Hilary Rhoda married longtime fiancé Sean Avery on Long Island this past weekend, and her simple and unstuffy approach to fall nuptials was delightfully fresh and down-to-earth. Here, a few pointers from her wedding to inspire soon-to-be brides.
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Rock Your Go-To Hair And Makeup Look
Instead of going crazy with an intricate updo or heavy contouring, stick with the hair and makeup look your fiancé likely fell in love with. Looking great in pictures is not worth looking scary in person, plus a good makeup artist can highlight your assets without pounds of product.
Stay True To Your Aesthetic
Hilary's body-skimming Carolina Herrera gown featured a halter neckline, which feels particularly appropriate for the model who is frequently seen in athletic-inspired styles. We're also loving the splash of color and embellished detailing, which makes this a truly memorable gown.
Don't Overthink The Bridesmaids' Gowns
Rather than forcing bridesmaids into a stiff uniform and impractical palette, Hilary opted for flattering (and re-wearable!) black halter dresses from Reformation.
Opt For An Unconventional Location
We don't suggest asking your friends and family to shell out $4k for a trip to Bali, but we do support choosing an interesting location like a museum (as Hilary did) to infuse the event with some unique personality. Extra bonus? The Instagram opportunities are endless.
Minimize opportunities for drama with efficient pre-planning and ditching elaborate and difficult-to-execute ideas (see: ice sculptures and marching bands). Keep your ride-or-die crew close by to handle mishaps and ensure you can focus on enjoying the festivities.