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Pearl Earrings to Wear on your Wedding Day — and Beyond

Hi, loves! Emma here! Pearl earrings are one of my favorite styles. Yes, I also adore crystal earrings and gemstone drop earrings and druzy has stolen my heart, but pearls are *always* a classic choice for the bride.

When shopping for your bridal accessories, it is a huge bonus to find a piece you’ll love to wear even after the wedding. I’d say that’s money well spent — and most importantly, enjoyed — for years to come. Today we’re sharing a beautiful collection of pearl earrings from the lovely Jacaranda Designs to show earrings versatile enough to take you from the big day to forever after. Read on to see what we’ve found!

Pearl Earrings for the Bride

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5 Beautiful Pearl Necklaces for Contemporary / Classic Brides

Happy Thursday, loves! We’re moving right along on our Classic Wedding Week with beautiful pearl jewelry necklaces from Petite Margaux! We’ve also selected one of these five classic necklaces as today’s handmade-a-day find. These pearl necklaces are stunning pieces for the bride to wear, especially for contemporary or classic weddings. Plus, they’re versatile necklaces you’ll love to wear again and again! And, every girl could use a classic pearl necklace. Take a look at our handpicked favorites!

Pearl Necklaces for Brides

1. Pearl and Crystal Statement Necklace

The Vivienne is one of my favorite necklaces from the shop. It’s today’s handmade-a-day pick!

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Here’s the back closure:

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2. Chunky Pearl Necklace

A classic pearl necklace (named Madeline) gets a modern update with these chunky baroque crystal pearls.

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3. Multistrand Pearl Necklace

The Allyson is worn as a choker style necklace.

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7 Reasons Your Dress *Might* Need a Sash

When you’ve finally found The Dress, you might be ready to pick out your veil (or alternative), shoes, or even a dress sash. But does your dress even need a sash? Generally, a dress is perfect as is — but a sash can sometimes add a little glam or sparkle to a dress. A sash is never a requirement — but whether or not to wear one really depends on the dress you choose and how the sash will complement your overall look. Today we’re sharing seven reasons why your dress might need a sash.

brooch dress sash

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On to the inspiration and, might I add, some of the loveliest sashes we’ve seen yet! Will you be wearing one?

Does Your Dress Need a Sash?

Here are reasons why your dress might need a sash:

1. You found one you really, really love — and you just couldn’t say no.

I get it. A late night shopping online or browsing Pinterest caused you to find a sash you just couldn’t turn down.

millinery flower sash

by angee w.

pearl sash with ribbon

by angee w.

2. Your dress is elegant, but simple — and you crave a little bling.

A sash is the best way to add a little sparkle and shine to your dress. Pearls, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, or colorful blooms are just a few ways brides choose to add a dose of pretty, personal style.

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Sometimes you just need some rhinestones…

gorgeous sparkly sash

by enrich by millie

5 Under $25 Jewelry Gifts by Laura Stark

Do you need beautiful bridesmaid gifts that won’t break the bank? Want a few stocking stuffers or gift ideas for your friends? We’ve found five gorgeous jewelry gifts from Laura Stark to share with you today! Which one is your favorite?

5 Under 25 Jewelry Gifts

1. Green Glass Drop Earrings

green glass drop earrings via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

2. Silk Thread Necklace

silk thread necklace via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

3. Mint Hoop Earrings

mint hoop earrings stocking stuffer via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

4. Pink Pearl Necklace

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5. Blue Pearl Necklace

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Go + Get ‘Em

You can find these at Laura Stark, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.


Steal This Look: Pearls as Chair Decor

Are you planning a vintage wedding, or better yet, hoping to cross vintage wedding chair decorations from your to-do list? Maybe that’s a bit specific, but when you find a look you would steal yourself you just can’t help but share it.

For instance, when I spotted these pearls, I knew it would make an elegant chair decoration for a vintage wedding. Now, I’m not crazy enough to suggest or even dream of these pearls as chair decorations for every single chair. That just sounds like a headache.

Instead, I think here less is definitely more! Use the pearls as chair decor solely for the bride and groom’s chairs, or even just for the bride. An elegant, satin-ribbon-ensconced chair sounds like the perfect bridal chair adornment. It would look lovely for the bridal shower, too. I just love this.

Pearls as Chair Decorations

The gold Chiavari chairs are a nice touch, no?

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photo: andy griffin photography


How to Wear a Bib Necklace

Holy smokes, you guys, our Ask Emmaline inbox is filled to the brim! We love your wedding questions and can’t wait to answer them all. Today’s post features the latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Lauren, regarding how to wear a bib necklace. She says, “My wedding dress is strapless and I’m looking for a necklace to go with it. My sister suggested a bib necklace but I’m not sure what styles to look for or even how to wear one. Do you have any recommendations?” Absolutely! We love bib necklaces, especially when they’re paired with the perfect wedding dress. Read on to find out how to wear bib necklaces and get inspired with a few of our favorite hand-picked (+ handmade) finds!

floral bib necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

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How to Wear a Bib Necklace

First things first: what is a bib necklace? A bib necklace, also known as a statement necklace, is a type of necklace that features a thick section on the front and a thin tie around the back. It sits higher on your neck, so the style resembles a bib. This type of jewelry is considered a statement piece because, well, it’s so large that it will absolutely make a statement when you wear it. Bib necklaces come in all shapes and sizes, with beaded or fabric bib necklaces being the most popular for weddings right now.

How to Wear a Bib Necklace

For a wedding, you’ll want to pair a bib necklace with a strapless dress. With this style, less is more: the necklace will be your focal point so skip any additional accents or accessories. Earrings are OK, but we recommend keeping them sweet + simple.

Bib Necklace Inspiration

Here are a few bib necklace styles to inspire you:

swarovski crystal necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

ezza exclusive

blue statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)


pearl statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)


white statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)


wood bead statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

bare and me

crystal statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

brass boheme

pink statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)


pearl statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

sukran kirtis jewelry

statement necklace with vintage inspired detail (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)


swarovski statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

helena noelle couture

What do you think of bib necklaces? Would you wear one?


5 Pearl Necklaces Under $50

Brides: have you been browsing pearl necklaces for your wedding? Not sure where to start? Check out this feature! Today we’re sharing five hand-picked pearl necklaces for your wedding at $50 or less by Dream Day Designs. Each of these necklaces is bride-approved and perfect for your upcoming day. Plus, we’re giving away a gift certificate valued at $50 which means you could bring home any of the pearl necklaces below for FREE (or use the gift card towards another piece in their shop). See what we’ve discovered after the jump…

5 Pearl Necklaces Under 50

5 Pearl Necklaces Under $50

1. The Audrey

This pearl and black cameo necklace is a vintage-inspired piece that includes large wire-wrapped ivory glass pearls. We love the antique black and white cameo pendant which is placed asymmetrically for a statement piece.

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photo: brae howard photography

2. The Phoebe

Want to make a statement? The Phoebe is the one for you! This is one of our favorite of the pearl necklaces and features a stunning flower pendant, white and taupe glass pearls, and a large white flower brooch in the center.

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3. The Diana (in white)

The Diana pearl necklace in white features three strands of lovely pearls. There is a brooch that is placed asymmetrically for a unique look.

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4. The Samantha

Love pearl necklaces with a fun twist? You’ll love “The Samantha”, which features white glass pearl beads and ivory tulle flower clusters.

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5. The Diana (in grey)

The Diana is a triple strand grey pearl necklace. There is a removable metal-backed glass pearl and rhinestone flower brooch, placed asymmetrically.

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$50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen some of our favorite pearl necklaces, it’s time to win a gift card to pick out your favorite! Between 2/3-2/9/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate towards Dream Day Designs. Prize value: $50. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Winner will be randomly selected, announced on this blog post, and emailed on 2/10/14. Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected. Winner must use gift certificate within 1 year. Can be applied towards a single piece or a larger order. Can be used for pearl necklaces or anything you love most! Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!


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You know us… there’s more to come today! Stay tuned :)

Happy Planning!


Pearl Rhinestone Bracelet: Giveaway!

Hello + Happy Monday! We have a jam-packed week ahead, filled to the brim with handmade wedding inspiration, Real Weddings, and giveaways! (Be sure to stop by often so you don’t miss a thing.) And, we’re kicking off the week the best way we know how: with a brand new giveaway! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Sukran Kirtis, maker of beautiful modern pearl jewelry, to offer this pearl rhinestone bracelet to one lucky reader. Pearls are always in — they’re a classic choice for any wedding theme! So, brides, if you need a little bling on your wedding day, this is the jewelry piece for you! Read on to find out more…

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Pearl Rhinestone Bracelet

This beautiful, chunky-style pearl bracelet features stunning pearls in ivory, cream or white. It features a rhinestone closure in gold or silver to coordinate with other accessories you may have.

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Pearl Rhinestone Bracelet: Giveaway!

Between 1/13-1/19/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a pearl rhinestone bracelet. Prize value: $58. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. See below for details on prize. Winner randomly selected on 1/20 and announced on this post. Winner emailed on 1/20; must respond within 72 (business) hours or a new winner will be selected. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!


This pearl rhinestone bracelet is the beautiful accent for your wedding dress! Bracelet measures 7 inches long. Pearls can be ivory, cream or white; finish can be gold or silver. Rhinestone closure.

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6 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls for Your Wedding

Do you want to wear pearls for your wedding but with a modern twist? You’ve come to the right place! Pearls have been the classic bridal staple forever… and for good reason. Pearls look great with every wedding dress style and is a must-have for every woman’s jewelry box. Today we’re sharing six modern ways to wear pearls for your wedding with hand-picked pieces from White Tulip Boutique. These pieces are perfect for the bride-to-be and her lovely bridesmaids, too. We’re also giving one of these away… which one is it? Find out below!

6 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls

What makes pearls more modern? A colorful twist, a bit of bling, and ribbon enclosures, just to name a few! Read on to see some examples…

1. Three Strand Pearl Necklace

This three strand pearl necklace is one of my favorite pieces. I especially love the ribbon enclosure for a pop of color.

6 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls

6 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls

2. Silver Pearl Bracelets

silver pearl bracelets

3. Pink Pearl Earrings

pink pearl earrings

4. Custom Color Pearl Drop Necklace

custom color pearl drop necklace

5. Smoky Quartz Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings

smoky quartz freshwater pearl drop earrings

6. Pearl Bracelet with Rhinestone Center

pearl bracelet rhinestone centerpiece ribbon closure

Pearl Earring Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen some modern ways to wear pearls, it’s time to win one of these beautiful pieces! Between 11/15-11/21/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a pair of smoky quartz freshwater pearl drop earrings (shown in #5 above). These earrings are made with freshwater pearls and smoky quartz on 14k gold filled wire. Earrings measure 3″ long. Value: $58. No cash value. Great gift for a friend or yourself this holiday season! Earrings arrive in a lovely organza tassel drawstring bag for gift-giving. Enter using the entry form below. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. Free shipping included to U.S. only. Winner randomly selected on 11/22 and announced on this blog post. Winner will be contacted via email. Winner has 72 business hours to respond to winning email; must ‘order’ prize within 6 months. Good luck!



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We have more coming up next! Stay tuned!

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Chunky Pearl Wedding Necklaces (+ Win!)

Brides: if you’re looking for chunky pearl wedding necklaces, we’ve found ’em! We’re pleased to introduce you to Sukran Kirtis, designer of gorgeous chunky pearl wedding necklaces and bridesmaid necklaces in a variety of colors and sizes. We’re sharing a handful of our favorite pearl necklaces with you PLUS giving you a chance to win one for your wedding! Read on to find out more…

Chunky Pearl Wedding Necklaces (by Sukran Kirtis via

necklace by sukran kirtis, lace dress via free people via sukran’s shop

Chunky Pearl Wedding Necklaces

While wedding trends come and go, pearls never go out of style. The layered “chunky” pearl necklace look is one that has become increasingly popular over the past few years, especially among brides. Check out a few of our favorite hand-picked chunky pearl wedding necklaces below:

Chunky Pearl Wedding Necklaces (by Sukran Kirtis via Pearl Wedding Necklaces (by Sukran Kirtis via

Check out this necklace for bridesmaids!

Chunky Pearl Wedding Necklaces (by Sukran Kirtis via Pearl Necklaces (by Sukran Kirtis via


Win! Enter for your chance to win a chunky pearl necklace for your wedding! Use the entry form below to enter. Dates of giveaway are July 15th through July 21st, 2013 (11:59pm EST).

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Good Luck!

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Happy Planning!


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