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Category Archives: Engagement

Google Revisits Epic Proposal by GPS Artist ‘Yassan’

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Yasushi “Yassan” Takahashi, the GPS artist who famously zigzagged 4,500 miles across Japan in 2010 to spell out a marriage proposal for his girlfriend, is back in the news — thanks to Google. When the Tokyo resident completed his six-month journey from the island of Hokkaido to the shores of Kagoshima, he uploaded his route to Google Earth. The result were the words “Marry Me” in all capital letters punctuated by a heart. The rendering looked like a global-scale version of an Etch-a-Sketch. Leaving his girlfriend and job behind, the artist embarked on the trip via foot, bicycle, car and ferry, often fighting bad weather and spending nights in the back of his vehicle. In the end, the endeavor was ... [Read More]

Couples Spending More Than Ever on Super-Personalized Weddings

The Knot’s 12th annual “Real Weddings Study” paints a picture of a new generation of couples who are willing to break with tired traditions and invest, instead, in super-personalized events infused with meaningful details. Their goal is for guests to leave the celebration saying, “That was so them.” The Knot reports that bridal couples are pulling out all the stops to make sure their loved ones have an absolute blast: The average couple hosts 136 guests, and the average spent per guest is $258. Besides the expected food, drink and music, 38% of couples hire above-and-beyond reception entertainment. The Knot’s survey respondents listed live tattoo artists, cigar-rolling stations and craft margarita ... [Read More]

Wedding Band Weekend Event | March 8 and 9

Back by popular demand, we’re opening our vaults to offer you BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF all wedding bands, Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th! WEDDING BAND WEEKEND Fashion Mall Commons and Greendale Centre Friday, March 8: 10am – 7pm Saturday, March 9: 10am – 5pm You’ll find the best value on every ring and every diamond, at the best pricing of the year! This is the best weekend to buy your wedding bands or engagement ring, celebrate an anniversary, or any memorable occasion, with our largest selection ever available, including exclusive collections from Forevermark Black Label, JB Star and more. So don’t miss it! One weekend only, Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th at both store ... [Read More]

Welcome to ‘Engagement Season’

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Welcome to “engagement season,” the magical time between Thanksgiving Day and Valentine’s Day when nearly 40% of all marriage proposals take place. According to WeddingWire’s 2018 Newlywed Report, Christmas Day is the most popular day of the year to pop the question, followed by Valentine’s Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve. Interestingly, the WeddingWire survey of 18,000 U.S. newlyweds married in 2017 reveals a dramatic spike in proposals during the month of December. Throughout the rest of the year, the distribution of proposals during each month ranges from 7% to 9%. But, in December, that number rises to 16%. Experts believe that the winter engagement phenomenon is ... [Read More]

Holiday Hit List 2018 | Top Gift Ideas

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Reis-Nichols' Holiday Hit List is full of the best gift ideas from dazzling diamonds and designer picks to new arrivals and best sellers. Find your ultimate gifts for under the tree! SHOP HOLIDAY HIT LIST 2018 ... [Read More]

Halloween Proposal Inspiration

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Justine Aichelberger and Jesse Seads met at a Halloween party seven years ago, so when the young man was plotting a surprise marriage proposal recently, he was determined to include pumpkins — many pumpkins — in his plan. Seads had arranged for his girlfriend to “win” an aerial tour for two over Vancouver Island. Once airborne, Aichelberger could have hardly predicted that the flight would take her and her boyfriend directly over Gobind Farms, where 640 pumpkins neatly spelled out the question “Justine – Will You Marry Me?” The romantic groom-to-be pulled out a diamond engagement ring when the pumpkin message came into view. A stunned Aichelberger said, “Yes,” and the couple celebrated their ... [Read More]

Ready to Pop the Question?

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New York City’s Central Park — the verdant oasis of majestic trees, rolling lawns and bass-stocked ponds just steps away from the bustling metropolis — has been named by Celebrity Cruises as the most popular place in the world to pop the question. The company analyzed more than one million Instagram posts from the past 12 months with the hashtags #shesaidyes, #hesaidyes, #isaidyes and #proposal to pinpoint the specific places where the most marriage proposals took place. Interestingly, back in March of this year, the wedding-planning website Hitched.co.uk used a similar methodology — analyzing hashtags such as #bridetobe and #engaged — to define the most popular landmarks associated with ... [Read More]

Proposal Captured Live at the Emmys

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To director Glenn Weiss, the simple gold wedding band his dad placed on his mom’s finger 67 years ago is “more valuable than The Hope Diamond” — a fact that grew ever more significant when the Emmy winner's proposal to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen was captured live on stage while accepting his award for “Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.”                   Weiss earned his Primetime Emmy for directing the Oscars ceremony on ABC, but what should have been a joyful speech started off as a melancholy acknowledgement of his mom’s passing only two weeks ago. “Part of my heart is broken,” he said. “I don’t think it will ... [Read More]

Deserving Illinois Couple Receives Free Engagement Ring

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A Virginia man who had purchased a diamond engagement ring but was jilted before popping the question turned his heartbreak into hope by awarding the ring to a deserving Illinois couple. Steven Crocker was emotionally devastated last year when his girlfriend decided to break off their two-year relationship. “I didn’t know what to do with myself,” he told Inside Edition. “My whole world flipped upside down.” But, then, he wondered if the $1,700 diamond ring might brighten the future for another couple. “It’s not about the money for me,” said the 23-year-old. “It’s about love.” So Crocker decided to give the ring away via an eye-catching Facebook offering titled, “FREE ENGAGEMENT RING – ... [Read More]

Today’s Agenda | Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

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You have found the girl who is the one, planned the perfect proposal, and now you have one thing on today's agenda...find the perfect engagement ring for the girl who has captured your heart, but you don't know where to start. No worries, we have a guide that will turn ring shopping into a no-brainer. If you are still feeling stuck at the end, we have a little secret up our sleeves that will have you ready to pop the question. The Basics: When it comes to engagement rings, there are three broad categories that will help you narrow your search: plain, diamond, and gemstone. A plain ring refers to a metal band that does not have any gemstones besides the center stone. Don't be mistaken, it can be far ... [Read More]