White iron props were collected and carefully placed: antique urns, bird cages, elaborate candlesticks, lanterns, and gates. The resulting image was perfect peace, serenity, and beauty.
The ceremony was timed to occur during "The Golden Hour." The sun was setting just behind the bride and groom as they said their vows, and the entire scene was bathed in the most gorgeous golden color! Everyone looked stunning in this golden glow. The time was just after 7 p.m. I noted it on my watch, and remembered it as "The Golden Hour."
The gold beads are in size 6, 8, and 11. For contrast, I added some chocolate brown cut crystal rondelles and seed beads, then a final round of chocolate brown twisted bugle beads with three gold seed beads as a picot finish on each end.
The foundation, which can't be seen as it is entirely covered up, is Nicole Campanella's NBB in the Hawk Wing color - which always works well with gold beads.
Above photo shows the back of the beaded watch. Peyote stitches circle around with added dark gold beads for interest and contrast. The bail is made of bugle beads + seed beads in the ladder stitch. You can see the gears in this photo. The necklace is a simple string of chocolate brown glass pearls.