How to incorporate pearls into your wedding day

18 Jan 2022

Wedding pearls are here to stay so see how you can include them in your special day 

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Pinterest predicts that pearls will be on-trend in weddings this year, with a 185% uptake in searches for pearl wedding decorations.  

If you want to feature pearls on your wedding day, no matter how subtle or bold, here are some ways to include them in the festivities.  



First and foremost are your wedding decorations. With more people looking to use pearls in their wedding décor this year, you need to consider how extravagant or understated your pearl decorations will be. You could take a subtle approach with a detailed pearl candle holder for the centre of your wedding tables, or go all out with cascading pearl beads hanging from the ceiling.  

Envisage your wedding day to see how you can incorporate these beads in a tasteful, yet impactful way, or to add subtle textures to your wedding space depending on the look you are going for.  



How to wear them 

Traditionally, pearls are worn by a bride as their something borrowed from a family member. This can be in the form of pearl earrings or a delicate necklace. Instead, consider adorning pearls to a delicate bridal cape or veil for a modern alternative.  

A beaded headband can elevate your bridal ensemble, whether small or large, extravagant beads are used. Wearing a pearl back necklace can help give added dimension to a low V-back wedding dress. Add a few layers of pearl necklaces for a bohemian-style bridal look and a pearl headpiece would perfectly suit a 1920’s themed wedding. 

If you’re looking for a more subtle approach to wearing pearls, consider including them in your bridal nails. Adding tiny pearl beads to your French manicure or nude nails creates a pretty, contemporary look without detracting from the rest of your wedding outfit.  


Pearls, pearls, pearls 

Of course, there are a plethora of ways to add pearls to your big day. Speak with your florist and try incorporating small pearls into to your bouquet, whether they are paired with fresh or dried flowers or a combination of the two.  

Discuss adding edible pearls to your wedding cake to add texture to the design or including the non-edible kind to your groom’s boutonniere. You could even incorporate them into your bridal make-up, adding delicate beading to your eyes to make them pop. The possibilities of adding pearls to your wedding day are endless, so get creative. 

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