Ah, summer weddings. The wind-swept romance of a ceremony held on the beach...the lush beauty of a garden reception…the gentle embrace of sunbeams filtered through church windows. No matter where a summer wedding takes place, it’s bound to be gorgeous. And as a guest, or even as a member of the wedding party, what better way to share in the beauty of the day than by wearing pearls?
It’s traditional for a bride to wear pearls on her special day, but it’s just as traditional for her friends to don their very best to attend her wedding. Pearls add a touch of classic style, beauty, and grace to any outfit, so they make perfect accessories for formal or semiformal wedding attire.
If you’re a bridesmaid, the one rule of thumb is, of course, not to upstage the bride. So go for simple elegance, rather than a dramatic look that will draw too much attention. White pearls go well with just about any color bridesmaid dress – like the ones in our gorgeous pearl necklace, bracelet, and earring sets. Or, you could choose a color that complements your gown, anything from pink to lilac to chocolate.
What could be cuter than a flower girl wearing pearls? For her sweet ensemble, simplicity is key. Try the classic beauty of the White Princess Necklace from our Bua Bay Collection, or go even simpler with a lovely white pearl bracelet.
Mother of the Bride/Groom
As the mother of the bride or groom, you’ve earned a little extravagance in your look today. Don’t be shy about attracting some attention with your pearls – you deserve it! Maybe your dress could use a delicate brooch to add that finishing touch, like our Vanuatu Collection Begonia Diamond Encrusted Pearl Brooch. Or you could go all out with the Victoria Swarovski Encrusted Pearl Brooch from our Treasure Island Collection.
Father of the Bride/Groom
You didn’t think we’d leave Dad out, did you? Even the men at a wedding can get in on the look, with pearl cufflinks! Try our Classic White Designer Pearl Cufflinks, or our Black Onyx with Mother of Pearl Designer Cufflinks, for that perfect touch of gentlemanly class.
If you are not a member of the wedding party, you’ve got even more flexibility in the way you accessorize with pearls. A statement-making necklace, like the Ten Strand White Pearl Necklace from our Society Islands Collection, can transform your whole outfit. Or choose a pair of subtle earrings, like the Pearl and Diamond Stud Earrings from our Bora Bora Collection, to complete your look. And you can always add a pearl charm bracelet for fun!
So as you can see, wearing pearls at a wedding isn’t just for the bride. Everyone can get in on the glamour by adding pearl jewelry to their look. Whether the dress code is ‘Barefoot on the Beach,’ ‘English Countryside Garden Party,’ or ‘Summer Night Under the Stars,’ you can’t go wrong with pearls.