One of the hottest trends for local brides in recent years is injecting a lot of personality in their weddings, receptions and registries.
Stores throughout the area have repeated said brides are looking for something completely unique to them. They are loving bright colors and anything that can be personalized.
Mary Snow of The Jewel Shoppe in Louisville said couples want rings unique to them.
“They want something that is made just for them,” Snow said. “Many times they like to participate in the actual design of the piece.
Snow said in Mississippi, couples are still loving the vintage and halo looks of engagement rings as well as the classic looks of the solitaire, mostly in the white metals of 10-, 14-, and 18-karat and platinum.
“However, designers from Europe, New York and California are moving back into yellow metals, two-tone mixed metals, as well as rose-colored metals.
“What we do is try to find out what metal looks best on a person’s skin tone,” Snow said.
Snow said men’s wedding bands have taken “a giant leap” in design and materials. A few examples include mixed white and yellow gold metals, stainless metal, cobalt, tungsten, and wood inlay.
Other bridal jewelry
Snow said The Jewel Shoppe is selling a lot of the “halo look” on rings, pendants and earrings.
They are also selling a lot of pearl jewelry. Snow said custom designed pearl earrings and necklaces for the bridal party is “hot” right now. Pearls from the South Sea, Tahiti, Akoya and Fresh Water pearls – many with unusual forms – are popular choices for the bride and bridesmaids.
See the full BRIDAL TIPS & TRENDS story in the February 25, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2015/02/25/tips-trends-local-brides-are-showcasing-their-personality/
See a portion of this story in the February 25, 2015 edition of The Choctaw Plaindealer at http://choctawplaindealer.com/2015/02/25/tips-trends-local-brides-are-showcasing-their-personality/
See a portion of this story in the February 25, 2015 edition of The Winston County Journal at http://winstoncountyjournal.com/tips-trends-local-brides-are-showcasing-their-personality/