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Wedding Jewelry 101: Perfectly Matched Rings for the New England Bride

Calling all fabulous New England brides – this one’s for you. Because today we’re teaming up with one of our fave jewelry stores, Long’s Jewelers, to break down that age old question: which wedding band + ring combo should I choose? From classic solitaires to eternity bands to yellow gold beauties, we’ve got your answers. Scroll below to find the one perfect for you and yours.

The Classic Pairing

New England brides are known for their classic meets rustic chic style; we all know that. And when it comes to wedding jewelry, there’s nothing that falls within that category more than a single solitaire engagement ring paired with a breathtaking eternity band. Perfect for the bride who dreams of a Grace Kelly-esque wedding (read: all of us), it’s a look that will never go out of style. Sooo incredibly timeless.

Featured: Four Prong Diamond Solitaire (LMT2591) and Diamond Eternity Band (DETP1663)

Modern Yellow Gold Pairing

If you thought that yellow gold was reserved for your mother, grandma or friend who said “I do” in the 80’s, think again, loves… yellow gold is back with a seriously stunning vengeance. We promise. Long’s Jewelers suggests pairing this sweet metal with a modern halo and then adding a unique (+ drop-dead gorgeous) infinity swirl band for a perfectly awesome update to the traditional. We are so on board with that.

Featured: Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold (LDM7293) and Diamond Infinity Swirl Band (LDB1877)

The “Boston” Ring

Fun fact of the day? The classic three-stone ring was created in the great, great city of Boston (we’re sort of partial), which makes it THE quintessential engagement ring for all of New England. Even better? This awesome setting allows you to mix and match with stones… use your mother’s, your grandmother’s, your mother-in-law’s… or your own. And when it comes to pairing this Beantown Beauty with a wedding band, Long’s Jewelers suggest a bead set diamond eternity band for an amazing look.

Featured: Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring (FRTH0170) and Bead Set Diamond Eternity Band (LDB1665)

A Feminine Touch

We love, love, love a rose gold setting, especially one that has been paired with a white gold metal. It’s a mix and match we’re totally on board with and when it comes to romance, well… it doesn’t get any better. Try one of Long’s Jewelers awesome halo engagement rings with a stunning oval diamond (sooo pretty) and adding a rose gold halfway diamond band. The results are flawless.

Featured: Oval Diamond Halo Engagement Ring (LDMS0066) and Halfway Diamond Band in Rose Gold (LDB3157)

Vintage Details

Speaking of romance, Long’s Jewelers‘ lineup of drop-dead gorgeous vintage-inspired pieces basically owns the term. From halo engagement rings with intricate detailing to bezel set diamond eternity bands, finding that perfect pairing that evokes the beauty of yesterday is as simple as saying “YES!” to the one you love. And also soooo unique… and awesome.

Featured: Vintage Inspired Diamond Halo Engagement Ring (LDM7321) and Bezel Set Diamond Eternity Band (LDB1858)

Can’t wait to find that perfect pairing for your bridal jewelry? Contact Long’s Jewelers TODAY or stop by one of their four locations throughout Massachusetts or their new location opening this fall in Nashua, NH.  Their years upon years of experience (seriously… they’ve been open since 1878) and talented staff (family owned and operated) will help you locate that wedding band + engagement ring of your dreams.

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Use this coupon for 10% off your wedding band purchase.

Photography: Newbury Photographs | Jewelry: Long's Jewelers

#Carbivore Treats + Pretty Petals Led the Way for this Beautiful Backyard Bash

When the Bride is a wedding planner herself and you have your own 36 acre farm to host your celebration on, you know it’s gonna be good. But that was just the beginning. Add in a creative escort card packed with petals and a menu filled with carbs and ice cream (aka my personal menu of choice) and it’s a home run. And in case you need to see to believe, we have Ruth Eileen’s inspiring images all in our Vault right this way – can we say happy Friday or what?!



From the Bride… Scott and I were married at our home a few weeks after celebrating our six year anniversary. After planning so many “backyard” weddings for clients, I always swore when I got married I would never do so at home because of the all the stress that comes with hosting a wedding at your house! Of course, it was one of the most important things to Scott. He was so excited to show off our 36-acre farm we purchased three years ago and have put so much love into to make it our dream house. So, after he proposed on the 4th of July, I hit the ground fast trying to secure my must have vendors for our wedding. I loved how Ruth Eileen captured the couples she was shooting. As a planner, Im always so focused on how the details of a wedding are shot, but when it came to my wedding day, I realized I really cared about how we were captured and Ruthie does it so incredibly. We hit it off from our very first meeting and it was a treat to have her present on our wedding day. The photos tell so many stories and I can’t wait to share them for years to come. The White Apron was a no brainer for catering. The fact that they prepared such an incredible meal in our garage still blows my mind. Our guests are still raving about their dinner and Scott’s 83 year old grandfather insists he had the best beef of his life on our wedding night. Katie from Sweet Annie Floral took my all-white, wild and carefree vision and made it into a reality. She didn’t even bat an eye when I decided to change our centerpiece vessels three days before the wedding (yeah, I did that).

For Scott and I, the ceremony was the most important and special part of the whole wedding day. My dad and I drove up in his 1969 AMX which we would take for hamburgers and curly fries every summer Tuesday night when I was little. We decided against doing a first look, so when the doors opened at the ceremony, neither of us could hold back our emotions. I saw no one else but Scott for those few moments I walked down the aisle. Apparently, I made an impression on Scott too because he totally forgot to come meet me and my dad at the first row… he stood motionless for quite some time until his Best Man reminded him what he was supposed to do…. that has to be one of my favorite moments from the ceremony!

I look at countless wedding blogs every day and have seen so many trends come and go, so when it came to designing our day, I wanted to keep the palette neutral and simple and let the surrounding property be the star. Mixed metallics, grays and white were used throughout. Katie Kerrigan added beautiful calligraphy to our signage and the escort card wall I dreamt up after seeing a cute flower display at a farmers market last year. Each guest had a personal bag of bread stamped “#Carbivore” because of my borderline obsession with all things carbs and our social media obsessed guest list.

From the get go, we knew we wanted our wedding to be a giant celebration with lots of surprises for our guests. One of my favorites was Scott rolling onto the dance floor late at night on Sweet B’s Ice Cream Cart. Scott’s family has owned a local ice cream stand for decades and since he’s not a big fan of cake, we decided it would be fun to feed each other ice cream instead of the traditional cake cutting. When I couldn’t find a cute way to serve the ice cream, Sweet B’s Ice Cream Cart was born (named after one of the nicknames for our dog!). We set off fireworks while “Born in the USA” played in the background as a nod to our July 4th anniversary and the day we got engaged and the dance floor was packed until 1am thanks to Jeff from Beat Train Productions.

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Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Cinematography: Ryan Denning Creative | Event Planning + Design: Bridget Brunet Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Sweet Annie Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Sweet Dreams Bakery | Invitations: Katie Kerrigan | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: White Apron Catering | Makeup: Rita Sorrentino | Hair: Neil Gannon | DJ: Beat Train Productions | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Day of Coordination: Nicole Mower Weddings & Events | Ice Cream Cart: Bridget Brunet Weddings & Events | Rentals: Exeter Rentals | Rentals: New England Country Rentals

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The Perfect Way to Add a Touch of Vintage Glam to Your Wedding Day

Adding a little touch of vintage glamour to your wedding day is always a good idea, but adding it in the form of some serious bling? Even better. So today we’re teaming up with our friends over at Long’s Jewelers to bring you a list of stunning vintage gems that will definitely bring a little something extra special to your Big Day.  Scroll below to fall in love with every last one.

Vintage Glamour with Long's Jewelers
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Vintage Glamour with Long's Jewelers
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With four locations throughout Massachusetts and one more opening in Nashua, NH later this fall, plus years upon years of experience (they’ve been in business since 1878, y’all), Long’s Jewelers is your go-to for all things vintage with a never-ending list of gorgeous finds.  From dazzling earrings to stunning necklaces to fab rings that really make a statement, their experienced staff of jewelry experts (they are family owned and operated) will make sure you shine on your Big Day.  Visit one of their awesome locations NOW to find that special something.

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Use the code STYLEMEPRETTY online for 20% off estate jewelry. (Offer expires December 31, 2016.)