Find The Perfect Antique Diamond Ring For A Special Proposal

Deciding to propose to your partner is a special moment in your life and can require thought and planning in order to create that perfect moment to remember for a lifetime. Many aspects will fall together naturally, however one thing which requires thought and perfection is the ring you choose to pull out at this special moment in your life. Although it is unlikely that the ring will hinder your partners answer, choosing something they will love and cherish for a lifetime should be important to you and shows how much thought has gone into the process. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful diamond ring as it is the most highly prized of all gems, however there are things which must be considered in order to find “the one”.

So why are diamonds such a popular choice for engagement rings? Diamonds are said to symbolise purity, love, commitment and fidelity in relationships through the clarity of the crystal and pure white light of the diamonds. Antique engagement rings have also become increasingly popular over recent years due to their romantic history and beautiful aesthetics, so a combination of the two is an engagement ring to be proud of. It is important to look out for the 4 c’s when looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring – carat weight, clarity, colour and cut. Not only do these affect the price of the ring but also it’s aesthetic, so it is important to have an idea of what you are looking for before you go shopping for the ring. A clear white diamond is what might initially come to mind, however coloured diamonds are also formed naturally and can look just as beautiful.

The style of an antique engagement ring is highly important and it is crucial to have a good idea of what your partner will like. There are many eras of antique engagement rings to choose from and whether your partner likes subtle or statement pieces, the perfect ring is out there for everyone. We found a fantastic rang over at www.antiqueringsonline.co.uk and encourage you to go and take a look at the huge range of different styles on offer, if only to give you an idea as to what’s available. If your partner loves feminine romantic styles then look into buying a victorian piece, however if you are looking for something a bit more unusual then an art deco ring may the one to go for. Choosing the style of the ring is definitely the daunting part and can be a difficult decision to make, especially if your partner isn’t a big jewellery wearer. There are however people you can ask to help you. Help is always welcomed when it comes to choosing an engagement ring, and your partners friends and relatives may have a slightly better idea of what to look for.

Style is by far the most important aspect of the ring as it is something your partner will wear for a lifetime. With the chosen style in mind, other decisions will become easy such as how much you are willing to spend and you can shop around for the perfect ring for that special person in your life. Proposals aren’t as straight forward as they may initially seem unless it is a spontaneous moment without planning, however careful considerations will create a moment of a lifetime you will be proud of. So get searching for the perfect antique diamond engagement ring today and plan the perfect proposal.

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Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

weddingfortunecookie1Every bride and groom want to create fun wedding favors for those who spend the special day with them. Personalized fortune cookies are a creative way to show your appreciation, but also very affordable.

Custom fortune cookies allow you to place your own personalized message in a fortune cookies. The fortune cookies can be dipped in chocolate and placed in takeout boxes as a cute gift for your guests. Below are some message ideas you can use in your custom fortune cookies.

With this ring, I thee wed.
Stephanie & Thomas July 8, 2014

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Some good fortune just for you!
Justin & Gina 9-20-14

Love is patient. Love is kind.
Love is not boastful or rude.

“Here’s to the bride, may your hours of joy be as
numerous as the petals of your bridal bouquet.”

“To the man who has conquered the bride’s heart…
and her mother’s” Kim & Alan August 21, 2014

Today I marry my best friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, love.
Liz & Jason April 5, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful day with our family and friends. Love Rob & Carolyn Hawes

“…and they lived happily ever after…” Barbara and Alex June 17, 2014

We all have our own path. Sometimes our paths cross, sometimes our paths merge. Thank you for sharing our path this day.

Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round; Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Sarah and Philip August 18, 2014

A heart that loves is always young. Erin & Mike – December 8, 2014

As we set sail together, thanks for coming on board with us today. Michael and Mary 9-8-14

“Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.” ~Ogden Nash

This is the day that the Lord hath made, rejoice and be glad in it. Greg and Jennifer

He loves me, he loves me not, He loves me, we tied the knot. Michele and Jerry December 12, 2014

Thank you for celebrating our love. Jody & John 9-1-2014

Love is friendship set on fire. Mary & Jason July 25, 2014

Today we join each other’s dreams.

Together we are more
than the sum of our parts.

Wedding fortune cookies can be found online or you can make them at home. Takeout boxes can also be found online or at many paper and craft and scrapbooking stores.

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“The Magic at the Boatshed” Wedding Photography

BoatshedIn December 2014 Lighthouse Photography by Cyrus received a call from Emma Boyer, the Editor of WA Brides Magazine, one of her clients (Marion from Makeup Magic) needed some extraordinary wedding images for editorial and ads.

Lighthouse pulled together the “A team” of wedding suppliers in West Australia and a few weeks later created “the Magic at the Boatshed”. A series of images to show of a stunning but simple bridal look, coupled with a flowing pure silk wedding dress made by the award winning Beata Ridley of Chein Noir Dezines.

The hair was artfully designed by celebrity hairstylist Jas International who also acted as our lighting assistant.

We were not left without added weather drama, however, shooting on the river’s edge in howling wind had it’s dangers and we did loose, over the jetty, our expensive lighting umbrella which looking back now was a comical sight.

The venue we occupied for the Bridal fashion Photoshoot is a well sort after wedding and corporate venue called the Boatshed Restaurant located off Coode St Jetty in South Perth. As the sun set we had the most stunning background to Perth City.

To view the series of images created please visit the Facebook Album and see why Cyrus has been nominated three times as one of Australia’s Top Wedding Photographers.

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Sweet Wedding Invitations from Sweet-Paper

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We have not been more excited about Wedding Invitations in quite some time.

The Bella Figura 2015 Wedding Invitation Collection has arrived! Bella Figura has outdone themselves once again with their fabulous line of wedding stationery for 2015. The new collection features 64 new wedding invitation suites featuring on-trend color combinations, digitally printed accents (like watercolor!), new custom calligraphy styles, foil envelope liners and more!

There is no more intimate paperie to see them first hand than, Sweet-Paper in San Diego. The store is bright with paper inspired items and the most exciting letter press wedding invitations in San Diego. Whether you visit them online or in the store you will not find a more knowledgeable staff that can help you find the wedding invitations matches both your budget and your taste. You can visit them online at http://www.sweet-paper.com

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Reasons why hiring a photo booth makes perfect sense

Despite the fact most people will only use a photo booth when updating passports or driving licenses, they have a number of other uses and advantages too. In fact, they can be hired out for countless different functions.

But why should you hire a photo booth? And what events are they suitable for? Hire company www.kingofthebooth.co.uk is on hand to list some benefits of hiring its photo booth and the various occasions it is perfect for.

Benefits of hiring a photo booth

  • Great entertainment – In a day and age where selfies are all the rage, photo booths provide great entertainment. Furthermore, funny props such as oversized glasses and big wigs are sure to add even more hilarity.
  • Excellent promotion – If your brand or a product needs promoting, a photo booth can provide excellent exposure. Social media handles can be added to each photo and shared via Facebook, Twitter and email.
  • Fully customisable – Another promotional advantage of photo booth hire is that the exterior is fully customisable with fully printable skins. There is also the option of partial branding too.
  • Extensive photo options – In addition to colour, photo booths can produce black and white or sepia images as well. It is even possible to have photo strips or post card style prints featuring various backgrounds, messages, graphics and logos.
  • Incredibly memorable – After leaving a function or event, guests will go away with a long-lasting memory. Every time they look at their photo, they will be reminded of the fun they had.

Events and occasions for a photo booth

  • Weddings – Although most weddings will have a photographer to capture every important moment, photo booths can be used for more entertaining images. Along with being a great distraction while making the transition between ceremony and reception, photo booths give guests the chance to leave personal messages thanks to HD video recording.
  • Corporate events – Not only do photo booth images provide great publicity, they can also be used as business cards with brand logos and additional information. On top of that, photo booths are bound to liven up any boring or tedious corporate function.
  • School proms – From capturing a couple’s first date to giving a group of close friends some treasured memories, photo booths are ideal for school proms. Teenagers will appreciate the fact you can visit the booth as many times as you like too.
  • Private parties – Regardless of whether it’s a special birthday or to commemorate a certain occasion, photo booths will be a welcome addition to any private party. Both young and old will love having their picture taken, which can also be viewed online with optional password protection for extra privacy.

It is clear to see that hiring a photo booth can be highly advantageous for corporate functions and extremely enjoyable for weddings, proms and parties. To discover more about photo booth hire or if you’d like to make a booking, visit King of the Booth

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Travelling Unplugged TV Series Returns with Season 3 “Newlyweds”

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There a lot of ‘reality shows’ sharing the journey and adventures of various married couples – yet none are as real as TRAVELLING UNPLUGGED, an international television series that shares the awesome world travels and inspiring life experiences of South African born film-maker Byron Taylor and his beautiful wife Meagan.

Season Three “NEWLYWEDS” is currently being filmed, You can start following the the journey on facebook: www.facebook.com/TravellingUnplugged

Here’s the video just released of Byron & Meagans beautiful wedding dance:

Shopping for a wedding dress? Visit http://eternnal.com.mx/ for the best selection of dresses and gowns.

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Wedding Favors that are Easy on the Wallet

Most couples have a pretty strict budget while planning their wedding, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to compromise and have a completely stripped-down wedding reception. Most couples choose to plan the details of their ceremony first so that it is the most memorable event of their life, then they use the remaining budget to put together their wedding reception. Unfortunately, there can sometimes be a very small pool of cash left after the ceremony is paid for, so you may have to get creative with your money if you want everything to work out in the end.

If you have a lot less money on hand than you originally planned for, you may need to make some tough decisions. There are obviously things that you need for your reception like food, decorations, and a wedding cake, so things like wedding favors can seem like a logical choice if you want to trim some fat and save a little money for other things. However, most of your wedding guests will be very disappointed if there isn’t some sort of wedding favor waiting for them, and that can make your experience suffer as well. Here are a few wedding favors that are easy on the wallet so you can have your cake and eat it too without going into your 401k prematurely.

Photos

One option you have is to buy some inexpensive picture frames from a dollar store and fill them with pictures of you as a couple in the months leading up to your wedding. You can usually put these together for about a dollar per person, and they are a great way to share your life and memories with your friends and family. Not only is it incredibly affordable and easy on the wallet, but your guests will also love your photos as their wedding favors and won’t even notice how cheap they were to provide.

Sparklers

One of my favorite wedding favors happens to be sparklers because they can make the wedding reception a more interactive experience for your guests. Rather than sitting at a table and staring at a useless knick-knack to take home, your guests can actually light their wedding sparklers during the reception to give the party more energy and capture some excellent photos. It’s important to note that finding a store that sells sparklers for weddings is not an easy task locally, so you’ll want to start by looking online. Wedding sparklers are generally only pennies each, so you should have no problem buying enough for every guest at your wedding.

Snacks or Candy

Another great choice is to lay out small snacks or candy on each reception table for your guests to enjoy before the meal is served. This is popular even if you’re not on a budget and can afford regular wedding favors because everyone loves a good snack and chances are that some of your guests will be hungry after the ceremony. Popular choices include small hard candies that are very inexpensive or little pastries that are shaped like hearts. No matter what you choose as a couple, your guests are sure to be delighted that there is a sweet little treat waiting for them when they arrive.

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The Best Area in Los Angeles for Weddings is Santa Clarita

I think you’ll agree that weddings are one of the most important occasions in an individual’s life, so everyone wants to capture this special moments. Wedding photography is the best way to freeze the memorable events of your special day. Wedding photography cannot be taken lightly as it is very important.

To ensure the success of the both wedding reception and the ceremony, one needs to select best wedding photographers. The main aspects of selecting a perfect wedding photographer mostly depends on the place where have been planning your weddings.

Fine a wedding photographer in Los Angeles for that special occasion at a price I can afford? As if moving to Los Angeles isn’t difficult enough and of itself, there is always the hassle of getting things done when you don’t know anyone to cope with. so to find a Los Angeles photographer, or any other service for that matter, in the town, there are some steps I always take to make sure I get what I want at the price I want.

When it comes to service providers like wedding photographers santa clarita, the first step you should do it to figure out exactly what you way. In the case of a wedding photographer los Angeles, you will need to determine whether you are going to have portraits done, candid photos as a party, or formal pictures and portraits at an event like a wedding or graduation. Once you determine what exactly you need out of a  Santa Clarita Wedding photographer, you will have an easier time looking for someone who fits your specific needs.

Selecting a Santa Clarita Photographer is a very important aspect of your wedding. You can seek the help of a good wedding planner to select the best wedding photography service, which will save lots of money, time and stress.

If you have found your best wedding portrait photography, your wedding is as close to perfect as it can possibly be.

Los Angeles has a great deal of photography studios in the area, giving consumers an extensive range of alternatives. You can simply browse the Net to find person who can make your modern bride visual artistry in a photographic forum. You can simply found your dream photographer who is offering best Santa Clarita wedding photography as per requirements of the clients.

So here you have learned few tips to select the best santa clarita wedding photographers for your wedding. Your selected photographer should be able to create relationships based on trust and comfort, which allow the tender, sweet and intimate moments of your BIG day to emerge!

 

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Deciding on Wedding Jewelry – Are You Doing It Right?

From the engagement ring to wedding-day accessories, jewelry is an important decision from start to finish. Many brides (and grooms) feel the pain of choosing from such a wide variety of available accessories for the proposal and beyond. This task can be made a bit easier with the tips below.

Use Jewelry From Someone Special

Borrowing jewelry from a loved one (mom, grandmother, friend, etc) has 2 benefits: it doesn’t cost anything AND has added sentimental value. Wearing a family heirloom can be special on your wedding day, but be careful – sometimes you overlook fashion and style in the name of loyalty. So keep that in mind, but don’t hesitate to use this route when planning your wedding!

Wear Jewelry That Compliments YOU

More important than any other considering, choose accessories that work with you and your dress of choice. You don’t necessarily want your accessories to steal the show; rather, they should add value to everything else you are wearing. An example of this are large dangling earrings may work well when your hair is up, but may not function well when your locks are long and flowing. Another example is if you have a basic neckline on your dress, you can spice it up with an appropriate necklace. On the other hand, if your neckline has an appeal by itself, you may want to forgo the necklace.

Don’t Over Think It

The best advice on wedding jewelry is to trust your instincts and follow your heart – after all, your heart would never lie to you! It is easy to overcomplicate the entire process and lose sight on what is truly important to you. With so many options available to you on such an important day, it is easy to feel like you are drowning in choices. Keep a healthy balance between what you love and what you can afford (hey, we have to be realistic!) and don’t second guess your choices. If it makes your heart sing, listen!

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Planning a New York City Wedding on Any Budget

New York wedding photographer Sofia Negron Central Park Boathouse blue whiteGetting married in New York City means you’ll have instant access to some of the best resources and wedding venues in the country. It also means that that the city can be one of the most expensive places to say your vows. Most couples, regardless of their assets, have a specific price point in mind when it comes to planning their wedding. Fortunately, it’s possible to plan a fabulous wedding in NYC on just about any budget with some careful planning and a little imagination.

Central Park

New York City’s iconic Central Park is one of the most enchanting and picturesque places to get married in the city. You’ll have your choice of awe inspiring venues that include the Conservatory Garden, Cherry Hill, the Pond, the Ladies Pavilion, Cop Cot, Wagner Cover and Belvedere Plaza. You can also save some money by purchasing one of the park’s wedding packages which can be customized to fit your budget. In the spring, an incredible time to be in New York, the French themed North Garden in the park’s Conservatory Garden is gorgeous with the grounds that will be filled with breathtaking scenery including thousands of vibrant colors thanks to the blossoming crab apple trees, daffodils and tulips.

The Central Park Boathouse

The Boathouse is a fantastic place to get married in Central Park, either in a room with a wall of windows or the terrace, overlooking the lake with plenty of room for dancing. The wedding party minimum at the Boathouse is 80 to 165 with the maximum being 230. There is also more available space for an additional fee.

The Lighthouse

At the Lighthouse venue at Chelsea Piers you’ll have memorable views from floor to ceiling sparkling windows that overlook the Hudson River. This sophisticated loft space is also associated with famous caterer Abigail Kirsch and while  the catering it isn’t cheap, it’s well worth the expertise if it fits into your budget. The seating capacity is 100 to 680 for formal, sit down dining, with the maximum being 400, including dancing. Cocktail receptions can fit 1000.

Hotel Wedding Venues

New York City is brimming with incredible hotel wedding venues that include the roof of the St. Regis Hotel, the Palm Terrace ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel, the Plaza Terrace room and more. Most of the venues are pricy, but if you plan your wedding during the off season you can save a significant amount of money.

Music and Entertainment

Here’s where you can get real creative. You can actually end up with incredible, yet affordable music by hiring a student from Juilliard to play your favorite instruments from guitar to violin. You can also choose a venue will a terrific sound system as well as tons of sound enhancing equipment and hire a tech guy to deal with any electronic problems that may come up. You could also use a laptop to project a special photo slide show of your life experiences together, leading up to the present on a wall or your favorite music videos. Another fun idea would be to have friends and family members act as DJs.

Timing is Everything

If you time things right, you can save around 20 to even 30% on all your wedding planning needs. For example, choosing an off season date can save you quite a bit on just about everything. The least popular times to get married in New York City are January, February and summer months July and August; the perfect months to get married if you’re planning a New York City wedding on a budget. We suggest hiring an experienced NYC wedding planner to help plan your wedding day.