Today’s feature goes to show how a great photographer can turn any location into something magical. Erich McVey took a relaxed afternoon spent poolside and turned it into a memorable couple’s photo session, capturing the simple ways that this couple spends their time together. This is the perfect reminder that our photo sessions, be they for anniversaries, engagements, family portraits, or even our weddings, need not be over styled or thought out. A great outfit, a place you’re comfortable at, and someone you love to share the day is all that you need! Oh, and a great photographer!
High quality jewelry is expensive – especially if it includes diamonds, or the word “engagement” is attached to it. But just because the industry is costly, does that mean that average couples shouldn’t be able to afford an amazing engagement ring? That was the question behind the launch of Diamond Mansion, an online retailer specializing in custom engagement rings handmade in Los Angeles.
By getting around traditional channels, engaging with consumers directly, designing and crafting fine jewelry in house, Diamond Mansion provides high-quality, luxurious fine diamond jewelry at a fraction of the retail price, all while keeping their pieces naturally and ethically sourced.
Even better, the boutique-style jewelry design house specializes in custom-designed engagement rings. Choose your band style, stone shape, precious metal type, and more. You can even design the perfect wedding band to match.
Diamond Mansion handcrafts all of their jewelry in Los Angeles, and ships worldwide in as little as 2 weeks. They have an A+ rate with the Better Business Bureau, and incredible feedback from past couples.
We love to see couples who are thoughtful about the way they design their bar, beverages and signature cocktail offerings.
The drinks you serve during your cocktail hour or reception don’t have to be generic—a drink can convey generosity, gratitude and personality.
What do you want to say to your guests? This is an opportunity to thank them for being there or to tell them more about you and your fiancé. An intentional beverage selection can do all that.
If you have a penchant for bubbles and your fiancé prefers tequila, serve a signature champagne cocktail and a margarita. It doesn’t matter if your drink choices don’t match the theme or style of your wedding. Your guests will appreciate the unique detail.
Cocktails aren’t the only way to go. If you and fiancé are wine or beer lovers—stick with that. Offer a handpicked, meaningful variety. Maybe the two of you had your first date at that winery, or you drink that particular beer during the weekend with friends.
Whatever drinks you choose, think about tying it all in with elegant glassware or liqueur that reflects your color scheme.
Design your bar in an cohesive way by bringing in the textures, flowers or compositional approaches you used elsewhere. Make it stand out with customized signage or draped greenery.
The bar is something your guests will return to and gather around throughout the evening; it is a key place to express your care and creativity.