The great thing about planning your own wedding is the ability to really shake up old traditions and create your own as you go. Here are some suggestions for wedding accessories for the untraditional bride.
Wedding Accessories for Your Hair
The veil has been a tradition for centuries dating back to the times when removing it was a real big deal – because the poor groom had never seen what lies beneath before. It’s also a sign of virginity.
Fresh flowers are a wonderful choice for bridal hair accessories. Some flowers are heartier than others so speak with your florist before making your selections. Orchids are surprisingly hearty flowers that will look fresh and lovely all day and night.
Silk flowers can also be used for dramatic wedding hair accessories. Silk flowers come in many shades unfound in nature and can be quite elegant if done with taste. A single red rose, for instance, tucked behind the bride’s ear would look lovely.
Ribbons in metallic colors and thick velvets can be braided into an intricate hair style. Curl the ends with a curling iron for a Renaissance look.
The Ruthie’s Rosebuds line of wedding hair accessories are very unusual and very sexy. Our rosebud hair comb for the bride and our rosebud hair comb for the bridesmaid or flower girl perfectly match our ring bearer pillows and flower girl baskets with delicate, hand-sewn, satin rosebuds.
Wedding Accessories – Jewelry
There is no need to wear your grandmother’s pearl necklace with so many contemporary choices in bridal jewelry. Swarovski crystal and Czech Republic glass pearls make a stunning combination and come in virtually every shade of color under the sun. Tanzanite, ruby, diamond crystal, peridot, amber, and emerald to name a few. Don’t stop at just white or ivory – explore using your wedding colors in your wedding accessories for a personal and unique touch.
Our “Sweetheart” bridal chokers are created using fancy Czech glass pearls, Swarovski crystal beads and gorgeous Swarovski heart pendants. Your only limitation is your imagination. Wear an emerald heart to signify your Irish ancestory. Wear an aquamarine heart as a symbol of love for your new Piscean husband.
Is there someone special to you that can’t attend your ceremony? Has a treasured loved one passed away before your wedding day? Our “Remember” bridal necklace is created using fresh water pearls, sterling silver beads and a special silver photo locket. The necklace can be worn as a memorial to your mother, father, or grandparent that has passed away. Hold them close to your heart when you say “I do.”
Wedding Accessories – Ring Bearer Pillows and Flower Girl Baskets
Incorporating children in your ceremony is a great way to bring together both sides of your new family.
Most of the pillows and baskets your will find in your wedding accessory search will be white, frilly and completely covered with lace. Fine for the traditional bride but what’s a funky bride to do?
Our ring bearer pillows and flower girl baskets are nothing but frilly and traditional. Using your selection of colors, accents and themes, let us a create a one of a kind wedding accessory set that will be the topic of conversation all day.
Having a theme wedding? Our ring bearer pillows and flower girl baskets can be created in over 25 different styles. While white and ivory are a good choice and always in stock, we also carry merlot, cranberry, grape, eggplant, lavender, periwinkle, red, black, buttercup yellow, and many more.