While bridal beauty is typically about a classical approach, updating your look for Fall is a great way to incorporate the season into your celebration. Get ideas for elegant hair, makeup, and nails for the cool-weather wedding after the jump.
Go deep: The dark lipstick trend for Fall works well for brides, too. Opt for a mulberry lipstick instead of the pinks and peach nudes of Spring. If you're truly daring, choose a burgundy or brick tone. You can even paint your nails to match (it's the anti-French manicure). Whichever hue you select, try a semimatte finish instead of gloss for a lush, sophisticated feel.
Tears of joy: Gently smudged eyeliner will give the illusion of seductive, moody eyes without the full-blown smoky eye effect. But if you're going to go the sultry route, skip the bottom lashes. You don't want a slight smudge to turn into a smudge slide after a few bridal tears.
Let your hair . . . up: Summer brides flock towards effortless waves and casual curls, but for the cooler months a softly tousled updo, like a bun with tendrils around the face, is a bit dressier. And if you prefer your strands down, try pinning hair over one shoulder or up into a faux bob.
See right through you: Even though it's tradition, feel free to ditch the veil this season. Instead, select a headpiece of Fall flowers like the wreath seen on Claire Pettibone's Fall bridal runway (above). Lace and feathered hair accessories are other alternatives. And if you do keep with the norm, 'tis the season for floor-grazing veils.