Category: pearls

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

by the storied sash

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.

by simply weddings

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

jewelry via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

5. Blue Pearl Necklace

blue pearl necklace

Go + Get ‘Em

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

xo
-E.

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?

pearls as chair backs - wedding chair decorations

photo: andy griffin photography

xo
-E.

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)

letters to jane

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)

jewelsalem

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

onlypearl

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

jewelsalem

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)

orithadad

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)

bhldn

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

helena noelle couture

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

xo,
-E.