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!
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!
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.
Champagne & Cake
These are perhaps my two favorite parts of a wedding – besides the romantic bridal jewelry, of course!
What’s your favorite part of Libby’s ethereal, romantic bridal look? Tell me in the comments!
Featured Romantic Jewelry Pieces:
You may remember Michelle’s custom jewelry story and her sapphire jewelry from earlier this year…
After falling in love with an unattainable antique necklace that she saw in a magazine, Michelle reached out to have me make a custom set of wedding jewelry for her using that necklace as inspiration.
Scroll down to see how she styled her custom sapphire wedding jewelry set!
Michelle’s personal style is one of classic elegance with sentimental touches.
She combined timeless pieces like her solitaire diamond engagement ring with personal details like hairstyling from her long-time friend Erica Cote of Silver Immersion.
Her sapphire jewelry set represents both of these important elements as accessories and new heirlooms. The style is ageless; and Michelle will enjoy remembering the happiness of her wedding day whenever she wears these special jewels.
Here’s what Michelle had to say about her custom sapphire jewelry and her custom design experience:
“Everything Alison created was totally beautiful and far met my expectations. I so enjoyed working with Alison in the months leading up to my wedding. She was extremely responsive, always willing to share ideas, quick to research my visions, and helpful with referrals to other vendors for my wedding planning. Not only did Alison create stunning pieces for my wedding, which my guests were talking about all night, she also became my friend.”
Michelle’s sapphire and diamond halo earrings and matching necklace were bespoke designs. To inquire about similar custom bridal accessories for your wedding, send me a message!
Credit for all photos: Britney Clause Photography
Make sure your favorite pieces keep shining long after sundown with this handy summer jewelry care guide.
Photo by Brooke Michelle Photography
Ah, summer… The days are longer, the nights are radder; the sun is brighter making the jewels even sparklier!
But while you accessorize your favorite warm weather outfits, keep in mind that summer’s extra heat and social calendar could pose a risk of damaging your favorite pieces of jewelry. (Cue horror movie shrieks!)
Take a deep breath; you don’t have to despair! Your favorite jewelry designer is here with a handy list of summer jewelry care tips to make sure your metals stay shiny and your stones continue to sparkle!
Photo by Madison Short
The single most important part of summer jewelry care is remembering to take it off!
More specifically, be sure to take off your jewelry before any of the following activities to ensure its shine & color will last:
Before you SWEAT
Before you SWIM
Before you SUNSCREEN
Photo by Olivia Reed Photography
1. Before you SWIM
When the ocean calls your name, all you want is to dive straight into the water. But stop for just one second to remove your precious jewels before making a beeline for the waves.
This quick pause can prevent your favorite gold necklace from turning green.
I don’t know about you, but a deeper tan is the only color change I want to bring home from a day at the beach! The same principle also applies for a day at the pool.
2. Before you SUNSCREEN
Practical wisdom tell us to apply sunscreen generously at this time of the year to prevent damage & premature aging. But did you know that the lotion you wear to save your skin can do the opposite for your jewelry?
Take off your jewels before applying sunscreen, and be sure to let it fully dry and soak in before putting them back on.
Photo by Olivia Reed Photography
3. Before you SWEAT
The third “S” to keep in mind when you remember to remove your jewelry is SWEAT.
Depending on where you live, a simple walk outside in the summer could result in a glistening brow or full waterworks. If perspiration reaches the places where your jewelry touches – your neck, hairline, hands, and wrists – it can quickly become a destructive force on the surface of your jewelry, particularly for plated metals.
So, consider how much you might sweat during your walk along the shore or bike ride to the farmer’s market and plan your outfit accordingly!
Photo by Brooke Michelle Photography
Sound a little too involved?
If you don’t want to bother with removing your jewelry every time you engage in your favorite summer activities, you can always reach for non-plated metals or colorful statement pieces made of fabric, plastic, or glass when you accessorize for the day. These materials stand up much stronger against the elements of summer. Plus, they could add some unexpected flourishes of color & texture to your look!
Want to read more of my jewelry care tips? Check out my post, “5 Ways to Ruin Your Jewelry,” and learn what else you can do to protect your jewelry!
Bid on a pair of my handcrafted earrings and other works of art to support a great cause this weekend!
I’m so excited to share about my contribution to the Art and Handmade Auction for Myasthenia Gravis. The benefit auction is live now and it runs through the weekend!
I’m part of a group of artists and makers from across the country who have contributed original works to an annual benefit auction to raise funds and awareness for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. The auction’s organizer, Kait Masters, is one of the amazing friends I’ve made through my role as a Tuesdays Together leader in The Rising Tide Society. She is a fellow artist who lives with MG, a chronic neuromuscular disease that requires constant treatment and management. You may recognize the disease as the one that Lucious Lyon has on Empire. I’m proud to have an opportunity to use my handcrafted jewelry to help people like Kait work toward a more full and healthy life.
I contributed a pair of gold & turquoise handcrafted earrings to the MG fundraiser. In addition, there are many other works of original art & craft up for bid at this benefit auction.
To help peak your interest, here’s a look at some of my favorite items you can bid on at this weekend’s auction:
4×4 acrylic on canvas – Art by Megan
Decorative Earthenware Pitcher – Judy Stockwell
Painted Pendant – Larkspur + Laurel
Painted coasters – Elysian Market
Check out the benefit auction on Facebook HERE!
Learn more about Myesthenia Gravis and Kait’s story HERE.
How one #jadornbride made a pair of pretty bridal earrings perfect for her wedding in Berlin
Today I’m sharing a real-life example of how to order custom jewelry based on a pair of bridal earrings from my shop!
When #jadornbride Rachel first reached out to me, it was because she had fallen in love with a pair of beautiful bridal earrings from my collection. However, she was looking for a slightly shorter pair of earrings for her wedding in Germany. I assured her that she could have both the size and look she wanted and I worked with her over a series of emails to customize the opal and gold vine earrings she loved into a pair that was perfect for her!
Side by side comparison
The original pair of gold bridal earrings that Rachel fell in love with featured long opal teardrops below a delicate crystal vine. To make them slightly shorter I swapped out the long teardrop for a shorter opal teardrop stone. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way the customized pair of earrings turned out, and their #jadornbride agrees!
A Bracelet to Match
Rachel also ordered a matching bracelet to complete her bridal jewelry set: the Crystal Vine and Pearl Bracelet (pictured below) from the J’Adorn Designs jewelry shop. I custom-sized this piece for her as well because she thought it might be too big for her tiny wrist. I simply removed one of the vine links and added a small gold extender chain to ensure the perfect fit for her bridal bracelet!
A Rave Review for Customized Bridal Jewelry
When Rachel received her customized bridal jewelry set in the mail, she sent me an email to let me know just how much she loved it! She said:
“The earrings and bracelet are just beautiful!!!! Just what I was hoping for, if not even more beautiful in person!! I’ve shown photos to my best friend and my sister and they’ve described them as stunning and exquisite!!”