Today I want to introduce you to the breezy yet elegant bridal accessories of Ambre, designer at Belles & Crystals.
Ambre describes her style as timeless, feminine and modern. “In today’s world of “throw away” clothing, the wedding attire trousseau is really the last remaining instance of true cherished special occasion clothing that can be passed from generation to generation,” she says. “I love being a part of that tradition.”
All of Ambre’s designs are handmade, which allows her to give personal attention to each piece. “From my feather flowers to handcut silk blossoms, each piece is made from scratch in my studio.”
“I find that my job is more about taking a bride’s vision and the details she wants and making them work together, also giving a designer’s touch at the same time,” says Ambre. “Weddings are about creating a mood….so I work with the bride to create that mood so everything flows together.”
Designer Secret: Ambre suggests keeping your wedding day look more scaled back to allow you to shine through.
“When it comes to wedding day looks, I always err on the ‘less is more’ approach and the old adage of ‘take one thing off before you leave the house,’” she says. “It is quite easy to get carried away these days. Pick and choose your favorites and where you want to make a statement. The ultimate statement should be you, the bride.”
“Pick and choose trends. Don’t try to do them all or wear them all at once. I always caution on being overly trend-heavy both in attire and wedding theme décor. You want to look back on these pictures with cherished thoughts, not “What was I thinking?”
Ambre came to creating bridal accessories from her own wedding and her fashion training.
“I actually worked as a fashion designer in NYC’s garment district for several fashion houses for over 10 years,” she says. “After planning my own wedding from top to bottom I fell in love with everything wedding and decided to venture out on my own. Things started happening very quickly. And soon after I started up, Drew Barrymore was wearing me on the red carpet and I was receiving editorial press in bridal magazines…totally beyond my wildest dreams!”
Ambre offers this advice for your wedding: “Enjoy every minute of your big day. It goes by so quickly, so remember to just breathe and cherish every single millisecond!”
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