Category Archives: Wedding Wednesday

Princess Cut Engagement Ring Eye Candy

The princess cut engagement ring has been going strong for the last decade. This beautiful brilliant cut diamond gives all the flash and fire that a traditional round would, but with a modern attitude. The princess cut’s clean, sharp corners and hearts & arrows pattern are the stuff that millennial dreams are made of. They hide their inclusions well, like any brilliant cut, while showing off spectacular color even from grades above F. The princess cut engagement ring does need some special attention though – those perfectly pointed corners are actually pretty delicate and very susceptible to fractures, chipping and Read More →

Favorite Floral Guides

It’s no secret I’ve got a botanical obsession. Playing with wedding flowers is one of my favorite leisure activities. I mean, I don’t crash weddings to fondle the freesia or disassemble centerpieces at my friends’ receptions. I imagine playing with them. Different textures, color palettes, height, shapes and vessels all combine to make each wedding floral arrangement a unique creation all its own. Don’t even get me started on the various categories of bouquets. Well, I guess I already started, because these fabulous wedding floral guides do include a break down of different bouquet styles. But promise, I’ll keep it brief. Read More →

Why You Shouldn’t Do a First Look

I wrote this post two weeks ago. Then I uploaded photos and accidentally deleted 99% of the copy. No, of course I didn’t have it saved in a Word document. So I yelled & smacked my Mac Zoolander style, cried a little, and gave this post the silent treatment for two weeks. I’ve overcome my anger because I love you, readers, and want you to be happy. Please enjoy, and remember: this is an opinion piece of a nobody blogger and not the advice of a medical professional. I can’t believe I just typed that headline. It feels like Wedding Read More →

4 Cute Ways To Announce Your Engagement

“WE’RE ENGAGED!!!” It’s the text/snapchat/Facebook post everyone hopes to receive from their long-term relationship-bound bestie. But what if you’re the bestie? What if it’s your sparkly new ring on that very important finger? Chances are you’ve had a secret Pinterest board for quite some time now (no shade, just jealousy. I had to preemptively-pin in public like some sort of animal.) Chances are you have a pretty definitive seasonally-dependent line up of possible color schemes. Chances are you know damn well which flowers are verboten from all arrangements. What I’m saying is, you’ve already started to put some thought into your Read More →

Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Old, or European? (10 points if you recognized that song.) Well, lucky you because today it’s all about both. Old European cut diamonds are a favorite among the vintage and antique loving set. One of the O.G. ways to cut a diamond, the Old European cut predates today’s most popular shape, the round brilliant. The OEC is also round, but has a smaller table (the flat top surface of the diamond), a taller crown (the sloped sides of the diamond above the middle girdle), and an open culet (the pointy bit underneath). This graphic from GIA can help you out Read More →