by: Lauren

So, exciting news- my 6 year wedding anniversary is this weekend- this Saturday to be exact! On one hand, it feels like it was just yesterday that we were married (I think we’ve established that time flies by SO fast for me), but on the other hand, it feels like it was so long ago! And speaking of hands… (getting a bit more literal about things) the engagement ring on my left hand is more sparkly and gorgeous than ever… because it’s a whole new ring!

That’s right friends- I had my engagement ring reset, and I don’t regret it one bit!

 

Why I Reset My Engagement Ring… and How You Can Too!

I know what you’re thinking- how could I look past the sentimentality of my engagement ring? I didn’t think I’d be able to do it either. Because yes, the engagement ring is a symbol of the love that your spouse has for you at the time that they propose, stating to you and the world that they want to spend the rest of their life with you. And yes, it’s something that you imagine you’ll have for forever and ever and pass down to your children or grandchildren. But when it came to my ring, I wasn’t super attached to it. It screamed “2007” to me. Not only that, but to make a long story short… my husband (then fiancé) and I went ring shopping just to look, I picked it out on a whim, and my husband felt rushed to purchase it- even though he didn’t actually propose until months after. Plus, it was my husband who had the idea in the first place to have my engagement ring reset into something that would be more suited for me! Needless to say, neither he nor I had too much sentimentality towards my engagement ring.

The beauty of the fact that I had my engagement ring reset is that it was fast and easy- because I used Gemvara’s new Stone Reset service! We had been talking about reseting my engagement ring for a while, and when I heard about Stone Reset by Gemvara, I was definitely intrigued. Stone Reset by Gemvara is a simple way to transform your jewelry or loose gemstones into a new design. The process is concise and easy, they stay in contact with you throughout the whole process, and the result is amazing!

All you have to do is request a shipping box. Your box will be sent to you within a few days, and you just enclose the jewelry that you want reset, seal it up, and use the shipping label included to send it back. You will get an email from a Gemvara representative when they receive the box with your jewelry, and then they will get to work! They measure and evaluate all of your gems, and then within a few days, they send you the potential options for resetting your jewelry. Then you ask any questions or give the go-ahead, and in about 2 weeks your new jewelry will arrive on your doorstep (with you signing for the package of course)!

 Why I Reset My Engagement Ring… and How You Can Too!

As you might be able to tell, my former engagement ring had channel set diamonds with a princess cut diamond. I wanted there to be have less metal on my ring, so Gemvara took my same princess cut diamond and added it to a new setting (their Carrie setting that you can see here). The result was something that is more delicate, and way more “me”… I love it! (I feel like I’m newly engaged again, looking at my ring all the time!)

Why I Reset My Engagement Ring… and How You Can Too!

This process isn’t just for rings though- it’s also perfect for resetting old jewelry that isn’t quite your style anymore, if you have a piece of jewelry from a relative, or even a loose stone that needs a setting. It’s really SO simple, and such an incredible service. Stone Reset by Gemvara makes it easy to give new life to your old or loose gemstones!


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So friends, tell me- do you think I’m crazy? Do you think that you would ever want to reset your engagement ring like I did? Or do you have a piece of old jewelry that you don’t wear anymore that you would want reset? 

 

Why I Reset My Engagement Ring… and How You Can Too!

This service review is sponsored by Gemvara. All opinions, thoughts, and experiences are the author’s own. 



by: Lauren

The sweet, meaningful Southern details in this North Carolina wedding are absolutely perfect! Tidbits representing the couple, Eddie and Joanna, their families, and their love were everywhere, and it was all captured beautifully by Melissa Stallings Photography. From the tree the couple planted together using soil from each of their childhood homes, to the sweet pickles that were given as favors, every last detail of Eddie and Joanna’s wedding day reflected them and their family ties wonderfully. And the icing on the cake is that everything is absolutely gorgeous too!

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I just love how Joanna and Eddie made sure that the details of their wedding reflected them and their families. What an amazing way to celebrate the joining of two people in love!

So are you planning on doing anything to reflect you and your family? What will you be doing- I’d love to hear!

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Melissa Stallings Photography // Event Planner:Casper Events // DJ: Down East Entertainment // Dress Designer: Essence of Australia // Floral Designer: Flower Girls OBX // Equipment Rentals: Grande Rental Station // Caterer: Tom Thumb Cookouts // Cake Designer: VanillaBean BakeShoppe // Apparel: Maya Couture on Main – Suffolk // Hair Stylist:Oasis Day Spa and Salon



by: Lauren

Romantic and with a hint of whimsy, this pink and red wedding inspiration from Inna Olimpiyuk Events is absolutely gorgeous! The typically classic color palette of blush and gold with an addition of deep shades of red has all the makings of a stunning romantic, elegant wedding. Irinart Photography captured the lush florals, elegant details, and chic couple perfectly… see for yourself!

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Seriously- how amazing are those florals?! And I for one love the addition of the bold shade of red in with the typical pink and gold color palette.

So tell me- would you add a bold color to a typical elegant color palette? What would your selection be?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Design Concept/Decor/Florals: Inna Olimpiyuk Events / Photographer: Irinart Photography / Reception Venue: Venetian Golf and River Club / Cake Baker: Luba's Cakes & Pastries / Invitations & Stationery: Magnolia Tree Paperie / Bridal Salon: Charlotte Bridal & Formalwear / Hair & Makeup: Blush Beauty & Co / Signage: Jenny Bevlin


by: Michelle

This gorgeous Asheville wedding celebrated the love of Diane and Stuart and took place at one of our favorite Asheville wedding venues, The Venue! Lovely shades of marsala and pink created a beautiful contrast against an array of navy bridesmaids dresses and white linens. Every last detail of this lovely September wedding, captured by Jessica Cochran Photography, reflected this couple’s journey beautifully- even their wedding cake!

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

Several sources. My now husband in the overall planning of what we wanted for the ceremony and reception environment/atmosphere. He’s an expert in creating environments to make people feel welcome and highlight what is most important to the two of us. The event manager at our venue, Jon, as well as the owner, Marta, were instrumental in helping decide food and room layout. We deferred to their professional judgement on most things. Lastly, friends and family. We are blessed with friends and family members with diverse talents and desire to pitch in and help. We planned ahead and made sure all of the people we could rely upon had a job to do. They executed flawlessly

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

That they came across as friendly, generally excited for us and our wedding, and didn’t try to nickel and dime us.

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

Our event space, The Venue, in Asheville already had a theme with exposed brick walls, exposed ceiling wood beam rafters, neutral, chic decor. We added pops of color with self-picked flowers from Lady Luck Flower Farm and arranged by Ramble & Root.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

My husband and I really focused on making sure that this was a celebration of what God has done in our lives. We did not want it to be a production. All of the effort we put into the planning and activities around the wedding weekend were about making sure we and our guests had fun and make sure neither us nor our families/friends stressed out.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Come up with some guiding principles for how you want the weekend to go. For example, ours was have fun, no stress. If people proposed doing something, or we had to decide on spending money on something, we asked ourselves, how much more fun would it make the weekend as compared the time, coordination, or cost (stressors) it would take to execute. Once we balanced the decision against those two things, we had a pretty clear answer. Also, delegate – let friends and family help. Believe it or not it is a gift for you to let them freely give to you. Enjoy it!

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What a fun exit- using glow necklaces instead of sparklers is a great idea! All the best to Diane and Stuart as they start their life together in North Carolin!

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: Jessica Cochran Photography / Dress Store : Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria / Flowers & Decor: Lady Luck Farms / Reception Venue: The Venue / Pre Ceremony Location : The Windsor Boutique Hotel / Invitations & Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas