Couture Bridal Gown: As your wedding draws closer, you’re excited to show the world your dream couture gown. You’ve spent hours in the design studio, you know the gown is a perfect fit; the fabric and delicate hand beading is intricate yet retains a delicate simplicity.
You have no regrets about the dress, and nothing less than the perfect bridal accessories will do.
Choosing your bridal accessories
Your bridal accessories need to complement your gown, and highlight the unique couture personality you’ve helped created in the design.
You should always make sure your once in a lifetime bridal gown remains the hero of the day with sophisticated and understated accessories.
Our Zanzis Couture head designer, Jennifer Naglan recommends a simple philosophy for choosing accessories to accent your gown.
“Less is more. Concentrate on one key accessory. Remember the wise words of Coco Chanel, get dressed, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.”
So here’s our Zanzis guide to the top 5 accessories to complement your couture gown.
1. The ultimate wedding shoe
A pair of statement shoes can be the perfect finishing touch for your custom wedding gown. But there is a fine balance to be struck. You must ensure the chosen bridal shoe complements your couture gown as opposed to taking away from it.
If you really want to stand out and create an impression your guests won’t forget, why not treat yourself with to a pair of classic Jimmy Choo’s or YSL sparkling heels.
The right pair of shoes from a designer label that matches the high-end couture details of your gown allows your personality and signature style to shine through.
2. An elegant clutch
A clutch is every bride’s best friend on the big day.
A hiding place for make up for those quick touch ups, tissues for those emotional moments, emergency hair pins and of course your wedding day perfume, a scent you’ll never forget.
When choosing a clutch look for an elegant, classic style with minimal embellishment in a neutral tone to compliment your bridal gown.
3. The subtle hair accessory
You may not need a hair accessory at all if your gown is heavily detailed and embellished. But if you have chosen a less embellished style, it’s the perfect opportunity for a custom-made headpiece that becomes an heirloom to treasure forever.
Look for simple, handcrafted, gilded creations, that are understated and a world away from the traditional costume jewellery most brides choose.
If you do choose a hair accessory or headpiece, talk to your couture gown designer about the best options to complement your dream dress.
4. The iconic bridal veil
If you decide on a veil, again always look for a classic style that complements your bridal gown and doesn’t overpower the design.
If your couture gown is a classic, well cut and fitted style, a chic veil or headpiece can bring the dress to life and highlight its elegance.
If your dress is more elaborate with intricate details and embellishments, consider a simple cathedral veil.
5. Sophisticated Jewellery
When it comes to jewellery bridal accessories, you may have a special piece of jewellery gifted by your husband-to-be or a family treasured heirloom.
But don’t let your heart rule your head and over accessorise because of sentimental value.
Keep it small and unique, so the focus stays firmly on the dress.
Let the beautiful detail of your gown shine – often simple earrings are the only jewellery you’ll need. Remember you’ll have a wedding ring to show off too!
Talk to your designer
Your couture dress designer can help you make bridal accessory choices to complement your designer gown as the design evolves. So don’t be afraid to ask for their expert advice.
To book your couture bridal gown consultation email firstname.lastname@example.org today and begin the journey to making your custom wedding gown dream come true.
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