Engagement Photos… They’ve come a long way baby.

The term ‘engagement photo’ brings to mind a whole slew of things. Everything from your parents saying, “There was never any of this nonsense around when WE got engaged”, or perhaps they’re whipping out that old leatherette bound horror film filled to the brim with baby blue bell bottom tuxes and ruffled shirts. No? Just me then? Even in the past decade there has been a huge leap in engagement photography moving it beyond just being a passport photo that happens to have two people in it. So how do you get from a Sears style portrait session so uncomfortable that you end up having to sub in another friend as your fiance because the man in question CAN NOT SMILE without looking completely creepy, to a beautiful engagement photo that showcases your relationship with each other?

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Surprising facts about getting engaged

These fun and sometimes surprising facts, compiled by BRIDES magazine, run the gamut from what month is the most popular time to put a ring on it, to whether or not that rock was a surprise or not. Wow that just got a bit Seussical on you there for a bit. Sorry about that. But onward to the trivia! I’m sure these will help you out the next time you’re on jeapordy… or not, but at least we’re having a good time right? Yep, thought so.  Continue reading

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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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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!

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May the 4th be with you!

Ok, this may be the most geek/tastic post we’ve ever created, and you may be wondering what on earth all of this has to do with diamonds and jewelry, but just stick with us on this one oh ye blog reader of little faith. Because we’ve got Star Wars themed wedding ideas, Star Wars jewelry, and gilded Star Wars factoids enough to fill the Death Star! Get excited.

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Most Epic Groom’s Cakes Ever!

There are very few things that a groom cares about when it comes to planning a wedding. And usually they all revolve around food, and maybe the beer list. My fiance fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your point of view, falls into that category. Throughout the wedding process so far, all he has cared about is the cake, or more specifically, the groom’s cake. And he wants it to look… like this.

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The Perfect Poems and Readings for Your Wedding!

We’ve all experienced it, that moment when, as a Bride, you sit down to select the quotes and passages that will fill your invitations, programs, and even the ceremony itself. You think, “How hard could this be? There can only be one or two to choose from”. And oh, you are wrong…. so… so…. wrong. There are biblical readings and cultural readings and native american readings. Sonnets from Shakespeare, classic American poets, song lyrics, the mind boggles and there’s always that worry that your wedding will be like a scene from The Wedding Planner

“Are you aware that Fran has chosen teal for her bridesmaids? Teal, the color of gangrene. … Oh, oh, and I Honestly Love You as your wedding song? You might as well commit matrimonial suicide right now!” Continue reading

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The First Look: Why you shouldn’t wait until the altar to see your groom.

Everyone loves weddings, that is until they’re actually invited to one. Then the complaints start rolling in. I have to buy a gift, and a dress, and the ceremony was so LONG, and there wasn’t enough food or booze, etc. Let’s face it, weddings are a huge hassle. So why, I wondered, do people still love weddings and continue to RSVP yes? Continue reading

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