Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

Wedding Day Necklace Tips by Erin of Sparkle and Hay

I don’t know what to say about Erin. All I know is that without this girl, I would be completely lost. She has been such an incredible source of inspiration and friendship, I’m  just so blessed to “know” her. Thank you Erin for posting while I’m honeymooning!

Hi Realistic Brides!  Erin from Sparkle & Hay here and I am so, So, SO thrilled to be guest blogging for the sweetest sweetheart of them all Miss Claire as she is basking in all of her lovely newly-wedded glow.  Claire & I “met” nearly a year ago, at the time both brides to be in the midst of our wedding plans, and it has been so much fun and such a pleasure sharing our journeys and I am beyond excited that Claire’s big day has finally come (and now already dying to see the photos!)

For me, one of the most fun things about a wedding is seeing how a couple infuses their personality into it – from the décor to the food to the ceremony to their fashion/style.  I’m going to focus on the latter in this post – and am dedicating it to one of the most iconic accessories of all time (particularly for weddings) PEARLS.  Whether traditional or alternative, pearls are a mainstay in the wedding industry and I just love, love, love seeing a bride walk down the aisle in her pearls.

Perhaps they are a dainty strand, a family heirloom, your “something borrowed”or “something old”…

pearls - classic

perhaps they are modern; colored,funky & chunky and making a statement…


or a boho-chic cluster, layered or coupled with other stones …

pearls boho

I love their versatility and ability to morph to fit into every (should she want it) girls wedding dreams.  I also LOVE how available they are (mostly the costume variety).  So inspired, I did a little search for pearl projects this morning and discovered this AHmazing & simple tutorial by PS I Made This for how to make a chunky accent necklace!



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