Wedding insiders may speculate that June’s popularity stems from its warm, summery temps, but here at Weddings Illustrated, we are more rose-colored minded. We believe June’s benevolent Queen of Gems ruler?the pearl?deserves some of the credit.
Clean and classic, there are many mystical reasons why brides are drawn to pearls over other gemstones, including their diamond BBF: they have long been revered as a symbol of purity, innocence, and faith. They are also known to deliver wisdom, long life, and good fortune to the wearer.
Here, we rounded up ten ways marriage-bound couples can weave this beautiful bijou into their best day ever.
Nothing sighs “dream wedding” like blingy stationary. Secured with a pale ribbon and a pearl-and-rhinestone brooch, this handmade invitation ($6.39 per card; includes printing, response card, and return envelope) from Stephita is sure to win a positive reply from even the most indeterminate guest.
Photo: Fred Marcus
Transform conventional tablescapes into decadent conversation starters by suspending vibrant bouquets and fragile buds from tree branches or ceiling fixtures.
Photo: Kelly Hornberger Photography
Dress up plain Chiavari chairs with bolts of colorful raw silk fabric and oversized pearl brooches, like this DIY-loving couple did.
The rarest of all pearls is the mysterious, black pearl. Handmade by Maggie Austin Cakes, this towering, three-tiered, fondant confection highlights the simplistic beauty of these rare, aquatic minerals.
Photo: Every Last Detail
Can you imagine tossing this cheerful bouquet at your Gatsby-themed fete? Wrap your bouquet with a strand of heirloom pearls to honor a family member or a departed relative.
Photo: Sprinkle Bakes