Carolina Bride

September 20, 2012

Something new

A few of our favorite bridal trends this season.

Celeb style Going for country chic but don’t know where to start? It was all in the footwear for country superstar Miranda Lambert and her bridesmaids, who donned Old Gringo boots for her big day. Whether you’re looking for something simple or an extravagant boot, Old Gringo has a vast selection to find the right fit. And hey – with this pair, you’ve got your something blue! Find us on Facebook to win your very own pair of Old Gringo boots! Abby Rose boots in blue, $610.

Custom clutch Whether you’re seeking the perfect bag to complement your bridal look or a great gift for your bridesmaids, you can’t go wrong when all of the decision-making is in your hands. 1154 LILL Studio is a one-of-a-kind retailer that lets you design your vision from start to finish. They also provide several bridal styles for those who need a little inspiration, and they provide a 20-percent discount when a bride purchases five or more bridal bags for the bridal party! Erinn ($119), Grace Ruffle ($99) and Emily Chain ($79).

His and hers sleep Forget the sinks – prep for the married life by ensuring a his-and-hers good night of sleep! With the “My Side” beds by Kingsdown, based in Mebane, N.C., each side of the mattress is customized for firmness so that both newlyweds can get the rest they need. Pricing starts at $999 for queen. Visit to find local retailers.

Groom’s gift Is your groom looking for the perfect gift for his guys? Consider a set of whisky stones and a bottle of their favorite labels. These soapstone whisky stones keep drinks cool (it works for white wine, too!) without watering down the flavor. Whisky Stones, set of nine. $19.95. Sur la Table, SouthPark mall.

The new disposable? The importance of hiring a professional photographer to capture all the moments –both formal and candid – of your wedding cannot be stressed enough. But when your friends all snap away on their iPhones, you might as well see all of those photos in one place. With the CapsuleCam app for iPhone and Android, guests can sync their photos to a central group album. Packages start at $99.

Trend alert! Take your bridesmaids’ bouquets to the next level with sparkling embellishments. Particularly fitting for a winter wedding, delicate crystals and beading will add an icy shimmer to the overall effect. Designed by Carolyn Shepard Design Group,

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