***This post is sponsored by Brook & York but all opinions are my own***
There is something so timeless about a classic, simple piece of jewelry, am I right? A piece that is sophisticated, but makes a statement, and can easily be worn with a holiday dress or to the store with a plain white tee – and even better when the piece means something to you, right?
The piece that I am talking about is this bar necklace in rose gold by Brook & York – a jewelry company that creates pieces here in the United States. Inspired by New York architecture and the laid back ambience of the East Coast, the jewelry can be customized and personalized to express your unique style and sophistication. For my piece, I chose the roman numerals of our wedding date in Italy. A funny backstory for you & why our anniversary date means so much to me…
My husband and I actually have three wedding dates – one for the private ceremony for our parents, one in Italy where we had our ceremony, and one at home in Pittsburgh when we had our party for our friends and family. Our friends joke with us “you only get married once, or if you are the Decaros, three times, right?”. I originally had a wedding planned here in the states – a typical, 150-person wedding with friends and family, outdoor venue, summertime, the whole shebang. One day I decided to straight up cancel it and told my husband “Let’s elope”. He was shockingly (or maybe not shockingly) totally onboard and we got our deposit back from our venue, and started researching.
We had ventured to the southern coast of Italy and Sicily two summers before and fell in love with the Amalfi Coast, plus my husband is southern Italian, so it was a perfect place to choose for a wedding. We kind of winged the actual wedding part (like we never even booked a venue!) and when we said our vows literally overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with the hills of Positano in the background, in front of 20 close friends and family and a street full of onlookers, I knew we made the right decision. So, now you know why my anniversary date is so exciting for us, right? To me, our wedding date speaks to our adventure and wanderlust loving sides, and how I could easily marry this guy three times in the same summer :). So now that I have this rose gold bar necklace from Brook & York that I wear every day, I am reminded of the sense of adventure and spontaneity that makes us such a perfect couple.
Brook & York has so many gorgeous pieces to choose from, and they would make the perfect gift either for Christmas, an anniversary or a birthday present!