Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Wedding - Bridal Jewelry

 I've had so much fun working with brides and their wedding parties this season.  For 25 years, I was behind the camera as a wedding photographer, so I've always had a fascination with wedding celebrations.  This year, I've enjoyed putting jewelry together to match the colors and styles, that Brides have chosen.
 About the time I stopped photographing weddings,10 years ago, the big wedding colors were black and white.  The weddings were classic and beautiful, but I missed the pretty shades of pink, green, blue's etc.
 Now, I keep hoping that brides will move on the the sleeveless dress, and give us some variety!
  I'm seeing lots of cascading, chandelier, and Vintage styles, offering diverse choices for the bride and her attendants.

 Lockets are always popular, including these faux patina finishes shown here.

Elegant styles for 2012
White Orchid and Silver Connectors, paired with Clear faceted Glass Make an elegant Statement, along with Gold Three Leaf and pink Teardrops.
 The jewelry styles have gone from simple pearls, to Hollywood Glamour.  Brides are requesting something unique, using Swarvoski Crystals, quality Silver and Gold plate, CZ, Cubic Zirconia, and other materials, all more affordable than the out of sight prices on Gold and Sterling.

  I have to end with a necklace for Destination and Beach Weddings, which are so popular now.