Monday, June 10, 2013

Great Gatsby-Themed Weddings

Have you seen Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby remake yet?  We're huge fans of the book, and the gorgeous 1920s style that absolutely saturates the film.  So it wasn't a surprise to see some Gatsby-themed weddings cropping up…jazz bands, vintage champagne towers, flapper-style hair and dress…we just had to share some of these:

Check out more Gatsby-style weddings here, and check out for more Gatsby-themed ideas that you can incorporate into your wedding!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Diamond Is Forever...But Why?

People are sporting all sorts of different gems these days (check out these no-stone ring ideas over at OffBeatBride) , but diamonds remain the most popular and traditional stone for the ring.  How did that come about? 

Well, according to Abazias Diamonds' research, the tradition started in 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with…you guessed it: a diamond ring. After that, it became a pretty popular thing to do among upper classes around the world.

Once a bunch of diamond mines were discovered in South Africa in the 1870s, supply increased and diamonds become more affordable and therefore even more popular.

Read more about diamonds, and why we wear them on the left ring finger on Abazias' site here.  And even more from one of our favorite sites,, who explain why maybe you "shoulda put a thimble on it" instead.