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Y’all, it is crunch time! My wedding is just a month and a half away, and I feel like I am making decisions left and right. With many things in my life, I’m the type of person who says “I’ll know it when I see it,” and I’m happy (and a little bit relieved) that that was the case for my shoes and my veil. My jewelry, on the other hand, has been another story entirely. I have been waiting for the “perfect wedding day jewelry” to show up in my path for over a year now, and I’m running out of time, so I need to make some decisions!

Some of my jewelry inspiration! Clockwise from top left: Julie + Will by Pasha Belman, Raya Photography via 100 Layer Cake, Lauren + Casey by Whitebox Photo, Lynze + Josh by Trent Bailey, Emily + John by Abby Grace, Rosa + Vincent by Gracie Blue

I think what makes this decision a little overwhelming to me is that jewelry is one of the most special things a girl can pass down. I really love the idea of being able to show my future daughters what I wore on my wedding day, which means I need to choose pieces that will last for a long time and still look beautiful. There isn’t much heirloom jewelry in my family and I would love to start the tradition!

While I don’t have a super clear picture in my head of what I’m looking for, I know I want to keep my jewelry simple and elegant, but special. So far, I’ve sifted through the options at BHLDN, J. Crew, BaubleBar, Nordstrom, Kendra Scott, Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co., Stella & Dot, and Loren Hope (phew!), and I’ve saved a few pieces that have caught my eye. I love classic Southern pearls, but I also think a hint of sparkle would be a pretty addition to my wedding day look, and I’m a little obsessed with that pale blue bracelet (something blue, anyone?).

Earrings, top to bottom: Nordstrom, BHLDN, Kate Spade; bracelets, clockwise from top left: J. Crew, Kendra Scott, Tiffany & Co., Kendra Scott, J. Crew

Do you have a favorite combination from these options? And do you have any other favorite jewelry sources I should check out? I’m all ears!

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  1. avatar Laura reply

    I love that blue bracelet too! That would be perfect as your something blue. With the earrings, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of your options. But the good thing about classic pearl earrings is that you can wear them for years to come and maybe it will be a sweet reminder of your wedding day whenever you wear them :)

  2. avatar Jane Tippins reply

    I would like to suggest The Pearl Girls in Athens, GA. The website is I’m sure they would love to talk with you about a special bridal design!

  3. avatar Mattye reply

    Love the idea of having an heirloom piece to pass down! I kept my jewelry simple for the wedding day, but one thing I’m so glad I did was select a ceremony earring and a reception earring. I didn’t want my earrings dangling all around as I said my vows, but I was fine with it for dancing. The ceremony look was simple and classic while the reception earring was more fun and glamorous. I think it would be beautiful if you wore the sweet pearl studs for the ceremony and put on the sparkly, dangly ones for the reception. Oh, and both of my earrings were Stella & Dot-love S&D! Can’t wait to see what you select!

  4. avatar Emily reply

    I say go for the “something blue” bracelet! It’s subtle enough that I don’t think it will make a huge statement, but it’s sweet and fun. For earrings, I think Mattye’s idea is quite fabulous, but I don’t think you could go wrong with either!

  5. avatar Lisa Hays reply

    I’m pretty sure I’m older than your mother – but younger than your grandmother (LOL) and I don’t know your dress of course. A young woman I work with wore a gorgeous, simple necklace that I think is referred to as back jewelry. It was stunning from the front or the back. I am a “pearls” girl but love those sparkly drop earrings! You will be gorgeous;maybe go with a “gut reaction”.

    Best Wishes!

  6. avatar Dana reply

    can’t wait to see the final results! just a few short weeks!!!!

  7. avatar Ashlee reply

    Check out Gemma Jewels ( She is an MTH alum and has worked with a few of my brides on jewels for their wedding day! And since she’s local to Chapel Hill you can see the pieces in person too. Can’t wait to see what you decide on!!

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