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Wedding Style – Jewelry and Dress Pairings by Elizabeth Kennedy

May 10th, 2018 | by Alison Burwell|, ,

Elizabeth Kennedy knows what it takes to dress like a modern princess. The designer has been creating custom gowns for private clients since 2012. Dressing the likes of Hollywood starlets, social swans and blushing brides who want feminity, glamour and a red-carpet worthy moment – recall the recent bow-adorned pink satin gown on Ariana Rockefeller at this week’s Met Gala 2018. Yet, Kennedy’s evening wear expertise isn’t associated with old fashion, stuffy, black-tie attire. To the contrary, she creates contemporary and dramatic silhouettes that would suit a modern-day Cinderella – say, Meghan Markle? In the countdown to the Royal wedding, Kennedy accessorizes some of her most coveted gowns with Memo’s exclusive wedding jewelry collection. Each look fit for a princess or any woman in need of a little sparkle on her special day.


“Lace and pearls always compliment each other. For a modern take on a classically romantic look, pair Samira’s pearl drop earrings and graphic pearl and pave cocktail ring with my sculptural gown and lace bodysuit. The jewelry keeps this gown feeling cool, but timeless.”


Strapless Cascade Duchess Scuba and Crepe Gown with Lace Bodysuit paired with Samira 13 Australian Pearl Earrings with Leaf Hooks and Pearl and Pave Diamond Swirl Ring.


“For a traditional look, these feminine and ethereal pearls pair perfectly with my embroidered tiered ballgown. I especially love a chandelier earring with a strapless gown – it elongates the neck and draws the eye up to the face, even when you are wearing a ballgown. These Samira earrings and matching ring compliment the drama of the dress without looking heavy.”


Strapless Tiered Ballgown with Floral Organza and Pearl Embroidery paired with  Samira 13 South Sea Pearl and Diamond Spine Earrings and Diamond and Australian Pearl Feather Ring.


“Evening separates are the freshest take on wedding attire. These versatile pieces can be mixed and matched, and are wardrobe staples. Even if you are wearing something you already own, adding a pop of color makes it feel special. Emerald is my favorite color and stone – and I love how it looks in contrast to the graphic black and white.”

Strapless Faille Top with Black Satin Bow and Black Faille Trumpet Skirt paired with Azlee Emerald NESW Diamond Earrings, All Over Diamond Band and Kite Diamond Ring.


“For an ethereal look, lame’ is always a standout option if you are attending as a guest!  I love layering rings, and the dramatic neckline and bow of this gown make this a perfect candidate for it. The rose quartz and citron hues of the jewelry look youthful and fresh against the champagne lame’.”


One Shoulder Lame’ Gown with Bow paired with Amy Gregg Rose Quartz Solitaire Ring, Jane Taylor Slim Square Band with White Diamonds and Snake Charmer Ring.


“I love a statement ring, and it’s a great way to add drama to your ensemble. This rare garnet and moonstone ring is the perfect accent to my Resort 18 blush crepe and organza gown. The dress is understated and elegant, perfect for a guest or Mother-of.  A classic rose gold and topaz drop earring perfectly finishes off the look.”


Off-the-Shoulder Blush Crepe Gown with Organza Embroidered Sleeves paired with Jane Taylor White Topaz Carre Single Drop Earrings in Yellow Gold and Emily P. Wheeler Garnet Oval Ring.


Shop the Wedding Collection on Memo.

Visit Elizabeth Kennedy’s website for her full collection.