Valentine’s Day may have been a couple of days ago, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still in the spirit. The moment we saw this styled shoot from Jenny Quicksall, Velvet Alley Events, and Belle of The Ball, it was love. Take note of the ruffled pink wedding dress, and the extra-sweet kissing booth setup!
My company, Crimson Letters creates unique hand painted wedding stationery, specialising in opulently painted, heavily illustrated design work, with calligraphy. All items are digitally printed from a master watercolour or acrylic artwork piece and individually and lovingly painted upon. Using only the finest papers and card stock sourced from London And Paris.
I’m a British designer with a degree in textile design, artist and a person with a passion for intricate creativity who’s inspired by all fine things, whether it’s food, interiors or architecture. I’m influenced heavily by my love of travelling, my rich heritage and travelling frequently through the Mediterranean where I have family in Portugal and Paris. I’m exhilarated and humbled by the beauty of this world. Bringing these ideas back to my design studio, each piece is fuelled from the cultures across the world.
I enjoy bringing a fresh decadent approach to wedding invitations, which are a timeless medium. I have always loved weddings and seeing the bride in her white dress has always been a magical moment for me. I feel completely over the moon to be able to create irreplaceable memoirs that the bride can look back on one day with a huge smile.
When I’m not busy in my design studio, I love exploring new parts of Europe, trying to improve my hopelessly basic French and Portuguese skiing, cross stitching, kissing my sons, watching period dramas and painting whilst drinking copious amounts of tea.
Okay classic-loving brides, this one’s for you. With a clean color palette of all-white, this chic waterside wedding in Thailand has no shortage of inspiring floral arrangements by IAMFLOWER. Photographed by Sandra Aberg and planned by The Wedding Bliss Thailand, Nicholas and Reaw’s wedding will stand the test of time.
From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!
Today we’re excited to talk about one of our favorite things – diamonds! We are in full engagement season swing, and we know you you are too – you’re probably wondering what more there is to these gems than the famous 4 C’s. That’s why we invited Arctic Ice Diamonds to help explain the difference between lab grown diamonds and naturally mined diamonds. This way, you and your significant other can make an informed decision as you shop for your sparkly bridal bling.
Fact 1: Regardless of how they’re grown, no two diamonds are the same. Each gem has its own unique recipe of cut, clarity, color and carat that are combined to create a stone with a brilliant, sparkly finish.
Fact 2: Lab grown diamonds have the same dazzling appearance as mined diamonds, and even expert gemologists cannot tell the difference when comparing them side by side.
Fact 3: The only difference between a lab grown diamond and a mined diamond is that one grows above the ground while the other grows below the ground.
Fact 4: Lab grown diamonds will cost 30-40% less than mined diamonds, though they still use the highest standards of diamond grading.
Fact 5: Lab grown diamonds are not synthetic like diamond simulants (think cubic zirconia or moissanite). Rather than being created to imitate a natural product, lab grown diamonds are 100% real diamonds.
The “New Diamond” has been gaining some major traction with environmentally-concious couples, and Arctic Ice Diamonds is the proof in the pudding that beauty never has to be sacrificed for a good cause. Their company began with a mission of protecting the earth while simultaneously providing wedding and engagement rings that have 100% of the characteristics of the naturally mined diamonds we’ve always known. We encourage all our soon-to-be brides to try a few of these gems on for size, and we can’t wait to see how your eyes gleam. Peruse our top 10 picks below!
This post is sponsored by Arctic Ice Diamonds. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!
Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. It should be full of fun, laughter, and love; so should your photos. My goal is to capture beautiful moments by using a natural, artistic, and light photographic style. I’m passionate about story telling and I seek to document moments big and small—from the moment the bride walks down the aisle to laughter shared among friends—so that your photos will be cherished and shared for generations.
I have covered weddings across the United States and internationally and am a member of the esteemed Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and Fearless Photographers.
In 2012, I married my inspirational, creative, and loving wife. When I’m not shooting a wedding and traveling, I’m often at home with my wife, playing with our rambunctious corgi.
Based in New York City and the Greater Washington D.C area. I also travel domestically and internationally.
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