Brenda's Wedding Blog | Fresh Ideas for Creative Weddings

wedding blog + planning guide for creative weddings | inspiration for DIY Brides

Brenda's Wedding Blog is your online resource for planning your dream elegant wedding. Helping you find the "wow" in weddings.

Posts tagged bling
Go for the Bling with Your Wedding Shoes
When it comes to wedding shoes, there are so many options out there. The days of boring bridal shoes {like what I chose for my wedding} are over. One option is to go for the bling with decorated bridal shoes that are handcrafted with beaded flowers, pearls, stones, large crystals, and even organza flowers. You can now take a pair of plain shoes and customize them to your liking for your special day from over 60 different options at Each of the beautiful decorations are carefully attached by hand so you will have a truly custom wedding shoe to wear when celebrating your big day.
Another option for wedding shoes with bling is to have custom crystal heels. I love how this looks and just imagine how great your photos will turn out with all the sparkly "diamonds" or colored crystals peeking out from your wedding dress as you walk down the aisle. Another great photo idea would be to have the crystal embellished heel holding your wedding and engagement ring.

Seeing all these amazing options that are out there now, make me wish I had gone a bit more fancy with my shoes when I married. I knew I needed flats or at the most an inch heel, but the sandals I selected didn't even stay on my feet, so I ended up dancing away in my stockings. I wish I had gone for a fun and fancy pair that I could even wear again to dress up a pair of jeans for a night out because after all, why not wear your bridal shoes again and again? At, you have so many choices when it comes to your wedding shoes and in addition to going for the bling, you can even select colored bridal shoes and they all have different heels options from flat to platform.

Emerald Green and Lime Wedding Inspiration Board with Sparkles

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I couldn't let today go by without creating a brand new "green" inspiration board to celebrate. Today's board started when my mom spied some green items with bling on them online. From there I searched around for items that had a little bit or a lot of bling on them {like the hand-embellished green high heels}. Do you have a favorite item in this inspiration board? Hoping everyone has a great day full of sparkles {or sprinkles on your dessert}.

Rhinestone Ribbons and the Most Unique Bridal Bouquets
I do believe that these rhinestone ribbons are one of the most brilliant ideas I've seen yet for weddings. It's rhinestone covered mesh that's a bendable and pliable ribbon of sparkle that can easily be manipulated to wrap around all shapes and sizes Creating the ultimate platinum look has never been so easy. With this ribbon, a luminous silver plating encrusts dozens of precious gemstones. The ribbon, available at With This Bling can be used to enhance the look of so many things - including candles, vases, centerpieces, your wedding cake, the waistline of your wedding dress and so much more. The rhinestone ribbons could even be used as a decorative wrap around your bridal bouquet. And, speaking of bridal bouquets . . . I have some "everlasting" alternative wedding bouquets to share with you that feature feathers, pearls, fabric flowers and more.
rhinestone ribbons for decorating cakes and wedding dresses
Wedding bouquets made without real flowers are not what they used to be. Now, faux flower bouquets are statement pieces all on their own and are definitely ones you will want to put on display after the wedding day. This Diamond White Pearl, Rhinestone, Lace Feathered Bridal Bouquet is very feminine and whimsical. Comes in diamond white.
This Fabric Flower Bridal Bouquet with Pearl & Rhinestone Floral Accents is elegant and beautiful. It comes in your choice of white or ivory.
bridal bouquet with fabric flowers and pearls and rhinestones
This Pearl & Rhinestone Floral Bridal Bouquet features beautiful fabric flowers that are accented with pearls and rhinestone encrusted floral and leaf designs. This one also comes in your choice of white or ivory.
pearl and rhinestone floral bridal bouquet
Bridal Hair Pins . . . say bye bye to bobby pins and "hello" to bling

You can now forget all about those black, brown and grey bobby pins. It's now time to say "hello" to the ultra stylish bridal hair pins from With This Bling. It's easy to build and secure your dream hairdo with these bridal accessories that come in pairs, sets and even bling style single pins.

1. This set of 12 Sparkling Flower Bridal Hair Pins with Pearl Center feature a single dainty flower that is encrusted in rhinestones and has a faux white pearl in the center.

2. These Dainty Crystal Rose Flowers Hair Pins that come as a set of 10 are perfect for accenting a full or partial up-do with radiant sparkle. Each one of these pins features more than a half dozen rhinestones that are beveled in silver tone plating.

3. You'll love this set of 12 Pearl & Crystal Bridal Hair Pins for adding a touch of dazzle to a simple hairdo and the pearls add a classic or vintage look to your style.

4. These elegant Swarovski Crystal Hair Pins are truly stunning. Comes as a set of 6.

5. This set of 6 dainty White Rose Hair Pins feature three Swarovski Crystals in the center. They will create a feminine and elegant touch to your hairstyle.

6. These Vintage Swarovski Crystal Bridal Hair Pins feature Genuine Swarovski Crystals. They come as a set of 12 and will add a touch of dazzle to your hairstyle with the elegant "knots".

7. These Freshwater Pearl Hair Pins feature dainty freshwater pearls that are hand wired onto a sterling silver plated hair pin. Coming in a set of 12, these simplistic pearls will add a soft touch to an elegant updo without taking away from the overall beauty of the hairstyle.

8. This Genuine Swarovski Crystals Floral Design Hair Pin is breathtaking. Wear one or several to create a stunning look.

A Glitzy Black and White Wedding Inspiration Board

While today's inspiration board would work for a formal evening reception anytime of the year - wouldn't it be great for a holiday or New Year's Eve wedding? Lots of crystals, glitter and sequins always makes parties so much more festive. The Crystal Encrusted Ankle Strap Platform Sandal and Crystal Sash are both the perfect accessory from White by Vera Wang {available at David's Bridal}. Wouldn't your bridesmaids look stunning in this Allure sequined black evening dress? The black glitter minaudiere clutch would be the perfect accessory for either the bride or her wedding party. As would the sequined black and white earrings. And, with a wedding this glam - the bouquet deserves to be equally glamorous like this black and white jeweled bouquet from Karen Tran Florals.

For the reception, let your guests know the menu selections with a crystal embellished menu card. Along with the sparkling wedding cake {which is one of the most amazing cakes I have ever seen} the glittered black royal icing flowers are the perfect topper for the cupcakes you might also offer for dessert.

Had to add an update to this post as I just spied the perfect the pearl bracelet from Pearl & Clasp that would be just lovely for the bride. I love how the centers of the cupcake toppers and the cake bling resemble pearls. {oh and don't forget, you can save 15% at Pearl & Clasp with the code BrendasBlog15 at checkout}.

Pearl & Clasp is a sponsor of Brenda's Wedding Blog