Think what you will about Kimye, but Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring – with a 15-carat flawless centre stone designed by Lorraine Schwartz — is stunning. Just because you can’t drop several million on a ring doesn’t mean you can’t get a similar look. Proof below…
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. – Tiffany Legacy Engagement Ring
Hearts On Fire
Hearts On Fire – Transcend Dream Engagement Ring
Bill Hicks – Princess Bezel Diamond Cluster Ring
Cerrone — 18ct White Gold Emerald & Shield Cut Diamond Ring
The photos are out! Kelly Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock in Tennessee over the weekend and everything about their style was romantic and organic. (A far cry from some who had speculated her wedding would either be over-the-top or a totally low-key elopement). Kelly tweeted several photos from the wedding day including one of her amazing long-sleeved lace wedding dress by Temperley London. Other noteworthy pieces from her day? A sparkly headband to go with her low, loose romantic hairstyle and a bright countryside-inspired bouquet filled with sunflowers, purple veronica and dusty miller. See the photos:
Image: Archetype Studio Inc
Image: Archetype Studio Inc
Image: Archetype Studio Inc
The wedding was held at Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tennessee with The Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. This has to be one of the most beautiful locations we’ve ever seen, and perfect for a laid-back rustic, chic wedding.
The type of proposals that catch our eye are the totally unexpected kind. Enter the geekiest proposal ideas ever. Crafting these types of proposals takes more than a dinner reservation and red roses, so we rounded up all the ingredients you need for the best, most-geeked-out proposal ever.
Step 1: Plan Your Outfit
What’s your favourite cosplay? This is the time to get into character and it’s going to be your best performance yet.
Step 2: Pick Out The Perfect Ring
The best geeked out engagement rings are the ones that subtly tie in your obsessions. Take for example this DNA double helix ring. It’s a science nerd’s dream ring. You know, because nothing says love like the human genome.
Step 3: Prep the Presentation
Now that you have the ring, it’s time to choose an equally amazing box to present it in like this Dr. Who inspired Tardis ring box!
Step 4: Take Advantage Of Your Awesome Nerdy Job If You Can (Hint: Zoom In)
Back in 2008 when Google launched Google Street View, Google alerted their employees to pose for a photo in front of the company headquarters. The result? A proposal immortalized in Google Maps. Once Google Street View launched, that guy in the centre of the photo with the proposal sign asked his girlfriend for directions — and we’re sure you know the rest.
Step 5: Put A Few Words On Paper
You’re not just going to get down on one knee and silently shove the ring box in her face. So before the nerves kick in, write down what you want to say and maybe even rehearse with a friend. One of our favourite geeky proposal lines? “I choose you, Pikachu!”.
Step 6: Prepare For The Engagement Party
What about surprising everyone at your engagement party by dressing up in your theme? How adorable is this couple in their Mario Kart theme!
Sure you could just place your table number on a stand in the centre. Or you could find a quirky twist.
Here’s a few simple but totally gorgeous ideas to steal now!
Photography: Lace Hanky Photography
This real couple made their table numbers from recycled wood. Pastel numbers added a pop of colour and tied in to the vintage-style centrepieces.
Photography: Image Singuliere
This crafty real bride used watercolour canvas paper and roman numeral stamps to create these rose table numbers.
Photography: Justin Mary
White string art on stained pieces of wood served as unique table numbers.
Sealed With A Kiss
Photography: Mel & Co.
For the table numbers, this real bride used vintage-style frames with mirrors set inside. She stamped on the numbers with a berry shade of lipstick.
Photography: Artisan Events Amanda Sudimack
The number of vintage buttons that appeared on each table’s card corresponded with the table number.
Photography: Kris Drake Photography
Table numbers were written on red-framed chalkboards for a rustic, homespun feel.
Photography: Modern Wedding Photography
Stacked vintage books marked with numbers fit the antique vibe the couple were after.
Are you giving your table numbers a quirky twist?
Yep, you read that right. Singer and media mogul Pharrell Williams wore a red tartan tux to his Miami yacht wedding this past weekend. It gets better though — his model wife Helen Lasichanh coordinated in a navy and green tartan wedding gown accessorised with a tiara! We’ve seen plaid invitations and even a plaid bridal bouquet, but a plaid tux and wedding dress combo is definitely a first for us.
Although technically the two officially married in a secret ceremony in August, this was their big reception for family and friends. The wedding reportedly started on the Never Say Never yacht and then the party wrapped up at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, Florida. And if you’re Pharrell Williams then the following details were an obvious choice: Usher and Busta Rhymes performed and celebrity photographer Terry Richardson captured it all on camera.
Jon Bon Jovi fulfilled his fan’s ultimate wedding wish by walking her down the aisle at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas this past weekend! The singer happened to be in Vegas for his concert tour, so bride Branka Delic started an online petition and tweeted at Bon Jovi leading up to her wedding. Branka didn’t know the singer would actually show up so she was surprised when he arrived at the chapel, ready to give her away. So why’d Bon Jovi do it? It may have something to do with Braka’s wedding venue. She picked the same chapel where Bon Jovi married his wife Dorothea 24 years ago. How cute!
The Hills star, blogger and fashion designer Lauren Conrad announced her engagement to law student William Tell this weekend and showed off a stunning round cut diamond solitaire ring.
We’re also loving the beauty blogger’s classic red manicure that she rocked for the ring reveal. Ever since her debut on Laguna Beach, Lauren has been one of our favourite icons for fashion and beauty, not to mention ponytail inspiration, so we’re expecting her wedding to be the definition of chic and effortless SoCal style.
Before you call PETA, no cats were actually thrown by brides. It’s a site called BridesThrowingCats.com and it features Photoshopped images of brides tossing the bouquet, but the bouquet has been replaced by a cat. It’s a little crazy but we’ll take brides throwing cats over “hot dog legs” any day. Photos below — enough said.
Original Photo: Bryan Aulick
All photos via BridesThrowingCats.com
When Samantha Davies worked as a sales coordinator at a major Gold Coast hotel, she would often receive calls from men who wanted to propose to their partners. ‘[They] were so lost for ideas, where to go, how to do it and they really needed a women’s opinion”, she says.
She realized what they wanted was someone to make their wedding proposal truly special, and so her company Unforgettable Proposals was born. These days she creates special events for anniversaries, birthday and especially proposals. Whether it’s an outdoor picnic, a beachside surprise or a romantic bubble bath for two, Samantha comes up with extraordinary ideas to make wedding proposals – well – unforgettable.
What was the most extraordinary proposal you worked on?
Cindy arrived at Sydney Airport for her flight to Melbourne to attend a work conference. We had hidden the engagement ring in her jacket and we had arranged for a security guard to pull her aside just as she was about to board the flight. The guards patted her down and she was asked to check all her pockets. When she did, she was stunned to find the engagement ring. Then she turned around to find Adam kneeling behind her while a group of people waved ‘Will You Marry Me?’ signs from the upper level.
It was a very risky proposal but Adam wanted to do a flight proposal because it had a special meaning for them as a couple. Luckily it all pulled through and was truly memorable.
How do you help the groom to be come up with good ideas if they don’t have any of their own?
Most men start off with only a few ideas. They generally know the location where they wish to propose but it’s my job to create the theme of the proposal. We ask the groom-to-be a few questions about his partner to find out her personality. Based on this, we create a personalized proposal which we believe will be perfect for the couple. Of course, the groom-to-be always has the opportunity to make any additional changes.
What’s the number one thing for grooms-to-be to consider when planning an unforgettable proposal?
My number one tip for grooms is to plan it thoroughly. Proposing to your partner can be extremely nerve racking and you’ll feel the stress of making sure everything goes to plan. When you’re acting strangely, your partner will pick up on this. If you use a planner to ensure it runs smoothly, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
What would your own unforgettable proposal be?
Destination proposals are so popular at the moment. I love travelling, so I think being proposed to whilst travelling to an amazing location would be truly unforgettable.
You’d be surprised how many creative ways there are to design a totally wedding cake worthy design using chocolate. Maybe it’s because there are so many different forms that chocolate can take on a wedding cake — chocolate marzipan, chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream chocolate powder — need we say more? See what we’re talking about below.
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