If you are looking for wedding jewellery and accessories, or gifts for your wedding party, you’ve come to the right place. Everything Allum & Sidaway do is centred around creating a luxurious and welcoming retail environment. The comfortable seating areas, the rich purple and soft grey hues, the velvet carpet, and the highly trained and welcoming team. Every detail has been carefully considered to create a space that feels comfortable, relaxing and welcoming for our customers and guests.
At Allum & Sidaway we will guide you through the process of selecting and purchasing your bridal jewellery and wedding gifts and seek to ensure that you enjoy every moment in this special journey. Your experience matters to us!
Our jewellery collections have been chosen from the finest designers and craftsmen in the jewellery business. From contemporary to classic, our exquisite range of wedding and bridal jewellery will take your breath away. We have everything, to complete your look, from bespoke creations and coordinating bridal jewellery sets, to stunning crystal belts, head pieces and hair jewellery. Whether you are looking for dazzling diamonds, colourful gemstones, crystals, freshwater pearls or precious metals, we have something special for every member of your wedding party in our extensive collections.
So, where do you start, and how do you choose the perfect bridal jewellery to compliment your wedding dress?
We’ve all heard the old English rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. It is believed that a bride should wear these things to bring her luck on her wedding day. Whether you believe that observing this tradition will bring you luck, or not, it’s still widely observed today, and is a good starting point when you begin to look for wedding accessories. How you choose to interpret the tradition is individual to you, but many brides choose items of jewellery or accessories to fulfil this purpose. Certainly, the “new” and “blue” elements of this tradition can be easily met through the purchase of some beautiful bridal jewellery to add some shine or sparkle to your ensemble.
Pearls, diamonds and sapphires are traditional choices for bridal jewellery. White pearls, much like white and ivory dresses, have long been associated with purity and innocence, and although said to be created from tears, many people believe that wearing pearls on your wedding day will bring you luck and ensure your marriage is happy.
Diamonds, recognised for their strength, resistance and durability, are also dazzling white stones that will add a brilliance and sparkle to a bride’s look. The significance of diamonds as a rare and precious stone that symbolises love, purity and fidelity, makes them a traditional choice for bridal earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Sapphires, the most sought-after blue gemstones, coordinate perfectly with diamonds and a dazzling white dress. They add an element of “blue” for good luck and will look stunning set into a wide range of bridal jewellery.
There are a number of things to consider when choosing your bridal jewellery. When selecting the colour of your jewellery and accessories, consider that platinum, white gold and silver will look stunning against a white dress, whereas gold will look better against an ivory coloured fabric.
The style of your wedding dress, the neckline, sleeves, shoulders and your hairstyle will all help to determine what style of jewellery to choose for your special look. Brides wearing their hair up, or with short hair, look fabulous wearing long drop, or dangling, earrings. Dazzling diamond strings, pearl drops or sapphire and diamond teardrop styles look amazing with sleeveless and off the shoulder dresses, short hair and ‘up-dos’. Long flowing hair, boho styles and veiled hair, are beautifully accentuated with diamond, pearl or sapphire studs.
Maybe you want to choose a statement piece such as a striking pearl collar, oversized crystal earrings or coloured gemstone bracelet to show off your individuality and flair? Your wedding day is a perfect opportunity to express who you are, so choose jewellery that does exactly that.
Other popular bridal accessorises include headpieces, worn with and without veils. Crystal flowers and pearly vine headpieces featured strongly in bridal fashion predictions for 2020, as did flower tiaras and crystal crowns. These can add a glamorous finishing touch to your look, and make you feel like a princess.
Whatever your style, from the ethereal and feminine, to classic, chic and demure, the addition of a few striking accessories and beautiful pieces of jewellery will complete your perfect look and provide you with precious memories of your special day in mementos that can be passed through your family for generations.
Gifts for the wedding party
For your Mothers, Fathers, bridesmaids, groomsmen and other guests, we can recommend a range of enchanting gifts, from matching bracelets and necklaces, in whimsical and charming designs such as cubic zirconia dragonflies, stars, infinity bracelets and freshwater pearls to gemstone and precious metal cufflinks.
At Allum & Sidaway, we have a beautiful rage of wedding jewellery online or you can come and visit us in one of our stores and let us show you our stunning bridal and wedding collections. We are confident that you will love our wedding jewellery, gifts and bridal accessories as much as we do, and we’re excited to help you make your wedding day truly memorable.