Sparkle like a star with A-list inspiration from the color palette and feminine details of a Southern wedding. Take a note from Carrie Underwood and have a fairy-tale wedding with enough bling to go around. All you need is a little blush pink and a lot of sparkle to ensure that your big day shines with over-the-top Southern charm.
Prior to the big day, do what the celebrities do and photograph your look! Dress head-to-toe in your full wedding look one week before your wedding and have one of your bridesmaids take a picture of you. Photos don't lie, so you'll be able to tweak your style, add or take away accessories, and ensure a perfect vision on your wedding day.
Take a look at the ideas below to create your own Southern-style wedding à la country singer Carrie Underwood and ice hockey player Mike Fisher.
Add a 3-D element to your invite whenever possible. Fabric, embellishment, or a box makes it memorable! A bouquet with bling and sparkle is fabulous, but it counts as one of your accessories. Make it complement your jewels for a styled look! Cupcake wedding cakes aren't just for celebrities! Give your guests little take-away boxes for the extra cupcakes in your wedding colors, and you have an instant fun favor! Make sure you have a main color, accent color, and a metallic for a super-chic color palette.
From L-R (top to bottom): Cake by Magnolia Bakery; Favor boxes by Party City; Event design and photograph by Neil Leeson Décor Floral; Bouquet design by Tenley Erin Young (Photo by Jillian Rose Photography); Invitation design by papermilldesigns.com; calligraphy by calligraphybyjennifer.net; Frame by Z Gallerie
Every girl needs a "something blue" on her wedding day, and there is no need to hide it. Have fun with it and make yours an unexpected accessory! Don't wait until the morning of your wedding to try on your shoes. Wear them at least two times before your wedding day to ensure your feet have as much fun as you do.
From L-R (top to bottom): Blue topaz earrings by Peter Marco Extraordinary Jewels; Estate bow brooch with diamonds by Beladora; Cuff by Dene Kemp; "Sparkle Sandle" shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti; "Nectarine Blossom & Honey" cologne by Jo Malone; Gown by Monique Lhuillier Platinum Collection; Tiara by Chopard; Silver clutch with sparkle bow by Deux Lux; Ring by Peter Marco; Silver bow shoes by Jimmy Choo
Pink Rehearsal Dinner Look
Don't leave your look for the rehearsal dinner for the last minute – it sets the tone for your wedding day. Wear one of your wedding colors to stay within the theme!
From L-R (top to bottom): Earrings by Brumani; Evening clutch by Halston Heritage; Perfume by Michael Kors; Strapless cocktail dress by Romona Keveza; "Devotion" lip gloss by Jane Iredale; Chiffon flower shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
Metallic & Pink Bridesmaids
Make your bridesmaids excited to sparkle with metallic accessories! Wow them with personalized gifts! The best part is, they're one size fits all!
From L-R (top to bottom): Organic tanks for the bridal party by Weddingish; Charms by Helen Ficalora; Hydrating Floral Essence and Aromatic Stress Treatment skin care products by Tata Harper; Personalized notepad set by mud-pie.com; "Pavillion" gown by Siri; Nail lacquer by Sheswai; Headband by Wink NYC; "Opulent Orient" necklace by ShoeDazzle; Shoes by Chinese Laundry; Butterfly ring by barbierocks.com
Have your groom personalize his look with monogram cuff links, shimmering accessories, and metallic accents.
From L-R (top to bottom): Checker money clip by XIV Karats; Tie by Kiton; Monogram cuff links by XIV Karats; Tuxedo by Sanford Bryant; Boutonniere by Tenley Erin Young; Watch by ELYSEE
Adorable Pet Attire
If you choose to put your dog in the wedding, be sure he or she is outfitted for the event! Rhinestone hair clips and dog tags add glamour to pet clothing. Keep them entertained with dog toys in the shape of fashionable purses.
From L-R (top to bottom): Dog toy purses by shopkitson.com; "Bridal" dress and "Big Day" tuxedo by urbanpup.com; Hair clip by Empress Crown; Diamante bone charm by urbanpup.com