December 7, 2016 By: Kayla Pearcey
Cue the feminine aesthetic!
Today we’re talking all things pretty with CBA member Joanna Bisley Designs, a Calgary Artisan Jewelry Designer who handcrafts heirloom quality bridal and gemstone jewelry. Joanna has two distinct collections: a Signature line of everyday jewelry as well as her Bridal collection that has become a favourite amongst Canadian brides. In addition to showcasing Joanna’s lovely pieces, we put together a couple tips to help you in your search to find the perfect jewelry for your wedding day.
When choosing your bridal jewelry, always refer back to the style of your dress. If your dress speaks for itself, try to refrain from going over the top with your jewelry and opt for delicate pieces to add a delicate hint of sparkle to your look. The takeaway here is finding a balance between the style of your wedding dress and your chosen jewelry to create a well put-together look.
The neckline of your dress really sets the stage for what jewelry you choose so here’s a few general guidelines we swear by. If your dress has a high neckline, consider wearing statement earrings and a bracelet so that you don’t overwhelm the top half of your look. For strapless dresses, short statement necklaces and a dainty bracelet will help create balance in your look. The newly trending lariat necklaces bring an elegant and feminine touch to deep v-neck dresses and for scoop or sweetheart necklines, keep it simple with a short length necklace and stud earrings to avoid taking attention away from the dress.
Joanna’s beautiful pieces will be sure to add the right amount of sparkle to complete your bridal look. She has a variety of different jewelry available including bracelets, earrings, necklaces and hair pieces and they are all absolutely stunning. Scroll through the photos below to see some of her pieces!
Feeling extra sparkly after this post? Be sure to head on over to Joanna’s website to shop her collection!