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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Simon G. Jewelry

Happy Friday! Today’s post is featuring one of my all time favorite designers, Simon G. Jewelry! I LOVE the creativity and beautiful design behind each engagement ring… just gorgeous!!

What makes Simon G. special lies not only in its stunning designs, but also in the careful attention to the detail. Just like any relationship, it’s all the little things that add up to the big picture. When it comes to quality, we spare no expense. Our jewelry is built to last a lifetime and beyond.

18K White Gold Engagement Ring 

Dramatic yet romantic, this exquisite white gold engagement ring features .61 ctw of round cut white diamonds highlighted by .58 ctw of pear shaped diamonds in delicate floral motifs.

18K White & Yellow Twisted Engagement Ring 

This piece has been modified to a customer’s specific design request. Simon G. builds all jewelry in-house, so a wide variety of design customizations are possible. For a custom quote, please contact your nearest Simon G. authorized retailer.

18K White & Rose Gold Engagement Ring

This 18k white and rose gold engagement ring is sure to turn heads with 1.09 ctw of white diamonds as well as .12 ctw of pink diamonds.

18K White Gold Engagement Ring 

This exquisite marquise-shaped 18k white gold ring contains a stunning .82 ctw of round diamonds and .75 ctw of baguette diamonds in its vintage-inspired design.

 

 

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Orlando Engagement Proposal Video by The Yes Girls

Before you watch this video, make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this couple’s incredible marriage proposal story!

Danish’s girl, Ikrah, loves Harry Potter! For their proposal, we started the day with a private ride on the Universal Studios’ City Walk in Orlando. Then the couple went back to their private Villa at The Grand Cypress Resort. But little did Ikrah know that we had created a library setting with thousands of her favorite flowers, and collector editions o her favorite book series – Harry Potter! As soon as she said “YES” 28 of their closest family and friends came out of hiding and surprised the couple! Then the whole family and the couple celebrated at a private engagement party on the resort’s property!

It truly was a three part proposal and a night to remember!

 

 

Vendor Love:
Orlando Engagement Planner – The Yes Girls Events
Florals – Enchanted Flowers Longwood
Photography – Rachel Doyle Photography 
Videography (coming soon!) – Eloah Films

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Acrylic Wedding Signage

Right now I’m obsessing over acrylic calligraphy signs. They are perfect for wedding timelines, menus (both cocktail and food) and even seating charts! Plus, they can be a pretty easy DIY if you’re looking for a high end look on a lower budget. Check out The Something Turquoise DIY tutorial for step-by-steps (click here). Then get some inspiration and ideas for your acrylic wedding signs!

wedding seating chart on clear panel wedding drink menu on acrylic sheet gold calligraphy menu on acrylic bible verse wedding sign clear calligraphy wedding welcome sign
Image Credits:
Hanging Seating Chart | Pink Drink Menu | Gold Menu | Bible Verse Sign | Welcome Sign 

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Single Flower Bouquets

If you’re a bride looking for an easy way to simplify your wedding, and maybe cut back on some floral costs a bit, then you may want to consider single-bud bouquets for your bridesmaids. Larger bloom flowers (like hydrangeas, magnolias, peonies, etc) can make a large statement and you only have to buy one stem per bridesmaids! Check out some of these examples below:

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Image Credits:
Brides.com | BelleandChic.com | WeddingBee.com

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Blog Interns Wanted

Are you a college student looking for an internship in the event planning world? We are looking for FIVE Blog Interns! That’s right, we will be opening this position up to FIVE different students around the country. These positions will begin June 2017 and conclude December 2017.

Requirements will include writing 5 blog posts per month relating to events, proposals, romance, weddings, trends, love, etc. Blogs must be creative, interesting, and relative. Interns must be responsible, passionate, and imaginative. Extra bonus if you’re an English, Journalism, Marketing, or Design major in school!

If you’re interested in more information or applying for the position, please email info@theyesgirls.com with your resume and writing samples. Please be prepared to commit the full 6 months to this position when applying.

Event Planning Internship

 

Watercolor freebie from AngieMakes.com :)

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Lauren B Jewelry

June is here, and so is another Friday… today’s post is featuring the gorgeous collection from Lauren B Jewelry! I am all about these engagement rings, it was SO HARD to choose just a few to share! Each piece is unique and so original; all while consuming such romance and elegance! LOVE this collection!!

Lauren B carries a wide selection of finely-crafted diamond and colored gemstone jewelry. The company has become best-known for specializing in engagement rings and bridal jewelry. Guiding you smoothly through the process of narrowing down the details is what we have years of experience doing and take great satisfaction in doing. From art-deco and vintage styles, to modern, edgy looks, our Lepozzi collection has something to meet everyones taste. For those looking for something one of a kind, we can customize any of our styles, as well as design a ring from scratch.

2.40 CT OVAL DIAMOND ROSE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RING

Glamorous engagement ring design with dazzling oval diamond center in 18 karat rose gold setting with bezel set diamonds along the band and pave diamond accenting along the basket. 

Round cut morganite in our signature two-tone wrap pave design with a rose gold band. The top portion of this ring features a white gold diamond wrap and rose gold prongs/stems.

Three-stone moissanite engagement ring; radiant cut center offset by radiant sides with each stone fully wrapped with pave underneath. The delicate band features additional diamond detailing and is done in rose gold.

Spectacular engagement ring design featuring a three row pave band and diamond wrap underneath this large pear shape center-stone.

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Orlando Resort Marriage Proposal by The Yes Girls

Did you see Part I of this proposal on the blog last week? If not – click here to catch up before reading today’s post :)

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After Danish & Ikrah’s private water taxi ride & photoshoot at Universal’s City Walk, they returned to their private Villa at The Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando. But, when they walked into the space, they found it completely decked out for their proposal! Ikrah is obsessed with Harry Potter, so we created a library feeling in their living room and decked it out with ranunculus (her favorite flower). Then we had collectible Harry Potter books on display and even a Harry Potter wand for a fun prop! Danish picked up one of the books and turned to the chapter, The Unbreakable Vow, then read a letter he had written to Ikrah. At the end of this letter, he got down on one knee and proposed! As soon as she said “YES” 28 of their closest family and friends came out of hiding and surprised the couple! (I love the look on her face when she sees that her family flew in just to surprise her for the proposal!!!)

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Stay tuned next week to see the incredible video of this couple’s proposal and surprise engagement party / reception that took place immediately after the proposal!

Vendor Love:
Orlando Proposal Planners – The Yes Girls Events
Florals – Enchanted Flowers Longwood
Photography – Rachel Doyle Photography 
Videography (coming soon!) – Eloah Films

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Hot Weather Wedding Tips

Busy lives mean year-round weddings, even in some of the hottest regions of the world. Extreme heat is not only uncomfortable; it is dangerous. It is necessary to protect yourselves, your bridal party and your guests when heat is a factor. Take these steps to help keep everyone safe.

  • Time Carefully. Plan to hold your ceremony very early in the day or very late in the evening to escape the worst heat. Remember that 4:00 PM is usually the hottest part of the day when the sun has had to most time to heat the Earth.
  • Be creative with shade. Position your ceremony under a tree or on the shady side of a building. Order an open sided tent, but make sure the position actually provides protection from the sun at the time of day you will use it. It’s a good idea to order at least one or two sets of sides in case you need to block more rays.
  • Stock colorful parasols for guest use before and after the ceremony. You may need your officiant to remind them to take them down to allow others to see during the ceremony, however.
  • Distribute paper fans. Some fans even double as ceremony programs.
  • Provide cold refreshments liberally. Host a water or lemonade station close to the ceremony. Keep it non-alcoholic and hire staff to replenish beverages and guide guests to the best place for cup or glass disposal.
  • Dress appropriately. Don’t plan a black tie outdoor ceremony on the hottest day of the year. Your groomsmen won’t make it through seating of guests, processional, and standing up for you at the altar. Instead of a heavy ball gown, if temperatures are expected to soar, you might consider wearing something like one of the more bridal styles of white beach bridesmaids dresses. You’ll be vastly more comfortable and still stunning. Your bridal party could also consider beach bridesmaid dresses in your wedding colors for maximum comfort.
  • Makeup. Ladies should keep makeup light or seek out waterproof varieties to make sure it doesn’t run as they perspire.
  • Opt for the right venue. If your inspiration about having a wedding on some of the Hawaii islands is still a very sparkly idea that you decided to turn into reality, double check all the things that can go wrong. It is extremely important to check the weather conditions of the island where your destination wedding is going to take place.
    You might want to switch from a beach wedding to a place with a more of a cool breeze – such as ranches or private properties that are still very Hawaiian and just far away from tourist areas as they should be.
    Incorporating natural beauty in the color palettes of the wedding can look really magical, especially dusty blue and ivory with just an accent of gold. Opting for a right venue should be both: comfortable weather conditions at extremely magical venue.
  • Warn guests to dress appropriately. If you are having a destination wedding and your loved ones are traveling to your ceremony, they might not be familiar with local weather patterns. Send detailed information about anticipated heat, best ways to dress for maximum comfort, need for sunscreen, hats or insect repellant, and availability of refreshments before and after the ceremony.
  • Rent comfort. Work with your caterer, rental provider and venue to secure every possible cooling source to keep guest areas comfortable and safe, as well as maintain healthy food temperatures.
  • Read your vendor contracts. Live musicians in particular, and some other types of professionals, have specific weather clauses indicating the steps that need to be taken if the temperature exceeds a certain number of degrees. You might be contractually obligated to provide a shade tent, access to specific beverages at certain times or an indoor performance location. In some cases, your musician might have the right to cancel without notice if temperatures are excessive and will either be dangerous to the performer or harmful to his or her instrument.
  • Hold your events indoors. It might seem like the most obvious of all of the advice, but an air-conditioned wedding is going to be safer and more comfortable all around.

However, should you choose to have an outdoor wedding on a hot day, take the above steps to heart and do everything you can to keep everyone cool.

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Today’s post is brought to you by a special guest: Wendy Dessler, Super-Connector at OutreachMama Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Youth Noise NJ who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can contact her on Twitter.

 

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First Anniversary Gift Ideas

Last month was Aaron and I’s first wedding anniversary! I cannot believe that our wedding was already a year ago!! The traditional gift category for the first anniversary is paper. So I had to brainstorm ideas on paper products to get my husband and that definitely wasn’t easy! I ended up getting him an autographed picture of John Travolta from his favorite movie – Pulp Fiction. He loved it and it was so special to see his face when he realized it was autographed! For me, Aaron purchased a custom watercolor painting based off of one of our wedding pictures! Talk about thoughtful!! And, to top it all off, he had the artist hand-deliver it to our home as a bonus surprise! I was completely shocked and elated to get to meet this fellow creative!

So, if you’re looking for the perfect anniversary gift for your first wedding anniversary here are three ideas!

    1. Custom watercolor painting of the two of you. Obviously this is my number one choice :) There are a few artists out there that do this style of work, but my personal favorite is Simply Jessica Marie:
      first wedding anniversary gift - paper gift

 

    1. Custom calligraphy framed wedding picture. This is a chance for you to hire a calligrapher to write your wedding vows, or your first dance song lyrics on a framing-mat and then you can put your favorite wedding photo inside the picture! Caddy Corner Designs has a beautiful example of this type of work:
      first wedding anniversary gift - paper gift

 

    1. If you’re a little more into the DIY type of paper gifts, then you can get a large framed map and then cut out pictures of the two of you from each state. It then becomes a gift that you can continue to build onto as the two of you travel in your marriage! (Image Credit)
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Groomspo: Because The Groom Can Be Fashionable Too

trendy groom outfits

Why should wedding dress selection be the biggest fashion choice of the big day? Where is the 72 hour marathon of Say Yes to the Tux? Let us forget about tulle and silhouettes for just one minute and focus on ties and tails! Here are seven looks from the most stylish grooms of the past year to inspire your attire.

trendy groom outfits
For the boho wedding and hipster groom, here is a tweed twofer with colorful accents to bring life to the otherwise dark suit. Great for: Country wedding, boho wedding, rustic wedding

trendy groom outfits
You won’t have the blues on your big day, but if you are a fan of the shade, here is a stunning way to incorporate it in your look. Great for: Modern wedding, industrial wedding, rustic wedding

trendy groom outfits
The tan suit; the timeless staple for beachy weddings. Complete the look with a white shirt, brown belt and matching shoes or none at all if you want to go all out. Toss on a lei or accessorize with a tropical flower to complete your beach ‘fit. Great for: Beach wedding, white wedding, destination wedding

trendy groom outfits
For the flashy, floral-loving, fashion-forward groom! Pick a rich hue and play it up for an unforgettable outfit. Great for: Holiday weddings like NYE or Christmas

trendy groom outfits
For an edgy take on the traditional tweed suit coat, tie in a floral tie! Add a matching pocket square to take it up a level. Great for: Industrial weddings, barn wedding, rustic outdoor wedding

trendy groom outfits
If you are going for Gatsby glam, contemporary chic or anything in between, this take on the traditional groom look is for you. Trade your black coat for a grey jacket and add a splash of pastel that Jay Gatsby himself would sport, old sport. Great for: Gilded age wedding, contemporary wedding

trendy groom outfits
Blush is no longer reserved for the blushing bride! Bring a romantic vibe to your look with light shades like beige and blush, making for an outfit that will be the envy of the wedding party and guests alike! Great for: Vintage romance, country wedding, beach wedding

Whether you are a groom or are dressing your groom, gather some inspiration from these fashionable fellas and start planning your wedding day look!

 

Image Credits: Trendy Groom | Blue Suit | Tan Suit | Burgundy and Floral Groom | Popular Dark Suit | Gatsby Groom | Blush Groom

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