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Birthstone for June: Using Pearls in Your Wedding

on Jun 19, 2015 9:13 AM

Your wedding is a celebration of everything special about you and your partner. Choosing details that express your uniqueness, and that of your relationship, is a great way to thread personalization throughout the event.

Incorporating your birthstone is a great way to customize your big day. Here, we share five modern ways to use pearls, the main birthstone for June, in your summer wedding.

Pearl Jewelry

Whether you opt for subtlety or boldness, pearl jewelry has come a long way from single strands. Accompany a simple dress with this bold statement necklace, available at Dillard’s.

Pearl Statement Necklace

Photo Source: Style Me Pretty

Pearl-Adorned Hair Accessories

You can find anything from a pearl-encrusted tiara to a tiny hair clip with just a few individual pearls, but we particularly like this pearl wedding hair comb in a floral pattern, embellished with pearls and crystals.

Pearl Hair Comb

Photo Source: Maru Photography

Wedding Dresses with Pearl Accents

With the dress being one of the main features, it’s a perfect place to incorporate some personalization. There are definitely dresses available with pearl details, but we love how this Chicago bride took customization to the max with this sash, handmade by her mother-in-law.

Pearl Sash

Photo Source: Style Me Pretty

Decorating with Pearls

Don’t think of your grandma when you think of pearl décor, there are lots of chic ways to incorporate pearls the modern way. Check out this stunning way pearls were used to decorate these gold Chiavari chairs – trés chic.

Pearl Chair Decor

Photo Source: Love My Dress

Edible Pearls

How about having your pearls and eating them too? Cupcakes and cakes look stunning adorned with edible pearls. Sometimes even too good to eat! Here’s one of our favorites from South African baker Kanya Hunt.

Pearl-Cake

Photo Source: The Pretty Blog

As with most things in life, pearl décor is best used in moderation. The most stunning weddings incorporate hints of a few complementary trends to create a cohesive overall look. Try pairing pearls with lace and peonies for a show stopping combination.

And if pearls aren’t your thing, check out the two secondary birthstones for June – alexandrite and moonstone.

Did you use pearls in your wedding? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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