Generally, when we think of accessories, we think jewelry. In the bridal world, however, accessories go far beyond earrings and necklaces. From headpieces and wraps to trains and sashes, bridal accessories can truly transform your look.

For the Daring Bride:

Pay homage to the traditional veil with a headpiece that will still give you the soft whimsical feel of a veil, but in a modern, non-traditional way. This gorgeous piece from local designer Haus of Mirth offers romance, texture and a bohemian vibe that we just love.

Available at Sparkle Bridal Couture at 3200 Folsom Blvd. @ 32nd Street in East Sacramento, 916-538-6615 ,

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For the Classic Bride:

You have always envisioned yourself in a strapless gown, but perhaps Grandma has slightly different views of what a bride should look like, or maybe you just want a more conservative look for the ceremony with the option to modify your look for the reception. The trend of the coverlet is the perfect solution. This Mori Lee detachable accessory allows brides to capture a more modest feel (no matter the reason) and transform to a strapless look. It’s also a wonderful way to personalize your dress.

Pro tip: If you love everything else about a strapless gown except the fact that it’s strapless, ask if a coverlet is available. This is often a wonderful option.

This and other coverlets available at Alma’s Bridal Boutique at 543 Lincoln Blvd. in Lincoln, 916-434-8084,


For the Dramatic Bride:

There is something so unbelievably striking about an impressive train. When else can you get away with a dress that requires assistance just to walk? Let’s be honest though, trains are also unbelievably impractical after the ceremony. Bustling is always a great option, but what if you could just ditch the train altogether after the ceremony?

This David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridals detachable train offers the sweeping drama that many brides are looking for and can easily be removed for the reception allowing the freedom to move (without assistance). Plus, removing the train can often make it seem as though you have a second dress for your reception (and it’s OK to let your guests think that, your secret is safe with us).

Available at Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo at 1199 Butte House Road in Yuba City, 530-755-4282,

Photos courtesy of and copyright (in order of appearance) Carmen Salazar Photography, Mori Lee and David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridals.

Tune into the Real Weddings Blog next Friday for more fashion inspiration…!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia. 

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