According to the Guardian "Romantic, Feminine, and Retro" are the words to describe the bride of 2012!
"This year, pastel eye shadows in colors such as: lavender, mint green, pink and peach are in vogue. These demure eye colors are being juxtaposed with false eyelashes or heavy mascara application and/or liquid eyeliner. Alternatively, the eyes can be kept very neutral with color enhancing the bride’s face, from a brighter choice of blush and lipstick."
"Many brides are going for a more “retro glam” look, preferring a neutral eye, in exchange for a deeper lip color. These vibrant colors are replacing the nude and sheer lips of previous years. Last year’s lip “it” colors were deep mauve, cranberry, red and rose. This year, red will stay but bright pink, coral and orange-toned lips will be popular. There will be a preference of lipsticks versus lip glosses."
"The most popular hairstyle for this year’s modern bride will be the chignon or ballerina bun. An embellished headband or a veil worn away from the face is a perfect complement to this hairstyle. "