Recently I purchased a piece from this Etsy seller and, I must say, their pieces would make the perfect bridesmaid’s gift. With delicate necklaces, earring, and rings featuring non-traditional stones, JewelParadise’s well-made, affordable accessories would make any woman smile. I’m especially impressed with the more whimsical necklaces featuring camera and calla lily charms. Check them out!
Click here to shop JewelParadise on Etsy.
Jewelry is and always will be the icing on the cake of a bride’s ensemble. To make sure your bling is extra sweet, head over to Amamika & Shinji. This Tokyo-based Etsy shop and private atelier sells artfully crafted sterling silver pieces inspired by whimsical motifs such as dragonflies, clovers and sakura, in addition to more simplistic designs. The prices may be a bit indulgent (from $40 to a whopping $940), but the pieces are well worth the cost.
Click here to shop Amamika and Shinji on Etsy.
Or, you could go to AtelierShinji.com for a wider selection.
Eclectic brides looking for wedding day jewelry should definitely take a look at My Cellar Door. This Etsy seller has an extensive collection of delicates necklaces and earrings that are made for the bohemian sensibility. With delicate filigree work, the use of alternative stones, and many nature-inspired motifs, My Cellar Door’s craftsmanship is apparent and well-suited to make a subtle style statement. The inexpensive prices help too.
Click here to shop My Cellar Door.
Minter and Richter Designs is an Etsy shop that fashions wedding bands out of the most unlikely materials. The shop has the usual suspects (titanium) and has picked up on some trends (woodgrain inlay)… but, how many people can say that their wedding band features concrete? It may be considered an industrial material, but Minter and Richter designs incorporates it in a way that makes the final product an elegant option with a little edge.
Click here to shop Minter and Richter Designs.
For 2011, brides are still looking for drama when it comes to their accessories. One place where you can find high-impact accessories with an ethereal look is Flora Bond. This Etsy shop carries statement necklaces that combines light satin and silk with pearls and other jewels, creating pieces that even the most dramatic bride will appreciate. Flora Bond also has a range of millinery hair pieces and a budding earring collection that is sure to impress.
Click here to shop Flora Bond.
Happy 2011 everyone! I hope everyone had fun ringing in the new year.
With the new year comes a new resource for high-fashion brides. Net-A-Porter has launched a new wedding boutique that carries gowns, veils, accessories, shoes, and fashions for the bridesmaids and mother of the bride (and groom) created by top fashion houses such as Alberta Ferretti, Issa, and Valentino. Don’t let the labels intimidate you though, as all items come in a variety of styles and price points. Fabulous!
Dress by Alberta Ferretti. To shop the new Net-A-Porter Wedding Boutique, click here.
Emici Bridal prides itself on offering “Heirloom Quality Bridal Accessories,” and it shows. The new online boutique carries accessories for the bride, flower girl, and ring bearer fashioned out of high-quality fabrics and exceptional craftsmanship. Oh, and each piece is gorgeous as well! I myself have taken a special interest to Emici Bridal’s brooches, which can be made into a hair piece, and their bridal bouquets, which offer a long-lasting (and stunning) alternative to fresh blooms.
These pieces are on the higher end of the price spectrum, but in my eyes they are a worthwhile splurge.
Click here to shop Emici Bridal.
Etsy has provided yet another means to acquire wedding day accessories. Little White Dresser specializes in wedding day hair accessories, dress accessories, and jewelry for the vintage-loving bride. Among my favorite lacy pieces in the shop is their silvery belt and this lovely blush pink hair flower. Several of the necklaces made me smile as well, and the affordability will make the budget-savvy bride grin from ear to ear.
Click here to shop Little White Dresser on Etsy.
I have found yet another source of wedding-worthy headpieces on Etsy. Pegasus Maiden by Aerisk specializes in feather fascinators and steampunk hair accessories. Although their specialties are gorgeous, I must confess that I really fell in love with their large rose and butterfly pieces. Their classic birdcage veil is nothing to sneeze at either. What makes these quality pieces even more attractive-and accessible-is their ridiculously low price, thus proving once again that elegance van be had at all budgets.
Click here to shop Pegasus Maiden.