Infuse the celebratory hue into every aspect of your big day with these bridal must-haves. â€”Lisa Kashinsky
Ray-Ban Wayfarers have graced the faces of everyone from Audrey Hepburn and James Dean to Natalie Portman and BeyoncĂ©. Get your bridal party ready for their close-up with the iconic frames, done up in cool navy.Â $139, Lunette Optic.
Kate Spadeâ€™s patent-leather â€śKarolinaâ€ť pumps are the gift that keeps on giving: Not only do they feature a cute gold bow, but their manageable three-and-a-half-inch heel height will let you boogie all the way through the last dance. $328, Kate Spade.
The petite French confections known as macarons have taken America by storm. Sportelloâ€™s version, available by custom order and filled with buttercream or jam, are gluten-free, making them a sweet cake alternative for guests with allergies. $1.50 each, Sportello.
Dandies and dapper gents alikeÂ will delight in this striped-and-dotted cotton bow tie from Ivy Prepster. After all, plain neckwear is for squares. $95, Sault New England.Â
Keep the blue theme going on your honeymoon with Huitâ€™s color-blocked â€śSmartyâ€ť bikini. The pinstripe detailing and button accents give it a retro feel. Hey, sailor! top, $74, and boy shorts, $56, Forty Winks.
Even the cheesiest messages and well wishes from friends and family will shine in this gold-flecked guest book from Paper Source. The jewel tones of the peacock feathers just might inspire your entire wedding palette. $50, Paper Source.
Serve your in-laws in aristocratic style with Royal Crown Derbyâ€™s elegant â€śGrenvilleâ€ť bone-china place settings. $365 for five pieces, Bloomingdaleâ€™s.
Brides, be warned: These dazzling platinum-and-gold earrings with cushion-cut sapphires and diamonds just might steal the spotlight when you walk down the aisle. $154,000, Dorfman Jewelers.
Oscar de la Rentaâ€™s â€śSomething Blueâ€ť fragrance features hints of mandarin, linden blossom, lily of the valley, lychee, bourbon vanilla, and white musk, but itâ€™s the perfumeâ€™s dreamy signature noteâ€”stephanotisâ€”that makes it ideal for weddings. Nicknamed the â€śbridal veil,â€ť the white flower often appears in bouquets. $115 for 3.4 oz., Bloomingdaleâ€™s.
Zoyaâ€™s eco-friendly polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, and other harmful chemicals. Brush on â€śBlu,â€ť a fun, light hue, for pretty, healthy tips. $8.75, MiniLuxe.
Great bridal style is all in the details. Elle & Jaeâ€™s crystal-accented satin-grosgrain sash highlights a slim waist while upping your gownâ€™s glam factor. $60, Bella Bridesmaid.
Traditionally given as favors at Greek and Italian weddings, jordan almondsâ€”available by special order at Robinâ€™s Candy Shopâ€”are full of meaning. The slightly bitter almond symbolizes the ups and downs of life, while the sugar coating represents hope for the newlywedsâ€™ sweet life together.Â $17 a pound, Robinâ€™sÂ Candy Shop.
Dab your eyes (dolled up with waterproof mascara, of course) with this delicate cotton handkerchief, hand-embroidered in Switzerland with a soft floral pattern. $56, Linens on the Hill.
Who doesnâ€™t want to feel like a rock star on her wedding day? The stud-like snap closure adds just the right amount of edge to Rebecca Minkoffâ€™s â€śvincentâ€ť frame clutch. $195, rebeccaminkoff.com.
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