Most of you only make that special marriage proposal once in a lifetime. To make it more special means you have to find the most beautiful and individual engagement ring. But it’s not only marriage proposals that call for a treasured piece of jewelry. Other occasions such as renewing marriage vows, anniversaries and birthdays can be made all the more special by giving solitaire diamond rings, for example.
When you’re in the market for a diamond ring to mark a special occasion or to show a loved one just exactly how much they mean to you the 4 C’s should form the basis of your decision.
Cut – this refers to the shape and position of a diamonds facets. The beauty and brilliance of any diamond is enhanced by the quality of the cut. There are many different names given to each style of cut including asscher cut diamond and pear shaped diamond.
Clarity – this is a measure of a diamonds flawlessness and has a direct influence on its value. A diamonds clarity is rated according to the industry standard scale.
Carat – this refers to the weight of the diamond. One carat weighs 0.007 of an ounce (0.20 of a gram).
Color – the majority of diamonds have no color but fancy colored diamonds are available in shades of pink, blue and yellow.
Now you’re armed with some of the vital qualities to look for when choosing loose diamonds or solitaire diamond engagement rings, you need to check out some of the companies that sell diamonds online. Don’t be fooled into thinking you won’t get good service as they’ll have an engaging customer service team who can offer guidance with complete transparency, cutting out the middle man so you can take full advantage of their best prices.
The wedding is approaching, or just behind you. Before you go writing checks you can’t cash, or booking that honeymoon in the married name, here are 6 important steps you need to take to save time, money, and convenience down the road.
This amazing engagement shoot from London Light Photography really made me gasp! We all know I love fairytales but this one seemed more like a dream. True Love really does open doors….enjoy!
Don’t you just love a little video too……
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It was a complete surprise to me when my boyfriend of a year, proposed to me in the middle of a Perfect Wedding Guide show that we were both working. Below is the video from the very talented Jeffrey Stoner Video of how it all went down. Honestly, I just wish someone would of told me to at least brush my hair…just sayin.
Sunlit kisses and deep purple details make this wedding stand out in the crowd. Not only is the inside of the Museum of Nature breathtaking, the surrounding grounds make our heart skip a beat as well. The details that Barbara Ann Studios captured during this wedding are stunning but it’s the tender moments between the bride and her groom that really made us do a double (and triple) take!
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Had the pleasure of staying at the Casa Monica Hotel last week and it was really beautiful. We stayed for a few nights and had a visit with Noel Day, who is the Catering Sales Manager for the Hotel. Below are some on my personal pics as well as ideas and pricing.
I thought this was really cool. Housekeeping left us a handwritten note under the door on our last night.
Here is the info on the Ballrooms: Casa Monica Hotel
They also are running this really cool special that if you book a wedding before December of this year you get a free honeymoon at any of their 10 locations nationwide. They call it “Honeymoon on Us”.
All in all, I like the venue and the staff is very friendly and helpful. If I had to say anything negative I would say the valet parking is pretty expensive so I would be concerned about that extra cost during my event. The food was amazing. We ate at the restaurant and had room service. The customer service of the staff was top notch.
*We will be doing many site visits for our brides and readers and will always give an impartial view and these are not paid for sponsored ads in any way.
What’s not to love about a bride who lets her personal style shine through on her wedding day? The very talented Alexandra Wallace photographed these lovely bridal portraits that we just can’t get enough of. Not only does this beautiful bride have tattoos, unique flowers, and a dress made for a goddess, she also has gorgeous red hair with pink peeking out of the bottom of her updo. Your wedding day is your special day to celebrate you and your significant other so be sure to let the real you shine though!
For some brides, shoes that Carrie Bradshaw would be jealous of are the only shoes that will be considered for a wedding day. Other brides choose to push the Christian Louboutin’s aside to go for a more affordable shoe. If you want shoes that won’t break the bank but will still make Carrie and the gang proud, look no further than our favorite wedding day shoes under $50.
We love this white patent peep toe heel by Aldo.
Fashionista brides can rock these one of a kind heels.
This popular style is a steal at only $36.99!
These lace flats are perfect for a beautiful and unique look. H&M for the win!