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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Knox Jewelers

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Happy almost Halloween!! Well I did it again… I found some more amazing engagement rings! This week is featuring Knox Jewelers! Each piece is handcrafted and individually designed… leaving each one completely unique from the next! I LOVE the detail and “wow-ness” this collection encompasses… truly BEAUTIFUL!!!! There are so many rings to choose from, but check out just a few of my favorites…

Knox Jewelers Halo Ring

Knox Jewlers Halo Engagement Ring. The 3.00 carat round brilliant is magnified with a halo of micro pavé stones. The side profile of the halo is adorned with diamonds to heighten the fire and sparkle of this U-cut platinum design. The split shank meets and larger round stones seamlessly continue down the band for a regal touch. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.

Knox Jewelers Antique Ring

Knox Jewelers Antique Engagement Ring. This regal ring was designed around the elongated oval center stone. The two tone shank is made of a platinum upper section which transitions into an 18k yellow gold knife edged lower section. The flared band is detailed with graduating diamonds on top, filigree and relief engraving on the sides. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.

Knox Jewelers Micro Pave Ring

Knox Jewelers Micro Pave Engagement Ring. A contemporary diamond engagement ring, Design 2935 features a 1.35 carat pear cut center diamond.The band flares to match the three graduated diamonds on either side of the center stone.The rest of the band is left as a high polished finish which adds a beautiful luster to the piece. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.

Knox Jewelers Split Shank Ring

Knox Jewelers Split Shank Engagement Ring. This piece conveys simple elegance. From the straight lines of the split bead set diamonds, to the gradual split shank band, to the elevated four prong halo and 1.50 carat round brilliant cut center diamond. On the profile, the design displays modern lines and graceful curves. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.

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Horseback Riding Marriage Proposal in New York

When Sami came to us with he knew that he wanted to propose to Kimberly while horseback riding. Then he shared with us that one of their most cherished memories is from when he wrote Kimberly a song on his guitar one evening. So we created their thoughtful marriage proposal idea by combining those two pieces! As the couple rode horseback along a trail they “stumbled upon” an area with four wooden signs. Each sign had a song title that had a special memory connected to it. Then they arrived at a monogramed blanket with 5 horseshoes displayed ontop. Each horseshoe had a word that described Kimberly (since her love language is Words of Affirmation). As Sami grabbed his guitar he played a brand new song for her and Kimberly listened, knowing what was about to happened. She of course said yes and they then enjoyed some of Kimberly’s favorite italian pastry treats on their new horseshoe picnic tray! So sweet!

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Vendor Love:

Marriage Proposal Planning: The Yes Girls Events
New York Horseback Riding: Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, Brooklyn
Photography: Cottonwood Studios
Personalized Blanket: Things Remembered
Horseshoe Tray: The Rustic Texan
Signs & Words of Affirmation Horseshoes: The Yes Girls Events
Harpist: Mia Theodoratus
Engagement Ring: Helzberg Diamonds

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Stunning Ways to Incorporate Pumpkins in Your Wedding

We’ve officially hit that time of year again when we’re surrounded by pumpkin-everything.  Whether you’re completely obsessed with the trend, or you haven’t exactly jumped on the bandwagon yet, there’s no denying that once fall comes, pumpkins are everywhere!  If you’re having a fall wedding, there’s no better way to take advantage of the season than to use the most prevalent fall crop in your decor.  In honor of Halloween this weekend, I’ve rounded up the most gorgeous ways to use pumpkins in your wedding.

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Image Credits: Swank Productions ; The Daily Basics ; Blue Elephant Photography ; Twig & Thistle ; Something Turquoise ; French Country Cottage

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Tips for Making Your Wedding Guest List

All brides have to do it… it’s one of the most dreaded part of planning a wedding… it’s the guest list. It’s one of the first things you need to do when planning your special day because it makes all the decisions narrowed down (like venue – which in turn decides your date, budget, style of food – and therefore the atmosphere of your wedding). Seriously, the guest list is so important.

Most brides know that when you make your list you need to make sure both of the moms involved have their say. Most brides know that when you make your list you need to have an “A List” and a “B List”. Most brides know that you need to have a cap number when you make your guest list.

Wedding Guest List Tips

As a bride who just went through this process, here are my tips:

  • “A List” & “B List”. We had our two lists and we were feeling pretty confident on the decisions for each list. Then when we got our mom’s two guest lists we added up all the “estimated rsvps” (more on this below) and we had about 5 UNDER what we had wanted with our cap number! So we decided to send invites to both the A and B Lists. Then, as the months have gone on, Aaron has thought of someone that we didn’t originally think about or one of our moms has called with an “oops how did we forget so-and-so”… and our numbers have drastically risen. So, my advice would be to wait to send Save the Dates to your B List until 30 to 60 days after you send them to the A List. That way, if someone comes up that you accidentally forgot, you are still comfortable in your numbers.
  • Estimated RSVPs. As we gathered addresses we would gage if we felt that our guests would make the trip down to Dallas for our wedding and we would mark a Yes or a No on the guest list spreadsheet. If someone was on the fence (i.e. we couldn’t tell if they would make it or not), we put them down as a yes because we would rather over estimate and be under budget in the end, than under estimate and be over budget!
  • Plus Ones. Originally when we made our guest list we decided that anyone over the age of eighteen would automatically get an “and guest” on their invitation. But, as our guest list grew and our estimated RSVP became closer and closer to our cap number we had to nix this generous idea. So you’ll need to find a way to make the “plus one” decision fair. For us we decided that if you didn’t have a significant other that we had already met before sending out Save the Dates, you didn’t get an “and guest”. Some of my friends have decided that it would be more of “if we think you might have a guest you’d like to bring by the time our wedding gets here, then you will be allowed one”. Another option is “does this person currently have a significant other?” So just decide what is best for you and your fiancé and then stick with it. Even if you get a little push-back from family and friends STICK TO YOUR GUT. This is your big day and if you don’t want strange “guests” roaming around the reception then don’t invite them.
  • Spreadsheet. This one I am admittedly a little bias on… I absolutely nerd-out on Excel Spreadsheet! But I really did find our wedding guest list spreadsheet to be helpful so that’s why I decided to show you it below. We have a column for the number invite that this person gets (because we needed to know how many invitations to order. Plus when we send out invites we will put a small number on the RSVP card so that we know who it belongs to when we get it returned… just incase we can’t read the handwriting). We have a column of the guest’s first and last names. We have a column of how their invitation will be addressed (our wedding is formal so it will be “Mr & Mrs So-and-so” on the outer envelope… so our calligrapher needed to know what to write). We have their address. Then we have their estimated RSVP (at the very bottom of the spreadsheet we did a “SUM” equation and it summed up all the “1”s and “0”s for us to give us our estimated headcount). Then when we get actual response cards in we will tally the real RSVPs in the last column.

Wedding Guest List Format

 

Other helpful resources when creating a wedding guest list:

Bridal Guide Wedding Tricks ; Pinterest Who to Invite Infographic

 

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Wedding Day Emergency Kit: Groom Edition

A few months ago we posted the perfect wedding day emergency kit, complete with all the tools any bride could possibly need for any last-minute catastrophes that may occur.  This week, we’ve put together the same kit, but geared towards the groom. So here is what your groom might need on the big day…

Grooms wedding day emergency kit

  1. Cologne– Cologne is extra important on a wedding day!  The Bride and Groom will both relive the day every time they smell that scent, so it’s important to choose a good one! (Image Credit: Miss Borg’s Classroom)
  2. Dress Socks– Socks or other small accessories are hard to remember.  An extra pair of black dress socks will ensure that the Groom won’t walk down the aisle in white athletic socks. (Image Credit: Gap.com)
  3. Shaving Kit– A clean shave on wedding day is important for both the Groom and Groomsmen.  In case someone forgets to shave, has a bad razor blade, or seriously needs some aftershave, the shaving kit will have you covered! (Image Credit: Beauty Bar)
  4. Stain Remover– If the Groom is planning on seeing his mom, aunt, grandma, the bride, or any other female before the ceremony begins, expect someone’s makeup to end up on the suit. (Image Credit: Tide.com)
  5. Lint Roller– The key to looking sharp on your wedding day lies in the suit, and it won’t look crisp covered in lint and cat hair! (Image Credit: Container Store)
  6. Safety Pins– Unless one of the Groomsmen are sewing professionals, safety pins are the best bet for any clothing mishaps and tears. (Image Credit: Gallery Hip)
  7. Advil– Just in case the Groom has a headache or needs to get over the night before, he can take an Advil, and still be okay to drink a little alcohol at the wedding. (Image Credit: Sam’s Club)
  8. Hair Gel– Even if the Groom isn’t big on styling his hair, you never know when a cowlick will decide to act up! (Image Credit: Redken.com)
  9. Deodorant– nerves, outdoor weddings, and just being a man… all things that will make you sweat. Deodorant is something you definitely don’t want to forget! (Image Credit: Amazon.com)

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