20 Statement Wedding Accessories Worn by Real Brides
You follow style blogs religiously, pin dreamy outfits to your Pinterest boards, and double tap on Instagram looks each and every day. Your interest in fashion is advanced, and, normally, you're not afraid to show it. But as your wedding day approaches, you're feeling a little unsettled. As a sartorially savvy bride, you know a good accessory when you see one, but you're hesitant to sport something statement-making in front of all your wedding guests. When some guests expect to see a very traditional bridal look, it can be tough to follow your heart and don an ensemble that truly speaks to you.
Fear not, trendsetting spouse-to-be—you deserve to embrace any shoe, earring, or shawl you love. As these brides go to show, there's nothing wrong with getting creative. Ahead, beautiful bridal accessories worn by real women. If you're not afraid to wear something loud, this is all the inspiration you need.
Red suede Sam Edelman pumps popped against this bride's classic white wedding dress.
This bride's trailing veil was clipped on using a stunning crystal headpiece.
Although she only donned it for the reception, this bride made waves with her cool bomber. The red satin jacket from Côme Editions let everyone know about her relationship status change.
"Something blue" got a whole lot chicer with these gorgeous earrings.
These enchanting ruffled booties—in a sweet, sassy blush—walked their bride proudly up and down the ceremony aisle.
A long, floor-grazing veil will make a statement no matter what, but the floral pattern on this one is what sealed the deal.
She may have only worn this Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal silk cape for portraits, but the bride knew she had to have it for her wedding. "I knew I'd only wear it for a second, but it was just too cool! I couldn't resist," she said.
We can't decide what we love more—this bride's traditional head covering, or her dangling, dazzling hair jewelry.
This bride's simple crown allowed for a bigger, bolder bridal necklace.
This bride's custom Prada wedding dress was actually two pieces. The top was a glorified jacket with the prettiest, dreamiest texture.
Do you love these green tasseled earrings as much as we do? They were sure to swish happily as this bride danced.
We can only imagine how this piece glittered while sitting on the wrist of its bride.
Crystal or metallic clips are a wedding-style standard. Up the stakes with something colorful, like this bride's big red flowers.
Cape and Glasses
It was all about chic style for this bride, who wore a flowing silk chiffon cape by Laurie Haluska of Laila Bridal Studio and sunglasses for her wedding portraits.
Length made this jewelry wow-worthy, but the gorgeous stones certainly helped.
Cruelty-free fashion has never looked cooler. This bride and her new husband rocked matching his-and-hers vegan leather moto jackets for their reception.
Perfectly frilly and chicly vintage, this voluminous shrug kept shoulders stylishly warm.