Personalization and Customization Make Modern Weddings Affairs to Remember

Modern wedding ceremonies are casual, customized, connected—and wholly unconventional.Bridezillas are so yesterday. Gone is the over-the-top, ostentatious quest for the perfect wedding. Instead, brides are pursuing smaller, more intimate affairs with comparatively unassuming accoutrements. Even if the dress itself is embellished to high heaven, the overall feel of bridal fashion is more akin to ready-to-wear—­something she can wear again—than formalwear. Brides also see the fine jewelry they choose for the big day as more than just bridal; they want the pieces to fit into their everyday lives. And often, their fine jewelry choices break from convention. JCK spoke to editors at wedding publications, bridal designers, fashion directors, and consultants to get a sense of the overall bridal aesthetic of 2015 and how fine jewelry could best complement it.Casual AffairsFernanda Calfat/G

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