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Head, ears, throat, abdomen--swathes of jeweled links are being connected by sewing, wire or jumprings into an armor-like appearance on the bride.
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.
Pearled Shrug or Bolero
For that little extra something in a world of changeable weather--the shrug is getting the bridal treatment with plenty of pearls.
They come in a range of materials: fluffy cashmere for cool spring evenings, gauzy silk for summer days, comfortable cotton for the tea-length gown. The pearly patterns vary, too: tiny seed pearls in an overall scatter, sprays on the corners of open-weave knit, borders on the heavier styles.
They're not required to be white, either!
Brides are filling their hearts and locket necklaces with love and sentimental embellishments for the ultimate in personalized wedding jewelry. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads carries a large selection of locket components, including the popular floating locket that's specially designed to be filled with small birthstone-inspired beads, pictures, remnants of lace or other special mementos. These lockets make meaningful gifts for the mother-of-the-bride and -groom, and the entire wedding party as well.
"I Couldn't Tie the Knot without You by My Side"
Marriage isn't just about the love between a bride and groom. It's also about the love shared with important people in your lives who you plan on sharing the big day with. Give bridesmaids a special handmade gift of chainmaille love knot earrings made from gleaming precious metal jumprings to wear on the wedding day.
Both the standard loop and the hanging hoop give brides a loop-de-loop on their big day. The standard loop earring echoes the barely there/minimalist trend--although sometimes the loops are supersized to be seen under a veil--while the hanging hoops tend to be heavily embellished for making a real style statement.
That's not to say that the minimalist hoops are plain--nope. They're studded with sparkle, bound with pearls or been textured or stamped to add visual interest. The hoops, of course, are as a blingy and over-the-top as you want to make them!
Take the 2000s love of sparkle, then add the 1960s love for the headband (or Alice band, among the Brits) and you've got the growing popularity of the bandeau bridal accessory. Subtle headbands go great under long, traditional veils--meanwhile, the bold styles are ideal for the bride who's going veil-less or opting for a femme fatale-style birdcage veil.
The Forehead Band/Hair Necklace
Made popular by history-tinted soap operas like Reign and The Tudors, the forehead band or hair necklace is showing up on the heads of brides, too.
They're showing up in plenty of styles as well, many influenced by traditional bridal hair jewelry from India: the tikka (single pendant), dauni (multiple strands) and matha patti (a band along the hairline), plus variants of old Byzantine headdresses and 1920s flapper-style forehead bands. Some are formally balanced, like the dauni--others are more like hairvines worn across the forehead or at the hairline.
Embellished Cake Server and Knife
There will be lots of photos taken as you and your new spouse cut the cake, so why not add a touch of sparkle or intrigue to the utensils you’ll be using? Wrap the handles with tulle, ribbon, burlap or macramé lace then add details such as cupchain, faux flowers, pearl clusters, a brooch at the top or some rhinestones.
Boho brides seem to be loving the look of macramé for not only jewelry--like macramé collar necklaces and florals--but also decorative accents such as backdrops for the altar. These whimsical backdrops are lined with flowers and greenery above sections of large macramé netting with the rest of the cording free to dangle down.
With Rhinestones on Her Heels
Your walk down the aisle will be extra glamorous with crystal clear rhinestones and other flat-backed stones adorning the back of your wedding shoes. Plus, you’ll love the extra detail shot from your photographer highlighting your shoes and catching glimpses of the sparkling embellishment during first dance photos.
Add extra sparkle to bouquet stems, pillar candles and more with cupchain. Available in a wide variety of sparkling colors and styles, including an option with glass rhinestones and faux pearls, cupchain or banding is a perfect solution when you want high-impact glitz.
Dramatic Winter Wedding Palette
Dark navy blue and marsala burgundy is THE color scheme for nuptials looking to have a vintage or sultry romantic flair in the winter. Sprays of amaranth really make a statement in floral arrangements and the bride’s bouquet. For jewelry, Swarovski crystals’ Bordeaux pearls and dark indigo beads (or night blue pearls) make a perfect couple.
A trend we're seeing for summer weddings combines the sweetness of sugar with the preciousness of pearls. Fill varying sizes of clear glass cylinders (or other shape) with different amounts of sugar, drop a pillar or tea light candle in the middle, and then top with a layer of pearls. (Sand is another option to fill containers with if you're not sweet on the sugar idea.)
Purple is associated with connotations of royalty and luxury. The hue lavender, more specifically, symbolizes grace and elegance. Lavender flowers are even said to denote purity, devotion and preciousness. What better color to be included in your wedding than light and smoky lavender hues poised to be popular in fall and winter palettes?
You Are My Anchor
Anchors have found a place in jewelry for the groom and bridal party, especially in beachside or nautical-themed weddings. With connotations of being reliable, grounding and the ability to withstand stormy seas, the anchor is a perfect symbol for nuptials.
Silk with Swarovski®
Silk flowers, instead of live, are embellished with tiny Swarovski crystal flat backs to recreate the look of a dew-kissed just-picked-fresh-this-morning bouquet.
Queen for a Day
Quirky, playful, regal--the tiara makes the bride an absolute princess. Used as an addendum or as an alternative to the traditional veil, they're a luxe trend for the ceremony, the reception--or both!
An expected palette--especially for a winter wedding--greens can be fresh, gentle, bold or enlivening. Jewelry and accessories featuring green gemstones and crystals are ideal for brides who love growing things--but aren't wild about flowers.
Rose Gold for Autumn
Late autumn weddings are the ideal place for the warm, coppery tones of rose gold. Rose gold can go elegant or rustic, and the hint of ''orange'' seals the autumn deal.
It should be no surprise here--brides really can use black accessories with a white gown. It's sophisticated, chic, timeless and economical. (You're going to wear or use those black accessories for years.)