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A Brilliant Wedding: Diane and Seb

Posted by SarahFeb 17, 2014

It was a beautiful and traditional wedding at the NY Palace. Diane and Seb who are big traveler’s, decided to stay local and tie the knot in New York City. The couple exchanged vows during their elegant church ceremony, followed by a classic New York portrait session in Central Park. Later, the couple pulled up to their reception in a vintage car! They shared their first dance to Shania Twain’s, From this Moment, and from there on it was pure celebration. There were glow sticks for the dance floor, and flip-flops of all sizes so that guests never had to stop dancing. Diane and Seb cut into one of Ron-Ben Israel’s scrumptious cake creations, and even had a Macaron Tower cake that everyone wanted a piece of! It was a perfect day for these lovebirds! Congratulations Diane and Seb!

Bridal Details

Central Park Bride and Groom

Happy Bride and Groom

Reception Details

New York City Wedding

Thanks to JoVon Photography for the beautiful photos!

The Proposal Planner in JCK Magazine

Posted by SarahFeb 14, 2014

I was delighted to talk with the jewelry industry authorities at JCK Magazine to discuss our shared love of marriage proposals and the breakthrough industry of proposal planning. The article posted yesterday, February 13th, so if you missed it be sure to check it our here!

The Proposal Planner: Daniel and Elena

Posted by SarahFeb 03, 2014

Elena thought she and Daniel were just going to dinner, but instead what she got was a night that she would never forget. This beautiful proposal all started when the couple was asked if they wanted to watch the premier of a short film that was about to be played on a jumbo screen mounted on the side of the building.  As the video started and Elena and Daniel stood and watched, Elena soon began to realize that it was a personal slide show which consisted of pictures of the two of them. The last slide presented the words “Will You Marry Me?” and as Daniel dropped to one knee, Elena instantly burst into tears. Daniel then had one last surprise. Wanting to honor and represent Elena’s passion for cooking, he presented her with a beautiful cutting board that was personally engraved with their names and engagement date. The couple concluded with a celebratory champagne toast. Congratulations Daniel and Elena!

Proposal Details

Big Screen Proposal

Down on One Knee

Engagement Ring

Will You Marry Me

Thank to Zlatko Batistich for the wonderful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Helena & David

Posted by Sarah PeaseJun 17, 2013

We were so lucky to be a part of Helena & David’s perfectly sunny April wedding day.  Helena, who works in jewelry PR, and David, a custom jewelry maker, met at a class she was teaching and have been inseparable ever since.  Their shared love of jewelry inspired their truly brilliant wedding at a beautiful and classic venue, the Montauk Club in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.  Jewels could be seen all throughout their wedding, from Helena’s extraordinary bouquet made of vintage brooches to the sparkly frames that held the table numbers.  Guests enjoyed a variety of delicious cupcakes decorated with the couple’s monogram from Georgetown Cupcakes while Helena and David shared their first dance to U2’s “All I Want is You”.  Their wedding was undeniably chic and unique, just like the happy couple who recently gave birth to their first daughter, Presley.  Congratulations Helena and David and thanks to Sofia Negron for the beautiful photos!

Happy Brooklyn Wedding

Diamond Wedding Details

Brooklyn Wedding Details

Black and White Wedding

Halo Engagement Rings

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 08, 2012

This year, halo rings have emerged as a popular choice in engagements rings, especially among celebrities. At the start of the year, Justin Timberlake popped the question to long-time girlfriend Jessica Biel with a custom-made halo ring. More recently, Emily Maynard received a cushion-shaped halo ring from Jef Holm on the season finale of “The Bachelorette”. Although halo rings are a classic style, it is their revamped shapes and colors that have lead to a surge in their popularity.

For example, after Kate Middleton’s diamond and sapphire halo engagement ring was made public last year, we saw halo rings in various colors pop up everywhere in 2012. Bold halo engagement rings, such as the double halo shown below, are definitely a a hot trend!

Halo Engagement Rings

Photos (clockwise from top left): 1. Ross-Simons 2. Getty Images via StyleBistro
3. Greenberg’s Jewelers 4. Getty Images via Brides

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings: They’re Back!

Posted by Sarah PeaseJun 20, 2012

A yellow gold engagement ring used to scream “I got married in the 80′s!”   However, lately big jewelry houses like Cartier and Tiffany are showing an increasing amount of yellow gold engagement rings.  What do you think of this trend?  Is it here to stay, or will a yellow gold once again be an indicator of the decade you got married?

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

The Proposal Planner Sarah Pease

A Brilliant Wedding: Bill & Christine

Posted by Sarah PeaseJun 13, 2012

Christine and Bill got married on a warm, sunny day in September. Their fun and lighthearted nature was present in nearly every aspect of their wedding. They exchanged vows in a Catholic ceremony and Christine stole the show in her intricately designed Monique Lhuillier gown and a lace bolero handmade by her mother.

Upon exiting the church, Christine and Bill were greeted by a sea of bubbles and headed to capture some carefree photos on the beach, while guests headed to Giorgio’s to start the festivities.  They kicked off the party with their first dance “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis and continued the party late into the evening. It was an absolute joy to be a part of their big day! Special thanks to the super-talented Roberto Falck for perfectly capturing the spirit of these two lovebirds.

Purple Wedding Details

Wedding Exit Bubbles

New York Pink & Purple Wedding

Alternative Wedding Bouquets

Posted by Sarah PeaseMay 30, 2012

Gone are the days when a bouquet of white roses was the only choice for a bride.  Brides are foregoing traditional floral bouquets in favor of bouquets made out of brooches, vegetables, and even…doorknobs!  If a traditional floral bouquet isn’t your thing, check out these alternatives.

Alternative Wedding Bouquets

Colorful brooch bouquet by Jasmine Photography,  Gold brooch bouquet,  Doorknob bouquet, Artichoke bouquet.

Angelina Jolie’s Engagement Ring

Posted by Sarah PeaseMay 02, 2012

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (aka Brangelina) are engaged! What do you think of her custom-designed engagement ring: love it or leave it?

Angelina Jolie's Engagement Ring

A Brilliant Wedding: John & Lauren

Posted by Sarah PeaseApr 25, 2012

John and Lauren were married on a very hot July day at the incredible Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and were one of the most fun, laid-back and in-love couples I’ve ever worked with.  Not to be thrown off by the warm weather, Lauren was absolutely stunning in her Vera Wang gown and throughout the day, I could see they were so in tune with each other, just genuinely happy to be together. Their outdoor ceremony was simple and refreshingly sweet, with the bride walking down the aisle to Tango from Scent of a Woman.

When it came to the reception, their fun-loving personalities came out – a bourbon bar with spiced nuts showcased John’s love for a great bottle of whiskey and their introduction song of Big Pimpin by Jay-Z showcased their lighter side.  A great dance party followed as the new Mr. and Mrs. partied the night away under the glasshouse atrium.  Congratulations to John & Lauren, it was such an honor to be part of your day!

Outdoor Wedding Brooklyn Details

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding Garden Bourbon Bar

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Wedding Bride & Groom

Photos courtesy of Daniel Krieger.

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