Wedding jewellery ideas to suit your own personal style
February 12, 2020
Deciding on the perfect pieces to compliment your wedding dress can be a difficult process, especially with so many beautiful items to choose from. It can be all the more challenging when you want to inject your own signature style into the mix. So we have put together this guide to help you choose bridal jewellery to not only accentuate your wedding gown but to also suit your own personal style…
For The Princess Bride: Those wishing for a fairytale wedding should opt for jewelled designs that offer the ideal balance in size, silver and sparkle. If your dress features a conventional, meringue-style skirt, it will make a statement all of its own – so bear this in mind when picking your jewellery. Necklace, earrings and bracelet…you can have it all, just keep the diamonds small and delicate to avoid over-extravagance. Our Carrie, Vintage Style Pearl & Crystal Stud Earrings are a perfect option for any Princess Bride.
For The Boho Bride: Romantic and whimsical, many boho brides allow their accessories to do all the talking. But you needn’t splash out on a wealth of jewellery, just a few key pieces that provide the perfect complement to the all-important dress. Boho brides defy convention by rejecting the need to coordinate all their jewellery choices, instead opting for a mix of metallics, precious stones and unique patterns. Our quirky and delicately beautiful Dragonfly, Gold Wedding Headpiece will leave your wedding guests with no doubts that you have extended your own personal style to your wedding day ensemble.
For The Classic Bride: Feminine and graceful, the classic bride looks to tradition and heritage in her jewellery choices. From a silver or gold necklace featuring an eye-catching pendant to a ring that enhances her wedding band, the classic bride is elegance and sophistication personified. Our Alisha, Yellow Gold Freshwater Pearl Pendant is the perfect accompaniment to the classic bridal look.
For The Glamour Bride: Making a statement in every aspect, the glamour bride wants the optimum level of sparkle. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and this bride is living proof, only settling for the biggest and boldest jewels to make sure all eyes are on her. Our Jodie, Rose Gold Teardrop Crystal Set, will add a little more glamour to your big day. For The Understated Bride: Keeping it simple and straightforward, for brides who shy away from the spotlight jewellery should be pared down and brought back to basics. However, less can certainly be more, provided the right choices are made. Pearls are a pretty and subtle complement for all bridal wear, as are coloured stones which can offset an all-white/ivory dress beautifully. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires can offer a welcome ‘pop’ of colour without detracting from the dress. Our Shelly, Delicate Silver & Pearl Bracelet, is something we think you will continue to wear throughout your honeymoon and beyond!
No matter what your own personal style, we know that you will find something in the Jules Bridal Jewellery collection to suit you. We have a wide selection from bracelets to headpieces, to compliment your wedding day ensemble as well as those of your bridal party.
Choosing your bridal jewellery is one of THE best parts about planning your wedding ensemble and we should know! But there are other accessories that need to be considered in the run-up to the big day, so we have pulled together this guide to make sure you don’t miss anything…
When it comes to shoes comfort is key, remember that you will be wearing these shoes for the majority of the day, you will be standing, walking and dancing, so, go for natural materials, as they are more breathable and will stretch to fit your feet. Also, don’t forget to buy your shoes around the same time as you order your wedding dress. This is very important as your alterations, especially the hem adjustment, will depend on the height of your heel. Buying shoes early on will mean you are ready for all of your fittings and that you have plenty of time to break them in at home.
The timing of your wedding can be a deciding factor on your footwear choice. If you are getting married in winter, you might want a back-up pair of weddingtons (see what we did there!) to avoid the puddles, or if you are having your reception in the summer months you might want a pair of flats or wedges at the ready for walking on grass. In fact, having a back-up pair of flats is always a great idea, just in case!
When it comes to traditions, you can’t fit many more into one occasion than you can on a Wedding day! From the brides choice of a gown to the ceremony itself, the best man's speech, the first dance and the bouquet toss, your big day will be a constant nod to tradition. You might find some of the customs aren't in keeping with the style of your wedding, but when it comes down to bridal jewellery, you'll appreciate many of the old traditions, mainly because the bride comes out of it pretty well, with lots of sparkly options…
It is traditionally the job of the groom or the father-of-the-bride to gift the bride with pearls on the day of her wedding. Pearls are seen as a symbol of perfection, purity and innocence, and it is said that the ancient Greeks believed pearls would help ensure marital bliss and prevent newlywed brides from crying!
When it comes to wedding jewellery there are many, many choices when it comes to pearls. You could opt for a pearl choker, a discreet pearl bracelet, some beautiful earrings or one of our favourites, a pearl headpiece, here is ourGold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, which is a great choice for any bride.
Bridesmaids and mothers of the bride are often heavily involved in helping the bride to choose her dress and accessories for the big day. So why not turn the tables and choose an item for them to show how much you appreciate all of their efforts that they can wear on the wedding day too. But what jewellery will look best with their outfits? It needs to be special enough for such a special day, as well as making just the right kind of statement. Here is our guide to selecting a piece of jewellery for every member of your wedding party…
Mother of the Bride
A daughter treating her mum to a beautiful piece of jewellery on the day of a wedding is a beautiful gesture. Not only will it make the mother of the bride feel amazing, but she will also have something to wear, enjoy and treasure for years to come. Perhaps the lucky daughters may also find such this treasure in their own jewellery box one day! Our very own real-life bride Stephanie chose these beautiful earrings for her mum and they were a big hit on the day.