Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
Traveling, one too many holiday cocktails, sleepless nights due to wedding planning: the delicate area under your eyes is usually one of the first parts of your body to show stress. If you're plagued by puffy eyes, dark circles, eye bags or fine lines, there are a plethora of soothing eye patches and masks out there, ready to provide a quick fix. Not sure which under eye mask is your best bet? We've narrowed down the top-rated options on offer now. Shop them all ahead — with ingredients like gold, seaweed, coconut oil and caffeine, there's an eye-reviver here that will work for you.
You might be the star of this show, but when your ring bearer makes his way up the aisle, step aside: All eyes will be on him. And this diminutive darling should carry a pillow that is as stylish as the wedding itself. The wedding ring bearer pillow carries a special symbolism, since it is the vessel upon which the couple's wedding bands sit. Today, many artisans have focused on creating gorgeous ring bearer pillows that live up to this important task. If your nuptials will be on a farm, the pillow can take rustic inspiration. For a glamorous affair, there are pillows trimmed in bows, lace and crystals. Garden or beach-inspired weddings can be well-served by pillows that bring a combination of fabrics and trims reminiscent of the sea. Whatever your wedding style, here are the 10 sweet ring bearer pillows from Etsy, David's Bridal, Amazon and more.
If you happen to have two major dates in your future — a baby's due date and a wedding — well, soon-to-be Mrs. Mom, you have much to celebrate. But first, take a deep breath and pick the wedding dress. Size your maternity wedding dress according to what your due date will be on your wedding day, and size up to cover your bases: It's always easier to tailor a larger dress. Then the sky's the limit! You can a choose a silhouette that includes a flowing A-line skirt and a high empire waist or, in the opposite direction, a form-fitting style that shows off your great legs and features a flattering neckline. If your bump will be small on the big day and you would prefer to hide it, a peplum waist is the perfect camouflage. (Bonus: In some cases, you can double dip by using your wedding dress as your baby shower gown.) No matter how far along you are, your wedding will be a celebration of love and life. We've rounded up some gorgeous maternity wedding gowns from our favorite online shops, including Etsy, Nordstrom and David's Bridal. Cheers to you!
The wedding table runner has traditionally been a must-have décor item for dressing up a table, whether it's used to cover the midsection of a bare table or added atop a tablecloth to create a rich tableau. In earlier centuries, layering such items was reserved for the wealthy as a sumptuous way to display one's taste. (Downton Abbey, anyone?) As a new bride, you'll enjoy using runners to decorate your table, along with your new serveware, china and glassware. For a wedding, they give an additional pop to the overall wedding design. Table runners may reflect the bride's color scheme to create a coordinated color palette, or in a neutral color, wedding table runners can provide the perfect backdrop for flowers and table settings.
Table runners can help lend a summery vibe to a wedding, as well. A burlap runner is perfect for a rustic wedding, while a floral print runner is divine for a garden wedding, and a shiny table runner ups the ante for a black-tie affair. Whatever your style, we've collected the best table runners from stores such as Etsy, Nordstrom, Macy's and more.
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Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Imperial Glass Coin Plate With Box 1 - Crystal; Front And Reverse Of Us Coins
Lenox - Lenox Butterfly Meadow (Stainless) Medium Solid Cold Meat Serving Fork - Stainless,18/10,18/8,Butterfly,Glossy
Fostoria - Fostoria Jamestown Pink Iced Tea - Stem #2719, Heavy Pressed
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Candlewick Clear (Stem 3400) Low Sherbet - Clear, Stem 3400
Fostoria - Fostoria 2372 Amber Single Light Candlestick - Line 2372, Candlestick, Amber
Fostoria - Fostoria Highlights Green Single Light Candlestick - Line #Hi02, Dots, Giftware, Green
Riedel - Riedel Mirage 5" Single Light Candlestick - Line #666,Multisided,Candlesticks Only
Fostoria - Fostoria 2708 (Giftware) Single Light Candlestick - Line #2708, Brass/Clear,Candlesticks
Fostoria - Fostoria Raleigh Single Light Candlestick - Line #2574, Colonial Panel Design
Rogaska - Rogaska Panel Single Light Candlestick - Giftware, Multisided Candlesticks
Fostoria - Fostoria Fairfax Clear (Line 2375) Single Light Candlestick - 2375, Clear
Mikasa - Mikasa Cambridge Single Light Candlestick - Candlesticks Only,Multisided Stem
Toscany - Toscany TOY36 7" Single Light Candlestick - Multisided,Candlestick
Fostoria - Fostoria 2394 Amber 2" Single Light Candlestick - Line #2394, Amber, Giftware
Fostoria - Fostoria Fairfax Topaz (Yellow, Line 2375) Single Light Candlestick - 2375, Yellow
Crystal Clear Industries - Crystal Clear Industries Jessica Single Light Candlestick - Clear,Multisided Base,Candlestick
Fostoria - Fostoria Highlight Clear Single Light Candlestick - Line #Hi01, Dots, Giftware, Clear
Heisey - Heisey Liberty Green (Line 128) Single Light Candlestick - Line 128,Candlesticks,All Green
Fostoria - Fostoria Oak Leaf Green (Brocade) 2" Single Light Candlestick - Stem #877, Green, Etch #290
Fostoria - Fostoria 2394 Blue 2" Single Light Candlestick - Line #2394, Light Azure Blue, Giftware
Mikasa - Mikasa Helmsley 12" Tall Single Light Candlestick - Clear,Candlestick,Fan Cut,Multisided
Mikasa - Mikasa Excelsior Single Light Candlestick - Clear, Cut, Multisided Stem
Heisey - Heisey Pinwheel Green Single Light Candlestick - Line #121, Swirl, Candlestick, Green
Fostoria - Fostoria Camellia Single Light Candlestick - Stem #6036, Etch #344
Fostoria - Fostoria Romance Single Light Candlestick - Stem 6017,Etch 341
Fostoria - Fostoria Versailles Green (No Trim, Stem 5098) Single Light Candlestick - Stem #5098,Etch #278, Green