Category Archives: Accessories

Apr 20, 2018

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Every now and then, we love a little break from bridal gowns to focus on the footwear and the baubles. Today, is just a pretty post with some of our favorite shoes and accessories for brides.  So, hope you enjoy just a little eye candy for the day.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Here is an alternative view of the sweet Jimmy Choo’s from above… These are incredibly genius, especially for brides being that they are wedges!  Gives some height, but also a bit more forgiveness for dancing throughout the evening.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

These Christian Louboutins could not have been more perfect for our glam bride… The sheer lace pattern says bridal but in an ultra sleek way… Loved the bauble shot that accompanied this by Corbin… and notice the groom’s cufflinks with the wedding date!

photos by Corbin Gurkin

For our blue and white bride, pearls get an modern update with the chicest Dolce and Gabbana and the kitten heel height is great for keeping a bride on her feet all night.

photos by Corbin Gurkin and Liz Banfield

These wedding day photos of a brides’ accessories could be framed and hung in the house somewhere (closet, powder room)… They are a different take and have a special meaning from the wedding day, and isn’t just another photo of couple.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

What says bridal more than these Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby d’Orsay pumps

photo by Corbin Gurkin

These Jimmy Choo golden strappy heels are classic for a bride and easily worn with other ensembles without coming off as “bridal” afterewards…

4.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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photos by Liz Banfield, Corbin Gurkin, Adrienne Page

Flowers are more often seen and associated with flower girls, or even bridesmaids (esp with the big trend of floral crowns), but a flower in the hair of a bride can be such a surprising note, and lovely nonetheless. We like it as the sole hair accessory, or in conjunction with a veil.  Today is all about the ode to the versatility of a flower on a bride’s wedding day- and not just in the bouquet…

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Here, our bride marrying on Sea Island, chose some dainty flowers in her hair for a pop of color, and to maintain a bit of bridal flourish when the veil was removed after the ceremony.  Love the feel of both simplicity and formality in this look.

photo by Liz Banfield

For another Sea Island wedding, our bride knew that photos on the beach were a must have, and wearing a veil that would be blustering about was a must not- so a crown of live gardenias was made for her french knot.  And, of course, since gardenias can yellow quickly, we kept fresh ones on hand all evening to replace…

Liz Banfield/Tara Guerard Soireephoto by Liz Banfield

These flowers were a last minute addition during our bride’s hair and make up run through for her bridal portrait. We had flowers left over from the bouquet we made for her portrait session and she requested something to add to her hair… She liked it so much that she wanted it for her wedding day hair as well.

Liz Banfield/Tara Guerard Soireephoto by Liz Banfield

Liz Banfield/Tara Guerard Soireephoto by Liz Banfield

Liz Banfield/Tara Guerard Soiree

photo by Liz Banfield

4.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Apr 20, 2018

Mrs. Box by Jose Villa

(Image by Jose Villa for Mrs. Box)

So, the holidays are a huge time for engagements- and maybe you are one of the lucky ones who received one of these beauties. Now, it’s time to be getting back to work and out and about to be sharing the good news and showing off your new piece. We’ve asked our Cos Bar resident beauty expert, Kori Mahoney for her favorite products and advice on keeping your hands and nails show off ready as the temps have finally dropped!

Tara Guerard Soiree by Elizabeth Messina

(Image by Elizabeth Messina)

For starters, using a coarse hand scrub (like the Cle de Peau Beaute body exfoliator or La Mer Body Refiner available here) to smooth the skin and get rid of any flakiness followed with a nice, non-greasy hand cream. There are so many hand cream options available, so it’s really up to you as far as what you like in terms of texture and fragrance.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Corbin Gurkin

(Image by Corbin Gurkin)

Look for those containing anti-aging benefits such as Vitamin C or sunscreen (even in winter months)! Kori recommends hand cream by Omorovicza and Rich Girl Broad Spectrum by Deborah Lippmann. Reapplying throughout the day, especially after hand washing is key. Sleeping in cotton gloves while wearing hand cream underneath can soothe severely dry skin.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Elizabeth Messina

(Image by Elizabeth Messina)

Don’t forget the nails! A manicure is where your personality can really shine through. We recommend a classic pale pink (such as Essie’s “Ballet Slippers”) for your wedding day, but you might choose a chic red nail for the early days of engagement (I LOVE the name of this Bobbi Brown- Scotch on the Rocks!). Have fun with it and remember that your hands will be in many of your wedding day shots. Have your nails done professionally for your special day and make sure to take your color and a fresh topcoat along with you in case of an accidental chip.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Corbin Gurkin

(Image by Corbin Gurkin)

4.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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