Temple Gregory — Wedding Planning & Design

Loving… Alison Lou “Mrs” Wedding Rings

I saw these Alison Lou “Mrs” wedding rings over on The Cut and think that they are fabulous, for those wanting something a bit different! They can be customised with your married name initial and can come in 14 carat white gold, rose gold or yellow gold. The stone can be a black or white diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald!

The Cut

They are $950 which is around £630, so not a bad price for a wedding ring. What do you think? Do you like them, or are they a bit much for you? I think I would quite like one as well as a more traditional wedding ring (greedy I know!) so that I could wear it sometimes for the right occasion xx

Andy & Kim’s Dunblane Wedding

It is being called the Scottish Royal wedding and whether you are an Andy Murray fan or not, I must say what I saw of the wedding I loved – particularly Kim’s Jenny Packham dress which was just beautiful!

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Doesn’t Dunblane Cathedral look beautiful! I love this Twitter post too, that Andy put up on the morning of the wedding…

Daily Mail

What are your thoughts on the wedding? Do you like Kim’s dress? Andy’s kilt? I think it all looked great – not sure about the bridesmaid dresses though, but Kim’s dress more than made up for that! xx

The Perfect Engagement Ring

Choosing an engagement ring is not always an easy task – whether the groom is on his own or you pick it together. It is something you will wear for the rest of your life, so finding the perfect ring is very important. Some find ‘the one’ straight away, but for others, it takes more thought and time. Having so much choice probably makes it harder! You have the jewellery shops of course, but don’t forget to look online as there are so many great websites with a huge variety of rings (sites like http://www.77diamonds.com/engagement-rings.htm are good).

Henri Daussi rings

Before you spend the whole weekend trekking around town and all night on the internet it is probably a good idea to at least have an idea of what you are looking for. With that in mind, here are a few questions and concepts that can help you to decide.

Diamond Or Gemstone?

The first decision you make when choosing your engagement ring may be whether to opt for a traditional diamond or a coloured gemstone, or both? Most think of diamonds when it comes to engagement rings, but if you are looking for something a little different perhaps a coloured stone is the way to go? Although why choose – why not have both?! If it is good enough for Kate (I love her diamond and sapphire ring – once Princess Diana’s)!

US Weekly

Classic Or Multi-Stone?

Once you choose your stones, you need to think about the general style and shape too. The traditional image of an engagement ring tends to feature a metal band with a single, prominent diamond on top. However, multi-stone engagement rings have become more popular as alternative options.

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What Do You Like In A Diamond?

If you are going for a diamond ring, it is so important to learn a bit about diamonds and what differentiates one from another. Often, you may have a choice between a larger diamond or a smaller but more perfect one. Learn about the four C’s of diamonds – cut, colour, clarity and carat – and you will be better able to decide which qualities you most value in a stone.

Frosted Petticoat

What Shapes Do You Prefer?

Diamond shapes vary greatly, and the shape will do a lot to define the ring’s style. Some of the most traditional options include round and oval stones, as well as asscher. However, there are also alternative options, ranging from emerald and pear, to heart or diamond shapes. I think you just need to try a few and see what shape you like on your hand – also think about how it will sit with your wedding ring.

Pinterest

What’s On Trend Now?

If you are looking for a little inspiration, take a look at the current trends in engagement rings – coloured gemstones, vintage settings, and even fancy diamonds – those rare diamonds that display natural colour, rather than the sparkling clarity most of us associate with diamonds. There is so much choice… just enjoy it!

Wedding Chicks

So what do you think? What type of engagement ring do you have or are you hoping to get?! x

A Brides Guide by Veronica Dearly

I love this brides guide to wedding planning by Veronica Dearly (via Bespoke Bride).

Veronica is an illustrator and designer, creating fab wedding and other event stationery for her clients x

Wedding Table Runners

My brides and other clients are always asking for ideas to make their tables look special. One great way of doing this is by using fabulous table runners and I thought I would share some inspiration with you today.

The Domesticated

Ruffled

Kate Miller

100 Layer Cake

Inspired Design

David Tutera

Luxe Finds

Style Me Pretty

What do you think of these table runner ideas? Which is your favourite? I love the faux fur table runner and the floral ones the most… but they are all pretty special! x