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Carrie Underwood Engagement + “The” Ring

We are big fans of country music and Carrie Underwood’s voice. Recently Carrie Underwood took home the award for Entertainer of the Year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. Before that event, Carrie already started this year off great with a gorgeous yellow diamond ring from her hockey playing beau, Mike Fisher. Not only did Carrie find a pair of pink warm fuzzy socks under her Christmas tree this past December, but a fiancé as well. Thanks to jeweler, Johnathan ArndtFisher beautified her finger with a five-carat yellow round diamond with diamond sidestones engagement ring costing over $150,000; we sought out similarly beautiful ring settings and yellow diamonds at budget-friendly prices. There are some gorgeous rings out there!

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Benjamin Jewelers Engagement Rings: ~ $7,500 (price varies with cut and carot of yellow diamond)

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Diamonds by Lauren: Price~ $12,000

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Zales Engagment Rings: Price~$4,200

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Verragio Engagement Rings: Price ~ $2,000-$3,000.

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Novori Engagement Ring: Price~ $2,065. Yellow and Classic Diamonds Available.

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According to Allure, Carrie stated, “He could have put a twisty-tie on my finger and that would have worked.” The laid back couple has not yet rushed into the wedding plans and is trying to keep everything simple. We just love her! For those of you getting ready to ring shop, have fun and don’t overlook the stunning yellow diamonds!

Love,

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All About The Deets!

It’s all about the details! This is what makes girls hearts melt. We shared Chris and Jaime’s marriage proposal in Rome last week, but I wanted to zoom in on the details to show how it truly made a picnic in Tivoli go from cute to “WOW!” If you haven’t already, you can read their whole proposal story and see all the beautiful pictures in Rome.

Envelope #1: His aunt, a gifted artist, hand painted a frame that shared inside jokes and a found memory. Recognize those names NY152 and Shopgirl? It’s from one of the best romantic comedies You Got Mail, which was the first movie Chris and Jaime watched together 7 years ago!  Gentlemen, take advantage of any resources you have to add the little touches.

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Envelope #2: Where they met! He wrote a letter as if it were from Match.com to prepare her for the video he put together, which consisted of him and her family sharing all the amazing things about Jaime and why they loved Chris and her together.

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Envelope #3: He printed out a menu from their first date together.

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Envelope #4: Jaime’s ultimate love (besides Chris of course) is ice cream. He made her a gelato coupon so he could treat her to one of her favorite things. So thoughtful!  photo4

All the surprise filled envelopes were hidden inside this fabulous Italian linen, which went superbly with their picnic theme proposal! The champagne, fruit and paninis were flavorful additions for her dream picnic.

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The happy couple after Jaime said “Yes” in the gorgeous Italian Tivoli Gardens.

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Think about all the extra touches you can add to show just how well you know her. This is why it’s so important to give yourself time to plan your proposal, so you can think about the deets! They are the icing on the cake. If you are searching for a thoughtful idea or need help thinking of the little details you can send us an email over at Simply U Proposals.  Good luck and have fun with it!

Love,

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The Beauty and The Bryan Cafe + Video

Are you ready to fall in love? This proposal story is not only for us helpless romantics but this adorable couple shared it with all their family and friends in sweetest way. During Natalie and Bryan’s wedding ceremony, the bride’s dad played their “love story” engagement video for all of the couple’s family and friends. This way they could not only witness but feel apart of their engagement story. I just thought that was such an unique idea to share such a romantic and endearing video during Natalie and Bryan’s most romantic day ever! The bride is a good family friend of Kendalls, so she got to personally witness the beautiful film and moment at their wedding. Get ready to enjoy!

Have a love filled weekend and happy engagements!

Love,

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Melissa + Mikes Engagement in Laguna Beach

Melissa is one of our closest friends and I could not be happier to share her proposal story on Love, The Yes Girls. Mike “tricked” Melissa into meeting a friend at the beach to take photos of Melissa’s friends engagement. Little did she know, she was arriving for her own! I’ll let the photos tell the story, because Julie with Julie Hanna Photography, truly captured their engagement story and the moment perfectly. Kudos Mike! Congrats Melissa! An amazing proposal for a beautiful couple. We love you both! Enjoy…

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Mike’s family is almost finished setting up!

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After her walk down memory lane, she found Mike!

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She said Yes!

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A few words from the bride-to-be, Melissa:

One of my most favorite characteristics about Mike is how thoughtful he is. I know that he really considered how to make our proposal personal and meaningful. There were so many people involved and a lot of planning to pull it all off. I am so excited about our life together and to  go to all the places we’ve dreamed of exploring together.

My favorite part of the proposal was having Julie, my friend and amazing pro photographer, there to capture it all. He knows how much I love photography and really did great in incorporating that into our engagement.  After I said “yes” we prayed together and then had a few moments to be thankful for getting to spend the rest of our lives together.

They are just so in love! You are such a blessing to each other and to us!

Love,

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We Say “Yes” Wednesday

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1. I love businesses that also give back. Heather found this website that we said we definitaly needed to blog about for Wednesday. It’s called Goodshop by Goodsearch. You type in your charity of choice, they verify it and then you choose from a wide variety of stores. Then 30% of whatever you buy goes to your charity of choice when you make a purchase. Great idea…let’s try this everyone!

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2. Fabric Wraps. Reusable fabric that when you wrap a gift and give it, the next person can reuse it. The blog Chewing the Cud sells them for $12.00 and they have three different sayings on them: Give Luck, Give Love, Give Joy!

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3. Habitat Restore. My Roommate brought home the most amazing door panels the other day that we use on either side of our couch as a decorative piece. We are going to add black and white pictures to the clear panels and I bought cabinet lights that we put at the bottom, so it lights up all the panels. Besides loving the panels, I was even more excited when she told me where they were from; the Habitat Restore and she got them for $25. Most stores focus on home improvement goods-furniture, home accessories and building materials. Any goods that are bought there help to fund future Habitat Projects. You can also make donations. This is also a great place to find awesome pieces for weddings! Search for a store near you!

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Love,

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Roses Anyone?

I never knew roses like this existed but these are the world’s tallest long stem roses ranging from 5-6 feet! Expensive? Yes, but absolutely stunning. The rose bushes grow on an Ecuadorian farm in between two volcanos. I found that pretty amazing. However, what I really love is that every flower purchased, you improve a life of an under privileged grower while protecting the environment. So although they are pricey, you help improve lives. You can purchase and have your flowers delivered via Organic Bouquet, a mission-based company.

If you are in need a “wow” anniversary gift, now you have it! You can even save and store the information for next Valentine’s Day.

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Where they came from…

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Love,

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Romance in Rome Marriage Proposal

Ciao! Back in New York, Chris asked Jaime to pick an envelope out of the five in his hand. Each had a destination to a place she always wanted to visit. She chose Rome, Italy! I couldn’t have been more excited to plan a proposal in Rome since the Yes Girls and I studied abroad in Rome during college. After talking to Chris about Jaime’s loves and finding out she always wanted to have a picnic in a beautiful place, we knew just the spot! He proposed at Villa d’Este in Tivoli surrounded by fountains and gardens; if you browse through the photos taken by the fabulous Rochelle Cheever with Rome Weddings Photography (who made the proposal possible) you’ll understand why everyone falls in love with Tivoli!

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Chris planned a pretend giveaway that he said they won through the hotel. A private car drove them to the gardens where they were handed a picnic basket for lunch during their site seeing. Little did she know, inside the picnic basket was not only a yummy Italian lunch, but envelopes filled with special memories and surprises inside. For example, a letter from Match.com where the two met. Lastly, he pulled out his ipod to share a video with Jaime. It was of her family members sharing why they loved Jaime and them as a couple. Chris was the last to speak on the video which brought them to that moment on the picnic bench in Tivoli; he got down on one knee, pulled out the hand painted, forget me not flowered ring box and asked Jaime to be his wife! He brought a little home to Rome and created an extravagant yet impeccably thoughtful proposal for Jaime!

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The photographer even spent time shooting a few gorgeous photos in front of the Roman Forums and Coliseum!

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To top off the perfect day, the happy couple celebrated overlooking the Vatican City skyline during dinner at Restaurant Mirabelle. A beautiful proposal and a beautiful couple. Congrats you two!

Love,

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A Boy Band Video Release

You got a taste of the proposal yesterday with the pictures, but here’s the video of the actual proposal, and a little background to how it happened and the amazing vendors we used! This truly was a labor of love since their dance moves are way better than their voices!

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The “Boy Band” takes their places behind park benches and opened newspapers concealing their identities.  The AV crew hunkers down for their cue.  Kendall hides from the elevated portico of The Meeting Place Inn across the street.  Entire families stroll nonchalantly along the path, awaiting the performance to begin.  The anticipation grows palpable.

Enter an unsuspecting Amanda, flanked by eight friends.  The initial notes waft on the evening breeze.  Taylor’s first vocals.  Amanda turns.  “I know that song.” The roommates nudge her forward down the path and into the moment.  Taylor sings his heart out.  Back up boys croon.  The crowd wipes away tears.  Amanda picks up the beat and Taylor’s outstretched hand.  The whole world stops and for a moment, it’s only the two of them.

“I just wanna marry you…marry you.”  Taylor takes a knee.

The little box opens. She says “YES!!!!”

A private horse drawn carriage approaches bearing that message with a hand-fashioned sign tied with brown satin ribbon. “She said Yes!”  Inside the carriage, champagne and a bouquet of white lilies, Amanda’s favorite.

The carriage parades them up Meeting Street to the site of their first date, Magnolia Restaurant.

Uniformed servers wait curbside with a souvenir menu signed by the executive chef.  Taylor and Amanda step inside for appetizers and a rousing restaurant songfest led by the sous chef and all of the diners.

Meanwhile, friends and family gather at the nearby home of a friend to celebrate.  Presents, cake and champagne await Amanda and Taylor and upon their arrival, cheers welcome them.  Kendall finishes the evening with a surprise video of Taylor and Amanda’s story.  Not a dry eye in the house…and that’s the way it should be…because, after all… “She said Yes!”

Love,

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A Boy Band’s Biggest Fan

Today we are giving you a sneak peak into tomorrow’s proposal story. This is just a taste of how incredible Taylor’s proposal was to his sweetheart, Amanda in Charleston, South Carolina. I hope you are captivated by all the details planned to enhance the romance! Enjoy browsing through the photos and watching Taylor and his boy band (aka brother and friend) practice and prepare for THE special moment. I am totally in awe with all the love that went into this proposal and it was a blast helping Taylor plan his perfect proposal to Amanda.

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I get teary eyed just looking at these photos and the happy couple. Nothing like a little choreographed dance/song and a few beautiful touches to make a girl go “ahhh…” Tune in tomorrow for the whole story, proposal video and the amazing vendors that made it just perfect!

Love,

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We Say “Yes” Wednesday

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1. As summer is quickly approaching and so are shorts and sandals, I think we are all being affected by the glow, shining off our legs. Or as some would like to say a lack of a tan! Since most of us don’t have time to lounge by a pool or beach, I ventured out to find a great self tanner! I stumbled upon Jergens self tanner, but it is a mousse! You spray it out like a normal mousse bottle and apply. It goes on evenly and streak free. It’s around $9 at most drugstores. I have started to apply it every time I get out of the shower. It does not have a heavy scent and 20 minutes later you can apply lotion over it. Ladies if you have weddings, engagement parties and showers approaching, I recommend trying this out!

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2. Ebay. The reason my number 2 choice is ebay is because sometimes we forget to look there for wedding essentials including bridesmaids dresses or shoes. After a few changes to my friends bridal party she asked me to be a part of it. Most of the girls had already gotten their shoes. Like most styles of brands they are seasonal and/or run out of them. Thankfully my friend found the shoe I needed on ebay. I bid away and saved $70 on the shoes! I am forever a fan!


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3. Carol Hannah Whitfield. One of my favorite Project Runway Contestants finally came out with a bridal line! All the dresses retail between $2,000-$3,000. So worth the price for the design! My mom and I always watch Project Runway together and she would always say, “You need to have Carol Hannah design your bridesmaids dresses when that day comes,” now maybe she’ll design my dress!

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Love,

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