While the first steps to planning a wedding involve setting a date and setting a budget, there are many more decisions that couples will have to make for their wedding day. One way that couples choose to style their wedding is through a colour scheme which runs throughout the special day. This can be a fantastic way to ensure you get the best visual impact from your decorative elements, as well as helping make decisions for you when it comes to colours. One trickier aspect of this is choosing jewellery and precious stones to compliment your wedding colour scheme.
Your wedding day is one of the most important of your life and you naturally want everything to be perfect. Once you’ve selected your colour scheme, you can begin to choose your decorations, your wedding party gowns and suits, your wedding jewellery, and your flowers. All of these elements need to work in harmony with your colour scheme, which can be both a help and a hinderance in the decision making process.
What Colour is Your Dress?
When it comes to finding the perfect necklace for your wedding, it pays to consider the colour of your dress, as well as the colour scheme of your wedding. You might think white is easy to match, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind. If your dress is bright white, silver or platinum will give the overall look of an ice princess. This works amazingly if you have cool toned skin, or cool toned colours in your theme. However, pure white also looks fantastic with gold or rose gold. This is the best option if you have chosen a warmer or earth toned colour scheme.
If your dress is more of an ivory or champagne hue then gold tends to match more cohesively. However remember that this is simply a guideline and you should stick to your preferred jewellery colours on your wedding day.
No matter which jewellery you choose, it’s best to have metals that are all the same, so they tie into your gown and help create a cohesive look. If you’re looking for inspiration, why not take a look at our ‘How to choose your wedding dress’ guide.
When curating a colour palette for your wedding it always looks best to aim for an array of complimentary tones as opposed to simply “blue” or “green”. Opting for a mixture of harmonious tones will result in more interest for the eye and a more complete aesthetic. This way you can mix gemstones in your jewellery and still be right on colour scheme.
Of course, it’s pretty easy to find stones to match your colour scheme if you’ve chosen certain colours. Amethyst for purple and sapphire for blue are a couple of popular options. Choose emeralds if your wedding colour scheme includes dark green and chocolate diamonds if brown or gold are part of your colours.
If you are looking for precious stones which can be available in more rare tones, look at Tourmalines or Sapphires. Of course, if all else fails, stick to white diamonds or white pearls, as they’ll pair with any colour scheme you plan to incorporate into your wedding.
Your Wedding Dress Style
Pinterest is one of the best places for brides to find inspiration for their special day. With the new year fast approaching, Pinterest have even outlined their Pinterest wedding predictions for 2021. They predict that weddings will start to become more minimalist and more laid back than ever before. Some trending search terms for wedding day attire on the site have been ‘registry office wedding outfit’ and ‘wedding denim jacket bride’.
When picking out the perfect dress, the neckline of your dress should also play a role. Once you’ve decided what colours you’re going to choose, think about how the item will look paired with your dress. Even if it’s got the right metal colour and the hue of gemstones, the style and size need to be considered as well. For example, a sweetheart neckline or strapless gown looks great with a choker while a V-neck is perfect for a pendant necklace. You can also wear chandelier earrings and bracelets with a dress that is simpler in style.
Our main advice is to stick to your personal style. If you are a bride who wears a ring on every finger in your daily life, then don’t be afraid to follow suit on your wedding day. You should feel like yourself as a bride, and you do not have to tone down your personal style. Always, always try on your jewellery options with the dress before your big day so you can determine if the pieces you’ve chosen are going to work or if you need something else.
Once you have selected your colour palette, theme, and dress it is time to choose your jewellery. When making your selection there are a few key things to keep in mind. Firstly, consider your personal style. If you are a minimalist then echo this sentiment with your jewellery picks. For maximalists, throw any of our advice out of the window and stick to your guns.
Secondly, consider the style of your dress and venue. You don’t want to overwhelm your look by over thinking the accessories. In finding the perfect necklace for your wedding, choose just one or two pieces and compliment them with basic metal items or white diamonds. If you are focussed on simplicity, pick just one gemstone instead of one in every colour of your wedding scheme. You could even go with a classic sapphire as your something blue. Your jewellery should be the finishing touch to your wedding look, not the main focal point.
Your wedding look is important. After all, everyone’s eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle and you’ll be the star of the show in all of the photos. For that reason, it makes sense to make sure you choose the perfect jewellery to wear with your wedding gown. Matching it to your wedding colour scheme is a great way to get outstanding photos of your big day.