with a floral print, you don’t have to accessorize much, just let the patterned jumpsuit do the talking for you! A gold chunky necklace and matching bracelet is more than enough to add a bit of summer spice to our outfit. If you want to add a touch of boho chic, try adding some wooden or beaded accessories to your look.

As for makeup, setting spray is key. Since you will be on the beach possibly all day, you want to make sure you have something that will lock your face in place all day. We recommend Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.

The next essential makeup key is... make sure you wear sunscreen under your look! There’s no reason for us to go over the benefits of why you should wear sunscreen. We all know what our mothers used to say growing up!

For your actual makeup, go for something fun. If you’re wearing a bright colored maxi dress, try out a bright eyelid to make your whole look pop under the sun. Since you’re on a beach, why not go for a bronzed, sun-kissed look on your cheeks and glossy pink lip.