With autumn’s “official” arrival, we’re taking a sentimental look back at one of our prettiest styled shoots of the summer. Rose gold, pink, blush, ivory, and copper set a romantic, feminine tone for this editorial shoot we created on the scenic grounds of the Howard County Conservancy. The bride’s vibrant red hair added an additional layer of depth to the color scheme. Enjoy this gallery of our favorite shots, and look for more rose gold hair accessories in our next collection!
Fellow contributing vendors:
Photographer: Lauren Nievod Photography
Styling: Sara Reynolds Events
Florals: Eight Tree Street
Venue: Howard County Conservancy
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Bride’s Gown: Hitched
Photo Lab: Artsy Couture
Jewelry & Hairpiece: J’Adorn Designs
This summer has been the best one for J’Adorn Designs yet. This is because I’ve had record breaking numbers of custom designs, and each suite of accessories seems to be even more beautiful than the last. I’m more than a little obsessed with my most recent commission and I’m thrilled to highlight them on the blog today.
I made this set of jewelry for Jill, a fellow creative entrepreneur and the designer behind Tomahawk Design Co. Like many of my clients, Jill has sensitive skin, which made the quality & type of metals I used to make her wedding jewelry a high priority. We opted for 16k gold plated earring posts, which I knew would ensure her comfort for the duration of her wedding day – from first look to last dance. We also incorporated freshwater pearls in an adapted version of our Laurel Earrings in Gold & Blush and some tiny accent earrings for her second ear piercings.
The set was made complete by a two-strand bracelet of Swarovski pearls with crystal and gold connectors. The finishing touch (and my favorite piece of the set!) was Jill’s branch-y hairpin, which makes the perfect complement to the low, loose updo that she’ll wear on her wedding day. Scroll through to the bottom of the post for a sneak peek of Jill’s gorgeous hairstyle!
Congratulations to Jill (and Eric!) on her upcoming nuptials! I can’t wait to share her entire look, complete with dress, veil, shoes, and other fabulous details, in a later post.
(Photography by Nichole Meredith)
We recently had the honor of seeing an editorial shoot we contributed to earlier this year featured on the wedding blog, Burnett’s Boards. In this post we’re sharing a few of our personal favorite shots by Red October Photography from this cool, modern D.C. bridal shoot with gold and navy blue elements.
We especially love the way Tiffany of Simply Breathe Events chose to style the jewelry from our collection into a few different looks for the bridal model – and that amazing cake created by Evan of Sweets by E! Check out the full gallery, and let us know in the comments which part is your favorite.
Fellow contributing vendors:
Photography: Red October Photography
Planning & Styling: Simply Breathe Events
Venue: River Farm
Hair Styling: Jewel HD
Makeup: Blend DC
Bride’s attire: Fabulous Frocks of DC
Groom’s attire: Lapel
Florals: Flower Bud Florals
Cake: Sweets By E
Rentals: DC Rental
Calligraphy: Allison Dee Calligraphy
One of the great joys I’ve had since founding J’Adorn Designs in 2012 has been the opportunity to reconnect with old friends right before one of the biggest days of their lives. This was the case with Kimberly – a friend of mine from high school with whom I’d only kept in touch via social media since our graduation. Interestingly enough, the groom also graduated high school with us (although they didn’t begin dating until after college), so designing this bridesmaids’ jewelry suite had an especially personal element for me as a designer.
Kimberly’s family lived in France for a good portion of her childhood, an experience that clearly had an influence on her sense of style and elegant taste. While the bride opted to wear heirloom pieces on her wedding day, she commissioned me to design a varied but coordinated suite of custom jewelry for her bridesmaids. It was my great pleasure to create these special pieces for the women who stood beside her.
Many congratulations to Kimberly and Jesse! May the life you build together be just as beautiful as your wedding day.
Photos by Samantha Jay Photography
As you may have seen on our social media pages, an important part of our local community was recently devastated by flash floods as a result of torrential rain and thunderstorms. Historic Ellicott City is a place where J’Adorn Designs has had gallery shows, photo shoots, meetings with clients, and countless personal experiences. Seeing it literally swept away in a matter of hours left us dumbfounded and heartbroken. The city is strong, though, and it has already begun to band together to begin the long process of recovery.
We are pleased to announce that this weekend we will be participating in a festival hosted by Gogo Guru, the Main Street yoga studio where our owner Alison Jefferies practices. We’ll be selling jewelry from our collection with 50% of proceeds to be donated to the Ellicott City recovery efforts. The festival will take place at Rockburn Park in Elkridge from 9:00-1:00pm this Sunday, August 15th, and will offer yoga classes, live music, food, a silent auction, a kids’ tent, massage chairs, and other local vendors, including J’Adorn Designs. Full details are available here.
If you can’t make it to the event, you can still purchase jewelry from our online shop all weekend long and 50% of proceeds will be donated to the cause. Whatever your availability this weekend, please join us in supporting this vibrant local community that has given us so much!