Belle Epoque Collection from Brilliant Earth

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have taken a break from blogging for a while to focus on our beautiful family addition, Sarah Grace! But now I’m back and you guys are in for a treat!

Today, Brilliant Earth is unveiling their latest collection inspired by vintage beauty, romance and femininity, called the Belle Epoque Collection! The designers of this beautiful collection were inspired vintage jewelry, delicate beading details and feminine embellishments! Belle Epoque is a French phrase that means “Beautiful Era,” which categorized the graceful jewelry pieces at the end of the 19th century that are reflected in these designs:

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Each piece is crafted from eco-friendly recycled precious metals combined with conflict free diamonds. Brilliant Earth is dedicated toethical and transparent practices in the jewelry industry. The company tracks the origins of its diamonds. How great is that? Wearing jewelry that reflects ethical responsibility!

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Definitely see these pieces for yourself at Brilliant Earth! Which pieces are your favorite?

Pink Weddings!

Ahh…the coolness of winter makes me forget the gorgeous colors of all the other seasons. I was feeling in the mood for a pink wedding. The soft and strong tones of pink can be used in so many ways to bring romance to your special day. All you need is a little inspiration.

If you are more into the softer tones, don’t be afraid that the pale pink colors will feel washed out. It was a fear I had for my wedding day. I paired soft shades of pink with candles and splashes of brighter tones and it looked phenomenal. If you’re someone who loves color and wishes to go the brighter route, go for it! Bold pink tones look great with lots of greens and will definitely add a lot of personality to your wedding day. Just remember, not everything has to be pink, subtle accents are often enough to accentuate your main color.

Here’s a bit of inspiration for all you brides, regardless of where you stand on the pink spectrum! Enjoy =)

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All Images via Pinterest

Love Is In The Air!

Engaged? Love the Empire State Building? Do you respect Preston Bailey as a stylish wedding planner? I have the perfect opportunity for you!

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Contest: Empire State Building and Preston Bailey Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest, “Love is in the Air” gives three couples a chance to have their wedding in the Empire State Building!

Mode of Entry: Video submission of the couple’s love story via Facebook, detailing their dream to get married in the Empire State Building with Preston Bailey as their wedding designer.

Prize: Three lucky couples will celebrate their special day with a customized wedding or vow renewal ceremony held at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day 2013. Preston Bailey will create a customized motif for each couple’s ceremony.

Get that iPhone camera ready and tell Preston why you want your wedding to happen on February 14th in the Empire State Building! Contest ends on January 14th, so hurry!

Minty With A Splash of Silver

Happy New Year Lovelies!

Its been quite a year, that 2012! It was one filled with great announcements, amazing moments and memorable events! However I think 2013 is going to top all of that! With my baby on the way I wouldn’t be more excited about life!

Today I would love to share with you some awesome wedding inspirations that are totally rockin’ the mint color. Lovin’ the splash of silver in the details. What do you guys think about these minty wedding details?

Minty Wedding Silver Essie Minty Wedding Cake Table Mint Wedding Dress Macaroons Mint Wedding Pin Cone Flowers Chapel

Reliving Our Wedding Day: Thanks to ALukovsky Wedding Cinema!

Planning our wedding was very exciting but at times we found it difficult to make choices when it came to deciding which vendors really understood our vision. Some vendors we had to settle for because of price and convenience but others, like video, we knew we had to get the best. Initially my husband didn’t even want to have video on our wedding day. However, I stood my ground and convinced him that pictures only tell part of the story, and that watching ourselves as we recite our vows is priceless! As it turns out the wedding day flew by so fast and combined with the level of excitement that I experienced, there is not much that I remember of the night. The best decision that I made in planning for our wedding is finding the right videographers!

It was purely accidental that I stumbled upon a wedding video on Facebook and found this amazing video production team, ALukovsky Wedding Cinema. Inspired by their work, I contacted them and within days we were already discussing the vision I had for the wedding day.  A sweet married couple, Alex and Rina drove up from Tulsa, Oklahoma to spend a weekend in NYC to film our wedding. They were the sweetest people I have ever met. They accommodated all aspects of our preparation, even driving back and forth between locations to capture how both my hubby and I got ready. With heavy rain pouring all day, they were by our side the whole time filming all the craziness of the day. My husband and I were so appreciative of their time and work, way before we had even a glimpse of how it all turned out on video!

This weekend we finally received our wedding video! Let me tell you one thing, the quality of their work and their creativity blew my mind! All our wedding moments were so tastefully combined with incredible music, meaningful pauses and heart warming transitions. The amount of times I have watched it is incredible. It is a masterpiece! See for yourself!

We can not recommend them enough! My husband and I encourage you to contact Alex and Rina and have them be part of your wedding day! If you are not in Oklahoma, that’s fine, they love to travel!