May 2015, wedding jewellery in Wedding Ideas Magazine

The May 2015 Wedding Ideas Magazine issue sees real weddings used as the perfect inspiration to create your own wedding day jewellery look!

From pearls, to vintage glamour, to romantic flowers; use these suggestions to create your own bridal jewellery style.

See which pieces of Designed to Sparkle jewellery have been chosen to show how you can create each of these wedding jewellery looks.

Peaches and Cream Wedding Theme

Who doesn't love Peaches and Cream! Whether it's the fruit, fresh and ripe with a dollop of double cream, or the gorgeous colours combined to give a soft, subtle colour scheme.

Wedding Ideas Magazine August 2014 issue has a gorgeous mood board to give oodles of inspiration around this luscious theme, and it also happens to feature my equally luscious peaches and cream bracelet stack ;-)

Posted on July 23, 2014 and filed under Peaches and Cream, Wedding Ideas Magazine.

British Bridal Collections 2014: Sassi Holford

This is the third in a series of posts about my favourite British Bridal designers; you can also read my previous posts about

Jenny Packham's 2014 collection


Johanna Hehir's 2014 collection

British Bridal Collections 2014: Johanna Hehir

Johanna Hehir Bridal Collection 2014

I only recently discovered Johanna Hehir and her beautiful bridal designs, but I am very glad that I did.

Johanna Hehir (surname pronounced 'hair' for those wondering :-)) is a well established British designer who has been designing bridal gowns over the last 10 years from her base in London. Blending a classic clean bridal look with a modern lift, her gowns are a firm favourite of many brides. Available through only a few select stockists in the UK and Ireland, if you want a British bridal designer who is still a pretty well kept secret then look no further!

Posted on November 20, 2013 .

British Bridal Collections 2014: Jenny Packham

One of my favourite British designers,Jenny Packham, launched her 2014 bridal collection in the UK this week at a sumptuous champagne afternoon tea held at the London Mandarin Oriental. Having first launched the collection during International Bridal week in New York in October, this was the highly anticipated official UK launch.

The London Mandarin Oriental was also the location of the photo shoot for the 2014 Bridal collection providing the perfect lavish backdrop whilst still understated enough to let the dresses do the talking!

Posted on November 14, 2013 and filed under "1920's", "Jenny Packham", "downton abbey".

Pearls of wisdom

With the introduction of our exciting new range of freshwater pearl jewellery at Designed to Sparkle, I wanted to explore the world of pearls and share this with you. On my journey I have certainly picked up a few pearls of wisdom along the way and hope that you too find out a few things that you never knew about pearls!

What is in a name....

When starting up my jewellery business I searched far and wide for a name that embodied what I wanted to say about my jewellery and what I wanted people to feel when they wear it.

Italian is often called the language of love so when I found the beautiful word 'Brillare' which means 'Sparkle or Shine bright' I fell in love! I wanted to design my jewellery to make people feel special when they wear it, so 'Brillare, Designed to Sparkle' was born :-)

Posted on May 16, 2013 and filed under "Weddings".

Pantone Colours for Autumn/ Winter 2013

Hot on the heels of my post Spring/ Summer 2013 Pantone Colours come my thoughts on the Pantone Autumn Winter (AW) colours for 2013. More apt for this time of year; partly because they are hot off the catwalks of the major fashion weeks of New York, London and Milan, with Paris just starting, but also because Winter is still well and truly with us in the UK!

The AW 2013 shows have been amazingly diverse, but the main theme that has run through them and been captured in essence by Pantone is the colour palette shown below.