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The Perfect Wedding Band

You are donning that beautiful piece of hardware on your left hand. Once you get used to a little extra weight on your hand, you need to start thinking about what kind of wedding band will best compliment your engagement ring.

Curved Bands
If you have a halo ring, you might want to consider a curved band that will fit around the shape of your ring. This is also a great option for any ring with a scalloped edge,  geometric design, or curved edge that prevents a band from sitting flush to your ring. (Image Credit)
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Ring Wraps
Also called ring jackets, enhancers or guards, these are perfect for simple solitaire rings. It can really create that “wow” factor, and totally enhances your engagement ring. Ring wraps give the illusion of a halo around your ring and adds an extra sparkle factor completely enveloping your ring. (Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3)
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Stackable Bands
Since they are more simple, these are a great option that give a beautiful minimalist look if you don’t want to take away from your engagement ring. These are a great anniversary ring, and look great in doubles and triples. (Image Credit)
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Some places to shop for these gems are Etsy, TwoBirch for curved bands and ring wraps, and Pandora and Everly for stackable bands. We hope that you find the perfect match, just like you and your spouse to be!

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Unique Wedding Themes to Consider

Planning your big day is hard work, made even harder by the desire to be original and fresh! You don’t want your guests to feel that they have arrived at a wedding they’ve already been to. You want your wedding day to feel as unique and special to them as it is to you! While everyone has heard of Christmas weddings, beach weddings and now the ever-popular Beauty and the Beast theme, you can make sure that your wedding is something people will remember for its originality! Here are 7 creative themes to consider for your wedding day!

    • Watercolor Wedding
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    • Bohemian Wedding
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    • Gilded Glam Wedding
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    • Around the World Wedding
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    • Garden Green Wedding
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    • Contemporary Chic Wedding
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  • For the Disney-lover, Tangled
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Image Credits: Watercolor Image 1, Image 2 | Bohemian Image 1, Image 2 | Gilded Glam | Travel | Garden | Contemporary Image 1 , Image 2 | Tangled Image 1, Image 2

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Christian Mingle

Is your social media flooded with engagements, wedding photos, and baby announcements? Are you getting frustrated that you just can’t seem to find “the one”? In today’s day and age, it can be hard to find and connect with someone who has the same values as you. You may click on many other levels, except a very important one: religion. (Image Credit)

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Christian Mingle has had high success for those who are searching for their match. With their dedication to helping you find a lasting and fulfilling relationship, they have achieved 15 million registered members since 2001. “Unlike other dating sites, faith and values are built into our community, and are more than just a box you check in your search filter.” (Image Credit)

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If you are frustrated with not finding the right match, go sign up for a ChristianMingle profile, you can do a free trial even. Many couples have had great success and are engaged, and even married because of this dating site. Instead of spending your own time and energy weeding out first dates that aren’t the right fit, get the perfect fit right away! (Image Credit)

Please note, this blog has been sponsored by Christian Mingle, but the content is the opinion of the author alone.

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring MiaDonna

It’s not hard to find beautiful engagement rings, but it is hard to find engagement rings that are not only beautiful but ethical, eco-freindly AND affordable! That’s why I am SO excited to share this stunning collection from MiaDonna! Their mission is, “To create the highest quality and most beautiful, conflict-free engagement rings and fine jewelry available, while working to repair the land and lives damaged by the unethical conflict diamond industry.” So not only do you feel good, but you look good too! I LOVE the intricate detailing and craftsmanship! Each ring is the perfect combination of bold and simple! All strikingly charming, and truly one-of-a -kind pieces!

“We’re all about doing things differently. Creating traditions, not following them. New traditions that won’t impact you, the environment or native communities.
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Charming Solitaire Engagement Ring

The Charming Solitaire Engagement Ring is inspired by David Yurman’s twisted cable band design featuring your choice of 2.0ct Round Cut center stone in a basket prong head with claw prongs atop a twisted band.
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Heroine Accented Engagement Ring

Every Heroine deserves her happily ever after – bring her fairytale to life with this beautiful engagement ring. This engagement ring comes accented with natural recycled diamonds in a halo around the center stone and down the shank.
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Pearl Two Tone Engagement Ring

The Pearl Engagement Ring has unique and beautiful design features. Set with your a Round Cut center stone, the halo has individually bezel set stones atop a gallery with hand carved filigree. The shank, which has the illusion of being split, is accented with natural recycled diamonds going halfway around.
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Monica Engagement Ring

The Monica is a dazzling Emerald cut Engagement Ring which also looks great as a Cocktail Ring. Reminiscent of royalty, the center stone is held in place by two double prongs with a dazzling halo of diamonds surrounding it and running halfway around the band.

Please note, this blog has been sponsored by MiaDonna, but all opinions of those of the author. Thank you for shopping!

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Hot Air Balloon and Picnic Marriage Proposal in Iowa

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We have always wanted to plan a hot air balloon marriage proposal! Seriously, it’s so romantic and iconic so this proposal was literally a dream come true. Plus, Shelby has an epic bucket list and taking a hot airballon ride is on it! Dennis knew for their proposal moment, he wanted to be able to cross something off of her bucket list and this was a perfect excuse for us. Adding in some custom calligraphy signs, string art, and an UP Adventure Book made for the perfect set up in front of our ballon. The UP Adventure Book illustrated all of Shelby’s other bucket-list items and Dennis crossed off two (get engaged & ride in a hot air balloon), then got on one knee and proposed! After she said yes, he showed her a tray of letters from all their family and friends to congratulate the couple; and then they took flight with the setting sun. Talk about romance extreme :)

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Vendor Love:

Iowa Marriage Proposal Planner – The Yes Girls Events
Proposal Photographer – Val Marlene Photography
Florist – Shelly Sarver Designs
Hot Air Ballon Ride & Venue – Serenity Ballooning

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Guest Book Alternatives

You are not just any ordinary bride, and every part of your day should be unique to you and your relationship. Want to add some flair to your day? Check out these unique guest book alternative ideas!

 

Sign a globe or a map “Let’s be adventurer’s darling.” For the travel bugs out there, have guests incorporate your love of traveling by signing a globe or a map. After all, home is where those you love are. (Image Credit)

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Sign a quilt Quilts are beautiful keepsakes and wonderful symbols of the union of marriage. Whether it is made by the bride herself, her mother, grand mother, or great grandmother, there is sure to be deep meaning behind this labor of love. (Image Credit)

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Sign a photo book of engagement photos This is the perfect way to show off those fairytale worthy engagement photos. After all, once you have your wedding photos, this is the perfect way to showcase your favorite engagement photos. (Image Credit)

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Sign a mounted photo/invitation Want a wall hanging to commemorate the day? Have guests sign the border that goes around your invitation, engagement photo, or place a wedding photo in when you get them back. (Image Credit)

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Polaroids A retro and playful way of documenting your guests is to have a polaroid station. (Image Credit)

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Postcards For you old souls and hopeless romantics, postcards are the perfect personalized guest book. (Image Credit)

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Puzzle “You complete me.” If you and your significant other are avid puzzle. (Image Credit)

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Wine Pop some bubbly, you have a hubby! Have your guests sign your favorite bottle of wine for you to pop open on each anniversary! (Image Credit)

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Fingerprint tree Each guest is as unique as their own personal fingerprint which this guest list symbolizes. (Image Credit)

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Famous Wedding Dresses from TV Shows

In the age of binge-watching and live-streaming, if you don’t have ‘a show’ you are just asking to be left out of water cooler conversation and discussions on last night’s premiere. TV has become a part of our culture now more than ever and whether you are keeping up with the Kardashians or weeping watching This Is Us weekly, you have likely been a virtual witness to the magic of a TV wedding. Here are seven TV wedding gowns to inspire you and your dream day.

  • Robin from How I Met Your Mother
    No matter who you wanted Robin to end up with on her wedding day, you must admit she looked gorgeous in this belted, fitted gown. This dress is perfect for a wedding of any season and guaranteed to stun!
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  • Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl
    Blair’s first wedding may not have gone as planned, (Spoiler!) but her outfit sure did! If you are going for the perfect princess wedding, this look will be the icing on the wedding cake!
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  • Jane from Jane the Virgin
    Simple and stunning, Jane made an entrance to remember in this strapless gown. The small floral details make this dress perfect for a summer wedding!
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  • Charlotte York from Sex and the City
    Charlotte’s wedding was well worth the years of her waiting…and ours! Charlotte stunned in this intricate, silky, white gown, and you could too!
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  • Fran Fine from The Nanny
    The gold accents, the detailed floral sleeves, the billowing veil…what’s not to love about Nanny Fine’s wedding day look? If you are thinking of a vintage themed wedding, this gown not only fits the bill but also withstands the test of time.
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  • Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl
    Serena wouldn’t be Serena without a gold-plated gown, now would she? Take a page out of the It Girl’s book for a glam look that will keep you shining all night long.
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  • Blair (again) from Gossip Girl
    B is back and proving that blue will do for a wedding gown. Detailed to the very last flower and complete with a tiara, Blair is giving off ice queen vibes in her wedding day look. This look would be lovely for a winter wedding!
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Image Credits: Robin | Blair | Jane | Charlotte | Fran | Serena | Blair

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Places to Propose in San Antonio

Military City USA has a lot more than just that. San Antonio is full of history, and romance, believe it or not. With gorgeous weather and even better people, San Antonio is a wonderful place. As a San Antonio resident, I’ve heard about some cliché, and not so cliché, places to propose in this city. Here’s what I came up with:

    1. The Alamo
      This location is a given. It has been historical to The Alamo since like forever?! The Alamo is not only historical, but it is also a stunning piece of architecture. Located right in the middle of downtown, this won’t be a give away location at all.
    2. The Riverwalk
      This is the first thing I think of when I think of San Antonio?! Most people don’t know, but the Riverwalk is actually 240 miles long!!! Imagine the countless places that you can propose. One special place is Marriage Island. With a gorgeous oak tree and two benches, countless of people have gotten done on one knee in this very spot. (Image Credit)
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    1. Texas Hill Country
      Now this is a very broad place, but so many gorgeous spots. Whether it’s a vineyard or an old historic town like Boerne, the Texas Hill Country can’t be beat. (Image Credit)
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    1. Tower of Americas
      Most people have no idea what this is, but if you know what the Seattle space needle is, you’ll have a good idea. With an amazing restaurant at the top and incredible views, the Tower of Americas is the perfect place for your girl to say “YES!”
    2. Spurs Game
      Big sports fans?! Well then, c’mon on. Every Spurs fan I’m sure would just LOVE this idea. The Spurs have a very interesting fan following, so this location is definitely for them.
    3. The Pearl District
      As a Pearl District resident, this may be my favorite. The Pearl District is a newer area right outside of Downtown. With amazing restaurants and unreal architecture, this is a great location to sweep your girl off her feet. (Image Credit)
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    1. Museum ( The Witte Museum or San Antonio Museum of Art)
      For all my museum lovers, we have a couple of different ones in the SATX area. My preference would be the two listed above because The Witte just opened a gorgeous new part that includes a dinosaur exhibit and the SAMA is just unreal beautiful for many different reasons. (Image Credit)
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As a San Antonio resident, I’m partial to this city. If I have any other locals out there, feel free to drop where you got proposed to in Military City USA below in the comments!

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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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