Botanical Earrings for a Baltimore Bride

What goes better with nuptials than botanicals?

Nothing… the answer is nothing.  That’s why so much of our bridal jewelry incorporates elements from nature.  And the way these botanical designs come together in precious metals and sparkling gems always leaves us swooning when we see them on real-life brides!

Botanical bridal earrings for a vintage inspired wedding in Baltimore, Blush and Gold leaves bridal earrings handmade by J'Adorn Designs bridal accessories

Bride Lauren totally captured our vintage-loving hearts with her wedding day look.  However, what really gave us all the feels was that our Blushing Bride Earrings were the crowing jewel (pun intended) to her bridal ensemble.

Botanical bridal earrings for a vintage inspired wedding in Baltimore, Blush and Gold leaves bridal earrings handmade by J'Adorn Designs bridal accessories

Here’s what Bride Lauren had to say about her look and the significance of the earrings:

These earrings were the hardest-to-find piece of my wardrobe for that day, and pretty much the last thing I bought. I had a beautiful necklace of my mother’s that was a gift from my father, but I needed to find just the right earrings to match — I stumbled upon these and fell in love. The perfect combination and the final piece of my puzzle!

Botanical bridal earrings for a vintage inspired wedding in Baltimore, Blush and Gold leaves bridal earrings handmade by J'Adorn Designs bridal accessories

What could be better for a wedding day than a something old – something new, modern take on vintage style that’s packed with sentimental details?

And those beautiful watercolor botanical elements on her wedding stationery have us dreaming of spring and blossoms and sunbeams.  

Botanical bridal earrings for a vintage inspired wedding in Baltimore, Blush and Gold leaves bridal earrings handmade by J'Adorn Designs bridal accessories

Also, we couldn’t be happier about the way yellow gold is making a real comeback in fine jewelry!

White gold and platinum have been the standard for well over a decade, and rose gold has definitely been having a moment the past few years. Yellow gold has seemed like a rarity.  

But, no more!  We are seeing a resurgence and we can’t get enough!

Botanical bridal earrings for a vintage inspired wedding in Baltimore, Blush and Gold leaves bridal earrings handmade by J'Adorn Designs bridal accessories

In case you were wondering about the Blushing Leaves Earring deets….
  • Swarovski pearls
  • blush crystal stone
  • gold plated metals
  • sterling silver posts
And, of course, we’re a custom jeweler.  So, if you’ve got an idea to take these earrings and really make them uniquely yours, just ask!

Botanical bridal earrings for a vintage inspired wedding in Baltimore, Blush and Gold leaves bridal earrings handmade by J'Adorn Designs bridal accessories

Finally, can we all just take a moment and gawk at this stunning bridal bouquet?  Somehow, it is both wild and understated and we just can’t get over it!

Botanical bridal earrings for a vintage inspired wedding in Baltimore, Blush and Gold leaves bridal earrings handmade by J'Adorn Designs bridal accessories

Congratulations on your beautiful day, Lauren!  We hope it was everything you dreamed it would be.  And we are so honored to have played a small part in its perfection.

// Wedding day photography by Urban Row Photography

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Raw Crystal Bridal Jewelry with Vintage Vibes

Today, we’re showing off the custom set of bridal jewelry we created full of vintage vibes and stunning raw crystals.

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal necklace with raw crystal on sketchbook jadorn designs custom jewelry

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.

custom original rose gold deco raw crystal inspiration earrings jadorn designs custom jewelry

In the end, we created four elements for Kylie’s wedding look:
  • earrings
  • necklace
  • bracelet
  • 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).

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal earrings with raw crystals jadorn designs custom jewelry

vintage inspired yellow gold delicate chain bridal bracelet with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal hairpin set with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal hairpin close up with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

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.”

Pure perfection!

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).

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal full jewelry set with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

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!”

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal earrings with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

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

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Custom Floral Hairpins for a Texas Bride

Ally had a specific vision for her bridal accessories but couldn’t find it in any store. So, she called on us to create her custom floral hairpins! 

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

J’Adorn bride Ally wears a lot of hats. 
She’s an engineer, a fitness instructor, and a graduate student to name just a few of the roles she fills.
When it came to her bridal headwear, she knew exactly what she wanted.
But after searching high and low for those hair accessories in stores, she couldn’t find them.

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

Thankfully, Ally used to work with woman who had custom bridal jewelry from J’Adorn Designs for her wedding! (Remember Jamie’s custom rose gold jewelry from last year’s styled elopement? )
With Jamie’s referral, Ally reached out to me a few months before her wedding to ask if I could help bring her vision to life.
She wanted two very small floral hairpins with minimal embellishments, no wider than one inch per pin.
It was a very specific request that I embraced as a design challenge! And after two rounds of design revisions, Ally and I decided on the perfect custom floral hairpins design for her walk down the aisle.

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

To make Ally’s custom bridal hairpins, I used a combination of paper millinery flowers, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski crystals in my signature hand-wired sprout formation.
With a golden leaf and beaded ivory flower as accents, each pin represented delicate simplicity at its finest.

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

Ally was thrilled with the results of her custom floral hairpins.

She raved, “I love them so much!”

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

From the father-daughter dance until the last kiss of the night, Ally’s custom floral hairpins were the perfect accent to her half-up bridal hairstyle.

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

custom floral hairpins for texas bride's custom wedding jewelry, tiny flower headpiece, by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and bridal accessories

Wedding photos by Kate Dixon // Product photos by Nichole Meredith

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Custom Crystal & Pearl Bridal Comb

Crystal & Pearl Bridal Comb Custom Wedding Jewelry J'Adorn Designs

Pearls & Crystals

Classic elements for a bridal comb came together in this custom-made, adjustable bridal headpiece

Crystal & Pearl Bridal Hairpiece Custom Bridal Comb by Baltimore Custom Jeweler J'Adorn Designs

You might remember  J’Adorn bride Michelle from a previous blog post about her custom set of diamond and sapphire jewelry. 

Today I’m sharing another piece from her custom bridal jewelry suite: a classic crystal and pearl bridal comb!

Crystal & Pearl Bridal Comb Custom Wedding Jewelry J'Adorn Designs

Color Changes

Michelle really liked the style of my Classic Crystal & Pearl Bridal Comb.
But it wasn’t a perfect fit for her wedding colors and bridal hairstyle. So, I made some minor changes to the crystal & pearl colors to better match her look.

Crystal & Pearl Bridal Hairpiece Custom Bridal Comb by Baltimore Custom Jeweler J'Adorn Designs

Custom Sizing

Erica of Silver Immersion helped me customize the size of Michelle’s bridal comb at her bridal hair trial.
From there I designed a stunning, extra-long bridal comb that Erica could bend around Michelle’s cascading half-up bridal hairstyle.

Crystal & Pearl Bridal Hairpiece Custom Bridal Comb by Baltimore Custom Jeweler J'Adorn Designs

I created bendable crystal & pearl branches to extend on both sides of Michelle’s bridal comb.

This made the design wider and even more stunning at the back of her bridal hairstyle.

Crystal & Pearl Bridal Comb Custom Wedding Jewelry J'Adorn Designs

The end result was a crystal & pearl bridal comb in exactly the color, size, and style that this Maryland bride needed! 

Crystal & Pearl Bridal Hairpiece Custom Bridal Comb by Baltimore Custom Jeweler J'Adorn Designs

Are you interested in ordering a custom bridal hairpiece for your wedding?
Send me a message to get started! 

 

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Memorial Frame Pendant for a Bride’s Bouquet

How do you honor the memory of a beloved parent at your wedding?

This is the question one J’Adorn bride brought to me earlier this year.

Memorial pendant for bridal bouquet, framed photo pendant, wedding memorial bouquet charm by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelerPhoto by Britney Clause Photography

Michelle wanted to honor the memory of her father, whom she’d recently lost while she was planning her wedding.

Memorial pendant for bridal bouquet, framed photo pendant, wedding memorial bouquet charm by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelerPhoto by Nichole Meredith Photography

 I had the idea to create a photo frame pendant for her bouquet to hold a picture of her dad during her walk down the aisle.

She loved the idea! So I presented her with a few different frame pendant design options to choose from. Michelle chose a frame pendant that had an antiqued silver color with black rhinestone accents. She loved the vintage look and it made the perfect accent to her bridal bouquet!

Next, Michelle sent me her favorite photo of her father electronically. I had the picture printed professionally on the best paper available, then cut the print by hand to fit the frame pendant.

Memorial pendant for bridal bouquet, framed photo pendant, wedding memorial bouquet charm by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelerPhoto by Britney Clause Photography

Because Michelle carries her father’s memory with her every day, I wanted to make sure this memorial frame pendant would be something she could wear after her wedding day.

So, I provided a necklace chain for the frame pendant so she could wear it with other outfits long after her walk down the aisle.

Memorial pendant for bridal bouquet, framed photo pendant, wedding memorial bouquet charm by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelerPhoto by Nichole Meredith Photography

Michelle told me that she loved the final design of her memorial piece!

She was thrilled to be able to have her father “walk her down the aisle” even though he couldn’t be physically present on her wedding day.

And she looks forward to wearing the frame pendant necklace in the future to carry her father’s memory closely at all times.

Memorial pendant for bridal bouquet, framed photo pendant, wedding memorial bouquet charm by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelerPhoto by Britney Clause Photography

Would you like to commission a similar piece of jewelry for your wedding day, or simply to honor the memory of a loved one in your daily life?

Send me a message to find out what options, including locket or frame pendant designs, are available through J’Adorn Designs!
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