So you’ve found your wedding dress, now it’s time to consider your accessories! The Ivory Secret holds a selection of accessories to compliment and complete your look. The boutique is adorned with sparkling bridal headpieces, jewellery, veils, shoes and handbags alongside a selection of bespoke sashes and boleros.
We have long been a stockist of Exeter-based jewellery designer Kye Tew and with good reason. Each of her pieces is unique – often using original vintage pieces and reworking them with the addition of freshwater pearls and decorative fastenings to create intricate headpieces, glittering earrings and statement bracelets. A Kye Tew accessory is a beautiful way to incorporate the ‘something old’ bridal tradition. You could even commission a bespoke piece, such as a back necklace to embellish an open-back gown.
Woodsy, bohemian vibes are trending for 2018 weddings, and you can rely on us for the most gorgeous nature-inspired accessories. Agnes Walker creates beautiful hair vines, combs and pins for hairstyle versatility. The Cala Lilly comb and Laurel Leaf vine would particularly suit Spring or Summer weddings, while the Petworth Acorn comb, earrings and necklace make a gorgeous Autumnal accessory set! Made in silver, gold or blush/rose-gold, these pieces are an enduring alternative to a flower crown or foliage that would normally perish.
Are you thinking of wearing a veil? Well this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to wear one. Adding a veil can be the perfect way to frame your wedding dress, and they make for gorgeous photos. Our fairytale Joyce Jackson styles are available in various lengths, AND shades! So you can match the veil to your blush-tone gown if you want to, or go for all the drama with a lace-edged cathedral-length style. Or if you prefer something simpler, our Phoenix veil is made with the softest Italian tulle, with no edging, so that it will just blend into your gown for an ethereal look.
If the catwalks are anything to go by, the convention of ‘less is more’ is no longer relevant to your wedding outfit. Sparkles are everywhere, so why not take advantage of the trend, and go all out with your accessories. One option is to add one of our beaded belts – this can accentuate your waist, blend together a bridal separates outfit, or just add drama and make your bridal look unique.
And finally, your shoes. A short wedding dress demands a fabulous pair of shoes to show off, but if you are wearing a long gown down the aisle, that is no excuse for shoes that don’t feel special! Take a look at our Rainbow Club styles, offering classic satin shoes that could be dyed after the big day and then worn again. And if you purchase a pair of Rainbow Club shoes, you will find a sparkling ‘something blue’ gem on the soles for your magical day. It’s their token of good luck and a mark of design authenticity.
If you think the traditional ivory satin is dated, then make sure to look at our Rachel Simpson shoe collection instead, which are both beautiful and wearable. Made from Spanish leathers, countless brides have commented how comfortable they are, and they look gorgeous too! Still available in traditional ivory, but in sumptuous suede or leather, there are also options to include colour – powder blue, mint green, or the on-trend shade of rose-gold. The soft metallic edging and twinkling embellishments would be real head-turners at your wedding. Dance your heart out in them, and you can even wear them again after.
So there you have it, The Ivory Secret has your accessories covered – from head to toe!
If you have purchased your wedding gown from us, rest assured that we set aside time within your first fitting appointment to try different accessories but for an official accessories consultation please make an appointment or pop into The Ivory Secret. Tel 01363 777500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.