Archives for March 2017

Friday “Rocks”! featuring The True Gem

I am loving everything about this collection from The True Gem! Each ring is full of delicate detailing and intimate craftsmanship! Some of favorite engagement rings yet, check them out!

“We are jewelry lovers with a passion for responsibly sourced gemstones and diamonds that are not only affordable, but beautiful! We don’t believe in compromising these principles and this applies to every aspect of the jewelry making process! We are committed to creating beautiful yet sustainable jewelry that is made right here by our local artisans of recycled metals and a variety of gemstones you can be proud to wear!”

Phoebe Engagement Ring 

Phoebe is at once vintage and postmodern.  The translucent rose-cut center stone is a quiet reminder of simpler times, while the trillion moissanite side stones add an edgy and flashy frame.  Available in platinum, and 18k white, yellow, rose, champagne, or oxidized gold, Phoebe can be ordered in a center stone size of your choosing.

Melody Engagement Ring

Melody brings together round brilliant and step-cut diamonds to showcase an oval moissanite center stone with brilliant-cut moissanite accents.  This lovely combination of shapes plays together beautifully while providing finger coverage that can’t be missed!  Melody has approximately 0.40ctw of VS G-H diamonds, is available in platinum, and 18k white, yellow, rose, champagne, or oxidized gold.  Please contact us for pricing on alternative center stones, shapes and sizes.

Eloise Engagement Ring

Eloise employs contrast and alternating prong styling, with a double halo of 0.50ctw of brilliant-cut diamonds, drawing attention to the round rose-cut moissanite center stone.   Eloise is available in platinum, and 18k white, yellow, rose, champagne, or oxidized gold. We can make a matching wedding band for any of our engagement rings.

Taylor Engagement Ring

Taylor has a minimalistic style with dainty diamonds in all the right places. Available in platinum, and 18k white, yellow, rose, champagne, or oxidized gold, this version of Taylor has approximately 0.33ctw of VS G-H diamonds and a round moissanite center stone.

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Memory Lane Proposal Video by The Yes Girls

If you didn’t see the beautiful photos from Lynda Kennedy Photography last week, click here to check them out! As a quick recap, Kenny and Pam had many milestones that he wanted to celebrate before starting the next chapter of their relationship. So each wooden crate has a momentum and a calligraphy flag that noted the day in their relationship that this memory was created! After a quick walk down memory lane, Kenny dropped to a knee and… well… you can guess the rest…

 

Vendor Love:
Napa Proposal Planners – The Yes Girls
Videography – Eli Bottom
Napa Proposal Photographer – Lynda Kennedy Photography
Florist – Dixon Florist
Ladybug String Art – Kristie String Art
Love You More Pillow – Zazzle
Calligraphy Day Flags – Lindsay Love Letters

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Unity Candle Ceremony Alternatives

When planning aspects of your wedding ceremony, your relationship should be reflected throughout. If your ceremony is outdoors where wind could be an issue, or you want to try something a little less traditional, a unity candle might be something to choose an alternative for.  Here is a list of ideas.

 

  1. Tree planting ceremony This is very symbolic as you both are planting your roots together. This creates a nice keepsake. Some ideas are bonsai trees, house plants, or flower bulbs to let your love blossom and grow. (Image Credit)

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  1. Hand/foot washing ceremony Serving each other is an important aspect of marriage, which this ceremony visualizes. The washing of each others hands and feet symbolizes washing off the previous life and continuing into married life renewed and refreshed. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Lantern send off This makes for a very good photo opportunity, and can be done at your send off, or during the ceremony. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Rope braiding Past, present, future. The Holy Trinity. Whichever symbolization matches your personal beliefs, this is a beautiful keepsake that will look good in any home. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Canvas painting Swirling colors from your wedding color palette are a great concrete visual for showing how the two of you are blending and mixing your lives into one masterpiece. Just be careful not to spill on your dress! (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Wine mixing If wine tasting is a hobby you both share, this is a great option. Mixing any two types of wine and both sipping from the cup is a great symbolization of your two lives merging together.  If your wedding is more casual, Jack and Coke, or any other mixing is a great way to add personalization to your ceremony. (Image Credit)

wedding ceremony unity ideas

  1. Marriage box This trend has become very popular in the last year. Writing a letter to each other and sealing it in a box with a bottle of wine as a time capsule of your wedding day is a great way to remember this day and cherish it into the future. Some save this for “their first fight”, while others may save it for their first anniversary. Either way, it is a fantastic way to commemorate the occasion. (Image Credit)

wedding ceremony unity ideas

  1. Reverse Unity Lighting We’ve all seen the unity candle lighting, but have you seen a candle lighting among the entire congregation? This is a beautiful way to visually see everyone that is supporting you in your marriage. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Hand binding ceremony This is an old Celtic tradition dating back to 7000 BC in Ireland that is literally representing you “tying the knot.”  You may incorporate “something new, something borrowed, something blue” into this with different ribbons items, or charms. You can hand out ribbons to those in the audience you can come up to the altar to be a part of the ceremony by fastening the ribbons on your hands, or you may use natural and organic bindings such as vines and flower garlands. Your wedding colors can easily be incorporated into this, as well as momentos from your relationship such as sea shells, gifts from each other, pieces of jewelry intertwined in ribbon, etc. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas
The ceremony is such an intimate and special part of your big day, and we hope that you find the perfect way to symbolize your two lives merging as one.

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Will you be my flower girl?

You can’t forget about your little miss! Having the honor of being a flower girl is a memory many women still remember on their own wedding day. Help commemorate this moment by gifting these sweet keepsakes that she will look back on longingly for years to come.

So here is what you should put in your Flower Girl Beau-Coup Invitation: Personalized Gift Box, Flower Girl Initial Bracelet, Monogram Keychain, Flower Girl Tshirt, Flower Girl Cup, Personalized Tote Bag

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Hidden Wedding Costs You May Not Think Of

Planning a wedding can be stressful: who are your bridesmaids going to be? Does your color palette match? Do we want a destination or in town wedding? These are all things that are going through your mind, but most importantly, are we staying on budget? There are many things that go into planning and paying for during the wedding planning process. I’m here to help with that and give you a couple of things that you may not think of.

First, is the marriage license. Yes, you’re ready to tie the knot and walk down the aisle, but have you actually made it official? The easiest place to get your marriage license is the country clerk’s office or the court clerk if you’re getting married out of state. Make sure you are bringing the appropriate identification as well. The cost ranges, but can be as low as $35!

hidden wedding costs
The next one is up in the air: wedding party gifts. This is something that you can do away with if you are close to your budget, but it’s a definite nice gesture. This is something that your friends will remember and it can be as little or big as your budget allows.

hidden wedding costs
So you found the perfect dress: the sleeves are long like you wanted, it has an open back, and a gorgeous train, but…. It doesn’t really fit like you want it to. This is a big one: alterations, and they can get expensive. Also, don’t forget the accessories that go along with it: the veil, headpiece, jewelry, and even undergarments.

hidden wedding costs
Have you ever had to send out invitations? If so, you know how expensive paper products can get. If not, you’re in for a real treat. Invitation suites can go up in price immensely so try to stick to the simple pieces and don’t go all out. You will also need to buy stamps, and those aren’t cheap either!

hidden wedding costs
Last but not least, gratuity for your vendors. I think this is a big one a lot of people either forget about or don’t allot for in their budget. This is something I highly recommend to read up on before the big day. Check around at a later date and maybe you’ll find a blog post on it! Wink, wink!!

These are definitely not all of the hidden costs that you may run into when wedding planning, but definitely some that we think here at The Yes Girls were important to point out.

 

Image Credits: marriage license | groomsmen flasks | bridal alterations | wedding suite

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