Crystals aren't just for shamans and your super hippy, caftan-wearing aunt (who may or may not have dropped acid at Woodstock). The newest trend in wedding décor is an obvious pick for a boho bride with new-agey leanings, but the look is also perfect for the cool girl with a palette of millennial pink, icy greys, and snowy whites. The modern crystal-loving bride errs on the side of subtlety (think delicate stones sewn into the lining of a clutch or artfully placed gems in a centerpiece) versus over-the-top gemstone displays. And it's more than just pretty décor—each stone carries both symbolism and healing properties, making crystals the perfect favor or gift for a couple looking to add more heartfelt meaning and intention to their wedding ceremony and reception.
Heather Askinosie, co-founder of jewelry company Energy Muse and co-author of the forthcoming book, Crystal Muse, Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You, is a crystal expert extraordinaire with a celeb following (fans include Lena Dunham, David Beckham, and Molly Sims). Here, she explains some of her favorite stones and ways to use them in your wedding: