Wedding Ring Super Sale

Diamond Jewelers has  it all; Platinum, 24 KT, 18 KT, 14KT, Triton White, Tungsten, Titanium: Plain, with 18 KT or with
Diamond, Stainless Steel, Diamond Eternity Rings, Diamond Channel Bands,Custom Designs our Specialty for those hard to
match Engagement Rings! Be sure to stop by on October 22nd for their Wedding Ring Super Sale!

Vendor Spotlight: Concarta Paper Cake Tops

Wedding cake toppers are available in a wide assortment of styles, colors and themes. Today you’ll find traditional bride and groom figurines,  monogram cake toppers along with floral or heart designs.  While those remain popular amoung most couples you still have a portion of brides and grooms looking for something a little more unique. Well look no further! 

Concarta paper wedding cake toppers are handmade, one-of-a-kind works of art. Each and every sculpture is made with acid free paper, a variety of cutting tools, and archival quality glue.


Image Credit: Beaded Bodice & Curls

From the curls in the brides hair to the detailing on her dress every last detail is absolutely amazing. The best part is that they are completely customizable so you will have a cake top looking just like you and your soon to be on your wedding day.


Image Credits: Flapper Style Bride, Bride in Lace Style, Bride in Short Dress.

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For more information and custom order requests visit the Concarta etsy shop.

Show off your new status!

The True Love Collection by Lillian Rose is perfect for the bride or groom who appreciates the virtues of true decorative art. These items are silkscreened with a black and gray design that includes leaves, vines, writing and a grunge heart with banner that reads “True Love” and/or “Just Married”. The True Love Collection includes a matching guest book and pen set, ring pillow, and several other fun wedding accessories!

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“What’s on Brides’ Minds” Survey Results Released

The David’s Bridal’s fifth annual “What’s on Brides’ Minds” survey provides a glimpse into the trends and traditions being practiced or done away with by some brides. Here is a look at the findings and how your wedding planning compares to other brides


> More than half of brides (54%) have decreased their bottom-line wedding expenditure, an improvement over last year’s 68%.

> Nearly half (48%) of brides-to-be update their Facebook with their new name or relationship status within a day of taking their vows. 2 in 5 (44%) brides are interested in achieving YouTube fame via a choreographed dance down the aisle or first dance yet 69% said they’d never let their wedding be featured on a reality show.

> Nearly 9 in 10 (89%) brides have considered having a small wedding, with 80% believing a small wedding is 50 guests or less and almost half (44%) defining it as a wedding with 30 or fewer guests. Of those who had to reduce their budgets, 61% said the wedding planner was the first to go, followed by décor (59%) and venue (57%).

> Nearly 4 in 5 (79%) brides reveal they have a wedding tradition they wish they could do away with. 2 in 5 (40%) respondents would marry outside a church or synagogue in a non-religious setting, and two-thirds (66%) have considered having a family member or friend deliver their vows. Brides would also like to do away with wedding speeches (37%), wearing white (25%) and choosing something old, new, borrowed and blue (22%).

> 78% of respondents would take steps to make their weddings more environmentally-conscious. 37% of brides donate leftover food from the reception with 35% planning to serve locally sourced dishes and/or decorate with locally sourced flowers.

Do you agree with the findings and which trends or traditions would you keep or do away with?

Mr. Mustache for your Groomsmen

I just had to share this super cute gift idea I found on Etsy from QueenBee55

This roomy bag is constructed of soft, durable faux ostrich vinyl with a mustache stuffed and appliqued ala the “trapunto method” (French for stuffed – but don’t quote me) It is fully lined in a water resistant nylon pack cloth and the entire bag can be rinsed/wiped clean. Makes a great carry-all bag for shaving gear or gadgets, or for organizing a voluminous backpack. Fits nicely into a small carry-on bag or attache for those last minute overnights. The wide 11 inch zipper opening allows easy access to contents. Convenient nylon strap, zipper pull, and pull tabs on each end, make it easy to pull zipper open and closed.

Isn’t this just the cutest gift?

Gifts for the Guys


Featured: Multi Tool Pliers & Light, Multi Tool with FlashlightPocket Knife.

These groomsmen gifts are perfect for your best man, groomsmen, father, and father of the bride. Many of these unique items can be engraved to make it a gift they will treasure always.

The Multi Tool Pliers & Light is an amazing combination of function and style. Dually crafted with aluminum and stainless steel, this glorified pocket knife features what seems to be an endless amount of equipment in one very neat package. Both an LED folding light tool and spring loaded pliers, this one of a kind product comes with a pocket knife, two flathead screwdrivers, bottle opener, awl, mini saw, nylon belt and pouch.

This Multi Tool with Flashlight is crafted of stainless steel and aluminum, an ideal gift that features eight tools: a Phillips and flathead screwdriver, knife, bottle opener, pliers, wire cutter, LED flashlight and saw. All these features and a handy nylon pouch create a timeless keepsake he’ll treasure for years

This modern Stainless Steel Multi-Function Pocket Knife features 11 handy tools and includes a protective black nylon pouch with touch fastener closure and functional belt loop. With its free personalization and handsome wood panel detailing, this pocket knife is a true find!

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Newlywed Gift: stylish + versatile

This Contemporary Acrylic Photo Frame is both stylish and versatile.  Have it personalized and give it to the newlyweds as a gift or decorate your reception table or ceremony site with it.  Magnet closures make these very simple to use.  Engrave the frame with either a monogram, your names and wedding date at no additional cost.

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Hot Trend: Personalized Cuff Links

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Cufflinks are a great addition to any man’s assemble, especially a wedding! Thats why they make great gifts for the men in your wedding party. Personalize them for a special touch!

Our most popular are these Black Border Designer Cufflinks. They are both masculine and stylish and will certainly add the finishing touch to the men in your wedding.  Give them to your groomsmen, fathers, brothers or grandfathers so they will look dashing as they wear these sophisticated cufflinks.  These black trimmed cufflinks will sure to be a wardrobe favorite.  Cufflinks can be presented in the included silver tin.

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Your Favorite Love Song Becomes a Work of Art

I am so excited to share with you the amazing work of Michele Morata. Her work is beautiful and makes the sweetest gift for any newlywed.  Today she joins us to talk about her passion for Song Art.

Song Art was born out my desire to combine my passions for Music, Text, and Paint. I receive inspiration listening to the ‘favorite song’ I have been commissioned to produce while painting, which allows me to have direct connection to the emotion of the music & lyrics during the creative process. My vision for this series is to brighten the world thru positive emotions, i.e., love, connection, and nostalgia, for my client’s homes or offices with an heirloom quality painting for years to come.image2
Let Michele turn meaningful music into heirloom contemporary painting to cherish for lifetime! Michele’s Paintings have been featured in Fine Art Galleries in Las Vegas, Palm Desert, Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, and Santa Monica.

Consider Song Art for the following:

SENTIMENTAL PERSONALIZED GIFT: Wedding Day (first dance | special song), bride to groom, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or create meaningful sentimental home decor.

WEDDINGS: Display your ‘First Dance or Love Song Original Painting” at your wedding! Common larger display requests = 16 x 20, 20 x 20, 24 x 36, 30 x 30, 36 x 36, 30 x 40, or 36 x 48 on 1.5″ Gallery Canvas. Many wedding clients display “Special Song” Unique Personalized Painting near guest book, cake, reception entry area, or wedding hall.

GALLERY WALLS IN HOME/OFFICE: Contemporary Art Gallery Formations are popular ways of displaying several favorite songs in formation rows. Make unique interior design artistic statements based on your favorite music & colors! Michele has worked with dozens of interior designers to achieve amazing creative design results with “Song Art” Originals.

SHIPPING: All framed paintings are shipped & protected with plexiglass. Gallery wrap canvas paintings are protected with UV archival coating and therefore may be placed in direct sunlight.  

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Visit Art Destiny to learn more.

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Love the Environment This Valentine’s Day

The recently conducted “What’s on Brides’ Minds” survey by David’s Bridal showed that about half (48%) of brides say they will be more eco-conscious in their wedding plans and more than a quarter (26%) of respondents say they will use locally sourced food or flowers during their reception; another quarter (25%) chose to use recycled materials whenever possible. That’s great news for the event planners of Boston’s First Eco-Friendly Wedding Showcase.

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Boston’s first green wedding showcase arrives on February 14th at the Hyatt Harborside, Boston, from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sustainability, carbon footprint consciousness, diligence in terms of choice and selection regarding earthly impact are immensely important and representatives from eco-savvy wedding vendors and services will be on hand to help brides plan their weddings in a way that shows their love for the environment as well as their fiancé.

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The Elegantly Green Wedding Showcase will also have an informal fashion show, educational seminars, book signing, and a lounge area featuring live music; the Hyatt will host site tours of their facility and after the show guests can enjoy the Hyatt’s Valentine’s Day dinner special.

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For information on the showcase, old cell phone recycling at the event, how to register to win a sweetheart getaway, and how to share a ride with other guests visiting, visit Elegantly Green Wedding Showcase.