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Oh Heel No! 6 Reasons to Consider Wearing Flats for Your Wedding

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Nov 112016
 
Wedding Flats for Brides

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If you're like us, you love a sexy stiletto as much as the next girl. But when it comes to your wedding day shoes, rocking a super high heel may not be in the cards. For both practical purposes and personal preferences, here are 6 reasons you may want to fall back on flats for your wedding after all.

1. Your feet will do a little happy dance
And you'll actually be able to dance without having to kick your heels off just to get some relief. A lot of brides don't realize exactly how long they'll be on their feet (um, all day!) because it's not simply for the ceremony and reception but the entire time beforehand too. Our suggestion? If you care about comfort, do your feet a favor and stick to fancy flats so you're not that bride who complains about how bad her feet are killing her the whole night. Annoying!

2. You're less likely to trip
As every girl knows, heels can be hard to walk in, especially when you're rocking a long gown and strutting down an aisle in front of a huge audience. Just think about how many actresses trip (ahem, Jennifer Lawrence) on the red carpet! The last thing you need on your wedding day is an ankle sprain. So avoid the embarrassment (and scars) of falling flat on your face by sporting flats.

3. Your hubby will look taller
If you and your fiancé are similar heights and you don't want to totally tower over him in wedding pics or he's self-conscious about it, then flats may be the perfect fit for you. It'll give your boo a little ego boost to look all tall and manly standing next to you. Definitely talk it over with him first and see if it's even an issue. Believe it or not, some guys are really weird about height so it's important to be sensitive to this.

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4. The terrain isn't exactly heel-friendly
If you're getting hitched on the beach or anywhere outdoors really, heels may not be the most practical choice for the terrain. For instance, stilettos will quickly sink into sand and trip you up stat, whereas heel protectors are a must if you're saying, "I do" in the grass. And sadly they're not exactly attractive, nor are they 100% guaranteed to work as advertised.

5. You'd really want to wear your wedding shoes again
Those fancy high heels you bought specifically for the wedding? Chances are, you'll never actually wear them again. Blinged out flats, on the other hand, are a great way to dress up even the most casual outfit without sacrificing comfort for style. Pick a pair that you'd wear for the wedding and beyond.

6. You never wear heels in real life
If you're not sporting high heels on the reg in real life, there's no reason to try out a foreign style on your big day just to be "fashionable". Stay true to your style instead and stick to what works best for you and what you're most comfortable in. Otherwise you're going to look super awkward trying to figure out how to walk in heels for the first time.

7 Stylish Earrings That Can Double As Your ‘Something Blue’

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Nov 072016
 

The tradition of wearing something blue on your wedding day is one of the oldest in the books. The color, which is meant to represent purity, love, and fidelity, gets incorporated into a bride's wedding day look in all kinds of ways today, from hidden blue garters to bright blue shoes. But if you're looking for a way to show off your personal style, we're all about going with a gorgeous blue pair of earrings. From the classically designed to the stackable and modern, and even the completely splurge-worthy, here are the most stylish pairs of blue earrings to invest in for your something blue.

Oscar de la Renta Blue Earrings

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The perfect blend of classic and modern, these blue and green toned chandelier style clip on earrings are the perfect statement piece for the simpler gown. Even better? They're perfect to pair with an LBD for a post wedding date-night. ("Dahlia" gold-plated, resin, and Swarovski crystal clip earrings, $375, Oscar de la Renta available at Net-a-Porter)

Wwake Blue Earrings

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Just because you're following the traditional and wearing something blue on your wedding day, doesn't mean you can't make it something totally new. We love layering these beautifully light and shimmery blue tinted opal earrings with other small matching studs from the same collection to make your something blue modern, stacked, and fun. ("Two Step" 14-karat gold opal earrings, $375, Wwake available at Net-a-Porter)

Rosantica Blue Earrings

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These handcrafted earrings by Rosantica are the perfect pair to win at the boho chic look on your big day. Plus, these earrings are made by hand so you won't have to worry about the vibrant threads ever loosing their beautiful royal blue color. ("Atena" tasseled gold-tone earrings, $150, Rosantica available at Net-a-Porter)

Pamela Love Blue Earrings

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Über chic jewelry designer Pamela Love's five spike earrings are the perfect choice for bringing a little spunk and personality to your big day look. With one small stud showing on the front of the ear and the five spikes radiating out behind the earlobe, you'll automatically bring your look up to fashion-girl status. (Five spike earrings, $450, Pamela Love)

Alexis Bittar Blue Earrings

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These edgy earrings by Alexis Bittar are the perfect way to include subtle pop of blue to an already composed look while still bringing some serious style. Because of the edgy meets classic design, these earrings can go with a number of different gowns and still look perfect. (Crystal-encrusted suspended-stone wire earrings with spike accent, $255, Alexis Bittar)

See More: 10 Unique Ways to Find Your Something Blue

Irene Neuwirth Blue Earrings

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Classic and stylish, these simple turquoise and gold drop earrings are the best kind of balance between understated and unforgettable. Pair with anything from boho-inspired to an avant-garde dress. (Cabochon drop earrings, $4,290, Irene Neuwirth available at Barneys New York)

Iris Stud Blue Earrings

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Sapphires, white diamonds, and white gold make these art deco style studs just as luxurious as they are gorgeous. If you've been looking for something to pair with your art-deco era dress, your search is finally over. ("Iris" stud earrings, $4,620, Deborah Pagani available at Barneys New York)


Classic Wedding Day Clutches for Every Bride’s Style and Budget

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Nov 032016
 

You're never fully dressed without a smile — or the proper accessories. When it comes to your wedding day accessories, that couldn't be more true. There are a few items that no bride should be without, including longwear lipstick, breath freshener, tissues and a cell phone. So it stands to reason that you'll need a functional — and more importantly stylish — way to carry them. For many blushing brides, a classic clutch is the accessory of choice. It's a chic way to stash your essentials, plus, it doesn't take up too much space. Here, we've rounded up our fave clutches to complement your bridal style.

Judith Leiber Bridal Clutch

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Planning a 1920s-inspired wedding? This box clutch is the definition of old Hollywood glamour. Believe us, it's worth the high price tag. Every detail is perfection — from the crystal-coated exterior to the metallic lambskin lining. This is one clutch you'll seriously love forever — like your husband. (Couture crystal slide-lock clutch bag in rhine, $1,995, Judith Leiber)

Edie Parker Bridal Clutch

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For brides with a more modern sensibility, this hand-poured white pearlescent acrylic clutch is an investment-worthy accessory that's sure to be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come. The silver kiss-lock keeps your essential secure. And there's even an interior mirror, so you can make sure your bridal beauty look stays flawless all night long. ("Jean Solid" in white pearlescent, $895, Edie Parker)

Jimmy Choo Bridal Clutch

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'Tis the season for metallics. This sparkling clutch adds glitz and glamour to any evening look. The structured shape is the perfect complement to a skyline setting. And the shoulder chain strap makes it super versatile — perfect for the bride who likes options. ("Margot" champagne glitter clutch, $650, Jimmy Choo)

Rafe Bridal Clutch

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Calling all beach brides! This whimsical take on a classic bridal clutch is handmade from a solid giant abalone shell. It's perfect for your seaside celebration. This would look stunning with a soft lace or flowing chiffon gown, and a flower crown or embellished headpiece. ("Sirene Shell" minaudiére, $595, Rafe)

Kayu Bridal Clutch

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Planning outdoor nuptials? Whether your theme is whimsical garden, coastal getaway or modern woodland, this handwoven straw and lurex clutch offers a rustic yet romantic vibe. And the shimmering shell clasp is sure to make a statement — after all, your wedding day is your time to shine. ("Adeline" clutch in silver, $205, Kayu)

See More: 4 'Something Borrowed' Wedding Accessories That Can Pull Double Duty

Inge Christopher Bridal Clutch

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Not all wedding dresses are bright white. Rocking an off-white number? Opt for this striking box clutch, featuring a polished gold cage over ivory satin. Finish the look with art deco-inspired earrings and a bold lip... and you're ready to walk — no, make that strut — down the aisle. ("Palermo" clutch in ivory, $115, Inge Christopher available in Shopbop)

Natasha Couture Bridal Clutch

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For bling-loving brides, this sparkling stunner doesn't disappoint. Featuring a glittering ombré finish and jewel closure, this dazzling design stands out, no matter when or where you wear it. We predict it's going to become your new go-to evening bag. (Ombré shimmer clutch, $65, Natasha Couture available at Nordstrom)

Get Ready to Hit the Wedding Dance Floor in These Stylish Stack Heels

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Oct 192016
 

Stilettos may be the most stylish and sexy wedding shoe idea, but they are not exactly known for being comfortable. If you're ever found yourself leaning on your wedding date to adjust your heels or throwing your shoes in the corner before you hit the dance floor, you're not alone.

Good news — for your and your feet — this season the stacked heel is in! Whether you call it blocked, chunky or stacked, this style is sure to be your new go-to for every fall wedding on your calendar. Here, we're sharing some stylish and sublimely comfortable options, so you can stay up on your feet (and the dance floor) all night long! Believe us, your feet will thank you.

Schutz Stacked Heels

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These classic stack sandals are a must-have. Not only do they make your legs look super long and lean, the stack heel is ultra comfortable. Pair them with a sleek slip dress ("Enida" stacked heels, $170, Schutz)

Raye x Tularosa Stacked Heels

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For more bohemian brides (bridesmaids and wedding guests), these free-spirited fringe sandals are finished with lace-up front with wrap tie closure and fringed tassel accents ("Luna" heel, $225, Raye x Tularosa available at Revolve)

Loeffler Randall Stacked Heels

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Why should your dress have all the fun? These round toe pumps are rendered in black suede and finished with floral embroidery. The thick heel makes them totally wearable, all season long. ("Sydnee" thick heel pump, $395, Loeffler Randall)

Maje Stacked Heels

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These high heeled velvet stunners are the perfect complement to an evening look. From the criss-cross front, to the baroque metal buckle decorated with pearls and rhinestones, every inch is absolute elegance. ("Falbe" stacked heels, $525, Maje)

See More: Wedding Shoe Shopping Tips Direct from a Bridal Stylist


Aquatalia Stacked Heels


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The biggest challenge for brides and guests, often isn't what to wear to the wedding but the — seemingly more ambiguous — rehearsal dinner. We've got you covered with these python Mary Janes. These beauties are a totally unique take on a classic that will enhance any outfit. ("Eliza" stacked heels, $750, Aquatalia)

Aquazzura Stacked Heels

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A chic d'orsay pump never goes out of style. This stylish interpretation is finished with luxe mink pompoms, adjustable ankle strap and comfortable block heel. ("Wild Russian Pump 105" heels, $895, Aquazzura)

BRIDES Florida: Miami’s Top Shops for Killer Wedding Shoes

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Oct 192016
 

Saying yes to your dream wedding dress may seem like the most important shopping decision you'll ever make — until you come to the shoes. In Miami, anything goes as brides often hit the aisle barefoot (as well as in five-inch Louboutins). Just as with your dress, shoe shopping is all about style, comfort, and price point, so if you've been waiting for that right time to splurge on designer heels, now's the moment to go all out. Here are a few of the best boutiques and bridal salons known for their showstopping selection of shoes sure to complete your picture-perfect wedding day look.

TAJ by Sabrina Crippa
Boho brides going for a beach chic style can sport their "something new" wearing an original design by Miami Beach-based TAJ by Sabrina Crippa. The designer, who hails from Milan, pulls inspiration from patterns and techniques she's come across while traveling the globe. Capture a little piece of India or the Italian Riviera with these hand-designed sandals that range from simple and sophisticated strappy suede numbers to bejeweled beauties reminiscent of Eastern bazaars. Easily transitioned from day to night (and great to bring along on a beach honeymoon), these sandals can be considered a staple statement piece to add to your wardrobe post-wedding, and come at price points that fit budgets big and small.

Christian Louboutin
Shoes are one of the best ways to subtly throw in that "something blue," but if you really want to add a pop to your wedding day ensemble, go for red. Louboutin's signature soles always make a statement and will not only look good in photos, they'll also look gorgeous as you're gliding down the aisle. The French designer even has a whole collection designed with the bride in mind, with wedding white stilettos as well as more off-the-wall styles adorned with spikes and studs. Read real brides' reviews here!

Capretto
Brides who prefer boutiques to big department stores will fall head over heels for Capretto and the carefully curated collection of designer duds. Browse the shelves of shoes bearing designer names that range from Balmain and Balenciaga to Pierre Hardy and Proenza Schouler. Styles are sure to suit every type of bride, whether you want a look that's more over-the-top with tons of colors and tassels or something demure, opting for softer palettes and kitten heels.

Koko & Palenki
Three of these designer shoe-filled boutiques are scattered throughout Miami in the best of places: Dadeland Mall, Aventura Mall and the Shops at Merrick Park. From big name brands to some of the newer emerging designers, the stores are stocked with the best selections from each season so brides can rest assured their shoe pick will be perfectly on point for the big day.

See More: Put Those Shoes to Good Use By Dancing the Night Away with One of Miami's Top Wedding Bands

Boca Raton Bridal
Cross everything off your wedding day checklist in one place shopping from head to toe at South Florida's largest bridal boutique. Co-owner Jan is ready to tackle even your most bridezilla moment, with super quick solutions no matter what time of day (or night). Once you've had your Cinderella moment selecting the perfect shoe from collections by Grazia, Salon, Grace and Angela Nuran, onsite seamstresses will have your dress hemmed to match your heel height so you won't be worrying about any potential mishaps like tripping on your train. Read real brides' reviews here!

Del Toro
Going for comfort at the after party doesn't limit brides to boring flats. Wear your new initials proudly with monogrammed velvet slippers by Miami-based Del Toro. Crafted on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, these custom pieces are made from the finest Nappa leathers and fabrics and all yours to play designer dreaming up your ideal shoe.

Click here to see even more of Miami's best boutiques and bridal salons for all of your wedding accessory needs!

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10 Delicate Diamond Necklaces for Your Rehearsal Dinner

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Oct 182016
 
Diamond Necklaces For Rehearsal Dinner

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While tomorrow may be the big wedding day, that doesn't make the night before your wedding any less special. And with your family and bridal party in attendance at your rehearsal dinner, you certainly won't get a free pass on photos. Guests are guaranteed to start snapping and tagging pics of you (with the official wedding hashtag, of course) at the rehearsal dinner.

So you'll want to dress to impress—and this includes your jewelry. When it comes to bridal baubles, diamonds really are a girl's best friend. And who doesn't want a little sparkle every now and then? Especially at your rehearsal dinner. Dainty diamond necklaces add elegance and just the right hint of bling. Whether you wear a single strand or layer a few, these timeless designs are sure to dazzle the night before your "I dos."

Sachi Jewelry Moon and Star Necklace

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A fave of celebs like Emmanuelle Chriqui, this moon and star duo is a perfect pair—like you and your groom-to-be. Crafted with 14k yellow gold and .11 carats of white diamonds, it's nothing short of divine. ("Moon and Star" necklace, $400, Sachi Jewelry)
Zoe Chicco 14K Five Diamond Necklace

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Bring out your natural beauty—and sparkle—with this bezel set diamond necklace. Pair with the matching studs to add a double dose of glam to your LWD. ("14K Five Diamond" necklace, $700, Zoe Chicco)
Dana Rebecca Isla Rio Diamond Necklace

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Calling all contemporary brides! Looking for a sleek way to update your look? This perfectly polished geometric rose gold cutout design is just what you've been missing. ("Isabelle Brooke" necklace, $715, Dana Rebecca)
Sydney Evan Medium Gold Diamond Love Necklace Rose Gold

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For romantic brides, this hand-drawn pavé script necklace is sure to adorn you with love. Afterall, if ever there was a time to show some love, it's now. ("Medium Gold & Diamond Love" necklace, $1,300, Sydney Evan)

See More: Rehearsal Dinner 101: What to Wear and How to Deal with the In-Laws

EF Collection Diamond Bar Necklace

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There's nothing more classic than a beautiful diamond bar necklace. This timeless style will take your from your rehearsal dinner, to your wedding...and beyond. ("Diamond Bar" necklace, $650, EF Collection)
Vale Jewelry 14K Pavé Triangle Necklace

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For brides who don't shy away from attention, this pavé triangle pedant necklace is a must. This attention-grabbing design allows the maximum amount of light to shine from the front to the back. ("14K Pavé Triangle" necklace, $850, Vale Jewelry)
Gillian Conroy Marie Diamond Cluster Necklace

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This diamond cluster pendant delivers sparkling sophistication and draws attention to your neckline. Pair with a low cut silhouette to really let it shine. ("Marie Diamond Cluster" necklace, $1,500, Gillian Conroy)
Phoenix Rose Pave Heart Necklace

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Photo: Courtesy of Phoenix Rose It's a great night to don a symbol of love, like a pavé heart necklace. This sweet sparkler will show that your heart is open and ready for tomorrow. (Pavé Heart Necklace, $695, Phoenix Rose)
Jennie Kwon Designs Rose Cut Diamond Drop Necklace

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Twinkle the evening away with this 3mm rose cut diamond drop pendant, adorned with four tiny diamonds. ("Rose Cut Diamond Drop" necklace, $750, Jennie Kwon)
Meira T 14k Gold Necklace with Diamond Bezels

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Diamond bezels effortlessly float along the front of this delicate chain. This graceful sparkler infuses any outfit with a hint of ethereal charm. Plus, it's perfect for layering. ("14k Gold Necklace with Diamond Bezels", $1,600, Meira T)

BRIDES Houston: Wedding Accessories Created by Local Texas Designers

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Oct 132016
 

Shopping for the perfect dress is just as important as hunting for the perfect accessories to top it all off. Whether you're a traditional bride or are opting for a more bohemian feel, the "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" mantra can come into play with these accessories created by local designers. From tiaras to garters and veils, these treasures are meant to make your look more personal on your special day.

Jill Reno
Jewelry designer Jill Reno believes every story is romantic and unique which is why she designs her bridal jewelry to be beautiful and individually unique, just like the bride. Reno incorporates rare gemstones when designing to create pieces that have their own style and character.

Joyce Echols
From the red carpet of the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, Joyce Echols' shoes have made several appearances — including being worn by country superstar Miranda Lambert and E! News' Alicia Quarles. The Italian-made shoe line sticks to Texas roots drawing inspiration from barbed wire, bullets and pistols.

See More: Don't Forget Your Bouquet! Find Houston's Best Wedding Florists Here

Megan LaCroix
Specializing in one-of-a-kind floral arrangements and art pieces (with a focus on preserved flowers and botanicals), Houston-based designer Megan LaCroix looks at every floral arrangement as a piece of art. From the bouquet to a custom crown, LaCroix incorporates paint, objects of nature, textiles and salvaged materials in her work.

Elegance by Kate
Timeless and modern accessories from vintage inspired headpieces to lace garters, this Texas-based Etsy shop creates pieces for every bridal style. The jewelry reflects the elegant and sophisticated bride with Swarovski elements, freshwater pearls, and precious metals.

Need more bridal bling? Browse our Houston Jewelry page to find even more local shops for wedding accessories

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These Wedding Accessories Rocked Bridal Fashion Week

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Oct 112016
 



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Bridal Fashion Week is of course all about the wedding dress. But this season, we've got major accessories on the brain. From statement earrings to glistening tiaras, feathered clutches and bejeweled heels, these 10 accessories made us swoon during Bridal Fashion Week.

bfw accessories marchesa

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Florals at Marchesa (Above)
Just because they were showing fall that didn't mean Marchesa's designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, weren't feeling floral. Romantic wedding dresses were shown with long, shoulder-dusting floral earrings and flower headpieces accenting half up half down hairstyles.

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Statement Earrings at Sachin & Babi
Sachin & Babi also had their girl in shoulder grazing earrings. Here, the earrings were adorned with flowers and tassels. Take note 2017 brides, delicate earrings are a thing of the past, this season it's all about hair up, shoulders out, and the biggest earrings you can find.



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Modern Tiaras
We were totally blown away by Rime Arodaky's debut bridal collection, not to mention the metallic glowing beauty look and the icicle inspired accessories. Modern hair jewelry, including pins and tiaras, were fit for a modern, very cool Princess Elsa.

bfw accessories alon livne

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Another designer taking cues from our favorite Frozen princess (and inspiration to winter brides everywhere!) was Alon Livne, who showed gowns with tiaras and vintage-inspired headpieces fit for a queen, very Never Ending Story.

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Diamond Wreaths at Pronovias
Winter brides, put down the flower crown. It's time to consider wearing a sparkling diamond wreath, as seen on the gorgeous brides at Pronovias.

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Audrey Hepburn Veils at Lela Rose
The sweet birdcage veils topping off the looks at Lela Rose were perfect inspiration for Audrey Hepburn lovers and retro brides looking for an easy way to channel a 1950s vibe.

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Boots Made for Walking Down the Aisle
Naeem Khan's collaboration with Christian Louboutin served up mod-perfect over-the-knee boots that coordinate perfectly with the floral accessories on the duster earrings and veil attachments.

Oct 112016
 
Fall Floral Crowns

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Think twice before you assume that the floral crown is reserved for summer and spring weddings only. Autumn's natural rustic and bohemian nature serves as the perfect inspiration for a romantic halo of beautiful fall flowers and leaves. The season's wild vibes lend more room for a free woodland look that is perfectly unpolished. Branches and twigs, jewel-toned flowers, golden-hued leaves, wheat and straw — whichever earthy elements you choose, you can't go wrong. A fall color palette offers deep, gorgeous shades — the moody style will pop against a white wedding dress. Pair it with a matching bold lip to make a statement or choose a neutral lip to keep all eyes on the crown. These stunning floral crowns are rich in autumn inspiration.

A wild mix of brambles, flora, and fauna is perfectly fitting for a woodland princess. Red and mauve hues pay tribute to the romance of autumn. Wear a free-spirited crown like this with hair down. Tousled curls can create a bohemian look, while softly coifed waves can bring a chic vibe that elegantly juxtaposes with the earthy crown.

The husky hues of plum and sage in this crown bring out fall's softer side. Whispers of leaves bring texture to the piece with dark but subtle colors that frame a single peach rose above the ear. A look like this is best paired with a pulled back hairstyle to bring the rose's prominence to full effect.

Flower Crowns for Fall Weddings

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Rocking an updo? The headpiece should be heavy in nature on the side of your chignon and light on the other side. This romantic style keeps the colors simple but the design striking. Marsala florals and greenery are spray painted for a golden touch that is both elegant and a bit bohemian.

Fall Floral Crowns for Weddings

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The blush rosebuds and fern leaves offer a neutral palette for dark berries to pop against. Paying tribute to the season, the succulents add another touch of nature for a crown that looks like it was pulled straight from a garden.

See More: Flower Crown Alternatives: Our New Wedding Headpiece Obsessions

This whimsical headband plays up the romantic and rustic side of New England fall. Blooms in cream, yellow, and purple, are complemented by berries and acorns for an organic feel. This cluster of nature makes a statement on a simple neutral band for a fun twist on the traditional flower crown.

4 ‘Something Borrowed’ Wedding Accessories That Can Pull Double Duty

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Oct 092016
 

We all know the English rhyme, "Something olde, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpense in your shoe..." which suggests that when brides poses these five things, they will have good luck in their marriage and on their big day. While it may seem like just another thing you have to do before you walk down the aisle, if you think of it as a multi-tasking opportunity, it's easily achieved! Besides, its fun to participate in old traditions, and what bride doesn't want to kill two birds with one stone (and save some money while being sentimental, too)?

Your Veil
All former brides know that they probably will never be able to "lend" their dresses to a friend or relative, but veils are a different story. Borrowing a veil (that complements your ensemble, of course) is the best way to cross off that "something borrowed" criteria and put the finishing touches on your big day look, too. Nothing makes you feel more like a bride than a veil, and a veil with meaning behind it? Perfect. (If you opt for a new veil instead, think about paying it forward for a sister, friend or family member. Just be sure that if you preserve your dress, you keep the veil out of the process.)

Your Jewelry
A new ring on your finger is a given for your wedding day, but the rest of your jewelry doesn't have to be new. If you think about it, every experienced Mrs. has jewelry they've worn on their big day. Save some money and add extra special meaning to your bling choices by borrowing earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace from a special woman in your life. Chances are they will be honored you asked (many may also offer!) and it's a great way to combine tradition with necessity.

Hair Accessories
Wearing an embellished comb, halo, headband, or pin in your hair is a popular bridal trend for a reason: The right piece can really complete your big day do, and they're the types of items that you don't really wear more than once (meaning many been-there-done-that brides might have their accessories laying around collecting dust). Why not borrow a special piece from a friend or relative instead of hitting the stores and scouring endless sparkly options in expensive bridal boutiques? A word to the wise: Be sure to borrow it ahead of your hair trials.

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Handkerchief
Some wedding day tears are nearly guaranteed. Wipe them away in style and sentiment with a borrowed handkerchief from a loved one. Nothing is classier than a quality, antique handkerchief to have handy for all of those happy wedding tears. This is also one of the easiest and most subtle ways to incorporate a "something borrowed" — especially for brides who want a look that is new and uniquely hew own. Tuck it in a bouquet or hide it away in the décolletage for when the moment strikes (and remember — no ugly crying!).


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