A Brilliant Wedding: Diane and Seb

It was a beautiful and traditional wedding at the NY Palace. Diane and Seb who are big traveler's, decided to stay local and tie the knot in New York City. The couple exchanged vows during their elegant church ceremony, followed by a classic New York portrait session in Central Park. Later, the couple pulled up to their reception in a vintage car! They shared their first dance to Shania Twain’s, From this Moment, and from there on it was pure celebration. There were glow sticks for the dance floor, and flip-flops of all sizes so that guests never had to stop dancing. Diane and Seb cut into one of Ron-Ben Israel's scrumptious cake creations, and even had a Macaron Tower cake that everyone wanted a piece of! It was a perfect day for these lovebirds! Congratulations Diane and Seb!

Bridal Details

Central Park Bride and Groom

Happy Bride and Groom

Reception Details

New York City Wedding

Thanks to JoVon Photography for the beautiful photos!

The Proposal Planner in JCK Magazine

I was delighted to talk with the jewelry industry authorities at JCK Magazine to discuss our shared love of marriage proposals and the breakthrough industry of proposal planning. The article posted yesterday, February 13th, so if you missed it be sure to check it our here!

The Proposal Planner: Daniel and Elena

Elena thought she and Daniel were just going to dinner, but instead what she got was a night that she would never forget. This beautiful proposal all started when the couple was asked if they wanted to watch the premier of a short film that was about to be played on a jumbo screen mounted on the side of the building.  As the video started and Elena and Daniel stood and watched, Elena soon began to realize that it was a personal slide show which consisted of pictures of the two of them. The last slide presented the words "Will You Marry Me?" and as Daniel dropped to one knee, Elena instantly burst into tears. Daniel then had one last surprise. Wanting to honor and represent Elena's passion for cooking, he presented her with a beautiful cutting board that was personally engraved with their names and engagement date. The couple concluded with a celebratory champagne toast. Congratulations Daniel and Elena!

Proposal Details

Big Screen Proposal

Down on One Knee

Engagement Ring

Will You Marry Me

Thank to Zlatko Batistich for the wonderful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Helena & David

We were so lucky to be a part of Helena & David’s perfectly sunny April wedding day.  Helena, who works in jewelry PR, and David, a custom jewelry maker, met at a class she was teaching and have been inseparable ever since.  Their shared love of jewelry inspired their truly brilliant wedding at a beautiful and classic venue, the Montauk Club in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.  Jewels could be seen all throughout their wedding, from Helena’s extraordinary bouquet made of vintage brooches to the sparkly frames that held the table numbers.  Guests enjoyed a variety of delicious cupcakes decorated with the couple’s monogram from Georgetown Cupcakes while Helena and David shared their first dance to U2’s “All I Want is You”.  Their wedding was undeniably chic and unique, just like the happy couple who recently gave birth to their first daughter, Presley.  Congratulations Helena and David and thanks to Sofia Negron for the beautiful photos! Happy Brooklyn Wedding

Diamond Wedding Details

Brooklyn Wedding Details

Black and White Wedding

Halo Engagement Rings

This year, halo rings have emerged as a popular choice in engagements rings, especially among celebrities. At the start of the year, Justin Timberlake popped the question to long-time girlfriend Jessica Biel with a custom-made halo ring. More recently, Emily Maynard received a cushion-shaped halo ring from Jef Holm on the season finale of “The Bachelorette”. Although halo rings are a classic style, it is their revamped shapes and colors that have lead to a surge in their popularity. For example, after Kate Middleton’s diamond and sapphire halo engagement ring was made public last year, we saw halo rings in various colors pop up everywhere in 2012. Bold halo engagement rings, such as the double halo shown below, are definitely a a hot trend!

Halo Engagement Rings

Photos (clockwise from top left): 1. Ross-Simons 2. Getty Images via StyleBistro 3. Greenberg’s Jewelers 4. Getty Images via Brides

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings: They're Back!

A yellow gold engagement ring used to scream “I got married in the 80's!”   However, lately big jewelry houses like Cartier and Tiffany are showing an increasing amount of yellow gold engagement rings.  What do you think of this trend?  Is it here to stay, or will a yellow gold once again be an indicator of the decade you got married? Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

The Proposal Planner Sarah Pease