Monday, 26 October 2009

My Best Friend's Wedding

Wondering where I've been? I was Bridesmaid last weekend for my best friend's wedding on a beautiful sunny day at my home town beach in Cronulla, Sydney, Australia.

I was overjoyed to make all the jewellery for the bridal party, although I probably didn't give my friend, Leah, a choice!

The Scene: An outdoor park wedding with a stunning water view as the backdrop and luckily the gods shone brightly on Leah & Steve that day.

The Task: To compliment a rather technical colour scheme mixing light gold, cafe latte and tea-rose.

The Specification: Sparkling, subtle in colour, statement but not too extravegant! Not too modern, but not too traditional.

My Suggestion: Gemstones of course! Designed in clusters for muted opulance.

The Bride and I headed into Sydney's city centre to forage through the garden of colours, leaving with a handful of delicate faceted teardrops in a mix of three different golden coloured Quartz Crystal i.e Citrine, Cognac & Routilated (gold thread). I handwired each gem on fine Sterling Silver to form "Goddess" style long earrings (below) perfectly complimenting the Brides' soft golden glow.
I truly hope Leah will take pleasure in many more wonderful memories with these heavenly gems in the future...
The three Bridesmaids sported subtle pink earrings (top picture) made with tendrils of gorgeous natural Tourmaline faceted teardrops wired to form a cluster drop from a large brushed sterling silver marquise link. Each pair has approx 33cts of "A" grade gemstones.

The Flower Girl, Cheyenne, wore earrings of pretty pink heart shaped Venetian Glass designed to be interchangable on sweet 10mm hoops and Mother-of-the-Bride, Chris received a surprise "speckled" necklace of tourmalines on a medium length/weight Sterling Silver chain to blend with the Bridal Party.

My very talented Mother made the gorgeous flowers.

Congrats to Leah, who pulled off a very technical colour scheme with great success
and received many compliments as the most stylish Bridal Party ever. Phew!

1 comment:

Mark said...

What a wonderful looking ensemble of ladies...well done!!