Kickin’ It up a Notch

If someone were to ask me “What’s your fashion style?” I would probably say “sparkly and sexy.” I like big earrings & lots of sparkle, and a V-neck top has never done me wrong. When it came to choosing my wedding jewelry, however, I went for understated and simple because I thought that it looked more “bridal.” I don’t know how I got to this conclusion, but I think I had become influenced by pictures of what I found in wedding magazines rather than focusing on my own personal style.

This weekend, while Mr. G wasn’t at home, I tried on my wedding dress and all of my accessories. Why? Because I love trying on my wedding dress and looking at myself in the mirror. (Do any other brides do this or am I just obsessed?) My dress was just as beautiful as the day I tried it on, but I felt that something just wasn’t right—it was the wedding jewelry, or lack of. I had decided to not wear a necklace and leave the focus on my sweetheart neckline. I thought the simple styling would make me look young and fresh.

Looking in the mirror this weekend, I realized that I had made a bad decision. I just looked plain and not at all like the sparkly jewelry wearing girl that I am. I really needed to add some bling to my attire! I still wanted to look bridal, but I also wanted to look like myself. I started looking online for crystal statement necklaces that I thought would add a nice “wow” factor to my wedding attire and complement my neckline. I narrowed it down to three options.

option-1

I love how bright and shiny this necklace is. / Photo from Etsy shop BijouxandCouture

option-3

I love the elegance of this one. / Photo from Etsy shop Emilygaojewelry

option2

This is so modern! I love it! / Photo from Etsy shop Emilygaojewelry

Hive, what do you think? Should I go for a big statement necklace?

I’m hoping that a statement necklace will be a good compromise between a bridal look and “me.” Are there any brides out there who were able to find a happy medium between looking bridal and keeping their own personal sense of style?

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Mrs. Gondola

Location:
Kyoto
Wedding Date:
October and November 2013
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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:26 am

    I love the second option. I think it’s the most sophisticated =D

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    Catfamily 53 posts, Worker bee @ 11:09 am

    I really love all three but I think…the second one. It’s unique, and absolutely beautiful.

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    kit_kath 1331 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:24 am

    I love a statement necklace for a bridal look. I think it’s important to let your personal style shine on your weddind day. I plan on doing this as well. 2 is my favorite of those, with 3 as a close second.

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    habc2014 13 posts, Newbee @ 11:46 am

    I went to a wedding this weekend where the bride wore a fantastic statement necklace. She looked amazing and I’m sure than any of these would work for you. Personally, I love 1 & 2. Good luck choosing!

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    Mrs. Road Trip 741 posts, Busy bee @ 11:54 am

    The second necklace is my favorite of the 3 :) If you feel more like yourself with that bit of necklace bling, I say go for it!

    I try my dress on all the time–perils of having it in the closet instead of at the dress shop!

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    Mrs. Treasure 1638 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:57 am

    I adore the second one. So pretty!

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    lac125 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:25 pm

    I really like the first one. And it could count as your something blue (unless the coloring is off on my computer and that is not blue) :)

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    pixiestix6089 60 posts, Worker bee @ 3:18 pm

    I love the 2nd one! Its just so elegant, and you can never go wrong with a little extra vintage-y sparkle.

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    Miss Wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:55 pm

    I like the second one! :)

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:32 pm

    I love them all, but the first one is my favorite!

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    Missbliss 866 posts, Busy bee @ 7:35 pm

    I think if you are a sparkly girl then definitely take your opportunity to shimmer and shine! Those necklaces are lovely! I like sparkles too…

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    Dancing-in-September 478 posts, Helper bee @ 7:49 pm

    Yeah do it! I think the third will work best with a sweetheart neckline, and it’s really cool.

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    graciej 164 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:40 pm

    I love the third option. I’ve seen some amazing pictures of brides with statement necklaces so I’d definitely go for it and make sure you feel like yourself on your day.
    I’m compromising with my wedding jewellery. I’m keeping it simple for the ceremony and changing into some big, gorgeous sparkly earrings for the reception.

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    chelle-lee 222 posts, Helper bee @ 9:15 pm

    I’m going to have to have flowers in my hair because it’s what I do. Which means I’ll have to cut something else back due to I’m already in accessory overload!

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    Mrs. Gondola 970 posts, Busy bee @ 5:59 am

    Thank you all for your feedback! I think its going to be out of the second and the third option. @lac125: I think its more silver than blue, but there are definitely bluish tones.
    @Chelle-Lee: I wish I could have flowers in my hair. They don’t go with my dress, but I’m trying to figure out ways to incorporate them.

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    sapphire-dreamer 3478 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:34 am

    #2!

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    jessicadarling 1631 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:56 am

    The second one!!!!

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