Tired of Easter egg pastel colored bridesmaid dresses and single strand pearl necklaces? Well, so is everyone else. For the up-and-coming bridal seasons of 2009, gear up for fresh combinations, bold accessories and risk-taking numbers that throw caution to the wind. After all, today's bride is as fashion forward, trendsetting and stylish as ever; her jewelry should be too!While pearls have always been a classic bridal favorite, it's time to spice things up with new designs and colored cultured pearls. Try cocoa colored, gold hued or black pearls in a multi-strand necklace to add awe to a neutral colored dress. Add matching earrings for a pulled together look. For a bracelet, try wearing multiples or don a mother of pearl oversized cuff. Remember that even though it's your wedding day, you shouldn't have to sacrifice your true style and the jewelry in which you'll feel most comfortable.
Colored stones are a great way to incorporate some interest into your bridal look. Jewelry sets with rich sparklers in ruby red, sapphire and emerald gemstones are eye-catching and can pull in the color of your bridesmaid's dresses. Black stones such as onyx or black pearls look fabulous as a stud earring and can also provide great contrast with a white dress. Incorporating color into your look is a modern and fun way to remember your big day.
The cuff bracelet is all over the runways at major fashion shows, and it's also becoming a staple of wedding jewelry as well. With so many choices, you can be sure to find a cuff that will work with your look, whether it's dainty and divine or heavily adorned with stones. If going with a statement piece, try raw gemstones and diamonds set in matte gold for a truly stunning bridal cuff that will make any Mrs. -to-be shine.