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Spring Wedding Trends in 2013

Easter is this weekend, and Spring is finally here! We’re seeing a profusion of fantastic new wedding trends to be on the lookout for this year. We’ve compiled a short list of our favorite Spring Wedding Trends in 2013 to keep in mind when planning your wedding this year!

Going Gatsby

The Roaring 20’s have come roaring back, and not a moment too soon! Think deco-inspired designs, old Hollywood glamour, tweeds and tons of sweet details evoking that by-gone era…

Gatsby Glamour, image courtesy of love my dress.net
Gatsby Glamour, image courtesy of love my dress.net

Asscher, Asscher, Asscher

Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor
Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor

Continuing the Vintage love, some of the hottest diamonds right now are Asscher cuts; these distinctive diamonds feature it’s signature X in the center, and their tiered faceting creates a Hall of Mirrors effect that is simply irresistible! Adiamor recommends sticking with a high clarity grade when selecting an Asscher cut diamond engagement ring, as these cuts showcase the clarity and transparency of the diamond much like an Emerald cut.

 

 

Minty Sweet

Bella Cupcakes Mint Green Wedding Cake, Image courtesy of Bella Cupcakes
Bella Cupcakes Mint Green Wedding Cake, Image courtesy of Bella Cupcakes

 

From cakes to flowers, bridesmaid’s dresses and  more, we are totally, utterly in love with Mint this year. A fresh, romantic spin on Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald, the pastel shades of mint is perfect for Spring weddings, especially when paired with shades of pink and gold to provide a gorgeous contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Rose By Any Other Name…

Rose gold is still going strong as a favorite engagement rings and wedding bands. A

Rose Gold and Diamond Pave Engagement Ring from Adiamor
Rose Gold and Diamond Pave Engagement Ring from Adiamor

gorgeous alternative to the traditional yellow and white gold and platinum metals couples usually select, rose gold glows with a distinctive luster and is a beautiful way to showcase your dazzling diamond!

 

 

 

 

 

The Bouquet

Bouquet with Vintage Brooch and Lace - Image Courtesy of Style me Pretty.com
Bouquet with Vintage Brooch and Lace – Image Courtesy of Style me Pretty.com

We’re seeing TONS of peonies as the bloom of choice to use this year, and brides are mixing it up in a big way by incorporating feathers, wheat, succulents and even kale into their bridal bouquets. The perfect finishing touch is wrapping your stems in ribbon or lace and finishing with a special charm such as an antique brooch, cameo or other item that has special significance.

Backdrops and Photobooths

Fabulous Fabric Backdrops - Image courtesy of weddings by lily.com
Fabulous Fabric Backdrops – Image courtesy of weddings by lily.com

Whether they’re DIY or made to order, these draping, fluttering backdrops add a dash of whimsy to an otherwise very formal occasion.

Love Birds

Love Birds - Image courtesy of online wedding help.com
Love Birds – Image courtesy of online wedding help.com

Birds are everywhere this Spring, and we couldn’t be happier to tweet about it! Details like feather headpieces, birdy cake toppers, invitations embossed with sweet silhouettes and more continue to pop up everywhere!

 

What do you think of the Spring Wedding Trends for 2013? Would you incorporate any of them into your wedding? If you could do your wedding all over again, which trend would you love to include? Leave a comment and let us know what you think! 🙂

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When to Give the Gift of Diamonds

Diamonds may be forever, but how do you decide the right time to give them? While most women probably share the sentiment that they are happy to receive a diamond at any time, there are certain special occasions that warrant the gift of ice. So if you’re unsure about whether or not presenting a diamond will win you accolades or get you into hot water, here are a few general rules for diamond gifting.

1. Diamond ring/solitaire. This represents an offer of marriage. If you’re ready to propose, get her a diamond ring. If you’re considering a birthday present, do NOT give her a heart attack by presenting her with a ring box. If you’re already married, feel free to give as many diamond rings as you can afford.

2. Tennis bracelet. Traditionally worn by tennis players to denote tournaments won (the number of diamonds represented the number of tournaments) these in-line bracelets have become a popular gift from husbands to wives. They can be given for any occasion, but a popular trend is to offer one up at the birth of your first child.

3. Eternity band. These have become very popular as wedding bands, but they are really best given on an anniversary as a symbol of continuing love and devotion. You don’t have to wait until your diamond anniversary, either (60 years of marriage is a long time to wait for another diamond).

4. Diamond necklace. A single stone makes a great graduation gift, while something like a heart is better for a romantic occasion such as Valentine’s Day. Something a little more flashy, like a multi-diamond strand, should be given to celebrate an important lifetime milestone.

5. Diamond studs. The all-around best diamond gift. Every woman should have at least one set of diamond studs and they can be given to any woman, at any time. You can bestow them upon your mother, sister, wife, or girlfriend without worrying about what they might read into it (other than the fact that you obviously care about them and have excellent taste).