Alternative Engagement Rings – Ra Metals Causal Séance Olivia Michaels Jewelry
The tradition of the engagement ring can be traced back to ancient Rome when a bride-to-be was given two rings – a gold one to wear in public and an iron ring to wear at home while carrying out household duties. She wore it on her left hand as it was believed that what we now call the ‘ring finger’ contained a vein, the vena amoris, that led to the heart. Archduke Maximillian of Austria was the first to use a diamond ring to symbolize engagement in 1477 when he betrothed Mary of Burgundy. This started a trend within the upper class of using the diamond engagement ring to not only symbolize love, but also wealth and status. Confined mostly to the affluent for the next five hundred years, the diamond ring’s modern-day popularity didn’t begin until 1947 when De Beers launched the advertising campaign “A Diamond is Forever.” Read More
Jamie and Jasper Wedding – Brides Shoes – Gurneys Montauk – Pat Furey Photography
When it comes to wedding accessories, finding the perfect bridal shoe is one of the most important details for getting your big-day ensemble aisleway ready. The sea of bridal footwear is bottomless. Even Carrie Bradshaw would agree, the thought of deciding where to start is overwhelming. To help kickstart your search, we decided to focus on what we know best – flowers. The allure of a sparkling bloom or botanical lace accent is undeniable. From delicate and sweet to sophisticated chic, these floral bridal shoes blossom with stylish beauty. Read More
When Rhianna launched her cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, in 2017, she included forty shades of foundation (there are now fifty). This was unprecedented at the time – other leading makeup brands only offered half the amount. In just three years, Fenty Beauty has changed the game regarding what it means to be beauty inclusive, moving other cosmetic lines to vastly expand their selection to customers.
The impact that this movement has had on bridal beauty is apparent. Every woman, regardless if she is into makeup or not, wants to look (and feel) her best on her wedding. Most likely, you will be enlisting a beauty team, with the conversation about wedding makeup commencing well before the big day. It is important that your team understands your skin tone and which products are best for you. To help guide this discussion, we checked in with Megan Glenn, a beauty writer and rep for American Beauty School in New York City. Here, Megan shares essential bridal beauty tips for every skin tone. Read More
Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films
Fanta and Darwin decided early on that they were not going to have a wedding planner. They had been together since high school after all. If anyone knew how to best express the nuances of their love, relationship, and personalities over the course of a wedding day, it was them. Fanta is African and Darwin is Haitian. Ending their once-in-a-lifetime event in a joyous celebration that united their cultural heritages was very important to the couple. Fanta looks back and says, “It was just a big party the whole night!” Here, she shares the details about their unforgettable, fun-filled reception. Read More
Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Ceremony Aisle Arrangements – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films
For an outdoor wedding in June, the day could not have been more picture-perfect. Making their way to Stonebridge Country Club’s garden nestled in the majestic grounds, Fanta and Darwin’s guests took in the lush, idyllic landscape unfolding all around. Here, Fanta reminisces about the couple’s deeply heartfelt garden ceremony.
Part 2: Ceremony
As a place to get married, Stonebridge Country Club boasts many alluring features with a garden gazebo topping the list. It acts as a natural backdrop, offering a myriad of possibilities for décor and styling. Fanta and Darwin’s pink and white theme underscored the structure’s charming beauty while complimenting the green, organic surroundings perfectly. Read More
Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films
A bride wants many things from a wedding dress. As the most important article of clothing she will ever wear, it should make her feel confident, beautiful, and true to her personal style, but with a bit more sparkle and shine for the once in a lifetime occasion. BB Featured Bride Fanta knew she had found ‘the one’ when she stepped into a gown by Martina Liana. “I wanted to feel like a showstopper and my dress did just that!” Here, Fanta reminisces about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and bridal personals. Read More