Help accessorizing a nontraditional, lavender wedding dress! PIC HEAVY

posted 1 year ago in Accessories
Post # 2
2690 posts
Sugar bee

I LOVE that dress!!!!

I like the shoes-they look perfect for grass and easy to unzip if you’re going to get pictures on the beach (I mean you ARE in Hawaii)!!

As for a veil, that’s a personal decision, but I will say this will be the only time you’ll get to wear one, so decide if you’re ok skipping it with that in mind. I wouldn’t do flowers in the hair OR if you do, keep it very simple like one bud since your bouquet is bigger than life!!

Your jewelry sounds great, and you could also add a simple necklace if you wanted. But totally optional!

Post # 3
3039 posts
Sugar bee

Rachel Jennie :  Since your wedding is in Hawaii, why not have small, silk orchids on your hair?  Veil: cathedral length! About a belt: your dress really doesn’t need one! Some ideas:

Post # 4
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

What a beautiful dress, perfect for a beach wedding. That bouquet! 

I don’t think you need a belt because the dress has so much visual interest on it’s own. 

How about a coloured veil? A light lavender might look really pretty. 

Post # 5
489 posts
Helper bee

Oh. My. Goodness. That is the prettiest dress ive ever seen!

Post # 8
2497 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Rachel Jennie :  First of all, your dress is AMAZEBALLS! My jaw dropped. Thank you. 

Next, I think you should wear a short (or short-ish) veil. Maybe something with a bit of volume to balance our the full skirt of your dress? Please don’t cover up teh back of that stunning dress with a long veil. 

Maybe something like the one on the right? 

Or this one? 

Wear it for the ceremony and some photos then ditch it if you want. 

I agree with PP who suggested a flower in your hair. 

Please please please post a recap with photos! 

Post # 9
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Rachel Jennie :  I reaaaaaally think you need to put purple flowers in your hair! It would tie the look together so beautifully. Maybe do a veil for your ceremony and flowers for the reception? Being in Hawaii and having a purple dress, you can’t pass up on flowers in your hair! 

I do think a white satin ribbon would be perfect as a belt.

Post # 12
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Rachel Jennie :  Ithink you should do a lavender ribbon.  You could dye it to match.  Just buy a yard of satin fabric from the store and use it to test out colors until you get the right shade.   Ithink a white belt would stand out a bittoo much

Post # 13
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Can you use some of the fabric they cut from the hem

to make de “ribbon” to cover the belt stitches?? 

Post # 14
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Okay, no suggestions at this point, but lavender is one of my colors and I LOVE that dress!!!  I’m definitely more traditional (and already have a dress), but just curious, where did you get it (wonder if they make something with same fabric but as a cocktail dress?)

Post # 15
2113 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

It’s a gorgeous dress!! I love the suggestion of flowers in your hair. I think that if you live veils, you should wear one!! When else are you going to get a chance to wear one? 

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