07 Oct 5 Unique Wedding Accessories to Stand Out
What bride doesn’t want to stand out on her big day? When you’re gazing through bridal magazines or Pinterest boards you might feel like you’re seeing the same looks on repeat. Still, a popular gown may be the dress you always dreamed of. So how can you make your look your own? The answer: a stunning accessory. And there are several unique wedding accessories to choose from!
Since the dawn of early civilizations jewelry, bracelets, belts, and other accessories have been adding the perfect finishing touch to outfits. Like fashion, accessories evolve, emerging in and fading out of trend – sometimes more than once!
Here are 5 unique – and trendy – accessories that will give you the bridal look no one will forget:
This accessory is not just for superheroes! This on-trend veil substitute is the epitome of old-school glamour. If you’re looking for that extra something to make your simple slip dress pop, a cape may be your best friend. Just imagine the fabric flowing behind you in the wind as you walk down the aisle. Not to mention it will keep your shoulders covered and warmer for outdoor beach ceremonies.
There are a plethora of options when it comes to selecting your cape. Brides aiming for a more traditional look may favor a lace-trimmed cape. Meanwhile, a sleek cloak could be perfect for your modern wedding. Additionally, there are many ways to embellish your cape (purchased or DIY!) Classic pearls will never go out of style. Or maybe you’re looking to tie in your celestial theme [fall blog url] with tulle and stars. The best part? You’re not locked in for the night. When it’s time to hit the dance floor feel free to whip off that cape and join the party.
2. Shoulder Necklace
Pearls and pendants are classic, but shoulder necklaces are a new, unique option. They add just the right amount of drama to an ensemble while highlighting your neckline. With that being said, this jewelry is ideal for strapless and off-the-shoulder gowns. This is possibly the statement necklace of all statement necklaces.
The great aspect of these pieces is that each one can be extremely unique. There are crystal capelets, shoulder chains, and boleros made of crystals, pearls, lace, and more. They are becoming more abundant at retail stores, but you will most likely find a more unique selection at a bridal boutique or on websites like Etsy.com with specialty vendors.
3. Hair Chain
Next to your wedding gown selection, your hairstyle is the most important choice you’ll make in terms of your look. Statement hair jewelry has been on trend in recent years, but a unique twist of them is the hair chain. More so than the cape or shoulder necklace, you can incorporate your dream veil into this look. This is a princess crown look with a true modern edge. Festival lovers will especially appreciate the boho chic style hair chains conjure.
Like the previous accessories, there are a wide variety of styles available. To really go for the bohemian bridal look you can wear your hair down and model a back head chain. There is also the goddess head chain, which gives off serious Grecian Roman vibes. Naturally, they pair well with goddess cut dresses (think flowy!) Paired with a smooth up-do, your look will be absolutely regal.
4. Birdcage Veil
Maybe your wedding has a retro edge. It’s always fun to look back on the glamour of the past, so why not incorporate that into your veil choice? There’s a reason why birdcage veils have been a vintage fashion staple since the early 1930s, making a comeback on the red carpet and now for brides. If you love icons like Bette Davis and Audrey Hepburn, this is your chance to emulate their level of class and high fashion.
It does not matter what your wedding dress looks like – birdcage veils come in a variety of different lengths and sizes. They can also be attached in different ways depending on your hairstyle. You can attach the netting to a brooch or a decorative comb in your hair. Many brides also opt for a headband or a comb.
Tip: Make sure to ask your photographer to take a few black and white photos to really capture the retro experience!
5. Leather Jacket
Trends come and go, but your wedding style should always reflect who you are. If you’re more comfortable in a pair of Doc Martens on the back of a motorcycle than at a fancy gala, make your wedding the best of both worlds. An accessory like a custom painted leather jacket can be the perfect way to show off your personality at your reception. You may even want to get a his- and-hers pair with your fiance to keep as a rockin’ souvenir. They also make fun bridesmaid gifts! Plus, a jacket could come in handy when you’re taking an evening stroll on the beach.
At The Crescent Beach Club we love witnessing the creativity of all our brides! We’re here to help make your big day as seamless as possible, including getting you ready – unique wedding accessories and all – to walk down the aisle. Contact us today to find out more about booking Long Island’s premier local beachfront destination wedding venue!