Thursday, 23 September 2010

Details: Jewellery

Jewellery was a real struggle for me. The wedding magazines seem to have a clear view of what 'wedding' jewellery is supposed to look like. Pearls and diamant√© are just not me. They are also very expensive. I wasn't prepared to spend a large amount of money on a necklace that I knew I was only going to wear once. 
I finally decided to narrow it down to two options. The necklace that Rebecca kindly let me borrow and a necklace that my Mum lent me that I eventually, 2 days before the wedding, decided to wear. 
My something borrowed was this marcasite necklace that my Mum got for £5 from a car boot sale. I'm not sure if I've broken the 'something borrowed' rules but my Mum has now given me the necklace to keep (yay). I was bought a marcasite watch for my 16th birthday so I wore that too. Unfortunately I noticed too late that the battery had died - so I have no idea if I actually got to the ceremony on time. I hate not knowing what time it is so after the meal I changed to a working watch. 


  1. Love the necklace - Marcasite is timeless and beautiful.

    And I don't think you broke the rules. Ha

  2. no broken rules! I agree with Mrs. T. so glad to hear that the dead battery didn't make you late!

  3. I dont think you broke any rules,

    that's a gorgeous necklace

  4. I love the vintage feel of marcasite. Your necklace is beautiful!

    I went very traditional, because i had a pearl bracelet of my mum"s that i wanted to wear to have a wee bit of her with me. I bhad a basic strand of freshwater pearls and wee pearl stud earrings, and my sister-in-law gave me a hair band thing as a gift!

  5. Dont think you broke the rules; the necklace is beautiful too.

    It took me ages to decide what jewellery too, especially with having so much going on with the bolero on. In the end I wanted something of my wedding day wear to be able to be worn again (unlike my dress, bolero, veil & tiara) so G bought me diamonds which I love!

  6. Very pretty. I'm not a pearls or diamante girl either. I think I know what I'm going to wear though – very non-traditional but something that will make me happy to wear and that's what's important right?

    (I like that your Mum gave it to you to keep afterwards.)


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