I am so thrilled to welcome a new sponsor to the blog – the lovely jewelry site Brilliant Earth! Not only do they have gorgeous jewelry and engagement rings, they are incredibly responsible both ethically and environmentally and offer “beyond conflict free guarantee” so that you know their diamonds are properly sourced and meet the highest environmental standards. They have both men and women’s rings and you can customize your design so that you can essentially design your ring yourself. And if you are looking for something even more unique? They have a fabulous selection of antique engagement rings (my personal favorite)! Be sure to check out their website and keep them in mind for your jewelry needs – it always feels so nice to help support an ecologically responsible company!
The weather is finally starting to cool off in North Carolina and this gorgeous wedding in the foothills of Idaho is getting me in the mood for fall! Ashley & Brian’s closest friends and family all hiked up a path to the top of a hill in the gorgeous Boise Foothills (that happens to sit right behind the groom’s family home) for their intimate nuptials. Brian’s brother performed the ceremony and asked all of the guests to step in close around the couple as they said their vows. After the ceremony, guests rallied back down the hill and enjoyed a cocktail hour where gourmet appetizers were passed and everyone could enjoy an oyster bar along with the couple’s signature Mojitos. The bold fall colors were such a lovely choice and look at their gorgeous dog keeping watch over the ceremony – he even has a matching collar!
I will always have a soft spot for including beloved pets in a wedding, and this adorable pooch has to be one of the cutest I’ve seen! Don’t you love his floral collar? His name is Jack, and he was the ring bearer for his parent’s destination wedding in Asheville, NC. The image of him holding his head up for a little love during the ceremony is just too sweet! Our little Lola joined us for pictures before our wedding (and sported a pearl collar, which you can see here) but was unfortunately not well behaved enough to join us for the actual ceremony. I think she could have used some pointers from Jack!