Another bit of bling

Bri RingSource: Carina Skrobecki

While Erik was home on military leave this summer, we went shopping and bought his wedding band, a simple matte tungsten band. Seeing a ring on his finger somehow made things start to feel really real, can't wait for it to be there permanently! Now that we have his, I spent some time thinking about what I really want.

My ring, in the image above, is a custom designed band with small floral accents around a rose cut center stone, creating the look of a wide band. I absolutely love it on its own, and because it was custom made for us, it doesn't come as a set with a wedding band. Because I love it so much on its own, I don't really want something that nestles in perfectly to make it even wider, I feel like it would really change the whole look of the ring.

For awhile I thought I didn't want another band at all. My mom never had a separate engagement ring and band, and I didn't want something that would make me like my ring less. But, we do travel quite a bit internationally, and I wanted something I could wear in case I was nervous travelling with an obvious diamond on my finger. We also do a lot of gardening and house renovation, so again wanted something to wear in lieu of my engagement ring for weekends spent mostly at home depot. And then there's the symbolic aspect of having a band to bless on the day of our wedding. The engagement ring has so much symbolism, but I wanted another little something to have to remind me of the actual wedding day, even if I don't wear it 100% of the time.

So I started researching simple bands with some organic texture that brought the feeling of my engagement ring to them. I looked for very thin bands in hope of finding something that might work with the engagement ring for the rare day I might want to wear both. For this reason I was also looking for palladium or white gold options to match my diamond ring. Here are the favorites that I found:

Wedding bands copy

Source: [one] [two] [three] [four] [five]

I really like all of these for different reasons, but one night on pinterest I stumbled across a band that has the same feeling to me as my engagement ring in a much simpler form. They won't necessarily go together, but I will feel equally beautiful wearing either depending on the day. They're both architectural yet organic:

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Source: Anna Sheffield

One thing I especially like about this choice is that there is a matching band with diamonds that we can get down the road as an anniversary band. It would be a great wedding band option if you wanted something a little blingier. I've already started dropping hints for our 5 year anniversary.


Off the Cuff

These days I am avoiding all un-fun wedding to-dos and responsibilities by looking at beautiful jewelry online. In addition to wedding bands, I also can’t stop looking at beautiful bracelets, specifically cuffs. I am obsessed in particular with pea

rl cuffs. Of course in my google search I found the perfect ones from J.Crew, but they are either out of stock or no longer being sold. Ugh.

I also found these dazzlers. But I can’t decide if I like them more than the above.

I am also thinking of going away from the sweet pearl look and rocking some serious bling in the form of rhinestones.

Aren’t the above just lovely? And when else can you get away with wearing that much bling?

Or maybe I will just combine the two and go with the below.

Thoughts? Where did you find your wedding jewelry? Anyone have those J.Crew bracelets and want to sell them to me pretty please?

Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Bridal Boutique Jewelry

As you may know, Engaged and Inspired is working on adding a Bridal Boutique into the mix. This addition will offer top quality and hand picked wedding clothing and accessories all from emerging designers. Not only will you receive a high quality piece, you will also be adding a personalized touch to your wedding with something no one has seen before! Emerging fashion is a fun way to create a fun and unique weddin while still staying in budget!

The above items are from our necklace section of the Bridal Boutique. Check it out and keep checking back as we will be adding many more gorgeous collections for you to look through!

*Have a collection you think would fit with our bridal collection, or have suggestions of items you are looking for? Email me at

Classic Love

The Oh-So-Chic will never fail to add a few pearls to her wardrobe. It is just one of those things that adds class and sophistication instantly! If your wedding style is classic and vintage , I would make an appearance in pearls.

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