If you're a bride who waxes nostalgic for the precise, flirty glamour of the '50s and '60s, when baubles born of oysters embellished the necklines of many a chic lady than this ode to the pearl is for you. We're certain that somewhere Audrey and Marilyn are gasping with delight thanks to our friend and ever so talented Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium. Her "Pearlencia" inspiration goes beyond traditional pearl wedding ideas giving the bridal classic a modern day decorative twist. A luminous ode to the pearl, the wonders of the sea in this styled shoot are simply fresh. Not only are they seen as fashionable frills by Botias Accessories, but also in the hand embroidered seed pearl stationary each crafted by Ananya Cards, the ceramic pearl dinnerware of Duchess and Butler and not one - but six - over the top, drop dead gorgeous cakes boasting Elizabeth's distinctive style. Each taking the Queen of Gems beyond traditional pearl wedding ideas and into the 2020s decade, as Anneli Marinovich Photography so beautiful captures.
Beyond Traditional Pearl Wedding Ideas
There is nothing more classic or bridal than a strand of pearls. And while these stylish accessories are definitely bridal, there's nothing conservative about them. Big, bold, coiled and cutting edge. But the beauty of these beyond traditional pearl wedding ideas is that no matter how far you push the iconic bijou, it remains timeless. Pearly hues of white, iridescent cream, ivory, very pale pink and grey make up the color palette with sprinkles of gold and silver. The tablescape flowers by All for Love London consisted of large white and cream avalanche and Bianca roses, a variety of spray roses and hydrangeas beautifully arranged in groupings in bud vases. Adding a "pearly" backdrop is Balloonista with an incredible 9-foot-high installation using a mix of white, cream and grey iridescent balloons to create a wonderful effect. Two bridal looks were achieved with the first wearing a glamorous lace and pearl embroidered gown named 'Truth' by Ersa Atelier. The figure hugging fit and flare dress was paired with several Botias Accessories, which included the earrings, an incredible pearl studded headband, a matching cathedral length veil and pearl sling backs. The second look is 'Aime' by Alon Livne White, a strapless silk dress that worked perfectly with the rather magnificently crafted Elizabethan pearl cape Botias Accessories created specifically for the shoot. Elizabeth's Cake Emporium created six pearl inspired cakes for the shoot, in her distinctive style. They included an ornate 4-tier bas relief and pearl studded split cake, a fault line cake surrounded by large pearl bubbles, rough textured pearl cascaded cakes and a dramatic 4-tiered 'pearlode' carved cake. The main 7-tiered cake was decorated with wafer paper frills, wafer paper circles of different sizes and edible pearls, finished off with edible silver leaf and paint.