Classic Diamond Engagement and Wedding Rings

If your personal style tends toward the classic, the timeless, the simply beautiful, then these traditional diamond engagement and wedding rings are for you! Whether contemporary, traditional or antique, each of these wedding ring designs is sure to stand the test of time. Gorgeous!

What kind of engagement and wedding rings do you love?

Classic Diamond Engagement and Wedding Rings

Top row:
Eva milgrain Asscher cut diamond ring from Dousset Diamonds

Second row:
Flowing diamond wedding band from T. Anthony Jewelers and a classic solitaire with diamonds between the prongs by Ritani at EE Robbins

Third row:
Angelina diamond eternity wedding band from Dousset Diamonds

Fourth row:
Beloved diamond engagement ring by Hearts on Fire from Fox’s Gem Shop

Fifth row:
Emerald-cut diamond set in platinum with channel set band with horizontal baguette diamonds from Tiffany & Co.

Bottom row:
Graceful diamond solitaire engagement ring from T. Anthony Jewelers

Classic Diamond Engagement and Wedding Rings

Top row:
Contemporary tension set custom diamond rings from Greenlake Jewelry Works

Second row:
18k white gold split shank tension set diamond solitaire ring from James Allen

Bottom row:
18k white gold bezel set princess cut diamond solitaire ring from James Allen

Classic Diamond Engagement and Wedding Rings

Image above:
All antique and estate diamond engagement and wedding rings from Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds

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Join Me Today for #BrideChat on Twitter!

Come join me today at 2pm ET/11am PT for #BrideChat on Twitter ! I’m guest guest hosting this fun hour long wedding discussion along with regular hosts The Aisle New York and Angel Sanchez . We’ll be answering questions and talking about all things weddings, winter weddings especially, so get your questions and ideas ready. Just search Twitter for #bridechat to join the discussion, and be sure to use the hashtag in all your Tweets. We’d love to hear from you!

Join Me Today for #BrideChat on Twitter!

And if you don’t already, be sure to follow @JunebugWeddings on Twitter !

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Wedding Photo Inspiration from Pinterest

Are you Pinterest -ing yet? If you are then you understand the great obsession, and if you’re not then you’ve probably heard mention of this new online phenomenon…

Wedding Photo Inspiration from Pinterest

Pinterest is an image bookmarking site that allows you to “pin” photos from anywhere online and organize them (in an absolutely gorgeous way) in categories of your choosing. Similar to Facebook or Twitter, you can follow other people’s accounts to see and save the photos they’ve been pinning or you can search for the specific kinds of images you’re looking for. Needless to say Pinterest is a gold mine for finding wedding inspiration, as well as home decor, craft projects, fashion, and more! One of the best things about it, is that each image automatically links back to its source, so you can easily click through to the site where it came from to learn more; a very helpful feature!

Junebug has a Pinterest account so we can share all the beautiful imagery we have on our site in a whole new way, and we’d love for you to follow along ! We have categories that showcase lots of different wedding color palette ideas, bridal fashion, hair styles and accessories, and much of the phenomenal photography shown here on What Junebug Loves and Photobug . If you haven’t tried this whole thing out yet, we dare you to give it a shot and not fall entirely in love!

Wedding Photo Inspiration from Pinterest

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Charcoal, Silver, White and Peach Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Julia and Ryan

Charcoal, Silver, White and Peach Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Julia and Ryan

Julia and Ryan’s beachside ultra sophisticated wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel was simply picture perfect. The wedding planning team led by Jeannie Savage of Details, Details created an atmosphere of contemporary elegance with a charcoal gray, silver, white and peach color palette that the couple couldn’t have loved more. Enjoy it all in these lovely wedding photos from LA wedding photographer Roberto Valenzuela and the story of the wedding from Julia herself!

Charcoal, Silver, White and Peach Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Julia and Ryan

The Goals: “The whole ambience that the wedding day decor created was important, and the absolute most important thing to me was the photography, because I knew that it was what would really last beyond the day of. Besides that, I really wanted it to be a fun and memorable time for my husband and I, and we wanted to ensure our guests would also just have a great time. Our best decision was hiring the right professionals to help plan and carry out the wedding. I really realized that the vendors can make or break your “perfect” wedding.”

Charcoal, Silver, White and Peach Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Julia and Ryan

The Design: “Our wedding colors were charcoal gray, white, cream, silver and hints of pale peach. I knew I wanted a fairly neutral palette with just enough color to create a romantic feeling in a subtle way without it becoming too feminine. The charcoal grey was the dominant color, and the white, creams, and silver added a bit of modern to the whole picture. Because I wanted to see some color in the photos, touches of pale peach here and there was perfect to bring everything together.

Our ceremony was outdoors, overlooking the beach at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. This was something I have always dreamt about since I was a little girl, because I spent my childhood years living in Hawaii and I thought all weddings were supposed to be outdoors at the beach.

I wanted to make the wedding invitations from A Papier very simple, yet elegant, so color-wise, I stuck with our color scheme, and the style and font was inspired by the Ritz-Carlton vibe. For favors, I custom ordered shot glasses with our initials and wedding date engraved. I actually used the favor as a unique escort card idea as well by filling the shot glasses with custom ordered m&m’s and placing escort cards attached to a toothpick in them. The wedding cake was all white, and it was a four tiered round cake that had flower petal detailing along the front.”

The Look: “I wanted a classic, timeless look, and so I chose a dress that wasn’t over the top but not plain either. I chose a strapless ivory gown by Melissa Sweet that was kind of mermaid style, tight to the hips and then flowy from there on. The most important thing about the dress was that it had to be flattering on “me,” and this dress did just that – it really made me look and feel great but also comfortable. The dress being taffeta silk made the gown very light, and I knew this would be important on the day of. Because I wanted to look clean, classic, and elegant, I didn’t overdo the jewelry either. I kept it simple with a pair of earrings and a bracelet. To avoid the overall look from becoming too simple, I added a crystal belt with a ribbon tie in the back to the dress. For a bit of a fun twist I added a royal blue heel. The pearl bracelet I wore used to be my mom’s, who passed away when I was in elementary school, so that was very special to me. Through that I felt like a part of her was there with me as well.

The bridesmaids dressed in charcoal gray dresses and their overall style went along with a clean, elegant but fun look. The groomsmen were also very clean cut, wearing sleek black slim-cut suits with matching charcoal gray thin ties.”

Charcoal, Silver, White and Peach Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Julia and Ryan

The Moments:“The moments that stand out to me the most were the dances during the reception. Our first dance, because that was the first time during our wedding that we were finally a bit more relaxed and able to talk to each other. It was one of the main moments where I felt like it was really “our” moment with just the two of us. Also, our guests had some awesome dance skills that blew the entire reception night away! Another romantic moment was when we were listening to the toasts from the best man and maid of honor, and my husband just reached over and held my hand tight. I looked at him and smiled, and that moment was just very warm and romantic.

Through the whole process I really realized that weddings, no matter how perfect you want them to be, will have flaws here and there inevitably, but the most important thing is that you just let it be and really just enjoy it, because time flies by. The mentality my husband and I had for our wedding was to be completely cool and not let anything get to us so that we could have one of the best parties of our lives together, and we did! The wedding felt like one big party with those dearest to us, and that’s what really made it special.”

The Pros: Learn about all of the talented wedding professionals who contributed to this wedding on Julia and Ryan’s page in our Real Wedding Library !

Charcoal, Silver, White and Peach Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Julia and Ryan

Thank you Julia and Ryan!

To plan your own wedding in Seattle or Southern California , check out our Plan Your Wedding Hotlists . To find a dream wedding photographer and planner for your wedding anywhere in the world, don’t miss our World’s Best Wedding Photographers Hotlist and World’s Best Wedding Planners and Designers Hotlist !

Charcoal, Silver, White and Peach Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Julia and Ryan

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Holiday Giveaway Week – Creative, Personalized Designs!

Your wedding planning months are a time in your life when you’re going to be surrounded by beautiful products and design, so embrace the opportunity to celebrate your new phase in life with these fun, creative items. We love anything with a personal touch, so we’ve put together a group of giveaway prizes that will help you have just that. One lucky Junebug winner will soon be taking home:

– 25 Foil Stamped and Letterpressed Enclosure Notes from Haute Papier

– A Custom Address, Personal or Holiday Stamp from Paperwink

– A Custom Oil Painting From One of Your Wedding Photos by Julia Hou

Read on to learn more about each item, and to enter to win just leave us a comment here telling us what creative projects you’re planning to make or purchase for your wedding. We’ll accept entries all week long, and choose our winner randomly next Monday, December 19th, 2011.

Holiday Giveaway Week – Creative, Personalized Designs!

Haute Papier’s bold and beautiful letterpress enclosure notes may be small but they pack a big punch. You can use them as gift cards, thank you notes, wedding escort cards and more, and with the incredible array of personalized designs they can be ordered in you’ll want to use them for just about everything! We love the monogrammed options as well as the “signature” stationery option (letterpressed with your own signature!), and those envelope liner are to-die-for! To get our winner started with a set of their own, Haute Papier owners Sarah and Erin are giving our winner the set of 25 adorable red enclosure notes letterpressed with “xo” seen above! So sweet!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Creative, Personalized Designs!

After discovering the products of Paperwink earlier this year, I’ve been obsessed with their custom address and personal stamps. Each and every stamp design Paperwink offers is so delightful that they would bring a little thrill to the most every day activities (really, who couldn’t use a little more excitement when mailing out the bills?) Paperwink also offers wonderful invitations, address labels, notebooks and accessories, but custom stamps are close to their hearts, so they’re generously giving our Junebug winner the custom address , personal or holiday stamp of their choice. Thanks Paperwink!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Creative, Personalized Designs!

Artist Julia Hou creates custom oil paintings that are not your traditional portraits! Using one of your wedding photos she will interpret your image in the most modern way, inside the letter of your choice. It’s like combining a monogram and portrait into one! Each piece is absolutely one-of-a-kind, and painted on an 8″ by 8″ gallery wrapped heavy duty canvas board, ready to display. I’m thrilled that Julia is giving a custom painting to the winner of this giveaway – what a treasure for your home.

Thanks for entering to win everyone! And don’t forget to enter yesterday’s Groomsmen’s Gifts Giveaway , Tuesday’s Bridesmaids’ Gifts Giveaway , Monday’s huge Bridal Fashion Giveaway , and all the photography related giveaways going on over on Photobug !

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Holiday Giveaway Week – Gifts for Your Bridesmaids!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Gifts for Your Bridesmaids!

It’s day two of our Holiday Giveaway Week, and today we’re all about honoring your bridesmaids. These are the women who know you, love you, and stand by you through thick and thin, as well as at the altar on your big, big day. Don’t you think they deserve an awesome thank you for being such great friends? We sure do, so we put together a fabulous little collection of gifts that any woman would love:

– A Full Size Candle and Diffuser from Monique Lhuillier’s new Home Fragrance Collection

– A $100 Gift Certificate to Rent the Runway

– Your Choice of Any Ring from Peachtree Lane

Read on to learn more about each item, and to enter to win just leave us a comment here telling us about why you love your bridesmaids, and the ideas you have for showing them your gratitude. We’ll accept entries all week long, and choose our winner randomly next Monday, December 19th, 2011.

Holiday Giveaway Week – Gifts for Your Bridesmaids!

I’m a connoisseur of luxurious candles to burn at home, so I’ll admit I’m not easily impressed, but when I recently received a candle from the new Home Fragrance Collection by Monique Lhuillier , I was wowed! From the absolutely gorgeous packaging the the delicate fragrance inside, I had no doubt that a new favorite had been found! Today’s lucky Junebug winner will be receiving a full sized candle and diffuser in Pink Peony by Monique Lhuillier, which would make an incredible thank you or holiday gift to any woman in your life. The collection is so new that it’s not yet available online, but to order you can call the Los Angeles (323-655-1088) or Edina, MN (612-929-0747) Monique Lhuillier flagship salons and they’ll ship to where ever you are.

Holiday Giveaway Week – Gifts for Your Bridesmaids!

Do you have girlfriends who are into fashion? Are they always after that perfect party dress or accessory for their next big event? Well look no further for a creative thank you gift than a gift certificate to Rent the Runway ! Rent the Runway is a service that allows you to rent incredible high-end clothing and accessories for a tiny fraction of their purchase price, so it feels like your wardrobe budget just multiplied. If you’ve got a bridesmaid to thank who would love to get to shop through a boutique filled with dreamy designer pieces, check out Rent the Runway . Today’s winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to try it out!!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Gifts for Your Bridesmaids!

Texas based designer Rachel from Peachtree Lane creates whimsical rings and other pieces of jewelry that look as sweet as candy. Her nature-inspired cabochon rings are fun, affordable and just the right little thank you gifts for gals who love accessories. To share her lovely work with you, Rachel is offering our lucky winner your choice of any ring from the Peachtree Lane Esty shop ! That’s right, you get to choose the flower shape and color you love best – thanks Rachel!

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Holiday Giveaway Week – Bridal Fashion & Accessories!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Bridal Fashion & Accessories!

Happy holidays dear Junebug readers! We honestly wish we could give gifts to each and every one of you this holiday season to thank you for your kindness, support and participation all year long, but since that’s, well, entirely impossible, we’ve been having fun putting together our annual week of giveaways for you instead, filled with wedding goodies you won’t want to miss! All week long here on What Junebug Loves , as well as on Photobug , we’ve got giveaway galore, to help make your seasons bright.

Today we begin our giveaway goodness with my favorite topic… wedding fashion! One lucky Junebug winner will soon receive this knock-out colleciton:

– Sweetest Sin Chemise and Thong Set from Blush Lingerie

– Ice Drop Earrings from Melanie Auld Designs

– Renee Hair Flower from Serephine

– And ANY pair of shoes from the Nina Shoes website

Yes, seriously! Read on to learn more about each item, and to enter to win just leave us a comment here telling us about the bridal fashion you’re most excited about wearing on your wedding day. We’ll accept entries all week long, and choose our winner randomly next Monday, December 19th, 2011. Good luck everyone! And happy holidays!!!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Bridal Fashion & Accessories!

Lingerie that makes you feel your most beautiful and confident for your wedding night, honeymoon, and in my opinion, your everyday life, is an absolute delight, and the gorgeous collections from Blush Lingerie never disappoint. This fashion line, based in Montreal, is dedicated to making beautiful, affordable lingerie with luxury fabrics and standout style, and today they’re generously giving away their Sweetest Sin Chemise and Thong Set (pictured in the large photo above). It’s the ideal piece for any bride-to-be I’d say – what a treat!

To learn more about Blush Lingerie, see the rest of their truly gorgeous collections and find out where you can see their designs for yourself, be sure to visit their website !

Holiday Giveaway Week – Bridal Fashion & Accessories!

Melanie Auld Designs makes thoroughly modern and entirely fabulous jewelry, and their bridal collection is filled with bling in the most fashion forward and innovative ways. Today Melanie Auld is giving away a pair of her Ice Drop earrings in clear (pictured in the large, top photo above). Worn on a wedding day they would lend a modern edge to any bridal look, or worn to any of the events surrounding your wedding day (not to mention New Year’s Eve!) they would be definite show-stoppers. If you like her look as much as we do, check out the Melanie Auld Designs website for more!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Bridal Fashion & Accessories!

Accessory designer Erin Brooks is a favorite gal of ours – she’s a local here in Seattle (woo-hoo!) and we’re lucky enough to have her as a member of our local Seattle Plan Your Wedding Hotlist as well. Erin’s bridal veils and hair accessories are sweet, feminine and perfectly face framing to help you get the exact bridal look you’re going for. She’s passionate about what she does, and we’re so excited that she’s giving our winner her best-selling Rene Hair Flower (pictured above). It’s made with layers and layers of hand cut and sewn organza petals, saddle feathers and a hand-selected, silver-tone rhinestone jewel center. Beautiful!

Holiday Giveaway Week – Bridal Fashion & Accessories!

Just like lingerie, wedding shoes are another favorite topic around here, so what would a fashion giveaway be without a fabulous pair of heels? The wonderful people at Nina Shoes design beautiful wedding day shoe options for every kind of personal wedding style, and today they are letting our winner choose ANY pair of shoes they like from NinaShoes.com! WOW! From classic white satin pumps to bright and colorful heels with loads of personality, there are so many pretty pairs to choose from, I’m not sure how our winner is going to narrow it down!

If you’re shopping for wedding shoes yourself, don’t miss checking out the stylish and totally affordable selection at NinaShoes.com !

Thanks for entering to win readers! And don’t forget, if you’re a lover of photography, head on over to Photobug to enter to win our amazing photography giveaways too!

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