I ALWAYS enjoy making jewelry, but I recently had an especially rewarding ‘job’. I had the opportunity to make the jewelry for a very special bride, her wedding party and the angelic flower girl. Making the jewelry for a wedding day gives me a special feeling of satisfaction and joy, but making the jewelry for this wedding meant more to me than any other bridal order. The reason for this—– it was for my daughter’s wedding. 🙂
On September 8th, I was honored to witness my daughter become the wife of an amazing young man. Not only am I very pleased with the man that she has chosen to spend her life with, but I’ve already seen her relationship with him have a good affect on her. She has grown and matured in many ways since meeting him and that day I saw that my ‘little girl’ has grown in to a truly amazing young woman. The wedding was a time for family and friends to enjoy a beautiful ceremony, delicious food, plenty of wine and a night full of dancing.
As my daughter planned every single detail of the wedding, I was delighted to be a part of many of the decisions–choosing the location, planning the menu, picking her dress as well as choosing the flower girl’s dress with the little darling that was to be the flower girl, my granddaughter. Deciding on the best jewelry was fairly simple for my daughter. Since she is an active part of my jewelry business, helping me with my shows as well as beginning to make some of the byzantine pieces, she easily made her choices.
For herself, she chose a silver byzantine necklace with a white teardrop pearl gracefully suspended in the front, with a matching byzantine bracelet and simple teardrop pearl earrings. For the bridal party, she chose a simple byzantine set—matching necklace, bracelet and earrings. For the flower girl, a simple silver chain with a tiny teardrop pearl and a matching pearl bracelet were the perfect choices.
It was a joy to see the maid of honor and the bridesmaids walking down the aisle in their black cocktail dresses and their beautiful byzantine jewelry. They were followed by the ring bearer, the grooms nephew who was escorted by his grandmother. Following that I had the treat of escorting the flower girl, my granddaughter down the aisle and helping her to scatter rose petals. Last, but not least, my daughter was escorted down the aisle by her father. Her dress was simple, but elegant and was perfectly accented by the byzantine and pearl designs.
I also designed some special pieces for myself for the big event. My dress was a simple navy blue dress so I finished the outfit off with a two tone byzantine set. I gave the necklace a special accent by attaching a black opal pendant.
While many aspects of that special day were more significant than the jewelry, it was a special treat for me to be able to contribute to my daughter’s ‘big day’ in that way.