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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)

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

bfw accessories marchesa

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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.

bfw accessories sachin babi

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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.

bfw accessories rime arodaky

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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.

bfw accessories pronovias

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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.

bfw accessories naeem khan

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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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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!).

This New Bridal Jewelry Line Is Amaze, and We Want to Buy Everything

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Sep 232016
kendra scott bridal jewelry

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Kendra Scott is getting bridal! One of our favorite designers is today launching her new eponymous bridal jewelry collection.

Get ready to shop til you drop brides-to-be, Kendra Scott has got THE earrings, bracelets, and necklaces you'll need to complement your wedding day look. The jewelry designer has launched her new bridal collection on her site today. Ranging from $70 up to $295 (with one statement necklace — the Andrina — for $495), the collection — launching today on kendrascott.com — features earrings, bracelets and necklaces in materials including mother of pearl, iridescent druzy, antique silver, and rose gold. Looking for that perfect art deco-inspired ear climber? She's got you covered!

We sat down with the designer to get the inside scoop on what inspired her new collection, her favorite thing about weddings, and what she would do over on her own wedding day.

Who are some of the iconic brides that inspire you?
Outside of classic bridal icons like Grace Kelly or those that push fashion boundaries like Bianca Jagger, it's actually real brides that have always inspired me. For my Bridal Collection I looked to the many past Kendra Scott brides and the future brides to be for inspiration. This collection is for them!

What is your number one advice for brides-to-be when selecting their wedding jewelry? When picking out the jewels for your wedding day, my advice would be to consider all the elements of your wedding, not just your dress or your bridesmaids' dresses. Choose pieces that can tie in other beautiful elements from your big day, like your flowers or your décor. A custom bracelet from our Color Bar, designed in your palette and framed in delicate crystals, becomes much more than an accessory. It is a token of your wedding day, and a piece you will cherish forever! But above all, remember that you will treasure these pictures from your wedding day forever, so choose the pieces that make you feel like your most beautiful self.

If there's one thing about your own wedding you could do over what would it be?
Laughably, our first dance. Matt and I set out with the goal of having a perfectly coordinated ballroom routine, but after one private dance session, we decided we'd be better off dancing freestyle. Come to think of it, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Although slightly uncoordinated, it was so very us!

Bride and Her Sons Walking Down the Aisle

Photo: Photo: Katrina Wallace Photographers

What is your favorite thing about weddings?
My favorite thing about a wedding is the beautiful, candid moments that aren't part of your schedule. I still remember my favorite moment from our wedding reception, when I caught Matt and my second youngest son having a dance-off around the dining tables. Even though they weren't on the dance floor, soon every eye was on them! It was such a funny, sweet, unplanned moment, and I often find those to be the most memorable.

What bridal trend would like to see go away?
To me, a wedding is never so much about the latest trends as it is about the couple themselves. If they are an adventurous couple who enjoy being outdoors, a bohemian garden wedding will always be in style. If they are a more classic, vintage loving couple, then art deco accents will be a seasonless reflection of their relationship. Be it trend or tradition, as long as the couple is excited about every element captured in their wedding, nothing else matters.

Who is the bride you thought of when designing this collection?
The idea for this collection came to life when I was a bride myself. I wanted to design a piece that felt more elevated, intricate and special for my wedding day. And that's when the idea took off, because I knew my customers would be searching for the same thing for their own wedding day. So, by using future KS brides and my own bridal jewelry as inspiration, we decided to create a full bridal collection.

kendra scott katrina earring

Photo: Courtesy of Kendra Scott

Your own wedding look was gorgeous. How did you choose the jewelry for your big day?
As a jewelry designer, of course I wanted to design my own wedding day jewels. I designed my engagement ring and wedding band, and my husband's, as well as the earrings I wore for my ceremony and reception. The earrings have an elongated oval shape, as a nod to my brand's iconic Danielle, with beautiful vintage-inspired elements that made these pieces feel uniquely special. I loved them so much, I actually recreated the design to be a part of our Bridal Collection — the Katrina Earrings.

What's a great way for brides to show off their personal style?
I might be a little biased, but I believe jewelry is a great place to start! I love thinking of the wedding dress as the canvas to these gorgeous pieces of jewelry. Even if you prefer a timeless, clean wedding dress, you can always play up your personality with a bold necklace, or a stunning pair of earrings. There is a silhouette for every bride's personality type in this collection, whether she is more understated and classic, or fashion forward and bold.

BRIDES Dallas: 5 Luxurious Bridal Accessory Shops in Dallas

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Sep 072016
Dallas Bridal Jewelry

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No wedding look is complete without a little sparkle. Luckily for Dallas brides, there are many local jewelry boutiques brimming with beautiful bridal bling. Here are a few of our favorite Dallas jewelry shops for every style and budget.

Ylang23's flagship boutique at The Plaza at Preston Center is stocked with a stunning mix of designer jewelry. Find the celeb-beloved designs by Los Angeles designer Jennifer Meyer (side note: She designed Jennifer Aniston's wedding ring!). Her beautiful lapis heart pendant is the perfect something blue. For the bride that wants to make a statement, the bold and beautiful baubles by Irene Neuwirth is a decadent choice. Read real brides' reviews here!

Kendra Scott
From gold jewelry adorned with pave diamonds to affordable gems, Kendra Scott has jewelry for every bride's budget. Their Color Bar — complete with drinks and desserts! — is especially fitting for picky brides who want to design their own earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets for their big day alongside their BFFs. The pieces are timeless, classic, and of course — stylish. Read real brides' reviews here!

Nine-Eighteen Fine Jewels
Bespoke jewels is the name of the game at Nine-Eighteen Fine Jewels. Dream up your own design, modify one of their delicious pieces, or reinvent a something old jewel that's been in your family for generations. The possibilities are endless.

See More: Need Some Thank-You Gifts for Your Bridal Crew? Look To These Local Wedding Favor Vendors

Cook Diamonds
A Dallas mainstay, Cook Diamonds has been in the jewelry business for 35 years — so it's safe to say you'll find the best of the best here. Swing by their boutique in the Dallas World Trade Center to check out their selection of jaw-dropping sparklers. Read real brides' reviews here!

Swag at NorthPark Center carries a beautiful array of jewelry that will complement your wedding dress. Think silver pavé heart stud earrings by Thomas Sabo, monogrammed pieces by Maya Brenner, pearl necklaces by Miriam Haskell, and gold bracelets by Oscar de la Renta.

Check out these other top Dallas shops for more bridal bling. After all, a bride can never have too much sparkle!

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