What to Wear

Most brides want to feel and look like a goddess on their special day, which is probably why the brand THEIA, a collection inspired by the Greek goddess of light, has found a niche in the wedding gown market. We ask THEIA’s Creative Director, Don O’Neill, to enlighten us on how to find the dream dress.

Finding the Perfect Fit
“Know your body shape and what dresses look best on you,” says O’Neill. “It’s easy to figure that out, as it’s most likely the dresses that get you the most compliments! Your gown should be a similar silhouette, strapless, V-neck, slim fitted or a full ball skirt.”

Fashion Police Steer Clear
When it comes to opinions about your dress, O’Neill advises to go with a less-is-more approach. “Do take a trusted friend, or your mother, so that you can avoid too many opinions, don’t go shopping with a gaggle of girlfriends. A friend whose taste you trust will help you narrow down the overwhelming selection of gowns.”

Buyer Beware
“Buy your dress from a reputable bridal salon, such as Nordstrom, where they have a staff of expert seamstresses that will alter your dress to fit you to perfection,” shares O’Neill. If you’re planning on customizing your gown, be sure to properly plan out the time needed for all your alterations and adjustments.

Say Yes to the Dress
“When you try on the dress, THE dress, you will feel it in your heart! Go with that feeling,” says O’Neill, whose gowns keep stars such as Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey and Carrie Underwood looking camera ready.

The ideal dress for the modern bride: the THEIA Strapless Embroidered Lace Trumpet Gown with a floor-sweeping train for a fairytale finish.

Check out more of our favorite gowns and bridesmaid dresses in our fall bridal lookbook.


When it comes to wedding traditions, the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” rhyme chimes in the ears of many brides-to-be. If you have the old and borrowed categories covered, add elegance to your gown with a brand-new pearl necklace. Iconic beauties like Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn both immortalized the grace of a string of pearls worn with a wedding dress. Check out our prized pearl picks that are ideal for any classic sophisticate.

Our model is donning the Mikimoto Cultured Pearl Long Necklace.
Top to Bottom: Majorica ‘Butterfly’ Cubic Zirconia & Pearl Necklace that elegantly frames the face
Majorica 8mm Round Pearl Necklace finished with a mabe pearl on the clasp

Visit our bridal jewelry suite online for more great styles.


What occasion could be more important than your wedding? Make your special day a memorable one by accessorizing your perfect gown with the perfect sparklers from kate spade new york.

Top L to R: kate spade new york ‘all wrapped up’ glass pearl short necklace | kate spade new york ‘sweet zinnia’ floral necklace
Bottom L to R: kate spade new york ‘gerbera garden’ line bracelet | kate spade new york ‘crystal gardens’ chandelier earrings

The Nordstrom wedding team shares their enthusiasm for these beautiful big-day baubles: “We have to admit we’re a bit obsessed with everything from kate spade new york, but the wedding jewelry is especially amazing. The range of the collection is perfect for both brides and bridesmaids, and it’s all so wearable for occasions after the wedding too. Dainty bow earrings! Floral statement necklaces! Handcrafted bracelets! We’ll take it all.”

L to R: kate spade new york ‘moonlight pearls’ necklace | kate spade new york ‘skinny mini’ bow stud earrings | kate spade new york ‘crystal chapel’ collar necklace

Check out all of our chic wedding-day jewels.