If you brides are anything like me, you’ve been flipping through countless magazines and catalogs looking for pieces to update your wardrobe for the spring and summer seasons. As a woman who will proudly tell you that I am addicted to fashion, I am loving that color is everywhere.
Most of us are afraid to use color in our everyday clothing choices, so instead we choose accessories that have those colors that we love. After all a little bit can go a long way, but when it comes to our wedding trousseau we have fallen into the idea that white or some shade of white or ivory is the color that we should wear on our wedding day. It is a tradition that has been around since Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert in 1840, but before that time, women were not always married in white. They choose vibrant colors, usually using their best gowns and they would sew gems and fur into the dresses.
Since 1840 and the romantic wedding that was truly based on love between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, white has become the traditional color, though historically even since then women haven’t necessarily kept with that tradition. Today as women and as brides it is more about finding our own voice, or if you will, our own unique sense of fashion and of whom we are. We want our weddings to be tailored to show who we are and who we will be as a couple.
Keeping that in mind, using color to express your self is a wonderful way to do just that. It is wonderful to stand in front of your friends and family dressed in a beautiful white gown, and traditionally the jewelry of choice has been diamonds and pearls to round out the wedding accessories and carry a bouquet of flowers. I would like to challenge you to think about incorporating color into your jewelry to bring more of your own unique self out on your wedding day.
With the accessories that are coming out this season, they are filled with eye-catching colors of green, blue, purple and red. Every color under the sun seems to have a voice this season and several different intensities like pastels, neutrals and bold hues. So if your favorite color is green try to incorporate emeralds, peridot or green sapphires into your jewelry. If red or pink catches your eye, look for rubies, pink tourmaline and pink sapphires. If you love blue of course you should wear blue sapphires, but don’t forget about blue diamonds or tanzanite. Whatever your favorite color there is a gemstone out there that will pick up the color that you love and wearing those favorite gemstones on your wedding day will make you that much happier. So be bold, use color in your accessories and make the day memorable!
Have fun with all the color! Joy