8 Sapphire Engagement Rings Just as Beautiful as Diamonds

While you may already have an engagement ring, perhaps you have a friend who is looking at rings or you know someone who is thinking about popping the question — so this one’s for them! Feel free to subscribe and pass it on!

We know that diamonds are known as a girl’s best friend, but sapphire engagement rings (along with other diamond alternatives) are emerging as a new trend. In fact, I know a handful of newly engaged ladies who are sporting non-diamond rings including sapphires, emeralds, and pearls. This proves that rings are never one-style-fits-all: the ring you select should reflect the ring recipient’s unique style! Today we’re inspiring you with our favorite sapphire engagement rings in sparkling shades of blue. These rings can also double as your “Something Blue”, so, hey, another thing to cross off that never-ending list. :)

Which of these (all handmade, of course) engagement rings is your favorite?

Sapphire Engagement Rings

P.S. This first ring is our handpicked #HANDMADEADAY find! It is handmade by Kristin Coffin.

This Infinity Bracelet Makes a Beautiful Gift for a Bridesmaid

We’re helping you solve a bridesmaid gift problem with today’s post!

Problem: You need a bridesmaid gift that is 1) sentimental, 2) re-wearable, and 3) doesn’t cost too much.

Solution: An infinity bracelet with pearl detail from Vintage Stamp Jewels! It has a sweet “infinity” charm to symbolize your forever friendship, is simple enough for everyday wear, and you’ll love the price. Check it out below!

Infinity Bracelet for Bridesmaids

Infinity Bracelet Gift Bridesmaid by Vintage Stamp Jewels

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This Innovative Registry is the New Big Thing in Weddings

You’ve heard of a wedding registry before, and you’ve probably tried navigating a store with scanning gun in hand down endless aisles of products. It can be frustrating to find exactly what you’re looking for and figure out what you really need. But there’s good news: this wedding registry concept is going to change the way you think about registries forever. For starters, you can register anywhere, from home. In your pajamas, with coffee in hand. I know, pretty amazing, right? Read on to find out why Zola is the new big thing when it comes to wedding registries…

Wedding Registry

If you’re having trouble choosing which store is best for your wedding registry, that’s totally understandable. One store can’t possibly meet all of your needs, especially when you are blending together two unique styles into one new home. That’s why Zola is changing the way you register for your wedding. With Zola, you can register for anything from anywhere, all in one place.

This Innovative Registry Is the New Big Thing in Weddings | Registry Weddings Zola

Why a Ring Dish Makes a Perfect Ring Pillow for Weddings

Hi, loves! Emma here. This past weekend, I attended a wedding where the bride’s pig, Dexter, was walked down the aisle by the official ring bearer. Thankfully, the pig did not actually carry the rings — the Ring Bearer did — otherwise the rings would never have made it to the Best Man. (Poor Dexter squealed and adamantly refused to move another inch.) But he was so cute, all dressed up in a bow tie! You can see Dexter the Pig right here.

It doesn’t matter if your nephew or best friend’s son walks your rings down the aisle… the important thing is to get the rings to the other side successfully. That’s why we love a ring dish as a ring pillow alternative. There’s no fussy ribbon for trying rings or having to worry about the rings slipping off the pillow and onto grass, getting buried in sand, or sliding across tile floor. Instead, rings are placed inside a small dish that is slightly deep enough to stay put and be readily available for the Best Man, when needed during the vows. Plus, unlike a ring pillow, you’ll actually re-use your ring dish after the wedding to hold small jewelry.

Check out these beautiful ring dishes we spotted over at Elycia Camille, ring dish expert! We love these sweet dishes, which can be customized with your initials and wedding date. Take a look!

ring dishes by elycia camille, left photo by jillian mitchell

Real Weddings: Watch this Beautiful California Wedding (Video)

Danielle and Eric’s beautiful California wedding video looks amazing! Prepare to be swept away as you watch their wedding day unfold. Their California wedding video was captured by Wilson from Baby Blue Film at Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton, California. Throughout the wedding film you’ll see two best friends interact as they set off on their new journey together. Some DIY details from the wedding day include custom wood signage, a cake topper, and candy bar monogram. Hear more about their day and see the video…

weddings california video

Giveaway: Win a Personalized Print with Your Names

Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this beautiful new week the best way we know how: with a new giveaway, of course! We’ve teamed up with Picture It Personal to give away one beautiful personalized print to a lucky reader. This print is so unique: it features your names “written” in sand, “carved” onto a tree, or “painted” on a sign! One lucky winner can choose any personalized print from their shop as the prize, customized with their names and wedding date. This is a beautiful decoration piece to frame and place at the entry way of your wedding ceremony or reception on a table or easel. After the wedding, hang it in your home to remember your special day.

Read on to see a few handpicked favorite prints and enter for a chance to win one of your own!

Personalized Print

This sandy beach print is my personal favorite:

Personalized Print with Your Names Written on Sand | by Picture It Personal | via http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/personalized-print-names/

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These Table Names Look Absolutely Beautiful at Weddings

While I loved every detail about my own wedding, one unique touch I would have added was table names like these instead of traditional numbers. Now, there’s nothing wrong with traditional numbers; however, now I can see how creative table names can be and how they effortlessly add personality to your space. For instance, your tables can be named after places you’ve visited together, local or national parks you hike or bike together, buildings on your college campus, places you want to travel together, etc. You can even name your tables after places your guests have traveled from, if many guests are traveling from around the world. I’ve seen table names for mascots, sporting teams, cities, states, book titles, song names, and more. (Get the full list of 50+ Wedding Table Names.) Plus, table names also make a great icebreaker for guests.

We’re kicking off this beautiful new week of wedding inspiration with these cute table name signs we spotted over at Paper and Pine Co. (with photos by the lovely Juliet Elizabeth Photography). These table name signs are handmade on wood and feature gorgeous calligraphy in white so they really pop. Take a look!

Table Name Signs

Use table names at your wedding instead of table numbers.  Cute and creative idea!  Sign by Paper and Pine Co. | Photo: Juliet Elizabeth Photography | table names weddings - http://emmalinebride.com/reception/table-names-weddings/

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Your Bridesmaid Will Be So Happy with These Cover Ups

We’re all about helping you navigate the various wedding dilemmas that sneak up on you while you plan. Today, we’re tackling bridesmaid cover ups.

Problem: your bridesmaid dress is sleeveless or strapless and you’re getting married outdoors / taking photos outside where it will be cold –OR– you would prefer bridesmaids to have a little coverage during the ceremony.

Solution: just add a cover up. But make it one that she’ll love!

A pashmina, shawl, bolero, or a wrap are a few options when it comes to bridesmaid cover ups. We love the idea of something feminine and flowy that she’ll love to wear, especially in the late summer or fall when all you need is something lightweight. We spotted these gorgeous bridesmaid cover ups at Coralie Beatrix and they fit the bill perfectly. They’re lightweight, available in a variety of colors, made in your choice of lace or chiffon, and they’re priced right. Plus, these cover ups complement infinity dresses perfectly (especially these signature “Octopus” dresses here). Take a look at the bridesmaid cover ups we found below, today’s handmade-a-day find!

Bridesmaid Cover Ups

Here’s one example in chiffon:

Bridesmaid Cover Ups | by Coralie Beatrix | Photo Tina Chiou | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/bridesmaid-cover-ups/

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