very literally on ☁️ cloud nine ☁️ all week, although vacation never lasts quiiiite long enough. now that I’m back and starting to plan - any of my LA friends have good California wedding vendor recommendations?
My couples this season have truly been a wedding planner's dream. Their wedding dreams and visions have brought out some of the most fun, different, and breathtaking design. Their vendor teams have been top notch. Their bridal parties and families have been some of the most gracious and fun. And their hearts and love stories have left deep impact on why I love what I do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ariel & Scott - seen here are no exception. From the first moment we spoke until the night of the wedding these two felt like fast friends. We worked together to pull off a breath-taking wedding design for their late June Excelsior wedding. Their story and gallery is one I cannot wait share and one that I will never forget! Sharing a sneak peek today because guys this gallery is unbelievable! Ariel & Scott - wishing you a lifetime of happiness - one that is full of adventure and falling in love over and over again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷| @briannawilburphoto - sweet friend what a pleasure it was to meet you! These images are a true testament to your unbelievable talent - I CANNOT WAIT to work together again! #yoursweetestdayevents#ysdebrides#pursuepretty#weddings
It’s no secret. I haven’t been food styling for a long time. But when people see my work they see passion and dedication. I’ve been getting support from so many amazing people that I’ve met on social media and of course by referral. I’ll keep pushing for my clients, my husband and of course my 3 little babies... who are my world. ❤️ thank you to everyone who has been supporting me and putting my name out there.
Oval Ring Stack ✨
Our latest signature Aura ring features a stunning 2.02ct #ovaldiamond set in rose gold. 😍 (Shown with black and white diamond #stackingrings .)All rings are available in our SF store and online at www.trabertgoldsmiths.com (tap Have2HaveIt link in bio for prices.) Tag your girls! 👯♀️
1, 2, 3, OR 4? ✨ Which of these stylings of #TheAdrienneBand is your fave?! I think I have to go with 1 but also 2, 3, and 4, ya know? You can shop the Adrienne Band in 18k yellow, champagne, rose, or white gold and black rhodium on thetruegem.com. Platinum available by request! @thetruegemcompany #TTGxJK
#willyoumarryme ... nothing beats a big sparkly gem in a classic and elegant solitaire 😍. This is a perfect example - a 9mm Antique Cushion cut #loveaffairmoissanite set in a rose gold solitaire by @stullerinc , finished with claw prongs, courtesy of my wonderful local setter. I know I'd say #ido !!!
Let's play #whatsinthebox ! Coming soon, this stunning 1.60ct GIA H, VS1 vintage oval diamond in rose gold solitaire by designer @maytalhannah . Pre-loved and in excellent condition. And did I mention the spread on this bad boy? 10.41 x 6.47 x 3.60mm - looks positively huge on the finger! DM for presale info!
🌞 See the light in others & treat them like that’s all you see. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🌿 I think it’s a good time to introduce Miss @katemurphyphotography! My lovely co-photographer, sidekick & emotional support when business life gets hectic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🌻 If you’ve been lucky enough to have this lady accompany me to your wedding, you will agree with me when I say she is the best! Not only do my couples love her, but their guests too!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 💫 Some of you may not know that over the last year I have updated my wedding collections to include two photographers, instead of one! I am so lucky that Miss Kate has welcomed a new adventure with open arms & makes the 3 hour journey every weekend with her camera. Yep, 3 hours. That’s dedication! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ✨ Can we all just share a round of applause for this lady? I would be a mess without her! Can’t wait to start sharing more of her work with you! OH! And she is of course taking her own weddings & sessions in The County so feel free to fill out the contact form on my website to get more info on her rates and packages!
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Our signature Aura rings also come in magical #moissanite . ✨ This antique #cushioncut solitaire and 7 stone moissanite ring are available in our SF store and online at www.trabertgoldsmiths.com (tap Have2HaveIt link in bio to purchase.) Tag your girls! 👯♀️
#loveaffairmoissanite deliciousness, in rose gold solitaire by @stullerinc , finished with claw prongs. Show here is a 9x9mm antique cushion colorless moissy - one of my favorite moissanite cuts!!! (Gorgeous ring box by @amonieringboxes )
@malibusafaris was the perfect end to the most incredible weekend. thank you to everyone who reached out and wished us well...it’s all happening! this mini safari prepared me for South Africa...but not our return to the real world. 🍷✈️☀️
Fresh out of production is this stunning #loveaffairdiamonds "Jeni" solitaire, set with my client's LAD 1.70ct GIA M VVS2 Old European Cut diamond, in luxuriously rich 18k yellow gold. GORGEOUS! If you love exquisite details from every angle, this is the ring for you! Starting with the truly unique #LADSignature fleur de lis claq prongs sitting atop a crown of pave and petals, with diamond accented shoulders and head-to-toe engraving. This setting pairs beautifully in a ring stack and is available to order in any metal, for any center stone. DM or email me if you'd like a #LADJeni of your very own!
“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” - The Alchemist •
it has always been us. across a continent and through the obstacles, it has always been us - and now it always will be. e, nothing sounds better than the thought of a lifetime with you.
Major bling alert!!! Fresh from the setter, a stunning 9mm antique cushion #loveaffairmoissanite set in a beautiful rose gold solitaire by @stullerinc . We opted to modify the setting by adding delicate cross bars between the prongs for extra security, and finished the prongs into dainty claws. What a stunning ring!!! I'd be happy to make one for you too!!!
We love our #marrowbabe tribe and you know I LOVE a good giveaway!!! Soooooo, to show our appreciation and celebrate hitting 40K Instagram followers, we’re giving you a chance to win a ‘Sweet Melissa’ Black Onyx Ring! 18+ U.S. residents can head to link in bio to enter through Monday, August 20th. No purchase necessary. Good luck, babes!
With the rising popularity of #frenchcutdiamonds , and the big pricetag that goes with them, how do you know if you're buying nice, authentic, antique-style stones? There are modern style French cuts, which have more of a criss-cut look to them (also beautiful, but are cut this way to save material and aren't truly authentic in their faceting), and then there are true vintage style frenchies, which have big chunky facets and octagonal tables, like you see in the pic, which are very hard to come by. On the left is a true antique French cut diamond, 12 stones of which I salvaged from some jewelry and repurposed. But not before sending some stones to my cutter to replicate! On the right is a parcel of LAD repro french cuts, truly authentic in their cut because they were modeled after the real thing. Each of the 25 pointer stones from the new parcel was cut from a 40 pointer carre cut - this weight loss, in addition to the per stone cutting fee, is why really nice French cuts are expensive. BUT they are so stunning, and worth every penny! At this price point, do your research to make sure you know what style of French cut you want, and what style you're getting. Besides these two styles of cut, there are many hybrid french cuts hitting the market too. Nothing wrong with that, as long as you are getting what you want!
Nothing makes us more excited than sitting down with newly engaged couples and hearing their incredible proposal stories - from sweet, intimate moments at the beach to elaborate, epic moments in once in a lifetime locations like Italy! They’re all so special and unique and we love them! Here’s to you, gentlemen, for pulling off sweet, romantic surprises for your one and only!
Feel the G L O W ✨
We have the sparkliest diamond solitaires in many shapes and sizes. 💍 These rings are all available in our SF store and online at www.trabertgoldsmiths.com (tap Have2HaveIt link in bio for prices.) Tag your girls! 👯♀️
The Double Halo Split Shank is an absolutely stunning style of ring, and in this video I explain what to look for when shopping for one to make sure you end up with the most sparkling, beautiful ring possible.
If you’re looking for something gorgeous that shows an emphasis on the beauty of the diamonds in the ring while also presenting itself as classy and delicate, the Double Halo Split Shank is an excellent place to start!
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Are you thinking of ways you can add an extra level of sparkle to your engagement ring? The double edge halo is an excellent way to add those pops of sparkle!
In this video, I explain what a double edge halo is, how you can incorporate sentimental diamonds into your ring and how I like to give it an extra layer of protection for your peace of mind.
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