This couple handcrafted their entire wedding…Insane DIY ideas! Their cute dog was their Videographer.

When wedding photographers Cathy and Sebastian decided to tie the knot, they knew what they wanted. The couple got married in August last year and from the get go, the one thing that they focussed on was to enjoy the entire process and on making everything they needed by themselves!

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Says Cathy, their wedding was relaxed, DIY and focussed on their friends and themselves and their Pinterest mood board was their main source of inspiration.

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Cathy and Sebastian’s wedding ceremony was unique and was neither religious nor civil.It was guided by their friend Oscar who played a game with all guests singing an old song from their childhood called El Anillo (The Ring). Between each verse, their closest friends would read something to them and the song would continue.Then at the end, they exchanged Vows and Rings!

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The catering was from Roberto Galvez Banqueteria, but amazingly by the guests themselves. Guests brought along desserts, salads and other amazing dishes to create a potluck. After lunch, guests grabbed a blanket and created a massive picnic dessert area of sorts.

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If their wedding wasn’t already unique enough, the cherry on the cake was added by the bride’s homemade dress and the fact that their pet corgi, Leica was the videographer 😀

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“We made almost everything by our own hands. We silkscreened table cloths, made concrete chandeliers and did all the floral arrangements. Also, we hired and hung all the Tuscan light bulbs and the pendants at the venue. For my wedding dress, I had bought a dress from Modcloth, but it didn’t fit me so I redesigned it with my friend Natalia. In the end, we only kept the top of the dress and were very lucky to find the same colour in a fabric store in Santiago for the bottom. I also made my headpiece with some crin flowers (a technique that uses horse hair to make the flower shapes)” says Cathy

The couple saved money by picking a venue which had never hosted a wedding before. It was a risk but luckily it worked out!

“The best thing about planning our wedding was being together, doing things for our friends and knowing that everybody was going to have such a good time that day”, she concluded. “The worst thing was not knowing who was going to be there or not, right up until the last minute we had guests confirming if they were coming or not!”

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They advise future brides and grooms to try to enjoy the whole process. Enjoy every single thing about the wedding day, even the things that go wrong.

The laughter you’ll have together about it, days or months after the wedding, is amazing.

In retrospect, there was nothing they could have done differently. It turned out better than all that they thought it could be!

Check out the video made by the very cute Leica!

Check out all the Photos here: Blancorios

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Put a Ring on It! – Why Engagement Rings Mark the Beginning of a Glorious Journey

If you wish to pop the question, you need to do it right. A proposal symbolizes a commitment to your better half and promises the coming of many wonderful things. An engagement ring is the essence of a proposal, so you need to pick one she won’t be able to refuse! Let’s have a look at some breathtaking styles trending this season.

The Diamond

Let’s begin with the most obvious. Diamonds have been the most popular choice of ring doers for decades now, and these sparkling rocks aren’t scheduled to go out of fashion anytime soon. For all the old-school charmers out there, nothing says ‘Marry Me’ like a diamond-studded proposal. Do it the traditional way with a splendid solitaire or cushion-, emerald-, pear- or oval-cut ring. However, if you’re looking for a fresher feel to kick-start your marital voyage, try a flower-shaped or rose gold ring to showcase your love. Whether you go classy or trendy, you can’t go wrong with a diamond!

The Halo ring

Halo rings are an upcoming trend that’s here to stay. They’re basically made up of a center stone surrounded by a circle (or ‘halo’) of small diamonds. The most popular among these rings are sapphire-encrusted halo rings, made famous by the Duchess of Cambridge. They are a stunning alternative to diamond rings and are an opportunity to truly mix and match your taste for fancy gems. Another very popular fad of the new year is to combine the halo and cushion-cut styles for a truly regal-looking ornament. Yet another variation is the double halo ring, which has two circles of diamonds surrounding the centre stone. These styles are a really good choice for those who wish for a dazzling proposal weapon that’ll also go easy on the pocket.

Rose gold

Rose gold rings haven’t reached they’re peak in popularity yet, but they’re definitely gaining favor among brides-to-be. This lovely pink metal is attaining fame for adding an antique element and unexpected twist to contemporary-styled rings to make them truly exquisite. It can be paired with pinkish hue diamonds; it’s bound to make your fiancé-to-be swoon! However, for a truly memorable combination to earn you some serious brownie points with the better half, we suggest you pair rose gold with the pretty morganite, a pinkish gem (literally) of a beryl. Rest assured that these timeless drops of beauty are sure to remain in vogue for a long, long time.

Antiques

Antique rings are for women who appreciate the intricate things in life. If your partner is one with the times yet traditional, if she’s individualistic yet likes to be pampered, if she believes more is less and minimal is classy, antique rings are your stairway to heaven! Not only are original antique rings show stoppers in every right, they usually have a fascinating story attached to them for added appeal. They’re financially viable yet classy options, a truly amazing gift for women who have an appreciation for history.

There’s so much mixing and matching and searching and combining you can do to make your proposal ring unique. Engagements are a prelude to your partner of what your future will be like, so show her you care in the best way you possibly can. Be it modest or extravagant, an engagement ring is a thing of value because of the love invested in it. So in the wise words of the Beatles, always, always remember that money can’t buy you love! Happy shopping.

Sapphire Weddings

While everybody is going gaga over traditional gold and silver for their weddings, we thought you should give a dazzling twist to yours, by adding sapphires to your wedding jewelry.

The story behind the name goes that sapphire is derived from the Greek word ‘Sappheiros’ which means cherished or treasured stone. It’s one of the 4 other precious gemstones – diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

Whether they’re a part of the main wedding ring or used intricately in your necklaces and bangles, sapphires stand out with their rich blue hues. We’ve picked out some of our favorites – read on!

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