Laura Preshong Wedding in the latest edition of Boston Magazine Wedding. What a beautiful full page layout featuring five of my green wedding rings and two additional wedding bands from gallery artists, Anne Sportun and Midori Ferris Wayne. We're on page 5 of the on-line edition. "Hollar"! See the full shoot here.
The tremendously talented Cristina working at her Boston jeweler's bench. She's making a pear shaped rose cut diamond, 18k gold yellow and white gold custom bracelet.
Tools of the trade, used for jewelry shaping and forming.
The fabricated diamond cuff awaits stone setting.
A similar diamond and gold cuff by Annie Fensterstock.
Dancing is key, long after the memory of how beautiful your special day was, a good party filled with laughter and dancing means lasting compliments. I came across this list of "First Dance Songs That Haven't Been Played To Death" on Offbeat Bride.
Why is the Wedding Dress given such a small amount of time on the runway. Have a small fashion show with your Bride's Maids (and Groom) on the way into the reception. Maybe a dress from YolanCris might make you feel inspired to jazz up the bridal march?
A thoughtful, and maybe a wee bit more traditional list of 56 "First Dance Songs From Real Weddings" at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Roger Federer wins Wimbledon, for the seventh time, read more here.
Dem Representative Barney Frank and Jim Ready marry, read it in the New York Times here.
The South End made a tremendous showing this year in The Improper Bostonian's Boston's Best 2012. Twenty South End establishments were awarded titles including accolades to moi, Laura Preshong for Best Local Jewelry Designer. The Southenders are listed below or read the full list here.
Yours truly is a lover of the classic Breton stripe. You can pick me out of any crowd with my total New England, via France style, red pants, striped pull over, Jackie O's and loafers. A few favorite webshops.
A new favorite Chanceco.com. I can hear the rumble of the boat engines, and smell the sea in New England.
Red, White, and Blue seersucker shorts. Got these here for my dad for Father's Day, we both love them.
Not this years style, but I still want to buy them here.
Brigitte Bardot in a ruched boatneck Breton stripe from France.
Should I order of of each for you too?
A 4th of July Wedding can it be stylish, classic, a little bit French, and yes to the sparklers?
I love this patriotic shoot, the black and white bow is classic. See the pics here.
Wee wedding cakes with flags on handmade wooden cake stands. See the whole adorable post here.
Black, White and Red, table with vintage white vases, see more here. Should the black be substituted for navy?
Sparklng exit for a night wedding, see more here. Are you an Independence Day Bride?
The all american engagement ring, one red (well pink), one white and one blue, click to link to product page, and Happy Fourth of July!
Local Designer, Jewelry
Here’s a chance to look glam by doing good. Laura Preshong creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry that’s eco-friendly, socially responsible and conflict-free. She’s got beautiful baubles for everyday adornment, as well as fashionable alternatives to traditional wedding and engagement rings. At her South End boutique you’ll find works by other like-minded designers, including Midori Ferris Wayne, a California-based artist who uses reclaimed metals to craft jewelry inspired by nature.
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These days, wedding dresses need not be white -- or even dresses at all! Here are a few of our favorite non-traditional bride get-ups:
This blush pink dress by Jenny Packham is goooorgeous. More photos here.
This Italian wedding's theme was inspired by the bride's polka-dot dress! You can read their wedding story here.
This DIY dress is definitely one-of-a-kind...read all the details here.
And last but certainly not least...wedding overalls! Read all about this adorable couple's laid-back City Hall Wedding here.
What do you think -- would you wear any of these? Or would you (or did you) stick to a traditional white gown? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!