“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”: The old English rhyme is invoked by brides on their wedding day in hopes that it will bring good luck and fortune to their marriage. Blue represents love, fidelity, and purity, and there are more ways than ever to incorporate the hue into your bridal look. Flip through the slideshow for some cool, modern ways to get the bridal blues, from headbands to heels and everything in between.
At Washingtonian Bride & Groom, we believe every proposal story is unique and special (we would know—we read dozens of them every day). We also believe everyone can use a little inspiration as a springboard for their own happily ever after. Shot at Georgetown’s Capella Hotel, “And I Said Yes” highlights some creative ways to pop the question with this season’s most mesmerizing engagement rings and wedding bands, from an adorable puppy ring bearer to a surprise fortune cookie. See all the ideas by scrolling through the photos below.
So you’ve decided to tie the knot in the dead of winter. The snow can provide a beautiful backdrop—but let’s face it, a wedding gown alone is not going to keep you toasty for those outdoor portraits. To help achieve the perfect winter wonderland look while avoiding frostbite, we’ve rounded up some cold-weather-appropriate jewelry, accessories, and more.
’Tis (almost) the season to get engaged and Vera Wang Love, the bridal designer’s diamond jewelry line, has introduced new additions to the line. The collection features never-before-seen engagement rings and wedding bands in rose, yellow, and two-tone gold. Opt for a classic solitaire with a pop of pink on the band, or go for an all-yellow wedding band circled with diamonds. The rings are available online and at Zales, and range in price from $599.99 to $29,999.99.
Rose gold has always been a favorite of jewelry designers, past and present. This season, the trend transcended standard fashion and costume jewelry to arrive on the bridal scene with showstopping engagement rings and wedding bands. From sweet vintage-inspired diamond pieces to alternative mixed-metal stunners, check out the gallery for ten of our favorite rose-gold bridal sets.
August 2 through 4: Blue by Enzoani Bridal and Thomas Knoell Trunk Shows at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Stop by Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection for a chance to score ultra-feminine gowns from Blue by Enzoani’s newest collection. Betsy Robinson will also simultaneously host a Thomas Knoell jewelry trunk show for a one-stop bridal experience. To make an appointment, call 410-484-4600.
August 8 through 10: Liancarlo Trunk Show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Gowns from Liancarlo, the popular bridal designer known for his delicate beading and flattering silhouettes, will be available at Carine’s Bridal Atelier during a three-day trunk show. To attend the by-appointment-only bridal event, call 202-965-4696.
August 9 through 11: Punk Rock Bride Show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Soliloquy Bridal Couture’s Punk Rock Bride trunk show is not intended for brides looking to blend in. Featuring a luxe combination of nontraditional fabrics and unexpected silhouettes, these edgy gowns were made for fashion-forward brides. To attend, make your appointment online.
Want height at your outdoor wedding without the hassle of sinking into the ground as you walk down the aisle? Every bit as chic as their stiletto counterparts, wedge heels will provide the comfort you need to be on your feet all day, plus enough style to maintain your reputation as a fashion-conscious bride. From espadrilles to peep-toe platforms, we scouted the best wedding-friendly pairs. Your feet will thank you.
If a turquoise box from Tiffany & Co. doesn’t get your heart racing, ditch the idea of a classic solitaire and opt for an unconventional engagement ring. From colored stones to unconventional cuts, we’ve found 20 picks that are anything but ordinary. Check out the slideshow for our top picks.
With so much focus surrounding the search for the perfect wedding dress, finding a veil to match may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to Bride’s Head Revisited, a couture-quality veil company, walking down the aisle just got a whole lot easier.
Known for their custom services, Bride’s Head Revisited works with brides to create an individualized headpiece, from length and volume to the trim, detail, and color. And it gets better—the custom bridal veil couturiers, whose wares were previously only available at Hitched, have relocated from New York this winter to open up a studio in Capitol Hill. “We love working directly with brides to create completely custom designs in our Washington, DC, design studio,” says Emily Martin, the designer behind the brand.
We caught up with Martin to learn more about her new studio and get a few tips on choosing the perfect veil.
For brides on the hunt for the perfect wedding bands and jewelry, Tacori holds a can’t-miss event this weekend. Known for swoon-worthy sparklers, worn on various red carpets by the likes of Nikki Reed, Katy Perry, Katherine Heigl and Kate Beckinsale, Tacori takes over Mervis Diamond Importers on April 27 and 28 to host its biggest trunk show ever.
The event, held simultaneously at Mervis’s Rockville, DC, and Tysons Corner locations, will feature the largest selection of Tacori bridal and fashion pieces worldwide and showcase baubles from Precision Set, Verragio, Martin Flyer, JB Star, and Ritani. Overwhelmed by the idea of so many options? Tacori representatives and Mervis Diamond experts will assist and guide brides-to-be in finding their ideal wedding rings and accessories.