The Accessories Make the Outfit

One of the best parts of being a mother-of-the-bride is being able to curate outfits for all the festive occasions. The highest priority is, of course, the wedding ensemble. The dress was smooth - simple lines, blue and white, but the fun started when I moved on to the other elements that pulled the whole look together.

The accessories make the outi

The accessories make the outi

Comfort is the priority for shoes that have to last all night. I looked for a block heel to take on the terrain of the dining area (grass) and be comfortable enough to dance all night. Maryam Nassir Zadeh (see similar) makes one that has a 2.75” heel and still exudes sexy without being sky high. The clutch is from the Blumera Elizabeth Crystal Collection and is handmade by the owner, artist Mehera Blum. I got to meet her and hear her story of travel and inspirations that make each bag unique. The hand -embroidered hanky from Hibiscus Linens was a gift from a dear friend who thought it might come in handy throughout the evening. Finally, the pearls are old, handed down, and now I will be wearing them on this momentous day, hopefully, to hand down once again to someone else.

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