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My Bridal Headpiece Haven

Ban.do? I do. Especially if I get to wear one of these exquisite little pretties. You know by now I have an unquenchable yearning to collect unnecessary (yet to-die-for) headpieces. The word headband just doesn’t do these little gems justice.

good enough for t. swift, good enough for me

good enough for t. swift, good enough for me

The best part of the ban.do collection is there is a line for everyone. The bridal collection features all white and sparkles and floral with the occasional oversized bow. If you’re a bride on a budget there’s an affordable line called heart by ban.do and features products all under $50. And if you need a flare of drama on your big day (like SJP – I mean even I wouldn’t put a full bird on my head) then check out their black label collection. Wearing a piece like that will ensure all eyes are on you for your big entrance.

i'm in lust

i'm in lust

Not getting married? No worries. Me neither. This just means we don’t need to buy Aunt Martha a dinner plate and have a larger budget for sparkly headbands.

Lovely Bridal Shop

I came across this Lovely Bridal Shop yesterday and it’s is so lovely I had to share. The slideshow of images on the homepage just kept increasing my infatuation. The homepage display is a chalkboard – a budding necessity for your wedding day décor. The shop features bridal headpieces and flowing, feminine wedding dresses – that are reasonably priced too! You don’t need a designer dress stealing attention away from you on your big day so check out these little beauties for an alternative.

lovely-bridal-shopThe shop features dresses by Sarah Seven and Elizabeth Dye – both designers I have shared with you before. Both make dresses I’d buy on the spot today so please don’t tempt me.

boneAs if online browsing through these dresses wasn’t amazing enough, they are having a trunk show in two weeks! If you’re a bride-to-be or just swoon over pretty white dresses and live in NYC you should make an appointment. I’ll be living vicariously through you – so send us some pictures!

Untraditional Wedding Bands

Do people still wear his-and-her wedding band sets? I can’t imagine me ever picking out a ring style that a man would also like to wear and since I’d have to wear it (hopefully) everyday for the rest of my life I don’t really see myself compromising. I understand how having traditional, complimentary his-and-her bands could work for some people but it’s just not in the cards for me.

As if I weren’t already being difficult enough, I also like untraditional wedding bands. Modern brides have so many options so avoid the traditional wedding route and pick out a wedding band that matches your personality (unless your personality is traditional, than by all means go with that). These rings by Satomi Kawakita are a great example of modern wedding bling options. They’re still simple and elegant enough to be worn everyday but with a touch more personality.

tiny little gems aren't overkill

tiny little gems aren't overkill

I like the idea of have a band of jewels wrapped all the way around my finger – who wouldn’t?

texture-ringI love how organic and natural these pieces feel. It’s like having a traditional band with a touch more texture – the best of both worlds.

how can you resist

how can you resist

This is totally off topic. But this monstrous rock is amazing. Your right hand shouldn’t get ignored on your wedding day, right?

Something Old & Something New

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I know the rule says you must carry all four when you get married, but can your something old and something new be the same item? Like if you purchase some vintage bling it’s an old piece but a new purchase, so does that count? I say yes. And in the spirit of me deciding you can interpret these rules however you want, I’ve gone ahead and picked out some fabulous vintage pieces for your something old and something new. You can thank me later.

It’s sparkly, vintage and can be worn as a hairpiece. I obvi couldn’t resist.

It’s sparkly, vintage and can be worn as a hairpiece. I obvi couldn’t resist.

If you’re going to go vintage, you can’t do any better than a vintage wedding brooch. There’s something about their style that is timeless and elegant. A great modern twist is to wear a small cluster of brooches at the waist rather than one simple statement piece. Or clip one onto your wedding bouquet – that counts as part of your outfit too.

costume jewelry is a great, inexpensive way to go

costume jewelry is a great, inexpensive way to go

And remember, it’s your big day so you get to make all the rules. Don’t want to wear something old, new, borrowed or blue? Then don’t.