Northern California Wedding Planner | How to Choose Your Wedding Accessories

Around here you hear us talk a lot about timelines and logistics, but we swoon over the pretty stuff too!  When planning your wedding and collecting your details/accessories try to imagine them in your wedding album that you will cherish forever {Then you can justify spending a little more on those Jimmy Choos!}

After you have said yes to your wedding dress, it is time to start looking for accessories that not only compliment your gown but that also pull in the elements from your day.  

1. Match Your Metals/Stones
When selecting your jewelry you can start with the metal type (rose gold, yellow, sterling silver etc) or the stone itself such as morganite, diamonds or pearls to name a few!  Consider the color of your gown, as certain metals look better than others with ivory or diamond white gowns.

2. Less is More:
Statement pieces like drop earrings or four strand pearls are sure to channel your inner Audrey! You don't have to over do it when it comes to selecting accessories.  

Wear accessories that flatter.
Did you know a cathedral-length veil will elongate your frame? To lengthen your neck, swap out studs for drop earrings. And never underestimate the power of a sash or belt, which highlights your leanest point. - Brides Magazine

3.  Make it Personal:
Pieces that are personal to you or handed down, (think something borrowed) will always be a beautiful addition to your wedding day accessories.  If you find a piece that you love like a locket, who knows you could be passing it on to your family some day!

There are so many options! But don't let it overwhelm fact have fun with it! 

{Photo Credits: Jocey Shannon and Jenn Martin Photography, Lindsey Gomes Photography, Anna Perevertaylo, Diane Nicole Photography}

~ Happy Planning~

Wedding Rings Guaranteed to be Original!

Wedding Rings have come a long way, with new styles and gemstones being introduced constantly there are virtually endless options.  We have posted about Rose Gold, and Celebrity Bling but this post is about a company who offers a new spin on custom jewelry. For some couples, it is about finding the ring that fits their unique personality and captures the essence of who they are.  They may not know exactly what style rings they are looking for until they see "the one."  Brent & Jess offers custom fingerprint and signature jewelry including wedding rings, pendants, keepsakes and more. With the ability to put your own personal stamp on your wedding rings, or special piece of jewelry it just doesn't get more custom than that.  We not only instantly liked the concept, but we liked that the company was a small start up with a passion and has blossomed into a successful brand! Photos Courtesy of Brent&Jess.Com

About the Company: Brent and Jess created the first fingerprint wedding bands in the early 2000s. In 2007 they finally had the opportunity to pursue their dream of starting their own business and began listing the Original Custom Fingerprint Wedding Band in sterling silver on the fine craft website The idea was picked up by several wedding blogs, and customers quickly began asking for the rings in finer materials.

About the Jewelry: While the Original Custom Fingerprint Wedding Band is still offered in sterling silver, Brent and Jess have expanded their line over the years to include many fingerprint jewelry creations in gold, palladium, and platinum.  The company is eco-conscious and all the pieces are handmade in the USA.

You may be looking for a special way to say " I Love You" or possibly looking for a gift that will make a lasting impression, if so visit Brent & Jess's website or blog for more information and to check out the rest of their designs!