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The Best Jewelry For The Most Popular Wedding Dress Necklines

Congrats! You’ve found your “Oh yes!” dress. Now it’s time to add a little (or a lot) of sparkle to your big day with the right jewelry for your bridal gown. You’ll want pieces that complement your wedding dress neckline and the overall aesthetic of your wedding. But the most important thing is that you remain true to yourself and feel comfortable with the jewelry pieces you pick up. Read on for our recommendations!

If Your Wedding Dress Has a Sweetheart or Strapless Neckline…

This type of dress leaves a lot of room to cover. The options are limitless. You can wear long queenly earrings with a sparkling choker. Or precious diamond stud earrings with a statement necklace. Whatever you decide make sure it doesn’t overwhelm your beautiful gown.

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Gown: Anne Barge

If Your Wedding Dress Has An Off- The- Shoulder Neckline…

Bare shoulders and a loose, upswept bridal hairstyle offer a great opportunity to try a bold, statement-making chandelier earring. Going for a more Boho OTS look? Opt instead of an on-trend “ear crawler,” which will catch the light every time you turn your pretty head. Don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your hair as well. A delicate hairpin will echo your earrings, while still keeping the “less is more” mantra.

Wedding-Dress-off-the-shoulder Gown: Enzoani

If Your Wedding Dress Has a High Neckline…

Skip the necklace altogether. There’s no need to be extra when you’re already the bride. Play around with what kind of earrings fit with your wedding vibe: long, elegant chandelier earrings, delicate vintage drop earrings (perfect for this coming season’s Victorian-inspired bridal gown styles) or sparkly studs. There’s no right or wrong option, as long you feel comfortable and stay true to yourself.

Wedding-Dress-High-Neckline Gown: Galia Lahav

If Your Wedding Dress Has a Plunging V Neckline…

This super-popular wedding dress neckline leaves infinite options. A plunging V neckline naturally makes you look taller and slimmer. Stick to a thin, delicate lariat necklace (IF your bodice is not illusion mesh), or, if you’re feeling bold, go with a eye-catching jeweled cuff, or add a unique hairpiece to your chic, dramatic ponytail, or romantic, tousled braid.

Wedding-Dress Gowns: Galia Lahav

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8 Reception Ready Dresses We Love

We live for outfit changes—especially at weddings. A second look for the all-night dancing gives you a chance to wear something less fussy, but just as breathtaking as your first look. Whether you’re looking for a chic pant suit, crop top and high-low skirt, or fun fringe, we’ve got you covered. Browse our editor’s faves below, and see a list of local Houston fashion boutiques that carry some of these fabulous dresses here. Happy shopping, xo!

1. Peter Langner

PETER LANGNER

2. Krikor Jabotian

 

 

Krikor Jabotian

3. Johanna Ortiz

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4. Hayley Paige

JLM, Bridal Spring 2018, New York, April 2017

5. Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav

6. Enzoani

Enzoani

7. BHLDN

BHLDN

8. Berta Bridal

Berta

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Jewel-Tone Art Deco Wedding by Civic Photos

Faye and Oussama were connected before they ever met—their families were long-time friends and the pair knew of each other but never spoke until the summer of 2013 when they both happened to be in Lebanon visiting family. “We ran into each other at the beach and instantly felt a connection. We spent the entire week together, and hit it off! Oussama and I ended up dating each other long distance for almost two years,” says Faye.

Faye gave us all the deets on how Oussama popped the question: “It was our two-year anniversary. After dinner, we went home, and once I walked in I noticed one of the rooms had lights strung all over the walls and candles everywhere. Oussama then handed me a Starbucks cup with my favorite coffee cup that said, ‘Will you marry me?’”

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She wore a gorgeous strapless Maggie Sottero wedding dress from Weddings by Debbie, and her bridal party wore rose gold sequined dresses.

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For their wedding reception, a jewel-tone color palette with gold accents brought depth and glamour to their chosen Art Deco wedding theme.

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Favorite moments? “Our traditional Arab grand entrance to the reception. It was so special,” recounts Faye.

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Congrats to the newlyweds, and thanks Civic Photos for the beautiful pics!

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11 Items Every Dapper Groom Needs

There’s no doubt that a black tux is a dapper look, but for the modern groom, we love the idea of a twist on the classics. When it comes to your wedding-day menswear, up your #ootd game with a crisp white suit jacket paired with a black bowtie for an ultra-sleek look. Don’t forget to accessorize with a pair of swank groom’s cufflinks, and treat yoself to a fine Scotch, along with a Cuban-seed hand-rolled cigar from Lucho Cigars. Trust us, your spouse-to-be will be proud once they see what you’ve pulled together all by yourself—with our help, natch ;). Check out the full groomswear look below, along with some extra items you’re gonna need to get through your wedding day. Cheers, and happy shopping!

Groom-Wedding-Style 1.  Suit Supply White Dinner Jacket: Suit Supply 2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum: Mr. Porter 3. Flight 001 Mini Bar Kit: Flight 001 4. Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic: Herbivore Botanicals 5. The Tie Bar Refinado Dots Bow Tie: The Tie Bar 6. Jason Markk Stain Repellent: Jason Markk 7. Victor Velyan Cufflinks: Lewis Jewelers 8. Cuban Seed Hand-Rolled Cigars: Lucho Cigars 9. Christofle Jardin D’Eden Crystal Old Fashioned Glass: Christofle 10. Snake Bite Co. Natural Leather Wax: Snake Bite Co. 11. Suit Supply Black Tuxedo Shoes: Suit Supply

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Burgundy, Ivory & Gold Wedding at Northgate Country Club

Facebook is a great way of connecting with family, old friends and even, in some cases, your future bae. Case in point: Makia and Sean. They attended the same church growing up, parted ways and eventually reconnected on Facebook, where casual chat turned into something that just felt…right.

It was Makia’s birthday and Sean wanted to make sure that this one was extra special. “We went rock climbing the morning of my birthday—I didn’t understand why we had to go SO early. Little did I know that Sean sneakily planted the ring in a red box on the rock climbing wall. Silly me, I ended up passing up the box and Sean had to point it out for me to notice (lol). Once I opened up the box, I was so surprised to see the ring,” says Makia.

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Makia says, “We wanted a wedding that was classic and elegant, with a color palette of burgundy, champagne and ivory. The theme perfectly complemented our venue, Northgate Country Club .”

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We couldn’t be happier for these two lovebirds. Congratulations and best wishes!

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