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About Naomi Wilson

A hopeless romantic and Pinterest wedding fanatic at heart, I'm a sucker for all things love, proposals and wedding planning. Being a student of communications and journalism at Springfield College has introduced me to the wonderful world of video producing and blogging and after sitting in front of a screen watching The Yes Girls' proposal videos for hours on end, I knew I had to find an in! When I’m not obsessing over the latest wedding trends, I spend my time watching Audrey Hepburn, drinking iced caramel macchiatos, learning French, and planning my next Instagram post.

Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

When you think about wedding dress shopping, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of Kleinfeld’s and Say Yes To the Dress, billowing veils, and lengthy white trains. The first documented instance of a white wedding gown is that of Philippa of England, wearing a tunic with a cloak in white silk. Mary, Queen of Scots, followed suite, with a white wedding gown in 1559 for her first marriage and soon after, the white dress was locked in to wedding culture.

But why should we, as brides of 2017, follow the trends set for us by the princesses of yester-yester-year? For the bride wanting to trail off of the beaten path, here are non-traditional wedding dresses for your consideration and inspiration.

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This bride gets by with a little help from her friends and a lot of help from her bright red floral gown. Image from 100layercake.com

non-traditional bridal gown

Go green and glamorous. Image from cosmopolitan.uk.com

non-traditional wedding gowns for brides

Be dark and bold with this gorgeous gown. Image from greenweddingshoes.com

non-traditional wedding gowns for brides

Pretty in pink from greenweddingshoes.com

non-traditional bridal gown

A rich Vera Wang gown, image from 100layercake.com


 

A final note on non-traditional wedding gowns: There are no rules on what you wear on your big day. Get expressive with your dress and wear something that doesn’t compromise your style! Dresses, like brides, come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Find one that makes you feel like you.

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How to Propose – the eBook

Stop spending your valuable time watching YouTube Videos of someone else’s proposal idea. Just imagine yourself picking and choosing ideas that appeal to you and effortlessly combining them into her dream proposal. It’s all in one convenient location from the most romantic planners in the world.

Tips include: what to say when proposing to your girlfriend, ideas on how to get your girlfriend to the proposal without her knowing, what picture to take during your proposal, ideas on where to propose to your girlfriend, our favorite proposal ruses, and over 40 idea-starters to create a custom and unique proposal on your own.

Get your Marriage Proposal eBook today at: https://theyesgirls.com/proposal-ideas-ebook

 

 

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Sharing Your Engagement like a Celebrity

We’ve all heard the phrase “Pictures, or it didn’t happen” and in 2017 that’s certainly seems to be the case. With the whole planet constantly sharing, it’s easy for the things you share to be lost in the World Wide Web. The first time you share your engagement should not be one of those lost things.

So, who can we turn to for advice on your big moment getting overlooked on Instagram? Naturally, we look to the celebrities who did it right. Here are some celeb engagement posts for your consideration and inspiration.

Lauren Conrad: LC’s classic take on the #BlingSelfie stuns because of it’s simplicity. If you choose to post your engagement news via a photo of your ring, make sure that your nails are in tip-top shape and that you rest your hand against a neutral background. You want all eyes on your ring!

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Julianne Hough: Julianne’s adorable engagement selfie says so much without trying too hard. Julianne is clearly thrilled and clearly engaged, but this subtle announcement let her audience put the pieces together themselves. By posting a photo like this one, you can allow your friends and family to be just as excited as you are when they realize there is something there that wasn’t there before; an engagement ring!

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Emmy Rossum: Emmy, unlike Julianne, did not take the photo herself. In this photo Emmy was photographed by her fiancé, but all of the excitement that was in Julianne’s post is visible in Emmy’s Instagram as well. If you aren’t a selfie person but want to subtly announce your engagement, Emmy is your girl. Take a page out of her book and just pose for an everyday photo, but this time, make sure that rock is shown!

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Gabrielle Union: Gab’s take on LC’s #BlingSelfie is different in that her husband, Dwayne Wade is featured in it as well. For an added “Aww” factor, include your beloved in your ring ‘Gram, but remember, above all, make sure those nails are done!

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Eva Longoria: Eva’s engagement post is what one pictures when they think ‘engagement post’, but she is doing some things that you may forget when posing for this standard photo! Make sure the picture is in a scenic area. Whether it is your local park or even your backyard, taking the engagement ‘Gram in a beautiful spot will make sure no one scrolls by it. Secondly, make sure the ring is showing! This may sound like a no-brainer, but you wouldn’t believe how many people post engagement pictures with no ring!

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Overall, the keys to a picture-perfect engagement post on Instagram are:

  1. Manicured nails! If you’re showing off what’s on your fingers, make sure your fingers are worthy of being showed off.
  2. Emotion! Show your excitement. Who will want to double tap on your post to share their excitement with you if you don’t seem excited yourself?
  3. Setting! Whether it is a ring selfie or a photo of you and your fiancé, background is crucial. For a ring selfie, go for a neutral, muted background. With a photo of you, use the beautiful world around you as your backdrop, rather than a wall in your living room.

Get to snapping!

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Wedding Day Jewels

What kind of jewelry is a bride wearing on her wedding day? The ring is obviously the most discussed piece of jewelry on the day of the wedding, but there are many pieces that deserve some of the shine! From hair accents to antique brooches and all the way back to earrings, here are some of the best and most beautiful bridal jewelry trends.

Earrings

Trending – If you’re searching for bridal earrings on Pinterest, you’ll find yourself swimming in a sea of drop earrings. The simple yet glamorous style is currently on trend for weddings, and a great reason. Drop earrings can be done in a number of ways; with an up-do or hair down, with a strapless dress or a long-sleeved gown, the possibilities for these earrings are endless!
trendy bride earrings

Statement – These earrings steal the show in the very best way. These statement earrings are best paired with an elegant bun or a sweet, side swept up-do. Keep the surrounding jewels very simple when taking on statement earrings, you wouldn’t want to take away from their beauty!
statement bridal earrings

Simple – A simple stud earring is stunning and sweet, while not taking too much attention away from the rest of the ensemble. Diamonds, pearls, or any other studs make a point to be glamorous, but not too showy.
studded bridal earrings

Bracelets

Trending – This style of bracelet is the hottest on market at the moment, and it is very plain to see why. The teardrop shape and the clean, bright outline make sure that the bling on your wrist will garner a lot of attention, but never taking away from the rest of your look. A perfect complement to any bride’s ring, necklace, earrings or dress!
trendy bridal bracelet

Statement – An intricate, jeweled cuff, perfect for the Gatsby-glam bride. This bracelet speaks for itself, and for the rest of your arm, at that, so it’s best worn on your right wrist. You wouldn’t want to clutter that ring finger.
statement bridal bracelet

Simple – Nothing says simple elegance like pearls. This bracelet can be worn with just about any style dress and with any other jewels, because it is just that versatile.
simple bridal bracelet

Hair Accents

Trending – This hair piece could be worn in just about any season with just about any gown. Perhaps that is why it is so in as of late! Bringing nature’s beauty to your ‘do and bringing a simple bun to a whole new level, this hair vine is definitely a contender when comparing hair accessories.
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Statement – Glamorous, gorgeous and gigantic; if you’re looking for a statement hair piece, look no further! The vintage feel of this accessory give your locks a very luxurious look, just be careful not to overdo the look by adding statement earrings and necklace as well!
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Simple – If ever you were wondering how you could possible add some bling to your bun, this hair accessory is the answer. A piece this beautiful grabs attention in passing, and will assure that all eyes are on you even after you’ve walked down the aisle.
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Necklaces

Trending – This gorgeous necklace is deceiving; while it looks simple in front, the back drop makes this one of the most popular necklaces for brides today! There may be no better way to top off an open-back dress than with a drop back necklace.
bride necklace ideas

Statement – This is a necklace that talks. This necklace says, “Wear me! I’m beautiful! Just don’t pair me with a loud dress!” Let this statement necklace do all the talking on your big day.
bride necklace ideas

Simple – If your look feels incomplete around the chest area, but you don’t want anything to compete with your dress, then a simple pendant necklace will do the trick. A single pearl, diamond, or a charm that means something to you is a necklace choice that will fill a space, never clutter it.
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Head Pieces

Trending – Who ever said tiaras were out? This diamond headband adds flair and shine to your hair style, and allows you to experiment with new styles. Aside from being stunning, the big bonus is this piece will keep your hair in place and out of your face.
head pieces for bride

Statement – ICYMI, Blair Waldorf had the best (first) wedding in the TV universe and taking this tiara as your own would be taking a page out of Blair’s bridal book. Who wouldn’t want to do that? For a look that says ‘princess’, but not too princess, toss on a statement tiara and steal the show!
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Simple – This starfish headband is perfect for a simple beach venue wedding, perfect for a beach-themed wedding, or perfect if the bride just loves starfish! This design of this head piece is minimalistic and can be paired with any style of dress and would be just gorgeous with the simple pearl pieces listed above.
head pieces for bride

 

Bridal jewelry is the unsung hero of the wedding day look and hopefully the jewels you’ve seen here have pointed you in the right direction or sparked a light in the diamond division of your mind. Now, go out there and find your perfect pieces! Happy hunting!

 

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7 Places to Propose Across the Globe

The only thing better than traveling with your significant other is to start the trip as ‘significant others’ and end the trip as ‘fiancés’! When it comes to international travel, you have an endless number of places to pop the question, but a few are a head above the rest. Listed below are seven of the most gorgeous places on the face of the earth that double as the most gorgeous places to propose!
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  1. Nā Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii | jacilynmblog.com

While traveling to Hawaii isn’t exactly traveling abroad, it is still a top destination for weddings and proposals alike! Take your pick from jungles, waterfalls, beaches or resorts; Hawaii has all of that to offer and more. For instance, The Nā Pali Coast State Park is a 6,175 acres Hawaiian state park located in the center of the north west side of Kauai, the oldest inhabited Hawaiian island.

best place in the world to propose

2. Kawachi Fuji Garden, Kitakyushu, Japan

If you are planning a trip to Japan, make sure you make the Kawachi Fuji Garden top ten on your list of places to visit. This gorgeous garden features a pastel-colored tunnel straight out of a fairy tale. Take a walk through one of the two tunnels lined with Wisteria flowers and allow the wonder of it all inspire you to drop down on one knee.

best place in the world to propose

3. Juliet’s Balcony, Verona, Italy

Romeo and Juliet’s love story didn’t end all that well, (spoiler) but it started beautifully at Juliet’s balcony. Is your loved one a Shakespeare fan or a fan of literature in general? This spot, located in Verona, Italy, can give your proposal an element of classic romance that will be remembered fondly. (Just like all of those Shakespearian sonnets you had to memorize in high school.)

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4. The Mulia, Bali, Indonesia

The Mulia is slightly different from the rest of the locations on this list because it is a resort tucked away in Bali. For those who prefer lounging and relaxing to hiking and touring, the luxury Mulia provides a stunning backdrop for a fancy proposal. You can take your pick from the four restaurants and five bars, the signature Oasis beachfront pools or the cabanas with poolside treatment.

best place in the world to propose

5. Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye is the northernmost island in the inner Hebrides of Scotland and is home to the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. Referred to in many novels, poems and songs alike, Isle of Skye provides a picturesque view and other-worldly feel to your storybook proposal.

best place in the world to propose

6. The Mayan Ruins, Tulum, Mexico

If your plan is to tour Mexico, Tulum is probably already high on your list. If your significant other is a history buff, they will undoubtedly want to check out the Mayan Ruins, a stunning reminder of the powerful civilization that once ruled Central America. The temples remain standing after a millennium, but feeling the history and magic of this spot may make you drop to one knee.

best place in the world to propose

7. Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited attraction, and it is clear to see why! Stretching for five miles along the Atlantic Ocean, with sight of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay on a clear day, there is no better spot in all of Ireland to propose. Steal away from the crowds, take in the view, and ask the question you’ve been dying to since you boarded the plane!

Any and all of these places serve as a perfect setting for a proposal, so long as you don’t forget this one rule: make sure there is someone around to capture the moment so you can share it with all of your loved ones back home! Safe travels!

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