Wedding Accessories published April 2, 2010
The key word for wedding accessories this season is 'elegance'. With strapless or back-baring wedding dresses currently in vogue, wraps and shawls in organza or matching fabric are essential for those chillier days, enabling you to have the style you want without ruining the effect with Goose bumps! With the popularity of lace this wedding season, a lace shrug would be an ideal cover-up for the modern bride.
With wedding accessories, attention to detail is vital to complete that glamorous look. Friends star Jennifer Anniston wore a waist length veil over her sleeveless gown and her ivory suede sandals had dainty bows on them.
At singer/actress Jennifer Lopez’s garden wedding to salsa singer Marc Anthony, she carried a white umbrella to protect her from the sun. Diamond hair clips were used to fasten her three quarter length veil to her crown of loose curls.
For winter weddings, faux fur shawls are a must! Also gloves are back. Long gloves appear to be the most popular, although slouch gloves that end between wrist and elbow are another alternative.
Shoes are probably the most important accessory for complementing the bride's outfit, and adding that perfect finishing touch. Comfort and practicality must also feature when choosing the perfect pair. For a more traditional wedding, white is the most popular color, but if you are planning a more relaxed event, silver or gold strappy sandals could be an alternative.
Minimal jewelry is the preference of today’s brides. A simple, classic necklace of either pearl or crystal with matching earrings is perfect. Tiaras are great to accessorize the hair, with copies of celebrity tiaras currently very popular. Dainty hair clips and combs are also good to add a touch of sparkle.
When it comes to accessorizing the Groom, ties are increasingly replacing the cravat, with the current trend being jacquards and floral embroidered detail. Plains and stripes are still in demand, but there is a prediction for lavender to become the alternative to pink; with brown being the latest alternative co lour suit to wear, this gray shade of lilac is perfect for complementing the look.
The current season sees ties becoming skinnier in day-to-day fashion wear, but the Windsor knot is still the most popular style for weddings.
There is an increasing demand for black and white accessories in such items as ties and waistcoats, due to monochrome becoming an alternative in wedding attire. This look suits the more modern bride and groom.
Cummerbunds and bow ties are less in demand these days, with more people aiming for a more modern look with waistcoats and ties. Whichever style of accessory you choose to complement your attire, keeping an eye on the overall wedding theme and color should help to ensure a more coordinated look.
David Arquette added a splash of color to his stylish morning coat by adding a deep red rose as a buttonhole from the bridal bouquet.
Simple and elegant is best for Bridesmaids too. As with the bride, matching wraps to their dress are a useful cover-up. Matching colored shoes may appear too much, so a good alternative is either gold or silver. Again jewelry should be kept to a minimum, or possibly even left out altogether.
Groomsmen should generally coordinate with the Groom, but it is important to ensure that the Groom stands out from his men, perhaps by wearing a different style jacket, tie or waistcoat.
by WebIdeas Co