As a multi-award-winning Norfolk wedding planner working across the East of England, I feel blessed to have so many amazing connections in the wedding industry, and today, I’m delighted to introduce you to one of my favourite bridal jewellery designers, Sarah Vuong Bridal Jewellery. Sarah’s going to share all of the important info you need to help you choose the perfect jewellery for your wedding.
“Well, firstly I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jo at One Curious Dream for reaching out and asking me to write a blog, it’s a privilege to be asked! Such a great start to 2021!
I thought I’d begin by introducing myself and giving you a little information on my background before talking about the all-important topic of ‘Things to Consider When Choosing Your Bridal Jewellery’.
So, I’m Sarah of Sarah Vuong Bridal Jewellery. My business launched last year, with the website going live on the 23rd March…the first official day of Lockdown 1.0! What a day to launch! However, I’m a true believer that everything happens for a reason! So, my business is still in its infant years, however, I have over 15 years of jewellery knowledge and experience from my time working within my family business. Yep, jewellery is in my blood!
Over the last 18 months, I have been curating a collection of jewellery and accessories that would have ALL brides swooning over; but we can’t ignore the fact that not all brides will be drawn to the same style of jewellery, and for that reason, I decided to create a selection of pieces for each style; Modern, Romantic, Vintage, Elegant, Classic and lastly Bohemian. Hopefully, this way there is something for every bride!
So, how do you go about choosing your jewellery and accessories for your big day, I hear you ask? Well, I would strongly recommend that you take into consideration the next few suggestions before making an impulsive purchase.
- Be really clear on YOUR style– this is so important! You want your accessories to express your personality and individual style. The aim is to find a piece that represents you, but maybe an exaggerated you. I mean, if you can’t be a little OTT on your wedding day, then, when can you?! But be warned, if you decide to try something that doesn’t typically align with your true style you may find yourself feeling uncomfortable on the day. If a petite stud earring is your go-to earring then please don’t choose the most elaborate large drop earring because you think you should, compromise with something in between and choose something you will enjoy wearing on your anniversaries!
- Make sure you have already chosen your dress– You want to be accessorising the dress with jewellery, not the other way around. Embrace the experience of falling in love with THE ONE and then look for the finishing touches afterwards! This way the cut of your dress will guide you on the pieces of jewellery you’ll need; a high neck gown will look incredible with a statement earring; however, a sweetheart neckline may suit an understated necklace and earring set. And for that reason, buying your jewellery before your dress may leave you having bought pieces that you won’t be able to wear on the day. Also ensure you choose jewellery that will be suitable to wear with the fabric of your dress, for example, I wouldn’t recommend the much-loved claw-set crystal bracelet being worn with delicate fabrics! The last thing you need is your jewellery clicking your dress before you even make it to the alter.
- Consistency is key– This really refers to the finer details. For example, your colour scheme; you may have chosen yellow gold accents to run throughout your wedding; the stationary, the subtle details within table settings etc and so it makes sense to tie this all together with gold tones running into your jewellery and hair accessories. It creates a well-co-ordinated look. And same goes for if you’ve chosen silver tones. Secondly, you could highlight the beautiful detailing of your dress. If the fabric is adorned with pearl beads, then choose pieces of jewellery that incorporate some pearl detail to complement. And the same goes for crystal detail. But make sure that you remain consistent with the detail you are looking to accentuate.
These are just a few of the important things you need to consider before purchasing your jewellery and accessories, however, if you’ve been left with some unanswered questions, please feel free to reach out. I offer a Personal Styling Advice Service which you can access over on my website (www.sarahvuongbridaljewellery.com), and it’s completely free, just fill in the form with all your exciting wedding details and I will be in touch. Or alternatively, DM me on Instagram (svbridaljewelley). Good luck in your search for those perfect finishing touches!”
So there, you have it, the complete guide to choosing your wedding jewellery, with very kind thanks to Sarah for sharing her wealth of knowledge, as well as Gail Secker Photography and Josh Guest Photography for the beautiful images below.