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How to Wear a Scarf: Inspiration + Scarf-Savvy Ideas

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:

how to wear a scarf

Groomsmen Suspenders: Trend We Love

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!

handmade suspenders

Guillermo & Patty’s Idaho Falls Engagement Shoot

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.

idaho falls engagement

Embroidered Necklaces

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. ;)

embroidered necklaces

Flower Clutch Purse for the Bridal Party

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.

flower clutch purse