Best Fashion & Jewelry Collaborations of 2018

This season has us reflecting on the past year.  And, what a great year its been!  We had so many opportunities to collaborate with other local creatives.
Scroll on for a look back at five of our very favorite editorial collaborations from 2018 with a style tip to take away from each one!

(also, be sure to follow the links to get to the full-posts of any of these glimpses that catch your eye!)


1. Modern Much Ado About Nothing

This editorial shoot was like something right out of a (midsummer night’s) dream.  And we never wanted to wake up from it!

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The style elements for this look centered on the marriage of vintage and modern. Our jewelry added lovely flourishes of botanical and feminine details amidst an industrial setting. 

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Initially, 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. (And we’ve got a beautiful photo of the book in our original post.)

Inspired by the juxtaposition of elements from this shoot, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Add delicate botanical details to soften a harder industrial setting


2. Rose Gold & Baby Goats

This was quite possibly our CUTEST collaboration of 2018.

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The style elements for this bridal style emphasized the warmest tones, crowned by the bride’s red hair and rose gold accessories. And the soft pink and white color palette was the perfect accent. (But did you even notice it next to the baby goats?)

We learned in 2018 that ROSE GOLD is here to stay.
What may have started as a trend is now firmly planted in our hearts.  And this year, we were thrilled to add the warm metal color to our selection of hair adornments.
Our rose gold hairpin with freshwater pearls and paper millinery flower was quintessential to this look!

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This collaboration was featured earlier this year on the Annapolis Wedding Blog.  Of course, we felt very honored to be in the mix of local vendors and artisans… and baby goats!
Inspired by the warmth and pure JOY of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Accent your complexion with your accessories!

(*no goats were harmed in the making of this editorial… just snuggled a whole bunch!)

3. A Very Baltimore Bachelorette Party

Featured by Baltimore Bride, this bachelorette party collaboration showcases the best of 2018’s fashion trends in a love letter to the city of Baltimore.

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The style elements for this collaboration centered on a youthful exploration of Baltimore. The bridal party chose jumpers over dresses for their traipsing about the city – a practical choice for summer on the Chesapeake Bay.

However, one of our favorite (& most unique) features of this collaboration is that they used our (custom made) Pink Druzy Ring as an alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.

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Bright colors, playful styles and ALL THE ROMPERS!  This feature is definitely one for all you fashion lovers.  If you need a winter dose of summer style, be sure to check out our original post for all the stunning shots.

Inspired by the fun, laughter and CONFIDENCE this collaboration exuded, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

The bride doesn’t have to wear white to stand out at her bachelorette party (…and also, #rompers4lyfe)


4. Springtime Bridal Style Among the Cherry Blossoms

We’ve mentioned that in 2018 we saw a growing demand for hair adornments (a trend we don’t see fading away any time soon), and the delicate floral focus of this collaboration called for our Dusty Blue and Opal Bridal Headpiece.

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It’s no surprise that the style elements for this look centered on the early spring bloom of the cherry blossoms in our native state of Maryland. From the bride’s floral inspired accessories to the botanical lace of her dusty blue wedding dress, it’s all about the flowers! 

Certainly, when floral elements take center stage, there’s no need to over-style.  We love how the little details enhance the natural beauty captured by these photos.

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These pastels and petals have us swooning as we eagerly await Spring’s return.

Keep an eye out for hair adornments to make a big impact in 2019 (and beyond).  And, mark our words, this won’t just be bridal trend!
Inspired by the soft and delicate features of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Take advantage of your hair vine’s flexibility to help it stand out (and up) from your thick hair


5. Boho Bachelorette Party

Finally, it may be the middle of winter, but we’re all about the warm look of this styled boho bachelorette party! It was featured on The Mid-Atlantic Bride.

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Laid back and easy, this glamping inspired editorial made us want to pitch a tent, kick off our shoes and relax.  Also, we LOVED the Blue Photo Bus.  We’ll take one for our next bash, please!

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In this style feature, our nature-inspired jewelry enhances the hippie chic style.  Skip on over to the original post for close ups on all the colorful gemstone goodness.

Inspired by the relaxed elegance of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Even a casual weekend getaway to nature can be stylish. Also, jewelry makes the BEST bridesmaids’ gift!


So, that’s our 2018 Featured Collaborations Roundup!

We are looking back on this year with the warmest memories and looking forward to 2019 with aspirations for beauty and joy… and HAIR ADORNMENTS!

You know that’s our prediction for 2019 style.

What are yours?  What would you like to see in the Jewelry Shop to style your new year?

For a complete list of all the Collaborators involved in each editorial, click through to the original posts.  The full list, with links, are at the bottom of each.

 

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Botanical Jewelry for Modern Shakespeare Inspired Wedding

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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(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.

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Handcrafted jewelry featured in this editorial:
Our fellow collaborators:

(which include some members of our Tuesdays Together Catonsville community!)

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Rose Gold Bridal Accessories & Baby Goats!

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!

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We adore the way Leah’s red hair looks with the warm tones in her rose gold bridal accessories.
It’s a look that we’ve just can’t get enough of!

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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:

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Rose gold bridal accessories for an outdoor Maryland wedding with baby goats, wedding jewelry by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Baltimore

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!? 

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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!

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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:
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What to Wear to a Bachelorette Party

It’s time for the fling before the ring!

You’re excited to celebrate the bride-to-be but freaking out just a little over what to wear. But you don’t have to stress, dear reader! J’Adorn Designs is here with a host of trendy bachelorette party outfit ideas to inspire you.

Featured by Baltimore Bride, this bachelor/ette party collaboration we worked on showcases the best of this year’s fashion trends in a love letter to the city of Baltimore. 

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Jumpsuits and rompers are where it’s at!

When you hit the town for a bachelorette party, you want to look glammed up while also being comfortable enough to dance freely and walk between destinations.

For this reason, we LOVE rompers and jumpsuits as a bachelorette party outfit idea!

A few advantages that these leggy ensembles have over the traditional cocktail dress:
  • You can move more freely and comfortably. No Barbie-waddling needed when you strut down the street
  • Lower chance of having a wardrobe malfunction. Getting out of a car or limo in a cocktail dress and pumps is no easy feat – especially when you’ve had a few drinks. Cover your butt (literally!) with a stylish jumpsuit or romper instead!
  • You will look chic AF. When you step out in your fresh one-piece ensemble, heads are going to turn! You’ll stand out in the sea of strapless cocktail dresses as you strut onto the dance floor with your group of friends.

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The Bride Comes First

It’s all about her tonight, so let’s look at some bachelorette party outfit ideas for the bride first. 

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This sequined romper from Punch! is a perfect option for the bachelorette to wear for her big party.
We chose a bracelet , necklace, and pair of earrings from our ready-to-wear collection that coordinate perfectly with the romper’s metallic color palette. 

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Lastly, we added our Vintage Beaded Bridal Headpiece as the finishing touch to the bride’s ensemble.

What a novel idea! We love incorporating a headpiece before the actual wedding, whether at the bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower.

A stunning headpiece makes the outfit extra special. It can also serve as a classier alternative to the traditional “Bachelorette” sash!

Now that the bride has been dressed, let’s move on to her entourage! 

With the bride dressed in glamorous neutrals, we dressed her companions dress more colorfully for contrast. Even in a beige jumpsuit, you can add that pop of color through your accessories!
We chose a burst of yellow for this ensemble using our Yellow Gemstone Branch Earrings and coordinating Tasseled Yellow Gemstone Necklace.

Dark colors can also create visual contrast, as seen in the way we styled Erica’s pink romper with our Druzy Drop Earrings in Sapphire Blue and accompanying druzy pendant necklace

 

Daytime Bachelorette Party Outfits

Some bridal parties decide to go for a daytime outing along with or instead of a nighttime celebration. 
The friends in this feature decided to do a brewery tour and water taxi ride before hitting the town at night. For this kind of activity we love lightweight fabrics, varied necklines, and statement jewelry!

In this look, we switched things up from the nighttime outfits. We opted to put the bride in bright colors while her bridesmaids wore neutrals.
As you can see, tassel earrings and chunky gemstone necklaces are a great way to add excitement to your daytime bachelorette party outfit.

You can do this with color, like the bride’s coral tassel earrings, or in neutrals like our grey tiered tassel earrings!

Last, but certainly not least… 

The Bride’s Ring

We absolutely fell in love with this rough, sparkly, pink druzy ring (coming soon to the jewelry shop!) when we saw how it looked with the bride’s colorful manicure!

Whether you are a non-traditional bride who wants an unconventional engagement ring, or you just want to leave the diamonds at home during your night out, a stunning ring like this one is a fantastic option.

So, there you have it: our definitive list of bachelorette party outfit ideas! 

We hope this guide has been useful! We love to explore all the ways that handcrafted jewelry can help celebrate life’s most important moments, big and small. Sending all our love to the brides-to-be & wishing you all the best in your journey…

From MISS – To MRS!

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Huge thanks to our all-star team of collaborators on this editorial! 

Planning & Styling: BaM Co Create

Photography: Britney Clause Photography, Marlayna Photography

Hair & Makeup: Silver Immersion, LLC

Paper Goods: From Pixels, To Quill

Apparel: Punch!

Jewelry: J’Adorn Designs

Venues: Baltimore Water Taxi, Revival, Topside Baltimore, Square Meal, Peabody Heights Brewery

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Bridal Jewelry Under the Cherry Blossoms

Our Dusty Blue & Opal Bridal Headpiece sparkles under the cherry blossoms in this springtime photo session!

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Here in Baltimore, Spring seems to be taking its sweet time arriving.

But despite the fact that we’re still having temperatures in the 40s, the cherry blossoms opened right on schedule. Thank goodness!So even though it doesn’t feel like spring, the plant life outside looks perfect for a spring wedding.

With the cherry blossoms as inspiration, I teamed up with a few fellow Baltimore area wedding vendors from TuesdaysTogether Catonsville to style this beautiful spring wedding photo session!

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Our model for this cherry blossom bridal session was C’yana Tavae, a new friend who I met just a few weeks ago during the J’Adorn pop-up shop at Simple & Feminine in Ellicott City. She’s a Maryland native who won Miss Washington County 2018 and will be competing for the Miss Maryland title.

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I’ll be sharing a bit more about the inspiration behind this bridal photo session and our team’s vision in a later post, but for now enjoy this selection of my favorite photos from Katherine Elizabeth Photography!
Scroll through to the bottom to check out the bridal jewelry featured in this look and our dream team of Baltimore wedding vendors.

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossoms wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

The Team:

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