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EXPERT ADVICE: Colored Diamonds

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These days, so many brides are opting for a colored diamond engagement ring. We went straight to the expert—John King, Chief Quality Office for the GIA [Gemological Institute …

Monique Lhuillier for Blue Nile

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One of our fave bridal designers, Monique Lhullier, recently launched a collection of engagement rings and wedding bands through jewelry e-retailer Blue Nile. The offerings are split into …

Behind the Scenes: Shooting at Brush Creek Ranch

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For the fashion story featured in the latest Real Weddings special issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (on newsstands and iPad now!), we were fortunate enough to travel cross-country …

Bridal Market Spring 2014: Temperley

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For her new Titania collection, London-based designer Alice Temperley gave timeless silhouettes her signature feminine twist via subtle details including draped backs, hand cut flowers, and alternating ribbons of silk …

Sweet Charms from Dodo

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We field a ton of bridal party gift ideas here, so it takes something extraordinary and special to really catch our eyes. One of the recent swoon-worthy gifts …

Join Our Wedding Day Jewelry 101 Chat

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Brought to you by Platinum Jewelry: Platinum is the ideal choice for engagement rings and wedding bands because this pure and enduring metal won’t change color or fade. …

Would You Wear Glasses on Your Wedding Day?

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I always think that the brides who look most beautiful on their wedding days are the ones that look most like themselves. But what if your normal self …

Holiday Gift Guide: Melissa's Investment Pieces

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While I love receiving little somethings I didn’t know I wanted during the holiday season, sometimes it’s best to be practical and ask for pieces you want, need, …