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Summer wedding season is upon us, and for a bride-to-be in search of beauty inspiration, you can’t go wrong with the timeless-yet-on-trend look we spotted at the Pronovias’ bridal show this past weekend. In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Spanish fashion house staged a runway spectacle at Barcelona’s famed Pabellón Italiano, which drew more than 2,000 guests, including the likes of Camila Alves and Bar Refaeli. This milestone also called for major models, and Pronovias enlisted a roster of noteworthy catwalkers such as Karolina Kurkova, Constance Jablonski, Ymre Stiekema, Samantha Gradoville, Pauline Hoarau, and more to stroll down the aisle—er, runway—in the label’s breathtaking designs. (The sixty-seven-person creative team took a well-deserved bow following Kurkova’s finale.)

Citing iconic sixties actresses like Audrey Hepburn, MAC artist Victor Alvarez kept faces mostly bare with a healthy bronze glow, and focused on creating drama with quintessential winged eyeliner and false lashes. Meanwhile, hairstylist Moncho Moreno swept the girls’ hair back into sleek, coiled buns wrapped in a single braid. This updated chignon provided a base for Pronovias’ specialty headpieces. More than fifty different accessory options were on hand backstage, and so—much like real brides—no two looks were identical. We were particularly drawn to the white flower crowns (à la Dolce & Gabbana Spring ’14) interspersed with delicate pearls, which provided a fresh alternative to more traditional veils.

Ultimately, your wedding is no time to experiment with out-there, edgy styles. Thus, Pronovias’ lesson in classically modern beauty deserves both admiration and imitation—hell, even we might be able to pull a Kate Middleton and achieve this look ourselves.

Here, Pronovias shares exclusive, behind-the-scenes snaps from their big day with Style.com.

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Photos: Courtesy of Pronovias

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