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Fall Wedding Necessity: Keeping Warm (but Still Stylish)

Continuing our fashion guide for fall weddings, let’s talk about a very important detail: Staying warm on your big day (and night!)

While covering up that perfect gown you dreamed of for years might sound like the last thing you want to do, it’s important to remember that the evenings are getting chillier and chillier at this time of year. You don’t want your “something blue” to be your freezing cold skin. But in the flurry of picking out shoes, jewelry, a veil, and complementing makeup and hair, you might forget to spend a little time finding a wrap or jacket.

The key here is to find something that keeps you warm but still looks elegant and feels appropriate with your dress. You don’t want to get stuck throwing on an old trench coat or the zip-up bride hoodie you wore for your hair appointment! A few pretty options: A light neutral wrap for an early fall wedding, a cozier fur (or faux fur, if you prefer) jacket for later in the season when the temperatures drop even further, or even a sequined scarf for a touch of evening sparkle.

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What would you like to see over a wedding dress to keep a fall bride warm?

Clockwise from top: Matthew Williamson, $2,450; Ilana Wolf, $198; Lanvin, $7,985; BHLDN, $95

Tue

Fall Weddings: A Fashion Guide

With the crisp air and gorgeous foliage, fall is a beautiful time for weddings. It’s that time of year, so this week we’ll be talking fall fashion for weddings.

An autumn wedding certainly doesn’t need to look like a table set for a traditional Thanksgiving in all orange and brown, but it’s probably best to put aside the bright colors and soft blushes of summer for earthy shades and rich jewel tones. We especially love a luxurious teal or a deep Bordeaux color.

Like this color palette, which features a rich burgundy paired with classic navy, a touch of burnt orange, and a little gold for glamour.

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What’s your favorite fall color palette?

Dress: Bhldn

Necklace: Oscar de la Renta

Earrings: Alexis Bittar

Fri

Spotlight on Accessories: The Giving Keys

The perfect gown just wouldn’t be complete without the right accessories. This week, we’re featuring a few of our favorite accessories for brides and beyond.

Our fifth and final pick:

giving keys

Full collection available at The Giving Keys

We spotted these charming key accessories at a trunk show at Bendel’s recently and haven’t stopped thinking about them since. Unique keys with words like “love” and “dream” carved into them are featured on a variety of accessories, including necklaces, rings, and even phone cases.

We love the idea of these romantic, vintage feeling accessories as a gift, especially because of The Giving Keys instructions for using their products: “When you get this key, you must give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the message. Then write us the story of why you gave it away.”

A gift of love that keeps on giving? What could be more perfect for a wedding?

For more about The Giving Keys and their inspiring mission, check them out here.

Thu

Spotlight on Accessories: Metallic Bow Belts

The perfect gown just wouldn’t be complete without the right accessories. This week, we’re featuring a few of our favorite accessories for brides and beyond.

Our fourth pick: 

 

bow belts

We’re crazy about these sweet little belts as a fun way to spruce up your bridesmaids’ dresses. We especially love them in trendy metallics to add an elegant touch of femininity that complements plenty of colors and styles for your bridal party. They’re an inexpensive way to personalize a dress.

 

Which belt is your favorite?

Kate Spade//Ted Baker//Banana Republic

 

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Spotlight on Accessories: Band-Aid Friction Block

The perfect gown just wouldn’t be complete without the right accessories. This week, we’re featuring a few of our favorite accessories for brides and beyond.

Our third pick: Band-Aid Friction Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, this might not fall under the category of accessories the way we usually think of them, but trust us, this one is important for brides and bridesmaids. While we recommend first and foremost that everyone choose a comfortable shoe, like the Jimmy Choo Nova we featured earlier this week, when you’re standing and dancing all day, you sometimes need a little extra help. This little lifesaver has rescued the feet of many of our brides. Simply apply to the areas of your feet that your shoes might rub against painfully, and blisters will stay away all day. Happy feet, indeed.

What are your tricks for maximum shoe comfort?

Tue

Spotlight on Accessories: Rauwolf Clutch

The perfect gown just wouldn’t be complete without the right accessories. This week, we’re featuring a few of our favorite accessories for brides and beyond.

Our second pick: Rauwolf Gemstone Clutch

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Available at Barneys, $1,420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every bride needs a chic little clutch to store her essentials in for the big day, and this sleek mirrored clutch is a perfect choice. It’s simple, elegant, and looks great with practically everything. Plus, its mirrored surface means one less thing to carry: the bag can pull a double function as a handy reflective surface for lipstick reapplications!

Are you carrying a bag for your wedding?