Archives for November 2016

The Anatomy of the Perfect Couple’s Gift Basket

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Gifting for anyone can be a tedious task if you’re not properly prepared or if you haven’t known the recipient long enough to know exactly what they would like.  Gifting for couples means double the stress of trying to find the perfect gift, plus the added pressure of combining the gifts in a way that’s not awkward or cheesy.  So what on Earth do you give a couple that fits these requirements?  My personal favorite gift to put together is a gift basket.  Why?  You can put together relatively cheap odds and ends and come up with a perfectly finished product that will make the recipient think that you put a lot of effort (and money) into such a thoughtful gift.  Here is my secret recipe for the perfect couples gift basket:
1.  Something for Her
Start by thinking of her likes and interests.  Let’s say she loves to cook.  In this case, I would start my gift basket by picking out an interesting and aesthetically pleasing cookbook for her portion of the gift basket.
2.  Something for Him
Next, add something that’s particular to his taste.  My go-to for any man is a nice bottle of bourbon.  If he’s not into drinking, you can use cigars, playing cards, or anything manly that is still pleasing to the eye.
3.  Something Edible
Cellophane bags of caramel corn, cookies, caramels, etc., are perfect for making the basket look abundant and sophisticated.  Bars of chocolate are also lovely, just steer clear of “Dollar Candy” such as the typical candy you can find at any Walmart or drug store.
4.  Something for the Home
A nice candle, blanket, bottle opener, mule mugs, or a coffee table book (if books are not already used for a different portion) can add depth to the gift, since home decor or tools can be for both men and women.
5.  Something to Do
To add excitement to the gift, I like to add an activity for the couple to do together, such as a cocktail recipe to create (to go along with those mule mugs), or a cozy date night idea (a reason to use that blanket!)

Lastly, find the perfect basket (I like wire baskets or wooden crates) and fill with paper shreds.  Place each item neatly in the basket, add finishing touches such as a bow and hand-written tag, and Voila…the perfect couple’s gift basket!

 

And of course, being the Number 1 Romance Experts, we have thought of all these wonderful things and put them into one convenient Gift Box just for you. Our Love Gift Box has a Qalo Ring for him, a beautiful rose gold necklace for her, something edible, something for the home, AND something for the couple to do together. You can send this awesome gift box as a Holiday present to your favorite couple here: http://theyesgirls.com/love-gift-box (pssst- it can also double as a gift for your wife guys, so don’t be shy! We will even send it to her office for you so that you get double brownie points with the public display of affection!)

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Protea Wedding Bouquets

I’m going to be honest with you, until last February, I had never heard of a Protea Flower! We had a client that was proposing to his florist girlfriend and a protea was her favorite flower. So, being the planner that I am, I immediately started doing tons of research and fell in love with this unique bud. It’s sharp lines and explosive esthetic captivated me from the start. So here are some stunning protea bouquets (both bridal bouquets and bridesmaid bouquets) to inspire your unique wedding arrangements.

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Image Credits: WhiteMag.com | RuffledBlog.com | HelloMay.com | WeddingChicks.com | WeddingForward.com | WeddingNewsDay.com | Pinterest Upload

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Tips for Proposing During the Holidays

We saw lots of proposals over Thanksgiving last week, and with Christmas right around the corner, there are a lot of engagement announcements that will start popping up within the next few weeks.  There’s something so romantic about proposing over the holidays, so if you’re feeling the love lately and thinking about popping the question, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1.  Take advantage of Christmas traditions and activities.
Using her favorite Christmas activities in the proposal is the perfect way to not only ensure that she’s enjoying herself, but also that she won’t suspect that anything is going on.  Chopping down the tree, ice skating, and gingerbread house competitions are all super cute ways to propose without her catching on ahead of time.
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2.  Make the moment extra sentimental.
Does she have a favorite Christmas memory?  Take her back to her favorite childhood spot, or make the Christmas dinner her Grandma used to make when she was little.  Tapping into those warm, sappy feelings with make the moment extra romantic and oh so memorable!

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3.  Include family and friends.
Christmas is definitely a time to be surrounded by loved ones, so if she’s close to her family, why not include them in the proposal?  It will be a moment that everyone would be happy to be a part of, and that she would love to have them in on.

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4.  Don’t propose on the actual holiday.
While the season of Christmas is warm and cozy, the actual day itself can be stressful if there are many places to go and things to do.  Also, the holiday is about much more than your engagement, and it wouldn’t be fair to take all the attention for yourself when all family members should be visiting.

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5.  Don’t get carried away with the eggnog.
This goes for all proposals… whether the nerves are getting the best of you, or you’re having a little too much fun, save the alcohol until the post-proposal celebration.  Slurring your words and wobbling on one knee is not the best way to get a “YES!”

 

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Underwood’s Jewelers

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday, spending time with family and friends! To wrap up the week on this Black Friday, today’s post is featuring the breath-taking collection from Underwood’s Jewelers. I am loving the simple and unique designs mixed with the elegant details…. making each engagement ring SO romantic and BEAUTIFUL!!

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Center Diamond 4.02 Radiant-Cut With .38 Carat Total Weight Halo Mounting And Micro Pavé Diamond Shank, Exclusive Ring Design In Platinum

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Center Diamond 4.05 Carat Oval-Cut With .95 Calf Head Shape Side Diamonds, Ring Hand Fabricated In Platinum

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Center Diamond 4.09 Carat Cushion-Cut With .51 Carat Total Weight Bead Set Diamond Halo And Shank, Exclusive Ring Design In Platinum

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Center Diamond 4.48 Carat Radiant-Cut With .75 Carat Total Weight Modified Bullet-Cut Side Diamonds, Ring Hand Fabricated In Platinum

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Happy Thanksgiving

We hope your homes are full of laughter, your tables are full of carbs, and your hearts are full of love. Now go enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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PS- Make sure to check back on Monday for a VERY special treat!!!

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