Sash Styling for the Perfect Bridal Accessory

We love styling our beautiful Haute Brides as much as we love designing the perfect wedding accessories - when it comes to the most versatile bridal accessory, we would have to pick a sash! We believe that there’s a belt that can add a little something to every wedding dress, from lace, embroidery, crystals, or clay flowers!

Adding a sash can be one of the easiest ways to add a finishing touch to a bridal gown! It can hide a waist seam, tie together the bodice and the skirt, and add a touch of sparkle! As a bonus, the cinching effect of a sash naturally draws the eye to the narrowest part of the waist, creating an extra flattering silhouette. We love these gorgeous bridal looks from real brides and inspiration shoots - and the red carpet - that added the perfect finishing touch with our hand crafted sashes!

Fine Art Bride Styling

We had so much fun helping  New Favorite Day Event Planning put together this fine art bride look, and could not be more stunned by the gorgeous inspiration shoot she put together! The lovely palette of emerald and jade is a nod to the heritage of San Francisco, and we love the effortless Bay Area style that she incorporated into this mix of luxe and organic decor!

See more on The Bridal Theory!

We approach styling an inspiration shoot the same way we approach consulting with one of our brides - who is she and what is she looking for? In this case, our 'bride' envisioned something romantic, flowing, and with a slightly non-traditional edge. The Style 8710 from Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige has been a favorite with our Haute Brides and perfectly fit the bill for this lovely inspiration! We wanted to keep the luxe and organic vibe when it came to her accessories, and had the best time playing with our hand crafted bridal jewelry to find the perfect fit! 

We picked our T1017, a gold headpiece with crystal vines, porcelain flowers, and glittering crystals as the perfect showpiece to pair with a wedding dress adorned in gorgeous floral lace! The slightly whimsical lines of the tiara were a gorgeous match for the natural flower arrangements designed by Milsom and Bloom, and we love how Makeup by Quis used it to accent the bride's romantic chignon! The swept back hairstyle showcased our EC640 crystal drop earrings beautifully, for a hint of sparkle! The illusion neckline and lace cap sleeves needed no necklace, so we finished off the look with our RB1009 crystal belt! 

Visit our Flagship Boutique to work with one of our consultants to add a personalized touch to your wedding day style, or find your local boutique that carries Haute Bride accessories!

Planning and Design: New Favorite Day Event Planning
Venue: The San Francisco Mint
Photographer: Allen Tsai
Videographer: Amy Hung
Floral: Milsom and Bloom
Rental: Seventh Heaven
HMA: Makeup by Quis
Harpist: Kristin Lloyd
Engagement Ring: Fire & Brilliance
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar
Calligraphy: Sarah Ann Design
Ribbon: Tono & Co
Linen: Fine Linen Creation
Bridal Gown: Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige – 8710
Bridal Boutique: Haute Bride
Bridal Accessories: Haute Bride
Model: Lindsey Baker

Wedding Day Headpieces for Every Bridal Hairstyle

As much as we love working with our brides to find the perfect wedding dress, the gown is just the start! We use the dress as a jumping off point to find the perfect sash, jewelry, and other sparkly accessories and one of the most important details is the bride's hairstyle! Up, down, romantic and glam, or boho and relaxed, we channel our inner hairstylist to help each bride find the perfect headpiece to complement her wedding day hairdo. A sparkling comb or crystal embellished ribbon can be the perfect accent to an elegant chignon, while one of our hair chains makes a loose and wavy style feel all the more bridal. We love it when our brides go full princess with one of our statement tiaras! Check out some of our favorite headpieces for every bridal hairstyle below!

Elegant Chignon with a Crystal and Pearl Hair Chain with Embellished Combs

Elegant Chignon with a Crystal and Pearl Hair Chain with Embellished Combs

Photo by Julie Cahill, Styling by Christine Cater, Hair Styling by The Hair and Make Up Company

Bohemian Glam Bridal Headpiece with Draping Crystal Chains

Bohemian Glam Bridal Headpiece with Draping Crystal Chains

Photo by 1985 Luke PhotographyStyling by Hey Wedding LadyWedding Dress by Hayley Paige

Modern Bridal Tiara for Hayley Paige on her Wedding Day

Modern Bridal Tiara for Hayley Paige on her Wedding Day

Photo by Chard Photographer, Dress by Hayley Paige (of course), Hair and Makeup by La Di Da Beauty

Loose Boho Curls with a Rose Gold Hair Vine

Loose Boho Curls with a Rose Gold Hair Vine

Photo by 1985 Luke Photography, Wedding Dress by Made With Love, Hair and Makeup by Makeup by Moni

Low Bridal Updo with a Crystal Comb

Low Bridal Updo with a Crystal Comb

Photo by Julie Cahill, Styling by Christine Cater, Hair Styling by The Hair and Make Up Company, Dress by Hayley Paige

Crystal Flower Halo Headpiece for a Boho Bride

Crystal Flower Halo Headpiece for a Boho Bride

Photo by K. Holly PhotographyWedding Dress by Hayley PaigeHair and Makeup by Moderne Beauty

Gold and Crystal Flower Wreath for a Relaxed Bridal Hairstyle

Gold and Crystal Flower Wreath for a Relaxed Bridal Hairstyle

Photo by Rahel Menig, Dress by Hayley Paige, Hair and Makeup by Makeup by Moni

Fall 2017 Bridal Market Favorites from Haute Bride

New York Bridal Market is always a whirlwind, but we are still riding on a high from our trip to see the latest wedding dress collections and debut our new bridal jewelry! So many gorgeous styles walked the runways last month, and we are so excited for these dresses to make their way into our salon! We also introduced some fabulous new additions to our collection of couture bridal jewelry, which will be hitting salons all over the country in the next few months. Read on for our most anticipated styles from some of Haute Bride's favorite designers!

Want to see these beauties in person? Check out our list of upcoming Trunk Shows for exclusive sneak peeks at the Fall 2017 Bridal Collections before they hit stores! 

Hayley Paige Fall 2017 Wedding Dresses  

We were smitten with the gorgeous Fall 2017 Collection from the one and only Hayley Paige! Her romantic and whimsical designs took on a fun edge with holographic sequins, an abundance of feathers, and gorgeous floral prints!

Haute Bride Crystal Bridal Tiara

Haute Bride Crystal Bridal Tiara for the Hayley Paige Runway Show

Celestial Bridal Headpiece from Haute Bride

Celestial Bridal Headpiece from Haute Bride for the Hayley Paige Runway Show

Dreamy Hayley Paige Runway for the Glam Boho BrideHolographic Iridescent Hayley Paige Wedding Dress

How fabulous is this festival inspired sequin gown - perfect for the glam boho bride!

Champagne Floral Wedding Dress from Hayley PaigeFloral Print High Neck Wedding DressHayley Paige Reagan Wedding Dress

We always have a blast styling her runway show, and this year we debuted statement fringe earrings, celestial inspired star accessories, and our newest favorite - Crystal Ivory Crème stones from Swarovski!

Crystal Fringe Statement Earrings from Haute Bride

Lace and Tulle Ball Gown from Blush by Hayley PaigeStrapless Lace Wedding Dress

This was such a fun strapless take on one of our brides' favorites - the Halo Gown from Blush by Hayley Paige!

Floral Print Plunging Neckline Wedding DressLace Mermaid Wedding DressLace and Crepe Fitted Wedding Dress

Fab new Swarovski crystal colors made their debut this market - perfect for bridesmaids' gifts or the adventurous bride who wants a pop of color! We had so much fun including some of these new vibrant shades into our favorite bridal jewelry.

New Crystal Colors

A perennial favorite, Christos Bridal, introduced their newest collection of ethereal gowns that are such a perfect fit for our chic California brides! We can't wait to add these to our salon for Fall 2017!

Dreamy Christos Bridal Fall 2017Ethereal Wedding Dresses from Christos Bridal

Make a statement with these pendants with our new Crystal Ivory Crème in silver, gold, or rose gold!

Introducing Crystal Ivory Creme from Swarovski at Haute Bride

We have exciting news to share - Theia Bridal will soon be joining the Haute Bride family! These stunning gowns are a welcome addition to our collection, with elegant lace, stunning construction, and even separates! Stay tuned for these beauties to arrive at our Los Gatos salon!

Boho Lace Wedding Dress from Theia CoutureTheia Bridal Coming Soon to Haute BrideChic Bridal Jumpsuit from Theia

Last but certainly not least - we added even more natural crystal jewelry to our designs! These beauties are Haute Bride exclusives, and are all hand crafted from raw healing stones and Swarovski crystals - these beauties are one of a kind!

Natural Crystal Bridal Jewelry from Haute Bride

Boho Chic Wedding Dresses from Made With Love

Our 2017 brides are in for a gorgeous year, and we are kicking things off with a shoot showcasing our newest designer, Made With Love! These stunning dresses are perfect for the boho chic bride, especially paired with some of our brand new hair accessories. We styled some of the new gowns with our Spring 2017 line of organic hair vines and jeweled lariats to show off the open backs and illusion straps of these dreamy fitted lace dresses!

These gorgeous gowns from Australian-based Made With Love are perfect for our breezy chic California brides. Each design has its own jaw-dropping style, but fitted silhouettes, open backs, and long lace trains give this line a signature look. Loose waves and natural makeup from Makeup by Moni beautifully complemented the effortless style of the dresses, and we had a great time adding some of our couture accessories to complete the look! 

When it came to styling the deep V cut of our Sasha and Frankie gowns, we went with a long hairstyle topped by a delicate hair vine or boho chain halo, set with glittering Swarovski crystals. Our lariat necklaces with a pendant in front and sparkling drops in the back were the perfect way to show off the plunging neckline and open back on the romantic Charlie. The flirty lace neckline on Simona let us play with one of the hottest bridal trends for 2017 and add a choker with dangling rhinestone chains!

Contact us to book an appointment to try on Made With Love or our made to order bridal jewelry!


Photography: 1985 Luke Photography

Wedding Dresses: Made With Love from Haute Bride

Jewelry and Hair Accessories: Haute Bride

Bridal Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Moni

Model: Heather Love Whiting


Courtney and Daniel - Modern Southern Charm Wedding

We are so excited to see what 2017 has in store for our brides, and we are kicking off the year with a look back at some of our most stylish and unique Haute Brides who were married in 2016! First up is Courtney and Daniel, who stole our hearts with their Southern Charm wedding with lots of modern style. Courtney wore the fabulous Behati dress by Hayley Paige from Jennifer's Bridal. The amazing geometric pattern of the dress and the intricate beading on the back inspired some of the details that made their day so special and unique, including the custom jewelry that we designed just for her!

The rustic surroundings of Montfair Resort Farm in Virginia inspired Courtney and planner Jessica of It's Your Day Weddings & Events to embrace natural beauty and keep things simple when it came to the style of the big day. The organic ceremony decor showcased the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains as Courtney and Daniel exchanged their heartfelt vows. Blakemore's Flowers incorporated natural greenery into the delicate bouquets carried by Courtney and her bridesmaids, as well as the garlands and hanging vines that complemented the woodsy decor of their ceremony. 

The geometric pattern and intricate beading of Courtney's Behati gown popped up throughout her decor, including an edible recreation on their gorgeous cake from Bijou's Sweet Treats LLC! She wanted jewelry that played off the unique styling of her gown, so we worked closely with the consultants at Jennifer's Bridal to create something just for her. Including the white alabaster beading from the back of her dress into her earrings and bracelet took some of our favorite designs and turned them into something brand new! We also worked the pattern into her custom headband to add the final touch. Courtney wasn't the only one who got creative for their wedding day - groom Daniel was just as hands on, making their centerpieces, wood round card box, and leaf escort cards! 

Vendors - 

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: It's Your Day Weddings & Events

Venue: Montfair Resort Farm

Wedding Dress: Behati by Hayley Paige

Bridal Boutique: Jennifer's Bridal

Floral Design: Blakemore's Flowers

Photographer: Jessica Eastburn Photography

Wedding Cake and Desserts: Bijou's Sweet Treats LLC

Hair & Makeup: Charlottesville Makeup Artist

Stationery Design: Smitten on Paper