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Spring Wedding Essentials

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If you’re attending an outdoor wedding this spring, make sure you come prepared. It’s the season of fresh flowers and sunshine, but there’s always the element of surprise rain showers. Here are some of our favorite accessories to battle transitional weather and how to add a little flair to your wedding day style!

  • Sunglasses: A chic pair of shades will keep you from squinting and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
  • Makeup Setting Spray: A setting spray will keep your makeup in place, so you’re free to dance the night away!
  • Hair Shine Mist: Spring showers and humidity may sound like wedding hair killers, but they don’t have to be. The shine mist also creates a barrier from moisture and will keep your hair from becoming a frizzy mess.
  • Heel Protectors: Put your best foot forward this wedding season with heel protectors to stave off mud and keep you from sinking into grass.
  • Shawl or Cardigan: You never know with outdoor weddings, it can be hot one minute and cold the next!

I hope these tips help!

With Love,

Deanna

 

Colored Stone Engagement Ring

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Daring brides are straying from the traditional diamond when it comes to center stones. Several engaged and married celebrities are fans of the trend, such as Jenny McCarthy, Halle Berry and of course Kate Middleton! Go for a regal blue sapphire like Kate, or go the route of Halle with a vintage inspired emerald set in yellow gold. If you’re fiancé is looking to splurge on a colored diamond, canary yellow is another gorgeous option. But if you’re searching for a statement making bauble on a budget, stick with traditional gemstones.

Cost aside, a colorful stone can also add an extra meaning to a sentimental piece of jewelry. Choosing a birthstone, favorite color, or incorporating heirlooms are just a few of the many ways to personalize your ring. But you don’t have to ditch the classic white diamond all together. You can set your sapphire or ruby in a diamond studded halo and pave band or use the bright pieces as accents with a diamond in the center.

Are you a traditional bride? That’s ok! You can be daring with your wedding band, instead of going with the traditional gold wedding band or diamond studded band, opt for a colored stone wedding band.

With Love,

Deanna

Tips to Make Your Wedding Special

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  1. Choose an unlikely site. Consider an alternative site for your wedding, such as an aquarium, a zoo, a historic mansion or even a museum.
  2. Write your own vows. There is nothing more special than the words of love that you exchange. You can include poetry, music, and personal anecdotes instead of the traditional “to have and to hold from this day forward for as long as you both shall live.”
  3. Exchange roses. A new trend known as a rose exchange is popping into ceremonies. A single red or white rose is exchanged as a first gift between the bride and groom to symbolize their love for each other. The couple then exchanges a rose in a special location in their new home on each anniversary or significant highlight in their marriage, reminding them of the vows they exchanged and the promises they made on their wedding day.
  4. Think beyond the guest book. As an alternative, mount an enlargement of your engagement photo, your wedding invitation, a map or world globe and have guests sign it with a silver or gold pen as they enter the wedding.
  5. Choose a theme song. At the beginning of the reception, when the married couple is announced and members of the wedding party are introduced, instead of a drum roll or cheesy music. Consider having the DJ or band play the “Tonight Show” theme song or “We are the Champions.”
  6. Plan a life-long keepsake. After the wedding and honeymoon, print your vows on pretty paper, and then frame and hang them somewhere in your new home where you two can glance at them and remind yourselves of the promises you exchanged.

With Love,

Deanna