Pearl Wedding Details

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.

Stephita Stationary

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.

Pamella Roland

Make an elegant entrance?and exit?in this pearl-embroidered, deep v-neck stunner by Pamella Roland.


Prefer a hair adornment that isn’t a veil? Pop on a vintage crown or a pearl-dusted headband, instead. Our Pick: this Pearly Dreams Halo ($380; available at BHLDN) by Twigs & Honey is a romantic “something new” alternative to a “something old” tradition.

   Pink Rose boutonniere

Versatile enough for any special occasion, a vintage watch face and pearl and rhinestone details give this one-of-a-kind boutonniere ($60) from Ritzy Rose a nostalgic nod.

Click HERE for more boutonniere ideas.

Nicholas Kirkwood

You may appear to be standing on pearls, but these satiny slingbacks ($995; available at Saks Fifth Avenue) by Nicholas Kirkwood are so comfy, you’ll feel like you’re walking on air.


   Photo by Fred Marcus

Photo: Fred Marcus

Transform conventional tablescapes into decadent conversation starters by suspending vibrant bouquets and fragile buds from tree branches or ceiling fixtures.

pearl wedding chair, Kelly Hornberger Photography

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.

Maggie Austin

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.

Pearl bouquet  

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.

   Tiffany Blue and pearl macaroons, HGTV

Photo: Sprinkle Bakes

Sweeten your guests’ departures with a box of stylish macaroons in a classic white-and-Tiffany-blue shade. Click here for the recipe from

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