Etsy Thursday: Pearls & Lace Inspired Wedding

Pearls & Lace Wedding Inspiration

A couple of months ago, I predicted one of the hot wedding trends for 2013 would be pearls! This week’s Etsy wedding finds will feature a combination of pearls and lace. In my opinion, gone are the days of the use of 80’s tulle and grandma’s doilies, instead here is a fresh, vintage yet modern display of lace and pearl – beautiful combinations of these accents in 2013!  Linen and chiffon fabrics along with rhinestones, crystals, silver, and gold would also go great with a lace and pearl themed wedding.


Pearl & Lace Wedding Invitation

Pearl & Lace Wedding Invitation


Pearl & Lace Favor Tags

Pearl & Lace Favor Tags


Pearl & Lace Monogram Cake Topper

Pearl & Lace Monogram Cake Topper


Pearls and Ivory Lace Ostrich Feathers and Organza Wedding Dress

Pearls and Ivory Lace Ostrich Feathers and Organza Wedding Dress


Ruffled Bolero - Pearl & Lace accents

Ruffled Bolero – Pearl & Lace accents


Bohemian Bridal Halo Head Piece

Bohemian Bridal Halo Head Piece


Pearl Chandelier Bridal Earrings

Pearl Chandelier Bridal Earrings – Lace & Pearl


Vintage Lace Beaded Cuff

Vintage Lace Beaded Cuff


Pearl & Lace Wedding Garter Set

Pearl & Lace Wedding Garter Set


Linen, Lace & Pearl Clutch

Linen, Lace & Pearl Clutch


My goal with this post was to show the versatility of lace and pearls and show that you can take a vintage and “old” style and give it a modern makeover. Lace & pearls are truly timeless and with some well thought out decor elements you could really WOW your guests and pull off a gorgeous wedding!

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU:  What did you think of the combination of pearl and lace? What else could you see combining with these two elements?

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Wedding Trends for 2013

Wedding Trend Predictions for 2013

As you know Wedding Trends for 2013 is a hot topic right now. I am sure that you have seen a lot of buzz on the blog (this year and last year) about wedding trend predictions for this year, but this post is a bit unique because I wanted to add my own personal feedback on what I have noticed and think will be hot wedding trends for 2013!

Creative, Eclectic, Unique & Intimate Venues

As a wedding planner in Southern California, I’ve noticed my clients are asking and booking more creative, eclectic, and non-traditional venues for their wedding day. Although the beach, hotel, and woodsy outdoor venues have been super popular, I think that we will see more unique venues for brides and grooms in 2013, such as museums/art galleries, restaurants, rooftops in downtown areas, vineyards, industrial-like buildings, private homes, and more. (My venue prediction is featured on Bridal Tweet’s 2013 Wedding Trends post – take a look!)

Here are a couple examples of this trend prediction – Creative, Eclectic, Unique, & Intimate Venues.

Last summer, one of my brides exchanged vows at the Long Beach Museum of Art:


Photographer | David from Novia Bella Photography


Another one of my clients shared their love vows at a rustic stable in Huntington Beach called Red Horse Barn:


Photographer | Pavonne Photography


My current bride plans on getting married at a Mason Lodge and you have no idea how beautiful her wedding and reception are going to be at this eclectic venue – can’t wait to share pictures next year!



When it comes to style and decor for 2013, I anticipate sequins and pearls being a hot new trend for weddings next year in apparel, accessories, and wedding/reception decor. Here are a few examples:



Sequins Combined With Other Fabric


Full Sequin Dress


Partial Sequin Dress 



{Wedding/Reception Decor}

Sequin Linen


Sequin LOVE Letters


Sequin Runner & Chair Covers


Sequin Centerpiece


Pearl Centerpiece


Pearl Cake Accents


Pearl Details On A Wedding Arch


Pearl Jewelry 

I LOVE the sequin and pearl trend and I definitely think we will see more of these lovely accents incorporated in weddings in 2013!  I hope you enjoyed my predictions, what do you think will be hot this year?




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