Brides can't do without bling

Jasmine Ross adds a necklace to a Sophia Tolli gown with organza overlay and sparkling beading detail.
Jasmine Ross adds a necklace to a Sophia Tolli gown with organza overlay and sparkling beading detail.

WOULD you like some bling to go with that ring?

The sparkling diamante is just one of the 2012 trends brides are opting for when it comes to organising their wedding.

Lucy Dillon, of Lucy Dillon for Brides, said diamante and bling accessories had been a top choice for brides wanting to add an extra sparkle to their day.

"All of a sudden there's lots of bling," Mrs Dillon said.

"The bling does work out to be expensive but it (looks) really nice."

People were incorporating bling and beading in their invitations, dresses and bouquets, she said.

Bling alphas (alphabet letters) were a hot pick, with many hanging the letters on wires at the venue or having the bride and groom's initials in the bouquets.

"On an invite (bling accessories) look gorgeous," Mrs Dillon said.

"People are even having bling around the cake.

"I honestly think it'll hang around for a while.

"I can't see it going (away) because it's pretty and there's a lot on offer.

When it came to choosing a colour scheme, there were two types of people, Mrs Dillon said.

"You get the people who are into neutral, white, cream and pastel colours and then there are others who like loud and bright colours, like orange and pink."

The most popular colour choices for dresses were teal, purple and aubergine, while others opted for pastel shades, she said.

Short veils worn at back of the bride's head were a popular choice.

Bridesmaids are also playing a bigger role in the lead-up to the wedding by choosing colour themes, dresses and accessories.

"A lot of brides are leaving their bridesmaids to choose a style and shape (dress) to suit them.

"Now they come in with the bride and pick things," Mrs Dillon said.


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