Custom Bridal Designs
Bridal designs, specially crafted for your unique look and style.
Creating specialty bridal jewelry is deeply satisfying...the opportunity to give a bride and their attendants fully customized pieces, designed to their exact specifications, that will be able to move into a daily wardrobe...for me it’s creative perfection. There are so many gorgeous choices available-precious and semi-precious gemstones, Austrian crystals, and freshwater pearls. Together we will find the perfect combination of elements to complement any look-simple and elegant, formal and breathtaking, and everywhere in between.
- Katherine M. Antobenedetto
Artisan and Owner
WHERE DO WE START?
After your attire is chosen, colors are finalized, and necklines are determined, that is when to start
thinking of the jewelry.
We’ll discuss your style, wardrobe, the theme or look that you are working towards, how many pieces you’re interested in, and the elements available, and through the miracles of modern tech (or an old-fashioned sit down if we’re local) you will be able to choose exactly the stones, crystals, and pearls to suit your look.
I’ve done simple necklaces for a spur of the moment elopement, and I’ve created headpieces, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other accessories for a party of 9 (Bride and 6 attendants, flower girl and Mother of the Bride). I’ve adorned a bride bedecked in her Granmere’s classic lace gown, I’ve created pieces around a Starry Night theme, and I’d love to create your perfect jewelry with you.
Ideally, I prefer to have our designs finalized a few months ahead of the actual wedding, which allows for ample time to source special elements, as well as create at least one piece to send along well ahead of time, so you can try it with the actual wardrobe pieces and give final feedback/sizing information. You will have your completed pieces, at the latest, two weeks ahead of your wedding date.
Often, I can do fairly quick turnaround times for spontaneous occasions. Depending on the time of year, and my production schedule, there may be a slight convenience fee.
Because each piece we create is unique, pricing will vary depending on complexity of design, elements used (some stones are more precious than others, ya know?) and quickness of turnaround time. If you have a set budget, we can discuss how to keep within it. I keep my pricing very fair (considering the market), my quality very high, and you will have lovely jewelry for many years to come.
We will come to an agreement on style and elements, and then I will quote you the complete price. If everything is comfortable, I shall draft a Creative Contract, so that everything is clear. With your signature, there will be a required (previously agreed upon) deposit to secure the Contract.
If an excessive amount of changes are required to an already agreed upon Creative Contract, there may be a convenience fee added. Speedy turnaround times may also incur a convenience fee. Everything that will come to you will be made by my two hands, and some parts of the year are much busier than others.