Archives for February 2012

We Say Yes Wednesday

This Wednesday we are saying Yes to Leap Year! In some countries Leap Year means girls propose to guys! What do you think of that? Here is some background to this Leap Year tradition, from www.tourclare.com.

“The right of every women to propose on 29th February each leap year, goes back many hundreds of years to when the leap year day had no recognition in English law (the day was ‘lept over’ and ignored, hence the term ‘leap year’).

It was considered, therefore, that as the day had no legal status, it was reasonable to assume that traditions also had no status.

Consequently, women who were concerned about being ‘left on the shelf’ took advantage of this anomaly and proposed to the man they wished to marry.

It was also thought that since the leap year day corrected the discrepancy between the calendar year of 365 days and the time taken for the Earth to complete one orbit of the sun (365 days and 6 hours), it was an opportunity for women to correct a tradition that was one-sided and unjust.”

Has anyone seen the movie Leap Year? Tomorrow would be an appropriate day to watch it!

Love,


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Summer Sunset Inspiration Board

We have another Pinterest inspiration board in the works and even in the heart of winter hopefully it will inspire our summertime brides. Cassie’s wedding vision paints a canvas of a summer sunset; it’s chic, flirty and stunning just like the warm feeling of sweet summertime. If only Summer were just a few months closer, but we will get there, and Cassie’s wedding will be unbelievable.

Love,


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Monday “Rocks”!

Happy Monday?! How is it Monday already? The rings I fell in love with over the weekend are from Greenwich Jewelers (which I have posted before)… the pieces are so personal and unique, I just had to show you more! They have a mix, something everyone will love, from traditional to contemporary, bright colored stones and everything in between! Each piece has a delicate touch and unique character about it, perfect for an engagement or wedding anniversary! Check out some of my favorites. Which one is your favorite?!

Megan Thorne Baroque Bezel Set Diamond Engagement Ring from Greenwich Jewelers. This baroque 18k white gold band has two sets of diamond stones that converge at the beautifully detailed bezel-set center diamond.

Greenwich Collection Oval-Shaped Peridot Ring with Diamonds. This yellow gold ring features a luscious, light green oval-shaped peridot center stone surrounded by a prismatic halo of micropave diamonds. Perfect as an alternative engagement ring or a cocktail ring for evening wear. Made completely from recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds.

Greenwich Ceremony Collection Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. Featuring an emerald cut center diamond surrounded by a halo and band of brilliant round diamonds, this handcrafted platinum engagement ring is truly exquisite.

Todd Reed Raw Grey Diamond Ring with Cubic Diamond Accents. Each facet in the gorgeous grey center diamond in this ring increases its natural sparkle. Complete with a halo and band of cubic diamonds, this ring is truly unique.

Love,


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When Sparks Fly Audition Marriage Proposal

The casting notice simply read, “Feature Film. Female lead. No taller than 5’5″. Brown hair with a nice smile. Cute. Recent college grad age. Looking for up and coming actresses.”

700 women replied with their head shots and resumes. Australian actress Bryony Grace was one of them. Little did she realize that she would be auditioning for the most important role of her life.

The “producer” was none other than her boyfriend, actor/writer KC Holiday, who planned his marriage proposal on the stage of an empty theater, surrounded by other actors posing as part of the film crew.

In her best American accent, Bry performed flawlessly from the script, “When Sparks Fly,” written by Eric Shorley (aka KC Holiday). After her first take, she was directed to read another scene, and as she reached for the script, the theater lights went dark.

The black-out was the tech guy’s cue to light Bry with a single spot. Alone onstage, glowing in that bright pool of light, she began reading the love story of KC and Bry. With KC listening in the wings (and tweeting “Nervous Wreck”), Bry read about “sweatpants, baby elephants, duckies and Paris”…funny stories or dreams that they had shared. As she did so, the symbols of those things magically lit up behind her and led to the final symbol, a map of Australia.


KC took center stage and led a tearful Bryony upstage to that map with the words, “I wanted to propose to you in Australia so you’d be OK with getting married in America.” Taking a knee, he held up the little velvet box and opened it to reveal a vintage inspired filigreed ring…a one-of-a-kind design for his one-of-a-kind Aussie.

The performance brought the house down as the stage crew, formerly crouched backstage, now offered a standing ovation. Bravo, KC! The bad news is, Bry, there is no movie. The good news is, Bry, you got the part!

A big thank you goes out to all the vendors, family and friends who contributed their talents and efforts for this magical day. Video footage by ProView Video, Marriage Proposal Planning and Design by The Yes Girls, Dave for assisting with tech and lighting at DePietro Performance Center in Santa Ana, CA, Engagement Ring by Rock For Her.

Love,

 

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Old Hollywood Wedding Inspiration Board

I had the pleasure of meeting an amazing bride this week whose wedding inspiration is glamorous Old Hollywood meets a sprinkle of vintage. The Yes Girls put together this inspiration board to help consolidate ideas and to start planning her romantic celebration. I loved it so much (Kendall has a real eye for design) that it only made sense to share for a wedding, marriage proposal or bridal shower! This bride’s September wedding will be a total knock-out; I’m sure of that!

For a closer look or to check out more wedding and marriage proposal inspiration stop by our Pinterest page! As they say, “Happy Pinning!”

Love,


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