Inspired by the pastel hues and transparent layers of watercolor paintings (“aquarelles” in French), the 2016 Edera Jewelry collection by Ivy Long features exquisitely designed headpieces and other bridal accessories with romantic floral detailing and vintage-inspired influences from the Edwardian Era to the 1920s.
“I love using color in my designs, and I wanted to translate the idea of transparent layers of pale hues into the pieces for this collection, working with a soft color palette of powder blue, apricot, blush pink, and sage green. To recreate the dreamy effect of watercolor washes, I hand-painted luxurious silk organza to create layered petals of delicate flowers on several of the designs. A floral motif runs throughout the collection and many of the pieces are embellished with dainty wired sprigs, referencing the landscape as inspiration. Vintage crystals in an ethereal white opal color, as well as semiprecious stones and freshwater pearls, introduce small touches of colors throughout the collection.” ~ designer Ivy Long
The look book was photographed by Ashley Largesse at All Souls Interfaith Gathering, a wedding venue in Shelburne, VT.
“Again to reference the watercolor theme, I created a hand-painted scroll inspired by the colors of the collection. The jewelry was paired with a gorgeous raw silk wedding gown from Celia Grace and a vintage cotton tea dress from the early 1900s, both evocative of the Edwardian era. A loose chignon hair style by Finishing Touch, a romantic makeup look by Jennifer Perellie Makeup, a tea-dyed veil from Ceci Leibovitz Millinery, and beautiful t-strap shoes from Bella Belle Shoes completed the vintage look.”