Wedding pictures will be perused and coveted in years to come. Will you want to remember the timeless beauty you were that day or the larger than life accessory you wished you had gone without? Wedding accessories can be frightening, but your options are limitless.
The key to wedding accessories is to maintain perfect symmetry. The initial line of focus should be a vision of cohesive glamour. For example, if you are wearing a crystal necklace, bracelet and chandelier earrings, you should not use heavy or numerous crystal pins in your hair, as it may be overpowering to your overall look.
If your wedding dress is sprinkled with bling, consider simplifying the rest. Perhaps use a single flower to accent your chignon and diamond stud or pearl drop earrings, which keep it classic, yet sparkly.
Weddings are also a day to celebrate life, so why not use real flowers for accessories rather than silk, even if it requires plucking something simple from your garden. When choosing flowers for your hair, be sure to take into consideration how long a particular flower will stay alive out of water since you will want it to last throughout the reception and continue to be photo ready. Orchids are extremely feminine and elegant, and will last throughout most of your reception.
Incorporating a stretchy headband donned with crystals and jewels or encrusted with gold / silver threading and pearls (think boho-chic) is a simple way to dress up any ‘do’ in an elegant way. The fun thing about these interchangeable headbands is that they can be worn several different ways. But again, when choosing, keep in mind your other accessories. You want to make an individual statement and have the accessories flow together rather than compete.
To sum it all up, think about it this way – if you think it may be too much, it probably is.
Elizabeth Walsh-Zimmermann is the Director of WELL Spa + Salon. Having grown up in the industry (her mother was a stylist and esthetician), and given her background in art, advertising, sales and management, Elizabeth has developed a deep passion and love for the beauty industry. She feels it’s a privilege to work with such amazing and talented artists who inspire her every single day. The biggest bonus…she helps make people feel wonderful. What more could a girl want?