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.
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!
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!
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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Fostoria - Fostoria Jamestown Pink 8 Oz Flat Tumbler - Stem #2719, Heavy Pressed
Lenox - Lenox Butterfly Meadow (Stainless) Medium Solid Cold Meat Serving Fork - Stainless,18/10,18/8,Butterfly,Glossy
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Imperial Glass Coin Plate With Box 1 - Crystal; Front And Reverse Of Us Coins
Colony - Colony Whitehall Amber Iced Tea - Amber, Stacked Cube Design
Sasaki - Sasaki SAS6 Wine Glass - Frosted Three Discs In Stem, Frost Foot
Sasaki - Sasaki SAS9 Water Goblet - Cut Panels On Bowl, Disc/Bead In Stem
Sasaki - Sasaki Aegean Frost Water Goblet - Clear, Frosted Stem
Sasaki - Sasaki Regency Clear (Frosted Ribbed Stem) Water Goblet - Frosted Ribbed Stem,Clear Bowl & Foot
Sasaki - Sasaki Jomon Water Goblet - Clear Bowl, Frosted Stem
Sasaki - Sasaki SAS3 Water Goblet - Clear,Smooth Stem,Platinum Trim
Sasaki - Sasaki Wings Clear Water Goblet - Clear,Frosted Bird Stem
Sasaki - Sasaki SAS22 Water Goblet - Gray Bowl, Clear Stem, Tulip Bowl
Sasaki - Sasaki Capistrano White Water Goblet - Clear Frost Stem, No Trim
Sasaki - Sasaki Isabelle Water Goblet - Frosted Ball On Clear Stem,Clear Bowl
Sasaki - Sasaki SAS2 Water Goblet - Clear
Sasaki - Sasaki Harmony Yellow Water Goblet - Yellow Bowl,Clear Stem & Foot
Sasaki - Sasaki Galaxie Water Goblet - Frosted Verticals,Square Stem,No Trim
Sasaki - Sasaki Printemps Pink Water Goblet - Clear Bowl,Pink Stem,Frosted Flowers Top
L G Wright Glass - L G Wright Glass Three Faces Water Goblet - Three Face Design, Frosted Stem/Foot
Sasaki - Sasaki Orbit Frost Water Goblet - Frost Accents
Sasaki - Sasaki Royale Water Goblet - Black Stem
Sasaki - Sasaki Regency Lilac (Hyacinth) Water Goblet - Lilac Bowl,Clear Stem & Foot
Sasaki - Sasaki Printemps Clear Water Goblet - Clear,Frosted Flowers At Top Of Stem
Sasaki - Sasaki Lightning Clear Water Goblet - Clear 3 Prong Stem,Foot & Bowl
Sasaki - Sasaki Harmony Coral (Pink) Water Goblet - Coral (Pink) Bowl,Clear Stem & Foot
Sasaki - Sasaki Regency Olive Green Water Goblet - Olive Green Bowl,Clear Stem & Foot