Say cheese?

It is, without a doubt, my grandmother’s favorite part of any wedding, the cake. And I can’t really blame her. Whether it’s classic white layer cake, tasty cupcakes, or a delicious smorgasbord of pies, cookies, and pastries, it’s always the perfect sweet treat to end the night. However, this isn’t exactly the type of cake grandma had in mind.

TheCheeseShed.com

TheCheeseShed.com

It looks like a wedding cake. It has tiers, they’re colorful, and it even looks like it’s covered in fondant. But this wedding confection isn’t a confection at all. In fact, it’s not even sweet. Why? Continue reading

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A Postcard Proposal

Now, this may shock you… but here’s a secret. We love proposals. But not just the, ooh a cute proposal story, how sweet, sort of love. A proposal site-stalking, viral video-watching, card carrying member of the obsessed proposal lovers fan group type of love. Which is why we were so excited to hear that The Ultimate Proposal Contest was coming back for another year! So of course we’ve spent an hour… or two… ok maybe ten, oohing and awwwwing over all of the incredible stories. The romance, the tears, the joy… it gets us every time!

 

So, enter Derrick, a customer of ours who shared his story with the contest. We’ll let him take it from here….  Continue reading

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This eagle is a golden symbol of hope.

I hope that everyone enjoyed their day off last week, or if you’re not living in the US, your Friday. I thought I’d stay on a patriotic trend today with this post about a very large golden eagle. If you have a thing against birds, I would steer clear of this post, and Atlanta for that matter because until recently we were home to, well not only three bird themed sports teams, but we tend to have a few of them flying around wherever you go. If you have nightmares that resemble Hitchcock’s “The Birds” I would, 1, seek psychiatric help, 2 never leave my house, and 3 possibly move to a country that doesn’t have a very large and ferocious bird as its mascot. Now, everyone knows that the Bald Eagle is our National Symbol, but if Ben Franklin had gotten a larger say, we would be using coins with a slightly more cumbersome bird on the back. Continue reading

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Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with Style!

Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope that you’re all busy enjoying a day off full of fun, sun, and all of the hamburgers and hotdogs you can eat! We kicked off our celebrations earlier this week by posting our favorite Red, White, and Blue jewels on social media. And now that the big day has finally arrived, here’s a roundup of our very favorites!

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Add some fireworks to your wedding!

The 4th of July is just days away and we’ve got fireworks on the brain. Bad. So with that in mind we thought that it would be fun to do a fireworks blog post. Unfortunately, we’re not great with the science of pyrotechnics so pretty much this blog would consist of the instructions. 1. Light fuse 2. Run like hell 3. Enjoy the show. So we thought some more, and came up with a safer, saner, and just as beautiful option. Enter, the sparkler.

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Do you keep priceless heirlooms in your desk drawer?

You know those random bits and pieces of jewelry that you keep stashed around your house? Most of its costume jewelry given to you by a batty aunt and you keep it because she loved it, but you would never really wear it. So there it sits, hidden away in a drawer for 35 years until the day when you realize that it’s actually worth something, hundreds of thousands of somethings. Continue reading

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Gold and Diamonds, the untold story of the world cup.

The world cup is here, and the world is rabid with excitement. I personally may not understand why, never being a soccer fan myself (Sorry), but there has to be a reason for #worldcup and #becausefutbol trending for a month straight. 2 hours of research later, I still don’t get it (Sorry again), but what I do know now, is that this exists.

Shimansky Jewelers

Shimansky Jewelers

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Woman ties baby to dress, and other hilarious wedding fails.

We love wedding fails here at Union Diamond, who doesn’t right? But usually they’re along the lines of cakes toppling over or, the best man tripping and pulling down grandma’s skirt. This however, brings the wedding fail to a whole different level. Allow us to introduce the woman who tied her infant daughter to the train of her wedding gown and then proceeded to drag her down the aisle. Seriously. There are pictures….

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Words of Love: Honoring Maya Angelou

 

Today we honor the life of a woman who lived, and loved, and contrary to one of her most famous quotes, will never be forgotten. Because today, and every day, we celebrate her legacy with some of her greatest quotes on love that we think are perfect for guys planning a perfect proposal, invitation or program wording, ceremony readings and more!

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Continue reading

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