The Importance of Accessories by Roberta Noronha:
Since long before Grace Kelly wed the Prince of Monaco, the wedding dress has been the most thought out garment in a women’s life. Just like Grace, and many other elegant brides, the wedding dress wasn’t the only statement piece worn down the aisle. From veil to jewelry, every piece plays a role in creating a look that defines who the bride is in that current moment.
As a Manager at Solutions Bridal Orlando, Roberta Noronha has experience the importance of what accessories bring to the wedding day. She has a passion for creating custom looks for each unique bride by using accessories to personalize.
Here are her five top tips on shopping for accessories:
1. While picking out accessories, keep in mind your hair will be more volumized and you’ll have more make up on. Your accessories will have to be more extravagant than you what you may be originally thinking.
2. Try to make your accessories decision while you have your gown on, that way you can see how it all comes together. This insures a cohesive look.
3. When you have all the pieces on that you like, step at least 10 feet away from the mirror to see the whole look as your guests and fiance will see you on on wedding day. Remember that most of your pictures will be taken from a distance as well.
4. Select pieces that tell a story together. Many designers will make matching headpieces to go with their jewelry. Using the same metals and finishes is another way to create the vision.
5. Go with designers that specialize in wedding day accessories. These designers are making their pieces with the wedding dress in mind. Most offer pieces that are meant to be a family heirloom, as well as “snag proof”.
Here are some of my favorite bridal accessory designers:
· Maria Elena Headpieces ~ For the perfect heirloom piece and vintage feel
· Paris by Deborah Moreland ~If you are a classic bride that loves softness & pearls
· Erin Cole ~ For the bride that likes a bold, bling statement piece
· Jenny Packham ~ For the perfect “Great Gatsby” look!
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