similar dress; coat; heels (similar also here)
Since becoming engaged a little over a year ago, I’ve had some really fun (and also some quite tiring) moments in the wedding planning process. Among the highlights: getting our engagement photos, finding THE dress, finally sending out our “save the dates,” and now, this day. After receiving my dress (and staring at it in our extra bedroom for a few weeks), I couldn’t wait to start shopping for bridal accessories to complete the look. I mean, I am a self-proclaimed “accessories fanatic” so it was only natural, but once I started looking, it was…hard. Until I found the Mecca.
Tara, the babe above, has been a friend of Eric’s family forever and just so happens to be an amazing bridal consultant at Erin Cole here in Orange County. She told me I had to come in and check out their accessories, and she was right. First of all, THIS PLACE. The space itself is beautiful, and the gowns are straight off the runway. (If you’re a bride-to-be in Orange County with killer couture on your bridal wishlist, this is your spot.) Their collection of dresses is nothing short of breathtaking, including one particular corner that I kept calling “my section.” I showed Tara a photo of my dress, and she pulled some of THE most beautiful bridal accessories that looked like they were specially made for me. The options are pretty much endless, but if you’re having that indecisive wedding brain, she’ll help you find a little direction. And a little sparkle. And sparkle I found. I floated on out of there, and I can’t wait to show you guys the pieces I picked. If you’re a bride-to-be in Orange County, I can’t recommend this place more, but even if you don’t live here, don’t fret, my pet, because Erin Cole accessories are sold in bridal boutiques all across the U.S. And if you’re actually not a bride-to-be, couldn’t we all use a little sparkle sometimes?
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole