Since it's custom in Macedonia to wear something over the dress during the church ceremony, I wanted to have something more creative than a shawl.
I spent some time looking for bridal bolero jackets, but couldn't find the right thing ...until I discovered Angelika Liv on Etsy. She designs and makes romantic bridal (and Gothic) pieces - they're fun, unusual, and something you can't really find in a store.
I absolutely love her work! And she was very sweet and helpful over email. Since I wanted something red, she made the perfect little red bolero from raw silk for me, and had it ready within a couple of days. I have to say, I was really impressed about how quickly I got it (she shipped it from Israel) and how incredibly gorgeous it turned out - much better than what I imagined.
So, it was the perfect thing to wear - fun and creative enough for me and formal enough for church :)
... and... it matched my bouquet :)