Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Accessories Council Bridal Picks

Joseph Anthony Carillo Makeup / Carolina Herrera Fall 2013

On August 13th,  the event space at 91 Horatio Street was beautifully transformed with gorgeous flowers and amazing hors d'oeuvres by The Upper Crust, as the Accessories Council and Millie Martini Bratten shared their favorite bridal accessories.

Bulova is one of my favorite watch brands, since they always have styles that cater to the petite wrist, including this watch, ($325) accented with diamonds from the Highbridge Collection. Sprout's eco-friendly Advanced Crystal Collection watches ($70-75) sparkle with Swarovski Crystals and can be dressed up or dressed down. Ritani is known for their custom-made diamond engagement rings, loose diamonds and other fine jewelry, like the Thin In-and-Out Diamond Hoop Earrings ($750) in 18k White Gold (0.24). Roman & Sunstone's Roman Bride collection has the perfect bridal party gifts, like the Infinity Necklace ($20), which features a silver infinity symbol and simple white pearl, packaged in a white pouch with white bow detail. The Ornate Crystal Bracelet ($60), Bold and Unique Crystal Earrings ($28) and Pearl & Crystal Headband ($30) are also included in the Roman Bride collection.

Boy Meets Girl's Classic Coco Hoodie is the perfect gift for the bride-to-be or bridesmaids. You can choose from a pre-made "Bride/Groom" hoodie ($59) or personalize your own ($69). The pre-made hoodie also comes with a free pair of Boy Meets Girl slippers with your online order. Jack Rogers Palm Peach Navajo Mid-Wedge ($136) is the perfect summer shoe for a beach wedding, while still adding some height for anyone petite. This leather upper is also comes in a flat and high wedge style. ManuelRacim makes made-to-measure dress shirts ($225) for the groom, for a perfectly tailored fit. The dress shirts are made in France, with a choice of over 200 fabrics, 20 collars, 15 cuffs and 12 button types.

A favorite handbag for a summer daytime wedding is Marchesa's envelope shoulder bag ($3,695) with pearl and leather cut embroidery, crystal quartz lock and nickel hardware. The perfect evening bag is Lena Erziak's classic clutch ($3,595), encrusted in Swarovski crystals with 24 k-gold plating on hardware. Bridal fragrance favorites include Tru Blooms ($38-$65), a bright floral perfume made of elegant sheer rose, traditional lavender and sensuous violet and Marchesa Parfum d'Extase ($85) with light florals and a combination of fresh and sensual notes.

The Upper Crust's wedding planning team led by Dan Fehlig, transported us into a beautiful wedding atmosphere for the bridal preview, with amazing hors d'oeuvres including duck canap├ęs, lamb chops, and lemon and chocolate squares. You can check out The Upper Crust catering menu here:

The Saucon Creek lavender prosecco was amazing! Here's the recipe:

Saucon Creek
2 dashes Scrappy's Lavender bitters
.25 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz rosemary honey syrup

Before adding the prosecco, mix other ingredients in a champagne flute.

Here's a look at the brands showcased

- Kim Weling

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