Diamonds aren’t always a girl’s best friend. Whether it’s for ethical reasons, they’re just too damn expensive, or just because you really want something a bit more individual, there are so many alternative engagement rings to be found!
Here are some of my current favourites.
Moissanite engagement ring
Lapis Lazuli ring
Morganite and white sapphire engagement ring
Blue topaz, peridot, or red garnet rings
Pink tourmaline ring
Spring is finally in the air (hurrah!) which means the high street is quickly starting to resemble a floral garden party. It’s not only my favourite time of year, but if you’re having a spring or summer wedding, this is the perfect opportunity to start scouting out dress possibilities for your bridesmaids.
Here are some of the best ones I’ve found, and praise the lord, they all come in at under £100!
Pippa Lynn, £75
If flower’s aren’t your thing, there are still oodles of alternative options for your bouquet or centrepieces. I hope these ideas will get those cogs whirring and help you come up with something fun and unique for your own wedding.
First, think about what your interests are. Maybe it’s books…
Handmade book-lovers wedding
An origami wedding
Or you’d prefer a mishmash of everything you like!
Taxidermy and skull wedding
Maybe you’re really into skulls…
Maritime goth wedding
Gothic and literacy Lower East Side wedding
Austin anime and robot wedding
There are plenty of ways to bring aspects of life into your centrepieces without traditional cut flowers. How about logs, billy balls and succulents?
Antler and animal theme
This cute terrarium is such a fun idea!
60s inspired punk rockabilly wedding
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a reader who wanted some ideas on how she could wear her short hair on her wedding day. Having cute and cropped hair shouldn’t restrict what you can do, in fact I think it opens up a world of accessorising possibilities!
Just check out all these ideas…
Keep things simple with an elegant hair comb
Clockwise from top left: Celtic inspired, vintage pearls, shabby shic pastel flowers, long comb
Or what about a sweet little alice band?
Clockwise from top left: ‘Blossom’ pearl beaded, glitter alice band, ‘Primrose’ ribbon, embroidered leaves
Faux flower are always a winner
All by Crown and Glory (because she’s the best!)
Or you could do for something a bit more fun!
Clockwise from top left: Liberace heart clip, butterfly headband, Just Married headband, Gem headband
Valentine’s might have officially been yesterday, but in my world every day of the year is an excuse to get all loved up! I challenge you to try not to beam from ear to ear as you look at these gorgeous couples. It’s impossible!
Whatever kind of wedding you’re having – no matter what your theme and how much or how little you spend – the love between the two of you is really all that matters. When you’re freaking out about dress fittings and stressing about guest lists, try to remember that.
Aww ain’t love grand?!
Dream-like backyard wedding
Rustic and autumnal farm wedding
Don’t Tell The Bride wedding at The Forum
Quirky vintage countryside wedding
Travel themed whimsical woodland wedding
Weekend long family festival wedding
DIY country wedding in Transylvania
Abandoned church wedding costing $1000
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with flower crowns. I don’t know exactly how many I own, but it’s definitely in double figures.
If you’re the kind of bride that doesn’t want to wear a veil or tiara, why not consider one of these beauties?
Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory
Crown and Glory
K is for Kani