The best accessory opportunities are reserved for summer brides. Spoilt for choice, they have the perfect opportunity to play around with accessories and adornments. Depending on taste and style, you can keep it simple with gems and sparkles, or be bold and choose to add colour and depth to your wedding party with the inclusion of flowers and statement pieces. We’ve collected the best accessory looks so you can look your bejewelled best on your big day.
Pearls are a perfect addition to a bride’s summer wedding look, as they catch the sun with a beautiful iridescent glow. If you’re lucky enough to have vintage pearls in your family, it’s an easy yet classy “something borrowed”. If you’re not one of the lucky few, there are plenty of modern styles of pearl jewellery, and many ways to wear pearls on your big day. Pearl headbands, necklaces, earrings and hairpieces all make a stylish accessories that suggest elegance and femininity without overwhelming your dress.
Gems are the perfect accessory for the modern bride, as you can enhance the colours featured in your wedding. Gems allow brides to express their individual style, but also to match either the bridesmaids or the aesthetic of the wedding itself. A coloured gemstone will add a touch of colour to the bride’s wedding attire and give the dress a more unique feeling. Birthstones are a lovely way of personalising your jewellery to reflect more of your personality and taste.
Earrings can be a playful and fun jewellery option for brides. Simple teardrops can be a subtle addition of sparkle, or you can go bolder and make a statement if you want to add more to your bridal gown. Earrings can be used to incorporate a hint of colour into your accessories, with some brides choosing to have their “something blue” in the form of sapphire gem studs. Earrings are a delicate way of drawing attention to your perfectly coiffed hair in a subtle manner.
Hair jewels are one of the most popular accessories for summer brides. It’s a versatile accessory with options to suit any bridal hairstyle, whether your hair is up or down. Rather than detracting from your perfectly selected hairstyle, hair accessories can accentuate the style. You can choose from lace, pearls, diamonds, gems or even a fresh flower for more colour.
Replacing the typical bejewlled tiara with a fresh flower headpiece brings a very relaxed but chic look to any wedding. It is especially appropriate for a summer wedding, where the fresh flowers will make you look like a natural beauty. The flowers add colour, style and can pull together the theme of your wedding. Flower headpieces are more of a classic take on the bohemian flower crown trend.