We recently had the honor of seeing an editorial shoot we contributed to earlier this year featured on the wedding blog, Burnett’s Boards. In this post we’re sharing a few of our personal favorite shots by Red October Photography from this cool, modern D.C. bridal shoot with gold and navy blue elements.
We especially love the way Tiffany of Simply Breathe Events chose to style the jewelry from our collection into a few different looks for the bridal model – and that amazing cake created by Evan of Sweets by E! Check out the full gallery, and let us know in the comments which part is your favorite.
Fellow contributing vendors:
Photography: Red October Photography
Planning & Styling: Simply Breathe Events
Venue: River Farm
Hair Styling: Jewel HD
Makeup: Blend DC
Bride’s attire: Fabulous Frocks of DC
Groom’s attire: Lapel
Florals: Flower Bud Florals
Cake: Sweets By E
Rentals: DC Rental
Calligraphy: Allison Dee Calligraphy
Happy Friday, friends! Today we’re thrilled to share our favorite shots from an opulent and romantic editorial we collaborated on with Bekah Kay Photography and Dear Sweetheart Events, which was featured on United With Love last week.
Bekah was the mastermind behind the vision for this shoot, and she gleaned her inspiration from a play by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Here’s the specific excerpt from the play that inspired Bekah to design a shoot that honored “the riches of love and marriage:”
“ELEANOR: We can’t all of us be as pretty as thou art–
… Come, here is a golden chain I will give thee if thou wilt lead me to thy mother.
GEOFFREY: No–no gold. Mother says gold spoils all. Love is the only gold.”
The jewelry featured in this editorial includes our Cherish Bracelet and Filigree Bracelet in Burgundy & Pink, available in our shop.
Many thanks to the fantastic vendors we had the joy of working with on this shoot!
Photography: Bekah Kay Creative
Styling & Floral Design: Dear Sweetheart Events
Venue: Antrim 1844
Rentals: Vintage Affairs
Bakery: Sorby Sweets
Stationery: Twila & Co
Are you in on the druzy trend? These sparkly gemstones, in all their shapes and sizes, have been taking the jewelry world by storm for the past two wedding seasons (at least!), and the design possibilities seem to be endless. Whether you’re a total newcomer to druzies or have already started a collection of your own, you’re bound to learn something new in this latest edition of the “Know Your Bling” series. (And if not, you’ll still get to feast your eyes on some really sweet eye candy!)
What is a druzy?
The word “druzy” (or “drusy” as our friends across the pond would say) comes from the geological term “druse,” which refers to the phenomenon that occurs when a fine layer of crystals grows on a gemstone, usually in a vein or other fractured surface. It’s the same effect you’d see in the geodes you may have purchased from the science store at the mall when you were younger.
Druzy in Jewelry
In the jewelry world, druzies are a favorite for their ability to add a lot of sparkle to a design. If you look closely at a druzy, you will see countless little facets that catch the light from every direction. Because they come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes, they also offer a lot of versatility for jewelry designs. Even the crystal facets come in different sizes, so you could choose a more rough looking stone for an edgier style, or one with finer facets to create a more delicate effect.
How I use druzies
Because I aim for a happy mixture of wearability and glamour in my designs as a jeweler, I tend to let these stones be the stand-alone stars of the pieces I use them in. I’ve experimented with various methods to mount the stones, from a full wire wrap to a more minimal floating design. I’ve even added a chain tassel for a pair of custom bridesmaid’s earrings; but generally I don’t overcomplicate things when I use these lustrous stones.
Here’s a look at a few of my favorite druzy designs from the J’Adorn Designs collection. Tell me which one is your personal favorite in the comments, then click on over to the shop to claim it as your own!
Today we’ve been given the great honor of being a Highlighted Vendor on The Big Fake Wedding’s blog! Click over to their website to read the full write-up and learn a bit about lead designer Alison’s journey as the owner of J’Adorn Designs.
Enjoy some images of the jewelry we created for The BFW Baltimore after the jump!
“It was SUCH a joy getting to know and work with Alison from J’Adorn Designs in Baltimore. It is difficult for me to believe that she is a self-taught jeweler as her intricate designs are pure artistry. Alison’s attention to detail – and sweet personality! – make her a dream to work with. For all of you brides-to-be out there, I encourage you to consider working with J’Adorn Designs to create something special for your special day…and for all of those special ladies who will be by your side (mamas, grandmamas, bridesmaids, flower girls).”
-The Big Fake Wedding Baltimore Team