Like so many other couples before us, photography was a huge priority for the Dreamcatchers. We want to remember every single moment of the day I know will move too fast. We’re going to be looking at these pictures for the rest of our lives, so we wanted to make sure we were making an investment in them. Plus…I could probably look at pretty wedding photos all day and not get tired of it. Seriously. What’s not to love? The gorgeous gowns, the pretty colors, stylish details, happy faces, wheeee!
The problem I ran into was narrowing down exactly how I wanted our photos to look. How’s a bride supposed to narrow it down when they’re all so gorgeous? Let me be perfectly clear—I by no means have any experience with professional photography. My nonexistent talent extends no further than my iPhone. These are just a few “styles” that I noticed come up multiple times as I was hunting for our photographer and thought were worth sharing!
Although pear and marquise diamonds are not the most popular cuts from the hive, there are some gorgeous and well loved engagement ring submissions from you guys in this category. Keep reading to see beautiful real engagement ring inspiration in these unique styles.
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!
alamana‘s pear solitaire diamond ring in white gold with small bezeled side stones
Why did you or your FI choose this ring? At first I thought I wanted something square, or square-ish…a cushion or maybe an asscher or a princess cut. But when I tried rings on, I fell in love with pears because they looked good on my hand. They face-up large for the weight, too! Then I started the online search for the perfect pear diamond in my price range, and eventually I found it!
Where did you purchase your ring? diamond from Enchanted Diamonds, set in a Coast Diamond setting by Quest Jewelers in Virginia
Sorry for the bit of radio silence there, hive. I’ve been really sick this past week and unable to do pretty much anything. One of the days I was sick, we had already arranged for our cake tasting and I felt bad about canceling it, so even though I wasn’t feeling great, we went anyway. I thought I’d be able to handle eating a bit and sitting with friends for a few hours.
Our cake is being made by the mother of Bridesmaid M2. She owns a specialty cake shop, and pretty much the week we got engaged, she invited me to the shop to talk desserts and was offering to do ours for us and was so excited for us. It means a lot to both Mr. Dove and me, as we adore their entire family. They have always been so welcoming to us and have treated us like family. With neither of us having our moms close by, Mrs. M2 has become a welcome mother figure in our lives—fussing over food and what we’re doing on holidays and making sure we have bug spray and sunscreen on the trips they invite us on. It’s nice just to have someone worry, as bad as that sounds! But anyway, I am so excited to be working with them for our cake!
Sadly, I took one bite of the cake and realized that my throat was just not up to eating that day, and I had to watch Mr. Dove try all of the options. This was just our first cake tasting and design date, as well as trying some cookie options for cocktail hour, so thankfully it wasn’t the only chance till the wedding day we’d get to stuff our faces with desserts. But for now, it was all up to Mr. Dove.
All photos personal / Yes he is making a stupid smile. We take lots of photos like this. He was actually very excited.