Veils and Accessories


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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Bridesmaid beauty cubed

by Azure

Special Feature by Zirconique Jewelry can be the perfect gift for your bridesmaids – you know they will love it and re-use it. If you’re concerned about the cost, you should consider getting cubic zirconia, an inexpensive alternative to traditional diamonds. There are many grades of cubic zirconia. As a rule, the more facets a stone has, the more it will look like a real diamond. When high-grade cubic zirconia is set into real gold or platinum, it can be hard for some jewelers...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Garden Party Inspiration Board

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Enjoy the budding plants and blooming flowers of spring with this garden theme suggested by Daisyblu. The beauty of nature is apparent in these wedding invitations and accessories. For your bridal shower, serve tea and sweet treats at a botanical garden. At the wedding, decorate your venue with brightly colored paper lanterns and spring flowers. Give small potted plants as favors or use packets of seeds as seating cards. Try decorating your cake with...

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Bride Chic: NEW DIRECTIONS IN HEAD CHIC

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here are some of the finest designers of head wear in the world and they're taking us down a new and exciting path to 2010 and beyond. Since bridal fashion is moving toward breaking tradition these days, alternatives to the veil are found everywhere. While veils are still in vogue and ever traditional, the new head options are definately worth checking out. Some brides bypassing the veil are going for wide brimmed hats, fresh flowers or jewels in their hair. The...

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Wedding Accessories and Veils, Just as Nice the Second time

by Azure

I wanted to wait until after April Fool’s day to post this, because it’s almost too good to be true. Preownedweddingdresses.com now has a section for pre-owned veils and other accessories, including some stand out jewelry you might be interested in long after the wedding day. Even if you already have the perfect dress and accessories, make sure to bookmark this page. When your wedding day is over, you might want to give your dress or veil a second life. Will you be selling...

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Give your bridesmaids something to clutch

by Azure

Your bridesmaids will clutch their hands to their hearts when they see these gorgeous little purses from Beegee bags. These clutches are perfect for holding just a few things for the busy bridesmaid... With room for some touch-up lip gloss for you. Beegee is a deliberately small company, which means that each bag is sewn in-house for personal attention to detail. They have a ton of beautiful styles and fabrics available, but if you have a special pattern in mind, never fear!...

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Ever After Wedding Market: By the Sea

by Azure

If you are having a spring or summer wedding near the ocean then this inspiration board is for you! Whether you have planned an elegant seaside pavilion or a clam bake reception, these products will be perfect embellishments for your ceremony. Pearls, seashells and sea glass make beautiful jewelry that reference the bounty of the sea. We recommend the Perles (II) Necklace with large creamy freshwater pearls from Elaine Haydon Jewelry and the Full Moon Necklace with a white mother of...

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2 More Days to Enter our 1st Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Bride....who doesn't love free stuff? Who doesn't like free amazing, can't-live-without, must-have products and accessories? Don't lose out on your chance to win one of our favorite "OneWed Loves It!" award winning items. Dedicated readers will have the opportunity to steal jewelry, accessories, beauty products and more from brands like Bobbi Brown, Vera Wang, Gilt Group, Dermalogica, Dessy Group, Agent Provocateur and more! Entry is free and simple: register with...

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Good bridesmaids don’t need jewelry to be happy… But it doesn’t hurt.

by Azure

I always think jewelry is a smart bridesmaid gift. You know your girls will get use out of it, and it gives you some leeway with your bridesmaids' dresses: You can choose different styles to suit each one's figure best, and then use the jewelry to unify their look. And let's face it: A bride who makes sure each of her besties gets a pearl necklace on her wedding day is going to be a popular woman for years to come. I love the bridesmaid collection at Anna Bellagio. It's got...

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The Man Registry: Is Cubic Zirconia just what the Honeymoon Doctor Ordered?

by Azure

About The Man Registry Him: Honey, will you marry me? Her: Yes, yes, yes… omg this ring is beautiful! Him: I’m glad you like it, oh and by the way, don’t ever take it to a diamond inspector! Alright guys, let’s think this through. It’s probably not a good idea to slap a fake rock on her engagement band. Even if you can fool her on the day you propose, chances are that your luck will run out someday when she’s getting it cleaned or appraised. That being said, some of...

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Get Inspired at NET-A-PORTER’S Wedding Boutique!

by Azure

NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s leading online luxury retailer, has just launched its Wedding Boutique. There has never been a better time to splurge... So treat yourself, its YOUR big day! And even if your fiance won't let you get away with walking down the aisle in a pair of Louboutins, use this fabulous boutique for wedding style inspiration! Row 1:Anita Ko Diamond encrusted heart necklace, Landver Asymmetric crystal necklace, YSL Arty Enamel ring, Landver Platinum stone...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: Amrita Singh Southampton Bracelet

by Azure

“I think you’re the only girl in the world that can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man’s pocket”Jane Russell To Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Product Description: While we can’t offer diamonds for our Savvy Steals giveaway, Amrita Singh’s Southampton Bracelet will make you feel like a billion bucks! With pieces featured in every major fashion magazine, a seemingly infinite number of celebrity fans, and...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Chocolate Dream

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Express your love of everything chocolate with this inspiring theme suggested by Flyleaf Books! Chocolate has been associated with love for centuries, ever since the Mayans first discovered the potential of the cocoa plant. Embellish your cake with delicate chocolate swirls or a velvety dusting of cocoa powder. Serve hot chocolate with desert or have a chocolate tasting with plenty of champagne. The rich brown tone of chocolate looks lovely paired with...

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