Not Your Grandmother's Pearls | Pearl Bridal + Wedding Style Ideas
Pearl bridal hair accessories are having a moment, and it's easy to see why. They're timeless, classy, and luxe and offer a subtle nod to tradition. Now, we know that when we say pearls, you might imagine a traditional bride wearing a classic strand clasped around her neck. However, the pearls we've spotted on runways and our brides are a major update!
Pearls 2.0: Pearl-Inspired Wedding Hair Accessories, Bridal Jewelry, and Decor
Modern, glamorous, and luxe pearls have the versatility and style for almost any bridal look and wedding day. Peruse our bridal style inspiration boards featuring pearl hair accessories, bridal jewelry, wedding dresses, and wedding day decor below to see what we mean!
A Contemporary and Regal Big Day
Before cultured pearls became a thing in the late 1800s, pearls were rarer than diamonds. So, royalty wore pearls as a sign of wealth and status. That's why you see so many oil portraits of royals past positively dripping in pearls!
Our modern take on regal wedding day style starts with a dreamy wedding gown encrusted with pearl beads by Lee Petra Grebenau. To that fabulousness, we added accessories—a pearl and crystal bridal headband fit for a queen and statement chandelier earrings. Both pieces look stunning whether your wedding hairstyle is up or down. Rounding everything out is a classic white-and-pearl bouquet and a cake covered in pearls of all sizes.
images clockwise from upper left: pearl earrings by Bridal Styles Boutique, pearl and white rose bouquet by Julia Testa Flowers, pearl and crystal headband by Bridal Styles Boutique, pearl-encrusted bridal gown by Lee Petra Grebenau, pearl wedding cake by Kanya Hunt, photo: Catherine Mac Photography
A Wedding Day with Vintage-Inspired Romance
Pearls carry with them a touch of nostalgia. So, if a touch of retro is what you're after, the below inspiration is for you!
With an open back draped in strands of pearls, the Galia Lahav wedding dress reads both modern and 1920s. We chose a wedding hair piece with a slightly Art Deco design as a finishing touch. To complement the wedding gown and hair vine, we added bold bridal earrings that could have come from generations ago...or from your favorite jeweler. To further the heirloom vibe, we introduced a touch of dusty pink in the wedding cake and spectacular rose-and-pearl decor.
images clockwise from upper left: pink and pearl wedding cake, pearl statement earrings by Bridal Styles Boutique, vintage-inspired pearl gown by Galia Lahav, pearl wedding reception decor, romantic pearl and crystal hair vine by Bridal Styles Boutique
Chic, Luxe Wedding and Bridal Style
For fashion-loving brides, we chose a pearl-scattered Galia Lahav wedding gown. That mermaid silhouette, asymmetrical neckline, and sheer cape are 100% runway ready! As far as bridal hair accessories, there are all kinds of directions you can go with this look—bridal hair pins placed in an artful updo, a hair comb tucked in a loose chignon, or a contemporary tiara. The stunning piece we chose is a tiered headband. Strung with pearls of various sizes, it's chic and a touch goddess-y, just like the gown. Similarly, the gilded wedding cake and airy bouquet are minimalist and luxurious.
images clockwise from upper left: tiered pearl headband by Bridal Styles Boutique, white bridal bouquet, photo: IRIS photography, glam pearl and crystal chandelier earrings by Bridal Styles Boutique, mermaid bridal gown scattered with pearls by Galia Lahav, modern pearl and gold wedding cake
Are you feeling the powerful pull of pearls? Find the right pearl bridal headpieces and bridal jewelry for your bridal style! Shop our selection of hair accessories and jewelry online, or visit our New York bridal accessory boutique to view and try our entire collection of wedding hair pieces, jewelry, and wedding veils!
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