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Category Archives: Wedding Planning

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]

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

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"Living Coral,” a pinkish-orange hue that embraces us with warmth and embodies our desire for playful expression, has been named Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year. Among the gemstones exhibiting Pantone’s vibrant, yet mellow, seaborne color are spinel, morganite, padparadscha sapphire and precious coral. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director, said the Color Institute selected Living Coral to counter the effects of digital technology and social media that are “increasingly embedding into daily life.” “We are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy,” she noted. “Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages ... [Read More]

Wedding Band Weekend Event | March 16 and 17

wedding band weekend event
You will not want to miss the opportunity to shop hundreds of additional wedding band styles with the best pricing of the year for one weekend only. Join us Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, for our Wedding Band Weekend event when we will be offering buy one get one 50% off bands. It is not only a great event to pick out wedding bands, but it is also the best time to celebrate your anniversary or other special occasions or upgrade your wedding and engagement rings as we will be bringing in the largest selection we have ever offered at the best price including Forevermark Black Label and JB Star. Register to win prizes at this Wedding Band Weekend event including His and Hers TAG Heuer ... [Read More]

Sweet Endings | Custom Doughnuts Are the New Wedding Cake

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These days, trendy, artisanal doughnut shops have popped up all around the country, and those circles of yeasty goodness—unpopular carbs 15 years ago—are back with renewed vigor. So it only makes sense that custom doughnuts make an appearance as the new wedding cake. Within the past year or two, an increasing number of doughnut walls, tiered cakes, trucks, and made-to-order stations have popped up at receptions and as part of the “after-party” (another emerging wedding trend, as late-night comfort food, replaces more formal offerings). “It’s becoming more popular,” affirms Heather Jones, the catering sales director for Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California. “We also do an action station with ... [Read More]

Wedding Day Jewelry | Make your Day Memorable

Planning a wedding—the dress, the venue, the guests, the cake, and the list goes on. Wedding day jewelry seems to be an afterthought when it comes to planning a wedding, but we are here to tell you it should be a majority. The pieces you select will play a major role in the completed look and will be captured in hundreds of photographs. We have gathered a few of our favorites from our Wedding Day Jewelry selection. Searching for Sentimental? Curious about what trend to follow? What about the man of your dreams? Do you have budget on the brain? Why pick one shade for your something blue? There’s no question that when we think of a bride and her wedding day there is an image of a ... [Read More]

Natural Wonders | Wedding hair is having a boho moment

TOP TRENDS When asked what today’s brides are requesting most, hairstylist Emily Carcaramo of Once Upon a Bride doesn’t hesitate. “Natural, natural, natural!” she replies. Carcaramo, who also styles celebs for editorial and television appearances, always encourages brides to consider textured updos or half-up styles for longevity purposes. “But for those brides set on wearing their hair down, go for natural-looking waves. And no matter how thick your hair is, I suggest adding extensions so the volume translates for your photos and doesn’t fall flat halfway through the festivities.” Angelo David, who styles hair on-location with celebs like Coco Rocha and Christie Brinkley as well as in his eponymous ... [Read More]

Best Wedding Jeweler – Best of B&B 2016

Best of B&B Best Wedding Jeweler
We're honored to be named Indianapolis' Best Wedding Jeweler in Borrowed & Blue's Best of B&B 2016! What is Best of B&B?  Here's a description from Borrowed & Blue's website: Think of the Best of B&B 2016 awards as a compass when navigating the landscape of vendor options for your wedding. Unlike any other industry awards out there, Best of B&B allows the vendors themselves to choose the brightest, most trustworthy stars(of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze varieties) from among their colleagues. As a result, these honors illuminate the best wedding vendors within our most robust markets, guiding couples towards the truly esteemed players in their field. After all, what could be ... [Read More]

Bridal Party Accessories

You have asked your best friends to stand beside you on your big day.  You've gone shopping for your dress and theirs.  Now, what accessories do your bridesmaids wear on the big day?  Here are some helpful hints for making the decision a little bit easier: Their look should be complementary to yours, not the same. It's your big day, so you should be the one to shine.  Consider using common elements, such as the same metal or gemstone to tie the look together.  For example if you will be wearing a pearl necklace, try having your bridesmaids wear necklaces with a single pearl pendant. You can't go wrong with diamonds or pearls. As we discussed in our previous blog about what you, the bride, ... [Read More]

Wedding Party Gift Ideas

You've got your big day all planned out and you can't wait to say "I Do".  But what should you get your bridesmaids and groomsmen to say thank you for standing beside you on one of the most important days of your life?  We have a few ideas for you! For the Bridesmaids: Jewelry makes a great gift for bridesmaids!  Depending on what you choose, you can even double the gift as accessories for the big day. Pearls Pearls are a timeless look and work great with almost any bridesmaid dress.  Since the look is so versatile, the members of your bridal party are likely to love the pearl jewelry you give them for years to come. Engraved Necklaces Looking for something more personalized?  A personalized ... [Read More]