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Heirloom Bridal Accessories for a Coastal Wedding

Real Bride: Sydney

Creating the perfect wedding requires meticulous planning and attention to detail and for Sydney’s magical day along the California coast, every element came together seamlessly. The picturesque locations set the stage, but it was the careful curation of details that made her day truly unforgettable.

From the majestic church, Caramel Mission Basilica in Carmel-By-The-Sea to the reception at the Hotel Del Monte in Monterrey, each location elegant and memorable.  Amidst the beauty of the day, her bridal accessories were chosen for their sentimental significance. For her “something old,” Sydney adorned herself with pieces that held cherished memories. Her pearl station necklace was an heirloom passed down from her mother.  Her coin pearl earrings, a personal find from a quaint shop during her first trip to Carmel in 2018 with Jack’s family. Such thoughtfully curated heirloom bridal accessories!


Timeless wedding jewelry handcrafted by Carrie Whelan Designs
Pearl bridal jewelry on real bride designed by Carrie Whelan Designs

Despite having already chosen sentimental pieces for her wedding jewelry, Sydney expressed her admiration for my jewelry design. Her admiration and timeless wedding style inspired me to add a pearl station necklace to my signature collection. It’s such a classic bridal necklace and a jewelry box staple for all the days that follow.

“Your designs are so beautiful and romantic, fitting the vibe of the wedding and my personal taste perfectly!”

Handcrafted pearl bridal bracelet shown with antique hair comb
Dainty pearl wedding jewelry on bride

For her bridal hair accessory, she chose the EMMALINE hair comb. The petal-like keshi pearls were the perfect addition to her soft curls and a lovely nod to the ocean location. Her wedding hair comb holds a special place in Sydney’s heart. She describes it as exactly what she had envisioned for her wedding hair and loves how it tied her entire look together.

The pearl comb, with its timeless beauty, became more than an accessory—it became a part of Sydney’s love story. As Sydney looks forward to passing down the Emmaline comb to her future daughter, creating a beautiful link between generations.

Handcrafted pearl bridal bracelet shown with antique hair comb
Dainty pearl wedding jewelry on bride

“The Emmaline comb was exactly what I was envisioning for my wedding hair. It truly tied my whole look together!! I’m so excited to pass it on to my future daughter someday❤️🥰”

Handcrafted pearl bridal bracelet shown with antique hair comb
Dainty pearl wedding jewelry on bride

Sydney entrusted her memories to a talented photographer, Sarah Lord, who skillfully brought the day to life, preserving each special moment. Below are some of the other details of the team that brought beauty to this wedding day.

Coordination: Dori Anderson Events
Florals: Fleurs Du Soleil Monterey
Band: Jordan Kahn Orchestra
Stationery: Linden Illustration
Rentals: Chic Event Rentals
Makeup & Hair: Blush Monterey, Beauty By Brooke Soto, Beauty by Diana Soriano
Cake: Sweet Rebas
Dress + Shoes: Blue Bridal Austin, Stella York, Badgley Mischka


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