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.

Chic Wedding Ideas We Loved in 2011

There were so many fabulous wedding ideas and an abundance of creative inspiration for weddings in 2011. Here is are a few favourites we featured last year which we believe will add a personalised and stylish touch to your wedding, yet still stand the test of time no matter what the year or wedding season!

Beautiful Burlap Wedding Ideas

Burlap is still a popular wedding trend which allows you to add a charming rustic element to your decor without huge budget.  We put together a ton of burlap wedding ideas to show you how to use this versatile fabric elegantly and stylishly on your wedding day.

Burlap Wedding Table

Flower Girl Purse Bouquets

This stunning idea to replace the traditional flower girl posey will give a stylish wedding plenty of wow factor. We loved these sweet scented floral handbags designed by Karen Tran Florals. They’re the perfect accessory for your little princesses to strut down the aisle.Flower Girl Purses

Mason Jar Wedding Lighting

Another wedding idea trend which has dominated weddings but is showing no sign of exiting anytime soon is the humble mason jar. We put together a feature with different ideas for wedding lighting using a collection of mason jars. They’re a pretty and cost effective way to decorate wedding tables, aisle ways and outdoor receptions and give your whole event a magical glow.Mason Jar Wedding

Reception Tablescapes by BHLDN

How can you not love BHLDN? In fact, I challenge anyone to not find one little ounce of inspiration for their wedding from this amazing line up of reception tablescapes. This is one of the best displays of decor inspiration I saw in 2011 – and this creative team of visionaries are ‘the bomb’ as far as I’m concerned.Wedding Reception Tablescapes

Lace Doily Decor

If you’re planning a vintage wedding or visualising a gorgeous garden soiree embellished with vintage details, then this nostalgic wedding idea is perfect for you!  Check out this pretty line up of lace doilies by Cedarwood Weddings and beautifully all creatively used throughout a vintage wedding theme. There are banners, cushions, table settings and even a pretty dessert buffet to inspire your vintage heart.

Bridal Shower Tea Party Theme

My absolute favourite wedding idea for 2011 was the bridal shower tea party theme. Not only is it a fun and fresh idea for a wedding shower, but it also gives you a great excuse to go all out with girly colours and prettier than pretty decor. We walk you through some gorgeous themes and tips to put together a sensational bridal shower.Bridal Shower

What was your favourite wedding idea in 2011?  I’d love to hear your comments!

BHLDN Inspired Floral Artwork Wedding Cake

If you’re a wedding junkie like myself, then you’re probably no stranger to the amazing wedding cakes from My Sweet & Saucy. When I saw the latest creation they designed for an Orange County wedding I fell head-over-heels IN LOVE. Inspired by the BHLDN Floral Artwork Dress, it combines modern and clean lines with breathtaking pastel lace florals and pewter silver detailing. In my opinion, this is a wedding cake fantasy come true!

Wedding Cakes

Lace Wedding Cakes

Floral Wedding Cakes

and here is dress that inspired the cake . . .

BHLDN Floral Artwork Dress

Vintage Glam Wedding Gowns by BHLDN

All you gals who are lovers of all things vintage pay close attention, because I have a treat for you! These draw-dropping vintage glam wedding gowns from BHLDN are bound to set your heart a pitter-patter and have you skipping around in circles with delight. What more can I say except for they’re stylish, they’re pretty and most of all, they’re vintage GLAM gone mad!

Vintage Wedding GownsVintage Glam Wedding Gowns

Can you picture yourself in one of these stylish vintage inspired gowns? Any one of these stunning dresses would look captivating on a modern bride for her wedding day, or for any reason to be glamorous for that matter.

Still in the mood for glamorous vintage inspiration?   Then try these little treats –

A Vintage Wedding in Paris

Vintage Blues and Orange Inspiration

DIY Vintage Wedding Ideas