Bridal Jewelry Under the Cherry Blossoms

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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

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3 Ways to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultraviolet

It’s the color of amethyst gems, February babies, and Prince.

With so many positive associations, it’s no wonder purple – or Ultraviolet, to be more specific – is taking center stage in fashion and design this year. It can be a bit intimidating to wear, though. Bright purple exudes confidence and boldness; it can easily become overstated.

So, that’s why I compiled this guide of three stylish ways to add a splash of Ultraviolet to your look in 2018! 

Pantone Ultraviolet outfit inspo, 2018 Fashion Inspiration, three ways to wear purple, fashion advice by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler

Image sources: 1, 2, 3

Idea #1: Ultraviolet Clothing

Work attire & outerwear

Add a bold splash of color to a more neutral outfit with some violet outerwear. I love the sleeveless jacket/vest shown over an earthy ensemble on the left.

For a more coordinated look, build your outfit around the color purple. Softer, lighter tones pair well together in the outfit pictured on the right. Then you can wrap it up in a brighter coat to bring it all together!

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Ultraviolet in casual wear

For an everyday look, try using ultraviolet as an accent color to muted grey-purples and textured jeans. Accessories and footwear are an easy way to add this color without investing in an entire new outfit.

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Idea #2: Ultraviolet as a Hair Color

Pantone Ultraviolet outfit inspo, 2018 Fashion Inspiration, three ways to wear purple, fashion advice by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelerImage sources: 1, 2

Whether it’s all over color or a few highlights to accent your natural look, purple hair is having a moment. Talk to your stylist about different options & commitment levels, from permanent all the way down to one-day hair chalk. One of my current favorites is a shampoo that deposits color while you wash in the shower.

Idea #3: Purple Accessories & Accenting Jewelry Colors

It should come as no surprise that my favorite way to incorporate this trendy color into your look is through jewelry and accessories. From your wedding day to everyday look, you can can add a pair of our sparkly purple druzy earrings to complete the ensemble. Or, if you’re already rocking an ultraviolet outfit, consider neutral-colored jewelry to help make the focal piece “pop.”

Pantone Ultraviolet outfit inspo, 2018 Fashion Inspiration, three ways to wear purple, fashion advice by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelerImage source (left); (right)

Pantone Ultraviolet outfit inspo, 2018 Fashion Inspiration, three ways to wear purple, fashion advice by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler

So, which styling idea is your favorite? Tell me about it in the comments! I can’t wait to hear how you’ll rock Ultraviolet in your own way! 

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What to Wear for a Tropical Honeymoon

Honeymoon style guide, what to pack for honeymoon, tropical honeymoon packing tips by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler

Photo by Cecile Davis Films

With fall wedding season in full swing, many of you brides-to-be are nearing the end of wedding planning mode with your big day just around the corner. YAY! You’re likely moving on to plan for what comes next – the honeymoon!

To help simplify the process for you, I’ve partnered with my fashion blogger pal / resident newlywed Carolyn Zerbonia of Lipstick & Chiffon to bring you a three part honeymoon style series. We’ll tell you how to pack for a variety of climates before you jet-set with you newly minted spouse. First on our list of climates is my personal favorite: the tropics!

Honeymoon Packing Tips, Part 1:
The Tropical Honeymoon

Tropical Honeymoon Casual Beach Outfit Inspiration with jewelry by J'Adorn Designs Maryland jewelerWhen packing for your tropical honeymoon, Carolyn recommends packing versatile pieces that you can wear with different outfits to help lighten your luggage. This is especially useful for packing shoes, which are often the heaviest pieces in your tropical wardrobe. For instance, you can pair the same strappy heels with a couple of light, flowy dresses and your favorite gemstone statement jewelry.

Try to pack pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple looks; this will help save space in your suitcase.

Honeymoon outfit inspiration for tropical vacation by Lipstick & Chiffon, for J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry

An added bonus to packing light for your honeymoon? You’ll have more space to fit souvenirs on the flight home! 

Tropical honeymoon beach outfit inspiration by Lipstick & Chiffon for J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry blog

If you’re honeymooning in a tropical climate, chances are you’ll be hitting the beach.

A floral bikini with a lacy white cover-up is a stylish & romantic combination well-suited for a new bride.

Complete the look with pair of strappy, beaded sandals that can transition to night time. But be sure to leave your jewels in the hotel safe to protect them from damage in the sun & surf. (Remember your summer jewelry care rules here!)

Tropical honeymoon packing tips and outfit inspiration with jewelry from J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler

At night, dust off your sandals from the beach as you prepare for dinner.
Pair the shoes with a beautiful white maxi dress and a pair of brightly colored statement earrings.
You’ll be radiant as you look across the table at your new spouse, and comfortable enough to dance the night away!
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Ethereal Romantic Bridal Inspiration

Delicate, romantic bridal fashion inspiration featuring our couture accessories

The set of delicate vine-inspired bridal accessories featured in this romantic bridal fashion photo session is full of peach, pink, ivory, and blush pearl accents intricately woven together.

It was recently featured by Virginia Bride Magazine! So to celebrate, I’m sharing this gallery of my favorite images from the airy, intimately styled bridal portraits. Enjoy!

Delicate bridal choker by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler, for ethereal romantic bridal style inspiration

Delicate pearl bridal hairpiece by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler for ethereal romantic bridal style inspiration

Romantic bridal jewelry inspired by natural florals

I love the interplay of tiny white buds from the bridal bouquet with the freshwater pearls in the vine-like jewelry set!

Delicate bridal jewelry by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler, for ethereal romantic bridal style inspiration

Crystal teardrop earrings by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler, for ethereal romantic bridal style inspiration

Creating contrast & structure 

A pair of simple, geometric crystal earrings make the perfect accent for Libby’s loosely curled hair and intricately beaded bridal gown.

Delicate bridal choker by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler, for ethereal romantic bridal style inspiration

Cake and champagne! Delicate bridal choker by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler, for ethereal romantic bridal style inspiration

Champagne & Cake

These are perhaps my two favorite parts of a wedding – besides the romantic bridal jewelry, of course!

Delicate bridal choker by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler, for ethereal romantic bridal style inspiration

What’s your favorite part of Libby’s ethereal, romantic bridal look? Tell me in the comments!

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