The decor sparkles! The lights sparkle! And dresses and accessories sparkle!! You can even add sparkle to your wedding gown!!
I love adding hand beading and sparkle to gowns and accessories!! It can tell a story or simply just add a special touch that sends a smile to any silhouette. Adding sparkle to your wedding gown and accessories can be done with subtle accents or with ornate displays. The choice is yours!
Brooches can be used to approach subtle accents on gowns and accessories. Brooches tell a story, whether intended or not, they all come from somewhere and were inspired by a certain look. The most intriguing brooches are vintage or vintage inspired. Anything vintage carries a level of mystery and when made with quality materials, it has withstood the tests of time and wear and tear! Vintage inspired brooches lead you to imagine an era that it could have come from and may inspire you to include accessories that are vintage inspired as well!
Ornate displays of sparkle are my favorite! There is so much that can be said within the designs of hand beading. Whether the images are floral or abstract, the display remains the same...breathtaking!
Hand beading and beading embellishments are time and labor intensive. But they produce the most ornate expressions of sparkle short of using actual jewels, precious stones or enhanced rhinestones! The reflective sparkle with hand beading can be subtle within the colorful beading of various seed beads and pearls or it can be multi-faceted by using mostly reflective beads and Swavorski Elements. Adding ornate pieces to your gown and/or accessories, creates a bold and beautiful statement!
Both subtle and ornate sparkle can be added to your gown and accessories or to your gifts and decor as well! A favorite vendor of Sun*Kissed Designs' is Blair Roberts of Sweet Blossoms LLC in Germantown, MD! Blair created the beautiful flower hat that was used in the finale of the T Rose International Bridal Show in Greenbelt, MD this summer, where some of the gowns in the current collection were featured as well! Her work is exquisite! And adding sparkle to your bridal bouquet is a fun and amazing way to personalize the elements of your wedding! The pink flower bouquet with the rhinestone pins, shown below, is one of the many great arrangements that Sweet Blossoms creates!
Beautiful brooch bouquets and eye catching jewelry are great ways to add a bit of ornate sparkle to your big day or winter inspired festivities and Christmas Celebrations!
Be creative when incorporating winter sparkle within your wedding decor! Vintage bracelets can used as napkin rings! Sequins table runners can accent any color palette! and farewell sparklers are the perfect send off!
No matter how you approach it, sparkle is a lovely element to incorporate while celebrating both the Christmas season and your wedding!