Category: garter

9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas

Are you planning a vintage wedding? It’s one of my favorite themes: it is classic, elegant, and timeless. Plus, it is one wedding theme that will never go out of style. In my new book, The Inspired Wedding, the chapter entitled Romantically Vintage is overflowing with vintage wedding tips and suggestions for decor, attire, favors, and more. To give you a glimpse of this style, I’m sharing vintage wedding accessory ideas in this feature. It’s so easy to finish your bridal look with vintage touches: here are nine to get you started!

Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas

1. Vintage Wedding Dress

This dress is one of my favorite true vintage finds to date. The open back, long sleeves, and lace detail is stunning.

vintage wedding dress - 9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas

daughters of simone

2. Handkerchief

To use a hankie as an accessory, simply wrap it around the stems of your bouquet. Use a simple dress pin to keep it secure.


dreamy cottage

3. Bridal Capelet

Some brides like to cover their strapless dress for the ceremony; others just love the look of vintage detailing around the top. Here’s one stunning vintage detailed capelet as one example.

vintage wedding accessory ideas - bridal capelet

glory by jeannie lee | photo: white-klump photography via style me pretty

4. Burlap Bouquet with Vintage Lace

This bouquet will last forever! Plus, it’s gorgeous, especially with that layer of vintage lace underneath.

burlap bouquet vintage lace - 9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas
jane’s daughters

5. Lace Heels

These heels are custom-made with a hint of lace for the vintage-loving bride. I want these just because.

gold champagne silver wedding heels with lace - 9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas
becca and louise

6. Garter

This garter is vintage inspired with rhinestones set on a satin ribbon.

gold garter vintage wedding accessory ideas

gadegaard design

7. Earrings

These earrings are circa 1950s and are a true vintage find! They’re simple enough to go with any gown you choose, but stunning enough to make a statement.

vintage earrings

sweet and spark

8. Hair Comb

This hair comb–and her hairstyle!–is a perfect example of skipping a veil, yet still incorporating your vintage theme.

vintage wedding accessory ideas - hair comb

j. arends designs

9. Lace Clutch

And, last but not least, don’t forget a clutch purse to carry your essentials: it features a swatch of vintage lace to embellish the front.

vintage lace clutch purse

davie and chiyo

What do you think of these vintage wedding accessory ideas? You can find more vintage wedding ideas in my new book in bookstores now (Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and Amazon).


-E.

Giveaway: Win a Something Blue Garter

Are you still looking for the final piece of the puzzle that is something old, something new, something borrowed and yes, something blue? We’ve found one you’re going to love, and not just because it’s being given away by the lovely Southern Ever After! You’ll love it for its gorgeous lace, the unique monogram hand-stitched with your new initials, and you’ll adore the fact that it gets rave review on a perfect fit by Real Brides who have purchased and worn for their own wedding.

Ready to toss your name in the hat? One lucky winner is going to receive a something blue garter, similar to the one shown below (but with her own monogram, obviously), straight to her doorstep.

Something Blue Garter

something blue monogrammed garter

Lovely, isn’t it?

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/4-11/10/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Something Blue Monogrammed Garter by Southern Ever After
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $25 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
-E.

Ask Emmaline: Where to Measure for a Garter

With this monogrammed garter giveaway going on this week (ending soon!), we thought it was the perfect time to share the latest Ask Emmaline question with you. Vanessa, asks, “I am ordering a garter online and it asks for my size. Since I can’t see it in person, I want to know where to size properly. I know it (obviously) goes on my thigh area, but do you have any tips on where to measure for a garter? Thanks!” Great question! This is a common one asked by brides, and with online ordering so readily available, it’s no wonder you want the perfect fit when it arrives. Read on to find out where to measure for a garter so you don’t order the wrong one…

where to measure for a garter

melinda rose design

Where to Measure for a Garter

A garter is worn approximately three to six inches above the knee. Use a soft tape measure and wrap it around your thigh where you’d like to wear the garter. Make sure you hold tape measure tight to your skin, but with a little give for the elastic. You can use body tape to keep the garter in place if you’re concerned about it slipping on the big day.

Hope it helps!

We’ve hand-picked some garters to inspire you from The Marketplace. Which one is your favorite?

bridal lace garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

nestina accessories

bridal garter fleur de lis via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

etta august

blue and hot pink garter

naked orchid garters

ivory lace garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

pearl and co

garter with rhinestones lace via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

southern ever after

ivory garter with flowers via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

the blooming fig tree

something blue rhinestones garter

gracefully girly

rustic burlap heart garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

aristocrafts

burlap linen amber stone garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

pastinshs

rhinestone garters via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

vio gemini

something blue garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

january rose boutique

blush lace wedding garter set via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

nana rose designs

Want to see more? Click to see more bridal garters. Also, don’t forget to enter the garter giveaway before it ends!

Have a question for us?

Just Ask Emmaline! Submit your question here and it could appear in an upcoming blog feature.

xo
-E.

Monogrammed Garter

Ready for a brand new giveaway? We’ve teamed up with Sheila, the lovely garter-maker over at Southern Ever After, to offer a vintage monogrammed garter to one lucky reader! This vintage-inspired garter features blue thread embroidery customized with your brand new monogram. The garter is made of lace and features a chic rhinestone embellishment. On the reverse side, there is a monogram with your first initial, new last name initial (or current last name, if you don’t plan to change your name), and middle initial. The winner will also receive the tossing garter, as shown in the 2nd and 3rd photos below. Take a look!

Monogrammed Garter

Monogrammed Garter

Something Blue Monogrammed Garter

Vintage Monogrammed Garter Giveaway

o Prize: Gorgeous Vintage inspired garter set with your initials monogrammed on the back of your keepsake for your something blue! Comes coordinating toss garter.
o Enter between 7/31/14-8/6/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/7; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $40; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

This monogrammed garter is not only a handcrafted touch for your big day, but it serves as your something blue, too! We love dual-purpose accessories!

♡ Good Luck!

xo
-E.