This weekend we’re featuring this steampunk wedding inspiration shoot that’s sure to wow you! A collective effort of stylized vendors worked to create a unique photo session that incorporates amazing details. Capturing this steampunk wedding inspiration shoot was Cathie from BG Productions. Check out all the details and find out more…
We featured a Real Wedding where the bride wore a light pink silk scarf with her wedding gown, and we remember it like the post was yesterday. The bride, Debbie, wanted a simple, sweet, and elegant wedding day look, so her light pink scarf was the perfect thing to tie into her personal style. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie into your bridal ensemble, perhaps a silk scarf is just what you need for a fun pop of color! And, if you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. I love scarves and wear them as often as possible. But before I became scarf-savvy, I had that feeling where I would see pretty scarves at the store and feel like I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off… you know?
That’s why today we are helping to nudge you a little into the right scarf-savvy direction with a few tips + tricks on how to wear a scarf. Wearing a scarf around your neck isn’t the only way to work it; you can wear it around your neck, as a headband, as a wrap, as a cuff bracelet, styled into your braided hairstyle, and more. You can even decorate your reception or ceremony site with scarves… your love nest, too! Read on for plenty of scarf-filled goodness compiled just for you after the jump!
How to Wear a Scarf with your Gown
The most popular way to wear a scarf is worn around one’s neck. If you’re braving a cold wintry wedding, consider a silk scarf for a pop of color or a pretty pattern in lieu of a heavy wrap. It won’t keep you as warm as wool, but it may just be the lightweight accessory piece for which you’ve been looking. Besides, if you get a chill I’m sure your groom will be happy to lend you his suit coat, right? ;)
Here is one example how to wear a scarf with your gown. This is Debbie, the bride we mentioned early in this post:
We’ve seen bow ties, neckties, groomsmen in glasses, and sneakers instead of dress shoes… but this is a first: handmade groomsmen suspenders! And, might I add, we’re loving this trend. The lovely French Knot Weddings can craft a custom pair of suspenders for your groom and groomsmen made to order in any color. These groomsmen suspenders are made of designer print cotton with elastic built in for an adjustable and comfortable fit. A suede patch on the back (shown with a heart below) can have a heart symbol, initials, or anything with which you can dream! Attaches to pants with metal suspender clips; each custom order takes 4-6 weeks to process. Be sure to ask about group pricing if you are ordering multiple suspenders for each of your groomsmen!
Guillermo and Patty’s Idaho Falls engagement took place in a beautiful backwoods setting. This cool couple had no problem looking natural in this lovely outdoor setting resting on cut timber, strolling down memory lane with umbrella in hand, and kicking their feet up on an old rusty automobile. With deep felt gazes, close kisses, and hands clasped Guillermo and Patty start their journey from best friends to life long companions. We wish the both of you all the best on your long and happy future together! Creatively capturing this wonderful couple’s Idaho Falls engagement was Jaclyn from Jaclyn Davis Photography.
Let’s face it: everyone loves a gift with his or her name or initial on it. I can remember being a little kid in a gift shop, flipping through personalized keychains hoping to find one with ‘Emma’ on the front. (It barely ever existed.) When I did find one, it was satisfying for some reason to see it in print. Who’s with me? Well, I’m pretty sure that feeling ever fades because I still love to receive gifts with my initial or name stamped right onto it. Add hand-embroidery to it and the adorableness factor increases dramatically. Case in point? Meet The Merriweather Council, the designer of these adorable embroidered necklaces. These are perfect for gifting to bridesmaids (and don’t forget to snag one for yourself, too!). Check out a few examples… and, no, I couldn’t resist using an ‘E’ for the top sample. ;)
This handmade flower clutch purse is perfect for your entire bridal party! It is made strong with an outer fabric of 100% cotton canvas and heavyweight layers inside to hold your cell phone, wallet, keys, and lipstick securely. The inner lining features cotton with a yellow and white print; hardware can be either silver or antique brass. This elegant purse was featured in a Real Wedding by Jean Smith Photography and it complemented the bride perfectly! This is one clutch purse you will want to re-use after the big day for many happy years to come. It is handmade by the lovely Lolis’ Creations and the flowers are available in an array of colors.
Love stars, stripes, and everything nice? Us too! We thought this was a perfectly fitting DIY striped skirt you can make yourself (with no zipper required!) to wear for the July 4th fireworks! We spotted it at Elle Apparel, one of our favorite go-to blogs for DIY apparel. ‘The Socialite’ blue and white nautical skirt can be made with some sewing skills, and Elle takes you through the entire process in an easy-to-follow diagram format. Take a peek at the skirt you can DIY… and scroll down for more details.
I discussed my fascination with tulle earlier today (non-itchy tulle, of course), so I thought it appropriate to share a few more of my favorite things: the color pink and pearl embellishments. Needless to say, when I spotted this bohemian hair wreath by BowsnBerries it was love at first sight. This beautiful dusty pink rose flower hair clip is placed onto a handmade wired wreath, with glass pearl accents and a subtle mauve satin ribbon. Bohemian brides, you’ll especially love this look – plus, your bridesmaids can follow suit!
We’ve been asked many questions by our brides, particularly in regards to how to wear certain handmade pieces. One question in particular is how to wear a brooch with subtlety, when you’re not entirely sure you can pull it off or you don’t exactly like it. Vintage brooches have made a comeback in the past few years, but not everyone is in love with them and they do not coordinate with every gown. For instance, let’s say your grandmother, mother, great-aunt, or other family member with whom has a vested interest has passed down a brooch to wear for your wedding day. The problem? You don’t like it. It’s not your style, it does not match, and you wouldn’t dream of wearing it pinned to your gorgeous gown on your wedding day. But… you don’t want to disregard family tradition, let alone hurt anyone’s feelings… so, what to do? We have found the perfect solution: the brooch bracelet.
Do you like the boho headband style? I do, particularly the halo style headbands. However, like most of you, I’m not quite sure I can pull it off. But, I do think they look great, ESPECIALLY on other people. ;) This in particular really caught my eye and I’d be thrilled to wear it – at least, try it out and see if someone could give me the thumbs up that I am, in fact, pulling off the look. A great idea for bridesmaids!