We would like to share with you the wonderful wedding of one of our real brides Niamh. Niamh wore our Michelle comb on her wedding day, such a gorgeous bride. Niamh and Aodhán celebrated their wedding at Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan. The photographer on the day was Dasha Caffrey.
The bride and groom met through their shared love of Irish music and dance, both being from Cavan but never crossed paths until they both preformed at another wedding on the same night. Aodhán proposed on a cliff they were looking out at the sea, Niamh turned around to find Aodhán on bended knee with the most beautiful ring he’d designed himself!
According to this lovely couple the Sparks flew immediately and they were both smitten. There were many personal touches on the day including a three-year restoration of Aodhán's grandfather’s Massey Ferguson tractor to travel to the ceremony on, Niamh's dad built a stone arch, Aodhán handmade cufflinks from lucky truppences for his groomsmen, Niamh's friend designed the wedding invitations and her sister painted the mass booklets.
Aodhán's sister made this glorious wedding cake! The detailing on the wedding dress is so intricate and beautifully detailed. Aren't Niamh's bridesmaid's stunning?! The couple say the the music was the priority of their wedding “A trad session with friends ‘Whiskey You’re The Devil’ ensued to welcome guests as they arrived and the bridal party entered the dining room with a New Orleans Wedding March led by approximately fifteen of our wedding party with a mash up of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘This Little Light of Mine’on drums, brass and other percussion instruments. Just amazing!
Two days after the wedding the couple went on honeymoon, “We flew to Dubai to stay at The Atlantis for three nights, then onto Ubud in Bali for treks, relaxation and water-rafting, onto the Gili Islands for some incredible sunsets and scuba diving before finishing on a high back in Bali at the Four Seasons, Jimbaran Bay.”
Whatever your mood, style, outfit or budget, there are statement earrings out there that make you happy the moment you put them on. We remember the earrings we wore on first dates and on special occasions and, let’s be honest, we can always find an excuse to treat ourselves to a new pair! When it comes to your wedding earrings, the stakes are a little higher but don’t worry, we’re here today with our top tips to help you choose the perfect pair…
You’ll be wearing your statement earrings all say so not only do they need to be beautiful they need to be practical too. If you don’t often wear long drop earrings it might be a good idea to wear your earrings at home behind closed doors for a few days to be sure you get on with them.
Consider any other accessories you'll be wearing or the details of your wedding dress when choosing your earrings. If your dress has embellishments, you might like to opt for earrings that coordinate with them.
Don’t forget that your whole outfit should be balanced, if you want to wear a glamorous pair of statement earrings, don’t rush to wear lots of other accessories, alternatively if you opt for subtle wedding earrings you can then choose to wear lots of other pieces too, our Alisha, Freshwater Pearl Silver Earrings are perfect for this.
Pearls are very often a popular wedding day gift for a bride, but why are pearls associated with weddings, you may be thinking!
Thanks to their fabulous shimmering iridescence, these organic little gems have always been highly prized throughout history, in fact, Cleopatra is said to have dissolved a pearl in a glass of wine before drinking it, simply to show Marc Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire country in just one meal, and the ancient Greeks associated the pearl with love, marriage, and marital harmony. During the crusades knights wore pearls on the battlefield, believing they held magic powers that would protect them from harm. In the 1500s pearls were so highly regarded that countries across Europe passed laws forbidding anyone apart from nobility to wear them. And even to this day, they are still a popular choice for royalty, especially at weddings. Queen Elizabeth II wore them at her wedding and over in the USA, Jacqueline Bouvier wore a strand the day she became Mrs Kennedy, which was almost royalty.
Are you considering making pearls part of your wedding? When it comes time to make your pearl selection, what do you need to know? Let us help...
No matter your style or your wedding theme, there are bridal pieces out there that are perfect for you, and they are quite possibly in our top five pieces as chosen by our Jules Bridal Jewellery brides to be this year. Our passion is to make sure you get the perfect jewellery to match your ensemble for the big day. Whether you’re looking for crystals, pearls or intricate details we will have or can make a piece to compliment your dress.
Here are our top five jewellery pieces of 2020 so far…