7 Secrets for Accessorizing Your Bridal Style

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Now that you've found the dress (yay!) it's time to put the finishing touches on your wedding day look. And with all the pretties available to pick from (stilettos! headbands! necklaces!), it's easy to go overboard … and over budget. We chatted with the queen of bridal accessories, Emmy Scarterfield, the designer behind Emmy London, a brand that has earned quite the reputation as the leader in luxury bridal accessories thanks to their timeless designs and impeccable craftsmanship. Emmy shared her secrets with us for curating the perfect bridal look.

  1. Stick to your personal style. “Being a bride is all about being the best you on your big day, not reinvention,” says Emmy. “The one you love fell in love with you for you … embrace that!”
  2. Decide on a theme. Emmy recommends choosing accessories that feature similar stones, shapes or motifs, so that they come together to tell one cohesive story.
  3. Don't over-accessorize. “If you want to wear a hair band and huge statement earrings, then maybe switch one for the other for day-to-evening.”
  4. Keep hairstyles in mind if you want to wear hair accessories. “Halos are probably the most versatile and the most simple to style. You can wear hair down, half up/half down or roll your hair up into the halo, effortlessly creating a very downtown look.”
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  5. Comfort is key. “Try not to be tempted to go for shoes that are higher than your comfort zone,” notes Emmy. “Choose styles that have straps across the foot to give support. Straps are great at maintaining your foot in a supported position over a long period of time plus they make dancing in heels much easier and way more enjoyable!”
  6. Take the neckline into consideration. “If you are set on going for a statement necklace I suggest teaming it up with a very simple, low neckline … give the necklace space to shine.”
  7. It's okay to break one fashion rule … straps. “Ordinarily you should kind of avoid straps on shoes as they are prone to cutting your leg at the ankle which isnā€™t always flattering. Bridal shoes are different as you need the support of a strap and in most cases the bridal gowns are full length. This is one fashion rule that is cool to break!”

Still not sure where to start? Emmy shared her picks for completing your look, so whether you're a subtle bride or a statement-making bride, these pieces are a good place to begin (plus so much more eye candy on her site if you need more inspo!).


Photo credits: Group one photos by Gooch & Gawler; Group two photos by Lorley Meza for Studio EMP

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Brittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc. magazine. A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, she launched loveincmag.com in 2013 as a way to to celebrate both straight and same-sex love, equally. She lives in New York City with her fiancĆ© and their cat, Scout.


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