A Pearl Wedding – ideas and suggestions

This month I started an ongoing series about Wedding Gemstones and the first post was about the pearl.  So, using the pearl as inspiration, in this post I will discuss ideas and suggestions for creating beautiful wedding decorations for the ceremony and reception as well as bridal accessories including bridal bouquets, bridal jewelry and other pearl items that could be incorporated into the wedding design.  Special Note:  In general, the examples of pearl wedding decorations shown in this post feature use imitation pearls. 

(For more detailed information about the history of the pearl and some historical and famous pearl jewelry please click on the link Wedding Gemstones – The Pearl)    

Ceremony decorations

The pearl would be a wonderful to be use for wedding ceremony decorations for either indoor or outdoor venues and would be perfect for any time of year.  The photo below shows a lovely rose and pearl draped with crystal accents used for a grapevine canopy that would be perfect for a garden ceremony.  This outdoor canopy could be easily adapted for an indoor ceremony but the height of the ceiling and any other venue restrictions need to be taken into consideration.    

Shown in the photo below is a great idea for chair to use at a wedding ceremony and would coordinate beautifully with the canopy.  The chair decoration features roses and other flowers with a string of pearls attached to one side, this idea would look great with the end chairs of the rows for a stunning aisle decoration.    

Reception decorations

Shown below are several ideas for floral centerpieces for the guest tables at an indoor wedding reception.  The first is a simple low centerpiece featuring a glass container filled with loose pearls and a simple rose arrangement, please notice the pearl frame used for the guest table number.  The second is a taller centerpiece featuring silver candlesticks with rose balls draped with pearls, these centerpieces would also look beautiful used on a buffet table.   

The third reception guest table arrangement would be a great idea for an evening reception for long tables but could also be adapted for round or square tables.  The table arrangement features painted manzanita branches draped with pearls, crystals and glass votive candles.  Please note, long and low rose arrangement and more pillar candles are placed along the length of the table.  

The next ideas shown below feature two styles of pearl napkin rings
 to use for guest table place setting accessories.

Here are several ideas and suggestions for pearl accents used for food items for a wedding reception.  The first is a classic white wedding cake with pearl fondant swags.   

The two examples shown below are for pearl cake accessories

pearl cake topper

pearl cake stand

The next two food items would be great to serve with the wedding cake or on a dessert table.  The first idea is for pearl cupcakes and the second is pearl cookies.

Bridal accessories and other wedding items

Pearl accents would be lovely idea for bride’s accessories, such as dress embellishments or pearls added to a bridal bouquet.  Pearl jewelry is a classic choice for a bride to wear on her wedding day and could also be a lovely gift to receive from the groom or her parents, such as a beautiful pearl and diamond ring.  The groom could also receive pearl cuffs links as a gift from the bride or maybe a special gift from his parents to mark the wedding day.  Pearl jewelry would also be a great gift idea for bridesmaid and ushers, such as earrings or cuff links.

A pearl necklace and brooches can added to a bridal dress with a low draping back
for a great “something old idea” use a vintage jewelry!

Two different ideas for pearl accents used for a bridal bouquet

A beautiful pearl and crystal hair headband would make a great gift for a flower girl

A satin basket with pearl handle for a flower girl

A white ring pillow with a large satin bow with a pearl & crystal embellishment

So, as you can see from the numerous examples given in this post there are is a large variety of items that can be used to create a beautiful pearl wedding.