Aqua and gold bridesmaids ensembles are pretty high up there on our list of favorite wedding color palettes. When we saw this wedding with bridesmaids in this aqua and gold polka dot Shoshanna gown we were obsessed. Not only is the wedding itself lovely and full of pastels and natural beauty, but this dress is just amazing. We’re suckers for patterned bridesmaids dresses and when the pattern is metallic gold dots? We’re swooning. And the long, chiffon sweetheart silhouette of this dress is one of the most popular bridesmaids styles – it’s incredibly flattering on a variety of body types. And, unlike some bridesmaids dresses that cost upwards of $300 just because they’re sold at bridal salons, this gown commands its high price thanks to its quality design and fabric. The retail for this sweet number? Just shy of $500. But because all RLJ brides are savvy, they know that when you demand a designer look for less, Rent the Runway is the best bet. This Shoshanna dress, dubbed the ‘Jennifer Maxi’ is only $100. Yes, you have to return it, but the number of times you will re-wear a bridesmaids dress has been scientifically proven to be very, very low. So you get the impact, the photos, and one heck of an event to show off this designer gown for a fraction of the price. We’re all about the look for less at Raymond Lee Jewelers. We believe that discerning taste doesn’t mean breaking the bank and that there’s almost always a better deal for whatever luxury you have your eye on. Hence our discounted Cartier, Tiffany, Rolex and Van Cleef and Arpels pieces. But today we’re showcasing a designer you might not be as familiar with: Officina Bernardi. Famous for pioneering faceted rhodium plated sterling silver pieces that sparkle like gemstones and read like costume jewelry on your bank statement. The pair of earrings we love for this dress is a pair of 18kt yellow gold plated 1.5″ hoops. The beads mimic the circular pattern of the dress while adding texture and sparkle that wont detract from the dress’ statement. And at $105, these earrings can even be given as gifts to your bridesmaids. We love them with another good deal – these Sam Edelman Abbot gold heels for only $70 (we love a designer shoe sale)! And the clutch, also a steal at $38, is River Island’s answer to the hard-cased evening clutches rolling out in every major department store. Brands like Edie Parker and Jimmy Choo are all about the pearlized hard case, but this patterned clutch makes a big impact, compliments the dress without being matchy matchy, and leaves you with actual money to keep in your purse (or, you know to buy lipstick to keep in your purse.) And no bridesmaid look is complete without a beautifully designed bouquet, and we’re digging the contrast between the aqua dress and this vibrant bouquet by Lori Boe floral design, featured on this styled shoot at 100 Layer Cake. Are you ready to walk down the aisle with us? We’re already crying tears of joy at the thought of wearing this dress.
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