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A Vintage-Gangster Themed Wedding

It took a years’ worth of collaboration between the bride finally complete the collection.

THE REQUESTS

The bride told me the theme was vintage.  Black and white, nothing else.  There were lots of inspiration photos sent from Norway and Manila through Facebook and email.  I guess you can say that the communication and collaboration was through the World Wide Web! (You can’t get more modern than that!)

The final result came to:

9 pairs of earrings for the Maids of Honor, Bridesmaids and Secondary Sponsors

9 pairs of personalized rosaries for the Principal Sponsors

Wedding Cord

Bridal earrings (of course!)

a.  The Wedding Cord

I already knew I wanted to use diamonds.  And not just crystals or quartz but its what we (customarily) call in the Philippines as “Russian Diamonds”.  To combat the price, I had to purchase this a year ahead even if I would work on it a few months before the big day.

My ever reliable supplier had the right size and the right number of diamonds.  They were large, about an inch in length.  To stay within budget, I used plated sterling silver components to wrap and bind them together.

b.  Earrings for the Entourage

Like every wedding I collaborate with, I have to ask what the dresses will be.  I want to make sure that the jewelry will work with the dress or gown and not go against it.  The bride said that there will be fascinators.

The ladies’ earrings were easier to make.  The bride saw a previous filigree design and decided on it right away.  It used blackened sterling silver, Austrian crystals and quartz.  To make theirs more unique, I made them larger and used rock crystal quartz and larger briolettes.  I thought that would be enough for the earrings to stand out even under their fascinators.

Bridesmaids

c.  Primary sponsors’ tokens

The couple wanted this personalized and how much more personal can you get with birthstones! They decided on full length rosaries with beads made of the sponsors’ own birthstone 🙂 Real and natural gemstones were quite pricey a year ago and their prices have not gone much lower.  To stay within budget, I used Austrian crystals and wrapped them together with plated sterling silver components.  It will not be much noticed but this made them coordinate well with the wedding cord.

d.  Bridal earrings

I had no idea of what the bridal gown would be.  The bride just told me she wanted a white dangler similar to a previous design that was composed of freshwater pearls and white jade. …. but didn’t want it to be made of pearls.  She wanted the white jade faceted briolette to remain.  I searched my stock and was happy to have found some white agate sandstone!  This little piece of magic had small “sparkles” all over.  Again, to make it different from the inspiration, I used Austrian crystals instead of a regular filigree wrapped ear stud.  I covered the agate with sterling silver in ClassicSparklers’ traditional nest design and then wrapped the white jade in sterling silver.

THE RESULT:

a.  The Wedding Cord

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b.  The Ladies’ Entourage Earrings

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c.  The Personalized Tokens of Primary Sponsors

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and

d.  The Bridal Earrings

with the bride

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Each piece came with their own Certificate of Authenticity which describes the work process and  the meaning between each component.

Should you want a unique wedding experience by gifting your dear participants with something as extraordinary as this?  Leave us a message her or email us at joanne@classicsparklers.com

P.S.

Click here to see the full collection for the one of a kind wedding

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Weddings

The request: 8 silver-filled engraved filigree heart lockets customized with freshwater pearls and birthstone Austrian crystals for the bridesmaids.

ClassicSparklers first started with weddings and 3 years after that, we are still at it!

Weddings are special occasions that are meant to last forever, because yes, I believe that love lasts a lifetime! The sentimental in me is showing.  Sorry for that.  But nevertheless, everyone wants to remember their wedding forever.  So why not make every little thing memorable with little keepsakes the entourage can use during the wedding AND after the wedding 😀

14k gold jewelry, you say? It’s your way of saying “thank you”.

Carollyn will be getting married this May and a month ago she contacted me to create these beauties for her 8 bridesmaids.  They’re now all ready to go!  I do hope they’ll like it.

Wedding requests such as this instantly come with their own gift boxes and wedding tag so all you brides got to do is hand them over to your lovely bridesmaids!

I welcome any inquiries at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com or leave a message in Facebook.

I look forward to helping you make your wedding the best and most memorable moment in your life.

UPDATE (May 9, 2012):

A message from Carol:

 

What I’ve Been Up To

Sorry for the lack of post, guys! Two weeks ago way up until last weekend, you all know I joined a weddings expo.  And since it would have been my first time to join one, I had to prepare.  From the business cards to the flyers, way up to the products and accessories that would adorn my little vignette.  I can proudly say I’ve gotten lots of queries and I’m quite surprised how many couples are not aware of customized ceremony candles and wedding cords yet 🙂  Well, I’m right here if you need one 🙂 The two full days of being in the expo tired me up so much that I just plopped down in bed when I got home.  Then Monday came and it was back to work, my day job, I mean.  But that did not stop there.  The whole work week was just that: WORK.  There was so much to do and so many deadlines to meet.  I had to stay in the office later than usual and by the time I got home, all the time I had left were for my family. Now that everything’s back to normal, I’m now in my crafty creative mode, finishing some custom orders, which deserves a post of its own.  ‘Til then!