When I got married a pure white dress and a walk down the aisle of the family church was mandatory. No matter how much I just wanted to wear a muumuu and elope to Hawaii it was not negotiable. My mother said my grandmothers would forever have to cover their heads with babushkas of shame if that happened. How wonderful that these days brides have options. If you are opting for something other than traditional, consider these gothic wedding earrings. Two beautifully hand cast and colored pewter crosses from my friends at Inviciti on Etsy dangle from swirling infinity charms that I hand formed from antique brass wire. The charms are accented with tiny traditional blue faceted Czech glass beads. Vintage brass wedding bands, hand oxidized and waxed, form a halo at the center of the drop. Beautiful chunky blue Czech glass beads with a heavy Picasso finish top the earrings that dangle from 14k gold filled long and graceful ear wires. The earrings are about three inches long from the top of the wire to the bottom of the cross charm, and about a half an inch wide at their widest point. Not only do these earrings work for a wedding but they transition perfectly to every-day wear and are certain to be your favorites for many years to come.