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Best Wedding Hairstylists in Toronto and GTA 2020

Best Wedding Hairstylists in Toronto

Bridal Hair is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding hair stylist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding hair stylists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Hair Stylists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Hair Stylists at the bottom of the post.

Antonella Cumbo

I have been practicing my craft for 14+ years, I strive to give each individual a unique personalized experience. And always keeping up to date on trends and fashion. 

I started my career as a co-op student right out of high school. At the time I didn’t know I wanted to do hair for a living, until one day I sat in on an “updo” class and absolutely fell in love with the art of styling. It was then when I realized that I wanted to make woman feel and look beautiful. Over the years of hairstyling, woman have been afraid to get updos for the fear of not liking it, or ending up with the dreaded “prom hair”. I made it my mission to make sure I offer a unique style of consultation that includes vision crafting, and face shape analysis to determine the best look for their face and body type. This always works. And most often they end up wearing it for a few days!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antonellacumbo/

Alexis Ibero

5 years of experience in the world of hair has launched me into a romance with styling, educating, & expressing myself through the art of what I love most.

Connecting with amazing young women,and who they love most on their special day, offering on-location, licensed, professional hairstyling for the GTA, Prince Edward County and beyond! Texture, & undone, romantic effortless styles fuel my creativity, and make me look forward to every beautiful babe I get to work with. You can also find me behind the chair, as a part-time stylist & employee at Nahids Salon & spa down town Toronto. I am a wife, coffee & pasta addict, hobby seamstress, and lover of all things girly and creative. 

I truly feel so lucky to be living the reality of working my dream job. I 100% feel, down to my bones that I am doing exactly what I was meant to be doing. And I couldn’t see it any other way. I am so excited you are here, & already hoping our paths cross!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisibero/

AnnimationsMkUp

We are determined to serve our Brides above and beyond a hair styling vendor, to truly exceed all expectations and elevate their Bridal Hair experience. A relaxed and professionally executed wedding morning leads to a beautifully styled Bride, and Bride who feels beautiful fully enjoys her special day with confidence and less stress.

I’m Annika, and I am the owner and lead stylist at AnnimationsMkUp. I received my Cosmetic Techniques and Management Diploma with Honors at Seneca College in 2010 which included a course on Formal Hair Styling, and have trained with Schwarzkopf trained stylists over the years, attending many workshops and classes to hone and develop my techniques. AnnimationsMkUp stylists pride themselves on being able to work with a client’s hair, encouraging it to behave and style with shine and volume that surprises and excites each of our Brides. Creating the appearance of length and volume especially in romantic updos have become a key style we are known for.
We believe each Bride is adorned with an invisible “Mrs.” crown on the day of her wedding, and we are constantly refining our skills and training to ensure that crown sits on the most beautiful head of hair that is designed with the Bride in mind. Our extensive questionnaire and consultation process dives deep into the Bride’s theme, style, her hair’s condition, her vision, and allows us to create a look to not only perfectly tie all of those elements together, but to help each Bride improve her hair care routine and offer services and products to do so, making her vision of her day a reality.  

Beyond the trial and day of styling, we offer booking for Ayurvedic hot oil scalp massage to improve scalp health and hair growth, as well as having stylists on our team who are fully licensed to cut, colour, and treat hair with products such as Olaplex. We also work with highly-regarded and fully licensed extensionists and high-quality extension suppliers to offer our Brides every possible avenue to achieve the look they are going for. 
Additionally, we work with various bridal accessory retailers to assist our Brides with final touches for their look if they so need it. 

Website: http://www.annimationsmkup.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/annimationsmkup
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnimationsMkUp

Beauty Bar by Nadya

Nadya Manohar is a professional and luxury makeup artist specializing in Western and Eastern Indian bridal for over a decade.

Based out of Brampton, Ontario, Nadya uses a variety of specialized techniques learned through vigorous training with top industry professionals that capture your beauty on and off camera. Nadya is triple certified in makeup, hair, and skin. She continues to learn new and upcoming products, procedures, and techniques to perfect her craft and provide her clients with the luxury service they deserve in all things cosmetic.

It all begins with what you want your special day to look like. Nadya brings your visions to life with her expertise in makeup and hair with over a decade of experience in the bridal industry. Nadya is a visionary and her goal is to ensure your dream comes to life. Your special day is all about you. Nadya is a professional cosmetic specialist that is reliable and trustworthy. Her easy-going personality makes for a relaxing and comfortable experience; you can relax while Nadya takes care of all things cosmetic.

Website: https://www.beautybarbynadya.com/
Instagram:https://instagram.com/triple_s_artistry/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/triplesartistry/

Carley Artistry

Carley Artistry was founded in 2017 by Carley Chamberlain, a Toronto hairstylist and makeup artist with over 10 years’ experience in commercial, film and wedding beauty.

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The Carley Artistry Bridal Team ethos is personally tailored beauty. We offer brides a chance to be their unique, true selves on their wedding day, and we make that happen by listening to what you need, working through options at your preview and making sure you leave glowing from the inside out.Our team members come from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds and skill sets, and we do our best to pair our clients with the perfect stylists for them. 

Dreaming of a high bun and tousled texture? Our stylists have got you. 
Classic elegance, in a chic chignon? We do that too.
Cascading waves for days are our speciality.

We believe you should look like yourself, whatever that means to you – and we will help you achieve it with exceptional hair skills and high-quality luxury products. While our passion is beauty, we are also serious about business. You can expect clear pricing, responses within 24 hours, exemplary hygiene standards, and always reliable service from the Carley Artistry team. 

Our team has worked on over 100 weddings! We bring fresh energy, laughter and positivity to every appointment, and truly enjoy sharing your special moments and can’t wait to beautify you and your loved ones!

Website: http://carleyartistry.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carleyartistry/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarleyArtistry/

Hair by Ash J

Hi there, I’m Ash! I have been a stylist for just over 4 years now. 

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I specialize in blonding and bridal. Doing hair is my passion. It’s something I crave doing when I’m away from the chair for a long period of time. I feel it is important to continue my education, to keep up with the latest trends, and to use my knowledge to create exactly what my clients are envisioning. I strive to create a true connection with each client, and making them happy is what is most important to me. My goal is to make you feel pampered, relaxed, and like you can be your true self while in my chair. My favourite part about my career is seeing my clients grow. From graduating school, to landing that new job, to having children, or tying the knot with your best friend. It truly is a privilege when my clients ask me to be a part of their big day. Making someone feel beautiful on one of the most important days of their lives is a feeling you almost can’t describe. Hair is such an important part in someone’s life, and being able to make people feel like the best version of themselves is a blessing. Being a stylist is something I wouldn’t change for the world.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hairbyashj/

Hair by Jennesa

Hello! I am Jennesa. Styling hair has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.

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I am the youngest sibling in a large family so I participated in multiple weddings from a young age and getting my hair styled was my favourite part. I always appreciated the stylists who were perceptive and creative and as a result those are the attitudes I bring with me to each session. In elementary school I would get up early just to curl or style my hair before heading to school. I understand the confidence and happiness that comes from a good hair day.

Before pursuing my career as a bridal hairstylist, I attended university and I received my Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree. I completed my program as a nurse and immediately began working towards my passion- bridal hair! My nursing education taught me so much- including the importance of good communication and careful organization, which are skills that I bring with me behind the chair to every style I create. My passion for bridal hair has only grown since I began. I am constantly expanding my knowledge of different hairstyles and techniques through advanced education from professionals across the globe.

My goal is to work closely with each bride to ensure a special experience from the time you inquire through to your big day!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennesahair_/
Website: https://www.hairbyjennesa.com/

JKGlam

JKGlam is a luxury bridal hair and makeup team serving GTA, Simcoe and Muskoka area.

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Justyna, the owner and creator of JKGlam has over 10 years of experience in the bridal industry. Through passion for makeup and beauty, Justyna carefully curated a team of like minded and talented artists to cater to bridal services, events, corporate functions and photoshoots. We offer hair and makeup, airbrush make-up, eyelash extensions as well as group and one on one makeup lessons.

We pride ourselves on professionalism, continuous education and skill development in order to provide the most current looks and styles. Through a tailored approach our team ensures that each bride and client feels like the most GLAM version of themselves. We accommodate large groups and travel no any chosen venue. In 2018 JKGlam introduced Destination wedding services, providing piece of mind that you will look amazing wherever you are.  

Website: https://www.jkglam.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkglam/

MakeupWorx

Welcome to Makeup Worx where we specialize in all things beauty.

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We are an elite on-site team of bridal and event hair gurus obsessed with making you look your absolute best creating red-carpet styles and timeless on-trend bridal looks. Within the first few minutes of working with our team you will experience our passion, dedication, calmness, speed and precision. We put you at ease through our experience and signature approach. From the most intricate up-dos, soft and romantic styles and braid work, to cascading vintage and Hollywood waves, our hair gurus are always on top of the latest trends and techniques. 

Our Makeup Worx hair gurus have spent years dedicated to their craft and come from a background of top notable salons across the GTA. Stepping away from the traditional salon chair to follow their exclusive passion for bridal and special event hair, the Makeup Worx team provides the most intricate attention to detail while creating timeless hair for your special day. Our dedication to ensuring our brides and bridal parties look flawless is paramount. Our experience, professionalism and expertise is a reflection of being in business for over 11 years based on reputation alone. 

Website: http://makeupworx.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeupworx/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makeupworx

Rachel Renna

From classic styles to the most glamorous, Rachel is excellent at discovering her brides best look for their special day or bringing any brides vision to reality!

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Rachel has over 10 years of experience as a bridal specialist and is best known for her method of “freestyle” formal hair designs and her ability to style even the most challenging of hair types.  She is the personal hairstylist to Jessica Mulroney and works in both bridal and television, for some of Toronto’s most influential business professionals and socialites.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelrenna/

Rikki Zucker

Rikki Zucker is a highly skilled and professional licensed Hairstylist working in and around Toronto for the last 10+ years. 

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Starting as a painter and sculptor it was a natural progression for Rikki to become a hairstylist, making the face and body her new canvas.  Rikki works in all mediums in the hair industries including: fashion, beauty, photography, film, TV, advertising, theatre, runway, headshots, commercials, bridal and more. Her work has also been published in a number of magazines.  She has also done countless brides and their bridal parties.Whether Rikki is working on a celebrity or a bride, she will bring out the best features in a person with a light touch and attentions to detail, while catering to that person’s current style and comfort level.

Rikki offers a mobile hairstyling service (working with all hairstyles, hair types, extensions and wigs) so brides and their bridal parties can get ready either in the comfort of their own home or at their venue, making for a stress free morning. Rikki loves to work on brides, she feels honoured to be a small part of someones special day and start that day on the right foot. Getting to see the bride in her dress feeling beautiful and know she had a small part in that, is truly an honour!

Website: https://www.rikkizucker.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rikkiz/

Sam’s Hairband

My name is Samantha Wilson. I am a freelance hairstylist. I have been doing hair since I graduated from Marca College, ten years ago now.

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Hair is my passion. I live and breathe to create with hair. I love the feeling  of being able to make someone else feel pretty or beautiful or just to feel good about themselves. I have been blessed with opportunities to work on dozens of published photoshoots and with some of Toronto’s most established and talented photographers. I have also had the blessing and opportunity to work on an Independent Film and on a couple TV Shows. I was most recently the Key Hairstylist for Top Chef Canada. I love all aspects of hair. There is just something so special about having a person choose you to do their hair for their wedding day. One of the most important days in a persons life. To be invited to be apart of something so special truly is such an amazing feeling.

Although, I do hair in many different capacities, doing Bridal Hair will always be one of my favourite things to do. It’s so special to be able to do hair for someone on their wedding and have your work be in their photos for the rest of the lives. Then to receive such wonderful and kind words of thanks in thank you cards and reviews from Brides, it’s very touching. And even more so, to build not only client relationships with these people but lifelong friendships also. It’s a wonderful career and creative life to be apart of. I am grateful for all of my clients and for all of the amazing opportunities that I have been blessed with. Every time a bride decides that I am worthy to be apart of their special day, I am on a mission to do everything I can to make them the happiest possible with me and my work. Even though this pandemic has caused some set backs for 2020 Brides, 2021 holds a lot of potential and I hope to help a lot of brides and be privileged enough to be apart of many weddings in the coming years. 

Website: http://samshairband.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samshairband/

Styled by Nadia

With over 18 years of experience in the hair industry, my passion and love for hair began as soon as I entered a hair salon.

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I’ve always loved painting and for me it was a world that reminded me of that similarity of art and creativity that captures the beauty and glory of what the hair industry represents. Over the years with education and experience I have grown even fonder of this industry as I’ve learned to keep up to date with the latest trends and styles to make my clients feel their absolute best as that being my absolute goal. My work has been displayed in bridal magazines, recognized in the beauty industry and acknowledged by celebrity hairstylists but personally for me my proudest accomplishment and joy comes in that very moment when a client sits on my chair and walks out not only looking absolutely beautiful externally but feels it even more internally. To have my clients share their life, journey and hardships with me is an honor and privilege as it motivates me to keep striving not only to expand and flourish  in this industry but to make a difference in someone’s life. The hard work, the sacrifice and long hours make it all worth it even after so many years. 

Website: https://www.hairstyledbynadia.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styledbynadia/

Teased Bridal

At Teased Bridal, we’ve had the honour of providing hair and makeup services for hundreds of brides and their loved ones over the years.

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As our bride, you can feel at ease knowing a team of trusted beauty professionals will travel to be by your side on one of the most memorable days of your life.

Our love of what we do stems from building relationships with our brides, and our goal is to celebrate what is unique, lovely & authentically you through our artistry. This all begins with a thorough consultation so we can gain a detailed sense of who you are, your aesthetic, how you foresee the day unfolding and most importantly how you want to feel. Pulling out these details from your vision allows us to fine-tune your hair and makeup blueprint to not only make you feel amazing but to ensure the final reveal feels authentic to you. 

Website:https://www.teasedbridal.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teasedbridal/

Vibrant Beauty

Brenda Beltran is the artist behind Vibrant Beauty hair and makeup who has garnered a reputation for being a talented professional with innovative ideas and technique. 

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Brenda is a full-time freelance artist that works all year round creating countless bridal looks, this coupled with a down to earth demeanour make her a favourite for repeat clients, especially brides. She enjoys the opportunity to teach hairstyling classes and to work on corporate headshots, commercials, editorials and special events. Rated as one of the top artist based in the Hamilton area with over 9 years experience, Brenda’s polished hair skills and superior customer service will leave you feeling exceptional!

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_vibrantbeauty_/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/vibrantbeautyservices/

FAQ – Wedding Hairstylists

How do I communicate what I want to my hairstylist?

The best way to communicate what exact hairstyle you want is by showing photos. Make sure to do your research and find some inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest. Having a clear idea of what you want will make it a lot easier for the hairstylist to find the hairstyle you want and will make the entire process much smoother.

What should I research to prepare for my appointment?

When finding the perfect hairstyle for you, you need to first find some inspiration. This means going on Instagram or Pinterest and finding what other people have done for their wedding and find a hairstyle you can picture yourself in. It is important to find a couple pictures as sometimes the look doesn’t always turn out as you planned. Another thing to keep in mind is the style and neckline of your dress. Do you research about the different styles of necklines and what hairstyles look best paired up with the dress.

Best for Bride‘s bridal shop is the perfect shop for a vast range of wedding dresses and accessories, all of them with prices that will surprise the brides-to-be! At Best for Bride, you’ll find a wide range of wedding gowns, stunning bridal dresses and flower girls, elegant and classy mother of the bride dresses, as well as a number of accessories like veils, jewelry. Check us out at https://www.bestforbride.com/.

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Finding the Best Wedding Day Hair

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Every portion of your wedding is equally important. However, one of the ones that brides tend to focus a great deal of time on is their hair and how it will look on the big day. There are so many styles to choose from and you will be looking for an option that looks fabulous with your dress and in the many pictures that you will be taking.

There are many things that you can do to make sure that you are satisfied with the way your hair appears on your wedding day. Below are some of the simplest paths to take.

Review the Different Styles

Because there are many different hair styles to choose from, it is best to review your options and compare them to the specific time of day that your wedding is taking place. Certain hairstyles work best for winter weddings held at night and others are best for outdoor summer weddings.

You may also want to consider whether you are wearing a veil or other accessories in your hair as well as the type of wedding you are having. For most formal weddings, brides tend to stick with up-do’s while informal brides opt for long flowing or loose styles.

Make an Appointment

You will need to make an appointment with your salon a minimum of eight weeks before your wedding. It is also a good idea to check back periodically to make sure that your appointment is still on the schedule.

It is also likely that you will have to find a special hairstylist to complete your wedding day look. While your regular hairstylist may be a fantastic option, don’t be surprised if they do not specialize in wedding styles.

Complete a Run Through

Many brides choose to go through a practice session with their stylist to make sure that the hairstyle is the one that they had in mind and so that the stylist will have the opportunity to see how much time the style will take and to master creating it before your big day.

You can also determine if the style is comfortable and if it will stay place as it needs to. Just remember that an excess of pins can be uncomfortable and the more intricate that the design is, the more likely that you will have issues with it falling down throughout the ceremony.

Extra Tips

On your wedding day, make sure that you wear a button up shirt to have your hair fixed. This will help eliminate the issue that you will be faced when you are ready to dress for the wedding. You should also step into your gown rather than pulling it over your head so that you don’t damage your makeup or hair.

It is possible that your stylist will tell you to arrive with your hair dirty for the styling. This is a common request because there are many hair types that will hold together better if there is natural oil in the hair. This also helps to avoid fly-aways and other issues that are typically seen with clean hair.

Conclusion

Selecting the hairstyle that you will wear for your wedding can be an exciting thing to do. However, it is important that you plan is it wisely so that you do not have any issues with it on your wedding day. You will be able to avoid many of the issues that usually go along with your hair if you stick with the tips that are listed above.

 

 

Best for Bride

Best for Bride is a one stop shop for all of your wedding day accessory needs. They specialize in everything from wedding veils to tiaras to fun accessories to go with your favorite gown. You will find everything that you need for your wedding when you stop by one of their locations.

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Getting Gorgeous – How To Be The Most Beautiful Bride You Can Be

We all have our own kind of beauty…every woman has something special that makes her different and alluring. On your wedding day, you’ll already have a sort of “built-in” radiance – this comes from being in love, and from the excitement of celebrating your wedding day with your groom, friends, and family. After all, a lovely wedding is really one of the most romantic things a woman will experience in her lifetime!

However, despite the magic of the day, many women still work very hard to plan their outfits, hair, makeup, and bridal jewelry – they want to become the most beautiful brides they can be! Luckily, there are lots of tips and tricks you can use to make the most of your natural beauty. The smartest brides opt for colors, shapes, and bridal rings that flatter their own body types and coloring.

Wedding Dress Advice

TV shows like Say Yes To The Dress showcase the drama of choosing the ideal wedding gown. Brides-to-be often melt down under the pressure! It doesn’t have to be like this! By understanding some simple rules about your own body and what flatters it best, you can avoid the stress of trying on dozens of gowns that just don’t measure up! Here is some practical advice on finding the right dress for your figure:

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You’ve got the sleek, elegant figure many women envy! Smaller breasts, slim hips, and lean limbs define this type of body. For you, a lot of frills or overtly feminine touches may not work too well. It’s better to play up what nature blessed you with by highlighting your small waist and pretty arms! You can add a little sexiness by opting for a bustier-style bodice that gives the impression of a curvier chest – but why even bother? Instead, go for sleek, minimal style…after all, your figure is the type that fashion designers seek out for their runway models…

Sleeveless will look beautiful on you…think modern when you shop for your wedding dress. Keep it stripped down and minimalist…you’ll look stunning in a simple shape…it can be embellished with sequins, embroidery, or what have you, but the shape itself should follow the lines of your body, without a lot of volume or puffiness…

Take your cue from high fashion – a snug sheath dress or slip dress bridal gown will be the height of elegance. In general, the princess type of gown won’t suit you best – it’s meant for women with more conventional hourglass shapes. Go for sophistication and you’ll dazzle your guests – and your groom – on the big day!

For wedding hair and makeup, polished style is best. A little volume in the hair can add femininity – consider wearing your hair in a half-up, half-down style. Rosy blush will add softness to your facial shape…don’t skip this important step when you do your makeup! For wedding rings, consider something streamlined, with a touch of high-fashion chic! As long they are not fussy or old-fashioned, bold, striking engagement rings will work well with your body type.

Celebrities With Boyish Builds – AnnaLynn McCord (90210), Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart

Medium Build…The Classic Hourglass…

You’ve got a pretty hourglass figure, with a defined waist, fuller breasts and hips, and curvy thighs. This pleasing shape can be a pleasure to dress – however, you may have a few areas you prefer to cover up. Women with medium builds are often thin in certain places, and a little plump in others…keeping perfect balance is the challenge for this body type.

A feminine, 1950’s silhouette will work beautifully on you…a snug waistline, corset-style bodice, and full skirt will accentuate all the positives, and still bypass your hips and legs. The classic princess wedding dresses you see on the covers of bridal magazines are tailor-made for your girly figure. Embrace your curves and have fun with a pretty wedding gown that highlights your chest and waist!

Strapless may not be the best choice for you – unless the gown has a lot of support, i.e. a built-in bra or corset – you may not have enough support without straps. Sleeveless sheath styles won’t be the best choice for you – they won’t balance your shape the way a princess wedding dress will.

Look for gowns shaped like you – even a sexy mermaid-style gown can work, if the size of your chest and hips are quite balanced. For your hair, consider a pretty up-do that adds height – it shouldn’t be too fussy or overdone. If you’re wearing your hair down, a medieval style center parting can be lovely on you – it will lengthen your face. Your jewelry should be traditional and not too large in scale. You might enjoy a classic solitaire engagement ring with a touch of vintage charm. Makeup should highlight the lips and eyes…

Celebrities With Medium Builds – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Scarlett Johanssen, Britney Spears

Curvy

You’ve got the bombshell curves of a classic pin-up…however, you may feel a little self-conscious, because you don’t fit the size two, fashion model stereotype. The voluptuous bride should learn to enjoy her curvy body when shopping for a wedding gown…let go of the idea that everyone should conform to a certain standard of beauty. In fact, your gorgeous curves can be simply stunning when you find plus-size wedding dresses that put the focus on your full breasts and luminous skin. The trick is to emphasize what is most beautiful about you…

Gowns that lace up in the back are perfect for you…they will allow you to adjust your gown in case of any weight fluctuations. Wedding dresses with built-in support are also a wonderful idea – it’s just easier to find a dress that holds everything in place when you opt for a corseted style. If you feel too constrained in that type of gown, go for a classic silk or satin wedding dress without a lot of embellishment. In general, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles…your glorious curves are already at center stage…

Your skirt shouldn’t be too full…you really don’t need too much volume. A little bit of fullness will be the best choice to balance your shape…keep the focus of your dress on the bodice for the best effect. Pretty lace or beading around the neckline will draw the eye to your beautiful face.

For hair and makeup, be daring…don’t be afraid of a ruby lip or a little shimmer on the eyes. Really go for it! You may want to wear your hair down – it tends to flatter a rounder face. Your veil should be sheer and not too long for the best effect. Wedding rings should balance your proportions – a bigger gemstone or wider band will look lovely.

Celebrities With Curvy Builds – Oprah Winfrey, Ann Wilson (of the rock band, Heart), Beyonce Knowles, Jessica Simpson