July 06, 2022

Bridal pearls from head to toe

Bridal pearls from head to toe
Harry Michael
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The fairy tale wedding has come back with a bang for 2022 and pearls are featuring in every bridal detail. We’re unsure whether this has sparked from a return to superstition around your wedding day, but pearls are said to represent teardrops and that by wearing them a couple will have a happy marriage and shed few tears in their years together.

Pearls have also been traditionally lent as the ‘something borrowed’ by happily married family members for brides to don and magically absorb those happy qualities as they walk down the aisle…

In post-pandemic times after the utter chaos and unpredictability of covid life, it does make sense for the psyche to return to folk laws and fairytale.

Whatever the reason, you have been truly radiant in your pearlescence and we’re here for it. From pearly bridal crowns to rough pearl earrings, traditional pearl necklaces, beaded pearl handbags and shoes with pearl details. Elmore brides really have shone in pearls from their heads to their toes.

If you’re keen to follow this trend and add a little pearly shine to your wedding day, read on for our top tips on how to include them…

Pearl tiaras

In our opinion, every bride should have a crown and these beautiful Elmore brides obviously agreed.

Pair a pearly crown with feathery details for modern glamour, lace for the ultimate regal feel or simple lines in satin or silk for deliciously luxe elegance…

Modern bride with red hair wearing boho pearl tiara, pearl earrings and Alexander Mcqueen off shoulder wedding dress holding wild pink bouquet walking downstairs of stately home wedding venue
James Fear
Cool modern bride in Ray Ban sunglasses, pearl bridal tiara, pearl necklace and pearl earrings lifts up the skirt of her princess wedding dress to walk up the steps of stately home wedding venue
Taylor & Porter
Elegant bride in simple satin dress with full skirt, pearl tiara and pearl earrings smiles on her wedding day at luxury Cotswolds wedding venue Elmore Court
Taylor & Porter
Demure and elegant bride in chic simple satin wedding gown, pearl tiara and veil, pearl necklace and pearl earrings smiles down at her bouquet of white, pale pink and green flowers
Taylor & Porter
Cool bride wearing simple satin wedding dress with pockets, pearl tiara and pearl earrings and groom stand together in matching sunglasses
Taylor & Porter
Mature bride in pearls tiara and lace wedding gown and her groom stand at end of aisle holding hands smiling in stately home hall of Elmore Court
Gary Nunn
Boho bride in stunning pearl crown and veil laughs as her groom presses face against her face and laughs with her
Dan Morris
Boho bride and groom sit on steps of stately home wedding venue with their dogs in white bows. Bride wears boho lace and tulle wedding dress and pearl crown
Dan Morris
Bride and groom against striking red hallway of historic house wedding venue Elmore Court. Groom sits in huge windowsill and bride looks out in beautiful boho tulle dress and pearl crown
Dan Morris
Beautiful blonde boho bride in pearl crown and lace and tulle wedding dress holding bright bouquet at the end of aisle with guests standing behind in historic hall of elmore court
Dan Morris

Pin the pearls

If a tiara is a step too far for you, take inspiration from these brides who added pearls to their hair in a sophisticated and radiant way.
Perfect to add a little lustre to traditional bridal updos and half-up hair.

Beautiful black bride having her hair pinned with pearls by sister in matching silk pyjamas on wedding morning at stately home elmore court
Rosie Kelly
Bride with afro hair sits sipping champagne in silk pyjamas as sister pins pearls in her hair in beautiful luxury stately home bedroom
Rosie Kelly
Bride with pearls in her afro hair in elegant updo gets handed her beautiful bouquet in luxurious bedroom of manor house venue
Rosie Kelly
Bride sitting on chaise lounge in glamorous bridal suite of stately home pushes face into bouquet of blush pink and greenery
Rosie Kelly
Two brides wearing pearls holding beautiful blush bouquets on their wedding day outside stately home elmore court
Rosie Kelly
Blonde bride smiles at camera wearings simple pearl bridal headpiece and lace bodice dress on steps of stately home in cotswolds
Eve Dunlop
Bride in pearl headpiece and veil and groom stand underneath copper beech with golden leaves look lovingly at eachother
Eve Dunlop
Bride in pearl headpiece and veil touches noses and smiles with her groom outside stately home elmore court on their autumn wedding day
Eve Dunlop
Bride in lace dress smiles in mirror at brunette curly hair with pearl hair clip
Rob Tarren
bride in pearl hair clip and lace dress holds hands with groom in grey suit walking up path to stately home wedding venue with wrought iron gates behind them
Rob Tarren

Pearl bridal shoes

We’ve coveted many a fairy tale pearly shoe here recently. Jimmy Choo is producing some excellent pearl bridal heels, as are Miu Miu!

Strappy heels dotted with delicate details, chunky 60's style wedges with a single pearl... We love them all.

Delicate pearl wedding shoes with pearl straps by Miu Miu on windowsill of stately home wedding venue
Lush Imaging
Delicate strappy pearl wedding shoes by Miu Miu
Lush Imaging
Chunky wedge Jimmy choo pearl wedding shoes with single pearl and silvery sheen
A Thing Like That
Bride in long white robe and puff sleeves wearing jimmy choo chunky wedges with strap and single pearl on toe sitting on chaise lounge in stately home bedroom
A Thing Like That
Boho bride in long flowing robe and sexy jimmy choo chunky wedges with pearl
A Thing Like That
Glamorous Jimmy choo pearl bridal heels with all over pearls and large pearl on toe next to bridal candle on white wooden windowsill
Wild Fern
Pearl wedding shoes by Jimmy choo
Pearl bridal shoes by jimmy choo and pearl wedding garter laid out with perfume and candle and pearl accessories on wedding day at luxe wedding venue elmore court
Wild Fern
Chic modern bride wears Sexy feather jumpsuit, white shoes pearl with bow and pearl and pearl necklace on red velvet sofa at elmore court
A Thing Like That

Bridal pearl necklace

These can be beautifully vintage (and possibly your something borrowed, or something old?) or rough cut and trendy, both are stunning for a fairytale wedding

Modern chic wild bride underneath veil with writing wearing pearl necklace and feather jumpsuit in moody black and white shot
A Thing Like That
Bride in lace and tulle blush pink wedding dress with pearl necklace and huge bouquet of pink flowers
Lush Imaging
Bride in pearl necklace and pink lace wedding dress holding huge bouquet of pinks and greenery
Lush Imaging
Glamorous parisian bride in pearl necklace, feathers and long veil and chignon bun holds crystal champagne glass looking out stately home wedding venue window
A Thing Like That
Gorgeous Persian Cool bride and groom sit on bench in meadow in sunshine wearing sunglasses. Bride wears pearls, headpiece and full dress and red lipstick, groom wears velvet suits and floral tie
Harry Michael

Girl with the pearl earring

Pearl earrings seem to be a real favourite wedding morning gift to our brides, and what a romantic choice. Here are some of our favourite ways to wear them

Girl with the pearl earring wedding inspiration bride in button cuffs doing up rough pearl earrings
A Thing Like That
Modern black bride wearing pearl drop earrings and pearls in her hair carrying bouquet of pale pink roses and greenery outside her stately home wedding venue
Rosie Kelly
Elegant blonde bride in white feather nightwear and pearl tiara puts on her pearl earrings on her wedding morning at glamorous wedding venue Elmore Court
Taylor & Porter
Beautiful bride in pearl earrings grins holding shot glass
James Fear
Bride looking like girl with a pearl earring in backless wedding dress with oversized bow no shoulders with modern ponytail hair up
A Thing Like That
Beautiful bride in pearl earrings and headpiece smiles dances with groom against sequin backdrop
James Fear
Blonde bride in pearl earrings, necklace and simple pearl bracelet looks down at her lace dress against embroidered curtains and wood panelling of stately home wedding venue
Lush Imaging
Modern black bride wearing simple satin dress with pearl earrings and pearl hair pins holding chic bouquet of pink roses and greenery
Rosie Kelly
Elegant bride in simple satin dress with full skirt, pearl tiara and pearl earrings smiles on her wedding day at luxury Cotswolds wedding venue Elmore Court
Taylor & Porter
Eco wedding shoot with wild flower magazine and pearl earrings and champagne glass laid out on dressing table
A Thing Like That
Beautiful Italian bride with wet hair from wild swimming wearing gold circle earrings dotted with pearls
A Thing Like That

Pearl bridal bags

Shrimps pearl handbags have really gone down a storm with Elmore brides in recent times, it seems the trend is catching, and Etsy is now awash with many beautiful handbags in a similar style!

Beautiful modern bride in pearl accessories; headpiece and pearl necklace holding bright pink and red bouquet and pearl handbag outside her glamorous wedding venue
Harry Michael
Beautiful modern persian bride in pearl necklace holding pearl bag and bright pink and red bouquet
Harry Michael
Pearl bridal accessories including jimmy choo pearl wedding shoes, pearl handbag from shrimps and pearl earrings on a dressing table with beautiful flowers and candle at luxury wedding venue elmore court
The Curries
Jimmy choo wedding shoes with pearl strap and pearl handbag by shrimps next to Jo malone perfume bottle on dressing table
The Curries

Pearl wedding cakes?

Yep, even wedding cakes have taken on a pearly sheen with pretty little edible pearls used to decorate. This is so joyful and aesthetically pleasing in the same way as confetti or polka dots and we’re sure we’ll see more in the future.

Pearl wedding cake with three tiers decorated with real roses and tiny pearls
Taylor & Porter
Pearl theme wedding with a three tier cake decorated with pearls and a floral arch with roses
Taylor & Porter
Pearl cupcakes in a white box for wedding morning gift
Wild Fern

How else can you add pearl details to your day?

We’re sure you will come up with many creative ways to add pearls to your wedding day and we can’t wait to see how this trend evolves.
Here are a few more ideas to keep you going until then…

Modern bride wearing pearl reception dress and groom in blue velvet suit dance on chequered dance floor with twinkling lights above
Harry Michael
Cathedral length pearl veil on bride standing in stately home bridal suite at elmore court
James Fear
Beautiful bride in pearl veil and little bridesmaid daughter in pearl tiara smile and laugh in historic house with huge fireplace
James Fear
White balloons decorating the historic hall ceremony room look like pearls on strings at elmore court
Wild Fern
Pearlescent white and silver balloons decorating stately home hall wedding ceremony look like pearls on strings
Wild Fern
Balloons that look like pearls decorating the front of mansion house wedding venue elmore court in the cotswolds
Wild Fern
Little white bags dotted with pearls for wedding guests gifts
Wild Fern
bride in pearl and lace bodice dress holding thistle wild bouquet
James Fear
Rockstar bride on stage wearing sparkly hat with bride in pearls and death do us party sign at party wedding venue elmore court
Clem Stevens
Beautiful Persian bride on check dancefloor wearing pearl dress and headpiece with groom in blue velvet suit at their party wedding
Harry Michael
Pearlescent watch for grooms wedding gift
Wild Fern

Are you planning a princess fairytale wedding? Tell us all about it!

If you'd like to come and see the house and grounds in person, our next open day is on September 11th and you are all very welcome.

With love and lustre,
Team E
xx

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