Win A Sapphire And Diamond Ring Union Diamond

Win This Ring From Union Diamond

We have an incredible treat for you today, one lucky reader will soon be wearing the gorgeous Halo Oval Cut Chatham Blue Sapphire ring above from Union Diamond. In order to win you must leave a comment in the form below that you either – liked Union Diamond on Facebook, followed them on Twitter, or followed them on Pinterest. Each one that you enter will give you one entry for the prize, if you do all 3 then you have been entered 3 times to win the pretty ring.

The winner will be emailed on April 12, 2013. As you can clearly see, Union has an impressive collection and wide variety including one of our personal faves, rose gold. Below are a few exceptionally pretty pieces that we were eyeing.

beautiful rose gold jewelry

Union Diamond is high quality, superb customer service, and is dedicated to making their patrons into lifetime customers. That’s why they say, with Union Diamond, you should ‘Just Expect More’! What makes them stand out you ask? Well … first off, their entire staff are GIA trained Graduate Gemologists, Diamond Graduates, Pearl Graduates, AJP’s just to name a few. Second, every item that Union Diamond manufactures is created specifically for you. You can also rest assured that your new sparkly item is shipped securely and insured from their corporate offices in Atlanta, Georgia directly to your door. Third, and of course our favorite, all of their prices are a mere fraction of what retail jewelers have chosen to sell their products for. Headquartered in Atlanta, Union Diamond is an online diamond jewelry store dedicated to bringing the world’s finest loose diamonds, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and diamond rings for wedding and engagement directly from the top cutting factories.

All of their diamonds are top quality and certified, from diamond engagement rings to their stunning hand crafted custom designed creations. Below are a few items that we would definitely not mind wearing. From engagement rings to anniversary bands they have it all.

Everything You Need To Look Pretty From Union Diamond

Don’t forget to Like Union Diamond on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, or follow them on Pinterest.  Each one that you enter will give you one entry for the prize, if you do all 3 then you have been entered 3 times to win the pretty ring.

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DIY Tape Inspired Art

spring table arrangement

All of this tape inspired art came about from a piece by Brooklyn artist Maya Hayuk, a work with overlapping stripes in brilliant colors. Her mesmerizing art inspired REVEL to create this brilliant outdoor party. They created this shoot by painting various items – invitations, place cards, a fabric table runner, bud vases, favor boxes, and a big canvas backdrop with fuchsia, marigold, teal, and burgundy stripes. A little masking tape, some rulers, and pencil does wonders!

Adding in some brilliant flowers from Michelle Edgemont, and a tasty dessert bar with matching striped cakes from Lael Cakes, and mini brownies from Honeybee Brownies;  the scene is now set for a casual wedding, or the perfect shower. There’s even something for the boys – the Moscow Mule cocktail with Aylesbury Duck Vodka and Reed’s Ginger Beer. All beautifully photographed by brklyn view photography.

bridal shower invite

spring floral arrangement

spring floral arrangements

striped favor box

striped boxes

spring wedding ideas

wedding gift boxes

vodka ginger cocktail

Such a fantastic and easy idea … right? Thanks so much to REVEL for all this prettiness.  You can repeat the below tutorial to create a large backdrop – they used paint canvas and fabric paint, or a runner (same paint, on a white runner). Bombs away! Read on for exact tutorial.

DIY tape art wedding invite

Photographer: brklyn view photography

Event Designer: REVEL
Cake: Lael Cakes
Flowers: Michelle Edgemont
Mini brownies: Honeybee Brownies
Vodka: Aylesbury Duck Vodka
Artwork: Maya Hayuk

Be sure to read on to see exactly how to make this fabulous wedding project from REVEL . [Read more…]

Categories: DIY Detail & Favor Wedding Projects

On Trend DIY Backyard Fall Wedding

Sara K Byrne Photography

Once you see all the thoughtful and stylish decor in our next weeding, you will be shocked to learn that Zachary and Amanda actually planned their DIY backyard fall wedding in three months. Their wedding was overflowing with thoughtful touches and lovely details that they created themselves in record breaking time.

Read on to see a ton more stylish fall wedding ideas and learn a bit more from the bride. You can also see all the images in the full gallery here captured by Boise wedding photographer Sara K Byrne Photography.

Kraft Paper Wedding Invitations

Tandem Bicycle

white lace wedding dress

orange and white wedding bouquet

Our wedding was located at my grandparents house in Meridian, Idaho, where I have endless amounts of childhood memories. We were so excited when they agreed to let us have our wedding there. Planning a wedding in 3 months, this was a huge relief! The style of my wedding was vintage / modern, but i didn’t want anything to be super predictable, so i tried to be creative and mix my ideas and styles.

There is one thing that Zac & I have in common, and that is  bikes! We love biking, and love bikes. So the whole idea of the wedding was that “we are going tandem,” which is a direct reference to our love for bikes, and how Zac proposed to me. So bikes owned by us and our families lined the garden pathway as guests entered the wedding ceremony

first wedding look captured by Sara K Byrne Photography

fall wedding looks

fall wedding ideas

peach bridesmaid dresses

peach bridesmaid dresses

groomsman in bow ties and suspenders

bridal party looks

Tips From The Bride:
Longer engagement, for more time to plan the wedding. Even though we really had our hearts set on the 3 month engagement, it would have been worth it to wait longer so the planning process was smoother.

I  would definitely make sure you have dependable people to help with decorating on the day of. I had some people fall through the day before, and it was pretty stressful to have family & wedding party out there decorating. And one more thing, it would have been totally worth it to hire a videographer! I am so sad i can’t go back and watch my wedding… It is truly something i think all brides should consider for their wedding day!

garden wedding inspiration

card and wedding program table

hand painted pots with succulents

backyard wedding ceremony ideas

father daughter walking down aisle

groomsmen in red vans

backyard fall wedding

Amanda and Zach had the intent to re-purpose all of their wedding decor, and so took thoughtful care on all of their purchases.  A great example would be the backdrop that they used for their smile booth. A chevron shower curtain from Urban Outfitters, that they later used in their new home after the wedding.

wedding reception sign

mason jar wedding favors

teal and red wedding sign

From the Bride on her wedding decor:
I used mint and coral for the wedding colors, I realized having a fall wedding i should incorporate some warm / rustic accents to create a less summery feel, and a more fall feel. So, I used a modern grey and white chevron pattern throughout with accents of burlap and warm grey. I also love exposed wood, and made sure to use that as an interesting element in the whole juxtaposition of wedding decor. There were also small pops of mustard yellow and accents of lace & pom-pom detailing throughout.

Since we were on my grandparents property, we had TONS of pumpkins & squash to choose from as another fall inspired decoration – of course i carefully chose the coral / orange / cream pumpkins to match the wedding colors. We also hand-painted a few clusters of white pumpkins with a mint chevron.

fall wedding reception ideas

chevron stripe table runner edged with lace

bridal party table

have a food truck cater your wedding

The food was catered by the B29 Streatery Food Truck in Nampa, serving delicious options for all of the guests to eat. The reception ended in dancing, with a groomsmen leading everyone in a full Bull costume, and at the end of the whole shindig, we left the wedding in my uncles bright red GTO convertible, as our guest lined the driveway with sparklers.

we've decided on forever wedding sign

first wedding dance

wedding cake table

bicycle cake topper

dessert table ideas

ttandem bike cake topper

bride and groom forks


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Photographer: Sara K Byrne Photography
Caterer: B29 Streatery
Dress Designer & Veil or Hair Accessories: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Groom Suspenders: The Suspender Store
Jewelry: Anthropologie
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Tates Rents
“We’ve Decided on Forever: Wind Rosie
Kraft Paper Tags on favor jars: The Sunshine Status
Stationery: Bride | Cake: Aunt of Bride | Hair & Lighting: Cee Jae Lightning | Venue: Private Residence | DJ: Ipod | Flowers: Bride’s Grandma | Officiant: Bride’s Brother

Read on to find out how much this on trend DIY backyard Fall wedding actually cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. Please do not use this guide to barter with vendors.  This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you. [Read more…]

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, gray, orange, white
Styles: backyard, indie, modern, vintage

Register For Your Wedding at Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdale’s Wedding Registry

Bloomingdale’s is known for amazing fashion finds that you cannot find anywhere else and of course their stellar customer service. So, it is a no brainer to register with them. Not only do they have everything you’ll need to stock up your new home, from fine china to a Nespresso maker, you can even register for cheese. Yes please! Whip out your iphone or Android and download The Big Brown Bag App and start scanning items directly to your registry now.

If we were to start scanning, here are a few of our favorite things from the Bloomingdale’s registry that we would have totally registered for. If you don’t like our picks, Bloomingdale’s offers a Personal Registry consultant – there for you from the day you register until your last item is in place.  Receive professional opinions and the perfect advice to calm those wedding nerves!

Bloomingdales Registry

1. Graphic Image Vogue Covers | 2. kate spade new york Say the Word “Word Search” Dish | 3. Michael Aram Gold Feather | 4. Schmidt Brothers Cutlery® Titanium Series 15 Pc. Block Set | 5. Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Espresso Maker | 6. Raynaud “Attraction” Coffee Cup | 7. Rosenthal Surface Matte Mini Vase | 8. Hurom Slow Juicer with Cookbook | 9. Jonathan Adler Round Lacquer Bath Accessories | 10. Nambé “Kurl” Sugar & Creamer | 11. Natori Solid Towels

There are a few other perks when you register at Bloomingdale’s  – 10% off remaining home items on your registry for up to 6 months after your occasion date! Plus, you will receive a splurge card. That means exclusive savings – from dresses to fine jewelry to luggage you’ll save on all your wedding essentials. Not to mention you will get FREE monogramming on almost all sheets, towels and robes – perfect personalization, which we know you love. Are you in your car on your way to Bloomie’s yet? Don’t feel like leaving the house? That’s all right, register online!

Bloomingdale’s Wedding Registry

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