Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls are back for 2018 and are set to be a huge wedding trend this year. At La Couture Bridal we are loving the revival of the pearl and as Jackie Kennedy once said ‘pearls are always appropriate’. We’re with you Jackie, especially when it comes to bridal fashion!

We’ve done some diving to find our favourite pearl pieces to share with you, and generate some inspiration for how you can work 2018’s most elegant bridal trend on your big day. Bridal designers have picked up on the pearl trend and Stella York is no exception. 


Stella York 6607

This gorgeous gown has all the pearl detail a girl could ask for. Lace and crepe create a sexy silhouette, accented by sheer side cut outs. And the richly beaded, off the shoulder sleeves showcase silver details of both beads and pearls. Finished off by the stunning illusion back with button detail, this dress is perfect for the modern bride wishing to embrace the classic pearl trend with a twist.

Stella York 6636

A stunning ball gown style wedding dress featuring a beautiful, pearl embellished bodice. A voluminous tulle skirt is delicately paired with beading and shoestring straps. The sheer back gives this classic dress shape a very modern update.

The pearls on this dress are a real feature and would stand strong on their own, or could be highlighted further with a pearl headpiece or veil… more on those below!

Stella York 6541

This wedding dress is perfect for the bride wary of pearl embellishments, but still wanting to give a nod to the trend. The heavily embellished sweetheart neckline and the rich beading of this gown continues down over the sheer bodice and onto the full, tulle skirt and train. Pairing perfectly with the placed lace that curves around and elongates the body.

Bridal Jewellery

Of course we couldn’t discuss pearls without including some swoon-worthy jewellery in the mix. Ivory & Co have some beautiful pearl offerings available to either tie in with your wedding dress embellishment, or make a statement all of their own. A selection of beautiful Ivory and Co. jewellery is available in store to try on with our dresses and styles can be ordered in for you to purchase.

Ivory & Co Waterlily Pearl Bracelet

The Waterlily pearl bracelet is beautiful design formed from marquise cut man-made diamonds set along with natural lustre pale ivory man-made pearls to create a pattern of flowers and leaves along a vine. A beautiful choice for brides wanting classical sparkle and pearls.

Ivory & Co Amy

A really pretty and delicate hair vine. Sparkling solitaires, crystals and real freshwater ivory pearls are set in a floral vine pattern. Amy can be worn like a tiara or pinned to the side or back of the hair. This piece is very flexible and can also be attached to a chain to be worn as a choker after the wedding.

Ivory & Co – Xena

A delicate and elaborate design made up of solitaires, natural lustre manmade pearls and pearlised beads set in an intertwining vine design with scrolling ribbons and enamelled leaves. Plated in real silver and featuring genuine Austrian crystals cut with facets to sparkle like real diamonds along with natural lustre manmade pearls and pearlised beads.

Ivory & Co Mimosa

A pretty and delicate headpiece featuring dazzling solitaire cut stones set in an intricate pattern of hand enamelled flowers and pale gold leaves. The side of the band is interspersed with natural manmade ivory pearls resulting in an elegant design which can be worn with classic style wedding dresses or for bohemian style brides too.

Pearls are a classy way of including embellishments into your big day, even if you’re not a fan of sparkle. At La Couture Bridal we love helping brides achieve their dream wedding look, why not book an exclusive appointment at our boutique and see what we can do for you?