Bridal Jewellery Essentials

Submitted by lex on April 16, 2014

For some brides, carefully selected jewellery can play a big part in creating a signature wedding day look. A few simple style rules help brides to dazzle their wedding guests, and more importantly, their new husband.

Many brides spend months agonizing over the perfect wedding gown. Then, after a long parade of silk, satin and lace, they are faced with yet another choice challenge – the right jewellery.

As with a gown, wedding jewellery should always reflect the bride’s personality and style, whether she is shooting for glitzy Hollywood glamour or vintage chic. Unfortunately, the sheer amount of options can be overwhelming, but brides that base their necklace, earrings and tiara on the style of their wedding gown significantly increase their chances of getting it right.

Here are some ideas on how to add that final flourish to your wedding look…

Pretty as a Pearl

Since the roaring 20s re-exploded onto movie screens in “The Great Gatsby” last year, vintage style has never been more popular. Striking gowns with intricate lace detailing are one of this season’s firm bridal favourites, and when it comes to accessorising a lace gown, pearls are the perfect choice. Ocean gems provide a softer look than dazzling diamond pieces and are great for brides that don’t go for too much bling in their day-to-day lives. Accessories like earrings, necklaces and bracelets should be selected carefully depending on the cut of the dress. For example, if your gown is backless, why not play on this elegant feature by selecting a necklace with back detailing too?

The Princess Look

Kate Middleton’s decision to bedazzle the crowds with a tiara on her wedding day has inspired a new lease of life for the piece, with the tiara trend spreading across the world. Despite the fact that most brides don’t actually become princesses the day they tie the knot, this doesn’t mean they have to look any less regal. Elegant jewelled tiaras often add a stunning flourish to A-line gowns with long sleeves, just like Kate’s. Brides that want to inject a more modern twist into their wedding day tiara may prefer a bejewelled headband or vintage hair comb instead.

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

Brides going for all-out Hollywood glamour on their big day can really have some fun with their jewellery. Figure-hugging gowns embellished with diamante or crystal detailing offer an exciting opportunity to find matching pieces, although it’s important for brides not to blind their guests by going over the top with sparkle. As a general rule of thumb, you should choose between a statement necklace or earrings, depending on how you decide to wear your hair. Chandelier earrings look fantastic with mermaid gowns (as pictured) and a statement necklace can really help a strapless gown dazzle.

Boho Bride

Brides who opt for more of a relaxed, beachy style on their wedding day can go all-out natural by selecting real flowers as their wedding day accessories. In places like Thailand and Bali, the abundance of tropical flowers offers the chance to introduce more of a tropical theme into the outfit. However, that is not to say boho beach brides have to go without dazzling jewellery altogether. There are plenty of elegant floral headpieces, necklaces and bracelets crafted from pearls and jewels that suit a laid-back beach wedding.

Shine like the Sun

Unfortunately, many brides make the mistake of wearing jewellery purely for the sake of wearing it. A lot of the time, intricately tailored dresses and elaborate hairstyles make enough of a statement on their own. No bride wants to look too “busy” on her wedding day, and if this is the case, why not accessorise your gown with nothing more than a glowing tan? There are few fresher looks than a healthy, golden glow, and for destination brides this means the perfect excuse to do a little extra pool lounging during the run-up to the big day.






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