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5 Bridal Handbags You’ll Use Long Past The Big Day

Bridal handbags come in two basic types: all-out bridal (think Edie Parker’s famed “Mrs.” clutch, for example) and bridal-to-evening ready. For this blog post, we’re all about the latter, and we’re sharing our top picks for wedding-day handbags that make a seamless transition to evening-out elegance. Make one of these evening jeweled, fringed or glittering evening bags a part of your wedding attire, then keep it close at hand for accessorizing in style any night of the year!

1. Jimmy Choo “Florence” Cross-Body Bag

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There’s never an evening occasion when sparkle’s not in style. And Jimmy Choo’s glittering “Florence” bag has sparkle (and style) for miles. Use this super-embellished bag as a bridal clutch on your big day, then put its cross-body chain to good use when you need your hands free for sipping cocktails or throwing your hands in the air like you just don’t care, on GNO! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Maria Elena Accessories Show At Joan Pillow

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Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories | Photo: Jorge Embid
Maria Elena accessories are made for the modern bride who wants all the glamour, with none of the fuss.

We love how versatile these beautiful bridal accessories are, and how easily many Maria Elena pieces can adapt from wedding spotlight to date-night candlelight. Of course, if you’re looking for a truly regal bridal crown or tiara that you’ll wear on one night only, then pass down as a wedding heirloom for generations to come, you’ll find a spectacular selection in the new Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories collection. You’ll also find hair combs, halos, hair vines, earrings, necklaces and more, that will look just as fabulous with your festival OOTD as they do on your BIG day. Discover a curated spread of gorgeous Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories hair accents in our latest issue, on newsstands now. And experience an awesome variety of Maria Elena bridal accessories, up close, at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon’s Maria Elena trunk show, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23. While you’re there, you’ll get expert styling advice from Maria Elena stylist Gisele Del Busto (she’s the one responsible for these dreamy looks you see here!), who’ll be on hand to meet personally with Joan Pillow brides during this exclusive event. Schedule your Joan Pillow trunk show appointment now, and take advantage of this one-of-a-kind chance to complete your bridal ensemble to perfection. And take a moment to peruse some of our favorite hair accessories, jewelry and bridal styling looks from the latest Maria Elena collection, on display here!

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Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces | Designer Available At: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Styling: Gisele Del Busto | Photos: Jorge Embid | Hair & Makeup: Miami Bridal Beauty

Sareh Nouri 2019 at Joan Pillow Dec. 13-15

Sareh Nouri Fall 2019 trunk show Houston Joan Pillow
Gowns: Sareh Nouri | Available At: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Photos: Mani Zarrin

Experience the exceptional grace and sophistication of Sareh Nouri Fall 2019 this Thursday through Saturday at an exclusive Joan Pillow Bridal Salon trunk show! Fresh from the New York Bridal Market runway, this highly anticipated collection features classic silhouettes, elegant lines and sumptuous fabrics. If you’ve been inspired by the kind of regal, understated styles selected by the now-Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and Princess Eugenie of York, you’ll find much to love in Sareh Nouri’s new Fall 2019 bridal collection. Look for stately bateau, fold-over and scoop necklines; classic A-line skirts; delicately embroidered tulle and luscious silk jacquard; and several styles featuring Nouri’s signature bow detail. Schedule your appointment now to see, feel and try on gowns from this superb Fall 2019 collection, exclusively at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon this week!

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Style Trend: 6 Bridal Clutches We Love

A clutch is a must-have for every bride before and after her walk down the aisle. We love these designer clutches with their versatile looks, which can go from bridal to everyday chic.

Embroidered Satin Goa Clutch

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Photo & Clutch: Oscar de la Renta

Get the designer look with this expertly beaded clutch from Oscar de la Renta for a luxurious touch to your bridal ensemble.

The Knot Watersnake-Trimmed Intrecciato Satin Clutch

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Photo & Clutch: Bottega Veneta

For the sophisticated bride, nothing compares to this sleek and structured clutch with its signature clasp.

Rose Crocodile Box Clutch Bag

Rose Crocodile Box Clutch Bag
Photo: Bergdorf Goodman | Clutch: Nancy Gonzalez

If your style is a little bolder than most, show if off with a textured clutch.

Marbled Acrylic Wolf Box Clutch

Marbled Acrylic Wolf Box Clutch
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue | Clutch: Edie Parker

Are you looking for an ultra-feminine clutch that still has an edge to it? This crystal clutch from Edie Parker is the perfect blend of angle and elegance.

Classic Box Clutch

Classic Box Clutch
Photo & Clutch: Davie & Chiyo

Davie & Chiyo’s sweet and classic clutch features an oversize bow, for a feminine, romantic look brides love.

Pink Crystal Embellished Feather Clutch

Pink Crystal Embellished Feather Clutch
Photo: Moda Operandi | Clutch: Dolce & Gabbana

This clutch is perfect for the fashionista bride who loves to set the trends instead of follow them.

6 High-Heeled, High-Drama Wedding Shoes for Stylish Brides

We’ve got a thing about shoes. In particular, high heels. And most especially, sleek, chic, super-sophisticated, high-heeled bridal pumps, peep-toes and sandals that bring the bling…and a whole lot more. Craving a little footwear drama for your big day? Behold our current faves on the ultra-luxe bridal footwear scene. And be seen.

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Hangisi Jewel Pump: Manolo Blahnik

Enduring bridal footwear fave Manolo Blahnik hits all the right notes with the Hangisi, featuring a classic silhouette, pretty pointed toe and sparkling buckle detail, which peeps out perfectly from beneath just about any wedding dress style.

Viola-Jimmy Choo Viola: Jimmy Choo

Not for shrinking violets or demure debs, Jimmy Choo’s glamorous Viola has it all–ostrich feathers, zippers and oodles of dazzling crystals…yet manages to look completely elegant rather than over-the top.

christianlouboutin-madamemenule1 Madame Menule: Christian Louboutin

The ultimate in femininity, Christian L’s bow-accented Madame Menule, in off-white crepe satin, manages to balance “princess bride” with “fashion icon” flawlessly.

christianlouboutin-brodiriza1 Brodiriza: Christian Louboutin

For a wedding-day Louboutin with maximum opulence, you may want to opt for the spectacular Brodiriza, an exquisite half d’Orsay pump in ivory crepe satin, embellished in an ethereal handmade embroidery of sparkling clear and opaque crystals.

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Karolina Embellished Evening Shoe: Badgley Mischka

Soaring at 4-3/4 inches high, Badgley-Mischka’s Karolina is our hands-down favorite platform peep-toe right now. Why? Because it looks as good approaching as it does sashaying away (thanks to that gorgeous jeweled heel detail!), and because the sturdy covered platform lends support where we need it most. Happy shoe shopping, loves!

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Yes this knockout ivory sandal from Sophia Webster features a stunning embroidered swirl detail. And yes, it also boasts beaded embellishment and a stacked-bead heel we love. But our favorite thing about the whimsical Selina? Oh…that’d be the  and “Wifey for Lifey” message embedded on the soles of each perfect pair. Now that, love, is a bridal shoe!