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Take a Bow (Rihanna or Madonna Style, You Pick!)

September 28, 2009

So, you guys know how much I love flower accents for our bridesmaids. I’ve found so many different flower belts, flower combs and hair clips. Today, I found something maybe even better! Something that really suits my personality! My sister has always made fun of me for my hello-kitty-like obsession with bows. I love bow necklaces, earrings, dresses—really, if a bag a dog poo had a bow on it, I would probably buy it. ANYways, take a look at these!

(Thanks to Brookly Bride for this discovery. All items can be purchased from the Etsy shop of A Alicia Handmade Accessories)

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At $40 to $65 a pop, these babies are pretty pricey. However, they look pretty darn easy to DIY, don’t you think? I’m not a huge fan of the netting over the felt (although I can totally see a bride wearing a birdcage veil with her bridesmaids wearing these brooches/corsages! That would be a nice way to tie the whole party together). What would be an appropriate material for a spring wedding? I thought felt or maybe a velvet wire lined ribbon, but is that too wintery? I am vetoing silk or the traditional ribbon material because it doesn’t look very substantial.

I would like mine to be three bows of different pinks, pinned on to the waist of the bridesmaids dresses, or maybe make it into a belt. Or pin it as a brooche on the chest. Do you guys remember in Sex and the City, when Charlotte married Trey, how Carrie had a Scottish ribbon type thing pinned to her belt?

(I couldn’t find an image of it for the life of me, so I had to do a screen grab of the scene from youtube. Sorry for the poor quality!)

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Ok, this was right after Aiden broke up with her, so not the happiest memory, but back to more important things like FASHION: there was a spread about bows in dresses in the latest InStyle Wedding issue, I believe. One of the featured dresses on there was this beauty from Vera Wang:

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What are your thoughts about brooches or bows on bridesmaid dresses? How would you incorporate them into your bridal party?

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