Archive for Saturday, May 30, 2009

Accessories to the marriage

May 30, 2009


Brides are choosing Swarovski sparkle and the timeless elegance of pearls for accessories this year, say retailers who specialize in weddings, weddings, weddings. Barbara Ocone, owner of Ocone’s in west Fort Worth, Texas, says custom necklaces and earrings done in Swarovski crystals for bridesmaids are popular choices, and they come in a rainbow of colors.

At Brides and Beaux in Colleyville, Texas, the uniquely contemporary look of a crystal and pearl bouquet in lieu of a floral bouquet also has been an idea brides are considering seriously — the forever bouquets are custom-created, large or small, in different shades.

Don’t forget a bride also needs a purse to hold essentials for freshening up between dances at the reception. The clutch, of course, is the right-now choice.

No detail is too small on a bride’s wedding day. A tony wrap, a fresh new fragrance, a bejeweled heel and an elegant, delicate nightgown. Here are some of our favorites to consider — something new, something sparkly, something blue:

• Something blue, something new: Sheer wrap in light blue, $58, Nordstrom. Sparkle bouquet of pearls and Swarovski crystals, $650, by Toni Federici at Brides and Beaux, 817-498-0977.

• Let the romance happen: Oscar de la Renta “champagne bubble” chemise, $72, Nordstrom. Ralph Lauren’s new Romance Always Yours perfume, 50 milliliters, $60, Nordstrom.

• Heel and tote: Grazia crystal-adorned, open-toe silk shoe, $210, Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon, 800-972-5959 or Rodo hand-ruched clutch with optional silver strap, $600, Stanley Eisenman’s Fine Shoes, 817-731-2555 or


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