Wedding Hair Trends For Summer 2015

Since we covered whether or not you need a makeup artist in my last blog post, I thought it would be fun to touch on wedding hair trends we’re seeing for Summer 2015. To help me out, I contacted Hannah of Urbanista Weddings, check out what she had to say!

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What hair trends are you seeing this year for weddings that are different than last year?

This year we are seeing a lot more braids, then last year, and a more understated glam. The messy, side bun is going far far away, and brides are leaning toward a more effortless look. It’s what I like to call ‘Messy on purpose’. As for makeup, we get a lot of requests for a soft, defined eye and a natural lip color, with a high demand for peachy pinks and bronzed nudes. Last year, we did a lot of really sharp eye makeup, with an emphasis on black shadow and liner.  
wedding-hair-trends-summer-2015-adornmentsAre there any trends from last year that are still going strong this year?
We are still styling a lot of low updos and adding hair adornments. Texture is a huge request for the majority of hairstyles whether it’s up, down or half up. Boho makeup and hair is still amongst the favorites and of course, our specialty. 

Do you have any suggestions for a bride who’s trying to determine if she should wear her hair up or down?
The very first thing we do when consulting with a Bride, is to have them create a beauty inspiration board on Pinterest. That gives us a thorough wedding-makeup-tends-bronzy-neutralsidea of what they are attracted to. The next things we want to know is what the dress looks like, the colors of her bouquet and the location of her wedding. All of those details will help decide what her style is. The final thing we determine is her face shape,hair texture and length, and if she is comfortable with having her hair up or down. Some Brides have a tendency to fiddle with their hair a lot, which could cause the style to relax a bit. There are so many factors that go into planning a hairstyle, which is why we recommend having a trial run before hand. 

Urbanista Weddings is a team of 8 Artists and Stylists, that travel to each Client for their special Occasions. Although they (Urbanista) have a storefront in Seattle, they like to make the getting ready process convenient and easy on the Bride’s wedding day. With a collective talent of magazine publications and website features, their artists have also worked on films, productions, music videos, fashion shows, and pride themselves on their charity work, donating their time and talents to benefit good causes.
Staying up to date on trends and technique,  Urbanista Weddings is a leading, high end makeup and hair company that can accommodate any beauty needs and services.

Camille + Steve – Real Seattle Wedding – The Cove at Normandy Park

Camille and Steve’s wedding day completely showcased who they are as a couple, it was clean, classic, modern and above all a party. All of the things they told me they were looking for at our initial consultation came to life. Designing this wedding and getting to know Camille and Steve was so much fun, it was something different then what we are used to but we loved every aspect of the design. The simple white and black wedding design looked so fresh, and modern against the natural backdrop of The Cove at Normandy Park.

A few of my favorite details form this wedding are the DIY wax paper backdrop from Style Me Pretty and the choice of black linens. We transitioned the backdrop from the ceremony to the reception in order to create a unique installation that hung above the tables and acted as a chandelier of sorts. The Black linens and chairs from Grand Event Rentals really allowed the venue to have a grounded feel with all of the light colored brick, wood floors, and white floral selections by Bash and Bloom. Check out the rest of the details and let us know what you think!


Design and Coordination: Alyssa Hoffman while under the mentorship of another planning company

Venue: The Cove at Normandy Park

Photographer: Dana Pleasant Photography 

Florist: Bash and Bloom

Cheesecake: Cheesecake Factory

Bartending + Service: Invisible Hostess

DJ/Emcee: Gen X Pro

Transportation: Amy’s Limo

Carleton Farm Styled Shoot

Carleton Farm is an amazing venue, we recently got a team together to help them showcase their new Wedding and Event barn. Check out these beautiful photos from Heather Mayer Photography and let us know what you think!

Florals: Flowers By Shamay

Design & Styling: Alyssa Hoffman Event Design and Coordination 

Model: Katie Moore

Bridal Gown: Laineemeg Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Vanita Sloan Makeup Artistry

Display Cake: Tallent House Fine Eats and Other Sweets

Rentals: AA Party Rentals & Grand Event Rentals




Alyssa Hoffman Events is OFFICIALLY launched!

I am beyond excited to announce the launch of Alyssa Hoffman Event Design and Coordination! We are a Seattle-based event planning company specializing in custom designed weddings unique to each and every client.

Along with the launch of Alyssa Hoffman Events comes the launch of my blog! I am so excited to share tips, ideas, and stories with all of you. I am giving you a fair warning that all of my posts may not be 100% wedding and event related as I have a passion for interior design as well!

We are offer three different packagees (Day of Coordination, Day of Coordination with Design, and Full Wedding Design and Coordination) as well as a la carte options. Feel free to check them out in detail on our services page and contact us at to schedule your complimentary consultation!

l cannot wait for all of you to take this journey with me as I take the giant leap into the world of business owners and Seattle wedding planning!

Here is a little snippet about me (Alyssa). You can also check out my Planner Profile.


I love my hubby Aaron more than words can explain, I have a passion for design and DIY projects that cannot be controlled. Cooking is one of my biggest outlets and my table is always open to friends. I have a huge family that I am beyond grateful for, and friends that I hold  close to my heart.


I fell in love with weddings while planning my own in April of 2012. I was finishing my BA in interior design when I realized I would not be able to stop. It was something that mixed my passion for design and people into a career that most only dream about.


After my realization that I was going to be in event planning no matter what, I contacted Rebecca with New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination who had been my day of coordinator and asked if she would train me in the world of Seattle Wedding Planning. And so she did. I spent one year as her assistant and the next year as an associate wedding planner for her company. I am very grateful for the training I received with her, and hope that one day I can do the same for someone who falls in love with this career as much as I have.

My degree in interior design gives me a great perspective on how a room should be laid out and unique ways to make use of the space. I try to see every venue as a canvas that needs to be made into art.


I love the details, the simple details that make the wedding unique to a couple. I believe that the most important thing is that no one should be able to take your place on your wedding day. My goal with every couple is to break the mold a little bit and do something that only they would do or want. I will be the first to admit that it is not always the easiest thing to do but we get there eventually.