Post # 1
I finally found The One. I put a deposit on a gorgeous ivory on ivory Alecon lace Jim Hjelm 8763. Now, however, I haven’t a clue what to pair it with!
I had originally set aside tear shaped pearl drop earrings with delicate diamond accents and a pearl necklace. However, I think they may make the dress too antiquey combined with the lace. But would diamonds be too cold of a gem to wear with such a romantic dress?
Also, what flowers? With a dress like that, I don’t want to go overboard with flowers, but I’m almost afraid of going too minimalistic! I hate big blooms, and always leaned towards callas and tulips, but I’m not sure how well those would go with my dress.
So I guess ladies, that I just want some opinions. Especially ladies who’ve worn this dress or something similar!
Post # 3
Simple pearls all day long… Classic!
Post # 4
Congratulations!!! what a relief!
your gown is beautiful!!!
i did a lot of googling for how to pick the perfect wedding jewelry. every single source said you could never go wrong with diamond or diamond look alikes. in no way do i think it would look "cold". it could give you an air of glamour depending on the piece you went with.
i think parrot tulips would be a great flower to pair with your dress….its very romantic looking. the smaller tulip (not sure what thats called) would look good….. i also don’t see how you could go wrong with what is becoming the classic calla bouquet.
i think that a strand of pearls would would simpley be more classic. but if you wanted to stay away from classic, perhaps find some irregulary shaped fresh water pearls…or find one of those illusion pearl necklaces that are made up of several stands of pearls.
Post # 5
Red rubies would look very romantic and add a splash of color! or another colored gemstone – maybe your birthstone?
Post # 6
Yay!!! I wore this dress for my wedding last month! I had ivory lace over champagne… a little more antique-looking. Our venue was a historic home so I was going for an ultra-romantic, vintage style. I wore gold/crystal jewelry — small chandelier earings and a three-strand necklace. I also found a piece of alencon lace that matched the dress and I made my own mantilla veil.
Everyone’s personal style is different, I guess. I love the romantic look of big, fluffy peonies so that was my bouquet.
This dress was so fun to wear! It wasn’t heavy or bulky like some I tried on. You will love wearing it!
Post # 7
My wedding dress was all alencon lace, and I wore my pearl studs and my single-strand pearl necklace. It was simple and classic and pretty.
As for the flowers, I really wanted peonies, but they weren’t available in September, so I went with my second favorite flower, the hydrangea. I loved how the petals of the hydrangea echoed the curves of the lace. My bouquet was an all-white mixture of hydrangea, open roses and gardenia.
I’m sure whatever you choose will be gorgeous, though, so just go with whatever makes you happy!
Post # 8
Very pretty! I am getting a similar dress in ivory, exept with halter straps, so no necklace for me. I am leaning toward some chandelier earrings that are more vintage, less BLING. Even though you could wear a necklace, I wouldn’t…just show off your skin & maybe use some sublte shimmer then more dramatic earrings or bracelets. Do you have any family jewelry? That way, you could go with the vintage feel, but it would be for a reason, honoring a grandmother perhaps. Please send pics if you decide!
Post # 9
I wore Melissa Sweet Hallie–a somewhat similar dress (mermaid, alecon lace) and for jewelry I wore pearl drop earrings and a pearl bracelet.
I actually think you’re fine with diamonds. In fact, I think the earrings you already have (if they are like I picture them) would be lovely. I think I’d forego the necklace, though. Especially if the earrings are drops, it tends to be a lot going on with a lace neckline.
As for your flowers, the lace provides a textured background, but tends not to interfere too much with the flowers. You might even be surprised how much the tone-on-tone blends out the lace in your photographs (or at least tones it down).
GL! I’m sure it will be lovely no matter what you choose!