Something Blue for Your Wedding

Every bride wants that something blue for her wedding day; but why do something boring? Carrie Bradshaw had the right idea.

Now I admit up front that I am a shoe girl, Imelda Marcos in training if you must know. 😀 If you are like me and can rock heels with out it causing you too much effort, why not pick one of these lovelies? Besides, you can wear them after the wedding.What better excuse can you think of to buy a great pair of heels?

Something Blue

Then again, if rocking’ heels isn’t your thing for your wedding day there is always this little number. You will be wearing it after the big day too!

saphire ring


Pearls for Your Wedding

Pearls have long been a traditional accessory for a wedding look. That’s easy to understand; with their soft lustrous finish they add a certain understated glow.

Pearls today are not your Grandmom’s single little conservative strand. Why not go large, funky or outrageous?Pearl jewelry for your Wedding

clockwise from top left.

1. Haute Bride

2. Snippet & Ink

3. Nothing But Pearls

4. Haute Bride

5.& 6. Wedding Bee

Techies Wed!

Now even the geekiest (and I mean that in only the nicest way, since I am one after all) can declare their love for not only each other but also for the tech world they inhabit.Jacked—Cat 5 Compliant Wedding Set
From Seattle based designer , Jana Brevick and currently sold out on her site, comes the Jacked—Cat 5 Compliant Wedding Set.
“A wedding set for the unconventional! The female ring has a choice of four opaque colors: turquoise, white, orange or black. The male ring stands tall and dramatically transparent. The world is your technological oyster.”

I doubt that it will ever replace the diamond solitaire as the ring of choice, but these rings DO make a statement.

Congratulations Kimberly

Tigerlilly logo

I just want to say thank you to all my reader that left comments and notes of congrats on the new blog. You guys are great and I am just tickled that you like it.

Kimberly from Ontario, Canada is our big winner. She is getting married on May 9, 2009 and promises to send pics of her big day. Congratulations Kimberly. Mandy and I hope you love your new bling as much as we do.

I plan to spend some time this weekend checking out the sites of all the wedding professionals that left note of congrats and bring you a complete list next week.

Tigerlilly Give Away

If you haven’t entered to win the fabulous tiara/necklace from TigerlillyTigerlilly Tiara yet your time is running out!

You have until Thursday to leave a comment here on the Dish to be in the running to take home this gorgeous 20 strand silver tiara that converts into a necklace at the slip of a chain. The one we are giving away has pearls as well as Swarovski crystals making it a truly one of a kind piece, made especially for readers of the Wedding Dish. I have an almost identical piece from Mandy THAT I JUST LOVE! Don’t miss your chance to share the joy.

Monogamy as a Marketing Campaign

I’m just not sure where I stand on this. Hearts on Fire which according to their press is the pre-eminent consumer brand in the luxury jewelry diamond business is using monogamy to help brand their product. I kind of had it in my head that was already associated with wedding rings, didn’t you?

Their new campaign “Monogamy100” is being released for print, radio and TV. You can view the ads on their new website. Here is just one little blurb I pulled out of it.

“As The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond®, a Hearts On Fire diamond is an enduring declaration of your commitment to a relationship that is deep, rich and meaningful. One that goes beyond conventional definitions. One that exceeds conventional expectations of love and monogamy. And one that deserves a diamond beyond conventional beauty.”

This quote makes me wonder if they are trying to convince me that if I get a better diamond I will get a better grade of monogamy. HUH?

I’m thinking emerald or sapphire at this point.

Oh The Bling!

Now you didn’t think I would be able to cover Bridal Market without drooling over a bit of bling, now did you?

As more designers start to show gowns in their collections that are softer with less overall embellishment the jewelry will start to take on more importance. Consequently there was bling in abundance.

The crystal necklace in the center tile is from my good friend Susan Allen. The girls from Weddingish tell me that the way-too-adorable onsie will soon be available in a full range of larger sizes. It’s just so me! I can’t wait.

Here are the rest from left to right:

Tsarina Bridal, Weddingish, Eugenia Couture, Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces, Aalexis Bridals, Susan G Allen, Aalexis Bridals, Susan G. Allen, Aalexis Bridals, Tigerlilly, Tigerlilly, Susan G Allen

Bridal Bling

Now you did not really think that I was going to be able to go to market and NOT check out a little bling did you? Especially not when there is Halo & Co to ohh over.

Once again I stood slack jawed gazing at all the shiny,sparkly pretties. As much as I love the tiaras and fascinator in the UK they just don’t seem to have a following in the states. As much as we love bling, we seem to draw the line at really amazing hair jewelry. That’s a shame. If you are going to do it…do it all the way!

The young lady modeling for me was just another shopper in love with Halo. She was trying to decide which one she wanted for her own wedding

The Halo & Company range is available through Kleinfeld in New York

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