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Completing Your Look: Bridal Accessory Inspiration

Completing Your Look: Bridal Accessory Inspiration

To veil or not to veil? That is the question. To give us the answer we have Rebecca Somnitz, owner of Something White Bridal, sharing her advice on how to complete your wedding day look. She'll also give us the rundown of the latest in bridal accessory trends from the crown to the heel!

Get to know Rebecca:

Rebecca has a love for classic, elegant and unique wedding gowns that use quality fabrics and interesting cuts. After having a hard time finding those qualities for her own wedding gown, she decided to open a bridal shop to help others find that classic dress.

Something White opened in June of 2010 and the shop quickly became one of the best bridal shops in Cleveland, OH and beyond. Brides Magazine solidified what customers and designers were saying by naming Something White one of the best bridal shops in the United States- an honor they strive to uphold with every appointment. At Something White they believe in creating an environment and an appointment that is relaxed and productive while having fun!



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Leah Longbrake:

Rebecca, welcome to the show.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Thank you.

Leah Longbrake:
Before we get started talking all things accessories, tell us what made you decide to start Something White Bridal.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. I was living in Chicago at the time. I'm from Cleveland, but I moved to Chicago for a job and I got engaged. And I know it sounds so cliche, but I was looking for a gown, and I was looking for something that was just a little different. I definitely wanted some sort of strap. I wanted something that was simple, and it was simple but still interesting. I think there's a difference. I couldn't find anything that I really loved, and me and one of my best friends at the time, we were having brunch in Chicago and we were both kind of like, "We should just start our own bridal shop." Then we got quiet and we were like, "But we're kind of serious." And so we started planning and we did our business plan, and it took about a year. Then she's from my hometown as well, so we both moved home and opened up Something White in June of 2010.

Leah Longbrake:
Happy ten-year anniversary.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Thank you.

Leah Longbrake:
It's crazy it's happening during a time of COVID, but it's such a great milestone, so kudos to you.

Rebecca Somnitz:
It is. Thank you.

Leah Longbrake:
And kudos to your nod from Brides Magazine.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Thanks. Yeah! It was such a surprise when we got the email a couple of years ago, because me and my business partner at the time, we looked at each other and we were like, "Is this spam? Is this legit?" And so then we wrote back and called, and yes, it was legit. Yeah! Yeah, that was a big thing for us. We were excited.

Leah Longbrake:
That is fantastic.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah.

Leah Longbrake:
So, accessories. You pick out your wedding dress, your gown, your pantsuit, whatever your wedding look is. Where do you even begin to start figuring out how you should amplify it?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. What we do at my shop is we get our girls, our brides in their final two gowns that they really, really like, and then we kind of dial them up. We do their hair, and then we start to ask them questions. "Are you somebody who wears earrings?" "Yes, I wear earrings." "Okay. Do you think that you want to wear big earrings or do you tend to wear smaller earrings?" I always start with what you typically wear. If you don't ever wear earrings, you're not going to want to wear earrings on your wedding day. You want to be yourself, but just a more amplified self. You don't want to feel like you're wearing a costume on your wedding day.

Leah Longbrake:
You want to be comfortable.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Absolutely.

Leah Longbrake:
Yeah.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I kind of start from the head and work down, so if they like earrings, "Do you like small earrings or big earrings?" "I like big earrings." "Okay. Well, then let's try these." And then I always say if you do big earrings, wearing a bracelet is a nice combo, and then if you do a small earring, you can do a necklace if you want or a smaller bracelet, but you don't want to have too much on at the same time. You have to balance it out.

Leah Longbrake:
Especially if you have so much beading on your dress.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes. I think you have to take the whole thing into account, your whole ensemble when you are styling. It's kind of like if you've ever built a house or if you've ever moved into a place, it's like putting the artwork on your walls after moving your furniture in. You have the big thing down, you have your wedding gown. Now you have to pick the things that are really going to make the wedding gown pop and you pop.

Leah Longbrake:
Obviously, veils are the thing for a wedding.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah!

Leah Longbrake:
I kind of think of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta, when Monte says, "He's going to jack you up."

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Leah Longbrake:
They always just put the veil on.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Oh, of course.

Leah Longbrake:
It gets the look going. But there are so many different types of veils, so can you give a breakdown for us what the different styles are?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. No, there are a lot of different veils. I know that there's terminology, but some designers use different terminology, so I always start with, "Do you like a long veil or do you like a short veil?" And I will say most of the time these days, brides are in favor of long veils which I love, because it definitely gives you some drama, especially if you don't have a long train or anything like that. Most people, when they think of a long veil, they automatically say, "I want a cathedral veil," which I always take as you probably just want a long veil because a cathedral veil is so long. It's like Princess Diana long, and I don't think people realize that. What people, I think, tend to want with a long veil is what we call a chapel veil, which is typically like 110 inches long.

Leah Longbrake:
So it's just slightly swooping on the ground past your dress.

Rebecca Somnitz:
It'll probably go beyond your train a decent amount, but a cathedral veil will be like an extra 25 inches, so it'll be 135 inches, which is so long.

Leah Longbrake:
So if you want that princess or queen look, if you're trying to emulate Princess Diana and Meghan Markle, you get the cathedral.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes. And then if you want a shorter veil, you decide where you want it to hit based on your dress. They also really customizable, so I think brides always need to remember that. If you like a certain veil but you want it five inches shorter, we can do that. If you want it 10 inches shorter, you can do that. If you want it 20 inches longer, you can do that. If you want this veil, but with this other veil's trim, you can do that. I think you have to go in knowing that you can really mix things up and you don't have to take things for face value.

Rebecca Somnitz:
The other thing that's really coming back with veils that I love are blushers, and blushers are the piece that go over your face. They've been pretty popular on the runways when I go to New York Bridal Market for the past couple of years, and I just think that they're so chic and so beautiful because the way they encapsulate you. They are just a statement piece. But if you're not a blusher type of person, you can put it back and it looks really pretty as a double layer veil as well.

Leah Longbrake:
What about bird cage?

Rebecca Somnitz:
I will say that bird cage, they come and go. Bird cage are the type of netting that goes over your eyes just ever so slightly, so they're very, very short. I will say that bird cage veils are great if you want something a little more vintagey-looking and you don't want something that you're going to have to take it off or figure out what to do with it after your ceremony. But yeah, I think that they're very specific for a specific bride, but I will say that bird cage veils and lace look really pretty together. So if you have a lace gown and you think you want a bird cage veil, they look really pretty together.

Leah Longbrake:
I was going to say, is there a method to choosing what fabric of veil based off of your dress, like if you have a tulle or a lace? There's, what is it called, mantilla?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Mantillas.

Leah Longbrake:
Mantillas, which I think are beautiful.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, with the lace coming up.

Leah Longbrake:
Yes. Is there a rule of thumb? Like if your dress is lace, you stick with this kind of fabric, or not really?

Rebecca Somnitz:
No. I think it's really like an art, and I think that's where styling and having somebody style you... When people come into my shop, we take one appointment at a time. You have one dedicated person to you, and I think having somebody style you really helps, because yes, it's like an interior designer. It's like when an interior designer can come into a room and say, "I think you should have this and I think you should have this, because they're going to go so well together." And you think, "Oh, wow. I never even thought of that." And then it looks amazing and it looks curated, and same thing. It's funny, because a lot of times my moms will ask me, "How did you know that that veil would look so good with that dress?" And I'm like, "I don't know. It's just a feeling. It's just an image in my head that I have, and I just put it together."

Leah Longbrake:
I kind of did that with mine. I ordered my veil online, because I just had in my head, I want stars on my veil, because I have a thing for stars.

Rebecca Somnitz:
See? Yeah.

Leah Longbrake:
I found Rock N Roll Bride did a collaboration with Crown and Glory, so I just on a whim ordered it online and hoped it would work with my dress, which was a high-low. And I got really lucky because it was elbow length, almost elbow length, so it worked with the measurements. But you have to be kind of careful, I think with that too, because if you have a certain, like if you have a short dress, cathedral will not work with that, but a bird cage would be chic, or elbow.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes, totally. Yes. No, I agree. Yeah, proportions, I am big into proportions. I think fit of a wedding gown and proportions of a wedding gown and accessories are almost as important as the fabric, because when you have something tailored to you or when you have the proportions correctly, it gives you that wow moment that you don't initially think about, but you'll notice when everything is correct.

Leah Longbrake:
Now, there's other kinds of headpieces that I think are amazing, like headbands and such. Tell us some of the other options that we have.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. Gosh, there's a million, but I will say the trends that are coming out, what we're seeing, headbands are huge right now in the thicker, bigger headbands, and then they're embellished. Not so much like the hair vines that we've been seeing for years, but the bigger headbands probably that we grew up wearing.

Leah Longbrake:
I was going to say, very '80s.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes!

Leah Longbrake:
But chicer?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes! Well, you've seen the ones that have the knot on them now.

Leah Longbrake:
Yeah. There's the knot, and then I've seen pearls a lot.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, pearls on a big headband are huge. One of my designers, Untamed Petals, is coming out with a bunch of crystal headbands with headband backing, like a headband with a bunch of crystals on it, and I think they're really pretty. Definitely not for the traditional bride right now. It'll be interesting to see what happens, because you know everything that goes around comes around.

Leah Longbrake:
Right.

Rebecca Somnitz:
But yeah, that's really something that's coming out. Then the other thing that I'm actually really excited about are crowns are coming back.

Leah Longbrake:
Really?

Rebecca Somnitz:
I know.

Leah Longbrake:
Crowns and tiaras?

Rebecca Somnitz:
They are, but I say it because they're coming back in the dare I say, a more chic way. Not so much a, "I want as much crystals on me as possible," but I'm seeing it and loving it with a really simple gown and a really beautiful crown with a long, chapel veil with a blusher over it, and it just looks so good.

Leah Longbrake:
Oh, that sounds gorgeous.

Rebecca Somnitz:
It looks so good, yeah. Which is something that, gosh, crowns have not been around. I mean, they weren't even really around when I opened my shop 10 ago, so I'm kind of excited.

Leah Longbrake:
I know. I was going to say, aside from obviously the royal weddings, I can't even think of a celebrity wedding that I've seen it used in since maybe Mariah Carey.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I know!

Leah Longbrake:
When she was trying to emulate Princess Diana.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Leah Longbrake:
No, that's really cool. And then combs and barrettes are still popular too, right?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes, yep. Combs, barrettes, hairpins, things that you'll put in your hair or your stylist will put in your hair, your hairstylist, I mean, will put in your hair the day of your wedding. Then typically you'll put your veil in with it, and then you'll typically take your veil out but you'll still have your pretty hair piece in, and you can either put it on the side of your head or in the back of your head. But yes, something so when you take your veil off, you still have something going on.

Leah Longbrake:
Are we still seeing flower crowns or has that kind of Bohemian look fizzled out?

Rebecca Somnitz:
I think we're starting to see it on the decline. I used to see flower crowns all the time, and I love flower crowns. I think they're so pretty.

Leah Longbrake:
Me too.

Rebecca Somnitz:
But I think this is where the crown is coming in. We're fizzling out the flower crown, but we're elevating it into a more crystallized crown.

Leah Longbrake:
Oh, yes.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I think girls are doing the same idea. A lot of my flower crown brides would have a blusher over their face and then they would have the flower crown, but now they're doing it with crystals, so it's elevated.

Leah Longbrake:
It makes sense, because while the Bahamian look will always be there, like that vintagey, lacy sheath, I consider it like the 1990's Calvin Klein look, but that clean, crisp white or off-white dress look is so hot right now.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. Which I mean, come on guys, that's why I opened my shop, so I'm so excited about it.

Leah Longbrake:
Right?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Because I'm like, "This is me!"

Leah Longbrake:
This is all I ever wanted! Then you can play then with your accessories more.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Totally.

Leah Longbrake:
Because you're not having all this beading in... Well, it's gorgeous.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes.

Leah Longbrake:
It could be too much when you also have the accessories.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Right, yes. You just have to pick and choose, but yes. We get a lot of brides, which I love because I love her style, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, "I want that very clean and very simple, effortless, but I still want to feel like a bride," and I think that's the tricky part of simple wedding gowns. Again, I think it's an art, because you want a simple wedding gown, but you don't want it to feel like a red carpet gown. You still want it to feel like a wedding dress.

Leah Longbrake:
Yes.

Rebecca Somnitz:
So yeah, it's tricky. But yeah, your accessories you can do so much with when you have a simpler gown.

Leah Longbrake:
I love that you brought up Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, because her in that Narciso Rodriguez was one of my inspirations when looking to shop.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I love that you-

Leah Longbrake:
Of course, I didn't end up going with it, but I love that look so much.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I love that you even know the designer! Oh!

Leah Longbrake:
Oh, yes. I am wedding freak, you guys.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I know! I love it!

Leah Longbrake:
Especially celebrity weddings.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I love this. There's not many people that I can talk to about this.

Leah Longbrake:
Oh, I will nerd out all day with you.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Which I appreciate. Yes, that is one of my favorite, favorite, favorite wedding gowns ever. Yeah.

Leah Longbrake:
Right. Okay, let's work our way down and go back to jewelry.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I know. Yes.

Leah Longbrake:
What are some trends right now and options that brides have?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Other trends that we're seeing are lots of gold. I think, obviously, silver and platinum is never going to go away because that's so timeless. We dabbled for a little bit in rose gold, I feel like. When I say we, I mean we as a society.

Leah Longbrake:
The trend, yeah.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, and now I think we've settled on yellow gold or silver. So we're seeing a lot of more gold, which I love. It's very warm. I always tell my brides, because my brides are always asking, "If I have a gold wedding engagement ring, do I need to have all gold jewelry?" and I tell them, "No." I think it's very curated and it looks very stylish when you are mixing your metals. It's not so matchy-matchy, like you picked a sofa and loveseat out of a catalog, and then you bought the side tables. You know what I mean?

Leah Longbrake:
Yes.

Rebecca Somnitz:
You want it to look more curated and not so, "I just bought this [crosstalk 00:16:23]."

Leah Longbrake:
These are your personal pieces.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes, yes.

Leah Longbrake:
That kind of look, like you just threw on your grandma's earrings and you have your ring you bought at a shop.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes!

Leah Longbrake:
You just have that, it's you.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes.

Leah Longbrake:
You want to be you.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes, yeah. And I feel like mixing your metals will definitely do that for you. Then the other thing we're seeing are lots of pearls lately and lots of floral embellishments, and when I say that, I mean enamel florals or enamel flowers on hair pieces or on earrings, even on some bracelets. I will say that I feel like big, chunky bracelets, I have not seen people wear those in a long time. It's a lot more dainty, a lot more simple, and same with earrings. I think we, for a while, did big, giant, huge statement earrings, and I think we've come down and they're a little more understated, but still large. Or a lot of my brides are liking studs right now, too, which I love.

Leah Longbrake:
You can't go wrong with studs.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I know.

Leah Longbrake:
Are we still seeing different colored gemstones? I know I was on the hunt for emerald earrings, and I could not find any for my wedding.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah.

Leah Longbrake:
Which worked out, but still.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I mean, I love them. I think you have to do them sparingly. My designer, Haute Bride out of California, she uses all Swarovski crystals, and she can make any earring or bracelet with any type of jewel color that you want. I don't see as much in the darks like we used to, like the emeralds and the sapphires, but people will do ever so slightly light-colored stones that play off the clear stone. There's a stone that we have. It's called light silk, and it has an ever so slight gold hue to it, and it looks really pretty next to a regular clear stone. It kind of makes them pop even more. But no, I don't think that dark colors... I'm not seeing that nearly as much as I used to.

Leah Longbrake:
What do you think are the most popular colors in accessories right now? You mentioned the gold and silver, but with the floral designs, for example, is there any kind of hints of pink or purples that are really standing out?

Rebecca Somnitz:
The florals, the enamel florals, they're really, really pale, like blushes, and really, really pale purples, but ever so slight. You probably even wouldn't tell. It just adds dimension to them. But yeah, not anything really heavy or dark. Light and bright.

Leah Longbrake:
Continuing to work our way down, what are some more accessories that we can do with the outfit? Belts are obviously still in.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Belts are in, I will say that not as much as they used to be. I think belts are on the decline, which I am totally fine with, because again, I don't think every single gown needs a belt. I think it can elevate a dress, but I also think that they look beautiful without one. So I think belts are not nearly as big as they used to be. I think people are just really going back to the simpler accessories and the simpler gowns. And when I say simple, I don't mean that you don't have anything on. It's just maybe it's an all-over pattern, so it makes it a little more simple. Okay, but belts, I feel like the satin, simpler belts are still very popular. Something that's not totally bejeweled, but it finishes off the dress and it hides a seam or something.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Then if we keep going down, shoes. I feel like for a long time, people wanted colored shoes. I don't know if you have seen that or saw that.

Leah Longbrake:
I had purple shoes for mine.

Rebecca Somnitz:
See?

Leah Longbrake:
But I had a high-low, so I definitely made my shoes the focal point.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Well, yeah. I feel like if you have a high-low dress, that's one of the huge benefits of having a high-low dress. You get to have amazing shoes.

Leah Longbrake:
Right.

Rebecca Somnitz:
But I feel like the trend of colored shoes is also going down. I'm seeing a lot more brides stick with the neutrals of ivorys or even champagnes or light gold or silver. A few of my brides are doing a colored shoe at their reception to be a little more fun, but yeah, I think everything is coming down.

Leah Longbrake:
Going back to the classic.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. The classic bride, I feel like is definitely back. We've brought it back and I am all for it.

Leah Longbrake:
What about the other fun elements that we've seen, like the capes and the denim jackets and the tuxedo jackets and all of that?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. Capes, I think capes are starting to filter into the Midwest. Capes have been around when I go to New York Bridal Market for a while, and capes in Europe are huge. I think that's just part of their culture. They've always had capes, and I think that we're just seeing it. My one designer, Pronovias, they're out of Spain and they are huge on capes, and I think they are beautiful. Yes, capes can come in different styles too. You can have a simple cape, and it can have no embellishments on it and it can just be on your shoulders. You can have other capes that have a lot of florals or laces on them, which a lot of brides decide if they want to do a cape or if they want to do a veil. I have had some brides do both. Yeah, you just really have to decide how dramatic you want to be. But I love capes. I think they're beautiful.

Leah Longbrake:
Yeah, I think they definitely make a statement. You have to be probably that person that has that maybe bolder, trendy personality.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yes, I would agree. Then denim jackets, I feel like in the Midwest, we will always love our denim jackets, because I think we're always going to love our more rustic barn weddings.

Leah Longbrake:
And we're always cold.

Rebecca Somnitz:
And we're always cold. I think that the denim jacket is always going to live with the rustic weddings, and I don't think we'll ever get away from rustic weddings because we're the Midwest.

Leah Longbrake:
Yeah, that's true. Any other looks that we should consider that we haven't mentioned yet?

Rebecca Somnitz:
For accessories? Let me think. No, I feel like we've pretty much... Oh, necklaces. I was going to mention necklaces, because I feel like necklaces are something that are a great thing for you to borrow, I always say. Because I feel like grandmas and moms, they typically always have some sort of smaller pendant with just a single diamond or something like that, that you can wear. We also have seen bigger necklaces coming back. Remember? Remember way back? Remember? I'm like, "Do you remember?" Six years ago, seven years ago, big, chunky necklaces were all the rage.

Leah Longbrake:
Yes.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Maybe it was even more than that. Maybe it was like nine or eight or nine or 10.

Leah Longbrake:
That may have... Yeah.

Rebecca Somnitz:
But the bigger, chunkier necklaces, they're not so much chunky anymore, but people are getting more excited about a bigger collar necklace.

Leah Longbrake:
Oh, kind of like the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vibe.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Eh, maybe not.

Leah Longbrake:
But smaller?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, maybe not crocheted and not super big.

Leah Longbrake:
But that kind of-

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, like where it just sits right on your collarbones?

Leah Longbrake:
Right.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Mm-hmm (affirmative), and it's maybe more of a single pattern. It's not like that chunky, bobble look. It's more slim, but it sits on your collarbones. Yeah, that's coming back, and I love that look. I think it's so pretty.

Leah Longbrake:
That's very cool.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah.

Leah Longbrake:
So just to break it all down, what are the dos and don'ts of accessorizing?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Oh. I mean, with anything in your wedding, there are no dos and don'ts. You have to decide what's you and what makes you excited. I always tell my brides, "I want you to be so excited about your gown, about your accessories that you cannot wait for people to see you in them, and you cannot wait to put them on again." You get a gut feeling with everything, and I tell my brides this all the time too. Go with your gut. What is your gut telling you? And everybody has a gut. You just have to quiet your mind to actually listen to it. What is going to make you super excited and not second-guess yourself?

Leah Longbrake:
That honestly is the best advice that you can give, because-

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, go with your gut.

Leah Longbrake:
Just go with your gut.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, because you know what you want. It's just you need to articulate that.

Leah Longbrake:
Okay, little fun thing for you. What is your all-time favorite celebrity look and your least favorite celebrity wedding look?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Okay. Well, we already talked about probably my favorite is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. I mean, I just loved her dress and everything about it. And then my least favorite, oh, okay, remember the Vera Wang that Kim Kardashian wore with the guy that she was-

Leah Longbrake:
Chris Humphries?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Thank you. I couldn't think of the name.

Leah Longbrake:
Yes, that fitted strapless with that poof and that veil?

Rebecca Somnitz:
And the headband? I'm not a big Marlo Brando headband-type person.

Leah Longbrake:
No, and that's a very '80s thing.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. I mean, I know everything comes around and goes around, or goes around, comes around, but maybe not everything should.

Leah Longbrake:
I know. I love it.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, I know. I actually liked, from that wedding, I actually loved her bridesmaids' dresses more than I loved her wedding gown.

Leah Longbrake:
I agree, and it was a great shade of purple.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. That's probably it.

Leah Longbrake:
Well, those are great picks. Any final advice for brides planning their wedding?

Rebecca Somnitz:
For accessories specifically, think about your timeline, because I feel like it's not something that you really think about until it's too late. Accessories, most of the time, unless you're buying them online from somewhere, they are made to order. They are not stocked, which is great for a myriad of reasons. It cuts down on waste and you get something that's custom and it's brand new, but you need to take that into consideration, because accessories typically take like eight to 12 weeks to come in, and I don't think that a lot of people think about that.

Leah Longbrake:
No, it's important to know.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. So timeline is a huge thing. And then really, don't stress. Don't stress. It's all going to work out. Like anything in life, don't stress. Right? Especially for COVID.

Leah Longbrake:
Amen.

Rebecca Somnitz:
I know.

Leah Longbrake:
Rebecca, thank you so much for being with us.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Of course!

Leah Longbrake:
How can we get more information on you and your store?

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah. Well, one, thank you for having me. I loved being here. And two, yes, you can check us out on our website, somethingwhitebridal.com. We have all of our information about appointments, accessory appointments, and we actually have an accessory event coming up in November. It's called Bubbles and Bling. We typically do it once a year in April, but April was a little crazy this year, guys, and we were closed, so we actually decided to do it again in November. It's a great time where we bring in a ton more accessories than we usually do, and everything is at a discount, and it's fun, and you get to see a lot of stuff, and there's always also discounts and incentives and fun things like that. And then we'll be there to help you with all your styling questions.

Leah Longbrake:
It'll be so fun.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Yeah, it is. It's a good time.

Leah Longbrake:
Well, thank you so much again, Rebecca.

Rebecca Somnitz:
Of course. Have a good one.

Leah Longbrake:
This has been a production of Evergreen Podcasts. A special thank you to Executive Producers David Moss and Gerardo Orlando, Production Director Brigid Coyne, and Audio Engineers Sean Rule-Hoffman and Declan [Roars 00:29:00]. Don't forget to enjoy the journey.

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