Hearts Everywhere!

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With Valentine’s Day a mere two days away, love is in the air and heart-shaped everything is everywhere! Hearts are the perfect accent to your wedding day because, after all, that day is just a lovey-dovey as February 14th.  If you want to add some more love to your big day, here are XX ideas for incorporating them into your wedding day decor!

Heart-Shaped Garland

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Heart-Shaped Ceremony Backdrop

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A Tiny Heart Over Your Heart

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Heart-Shaped Thumbprint Guestbook

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Heart-Lined Aisle

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Felt Heart Boutonnieres

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Heart-Shaped Book Art

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Heart Details on Wedding Cake

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Heart-Shaped Balloons

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Heart Dropbox Guestbook

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Heart-Shaped Sparklers

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Giant Heart-Shaped Cake

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Heart-Shaped Favor Cookies

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Wine Cork Heart Decor

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Wear Your Heart on Your Shoes

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Heart-Shaped Ring Pillow

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How would you incorporate hearts into your day of love?

Valentine’s Bridal Makeup Inspiration

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Valentine’s Day is just a few short days away and romantic hues are everywhere! Why not let these pretty roses and reds inspire your bridal look?! Subtle or strong, there is a red lip and a pink cheek for everyone!

To get the creative juices flowing, here are a few gorgeous examples of sweet and sexy pink and red makeup perfect for any special occasion, like maybe Valentine’s Day or your wedding day!

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A few tips:

1. When doing a red lip, make sure to line and fill your lips before applying lipstick. Also, go for a shade with blue undertones (they make your teeth look whiter).

2. Apply blush lightly to the apples of your cheeks and sweep upwards toward your temples. Be careful not to go overboard.

3. A smokey pink eye can be absolutely heavenly, and should not be underestimated. These tones are sure to bring out the best in any eye color!

 

Whether you go for a bold red lip or sweet, romantic petal pinks, these warm hues are versatile enough for anyone to play with and find what works. How will you be wearing pink and red this weekend?

Engagement Rings 101

As Valentine’s Day approaches, plenty of girls are hoping to see their man on one knee with a little box in hand. If you haven’t already started dropping hints about your favorite rings, here are a few of the basics things to know about engagement ring style!

The Most Common Cuts

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1. Round. This cut has the most facets, giving it the highest level of brilliance among the cuts.

2. Oval. An elegant, vintage-y take on the traditional round stone.

3. Princess. The square cut. This cut gives a modern and unique look to any ring.

4. Emerald. Elegant and classic. This ring has a bit less sparkle than other cuts due to a fewer number of facets, but it is one of the most classically beautiful cuts if you don’t want a round stone.

5. Cushion. Think of this as a hybrid of the round and princess cuts. This cut has come into serious popularity in the last few years.

6. Ascher. This is a sort of combination emerald and princess cut. The facets are more long and straight than angular.

7. Marquis. This is probably the most unique of the cuts. This long and brilliant stone is sure to make you stand out.

8. Pear. Very vintage and very pretty. This cut is so unique, but is becoming more and more popular.

Ring Settings

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1. Solitaire. The most classic of the ring settings. This ring will put your stone in the spotlight.

2. Three-Stone. Two complimenting stones set on either side of the main stone. The theory is this ring represents your past, present, and future together.

3. Halo. A center stone surrounded by smaller stones. This style is become increasingly popular over the past few years.

4. Vintage. Typically this style has intricate detailing on the sides of the setting and along the band. This style can take on several looks depending on what you prefer.

5. Swirl. This romantic setting showcases the center stone as the band seems to swirl around it.

Stone Settings

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1. Prong-set. Prongs are placed around the stone, clamping the stone into place.

2. Channel-set. A row of stones are set into the setting, creating a channel of sparkle within the ring.

3. Bezel-set. The stone is encircled in a band of metal, completely surrounding it.

Metals

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1. Yellow Gold. Yellow Gold is strong and classic. Because of its wide availability, Yellow Gold tends to be a bit less expensive than other engagement ring metals.

2. White Gold. White Gold is a classic and simple alternative to Yellow Gold. It can also be a less expensive option if you love the look of Platinum. Be aware, though, White Gold is Yellow Gold with a coating, so after some time the coating my wear off and the yellow tones may come back out.

3. Rose Gold. Copper alloys added to the metals give Rose Gold its pinkish hue. This metal is mostly found in vintage styles and can give a vintage or unique look to any modern ring.

4. Platinum. The most pure (and rare) natural metal, Platinum is durable and perfect for sensitive skin. It’s pure white tone also lets the true colors of your stone sparkle.

Shades of Sea Glass

Destination or beach weddings can be fabulous and fun and exotic, but sometimes the beach venues are a little out of reach. For those of us who would love to have ocean waves crashing behind us as we say our vows but unfortunately can’t, the feel of the ocean and the beach can easily be captured through the details and touches throughout the wedding. One of the easiest ways to achieve the tranquility and beauty of the beach at your wedding is to incorporate sea glass into your decor. You can use the real stuff or simply use it as inspiration for your colors or cake. Those serene blues and greens convey the look and feel of the beach better than almost any colors out there. Add some touches of sand and maybe some shells and it’ll almost be like you’re there!

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Geometric Marriage

One of the newer trends being used in weddings is the theme of geometric shapes and patterns. Geometric details can take almost any shape (triangle, square, hexagonal, even irregular) and you can find ways to incorporate the theme into almost every aspect of the wedding decor. Cakes, paper, backdrops and table top decorations are just a few things that can be used to display the geometric theme. If you really want to play with angles, try splitting up a familiar shape into smaller, simpler geometric segments. Angular touches and clean lines add modernism and balanced masculinity to an event that is typically thought of as feminine, creating a look that both the bride and groom can truly appreciate.

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What do you think of the geometric trend? Personally, I love the geometric, gem-inspired details at weddings. I think it adds a touch of strong, unique sweetness, which is perfect when you’re trying to make your wedding look a little less girly!

 

Winter Wedding Blues

While reds, greens and gold are ever-present in holiday weddings and events, blues are an often under represented and beautiful alternative. The broad spectrum of shades all work well with the metallics and whites of winter. Not only do the varied colors offer multiple options, but the ways to incorporate the colors into your affair do as well. Navy, ice blue, dusty blue or cerulean, lighting, tablescapes, attire, flowers…the pretty possibilities are endless!

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Honeymoon Inspiration

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It’s that time of year again…Time for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! Every year, models parade down a gilded runway in nothing but lingerie, and every year, I am more and more impressed and inspired.

While watching the show last night, I couldn’t help but think that some of the looks would work great on a honeymoon! Every woman wants to look pretty and sexy on her wedding night and Victoria’s Secret is definitely a great place to look for inspiration.

Here are a few honeymoon-worthy looks and some of the collections you can shop to achieve them yourself!

Gilded Angels

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Exotic Traveler

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Fairy Tale

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Dream Girls

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Angel Ball

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If you watched the show? Did you have a favorite collection? A favorite look? Are you already shopping? I know I am!