Posted on 3 Comments

Dress up your wedding bouquet with Gorgeous accessories

Floral bouquets have a refreshing beauty.  You can never go wrong with adding more excitement to your wedding bouquet with a few well-chosen accessories. These accessories can easily tie your bouquet to the theme of your wedding. While we have seen bouquets that are entirely made from non-floral elements in another post, we will now look at some accessories that can be used with your floral bouquet in this article. This will not only allow you to have a unique design, but also give you the option to save something special from the bouquet as a keepsake to remember your great day by.

This video on the Martha Stewart website demonstrates some excellent techniques to dress up your bridal bouquet. Let us look at the various elements that were used to complete these looks.

Silk ribbon tie

silk bouquet

A bunch of flowers with long stems look naturally charming, but may seem a little incomplete. To add more finesse to the arrangement, all you have to do is trim off the excess length of the stems, and secure it with the most luxurious silk ribbon that matches your color palette. This is a very basic floral bouquet design, but one that is just right if your bouquet contains vibrant and lovely, large flowers which are attractive on their own, and do not require too many additional details. While securing the ends of the ribbon, it would be a good idea to use decorative pins in a row, to give it an attractive finishing.

Satin ribbon bow

For a compact round bouquet of flowers like roses, consider wrapping the stems with a double sided satin ribbon bow with a luxurious silky finish. You can tie the two ends into an elaborate bow, and add small details like button roses or little crystal brooches on the streamer.

Wedding brooch bouquets

brooch-bouquet-681536_1280

Brooches are very dainty, feminine accessories, that add an instant charm wherever they are used. Dress up your wedding bouquet with these fantastic accessories, and it will be a wonderful addition to your overall look. You can choose brooches that match your wedding jewelry, or colorful brooches that match the wedding palette, and they won’t go unnoticed.

Lace trims

My bouquet  #jacksonlauren #wedding #flowers #goodtimes

Image Credit: Aenon Nimus

Flowers and lace are always a perfect match. A floral bouquet with a small lace trim in the perfect bridal accessory for a vintage style wedding. You can choose the trim to match your wedding dress, if it is in lace. It can also be your something old, where you can pick your lace from your mother’s or even grandmother’s wedding dress. Not only will this have sentimental value, it will also be a choice that renders a unique touch to your bouquet.

Patterned cloth trim

If your wedding theme incorporates patterns like chevron, geometrical prints, polka dots or stripes, add the same details as the trim for your wedding bouquet. It will be a perfect addition to the décor, and the brighter the color, the more attractive it will be against your white wedding dress.

Which of these ideas do you like? Come visit us at Best for Bride, and we can help you realize your ideas for the best wedding bouquet you can possibly think of

Posted on 5 Comments

The Essential Guide to Wedding Fabrics

Every wedding dress starts with the fabric it is created from. With opulent silks and satins, to rustling taffeta and flowing chiffon, the possibilities in wedding fabrics is endless.

Did you know that by simply varying the fabric of a wedding gown, the entire effect and feel of the dress is altered?

This is because, there are many factors that the fabric of your gown determines—how the dress drapes, it’s pattern, cut and whether it is suitable for the venue and weather on your wedding day. So, the textile you choose has a huge bearing on how you will look on your big day, and a basic knowledge of the different fabrics will help you choose your gown better.

Let us take a quick look at the various fabrics that are used in the construction of wedding gowns, and the features that characterize each of them.

To make it easier for you to understand, we have divided them into two categories: Soft flowing and Structured.

Soft Flowing

Chiffon: Made from silk or silk-blends with manmade fibres, chiffon is sheer and soft. It drapes well, is transparent and a good choice for warm weather.

Georgette: Made from polyester or silk, it resembles crepe but is very light weight. The material is not completely transparent, and its a good choice for summer.

Tulle: This fabric resembles very fine net, it is stiffer than chiffon and adds volume to a gown. Tulle is crisp and see-through, it is the choice for wedding veils and is often mixed with other fabrics.

Structured

Silk: Synonymous with luxury, silk adds an elegant and formal touch to any wedding gown. Available in different forms, from smooth mikado to charmeuse, silk wedding gowns are the epitome of style and sophistication. While raw silk is the textured type, other forms of silk are characterized by their sheen.

Satin: Plain, lustrous and shiny, satin is luxurious and has a heavy structure. Duchess Satin and Larissa Satin are the two types used in wedding gowns, and it is an ideal choice for a formal wedding. However, the heavy structure would make it inappropriate for an outdoor wedding, but it is an ideal choice for cooler weather.

Crepe: Lightweight and crinkly, crepe is a soft fabric that is created by blending silk and man-made fibres. It flows elegantly and softly hugs your body. It emphasizes your curves, as it has excellent drape.

Taffeta: Characterized by the rustle it creates with movement, taffeta is made from silk or a silk-blend. The fabric has a glassy sheen and definite structure. It is often used in ballgown skirts and gowns that need to hold their structure and look poufy, rather than fall gently.

Organza/Organdy: Two fabrics that sound similar but are different for the fact that while organza is made of silk, organdy is cotton. Both are crisp and sheer. Organza is popularly used in overlays and embellishments, and is stiff and can give structure to a gown. It resembles tulle, but is softer.

This isn’t a comprehensive list as the fabric choices in wedding gowns continue to evolve and improve. Nevertheless, with this list in hand, you will be equipped to know whether you want a soft flowing, dreamy wedding dress or a structured and poufy bridal gown, and the fabrics that will work in this direction.

For more wedding dress tips and advice, visit us on Best for Bride.

Posted on 1 Comment

Step up your style with wedding shoe accessories for a unique look

On your wedding day, you want to be a stunning bride – one whom the guests will keep their eyes on, and not yawn at! To make this happen, it is necessary to plan your wedding day look precisely, up to the smallest of details.

wedding-70667_1280

Although your wedding shoes will be hidden under your long flowing gown for most of the day, your guests will still have glimpses of it as you walk down the aisle, or dance at the reception. So, make sure you have them notice your dainty feet dazzling with pretty touches that you have added to your wedding shoes.

Take a look at these shoe accessories that can do this task without breaking the bank.

Shoe clips

high-heels-589196_1280

Dress up a simple, white or ivory shoe that you bought at a bargain with pretty and unusual shoe clips. These accessories will add the required drama and take your shoe from blah to wow!

You can choose anything from flowers and silky satin bows to round glitzy brooches and sparkling crystals or gems to add those finishing touches to your shoes, and you will have a unique pair of shoes. To use your wedding shoes on another occasion, you simply have to remove the shoe clip and it is back to it’s original look.

Sparkling crystals

If you want a glamorous shoe, but all the sparkling ones are over-budget, how about customizing one yourself? You could also think of this option if the ones you come across are too sparkly for your taste, or don’t create the desired impact.

Shimmering crystals in all colors and sizes are available, and you can buy ones that you like. You can even choose your shoe decoration charms in colors other than white, to add extra bling to your look. Glue them all over your shoe for a super-sparkly effect, or confine it to just the heel or the toes, if you prefer a sophisticated look.

White is out, lets color it in

More and more brides are looking for different ways to ensure their wedding look is unique. If you have chosen a traditional white wedding gown, but want to color some personality into your overall look, how about wearing your wedding shoes in a different shade?

While you can find a myriad of colors, you could also dye your shoe to match your wedding palette. When you are go with color, make it as bright as possible, so it pops. Those fleeting glimpses of your wedding shoes while you circle the dance floor will be spectacular and definitely noticed this way.

 

bridal-636018_1280

If you want color, but don’t want to go all the way with it, you could consider having just the sole colored with a colored shoe sole kit. Girls who love little details will love shoe stickers that say “I Do.” These are also available in glitter or different colors to stick on your shoe soles, if this is what will add an element of surprise to your feet.

With shoe accessories, your options are endless. It is not just about finding a budget-friendly option, it is also about creating your unique look. For more interesting wedding tips and advice, visit us at Best for Bride.