One of our favorite clients, Janice, tied the knot in a fun-filled dance reception in Philadelphia, wearing our Jessica Leigh drop earrings. Featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, the earrings added the perfect touch to her modern wedding!
THE COUPLE: Six years ago, we met at work in NYC. I always thought highly of Tim, but just considered him a friend, not knowing that he actually had a crush on me the whole time. For 3 years, we were friends and enjoyed going to concerts together (JayZ/Eminem, Usher, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi). Eventually, a mutual co-worker/friend planted a seed in my head that Tim would make a great boyfriend and I couldn’t disagree. Tim finally confessed to me that I was his “#1 draft pick” all those years, and as they say, the rest is history!
THE PARTY: Our wedding was a black tie event at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The ceremony took place in the planetarium, which was filled with candles. The reception was in the main hall of the museum with a larger-than-life Ben Franklin statue looking on. The color scheme was white, blush, and gray flowers accented by mercury glass vases and votives. Our first dance started off to Stevie Wonder’s “You are the Sunshine of My Life”, but quickly segued into a choreographed hip-hop routine to “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. Our biggest focus was that the reception be a non-stop dance party, and the band Go Go Gadjet made this all come true! As a final treat, the guests were surprised with a Philly cheesesteak truck as they exited the museum.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I’m a huge fan of DRD and always knew that I would wear a piece of DRD jewelry at my wedding. In fact, I bought my wedding earrings (Jessica Leigh in white gold) before I even picked the dress! The next purchase was my Lazaro wedding gown, which I chose during my first day of wedding dress shopping at Kleinfeld’s. My shoes were glittery Jimmy Choo strappy sandals, which completed the look.
WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?
I wear at least one piece of DRD jewelry in my everyday life! My favorites include my Sylvie Rose necklace, Anna Beth earrings, Margo Ashley earrings, XO initial cuff, and Lauren Joy bracelet. I have also been lucky to have gotten to know Dana as a friend over the years so I always knew that I wanted to wear a piece of her jewelry on my wedding day!
WE KNOW A BRIDE’S FOCUS IS ON THE SPECIAL DAY. TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.
The Jessica Leigh earrings are perfect for a night on the town or any special event (party / wedding). They are now my go-to “dress up” earrings, and whenever I wear them now, I think fondly of my wedding day.
Photos by Ethan Yang Photography