We would like to share with you the beautiful wedding of one of our real brides Lisa. Lisa wore a custom pair of statement earrings and our Aeveen bracelet. We asked her all about her wedding day, and she kindly shared with us some insight into her wedding to Brian and all the days delights. Thanks Lisa for sharing!
Can you tell us where did you meet and can you tell us a little bit about the proposal? We had our first date in Winter Wonderland (Hyde Park, London) Christmas 2014 (Dec 19th), although, both from County Louth, we met in our local nightclub 10 years before that!
3 years to the date, back in Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Christmas 2017 (Dec 19th) we got engaged. We returned to London every year since we met to Winter Wonderland and that year I was not expecting a proposal!!! For someone who usually has their nose stuck in everything, I was totally shocked and blown away! Brian is a plumber and made the engagement ring from some copper piping and stuck a Penney's "diamond" earring on top!! I loved it...until it turned my finger green, the very next day!
Where did you get married and why did you chose the venue?
We got married in beautiful Dubai, on Oct. 30th 2018 at the Five Star Jumeirah Beach Hotel, in their outdoor "Sunset Garden" Lawn. We always said we wanted a marriage, not a wedding, so for us it was about celebrating with our closest friends and family, in a small, intimate location, far enough away so that only our nearest and dearest would want to travel to it! We had guests travel from all over the world travel to Dubai to celebrate with us; from Sydney, Melbourne, China, Texas, London and of course Ireland. A big Irish wedding wasn't for us, we wanted something different, more relaxed and less formal. Not a wedding cake, nor a fully covered hotel wedding chair, nor round function table or conference room in sight, instead we replaced these with vintage sofas, luxury arm chairs, bistro tables, rugs and cushions, free flowing champagne & beers, during our "Sip & Be Seated" Lounge Style Ceremony, almost like saying our vows in an outdoor siting room setting sharing a glass of bubbles amongst friends.
Emotions were running high, having the small intimate group of our closest friends and family meant there wasn't a dry eye in the place! Or maybe they were fragile from the night before!!! JUMEIRAH Beach Sunset Garden in Dubai really is one of the most romantic and outstanding locations in this world - saying our vows in the garden over looking the iconic 7 star Burj Al Arab - what a backdrop!
Can you tell us about your dress?
It was the Katie May "Barceclona" Dress, from California, purchased in Ivory & Pearl in Comber, Northern Ireland. For our destination wedding in the sun I wanted a relaxed, beautiful light gown but with glamour and sexiness.
Dubai is uber stylish and I wanted my dress to represent that. It was always going to have to be backless too (my husband loves a good back haha). Not a pearl or an embellishment in sight, just a few delicate pieces of lace, I loved the simplicity and yet dramatic wow of it.
What was the most memorable part of your day?
The lounge style ceremony (it was very emotional!) and the after party later that night on the beach, on the sand, in Beach Lounge (part of the Jumeirah Hotel) which is just under the Burj Al Arab in the little hours of the morning where our friend Bobby serenated us with his voice and guitar. It was one of those moments where myself and Brian, looked at each other to ask "is this really happening?"
What was the one thing you wanted your guests to remember from the day?
How much it meant for us that they were part of our special day and we wanted to treat them to a once in a lifetime experience. "I've never experienced anything like that before and pretty sure I never will" is how one of the guests described it. It felt like an amazing holiday away with friends that we never wanted to end.
What Jules piece did you wear and why did you chose it?
I wore two statement pieces of jewellery from Jules on my wedding day - earrings and bracelet,with my dress being quite elegant (and not fussy!) and with us being in Dubai, I loved going dramatic and glamorous with my jewellery.
My 4 gorgeous bridesmaids and my beautiful Mother all wore Jules earrings also. I chose Jules as we had also worn Jules earrings for my sister Aisling's wedding 4 years previously - our jewellery got so many compliments and I have literally worn those earrings to every special occasion since. Jules jewellery is so special and was perfect for my wedding day.
Tell us a bit about your experience with Jules Bridal Visited with my bridesmaid Claire and loved every minute of our experience there. We dealt with Jules herself and the care we got was incredible.
We left with more than just the wedding jewellery, everything is just too beautiful to leave behind!
When you look at your Jules piece now, what do you think of?
I think stand out. My jewellery was stand out for me. I loved it. Thank you so much for creating such beautiful and different wedding jewellery pieces out of the bridal norm!
Going so soon? Before you go take a look at our full earring collection here.
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 so far...
Our delicate Gold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, made from individual gold leaves blended with freshwater pearls and tiny diamanté 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...