Be honest: Had you heard of Asscher cut diamonds before Weddingbee? True, they are not the most common style out there, but they are so unique and sparkly. Today, we’re sharing real Asscher cut diamond ring submissions from the hive.
For those playing catch-up, we launched a set of ring surveys, starting with 15 different styles of engagement rings (you can find them here and at the bottom of this post, as well as on the Boards as a stickied post). All you do is fill out the survey corresponding to your ring style (round diamond, Moissanite, sapphire, etc.), Mrs. Mouse will email you to ask for a photo of your ring, and then once at least 10 people with that style of ring have filled out the survey, it will become a post here on the blog!
The posts will continuously be updated to reflect new ring submissions, and eventually we hope they will be an amazing repository of REAL engagement rings to inspire bees for years to come.
Note: If you’ve filled out the survey but haven’t yet submitted a photo, it’s not too late to be included in this post! Simply email your photo along with your Weddingbee username and ring style category to mouse (at) weddingbee (dot) com, and we’ll add it to the post!
Submit your ring deets here:
- Cubic Zirconia (or other lab grown; all cuts)
- Diamond Asscher
- Diamond Cushion
- Diamond Emerald
- Diamond Other Cuts
- Diamond Oval
- Diamond Pear or Marquise
- Diamond Princess or Square
- Diamond Radiant
- Diamond Round
- Moissanite (all cuts)
- Morganite (all cuts)
- Non Stone (e.g., claddagh, knot, milgrain, etc.)
- Sapphire (all cuts)
- Other Gemstone (all cuts)
havenspartyof2‘s 18k white gold knife edge pave Asscher cut diamond ring with miligrain detail
Why did you or your FI choose this ring? We fell in love with each other as we explored different cities and discussed their respective architecture at length—especially ultra modern juxtaposed with Art Deco and Rococo. My FI knew all the women in my family had round brilliant solitaires, and while she wanted to honor that, she also wanted something that was a little more “ours.” The Asscher cut links my ring to one of my favorite eras in architecture, while the Tiffany-like knife edge is classic, and the pave ultra modern.
Where did you purchase your ring? James Allen
Carat size: 1 center, 1.25 tcw
Metal: white gold
We’re home!!! We made it back to the States early Monday morning, and wow, I can’t even put into words how amazing our two weeks in Mexico were. It was so surreal, I feel like it was all a dream.
As for my post-wedding thoughts…well, my brain is going in a million different directions, and there is SO much I want to write about and so much I never want to forget about the wedding, honeymoon, and the entire time in Mexico—it was seriously magical. I can’t believe it was already two weeks ago! Whoa!
This is a photo one of our friends, Dianne took during the ceremony.
This is my last post before our wedding day. It’s arguably the most important post I’ll author.
I want to talk about body image.
In recent years we’ve been inundated with this idea of “all bodies are perfect as they are.” Cue the collective eye roll, right? No matter how loud the message is, the media still has clear favorites, and women are judged constantly based on how they look. Sadly, these judgments often don’t make their way to the judged because it’s far easier to criticize someone when you take away their voice. (Hey cowards of the world, I’m talking to you!*)
These judgments transcend to even the most happy of events—weddings. Arguably, even more so are women judged when they are planning a wedding. From their dress choice to their shoes and hairstyle, every choice is a free-for-all judge fest waiting to happen.
From companies campaigning “real bodies” (think Aerie) and avoiding Photoshopping their models to the social media explosion of “body positive,” the world is making an effort to change. An effort to say, “Hey, you be you, girl!”
Image via Look Through My Lens
Mr. Dove and I have families that look pretty similar when you compare them. Mr. Dove is the oldest of three with two sisters, whereas I am the youngest of three, with an older sister and brother. Mr. Dove’s mom worked while raising them, and my mom has been working for my grandma’s bookkeeping business as long as I can remember. Mr. Dove grew up running track and wrestling, sports that his dad did, where as all of my siblings and I played soccer because we knew nothing else, since we spent most weekends watching my dad play soccer.
We’re also children of divorced parents.
Our families have had two very different paths to our parents splitting up. Mine split when I was seven years old, and we went through most of the heartache as children, not really understanding what was happening between our parents. Mr. Dove’s split his junior year of university, after trying to make it work for the children’s sake. Both of us have had our lives, our opinions on relationships, and especially our opinions on marriage colored by our parents’ divorces, albeit the times it happened in our lives changes the way we looked at it.
All Personal Photos / My dad, me, my sister, my brother, and my mom
robynsoonsteinke shares a photo of her new James Allen engagement ring.
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Sorry for the short hiatus, y’all. You might remember that I’m a middle school teacher, and with state tests coming up in seven weeks, things are starting to get hectic around here.
Since Christmas came and went, Blue Mom and I have been searching high and low for a reception venue near our church. The church we chose is kind of out in the middle of nowhere, so reception options are kind of limited.
New Hope Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee // Personal Photos
The very first place we looked at is called Homestead Manor, and I LOVED this property. It is an antebellum home just down the street from my parents and about 10 minutes from our church, and they recently added a big events barn to the property with a fireplace, beautiful chandeliers, and a pond in the back.
To end his speech at our reception, my brother told us where we were going to be going on our honeymoon. “Enjoy your honeymoon in Hawaii,” he said.
I had never been to Hawaii before, and Mr. Sugar Cube had only been once to Maui 15 years ago. This time we were going to the Big Island, to spend six days in Kona and enjoy the coffee festival before spending five days in Waikoloa with our toes in the sand.
We didn’t have a rental car, so we were shuttled to our hotel when we landed. And not having a car made for a great first week on the big island. We walked everywhere. Everywhere.
OK. Not everywhere. We rented an electric-assist tandem to go to Original Hawaiian Chocolate since that was too far to walk.
There were a few sunrises and a lot of coffee.
Bees, we talked to a lot of photographers. Pittsburgh is a pretty awesome city, filled with tons of great photo options. In fact, most of the pictures in my last post were taken by Pennsylvania photographers! And I preeeetty much contacted all of them, and then some. Here’s how the Dreamcatchers caught our dream photographer. (I’m sorry, I had to. :P)
Step one: Google the crap out of them. Find their portfolio, reviews, blogs, and any other info on the web. If you like what you see, proceed to step two.
Step two: Send an email asking for pricing. We set our budget to (what we thought was) a fairly high number, so if their packages started over our budget we moved along.
Step three: If I still liked them after reviewing their portfolio yet again, we met face to face.