Saturday, December 4, 2010

What your diamond cut says about you.

Round Cut: Traditionalist

Also known as brilliant-cut, a round diamond symbolizes traditional values. Round wearers appreciate the ring's clean lines and symmetry. It has no beginning, no end and beautifully symbolizes romance! And it reflects more light than any other diamond. Ladies who like round diamonds are trustworthy and team players, but they sometimes lack spontaneity. Avril Lavigne and Christina Aguilera both wear wedding rings with round diamonds. It's the most popular cut! Wedding Prediction: You'll have a lovely, vintage-traditional wedding with pink roses, a white dress, and tea light place card holders.

Emerald Cut: Leader

The emerald cut traditionally symbolizes inner strength, power, and leadership. Camilla Bowles and Melania Trump both rock behemoth emerald-cut baubles.The emerald Cut has a quiet, regal elegance beloved by leaders everywhere. The lady who wears an emerald Cut is straightforward and true to herself. Wedding Prediction: You'll break conventions with your wedding theme and bridesmaid gifts but it will be an efficiently organized soiree. You're most likely to have the unattainable "perfect wedding."

Princess and Radiant Cuts: Spontaneous

The princess cut is a relatively new square shape with spectacular glitter. It says that you're eclectic, fun, spontaneous. You love the spotlight and enjoy attention. Whitney Houston wore a princess cut. Wedding Prediction: You're the bride most likely to jet-set to a tropical location and elope on a whim. Looks like you won't be needing those bridesmaid gifts after all!

Cushion Cut: All About Style

A cushion cut is rectangular with curved sides and was a popular diamond of the 18th century. The cushion has come back! Jennifer Garner and Nicole Richie both wear cushion-cuts (Richie's ring is pink). The cut says your daring, sophisticated, and stylish. Wedding Prediction: You'll get ideas from only the trendiest magazines. You'll be the first to give out trendy damask mint tins as your wedding favors. Other brides will look at you as a source of style inspiration. Since you have impeccable taste, friends will ask you for wedding advice on everything from wedding invitations to centerpieces to bridesmaid gifts.

Heart-Shaped: Sentimental and Dreamy

Ladies attracted to heart-shaped diamonds are dreamy romantics. The heart-shaped cut is also known as the Black Widow because it's second (only to the flashy marquis cut) in terms of divorce rate. Kid Rock proposed to Pamela Anderson with a heart-shaped, canary yellow diamond. It has been said that ladies who like heart-shaped diamonds are prone to over-idealize the romance of marriage, hence the heart shape. WeddingStand disagrees. We think heart-shaped diamonds are absolutely adorable. If you're a romantic at heart but don't want to wear the heart-shaped diamond, check out these heart charm favor boxes and our lovely bridesmaid gifts. Wedding Prediction: Your wedding will be ultra-romantic. You're the most likely to release doves or butterflies and have personalized Hershey kisses as wedding favors.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Anthropologie = LOVE

I am a big fan of "Statement Jewelery" especially on brides! Anthropologie has some of the most adorable necklaces that I can't wait to try on! They range anywhere from $30 to $600 so there is something for every budget.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Planning has Begun...

We are still in the beginning stages on planning. We are looking at a few options as far as locations. The Florida Keys is my FIRST choice however I have agreed to consider other options as well (Georgia or possibly the florida panhandle). My mother & I will be going to Key Largo, Islamorada & Marathon, florida Dec 28th - 30th to look at locations & meet with venders.

Here is a little bit about the wedding just to give you an idea of what I have so far, but like I said before, it's still tentitive til we see the venues & put down deposits.

WEDDING PLANNER: Danielle Smith (reccomended by Caribbean Catering)

We want to do an afternoon wedding in October however we are flexible with this date if we need to.  Although we LOVE Halloween, I don't want a halloween themed wedding. I'd like to keep it classy & elegant. (Martha Stewart or J Crew Wedding style)

As of now my top venues are:
1. Coconut Palm Inn - Key Largo

2. Pierre's Restarant -Islamorada

3. Tranquility Bay - Marathon

4. Islander Resort - Islamorada

HOTEL: I want to stay @ The moorings Village at least 2 nights possibly after the wedding. I am so in LOVE with this property & is the main inspiration for having our wedding in the Keys!

COLORS: I haven't decided on colors however I am leaning toward a beige wedding with maybe hints of antique pink or pale blue? I just like the simplicity & elegance of it

Top Photographer choices:
1. KT Merry
2.Lona Hall
3. Michelle Young