Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014 by Cindy Williams
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 Fresh flowers aren’t just meant for bouquets and boutonnieres! They can also be used as a beautiful alternative or addition to veils or headpieces! Try using some flowers in your hair for a fresh, unique wedding look! These are our favorite ideas:


If you’re wearing your hair in a bun, wrap some flowers around it or pin them to the side! A bun is a classic, but flowers add a modern twist!

 

Wedding Flowers in Hair


Want to feel like a princess? Design the flowers of choice into a floral crown. The flowers can be a uniform color, contrasting colors, or simple greenery! Baby’s breath is another great option for a crown or headband.

 


Embed flowers into messy curls! The look is wild and bohemian, but still wedding appropriate. You can also choose one large flower to pin into your hair, really making it pop!

 

Wedding Flowers in Curly Hair


Although the idea of flowers in your hair is traditionally bohemian, flowers can be used in all wedding styles, from outdoors to elegant! If you do choose to use flowers in your wedding hairdo, make sure you’re careful! Flowers should be kept well hydrated until the last possible minute and avoid spraying them with hairspray or perfume. Additionally, choose the right flowers for your wedding! Keep them seasonal and avoid flowers that clash with your wedding colors or overpower your dress, face, or jewelry.

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 by Cindy Williams
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Spring is a great time to get creative with your wedding! If you don’t want to get too crazy, try changing up your bouquet! Using unconventional materials for your bouquet is a fun way to make your wedding pop!

Different Bouquet Ideas - Get Creative with Your Wedding

These bright bridesmaid dresses are the perfect accent for a spring or summer wedding, and go beautifully with the lemon lollipops the bridal party is holding! Edible props add a touch of whimsy without being overbearing.

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Cindy Williams
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 Bling bling! Did you ever really take the time to look deep into an engagement ring?


When shopping for an engagement ring, there are various types of metals to be aware of. Some of these include Palladium, Platinum, Rose Gold, White Gold, White Metals, Yellow Gold, and Yellow Metals. Shown below is a Platinum metal ring!

 

Choosing an Engagement Ring

The stone is the next important thing that the bride-to-be focuses most on. Some brides are pretty picky about this, so watch out future husbands! Some examples of stone shapes are Asscher, Cushion, Dream, Emerald, Marquise, Pear, Princess, Radiant, Round, Oval, Square, and Rectangle. Shown below is a Princess Stone ring!

 

Engagement Ring - Choosing a Stone

 

Last but not least, it is important to choose the style of the ring. Every bride has her own unique style that suits her personality. Examples of styles are Colored Gemstones, Modern, Traditional, Unique, Milgrain Edging, Vintage, and Matching Bands. Shown below is a Colored Gemstone Style!

Engagement Ring Styles

 

The metal, style, and the stone shape are what collectively make up a beautiful engagement ring. Having the perfect engagement ring tailored to the bride-to-be’s personality and style will make her feel even more special when you pop the question! Intimidated? Don’t go it alone! Ask a close friend or family member for help when you go ring shopping! Good luck!

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Cindy Williams
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Wedding Shoes with ColorWho says a bride can’t be colorful on her Wedding Day? Not the Westwood! Here’s a fun new way to incorporate your “something blue” and dress up your gown! Bright and colorful shoes give you and your bridal party a special uniqueness that will really turn heads at the ceremony and reception, not to mention all the adorable pictures you can take!! This season keep an eye out for autumn colors like red or orange on our blushing brides and her bridesmaids!

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 by Cindy Williams
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Who says brides can't go crazy with accessories?! The Westwood sure doesn't! A bride can wear as much or as little jewelry as she wants on her Wedding Day! Accessories are a fun way to jazz up the traditional white wedding dress and add personality or sentimental significance to the wedding day ensemble (something borrowed, anyone?). Follow these tips to add some bling to your special day the right way!

Necklace


Westwood Wedding Accessories - NecklaceA necklace is almost always a must for any special occasion! However, depending on the cut and neckline of your wedding dress, you may decide to skip this accessory. If your dress has a high neckline (a recent trend has been vintage lace collars) or a lot of sparkles and embellishments, adding a necklace might be a little too much and the beauty of the piece can be easily overlooked and underappreciated. Pearl necklaces are a great bridal accessory as they go well with almost any neckline. Some brides may wear pearls belonging to mothers, grandmothers, or aunts to serve as something borrowed, and to add sentimental value to their bridal look. If your wedding gown has a halter top, something simple and elegant is best. A statement necklace could take away from the gown and the embellishments of the halter top, and also come across as too busy or distracting. When wearing a dress with a halter top, it’s best to play up your ears!
 

  

Earrings


Westwood Wedding Accessories - HairWhen choosing earrings for your big day, be mindful of the size and style of the necklace you’ll be wearing. If you’ve already chosen to wear a large or sparkly necklace, perhaps pearls, small hoops, or diamond studs are best for your bridal look. Long, drop earrings are a great match for halter tops and sweetheart necklines as well! 

Hair

Most brides wear veils on their big day, but what will be underneath yours when you take it off for the reception? Not bland, boring hair I hope! Accessories like flower pins, jeweled headbands, and crystal pins or clips can make a huge difference in your bridal hair and give you more opportunities to accessorize and express yourself!

When it comes to accessories, less is more, but most importantly, accessorizing is about YOU. On your big wedding day, you want your personality to shine through your bridal look. Wear what you are most comfortable in and what really speaks to you. Don’t feel pressured to do anything drastically different or trendy for the sake of following a trend. You come first on your wedding day, and you should feel happy, comfortable, and confident!!

Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 by Cindy Williams
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Wedding Bridal ShoesWho says a bride can’t be colorful on her Wedding Day? Not the Westwood!

When the big day arrives, what do the guests look forward to seeing on the bride? The dress of course! A beautiful gown that takes her groom and the guests breath away. But what about her shoes?

A new, fun, trend has recently started.  Brides have been wearing colorful shoes.  For this time a year, you may see a bride wearing a bright red shoe, or maybe perhaps an orange shoe for the Fall Season.  Don’t think you can see them? Well you thought wrong!
 
During the reception, when the bride is on the dance floor, you can absolutely see her shoes, while she slightly lifts the bottom of her gown and dances the night away!

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