Veils and Accessories


Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown: Timeless and Elegant

by Azure

Special Feature from Debbie Welcher ofChatfields Bridal Boutique Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s Hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 50’s inspired glamour and elegance. The timeless beauty of these fashions is still relevant and popular almost 60 years later. Classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s fashion is timeless. The internet is abuzz with search...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: For The Stylish Groom…

by Azure

...And His Entourage! About It's A Jaime Thing Today, the groom is just as modern as the bride and becoming more involved with the planning process, especially now that so many couples are paying for their weddings themselves. Therefore, we can't forget the groom when it comes to style, or the groomsmen either, for that matter! Check out these super hot ties for the groom and his entourage by Etsy seller Toybreaker! Who says men can't wear pink? Puh-lease! These ties are...

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Distinctively beautiful wedding rings

by Azure

Looking for a little more than a plain gold band? I love these handmade rings from Down to the Wire Designs. They're beautiful and distinctive without straying too far from traditional wedding ring territory. You can choose from his line, or work with designer and metalsmith Chuck Domitrovich to create a unique set of wedding bands all your own.

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Mother’s Day Present Idea for a Mother-of-the-Bride

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Last week we saw some fabulous shoes from Mary Norton, but I also really loved the purses in her bridal collection. I know we’ve seen some other posts on purses, but personally, I don’t see the need for the bride to carry a purse. Your groom has a pocket for your lipstick, and anything else you need can be tucked away in a little bag under your table. BUT, with Mother’s Day less than a week away, these gold purses really struck me as a great present...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Purple Passion

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Purple has long been associated with wealth and nobility. Use this color to bring sophistication and elegance to your wedding. Choose vibrant fuchsia for a modern twist on this color theme. Packaged with real rose petals, the plum and matte silver Vintage Glamour Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design will surprise and impress your guests. Or choose the natural elegance of the Hydrangea Pressed Flower Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden...

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Bride Chic: The Hair Bride- Wedding Day Hairstyle Ideas

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns put it succinctly when making this observation: "When it comes to topping it off there are two types of brides: 'hair' brides and 'veil' brides." In the case of the veil bride, she may figure wearing this traditional accessory will be a once-in-a-life time deal; others claim they don't really feel like a bride till the veil goes on. A hair bride is another story. Her crown of glory is her way of pulling the whole look together...

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Jewish Wedding Idea: Design Your Own Chuppah

by Azure

The chuppah, or wedding canopy, is a central part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. But, for years, it was basically treated like a fixed piece of furniture. You used the synagogue’s chuppah, end of story. Many Jewish couples today though want to make the canopy, which after all symbolizes their future home, more personal. One idea is to have your chuppah designed, by an artist like Corinne Soikin Strauss of the Artist’s Wedding Studio. She designs personalized chuppahs painted in vivid...

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Help your bridesmaids look good while they look great.

by Azure

Looking for the perfect little treat for your bridesmaids? Flirt Buttons has terrific, fun pocket mirrors to help keep your best girls looking sharp. With 88 styles and counting, you're sure to find one that's just right for each of your bridesmaids... Even that one weird cousin. I almost won't leave the house without my favorite lip balm. What's the touch-up piece that you always have on you?

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Bridal shoes that make you wish the aisle was longer

by Azure

Wearing a short wedding dress? Then you might as well wear bridal shoes that knock your guests' socks off. The bridal collection from Mary Norton features shoes that are beautiful and fun - and you might just be able to find a bag to match. Mary Norton shoes are handmade by family artisans in Italy to ensure quality and craftsmanship, but as you can see, the designs are influenced by Norton's time in the film industry. You'll love tapping your toes at your reception in these! ...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Metal and Lace

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Metal and lace create a dichotomy of delicate details and weathered metal in this theme suggested by Artful Beginnings. The Black and White Lotus Pendant from Blazer Arts is a wonderful example of combining metal with a delicate treasure. It features an oxidized sterling silver flower blossom with a genuine black fresh water pearl at the center. The Fair Trade Green Tourmaline Ring from McFarland Designs spotlights a California green tourmaline in a...

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Bride Chic: Bridal Fashion Couture Report- New York Spring 2010

by Azure

About Bride Chic 2010. I know it sounds pretty futuristic but it's the reality we're looking right at. Actually, New York is showing us designers are time traveling through the 20th century bringing back trends that never made it to the once-upon-a-time bridal scene. We're seeing still more color and interesting textures this season. A stunning collection in optical white, Oscar de la Renta is showing short chic cocktail dresses paired up with gloves and big white pouf cocktail hats...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Everything Green wedding ideas

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Earth Day (April 22nd) is the perfect opportunity to consider the environmental impact of your wedding celebration, and we wanted to continue the celebration to help keep the earth beautiful. You can significantly reduce your wedding’s ecological footprint by selecting products created by environmentally aware merchants. Many invitations, rings and accessories are eco-friendly, making it easy to have a green wedding! Nansglam repurposes vintage items...

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Singing the praises of birdcage bridal veils

by Azure

Count me in as a cheerleader for the resurgence of birdcage veils. I love the Golden Age of Hollywood look. A Savvy Bride knows to choose a veil to suit her gown and not the other way around, and that's why I love Unveiled Bridal Designs. Designer Dorene Vandermeer has a selection of beautiful ready-to-ship veils, but she also offers custom designs so you can create your own unique match. There are six different "rooms" full of accessories to browse through, a huge gallery of...

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Beautiful bracelets for a beautiful bride

by Azure

Why should your neck have all the fun? When you're getting dolled up for your wedding day, don't forget your wrists! I love the bridal collection from BGB Jewelry. The pieces are beautiful, handmade, and designed to be affordable. The collection is a great place to browse if you're looking for ideas for your wedding accessories. You'll find great vintage looks, and the styles range from simple elegance to WOW!

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Wedding Idea for a Warm Wedding Party

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers. Here in Chicago, this weekend had all the typical spring weather, sunny and warm one minute, cold and rainy the next. It’s always a risk you take with spring weddings, but the payoffs of beautiful flowers, generally good travel weather, and the feel of love in the air is well worth it. Here’s an idea to lessen the threat of an impending cold front. Why not get your bridesmaids gorgeous pashima scarves to wear over their dresses. If you’re one of those...

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Bride Chic: A Celebration of Bridal Fashion and Photography

by Azure

We are so excited to have a first look at Amy-Jo Tatum's photo shoot, with wedding photographer Stephanie Williams, featuring five gorgeous bridal gowns from her Dioresque collection! About Bride Chic If there is such a thing as visual poetry it is in these images. All are from a recent photo shoot I had with Orange County wedding photographer Stephanie Williams. We shot five of my gowns in various locations around San Juan Capistrano, California--including the mission. While I'm...

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Bridal hairpieces to make your groom swoon

by Azure

I love the vintage look of these elegant hair pieces. They're perfect whether you go for a swirly updo or something more sleek. Jennifer Behr's collection is handmade and made to order, so you know you'll have something that truly suits you. The flowers are made of gorgeous silks and leathers, and often have individual wiring in the petals so you can arrange the piece just right once it's on. These are pieces you'll want to keep wearing long after you walk down the aisle.

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Celeb Engagement Ring Trends: Get the Look for Less in Platinum

by Azure

Enjoy your celebrity fix for the day! Special thanks to... Tips provided by: world renowned style expert and jeweler to the stars, Michael O’Connor Ring Images provided by: Platinum Guild International

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Liven up your cocktail dress with wedding dress designer Alexis Georgio!

by Azure

While attending the National Bridal Market Chicago a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to catch designer Alexis Georgio’s latest in the runway show on March 29th. During the show, Georgio (known for his elegant, couture evening, special occasion, and bridal gowns) debuted his fun and sassy Cocktail Leggings. These beautiful beaded leggings look adorable with a short cocktail frock! Pair them with that sassy dress you bought especially for your bachelorette party, or surprise...

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Save on Wedding Accessories

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Nothing like starting the week off with a good deal. That’s why I’d like you to meet my new best friend, her name is Nancy Jaeger, and she’s the founder of usabrideweddings.com. Basically, her site has everything you need for your wedding outfit! Nancy wants to be your best friend, too. That’s why she’s offering you 10% off any order over $50, and free shipping! Read through some of Nancy’s money saving tips below, and when you get to the...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Something New

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market The selection of beautiful wedding creations in the Ever After Market has recently expanded with the offerings of several new shops! Pick the perfect spring or summer wedding invitations by combining popular colors fuchsia and chartreuse. The Cymbidium Orchid Invitation from Cheer Up Cherup uses a modern floral silhouette in chartreuse with crisp black text to make an eye-catching wedding invitation. Eden Invitations and Stationery offers an equally...

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Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2010 Collection: van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, oh my!

by Azure

This past weekend at New York's Bridal Market, Carolina Herrera wowed fashionistas and artistas alike when she unveiled her Spring 2010 Collection. Each gown that floated down the runway was a true piece of art, from the Henri Matisse dress inspired by the famed artist's paper cutouts, to the Georges-Pierre Seurat gown which used pointillism as its starting point with a polka-dotted theme. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the fabulous hat the model donned, which was straight out...

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One, Two, Dye My Wedding Shoe?

by Azure

Although there are alternatives, most brides expect to spend money on a wedding dress they’ll only wear once. But what about shoes? Shoes don’t really become heirlooms, and I haven’t seen anyone successfully pull off white heels and jeans since the 80s, so what exactly are you supposed to do with wedding shoes? Here’s an idea, don’t buy white ones. I bought blue shoes for my wedding and let them do double duty as my “something blue.” I don’t feel bad that they’re...

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A feather-light touch of class

by Azure

That sleek new bridal hairdo of yours deserves the perfect finishing touch. We love this Breanna feather hair pin from The Left Bank. It's made by Sara Gabriel, and, yes, that's a Swarovski rhinestone center. ...And if it happens to draw everyone's eyes up to your lovely face, well, that's a hazard you'll just have to deal with. Tell us in the comments: What's your favorite knock-'em-dead accessory?

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