Design Your Own Wedding Ring with Joseph Jewelry

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With all of the wedding + engagement ring options out there, one of our favorites is to design your own ring! Imagine working with an expert designer to create a custom piece made to fit your unique style + budget. Well, we’re excited to let you know that with Joseph Jewelry you can do just that. Offering in-person or online consultations and production, with Joseph the process is neither intimidating nor expensive. It’s just exciting + fun! And the end product is a high quality, renewable, and an eco-friendly custom engagement ring.

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Here are a few of our fave styles (that were custom designed by Joseph Jewelry) to get your ideas flowing! So pretty, don’t you think?

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So if the idea of designing your own wedding ring, and owning a truly custom piece, sounds as appealing to you as it does to us, be sure to stop by Joseph Jewelry to learn even more about their incredible + unique collaboration processes!

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Fall California Vineyard Wedding: Abigail + Steve

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According to Marianne Wilson, the photographer behind this beautiful wedding, Abigail + Steve are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. During the planning process Abigail even got the nickname “bridechilla” because she was so easy-going and relaxed throughout the process! Um, that pretty much rocks! :) Their day was filled with details that were super gorgeous + reflective of the two of them. This included framed airport codes on each table to represent Steve’s love of flying, a crepe cutting and root beer float sharing instead of cake (because neither of them care for cake), and church pews as a nod to the one Abigail remembers from her childhood home. And even the date was symbolic! Abigail’s grandparents tied the knot on the same day 61 years prior. Love that! Let’s have a look at their charming celebration…

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As always, Primary Petals did an incredible job with the florals! Love the use of fun textures throughout the bouquet + in the boutonniere!

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Steven: The most memorable moment of our wedding day was when I finally saw the most beautiful women I have ever seen turn the corner and begin walking down the aisle. Abigail had an amazingly authentic smile that radiated the love and joy she brings to my life. Once I saw her, the build-up and anticipation from months past turned to tremendous joy and excitement. I was about to marry the women who challenges and encourages me to be the man God created me to be.

Abigail: My most memorable moment was the wedding ceremony. Walking down the aisle with my dad when I was supposed to take my time, but basically ran down out of pure excitement. We chose to write a personal part of our vows separately then said vows that we wrote together. It was so meaningful saying these words that were important to us. His personal vows were very special and definitely a tearjerker for me. Not to mention it was the windiest day in recorded history and it only added to the texture and beauty of the day.

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rustic ceremony

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purple bridesmaids dresses

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Get a wedding planner!! Brooke was the most helpful throughout the entire process. She executed every idea and took care of anything we needed her to. We were able to enjoy our wedding day with family and friends without worrying about anything going on. The other advice I would have is to not just go with wedding trends. Be true to who you both are. Remember the reason you are planning this crazy day is to marry your best friend! The wedding is one day, but your marriage is forever.

photography + videography: Marianne Wilson Photography // venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards Agoura, California // event design: Christy Heng of Orange Blossom Special Events // event planner: Brooke Avishay of Orange Blossom Special Events // florals: Primary Petals // wedding dress + hairpieces: Vera Wang // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Amsale // hair + makeup: Emily Dawn Artistry // groom + groomsmen suits: Friar Tux // groom shoes: Cole Haan // groom bowtie: TastyTies // groomsmen shoes: Aldo // groomsmen tie: J. Crew // paper goods: Copper Willow // catering: Command Performance Catering // crepes + root beer floats: Command Performance Catering // music: DJ Swon of RedShoeLA // rentals: Archive Rentals //calligraphy: Calligraphy by Katrina

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryPrimary Petals and Archive Rentals are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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DIY: Painted Pastel Egg Centerpiece

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April is here and that means Easter is fast approaching! So we’re sharing a fun DIY from Knot & Pop on how to paint your eggs this year – and use them for a super pretty table centerpiece – using inspiration from those delicious little pastel colored chocolate mini eggs! Using pastel paint + speckles of gold, just top off your egg with some fresh Easter blooms for a pretty alternative Easter table decoration!

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What You’ll Need:
• Eggs (either hard boil or blown depending on their use)
• Acrylic paint in pastels + gold (for the flecks)
• Paint Brush
• Mini Eggs for color inspiration + consumption!

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1. Paint your eggs with the matching shades to the mini eggs.

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2. Leave to dry on sticks (if eggs are blown).

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3. Speckle your eggs in gold and then leave to dry (step 4).

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Then all you have left to do is peel back the egg shells from the top of your focal eggs and fill with Spring blooms. We love that they mixed in different egg sizes (that large one is an ostrich egg!) to create a super pretty display.

And there you have it – a cracking Easter DIY! And remember, if you make one of our DIY projects be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

Thanks so much to Knot & Pop - London based wedding planners – for the DIY made exclusively for GWS.

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