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.

Vera Wang Lovestruck Inspiration Shoot

I’m delighted to share with you this morning a stunning wedding inspiration shoot from Live View Studios. Inspired by Vera Wang’s fragrance Lovestruck it encapsulates the idea of feeling totally in love and being swept away with beauty and emotion. I adore all the soft pink ombre tones which deepen into a palette of fuschia pinks, mauves and purples. The sparkly details and silver decor that give the whole vintage look an element of glamour. And I know you’ll be smitten with the divine ombre wedding cake by Frosted Bliss Cakes and the to-die-for hairpiece from Petals by KC. Be prepared to be hit by the love-bug ladies!

Lovestruck Wedding InspirationSilver and Pink Sparkly Wedding InspirationSoft Pink Wedding InspirationPink and Silver Rhinestone Wedding Ideas

Photographers Brent & Anna share the inspiration: Our inspiration for the shoot came from seeing a Vera Wang Lovestruck perfume ad, and the falling petals photo is reminiscent of a scene in the commercial where Leighton Meester throws a bouquet from the balcony while she passionately embraces her love. Ombre arranged florals and a ruffled ombre cake, antique jewelry and an old pocket watch, a bold yet soft flower hair piece on the bride, and accents of glitter, silver, and sparkle are some of the unique details from the shoot, and our goal was for the feeling overall to be one of passion and vibrancy, much like the feeling of being lovestruck. This was a big undertaking, and we could not have done it without all of the help of the wedding vendors who contributed to the shoot. Some of the unique elements for this styled shoot was the use of antique jewelry, including an 80+ year old pocket watch, sparkly DIY favor boxes, raspberry champagne, and the oversized custom floral headpiece, unique guestbook idea, an ombre sparkly cake, and custom cake pops designed for the event with miniature flowers. We wanted it to sparkle and glitter, and everything did just that! 

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Photographer: Live View Studios \ Floral Designer: Julie Liles Floral & Event Design \ Reception Venue: The Oaks at Salem \ Invitation Designer: Jacqueline Dziadosz \ Dress Store: The Dancing Dress \ Cake Designer: Frosted Bliss Cakes \ Heirlooms and extras – La Gartier \ Linens and Coverings: Andy’s Tents & Events \ Makeup Artist: Karen Michelle Clark \ Jewelry – KnB Marketplace \ Veils & Headpieces: Petals by KC \ Bakery: Raleigh Cake Pops  \ Submitted via Two Bright Lights