So you’ve found the wedding dress of your dreams — congratulations! In the wedding planning process, this milestone may come with excitement and tears of joy all that lead to your next decision — your bridal accessories. accessories offer you the chance to show your unique style and serve as the finishing touch to your bridal look. There are many different types of accessories to choose from including headpieces, veils and jewelry. Within these types of accessories there are also a lot of things to consider, such as finish and style. Will you wear silver or gold? Pearls or crystals?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the options, we are here to help. Hair pieces are a popular bridal accessory (and one of our favorites). We have tips to guide you in choosing your perfect piece!
Fall is such a beautiful season. From the bright colored leaves, warm apple cider and pumpkin flavored treats, there’s just so much to love. To add to all of this love, we have new, beautiful bridal accessories for your special day. Our fall 2017 collection is filled with nature inspired pieces and hand-crafted beauty. From fluttering leaves to delicate branch-like designs, these pieces are stunning additions to any bridal hairstyle.
Your bridesmaids are often your sisters, soon to be sister-in-laws or your dear friends that know you so well. From standing beside you on your big day to helping you feel your best and celebrate your love, they’ve spent countless hours helping you plan and deal with all the pre-wedding stress that most likely took place. These ladies have been through it all with you and finding the right way to say thanks and make them feel appreciated may be challenging. Don’t fret! There are many ways to say thanks but we’ve rounded up our favorites that offer your genuine gratitude for their love and support!
Aside from marrying the person of your dreams, your wedding day is a time for love and celebration with your friends and family. Of course, every bride wants to make the day as memorable as possible from the food and decor to the music and dance. Besides your first dance as a married couple, your father daughter (or any other family member!) dance is another unforgettable moment. Here are some tips for making the most of these three to five minutes with your dad:
Pippa Middleton’s wedding was classic, elegant, and absolutely stunning! She may not be royalty, but she certainly looked the part in her custom designed Giles Deacon gown paired with a gorgeous dainty tiara and simple drop earrings. Loving bridal accessories as much as we do, we were swooning over her bridal look. If you’re as inspired by her style as we are, check out the perfect pieces we’ve rounded up to get her look!
Wedding season is here! Here are some of our newest bridal headpieces (headbands and tiaras) for 2016! The theme this year is beautiful organic and botanically inspired bridal accessories. This If you’re not going to be a springtime bride, though, you can still capture that feeling in your big day with fresh and feminine décor and accessories. One of my favorite springy accessories is the wedding headband – specifically, pearl wedding headbands that bring together Mother Nature’s best and designer style.
Plenty of brides have asked us, along with friends and family “Are these earrings too big?” or “Should I go with an elegant drop or stay with simple studs?” Wedding earrings can make or break an outfit, and on a bride’s wedding day they are essential to her ensemble. You want to add some glam to your look without stealing attention away from the gown. All earrings are made to be shown off. Therefore, you want to pick an earring that will get the proper kind of attention.
Balancing Your Wedding Earrings and Your Dress
Start by thinking about the style of your wedding dress. If your gown contains stunning silver beading, stick to earrings that are solely silver (Or maybe a pair with rhinestones for that touch of glam!).
For those who have chosen dresses that have elegant pearl embroidery can bring attention to this classy detail by opting for a traditional pearl jewelry embedded with crystals or rhinestones if you want that extra glitz!
Gowns with an accented colored sash such as pink or burgundy look stunning with colored crystal earrings that match to add more to your bridal look. Adding color will also give you a more modern look.
Also try to keep in mind your dress’ neckline. Brides wearing strapless gowns should go for a bold pair of earrings. This accent piece along with a stunning necklace will fill in all that open space.
In contrast, if your dress has heavy ornamentation, your wedding earrings should be short enough so they don’t take away from the gown’s accent.
Incorporating Your Hairstyle
It is also extremely important to pay attention to how your wedding hairstyle and earrings will balance out. Soft, romantic hairstyles look best with elegant feminine accessories.
While intense, flowing waves will look better with something a bit funkier.
No matter what combination, your wedding earrings will add to the shine of your wedding day. Good luck, and happy shopping! For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page! https://www.pinterest.com/usabride/
Bridesmaid jewelry is frequently given by brides to their ‘maids as a pre-wedding gift to invite them to share in her special day. It lets the bride coordinate her attendants’ looks and spares them the expense of having to buy jewelry to coordinate with their dresses. It’s considered almost mandatory at this point for brides who want their bridesmaids to match, to buy their gal pals’ jewelry sets.
There’s so much out there that some brides find it near impossible to choose. If you’ve been stressing out about your attendants’ jewelry, we have some pointers that will lower your wedding planning stress and beautifully complete your bridesmaids’ looks. Here’s our guide for bridesmaid jewelry:
Informal weddings call for less ornate jewelry, like single stone bridesmaid jewelry sets and delicate accessories. While larger, more formal affairs may warrant something more glamorous. It’s all about your preference, and what your girls will look best in!
Bridesmaid Dress Color:
Keep in mind that if you’ve fallen in love with a crystal jewelry set and the color isn’t an exact match, that’s okay! Ivory or champagne jewelry is neutral and works with almost all bridesmaid dress hues and is a little more exciting than colorless while still letting your wedding colors stand out.
Time of Year:
Spring and summer weddings call for lighter colors and can be often inspired by nature. Our Pure Sparkle Jewelry Set would be a perfect set for spring or summer. Fall and winter weddings may call for slightly darker shades like chocolate, burgundy or even black. Our Jacqueline Jewelry Set with it’s darker hued crystals would be perfect for the colder seasons.
Do they have to wear all the same bridesmaid jewelry?
Perish the thought! Of course not! One trend we’ve seen and loved is each bridesmaid wearing different colors and styles of jewelry and shoes. Just try to make sure that the jewelry you choose features the same gem and overall style so there’s a unifying factor. What’s fun about mixing it up a little is that buying the bridesmaid gift is easy- everyone is technically getting the same thing- but you can choose colors and designs that reflect your bridesmaids’ personalities.
Here’s what we mean: Everyone has a friend who’s larger than life. She loves to have fun and is brilliantly boisterous. Think lots of sparkle to match her sparkly personality, like a rhinestone jewelry set thats big and bold or a chunky pearl choker that has edge. For the bridesmaid who is more reserved, think classic and traditional, like a single stone rhinestone necklace set or a traditional drop pearl set.
The wedding veil. For centuries it has been such a huge part of the classic wedding ensemble. And now whether you want a modern look or want something more classic, a veil can be beautifully incorporated into any look. You can choose a veil in one, or both, of two ways.
Wedding Veils That Complement Your Face Best:
For women with ROUND faces, a wedding veil that falls along the sides of the face would look stunning. For those with round faces, a veil that falls along the sides of the helps to narrow it. As for your wedding hair with this veil, wearing your hair down or in a face-framing bob would complete the look.
For those ladies with a SQUARE jawline, softness is key. Face framing tendrils will help to relax a strong jaw, and a longer wedding veil will work better than a short wide one. A strong, square jawline is a striking feature, flaunt it!
If you have an OBLONG face, complement it with a it of width. Look for waterfall veils paired with a wide tiara, wreath or bun wrap.
If your face is HEART-SHAPED or TRIANGULAR, you’ll want to add width at the jawline. Since most veils will seem to full for you, the best choice is a back piece, where the width shows up behind the neckline.
A RECTANGULAR face will benefit from softness as well. Don’t be afraid to try more voluminous veils, the goofy quality will make your face look more symmetrical!
Wedding Veils That Complement Your Personality
If you’re vibrant, fashionable and want to look different than the rest, the Birdcage veil is for you. It has a vintage yet quirky element to it while still looking elegant and gorgeous
If you have a laid back personality, you might want to forgo the veil altogether and opt for a beautiful headpiece. Floral clips with crystal embellishments are a huge trend and always look beautiful and effortless at the same time.
For brides who adore tradition, the Fingertip veil will complement your personality best. If you appreciate tasteful and clean simplicity, then this time-honored style is the perfect fit.
The Cathedral veil is for the princess at heart; The bride who loves all things formal and elegant. This veil adds an aura of grandeur to any look. A cathedral veil tends to be so extravagant that it works best with a simple dress that wont overshadow the impressive veil.
Whether you choose a timeless veil or a show-stopping headpiece, both would be an amazing addition to your wedding look. Good luck choosing, and happy shopping!
Fall is a season of richness and beauty. The leaves begin to change colors to beautiful reds, yellows and browns. This fall’s wedding accessory trend is golden floral accessories. Whimsical golden leaves and flowers are all the buzz, perfectly complimenting autumn’s fascinating colors. These amazing new pieces are becoming a huge trend this season.
For someone who wants something cute and simple, the Penelope Pearl Gold Headband is a perfect choice. With it’s charming ivory flowers, it will go perfectly with any dress and it’s golden outlining with rhinestones gives you just a touch of shine.
If you want a stunning, golden statement piece, the Genevieve Gold Comb is a dazzling option. It doesn’t have a strong gold hue, but just enough to incorporate this beautiful new trend. The beautiful silver and gold leaves, plus the accent pearls and jewels make this piece absolutely gorgeous and trendy.
If your looking for a touch of gold to compliment your wedding day ensemble, the Delicate Pearl Gold Jewelry Set is perfect! It adds just a touch of sparkle, without distracting from your overall look and the golden floral pattern makes it ideal for fall.
Whether you want a subtle accent or a statement piece, beautiful gold floral pieces are an essential addition to your fall, or any season, wedding wardrobe. Want more inspiration? Check out our Autumn Wedding Inspiration Board on Pinterest. Good luck, and happy shopping!