Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
Of course one of the obvious benefits of getting hitched on Valentine's Day is that it makes it an easy anniversary to remember, but more importantly it provides an instant on-trend wedding theme--for fun and easy wedding planning. Just envision shades of pink and red, sparkling and romantic jewelry, heart, rose and cupid motifs, chocolates, candy, love notes and more. Tying into the vintage chic and kitschy wedding styles we're seeing, weddings and Valentine's Day is a match made in heaven. Use this style guide to plan the perfect Valentine's Day wedding or to incorporate a Valentine's Day-inspired theme into weddings any time of the year.
In addition, brides are creating pink and red ombré color effects, such as using different shades of these key colors in bridesmaid dresses or groomsmen's ties. This color trend is also beautifully ushered into weddings in the form of pink and/or red statement jewelry for brides, mothers of the bride and groom, bridesmaids and guests.
Find a stunning array of pink and red (and all the shades in between), such as the ruby Swarovski crystal color found in the jewelry set above, in Swarovski crystal beads and components, gemstone beads and Celestial Crystal®, for wedding-worthy designs. Simply use Fire Mountain Gems Beads' Swarovski crystal shop by color and gemstone shop by color guides for easy selection and design planning. Pink is also being paired with complementary green colors (ranging from emerald to mint), or rose gold, in this year's most-loved color messages.
Materials and Motifs
Falling right in line with current fashion trends, heart motifs are being championed by new designers and long-established luxury fashion houses alike. Heart motifs are defying their cute, novelty associations to adorn must-have luxury items, such as bridal jewelry. Feeding into the trend for pop motifs, heart jewelry is a fun way to literally wear your heart on your sleeve--or in the case of a bride, on the arm, ears or neck. Find a large selection of heart jewelry-making components, beads, charms and more for a limitless amount of design possibilities.
Brides can easily make pendant charm necklaces or bracelets for the bridal party, special gifts or favors by adding cupid and rose charms or heart lockets to finished chain and bracelets.
More Valentine's Day wedding ideas:
|Spell out messages of "love" or a new married name, such as Mrs. Smith, etc., using alphabet beads (available in the Dione® Add A Bead System as well) in necklaces, bracelets or earrings for fun bridal and honeymoon jewelry, favors and/or bridal party gifts. These designs will be right on style wise as single-word statements and cheeky slogans are currently being sported all over the fashion runways. Looking for something fun and unique? Gift "love muffin" favors at the bridal shower or wedding by making these adorable Swarovski crystal cupcake earrings to enjoy.
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Echoes of 1920s style combine with a medieval fantasy feel for this slightly exotic trend that calls up images of places far away in both time and space.