Your wedding photos will be with you for the duration of your marriage. When you look at those photos do you want to see your smiling face or do you want to see a trendy pair of bridal earrings that look out of place? Many brides spend large sums of money on their dress, make-up and hair. Shouldn’t the bride be as critical with her choice of earrings? On her wedding day, the chosen bridal earrings should complement a bride’s style, theme, and story.
A bride’s wedding day is a momentous occasion. Each aspect of the day is a personal reflection of her style. From elegantly classic to bohemian chic to a myriad of styles in between, a bride’s earrings should blend with her style choices. For example, if the bride is wearing a flowy, garden inspired gown, her bridal earrings could mimic the flowered patterns in her dress. Earrings like the ‘Lilac-Eyed Lotus’ or ‘White Forest’, blend in with the garden style inspired gown.
Once the bride understands her style aesthetics, her bridal earrings should complement her hair style. If the bride chooses an up-do, small button earrings with a sparkly stone will reflect the light. With her hair off her face, simple button earrings, like the Blue Topaz flower earrings, ‘So Precious’, are a subtle, yet beautiful, statement earring. These earrings could also be a bride’s something blue! The simplicity of the button earrings places the focus on the bride’s face for all her pictures.
Another aspect to consider when choosing bridal earrings is the other bridal jewelry. If a bride isn’t wearing a necklace, a larger earring can complement her gown. Chandelier earrings, which are more elaborate dangling earrings, would be best worn without a necklace. Chandelier earrings can be enhanced with gemstones, pearls or crystals. If these bridal earrings are chosen, the earrings become the statement jewelry item.
After deciding on a bridal earring style, the bride should choose the components of the earrings. Many brides choose to wear pearls on their wedding day. Long prized as a symbol of wealth and nobility, the pearl has several reasons for being associated with wedding days. The Greeks believed that pearls would promote marital harmony, and would prevent the bride from crying. Knights believed that pearls would keep them from harm. Today, pearls are popular with many brides and can be worn in a variety of styles.
One final consideration for bridal earrings could a reference to a location that has special meaning to the bride or the couple. For example, a delicate filigree style earring could be a reference to the first trip the couple took to Ireland. Perhaps a rich jewel toned earring could refer to the romantic sunset where the groom proposed. The reference or importance does not have to be known to everyone at the ceremony, only hold special meaning to the bride.
Whether the bride chooses simple button earrings, traditional pearl earrings, or dramatic chandelier earrings, such as this pair of sterling silver hearts with freshwater pearls, the choice is completely her own. Her bridal earrings will always hold a special meaning in her heart. Every time she looks at her bridal photo or wears her bridal earrings for another occasion, she can remember her special day.