'Marsala' wedding with customized jewelry

Wedding Planning: Customized Wedding Jewelry

Roslyn Celebrations & Gift Ideas, Lifestyle Weddings

Wedding bells are in the air and there are so many decisions to make. Wedding planning is a major under-taking, after all you are fulfilling a dream. You select your color scheme based on your favorite colors or the season, choose your setting and theme, decide who will be in your bridal party, choose the flowers and centerpieces, hire a caterer, plan a menu, create a seating chart, hire a band and a photographer. Then there’s the Dress and the bridal party’s attire complete with customized wedding jewelry to tie all of the precious details together.

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Wedding Planning: Modern Weddings

In today’s modern weddings much of the planning and overall features remains the same. We want our guests to be happy and have fun, the event itself to be beautiful and magical and now perhaps, more than ever, infused with the uniqueness of the couple getting married. In addition to writing ones own vows, a step that couples have been doing for many years, the one area that seems to be changing, is the color scheme.

Wedding Trends 2015: Color

If I were planning a wedding today, I would be delighted because one of the hottest colors for wedding trends in 2015 is Marsala. All one has to do is take a tour of wedding boards on Pinterest or browse through bridal magazines and one is hard pressed to see any color more dominant than Marsala for weddings in Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter.

A word about the color Marsala

Pantone named Marsala the color of the year 2015 and it has become a favorite in fashion and interior design, showing up everywhere. The odd thing about the color Marsala is that the exact color Pantone produced, a brownish red, is not what is being replicated. Neighboring hues on the color wheel are being cited as Marsala and we are left with a warm blend of burgundy, aubergine, plum, lucious reds and browns, oxblood, sienna, blush and mauve.

Wedding Style

It doesn’t seem to matter which theme one selects: an English style afternoon tea, modern luxe, country western or eclectic elegance, Marsala can find its way in. Perhaps the easiest way is to show you a collage using Marsala for invitations, tablesettings, bridal party clothing, centerpieces and floral bouquets-right down to wedding cake.

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Wedding Jewelry Customization

One might say that everything about a wedding is customized. It’s unlikely any two are ever the same, although I have a cute true story to share with you. My cousin’s father was a caterer and when it was time for her wedding she started telling him what she wanted. He looked at her and said, “You are getting married on Sunday -your flowers, tablecovers, etc will be what the gal chooses for Saturday night”. Years later she met a gal in her new development in Florida and they got to talking about the past. One thing led to the other, they discovered that this gal had used her father as a caterer, the dates matched, so they took out their wedding albums and, YES, this was the Saturday night wedding. Everything was the same -color scheme, aisle flowers, menu. Since then, they celebrate their anniversaries together and still laugh over it.

One detail you might not realize in planning a wedding is the wonderful opportunity to customize jewelry for yourself and the wedding party. This wedding jewelry is a unique gift to bestow upon the bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom that will be treasured for life since it is filled with such wonderful memories.

Picture the mother of the bride or mother of the groom in a design similar to “High Tea”, “Enchanté” or “Romance”.
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Imagine your bridesmaids in the graceful “Cattyleya” with a touch of sparkle or a delicate floral choker like the “Tendril” necklace.[products skus=”405, 14S12″ columns=”2″ orderby=”date” order=”desc”]

As a bride, you choose your dress so purposefully, your jewelry should complement it and flatter your neckline. A single strand of  pearls is lovely but a statement piece, when paired correctly, can make your ensemble that much more special.
“Tryst” and “Anabelle” are feminine and demure designs that can be customized to bring the hues of your bouquet to the adornment of your décolletage.
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Your necklace choice for yourself and your bridal party can reflect all the romance, elegance, glamour, whimsy and joy you want your wedding day to embody.
Most women think about their wedding day and how they want it to look. Earth and Moon Design can help you make it special – our designs can be customized to color coordinate with your overall wedding theme – just the way you want your jewelry to look.

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I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  1. I love all your beautiful pics, Roslyn. Every time I visit your page, I find one very special piece that stands out to me. Today, it is “High Tea.” So simple and elegant! Such a great idea for a bride or the wedding party.

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  2. Love the story about the “brides” who met after the fact. Amazing how life brings people together. Love all your suggestions for choices, whether for a mother of the bride or groom, a bridesmaid party or the bride herself. Each of these designs is lovelier than the previous one. I think marsala would be great for a fall or winter wedding, however, see it as a heavier colour and didn’t think of it for spring or summer weddings. The pale mauve dress changed my mind about that though. I would have a challenge choosing just one of these designs, although “Romance” is lovely and so is “High Tea”. So many choices and I see how trying these on would actually narrow down the options based on what looks good on the individual.

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      Beverley Golden, so appreciate your enthusiasm for this post. The details that go into every wedding requires so many choices. Many of them you can’t try out but customized jewelry you can. Being able to offer different designs once the bride knows her color scheme and neckline makes it much easier to make a choice.

  3. When Richard and I got married in 1978, I was working for an attorney in downtown Tucson. Across the hall in another attorney’s office was a very nice girl with whom I became friends. She was getting married about 3 weeks before I was, and we were taking about our upcoming nuptials when she began to describe her dress. Wow! We had both selected the same wedding gowns (remember, this was summer, average temperate over 100, so they were cap sleeves, made of tricot, lace tops and pleated bottoms, actually “plain” by today’s standards). She hadn’t yet purchased her veil, and I offered that she wear mine. Just before my wedding I attended hers. and although she was 5 or 6 inches taller than I am, it was really fun to see “me” the way I knew I’d look in just a few weeks!! She wore no jewelry; I wore pearls my uncle had brought back from China. Thanks for the opportunity to remember, Ros!

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      Tina, thanks for sharing your lovely wedding story.Glad I triggered the memory. You could write a blog telling your wedding story & showing some flower arrangement you make for weddings.

  4. As usual, you have the most gorgeous pictures to complement your article! Dresses, hairstyles, settings and jewelry that are so gorgeous! The marsala example is so rich and gorgeous. When I got married the first time, I was 19 and did give necklaces to my bridesmaids but they were very simple and certainly not handmade. Wearing a handmade one that you made would be a treat.

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      Thanks Beth Niebuhr for your compliments. Coming from a classy lady such as yourself, most appreciated.It is actually fun to write articles that our jewelry pairs well with.

  5. Is it a guy thing or am I the only one who needed to look up the colour Marsala? Great post as always Roslyn. I particularly liked the cute story. My friend is currently planning a wedding. I’ve sent him the link to this page. Your jewelry is stunning.

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  6. If you’re like me and have never planned a signature wedding, this blog is certainly a wake up call to the intricate details involved! I am definitely on board with the colour Marsala and particularly liked it for the bridal choice. Even though both of my children are still at University, I was delighted to share your blog with them as they’ve got big plans for their own big day and love your unique and colourful display of jewelry. I must say, I did have a bit of a giggle at your funny story and hoped my daughter gets the Saturday night slot and not Sunday! As always Roslyn, your jewelry looks stunning and is the perfect compliment to any design. Thanks for brightening up my day with such a beautiful rainbow of classy colours and chic style!

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  7. I love your designs. What a wonderful gift for a bride to be or the mother of the bride or groom. A customized piece. Something to keep in mind for thr future, I have 3 unmarried nieces in the 20’s, 2 in serious relationship.

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      Thanks Heather Cameron. I know how busy you are, and a few of the commentors passed the link along to those planning or going to plan a wedding. Referrals always appreciated.

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  8. Love the story about your cousin meeting the bride and had to laugh over how her father “repurposed” everything much to her chagrin. While women, in general, tend to want their wedding day to be unique, the reality is the costs are outrageous so finding a piece of jewelyy to wear that puts a little touch of something special is a great idea.

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      Beth Blacker, my cousins story fits right in with your view of the world, Call me crazy but…The details I omitted was it wasn’t until they looked simultaneously at their wedding albums they realized. It had no impact on the Sat night gal- hers was fresh, it was my Sunday cousin who had to ‘suck it up’. Fortunately she doesn’t get bent out of shape easily & loved meeting her bridal partner.

  9. This is a timely post for me. I’m getting married on 8/14/2015 and can use all the fashion and style advice I can get. I’m not that much of a girlie girl but I love to look good. My Pinterest boards are starting to swell with your beautiful jewelry.

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      Ah Coach Niquenya- firstly- planing your wedding can be stressful so do everything you can to get the support you need. If you want our help around jewelry, just ask. seconly, thanks for helping to spread our jewelry around on Pinterest. Much appreciated and lastly, What a thrilling time period to have said yes to your guy. Enjoy & congratulations.

  10. Oh, weddings are such beautifully decorated occasions! It would be stunning to have the bridesmaid party in matching custom jewelry.. or as a special gift to the mother-in-law and mother of the bride. How special is that?! A two-in-one as a gift and wedding piece. I also find it interesting that people have deviated from the Marsala that Pantone released. What do you think of this? Personally I like purple, so the plum versions speak to me. I’m curious, though!

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      Holly Jean, you are such a romantic. I can’t be certain why people have spread out the Marsala palette. It could be for a few reasons- There are many purple lovers and within the pallete coordinating hues are readily available. Then there could be some who aren’t smitten with the exact shade which isn’t very rich or lively- more of a toned down reddish brown, but the undertones & overtones take you to all of our personal favorites- like plum or blush/mauve. If a fall wedding- burgundy & oxblood are perfect for the season. Alone marsala wouldn’t stand out.

  11. Hi Roslyn,
    I too am a social worker! Its a very rewarding and challenging profession. The compensation is low and expectations are high. But those of us who choose this profession are usually some of the most compassionate people! This post was also timely for me as I am getting married 8/22/15 in Jamaica. I thought that there would be less planning, less of all the things that come along with weddong plannin, but just under a months away from our big day we still have to plan for everything but a venue. Thank you for sharing and I will check out your jewelry.

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      Sharise Hemby- Wedding bells sure are ringing for you. Congratulations. Glad you have a venue and yes- many details to take careof but if you are able to make choice, be decisive, it should work out just in time.

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  12. You know what I love about your jewelry designs, Roslyn? They are so practical and can be worn with both Western and Eastern fashion! Coming back to the topic of the post, I love Romance and Tryst. So delicate and yet a statement in themselves. Thank you for sharing your designs!

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      What a lovely compliment Vatsala Shukla. We do think of many aspects in creating our jewelry so its really nice to know they can be worn equally Eat & West fashions. Also thank you for naming your favorites.

  13. What a great idea to customize jewelry for a wedding! If I were planning to get married again, that’s just what I would do. Of course, you have so many choices, I’d probably have a nervous breakdown!

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  14. Marsala is beautiful. I really enjoy seeing more color incorporated into weddings. I love seeing fun details that match the couple’s style, rather than the almost sterile light palette. Pops of color are always visually appealing to me, especially stronger colors.

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  15. Wow Roz, I just love all of these awesome designs for weddings and brides 🙂 The pictures are stunning! Makes me think of how beautiful they would be on your wedding day 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!

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      Joan Harrington, the cool thing about these designs is that they were not specifically created for weddings. But they can be worn at one or any time or place one wants to look special.

  16. Your pieces are always so lovely, Roslyn. I agree the color Marsala is interpreted differently by different people but each color is just as lovely. Not sure I would use it in my wedding (if I did it again) but I think it is a very sophisticated color that it will certainly work well for any bride.

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  17. So true that customizing your jewelry for the wedding is one of the details that you can “try” on before the big day. Your designs show that there is something for everyone in the wedding party and with all the wonderful colour possibilities and combinations, it is a detail not to be overlooked by the bride and all the others who want to customized the look to perfectly suit them. Marsala in many shades and hues, is a great choice and I imagine most people will look good in it too. Beautiful selections featured in this post.

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  18. Holy moly you have a lot of comments… a great following then.. great job Roz… I only get the DIY group on mine. Anyways, never heard of Marsala, but burgandy, hmm, yes I could agree that it is very elegant. I must add, your pieces are just amazing and it’s no wonder they sell fast.. nothing like having a one of a kind piece, just for you. Great job and explanation… way to branch out to the wedding theme! 😉

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      Kristen Wilson, Marsala was named color of the year by Pantone, the trend setter of color for fashion, interior desisn & every field & industry. Each year they create a palette for the seasons & select 1 color as IT for the year. Last year it was Emerald. Thanks for your comments.

  19. Hi Roslyn!
    I love all of these amazing wedding necklaces, so beautiful. I just went crazy pinning them all. Love it. Thanks!

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      Lorii Abela- you recently got married and posted some lovely photos. Perhaps you will write a blog about how yu met your husband given you give advice to singles.

  20. Roz…another excellent concept of the details. I love your pieces! I planned both of my weddings in six weeks…though my 2nd wedding left a lot of “waiting time.” Choosing my jewelry & accessories was actually the hardest part trying to combine newer designs with traditional pieces or family pieces.

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      Thanks Tamara MacDuff for compliment. I had nothing to do with my 1st wedding. Did plan my 2nd 15 years ago but wasn’t into jewelry design so I never thought about it.

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