Veils and Accessories


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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Your Something Blue: Vintage refurbished purses and clutches

by Azure

Vintage Glam Weddings is a fantastic wedding blog that shares with its readers vintage, handmade, and flea market treasures that can help brides-to-be create a fabulous vintage inspired wedding. I LOVE this blog, and when I was browsing Vintage Glam yesterday, I stumbled across Amanda's post on vintage refurbished clutches and purses from Chlorine. Chlorine is a Los Angeles-based boutique whose owner, Carrie White, collects one of a kind vintage purses and clutches, cleans them up,...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: RnR Bride part deux

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Hello and welcome to guest blogger RnR Bride part deux. I hope you enjoyed my first post and have been chomping at the bit for more…but if not then don’t tell me, I’ll only get upset. I am been a massive fan of Sloan Photographers. I love featuring their edgy, unique photographs on Rock 'n Roll Bride and I always check their blog for new and exciting weddings. When I stumbled across this little gem I knew it was the perfect wedding for my second...

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Butterfly Inspiration Boards!

by Azure

Whether you are a butterfly fanatic like Mariah Carey, or just looking for a little something to put some “spring” in your step, get inspired by our Butterfly Inspiration Boards! From beautiful Save the Dates to gorgeous Versace dinnerwear, these items are sure to make your heart flutter! Inspiration Board 1: 1. Martha Stewart Weddings magazine: Winter 2009 2. Versace Butterfly Garden Dinnerware 3. Versace Butterfly Garden Coffee Pot 4. Versace Butterfly Garden Service...

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Something to clutch at your wedding

by Azure

Let's face it: even if you have a champion maid of honor, you may need to have a place to keep a few little things on your wedding day. Since wedding dresses with kangaroo pouches are out this year, how about this practical-yet-delicious clutch instead? It's a perfect winter white for your wedding day, but stylish enough to make the cut for nights on the town on your honeymoon. You'll be able to keep everything you need, like a touch of mint for when you plant one on your...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: “Hello, Gorgeous.”

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing "How Do I Look?" Aaah yes, the classic favorite quotes from Barbara Streisand and Audrey Hepburn. Both lovely and alluring, these women knew just the right way to get a guy's attention. Right now, you get to play the role of bride-to-be...but are you ready for the role of Mrs.? Get prettied up for your honeymoons, darlings...but don't let it stop there! You've got a long road ahead of you ~ my suggestion? Through your entire marriage, never stop...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Beautiful Bordeaux

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Whether you’re planning a wedding at a vineyard or simply love a fine vintage, this inspiration board is for you! Burgundy and gold are a beautiful color combination to pair with ornate and elegant details. Surprise your guests with a wine tasting or test your abilities as a sommelier by carefully selecting a wine for each course of your wedding dinner. Wine bottles have beautiful decorative labels and a favorite design might inspire your wedding...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Great Garters!

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid With all the great ways out there to personalize your wedding, it's amazing that for so long, the Garter has been the unsung heroine of wedding festivities! Really, she's a best supporting actress; a scene stealer, if you will. Though brief in appearance, she is immortalized in photos. So why should you settle for something blase? Julianne Smith saw that need and launched her own line of garters filled with personality! From animal prints to sweet...

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Music to Your Bridesmaids’ Ears

by Azure

Why shouldn't your bridesmaids' gifts be pretty and practical? Supplement that mix of your favorite girlgang songs with these terrific little earbuds from chicBuds. They're retractable, compatible with computers and portable CD and MP3 players, and just happen to be decorated with Swarovski crystals in five fun colors. You say you want a pair for yourself, just to make sure you all match? Sounds good to us... Now tell us: What songs remind you of having fun with your bridesmaids?...

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Bubbly Bride: Crystallized Weddings

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When you want to add some “bling” to your wedding, Swarovski Crystals are a stunning way to create a luxurious feel to your big day. Drip your centerpieces in crystals and jazz up your details with some added sparkle that will scream delicate romance. In the first photo, from Allegro Photography,leading entertainment expert David Tutera designed this gorgeous blinged-out centerpiece! When these crystals are incorporated into your details, your guests will be...

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Wedding Flowers on a Budget

by Azure

Believe it or not, March 1st was the first day of meteorological spring. I don't really know what that means either, but at this point I'm desperate for any sign that winter will end. One of the best signs is the coming of spring flowers. Not only are they beautiful, but for brides getting married in the spring and summer they're a great way to save money! If you're looking for a painless and beautiful way to cut down your costs, choose in-season flowers for your bouquet,...

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