Today we are sharing our favorite photos from a recent Shakespeare inspired bridal photo session.
Many of Shakespeare’s most iconic scenes take place in gardens and forests (enchanted or otherwise). So, our botanical jewelry collection really sets the stage!
Photographer Katherine Callahan dreamed up this Modern Much Ado About Nothing wedding style idea after she rescued a beautiful edition of Shakespeare’s works from a garage sale. Initially, she was drawn to the collection’s stunning cover art.
(keep reading, we’ve got a gorgeous photo of the book a little further down)
Then, upon opening the book she became bewitched by the handwritten notes inside from the original owner, who lived during the 1800s!
When Katherine pitched us her vision for this style bridal editorial, we jumped at the chance to collaborate!
And while we’re big Shakespeare fans here at J’Adorn Designs, we think our botanical jewelry pieces take center stage.
Our much loved Modern Geometric Crystal Hair Comb is especially perfect for this look. That hair piece shines with botanical whimsy!
Altogether, Katherine’s MODERN vision for this Shakespeare inspired styled shoot is a captivating one. We appreciate how she dreamed up all the romance and depth of Shakespeare without letting it slip into a Renaissance Faire vibe.
So, the resulting look is whimsical while still being sophisticated.
Our one-of-a-kind Vintage Crystal Leaf Earrings add just the right touch of sparkle while carrying that natural, organic vibe with their clustered shape.
Because our silver Vine and Pearl Ring is feminine and delicate, it makes the perfect custom engagement ring for this feature. Currently, this ring is not listed in our shop. However, if it’s put a spell on you, please contact us!
(see… this beautiful Shakespeare collectors’ volume is totally worth scrolling for!)
Below, you’ll find the bride wearing our Silver Leaves and Crystal Pendant Necklace. It is beautifully framed by the gown’s neckline and compliments its beaded detail without upstaging the overall look.
Handcrafted jewelry featured in this editorial:
Our fellow collaborators:
(which include some members of our Tuesdays Together Catonsville community!)
What an exciting season this has been for us here at J’Adorn Designs! From winning the 20 on the Rise Award to welcoming our new team member Betsy, this has been a year of rapid growth and new developments for our little artisan jewelry studio.
And the announcements don’t stop there. We have another one to share!
Starting now, you can now shop J’Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and hair accessories at the Baltimore Museum of Art!
We’re thrilled to add the BMA’s gift shop to our esteemed list of stockists. If you’re a local friend of J’Adorn, be sure to stop in and see us in their display case!
And just in case you’re curious which pieces to look for, here’s a look at the pieces that are currently for sale at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The BMA curated a great selection of earrings featuring a combination of gemstones, druzies, freshwater pearls, and rose gold elements.
They continued the druzy jewelry theme with our Crystal Spike & Druzy Necklace. And they also fell in love with our raw crystal pieces, like the Pink Crystal Spike Necklace with Freshwater Pearl Accent.
When it came to bracelets, the Baltimore Museum of Art wanted something a little different. They liked our Chunky Crystal & Pearl Link Bracelet, but requested a customization: rose gold metals.
Since we’re custom jewelers at heart, we were happy to oblige! And we love the thought that the Baltimore Museum of Art has a piece of J’Adorn Designs jewelry that’s exclusive to their shop. As of this blog’s publication date, you can’t find this bracelet in rose gold anywhere else!
When we first met with the Baltimore Museum of Art, it was our hair accessories that caught their eye. With headpieces gaining popularity outside of the wedding industry, they were excited to add some to their lineup! They selected pieces with the material themes of raw crystal and rose gold elements with these three pieces from our collection:
If you’re in the Baltimore area, we hope you will stop by the Baltimore Museum of Art this season!
And if you’re a retailer who would like to carry our line in your shop, send us a message today! We would love to hear from you!
What do rose gold bridal accessories and baby goats have in common?
They both steal the show in this bridal style feature!
We collaborated with a great team of Maryland wedding vendors to create this warm, romantic styled photo session.
The Annapolis Wedding Blog recently published this editorial on their website, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite pictures!
We adore the way Leah’s red hair looks with the warm tones in her rose gold bridal accessories.
And we think the botanical elements of her wedding gown pair perfectly with the little sprouts featured in her earrings & floral hairpin.
Here’s a closer look at that handcrafted rose gold hairpin:
And now for the real reason you decided to read this far into the post…
… the BABY GOAT!
Seriously, how cute is this little guy!?
Besides being adorable, the baby goat adds to the whimsical natural style of these photos. Sure, it would still be beautiful without the little goat. But why would you ever pass on that little face? We certainly don’t know!
So, what do you think?
Would you like to wear these rose gold wedding accessories for your wedding day attire? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Or, send us a message to begin designing your ideal jewelry, perfectly customized to your taste. We love custom jewelry even more than baby goats.
Here’s a handy list of the rose gold bridal accessories from this photo session:
Maryland wedding vendor team:
Today, we’re showing off the custom set of bridal jewelry we created full of vintage vibes and stunning raw crystals.
Bride Kylie found us on Instagram. She fell in love with a post featuring our Deco Rose Gold Bridal Earrings, but the metal color wasn’t exactly right for her. She reached out to us to see if it would be possible to get them in yellow gold.
- And as a custom jeweler, our answer is (almost) always YES!
What started as a request for customized earrings quickly grew into a full custom set of bridal jewels. The raw crystals paired with a vintage style came together in the most romantic way.
In the end, we created four elements for Kylie’s wedding look:
- hairpin set
Notice the vintage details in these pieces! From the warm, yellow gold and deco-style embellishments inspired by the original earrings that caught Kylie’s eye; to the rough clear crystal quartz points and the more delicate clear Swarovski crystal “sprouts” (our signature element).
This set gives us all the romantic vintage wedding feels. And we think raw crystals might be the most lovely wedding jewelry element since pearls!
We played with the contrast between rough + fine for a stunning effect. The delicate chains on the necklace and bracelet set against the rough crystals give interest to the look. And, the set ended up looking cohesive but not overly “matchy.”
And, in a time when rose gold is having a moment and white gold has been the standard, these warm yellow hues are refreshing (and just the right way to keep that vintage vibe).
Kylie sent us such a sweet message when her vintage wedding jewels showed up on her doorstep:
“I wanted to let you know I got all of the jewelry and it is even prettier in person! I love it all…and I can’t wait to see it all put together on the wedding day!”
This bridal set has got our design wheels turning as we think about the next bridal collection.
Would you like to see any of these pieces make an appearance in the Jewelry Shop? Tell us in the comments!
Photo Credits: Bekah Kay Creative // Nichole Meredith Photography