Sapphire Engagement Rings
Today we’re bringing you one of the most popular gemstones: the sapphire. Sit back and enjoy these stunning sapphire engagement rings, from real brides in 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.), which will prompt you to upload your ring photo to the Weddingbee Gallery, and then once at least 10 people with that style of ring have filled out the survey, it will become a post on the Weddingbee 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 in a subsequent update!
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)
pvesper‘s cushion cut blue sapphire with white sapphire halo
Where did you purchase your ring? Natural Sapphire Company
Metal: 14 karat white gold
Price: < $1,000
Backyard Game Signs for Wedding
marinamonkey89 is selling a set of backyard game signs for a casual wedding. She is asking $15 each for five signs.
Have a wedding item for sale? Post it with pictures in the Weddingbee Classifieds, and you might see it featured on the blog!
Other great items for sale:
Wedding to Do List for Destination Wedding
The Ice Cream Sundaes are in full wedding swing! With only two months left to go, we are furiously trying to make sure we have everything in order. This past weekend has brought me a particular amount of stress, because I’m only going to be in town (Syracuse) for three days, and I have so much to cram in. Here’s the wedding to do list:
Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Ring
stodd2017 shares a photo of her new cushion cut halo engagement ring set in rose gold.
Keep on loading your inspirational wedding pics to the Weddingbee Gallery to see them featured here on the blog! Remember, your images must be under 1MB in size, or they won’t load.
Another charming tradition that was incorporated into our pre-wedding events was a bridesmaids luncheon, which, in my area, is typically hosted by the bride or an immediate relative the day before the wedding to honor the bridesmaids. I think the bridesmaids luncheon used to be very prevalent everywhere, but it is still deeply traditional in the South. I have also read that in other places, the bridesmaids will host the luncheon for the bride instead of the other way around. However, my girls did so much to help me with my planning that I wanted to have something special to thank them!
Our luncheon was hosted by Mr. Blue Moon’s mamaw, and the guest list included my bridesmaids, our flower girl and her mother, Mama Blue and Blue Mom, and our grandmothers. Mamaw chose to host in a restaurant called Lyrics, which is housed in an old factory-turned-indoor-village-street-mall. It is seriously the most adorable!
Image via TripAdvisor
Bridesmaid H had finally arrived from Georgia, and I was SO FREAKING EXCITED to introduce her to my best childhood friend, MOH K, and all my family who had not met her yet. It is seriously an amazing feeling to have some of your favorite friends together after you have talked them up to each other for so long!
Modern Mobile to Desktop Wedding Website
If you’re planning a wedding today, a wedding website is just as important as finding a venue you love—in fact, without a wedding website, your guests might not even be able to find your venue. Thankfully, Joy is here to make it simple to build a wedding website that works on desktop and mobile, is easy to create and update, and actually makes wedding planning easier.
Wedding planning is no easy task. But what if you could sync your RSVP info and guest list in the same place, making it super simple to keep track of attendance? What if you could notify your guests before the ceremony to tell them that it’s time to turn off their phones for your unplugged ceremony? What if you could collect your guests’ candid photos from the reception all in one place and use those photos to relive your wedding for years to come? And what if the wedding website and app that did all of this was free?
Luckily, there’s Joy, the freshest wedding website and app on the scene. With Joy, you get all of these features and more for FREE. Here are nine reasons why Joy is the smartest, most helpful, and most beautifully designed wedding website and app on the market.
And now you have a chance to win a custom Joy Wedding background style to match your wedding invitation! Details here.
1. Joy offers modern, customizable designs that fit your style. Choose your favorite backdrop, then customize it with the colors and fonts of your choice. The team at Joy is always adding new fonts and designs to choose from—no cheesy or dated designs to be found.
2. Joy automatically builds you a desktop- and mobile-friendly wedding website as well as an iPhone and Android app. Guests will love the smooth, easy-to-use app, and you’ll love that it’s customizable for your wedding. With Joy, guests can book hotels, get driving directions, add things to the calendar, and more from a desktop computer or their smartphone.
3. Joy makes communicating with guests easier. With Joy, you can make customized announcements before and during your wedding about important information such as traffic and weather updates or food options. Avoid the hassle of group texting or emailing and give your guests all the info they need with Joy. You can even assign certain people authority, like your wedding coordinator or the best man, to send notifications as needed while you’re busy getting married.
4. Joy makes electronic RSVPs easy. Collecting traditional RSVPs is a pain, but Joy makes it easier for guests and couples planning a wedding. Guests can RSVP on your website or through the app. You can add as many questions as you want to go with the RSVP, such as meal options, dietary restrictions, preferred names, etc.
5. Joy captures all of your guests’ photos. Don’t just rely on a hashtag. With Joy, guests share photos and messages in the app before and during the wedding. You can use these photos to create a live slideshow at your reception and enjoy the memories for years to come.
6. You can send useful notifications to your guests when they need them. Joy is like a virtual bridesmaid—you or your wedding planner can set up built-in reminders for your guests about key events, like your rehearsal dinner, shuttle service timing, and after-party time & location. And you always have the option to turn off notifications if you like.
7. Joy can tell your guests to put their phones down. Notify your guests when it’s time to turn off devices for your unplugged ceremony. No need to worry about cameras in the aisle blocking the professional photographer during your first kiss!
8. Joy lets you pick and choose what features work for you and your wedding. Use all the features you want, and none of the ones you don’t. No two weddings are alike, so no two Joy wedding apps are alike either.
9. Joy keeps your privacy settings personalized. Some couples want everybody to see every section of their wedding website, some want everything password protected, and others want to make some things private while letting other sections remain public. Joy lets you decide which sections of your wedding website are public and which are private, so you can fully control your website and app.
Pssst…don’t miss your chance to win a custom Joy Wedding background style to match your wedding invitation! Details here.
This post was sponsored by Joy.
I don’t know about you, but having a great coffee maker in my kitchen is one of my top home priorities. I love great coffee, I need a caffeine boost to get going in the morning, and I do NOT like shelling out $$ for coffee shop coffee on the daily. Having a functional and stylish coffee maker that brews excellent coffee is definitely good for my marriage, too, as coffee has been shown to provide mood boosting properties, which in turn make me a better spouse.
Take advantage of this time to register for a grownup coffee maker to start your marriage off on the right, caffeinated foot. You can shop around and get one that you and your soon-to-be-spouse both love, or even choose “yours & mine” machines. We’ve found the nine most popular coffee makers under $200 on the market, with a variety of coffee preferences in mind, and we’d love to hear from you, hive—which coffee maker is the best?
- Capresso ® 5 Cup Mini Drip Coffee Maker, $40 at Crate & Barrel
- Cuisinart ® Plus 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker plus Hot Water System, $129 at Crate & Barrel
- KitchenAid ® Pour Over Coffee Brewer, $180 at Crate & Barrel
- Chemex Classic Wood Collar and Tie Glass 8-Cup Coffee Maker, $80 at Amazon
- Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer BVMC-KG5-001, 24-Ounce, Black K-Kup Ready, $49 at Amazon
- OXO On 9 Cup Coffee Maker (with 4oz Silver Canyon Coffee), $200 at Amazon
- Keurig K55 Classic Brewing System, $120 at Macy’s
- Keurig K15 Classic Brewing System, $100 at Macy’s
- Cuisinart DCC-3200 PerfecTemp 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
If your favorite coffee maker isn’t featured but you love it (or loathe it), let us know what it is and why you love/hate it in the comments.
Girls Spa Day in Franklin
Two days until our wedding day launch found me back under my parents’ roof for the last time as a single lady. I had just spent the previous week in Alabama running a debate camp for high school kids, so describing myself as “wiped out” has to be the understatement of the year. MOH K could probably tell how exhausted I was in the days leading up to our wedding, and so she put together an amazing girls spa day for me and Bridesmaid E on Thursday. My other two bridesmaids were not set to arrive from Georgia until Friday morning and late Friday night respectively, so I didn’t really want a big bachelorette party that they would get left out of.
But Mr. Blue Moon did bowling and drinks with his boys the weekend before, and I really wanted one last day of singlehood, hanging out with MOH K, who I have been best friends with for 18 years, and E, Mr. Blue Moon’s little sister who I’ve basically watched grow up. A spa day was a great way to spend time with my hometown ladies and knock out some of our pre-wedding to-dos.
Geared up for a perfect day / Personal Photo
We started the morning at a salt cave, which I had actually never heard of until MOH K raved about going to her first one. We have two near our hometown, and MOH K booked an appointment at Serenity Salt Cave at 10:00 AM.