by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
The birds have it this season as bird-themed weddings soar in popularity. Brides are flocking to incorporate this chic, dainty, vintage-inspired (and just super darn cute) motif into all aspects of their special day. Birds can be found perched on everything from cupcake flags to invitations to table décor and most importantly, jewelry and hair accessories. Here are three different ways to capture and create this trend in wedding jewelry for the big day.
Birds are a perfect complement to weddings as they are commonly known to symbolize beauty, peace, happiness, grace, love and gentleness. Their endearing images and natural form lend themselves well to embarking on a new life journey.
Design stunning (yet inexpensive) pendant necklaces for the bridal party or wedding favors with bird charms. Enclose necklaces in gift pouches or place in small bird nests made from twine for a beautiful presentation. Necklaces can also be displayed inside bird cage centerpieces and guests can select their own as a wedding favor.
Incorporate bird pendants and components, such as swallows and sparrows, into bridal jewelry for a delicately feminine style. Combine with Swarovski crystal pearls and antiqued metal chain for a vintage-inspired statement. Use bird-themed charm holders to create one-of-kind jewelry gifts for the mother of the bride and groom, filling it with birthstones or beads that hold special meaning.
Brides can celebrate their new "nest" with bird's nest jewelry. Elegantly clever, yet chic and sophisticated, a bird's nest necklace, earrings or brooch is a beautiful addition to any wedding jewelry wardrobe.
Brides are fawning over feathers for the ultimate in wedding fashion. Feathers can be found in invitation envelopes, hair accessories, bouquets, dress embellishments, jewelry and more. Use feather charms and pendants or feathers themselves to add this on-trend bird-inspired element. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers an enticing selection of feathers and feathered charms and pendants to match any bridal style, and add dimension and interest to designs.
View the following free resources for helpful hints, design tips and ideas on incorporating feathers in jewelry, clothing and accessories for the wedding day: