As the mother of the bride, it's only natural for you to want to look your best on your daughter's big day. But, it's not just about your outfit. The accessories you choose to complement it with can have a big impact on your overall look. While you may have already found the perfect mother of the bride outfit, giving some thought to the accessories you'll complement it with on the day will ensure you really look the part. From finding the right colour scheme for your jewellery to narrowing down the type of pieces you'll wear, there's plenty to think about…
Consider the cut and shape of your outfit:
The most common mother of the bride outfit consists of a beautiful dress but thinking about the details of this can help you to make smart jewellery choices. For example, if you have a high neck dress, adding a necklace can make your outfit look too busy, while bracelets stacked on top of long sleeves can cause the same issue.
Instead, look for opportunities to fill any empty spaces with accessories. For square or sweetheart necklines, decorative drop necklaces or statement earrings can add a luxurious touch and tie your look together. If your dress is long-sleeved and high-necked, try selecting a pair of subtle stud earrings and opting for brooches or pins for an understated style boost.
Colour match your accessories to the bridal party:
As part of the bride's nearest and dearest, many mothers choose to create a sense of cohesion between themselves and the bridal party. When it comes to doing this with jewellery it's simple, all you need to do is pick accessories in the same colour or hue as the bridal party's dresses or outfits. If they're wearing deep reds, selecting some dazzling ruby rings, necklaces or bracelets can help to tie your look in with theirs. Alternatively, if they're dressed in more neutral colours, like blush or pale pink, consider incorporating pink quartz or pink sapphire into your jewellery to ensure you all match nicely.
Don't be tempted to try out a new style:
Your daughter's wedding day won't just be a wonderful memory for the happy couple, but also for you, too. What better way to preserve these memories than by investing in wearable pieces that will remind you of the wedding each time you put them on? While you might want to step out of your comfort zone for the day, if this isn't your usual style, it's unlikely you'll wear the piece again. Instead, opting for subtler pieces you can incorporate into your everyday looks will be great. This could include picking simple, dainty pieces that include little gemstone details, as opposed to chunky, oversized jewellery. Similarly, choosing types of jewellery you actually wear will help you to get the most out of your accessories. Don't be tempted to buy extravagant pieces if it’s not your usual style.
Less is more:
It's important to make sure you're not over-accessorising. Wearing too many statement pieces together can take the focus away from the bride and turn it towards you. To ensure you find the right balance between being identified as an important part of the wedding, and being minimal enough to let your daughter shine, we would suggest opting for a simple matching set like our Ariel Awarovski pendant and earrings to add subtle touches of luxury to your look.
If you feel you need help choosing the colour or type of jewellery to wear on your daughter's wedding day, please get in touch, we’d be happy to help.
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...