You have been dating for some time, and your beloved just popped the question. Now you are wearing a gorgeous vintage engagement ring, and the two of you are busy planning your upcoming wedding. Although many couples go for the traditional route of a church wedding in Atlanta or Duluth with formal attire and perfectly coiffed hairdos and symmetrical flower arrangements, you and your groom have decided that you both want a to a down-to-earth wedding. The following four tips can help brides-to-be accessorize their wedding dress in a laid back, bohemian style.
Wearing an accessory like a veil might seem old-fashioned and traditional, but there are plenty of ways to incorporate this classic wedding dress accessory in an updated way. For example, if your mom or mom-in-law-to-be still has her old veil, see if she will let you use it for your wedding. Take the vintage veil and make it your own by adding flowers like baby’s breath or small roses, or embellish the veil with gorgeous elements like colorful stones or gems. For the ultimate in hipster veils, you can also dye it a color like peach, perfect for the Georgia bride or light blue, pink, or even black. If dyeing fabric is not your forte, a website like Craftsy offers all sorts of great advice on how to dip-dye, wax resist dye and sun dye the veil from the comfort of home.
While your more conservative girlfriends carried giant bouquets of perfectly orchestrated floral sprays in their weddings, you want to walk down the aisle holding an assortment of gorgeous wedding blossoms that look pretty, but aren’t necessarily all color coordinated. A mix of lilies, greens and roses in different sizes and shapes can make for a gorgeous yet down-to-earth bouquet, as can a small assortment of tulips and daffodils. For hipster brides who love purple and lavender, try a beautiful Lavender Garden bouquet that includes blossoms like larkspur, Queen Anne’s Lace and light purple asters that would complement any boho bride’s dress.
The tradition of “something borrowed” represents the idea of “borrowed happiness.” Most brides like to wear their “something borrowed,” but more and more brides are coming up with new ways to include this token tradition in their big day. A special first-dance to the same song your parents or even your grandparents danced to all those years ago is a great way to put a spin on this wedding ritual.
This tradition isn’t strictly reserved for brides. Grooms can take part by sporting a pair of heirloom cuffs or a meaningful item like the watch that was passed down from his grandfather. Match the colors of his accessories to your own accessories for a cohesive look.
Indie weddings are all about stylish comfort, and what defines this term more than your favorite blue jean jacket? For brides-to-be who feel comfortable when they are wearing their favorite denim jacket might want to consider incorporating it into the wedding. Wear the denim accessory over your wedding dress during the ceremony or perhaps afterwards to help keep you warm during the outdoor reception.