There are so many ways to make your wedding look unique, and it's all in the details. Intentional jewelry, makeup, and hair accessories can help set your look apart and make you feel more you on your special day. Whether you’re getting married or styling someone else’s look, picking out new and modern wedding accessories contribute to what makes the day special. Here are 12 cutting edge wedding accessories to consider.
Photography, Ritual Unions
An ear cuff is a bold gender neutral accessory that stands out like no other. An ear cuff adorns your ears and can accentuate your face tastefully depending on the shape and size. Ear cuffs are perfect for brides who want to push the envelope and step outside of the norm. Think of a gold or silver cuff, or a cuff with an eccentric design that matches other elements throughout the wedding. Taking a unique twist on classic jewelry is a way to make your wedding ensemble a little more cutting-edge.
Frankly, veils may not be for every bride, but for those looking to incorporate this tradition, choosing a smaller, birdcage veil may be the answer. This veil dates back to the 1920s and is more stylish and modern than ever. The slight cover over the face makes you feel like you’re in an old Hollywood film. Style it with an off-white blazer and pleated skirt with satin, off-white pumps to create a modern wedding day look that will make you feel timeless and elegant.
If you’re more of a traditional bride, a full-length cathedral veil is one of the boldest statements you can make on your wedding day. There are so many ways to customize your veils like with beading, stitching, and appliques. Remember Hailey Beiber’s iconic “TIL DEATH DO US PART” veil. This veil is dramatic, chic, and major bridal fashion inspiration.
Wearing a statement necklace is an easy way to make your wedding day ensemble stand out. Paired with a minimal wedding dress, a large statement necklace will pop even more. Choose various necklace styles such as one with a large gemstone pendant or a bold choker with oversized pearls.
If a statement necklace isn’t what you’re looking for, go for a chic pair of statement earrings. Larger and longer earrings have a way of accentuating your neck tastefully. Choose grand gemstones like emeralds or an all-white pair to adorn your ears. Wearing your hair in a low bun or a high, sleek ponytail will show off your statement earrings in an understated way. Statement earrings can complete your whole look in a simple, yet glamorous and captivating way.
Another fashion-forward wedding accessory is an all-white headpiece. It can be refined and has a way of elevating any ensemble. Save it for the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or reception - even better, wear one to all three events. Picking a flower-like design gives an ultra-feminine touch to your entire wedding look.
Not a fan of heels? That’s okay because this year wearing chic boots for your wedding ceremony became a fashion statement. Choose from knee-high snakeskin boots with a flowy, wedding gown or a vintage dress with satin, block-heel boots. On your wedding day, you should feel comfortable and completely yourself, so if wearing boots gives you that feeling this is the wedding accessory for you.
BOLD LIP COLOR
How you decide to do your makeup can be treated as a wedding accessory too. Picking a bold lip color such as an eye-catching red, a deep purple, or even a hue of blue can be a modern touch to your wedding day accessories. There is a tasteful way of incorporating a non-traditional lip color that can have a fitting impact on your entire look. Choose a tone or shade that matches well with your complexion and don’t be afraid of adding color!
A modern and chic wedding accessory to consider is a large fluffy bow. Wear one in your hair or look for a wedding gown that has a bow in its design. A large bow can be described as high-fashion and decorous. There is something about a bow that makes almost anything a little more special, so why not one on your wedding day?
Maybe the most cutting edge, but elegantly wearing face jewelry brings a unique and artistic design to your wedding day makeup look. In addition to the carefully chosen makeup, placing the face jewelry along your eye-line has a way of making your eyes even brighter. On top of your natural wedding glow, your face will shine in a new way with specialized face jewelry.
LAYERED PEARL NECKLACES
Pearls signify eternal love which explains why these satin-like beads are not new to wedding fashion. The shiny and smooth texture of pearls offers a delicate elegance to any outfit. Although pearls have been around for decades, designs are continuously restyled and revamped. A more modern take on the classic beads is a layered style or a full, multi-strand collar. All in all, the more pearls the better.
If a statement necklace isn’t what you’re looking for, go for a chic pair of statement earrings. Larger and longer earrings have a way of accentuating your neck tastefully. Choose grand gemstones like emeralds or an all-white pair to adorn your ears. Wearing your hair in a low bun or a high, sleek ponytail will show off your earrings in an understated way. Statement earrings can complete your whole look in a glamorous and captivating way.
There is nothing wrong with an extravagant flower bouquet, but a new twist on the bouquet is to minimize it. Consider a single rose or an assortment of greenery to carry on your wedding day. A smaller bouquet can still be impactful and be a memorable addition as you gracefully walk down the aisle.
Full-length gloves are making a comeback! This fashionable accessory has a way of adding glamour and provocativeness to every look. You can go for plain and all-white, sheer, or gloves with feathered details. Full-length gloves may have been popularized in the 20th century, but 21st century brides are claiming the look for themselves and we’re big fans!
Accessorizing and styling are ways to make traditional outfits more you. Getting inspiration from these accessories will allow your style and personality to shine. Thinking fashionably outside of the box makes your wedding day more fun and surely a day to remember.
Getting inspiration from these accessories will allow your style and personality to shine.
Written by: Angela de Mesa
(Left Image) Photography: The Rasario
(Center Image) Photography: Ritual Unions
(Right Image) Photography: Untamed Petals