At Sampson’s Hollow, we know it takes more than just a dress to make a bride. While most emphasis is focused on finding the perfect gown, other accessories can influence your wedding day and perhaps even beyond. Is your sense of style classic or cutting edge? Here is a deeper look into accouterments and what they suggest about your happily ever after.
Accessory – Shoes
What It Says – Where Your Marriage is Going
Footwear is an interesting accessory because in an overwhelming amount of wedding dresses, it cannot be seen by spectators. What is the point of wearing cute shoes if no one can see them? Believe it or not, it may set an expectation for the bride on where her marriage is headed! If you are the type of bride that chooses high heels or dainty strapped sandals, your expectations for your marriage might be goal-oriented. High heels are serious, and they require focus and practice to wear them confidently. You’ll put that same kind of energy into your marriage by making sure that you and your spouse approach your dreams with a realistic yet relentless intensity.
Photo by Julie Roberts Photography at Sampson’s Hollow
If your footwear leans more toward comfort than fashion, get ready for a marriage full of adventure. People who choose shoes based on comfort tend to be more adaptable and ready to handle whatever life throws at them. They also don’t mind getting off-the-beaten-path and coming to conclusions their own way.
Photo by Cedars of Wild Photography at Sampson’s Hollow
Accessory – Headwear
What It Says – The genre of your love story
Traditionally veils symbolize chastity and modesty, but they also hint at mystery and allure. Most modern brides who choose veils may do so for purely aesthetic reasons without considering symbolism, but the implications still exist in the corners of our mind. In the USA, veils are so rarely worn outside of weddings that we almost immediately associate them with a classic bride. When the chosen veil covers part of her hair or face, the groom and the guests may see the bride as mysterious without even realizing it. Embrace your mystifying side by having your photographer snap a coy picture of you in your veil.
If you choose something more along the lines of a tiara or a flower crown, your wedding is definitely setting the stage for a fairy tale romance! Popularity is growing thanks in part to two recent royal weddings and a million Snapchat filtered photos featuring this type of head accessory. There are a variety options to fit every style, and no matter which route you choose, you are sure to be part of a legendary love story!
Photo by Sarah Myers at Sampson’s Hollow
Accessory – Undergarments
What It Says – Your Self-Image
So much about the type of undergarments you choose on your wedding day is dictated by the type of dress you are wearing. Obviously, a strapless dress demands a strapless bra, and a pair of red panties under a gauzy, white lace dress would be a fashion faux pas. However, there is more to undergarments than just coverage and support. If you would rather sacrifice your comfort to achieve a silhouette that only corsets and Spanx can give, you are brimming with passion. Passionate people don’t mind walking through the fire (or in this case wading through the waist-trainers) to get what they want. They know discomfort may be temporary, but wedding photos are forever. Make no mistake – it has nothing to do with body style or weight. Some of the fittest brides prefer restricting undergarments. Corsets equal great posture, and that is a style that looks great on every body.
If the idea of being pinched into shapewear makes you cringe, your wedding undergarments are probably leaning more toward the breathable, slinky side. Brides who ditch the functional underwear are full of confidence. Being comfortable in your own skin and being comfortable in your wedding dress go hand-in-hand, and nothing screams confidence more than sexy,
Regardless of which accessories you choose, we know you are going to rock your personal style on your big day!
Let us know some of your favorite accessories and what you think they say about you.