Accessories

If you are as unorganised as me you will probably have as much chance of finding your marriage certificate quickly as you would your driving licence, MOT document, birth certificate and National Insurance card. Well your marriage certificate is more important than all of these. Sure, you can get another copy but it will never be quite the same as the original.

The Purple Gift Company have just launched a new range of wedding gifts and the item that caught my attention was a Marriage Certificate Keepsake Box. The box had a pewter plaque decorated with crystal stones and is lined in black velvet and a magnetic catch.

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Love Hearts Pendant 

Swizzels Matlow are certainly milking the Love Hearts brand.  Confetti have had the rights to the Love Heart Wedding Invitations for a number of years and we featured the Love Heart Favour Boxes back in February.   Well, the latest addition to the ever popular Love Hearts range is wedding jewellery.  There are a number of different pendants and cufflinks in the collection all of course featuring the iconic candy sweet that we all remember from our childhood.  Gone are the candy pink and white colours though because each round sweet design is made from sterling silver and feature the popular phrases ‘I Do’, ‘Just Married’, and ‘Marry Me’.

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There are wedding cufflinks for the Groom and Best Man but I am not sure how these will go down with the gents in the bridal party because they are a little bit girly.  They do not come cheap either and despite being sterling silver I think they are a tad pricey at £99 per pair.  The pendants start at a more reasonable £34.95 and for an extra £5.95 can be engraved on the back for a personal touch.  I do not think some of the images do the pendants justice as some feature white enamel on the silver and this does not come across too well in the photographs.

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Colour Me Clodhoppers

If you want shoes or accessories that are really unique for your wedding outfit, why not design them yourself and let Lynne Hardman at Colour Me Clodhoppers create the perfect shoes for you.  Not only can she dye shoes the perfect clolour for you, but she can also embellish them with beautiful handpainting, embroidery, Swarovski crystals, feathers, or just about anything you like.  As Lynne says “Shoes have an incredible Cinderella effect.  They can transform your outfit and also your mood.”  Take a look at the gallery on the website and you will see examples of unusual shoes like the ones pictured which have a real fairytale feel, or oriental style shoes, or just simple shoes that are perfectly matched to an outfit or accessory.

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Diamon’T 

What a great surprise for your husband on your first trip to the beach or swimming pool on your honeymoon, your new married name emblazened across your derry aire! The personalised bikini from Diamon’T comes in three different colours, black, white and hollywood pink and costs £49.99.  It has a double heart emblem on the top and comes with a free storage duffle bag.  If you want something a little more personal for your new hubbys eyes only, you could choose something from the lingerie range instead and have your own short personal message printed.

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Wedding Planner 

So you’re engaged and excitedly looking forward to planning the big day, and what a lot of planning there is to be done.  Even if you haven’t set the date yet, get yourself a wedding planner like this one from Oh So Cherished which comes with a free organza book bag for £11.99.  You and your hubby to be can start writing ideas down such as what time of year you would like to get married, what type of service, what type of reception venue and probably most important what sort of budget you have.  This book also has tabbed pockets which is really handy for when you see something in a magazine that you want to refer back to but don’t want to try & find it again later in the huge pile of magazines you will inevitably end up with.  This planner also has lots of tips and ideas to help you plan with lots of photos for inspiration.

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Butterfly Hair Claw 

This sweet little butterfly hair claw from Glitzy Secrets is perfect for a little flower girl to wear in her hair.   No fussy pins that will stick in her head, just a lovely accessory she will adore and want to keep forever.  Whatever style of jewellery you are looking for (well as long as it’s glitzy) you will find whether it’s vintage style or street chic, and the prices are great too.  They even do a range of garters which have a charm on them which you can remove after the wedding day and put on a chain as a keepsake.

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This is a wedding bouquet you definately don’t want to throw after the ceremony.  Not only will you probably take out one of the ladies eyes, but you’ll be chucking away £895!  Designed by Basia Zarzycka, this unusual bouquet is created with seed bead, bohemian glass and Swarovski crystals.  It is absolutely stunning and would be perfect for a winter wedding as the crystals give a beautiful icy, snow queen feel.  It is expensive, but you are getting a Basia Zarzycka design which will serve as a wonderful keepsake and you could easily have it on show as a decorative piece on your dressing table as an everyday reminder of your wedding day.

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Deco Bracelet Bag 
This bracelet bag with diamante art deco style trim by Hen is the perfect accessory for a 1920’s or 1930’s glamorous dress.  Obviously you are far too cool and sophisticated to be worrying about carrying a bag around in your hand or worrying about putting it down when greeting your guests, so you simply have this bag on your wrist and you’re free to reapply your lippy at any time without worrying about where you left your bag.  It costs £160 and comes in ivory, white, silver or gold, or you can have a bespoke bag made to coordinate completely.    

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Glamorous Tiara 
This tiara by Halo & Co (Wedding Accessory Designer of the Year 2007) really is glamorous by name and glamorous by nature.   Made with dainty crystals and pearls to form delicate flowers around the band, it can be made in gold or silver and costs £217.00.  You’ll be in good company if you choose Halo & Co to supply your wedding accessories.  Celebrities who have donned their creations include Tess Daly, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Katie Price and Rachael Hunter to name but a few.  Bring on the glamour!

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CanCan Parasol 
So you’ve booked a summer wedding and you’ve thought ahead.  Yes it should be brilliant sunshine so you should need a parasol, but it could just as easily be tipping it down, in which case you will need an umbrella.  This ivory CanCan Parasol from Brollies Galore is pricey at £89, but it covers all eventualities.  It has four layers of deep frilling so will protect you with a Sun Protection Factor of 50+ if we have a heatwave,  and with that any layers will certainly keep the rain at bay unless you’re unlucky enough  to have the type of weather we have just had, in which case you’ll be running for the nearest cover anyway.  They have a very cute collection of lace parasols for little bridesmaids too.