Image courtesy of Jules Bridal | Photography by Amanda Wilcher
You’ve got the dress and have been tottering about in your newly bought heels to break them in – but what about the jewels? Your bridal jewellery can not only add to your overall look, but they will more than likely be pieces you can wear again and again after the big day. How to choose those ever important pieces? Our jewellery experts are on hand to give their top tips when it comes to accessorising your wedding dress!
Sarah from The Parisian Bride – View Profile
1. Choosing your wedding jewellery should be given a little time and consideration. The main thing is to know your dress.
2. Don’t pick jewellery just for the sake of it, you must consider the style of your wedding dress. If your dress has a lot of embellishment with lots of pearls and diamantés you may not need much jewellery, a simple pair of earrings may be enough or a small pearl and crystal necklace for example our Ava necklace and earrings.
3. Let your jewellery enhance and complement your dress. If you have a lower neckline, a statement necklace or a dramatic pair of earrings could work. Our Love necklace and Romance earrings are such examples.
4. While there is always a place for the classic pearls don’t be afraid to choose something modern and contemporary (our Hummingbird necklace is one example). Think outside the box and don’t make your choice on what you think might be expected of you.
5. Reflect the features in your dress with your type of jewellery – if you have pearls on your dress, a classic pearl necklace and earrings would look fantastic along with a pearl bracelet.
6. Your type of hairstyle should be taken into consideration, up styles would suit lovely statement earrings but don’t choose something that overtakes the look, remember you wear the jewellery, it does not wear you!
7. Be comfortable with your choice. Choose jewellery that reflects your personality and who you are. Every bride will have her own style so be true to yours.
8. “A girl should be two things classy and fabulous” – Coco Chanel. Above all enjoy your wedding jewellery and wear it with confidence and style!
Love from The Parisian Bride – www.theparisianbride.ie
Julie from Jules Bridal – View Profile
1. Firstly as we usually see brides without their dress or hair done we spend some time looking at photos of the dress style and the hair style ideas to get a starting point of what will suit best. Depending on the whether the bride is wearing a veil or not we might go with a more substantial statement headpiece with some detail to the back. We find brides are opting out of wearing a necklace these days and are accessorising with a great headpiece, earrings and bracelet. Custom making pieces is always an option and we can work with a bride on a completely new design that will be very specially made just for her.
3. We do advise bringing a trusted friend/bridesmaids or Mum for that all important second opinion. It can be difficult to make decisions alone with so many options available.
4. We offer a try before you buy service, whereby brides-to-be can borrow some headpieces to take to their hair trial to see what works for them and their style.
5. We constantly check back to the dress style when choosing the headpiece and jewellery to make sure it complements the dress perfectly, it’s easy to get carried away with some beautiful pieces but they have to harmonise with the era and overall look of the gown.
6. Pearls are still hugely popular and this year we’re starting to see a return to muted shades of gold and dark champagne colours alongside our handmade lace petal headpieces.
7. We find many brides are very undecided as to whether they will wear a veil or not with many opting to keep it on just for some photos. We have lots of headpieces that can be worn with a veil and then moved to the side or even add rows of pearls to the back, for a day to evening time look.
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.