Opposites Attract in Baltimore Bridal Fashion Feature

A Collaboration of Opposites

Recently, we teamed up with an all-star team of Baltimore wedding designers and vendors. This styled photo session proves that opposites really do attract!
(And we’re especially proud to share that Tacari Weddings recently published it!)

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

As you’re scrolling through these images, if you can peel your eyes away from our Crown of Ice hair comb, pay attention to the fun and intriguing play on opposites.

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Opposites like…

Hard and Soft

Bright and Dark

Urban and Botanical

Heavy and Light

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We love the way our Crown of Ice crystal spike hair comb glows in the natural light.  We think it’s the perfect hard and edgy compliment to the bride’s soft, natural curls.

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We’re also loving this non-traditional gown by Baltimore designer, The Lotus Bloom Co.

It’s giving us all the badass, do-your-own-thing and own-it vibes.  And, we are here for it!

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Nature plays a big, inspiring role here at J’Adorn.

So, we’re obsessed with these botanicals.

We’re loving the greens; and the geometric displays are everything.  The play on opposites here makes for an intriguing, appealing and – dare we say – SHOW STOPPING photograph!

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Clean lines, lush details, a killer backdrop and who-needs-a-filter-anyway natural lighting.
 What more could you want?!

Oh, a stunning hairpiece to top it all off?

Well, you KNOW we’ve got that!


The Team of Baltimore Wedding Vendors includes:
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Sexy Jewelry for Boudoir Photos

Boudoir Shoot Sneak Peek

We’re only allowed to share a few images from this styled shoot right now, but they’re so smokin’ that we just couldn’t keep a lid on them!

Styled boudoir photography with natural hair African American woman wearing handcrafted aquamarine earrings and sparkly bridal bracelet by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

From classic style to boho and edgy looks, this shoot has something to inspire everyone.

Styled boudoir photo featuring Asian woman in leopard and black lingerie with handcrafted crystal spike necklace by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

We can’t wait to get the green light and show you MORE boudoir, but for now, we’re obsessing over this sneak peek and the way our jewelry adds a touch of sparkle without overpowering the “barely-there” looks.

Above, you’ll find our Crystal Spike & Pearl Necklace in Rose Gold.  We love the warm tones in this piece.  It just seems to glow, doesn’t it?

Styled boudoir photo featuring dark haired caucasian model with white lingerie and white druzy earrings made by J'Adorn Designs

A boudoir shoot is designed to celebrate a woman’s beauty and sensuality.  When you’ve got the right photographer, they can be fun, empowering and FULL of self-love.  We love that our jewelry becomes a delicate compliment to the look, while still letting the woman’s beauty take center stage.  Have YOU ever thought about doing a boudoir shoot?

Our White Druzy Earrings are featured in the subtly steamy shot above.  

Styled boudoir photography with natural hair African American woman wearing handcrafted aquamarine earrings and sparkly bridal bracelet by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

We promise to share the rest of the photos as soon as we can, but for now we’ll leave you with this last shot.  And hopefully with some inspiration to start dreaming up your own boudoir shoot!  It could be a fun break from the traditional bachelorette party scene.  Or, a special girls’ night with your besties!

The model above is wearing our Sparkling Sea Aquamarine Branch Earrings and our Love Is Golden Bracelet.


Collaborating Vendors and Artisans:

Models:

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Baltimore Cherry Blossoms Spring Wedding Inspiration Featured – Twice!

What’s the only thing better than seeing our work in an editorial feature? TWO features, of course! 

Spring wedding in Baltimore inspiration, cherry blossoms wedding ideas featuring custom bridal accessories for African American bridal fashion by J'Adorn Designs

We’re elated to see our Baltimore wedding style feature continue to spread its beauty throughout all the land!
(Or at least, throughout all the internet!)

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First, Black Bride published this lovely bridal fashion feature on their website.

Spring wedding in Baltimore inspiration, cherry blossoms wedding ideas featuring custom bridal accessories for African American bridal fashion by J'Adorn Designs

Then, Black Nuptials followed suit!

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Check out the linked features, and when you’re finished you can check out our recap of the editorial to see our favorite photos!

The Team:

Featured Jewelry:

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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!

Trendy boho jewelry for bohemian bachelorette party style, cute gemstone jewelry by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Baltimore

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!

bride and groom kiss with peek at custom jadorn designs botanical earrings and necklace

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!

flat lay image of beautiful shakespeare collected works book

(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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bride and groom full length photo with shakespeare quote sign

Handcrafted jewelry featured in this editorial:
Our fellow collaborators:

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

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