Buffalo + Rochester Indie Weddings: Member Spotlight : How to Accessorize in Style with Wild Things!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Member Spotlight : How to Accessorize in Style with Wild Things!

You've bought the perfect bridal dress and picked out shoes to match! Now, it's time to complete the ensemble with a few distinctive accessories from Buffalo Indie Weddings member, Wild Things

Located at 224 Lexington Ave, in the heart of the Elmwood Village, it's the perfect place to  feast your eyes on a truly unique bridal jewelry collection! You'll find a touch of classic, a dash of alternative, and a pinch of Victorian-inspired adornments. Then there are the romantic hair combs, pins, and gorgeous hand-crafted, vintage-inspired hats and hairbands. Traditional, modern chic, or off-beat, Wild Things has been Buffalo's choice for brides for 26 years. Let 26 years of experience and expertise help make accessorizing more fun and the outcome spectacular! 


Read their wonderful advice on finding your perfect accessories below! 

Before you go shopping for bridal accents, take a moment to consider what type of adornments you would like to wear and what your overall budget is. Include jewelry you wish to gift to your bridesmaids, the flower girl, and mother(s) of the bride/groom. Remember, bridal jewelry is an investment. Most adornments can be worn again to other notable events and best of all, jewelry is something that can be handed down to the generations to come. That being said, we will work with you closely to achieve the look you desire at a price you can afford.



Allow yourself plenty of time! A month or two before the wedding, schedule a leisurely visit to our shop. Consider inviting a friend or family member whose opinion you trust. Do a little pre-shopping on our online bridal gallery at www.wildthingsartisans.com. If you have a specific style of jewelry you've seen in a magazine or on the web and wish to match it, bring in photographs and arrange ahead of time to meet with one of our designers. In a crunch for time? We are known for our fast turn-around time on custom orders and our service is excellent.


The formality of your dress and wedding are good indicators of the style of jewelry and accessories best suited to your occasion. Is the dress chic and modern? Understated, classic, or Vintage? A black-tie event may call for crystals and bling while pearls might be more appropriate for a traditional wedding. One shoulder dresses pair nicely with asymmetrical necklaces while a sweetheart neckline or strapless dress calls for a bold statement. If the neckline is high, you may opt to wear a dynamic bracelet and earring combination, foregoing the necklace altogether. Take away some of the guess work. Plan to bring along a picture of your wedding dress to ensure the ornamentation will be complimentary.




Refine your look with a distinctive pair of earrings. Whether you are looking for sterling silver or 14k gold-fill, dangly or simple, our selection of bridal earrings is unmatched. Want a fun pop? Choose a pair of large chandelier or branch-style earrings, long stick or a cascade of keshi pearls and Swarovski crystal.

Today's brides are experimenting more with colored gems, drusies, and "mystic"-coated stones, making design possibilities endless. It's a case of "anything goes!" In keeping with tradition, we can add a touch of aquamarine, blue crystal or sapphire to your jewelry. Have a sentimental family heirloom or found object you wish to incorporate into your ensemble? Put our creative minds to work! For example, we can repurpose/recreate even off-beat objects into a sophisticated treasure for your special day. 


Regardless of your personal style, a good rule of thumb is to select one "statement" piece and then build accessories around it. For example, if you choose a multi-layer necklace, go a little simpler on the earrings and bracelet and vice-versa. If the dress is plain, dress it up with jewelry. If there is a lot of intricate beading, understate the jewelry.

The bride often purchases necklaces, bracelets or earrings to give as a thank you gift to her attendants. We have a wide variety of semi-precious gems to coordinate with almost any color scheme your bridesmaids will be wearing. You can have all of the pieces match or we can create subtle variations of one piece. A third option is to create completely unique jewelry using the same gemstones. Honor the mothers of the bride and groom and draw them into the wedding party circle with a special bracelet or earrings to commemorate the day.

Wedding jewelry is the finishing touch! So, come look, drool, covet, fall in love again, and find your ultimate wedding day look at Wild Things!



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