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.
A blushing bride with a dewy glow, lush lashes and flushed lips: Doesn't that sound like a pretty picture? You can create it. Use your inner beauty as your canvas, then bring your creative talents and some artist-worthy glowing beauty products into the mix. This is how you can amp up your natural beauty for the big day. We love the high-low nature of beauty products that can be found in one spot, via Walmart, which offers high-end brands such as Guerlain and NARS, as well as affordable brands like L'Oreal and Revlon. We've curated a list of glowy skin and makeup products, including bronzer, highlighter, lip gloss and more, for a wedding day look from Walmart that won't break the bank.
Shivering on your way to the altar is far from fashionable. Yet it's a surprisingly tall order to find a coverup that's appropriate — and suitably warm — to wear over wedding attire. Given the array of wedding dresses available, from romantic gowns to sassy cocktail numbers, we have found as many bridal coats, capes, stoles and shrugs to pull together your bridal ensemble.
For a sleek and chic look, faux fur is the gold standard. It's a standout for bridal attire for two reasons: It's toasty warm, and it's elegant. And it's a go-to for retro brides who want to bring some vintage luxury to their winter wedding. White fur will keep the look entirely bridal, but you can also choose a color or a natural hue. For the fashion-forward bride, we found a white faux fur moto jacket to rock your nuptials. And a black or white wool capelet lends an Old Hollywood vibe.
Below are some of our favorite winter bridal cover-ups from BHLDN, Boden, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, David's Bridal, Amazon and more. Each style was selected to enhance, not hide, your wedding dress, because the picks are as pretty as your gown. And the best part? Prices start at $28!
More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love it.
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.
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Show your love and affection by surprising her with this splendid ruby and diamond halo ring. This unique piece features a vibrant... oval-cut ruby held by four yellow gold plated prongs. While the ruby radiates warmth, the surrounding diamonds are... read more
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A bezel-set round diamond is at the center of this ring for her. Additional round diamonds decorate petals of 10K white gold to co...mplete the look. The ring has a total diamond weight of 1/6 carat. Diamond Total Carat Weight may range from .145 - .17 carats. read more
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A row of bezel-set round diamonds sweeps across lines of round diamonds in this lovely fashion ring for her. Crafted in 10K white ...gold, the ring has a total diamond weight of 1/2 carat. Diamond Total Carat Weight may range from .45 - .57 carats. read more
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Brilliant round diamonds fill the pear-shaped center and line the open band of 10K white gold in this unforgettable ring for her. ...The ring has a total diamond weight of 1/3 carat. read more
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This unique ring for her features a sparkling round center diamond surrounded by diamonds individually set in different shapes. Th...e ring is crafted of 10K yellow gold and has a total diamond weight of 1/6 carat. read more
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A single bezel-set diamond is the center of attention in this simply elegant ring for her. Segments of additional round diamonds c...omplete the look and bring the total diamond weight to 1/4 carat. The ring is crafted of 10K white gold. Diamond Total Carat Weight may range from .23 - .28 carats. read more
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Trios of sparkling round diamonds are showcased between beaded swirls of 10K white gold in this fabulous fashion ring for her. Cra...fted of 10K white gold, the ring has a total diamond weight of 3/4 carat. read more
Dazzling round diamonds form a teardrop in this unique ring for her. Beads of 10K rose gold add visual interest to the band. The r...ing has a total diamond weight of 1/4 carat. Diamond Total Carat Weight may range from .23 - .28 carats. read more
Diamond-decorated loops of 10K white gold overlap to create the unique look in this fashion ring for her. The ring has a total dia...mond weight of 1/3 carat. Diamond Total Carat Weight may range from .29 - .36 carats. read more