I have a question for you, my friend. Do you have any recommendations for the best place to shop for wedding/engagement rings in the state and out of state? Asking for a friend - a friend who wants to marry me but is super stressed about the ring stuff!Read More
it's engagement season! between thanksgiving and valentine's day a TON of people get engaged. i thought i'd do a little post of engagment ring inspiration with a twist: blue engagement rings. for the record, blue is my favorite color, so it's a no brainer that i'd love blue gemstones for engagement rings. i hope you enjoy this list of ten engagement rings all with blue stones. if you're not into blue, i have a pinterest board loaded with all sorts of different rings.
Have you wondered what you'll do with your engagement ring during your wedding ceremony? Well, you have a few options:
- wear your engagement ring on your right hand
- don't wear it at all, keep it some place safe during the ceremony
- wear it right where it is and just add your wedding ring during the ceremony
- wear it as a necklace
- have your beloved put both your engagement ring and wedding ring on at the same time during the ceremony
- have it attached to the inside of your dress so it's still on you but not ON you
- let your mom/dad/grandmother/grandfather/best friend/special person hold it for you during the ceremony
- put it in your shoe (ouch! just kidding!)
See how many options you have?!
What do you think you'll do with your engagement ring during your ceremony? If you're already married, where did you wear your engagement ring during the ceremony?
happy new year! i'm so excited about the 2013 wedding season. last fall i made my prediction of what the 2013 wedding trends would be, and i can't wait to see how some of the couples i'm working with incorporate these ideas into their weddings. to recap, i believe many weddings in 2013 will make a move towards a more sophisticated, elegant, romantic style like the Great Gatsby era.
i also believe there will be a resurgence of pearl engagement rings, and i'm glad for it because i love the look! my mother's engagement ring all those years ago was a lovely solitare pearl on a gold band. i remember thinking it was the most elegant and beautiful ring i had ever seen. here are a few pearl engagement rings to inspire YOU.
you can check out my pinterest engagement ring board for more inspiration or just to drool.
congratulations on your engagement! engagement season is thanksgiving through valentine's day. so in honor of that, i'm doing a(nother) post on engagement rings. i have an awesome rings board on pinterest in case the few i've chosen here aren't enough for you. have fun!
this is a post you email to your boyfriend/girlfriend. enough said.
photo by methe best way to clean your engagement ring isn't with fancy jewelry cleaners. i thought you had to buy super expensive cleaners in little jars in which you let your jewelry soak. but no! the best way to clean your ring is this:
- spray windex on a toothbrush until saturated
- scub your ring
- rinse ring under warm water
that's it! it's so easy and cheap and it really works.
This is a very exciting time of year for people in the wedding industry. I recently read that 33% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Speaking of getting engaged on New Year's, if you've been following my blog, you'll remember reading about how I got engaged on New Year's Eve. It happened 10 years ago in the lovely city of San Francisco.
My sweetie, Nick, took me out in the big city. We checked into the Argonaut Hotel and readied ourselves for the night. I zipped into a gorgeous tulle BCBGMAXAZRIA dress, ooh la la, and Nick, all kitted out in a Calvin Klein suit never looked so dapper. We had a fab dinner and awesome entertainment at Teatro Zinzanni (which is now gone) on pier 29. Thirty seconds before midnight, my darling got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! A lady at the table next to us took a pic of this little scene with her disposable camera and promised she'd send us a copy, which she actually did and we have framed on our wall. We rushed out to the deck to view the fireworks and the way they glittered in my ring! What an epic night. It was a perfect evening; just perfect! Ahhh...
I'd love to hear about your engagement. How did it all go down?