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Glitter and Sparkle: How to Choose Bridal Accessories in Newcastle

Posted in Newcastle Weddings, Wedding Accessories by HUNTER BRIDE

Exquisite Jewels For Hire

Exquisite Jewels For Hire

Once you have selected a wedding dress, you’re probably going to find yourself on the hunt for the right bridal accessories. Newcastle has lots of specialist jewellery suppliers, and you’re sure to find the perfect pieces with just a couple of clicks on the Hunter Bride directory. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right bridal accessories to complement your gown.

Your day – your way

You’ll want to choose jewellery pieces that enhance the overall effect of your hair and dress, but it’s also vital that you feel comfortable with the style. If dangly earrings go with your dress, for example, but you can’t stand the feel of them, don’t be swayed. They may look gorgeous, but chances are you will end up finding them an unwanted distraction on the day. You may also need to consider any family expectations about heirloom pieces. If you don’t want to wear a family heirloom because it doesn’t go with your dress, be clear about it very early on.

Gather ideas

You might have pored over wedding magazines and websites to find the right style of dress before you physically tried anything on. Do the same with bridal jewellery. Look at all those pictures again, and focus on the how jewellery has been chosen to complement the gown. Have a look for suppliers on our website, then head to a few showrooms and see what’s on offer for yourself. Even if you have an idea of what you want, be open to suggestions from the experts.

Less is more

Generally, less is more when it comes to accessories. When you are gathering ideas, notice that very few brides are shown in magazines wearing a full suite of jewellery. Too much glitter tends to create clutter, although if you are wearing a very plain or classic dress you may be able to carry off a flashy statement piece.

Exquisite jewels at affordable prices

If you do want a statement piece, or something that is just financially beyond your reach with all the other expenses of the day, remember that you can hire bridal jewellery for the day instead of buying it. If you’ve always hankered for a princess-style tiara but thought it was beyond your budget, check out our bridal accessories page for everything from diamonds to Swarovski crystal.

Using pieces to best effect

Plain but beautifully cut dresses can be made simply stunning with the use of statement pieces, such as a highly unusual, designer necklace, or a chunky bracelet and matching earrings.

Alternatively you might want the dress to make its own statement, in which case think about a more streamlined look for your jewellery – discreet earrings, a simple pendant, or a tiara (a tiara is a great idea as it can add sparkle, without being too close to the detail of your dress).

Bridal jewellery and your skin tone

Be realistic about what you can carry. Some ornate, highly-coloured pieces look exquisite against darker skin tones, but may not suit paler brides.

Chunky gold looks stunning against darker or tanned skin and pearls, platinum or silver settings tend to suit lighter skin tones.

Elegant accessories

Choose Hunter Bride to help you find stylish bridal accessories in Newcastle.  Affordable designer jewellery and more is just a click away!

Exquisite Jewels For Hire

Posted in Wedding Accessories, Wedding Rings & Jewellery, Wedding Suppliers by HUNTER BRIDE

Exquisite Jewels For Hire

Exquisite Jewels For Hire

A fabulous wedding look needs fabulous finishing touches – and that usually means jewellery. But if you have been sighing over a diamond tiara, or an elegant three-strand pearl choker that you can’t possibly afford, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. You don’t have to buy, you can hire beautiful jewellery without the designer pricetag!

Exquisite Jewels For Hire provides wedding jewellery for brides throughout the Hunter Valley and Newcastle areas. From genuine diamonds to vintage-style pieces and Swarovski crystal pieces from some of the most sought-after designers, they have everything you might need, or desire for your big day.

Here’s a few practical things to keep in mind when choosing jewellery for your wedding day.

Organise your dress first

It’s generally more effective to choose your wedding dress before hiring jewellery. If your dress isn’t going to be ready until shortly before your wedding, make sure you carry detailed pictures of the design when you browse the showroom at Exquisite Jewels For Hire.

Accessories for ornate dresses

If your dress comes with an overlay of crystals scattered throughout the skirt or perhaps some diamante on the bodice, for example, you’ll need to avoid jewellery that adds too much glitter too close to the detail of the dress. This can end up looking overdone, and ruin the overall effect of your look.

Successfully accessorising an ornate dress probably means wearing simpler jewellery. You might want to avoid coloured stones, or overly fussy designs, and go for elegant and streamlined. Think platinum and clear Swarovski crystal or genuine diamonds. If you do want something a little more bling, consider a tiara or other headpiece. That way, it’s far enough from your dress not to clash.

All out glamour

If you have a simple and classic dress, why not consider a statement piece of jewellery? Think a collar of coloured stones with a matching cuff, or that three-strand pearl choker, or a stunning diamond tiara – there’s lots to choose from at Exquisite Jewels For Hire.

What works with lace?

We’d advise you to think about silver rather than gold, and pearls rather than highly coloured jewellery. Colour can work, but there is a risk of overwhelming the delicacy of the lace. Ornate and vintage-style items often complement lace beautifully.

Are you a boho bride?

Fab it up with a discreet touch of gold bracelet. Alternatively, enhance your independent style with chunky earrings and several complementary bracelets.

Bridal jewellery and colour

Exquisite bridal jewellery doesn’t have to lack colour. Clear crystal is stunning and always on trend, but it is far from your only choice. There are plenty of gorgeous pieces that would be perfect for subtly picking up your wedding colour theme.

For instance, if your colours are blue and yellow, you might choose a pretty pair of pastel blue earrings. If your colouring suits darker shades, deep sapphire tear drop earrings might raise a few gasps of appreciation as you walk down the aisle! They could be your ‘something blue’ too!

And finally

It’s quite likely you’ll be dazzled and instantly in love with most things you see in the showroom. Just make sure you don’t set your heart on something before you try it on! Take a friend with you for a second opinion, and also take photos of yourself wearing the jewellery you’re considering. That way, you will have a visual reminder when you’re mulling over your choice later.

If you’re eager to find out more about sourcing some serious bling for your wedding, check out Exquisite Jewels For Hire on the Hunter Bride directory. It’s the place to go for designer jewellery at an affordable hire price. Happy browsing!

Expressing your Personality through Wedding Accessories

Posted in Wedding Accessories by HUNTER BRIDE

Every bride has her own unique personality. Wedding accessories provides a means to show it! Let’s follow the “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” custom, though lets make it even more fun by choosing to go the creative route.

Something Old

Three letters: D-I-Y! Not only is this practical and fun to do, self-made projects make a lasting impression on guests. They like to see the creative details of even your tiniest wedding décor or accessory. So go ahead and be that DIY bride.

Try and find old pieces of textile (great if they match your theme!), used lace veils, floral brooches, ribbons, etc. You can reuse each material and come up with a bridal head band! You can even make a variety of these for your bridesmaids.

Wedding Hair Accessories

Expressing your Personality through Wedding Accessories

Something New

If you are one of those girls who got a precious heirloom as your engagement ring, then you definitely must go for something “new” in your bridal accessory checklist. While some brides choose to have their mother’s wedding gown altered to fit their shape, you can have a dress that’s 100% your own! Buy a new wedding gown – visualised and chosen by you!

Something Borrowed

With many trends coming out with weddings, this one is pretty cool: Hire an Umbrella for your wedding! Oh why not! With the unpredictability of weather conditions these days, you wouldn’t want it to ruin your day.

From Hire an Umbrella:

We take the stress out of random weather patterns by providing you with a wet weather back up plan at minimum cost. We have hundreds of elegant and high quality umbrellas available for hire, to cover you, your wedding party and guests. Or if you’re after something a little bit different, check out our parasols and fun umbrellas – we have the largest online range in Australia!

Too cool, you can even have a fun parasol that is uniquely yours!

Something Blue

Last but not least, is your something blue! How about having your crinoline dyed blue?

Crinoline dyed blue

Wedding Dress Accessories

It will add some attitude to your wedding gown! It’s quite refreshing seeing a traditional white wedding gown give a little shade of blue each time you lift up a little bit of your dress.

Everyone will remember not only how you celebrated your wedding, but how you brought out your very own bridal personality.

Visit the wedding accessories category for more ideas and choices .