Here are the inspiration pieces from the San Bernardino County Museum textile collection for the 2013 WCTA Challenge.
Bridal Finery, circa 1900
Silk shoes with French heels and lace on the toes

Bodice - silk satin, Battenberg lace overlay, with various types of lace trim, possibly worn as early as 1895


Bridal tiara with preserved wax-covered blossoms

 

Hand fan made in Spain, mother-of-pearl and lace
Bridal Accessories, circa 1950
Wool felt hat featuring iridescent shell "pearl" decorations Classically styled gilded "leather" handbag

Aurora borealis crystal necklace and rhinestone clip-on earrings