Put a ring on it! Take four – Wedding ring photography idea for the beach

As you know, I love seeing pictures of wedding and engagement rings on vacation.  Think Where’s Waldo with jewelry!

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In case you missed it, here’s a recap of some Globetrotting Bride around-the-world wedding ring photo inspiration and tutorials:

Put a ring on it!  Take one – Wedding Ring Photography – Mexican style in Mayakoba

Put a ring on it!  Take two – Wedding Ring Photography – Arizona style in Sedona

Put a ring on it!  Take three – Wedding Ring Photography – Caribbean style in Anguilla

Tips from the Pros – How to take amazing engagement and wedding ring photos

I saw this photo on Pinterest and it was too cute to not pass along.  If you’re traveling to a beachy honeymoon spot or having a beachy destination wedding, you’ll want to get one of these shots.

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Globetrotting Bride – Wedding Ring Photography

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Simply make a handprint in the sand, insert your wedding rings onto the appropriate fingers and snap away!  Add a “Save the Date” or “Just Married” caption and you’re ready to share the news with the world!

If you have a great ring on vacation photo, send it over.  I’ll be compiling a list of my faves.

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Happy National Proposal Day!!!!!

What?  You didn’t know today was National Proposal Day?

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To celebrate, I bring you the infamous Brooklyn Bridge proposal where the guy looses (but luckily finds) the ring…

Top 5 Most Romantic Wedding Proposals!

Today’s guest post is by By Aurelie of Lady Likeable.

If you’re planning to propose, you want it to be as memorable and impressive as possible. You also want a positive response. In many ways, your proposal sets the tone for the rest of your life together. Here are some ways to make sure your proposal stands out as an event both you and your bride-to-be will always remember.

1) The Surprise Proposal

A proposal that comes out of nowhere can be very fetching. Consider whispering the big question in her ear during a church service, business meeting, or opera performance. This approach has the advantage of being so unexpected that you are sure to get her attention. It also allows you to enjoy her reaction!

2) The Big Event

Link your proposal with an exciting holiday celebration to increase the impact. But avoid Valentine’s day unless you want to be like everyone else.

Propose on New Year’s Eve when the countdown reaches 10. This works well at a party with lots of positive energy. By the time she realizes you’ve proposed, it will be a new year. If she say’s “yes,” it will also be a new beginning.

You can propose on 4th of July during the fireworks finale. Offering the engagement ring at the same time will generate some fireworks of your own.

3) The Romantic Weekend Getaway Proposal

Although it’s not original, the romantic weekend getaway is a perfect time to ask the big question. It’s also a winning and time-tested proposal strategy. But if you can’t get away, you can still make sure the proposal spot is remarkable and charming in as many ways as possible.

Whether it’s aboard a gondola in Venice, at a charming little restaurant in Paris, on an evening sail under the stars, during a horse-drawn carriage ride, or floating in a hot air balloon doesn’t matter. All that counts is that it’s far removed from everyday life and has an element of magic about it.

4) The Serenade Proposal

There are many ways to propose with a serenade. If you can sing and play an instrument, propose to her in a song. If you can’t sing, write a proposal rhyme and rap it to her.

You can also hire a singer at a small club or piano bar to perform the serenade proposal for you. A singing proposal telegram delivered to her office is another option if she appreciates flashy displays and loves attention.

5) The T-Shirt Proposal

Buy a personalized t-shirt (or baseball cap) that says “Will you marry me?” Pick her up for your next date wearing the t-shirt or baseball cap, but don’t draw attention to your clothing.  Just act normally and see what happens next.

You can do a quickie version of this with any plain t-shirt simply by writing your proposal on the t-shirt with colored marker pens.

Good luck!!!!!

Gettin’ More when Gettin’ Hitched

Weddings are super expensive but NYC’s Carlton Hotel is offering couples special savings and perks galore with their “Gettin’ More when Gettin’ Hitched promotion!

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The newly renovated property has teamed up with some of the city’s most prestigious brands to offer couples exclusive offerings including:

Buff up on Beauty
15% discount on the Bride-To-Be package at Oasis Day Spa including Swedish massage, body wrap, salt scrub, and signature facial.
Get picture perfect at Benefit Cosmetics with a complimentary makeup rehearsal at Bloomingdale’s.
Complimentary bath and shower gel, and hand/arm or temple treatment at Molton Brown.

A Little Sexy Something
Complimentary “Just Married” (or customized “one-of-a-kind behind”) in Swarovski crystals added onto your bikini bottom with the purchase of Malia Mills Swimwear.
Complimentary intimate apparel consultation at Ripplu, as well as 20% discount on lingerie for the bride and her bridal party.

Couples Retreat
For those who fill 100% of their room blocks, The Carlton will treat the couple to a complimentary one-bedroom suite for the bride and groom for the night of their wedding, including continental breakfast for two and Champagne upon arrival.
Service fees will be specially waived for couples booking their honeymoon package though Honeymoons Galore.

The Carlton hotel’s multiple event spaces can be used for a host of wedding events ranging from an intimate rehearsal dinner to a grand scale wedding reception.  With more than 6,000 square feet of elegant space, The Carlton offers seven, unique reception-friendly rooms, accommodating anywhere from 20 to 400 guests.

*Please mention the “Gettin’ more while Gettin’ Hitched” package while booking. Offer valid for wedding contracts signed now through December 31, 2009. For more information contact Bonnie Somerstein at (646) 472-3627.

Groom’s Week: Support our Troops and Soften Your Groom’s Rough Edges!

Here are some great groom and groomsmen friendly product, Skincando’s COMBAT-READY BALM and COMBAT-READY LIP BALM!

Originally used by soldiers fighting in Iraq to protect against bites and more, this powerful handmade salve is one-click shopping for skin cream that protects and heals skin from just about everything.  It’s ideal for razor burn, sun/wind burn, bug bites, minor cuts, scratches and dry skin.  It’s completely natural, organic and totally homemade plus it smells great!

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The lip balm is ultra moisturizing with a super fresh peppermint scent and soothing coconut oil.

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Order some gift sets for your boys and a portion of proceeds will help send these great products to soldiers fighting in Iraq.  Oh and the travel sizes would work great on the honeymoon…

Hope you’ve enjoyed Groom’s Week!

Groom’s Week: Great Groomsmen Gift Ideas…

For the groomsman who can only commit one night at a time:

This elegant Clap One Night Men’s Set made of leather and stainless steel includes a toothbrush and razor.

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For the groomsman who loves to travel:

The Mystery Travel Game Set comes in an elegant black box and includes pieces for chess, backgammon, domino, checkers and solitaire.

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For the groomsman who loves his Scotch:

This good looking Giorgio Hip Flask features a classic design with polished stainless steel and black leather.

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For the groomsman who loves his bling:

This Giorgio Jewelry Box has great compartments for his watch, cuff links other  favorite jewelery pieces.

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Grooms’ Week – Artwork for the Guy’s Guy!

Here’s a neat gift idea for your groom or groomsmen.  A company called BevShots is creating art for the “guys, guy” that you’ll like too.  Yes, you read that right and no, these are not posters of Baywatch babes.

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BevShots are pieces of art made from microscopic images of beer, wine and cocktails.  How cool is that?  The result is printed and professionally framed giving you a nice piece of art to go with your modern decor.

Click here to see some pieces made from beer like this one made from English Pale Lager.

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Click here to see the art made from cocktails like this one made from a vodka tonic.

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Click here to see art made from wine like this one made from champagne.

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You can choose your beverage and select between canvas or archival prints and different framing options. Best of all, they start at an affordable price – $49.99 making them a great gift idea.