Veils and Accessories


Another Idea for a Wedding Night Surprise

by Azure

If you liked this week’s idea of a secret tattoo just for you and your groom, you’ll love this: bridal underwear. OK, on the wedding night itself you’ll probably want to wear something fancy, frilly, and sexy, but what about giving your guy a bit of a giggle before or after the wedding? Sayitwithundies.com has adorable thongs with sayings like “I Do” and “Something Blue” and “Just Married.” Don’t forget your bridesmaids, I’ve seen more than a few MOHs for whom...

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Your marriage is forever, but your jewels don’t have to be.

by Azure

If your exquisite taste in jewelry is currently a little more exquisite than your bank account, give I'm Over It a look. It's a great idea - essentially Netflix for jewelry. It's a great way to add some sparkle to your bridal ensemble without blowing your budget. You can rent pieces as singles or in sets, and by the week or by the month. And, yes, if you absolutely fall in love with a piece, you can work out a way to buy it. It's your inner beauty that shines the most on your...

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Make Your Something Blue a Bridal Tattoo

by Azure

Here's a fun way to work in your "something blue". These temporary tats from I Do Tattoos are inexpensive and arrive tucked into a keepsake photo frame. You can place them so they're visible, of course, but they're small and they won't show through a white gown in case you'd like to keep your new design as a surprise for your groom. Enjoy your new ink!

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Bride Chic: Wedding Theme Inspiration for Every Season

by Azure

About Bride Chic Wedding season is here. I've seen invited guests stress like the bride when they have no idea what to wear. Whether you're attending your friends wedding or a big city extravaganza, check out all your dress options. Unless the invite specifies casual, semi-formal or formal you’ll have to either ask or figure it out on your own. Venue and the bride’s gown are big rule of thumb factors. If you know the bride is going to be in a Reem Acra ball gown, walking down...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Spice Up Outdoor Wedding with Parasols for Your Bridesmaids

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid I've been wild about parasols for some time. They are a bridesmaids' (and a bride's) best friend. Not only are they flirty, potentially colorful and fun, but at an outdoor ceremony they serve as both decor and bridal party flowers... and (sometimes) cheaper, too! I went nuts for these personalized parasols at Tange Designs. Parasol bargains abound at Pearl River Market, where you can go solid or patterned, paper or silk. And the look is lovely, especially...

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Love This Ivory Satin Clutch for your Wedding Day!

by Azure

Gilt.com is one of my guiltiest pleasures, and while getting my daily fix, I ran across this beautiful clutch from Lorelei. What a perfect accessory for your big day! Made in Italy from ivory silk satin, the large bow detail is just so classic. Originally $250, if you hurry (Gilt's items sell like hot cakes!) you can pick up this fabulous bag for only $118.

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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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