I think it’s time for some wedding accessory porn, don’t you? (Bring it spammers.)
For me, it’s always been about the shiny. Most bridal jewellery tends to be subtle, tasteful and (whisper it) a bit boring. As my taste tends be a magpie crossed with Joan Collins on Dynasty I already knew I would have to think outside the pearls studs and matching bracelet box.
This might be how I ended up with three different pairs of earrings to wear. At the rate I’m buying earrings, I’m going to need to pierce some more holes.
I’m planning on wearing gorgeous marcasite leaf earrings (to the left of the image) with a matching bracelet, both from Accessorize, for the ceremony. I bought these in the sale using a gift vouchers my Aunty’s gave me. Gift vouchers FTW.
When my ear lobes start to ache, ‘cos these suckers are heavy, I’ll switch them out for some tiny Next faux teardrop diamond earrings (at the bottom left of the picture). I’ve had these for years and took them along to try on the dress.
Then in the evening I’ll up the bling with these beautiful art deco flower earrings, also Accessorize (top right). I LOVE these and trying so hard not to wear these before the big day.
The brooch I’m thinking of pinning to my bouquet, but still not sure. Too much shininess? This is a rhetorical question. In Rowan world there is never too much shininess.
When it comes to headgear as I mentioned in this post, I loved the Paloma headband, but could not afford it. So after scouring the internet I bought this Glitzy Secrets Vintage Sensation Side tiara off Ebay.
Even with grotty hair and post flu pallor I love it. It brightened up a rather dull work day so expect some shots of me wafting round Sainsburys with tiara.
I’ve never really been a fan of white bridal shoes. It seems an awful lot of money to spend on something you’ll only wear once. So I wanted colourful fun, comfortable shoes. Look what my sister bought me for Christmas.
Yep, my very own Melissa Vivienne Westwood heels* in bronze with red hearts. Another Ebay bargainlicious purchase and I adore. Plus they smell of bubblegum.
*Yes, I know every other bride has these but frankly I just don’t care they are so pretty.
Only one problem, I cannot walk in high heels at all. I’m planning on putting in some practice time before the big day but unless I want to be wheeled from place to place on my wedding day I need some flats for dancing in the evening. I love these Lolly shoes by Carvela.
Blue, sparkly and with a cute bow. But a) they’re 95 quid and I’m broke, and b) will anybody really see these under my dress. So a) I need to stop browsing the Kurt Geiger website, I blame my enabler in shoe pretty Beth. And b) I need to start the hunt for cheap sparkly blue, gold or silver flat shoes. Any tips send them my way
I’m currently debating whether to veil or not to veil. Everybody who has seen my dress has advised me not to as the fabric is so distinctive. I agree, also I definitely don’t want something covering my face during the ceremony I’m klutzy enough as it is. But… the little girl in me says it will probably be my only chance to wear a veil. So inspired by these photos I’m considering a birdcage veil.
What do you think? To the polls!
Any thoughts that don’t fit in poll format, let me know in the comments