A spotlight on our wonderful customers and their rings, various wedding topics and fun ideas, and our talented staff here at brent&jess. If you have content you would like us to consider please give us a quick email @ kate(at)brentjess.com. We'd love to see pictures of you wearing your ring!
The rest of the country is mad about The Great Gatsby, and we are too (some of us even had had hissy fits when the opening date was moved on account of The Hobbit). This madness extends to our family members. Jill's daughter has been obsessed with The Great Gatsby for many months.
See what I mean? She looks like she's right out of the movie!
In honor of her love for Gatsby, Brent made Sierra a pendant at Christmastime:
On the front is the likeness of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his signature.
On the back is a well-known quote from The Great Gatsby (where the character Daisy speaks of her hopes for her baby girl within the social mores of the 20s).
We are happy to design custom pieces--contact us with your ideas! Stay tuned--next week we'll talk about the explosion of Gatsy-inspired weddings!
Let's begin with the Pantone colors for Fall 2013.
Go see the beautiful color boards The Perfect Palette has put together!
Did you know? Gold cakes are in!
A new way to do wedding registries? This one looks like Pinterest.
Floral invitations are pretty popular this year.
If you had unlimited funds for tents, these tents from Gypset Event Artisans are AMAZING.
A wonderful article on why you shouldn't totally eschew group shots during your wedding.
Scroll down to the picture of the wedding arch made of books. Wow.
The person who did the pea in the pod caketopper made this one too, which I like even more.
Does everyone have cheesy vinyl quotes on their walls nowadays? Maybe one of these will speak to you.
It happens a lot. The lady in the couple will write us requesting information for a man's wedding band, and begin the ordering process. Her engagement ring will have a band that matches exactly. Sometimes it is already purchased and the only variable is the fiance's ring. Then, a few weeks later, we'll receive an email that there will now be two rings in the order. There's something about buying a fingerprint ring for the person you love that makes you want to have one of your own!
There are a lot of reasons why people think they can't just switch it up. For one thing, many engagement rings are sold with the idea that you will buy the wedding band that is an absolute perfect match. It's nice looking, and of course it's the way for the company to get you to come back and make another purchase after you've bought the engagement ring. And while you're there, you may as well get a matching wedding ring for the other person in the relationship, too. Or, the engagement ring is a family piece that comes with a wedding ring. Some women embrace the idea of having a wedding set passed down to them, and intend to wear the rings together. Others feel pressured to wear the set to avoid hurting feelings.
We don't have any particular stance on matching. As we've mentioned before, half of our staff wears matching rings, the other wears mismatched rings, and one person abstains from wearing rings at all. On one hand, it's nice to have a symbol of your relationship that matches. On the other hand, your relationship is much more than a set of rings, and it's not like someone at a cocktail party is going to say, "Oh! That person has a yellow gold ring and that person has a yellow gold ring. They must be married to each other!"
In the case of our customers Rachel and Daniel, Rachel had already had plans for a wedding band, and contacted us last April to order just one ring for Daniel. Then in July, we received another email that she'd like one for herself. We made Rachel and Daniel two flat palladium bands, each with the other person's fingertip print. In the end, she had her wedding ring and engagement ring soldered together, and calls her fingerprint ring her "everyday" ring.
Rachel sent us these beautiful photos of their rings, taken by Lisa Kae Photography. Thanks for sharing them with us!