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Trend Alert: What is Pearlcore?

Trend Alert: What is Pearlcore?


Shivani Dawett
Shivani Dawett Updated:
16th of October 2023

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Mother of Pearl! An 80s trend is back and it's really seeing a resurgence in all things fashion and weddings. Pinterest has reported a huge increase in people searching for pearl-themed inspiration. It's hardly surprising; pearls are so easy to include in your wedding aesthetic and their neutral tone with iridescent detail can help you create a truly classic look that really stands the test of time. From pearl bridal veils to pearl detailing on wedding cakes, there are so many ways to jump on the Pearlcore trend.

A pearlescent theme can elevate weddings in small, intimate venues and in grand, luxury settings! Whether you want a light sprinkle of pearl on your wedding day or if you want your whole day full of pearls, this article will give you all sorts of inspiration. We have found some Pearlcore pieces that you will adore from some of our amazing suppliers and our favourite brands. 

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Pearl Bridal Headband From Rachel Sokhal Bridal - £275

pearl bridal hair accessory from Rachel Sokhal
Charlotte Wise Photography

This pearl bridal headband from Rachel Sokhal is absolutely stunning! With a variety of sized Swarovski pearls, this bridal headpiece is a twist on the traditional headband and is definitely going to have your family and friends in awe. This headpiece is timeless and jumps on the Pearlcore trend in a way that is truly classic.

Find out more about Rachel Sokhal Bridal

Pearl Bridal Gown - Sky by Eva Lendel

Sky by Eva Lendel

Sky by Eva Lendel is Pearlcore at its best. Not only is this gown beautiful, but the intricate pearled corset is a real showstopper. Complete the look with a beautiful pair of drop pearl earrings for a truly stunning look that is fit for a princess.

Find Eva Lendel stocked at Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutique in Woodstock

9ct Rose Gold Diamond Pearl Necklace - £99

Pearl Necklace for Weddings
Courtesy of F. Hinds

This stunning rose gold diamond pearl necklace from F. Hinds is perfect as either a gift for your bridesmaids or for you to accessorise your bridal look. This beautiful necklace will compliment any colour scheme.

Buy it now on F. Hinds

Scattered Pearl Bridal Veil - From £106

Etsy Wedding Pearl Bridal Veil

Wow, this pearl bridal veil from Etsy is breathtaking. If you want a pearl embellished veil to add the pearlcore details then this is ideal. You can personalise the length, from shoulder length (24") to cathedral wide length (110"), so it truly is perfect for you. 

Purchase this pearl bridal veil from Etsy

Two Tier Cream Pearl Wedding Cake From Lola's Cupcakes - £125

Lola's Cupcakes Pearl Wedding Cake

Doesn't this look delicious? This gorgeous ivory pearl wedding cake from Lola's Cupcakes is simple and elegant with the dash of Pearlcore you are looking for. With a range of sponges to choose from, your wedding cake will not only look amazing but will taste even better! 

Contact Lola's Cupcakes to order your wedding cake.

Pearl Bridal Cape by Jesus Peiro on Ellie Sanderson Bridal 

Jesus Peiro Cape with pearl details from Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutique

We think this pearl cape by Jesus Peiro from Ellie Sanderson Beaconsfield Boutique says it all! If you want the main feature of your Pearlcore wedding to be you then this is perfect. 

Find out more about Ellie Sanderson Bridal.

Pale Blue Leather Pearl Embellished Heels From Charlotte Mills - £280

Charlotte Mills Blue Pearl Wedding Shoes Heels

These block heels with the open toe from Charlotte Mills are comfortable and will make you look fabulous. The embellished pearls are a beautiful touch and are perfect for your Pearlcore theme. And don't worry, this pale blue colour matches most colours so won't clash with your colour scheme if you've already chosen that! 

Purchase these pale blue heels from Charlotte Mills.

Satin Ribbon Bridal Bouquet With Pearls and Rhinestones - from £53

Etsy Wedding Pearl Satin Ribbon Bridal Bouquet

The bouquet of Pearlcore dreams! This satin ribbon bouquet from Etsy is stunning, the pearls hanging down are a beautiful feature. We love that, because the bouquet is ribbon, you are able to keep it as a keepsake and maybe even pass it down for your family to use in the future. 

Purchase this satin ribbon bouquet from Etsy.

Personalised Pearl Flutes and Cake Cutting Set  - From £68

Etsy Wedding Pearl Champagne Flutes Cake Cutting Set

How cute are these? Plus they're perfect for your Pearlcore wedding. You can purchase the wedding champagne flutes and cake cutting set from Etsy separately or together, so you can choose how much pearl you want! Both pieces are personalised with your name and the cake cutting set also has your wedding date engraved on it. Not only will these look great on your wedding day but they are a perfect keepsake. 

Purchase the champagne flutes and cake cutting set on Etsy

9ct Gold Diamond Freshwater Cultured Pearl Ring From Beaverbrooks - £352

Fresh pearl ring from Beaverbrooks

Looking for the perfect pearl ring? This 9ct gold freshwater cultured pearl ring from Beaverbrooks oozes sophistication. If you want a ring that has everything; gold, diamonds and of course pearl, then this is the perfect ring for you. 

Purchase this 9ct gold pearl ring from Beaverbrooks

We are obsessed with every item on this list and hopefully, you've found your Pearlcore inspiration here! This trend is definitely here to stay so if you're wedding is not in 2022, don't let that put you off, Pearlcore is simply timeless. Find some of our other 2022 trends here

Shivani Dawett

About the author


Shivani Dawett

Shivani is Guides for Brides' Digital Marketing Apprentice. A lover of all things wedding, she has a particular eye for fashion and beauty trends. Also a highly skilled dancer and choreographer, Shivani is the best person to speak to if you are wanting first dance advice whether your style is Classic, Bollywood or even Street Dance!

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