Matching Accessories to Match Your Wedding Dress {Guest Post by BHLDN}

I’ve been a hug fan of BHLDN and and their gorgeous range as long as I’ve been blogging, so when they approached me offering to guest blog on Love Wed Bliss, I was naturally delighted. I know each one of you are in for a treat, and when it’s expert tips on choosing accessories for your wedding gown – from BHLDN‘s fashion guru and stylist, Angela, no less – then you can guarantee it will be superb!

 

You’ve found the wedding dress of your dreams, now onto the fun part – the accessories! Accessorizing your wedding gown is often a matter of well-placed sparkle and choosing items that make your heart flutter and let your personality shine. 

Wedding Sparkle Bridal Accessories

Not sure which baubles to choose? A good place to start is by identifying your daily accessorizing tendencies. If you always don earrings, simply choose a more dramatic pair of wedding day earrings. If you love headbands and barrettes, add a little twinkle to your tresses with a sweet bridal headpiece.

Matching Accessories for Wedding Dress

Your wedding gown is another great guide when shopping for bridal accessories. If your wedding dress is heavily textured or embellished, fewer accessories can have a greater impact; choose one or two bridal accessories versus layering on a headpiece, necklace, bracelet and earrings. Alternately, if your wedding gown has a simple silhouette, it can act as a blank canvas for fun add-ons like a statement necklace or beaded belt.

Statement NecklaceBeaded Belt Bridal Accessories

You can also take cues from the style of your wedding gown. Vintage-inspired wedding gowns look great with accessories inspired by a similar era.  For example, a Deco bracelet paired with a beaded 1920’s style gown creates a glamorous Gatsby-inspired wedding day ensemble.  Soft, Bohemian style wedding gowns with lace or tiers of ruffles look great with a whimsical floral crown or jeweled bridal halo.

Deco Bracelet + 1920s GownAccessories for Your Wedding Dress

Brides have more options for bridal head wear, but many feel that their wedding day look isn’t complete without a veil. If your wedding gown has an interesting neckline or intricate back, consider a birdcage veil or blusher to show off pretty details. For a more traditional and romantic bridal look add a veil that hits at your fingertip or longer; today’s brides opting for light, airy veils, sometimes with just a hint of sparkle sprinkled throughout or lace detailing at the edge.

Brida Accessories to Match Your Wedding Gown

When it comes to shoes, the finishing piece of the outfit, it’s important to keep comfort in mind so that you feel your most at ease and can withstand hours of celebrating! Get playful with your wedding shoes by injecting a pop of color, flash of glitter or ladylike bow embellishments. Or, why not select shoes that coordinate with your wedding scheme? Choose sandals for a seaside ceremony or a pair of cowboy boots for a Southern-inspired celebration.

Glitter + Shine ShoesCowboy Boots

Overall, you want a look that’s true to you, so identify the bridal accessories that make you feel beautiful, comfortable and extra special for your big day.

 

For more wedding accessory inspirations, tips and advice, contact ask the BHLDN stylists.

Something Blue Ideas for the Modern Bride

Our last dose of inspiration for our “Something oldsomething newsomething borrowed and something blue ideas”  is all about adding Something Blue to your day.  Selecting a “blue” item for your wedding style is probably the easiest of the four, as there are endless options. You could choose practically anything, as long as it has blue in it. For instance, if your looking to add some colour to your wardrobe, add a blue sash, or have your bridesmaids wear blue dresses. You could also have the groomsmen wear blue boutonnieres. There are a million more ways you can incorporate blue into your big day; and this fun infographic includes plenty of unique ideas plus a little glitz and glam for the modern bride.

Something New Ideas for Brid 

 

Infographic by Simply Bridal

 

Something Borrowed Ideas for the Modern Bride

Over the past two weeks we’ve been sharing with you popular and unique ideas for the traditional wedding saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” Something Old, helped the bride incorporate things from her past or from her family’s past. Something New, focused on new technology and how you can add some cutting edge to your wedding. This week it’s time to look at Something Borrowed – which typically includes objects lent from family or friends. Consider these lovely options to help inspire some ideas:

Something Borrowed Ideas for the Bride

 

Infographic by Simply Bridal

Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 for more ideas:

 

Something New Ideas for the Modern Bride

In Part Two of our ‘Something Old Something New‘ inspiration, we go technologically savvy with a whole bunch of cool ideas for Something New!  If you’re a modern bride who embraces social media and all things digital, then you’re bound to love these online-friendly ideas. 

Something New Bride Ideas

Be sure to check out part one Something Old Something New Ideas for the Modern Bride  

 

Infographic by Simply Bridal

Something Old Something New Ideas for the Modern Bride

You know how the saying goes…

“Something Old,  Something New,

Something Borrowed, and Something Blue” 

It is an old tradition that tells us that when a bride includes all four of these elements into her wedding day it will bring her luck and fortune and blessings for a happy marriage.  Over the next four weeks will be celebrating this sweet tradition by featuring fun and inspiring ideas to help the modern bride include a little of each for her big wedding day.

Our first dose of inspiration…  some lovely ways you can add a little “something old” to your special day.

Something Old Something New Ideas for Bride

 

Infographic by Simply Bridal

 

Bridal Jewelry Ideas for 2013

Bridal jewelry is a significant aspect of a wedding. From diamond studded hair bands to glittering bridal sets or even a wedding set, brides always look for the best jewelry for their special day. And brides of 2013 are no different with their desire to be decked-up in their most beautiful look ever.

With so many design options, jewelry categories, choosing the right jewelry can get a little daunting but with the ideas below, the procedure would get a lot simpler! Read on…

A Matching Wedding Set

A matching wedding set is a symbol of togetherness, oneness and the eternal bond you share with your husband. Wedding sets are usually assumed to be costly; however, that’s far from truth.

A gorgeous looking diamond studded wedding set might cost you anywhere from $1000 to thousands of dollars. So, you’ll have an advantage of going as per your budget.

Have a look at the below matching wedding sets; they are designed to make you and your man feel the love and generate a sense of commitment.

 

White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are another type of jewelry that can give the bride a dazzling look. And when it is a white gold stud earrings with round cut or princess cut diamonds embedded in them, nothing better!

White gold is usually available in 14Karat and 18Karat that you can go for. And it is crafted into beautiful designs and elegance with diamonds studded in it. 

Solitaire Rings

Solitaire rings are another popular category of jewelry type that women simply adore. The idea behind solitaire rings is that – with those rings, the couples (brides and grooms) would enjoy their love and affection till eternity. Since these rings represent timelessness and love, they are absolutely perfect for a couple getting into the nuptial bliss.

You can find solitaire rings designed in yellow gold, white gold and platinum with almost every diamond cut used in them. 

Apart from the above, you can consider going for a three stone ring which symbolizes the holy trinity, a cross shaped or a heart diamond pendant and a color stone bracelet depending upon your preference.

With these jewelry ideas, it would be lot easier for you to accomplish your dream look at your wedding. You can get these jewelry prices from PrimeStyle.com at highly discounted price range.

 

 

  

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Breathtaking Bridal Veils #2

We love beautiful bridal veils here at LWB, but when you combine it with breathtaking photography then you absolutely have us melting at the knees! In our Breathtaking Bridal Veils #1 we focused on the bride modelling her stunning veil. However this time, we decided it was time to show off some amazing shots of couples which featured the wedding veil. The end result…, well, utterly romantic would have to be a understatement!

Kiss Under Veil

Couple Under Wedding Veil

Beautiful Bridal Veil

Kiss Under Veil at Beach

 Missed Breathtaking Bridal Veils #1? Catch up on all the gorgeousness here!

 

 

Images: 1 & 3: Elizabeth Messina / 2: Once Wed / 4: Snippet & Ink

 

Minted Wedding Stationery

6 Styles of Statement Necklaces for Modern Brides

We love the idea of going big with jewellery for your special day. Big and bold necklaces are definitely making a statement in weddings of late, and your choice of styles is practically limitless. Chunky chokers, long layered necklaces, cascading chains and large medallions are all decorating the decolletage with stunning looks. Whether you go vintage, modern or elegant, there is a statement wedding necklace that can complement your bridal style. Here is a round up of  statement necklaces in six styles we are currently loving for brides:

 Vintage Inspired

Statement Necklaces for Brides - Vintage | Love Wed BlissBHLDN Pearl Collar /Vintage Diamente Collar

Chunky Pearl Necklaces

Statement Necklaces for Brides - Pearls | Love Wed BlissModern Pearl Necklace  /Chunky Pearl Necklace

Big on Bling Necklace

Large Sparkly Statement Necklace | Love Wed BlissCrystal Statement Necklace  

Elegant Statements

Statement Necklaces for Brides | Love Wed BlissAudrey Hepburn / Hollywood Necklace

 Unique Statements

Statement Necklaces for Brides | Love Wed BlissChanel Necklace / J Crew Black Lace Necklace

 

Beach Bold & Colourful Necklines

Yellow Statement Necklace | Love Wed BlissStatement Necklaces for Brides | Love Wed BlissYellow Handmade Jesi Haack Necklace / Red Beads / Forever 21 Turquoise Necklace

 

Get The Look

Looking for that perfect statement bridal piece? Then check out these gorgeous necklaces we found at Shopbop!

Vintage Style Statement Necklaces

Vintage Style Statement Necklaces | Love Wed Bliss

Classique Triple Gold Pearl Necklace / Floral Statement Necklace / Marc Jacobs Mixed Up Gems Necklace

 

Diamente Statement Necklaces

Statement Necklaces | Love Wed Bliss

Statement Collar Necklace / White Wedding Necklace / Crystal Lace Bib Necklace

 

Gold Statement Necklaces

Gold Statement Necklaces | Love Wed Bliss

Twisted Rope Necklace / Hammered Flat Disc Necklace / Multi Strand Necklace

 

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{Guest Post} 3 Pearl Jewellery Suggestions for an Autumn Wedding

Autumn is still an incredibly busy season for weddings and most brides will be planning their big day long before the trees begin to shed their leaves. Whilst a wedding is a magical occasion for all concerned, it’s particularly so for the bride who wants to get her style ‘just right’ on the day.

Autumn Wedding Jewellery Ideas

Pearls are traditionally a first choice of jewellery to be worn on a wedding day. Now, with the increased popularity of vintage and classically styled weddings –  where elegance and sophistication are a must – more and more brides are falling under the spell of pearls. The unique qualities of cultured pearls meet all these expectations and you’ll discover that you are able to incorporate the classic look of pearl jewellery into whatever style of wedding ceremony you choose.

Besides the single strand pearl necklace, let’s take a look at three of our other jewellery suggestions if you are getting married this autumn:

1. The White Freshwater Pearl Bracelet

White pearls are a perfect wedding jewellery choice given their elegance and understated sophistication, and the beautiful piece pictured will definitely complement any bride’s choice of wedding dress this Autumn. Stunning and breath taking – freshwater pearls are an autumn wedding favourite.

 

 

 

 

 

2. A South Sea Pearl & Diamond Pendant

A stunning example of just how timelessly exquisite and luxurious pearls can be. This exceptional South Sea pearl and diamond pendant has no shortage of sophistication – something which makes it a perfect choice as a piece of bridal jewellery. Flawlessly crafted and finished, with a curve of pave diamonds set in 18 carat white gold, the pendant is a piece of jewellery that will truly stand the test of time.

 

 

 

 

3. Triple Strand Freshwater Pearl Necklace

No wedding outfit would be complete without a classic pearl necklace. We love the vintage styling of this beautiful triple strand freshwater cultured pearl necklace. Large enough to be eye-catching, the graduated strands of these white pearls will gracefully enhance the neckline and the look of the bride as she makes her way down the aisle.

 

 

 

 

 

Pearls are such a perfect choice of wedding jewellery that it is easy to fall in love with these unique gemstones. Their strong sense of history and tradition can easily add a touch of elegance to a bride’s outfit for her big day. If you are getting married this autumn, hopefully some of the suggestions above may give you some ideas for choosing the right wedding jewellery for you.

 

All jewellery images are copyright and used with permission of Winterson Pearl Jewellery

{LWB Loves} Colourful Bridesmaid Clutches

We adore these colourful bridesmaid clutches we recently stumbled upon from FA2U on Etsy. Not only do they come in a great variety of bright colours but the choice of purses in fabulous retro and vintage patterns have us jumping with handbag joy. Here is the pick of our favourite designs, but you can pop on over to their Etsy page to see the entire cute-as-pie clutch bag range.

Yellow Bridesmaid Clutch SetPink & White Patterned ClutchApple Green, Yellow & White Clutch SetNavy Damask ClutchesPolka Dots ClutchBlue Bridesmaid Clutch SetRetro Heart Pattern Clutch