Ask any bride what the most important part of her wedding style is and you could get one of many answers: the dress, the colors, flowers, maybe even the venue. Certainly the bride will be the center of attention and making sure she is fully styled is one detail that can easily be overlooked, or remembered last-minute. Just like a beautiful dress, hair, and makeup, the bride needs beautiful jewelry, as do the other ladies in the wedding party.
Unless the bride has an extremely healthy wedding budget or precious family heirlooms, most brides opt for costume jewelry at their wedding. These pieces make that bold statement the bride almost always wants to make on her big day. This also eliminates the stress of losing an earring while dancing the night away at the reception. Brides often opt for faux pearls, chandelier earrings and even cubic zirconia for that extra sparkle. A bride who’s having a more relaxed beach ceremony for example, or maybe a rustic affair, may choose to go with smaller, more subtle pieces to keep it a bit more casual.
Then there are the bridesmaids. Most likely the maids will be color coordinated in one way or another and will also need accessories. Many brides, myself included, select these pieces themselves to ensure everyone matches and that no one shows up wearing something ugly that will be forever be the focal point of all those wedding photos, at least to you that is! Incorporating the jewelry in to the bridesmaid’s gifts is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. Though the bride should be the center of attention on her special day, the bridesmaids deserve a little pretty bling as well!
A huge thank you to Holly Marsh, a Chloe and Isabel Representative for the gorgeous pictures of Chloe and Isabel pieces perfect for a bride and her maids and the fabulous article.
Holly Marsh is a College of Charleston graduate who resides in West Ashley with her husband and American Bulldog.