What a blessed week! I set a new record for coordinating a wedding in FOUR days!!! 😉 Yes, of course it was tough and hard work. But what’s most important is that my friends were able to relax and enjoy the most special day of their lives with their family and loved ones! It is always a blessing to witness two people in-love, both with kind hearts, dedicate and commit themselves to one another. I know it’s not easy for many people to just hand over your wedding to someone else’s hands; and for that, I am blessed to have their trust…
Carisse and Chris are very simple and down-to-earth kind of people but blessed with awesome talents. Chris is a talented singer/artist with a great passion for his music and his group, Legaci (http://wearelegaci.com) and Carisse is a woman with many talents herself, creativity is definite one of them! Everyone should know, many of her wedding elements was DIY (check out her bouquet in the photos below!) and super cute! But what makes them a good fit for each other is their relationship and faith with God. I said it already but will say it again, “beautiful wedding; beautiful view; beautiful people” #abadboyandgirl
One of the best moments…. can you guess what it is??? 🙂
Bride being serenaded by her hubby, Chris, and the gang Legaci (http://wearelegaci.com)
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Here’s a favorite blog written by Gary Chapman, author of the book “The 5 Languages of Love” (a good read for any one in-love with love or just want to know more about it!) Happy reading!!!! 🙂
“A number of years ago, when I wrote the book: The 5 Love Languages, I realized rather quickly that all of these love languages flow from God’s love. He speaks all five languages fluently. The Bible is filled with ‘Words of Affirmation’ where God verbalizes His love to us. Christmas reminds us that He gave us the greatest gift of all when He sent His son. Yes, God is a ‘Gift Giver’. What about ‘Acts of Service’? That is what the cross is all about. Christ paid our penalty. Follow the life of Jesus and you see Him speaking the love language of ‘Physical Touch’. And for all who want it, God is ready to spend ‘Quality Time’. Turn your thoughts toward him and you will find his thoughts are already on you. God is love.” -Gary Chapman
Wanna read more??? http://www.5lovelanguages.com/blog/
Ladies, this is more for your man, more so than you, so definitely share! 🙂
You’ve finally found the love of your life and it’s time to “put a ring on it”… But before you do, here’s some helpful tips you should know before you make a purchase:
#1- Know your budget – It is so important to have a budget, one that works with your life stage and lifestyle. Everyone has learned/heard about the “3-month salary guideline”. Which is ok to follow, but today, this feels somewhat out-dated. Essentially, the choice is yours based on your fiancee’s personal choice and what you will be comfortable with as a couple starting your life together. Make sure you educate yourself with the 4C’s – carat size, color, clarity, and cut – you’ll be able to narrow your choices and find the best value for the diamond’s size and the quality characteristics you seek.
#2 – Know her style – Today, it’s not uncommon for couples to shop together for an engagement ring. But if you really want to surprise her, you may consider consulting one of her close friends or a family member to discreetly obtain the information you need. If you decide to do it on your own, think about her style. Is it classic and understated, bold and colorful, or somewhere in-between? If she’s a traditionalist she may love the classic, round brilliant diamond shape. If her style is highly individualistic, pink or fancy yellow princess-cut diamond may be the perfect choice. Also, take note of the jewelry she typically wears. Does she predominantly wear yellow gold that looks beautiful against her skin tone? Or is she partial to cooler metals such as silver, white gold, or platinum? This will indicate whether she has leanings towards one color over the other.
#3- Know the shapes/style – The most popular shape is the round brilliant diamond, followed by the princess cut. If your fiancée is a traditionalist with classic tastes, she’ll love the round brilliant solitaire. If her style is minimalist and modern, she may favor the emerald cut with its long lean lines or an asscher diamond that is a square emerald.
There are other things to consider when buying an engagement ring. This is a special type of jewelry that she will forever wear and be proud of so make sure you do all the research needed before you buy. But I hope this helps you get started. Congratulations and best of luck!
“Love is patient, love is kind. Love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud; doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked & takes no account of evil. Love doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8