My family sure knows how to throw a party! My sister-in-law’s wedding kicked off 2018 with a jubilant January evening. The event commenced with a surprise gospel choir serenading the reception with Pharrell’s “Happy” and nobody stopped dancing or smiling for the rest of the night. Karli and Sean are two of the most joyful people and every guest in the room could feel their happiness radiate.
Karli selected her wedding earrings before even her dress, or basically any other wedding detail and it couldn’t have come together more beautifully. Her sophisticated yet effortless beauty matched the wintry warmth of SoDo Park’s rustic canvas aglow with candles. In addition to a vintage gold and diamond bracelet from her grandma, I made a delicate pearl and diamond “y” necklace to add detail to her sleek dress. Her look was polished with flowers, lipstick and Indian ruby and diamond rose gold earrings, all in the same rich burgundy hue. But what took center stage was Karli’s smile, courtesy of my new brother-in-law. Congrats, I could not be more happy for your happiness!
I initially became entranced with Teil Duncan’s work through her “Beaches” series – for obvious reasons. The escapism that I love in her tropical portrayals is also found in her more recent “Figure Studies” due to her electric yet pastel color palette. Her girls, chic and vivid, are a perfect jeweler’s muse. Considering Teil draws upon “light, movement and surprising color combinations”, it’s no wonder I’m attracted to her work as I have paralleling inspiration with a different medium. As seen in “Cranberry Twist”, her palette proves how gorgeous unexpected color pairings can be, like violet tanzanite and cherry red. I would wear tanzanite, diamond and 18k yellow gold beauties with anything, anytime, anywhere. How dreamy would they be on a vacation soaking Sorbet Sands views?!