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For those of you modern inspired brides we have gorg ring styles to share with you today brought to you by Platinum Jewelry. For us, modern means clean lines and sharp styling. We always figure that your wedding and your ring is a reflection of your sense of style, so if you are leaning modern, we thought we’d share with you some platinum rings that fit the modern bill! The color of platinum is pure white so it is perfect to offset diamonds to help you get that classic look. Platinum rings are an ideal choice to accomplish the modern look because platinum itself is perfectly suited for tension settings and bezel set stones (some of which you can see below). Today we thought we’d round up some of our fave modern ring looks. Our hearts go out to that emerald cut ring, but there are so many even more unique options that will last beyond the big day! What do you think? Which is your pick? Are you a modern style bride?

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For those of you planning a modern wedding, here’s a little inspiration shot by Ryan Ray to go along with our platinum jewelry favorites.

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This post is sponsored by Platinum Guild International. All opinions are blogger’s own.

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Okay you guys. You’ve heard us rave about Squarespace before, right? It is the perfect place to host your wedding website–but what you may not have thought about is how a Squarespace wedding website can actually take you beyond the day for more fun and interaction with your guests. To show you just how fun, we thought we’d share with you Jill and Ryan’s wedding website with images courtesy of Nostalgic Photography.

For starters, because Squarespace is so easy to design and navigate, that it makes is possible for you to do a quick switch and thank your guests on the landing page:

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Squarespace also makes it easy for you to share tons of images in a really clean and beautiful layout. How fun is it to recap the big day after it has happened? Guests can come to your site to reminisce!

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You can even incorporate pre- and/or post-wedding festivities, or even your honeymoon snapshots.

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Jill and Ryan also chose a unique hashtag for their wedding and shared instagram snapshots that their guests took, which adds a whole new element to the recap! If anything sounds too intimidating, we love the Squarespace offers 24/7 live chat support, so stuff like this is a breeze to figure out, even if you get stuck!

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Every annual Squarespace account comes with a free custom domain, and if you use the code GREY15 you even get 10% off! With the capability to track RSVPs, share wedding details, add your registry, and all that great stuff, we seriously couldn’t be more obsessed.

With wedding season fast approaching, we have definitely got gifts on our minds, ladies! Seriously, how much fun is it to curate your wedding registry? It’s like figuring out a way to define your sense of style going forward and such a fun way to have you home reflect the new stage of your life as a Mrs. So, speaking of registries, we thought today it would be really fun to show you three different styles of registries, and how fun it can be to reflect–or perhaps even FIND–your style using a registry! Which brings us to Zola Registry!

But why? Well, for starters, we are all about style. However, sometimes, curating your style is easier said than done. Creating a registry with Zola is more than just picking your fave gifts. Zola actually helps you by curating collections of gifts, based on style. Whether you lean rustic, boho, or glam, they are there to help you round out your style so that your registry reflects you, your partner, and the home you are creating. To show you just how it works, we thought we’d share with you some of the curated collections from Zola.

First up, The Georgetown Collection, which if you might have already guessed, is Lady Grey’s fave:

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Side note: that gold bar cart above is a bit pricey, but thankfully Zola allows for group gifting so you can talk all your besties into going in together on that one for you! Dreamy, no?

Find these Georgetown items: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

If the preppy style isn’t your jam, how about the chic and modern Tribeca Collection?

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Find these Tribeca items: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

For those of you boho girls, we love The Silver Lake Collection.

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Find these Silver Lake items: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Of course, if your house is already bursting at the seams with stylish finds, or if you are the kind of couple that prefers activities, it is super fun that Zola allows for you to registry for experiences or honeymoon funds as well as gifts. There are all sorts of other killer perks that they offer like gift tracking, so you know who bought you what (comes in handy for thank you notes), virtual exchange, so you can swap out gifts before they are even sent, and even a send it later option, so that you can choose when you want each individual gift shipped (and don’t have to deal with a million boxes after your honeymoon).

For those of you who are as obsessed with we are, Zola is offering $25 to spend when you sign up and create a registry!

Alright ladies. Here is the run down. I am genuinely obsessed with all things Crate and Barrel. I registered there for my wedding, and what I love is that they offer such a range of gift options featuring a modern yet totally classic design aesthetic in a wide variety of price ranges. This makes it the perfect spot to register because your friends and family will have plenty to choose from, and you can outfit your home in a stylish way–that’s totally easy to do! (Oh–and did we mention that you get 10% off for six months so you can complete your registry–and perhaps pick up one or two of those big ticket items you’ve been spying? PLUS, Crate and Barrel offers free shipping on all registry gifts over $99. Need more convincing? Check out even more benefits.)

We “went shopping” today online, and picked out some of our fave items for your registry. We’ve gone room by room, with a few furniture picks, and shown you how to accent these pieces so you can get inspiration for creating your registry. Hoping you love our finds! To find and attend a Wedding Party near you, head here.

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Bedroom: Bed / Sheets / Table Lamp / Rug / Nightstand

Bathroom: Towels / Laundry Basket / Glass Canisters

Dining: Pendant / Dining Table / Side Chair

Bar: Bar Cabinet / Cocktail Shaker / Copper Mugs

*This post was sponsored by Crate and Barrel, but we love them, and seriously, all opinions are blogger’s own!

Today, we are inviting MaeMae & Co. to start the week off for us with a tutorial that we are crazy excited about: “How to use a mood board.” MaeMae is the queen of genius inspiration boards, and she’s getting down and dirty with us on how to utilize that inspiration to help your design process–think wedding design or invitation design–these tips are crazy helpful! Take it away, MaeMae!

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Creating a mood or inspiration board (both digitally and physically) is an important part of our design process at MaeMae & Co. It sets the tone for the entire project, and acts as a guide as we move through designing each element of the project. However, if you’ve never worked with a mood board before, we realize that the concept can be a bit confusing. Next time you work with a creative who is using a mood board (or next time you make one for yourself!), keep these two tips in mind:

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1. It’s all about the feeling: The point of an inspiration board is to create a visual vibe for your project. It is not a place to nail down specifics like exact fonts or images, but rather think of it as creating a world that your brand, website or wedding stationery would live in.

When making a mood board, we focus on defining the color scheme, texture and graphics that best represents the project’s world. Rather than copying those inspirational images exactly, we use them to guide our design choices and find or create similar graphics for your unique project. For example, if we include an photograph of roses and an etched wreath in a mood board – we may combine those two visuals and create a vintage wreath made of roses for the project’s monogram.

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2. But, you won’t get what you don’t see: While an inspiration board is about the vibe of the project, we do follow the visuals closely when designing. For example, if there are blocky fonts paired with a vintage script in a mood board – don’t expect to see modern calligraphy in the first design proof. We always encourage our clients to point out anything in the mood board that they feel is missing. So if they have their heart set on modern calligraphy, we always edit the inspiration board to include an image that represents their request. Similarly, if there is something on the mood board that a client isn’t digging, we’ll remove the image and replace it with one that better reflects their idea.

Check out our mood + method blog series, and follow us on instagram for more inspiration!