Hi, lovelies! Today we’re talking about how to wear pearl jewelry on your wedding day. This is a special guest post from Heather of Pearls Only, a shop dedicated to stunning pearl jewelry. Pearls are always in style for the bride; Heather is telling us how to wear pearl jewelry on your wedding day to pull off this look in a variety of ways, from boho to vintage. Take it away!
Pearl Jewelry on Your Wedding Day
Here’s how to wear pearl jewelry on your wedding day. Which style resonates with you?
By Heather Carlson
Pearl jewelry and brides are no short of a match made in Heaven. We know by now that new bridal pearl sets come with fantastic designs, precious gems, and gorgeous models. Whether you choose a simple, classic pearl choker for your wedding or an exquisite pair of chandelier earrings, you will look effortlessly beautiful. However, some women want more than classic looks when it comes to their BIG DAY. Some want to stand out from the crowd, break barriers, twist tradition, and express their tastes and styles. For this reason, today we chose to present you with some unexpected ways of wearing pearls and pearl jewelry on your wedding day. If you want to make a stunning impression, here you have some ideas to get you inspired!
1. Disconnected Black and White Pearl Jewelry Set
Wearing black pearls at your wedding is already out of the box, so you should up your ante and pick a set in a disconnected design. It means that even if it is a set, the pearls will differ in color (and maybe in size). The fine set showcased in the example above contains a Tahitian pearl necklace in a peacock/green nuance and a pair of earrings – with one white and one black.
If you want to pull off such a surprising look, keep in mind that you need to factor in the following:
• A Tahitian multi-color pearl necklace works best with an olive skin tone, dark eyes and hair;
• Pearl chokers emphasize your neck and collarbones if you pick a strapless wedding dress;
• For a dress showing your cleavage, neck, and chest, wear your hair in an up-do and choose long drop pearl earrings in a metal that compliments your skin tone (gold for darker skin tones).
Keep in mind that Tahitian pearls are not black. They come in a myriad of nuances: green, navy blue, purple, chocolate, and so on. Pick the ones you love best and match your style.
2. The Massive Pearl Cocktail Ring
We usually associate pearl rings with the delicate, small, feminine engagement jewelry. How would you feel to wear one of those massive and statement-like cocktail rings with pearls and diamonds that work great for your non-traditional wedding dress?
Having some black inserts on your contemporary wedding dress is nothing new these days. If you prefer your dress to not be stark white, do something different; you can pick a dress with some black décor and finish the ensemble with a chunky designer pearl cocktail ring. After all, pearls are all the rage right now, and you will find them in a wide variety of designs, shapes, and montages!
3. Gems as Part of the Back Cleavage Design
Some brides wear pearl necklaces to emphasize their bust and cleavage, while other love to turn heads and show traditions with a modern pearly back. In other words, you can adorn your wedding dress with a few pearl strands and brooches for a breathless effect.
If you want to bring blend in diamonds and pearls, this is the best way: adorn the dress with pearl strings and diamond brooches for your back and finish off the look with a massive diamond bracelet, diamond tiara, and diamond chandelier earrings.
• If you pick a crystal-white dress, keep in mind that you need white pearls, white gold or silver metal, diamonds, zirconia, or Swarovski crystals; if the dress is less than pure white (ivory, diamond-white, champagne) style it up with gold jewelry and South Sea golden pearls.
4. Handmade Feather and Pearls Headpiece
Do you want a retro wedding with a Great Gatsby glamorous flair? Pick a feather hairpin or headpiece and adorn it with loose white pearls.
A luscious pearl headpiece will look even better for a retro bridal outfit if it matches the nuance of the dress. Go for pink or lavender Freshwater pearls if your dress comes with subtle tones of pink, peach, or purple.
5. Boho Pearl Headpiece for the Boho Wedding
Do you dream of a sunset beach, a flowery plain, a leafy clearing for your wedding? You are boho at heart, and you deserve to have the wedding of your dreams. Besides a flowy wedding attire where you look like a fairy wrapped in endless white veils of silk and lace, you also need body art and a boho headpiece.
You are lucky in this regard, as not many bridal shops sell boho jewelry for nontraditional brides, so you have the perfect opportunity to buy some loose pearls and turn them into your ideal head boho tiara or adornment.
The boho style is probably the only bridal theme that works well with bridal outfits with flowy trousers, tattoos, and mixed jewelry. Depending on your personal style, you can stack and mix in natural pearls, rhinestones, other precious/semiprecious gems, ribbons, and more.
6. Pearls on her Veil…
Speaking of loose pearls, do not hold back. Pick up a wedding pearl jewelry set, with necklace and earrings; or have some fun with the veil and apply your favorite gems here and there for a real fairy look.
• As we said before, pearls should never clash against your skin tone or the color of the dress. If you intend to sew them on the veil pick smaller Akoya pearls.
7. …and Flowers in Her Hair
You may select a stylish and classic white dress for your wedding, but do you know how you can turn it into a jaw-dropping ensemble? Easy! One easy way to wear pearl jewelry on your wedding day is to pick loose pearls and sew them on the dress’s corset. Then, pick the most stunning purple or red flowers and use them as a headpiece and even turn them into a bracelet. If you wear flowers in your hair and on your wrist, you can ditch the traditional bouquet and still follow the usual wedding trends. When the time comes, you can pull out your flower from your updo, unleash your gorgeous curls, and throw the headpiece to the crowd.
• You have to be aware of a small issue concerning wedding dresses with pearls sewed on them. If you prefer having an ocean of pearls on your dress, make sure you do not overload your look with even more pearls, beads, and jewelry. For such an intricate bridal look, wear only a pair of pearl stud earrings in the same color and pearl size as the ones on the dress.
• You can style things even further – as long as you remember the color coordination rules – pick lavender pearls for purple flowers, pink pearls for pink/red flowers, gold/champagne pearls for yellow/orange flowers, etc.
8. Renaissance Pearl Shoes
Most brides take their sweet time to pick the perfect shoes for their wedding day. They have to be comfortable, match the style and theme of the dress/wedding, match the color, and so on.
Since you are already looking for the perfect pumps, spend a few days more and get ones with pearls, bead adornments, metallic applications, and baroque/renaissance style decorations.
You will surely make a statement with such shoes especially if you wear a short wedding dress without too many supplemental jewelry and accessories.
9. The Chunky Statement Pearl Necklace
A wedding is a statement, isn’t it? Well, you can make another one then: you have taste, style, and you are not afraid to show it!
That being said, a chunky massive statement pearl necklace is your ticket to a glamorous wedding that has nothing in common with traditional bridal pearl jewelry. Designers blend in white, golden, and silver pearls (rare, fabulous, expensive, and decadent) with chunky golden/silver chains for a necklace to love until death do you part.
• Such a necklace requires a V-neck dress or a strapless one altogether
• Make sure you do not overdo things, so wear as little other accessories as possible.
• Wear such a necklace with a white, ivory, gray, golden, or champagne dress.
10. The Gothic Charm of Pearls
We saved best for last: the gothic rock-star style of wearing pearl bracelets on your wedding day. Such black ribbon types of symmetric bracelets may cause a few sighs in the audience, but if you are extremely self-confident and you will not trade your style for anything, then this couple of bracelets will complement any dress you pick.
We have a tip here: pick a simple, flowy, white dress (strapless, in simple lines and straightforward cuts). These bracelets are enough for you to look like a diva without using any other artifice. Mind the makeup as well!
The dress and this particular type of jewelry also work terrific with a black and white dress.
If you want more bridal pearl-based suggestions check out this list of fantastic pearl ideas for weddings. Besides dresses and accessories, you will also find some excellent pearl decorations tips, so enjoy the ideas and turn your wedding into a fairy tale!
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