Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beautiful Wedding Accessories By Laura Jayne Bridal

Laura Jayne designs and creates chic, customizable hair adornments, veils, jewelry, wedding sashes and accessories for style savvy women. From the perfect wedding accessories to a distinctive styles for an evening out,  she thrives on creating fresh designs to make “that gown” uniquely yours.
Shop for everything but the dress for your big day!

A beautiful sheer illusion veil, perfect for a lace wedding gown
A Gold Halo wreath headpiece, fit for the Boho Chic Bride

A Flower Headpiece will add a soft touch to any hair style

Laura Jayne began designing for brides over two decades ago, while managing a couture bridal salon. When a bride brought her Laura Jayne design to a bridal salon and asked, “Do you have a gown to go with my headpiece?” the first wholesale collection soon followed and became available to brides across Canada. As the collection has evolved, the original vision remains: to create pieces with a modern classic aesthetic beautifully finished, worthy of becoming treasured heirlooms.
All of her pieces  are designed and hand-finished in her Toronto studio, using on the finest Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, luxe European laces & veiling and silk ribbons. Hand crafted by artisans from a variety of disciplines, the collection incorporates techniques from millinery, jewelry making, needle arts and couture sewing, to name a few!
Specializing in luxury hair accessories from sophisticated bridal veils & chic headbands to whimsical designs for informal brides, the collection includes gorgeous statement jewelry designs, sashes & belts, capelets, and social occasion  accessories.

Dubbed one of the industry’s most innovative wedding accessory designers  by The  Knot Weddings Magazine  Laura Jayne designs are frequently featured in top bridal media including Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Weddingbells, and The Knot; as well as in film and television. She also collaborates with leading wedding gown designers on private label projects.

Make your wedding style a statement; punctuate it with wedding accessories that are uniquely you!
Love these looks? We're hosting a Laura Jayne Trunk Show February 21-26th, 2015

Soft petal shaped ethereal wedding veils are a Laura Jayne Bridal Specialty

Meg Wedding Jewelry Trunk Show

We are so excited to be hosting a Meg Wedding Jewelry Trunk show this weekend. While the show officially starts tomorrow, June 21, there will be a special sneak peek starting tonight at 5pm. 

Designer Meg Lammers creates gorgeous handcrafted wedding jewelry with a timeless look you are sure to love -- on your wedding day and for years to come. Her beautiful baubles have been featured in The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, and on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress. Looking for your maids? Well you're in luck, because during the trunk show bridesmaid jewelry is buy four, get one free

A taste of what's in store...

To see the full Meg Wedding Jewelry line, be sure to stop by the trunk show this weekend at The Left Bank! Merci Beaucoup from

Exclusive Angela Nuran Shoes Video

Enjoy our video featuring our exclusive wedding shoe collection, made by Angela Nuran.   The "Serafina" bridal shoe is made of a French Chantilly Lace and the "Serendipity" bridal peep toe pump is made of an Italian Luxe Silk. Both styles are available in a low or high heel. Our exclusive wedding shoes are completely customizable, but all made in limited quantity! Shop online at or email us at for any questions. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wedding Veils 101

Watch our new video of wedding veil basics. We will be happy to guide you through the process of selecting the perfect bridal veil.  Fair Warning; All Wedding Tulle is NOT created equal!
Here at The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery, all of our veils are custom made to your exact specifications. Whether you prefer a classic European tulle or super soft and drapy Italian Tulle, we can customize a wedding veil to be the perfect compliment to your wedding dress.
Shop online at or email us at: with any questions. Merci beaucoup!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

5 Tips For An Amazing First Wedding Dance

Imagine it’s your wedding day. You’ve had a beautiful ceremony, tons of fun taking pictures, a delicious meal, and now it’s time to get the party started. You walk out to the dance floor for your first dance as husband and wife in front of all of your family and you … Eeek! What do you do?
Here are 5 fool-proof tips from the pros at Ballroom Dance Chicago for rocking your first dance:
 This Lovely Couple's First Dance At Their Chicago Adler Planetarium Wedding

5 Tips For an Amazing First Dance
1) Start dance lessons ASAP

Unlike other items on the wedding prep list, a first dance takes more than signing a contract and letting the vendor take care of the rest. Learning to dance takes time and practice, so don’t leave this detail for the last minute; get started right away (at least 4-6 months before the big day, if you can)!

2) Find the right dance studio: one that specializes in wedding dances

Many ballroom dance studios offer inexpensive or free introductory lessons, and you should take advantage of these! When you’re there, pay attention to details: did your instructor really listen to you? Did you feel comfortable in the studio? Could you see yourself spending time with your instructor? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” consider another dance studio. It’s easy to just choose the least expensive option, but you'll sacrifice the quality of your first dance. Instead, invest in a studio you’ll really enjoy.

"Dance Like No One Is Watching"
3) Find the perfect first dance song

The perfect first dance song has three qualities:
1) It makes you feel something: joy, love, connection, romance, etc.
2) It makes you want to dance with your partner
3) It fits your personality as a couple and the sentiment of your wedding reception
If you find a song that captures all three, that’s the one! Stop searching. Just give the lyrics a once-over to make sure they really are about love.

4) Decide when to do the first dance during the reception

Your reception timeline can make or break the party, and your first dance has an impact. Do you want your first dance to inspire your guests to get on the dance floor? Then place it after dinner, before dancing. Do you want your first dance to be a grand performance? Then do the first dance right after you enter the reception. Do you want the first dance to be an intimate moment that’s mostly unnoticed by the crowd? Then dance during dinner, while everyone is distracted by their tasty entrees!

5) Consider your wardrobe

Yes, that mermaid gown is gorgeous, but if you can barely walk, sit or breathe in it, then dancing will be a challenge. The same goes for the style of your heels! If being able to dance the night away is important to you, then get a dress and pair of shoes that allows for that. We recommend an A-line dress and Angela Nuran wedding shoes. They’re made like dance shoes with a suede sole and a very comfortable fit, plus they’re gorgeous!
Comfortable wedding shoes by Angela Nuran Exclusively Available At
If you keep all these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to have a great experience dancing at your wedding!

About this guest blogger, Matthew Sove is the owner of Ballroom Dance Chicago,
the city’s top-rated wedding dance studio. For more info, contact them at 312.504.5866 or

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Storied Table Wedding Registry

It’s wedding shower time and we are always looking for new and unique wedding registry sources for our newly engaged couples to know about. Forget about the dreaded trip to a traditional department store or big box shops that will be eager to hand you a scanning gun. It may sound fun at first but it’s really only exciting for 3 minutes, then it just becomes “buyers fatigue”, too many decisions and you begin to put not much thought or care into what really would love to have in your registry long or short term!

The Storied Table is the perfect wedding registry for  modern couples looking for unique items and experiences. It’s definitely a wedding trend we see increasing with popularity.  Think about it, most couples today already own a lot of good basic kitchen items and simply do not need or want more. Grooms are getting more involved in the wedding planning process and  deciding what they want to be in the household and their wedding registry.  Also, there are so many gift givers (like me!) that want to standout for finding the perfect wedding or shower gift. Besides, they'd be more likely to remember who gifted a wonderful addition to their household vs. that fancy crock pot! (Think gorgeous silver trays, artisinal blown glassware from The Storied Table...) View the latest Storied Table video for some simple yet beautiful styling tips and advice.

Experiential gifts are also on the rise. Think private cooking classes, foodie trips, home styling sessions or donating to the couples favorite charity. The Storied Table can custom design unique experiences you could only wish to receive for your wedding registry.

The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery is hosting a special Pop Up Shop for The Storied Table on Sunday March 5th from 12-3 to showcase their unique and beautiful tabletop selections.
We’ll be serving special drinks and light bites. Hope to see you there!
Questions? Please email us at

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Blue Wedding Shoes !

Our beautiful bride Cynthia was blessed with having two wedding ceremonies in one day! She was married in a traditional Catholic Church followed by a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony in Chicago.
She gave us her wedding invitation and asked us to dye her Angela Nuran bridal shoes to match. She opted for a beautiful blue buckle adornment on the shoe. Her blue wedding shoes match her fiance's wedding suit perfectly! All of our Angela Nuran shoes are made of pure luxe silk and crafted to dye whatever color you desire. She loved them so much that she ordered a pair of Angela Nuran shoes in black silk after her wedding! All  photos are by Chicago Wedding Photographer, Angela Garbot Photography
Just Married, walking on the bridge over the Chicago River
Photo by: Angela Garbot Photography

Comfortable Wedding Shoes By Angela Nuran
Available at

The Angela Nuran Astoria Wedding Shoe Dyed a rich blue with the Antique "Something Blue" Buckle
All Of Angela Nuran Shoes have interchangeable buckles!
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Such a pretty wedding shoe shot by
"It's all in the details"

Always a perfect pose. Cynthia wore a gorgeous lace wedding gown with gorgeous back detailing.
Her dear Mother bought her light blue topaz earrings and a matching necklace. She carried through the "Something Blue" theme in her wedding brilliantly!
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Merci Beaucoup Cynthia for your wonderful review of The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery!
(As Published on Wedding Wire and Yelp)
"I went to the Left Bank specifically to look at and try on Angela Nuran shoes.  I purchased Angela Nuran's Astoria shoes with the Antique brooch.  I had them custom dyed to match my wedding color.  They turned out perfect.  Not only did the look beautiful, but they were comfortable as well - more comfortable than I ever thought a pair of heels could feel.  After my wedding, I bought a second pair in black!  In addition to the shoes, I purchased a decorative hair clip and a bracelet for my wedding, plus other jewelry to wear to the brunch the day after the wedding.  The Left Bank has such pretty jewelry and accessories, not just for bridal and weddings.  The staff is friendly and helpful and knowledgeable.  Sign up for their e-mail list.  They have great events and sales, even online."

If you're looking for comfortable wedding shoes, please visit:
Looking for a colored bridal shoe and have questions? Email us at:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Laura Jayne Bridal Accessories ~ The 2016 Collection

Toronto Canada based wedding accessory designer, Laura Jayne Bridal takes inspiration from nature in her 2016 collection of bridal hair pieces, jewelry, wedding veils and bridal gown sashes. The spirit of this season is ethereal elegance. It whispers "romance" in its refined softness. Laura Jayne's signature veils are made of an exclusive "Mirage" tulle which is super soft and drapy ~ nothing else compares.  Hair adornments are all handcrafted and have the flexibility to be worn a multitude of ways. The bridal belt and sash trend is still strong, but again, has a softer touch this season and is always aiming to compliment vs. compete with your gorgeous wedding gown.

See the complete collection of Laura Jayne Bridal Accessories at The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery.
A special trunk show with limited edition pieces is set for January 23-Febuary 3rd, 2016, appointments are strongly encouraged but walk ins are always welcome! Email or call for an appointment. or Ring Us @ 773.929.7422  Merci Beaucoup!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Revealing Our New Look!

To celebrate our 20th year Of Ooh-La-La, we have launched a new website and renovated our Chicago wedding boutique. Special thanks to interior designer, Erin McDonald and his fabulous team, photographers Tamara Gruner Photography & Elizabeth Nord Photography & Website designer, WyStar Designs for taking our vision and creating something beyond our dreams!  And to our gorgeous model, Willow Star!
Merci Bien,

For a sneak peak visit:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our Bride, Alexandra

One of the best parts of styling our bridal clients is seeing the final result! Our bride, Alexandra generously shared these photos from her wedding at Queen of All Saints Basillica and The University Club of Chicago. Alexandra wore our hand-cut edge cathedral veil and Larme Earrings. What a perfect day! Thank you for shopping at !

Photography by Beyond The Well, Dress by Bella Bianca, Floral Design by Davenport Designs