October 26, 2012
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By Lauren Melby
Some Like it Classic Wedding & Event Design

Each bride’s vision is very unique and these tips can be customized to fit many wedding themes. When choosing accessories, the most important tip to keep in mind is to not overpower your dress. The dress should be the focal point with the accessories worn as compliments. With a ball gown or princess dress, a simple string of diamonds or pearls is very elegant and gorgeous. With a mermaid style gown, a more predominant necklace is very flattering depending on how detailed the fitted dress is. If your theme steers more towards vintage lace, pearls are a great compliment, as well as touches of color that fit with your wedding palette. A glamorous theme calls for diamonds, and Marilyn says it best with, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

Many components go into creating your dream-wedding look, and while the dress is obviously the most important piece to the puzzle, accessories can really take your wedding day look to the next level. The shape and extravagance of your dress should dictate which path you take when accessorizing. Also, the theme of your wedding as a whole should play a role into choosing the dress, and therefore accessories.

As with any other outfit, it is important to choose one piece of jewelry that will be the largest and will draw the most attention from your audience. This can be done with a beautiful jeweled bracelet, detailed necklace, or pair of chandelier earrings. As far as your fingers, it is best to only wear your engagement ring on that special day, since that is what the day is all about. Unless, of course, you have a sentimental ring that you always wear.

Think of your wedding look as a mural, and the dress is the first step to your masterpiece. Let your dress steer you to your perfect wedding accessories, and with these tips in mind, you will know when you have found the right pieces for your special day.

Photos: Diana Elizabeth Photography

Venue: The Felch House Inn

Event Stylist: Angela Saban Design

Bridal Gowns: Uptown Bridal and Boutique

Makeup: Aeni Domme

Hair: Vonn Wynn

Florals: The Garage By Ivy

Bridal Jewelry: Twice Loved Vintage