Wedding Jewellery – more than just the Engagement ring!

Four claw Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring from Ace Jewellery

Give your wedding a bit of sparkle!

It's hard to believe it with the weather we're having, but it is still wedding season! Far from letting the weather take the shine off their big day however, many brides are actually upping the sparkle. A huge trend this season is to try something a little bit different that doesn’t necessarily have to cost the earth, and jewellery is a big part of that trend.

So we thought we would showcase some of the great ways that you can feature jewellery on your big day long after you’ve picked out your fabulous engagement & wedding rings.


Glam up your Wedding Flowers

One of the first things the guests see as you take those memorable steps down the aisle is your flowers. What with the bridal bouquet, table centrepieces and ceremony decorations, the list of floral requirements for a wedding can be daunting.


For the bride who’s looking for a unique alternative to a floral bouquet, an increasingly popular trend is the jewelled bouquet. A bouquet like this is both a unique work of art and a gorgeous accessory that can be kept as a beautiful and stylish memento of your big day, and even handed down to your children to use on their wedding day. With prices starting from £225 from Debbie Carlisle, the talented accessories designer, they’re an inexpensive way to truly remember your wedding flowers.


Jewelled bouquetThis stunning teardrop bouquet for example has a loose, informal ‘shower’ style and is packed with silver tone vintage jewellery, vintage buttons and pearl and crystal beads. It also contains ivory silk flowers.


Alternatively, if you’re a creative kind of bride why not make your own. This adventurous bride did just that when she wanted to look at ways of saving money and creating something you won’t see on any other wedding pictures.


Another great cost-effective alternative to real flowers are silk flowers. Many brides press flowers from their bouquet as a keepsake, but what if your flowers could last forever and keep their glimmering beauty?

Anne Baker, of Silk Floral Art, creates beautifully crafted bespoke silk flower arrangements, created with quality faux flowers that look so real it really is hard to tell the difference from fresh flowers, especially in your wedding day pictures. Bouquet jewels such as pearl and crystal stems really add a touch of glitz to wedding flowers. Silk flowers would also work particularly well in a bejewelled bouquet, as they won’t be damaged by pins and things, unlike fresh flowers. As a lasting memory of your big day, Anne can also turn your bouquet into a flower arrangement to be enjoyed forever.

Alternatively, you can rent displays and bouquets from Anne, which is a good way of saving money, especially in these cash strapped times.


Glam up your Wedding Jewellery & accessories

Your wedding jewellery is the icing on the cake when it comes to your overall look and you want it to be perfect. The style of your dress will often dictate the style of your jewellery and accessories, and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to show off your personality!


Another key trend this season is for Grecian style headbands – one of the most versatile hair accessories for brides, and an excellent alternative to a traditional tiara. They look gorgeous with almost every hair style, and are incredibly versatile for any budget!


Grecian style wedding headbands This confetti style headband for example features a stretch band with an embellished tiara design, faceted gem stones and a silver-tone surround. At just £15 from Asos, it’s breathtaking without the breathtaking price tag.


Traditional tiaras are still a big favourite with some brides as well, and you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to style. There's classic vintage or modern contemporary styles to choose from, using a variety of materials. You can find them made from silver and gold, adorned with pearls, crystals, sparkling rhinestones, or even diamonds, and they're sure to add impact to your hair style.


Glam up your wedding table

To complete the theme you can also bring a glamorous, glittering look to your wedding table, with these ‘wow’ accessories.

Wedding table gemsThese faceted gems at just £5.29 for 50g look like sparkling diamonds, but without the price tag. They will add shimmer and sparkle to any wedding or party celebration, creating a glamorous look your guests will love.

Jewelled picture frames for your wedding tableOr what about this jewelled photo frame featuring a pretty heart design. It would be ideal for giving as a gift to your guests to treasure a picture of the big day as a keepsake. They also make an amazing option for your table names or numbers.

 Both items are available from wedding site Confetti.


We hope this blog has given you some ideas as to how you can make your wedding stand out with jewellery touches. Of course, many of these accessories are also available in ‘real’ precious metals and gemstone versions. At Ace Jewellery we have a lovely selection of bridal jewellery wear and bridal gifts, so call into our showroom on Lands Lane, Leeds to discuss how you want to glam up your wedding day.

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