We’ve been busy helping brides the past couple of months with bridal jewelry and custom bridesmaid gifts and it is always so much fun! Let us know if you recently “said yes” and we can help you out with custom pieces designed especially for your big day, too!
Seriously, how cute is my friend Stephanie (above?) I love this girl. She is absolutely just as sweet as she is cute. And she’s just as amazing at throwing parties as she is sweet. Stephanie runs Stephanie Larson Events, an event planning business here in San Francisco. Her company provides boutique wedding planning & coordination services in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend a few parties that Stephanie planned and let me just tell you, it was like a Pinterest board came to life. This girl has talent! One such event was our friends Brian and Mina’s wedding. It was held at Rome Valley Vineyards in Garden Valley, California and it was spectacular (not to mention a TON of fun.) Brian and Mina incorporated so many fun things into their special day, as you can tell from the gorgeous photos on Stephanie’s blog post. (Sidenote – the photographer is also a friend of mine and you’ll be meeting him in a few weeks as well!) (more…)
Last week, we shared with you some ideas from our friends over at Simply Bridal. Today, I wanted to share with you what I did for this fun, age old tradition.
When I got married, my something old was a platinum and diamond Art Deco style pin that was my grandmother’s. She was not living when I married, having passed away just a few years before, but she was definitely one of the most influential people in my life growing up. She had style and spunk and always, and I mean ALWAYS had a glimmer in her eye that made you wonder just what she was thinking. People used to comment on that little sparkle well into her 90’s. (more…)
Well, our friends at Simply Bridal have done it again. They’ve put a fresh, new spin on an old tradition – the “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” adage, to be exact. It’s a fun tradition for brides, but can easily be forgotten until the day before the wedding and/or can feel like a tradition that is hard to put your own, unique spin on! For some of their unique ideas, see the cute infographic below. This topic has inspired me with a zillion gorgeous ideas for incorporating jewelry into wedding traditions. For some fun details from my own wedding, check back next week for a blog post dedicated to the way I incorporated traditions with a little flair!
In the meantime, comment below to let us know what your favorite memories from your wedding traditions were!
Let’s be honest. Most of us wrestle with the age-old, “What should I wear?!” question more often than not. Whether you are going to a cocktail party or hitting the gym, picking out outfits (and shopping for them!) takes some thought. And your wedding is no exception. When you’re planning your wedding, the bridal gown really does set the tone for the entire event. And I would say that it doesn’t stop there. The entire bridal ensemble is an important part of setting the tone – from your hair to your makeup, your gown to your shoes and everything in between. And bridal jewelry is no exception! Today, we have some wise words from a bridal gown expert on how to best match jewelry to your wedding dress. It’s not always an easy task, but it is one that is well worth the effort, because jewelry can absolutely make the outfit. So, here are some thoughts and lovely photos from our friends over at Simply Bridal… (more…)
Yesterday, we shared a beautiful bride with you. Today, we wanted to share her vision for her bridesmaids. Her attendants wore stunning long strapless gowns in a beautiful midnight navy blue for the black tie affair. The bride wanted classic designs for her girls that complimented their classic attire and wanted to give them a necklace and earring set as bridesmaid gifts (which is always a big hit!) (more…)
We absolutely LOVE working with brides here at Andrea Montgomery Designs. Weddings are such a special time for people and brides are always so excited to share their vision for their special day. We love seeing all of the different things people choose for their ceremony and reception and they are always as unique as the people themselves. It’s so much fun to work with a bride to help create her bridal jewelry vision and make it a reality for wearing on her special day and I absolutely love the thought that those pieces will become heirlooms. (more…)
I’m currently working on several custom bridal and bridesmaid jewelry orders. I absolutely LOVE this part of designing. I love making something unique for the bride and her friends – something that will enhance their dresses, make them feel even more beautiful on the special day AND be something that the will actually wear again and again (unlike those dresses, beautiful as they may be!) And each time they put that jewelry on, they’ll get to re-live their special day just a bit. (more…)
We absolutely LOVE doing custom bridal jewelry. So, we are especially honored to accept this Bride’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire! Andrea Montgomery Designs is in the top 5% of vendors in the Wedding Wire community for demonstrating excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. Thanks to all of our fabulous brides who gave us excellent reviews on the Wedding Wire website. Check them out here. (more…)
Andrea Montgomery LOVES designing custom orders for brides – and this one was extra fun!
When effortlessly chic Sarah Jane approached me about doing her bridal jewelry, I knew that I was in for a treat. This bride has such a fabulous sense of style that is all her own and it really made doing her wedding jewelry so much fun! Her wedding was in gorgeous Aspen in the Fall and she wanted to do something different – so she incorporated purple into all of her wedding jewelry. I absolutely LOVED it! (more…)