The world of weddings is evolving, and more fashion-forward brides are looking for pieces with bold features for their extravagant celebrations after being on hold for two years. But, of course, it all starts with an engagement ring, which is why it’s crucial to find one that best represents you and the life you will share with your significant other. The options are endless, so make sure to create a list of your dream ring must-haves. Regardless of how you ultimately shop for your engagement ring, consider the style, cut, metal and budget before deciding on the “one”.
So you’re engaged. Congratulations! What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a fun engagement photo shoot with your photographer. You could use these pictures to announce your engagement to the world, use your favorite pictures on Save the Date cards, use them on your wedding website and so much more.
But really, the best part in our opinion is the shoot itself. Planning it with your photographer, choosing the location(s) and the outfits and then getting dressed for it is so much fun. You and your fiancé could make a day of it and visit some of your favorite spots and hangouts, and have multiple outfit changes to suit your mood and tell the story of “you”. An engagement shoot is the perfect time to let your personalities shine as there are no rules to follow. From casual to chic and formal, you can have it all!
We rounded up some of our favorite dresses and accessories for engagement pictures and are certain you’ll love them too! Best of all, you’ll enjoy wearing them again and again. Check them out and get inspired by these five glamorous engagement shoot outfit ideas!
We’re so happy to welcome Bailey Banks & Biddle to the Weddings in Houston family…and even more excited to help this fine jewelry institution celebrate 186 years of sparkle, shimmer and dazzle!
First things first: When we say Bailey Banks & Biddle is an institution, we mean it. This iconic American jeweler has been entrusted not only with designing America’s Great Seal, but also with producing some of the nation’s greatest honors, including the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor. And they bring the same superb standards and pride in craftsmanship to their wedding jewelry. The company’s loose diamonds are all GIA certified, which means you know exactly what you are getting in a loose engagement diamond from Bailey Banks & Biddle, and what its true value is. But there’s more to Bailey Banks & Biddle then certified diamonds and fine precious gems. Click here to read the rest of this post »
It’s a common bridal conundrum: You want to accessorize your gown with jewelry, but you’re worried about going overboard. After all, you don’t want to eclipse your beautifully bejeweled bodice with a heavy choker or pendant. Neither should you overload your crystal-encrusted updo with an elaborate pair of chandelier earrings.
The perfect solution? A statement bridal bracelet. All you have to decide is what you want your wedding-day wrist adornment to say.
For modern glamour with vintage touch, nothing holds a candle to a jeweled cuff. Today’s most stylish brides are sporting thick cuffs that get their delicacy from intricate filigree work and pavé gems, which catch the light magnificently.
We adore this brilliant specimen from Jude Frances, available through Thomas Markle Jewelers
Meanwhile, the Art Deco elegance of the Mystery Liner Cuff by designer Debra Moreland for Paris is perfect for slender wrists, refined gowns and white silk or satin.
Also in vogue is the jeweled bangle, worn either alone or in groups of three (or more!).
Simple, sumptuous, spectacular—that’s this white gold, white diamond bangle by Simon G (style MB 1432), available from Thomas Markle Jewelers.
For the contemporary, less traditional bride, there is the cubic-zirconia-accented, conversation-worthy Wavey Bangle, which gives the impression of multiple bangles in a single piece.
And, for our final pick, we are fans of this absolutely unforgettable bracelet from Select Jewelers, a traditional style that combines clusters of round diamonds with fabulous baguettes in a piece that will make a treasured heirloom as well as a gorgeous gown accessory.