WEDDING WEDNESDAY - Jewelry for Our Big Day

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hello everyone!!!
I am back again for some more Wedding Wednesday and linking up with fabulous ladies
Jordon  & Meredith

Love Always, Nancy J

Today I wanted to share a little sentimental part about our wedding.

I had two necklace options to wear on my wedding day that did not involve me having to buy something new to match the earrings my Grandma Spiker gave me to wear for the big day. These two necklaces were ones that Anthony had given me when we were dating that I actually wear on a daily basis almost. Since I wear them so often I kind of thought I should get something new but I wanted to have something sentimental.
It finally dawned on me one day that the two people that I would give anything to have there with me on my wedding day would be watching from Heaven instead, my Grandpa Spiker (my Mom's Dad) and my Grandma Beulah (my Dad's Mom). Since they could not be physically present I knew I wanted to have a picture of them in a locket around my neck, close to my heart.
Source: Chloe's Vintage Jewelry etsy shop
So the search was on. My Mom and I scoured the internet for months looking for the perfect locket.
Source: birdzNbeez etsy shop
Finally one day, like a month before the wedding, I found The One!
My Mom ended up ordering it for me and surprising me with it.
I absolutely loved it. The chain was a little too long so we ended up getting a new one for TJ Maxx at the jewelry counter for my wedding day. Putting the pictures in it and having them there was the perfect touch to my wedding day
Frequently I find myself wearing this locket and every time I put it on I think about my Grandpa Spiker and Grandma (that I never got to meet)

Angie did a wonderful job and if you are looking for a locket for your wedding or any special occasion you should totally check out her Etsy Shop. She has lots of other very cute pieces.
I am personally favoring a couple pieces that I might be thinking about getting or maybe hinting to Anthony that I would like for Valentine's Day.
I really like this ring. It would match my locket pretty well too plus I love anything that shows our outdoorsy style and between feathers and arrows as a jewelry staples I like them all.

Verdigris Feather Ring
Vintage Flower Brooch
get yours here

Along with the locket I wore these beautiful earrings that my Grandma gave me for Christmas.
I was going to try to find a bracelet to wear too but I decided that I didn't want to go for a real blingy look so I kept it sweet and simple
locket, promise ring from Anthony (circa Christmas 2005), earrings and most importantly the new rocks on my left hand!!!



Do any of you have a special locket that you wear? or what kind of jewelry did you wear on your wedding day? Make sure you check back next Wednesday because I am going to share a little DIY that I did for our cake toppers!!! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. xoxo



16 comments :

  1. What a sweet story and great way to honor your grandparents...the locket you chose is perfect! Xx.

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    1. Thanks so much & welcome to the blogging world!!! I am so excited to add another blog friend to my reading list and have a chance to build another friendship from here!

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  2. Ahhh that locket is GORGEOUS! What a great way to honor your loved ones on your special day <3

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  3. Could not love this more! We are getting married on my late grandfather's birthday and I have every intention of having either something of his with me as I walk down the aisle or a picture of him somewhere on me whether it's a locket or on my bouquet. Something!

    I love that you spent lots of time looking for the perfect piece to ensure you could remember both grandparents that day. So incredibly sweet!

    PS - I wanted to reply to your comment on my blog, but you're no-reply and your email isn't listed anywhere on your blog. I can point you to a good tutorial, if you want to fix it :)

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    1. Thanks!

      I also had Anthony carry my Grandpa's old handkerchief in his pocket in case I started crying he could hand it to me.
      Luckily no major tears were shed that I would need it for but it was there just in case.

      Thanks again for showing me how to fix my no reply thing!

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  4. Wow, beautiful pieces! I love the locket. You'll cherish that forever, I'm sure! I wore some statement earrings, my silver Tiffany's bracelet (given to me by my sister), and my sweet late grandfather's Kiwanis pin on my bouquet. The pin was the most sentimental piece, for sure.

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    1. Thanks so much Jenna! I really will cherish it forever.
      I was considering in the beginning before I had the locket about attaching picture charms to my bouquet so I am sure your Grandpa's pin was very sentimental too!

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  5. what a sweet way to have your family members with you on your big day. I'm getting married later this year but still haven't decided on my jewelry so we'll see!
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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    1. Thanks!
      if I hadn't chosen a locket I probably would have been searching for forever looking for a necklace to match my earrings.
      I am really happy I settled on that idea because I can still wear it and have their picture with me.

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  6. Um How gorgeous is that locket!!! I love that idea! I had a stone of my grandmothers I had threaded into my bouquet. I loved having a piece of her with me on our day!!

    Thanks for linking up lady!

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    1. Thanks so much Jordon! That is also a great idea with your Grandma's stone.
      Thanks for hosting the link up!

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  7. This is so sweet! I love it all!!! The locket is so perfect!! I originally wanted to wear something of my Grandma's that had passed, but I couldn't find anything in her jewelry box that I wanted to wear so I wound up buying new. Good excuse to get some new jewelry right?! ;)

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    1. yes Julie the perfect excuse to buy new jewelry!!! I loved all of your jewelry too!!!

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  8. I wondered what the sentiment of the necklace was, glad to know! i carried my grandmothers hankie as my something old, my cousin had also carried it in her wedding. We used a quilt in our engagements, my bridals, and as a table cover for the wedding that she had made. My grandfather and his 2nd wife had made baskets so we used those as well. I used a lot of sentimental family items. Our cookie jar table was from my great grandfathers house.

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    1. I love that you touches of them spread throughout your whole wedding!!!

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