We have certainly heard of couples escaping, if budget and time allows, for a little just-the-two-of-them getaway before the wedding (preferably, we imagine, where the wedding shall not be spoken of)—but we can’t say we’ve heard of this term before: weddingmoon.
Apparently, the long holiday weekend signaled to more than one celeb couple that it was the perfect time to tie an under-the-radar knot!
The couple: Kristen Kelly & Kevin Guirate, from West Norriton.
The ring: My ring is white gold with lots of smaller gorgeously cut diamonds. I absolutely adore it.
Kevin asked for my Pinterest password and went looking through my wedding boards. He was able to find something on Brilliant Earth that is unique and totally fit what I was looking for, all on his own! I love the multiple shapes and how everything is laid out for a modern twist on a vintage classic.
Much like HowHeAsked.com before it, there is a new fun, sweet, entertaining and inspiring time suck out there focused on the darlingness of the couples who have contributed to it: The new Instagram account The Way We Met.
The conceit is really simple and totally works: Each picture features a couple—whether they’ve only been dating a few months or have been married for a million years—and the story, in the words of one member of the couple (pre-approved and fact-checked by the other member, we’re sure) of how they met.
We never get tired of learning about/looking at pictures of/exploring new destinations and hotels, and what with that little post-nuptial getaway you are currently planning, we assume that you are more than likely in the same boat. And so we pass along our findings to you!
Q: We’re fine with people sharing and posting photos during the reception, but we’d prefer they don’t have their phones out during the ceremony. How do we go about conveying that?
Stars; they’re just like us! They, too, have to go to the weddings of their spouse’s college roommates on their summer weekends.
And when they do, sometimes they decide to have a little fun and give the crowd (and the newlyweds!) a thrill by showcasing their talents right in the middle of the celebration—just like Justin Timberlake did this past weekend at the wedding of his wife Jessica Biel’s roomie from Tufts.
The couple: Crystal Hayes and Christopher Casazza, Philadelphia.
The ring: I wish I could take any measure of credit for my ring, but it was all my fiance! He has a classic and slightly vintage style that is definitely reflected in my ring, which is more than I could have ever dreamed up myself.
The center diamond is Old European cut, which is very hard to find these days, so he traveled back to Michigan (where he’s originally from) to find the perfect stone with an estate jeweler, Joseph DuMouchelle. He then went to D’Antionio & Klein (on Jewelers Row in Philly) to have the setting custom made. The stone is beautifully set in a split shank with a diamond halo made of white gold. As a nod to the Art Deco era that I love, he also had hand engraving done on the top and underneath of the setting, so I see a lovely etched pattern whenever I look at my hand.
Of course, I wondered how he was able to create such a unique piece of jewelry that I swoon over on a daily basis without ever discussing the topic with me … Turns out he enlisted the help of my best friend and co-worker months in advance to consult on the process!