- Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014
In part 1 of the much-awaited fourth installment of unique and beautiful wedding dresses, we team up with Emily from Paper Tiger Press to shed light on some serious sparkle. Perfect for the over-the-top glam and understated bride alike, these bling-tastic options show you how to work just the right amount of embellishment to suit your personal style.
Secretly a bling-loving bride? Take heart: if there was ever an occasion that called for you to sport some serious sparkle, your own wedding would surely be it. There just isn’t a better time for taking a shine to embellishments - if you’re already going to be the center of attention, you might as well go all out! Here are some eye-catching ideas to consider:
1. Shimmery Sashes and Belts
For more traditional girls who have their heart set on a silk or lace gown, sashes and metallic belts are a great way to incorporate a bit of bling without a whole lot of commitment. Because they’re removable, they add a layer of versatility to your gown as well: you could wear your wedding dress as-is for your ceremony, then cinch your waist with a glittering accessory for the reception. Ta-da! One dress, two looks, endless compliments.
Annie bustier gown with crystal sash by Tatyana Merenyuk via Etsy.
Jenny Packham Dentelle wedding dress.
Beaded bridal belt via Etsy.
Sparkled Skinny Sash via BHLDN.
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Beaded and crystal bridal belt via Twigs & Honey.
Julie Vino Cindy dress.
Allure Bridals dress via Ruffled.
Mori Lee gown.
2. Luxe Beading and Crystals
Nothing is as luxurious as rich detailing done right. Hand-beaded gowns have a distinguished heritage that began with royalty…which is what every girl deserves to feel like on her wedding day. If you choose a heavily embellished gown detailed with beads, crystals or stones, remember to go easy on the accessories to keep the look chic.
For a more contemporary twist on this trend, try selectively-beaded gowns instead. Gowns with embellished bodices, necklines or sleeves strike a nice balance between youthful and regal while drawing the eye to areas you’d like to emphasise.
Anna Campbell dress.
Rosa Clara dresses.
Monique Lhuillier gowns.
Rami Kadi dress.
Illusion back dress with gold beading via Style Me Pretty.
Pnina Tornai gown.
Emily Loke founded Paper Tiger Press in 2009 after noticing a lack of fine personal and event stationery in the Singapore market. Since then, it has been her mission to revitalize the wedding invitation industry by employing traditional artisan craft techniques to create her signature stately, multi-card invitation suites. Emily’s chic designs have appeared in top-tier publications such as Style Weddings, The Peak, Prestige Weddings, Singapore Tatler, Her World Brides, and the Business Times.