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.
Of the many pre-wedding complications a bride might experience, an acne breakout is among the worst. If you find yourself in such a muddle, reach for the zit-kicking elixirs found in this kit from the No. 1 acne-fighting brand in America, Proactiv. Proactiv Solution's 5-Step Acne Treatment System - the "Stress-Free Skin Wedding Kit," consists of three dermatologist-developed products that work together through the strength of science. This group of formulations includes prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria at its source. And that's just for starters. When used in unison, these products harmonize to leave your skin clear and glowing. Bonus: There are two additional products to prevent blackheads, blemish flare-ups, and keep the glow going long after the honeymoon ends. Get the skinny on each step of this lifesaver kit — trust us, your wedding survival bag is not complete without it!
Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to reveal your beautiful best all the way to your fingertips. That's why we've curated the prettiest nail polish colors for summer brides, all available now at Walmart. From sweet pink to sensual gray to seaworthy blue, here are a handful of our favorites tones that will work with wedding gowns and bridal party dresses of any color, along with suntanned skin of course!
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 Provincial Green 12 Oz Footed Tumbler - Stem #1506, Verde Green
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Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Hampton 12 Oz Flat Tumbler - Cut #C527, Barware
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Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Bel Air (Stem 97) Liquor Cocktail - Stem 97, Cut 45
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Spring Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 553, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Dawn Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Cut, Stem 54
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Wheat Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 1500, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Logan Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #3848, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Duchess Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 37, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Cynthia Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Cut, Stem 42
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Carnation Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #1500, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Chantilly Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 969, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Citadel Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #983, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Opal Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 982, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Diane Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 3720, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus French Scroll Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 2000, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Arbor Rose Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 982, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Regency Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #78, Clear, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Pinetree Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 36, Cut 41
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Hardy Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #54, Cut #91
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Lady Ruby Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 37, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Oxford (Cut, Stem 682) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 682, Cut 92
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Vine (Stem 77) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #77, Vine Cut
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