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Wedding Inspiration: Vintage Bridal Accessories

After you’ve picked a vintage inspired ring by Gottlieb & Sons, keep the theme going for all your bridal accessories. You’ll probably agree that when it comes to playing up that vintage feel in your wedding ensemble; accessories may just be more useful than – dare I say it – the gown.  Really! Unless you’re thoroughly versed in the fashion of each decade before the turn of the 20th century, it’s actually sometimes pretty hard to tell the difference between a contemporary bridal gown and one that’s specifically from, let’s say, the Art Deco era



It’s largely the accessories that tell the story. And you’re in luck – there is a plethora of bridal accessories on the market that rock the vintage look.  Here are just a few gems that could have easily adorned the wedding ensemble of your favorite Jane Austen character or Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary, or Gatsby’s object of passion, Daisy.



Veil it vintage

Ahh, the romance and passion of Jane Austen’s world!  What woman would not like to be part of that era— at least for a few hours of perfect manners and Georgian society, before making a hasty retreat to her own 21st century thriving career and bustling life? This flowy, ethereal veil could have easily been draped over Austen’s Emma as she glided gracefully down the aisle to wed her beloved Knightley.  



Crown me royal

No ties to royalty?  No problem.   Even if your blood is not even close to a blue hue, your wedding is a perfect occasion for you to don a crown or a tiara in public —without any snickers and curious looks.  Be a princess or an aristocratic lady (hello, Lady Mary) from years gone by at your nuptials with these most royal of marquees.  



Head for the headband

Want to evoke the Flapper/Gatsby era with your bridal outfit?  Try a feathered or lace headband that will plant you squarely in the 1920s.   


But, if it’s that classic old Hollywood glamour that sets your heart a-patter, a jeweled band will make you look like one of those icon goddesses from the golden era of motion pictures.



Twist in a vine or a comb

For a look that whispers rather than shouts “vintage,” hair vines and combs are the way to go.  Slide a comb atop a bridal up-do or twist a flowery hair vine into a braided bun— it’s an understated yet elegant touch that delivers a vintage vibe without stealing the limelight from your gown.


Fascinate with a fascinator

But to really rock that vintage look, go for a fascinator.  It’s dramatic and bold and sexy.  There is probably not a single film from the 1930s in which the female star did not wear a fascinator.  And with this accessory, you’re not evoking just the 1930s — fascinators in one shape or another have been worn for centuries, so they are quintessentially vintage.


So, which era speaks to you?  Whichever it is, you’ve got plenty of choices in accessories to embody it as you sashay down the aisle.  But, remember, when the clock strikes 12 Midnight, you’ll have to put away these gorgeous time travel pieces, and return – gladly or regretfully — to the 21st century!

Top 5 Wedding Accessories from The Bachelor

When searching for the perfect bridal accessories, what better source of inspiration than the dramatic, attention-hungry brides of “The Bachelor”? With millions of eyes on them, you know they’ll be wearing the best of the best. From glitzy barrettes to romantic tiaras, these TV brides rival with Pinterest when it comes to epic wedding fashion. Anxious for ideas? Check out these top 5 wedding accessories from “The Bachelor”.


     1.Trista’s Statement Necklace

 A statement necklace is a show-stopping way to give that extra sparkle to your bridal look. Trista nails this trend with her chunky diamond necklace, adding dimension to her elegant yet simple wedding dress. It also makes a tasteful centerpiece for her décolleté! So, when in doubt, blind them with diamonds, keeping all the attention on you.

Just make sure your dress is strapless if you’re going to wear heavier jewelry to keep the outfit balanced. It’s perfectly befitting if you’re the type of bride who demands, “all eyes on me!”—truly, a statement necklace is what you’re after. Clearly, Trista knows what’s up.

Trista’s Statement Necklace


     2. Catherine’s Earrings

Whoever said less is more was definitely not a bride. Catherine slammed this saying shut when she wowed us with a stunning pair of drop pearl earrings. Combining classic taste and sensuality, she truly epitomizes the fun of being a bride.

If you’d like to rock these type of earrings, you’ll need to make sure your dress style is the right shape. These earrings typically go with simpler dresses like a mermaid cut or swan

Catherine’s Earrings


     3. Molly’s matching bracelets and barrettes


For brides who love glitter, sparkle and the whole shebang, take some cues from Molly. Her silver bracelet compliments her barrettes in a beautiful updo, teaching us that it’s never faux pas to be matchy matchy with your accessories.

Ultimately, it’s your day, so you get a free pass to do whatever you want— without dipping into wacko bride territory… okay, maybe just a bit.

Molly’s matching bracelets


     4. Ashley’s veil

The veil is one of the most underrated bridal accessories, yet still among the most important. Ashley shows us the allure of going for a shorter design, accentuating her dress, which pours dramatically over the ground. The trim on the veil is jazzed up with some sparkle, preventing the look from being too plain.

The shorter veil design works well particularly for petite women. It gives you the illusion of height without having to clunk on sky-high heels (even though you’re probably dying to wear a pair of bridal Christian Louboutins)—now pause to fantasize…

Ashley’s veil


     5. Becca’s headpiece

With a touch of hippie flair, Becca pays tribute to the flower-weaved halo. It brilliantly adds a pop of color to her dress, while capturing Becca’s lively personality. Ultimately, her innovative choice shows that accessorizing should play up your personality, celebrating the true you both inside and out.

Becca coordinates her headpiece with her bouquet, unifying the entire look together. It makes the ideal picturesque outfit for a summertime wedding.

Becca’s headpiece



All these memorable bridal moments offer so many must-have ideas. What are your favorite accessories from the Bachelor?

Let us know ladies.