Swoon-Worthy Engagement Ring Inspiration From The Bachelorette

Whether you love, love, love or totally avoid watching The Bachelorette each season, you must admit that the fashion and jewelry featured on the show are nothing less than inspirational. Of course, the amazing engagement rings presented to the suitors by famed jeweler Neil Lane make for a sparkling and breathtaking finale!

Photo credit: peoplestylewatch.com

Photo credit: peoplestylewatch.com

This year’s winner/groom-to-be was Shawn Booth, who selected a stunning 3.5-carat diamond and platinum ring. Set with a central round, brilliant-cut diamond and surrounded by 160 smaller diamonds in an entwined band, the hand-crafted piece was a beautiful masterpiece. Of course, Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe was wowed by the ring and by Shawn and said yes!

Photo credit: peoplestylewatch.com

Photo credit: peoplestylewatch.com

Obviously, not everyone can afford this exact ring, but we thought you would enjoy checking out the shape and style for your own engagement ring inspiration.

Rain On Your Wedding Day!

Brides and grooms planning an outdoor wedding tend to obsess over the weather. Perfectly blue skies and a bright sun equal the only acceptable scenario for this special day, right?

Not necessarily! The key is to be creative and to remain calm. Here are some ideas!


1. Be decisive: Do not agonize over what you’re going to do about the weather, or how you’re going to cope with the rain. Decide early on what you want to do if it’s raining and stick to the plan.

You want your ceremony outside? Have it outside and tell guests to bring umbrellas.  If you would prefer to move the wedding indoors, go ahead with that plan. Don’t agonize over the decision,  just do what will make you happy!

2. Trust your vendors: You hired professionals who are familiar with your venue, their specialty area, and the local weather. Trust them to do what they are good at. Some will even enjoy the challenge!

3. Be prepared: If rain is in the forecast, go buy matching umbrellas for your wedding party and some cute rain boots! Take advantage of some cute rainy day photo opportunities!

4. Appreciate the rain. There really are a few positives:

The color saturation in your photos is going to be beautiful in overcast or rainy weather.

There will be an amazing sense of bonding amongst your guests when they all have to endure the rainy weather together.

The rain will only make the happy couple shine even brighter.

Nobody will forget watching two people declare their love in the rain. Your day will be amazingly unforgettable!