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WEDDING BLOG

Meet the Robot That Matches You with the Best Diamond for Your Budget

April 18, 2019 | nicole

Selecting a diamond can be challenging, especially with so many factors to consider. From color and carat to size and price, narrowing down what’s most important to you is only the first step in finding The One! With so many options to choose from, RockHer is making it easier than ever to find the best diamond for your budget using technology you thought only existed in the future.

Meet ROSI – the world’s first digital diamond expert using a mix of algorithm and artificial intelligence to analyze millions of currently available diamonds to find your perfect match. Combining the technology of IBM’s Watson and over a hundred years of diamond buying expertise, ROSI takes care of the hard work in seconds, making shopping for your diamond engagement ring simple so you can get on with saying “I do!”

The Best Diamond For Your Budget

In addition to ROSI’s ability to search across the globe for the best diamond for your budget, you can shop diamond engagement rings curated by ROSI directly from RockHer. Besides hosting the amazing technology of ROSI, RockHer.com is also an online wholesaler that carries all possible diamond sizes, cuts, styles, and more, specializing in selling luxury engagement rings and fine jewelry. The diamond of your dreams should take your budget into account and thanks to ROSI you can browse the highest quality diamonds at your price point to find the specifications and ring that meet your needs.

Build Your Own Engagement Ring

Shopping custom made RockHer engagement rings is as easy as selecting a setting, diamond, and ring size. Start with a setting, like asscher cut engagement rings, classic emerald cut diamond engagement rings, or white gold princess cut engagement rings. Next, browse RockHer’s incredible variety of diamonds, like ethically sourced conflict-free diamonds selected by diamond search engine ROSI or RockHer exclusive Cushion Brilliant diamonds featuring hearts and arrows facet patterns. Looking for something boldly different? RockHer also specializes in gorgeous sapphires that stand out in a number of settings. Learn more about each of these brilliant settings below as you begin to create the perfect engagement ring for you!

Asscher Cut Engagement Rings

For next level sparkle, consider RockHer asscher cut engagement rings, which capture more light from all angles due to their wider corners. Asscher cut diamonds are designed to shine with maximum brilliance created by additional rows of facets to the bottom of the stone that maintains the classic look of the diamond while appearing more dynamic than ever. The distinct square pattern makes this standout cut an extraordinary choice for your diamond engagement ring.

Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Classic emerald cut diamond engagement rings are popular for a reason: not only does the emerald cut diamond have increased clarity than your average diamond engagement ring, it also has 5% greater surface area. When compared to another cut of the same carat, the top surface of an emerald cut diamond will look larger. This elegant cut sparkles brilliantly due to its flashes of white light that contrast the dark planes throughout the stone.

Princess Cut Engagement Rings

Princess cut engagement rings are revered for their chic square shape, which stuns in a variety of settings. This versatile stone adds a modern touch to antique-looking engagement ring styles while also being the perfect vintage flair in an elegant modern setting. When compared to a round diamond of the same weight, RockHer’s princess cut will appear larger. This means that even at a smaller carat, the diamond will pack the same punch as a greater carat in another cut at a fraction of the price, making it a top choice for the best diamond for your budget. We’re especially obsessed with white gold princess cut engagement rings, which are eye-catching and elegant no matter in a solitaire or three-stone setting.

Cushion Brilliant Engagement Rings

Exclusive to RockHer, Cushion Brilliant diamonds blend the antique-looking charm of a cushion shape with the modern ideal-cut round diamond. The Cushion Brilliant diamonds feature hearts and arrows patterns with incredible precision that is notably brighter and whiter than standard cushion cut diamonds. Because fancy shapes are priced lower per carat, The RockHer Brilliant Cushion also offers more breathtaking beauty for your budget than a hearts and arrows Round Brilliant Diamond.

Sapphire Engagement Rings

Looking for something beautifully unique that’s just as timeless as a diamond with a little something extra? Popular diamond alternatives are gorgeous sapphires in white gold settings. A sapphire engagement ring is ideal for bold brides-to-be with an affinity for vintage styling calling back to the ’20s when the blue-colored gemstone rose in popularity.

Ready to find the best diamond for your budget with ROSI and shop the engagement rings of your dreams on RockHer? Don’t miss the Spring Sale to save 20% off all engagement ring settings now! We’ve also partnered with RockHer to provide you even bigger savings with an additional 10% off the sale using code JUNEBUGWEDDINGS, making your total savings 30% off ring engagement ring settings!

*This post is sponsored by RockHer!

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This Glamping Inspired Appalachian Trail Wedding Takes Natural Details to the Next Level

Krystin and Jonathan’s unique Appalachian Trail wedding was truly a sight to behold! Not only did the couple hike up a mountain to get to their ceremony location, but they set up a glamping-style reception at Krystin’s parents’ home for an unforgettable gathering with loved ones. Soirees + Revelry used all the bohemian-inspired decor you could ever want for the reception, including teepees, mismatched glassware, rugs, lounge areas, pillows, and the prettiest natural greenery. And the couple added DIY touches that made the event feel even more personal and heartfelt. We’re whole-heartedly obsessed with every detail of this outdoorsy wedding, and are so grateful Corey Lynn Tucker Photography was there to capture it all!

The Couple:

Krystin and Jonathan

The Wedding:

Appalachian Trail and Private Residence, Connecticut

We decided to get married on top of “the mountain” which is along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, a place of deep meaning to both of us. The hike was not easy especially in a wedding dress, but it was so worth the adventure. The mountain was very foggy as we started our ascents separately but seemed to break just as I walked towards Jonathan to be married. It was beautiful and almost magical. And then we hiked down holding up my dress and veil together as husband & wife.

We wanted a place that would be able to house the tents we had everyone stay in overnight, plus also would allow the party to never end. We had a bonfire, and bands, and no curfew… so a field at Krystin‘s parents’ house was the perfect solution. It helped that the location was epically beautiful!

We tried to do as much as we could ourselves. I am an artist, Jonathan is a carpenter so we are both very creative and good with our hands. The table assignments were little garden signs within planter boxes, that corresponded to an herb on everyone’s place setting. The favors were flashlights with engraved leather straps.

Everyone had their own unique antique colored glasses for the evening, that we acquired by going to estate and yard sales for over a year, which was a fun way to get the whole family involved. We built tables and wrote out signs. We built a canvas together that everyone signed/drew on which we will create an art piece out of for our home. The more we were able to put ourselves into the wedding, the more it felt like it was for us.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Corey Lynn Tucker Photography
Event Planning – Soirees + Revelry
Floral Design – KLW Floral Design Co.
Catering – The Swell Party
Cake – Amandabakes
Officiant – Married by Roxy
Live Music – Mama Juke
Videography – Ryan James Video
Wedding Dress – Modern Trousseau via Harbor Bridal
Rentals – Durkin Tents, Tent Unlimited, Rhinebeck Party Rentals, and Peak Event Services
Glamping Tents – Contentment Camping
Beer Truck – Tap Truck NE

 

Congratulations, Krystin and Jonathan, on the beginning of your forever and thank you for sharing your special Appalachian Trail wedding with us! Love these outdoorsy vibes? Get inspired by this gorgeous outdoorsy indoor wedding at Coppes Commons!

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9 Tips for Decorating Your Wedding Reception on a Budget

April 17, 2019 | juliette

photo by Pat Furey Photo

When it comes to wedding decorations, the options and the money it takes to pull off a “Pinterest-worthy” reception might seem overwhelming. But, we’re here to tell you that your wedding reception décor doesn’t need to be complicated and it doesn’t need to break the bank! With some creative substitutions and a focus on the overall feel rather than the tiny details, you’ll find that decorating your wedding reception on a budget is actually easier than you think. Here are our best tips to make your vision come to life while keeping your wallet happy!

photo by Cody & Allison Photography

1. Use items from your own home.

Poufs, pillows, blankets, chairs, rugs, wall hangings…all things that can easily be transported from your home to your reception venue. We’ve even seen couples rent a moving truck to haul couches and tables for use in their venue! Look around your house and get creative with ways you could use some of the décor you already own to decorate your wedding reception. In addition to saving money, you guarantee your wedding will feel like “you.”

photo by Pat Furey Photo

2. Repurpose your ceremony décor.

Reusing décor elements throughout your day is a major time saver, money saver, and stress saver! Your bridesmaids bouquets can easily become your table centerpieces. Your ceremony backdrop would look gorgeous behind your cake table. You could even use your ceremony seating as part of your reception seating. There’s no reason you should have to spend money on duplicate items, especially if your budget is tight. Want a couple more examples? Here are 5 clever ways to repurpose your wedding décor from ceremony to reception!

photo by John David Weddings

3. Use lots of candles.

It might sound silly, but never underestimate the power of some good, ol’ fashioned candlelight! Low lighting scattered across a room can really set the mood and give the entire space a pretty glow. Plus, if you get candles in various shapes, sizes, and heights, you can add visual interest to your décor for basically nothing. We love the idea of mixing and matching candles in lanterns, in votive holders, in candlesticks, and on their own for even more depth and texture!

Note: You should double-check with your venue to make sure they allow open flames in the space (because some don’t as a fire safety precaution).

photo by Earthmark Photography

4. Think outside the box for centerpieces.

There’s no rule that says your table centerpieces have to be floral arrangments — or that flowers have to be included at all! Books, mismatched glassware, lamps, lanterns, and geometric gold table décor are all great centerpiece options. Look around your house…are there things on your tables that you could use for your centerpieces? With a little creativity, the possibilities are endless!

photo by Kimberley Kufaas Photography

5. Hang lights anywhere and everywhere.

It’s amazing how lighting can truly transform a space, which is a huge plus when decorating on a budget. Whether your wedding reception will be taking place outside or inside, you can instantly add romance and coziness with strategically hung twinkle lights or cafe lights. If your wedding reception will be outside, wrap lights around trees, drape them like a canopy between branches, or light up walkways. If your wedding reception will be inside, hang lights from the ceiling, lay them down the center of every table, or incorporate them into potted plants around the perimeter of the space.

Pro Tip: If time allows, buy twinkle lights in bulk after Christmas when everything is on sale!

photo by Corey Lynn Tucker Photography

6. Fill out your décor with pretty greenery.

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again and again…greenery is the unsung hero of wedding décor! Whether it’s garlands of eucalyptus, giant tropical leaves, potted ferns, or olive branch wreaths, greenery has the power to add life and a sense of natural elegance to wedding décor without the large price tag of flowers. The best part is that you can add greenery just about anywhere and it will look great: on the backs of chairs, down the center of tables, even on the ground! Not sure if you believe us? Here are 65 times greenery wedding décor proved less is more!

photo by Becca Borge Photography

7. Rent as much as possible.

Wedding rentals are a budget-conscious couple’s best friend! Seriously, you can rent almost anything for your wedding these days, at a fraction of the cost of buying it straight out. As a bonus, you will save time and money not having to find everything yourself, and you don’t have to worry about transportation on the day of the wedding! If you still need convincing, check out these 4 major benefits of hiring a rental company for your wedding day.

photo by The Bold Americana

8. For items you can’t rent, shop secondhand.

While you should be able to rent most items for your wedding reception, there may be unique items that you simply can’t rent. Rather than buy those items new, save some money by shopping secondhand stores. You would be amazed what you can find at your local thrift stores or even flea markets — and nobody will be able to tell the difference! While you’re shopping, keep an eye out for pieces that you would want to keep for your home (win-win) and keep track of items you could easily resell after the wedding.

photo by Alexandra Wallace

9. Make big statements with select pieces.

The little details tend to be the ones that add up very quickly. So, rather than try to incorporate a dozen different design elements into your wedding reception décor, focus on one or two big items that will have a large impact on the look and feel of the space. It could be an eye-catching seating chart, a floral arch behind the sweetheart table, or even a beautifully decorated bar area. By focusing on one or two big items, you’ll be able to create that “wow” moment for your guests without breaking the bank!

Ready to start planning the music for your wedding reception? Here are 56 unique wedding songs to really set the mood!

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