Fabulous Friday: The Poppy Shop

If you are still on the hunt for accessories for your wedding day, be sure to check out The Poppy Shop, we were so taken with the shop’s collection and its unique beginning that we felt a special shout-out was needed. Katie and Julia, founders of The Poppy Shop, went from being best friends one day to best friends with diamond rings the next after both their boyfriends popped the big question to them in 2017. Their parallel experience planning their own weddings is what inspired them to open a shop that caters to brides.  

Jolie Post Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Jolie Post Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Showstopper Classic Bride Robe - The Poppy Shop

Showstopper Classic Bride Robe - The Poppy Shop

Bayley Drop Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Bayley Drop Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Hydrangea Robe - The Poppy Shop

Hydrangea Robe - The Poppy Shop

So, if you have yet to stock up on post and drop earrings, jewelry, hair accessories, loungewear, garters, pajamas, rompers—for you or your bridal party—be sure to search The Poppy Shop’s website. We think you’ll love it. One of our personal favorites from their current collection are the Jolie post earrings…talk about an accessory that POPS! As you scroll through their site, you’ll notice how their entire collection is both trendy & affordable, two words that fit nicely into any bride’s dictionary.

Contact Information: 

Instagram: @_poppy_shop_

https://www.instagram.com/_poppy_shop_/

https://www.facebook.com/the.poppy.shop.raleigh/

 

Fabulous Friday: Accessorize!

If you've already said "yes to the dress", its time to accentuate your look with a few accessories. But where do you begin? Are wedding shoes about prioritizing style or comfort? Should you go for drop or post earrings? Long or short veil? Headpiece-yea or nay? Like many aspects in planning a wedding, choosing the right accessories for your big day can be a bit overwhelming. That's why we're here to help! 

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Shoes:

As any marathon runner would do, definitely prioritize comfort over style for your wedding shoes. If you aren't used to wearing 7 inch stilettos, you may want to avoid them on your wedding day considering you'll most likely be taking pictures, walking down the aisle, and dancing all night in them. Think in terms of heel height, width, and padding, and don't be afraid to deviate from whites, champagnes, nudes, and ivories. We've had brides rock a bit of a bolder look with marine blue shoes (it's a great way to honor the long-lived "wear something old, new, borrowed, and blue" tradition) ! If you can't part from a certain pair of shoes, bring a second pair that you can change into once dancing kicks off. Our last tip: wear your shoes around the house to break them in a bit before the big day! 

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Jewelry:

The biggest rule of thumb when it comes to jewelry is making selections that will enhance rather than compete with the attention you and your dress deserve. One way of doing this is picking jewelry that best matches your dress color. If your dress is white, then silver, platinum, and pearl jewelry will complement it best, and if your dress is off-white, then gold, rose-gold, and silver embellishments are the way to go. The slight yellow hues and creamy undertone of an ivory wedding dress match beautifully with gold jewelry. Also, a tip to help determine what length your necklace and earrings should be, and whether a headpiece is a "yea" or "nay", is to pay attention to how well the jewelry matches your dress's neckline. Drop earrings, for instance, are always a hit with strapless dresses.

Photography by Amanda Seifert

Photography by Amanda Seifert

Veil:

Veils have a secret power in how you can use them to manipulate the aspects of your look that you want to highlight or minimize. If you have a small build that you want to accentuate, for instance, a short and wide veil will do just that, whereas a long and thin veil can give the illusion that you grew a few inches. Hence, choosing a length and style for your veil is often easiest if you first decide what aspects of your build and dress you want to draw attention to or hide. Your choice of hairstyle for the big day can also help narrow your selection of veils. If you are thinking of wearing your hair down, for a more "a lo natural" look, halo veils, mantillas, and bridal caps all work very well. Birdcages and blushers, on the other hand, are a safe decision if you haven't decided on a hairstyle before buying your veil because they work with almost every hairstyle!

At the end of the day, the most important tip to follow when choosing the shoes, jewelry, and/or veil that you'll wear for your "I do" is to make sure you feel like yourself in them because your most prized accessory is your personality. 

Our Favorites of 2014!

2014 was a great year for Pure Luxe Bride! With 2015 right around the corner, we have put together a list of some of our favorites from 2014! We are looking forward to what next year has in store for us! Thank you to all the vendors and couples that helped make this year such a success! Happy New Year!!

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 Francesca's Pick:
Andrea + Chris at Middleton Plantation by Dana Cubbage

View More: http://danacubbageweddings.pass.us/andreaandchrismarried

Blake's Pick:
Catherine + Alex at Magnolia Plantation by Aaron + Jillian

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London's Pick:
Dixie + Patrick at Hibernian Hall by Monika Gauthier

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Detail

Francesca's Pick:
Caricature Artists | Kristy + Zach at William Aiken House by Amelia + Dan

Kristy Roskowski and Zach Martin's wedding at the William Aiken House in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Blake's Pick:
Custom Monogram Bar | Christy + Brad at Lowndes Grove Plantation by Dana Cubbage

© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2014

London's Pick:
Mason Jar Chandelier created by Branch | Liz + Greg at Boone Hall Plantation by Amelia + Dan

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Pure Luxe Bride Design

 Francesca's Pick:
Zoe + JP at William Aiken House by Hyer Images

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Blake's Pick:
Ivonne + Randy at William Aiken House by Reese Moore

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London's Pick:
Kristy + Zach at William Aiken House by Amelia + Dan

Kristy Roskowski and Zach Martin's wedding at the William Aiken House in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Bouquet

Francesca's Pick:
Carissa + Tom at Magnolia Plantation by Juliet Elizabeth
Flowers by Branch Design Studio

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Blake's Pick:
Lauren + Michael at William Aiken House by Hyer Images
Flowers by Wild Flowers Inc.

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London's Pick:
Christina + Kirk at Magnolia Plantation by Richard Bell
Flowers by Wild Flowers Inc.

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Wedding Accessory

Francesca's Pick:
Sufia + Nick at William Aiken House by Jennifer Bearden

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Blake's Pick:
Megan + Davan at William Aiken house by Hyer Images

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London's Pick:
Lauren + Brian The Park Place by Emily Kane Photography

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Cake

Francesca's Pick:
Jennifer + Paul at Middleton Place by Jennifer Bearden
Cake by Very Delicious Desserts

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Blake's Pick:
Janice + Mark at William Aiken House by Jennifer Bearden
Cake by Patrick Properties

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London's Pick:
Ivonne + Randy at William Aiken House by Reese Moore
Cake by Patrick Properties

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 Bridesmaids Style

Francesca's Pick:
Jess + Justin at William Aiken House by Paige Winn

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Blake's Pick:
Catherine + Alex at Magnolia Plantation by Aaron + Jillian

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London's Pick:
Michelle + Omar at Lowndes Grove Plantation by Leigh Webber

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Dress

Francesca's Pick:
Gown Boutique of Charleston
Haley + Jeff at Lowndes Grove by Dana Cubbage

© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2014

Blake's Pick:
Vera Wang
Amanda + Rod at Lowndes Grove by Bridget McBee

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London's Pick:
Gown Boutique of Charleston
Andrea + Chris at Middleton Plantation by Dana Cubbage

View More: http://danacubbageweddings.pass.us/andreaandchrismarried