Creating a Bridesmaid Color Palette

There is a lot to consider when creating your wedding color palette; season, venue, personality, atmosphere to name a few. When planning my color palette, like most brides, I started by selecting my bridesmaids’ dresses. I knew I wanted a color combination that blended to create a soft and romantic color palette. I chose Allure dresses in soft neutral, pink tones with a subtle touch of blue-ish green.

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I wanted to accessorize these dresses with something simple, feminine and complimented each of the colors. I found Shine Bridal Jewelry Shop on Etsy. I LOVED the style, color selection and design options available to create a true one of kind gift for my bridesmaids. They offer a wide selection of beautiful handmade stock pieces; or you may create your own custom design if you want to mix & match colors and shapes (which is what I did).  Each set was a perfect match – don’t you think!? The great thing about these earrings is that they are completely versatile – they can be worn at the wedding and everyday after! Each pair of bridesmaid’s earrings arrived beautifully package and ready for gifting in a small kraft colored box, wrapped in a pink satin bow. The girls loved them!

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Photos Courtesy of Rodeo & Co Photography | Bridesmaid Earrings: Shine Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses (Allure) : Party Dress Express | Bridal Gown (Maggie Sottero) : Party Dress Express | Flowers: Just for You Florist | Hair: Kevin Hadfield Beauty | Makeup: Beauty Entourage | Venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

The Dos and Don’ts of Bridal Jewelry

You’ve found the perfect wedding gown, now it’s time to accessorize! With many wedding gowns detailed with faux pearls, rhinestones, organza flowers, sequins and other bling, it can be difficult to choose bridal jewelry that will enhance your wedding gown, not take away from it.

Bridal Jewelry: Bracelets, Earrings & Necklaces

Bridal Jewelry DOs:

* Glam it up! Vintage gowns are trending, so is vintage inspired bridal jewelry.

* If your dress has lots of details above the waist or you are wearing a bridal headpiece with bling, go simple.

* Make a Statement. Necklaces continue to be bold and beautiful when the gown has less detailing on top.

* Pearls will always be a traditional staple. The simplicity and coloring of pearls goes well with many traditional styled wedding gowns.

* Bling it on. Bracelets can be slim or wide, simple or extravagant. Just be sure it doesn’t weigh you down!

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Bridal Jewelry

When choosing your bridal jewelry, there are so many factors to consider. We asked Bridal Party Express of Fall River for some of their favorite styles for 2013. From simple and sophisticated to vintage and old Hollywood glam, we love all their recommendations! Which is your favorite?

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Not sure what will look best with your gown? Rule of thumb is the more elaborate your gown, the simpler the jewelry. Afterall, you want the bling of your amazing gown to be the showpiece! Still need help? Checkout the full article on Dos and Don’ts of Bridal Jewelry at RIWeddingGuide.com >

Hot Trend: Barefoot Beach Wedding

your have a destination or beach inspired wedding, what would be better than having your toes in the sand when you say your I do’s? Skip the high heels, sandles and ballet shoes and wrap your foot in some stylish beaded foot jewerly. With so many styles and colors to choose from you can easy compliment your tropical wedding day. Consider one style for the bride and another for your bridesmaids!

Images: Aqua Beaded Foot Jewelry, Rhinestone Beaded Foot Jewelry, Black Beaded Foot Jewelry, Shell Beaded Foot Jewelry, Hot  Pink Beaded Foot Jewelry.

Ring in the Holidays with a Proposal

According to Conde Nast Bridal Group, December outpaces Valentine’s Day for proposals.  Since the holiday season is probably the most popular time for guys to pop the question, it’s no wonder we are starting to see TV commercials advertising engagement rings.  One recent spot I saw was for the new Neil Lane Bridal Collection from KAY Jewelers.  Jeweler to Hollywood’s elite, Neil Lane is now making his styles available to all future brides.

The vintage-inspired contemporary jewelry collection features pieces that are hand cast and hand assembled from Lane’s original designs, the diamonds are hand set, engraving and scrolling is finished by hand, and then the finished pieces are given a four-step polishing process that makes them sparkle.  I’ve only seen pictures but they look exquisite.  There are many different styles available too, from diamond bands with a solitaire, to larger, more intricate pieces that feature diamonds, surrounded by diamonds, surrounded by even more diamonds.  Now that’s the one I’d want!

Have you seen the new Neil Lane Bridal Collection?  How’d you like it?

Photo Jewelry for your Wedding

Klidonas Photo Jewelry is designer by a Child & Family Photographer who loves creating images for families that last a lifetime. Her pieces are absolutley beautiful and would make a special gift for anyone. I love the idea of wearing one on your wedding day. Whether its a picture of your soon to be husband, a deceased family member you are remembering or your child; that person is extra close to you during your special day. The beadwork is lovely and perfect for any style. Consider giving one as a gift for your mother or your mother in law. Please check out the rest of her pieces at her Etsy Shop.

Featured from top left to bottom right: Custom Photo Cufflinks, White Pearls with Green Ribbon TieGray Pearls with Baby Face Photo, Gray Pearl with Three Photos, Double White Pearl with Holding Hands Photo, Double White Pearl with Couple Photo.

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Wedding Ring Super Sale

Diamond Jewelers has  it all; Platinum, 24 KT, 18 KT, 14KT, Triton White, Tungsten, Titanium: Plain, with 18 KT or with
Diamond, Stainless Steel, Diamond Eternity Rings, Diamond Channel Bands,Custom Designs our Specialty for those hard to
match Engagement Rings! Be sure to stop by on October 22nd for their Wedding Ring Super Sale!

Diamond Jewelers: Biggest Sale of the Year!

Shopping for a wedding ring? Then be sure to stop by Diamond Jewelers this Saturday March 5th for their biggest sale of the year! Save 50 to 70% off wedding rings. Offering the best price, quality and selection in the region. (Located in tax free NH.)

Here are some of the amazing savings they are offering:  $25 off a $300 order | $50 off $750 | $100 off $1,500 | $200 off $3,000. Visit their website or store for more savings.

Celebrating Family

Family Medallions were created to assist with “family weddings” and to recognize a family commitment when either the bride or groom has children. The Family Medallion symbol includes three equally merged circles. Two circles represent the marriage union while the third symbolizes the importance of children within the family. Family Medallions come with a copy of the “Celebrating The New Family” ceremony.


Featured: Sterling Silver Pendant, Charm Bracelet, 14K Gold Pin.

The Family Medallion is a symbol of family unity and love. The Family Medallion is commonly given to the children of the bride and/or groom during the course of a wedding. When a stepfamily relationship is involved, the Family Medallion is a tangible way to build a bond of trust between stepparents and stepchildren. Family Medallions are available in rings, pendants, bracelets and pins.

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Hot Trend: Body Jewelry

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Our body jewelry will add a touch of sparkle to your special day!  Just peel and stick to add to desired area. If you’re a bride consider our blue body jewelry to add that ‘something blue’ to your bridal outfit.  Match them to your bridesmaid dresses and have your girls sport them down the aisle.  Use them to add some sparkle to a girls night out by accessorizing with these fun colors and styles.

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