A place setting is a simple thing, but one that certainly makes an impression on your guests. Creating a special experience for everyone need not be strenuous – in fact with just one or two additions to an otherwise bland table setting you can create a beautiful look straight from nature. For example, layer a river stone over a fern over a plain linen napkin. It almost sounds too easy! But the results are gorgeous. Leaves, ferns, branches, flowers (dried or fresh), seashells, succulents, herbs, berry sprigs, and fruit are just some of the examples here. There are sure to be more you could find in Mother Nature.
Most brides want to make their wedding day full of significance, even in the smallest details. Birthstones have held great symbolism over the centuries and are thought to bring good luck, health, and other blessings to those who wear them. Including your birthstone in your wedding attire can add personality and meaning to your big day.
The garnet symbolizes protection. Historically, this was protection in traveling. At your wedding, you may think of it as protection over your marriage.
Amethyst brings courage and wisdom as well strengthened relationships. Amethyst jewelry on your wedding day symbolizes the strengthened bond between you and your spouse.
Aquamarine is thought to surround its wearer with serenity and happiness. Maybe wearing this gem at your wedding will help calm your nerves and remind you of the happiness of the day.
Chances are, you are already wearing a diamond. However, if the diamond is your birthstone, it never hurts to add another flair of diamonds to your wedding attire. The diamond is a symbol of everlasting love between you and your future husband.
Emerald represents hope. These beautiful green gems are thought to bring a special kind of hope to those starting a new chapter of their life.
The pearl symbolizes purity. The wearing of pearls is said to bring female energy and magnify love.
The ruby is thought to bring vitality, love, and passion. Symbolize the life of your new marriage by wearing a ruby, the “king of gems”.
Peridot symbolizes strength and beauty. Wearing peridot is a sign of the strength and courage needed to make a marriage last a lifetime.
Sapphires are the birthstone of September. The sapphire represents truth, fidelity, and wisdom. The stone itself is said to have a calming effect, which can help quell any wedding day nerves.
Opal symbolizes faithfulness, confidence, and purity. These are all important virtues to be reminded of as your enter into marriage.
Citrine represents strength, intellect, and joy. It is also thought to give wearers increased love and affection.
The birthstone of December, turquoise, symbolizes friendship. Perhaps it represents the blossoming friendship between you and your future husband. It is said that turquoise will bring fortune, success, and protection from harm.
Wearing your birthstone on your wedding day is a way to bring a stunning flair of personality and meaning to your outfit. If you are interested in incorporating your birthstone into your wedding, we recommend looking into EraGem. EraGem offers a great selection of beautiful and unique jewelry including all 12 birthstones.
“I’d rather have flowers in my hair than diamonds in my neck.” This is what exactly our post tells us today. A simple set up by the farm yet complete with a flower crown, vintage furniture, lace textures, and a super cute puppy, this concoction is definitely one for the books. Oh dear, I just can’t help but fall madly in love with this shoot! Behind the camera was Kristine Pringle Photographers. Check out the rest of the snaps from and see what I am falling for!
Aimee and Jim’s love just jumps out of the photos. They were selected as models, but their actual wedding will take place in June of 2018 and our team will be their photographers. They met through mutual friends and their love of the water is what drew them together.
Take This Advice
We highly recommend using a wedding planner who can help bring your creative vision to life. Small details, like a piece of your grandmother’s wedding dress to be wrapped around your bouquet, make for really meaningful photos. Let your photographer know what is important to you, like capturing your groom’s face the moment he first sees you.
From the Photographer
I love photographing weddings and all the events leading up to the big day, such as engagement and bridal sessions. I started my company 10 years ago and have recently added a talented team of photographers, who were actually the ones who photographed this session. We are based in the Richmond, Virginia area and we do travel. We currently photograph about 30 weddings per year. Our pricing begins in the $3,000 range and the best way for potential customers to reach us is via email or through the contact form on our website.
Photographer: KristinePringlePhotographers | Bakery: Cake Art Divas | Event Planner: engagements LLC | Caterer: Goodrich Gourmet Catering Company | Equipment Rentals: Nathaniels Unique Events | Event Venue: Oakdale Farm | Lighting: Rent-E-Quip | Floral Designer: Sassy Snapdragon Florals | Design and Decor: SCT Woodworks | Dress Store: Sealed With A Kiss | Makeup Artist: StudioFBJWeddings