They say the course of true love never did run smooth, but Covid’s taken the past year to another level. To celebrate true love, and the end of lockdown being nigh, we’ve put together our favourite pieces for the best Summer of Love. Whether you’re the blushing bride or a guest turning heads in the group shot, we’ve got you covered.
The Statement Bride
Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something…. new.
The past 15 months might have added an unexpected twist to your longed-for nuptials, but we’re all about the unexpected. Pearls are subtle, but why stop there? The Twinset Pearl Necklace (pictured) says screw you to tradition – wear this with your gown for the ultimate it’s-taken-me-365-days-to-plan-this chic.
It’s your special day, all cameras will be on you – what’s another fan in the crowd? The Gold Fan Earrings will be the perfect finish to your outfit. Their strong lines and iconic shaping will catch attention as you sway on the dancefloor – they’re light as a feather too.
It’s a given that one of your guests (maybe that enthusiastic cousin) will be using the high quality portrait mode on their iPhone 20. For this, we recommend an intricate earring to glimmer in the summer sunshine. The Peaseblossom Hoops from Motley x Coline Assade were perfectly carved out of wax before being cast and have picked up every inch of detail from the designer’s original mould. The perfect midsummer hoop for any bride.
Gifts for bridesmaids
Those Zoom hen parties don’t organise themselves. Thank them with the P Studs. And smile every time someone comments on their “cute dog bone earrings.”
Matching colour and style with your spectrum of friends can be difficult. Sometimes, simple is best. Top tip: the Gold Half Moon Pearl Earrings are easy to wear and suit everyone.
The Alphabetti One Letter Pendant Necklaces have been inspired by little pasta letters. These necklaces are a personalised touch for the people you’ve danced with, drank with, and picked 3am pasta out of the carpet with.
“I love-u, but please don’t tell my aunt about that time we…” – the cubed I Love U Necklace wraps your love up into a little cube. You love them and their discretion dearly. Let this be a sweet reminder that 85% of stories are off limits to anyone who might be an in-law.
The last minute helper
You’ve been counting down the weeks and you’re not about to steal their limelight – you’re everyone’s favourite guest. For you, it’s all about a piece that treads the line between subtle and statement. You are THE chief wedding helper. You need 11th hour ring stacks and grab & go earrings (once you finish the flower arrangements).
The Gold Guineveres with Peach Moonstone set the tone. Subtle but ethereal they won’t photobomb the bride, and still give you a conversation starter at the reception. Scrape your hair up into a bun or leave it loose and flowing, these earrings start working when you stop.
The let’s-get-loose guest
You were hinting at an engagement for years before it happened, and the wedding you’d been waiting for got pushed back. Twice. Finally – now is the time to get.loose. This is a statement occasion whatever number the guestlist finally fishes on.
The Gold Solis Necklace with Pendant: layer this on top of your strong print jumpsuit, and watch it bounce with joy when the music fires up.
When in doubt, think pink. Let the Triton Earrings be your confident companions. Their intricate celestial details will make people do a double take. Neon pink enamel for summer? Groundbreaking (but, really).
Nothing says love quite like… well, LOVE. Create a statement and flash the on-brand feels with this chunky gold LOVE ring, designed by Christopher Thompson Royds for Motley.
The sun is shining, the bride is blushing, your outfit is great. Feel like a hero in the Hero Hoops, from Motley x Hannah Martin. Their punk roots will help you show Covid the middle finger with the appropriate level of attitude.
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