Wedding bands deserve more options than the old-fashioned silver-and-gold, gem-set styles. Fortunately, artisans around the world have been creating exciting wedding band alternatives for both men and women, rings that have an extra dose of character and creativity for people who want their rings to be an expression as well as a marriage accessory. Read more →
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Have you dreamed about having your wedding on the beach but thought it couldn’t happen because you or someone you love and want to have at your wedding has a disability? Well your beach wedding dream can still come true! Read more →
As you prepare to purchase your wedding band, there are a lot of questions that may come to mind. After all, you hope to be wearing this particular piece of jewelry longer than any other. How can you be confident you’ve chosen well? Here are a few things to consider as you look for that perfect ring. Read more →
Women are expected to dream of their wedding day, from the time they are little girls till the day they actually say ‘I do.’ However, when it comes to men, there’s no expectation for them to dream about a beautiful lady in a white dress walking down the aisle towards them or about the elegantly-decorated cake he’ll cut with his future-wife.
In fact, in Read more →
As the holidays approach and the weather grows colder by the day, ladies will be wondering what that special guy has in store for them. Gents – flowers, no matter the season, are always well received and loved by the ladies. Roses are nice (especially for an Outer Banks Wedding) but more points are scored for the man who uses his creativity and color palate to devise a bouquet worth swooning over. This winter season there Read more →
Let’s say you have decided to propose and intend to choose the engagement ring without letting your future fiancé know because you want the proposal to be a complete surprise. You will have to do a little work to make sure everything happens the way you dream of.
The first thing you need to know is your future wife’s preference in jewelry. Perhaps she has dropped hints along the way, expressing her preferences in ring styles. In an emergency you can ask one of her friends. Read more →
Feeling nervous about popping the big question? It seems like everyone has advice on how to propose, but no one can agree on the best way to do it.
Such an important event definitely requires advice from experts, and my friends at Brilliance have some great tips to help you pull of the perfect marriage proposal. Read more →
Getting married on the beach makes for a grand ceremony. It’s a beautiful backdrop, and it’ll save you a few bucks on the venue. But with that being said, being married on the beach isn’t quite the same as getting married in the church. We’ve already discussed the dangers of losing your wedding ring in the sand previously. Now we want to mention one of the more prominent features of the Outer Banks.
Any Way You Want It
When getting married on the beach, take into consideration the direction of the wind. Tradition says that the bride should stand on the left and the groom on the right, but if the wind is blowing the bride’s hair into her face and her vail is slapping the groom’s face, there will be no good pictures during the ceremony! The answer – switch sides! It really is okay! After all, you have already broken “tradition” by getting married on the beach – the place where YOU wanted to be married.
Tradition is grand, but awesome wedding photos are more important than which side your standing on. And there’s not much you can do about the wind. It’s what brought the Wright Brothers here, and is a constant part of life on the Outer Banks, so you learn to cope with it. Besides, a nice breeze will keep you and your guests cool, and make for a pleasant ceremony!
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