Back in ancient Greece, people believed that when a bride wore pearl wedding jewelry that she would be guaranteed a happy marriage with very few tears. Correct or not, the tradition of brides wearing pearls as they say their vows dates back at least to this period in history! If you decide to pair your wedding dress with pearl bridal jewelry, let me just say you’ll be in good company. Here are some famous brides who picked pearls for their spotlight weddings:
When Queen Elizabeth II tied the knot with Prince Phillip, she wore a gown embellished with 10,000 miniature pearls imported from the US and a strand of classic pearls (a gift from her parents).
Jacqueline Kennedy’s stylish wedding ensemble featured a demure pearl choker that was surprisingly sedate considering she’s known for the triple strand necklace she made famous later.
1,500 pearls embellished the gorgeous Helen Rose wedding gown worn by Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier III. Her prayer book, carried in lieu of a bouquet, was also encrusted with pearls.
Gloria Vanderbilt married agent Pasquale DiCicco at only 17 years old! She naturally wore some of the pearls her notable family was famous for, including a girlish but practically perfect single strand of white pearls.
See? Like we said last week, if you’re wearing pearl wedding jewelry when you say your vows, you’re in very good (and very royal) company!