Category Archives: Accessories
I never even considered wearing a garter for W-day.
I can’t explain why exactly – the thought just didn’t cross my mind….perhaps there were just too many other fashion choices that took up my bride-to-be brain space.
Jewellery, shoes, to veil or not to veil, statement headpiece, the concern over whether fresh blooms in my barnet would wilt if we were ever lucky enough to have sunshine….(we did, they did, I couldn’t have cared less.)
I mean seriously, after everything that goes into planning a wedding, who has time to then contemplate the design of a sexy thigh adornment?
For those of you who don’t know where the tradition of wearing a garter comes from I’ve conducted some research and although as with all these types of things some information is conflicting, the most popular theory dates right on back to the dark ages and is the one I like best – so that’s what I’m going with folks.
Ahem. I shall begin.
After the wedding festivities had come to an end it was customary for guests to accompany the Bride and Groom to their bedroom to ensure their safety and to wish them well with regards together foreverness. It was apparently good luck for each guest to take a piece of the brides attire so….they did.
Apparently over time this process evolved into something altogether more raucous, with guests tackling the bride and literally ripping at her clothes in order come away with a piece of her outfit of choice.… View the full post.
I am particularly a fan of the spikes and the delicate yet statement flat swarovski crystals – a subtle sparkle rather than obvious glitz.
The new collection comprises of ten intricately created pieces, Kalista, Tiana, Kari, Amara, Athena, Rhea, Adonia, Chara, and Hera in a gold or silver finish which as well as inspired by the aforementioned greek goddesses, have also been influenced by pre-Raphaelite artwork.
And as Natasha Jane would very much like to know which headpiece is your favourite and why she is giving away a very pretty Pegasus necklace for your trouble – just leave your thoughts in the comment box below….
You can choose between pewter or clear, would look perfect with a floral maxi dress for summer…..hmmm, might just purchase one for myself.
The Hera Gold.
The Hera Silver
Can you guess which one is my favourite?
The Kalista – I would wear it with soft natural waves in my hair and some kind of cat flick eyeliner….well a girl can dream right?
If you are looking for a stockist that supplies Natasha Jane headwear so you can perhaps go try one of these beautiful pieces on then have a butchers at any of the following…Miss Bush Bridal , Leonie Claire, My Little Wedding Shop or The White Room Bridal Boutique.… View the full post.
Yes MORE for you to win!! – Told you it was giveaway month on Rock My Wedding!
To celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Natasha Jane collection due to be released within the next few weeks, Natasha has decided to have a special headband giveaway!! Now we cant show you anything from the new collection just yet, but do keep your eyes peeled for the most beautiful bold and creative collection from Natasha Jane to date.
All we can say at the moment is the new collection is ancient Greek inspired and is a new fashionable look for brides wanting to do something different on their big day.
Now back to the giveaway…You can win your favourite headband from the current collection to wear on your wedding day by simply telling us why its your favourite and follow Natasha Jane on Facebook or Twitter.
The competition collection comprises of six beautifully delicate headbands, designed with silver plated wire, Swarovski crystals, glass beads and gold plated wire. Intricately woven wire is infused with Egyptian inspiration and a touch of Art Deco elegance giving these headbands a unique look and quality, perfect for your wedding day.
Natasha Jane can also create complementing jewellery to wear with your headband so just get in touch to discuss your options, otherwise the jewellery collaboration with Rock My Wedding for Rock My Boutique has some beautiful pieces to team with your headwear such as ‘The Scarlett’ necklace.
You will know by now that we are ALL about the statement jewellery…..especially a “look at me!” type headpiece. And if you can’t wear something uber pretty on your bonce for W-day then when the hell can you?
The aisle is your catwalk lovelies the ailse is your CATWALK (and if there is ever a wave of doubt that comes over you because you believe the unique headgear you’ve set your heart on might be a bit…”much” then repeat that mantra after me ok?)
A shining (literally) example of the kind of adornments we are lusting over right now is the new 2014 Collection from Polly Edwards….We like it. A LOT.
We also like the flawless make-up and hair styling (especially the really BIG do that looks like a very beautiful lions mane….) all captured to perfection by Juliet McKee.
And the catwalk of choice? Why, the uber luxe Botleys Mansion of course…where else would one strike such a magazine-cover-worthy pose on the chaise long?
Polly Edwards 2014 Collection as ever, is a design led fusion of contemporary styling with a classic edge. Beautiful beading mixed with pearl, flowers, ruffles and flashes of bold crystal. And my are we loving a ruffle right now.
Creating The Look
Juliet McKee: The creative process behind this shoot began with Polly Edwards sharing her ideas with me in the form of fabulous Vogue cover shots that captured the essence of what she wanted to achieve. From there I headed straight to Pinterest to gather an array of images, which I felt best encapsulated the feel and look Polly was after.… View the full post.
Did you know that should you feel a little on the warm side for W-day then you could equip yourself with a rather fancy feather fan?
Oh yes. The accessory “du jour” so says we.
And if not perhaps for yourself then how about your best girls? a unique alternative to the bouquet – especially if you plan on a 1920′s inspired type affair.
Love Lust List member and pieces of pretty designers Britten have a delectable selection of feather adorned items for you to choose from as well as glamorous head pieces, statement cuffs and the most delicate bridal purses.
Come take a look lovelies…..
Britten’s designs are synonymous with the elegance and style of bygone eras. Inspired by the glitz of the twenties, the glamour of the thirties and forties, and the femininity of the fifties, Britten’s collections of bridal accessories are designed to be both timeless and treasured.
Each and every piece is handmade in the UK by head designer Sarah Jane Bates, who studied the art and craftsmanship of accessory design at London College of Fashion.
Britten accessories are made to order from the quaint workshops located just outside Bath. Brides can either purchase pieces online from the current collections, or customise their chosen accessories to complement their wedding day look.
For brides seeking a truly unique, one-off creation, Britten also offers a fully bespoke service providing the opportunity to work alongside the team to design the perfect, heirloom piece.
Lolly and I are coveting the crystal bead lariat in particular – tassels are not just for cowgirls you know, they can add the perfect finishing touch to your bridal garb…this piece is both delicate and that little bit different.… View the full post.
Sometimes inspirational shoots can be guilty of being a little bit non-translatable. By that I mean it’s hard for a couple planning a wedding to recreate a look in ‘real life’ that they have seen in a glossy or on screen.
When Charlotte Harley Bridal Couture and Sarah Vivienne got together they were determined to showcase the latest bridal range from So Sassi in a way that would be not only super stunning and pretty but also really relevant to real people. The gowns are divine and the headpeices by Flo & Percy and Miranda Templeton shine.
Sarah Vivienne: It didn’t take me long to say ‘yes’ when Charlotte from Charlotte Harley Bridal Couture asked if I’d shoot her new collection of ’So Sassi‘ gowns. So Sassi is a diffusion line by renowned British designer Sassi Holford and has rather a lot of gorgeous going on. Did someone say peplum?
Charlotte’s brief was for something fairly simple with wide appeal but to do it in an inspirational, slightly unusual way. Something of a dichotomy but we love a challenge!
We considered what was currently popular in weddings. We talked about how outdoor ceremonies are becoming more popular. And we chatted about how natural styling and green colour schemes are filtering through from interiors and fashion into weddings.
Which all led to us thinking that something with a woodland style might be fun.
There’s been a surge of woodland wedding inspiration of late but in reality much of it isn’t achievable for the UK bride.… View the full post.