W E D LUX E B R I D E S POT L I G H T I also wore a delicate handpiece that was created to complement my fine jewellery and a vintage-inspired bracelet that included the same crystal, pearl and white opal elements found in my shoulder piece. In the evening, when I changed my hair and added a dramatic cape to my dress, I also changed my jewellery. I put on modern side earrings that included crystals and opals with a bracelet that matched, and kept my signature handpiece. What advice do you have for brides choosing their wedding day jewellery? Your wedding day jewellery needs to be an extension of your personality. You have picked the perfect wedding dress and you need to complete the look with something that will make you sparkle as you walk down the aisle. Don’t overlook any detail or opportunity to add accessories. The advice I always give brides is that we need to select pieces that make you feel like yourself, but also make heads turn on your special day. I take my time with each bride to show them many different looks and find the pieces that complement their style and desired look for the most important walk of their lives. 18 In terms of designing the look and feel of your wedding decor, where did you find your style inspiration? We were inspired by mixed metals, which was a detail inspired by jewellery. The idea was incorporated throughout the wedding, from our invitation design which featured gold chain accents, to the cake design, floral and decor. Where did you honeymoon and why? We went to Italy. Besides being one of the most romantic places in the world, both my husband and I can trace our roots back to this beautiful country. We visited Rome, Florence, Pisa, and ended our stay in Sardinia for some relaxation. What was your favourite design element of the wedding? The reception backdrop was jaw-dropping and even made me think: “Is this really my wedding?” The team from Dream Party Décor elevated our initial ideas to a level that made the space more than spectacular.