How to Accessorize Your Bridal Look Based on Your Wedding Bouquet
Look to your blooms for wedding day style inspiration.
All your bridal accessories will showcase your personality, palette, and style-but none so dramatically as the bundle of blooms you carry down the aisle. So why not build a look around it? Let your favorite flowers inspire your wedding shoes, clutch, and jewelry, both in terms of color and form. Going for a dramatic, colorful bouquet? Complete your big-day ensemble with a just-as-bold statement necklace and pick out a pair of pumps to match. Whatever your style-glam, bohemian, or feminine-and whatever your color preference, there's a way to design your wedding day look around your favorite blooms.
Creamy whites, taupes, and palest pinks are bridal standbys; their timeless appeal means we get to fall in love with them again and again. Here, a bouquet of moth (phalaenopsis) and 'Sugar Baby' orchids, roses, and 'Blushing Bride' protea is tied with netting, giving the whole look a graceful, modern-ballerina vibe. Add strappy sandals, a glimmering clutch, and neutral-toned gemstones for an ensemble that's simply elegant.
Roger Vivier "Paloma" Soft Clutch, in Nude, $2,650, rogervivier.com. Stuart Weitzman "Eventually" Shoes, in Blush Silk Satin, $435, stuartweitzman.com. Larkspur & Hawk "Sadie Bubble Rivière" Necklace, in Rose Gold Washed Sterling Silver, $6,000, larkspurandhawk.com.
In shades from the deepest aubergine to the softest mauve, a slightly wild bundle of purple blooms evokes an indulgent, freewheeling mood. We caught this bouquet of sweet peas, lisianthus, delphiniums, anemones, and clematis-plus viburnum and lady's slipper orchids in browner tones for a sophisticated touch-in silky ribbons. Pair it with a velvet bag and purple gemstones for an ensemble that speaks to your bohemian side.
Gabriella Kiss 18k-Gold and Blue-Chalcedony Earrings, $2,200, augustla.com. Kentshire Antique "Rivière" Amethyst Necklace, circa 1870, price upon request, kentshire.com. Staud "Grace" Velvet Bag, in Dusty Rose, $250, staud.clothing.
Long, tender stems of white tulips, dahlias, and Japanese anemones mingle with green ranunculus and variegated geranium leaves in this green-and-white bouquet that's so vibrant, you can almost see the dew glistening on its petals. It's all caught up in a pleasingly preppy striped bow, and a simple white handbag, pumps, and floral hair comb put the finishing touches on the lively-yet perfectly tailored-look.
Want a look that's totally luxe? Try garden roses in warm yellow and gold tones, bundled with calla lilies and ranunculus, plus beech and celosia leaves. Stems of tiny white 'Sugar Baby' orchids add sparkle to this mix, for an overall effect that feels rich but still fun, feminine, and modern. Finish accessorizing Midas-style, with satin slippers emblazoned with bees, a moiré clutch, and lustrous jewelry.
Sanayi 313 "Ragno" Satin Slippers, in Citrone, $1,248, matchesfashion.com. Eddie Borgo "Mak" Minaudière, in Amber Moiré, $1,490, eddieborgo.com. McTeigue & McClelland "Quadrille Diamond" Bracelet, price upon request, mc2jewels.com. The Accessory Junkie "Chloe" Earrings, $98, theaccessoryjunkie.com.
Lady in Red
If your design motto is "go bold or go home," then you'll have no qualms about a touch of crimson-or several-in your big-day ensemble. Here, we combined dahlias, anthurium, and gladiolas with dehydrated grasses and umbrella ferns, in shades ranging from rosy to deep red. A straw clutch and suede pumps adorned with a playful pouf signal your intention to do the day your way.