June is by far the most popular month for weddings. Traditionally, the month was sacred to the Roman deity Juno, goddess of marriage, therefore it was an auspicious month to get married. These days, however, most couples choose June to get married because of the temperate climate and generally festive mood that accompanies spring and the beginnings of summer.
Though each bride is unique, every bride deserves to shine on her wedding day. While many choose a more modern aesthetic, traditionally romantic styles are perennially popular. Especially fitting are the elegant and ladylike jewels of the Edwardian era which feature pale colors, lacy designs and romantic motifs. Here are some of our favorite Edwardian and Edwardian-inspired styles featuring either twinkling diamonds or luminous pearls to add a feminine flair to your wedding wear!
Wreathing your wrist in a beautiful bracelet is a perfect way to accessorize a wedding gown. The style tends to be a comfortable and elegant accoutrement that will add subtle sparkle without overshadowing anything.
Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet
Though crafted in the Art Deco era, this sumptuous sapphire and diamond bracelet is a striking reminiscence of the Edwardian age. The pale tone of wintry platinum in a sophisticated linear style is punctuated by pops of bright sapphire creating a perfect way to wear your something old and something blue.
Antique Edwardian Natural and Cultured Pearl Bracelet
Luscious natural pearls with their organic irregularity will bring a true antique vibe to your wedding finery. A sweet lattice of platinum paired with a wreath of diamond set leaves accentuates the romance of this elegant Edwardian piece.
Though brooches may seem outdated, we adore the idea of adding an extra gleam to your wedding look. Rather than pinning them on your gown, try using them as an adornment to your bouquet or as a hair or veil ornament.
Antique Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Clover Brooch
Be lucky in love with this incredible Edwardian clover brooch. The four-leaf clover is a well-known talisman for luck but in the language of flowers the plant has alternate meanings of “be mine.” Additionally, a clover represents fertility and domestic virtue — an appropriate sentiment for a marriage that is made beautiful with the fine diamonds and startlingly blue sapphires of this antique brooch.
Antique Edwardian Diamond and Natural Pearl Lily of the Valley Brooch
Another sentimental sylvan style, this Edwardian lily of the valley brooch is a sweetly romantic pin for any blushing bride. The lily of the valley represents purity, sweetness and a return of love — sentiments that are highlighted by the delicate diamonds and petite natural pearls of this fine floral brooch.
The bridal piece de resistance, a necklace is a fine way to complete your wedding look. Whether you prefer just the subtlest hint of sparkle, or a statement making piece, the elegant designs of the Edwardian era are sophisticated and romantic enough to accompany any outfit.
Antique Edwardian Diamond Pendant
A fragile, romantic design, this diamond pendant is a hyper-feminine choice. Slender stripes of platinum in an openwork design are paired with the scintillation of diamonds for a look that is elegant but not excessive.
Edwardian Style Seed Pearl and Diamond Choker Necklace
Perfection in pearls, this choker necklace will add a regal flair to the finest gown. Choker styles rose to fame under Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), wife of King Edward VII, as an elegant and feminine way to emphasize a delicate neck. We love this Edwardian-inspired seed pearl style which features an elaborate openwork plaque in the center that glitters with diamonds.