Archives for May 2015

Friday “Rocks”! featuring Wixon Jewelers

 

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Loving this week’s picks from Wixon Jewelers!! Talk about the perfect engagement ring, these pieces are INCREDIBLY gorgeous!! The detailing and delicacy of each one is breath-taking… not to mention, the BLING! I love this collection, some of my favorite rings for sure!! If you’re looking for a W-O-W factor, you’ve found it!! Check them out…

Wixon Jewelers Ring

The simple yet elegant design of this engagement ring was completed in platinum and covered in pave diamonds. Certified by GIA, this large 8.24 carat round brilliant cut diamond is graded “Excellent” and is sure to turn heads. This big and beautiful diamond has the ability to draw you into its mesmerizing sparkle and spectral brilliance. 

Wixon Jewelers Ring

With an undeniable beauty, this engagement ring features a GIA-certified 1.51-carat emerald cut center diamond. The platinum ring is set with almost a half-carat of pave diamonds that cover the majority of this beauty. 

Wixon Jewelers Ring

This fabulous platinum ring features a pear shape center diamond which is surrounded by a halo of pave diamonds. The split shank is finished with pave diamonds as well as two bezel set pear shape diamonds. It has a large presence without a high profile, sitting very comfortably on the finger. 

Wixon Jewelers Ring

This yellow diamond ring is a show stopper! At the heart of this ring is a gorgeous 5.50 carat cushion cut fancy intense yellow diamond that is surrounded by a halo of 1.12-carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. The design of the ring is fabulous and it is set in platinum with a split shank that is covered in diamonds. Rose gold filigree designs are worked into the split shank as well as the gallery of the ring. 

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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Orange County Beach View Proposal

Top of the world

 

Brett and Kelley love to travel! We get a lot of questionnaires where the clients tell us that the couple enjoys traveling together, but this one was very very true- THEY LOVE TRAVELING! So we created an adventure themed proposal while they were traveling to Orange County! Another fun activity that the couple enjoys doing together is hiking so The Top of the World Trail was the perfect location for this marriage proposal! Add in some personalized touches (like paper airplanes with adjectives that describe Kelley and a personalized map that Brett made himself) and you’ve got this gorgeous proposal!

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Vendor Love:

Marriage Proposal Planning and Decor: The Yes Girls Events

Photography: Mathieu Photography

Venue: Top of the World Hiking Trail

Florals: Studio C Florals

 

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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Candles and Other Lighting Decorations

An organization that I am a part of hosted a gala this past weekend. When I got there to set up, I was amazed at the centerpieces that the committee had chosen to use! They were colorful, interactive, the perfect height, filled with different textures and elements and….. candles. RED FLAG. It has been my experience that *most* venues no longer let you use an open flame because it’s too much of a liability. Automatically, I went to the director in charge of the event and we talked to the facility manager…. low & behold we could not use candles with an open flame. SO, we had to improvise since the event was in 3 hours! 

Hopefully your event is not 3 hours away so that you have some time to think about how you will be able to encorporate the ambiance a candle creates while still following venue rules! Here’s some of our favorite ways to make the magic happen!

(Note: please check with your venues individually to see what their rules/regulations are! Each place is different!)

Easy Fix: Fake Tea Light Candles! Available at any local Hobby Lobby/Michaels or you can find some stunning ones from online shops like Etsy!

LED Candles For Weddings

Distract with flowers! Flowers create a romantic feel and add enough vibrance to not even need candles to fill the void! PLUS there are so many ways you can do flower arrangements, even better!

Favorite ways to add flowers

Last but not least, twinkle lights will ALWAYS be a staple favorite. It’s a great way to ensure that you get the sparkle that you want exactly where you want it. Plus, it’s budget friendly! Win-Win!

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Image Credits:

White Tealights ; Black Fake Candles ; Floating Flowers ; Flowers in Mercury Vases ; Flowers in Mason Jar / Log ; Mason Jar Twinkle Lights ; Enclosed Twinkle Lights 

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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A Yes Girl Says “YES!”: The Video

I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day Weekend. I am so excited to share our marriage proposal video with all of you! I feel like you have all waited long enough for this, so without further adieu…

Vendor Love:

Videography: Carpe Diem Video Productions
Ring Box with Video Camera Inside: Ring Cam
Photographer: J Hodges Photography
Florist: Pearls and Poppies Floral Design
Calligraphy Canvas Sign: Magnolia Tree Paperie 
She Said Yes Sign: Karley Hall Creative
Engagement Ring Designer: Jeff Cooper Designs

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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A Yes Girl Said “YES!”: The Full Story

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I’ve been dreaming about writing this blog post ever since becoming a Yes Girl almost 4 years ago. Every time I would brainstorm a beautiful proposal for a new client I would think “I hope this element is part of our proposal story one day” or “gosh this personalized detail would be perfect for our proposal”! Then it happened, finally! I know that you’re probably thinking that there is no way that Aaron surprised me or lived up to the ridiculous expectations that I had set up for him from my job, but you’d be wrong on both accounts. I was COMPLETELY surprised! Aaron wasn’t even in the same state with me last weekend – but more on that below! And as for my expectations, I just wanted to be engaged to this wonderful man. Our proposal would be perfect because it would be the one that ended in spending the rest of my life with Aaron.

So, a little background before I get into the events that unraveled on Saturday, May 16th. Aaron just graduated from Physical Therapy school two weeks ago and he has been studying for his board exams like crazy while also trying to find a job in the very specific field of physical therapy that he is interested in. Last Wednesday he went to a job fair at a hospital that he had sent in his resume. He called me after the fair and told me that they had offered him an interview but they couldn’t get him in until Saturday at 8am. I was a little frustrated with this news, because we were supposed to go to my home-town in Oklahoma that weekend to spend time with friends and family (and I was going to be celebrating my best friend at her bachelorette party)! This new interview meant that Aaron wouldn’t be able to go with me, but how can you be really mad at someone for getting an interview?

I went to Oklahoma alone on Thursday night. On Friday evening I co-hosted a Roaring Twenties Themed Shower for my best friend and it went perfectly (pictures of that to come at a later date). Then on Friday night we were discussing the plans for the next day. One of my girlfriends suggested that we get all dolled up and go shopping and get sushi and just spend a good old fashion girls day together! The plan was to leave at 9:30 so everyone was going to get up and start getting dressed around 8:30am. That morning I woke up before everyone so that I could call Aaron before his big interview to wish him luck. But when I called he didn’t answer! I was super frustrated at this point but decided to use the extra time to just curl my hair so that I felt extra-dolled up for our girls day.

We spent the morning wandering around to some of our favorite stores and just enjoying all the girly things that you can only do when your guys aren’t with you. But around noon my phone started ringing because a proposal that I had been planning for Napa started to unravel (there was bad weather in Napa and the helicopter wasn’t going to be able to fly according to plan… it was a hot mess). So I spent most of our girls day on the phone between vendors and the client trying to figure out a Plan B and going into “event planner mode”. I kept apologizing to the girls for being absent minded during our day, but they understood! Note- turns out the other proposal kept me blissfully unaware what was coming and Heather made sure the Napa clients enjoyed their special moment too (she also said yes!)

Around 4:30 my friend suggested that we just go back to her parents house (where we were all staying) and I could wrap up the proposal stuff there and then we could just spend extra time getting ready for the bachelorette festivities that evening. We arrived at the house and as soon as we started walking in the front door my best friend turned around in front of me and blocked my view of the house (and into the backyard). She started grabbing all my things (shopping bags, purse, work phone, etc) out of my hands and then I looked behind her and into the backyard and saw it. There, standing under beautiful market lights, was my boyfriend who was supposed to be in another state entirely. I knew instantly that this was the moment I had been waiting for! I immediately started bawling. I think I mustered out a few “shut up! this is happening!” comments, but honestly I don’t remember much at this point.

Hannah and Caroline (my two best friends) led me to the backyard and handed me a bouquet of my favorite flowers. They whispered sweet things in my ear (that I also can’t remember) and motioned for me to go to the next person in a line. This was my mom, on an iPad, and there was a pink peony laid out in front of her. She also said adoring things that I can’t remember and then told me to go to the next person in line. I walked down one by one and received a flower and hug from each person before walking to Aaron.

Aaron was standing under a beautiful chandelier made of pink hydrangeas, market lights, and other elaborate flower balls that were hanging in the trees. To his left was a table covered in a delicate white lace and there was a baseball, a framed bible verse, and another flower arrangement on this table. Then, to his right was a bench with a HUGE canvas that had calligraphy writing on it (at this point I didn’t even take the time to read the canvas, I just wanted to hug my man)! He told me that he wanted to keep things short because I had been waiting long enough for this moment, then he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife! (At the time I didn’t remember any of this, but we have since watched the video from our RingCam about 1,000 times so I do in-fact know that is what he said.) I laughed and cried and managed to stumble out a couple of “yes”es!

Then Aaron led me over to the canvas and read it out loud to me. He read me the sweetest, most sincere thing I’ve ever read and I will cherish this piece of art forever – it was a letter from him to my father who passed away about a year before I met Aaron. As if I hadn’t cried enough at this point, it was as if someone had turned on a faucet! Tears were streaming down my face faster than I’ve ever imagined before. After containing my joy and emotions we turned around and celebrated with our closest friends!

Pictures galore and video to come tomorrow!!! I’m honored to share this experience with you, our faithful followers and fellow hopeless-romantics. Enjoy our pictures and make sure to check back every Tuesday as I share our wedding planning journey!

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Vendor Love:

Photographer: J Hodges Photography
Florist: Pearls and Poppies Floral Design
Calligraphy Canvas Sign: Magnolia Tree Paperie 
She Said Yes Sign: Karley Hall Creative
Videographer (COMING TOMORROW!): Carpe Diem Video Productions
Ring Box with Video Camera Inside: Ring Cam
Engagement Ring Designer: Jeff Cooper Designs

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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