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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.