I want to become a society lady Rockin' a new rock?!

Ok, Ladies! You just got engaged, and that beautiful diamond you’ve been dreaming about is finally gracing your finger. Get that baby insured!

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Let me tell you a real story that seriously just happened to a dear friend of mine the other day. We were at the beach with a few good friends hoping to enjoy a perfect summer day! After a few hours of basking in the sun we headed to the boardwalk to cool off with some treats, when my girlfriend looked down and saw that her wedding ring was gone! While lathering on sunscreen she had taken off her ring and forgotten to put it back on! The search party commenced. The tide had risen, her future looking bleak. Her ring was not insured. We were freaking out. Miraculously that night, the ring was found (cue the Hallelujah chorus), but we learned a valuable lesson, get those diamonds insured!

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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company exclusively insures jewelry, which means they specialize in jewelry because it’s what they do! The company was started by jewelers for jewelers over 100 years ago – in 1913! Jewelers Mutual® understands what your jewelry means to you, and that’s why their policies are built around the way you live your life. Seriously, they have some amazing options including worldwide travel coverage, flexibility to work with your own jeweler, optional $0 deductible and most importantly— coverage for loss, theft, damage and mysterious disappearance!!! They seriously do it better than anyone else! Don’t wait until it’s too late on this one Gals!

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All images by Jose Villa with Joel Serrato featuring Lang Antique and Estate Jewelry rings, style by MaeMae Co, Grey Likes Weddings, and Tulipina Design.

Disclosure: Underwritten by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Neenah, WI. Coverage and pricing are subject to underwriting review and approval, and to policy terms and conditions. This post was sponsored by ®. All opinions are my own.  Read more about our Advertising Policy.

 

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We think that one of the most crucial aspects in planning your wedding, is planning how you will capture the memories you’ll cherish for years to come. Once you’ve booked the perfect photographer, the next step is figuring out what to do with those gorgeous photos! Shutterfly’s Premium Wedding Photo Books are seriously such an amazing choice for creating your own personalized wedding album. Not only are they incredibly easy-to-make, they have tons of different wedding styles available.

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Here are some of our favorite aspects about them: they come in size 12×12, which is totally ideal for your coffee table, they have premium cover options available, like crushed silk or leather, they have double-thick, layflat pages, keeps your pretty pages from getting bent or torn, and they have true spread available, which basically means those wide photos get the showcase they deserve as the photographs are able to span across the binding of the book, covering both pages! There is nothing better than actually seeing your photos in real life! By the way, we think these make amazing gifts for your parents after the wedding. Such a fun way for them to see and show off your wedding day!!!

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Did we mention how easy they are to make? Shutterfly offers a new Make My Book service where Shutterfly designers will look at your wedding photos and make a beautiful wedding book customized for you! Seriously, ditch the feeling of being completely overwhelmed by choosing your photos (or the daunting task of creating a book!), and pass it off to the pros! The best part, is that you only pay a small fee ($9.99) if you choose to order the book! Risk free, right?

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And by the way, have you had the chance to check-out the typical price for an album through your photographer? Let’s be real, most of us just look through our photos on our computers because albums can cost anywhere between hundreds to thousands of dollars. Shutterfly’s wedding books are seriously such a great option. They really do cut out the high price tag, without compromising on the quality, allowing you to cherish and share one of the most important days of your life!

Oh, and side note…these also happen to make the perfect guestbook! Share the story of your love, show off those stunning engagement photos, and create a keepsake signed by your guests! Done and done!

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Check it out! You will not regret it.

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Planning  a wedding is amazing, but when you begin your registry, you start planning your life together, long after the wedding. It’s the dishes you’ll serve your first Christmas meal on, the KitchenAid  you’ll use to teach your daughter to make cookies, the cup of coffee you’ll brew in the morning, in less than a minute thanks to Keurig. We think this process is a seriously important part in preparing to say “I do.”

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Kohl’s has all of the staple items you need, at prices you’ll be thrilled about. They carry the brands you trust like KitchenAid, Keurig, Corningware, Pyrex, Cuisinart, OXO, and Food Network.

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The even more amazing thing is that they give YOU 10% back on gifts purchased from your Kohl’s Wedding Registry. Which means every time you’re showered with gifts, you get 10% back to grab the things you didn’t get! They also give your guests an extra 20% off in store purchase of $100 or more from your wedding registry, leaving them with even more room in the budget to throw in a few extras for you! **In order for guests to save the 20% on a $100 or more purchase, all they need is an announcement card – which can be printed off the registry page on Kohls.com.

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We recommend that you take your registry seriously and start adding these top kitchen products to your Kohl’s Registry today!

We are over the moon intoxicated by the most fabulous collaboration between Green Wedding Shoes and their friends at Show Me Your Mumu. Show Me Your Mumu designs clothing for carefree adventurers and all their dresses are made here in the US! GWS worked with their design team on an exclusive print inspired by their love of florals that is perfect for your bridesmaids, as a wedding guest, honeymoon or the perfect summer day!

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The Kendall Maxi has a soft V neck and low back which is ultra feminine and flatters every body, the wrap around skirt that creates a slit lets you pull an Angelina stance whenever you need (you never know when you’re gonna need it). Chill enough for a little pointy toed bootie and classy enough for an elegant heel. Kendall may be a young Mu but she is definitely on track to be your new go-to maxi.

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The Hacienda Maxi with her pretty ruffle is flattering on everyone, and her elastic scrunch neck line will allow you to dance all night long. I think this might just be one of the most versatile dresses we have ever seen. Wear her as a tube dress, off your shoulders, or even on your shoulders if you prefer! Wear her to your bestie’s wedding or in your bestie’s wedding. Dress her down for a moonlight stroll down to the ocean or to that summertime school reunion and you now no longer have to dread finding a dress!

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And our personal fave? The King Crop Top and Ballgown Skirt. Your love for the King Crop will make you weak in the knees the second you slip into this little number. Cropped to flatter with your favorite mini skirt, ballgown or swing shorts this top is sure to be a staple in your closet and your LIFE! The skirt is high waisted and zips you up so you look teeny tiny, and then sweeps out so long and full, just like a princess in a ballgown.

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For getting ready the day of the wedding, we love our Romper – would make the perfect bridesmaids gift as well, right?

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Oh, did we mention that their dresses are very affordable?! (prices range from $96 – $176) And you will definitely wear these dresses again!

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art direction + styling: Green Wedding Shoes // dresses + rompers: Show Me Your Mumu // photography: Brandon Kidd // location: Triunfo Creek Vineyards // hair + makeup: Symmetry Beauty // florals: Jenn Sanchez Floral Design

Let’s be real, second to the amount of time we spend dreaming about the man we might eventually marry, we spend most of our time daydreaming about THE ring. We scour magazines, websites, friend’s fingers, and jewelry stores looking for that sparkle we’ll proudly don for years to come. Ritani has literally blown us away with their engagement rings. Specializing in setting the classic round cut diamond in a variety of options, and even allowing customers to do their own custom ring design. Round cut diamonds are timeless, versatile, and possess more sparkle due to their brilliant cut than other shape. Here are a few styles that especially frame them well:

The Classic Solitaire is timelessly elegant, the simplicity of this style perfectly showcases the diamond and it’s brilliance.

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Halo rings feature a center stone surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds, offering even more dramatic sparkle to an already sparkly center stone, making any stone look bigger, and adding a vintage flair!

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Bezel set rings are becoming an increasingly popular choice, as they are fashion forward and modern!

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Finally, we love the Three Stone setting, representing the past, present, and future these rings make a beautiful and sentimental statement.

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One of the things we really appreciate about Ritani is that all diamonds sold are certified and ethically sourced. They also allow users to customize their own engagement rings and buy online or preview in store at retail partners across the nation before they buy. Love that. Get what you really want, you’ll be rocking it the rest of your life!