Special to OneWed by Renee Pawele, CEO & Creative Director, Renee Pawele Bride
Everything Old is New Again!
So your great aunt is hoping that you will wear her pearls, while your mother-in-law would just love for you to wear her veil
, but your bridal style
is more than decades different than theirs. What’s a bride to do? Simple – make old new again!
Refashion vintage pieces or even leftover scraps from alterations into new accessory pieces that perfectly suite your look. DIY
brides can find inspiration and materials anywhere from garage sales to the jewelry boxes of their friends and family members. Our newly launched Eco Collection
combines fabrics and feathers passed on from a defunct hat maker, vintage Swarovski crystals and jewelry found at thrift stores, and bits and pieces from my mother’s broken old jewelry, to create amazing one-of-a-kind pieces for your wedding and beyond.
If your family members prefer that their heirlooms stay intact, try repurposing them in other ways. A long veil can become an alluring tulle shrug
or backdrop at your wedding ceremony or reception. Wind vintage peals in your hair and accent them with sparkly modern hairpins
. Vintage brooches and earrings also make lovely hair accents. One of our favorite tricks is to add a second strand of new crystals, pearls and rhinestones to heirloom pearls
for a fashion-forward double strand piece. We’ve also worked with many brides to take apart old pieces and turn them into modern necklaces, bracelets and hair accessories.
Turning a treasured family piece or vintage
find into “Something New
” can be a fabulous (and green!) way to personalize your “Something Old
And speaking of Green, if you are based in the Laguna Beach, CA area, please join us Wednesday, May 26
, 5:00 -8:30pm at Laguna Beach’s luxury eco-hotel, Hotel Seven4one
, for our fabulous Something Green bridal event
! We'll be featuring local green wedding vendors
, a couture fashion show featuring gowns by Katerina Bocci
, Olivia Luca
, Deborah Lindquist
and Lindee Daniels (puridee)
. And I'll be premiering my Eco Collection
of refashioned bridal accessories, and each one-of-a-kind piece will be available for purchase at the Something Green show! We hope to see you there!!
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