Diamond Engagement Ring Shapes Guide

Ready to explore all of the many different diamond engagement ring cuts and shapes? The knowledgeable folks over at The Diamond Advisors have you covered with this detailed buying guide infographic!

Discover the perfect diamond engagement ring for you with this top 10 list of cuts and shapes, including the traditional round diamond cut + 9 alternative shapes you may not have considered or even known about before.

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books and #2 pencils are perfect centerpieces when two teachers get married!

romantic still life of antiquarian books, flowers, wedding ring and shoes

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Alexandra of Idalia Photography (Howell, NJ) is super stylish, totally romantic and a little bit nerdy! Here’s Alexandra to tell us more:

Katherine and Chris were teacher colleagues of mine when I used to teach, so their wedding day was extra special to me. They met when Katherine began her career as a math teacher at Freehold High School, where Chris already taught English. They would see each other in the hallways and faculty rooms, but they were both shy around each other. It wasn’t until they were proctoring a test together that they had the opportunity to get to know one another – silently, via notes they wrote each other as the students took their exams.

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desert table with an elegant multi tiered cake, candles and red roses

red rose with a diamond wedding ring in the center

This whimsical fairytale styled shoot comes to us from Claudia Rios Photography, based in Homestead, Florida! Here’s more about the shoot and the inspiration behind it from the event planner:

When the planner becomes the model (and yes, it was predetermined) there’s only one way to go and that’s all out! Not only did I incorporate the love of my life, Martin, but also our Fluffiest Peanut The Pom, Florida’s Beautiful Beaches, and of course, sparkly diamonds.

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Dogs in Weddings Tips Inspiration

Dogs in Weddings Tips Inspiration

Love dogs? So do WeddingLovely’s bloggers + vendor community!

We’re celebrating National Dog Day this upcoming Saturday with a fun (and furry) dogs in weddings roundup style post sharing adorable photos, videos, ideas and inspiration — all to do with our beloved four legged friends.

Plus, we’re loving all of the rescue stories, endearing moments caught on camera/film, tips for including fur babies on your special day, doggy inspired fashion, stationery, decor elements + more!

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sweet and sexy designer wedding gown

sweet and sexy designer wedding gown

Today we have a stunning designer wedding gown collection to share with you, brought to us by our friends at Designer Loft, located in New York, NY! Here’s more about the collection from Designer Loft:

The stunning Rosa Clara 2018 collection offers fashion forward silhouettes, glamorous plunge necklines and exquisite lace. Designe The stunning Rosa Clara 2018 collection offers fashion forward silhouettes, glamorous plunge necklines and exquisite lace. r Loft Bridal in NYC is the first retailer in the USA to receive these beauties.  “In this collection, the fabrics adapt really well to the body and spotlight the female figure,” Clara says. “We are presenting the sexiest collection I have ever designed.”  Here are some of the 2018 gowns:

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This fun infographic, brought to us by our friends at ProFlowers (San Diego, CA) is full of creative and memorable ways to propose to your sweetheart! Here’s Taylor from ProFlowers to tell us more:

Are you planning to pop the question? Have you thought about how you’ll do it? An engagement is one of the most life-changing moments for any relationship. You’ll tell this story for years to come so you’ll want to make it a memorable one. It can be difficult to know where exactly to start your planning. To help you find inspiration, ProFlowers put together a guide featuring some of the best marriage proposal ideas. Browse through the collection below to find a style fitting for the two of you:

proposal ideas

Taylor is an avid lover of the great outdoors, spending a majority of her free time hiking or lounging on the beach. If she’s not enjoying the sunshine or writing about happily ever afters, she can be found trying out local coffee shops! To learn more about ProFlowers, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

elegant candlelit tablescape

bride and bridesmaids in blush gowns holding white bouquetsPhoto Credit: Robert & Kathleen Photographers

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Kristen Carro-Estela, Founder & Owner of Lovely Event Planning, based in White Plains, New York! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I grew up in a kitchen surrounded by chefs & hospitality professionals, so it’s no surprise I fell in love with event planning. I started event planning at one of the world’s top media companies and recognizable brands, MTV, where I worked on every kind of event, from planning small, exclusive parties to escorting VIPs down the red carpet at VMAs. It was a truly amazing 5 years of my life and it really helped me build an incredible foundation.

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wedding portrait in Greece with a spectacular view

wedding portrait in Greece with a spectacular view

Romantic details abound in today’s gorgeous real wedding, brought to us by Phosart Photography & Cinematography, based in Oia, Greece! Here’s Martha, the lovely bride, to tell us more

George and I have been family friends for a few years now, but we would see each other in Limnos Greece too, and in the summer of 2014 in Limnos our relationship started. The proposal was that same year, in Sydney, Australia at one of our Northern beaches, Dee Why.

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Wedding Day Ideas

Wedding Day Ideas

  • Monday’s 8 expert tips by James Arnia Photography (Nottingham, England) will have you looking flawless and candid in your wedding pictures. Tips inside!
  • Tuesday’s wedding invitation suite by To Put it Eloquently (Washington, DC) has a modern monogram surrounded by tropical greenery and is perfect for a destination or beach wedding! Check it out.
  • Wednesday’s Midwest lake engagement shoot by Jasmine Norris Photography (Lafayette, IN) is sweeter than chocolate.
  • Yesterday’s laid-back country engagement shoot by Brandy Swartz Photography (Burlington, IA) is just lovely.
  • Today’s indie wedding with vintage details by Fritz Photo (Portland, OR) exudes warmth, fun and personality! Peep inside.

Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team

cute cake topper made from bunting

wedding party potrait in a hip loft venue

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Fritz Photo (Portland, OR), exudes warmth, fun and personality! Here’s more about the happy couple and their big day from Fritz Photo:

We first met Jeff and Ashleigh at Oregon Bride Magazine‘s Urban Unveiled event, and liked them immediately.  They are both friendly and goofy, and we loved talking with them. So we were really excited when they booked us as their wedding photographers!

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