Post # 1
I am home sick and trying to think through the accessories for the big day (I could do something more productive, but I am waiting for a couple of vendor replies!) Here is my inspiration board thus far (it is a bit sparse I know).
The dress is Maggie Sottero’s Vienna: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=A3021
The potential bolero is by Etsy seller maryandangelica: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34827698
Thinking of the Manolo Blahnik silver d’orsay shoes (the vienna has pewter threads and beading: http://www.barneys.com/Sedaraby/155027198,default,pd.html
I am thinking of some type of vintage-inspired sapphire earrings as my something blue … and I am having a feather/frayed flower fascinator made by the same person who is making my bouquets (Etsy seller hairbowswonderworld) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23751411
Post # 3
First off, I wanted to tell you that you sound fun (ie original and not understated)
Then let me share some thought on what you’ve posted so far….
I don’t think the bolero matches the dress. This is because the lace has a relatively delicate motif whereas the bolero has those big flowers. Furthermore, your gown is in satin whereas the bolero is in raw silk. I would go for a bolero in either satin or dupioni silk with few beaded flowers instead (just like the beaded lace in your gown). Also, consider getting a simple bolero with no flowers and accessorize it with a vintage brooch (like the shoes, you know).
Btw what color is your dress (all white, white/pewter or ivory/pewter)?
I love those shoes!!!! I also love the chandelier earrings… are you going to have them in filigree or more art noveau?
What about your hair??? Are you having a vintage fascinator (something like silk flower plus rhinestone brooch plus feather)?
I really like your sense of style!
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Post # 5
Thanks for the input, I was thinking of ordering the bolero without the flowers (maybe having them detachable so I can have them when I use the bolero later) in more of an ivory colour (although sometimes I want to just order it in light pink to go with the theme).
The dress is ivory/pewter. I was initially going to order extra lace and have a lace bolero made, but I have drug my feet too much for that now!
The hair flower will be the ivory/frayed with guinea fowl and ostrich feathers to match the bouquets and boutonnieres.
My hair will be more of a loose, curly updo (I have attached an inspiration pic)