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USC vs UCLA Proposal on a Boat in Newport Beach, CA

College Rivalry proposal

These two love birds met while at grad school at Yale.  Before Yale, they went to rivaling schools USC and UCLA, yet somehow managed to get along and fall in love :) We wanted to play off of this adorable rivalry by creating a floral arch with the schools’ colors.  Hanging from the arch were ornaments with photos of their favorite memories together.  Last but not least, the entire proposal took place on a stunning boat in Newport Beach, surrounded by friends and family.  We couldn’t be happier for Shaan and Megha! Congratulations :)

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Marriage Proposals for Long-Term Relationships

Proposal ideas for a Long Term Relationship

You’ve dated long enough to know her favorite things, what makes her giddy, her deepest dreams, and more. Use those amazing details for her dream proposal. – The Yes Girls

What exactly defines a long-term relationship?  I decided to consult trusty Google for an exact definition, only to find that it’s a highly undefined term with a rabbit hole of forums.  Some would say that after being with the same person for a whole year, they are in a long-term relationship.  Others would say that several years into their relationship, they are just now “long-term”.  Either way, it seems the most common factor in these relationships- regardless of the length of time- is the commitment and in-it-for-the-long-haul attitude that these couples share.

Our clients typically come to us around the 3-5 year mark, as that seems to be the sweet spot for getting engaged.  Around this time, our clients tell us that their girlfriends are ready for a marraige proposal, and are expecting it at any time.  Many couples have looked at rings together, and have already talked about marriage.  One of the most important things we see most often in couples who have been dating awhile- women do have expectations when it comes to their proposal.

If you’re in a long-term relationship, chances are, you know your partner better than anyone else.  You know her personality, her favorite color, what her hobbies are, what her favorite flower is, her favorite song, etc.  The longer you’re in your relationship, the more you’ll learn (and the more you’ll be expected to use that knowledge!)

Our Advice: The amount of time you spend in a relationship should reflect the thought you put into your proposal.

That means taking time to write out the perfect speech (the one that she’ll replay over and over again), including meaningful details like her favorite color and flower, paying tribute to the memories you have made together over the years, and maybe even including her favorite song to set the mood.  We very much believe in courting your partner for life (not just the first year of your relationship) so ask yourself this question:  If I didn’t know that my girlfriend would say yes, what stops would I have to pull out to win her over?  We truly believe that the secret to a thriving relationship is to keep the romance alive and to always treasure and appreciate your partner.  The best part is that you already have the knowledge you need to make her feel special and adored.

So, what to do next?

The Yes Girls specialize in taking your “fun facts” and turning them into a meaningful and cohesive proposal idea.  Whether you are interested in having us coordinate your proposal or just looking for custom ideas, view our packages here, we can send you a quick questionnaire to learn the history of your relationship and the things that your partner goes crazy for.  We’ll use this questionnaire to create two custom ideas including everything that she loves, as well as sentimental memories from your relationship to create a proposal that she’ll rave about forever!

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Joseph Schubach Jewelers

Looking for some gorgeous engagement rings?! Than look no further and check out this collection from Joseph Schubach Jewelers! So many delicate and elegant pieces to choose from… IN LOVE!

“We all know love can’t be bought, but diamond engagement rings on the other hand, prove to be one small exception to this rule. Engagements rings offer a tangible symbol of your commitment, one that will last as long as the diamond itself and beyond. Buying engagement rings can be stressful if you don’t know what you are looking for or, worse yet, if you know what you want and can’t find it. That’s where we can help you! Did you know that you can design your own engagement ring?  Finding a diamond engagement ring can actually be a lot of fun! This is one of the most important purchases you will ever make in your life, so find or design the diamond engagement ring of both of your dreams and the look in her eye the moment you ask will be as brilliant as the symbol of your devotion.”

Oval Duchess Engagement Ring

A Schubach Exclusive! The Duchess engagement ring made for an oval center stone with a petite pavé diamond under bezel.

Round Duchess Engagement Ring

A Schubach Exclusive! The Duchess engagement ring made for a round center stone with a petite pavé diamond under bezel.

Delicate Solitaire Engagement Ring

Delicate solitaire engagement ring with a narrow diamond band and 4 claw prongs.

Gothic Style Halo Engagement Ring

A Schubach Exclusive! Gothic style halo engagement ring with a pave diamond band and our surprise rose cut diamond, .20ct t.w.

 

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Oceanfront “Forks” Proposal in Key West, Florida- Video

Remember last week’s beachfront proposal in Key West, Florida?  We are so excited to share the video with you!

Proposal planning: The Yes Girls

Videography: Mark J Pierson Wedding Cinematography 

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Four Mine

Happy Friday!! Today’s post is featuring the beautiful collection from Four Mine! I am absolutely loving these engagement rings; each one is designed with conflict-free diamonds and intricate detailed settings! GORGEOUS!

“What is an engagement ring? An engagement ring is a symbolic jewelry piece representing love and dedication, which is given as an eternal commitment. Four Mine diamond engagement rings are crafted to have timeless style, exceptional craftsmanship and appeal. They are made with the wearer in mind. All our ring styles are sure to flatter any hand shape and finger size to make for the perfect engagement ring.”

Cushion Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

A traditional pave set diamond halo band perfectly accent your center cushion diamond.

Vintage Leaf Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

This stunning design combines the best of the halo style with metalwork and diamond accents for the perfect ring style that can be worn for generations to come.

Twisting Vine Diamond Ring

Entwined metal and diamonds rise up like a ribbon up to your center diamond with about 1/5 carat weight.

Three Stone Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

0.46 cts of accent diamonds feature a three stone style with classic tapered baguettes and round paved stones.

 

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Beachfront “Forks” Proposal in Key West, FL

 

Kunal and Minal first met at an engagement party in 2013.  She was in front of him at the buffet line and dropped her fork (and went back to her seat without one!)  Kunal brought her a fork, and the rest is history! Kunal knew she was the one shortly after! We wanted to play off of the fork theme by having three engraved forks at each table, all with different dates from their relationship.  The first fork represented when they first met, the second fork represented when they started dating, and the third represented when he proposed!  As soon as Minal read the last fork, he got down on one knee (in the prettiest of locations, might we add) and proposed!  Congratulations to these two love birds :)

Photography: Care Studios

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Diamond Nexus

Is it just me or is anyone else counting down the days until Winter is over? With Spring almost here; comes sunshine, blooming flowers (allergies) and romance! And for anyone looking for the perfect engagement ring this season, I have found the most beautiful pieces from Diamond Nexus! So many unique designs to choose from! I absolutely LOVE the style… the perfect combination of trendy and classic! Check out just a few of my favorites!

“Peace of mind for your piece of jewelry.

We stand behind the Nexus Diamond™ alternative. We are proud to craft our jewelry in our Milwaukee, Wisconsin, workshop. We set our alternative stones by hand—never machine stamped—laboring over each detail, and every ring is inspected individually. Nexus Diamonds are guaranteed gorgeous for generations.”

East-West Classic Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

The beauty of a solitaire takes a new direction. A Nexus Diamond™ Alternative that is traditionally vertical lays horizontally, making the stone look larger and fingers longer and more elegant. The double claw prongs intertwine from the setting around the stone and add an extra modern element to this fresh take on a classic. It’s gorgeous as an engagement ring or transfers beautifully to the right hand as a cocktail ring.

 

Three Stone Halo Round Cut Engagement Ring

This ring combines two popular designs – the halo and the three stone. The effect? Lush and ultra-glamorous. Three Nexus Diamond™ alternatives are encircled in halos, representing an undeniably beautiful past, present and future. The setting is high and quite open on the sides, allowing light to enter from all sides. The sparkle is breathtaking.

 

Timeless Oval Cut Engagement Ring

This twist on a three-stone ring is simultaneously modern yet elegantly traditional. The Oval cut Nexus Diamond™ alternative is flanked by two Trillion cut side stones. The curved lines of the Trillion cut stones echo the curved lines of the Oval cut, creating a cohesive yet visually interesting piece. This ring features a lower basket settings and subtle cathedral shoulders for comfort. From afar, the silhouette may appear like an East-West setting, but closer inspection reveals three distinct stones. It is a piece that draws inspiration from the past, honors the present trends, yet has simplicity to remain beautiful into the future.

 

Fiji Marquise Cut Engagement Ring

The twisted design of the band on the Fiji engagement ring lends an air of nautical influence while placing the brilliance of a Nexus Diamond™ Alternative on center stage. Adding a bit of character to a classic solitaire, this is a ring to be proud of for years to come.

 

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Grand Flower Backdrop Marriage Proposal At Winery in Sonoma, CA

Vineyard Proposal in Sonoma California

This proposal may tick every box for the dream proposal: A live violinist playing softly in the background- check.  An aisle of rose petals leading to the couple’s initials created out of roses, and surrounded by wild growing floral planters- triple check. A sketch from the couple’s childhood (yes, they have known each other practically their whole lives!)- check.  Oh, and did we mention a DOUGHNUT WALL? We weren’t kidding… this proposal truly was a dream! Arjun’s love for Prabhsimran was truly apparent when he came to us to plan his proposal, and we are so glad that we were able to be a part of such a SWEET ;) moment! Congratulations to the future Malhotras!

 

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Wedding Wednesday: 5 Foolproof Ways to Involve the Groom in Wedding Planning

It takes two to tango in weddings and marriages. While it looks like a bride’s world out there with the many fittings, food tasting, and brainstorming sessions, the groom can and is very much welcome to step in and take part in planning for this life-changing occasion. It is also his wedding, after all.

The bride will surely welcome the input and the company that her future husband brings to the table. Burden sharing is a beautiful trait for couples to have as they move from saying “I do” to sharing housework and parenting duties later on. For the brides out there, get you a groom who will be there 100 percent. For the grooms, it’s never too late to step up your game, and this article will show you how.

Getting the Groom Involved

It’s a widespread belief that men tend to shy away from the nitty-gritty details of the wedding, being very much content to be on the sidelines, giving out noncommittal answers, and looking bored during meetings. Men may seem that way, but the evidence backing this prevailing belief is anecdotal and about to change.

The road to the big day may be stressful, tedious, and arduous with stops, detours, and turns. It is during these crucial moments when the groom can help his lady.

Get Him on Board Him Early On

Sometimes, the years of letting the brides do all the initial planning and the expectation that they will do just fine may have encouraged the men to step back and be a spectator in their wedding. That won’t be the case if the groom has been on the project from the start.

The groom, at the bride’s insistence, can help with the overall picture of what they want or need for the wedding ceremony and reception. It’s interesting to note that the wedding day itself is filled with surprises and, sometimes, misses—the groom can undoubtedly do something to ease or remedy the situation to the best of his knowledge.

Collaborate and plan well, lovebirds.

Ask His Opinion about the Budget

Weddings nowadays cost an average of $33,000 upward. That’s a lot of money involved. Regardless of who is (1) paying more and (2) footing what for the wedding, the goal is to spend within a given budget.

The bride and the groom will have to put their heads together to come up with a workable budget that will put everything in order without breaking the bank. Money is always a sensitive topic and a huge matter in marriages. The couple will have to be open about finances especially if they are going to take on additional debt for the wedding.

For his part, the groom has to express his opinion on the wedding expenses, or he’ll forever hold his peace.

Get His Attention to Details

Brides have, undoubtedly, a lot of pressure on their hands as they are “required” to put in all the hard work. It also does not help that they have to be at their best and most beautiful when they walk down the aisle. With the groom being on board, the bride can hand over tasks that he can do.

The groom can deal with the invitation, sound and lighting, catering, and seating. Working out the contracts, coordinating with the suppliers, and giving heads-up to the bride are a tall order and no small victory when accomplished.

Kudos to the groom for keeping it together.

Get Him and the Boys Together

As the big day draws near, the jitters can get on everyone’s nerves such that a clean break is in order. The bride takes her maidens for a beauty rest while the groom hauls off his groomsmen for a day of fun and relaxation or perhaps a bachelor party.

This break is the best time for some catching up with old friends and to get to know the male members of the bride’s family. They can play sports, go for a short drive, enjoy cocktails, or head over to the spa for some pampering.

You’d be surprised at the many things that the groom and his entourage, when energized, are capable of doing to make the wedding perfect.

Let Him Shop Thank-You Gifts

The wedding is a success, thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication. The couple may show their appreciation to everyone by sending out small yet well-thought-out gifts to friends, family, or those heavily involved in the planning process.

Yes, the groom can take the lead in the gift giving with quirky groomsmen gift ideas for the fellows. He will probably have to let his wife take care of the keepsakes for the ladies.

It will mean a difference to the bride’s peace of mind for the groom to help out in the best way he can. Maybe he’s just waiting for anyone to ask his opinion or input. Men can be shy sometimes, so it’s best to tell them upfront that they have to take ownership of their wedding.

Article by: Tara with Groovy Giftsmen Gifts

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