5 Hot Trends In Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Did you know most brides wait till the dress is ordered and/or fitted before they consider even looking at all the little goodies? Think accessories like headpiece, veil, shoes, and whatever other accouterments are going to be part of the look. Unless you're one of those rare brides who has inherited some unusual piece of veiling or a hat you want to build your look around, it's the wedding dress that's going to define everything you add (or subtract for that matter). From this...

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Vintage Weddings: Downton Abbey Meets Jay Gatsby

by Bride Chic

Most brides I'm consulting these days are in awe of the Downton Abbey/Gatsby-inspired gowns and accessories spreading all over the the wedding blogs like fire. The pre-1920s right up to the era of Art Deco was a pivotal time in fashion. Women were freed of the corset and hobble skirt and wore looser undergarments. Silhouettes tended to be long and lean with dropped waists. Do you need to adopt the whole costume theme to go about getting the look? You can of course but you can also...

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Golden Globes 2013, Wedding Accessorizing like the Stars

by Azure

I've never been a big Hayden Panettiere fan, but I'll admit I loved her red carpet look at Sunday's 2013 Golden Globes. Her muted pastel pink mermaid gown by Roberto Cavalli was stunning, but what stole the show (for me anyway) was Hayden's lilac pink Kotur clutch! Talk about a statement piece! It got me thinking about what style clutch I'll choose for my wedding, and wondering why more brides haven't embraced colorful bags (as they have non-white and ivory wedding shoes). I mean......

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Wedding Accessories Spotlight: Fall In Love with Amanda Judge

by Azure

If you're not familiar with Amanda Judge, you can thank me later for making the introduction! This California-bred, New York-based designer has an accessories collection for brides, called Untamed Petals, and there are so many beautiful pieces to make you swoon! From delicate wedding hair combs to statement bridal necklaces, whimsically embellished bracelets and divine headbands and crowns, Amanda Judge knows how to help a bride top it off right! Here are some of my favorite...

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Something Blue to Fit Your Budget

by Azure

If I could choose any Something Blue under the sun, it would be the Christian Dior Haute Couture stunner above. How amazing is the beautiful pattern with various shades of blue peeking out beneath the frothy, ruffly skirt of the drool-worthy wedding dress? To. Die. For. But I think I'll have to chalk this one up as a dream, because I have a feeling that this particular something blue would eat up the vast majority of my entire wedding budget. So let's take a peek at more...

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So Worth the Splurge: Oscar de la Renta Wedding Shoes and Accessories

by Azure

If you're looking for a good place to blow the excess cash in your wedding budget (fingers crossed you have some), I've got four words for you... Oscar de la Renta! Oscar's bridal shoes, belts, and wedding jewelry cost a pretty penny, but you'll feel like a million bucks walking the white aisle in one of these delicious designer gems. The wedding shoes are classic, elegant, and understatedly beautiful, and the earrings (like the dramatic drop pair below) are heaven on...

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Enchanted Atelier Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Once I discovered Enchanted Atelier, I totally swooned over these images from their Spring 2013 accessories and headpiece collection. Each design is hand-crafted and features hand-loomed French lace made in Caudry, France by the lace house Maison Sophie Hallette. The hand-sewn lace gloves made by a master glove maker (featured in the last photo) actually have hand pressed silk petals and leaves, and hand riveted delicate filigree metalwork. Enchanted Atelier offers a unique...

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Adding Your Own Personal Bridal Touches

by Bride Chic

This week I did a post on, Adding Character to Your Dress. It really got me thinking about how bridal fashion has metamorphosed  the past few years. Thanks to some indie designers and new generation brides, restrictions that were once de riguer can be relaxed or broken all together. Notice I said, can--you have a choice now and if you want to don that long, flowing bridal veil anytime of day be my guest, ditto the long gloves in polka dot if you want. Still, I get clients who ask,...

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Bow Beautiful for Brides

by Azure

What girly girl doesn't love dainty bows? I know I do! And in 2012, there are more ways than ever before to incorporate pretty bows into your dream wedding day! From feather and crystal-embellished tulle shoe clips and oversized bow wedding hair accessories, to bow-adorned wedding dresses, cakes, capes and veils, you can go bow crazy if you like with the lovely inspiration below...

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2012 Bridal Style Trend: Cape Toppers

by Azure

Yep...you read that right. We're not talking cake toppers, we're talking romantic capes and caplets! Ever since New York bridal market, I've been dying to blog about this 2012 trend! At almost every runway show we attended, at least one gorgeous bridal gown topped off with a romantic sheer lace cape floated down the catwalk. It's the perfect wedding accessory for brides who love the Kate Middleton look but don't want to wear a sleeved wedding dress. Capes and caplets achieve a...

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