With the summer wedding season coming to a close, we have researched some of the looks, venues, and details that you will be seeing throughout the 2019 wedding season.
This beautiful story of dreams, faith and courage was sent to us by Danielle Hamby of Phil Campbell, Al.She shared her story full of strength and struggle with us here:
"All my life I dreamed and prayed for a perfectly southern little girl. She would be strong, kind and a good friend. I knew I would dress her in beautiful smocks, bows, knee-high socks and pearls. I’ve always loved how classic and timeless pearls are and cherish the pearls my great-grandmother gave me. Of course, God gave me two boys first, Wilson and Lawson.
Melanie Beasley expressed fondness for the tradition of Add-A-Pearl. She plans to add pearls for her twin granddaughters, Amelia Elizabeth and Butler Anne, for many years to come. She shared her thoughts with us below:
When I was 13 Add-A-Pearl necklaces were the rage. I was lucky enough to get one with five little pearls. This past June my twin granddaughters turned one year. I called the company because I still had (in the original box) my beautiful necklace. I wanted an exact replica of mine from 57 years prior. Your company made an exact necklace. My namesake was given the original and her sister a brand new one that looks just like it. I intend to add pearls for them for all special occasions so that they may hear a beautiful necklace to remember their grandmother.
written by Melanie Beasley, Charlotte, NC
The Add-A-Pearl tradition in my family started about 50 years ago, thanks to my mom, Janet. I can't recall what exactly made her start but it must have been for my ninth or 10th birthday that she brought me home my pearls. We didn't have much and I remember thinking that they were the most beautiful thing I'd ever owned. Funny, but a half century later, I still feel that way.
My mother started the add-a-pearl natural necklace for Amanda when she was baptized in August, 1997. She bought pearls for birthdays and Christmas until she passed in February, 2002.