Pearls are always appropriate, but never more than on your wedding day. Here's a little secret - we at Strictly Weddings often joke that our CEO was born wearing pearls. So, when we saw this ode to Coco Chanel and her style advice that "a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls" - it was a must feature for us! This loveliness brings a fresh twist on a real gem with Coco Chanel classic wedding theme ideas that will have you wanting to channel the fashion icon's sense of elegance. Coco's famous quote was the inspiration for Photography by Leandra who captured the magic from behind her lens. The overall aesthetic is more than dreamy and puts the spotlight on Theia's Irina gown from Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria. Working with a fab team of Virginia wedding vendors like Weddings and Events Your Way, Cedar and Lime Collective and Catherine George Cakes they seamlessly integrated vintage and classic.

Coco Chanel Classic Wedding Theme Ideas

The allure of pearls easily comes from their raw beauty and simplicity. They also create a sense of timelessness that is hard to achieve with any other jewel. Take this natural elegance and add it as an intricate detailing to a wedding dress and voilÃ! Instant adoration. Theia's glamorous gown features pearl seed beads with a micro mirror sequin embroidery with etched silver. Seriously, how much more can we swoon? Well, by adding ropes and ropes of Susie Saltzman's pearls from Mangan Jewelers on the beautiful bride Cari Funkhouser. The historic Rust Manor House nestled in a 68-acre nature sanctuary located in Leesburg was the perfect backdrop. From the mansion's parlor where a vintage vibe filled the room complemented by unique "pearl-like" floral and greenery with Something Vintage delicate china to the stairwell and surrounding gardens. Like we mentioned this beauty is like an oyster shiny steal-worthy ideas.

Photographer: Leandra Brown Photography Reception Venue: Rust Manor House and Nature Sanctuary Floral Designer: Cedar and Lime Collective LLC Dress Store: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria Equipment Rentals: Something Vintage Cake Designer: Catherine George Cakes Event Planner: Weddings and Events Your Way Jewelry: Susie Saltzman Fine Jewelry Invitation Designer: Creations By Sasha Hair Stylist: Vintage Veils, LLC Jewelry: Mangan Jewelers DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: My Honey Pickles DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Made in Provincetown DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: K Crook Design Model: Cari Funkhouser Model