Get Ready to Be Jealous: Here’s What Brides and Bridesmaids in Sevilla, Spain, Wear

To the left is what I thought I’d see on bridesmaids in the southern Spanish town of Sevilla because, well, I’m an idiot. I also assumed that brides would wear approximations of those flamenco dresses, only in white, of course. How wrong I was. And how envious I am of what these women look like on their wedding days.

I love everything about this bride’s look (click the pictures to see ’em larger). Obviously, she’s blessed with good genes, but her sophisticated style is what made me take this paparazzi shot. I’m a fan of the non-straplessness of her dress which, with the exception of the pearl-studded straps, is pretty simple. But what I adore is her bold choice of a presentation bouquet–the more linear arrangement of calla lilies and lavender-colored roses you see lying on her forearm–and the polished pinning of a veil under her updo.

So that’s Paul in the foreground (sort of) obliging my request that he pose when I’m really snapping the lovely bride heading down the stairs. Again, I dig that this dress isn’t strapless. In fact, its elegance comes from the coverage it offers. She keeps the streamlined look going with white calla lilies on their long stems.

Clearly, we were in a popular spot for taking wedding pictures! What struck me about these women was that their dresses seemed more like what brides in my area wear, even though the skirt on the one closer up is all Sevilla. But isn’t it interesting how everyone’s veils are floor-length?

Bridesmaids were a little harder to stalk, er, shoot. But we did catch some outside the luxe Hotel Alfonso XIII. These girls were so chic. The bright blue color is especially striking because you normally only see that in shorter dresses in the states. And the different sleeves, necklines, and, uh, backlines were neat, too.

Who wins for style: Spaniards or Americans? Which dress is your favorite? Would you use that electric blue hue for your bridesmaid dresses?

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