The dress is the show-stopper at any wedding. Right? It just is. Unless you have The Rolling Stones or the Avett Brothers or Willie Nelson or ..... you get the idea ..... opening for your wedding, then the bride walking down the aisle in her gown is the show-stopper. It kicks off the wedding as an event. At BT, we focus on getting that right with our clients. In fact, sometimes, the dress - plus heels..... or decorated flip-flops, cowboy boots, Chuck Taylor's, glass slippers, etc - is all a girl needs. Hand her some flowers, point her toward the officiant and her future husband, gently push and say grace that everything else will go well.
But there is more, dear friends. Veils! The veils we get and sell at our boutique are so delicate, intricate, and exquisite that they will transport you back to Paris or a place where princesses were wrapped in elegance. As an accessory, they can make a dress into a bride's ensemble. All that to say: we have veils and our brides love completing their gown and look with a veil that doesn't compete, but enhances.
Bridal Headbands and Head pieces
More and more, we are seeing bride's who want to add a little something special to their locks after the stylist has had his or her way with them. Used with a veil or alone in a bohemian chic style, earthy lose braids or an elegant up-do, these head pieces are defining and gorgeous. Be they blossoms and floral designs with accompanying beads, groupings of flowers in gold, silver and sequins, there isn't a girl we've seen try these on who isn't instantly transformed from girl-to-be-married to woman and wife.
Necklaces, earrings and belts
These items clearly speak for themselves, but pulling together the right combination takes some thought and guidance. Big hair, big dress, big earrings, large belts, huge bouquet...... see where we're going? If big is your goal - go for it. But mostly, these items just accentuate the totality of your wedding ensemble. Sometimes less is more. This does not mean you don't need a belt, earrings or head pieces; but it does mean that you should pull the entire bridal look together. Brides who pull off all the elements in coordination with each other, without overdoing any, achieve the best photographs, feel the most comfortable and look spectacular. More on that at the end!
At BT, lace is everywhere, but often specific lace is chosen for veils and incorporated into a bride's theme or part of the family history she hopes to show on her big day. If there is a type of lace or pattern that you want added as an accessory, ask us and we'll work with you and our creative seamstress and other vendors to try to accommodate that request.
Whether a bride chooses to keep this part of her wedding day private and for her husband and herself or invite guests at the reception to participate, the garter is a tradition that has not flagged with time. We sell them. We love them. They're fun. These are accessories with staying power and when a dress is kept as part of gown preservation, the garter is usually kept too.
We see our brides come in wide-eyed and excited. Some of them have lists and have thought through every single element of their wedding ensemble. Those who haven't shouldn't fold into a fetal position. Find your style (we're here to help, girls!) and then build on it with careful, signature accessories that complete your look. Be you. Feel like you. It's your day, after all.