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WEDDING BLOG

Ultra Glam Neutral-Colored Wedding at Solitaire Homestead in Western Australia

June 26, 2019 | juliette

After waiting over 2 years to get married, Rhiannon and John created the wedding of their dreams at Solitaire Homestead! Their goal was for all of their family and friends to feel their passion, enthusiasm, and love in every moment of the day and, judging by these photos captured by Shannon Stent Images, they totally nailed it. Lily + Leather created floral arrangements that integrated harmoniously with the surrounding nature and even the neutral tones of the entire wedding party look blended seamlessly. The bride’s Rue De Seine gown, in particular, was a sight to behold against both the countryside terrain and the waterfront cliffs. From top to bottom, this Australia wedding was a pure expression of the couple’s vintage/bohemian style, and eclectic, relaxed yet glam vibes.

The Couple:

Rhiannon and John

The Wedding:

Solitaire Homestead, Naturaliste, Australia

It had been raining all morning and was not looking as though it was going to back off. However, we stuck with our plan to have the ceremony under a beautiful gumtree in the paddock. It had just stopped raining as my girls and I got in the Kombi to make the journey to the ceremony. The clouds were thick and heavy, hanging over all of us the entire ceremony as if the heavens were about to open. It held off until we shared our first kiss as a married couple. Then, it sprinkled as if the clouds were congratulating us. It was such a surreal experience, something we’ll always remember! 

Our best advice for other couples is to give yourselves time! Although our planning period was rather long, we would not change a thing. It was an absolute dream to have the extra time on our side. We never felt rushed and it allowed us many options when choosing vendors. With a limitless amount of wedding inspiration from pages like Instagram and Pinterest, you will need ‘time’ to make those important decisions. 

We had a tequila shot toast when we arrived back to the reception. Each of the guests received a shot just prior to our arrival. Each shot glass was individual, no two were the same. The bridesmaids and I collected them at op shops and thrift shop all around Perth. There was a mix of vintage/antique, etched, embossed and crystal glassware. It was so cute!

Processional – “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
Recessional – “You’ve Got The Love” by Florence and The Machine
First Dance – “Annie’s Song” by John Denver

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Shannon Stent Images
Venue – Solitaire Homestead
Floral Design – Lily + Leather
Catering – Supper Road
Cake – Sweet Stylin’
Officiant – Tina Fiorda
Live Music – Trouvaille Music
Makeup Artist – Sitting Pretty MUA
Hair Styling – Hair by Madi
Wedding Dress – Rue De Seine
Bridal Accessories – Christie Nicolaides
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jen’s Pirate Booty
Rings – Heidi Gibson Designs and Jackson & Tait Fine Jewellery
Transportation – Kuste Kombi’s
Favors – Sweet Stylin’

 

Our biggest congratulations to Rhiannon and John, and a special thanks to Junebug member Shannon Stent Images this wedding at Solitaire Homestead! For more from this talented photographer, check out this modern black and white Margaret River wedding at Amelia Park Winery!

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The Best Etsy Shops for Vintage Engagement Rings

June 25, 2019 | nicole

photo by Alex Mari Photography

When it comes to shopping vintage, finding The One can feel even more overwhelming than shopping current styles! To help in your journey to find the perfect ring to pop the question, we’ve rounded up the best Etsy shops for vintage engagement rings! From Art Deco to Art Nouveaux, from diamond to sapphire, from halo to cluster, these Etsy vintage engagement ring shops have high-quality antique selections as a wide range of price points.

Ivy and Rose Vintage

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price Range: $350-$32,000

1.50Ct Ideal Excellent Cut Gia Certified Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring White Gold 3 Row Pave Band

Fancy Yellow Diamond 3/4Ct Engagement Ring Radiant Cut Halo Vintage 14k White Gold Classic Right Hand Cocktail Ring

Gia Certified Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 18K White Gold 1920S Vintage Antique Floral Filigree

Natural 0.92Ct Diamond Engagement Ring 18K Champagne Yellow Gold Floral Filigree Botanical Leaf 1 Carat

1.5 Carat Old European Cut Diamond 1Ct Cocktail Ring Ideal G Vs Halo Engagement Big Statement Vintage

Art Deco Diamonds

Location: New York, New York

Price Range: $600-$48,000

Antique Halo Blue Sapphire Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Classic Round Cut Diamond Accents

Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage Mid-Century Engagement Ring with a .25 Carat Old Transitional Cut Diamond and Milgrain Engraving

Vintage 1940s Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring

Estate Diamond Jewelry

Location: New York, New York

Price Range: $2,500-$41,000

0.50-Carat Vintage Style Emerald Cut Diamond and Diamond Halo Ring

Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring – Yellow Gold Mount with Diamond Halo

1.06 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Floral Motif and Diamond Halo

Asscher Cut Diamond Ring 0.50 Carats – Sapphire and Diamond Halo Platinum Ring

Vintage 0.40ct Old European Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Brockton Gems

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Price Range: $325-$11,000

19th Century Victorian Navette Engagement Ring

Victorian Ring Diamond Engagement Ring Halo Cluster Ring

Vintage Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring In White Gold

Old European Cut Diamond Two Tone Gold 14k Engagement Ring

Vintage Navette Engagement Ring

Lillian James Jewelry

Location: Danvers, Massachusettes

Price Range: $150-$6,400

Vintage Diamond and Diamond Accented Double Band Engagement Ring

Natural Diamond Bezel Set 14k White Gold Engagement Ring with Bezel Diamond Accents

Vintage 14K White Gold Diamond with Diamond Accents Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Marquise Diamond Thick Diamond Accented Engagement Ring

Vintage Inspired 14K Gold Three Stone Halo Side Stones Diamond Engagement Ring

Gem Box Studio

Location: Long Beach, California

Price Range: $240-$1,200

Vintage Engagement Ring: The Big Apple

Vintage Engagement Ring: The Charleston

Vintage Engagement Ring: The Capri, French Collection

Vintage Engagement Ring: Vienna, Austria Collection

Vintage Engagement Ring: Florence, Italia Collection

Amberjill Vintage

Price Range: $300-$1,800

Vintage Opal and Diamond Engagement Ring

Classic Art Deco Marquise Engagement Ring

Vintage Blue Sapphire (0.50 Carat) & Diamond Engagement Ring

Art Deco Style Vintage Engagement Ring With Five Diamonds

Vintage Red Garnet Ring 1.22 Carat

Ruby and Juniper

Location: Auburn, California

Price Range: $300-$2,500

14k Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Simple Triangle Tapered Band and Filigree in White Gold

Diamond Halo Floral 14k White Gold Engagement Ring

Vintage 14k Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Infinity Three Stone Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold

14k Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Square Picture Frame Art Deco Setting in White Gold

Vintage 14k Designer Noam Carver Round Brilliant Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring in White Gold

pebble and polish

Location: New York, New York

Price Range: $1,000-$10,500

Antique Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Vintage Retro Diamond Engagement Ring (c. 1940s) in Rose Gold and White Gold

Antique Ornate Victorian Deep Relief Diamond Ring

Antique GIA 1.47 Old Mine Cut Diamond in a Gorgeous Victorian Mount

Vintage Mid-Century Engagement Ring with a .90 Carat Old European Cut Diamond and Hand Engraving

 

House of Vintage Rings

Location: Puyallup, Washington

Price Range: $90-$400

Vintage 1970s Sapphire and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Vintage 1950s 14k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage 1980s 10k Rose Gold Diamond Ring

Early 1900’s White, Wile & Warner Antique Solitaire

Mid-Century 14k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Evorden

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Price Range: $500-4,200

Cluster Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

Three Stone Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

Marquise Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Vintage Engagement Ring

Art Deco Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

Cluster Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring

My Antonia Jewelry

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price Range: $300-$12,000

18k Gold 2ct Tanzanite Diamond Engagement Ring

Victorian Revival Opal Engagement Ring

14k Gold Sapphire Diamond Bypass Engagement Ring

Edwardian 1920s Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage 1950s Opal Diamond Engagement Ring

 photo by Juliana Aragon Photography

Now that you’ve fallen in love with these vintage engagement rings, be sure to check out our roundup of 63 gorgeous wedding bands that will make your engagement ring shine!

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Impossibly Chic Paris Elopement at The Medici Fountain

June 25, 2019 | juliette

With no set plan for the day, Prita and Dan had an unbelievably romantic Paris elopement! Nisha Ravji Photography followed the couple as they wandered through the city of love, ate pastries at tiny cafes, stole romantic moments in front of beautiful architecture, and eventually exchanged private vows at The Medici Fountain. It was like a montage from your favorite rom-com! We love that both Prita and Dan went all-out-chic with their wedding day looks, with Prita donning a Grace Loves Lace gown and Dan rocking a velvet De Fursac tuxedo.

The Couple:

Prita and Dan

The Wedding:

The Medici Fountain and Ellsworth, Paris, France

We decided to make our way to the Luxembourg Gardens to find the perfect setting and exchange our vows. Although this was completely unplanned and unreserved, it seemed meant to be as the people vacated when we arrived at the Medici Fountain to formalize our love in complete privacy.

Every couple has their own needs and desires. You should listen to each other and work towards what will make a perfect day for both of you. Personally, this style of wedding was precisely what we both wanted. With no plans along the way, we stopped, we drank, we ate, and we laughed all day. We even managed to go home for an afternoon siesta. We would highly recommend eloping followed by a party for a few close family and friends on your return.

Our photographer, Nisha Ravji Photography, was incredible. She was attentive yet discreet, and she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera while we walked around Paris in fits of laughter. She went above and beyond in so many ways but most importantly her photography was phenomenal. The shots she captured will seal our precious memory and be handed down for generations.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nisha Ravji Photography
Ceremony Venue – The Medici Fountain
Reception Venue – Ellsworth
Floral Design – L’Artisan Fleuriste
Hair and Makeup Artist – Ava Belle
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Groom’s Apparel – De Fursac
Rings – Polished Diamonds

 

Congratulations to Prita and Dan, and a special thanks to Nisha Ravji Photography for sharing this unbelievable Paris elopement with Junebug! Want to more elopement magic? This Sahara Desert elopement inspiration is romantic Moroccan wanderlust wedding goals!

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