Style Dictionary

There have been several times when brides tell me that they have a vision in their mind of what they want their wedding to be like, but they can’t think of the words to describe it. When I was trying to come up with the “title” of the first {ELD} photo shoot, I was also at a loss for words. And so, the {ELD} Wedding Style Dictionary was born.

 

backyard: (adj) located or occurring in a backyard

beachy: (adj) characterized by beaches

bohemian: (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of the unconventional life of a bohemian; (n) a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices

casual: (adj) Being without ceremony or formality; relaxed

chic: (n) style and elegance

classic: (adj) of the first or highest quality, class, or rank; traditional or typical

contemporary: (adj) of the present time; modern

country: (adj) of, from, or characteristic of the country; unpolished; rustic

dainty: (n) something choice or pleasing

dapper: (adj) neat and trim in appearance; very spruce and stylish

delicate: (adj) marked by daintiness or charm of color, lines, or proportions; marked by fineness of structure, workmanship, or texture

destination: (n) a place worthy of travel or an extended visit

elegant: (adj) marked by elegance; of a high grade or quality

eclectic: (adj) composed of elements drawn from various sources

french: (adj) of, relating to, or characteristic of France, its people, or their language

fresh: (adj) having its original qualities unimpaired

garden: (adj) of, relating to, used in, or frequenting a garden; of a kind grown in the open as distinguished from one more delicate

glamourous: (adj) full of glamour; excitingly attractive :: glamour: (n) an exciting and often illusory and romantic attractiveness; alluring or fascinating attraction —often used attributively

green: (adj) relating to or being an environmentalist political movement; concerned with or supporting environmentalism; tending to preserve environmental quality

hollywood: (adj) of or characteristic of people in the American motion-picture industry; of or characteristic of a Hollywood film

homemade: (adj) made in the home, on the premises, or by one’s own efforts

minimalist: (adj) extreme spareness and simplicity

modern: (adj) of, relating to, or characteristic of the present or the immediate past; of, relating to, or characteristic of a period extending from a relevant remote past to the present time; involving recent techniques, methods, or ideas

preppy: (adj) relating to, characteristic of, or being a preppy; relating to or being a style of dress characterized especially by classic clothing and neat appearance

punk: (adj) of or relating to punk rock; relating to or being a style inspired by punk rock

quaint: (adj) marked by beauty or elegance; unusual or different in character or appearance; pleasingly or strikingly old-fashioned or unfamiliar

relaxed: (adj) freed from or lacking in precision or stringency; set or being at rest or at ease; easy of manner

romantic: (adj) marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized; of, relating to, or having the characteristics of romanticism

rustic: (adj) of, relating to, or suitable for the country;

simple: (adj) free from vanity; free from ostentation or display

shabby: (adj) clothed with worn or seedy garment; threadbare and faded from wear; ill-kept

swank: (adj) showy display ; fashionably elegant

tropical: (adj) of, relating to, occurring in, or suitable for use in the tropics

tuscan: (adj) of, relating to, or characteristic of Tuscany, the Tuscans, or Tuscan

unique: (adj) distinctively characteristic

vintage: (adj) of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality; dating from the past

whimsical: (adj) resulting from or characterized by whim or caprice; lightly fanciful

 

*All definitions from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary*