But these necklaces were a little too classic, a little too chic, and a little too, well, white. I knew I wanted a bit of color, so I went looking for another "something blue" to match my shoes. And what did I find?
It was almost perfect, but not quite. See, I couldn't get past the bronze, as I was sure it would look clunky with my tea-length, tulle-skirted dress. But there was one word in the product description--cameo--that really set me off. I absolutely love cameos, and after a few minutes of thinking and about two hours of searching, I had my solution: a three strand necklace with a blue cameo. Etsy to the rescue once again. I found a necklace with the perfect cameo and decided I would order it, dismantle it, and remake it into a necklace worthy of a bride.
If only things were that easy.
I got the necklace in the mail a few days later and had an incredibly rude awakening. The cameo was huge!
There was no way a cameo of that size would look delicate or bridal, so it was back to square one. The lesson here: get all the details from the seller before you order, otherwise you, too, will be the proud (?) owner of a piece of jewelry that will never, ever be worn and can't be returned.
Back to the drawing board I went, obsessed with this idea of a cameo necklace. And once I have an idea in my head, it's really hard for me to let it go...
Did you buy anything for your wedding that wasn't what you expected?