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Looking Ahead to Wedding Season: Are You Accessorised?

Friday, 19 February 2016  |  prettycool

February is the month of love, and all of those romantic Valentine's proposals sending young brides to be into a spin as to what they will wear on their big day. At PrettyCool, we understand that spring is a challenging time, since the weather is so changeable, and outdoor events can still be seriously chilly.

If you are getting married this spring, or you're heading off to a wedding in a cooler climate, knowing what to wear is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Equally if you were lucky enough to receive a beautiful diamond ring this Valentine’s day, it’s time to find the right jewellery and accessories for your engagement party.

The beauty of a Snow Queen bride

CZ necklaceWe’d all like to think that spring is full of sunshine and fresh blooms, but occasionally, cold weather clings on into April. If you’re getting married early in the year, your white or ivory dress will make a striking statement regardless of whether it’s sunny or snowy.

The jewellery you choose gives you the opportunity to seal the air of a winter wonderland. We love the idea of outfits reflecting nature and the new life to come. A sparkling pendant such as our CZ crystal necklace will catch the eye of any wedding guest over spring. It’s lovingly created from crystal and cubic zirconia, and features an intricate design that hangs perfectly on the décolletage, resembling a string of unique droplets of ice.

With many brides opting for a hair up style on their big day, a tiara tops your crowning glory. To continue the winter theme, this woodland-styled crystal delicate hand wired tiara gives the impression of frost covered foliage resting gently on the hair.

Dressing to impress at spring weddings

Being invited to a spring wedding always raises a dilemma.

It's probably going to be cold outside, and it may well be cold inside, especially if it's a church wedding. You won't want to attend in a duffle coat and thermals, but clever accessorising can help keep the cold out.

A wool suit always looks the part at a winter or spring wedding, and accessories will lift the outfit, making it classy and trendy as well as feeling warm.

The place to start is with your headwear. Fascinators continue to be the most popular option for weddings because they’re varied, inexpensive and easy to wear. Fascinators really do suit everyone, and the sheer range of colours makes them ideal for brightening up a wedding outfit.

Striking jewel colours such as ruby, emerald and sapphire always look spectacular against spring scenery. We love the cobalt blue sinamay hairband hat fascinator, which evokes the blue skies and crisp mornings of March and April.

If you've never worn a fascinator before, don't worry about how to place it on your head. Many are either set on a band so it’s on the perfect angle as soon as you wear it. Others have a clip attached to the base, so you can easily slide the fascinator into the hair.

So now your headgear is sorted, you need something to keep that cool spring breeze at bay. Team your outfit with a large, sweeping scarf that can keep your neck and shoulders warm. If it's not as cold as you expected, you can wear your scarf with elegance over one shoulder.

Grey and silver shades are trending for wedding dress colours this year, so if you want to complement the bridal outfit without treading on any toes, the grey faux fur rose scarf is ideal. Again, it’s a fashionable hue, offers the warmth you need for a spring wedding, and is completely cruelty-free.

Glittering jewellery at the engagement party of the year

If you were lucky enough to get a sparkly new ring on Valentine’s day, it’s time to throw the party of a lifetime. Now’s your chance to show your engagement ring to family and friends and let the world know you're going to be a bride.

An engagement party is an occasion where you're certainly going to be the focus of attention, so you can take the chance to really dress up to the nines. Whatever you decide to wear, you'll need to accessorise.

Magic hair combMake an impression with the addition of a small fascinator or hairpiece such as this funky black and purple elasticated magic hair comb. The magic comes in the shape of a glass bead design that can be worn in numerous ways; behind the ear, above a ponytail or on a jaunty angle over a fringe. It's your night, so be daring.

Whether you're the blushing bride, joyous guest or excited fiancée, enjoy the occasion this spring. Wear what makes you feel great, know that you look deliciously debonair and smile with confidence every time the camera points in your direction; you're beautiful.