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Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.


Invite Bold to the Black and White Wedding
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Design Idea 5643
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Item Number 2985CB
Item Number 4147FD
Design Idea 5643
Item Number 8321NB
Invite Bold to the Black and White Wedding
Item Number 4147FD
Design Idea 5643

by Roberta Grace, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

The black and white wedding trend is still going strong--and for good reason. Black and white is a sophisticated color palette that conjures up a sense of glamour. White bridal gowns remain the color of choice with an addition of stand-out black flair. Embellishing the dress material with black details, and adding similar dark accents to handmade bridal accessories, can make the entire wedding design elegant and fashion forward.

The bride's jewelry can include a necklace and earring set, cocktail ring and hair combs. Accent shoes, clutch, bride's bouquet and the wedding cake with the same or similar beads used in the bride's jewelry for a completely customized look. Black-colored gemstones include agate, jade, jet, marble, obsidian, onyx, serpentine and tourmaline. Get the look you need with various facets, textures and sizes of natural gems. Cultured pearls and Swarovski crystal pearls are available in shades of black. With so many wedding-ready beading options, you'll find the perfect price point to keep the wedding within budget.
Design Idea B84D

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Add a pop of color with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
New to the black and white wedding trend is the addition of bold statement jewelry. Old Hollywood-style lavish designs with big baubles can serve to pump up the matrimonial pizazz. The black and white wedding "canvas" provides a neutral base for adding a pop of color and showcasing a particularly stunning jewelry item. Does the bride have an heirloom piece she'd like to wear? Is there a favorite celebrity style she wants to simulate? Does the groom have an adventurous suggestion? The new bold trend provides bridal jewelry designers a huge opportunity to be ingenious and creative. Pursue the new bold wedding look by incorporating beautiful gemstones fit for a modern wedding.

Design Idea A8TH

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Something Shiny

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" ... how about something sparkly and shiny too? Sequins are showing up on every wedding accessory imaginable including the dress itself, jewelry, table accents and more. The reflective sequin enhances other materials including crystals, diamonds or beading, and creates gorgeous movement constantly catching light.


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