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Simple elegant wedding hair styles for long hair

Here are some of our fave gorgeous, relaxed wedding day hair styles for long hair - we love the simple elegance of a hair comb, and the laid back glamour of a bohemian tousled plait.

What would you choose - a crystal hair comb or a messy half up plait?

We love them all!

SbS xx

PS. If you’re looking for a little something special for your wedding day, check out our Shh by Sadie bespoke bridal and bridesmaid jewellery here.


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Posted on November 15, 2018 and filed under bridal, style.

Bespoke bridal and bridesmaid jewellery - creamy pearls and Swarovski crystals

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I always love working on personalised and bespoke orders and this bridal jewellery commission was beautiful!

Lucy wanted three sets of coordinating bridesmaid jewellery for one adult bridesmaid, one teen bridesmaid and one teeny tiny set for a much younger bridesmaid (unfortunately Obi the dog preferred a tux over a pearl necklace!!).

Lucy was planning a relaxed, elegant wedding in Oxford, with a traditional church ceremony and boat house reception (with punting!).

We discussed style and colour options, and she selected classic creamy pearls combined with Swarovski crystals with a rainbow aurora borealis lustre. She wanted three coordinating “plaited” pearl cuff-style bracelets, sterling silver pearl studs, and three mix and match single strand bracelets.

I used a combination of white, cream, peach and darker grey rainbow freshwater pearls, along with the Swarovski crystals, and I know I’m biased - but I think the bracelets turned out beautifully and complemented the navy bridesmaid dresses perfectly.

You can see more bespoke bridal Shh by Sadie jewellery here.

And if you’d like to chat about a custom made bridal or bridesmaid piece, click here. Prices begin at £15 for a single strand bracelet.

Sadie xx


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Posted on November 1, 2018 and filed under bridal, custom orders, behind the scenes.

Handmade wedding jewellery - pearl and crystal bracelets for a French wedding!

handmade wedding jewellery UK

Well here is a sneak peek into my very own wedding day and the jewellery I made for myself, my bridesmaids, and the VIP mothers of the bride and groom!

If you know me you may be surprised that I decided to make very simple, classic, neutral coloured jewellery for myself and my bridesmaids. I am never one to shy away from a colourful statement piece! However, my wedding decor theme was very colourful - bright pinks, blues, oranges, and so I wanted to tone down my jewellery because I didn’t want to look OTT and would have to live with any colour-clashing decisions for the rest of my life :D

Chris and I booked a 14th Century French chateau for our summer wedding and wanted a laid-back, elegant, wedding theme with splashes of colour. My bridesmaids were wearing bright jewel-toned blue dresses, and the flower girls were wearing pink floral dresses, and all would wear pink flowers in their hair and carry colourful bouquets.


And so onto the jewellery…

For my own wedding day jewellery - I had intended to make my own chunky baroque pearl earrings, but then actually found my dream pair of rose quartz and pearl drop earrings online, so I bought them instead!

I would be wearing a large crystal hair comb and my antique turquoise and diamond ring, and so decided to make myself three pearl and crystal bracelets to wear with them on the big day.

(Non jewellery-related, but In case you love shoes as much as I do - I chose Betsey Johnson Blue Stela glitter bridal shoes in soft pink.) Click here to see more of the shoes I had on my wedding shoe shortlist!

For the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom, I made them both simple creamy freshwater pearl and glass crystal bracelets as part of their wedding day gifts.

For my Maid of Honour and bridesmaids - they each had two pearl and crystal 24 carat gold plated cuff bracelets, matching my own.

For the flower girls - both little Ivy and Bella wore matching pink and white peanut pearl bracelets - so cute and playful!

I didn’t get many photos of the jewellery on the actual day - oops! But you can get the idea from the below photos :-)

Are you planning for your wedding?

Sadie x

And here are some more wedding blog posts -

The wedding shoes I drooled over.
My handmade wedding favours - cute little colourful bag charms.
More Shh by Sadie wedding jewellery.


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Posted on November 1, 2018 and filed under bridal, custom orders, behind the scenes.

Custom pearl bridesmaid bracelets and handmade Mother of the Bride pearl jewellery

Bespoke bridal jewellery pearl bracelets Devon

Here’s another recent bespoke bridal jewellery commission I worked on for the lovely Rebecca.

Rebecca wanted a set of freshwater pearl bracelets for her three bridesmaids and a matching one for herself, the beautiful bride! She also wanted a gift for the Mother of the Bride, a similarly-styled bracelet and necklace set for her mother.

Her wedding colour scheme was pastel yellow and pastel moss green to suit the English countryside themed wedding day, while the Mother of the Bride would be wearing a jewel-toned blue dress.

For her bridal and bridesmaid bracelets we selected a combination of freshwater and vintage pearls to complement the vintage style of her wedding theme. For her mother’s jewellery we again chose freshwater pearls, though we used chunkier baroque pearls. We added navy pearls with a rainbow lustre and a touch of Swarovski crystal sparkle to add glamour - you can never go wrong with a touch of Swarovski! :-)

It was lovely working with a bride who wanted to include colour in her bridal jewellery - I’m thrilled with how they turned out.

You can see more bespoke bridal Shh by Sadie jewellery here.

And if you’d like to chat about a custom made bridal or bridesmaid piece, click here. Prices begin at £15 for a single strand bracelet.


Sadie x


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Posted on November 1, 2018 and filed under bridal, custom orders, behind the scenes.

Norma J. Baker heart court shoes at Yoox - More (yes more!) shoes we love!

You know we're a sucker for a high heel! And how beautiful are these gorgeous patent leather court shoes with cute heart details on the toe?! These would also make the CUTEST wedding shoes.

Designed by Norma J. Baker, and available at Yoox. They'll basically go with everything, right? 

SbS xx

norma j baker court shoes heart

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Posted on March 19, 2017 and filed under style, bridal.

Five of the best: amazing wedding shoes!

I'm on the hunt for an amazing pair of wedding shoes (anyone who knows me knows how much I love shoes!). I thought I'd share five of the best pairs I've found recently.

These bridal shoes are by Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson and via Pinterest.

What do you think? Which wedding shoes your favourites?

Sadie xx

pretty blue glitter wedding shoes with bow toe

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Posted on February 18, 2017 and filed under style, bridal.

Custom order: redesigned sterling silver Pacific pearl earrings

Black pearl earrings

I recently worked on a custom order with a pair of beautiful Pacific Island pearls. They were set as sterling silver studs, and my client preferred drop earrings.

We worked together to design and reset them as the sterling silver diamante drop earrings below - and they looked gorgeous! They are such a stunning pair of Pacific Island pearls, and now dangle beautifully from their new setting.

If you have a piece of jewellery that you'd like to redesign, or fix, you can get in touch here.

Sadie x


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Posted on July 10, 2016 and filed under collections, custom orders, bridal.

Crystal quartz designer bridal necklace

designer bridal jewellery crystal quartz necklace by nz jewellery designer shh by sadie

Looking for bridal jewellery ideas or inspiration? Take a little browse at our Shh by Sadie handmade bridal necklaces. Each one is made to order and most are customisable and can be tailor made to suit the needs of each beautiful bride!

View Shh by Sadie's bridal collection, Worship Me, here.


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Posted on April 11, 2016 and filed under collections, bridal, behind the scenes, style.

Bespoke designer crystal necklace - Rock Me crystal quartz

Here's a peek at a recent custom order Rock Me crystal quartz necklace with Parisian glass crystals. This little gem is heading to Singapore with a chunky silver Rocked Up necklace so they can be layered together. Request your custom order here.

#welovelayering

#moreismore ;-)

SbS x

designer crystal quartz necklace with parisian crystals handmade in new zealand

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Posted on March 30, 2016 and filed under behind the scenes, bridal, collections, custom orders.

Bohemian bride: Shell Princess Paua Necklace

Posted on October 15, 2015 and filed under bridal, collections, style.

Bespoke pearl and crystal bridal necklace

Custom made to suit your big day, this pearl necklace is a classic statement piece. A bespoke pearl trio strand necklace made with your combination of freshwater pearls and glittering glass crystals.

Sadie enjoys tailoring her jewellery designs to suit her customers.

A truly one of a kind piece for a one of a kind day.

Contact us for bespoke options.

You can see browse bespoke and customised Shh by Sadie jewellery here.




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Posted on October 12, 2015 and filed under bridal, collections, style, custom orders.

Shh by Sadie bridal jewellery for Skinny Love Weddings

Here are a selection of photos from the Skinny Love wedding shoot featuring bespoke Shh by Sadie bridal pieces! Crystal quartz, Parisian glass crystals, teeny white coral nuggets and creamy freshwater pearls.

You can see more bespoke and customised Shh by Sadie jewellery here.

And if you’d like to chat about a custom made bridal or bridesmaid piece, click here. Prices begin at £15 for a single strand bracelet.

Sadie xx


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Posted on September 2, 2015 and filed under collections, as worn by, press, style, bridal, custom orders.