So which Bridal Earrings will suit your Wedding Day Hairstyle?
October 09, 2018
We are asked so often for advice on what type of earrings to wear on your wedding day, so we thought we would share a few nuggets of advice from our many years of experience consulting with Brides in the run up to their big day!
So firstly your hair length can really help decide what style of earring to wear.
If you have short to shoulder length hair or are wearing your hair in a quite structured up-style, then a stud type wedding earring would be a good place to start for you. If your hair is long, curly or full of volume and you are wearing it down then a drop statement wedding earring could be perfect, it won't get hidden behind your hair and still won't look over obvious either. Accessories should always compliment your gown, not take over!
Here's a few side by side shots to show you how both look and how you can expect them to look in your own wedding photos.
One of the most important things to remember if you have short hair is that you are definitely not limited with your hairstyle, there are many options for brides with shorter hair. Whether it be a creating volume on top to showcase your fringe or vintage style do, a side wave curled away from your face to give an elegant and contemporary look. Or perhaps how about a braid worked into the top or side to give a playful and stylish look?
There is a misconception that stud earrings are generally small and muted and this really doesn't have to be the case.
We have several Swarovski crystal stud style earrings that are far from boring and still catch the light but in an understated way. You can frame your face with a glamorously vintage styled stud as an elegant finishing touch.
In our experience, we find that a birdcage style veil can work so well with a shorter hair style, they just seem to sit really well around the hair. Perfect if you're not sold on wearing a full on traditional veil and would like to incorporate a little individuality into your look. We also recommend speaking to your hairstylist about style ideas that will last the day.
Longer hair or curly hair with volume:
The key thing to remember for brides wearing their hair down is that if you want your bridal earrings to be seen in pictures and make a statement we would recommend a longer or more substantial size wedding earring. Statement earrings can be such a great accessory particularly for your evening reception as you glide throughout your wedding reception among your guests.
There are so many fabulous wedding drop earrings to choose from. Depending on your bridal style you could opt for a romantic chandelier style earring set with dozens of sparkling Swarovski crystals or a less sparkly affair altogether and with more of a vintage style look. We just love an Art Deco style earring particularly for brides who have fallen in love with a Roaring Twenties style dress.
For the Contemporary ladies out there you can't beat a gorgeous teardrop crystal pair, our Jodie Earrings are our best-selling pair of all time.
If you are still unsure about your wedding jewellery options then feel free to contact us for a chat or book an appointment. We are here to help with expert advice.
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Wedding hair vines are very on trend this year, but if you are asking yourself “What’s a wedding hair vine?”, let us explain. Wedding hair vines are long, flexible head pieces made on thin twisted wire that can be shaped to any design required to suit your hairstyle. Wedding hair vines generally don’t have any combs attached to them and can easily be pinned into your hair wherever needed. This gives them the flexibility to be worn with many different hairstyles.
So, how should you wear your wedding hair vine...
First, decide on how you will be wearing your hair; will you be wearing your hair down, in a long loose braid? Hair vines also look fantastic in half up half down hairstyles. Simply secure into the section of your hair that is pinned up, and then gentle curve down through your loose waves. If you are wearing your hair in a loose plait, the hair vine can simply be plaited into your hair as it is done.
As we mentioned hair vines are a very big trend for this year and here are our top selling wedding hair vines for 2020 so far...
Our delicate Gold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, made from individual gold leaves blended with freshwater pearls and tiny diamante crystals for a little sparkle.
The Gold Vine is a light and flexible headpiece that can be worn to the side, back or across the top of the head. It is simply attached with tiny alligator style clips hidden beneath the piece.
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...