Selecting the right wedding jewellery is a tricky task for any bride. Your gems have to look good with your dress, your shoes, your colour scheme and even your groom, so it’s important to get it right! Many ladies opt for statement earrings or necklaces when it comes to their wedding jewels, but a more unusual option that often gets overlooked is the humble brooch. This guide will show you how to incorporate brooches into your bridal look – and why you should keep a couple in your jewellery box just in case!
Brighten up your bouquet
Most bouquets are beautiful enough to stand out from the crowd on their own, but if you’re a girl who can’t resist a touch of extra sparkle, you can add a brooch to yours to give a truly unique finish. Some more adventurous brides are even forgoing flowers entirely and constructing their entire bouquets from pearl or gemstone brooches – a great idea for any bride who wants to stand out from the crowd.
Add sparkle to your shoes
If you’ve blown your wedding budget on the gown and can only afford a pair of simple shoes, brooches provide a great opportunity to jazz them up. Beg, buy or borrow two brooches and pin them to the front of the shoe or along each side to make your footwear a little more fancy.
Hide last minute mistakes!
It’s every bride’s worst nightmare – something goes wrong with one of the dresses (maybe even your own!) and you need a quick fix. Fear not – a beautiful brooch can be used to cover up a multitude of sins. Use it to pin together rips or burst seams, cinch in a dress that looks a little too loose, or shorten dress straps if skirts are dragging on the ground.