With the dawn of a new year and valentines day only weeks away, we are well and truly in "engagement season", most of our brides-to-be are already planning looks, styles, colours, and searching for on-point details that will make their big day the celebration that they have always wanted. With that in mind we have selected some top trends to look out for, but to make your wedding as unique as you, we suggest you tap into the ideas that genuinely emulate your own and your partners personal style, don't just go with a trend because it's of-the-moment, but we know that with these suggestions you just can't go wrong…
Sustainable Celebrations: Sustainability is a hot topic and with Princess Eugenie’s environmentally-conscious nuptials that took place last year, so many eco-friendly options have become available, such as replacing plastic favour and place settings with seasonal fruit or an edible treat. When it comes to flowers opt for locally grown, seasonal varieties and provide alternatives to confetti in the shape of ribbon wands or bubbles which both look fantastic in wedding photographs, but make sure all the elements such as bubble bottles are recyclable.
Embroidery: As brides try to find more and more ways to make their wedding unique, this year will see a boom in embroidery. From initials on veils to even a little saying or message only the two of you know of, stitched into the detail of the dress, embroidery is a very easy way to customise an off the peg gown.
Making a Statement: The most traditional of all wedding accessories are making a comeback. After being overlooked for many years, the veil is back, and bigger than ever, thanks to some high profile celebrity brides who took it to the next level in terms of length, So if you are looking for the "wow factor", follow this trend and you can be sure you will turn heads.
Using your head:
As we mentioned above, when it comes to veils, you need to go big or go home! If you’re not making a statement then why not ditch the veil and go for an alternative hair accessory, such as a bold hair comb or a pretty headpiece like our Caroline, embellished applique headband shown below.
Armed with an idea of what you can expect to see at wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, and more throughout this year, we hope you enjoy every moment of your own wedding planning.
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...