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Using Swarovski Crystals or Pearls as a Wedding Theme
by: Penny Olson
Using Swarovski crystals and pearls is a very easy and fun way to create a theme throughout your wedding accessories and decor. Crystals and pearls can be added to just about anything to create a stunning and classic feel. Since details are the key to planning a wedding that your guests will remember for years to come, this is a great way to ensure that your wedding will be described as fantastic and whimsical.
Since there are so many ways that you can incorporate crystals or pearls, I would recommend choosing one item and use it as a reference. Speaking as a woman, one of the first things that I thought of when I started to plan my wedding was my dream dress. On the day of a wedding, most peoples' eyes are on the only princess in the room, the Bride. So what better place to start planning the decorations for the ceremony and the reception than to have them all flow from the accents on your dress.
First you can start with your jewelry. If your dress is accented with crystals, it is a great idea to carry them throughout your entire ensemble. You can wear them everywhere, in your hair, around your neck, on your wrist, or even your garter. Be careful not to over-play your dress though. If your dress is heavily decorated, choose jewelry that is a little more simple. If you have a dress that is very plain it is very safe to go with jewelry that has a lot of detail and more Swarovski crystals or pearls to add drama and interest to your outfit.
You and your bridesmaids can carry Swarovski Crystal Bouquets and the Groom and his attendants can wear Swarovski Crystal Boutonnieres. Don't forget your flower girl, she can carry a Ribbon Flower Ball that has Swarovski crystals peaking out from within the flowers. They are a very fun way to continue your theme throughout the wedding party and to make a very bold statement that will compliment your personal style.
Swarovski Crystal Stems can be added to just about anything. You can insert the stems into all of your centerpieces for the tables at your reception, or placed in large bows at the end of each pew or on the back of a chair cover. Imagine your guest as they arrive, since Swarovski crystals are so brilliant, all you need to do is walk by them and they will catch the light and sparkle. The entire room will twinkle like a fairytale.
Swarovski Crystal Stems can also be added to your wedding cake. There are many ways that this can be accomplished. Stems can be placed among flowers that are used as a cake topper. They can be placed alone to create a burst of crystals, like a firework exploding out of the top of your cake. They can also accent flowers that are placed randomly over the entire cake. And last but not least, you may choose to have a metal or acrylic monogram that's accented with crystals. The possibilities are endless.
I hope that I have helped you realize the potential for a breathtaking theme on your wedding day. Incorporating Swarovski crystals and pearls into your decor is a very fun and easy way to create a classic and warm setting.
About The Author:
Penny Olson is the owner and designer of Brilliant Wedding Jewelry.