Four Ways to Accessorize Your Wedding Dress

On her wedding day, a bride deserves accessories that not only complement her look but also leave her feeling stunning. From classic and elegant to trendy and glam, bridal style can incorporate anything a bride wishes, whether it be a family heirloom, something new or blue, or something that speaks to her inner quirkiness. No matter whether you want to have bold or simple accessories, mix and match the finishing touches of your dream wedding style however you wish, and you will surely have all eyes on you, especially your betrothed.

Enjoy these four fun trends to help you decide what to pair with your wedding dress.

Images by Rachel May Photography

It’s All About the Wedding Shoes

We love a sophisticated, closed-toed heel for a stylish bride. Pointy-toed shoes elongate the leg and leave a lot of room to have fun with a strappy design. Look for a pair in a fun color, with studs or sparkles, or opt for a timeless pump that you can re-wear after the wedding to remind you of your special day.

Ways to Add “Something Blue” to Your Wedding Day Look

You know the old saying. We love when brides choose “something blue” for their shoes! A pretty baby blue is always a classic and looks beautiful with a long white gown. Other popular options are to wear blue earrings, have a touch of blue mixed into your bouquet or a blue sash holding it together, or paint your toenails blue for a fun pop of color.

Image at Left: Jen Fariello Photography | Image at Right: Rachel May Photography

Simple, Elegant Ways to Dress Up Your Wedding Gown

Maybe your dress is intricately detailed, or maybe your style is more subdued. Your accessories don’t have to steal the show. For this look, opt for some stud earrings with a simple, dainty pendant, a choker neckless, a lace veil or belt, or a hair barrette or hair accessory that is a family heirloom. And, consider keeping your jewelry in the same family of either silver, gold or rose gold.

Accessories That Will Make a Statement

Pick an accent piece and own the look! If you choose an updo, you could include a sparkling hair piece or pick a beguiling seasonal blossom to have interwoven into your hair. No matter what you want—from a bright, bold pair of shoes or studded belt to entrancing drop earrings or a cathedral veil—don’t be afraid to make a statement on your wedding day.

We would love to see some of your favorite wedding day accessories and looks, so be sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook with @wineandcountryweddings or submit via our website!

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in the region, and Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, are accompanied by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginian artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire, to locally made foods and award-winning Monticello AVA wines, as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

 

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, and Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant Virginia weddings, are complemented by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginian artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire, to locally made foods and award-winning Monticello AVA wines, as well as craft beverages for your next event. Sister publications under the publishers of Ivy Life & Style Media include the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a bi-annual publication guiding visitors and newcomers on all of the happenings and businesses in the region, and CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine, a bi-monthly parenting publication.
 

Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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