Don’t Want to Mess Up Your Engagement Ring? Wrap It With A Rubber

To say that I get a lot of email pitches from wedding companies would be a massive understatement (from hotel openings on exotic islands to strange wedding favors I can't imagine anyone would ever want). But today a rather innocuous email subject line -- "Ring Protector" -- gave me pause, and I clicked on it.... read more

From Single Girl to Bride-to-Be (Operation Newlywed)

Operation Newlywed - Jason and Amanda

When my now-fiancé Jason was working up the nerve to propose to me, his group of guy friends had nothing but pep talks and words of encouragement. His best friend's wife, however, prepared him for the reality of what the experience might actually be like for his his unassuming girlfriend -- me.

"Amanda probably won't have... read more

3 Chic Bohemian Accessories for Your Wedding — and Everyday Life!

Gorgeous fashion accessories, flower arrangements, wedding cakes and stationery cross our desks every day here in our New York City office. In “Prettiest Thing in Our Office This Week,” we’ll take you behind the scenes and show you our favorite item each Friday. These shoes and headpiece somehow toe the line between bohemian and... read more

Jennifer Aniston’s Ring Lookalike (We Think!)

Word on the street is that Jennifer Aniston's engagement ring is an 8-carat emerald-cut diamond ring with tapered baguette diamonds on either side. Wowsers! We pulled a lookalike from Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection worth over $100K! (Check out the rock on my hand.) Plus see the photos behind Arizona's mega wedding and find out... read more

25 Insanely Beautiful College Chapels

Whether you met your fiancé in Psych 101 or you’re just a diehard fan of your beloved alma mater, going back to school for your wedding can be as meaningful as it gets. We rounded up twenty-five jaw-dropping campus chapels — some exclusive to alumni of that college and some not, and some that welcome all religions and some that limit ceremonies to one faith — that are as gorgeous as they are significant. Did we miss your university’s amazing chapel? Let us know in the comments!

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Baughman Center at the University of Florida

Contrary to rumors, this extremely coveted ceremony space is not booked five years in advance -- the chapel only accepts reservations a year out as a matter of policy. And though it only fits 96 people, the Baughman Center is nothing less than a showstopper. Plus, anyone can get married here.

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“Have you set a date yet?” (A Groom With A View)

I came home one night from a long bike ride and Evin was on the phone, I presumed, with her mother.  She was pacing around the apartment while talking but Evin always paces around the apartment while talking on the phone. So I went about my business, blissfully unaware of what they were talking about.... read more

Double Halo Engagement Rings

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Looking for something unique? Try a double layered twisted shank that snakes around the center stone.

If you want a serious sparkler, go for a double-halo engagement ring!

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This Bride Wore Maya Couture on Her Wedding Day!

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Garden party weddings are hot these days. Looking to match your dress to your theme? Read about how Deanna and Aaron nailed the look in their Virginia nuptials. Wanting a French garden-party feel, Deanna and Aaron chose a historic house museum to pull off their theme. Soft colors like green, pink, tan and ivory worked... read more

How Would the New York Times Tech Columnist Propose?

With an impressively realistic fake movie trailer, elaborate camera equipment and even an on-screen appearance that leads to an in-person wedding proposal. Watch the video -- which includes New York Times technology columnist David Pogue with his bride-to-be's reactions -- and cue the tears. > Watch more of our favorite romantic proposals > read more

Would You Rock Plum Lips for Your Wedding?

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It's no secret that this season's hottest hues were neon brights -- so when The Blush editors spotted rich burgundy, mulberry and wine lips on the fall 2012 runways, it threw us off (in a good way). While this intense shade might be a bit heavy for a summer soirée, we think it'd be... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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