Every woman wants to have the best gown and the most beautiful accessories for her wedding day. Having a thought-out approach towards shopping for the individual pieces is very important for getting the best accessories to match your overall look.
Dress – The Most Important Choice
The wedding gown is indeed the most important accessory for the day and hence should be chosen first, according to the taste and preference, so that all the other accessories can be chosen accordingly. Many people get carried away by the beautiful accessories like a tiara or a splendid necklace only to find later on that it does not go with their wedding dress – by choosing the dress first you can build everything else to fit.
Accessories for your head
Tiaras have been the tradition of past, popularized even more by Royal Weddings. However, beautiful feathers, fresh flowers, flower crowns and even simple to ornate headbands are in vogue and can be easily matched to your dress.
Colorful Dress Accents
Accessories such as sashes are a simple way to add a light pop of color or sparkle without overdoing things. Offsetting a sash with your shoes can show a bit more of your personal style and is an accessory that is always fun to splurge on.
Lastly, the wedding band should be carefully chosen and the design should elegantly align with your own personal style, whether featuring a family heirloom diamond, or set to match a bracelet or ear rings. Angelic Diamonds is an online retailer working to help ease the diamond ring shopping process.
Aly and Casey called me about a week before their wedding to let me know they were sneaking off to Napa Valley for their elopement and wanted to see if I would tell their story.
Being a bit of a spontaneous person myself, I fell in love with the idea and couldn’t wait to sneak off with them without anyone else knowing!
Their emotions were so real, and I think heightened even more knowing that no one else knew what they were doing, this was literally a day just for themselves – really an epic adventure in itself.
We took a good part of the afternoon to explore some spots around Napa and create some beautiful and secret photos! (I’m just thankful that they have now shared with their friends/family and now I get to share with you!)
Thanks Aly and Casey for letting me be a part of your day!
The first time I talked to Kayla and Nick on the phone I knew they were my people. With stories of bird hunting, boat building and all around good fun – there wasn’t a question we’d get along.
When it came time on their wedding night to do portraits, I knew they would be down for the cause to hike up the beach a ways to a private dock (ask for permission later…?) and it ended up being a GREAT call:
I will never question myself about sneaking somewhere I’m not supposed to be – sooo worth it!
Kayla got ready for her West Shore Cafe wedding on property which allowed for a relaxing morning creating images of Kayla and her closest friends laughing and goofing off as the boy got ready next door.
Nick spent his getting ready time sipping whiskey with the boys – but when it came time to clean up, he did so in style and with ease.
Tahoe is all about adventures and one of those is boating. While they didn’t go for a ski session after their ceremony, Nick and Kayla did take a wood boat ride after their West Shore Cafe wedding.
Did I mention Nick’s buddy’s brought some whiskey? (yes, I tried it, it was good!)
About that dock and not asking permission? Yeah.
Sometimes asking a couple to dangle their feet off a dock 20+ feet above the water is just what you need for an epic series of photos.
Thanks so all the awesome wedding professionals who came together to make this a perfect wedding:
Bonnie with Summit Soiree
We had an amazing day yesterday photographing Evan and Emma’s wedding at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg.
Can’t wait to get a full blog post up about their wedding day!