Weddings

7 Most Pinned Wedding Rings That Might Outshine Your Engagement Ring!

Check out some of these amazing wedding bands that have been on fire on Pinterest. Love to see that you ladies are picking out unique wedding rings and straying from the simple bands! We know your engagement ring has been in the spotlight during your engagement, but everyone will be fawning over a unique, different wedding band. Here are the top 7 most pinned wedding rings on Pinterest:

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Which one is your favorite? That lovely Kirk Kara wedding ring is simple, yet the design is lovely and extravagant! Do you have a dazzling wedding ring? Let us know in the comments!

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5 Things I Love About My Wedding Ring

By guest blogger Natasha Burton

Engagement rings, well, they seem to get all the attention. They tend to be flashier, more sparkly, and—in most cases—their arrivals on our fingers is a total surprise.

But wedding rings deserve some love too: As the typically daintier pairing to your rock (and symbol of your everlasting devotion to your husband), they should get the credit they deserve. So, in that spirit, I’m declaring my adoration for my wedding band, which I can’t wait to start wearing in less than four months.

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1. It’s super delicate.
I chose a pave diamond band for my wedding band. It has tiny diamonds going a little over halfway around my finger and looks stunning, even by itself. It’s super feminine and elegant—exactly what I wanted.

2. It’s going to last.
I’m going to be wearing this ring ’til death do us part, so aside from how it looks, I was determined to get a piece of jewelry that could withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. Hence why I went to Robbins Brothers: I love that my ring’s diamonds were individually set by the pros—they’re not going anywhere! It’s a quality ring and it’s going to last as long as my marriage… maybe even longer!

3. It fits well with my engagement ring.
I was lucky enough to have David from the Woodland Hills store help me choose my wedding band and he was able to find the absolutely perfect one to coordinate with my engagement ring. Since I’ll be rocking them as a set, it was so important to me that they looked like they went together without being too matchy-matchy.

4. It’s classic.
My ring could have been worn by my mother, my grandmother, my great-grandmother—it’s a classic. I’m excited to be able to pass it along to my future daughter or granddaughter some day. I think it’s a piece they would cherish and pass to their children, too.

5. It’s fun to try on.
Not gonna lie, I try on my ring about once a week (usually while I’m brushing my teeth) and I’ve contemplated wearing it out of the house well before my big day. I just love it. And while I love my engagement ring (like, to the point that it still makes me gasp), I can’t help but get excited by my new bling, even if it’s not quite as dazzling as the rock my fiancé surprised me with. If I’ve learned anything since being engaged, it’s that diamonds really are a girl’s best friend.

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On Having Wedding Nightmares

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By guest blogger Natasha Burton, 101 Quizzes for Couples

There are many annoying things that people don’t tell you about wedding planning. Like, how wedding coordinators may try to shame you out of using Pachelbel Canon in D because it’s too stereotypical. Or, how those free cake tastings you’ve been looking forward to aren’t actually free. Or even how your fiancé will tell you he has no opinion about anything only to suddenly become very opinionated indeed about the most random details.

Oh, and how planning a wedding will literally give you nightmares.

My fiancé and I have just hit our five-months-to-go mark after getting engaged over a year ago. And while I can recount a number of bad dreams from which I’ve awoken, terrified, that the wedding we’ve been planning turned out to be a complete disaster, I have yet to have a happy one about our impending nuptials. This worries me.

To give you a sense of what these dreams are about, here’s a brief list:

1. That my (in real life very sweet) future mother-in-law demands I wear a different wedding dress and I comply because I don’t want her to be mad at me.
2. That I forget to get my wedding dress tailored and thus, can’t wear it because it pools in yards of extra fabric at my feet.
3. That my fiancé and I spend our entire wedding looking for each other, unable to reunite.
4. That the wedding happened but I can’t remember any of it.

Sure, these aren’t nightmares in the traditional sense—I’m not dreaming of, say, a serial killer chopping up our wedding guests while they’re dining on tri-tip or anything like that. But, after looking forward to our wedding day pretty much since I started dating my fiancé (like a total weirdo), and after having over a year to plan the actual event, I feel deeply emotionally invested in the outcome of the day itself. Which, I imagine is pretty typical of brides-to-be.

It’s this investment that’s likely causing the nightmares, if dream research has anything to say about it: In the 1950s, psychology professor Calvin Hall found that we use dreams to explore what concerns us in our waking hours, albeit in a way that’s not always rooted in reality. More recently, sleep researcher Rosalind D. Cartwright theorized in her book, The Twenty-four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives, that dreams actually regulate our negative emotions, allowing us to process them and, hopefully, transcend our fears.

Plus, my gender is also to blame: According to a study by the University of Montreal, inter-personal conflicts and emotional drama is more common in women’s dreams. Meaning that I suppose I shouldn’t feel totally insane for having these bad dreams.

Another thing that makes me feel better is knowing that I’m not the only one. Before one of my best friends married her boyfriend of nearly a decade, she had a recurring nightmare in which her upper arms swelled to the size of watermelons. However, my college roommate, who’s getting married less than two months before I am, has been having a different kind of wedding-related nightmare, one that I can relate to all too well: The ex dreams.

Yes, I admit it, I’ve been dreaming about my ex. Typically, the scenario involves a wedding in which I’m marrying him, not my fiancé. Or I wake up, in the dream world, only to see that my ex is lying next to me. Or, I’m told that I need to choose between my current man and my former one, both of them standing before me.

I wake up from these dreams panicked, as you might imagine. But, rather than making me question my love for my fiancé—as dreaming about one’s ex can certainly do—these nightmares only reaffirm my appreciation and love for the man I’m about to marry. Because every time “dream Natasha” is forced to pick one or the other, she (I) always chooses my future husband. (Thank goodness, right?)

So, while I’m sure these wedding nightmares will continue (they’ve become more frequent the closer our date gets) I just need to remind myself that these latent fears are playing out because I really care about our wedding—these bad dreams are simply an inevitable part of the process. Just like my fiancé’s spontaneous feelings about signature cocktails.

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Cupid’s Top 12 Engagement Rings and Jewelry for Valentine’s Day 2014

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In the spirit of celebrating your One-of-a-Kind Love, we always get so excited to share our most fabulous and stylish engagement rings and jewelry, for what could very well be considered the most romantic 24 hours of the year. Yes, that would be Valentine’s Day! It’s coming up soon and we want you to shine like never before!

Robbins Brothers introduces Cupid’s Top Engagement Rings and Jewelry Picks for Valentine’s Day 2014.

Cupid’s Engagement Ring Pick #1
Simon G. White Gold Halo Diamond Engagement Ring Setting

Simon G. Halo Engagement Ring Setting from Robbins Brothers (sku 0380598)

Simon G. Halo Engagement Ring Setting from Robbins Brothers (sku 0380598)

Cupid’s Engagement Ring Pick #2
Ribbon Twist Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

Ribbon Twist Cushion-Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku0384119)

Ribbon Twist Cushion Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0384119)

Cupid’s Engagement Ring Pick #3
Emerald Cut Engagement Ring with Side Diamonds

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku0354023)

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0354023)

Cupid’s Engagement Ring Pick #4
Platinum Three-Stone Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Setting

Platinum Princess Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0357502)

Platinum Princess Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0375702)

Cupid’s Engagement Ring Pick #5
Candlelight Split Shank Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

Split Shank Princess Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers' Candlelight Collection (sku 0390872)

Split Shank Princess Cut Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers’ Candlelight Collection (sku 0390872)

Cupid’s Wedding Ring Pick #6
Ladies Diamond Ring

Ladies Diamond Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0388640)

Ladies Diamond Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0388640)

Cupid’s Wedding Ring Pick #7
Diamond Anniversary or Wedding Band

Diamond Anniversary / Wedding Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0377260)

Diamond Anniversary / Wedding Ring from Robbins Brothers (sku 0377260)

Cupid’s Jewelry Pick #8
Sterling Silver Diamond Bangle Bracelet

Sterling Silver Diamond Bangle Bracelet from Robbins Brothers (sku 0387862)

Sterling Silver Diamond Bangle Bracelet from Robbins Brothers (sku 0387862)

Cupid’s Jewelry Pick #9
Two-Toned Sterling Silver Heart Diamond Pendant

Sterling Silver Heart Diamond Pendant from Robbins Brothers (sku 0394941)

Sterling Silver Heart Diamond Pendant from Robbins Brothers (sku 0394941)

Cupid’s Jewelry Pick #10
Sterling Silver Diamond Cross Pendant

Sterling Silver Diamond Cross Pendant from Robbins Brothers (sku 0394941

Sterling Silver Diamond Cross Pendant from Robbins Brothers (sku 0387803)

Cupid’s Jewelry Pick #11
Diamond Knot Stud Earrings

White Gold Diamond Knot Stud Earrings from Robbins Brothers (sku 0362057)

White Gold Diamond Knot Stud Earrings from Robbins Brothers (sku 0362057)

Cupid’s Jewelry Pick #12
Multi-top Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

Multi-top Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings from Robbins Brothers (sku 0383345)

Multi-top Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings from Robbins Brothers (sku 0383345)

If this isn’t enough bling for you….check out more of Cupid’s Picks.

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Our Top 6 Favorite Winter Wedding Videos

Winter weddings just gives me the warm and fuzzies inside. The beauty of the fresh snow and pops of red. And who doesn’t love the beautiful warm, faux-fur wraps? Dare I say that winter weddings are way more romantic? Take a look and be the judge:

The modern city winter wedding:

Jennifer & Gary | A Chicago Winter Wedding at the Ivy Room from I Do Films on Vimeo.

The one where the bride serenades the groom:

Paz & Aaron – Bethlehem Winter Wedding Film – Edge Restaurant from Bar None Weddings on Vimeo.

The beautiful play on the red colors for a wedding:

Robert & Candace- Winter Wedding Highlights from Andrew Wyton on Vimeo.

That sheer wedding wrap… and that adorable lab!:

Pam & Natty {Colorado Winter Wedding Video} from LockerPartners on Vimeo.

The adorable first look in the snowy mountains:

Matt + Rachel – Winter Wedding in Suncadia from 5 Mile Films on Vimeo.

The “winter” wedding:

Cherie & Peter’s Winter Wedding at The Perry House from Events by Classic on Vimeo.

About to change my summer wedding into a winter wedding in 3…2…1…

What do you think? Did you have a winter wedding?

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