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4 Reasons Why Vintage + Antique Engagement Ring are the Best

Finding the right engagement ring is a tricky business. Especially if you want something that is unique, timeless AND eco-friendly. Enter Victor Barboné Jewelry + a stunning lineup of antique and vintage engagement rings that check every. last. item. on your “wants” list. Need even more proof? Here’s a fab list of reasons vintage + antique engagement rings are the absolute best.

Eco-Friendly

Besides the fact that vintage engagement rings are gorgeous in ways that can’t even be described in words (seriously), purchasing an antique or vintage stunner from Victor Barboné Jewelry is the very first step towards that eco-friendly wedding day you’ve always dreamed of.  It’s your something old AND something new with a crazy cool history tucked into each sparkle. We love that.

Absolutely Timeless

Sure it’s fun to giggle at those crazy 1980’s bridesmaid gowns, but when it comes to your wedding jewelry, timeless is always best. And what’s more classic and enduring than a piece of jewelry from Victor Barboné Jewelry that has already stood the test of time for decades? I think we all know the answer to that.

Completely Unique

You and yours have a love story that is all your own, so why should anything in your engagement be cookie-cutter? With an antique or vintage e-ring from Victor Barboné Jewelry, you’ll be guaranteeing a look that not only matches your personality, but stands out against the norm. (Bonus points for having a crazy cool story to go along with your ring. I mean, this is a piece that has been through centuries. That’s sooo cool.)

Just. So. Stunning.

Vintage + antique engagement rings from Victor Barboné Jewelry?  Seriously stunning. That pretty much goes without saying. From clean and classic to ornate and detailed, they are more than perfect for those of you looking for a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that you can cherish for always.

Contact Victor Barboné Jewelry TODAY to talk to their knowledgeable staff about your engagement ring options. You’re going to love them, friends.

Photography: Rachel Red Photography | Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Jewelry: Victor Barbone Jewelry | Pink + Tan Linen Styling Boards: Lux Bindery | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box

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A Wedding Planner Gets Married in a New York Minute!

When Sarah of Brilliant Event Planning set out to plan her own wedding day, she could only describe the feeling as completely surreal. She took her years worth of experience and deep connections in the industry to design a rooftop NYC “I do” with incredible vendors behind it. Scroll below for links to Sarah’s own dream team, including photos by Craig Paulson and cinematography by Orange Films.

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From the Bride…What is it like for a wedding planner to get married? Surreal! After planning so many different types of weddings, it’s hard to decide what you like best. All we knew was that we wanted it to feel happy, fun, and intimate – and it was! There was a ton of laughter and we have never felt more loved!

We said our “I do’s” on the rooftop. The inspiration for the ceremony backdrop was climbing bougainvillea, but we think that Jessie from Rountree Flowers made something that’s better than the real thing! We were blown away when we walked down the aisle! When it came to stationery, we had the added challenge of needing things to be bilingual. Caitlin from Regas came up with the a fun, creative way to accomplish that – little scroll programs that could incorporate both English and Russian without needing to do a traditional folding program.

We ended up catching the last of the sunshine and by the time guests were taking their seats, the rain was really coming down! As guests walked into the reception, they took escort tiles to find their seats. One of my clients inspired me to try my own calligraphy (you know who you are!) and I ended up doing all of the calligraphy on the tiles myself. It was quite the undertaking! The dinner tables were designed in a “shades of blue” palette – vintage blue and white China, dusty blue candles, and menus with a pale blue letterpress front. I really struggled to find runners in just the right shade of blue and an airy enough material, so we actually made the runners out of cheesecloth that we dyed. Misha and I looked like Smurfs for days!

Before we knew it, we were cutting the wedding cake and dancing the final song of the night! And boy did our family and friends dance! The next day we were heading to Peru for our honeymoon and wishing we could do it all again! We are so grateful for our incredible vendors and were so lucky to have them on our team!

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Photography: Craig Paulson Photography | Cinematography: Orange Films | Event Planning: Brilliant Event Planning | Floral Design: Rountree Flowers | Cake: A Simple Cake | Invitations: Regas | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | DJ: 74 Events | Officiant: Bettina Yiannakourou | Venue: Bryant Park Grill | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Bridesmaid's Hair + Makeup: Glamsquad | Ceremony + Cocktail Music: 45 Riots | Cheese Boards: Valley Shepherd Creamery | Dinnerware: borrowed BLU | Farm Tables: Weir Event Rentals | Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | Runner: The Original Aisle Runner Company

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A Modern Foundry Wedding in Full Bloom

A handful of blooms is enough to grab our attention, but add in the fact that this lovely was an intimate ceremony with Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography behind the lens and that’s a surefire way to make us smile. A stunning celebration complete with the unbelievably talented Face Time Beauty Concierge on hand ensuring the beauty was topnotch, we’ve got it all waiting for you to witness firsthand via The Vault!

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From the Bride…When we planned our wedding we wanted it to feel like us. The Foundry was the first and last venue we looked at! It had the perfect balance of an Industrial and garden-like space with the ivy covered exposed brick. In the summer the space transforms into a magical oasis overlooking the city.

We opted for an intimate ceremony in the green house followed by a cocktail hour with all our friends and family. Since we are both foodies the meal was such an important aspect of the night. There was a huge emphasis on local, simple food that felt like home cooking. Dinner was served family style under the bridge overlooking the Manhattan Skyline. It was a perfect summer night that allowed for the tent lining to be taken down and we could be immersed in the urban garden. The dinner setting was whimsical in every sense. The Foundry already had so much lush greenery and we emphasized it with beautiful, wild flowers arrangements that made the entire space feel both rustic and chic. It felt like a summer garden party with pops of pale pink, blue and gold.

For the cocktails we choose a sweet pink mix of grapefruit, elderflower with a shot of fresh beet juice called Drop the Beet as well as Back that Hass Up, a spicy creamy combo made with avocado. For our dessert bar we were inspired by our favorite sweets from trips we had taken together. The Nutella from our breakfast spreads in Turkey, macaroons from Paris, chocolate chip cookies from when we got engaged in Maine. We chose a hazelnut cake with layers of Nutella and salted caramel butter cream as well as a vanilla cake with lemon butter cream and cream cheese frosting. We also had a cookie bar with cookies shots filled with vanilla milk. Flourless chocolate pecan cookies and assorted pastel macaroons.

We wanted everything to feel natural and not overdone. The ceremony, dinner, dessert, the space and the way I wanted myself to look. My dress was a beautiful Vera Wang that I didn’t want to overpower. I had my hair pulled back in a simple bun, natural and soft makeup and no jewelry but our new wedding bands. The bridesmaids and groomsmen played perfectly off of each other and the space in rose hued gowns and blue suits.

The excitement of the night made it go by so quickly. After the speeches were given and the meal was served, we all danced the night away inside. One of the most memorable parts of the night was seeing how happy my husband was and dancing with all of our friends and family. It was a perfect evening that we will never forget.

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Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography | Event Planning: Loli Events | Floral Design: Poppies & Posies | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Fourteen-Forty | Catering: Purslane Catering | Hair + Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Calligraphy: Papersoul | Venue: The Foundry | Beverage Services: RAPT New York

 

P.S. See this couple’s engagement session here!

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