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Brides: the wedding accessory game is so packed with fabulous options these days and it's going to continue into the 2024 season. From headbands to the ends of long embroidered veils, there are so many trends to consider. As you explore your style and wedding theme, check out one of these to shake up your look, elevate it or perhaps complete it.
Embroidered veils are such a wow and they are on trend, as are blush veils and colored veils. All are being showcased this and next wedding season. If you like the drape and flow of a veil, but want something different, consider a cape. These make a statement and are easy to remove for the reception.
Headbands & Tiaras
We've noticed the rise of the tiara and the return of the headband at our boutique. We love this trend, with or without a veil. There are so many different options available, so try them with an open mind to the possibilities.
See the tiara wearer above and the bride below. Gloves are in and can add just the right touch. Brides can choose from a variety of textures, fabrics, and lengths to complement a retro or contemporary gown.
Floral accents and Jewelry
Bows and brides have been companions for decades, and we hope they never go out of style.
We cannot wait to see what our BT brides will embrace as we help them pull together their complete look. We are here to help and encourage you to consider a trend you might not otherwise.
On April 22nd of this year, Kayla Church married Adam Hayworth at Pleasant Baptist Church. Kayla is a nurse and she became acquainted with the Hayworth family while taking care of Adam's grandmother during her time in hospice care. She grew to know and love the entire family, started attending their church, and began dating Adam in January of 2021. The rest, as they say, is beautiful history.
The Wedding Day
The couple are Carolina Tarheel fans, so the color palette was influenced by that. The bridesmaids' gowns, men's accessories and florals all had lovely blue touches. They also knew they wanted a church wedding, surrounded by family and dear friends, and that is just what they had.
Groom Adam's father is the Pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist, and he officiated their ceremony. Guests were treated to some seriously cute attendants before watching Bride Kayla glide down the aisle.
Putting God in the center of their wedding day and their marriage was very important to Kayla and Adam, and they made sure to include the Unity Braiding ceremony as part of their vows.
The Wedding Gown
When it came to choosing her dress, Kayla had a short list of parameters: nothing too low cut or poofy, a dress that was modest but beautiful, and it had to look like something she would actually choose. No bride wants a dress that "wears her," and Kayla's dress suited her perfectly. We're so pleased that she found it at Bridal Traditions. Owner Kelly Shumate and her team assistants helped Kayla with options, but when she knew, she knew!
The three quarter sleeves, gorgeous lace bodice, full satin skirt and long satin train sold Kayla. She looked absolutely stunning in it. It had elegance, but allowed her to move freely all day. The back of this gown is equally lovely with a deep scooped back covered in the same lace, and covered buttons from neckline to the skirt.
Congratulations to Kayla and Adam. Everyone at BT wishes you both all the very best for many years to come!
Wedding images: Katie Shew of Shew Ridge Photography @shewridgephotography
Hannah Miller got married on August 5th of this year at Taylor Made Farms, and she made such a gorgeous BT bride. She bought her gown - the Cordelia - from us last year at our annual dress sale. "I’ve been in love with my dress since you first posted it last year on Facebook. It was very warm outside on my wedding day, but I refused to take it off! Everyone said it was made for me. The lace and the sparkle underneath was so beautiful. Thank you so much for your help!"
Photo credits: Sheas Sweet Photography, LLC
Bridal Traditions is excited to share images from a Wilkes County Wedding Vendors photo shoot earlier this year, and today we're featuring those shared with us from photographer Heather Cardwell of Times Treasured Studios. Enjoy these lovely images, and don't miss the list of vendors at the end, especially if you're in the planning mode!
The Wedding Attire
Hosted by: Wilkes County Wedding Vendors @wilkescountyweddings
Venue: The 1915 @the1915events
Photography: Times Treasured Studios @the1915events
Rentals: A & J Rental
Cake & Catering: Dom Bakeries @dombakeriesnc
Flowers: The Tilted Tulip @the.tilted.tulip.nc
Stationery: Morgan Harris Design @morganharrisdesign
Hair: Kaylee Davis @styledby.kaylee
Cotton Candy Bar: The Sugarsmith @thesugarsmithnc
Marquee Letters: Alpha Lit High Country @alphalit_highcoutry
Attire: Bridal Traditions @bridaltraditions
Makeup: Brianna Rash @hair_by_bri_13
Models: McKenzie Law, Kaylee Davis, Barbara Dixon @cullenmckenzieq @styledby.kaylee @dixon042