Over the summer, Capitals forward Brooks Laich proposed to his girlfriend, actress Julianne Hough. Since they began dating, Hough has become a Caps fan favorite, frequently stopped on the Verizon Center concourse for photo requests, which she happily obliges.
Photo: Emily Ward
Now, Hough is asking her fans and fans of the Caps for help with an important part of her big day.
In a November 18 blog post on her website, Julianne asked for help in picking out her wedding dress and accessories. Julianne put together five “mood boards” with five different styles: Romantic, Boho, Classic, Non-Traditional, and Chic.
The style with the most positive input from her fans will be the outfit worn at the wedding.
This style features a Bridgette gown, with a long straight skirt and lace overlay. The lace, especially over the bodice of the gown, is a gorgeous detail. The dress looks light and airy without being a big poof-monster. And where the lace lays (up to the neck) means no worrying about finding a matching necklace, the floral motifs in the lace does the job just as well! The hair fascinator Julianne picked to match just adds to the ethereal look of the gown.
Personally, this one is my favorite.
This gown is long sleeved, tan, with ivory details. True to Hough’s roots, it does scream “California” right at you. That being said, I think the tan of the gown, along with the style seems a bit matronly/old, and the crystal headband she picked out to go with the dress would make their special day more Woodstock than wedding. It’s the only one of the five styles I really disliked.
A beautiful, flowy skirt with a strapless sweetheart neckline. Like the name of the style says, this dress really is Classic Wedding. Anyone who wore that dress would feel like a princess walking down the aisle. And the pearl necklace she picked to go with it? Definitely would add nothing but good things to the look.
It’s so pretty!
A big tulle skirt with a very simple, ivory 3/4 sleeved top. Despite our differences in the idea of a non-traditional wedding style, it does differ from your typical wedding dress. From the front, the bodice looks a little too “figure skater costume” but after seeing the low back with button details, I liked it a lot more.
The detailing in the skirt is really what makes this dress special.
Minimalism is the big design trend this year, and this dress definitely exemplifies that trend. A plain, sweetheart neckline strapless gown with a mermaid skirt that flows into a train down the back. You could honestly pair any accessory with this dress and it would match, which leaves room for a lot of flexibility! I love the drop earrings Julianne chose to go with the dress, they keep the idea of “simple/minimal” going strong.
All of my critiques and praises aside, no matter what style she chooses, I’m sure Julianne will look stunning. Go let her know what style you’d pick.
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