engagement Archive

Carved Rustic Diamond Ring

Hi, loves! Wow, Friday already… the week positively flew on by! We’re kicking off this beautiful autumnal morning with a carved rustic diamond ring. If you’re popping the question soon, know someone who is, or want to leave this screen open on your computer to, you know, leave a hint or two, this is the ring for you! This unique rustic diamond ring and is hand carved in wax and cast in recycled Sterling Silver. It’s handmade with a whole lotta love by Andrea Bonelli and it’s one of our favorite newly added items in her shop. I think that diamond in the center is gorgeous; and, talk about those side diamonds, too!

Rustic Diamond Ring

You can find this rustic diamond ring at Andrea Bonelli, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.


Hipster Styled Engagement Session >> POTD

This hipster styled engagement session might just be your sense of inspiration. If you’re hip, have a unique style, and like retro, than this photo of the day is for you! Sandra from White Ivory Photography captured this couple, while the photo shoot was styled by A Vintage Soiree. What items will you include in your engagement session? Let us know.

Hipster Styled Engagement Session

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Debate: Diamond or Alternative Ring?

Debate, debate! Today we’re talking about diamond vs. alternative engagement rings. A diamond ring is the traditional choice, but is it the only option? No. When planning a handcrafted wedding, every single detail comes down to what you like best. Today we’re sharing a few alternative engagement ring ideas to inspire you to think outside the box. Read on to see four different styles of alternative engagement rings PLUS, vote in our great debate! Diamond or alternative?

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Twig Engagement Rings to Love +
Why a Wedding Ring is Worn on the Fourth Finger

It’s the holiday season, I’m sipping on Peppermint Mocha, I have Christmas music on full blast here in the Emmaline Bride office, and there’s joy and love in the air. Ah, the holidays: a popular time of year for couples to get engaged. I mean, this week alone two of my friends got engaged – and it’s not even Christmas yet. If you’re thinking about popping the question soon – or you’re hoping to nudge him in the right direction with a gorgeous handmade engagement ring, today’s post is for you! We’re sharing some of our favorite twig engagement rings that are sure to put the sparkle in your season thanks to Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry. And, we’re also sharing the answer to an often wondered question: why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger. Oh, and if you are trying to drop a hint for the holidays, just leave the window open on your laptop… you never know. ;) Enjoy!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

Lip Dub Proposal: Brad + Emily Get Engaged!

Once in awhile, you come across a video on YouTube that makes you laugh, cry, and watch through to the very end, cheering on the people in the video even though they are total strangers. This lip dub proposal is one of those videos. I sat here watching this lipdub proposal video with a huge smile on my face, which quickly turned to tears, then back to a smile. We are so happy for Brad and Emily and it’s clear to see they have an awesome amount of friends and family that contributed to make this a day to remember. So, watch this proposal video – you won’t regret it! The best part is that Emily has no idea what’s about to happen… great job, Brad + everyone!

Congrats, you two! Video by Bradley Productions (Brad + his team) based in Michigan! Yay for these fellow Michiganders. :)


Los Angeles Engagement Shoot: Ally and Mark

It’s not every day that we receive an incredible DIY engagement shoot featuring a couple with such warm, so-in-love smiles and a photographer who can capture their love on film. Meet Ally and Mark, one of the cutest couple’s we’ve ever seen and a beautiful Los Angeles engagement shoot by photographer Blair of Blair Nicole Photography. Blair wrote to us sharing this beautiful shoot and filling us in on how the bride-to-be, Ally, wholeheartedly loves DIY and handmade weddings. So, why does she love handmade? She says, “… I think everything is so much better when it’s homemade! I love to feel like I have some part in everything involved with our wedding.” For this shoot, Ally handcrafted the chalkboards and the banner, both of which turned out beautifully. Read on to see Ally and Mark’s charming Los Angeles Engagement Shoot complete with a tractor, homespun charm and DIY details, which Ally says is, “just a small preview of what I have in store for the wedding!” Ooh, we can’t wait to see more!

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Connecticut Engagement Shoot: Tracy + Tom

We’re head over heels for engagement shoots that show off a couple’s chemistry. This Connecticut engagement shoot featuring Tracy and Tom is no exception! Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography did a beautiful job capturing these two lovebirds throughout many Connecticut hot spots, including an aquarium with some of the sweetest shots we’ve ever seen. Michelle fills us in on some background details of the day. Take it away, Michelle!

“This engagement shoot with Tracy and Tom in Mystic, Connecticut was so much fun! We started at the Mystic Aquarium and one of the beluga whales came right up behind where they were sitting and starting posing for the camera! He even made a kissy face at the glass. We saw jellyfish, sting rays and tons of tropical fish. After a healthy lunch of french fries, onion rings and hot dogs we made our way to the historical Mystic Seaport. This is an incredible outdoor marine time museum filled with character. After exploring the old boats and vintage charm it was off to the center of town for ice cream cones along the shore. This couple loves to laugh and it was a photographer’s dream capturing their chemistry. They are getting married this coming winter (there is a photo set of the numbers 12-10-11 from the buildings around town) and their day is going to be filled with handmade love! Can’t wait!”

connecticut engagement shoot