Lily Bella 2016 Hair Accessories

Lily Bella 2016 Hair Accessories

Lily Bella 2016 Hair Accessories

Inspiring brides with original headwear options for their wedding day for so many years…Lily Bella simply goes from strength to strength! Pretty, handcrafted headpieces with interesting design – all with a vintage touch. A Lily Bella headpiece is just perfect for the Boho or Vintage bride who wants to make a statement.

The new 2016 collection offers some stunning choices including hair wraps, hair flowers and embellished belts and headbands which match for a full co-ordinated look. The Rosa is our particular favourite – a versatile hair flower which is simple and chic and will inject some stunning pink into your bridal look whether you are a Boho, destination or vintage bride. The Grace hair wrap is another flexible piece which can be worn has a headband or as a forehead piece in true Gatsby style! The delicate fabric finish with sparkly crystals is the perfect combination to create a subtle yet interesting look.

Lily Bella offer a wide range of styles …all with a specific hint of vintage or Boho inspired shapes and details. The sinamay collections is truly stunning and unique once combined with the range of affordable bird cage veils.

Shop Lily Bella now for your 2016 wedding headpiece…

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December 17, 2015 in Bridal Jewellery, Wedding Hair Accessories

Just Married Wedding Shoes by Charlotte Mills

Charlotte Mills Wedding Shoes 2016

Charlotte Mills Wedding Shoes 2016

Check out the latest fun and playful collection of ‘Just Married’ slogan emblazoned wedding shoes by Charlotte Mills. The new designer on the block continued to impress with a new season of bridal footwear pushing the trend with ‘Happy Ever After’ and ‘Just married’ slogans featuring on the shoes to add some interest and contemporary detail!

If you’re a bride looking for a modern shoe design to wow your guests on the wedding day…and beyond – look no further than the Andrea Just Married wedding shoes. Stylish, retro inspired block heel combined with sparkly glitter, beautiful hearts and cute embroidered ‘Just Married’ logo – could these shoes be any more interesting? Well, don’t forget that all Charlotte Mills shoes come complete with a lucky sixpence embedded into the insole as well as the ‘Something old…something blue’ inscription under the sole as well. This luxe and upcoming designer has every angle covered and no bride could possibly be disappointed with what is on offer from Charlotte Mills!

 

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July 5, 2015 in Charlotte Mills, Wedding Shoes
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Veil Hair Combs for Brides

Maisie Leaf Pearl Wedding Comb

Maisie Leaf Pearl Wedding Comb

‘So much choice…so little time’ is usually the issue brides face when they come to choosing a headpiece for their special day. However, there are certain types of bridal hair accessories that are that little bit more difficult to find – and we have discovered that veil combs are one of these elusive pieces!

There is an abundance of choice online for wedding combs including asymmetric, symmetrical designs, pearls or a mix of pearl and crystal and the latest fabric and lace styles. The veil comb needs to be a specific shape, size and style to fit its purpose – the comeback of the traditional wedding veil means brides are searching more for this type of accessory. The veil comb should be symmetrical in design as it will be placed at the front of the head with the veil flowing from it or at the back of a bun or chignon with the veil falling down from it. The comb needs to be symmetrical in shape as it is nearly always placed centrally in the hairstyle which the bride has chosen. A veil comb also needs to be at least 8-10 centimetres in width to be able to incorporate a veil at the point where all the veil fabric gathers and is secured into the hair.

The perfect veil comb will usually have a classic motif or design incorporating crystals, beads or pearls. Some of the more recent accessories offer brides a hint of vintage styling created by intricate pave set leaf and floral shapes which add depth and interest to the headpiece. Here at Crystal Bridal Accessories, our two most popular veil combs include the Maisie Veil Comb (pictured above) designed to slide into the back of your hair behind your veil and Marietta Veil Comb (pictured below) which is curved in shape similar to a tiara and designed to be worn specifically at the front of the head with the veil flowing down from it onto your chosen hairstyle. Both styles of veil comb are completely versatile and can be worn with a variety of different hairstyles including loose hair, an updo or even a half up and down style. The key element when choosing the perfect veil comb to suit your dress is to complement any embellishment already in your gown – so, for example, if you have a vintage style dress with lace or pearls then a pearl comb will be the best choice. If you have chosen a more traditional or contemporary gown or a gown with specific crystal stones, then an utterly sparkly, crystal veil comb is a better choice to complete your look.

A veil comb is an ideal accessory to add detail to your look on your wedding day. Your wedding veil will be provided with a comb but occasionally this is simply a plastic attachment and will not offer any embellishment to enhance your dress. The addition of a veil comb to your ensémble will add subtle shimmer and detailed interest from every angle.

Marietta Bridal Veil Comb

Marietta Bridal Veil Comb

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June 1, 2015 in Bridal Hair Accessories
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Cannes 2015 – Accessory Fever!

Cannes 2015 Accessories Charlize Theron

Cannes 2015 Accessories Charlize Theron

The much anticipated yearly Cannes Film Festival has started and what a feast for our eyes! The most stunning gowns combined with subtle accessories to create the perfect finishing touches.

For every Cannes festival, there is always one actress that simply shines in her gown. This is a dress that we sit-up and take notice of…all the other dresses simply look like…dresses! But, this is the one which catches our eye! This year, it has to be the Charlize Theron Christian Dior dress in canary yellow. What a bold choice of colour and utterly sleek, contemporary lines for such a high profile event. The structure in Theron’s gown was perfectly shaped and it accentuated her slim, athletic structure beautifully. With such a stunningly vibrant outfit, the only accessory she needed was a pair of sparkly stud earrings and some costume rings to add interest. We adore this look!

The focus with a red-carpet event is – inevitably – the dress itself. But it is important that the look is completed with just the right style and amount of accessories to prevent looking overdone. The gowns on display at Cannes 2015 exuded simplicity and flowing fabrics and most actresses chose to accessorise with simply some earrings and a bracelet. Footwear was understated and carefully selected to match and tone with the dresses on display. Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes – for example – both chose to blend silver shoes with their very different Versace outfits. The overall look creates complementary tones and ensures that the accessories never clash with the gown itself – simply blend!

Recreate a star worthy finishing touch with some glamorous, crystal stud earrings designed to imitate real diamonds!

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May 16, 2015 in Bridal Jewellery
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Coloured Bridesmaid Shoes

Coloured Satin bridesmaid Shoes

Coloured Satin Bridesmaid Shoes

The latest trend for bridesmaid shoes is vibrantly coloured, ready to wear heels in a variety of colours to match the maids’ dresses! Choose from pastel tones including mint green, ivory and silver or deeper hues including classic navy blue, claret red or black. For those difficult to match bridesmaid dresses, there are also light taupe and slate grey colour options within the range. A ready to wear bridesmaid shoe is affordable and utterly practical as it can be worn with the dress for other occasions after the special day.

The Pink Paradox collection excels in providing budget options for brides and bridesmaids. The choice of ivory shoes which are dyeable may not be the most budget-friendly option if there are three bridesmaids or more. Recent designs are being produced in a non-dyeable fabric in an attempt to offer lower prices alongside a range of ready to wear options in the most popular colours so brides can simply choose and go! Paradox have thought of everything – there are matching clutch bags, high heels and low heels and even similar colours across the styles so bridesmaids can even mix and match by choosing the heel height they feel comfortable with. The new selection of styles includes an ivory option for a monochrome or ivory colour theme but also so that even brides can find their dream wedding shoes at an affordable price!

Stock for the new Pink Paradox coloured collection is already limited with specific styles temporarily out of stock – order online now!

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May 15, 2015 in Pink Paradox, Wedding Shoes
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Metallic Occasion Footwear for Weddings

 

Gold and Silver bridesmaid Shoes

Gold and Silver bridesmaid Shoes

Bridal accessory designer collections for the latest season show a strong metallic influence and a move away from traditional satin and silk wedding shoes. The latest Pink Paradox occasion footwear styles offer brides, bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride an endless choice of completely versatile silver and gold shoe styles which imitate high-end brands.

The innovative use of mesh glitter fabric in the latest Pink occasion range is a durable and practical option if you’re looking for bridesmaid shoes on a budget. The silver, gold and gold lurex materials create an affordable pair of heels which will perfectly complement almost any colour or style of bridesmaid dress and can also be worn again after the wedding day! Looking for a low, high or mid heel to suit different ages…Pink Paradox have got it covered! Over fifty new styles of sandals, courts, peep-toes and platforms in shades of silver, ivory, gold and coloured styles for bridesmaid and MNother of the Bride.

The Pink Paradox occasion collection continues to deliver…for brides, bridesmaids and beyond!

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May 6, 2015 in Pink Paradox, Wedding Shoes
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Unique Wedding Shoe Ideas

wifey-for-lifey-sandals

Wifey for Lifey Sandals by Sophia Webster

Brides searching for a pair of unique wedding shoes will be pleased to discover that the styling of bridal footwear has completely transformed over the past few years. Wedding shoe designers have shown a strong interest in moving away from traditional bridal footwear into the realm of occasion styling, high fashion and unique accessory touches.

Award-winning brands such as Benjamin Adams were hailed the most innovative shoe company when they launched their first collection over ten years ago. The luxury brand began with glamorous bridal sandals and luxe embellishments to create the most beautiful footwear ever seen – a far cry from a plain ivory silk court! The last four years in the bridal industry have seen an even bigger increase in bridal shoe companies providing alternative footwear choices. Consider high end label Harriet Wilde with sculptured embellishments, vintage leather offerings by Charlotte Mills and more recently the launch of the Irregular Choice bridal collection which definitely stands out from the crowd. All of these designers may seem to have their own style, but here at Crystal Bridal Accessories we identify one outstanding brand as the market leader for unique wedding shoes – Sophia Webster!

Sophia Webster creates funky, fun and unique bridal footwear and her recent style arrivals are simply stunning! The angle wing sandals so raved about in the press are transformed into luxury bridal beauties with a hint of ivory and a dash of duck egg blue as your ‘Something Blue’. There is also a choice of sleek, contemporary courts with individual style crystal beaded heels for an added touch of interest and lush sandals with marabou pom poms. The latest addition are the oh so cute ‘Wifey for Lifey’ sandals – taking inspiration from comic style speech bubbles and available in trendy, vibrant colours these are a footwear choice for the truly modern bride. Brides seem to be searching for exclusive touches for their wedding day and Sophia Webster might just have provided them with the perfect choice of accessory!

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April 29, 2015 in Wedding Shoes
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Hawkins Wedding Hats and Fascinators

Wedding Hats and Fascinators

Wedding Hats and Fascinators

Mother of the bride and Groom and wedding guests are often neglected when it comes to a wide choice of wedding accessories for their special outfit. a stylish hat or fascinator can definitely make or break ad great wedding outfit for the wedding party and Hawkins brand of hats and fascinators are now available online at Crystal Bridal Accessories.
Millinery experts for over twenty-five years, the Hawkins brand is well renowned for a coveted selection of casual hats for men and women. Hawkins occasion range has just recently been re-launched with fabulous new colour packs for retailers offering the choice of an amazing colour range to match almost any outfit imaginable! Wedding guest can choose from a difficult to match taupe, grey or champagne style to vibrant strawberry reds, raspberry pinks and hot pink. For a more sophisticated, pastel ensemblé the collection features a subtle mint green, pastel pink nude and stunning lilac tone option. With embellishment ranging from flamboyant feathers to dramatic quills and statement bows…it’s easy to see why this brand has become a market leader for occasion hats.

Browse the new wedding hat range online for easy and convenient wedding hat shopping direct to your door!

 

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April 27, 2015 in Bridal Jewellery, Wedding Hats
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The Allure of Freshwater Pearl Bridal Jewellery

Freshwater Pearl Bridal jewellery

Freshwater Pearl Bridal Jewellery

The 2015 bridal catwalks were full of intricate wedding gowns and plenty of embellishment…so it comes as no surprise that jewellery and accessory designers have followed suit with equally detailed designs. Brides can choose from the most luxurious necklaces, earrings and headpieces and it seems that freshwater pearls have become the sought after embellishment for the modern day bride.

The allure of freshwater pearls comes from their subtle, lustrous finish. Pearls offer brides an affordable luxury element for their costume jewels. Especially apt for a beach wedding with echoes of the sea and sunnier climes, pearls are also the perfect choice for a vintage wedding look combined with a lace or vintage inspired gown. The soft ivory tones add a hint of romance and femininity to any bridal look and combined with a wired mix of crystals, beads and other elements of sparkle are the ideal accessory. The charm of freshwater pearl jewellery lies in the odd shapes of every pearl….as if each pearl was crafted individually by hand.

Our latest collection of freshwater pearl jewellery and headpieces are designed to co-ordinate so that brides can mix and match their hair detail with their other jewels. The pearls and wired elements complement each other to create a pretty, soft finishing touch!

 

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April 14, 2015 in Bridal Jewellery
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Wedding Shoes Summer Sale!

Wedding Shoes Sale 2015

Wedding Shoes Sale 2015

Benjamin Adams and Pink Paradox have announced their Summer Sale reductions for wedding shoes styles for 2015! Luxury bridal footwear with thirty percent discount is guaranteed to make brides smile…after all budget is important when planning a designer wedding day.

The designer footwear industry usually has set price points and sale discounts are limited. Summer is the ideal time for discounts as brides are looking for that last minute purchase just before their dress fitting. The Benjamin Adams styles which have been reduced include the oh so popular Natalie sandals, Dolores courts, Rita champagne lace slingbacks and Veronica contemporary wedge shoes. From the Pink Paradox range, brides can save on the most popular flat wedding shoe styles including Flower peep-toe pumps, Waterlily lace pumps, Hyacinth plain kitten heels and Celebrate crystal peep-toes.

Shop the summer wedding shoes sale now as selected sizes are limited in stock!

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April 14, 2015 in Benjamin Adams, Wedding Shoes
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