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Strong finish: Jewelry for the big day

The perfect wedding day look is an amalgamation that leaves you feeling radiant and special—and also distinctly you. But how do you strike that balance when donning a once-in-a-lifetime white dress...something that’s decidedly not normal?

Put your finishing touch to work. Accessories are a bride’s best style ally, after all. Dress your overall look up or down, inject a pop of color or dimension, infuse meaningful nods to past or future. Put simply: Opt for pieces that speak to you.

To capture just how dynamic your wedding-day options are, we turned to local makers and purveyors for refreshing spins on classic jewelry picks. Each piece is special enough to match the importance of the day, yet can effortlessly make a reappearance after the “I dos” without feeling incongruous. (Plus, this leaves your shoe choice free to bend to comfort and location needs.)

Opaque romance

Dreamy hues and light-catching materials create an ethereal air with a modern edge.

Strong finish: Jewelry for the big day | WNY Weddings

Sarah’s Vintage & Estate Jewelry: Cascading fantasy cut Citrine quartz earrings, circa 1990, $785; Japanese akoya pearl & diamond ring, circa 1950, $395; Mother-of-pearl inlay compact/cigarette case, dated 1956, $68. Pretty + Grit: Balance moonstone studs, $32; Basic baby pearl stacker ring, $22; Balance double stacker ring, $32. Ben Garelick: Cushion halo morganite & diamond dangle earrings, $1200. Pegs Hardware: Keshi pearl necklace, $48; G’s Orbe earrings, $46.

Quiet glamour

Classic glitz and clean lines merge for a final result that’s pared down without losing its dramatic flair.

Strong finish: Jewelry for the big day | WNY Weddings

Ben Garelick: Twist diamond hoop earrings, $1875; Multi-strand tinsel necklace, $250; Blue sapphire & diamond “Lusso“ pave ring, $1825. Pegs Hardware: Arch pearl matchstick earrings, $42; Two-tone three dot threaders, $42.

Earthly wonders

Natural elements take on new interpretations in an ode to the beauty that surrounds.

Strong finish: Jewelry for the big day | WNY Weddings

Pretty + Grit: I don’t quartz AA druzy necklace, $48, and ring, $42; Basic freshwater pearl & bar lariat necklace, $90. Pegs Hardware: Matchstick half hoop amethyst earrings, $44; Brass and tortoise “Tilly” earrings, $46; Herkimer diamond threaders, $46. Ben Garelick: Diamond pave “Star” pendant, $750.

Safe haven

Before you put them on each other’s fingers, walk your wedding bands down the aisle in a holder that’s worthy of a moment in the spotlight—and a place in your house for years to come.

We're currently coveting this dazzling geode box gifted to bride Taylor from her sister. (See more from her wedding at Hotel Henry here!)




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