I have to admit that I have a huge weakness for pearls. There’s something so wonderfully elegant about them – a kind of timeless attraction that other stones just can’t match. The creamy beauty of pearl jewellery has become increasingly popular over recent years and with good reason because the understated glamour of lustrous pearls simply can’t be beaten. For a sophisticated yet richly opulent wedding theme, pearls are absolutely perfect.
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One of the most wonderful things about pearls is that they’re super flexible – dress them up with luxurious fabrics and colours or use them alongside more rustic elements for a brilliant shabby chic look. Once you’ve decided what style suits, you can begin to plan your perfect pearl wedding.
Embellished gowns are big news at the moment so finding a design that’s decorated with pearls shouldn’t be too tricky. Think delightfully encrusted bodices or statement shoulders for maximum impact. Another option would be to select a pearl belt and add that to your gown or keep your dress plain and instead wear shoes that are accentuated with plenty of pretty pearls.
Your bridesmaids, your girls in pearls, can also wear gowns with pearl details and flower girls would look absolutely adorable in little dresses and cardigans with pearl buttons. All of you should have no trouble at all selecting perfect pearl wedding jewellery – Glitzy Secrets has everything you could ever want from elaborate pieces to simple designs that never lose their appeal and you’ll also be spoiled for choice for gifts too.
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When it comes to bringing your pearl theme into the rest of your day, the world is your oyster. Because of their soft, natural charm, pearls are a fabulous accompaniment to your wedding flowers. Wrap strings of pearls around the handle of your bouquet for an undeniably luxurious look or use pearl-headed pins to attach burlap or ribbon wraps. Floral corsages attached to pearl bracelets look fantastic and, if you can remove the flowers after the day, make a lovely lasting gift. For the guys, make sure that their buttonholes are secured with more pearl pins too.
Pearls are also perfect additions to other wedding decorations and there are so many ways to include them in your day. Rustic flower filled jam jars can be given a makeover with the simple addition of a little string of pearls around the neck of the jar (this looks great when you add a length of lace too). Pearls tumbling from tea-cup centerpieces are also a great idea and are also easy to put together yourself and adding a couple of pearls to your wedding stationery is a great way to add a personal touch to a design.
For more a more decadent look, strings of pearls looping lazily from chairbacks, accessorised with flowers or fabric, will bring your theme into your reception. Also use pearls as part of floral arches, backdrops and other decorations such as photobooths and seating plans.
It really is easy to add pearl elements into your day so why not try out a few different ideas? Pearls really are the ultimate wedding accessory!
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