"Sun kissed shores. Palm trees swaying in the wind. What more could you a bride ask for? Getting married under the tropical sun as waves kiss the shore is a dream for many brides to be. The laid-back nature of a beach wedding calls for a much more relaxed attire, and is certainly much less of a hassle than having an elaborate wedding gown and over-the-top receptions. Having a destination-style wedding will mean you have more time to focus on your friends and family, instead of having to travel to your honeymoon, when you have a beach wedding, you are already there! When choosing the perfect accessories for your beach wedding, you should take account of the natural elements of your specific destination. The natural elements of the wedding should mimic the accessories that you choose for your big day, like the many blues of the ocean. You can play with the many different shades of blue because the ocean has them all. The laid back nature of a beach wedding allows you to choose almost any material to accessorize with. You can choose a more traditional cubic zirconia statement earring that would shine beautifully in the sunlight, or freshwater pearls for a more casual look. The materials that the bride and bridal party wear to a beach wedding differ from the traditional heavy materials of a typical wedding. The materials have to be light weight and airy, so your accessories should compliment that. Many brides choose to include decorations that tie into the ocean, like starfish or seashells to match the natural beauty that nature has provided them. Make sure you pack your SPF 50 when having a beach wedding, because most are held during the day! The sun spares no one, even the bride on her big day. The heat is another major element to think about when choosing what you should choose to accessorize with, as well as how. Hairspray has been known to work miracles, but when you are in the sweltering heat of the sun, you want to have your hair in a way that won’t fall, so maybe an up-do with a pearl hairpiece to keep it all in place. Another element of a beach, is that it is made of sand. So as much as you love your Louboutin stilettos, you will be sinking in the sand before you make it halfway down the aisle. This doesn’t mean you have to go barefoot if you do not want to though. A new trend in the fashion world is foot jewelry, which are stunning anklets that mimic a thong styled shoe, and wrap around your toe to appear as though you are wearing shoes. They are a beautiful and fun way to avoid sand in your shoes, without having to give up the appearance of wearing shoes all together. If you’ve chosen to have your wedding on the beach, Annabellagio has the perfect accessories that will compliment the natural beauty of your wedding destination. Choose from a variety of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and hair pieces that come in different materials like cubic zirconia, freshwater pearls, or Swarovski crystals. We have the perfect bridal accessories for your beach wedding!