What makes bridal accessories Art Deco in style?

Deco Design Bridal Accessories

Why are certain bridal accessories Art Deco in style?

The bridal industry is constantly raving about Art Deco inspired hair pieces and wedding shoes…but what do Deco Bridal Accessories all have in common? What makes an accessory Art Deco in style? If you are planning to create an on-trend look with this particular styling as inspiration – here are some of the things you need to look for.

Bridal jewellery or headpieces which are described as Deco will always incorporate certain motifs. Geometric shapes, symmetrical patterns and lavish design feature heavily in artwork from this period. Popular shapes for bridal combs attempting to re-create the feel of the 1920s are circles, fan shapes and feathers. The fan shape is perfect for combs which adorn the back of the head and for bridal sashes where a symmetrical design adds to the statement factor of the piece! The luxury and exuberance of the Twenties era gave rise to some amazing fashion trends including flamboyant feather boas and feather plumes featuring on hats, headpieces and even on women’s dresses. The jewellery was created with a mixture of pearls, crystals and metals to create a glamorous feel hence the opulent beading, pearls and crystal embellishments on Deco style wedding belts and wedding hair accessories.

Not only did the Deco era enkindle a love for all materials lavish…fashion embodied the necessary decoration of every area of a woman’s ensemble. From elaborate headpieces and forehead decoration to opulent jewels including earrings, large opera style draping necklaces and even hand ornaments which enhanced every part of an outfit from head to toe. Feathers were a focus not only used as a material to trim accessories but also as a strong motif – especially peacocks and peacock feathers which represented a royal, noble level of riches and symbolized the renewal and exuberance often associated with this period in history.

Choosing a Deco style bridal accessory needs to be based on careful research, a strong idea of the final look you want to create; the various pieces you choose will be determined by whether or not you have chosen elements of or a very strong vintage theme for your wedding day.

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June 9, 2014 in Bridal Hair Accessories, Bridal Jewellery, Wedding Shoes
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How to wear a Feather Bridal Headpiece

How to wear a feather headpiece

How to wear a feather headpiece

So…you’ve bought the dress, the shoes and planned the rest of your wedding. Almost nearing the wedding date and we approach the bride’s ultimate dilemma – what will I do with my hair?! Bride’s who are looking for a statement feature for their look might consider a feather bridal headpiece…with so many different types of plume embellished clips, slides, headbands, sinamays and fascinators – how do you know which one to choose…?

We recommend that you think carefully about the overall bridal look you are trying to achieve – subtle, glamorous or strongly themed. The internet is an excellent place for ideas using Google images and Web search to look at pictures of brides and models with feather headpieces to get an idea of the style you prefer. Consider if you are trying to re-create a full-on theme using the feathers or simply want to add a unique touch to your outfit. Have you opted for a very Victorian style dress or distinctly Deco look which will be enhanced with an accessory which befits that particular fashion era? Feathers were popular in the fashion world in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras – high class women would add plumes to their bonnets and gowns and in the early Twentieth century, flapper girls re-invented this delicate material by using it to adorn their embellished headpieces or as flamboyant feather boas!

A feather headpiece can be as graceful or as ostentatious as you choose to make it – it depends entirely on how you wear it and what you combine it with. For example, feathers are a particularly good choice if you are wearing a vintage veil – the whole feel given by feathers is one of luxury and elegance and it is an extremely feminine choice of wedding hair piece. Combined with a vintage veil and a delicate lace wedding gown, feather hair clips or feather bridal combs achieve a stylish and soft finishing touch. On the other hand, a dazzling vintage gown with ornate detail demands a bolder feather headpiece so perhaps one with plenty of crystals added onto it or a clip which is larger in size which much taller feathers.

Consider the colour of the feather headpiece you have chosen too as that will be important for co-ordinating your look. Some brides may even opt to add a splash of colour to their outfit with hints of a pink feathers or a stronger look may require a black feather headband for a more antique and authentic style of headwear.

Whatever you choose, ensure that you research this type of accessory thoroughly and source the exact piece which suits you and your chosen wedding dress perfectly!

Image: Lily Bella Hair Accessories

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June 5, 2014 in Bridal Hair Accessories, Bridal Jewellery
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June Competition – Win a pair of Luxury Studs!

June Bridal Competition

Win a pair of luxury stud earrings!

It’s here! Our June competition has finally arrived…win a pair of luxury bridal stud earrings by popular jewellery designer Ivory and Co. Luxurious, Waltz design earrings with a distinct deco feel. Beautiful jewels made using Swarovski crystal and Cubic Zirconia on a high quality rhodium plated finish. The floral motif is flattering and utterly feminine and makes a stunning wedding, birthday or anniversary gift.

Enter the competition now by visiting the Competwition website!

 

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June 3, 2014 in Bridal Jewellery

Statement Bridal Cuffs

Mona Bridal Cuff Bracelet
Mona Bridal Cuff Bracelet

A beautiful cuff bracelet is the perfect statement accessory for the bride who wants a thoroughly modern look for her wedding day! Choose a cuff which has plenty of sparkle, good design and co-ordinates with your order jewellery or hair accessory. Adoring your wrists will balance your overall look – choose a pair of large earrings and you really don’t need any more accessories except something in your hair.

Mona is a large, chunky bracelet but still completely simple in design! A sleek, chevron motif embedded with Swarovski crystals on a solid, hinged shaped accessory. Earrings with angular designs – for example – diamond deco motifs or simply long drop earrings will complement this piece for maximum impact. Choose silver sandals if you are wearing this look for evening instead of bridal and perhaps even add a fashionable belt to your gown.

A style as simple as this in design will match most pieces of bridal jewellery perfectly and the look is entirely classic so will still be on-trend for years to come!

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June 1, 2014 in Bridal Jewellery
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Ivory Communion Shoes

Communion Shoes

Communion shoes

The wedding industry is not devoted to wedding wear and accessories alone – all special occasions are catered for including balls, proms and even children’s holy communions! Communion accessories for little girls are designed to be special – available in white bridal shops are usually the first choice for sourcing communion shoes, veils and hair accessories. Rainbow Club has recently launched the prettiest range of items available in white to match the dress…footwear styles called Ginger and Lemonade – pretty, block heel designs with sturdy wide heel, T-Bar or Mary Jane strap and pretty sparkling crystals for a touch of shimmer! The sizes range from infant to older young girl sizes and the styles are also perfect for bridesmaids looking for practical white flower girl shoes.

Communion veils are also available online with fast delivery which is ideal if you are still shopping for a first communion and hadn’t thought about the accessories to complete the outfit! Pretty, shoulder length veils either plain or with ribbon edging or a scattering of crystals by Rainbow Club are designed to match the dress perfectly and come packaged in luxury gift box. Once the dress, shoes and veil have been chosen…perhaps some sparkly hair slides or a small tiara for the special occasion. Little girls will simply love choosing all the finishing touches for their outfit and the convenience of buying online means you can return items which don’t fit or exchange pieces you have ordered for choice.

For the best range of communion accessories, online shopping is the speediest and most convenient method of creating an entire communion look.

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May 31, 2014 in Communion Shoes, Wedding Shoes
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Vintage Bridal Headbands

Vintage Bridal Headbands

Vintage Bridal Headbands

The latest bridal trend…vintage bridal headbands made using luxury fabrics, crystal stones, handcrafted beads and pearls. The fashionable bridal look is subtle yet utterly elegant – headpieces, and even bridal jewellery created using delicate fabric backing on satin, chiffon or even silk in the form of flowers and floral accents. Brides shopping for accessories by Lily Bella online will find an array of gorgeous headbands, flower clips for belts and the hair and headpieces crafted beautifully to adorn the forehead.

The graceful Anna is a stunning, statement hair accessory for the modern bride – simple in design yet with maximum sparkle impact the navette shaped stones shimmer with every twist and turn and the headpiece embellishes the forehead in a graceful manner. Ruby is a precise, intricate bridal headband with a multi-mix of different shaped crystals set on a lovely leaf shaped motif. Finally, the Florence is an amazing pink flower clip with double flowers, crystal centre and pearl and crystal spray – just perfect to add a fabulous splash of colour to a vintage ivory tea length dress as this can be used to attach to a belt too!

The 2014 styles ooze luxury and vintage style elements, motifs and design. Combine any of these beautiful wedding hair accessories with a bird cage veil and the look is complete – tru vintage styling for a truly vintage bride!

 

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May 29, 2014 in Bridal Hair Accessories, Bridal Jewellery
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Platform Wedding Shoes

Platform Wedding Shoes

Platform Wedding Shoes

For brides not used to wearing high heels on a regular basis, platform wedding shoes are ideal as the raised, concealed platform gives added comfort and support and helps make the heel height feel lower than it actually is. The Benjamin Adams Betty style is a contemporary peep-toe with designer, scalloped edge embellished with sparkly AB rainbow Swarovski crystals for a luxury finishing touch.

The Scarlet shoes were an extremely popular design in this collection for many years and the new Betty style is no less fashionable! The curved trim is extremely flattering on the foot and the slim high heel is elegant and feminine. Some platform shoes can occasionally feel quite ‘clunky’ but the detail on this style softens the overall look. The sumptuous ivory duchesse silk has a subtle sheen and the crystals are arranged in a very precise pattern – brides love attention to detail in a pair of designer heels and these beauties are definitely designed to impress!

Choose a pair of platform bridal shoes to give you the perfect posture with a voluminous, princess-style wedding gown!

 

 

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May 27, 2014 in Benjamin Adams, Wedding Shoes
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Affordable Bridesmaid Shoes

Affiordable Bridesmaid Shoes

Affordable Bridesmaid Shoes

Brides with a number of maids to cater for will totally understand this dilemma…where do I find affordable, dyeable bridesmaid shoes which will fit and suit my large number of bridesmaids? It is difficult to find a range of shoes that fit this criteria for anything under sixty pounds…until now! Enter Rainbow Else 2014 collection. A selection of six fabulous new styles with personality and quality all under forty-nine pounds.

The Rainbow Else collection is ideal for affordable bridesmaid shoes because of the price tag, quality satin finish, choice of designs and the fact that they can be dyed to match the bridesmaid dresses. The styles vary from a contemporary pointed-toe court with bow feature, peep-toe style with kitten heel ideal for bridesmaids or mother of the bride and pretty, lace heels with either platform, covered toe or peep-toe versions embellished with a chiffon fabric flower. These gorgeous shoes are dyeable to any colour and with the Rainbow Club brand you can rest assured you are buying a quality pair of shoes manufactured with attention to detail and comfort. Brides on a budget also love this collection for a pair of vintage lace wedding shoes that are low cost and they can still have them dyed to wear after the big day!

Finding styles and sizes to fit a range of bridesmaids is always a challenge…hopefully the Else collection offers brides an easy solution for their wedding party footwear!

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May 25, 2014 in Rainbow Else, Wedding Shoes
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Crescent Bridal Bun Comb

Bridal Bun Comb

If you’re looking for a unique bridal hair piece…then popular bridal tiara brand Ivory and Co has got it covered! Everything from clips to combs and slides to tiaras, if you cannot find a headpiece from this collection then you definitely will not find it anywhere. A range of over eighty products and made using only the highest quality rhodium plating and Swarovski crystals – the choice is endless.

The most unique and most raved about item in the Ivory and Co range is the Crescent Bridal Bun Comb. The name gives away the unique shape of this item which lends itself particularly well to being placed on the back of the head for a bride to wear with an updo, bun or half up, half down hairstyle. Whether you have chosen a veil or not, the crescent comb glides easily into any hair style with two long, shaped grips. The comb is designed beautifully with swirls of sparkling crystal in a floral design interspersed with luxury Freshwater pearls. Available in silver or a stunning mid-gold option this headpiece will definitely become the feature of any bridal look!

Vintage or modern, classic or contemporary…this headpiece is completely versatile and the perfect choice for brides!

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May 23, 2014 in Bridal Jewellery
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Bridal Footwear with a Difference…

Benjamin Adams Elche

Benjamin Adams Elche

Footwear with a difference…bridal shoes have come a long way from a traditional pair of ivory satin court shoes. Modern brides want high fashion, unique touches and ultimate comfort in the pair of wedding shoes they choose. Benjamin Adams is renowned for its fashion forward styling, high quality materials and luxury embellishments in touches – an award winning brand for over ten years and the perfect choice for the woman who knows her shoes!

Every season, the Benjamin Adams collection simply gets better…and better! This season was all about textures – fabrics such as nude suede, organza and metallic leather trims. Shoe shapes have transformed within the range from soft almond toes to contemporary pointed-toe courts and vintage inspiration with dolly straps and t-bars. The Elche is completely unique as a bridal shoe – slim high heel, cut-out vamp and an intricate pattern of criss-cross nude leather decorated with AB Swarovski crystals. This stunning style is completed with a luxury, golden leather insole and Italian leather sole.

Brides cannot really ask for more features in a wedding shoe. The on-trend nude colour tone is ideal to complement an ivory, blush, champagne or gold gown and the Mother of the Bride’s will adore this shoe because no outfit is complete without the right pair of shoes!

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May 23, 2014 in Benjamin Adams, Wedding Shoes
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