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Event Alert: The Ultimate Ring Showcase at I. Gorman Jewelers

Shop the entire ring collections of 11 designers at this two-day event.

By Jordan Muto Photograph courtesy of I.Gorman Jewelers.

The hunt for that all-important piece of jewelry could get a lot easier with a stop at I. Gorman on April 11 and 12. The jeweler hosts an Ultimate Ring Event at its DC store, where you can sip Champagne while shopping the entire ring collections of 11 designers, including Omi Prive, Kirk Kara, and Precision Set.

Think you’ll need help choosing? The event offers attendees the opportunity to work with designers to customize their selections. Loose diamonds will also be available, which can be matched with several settings options for a unique engagement or wedding band.

Throughout the two-day event, the Wine Specialist holds a Champagne tasting; if you find one you like, a 15 percent discount will be offered on any cases ordered at the event.

No RSVP is necessary. To find out more information, visit I. Gorman’s website or email info@igorman.com.

I. Gorman Jewelers. 1133 20th St., NW; 202-775-8544.

Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

16 Ideas for Your “Something Blue”

Creative ways to incorporate the hue into your bridal ensemble.

By Sarah Title
Image via Shutterstock.

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”: The old English rhyme is invoked by brides on their wedding day in hopes that it will bring good luck and fortune to their marriage. Blue represents love, fidelity, and purity, and there are more ways than ever to incorporate the hue into your bridal look. Flip through the slideshow for some cool, modern ways to get the bridal blues, from headbands to heels and everything in between.

Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

A Look Inside the New Issue of “Washingtonian Bride & Groom” Continues (Photos)

Say yes to these stunning engagement rings and wedding bands.

By Irina Grechko

At Washingtonian Bride & Groom, we believe every proposal story is unique and special (we would know—we read dozens of them every day). We also believe everyone can use a little inspiration as a springboard for their own happily ever after. Shot at Georgetown’s Capella Hotel, “And I Said Yes” highlights some creative ways to pop the question with this season’s most mesmerizing engagement rings and wedding bands, from an adorable puppy ring bearer to a surprise fortune cookie. See all the ideas by scrolling through the photos below.

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Fashion

12 Accessories for the Winter Bride (Photos)

Cold-weather style for your walk down the aisle.

By Sarah Title
Photograph via Shutterstock.

So you’ve decided to tie the knot in the dead of winter. The snow can provide a beautiful backdrop—but let’s face it, a wedding gown alone is not going to keep you toasty for those outdoor portraits. To help achieve the perfect winter wonderland look while avoiding frostbite, we’ve rounded up some cold-weather-appropriate jewelry, accessories, and more.

Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

New Ring Designs From Vera Wang Love

The bridal designer introduces yellow and rose-gold rings to her jewelry line.

By Irina Grechko

’Tis (almost) the season to get engaged and Vera Wang Love, the bridal designer’s diamond jewelry line, has introduced new additions to the line. The collection features never-before-seen engagement rings and wedding bands in rose, yellow, and two-tone gold. Opt for a classic solitaire with a pop of pink on the band, or go for an all-yellow wedding band circled with diamonds. The rings are available online and at Zales, and range in price from $599.99 to $29,999.99. 

Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

Wedding Trend Alert: Rose-Gold Rings

Stay pretty in pink with these colorful bridal sets.

By Irina Grechko

Rose gold has always been a favorite of jewelry designers, past and present. This season, the trend transcended standard fashion and costume jewelry to arrive on the bridal scene with showstopping engagement rings and wedding bands. From sweet vintage-inspired diamond pieces to alternative mixed-metal stunners, check out the gallery for ten of our favorite rose-gold bridal sets.

Where & When

The Best Bridal Trunk Shows, Sales, and Events in August

Can’t-miss happenings for brides-to-be.

By Irina Grechko

A look from Liancarlo's spring 2014 collection. The designer's gowns will be available at Carine's Bridal Atelier trunk show on August 8. Photograph courtesy of Liancarlo.

August 2 through 4: Blue by Enzoani Bridal and Thomas Knoell Trunk Shows at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Stop by Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection for a chance to score ultra-feminine gowns from Blue by Enzoani’s newest collection. Betsy Robinson will also simultaneously host a Thomas Knoell jewelry trunk show for a one-stop bridal experience. To make an appointment, call 410-484-4600.

August 8 through 10: Liancarlo Trunk Show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Gowns from Liancarlo, the popular bridal designer known for his delicate beading and flattering silhouettes, will be available at Carine’s Bridal Atelier during a three-day trunk show. To attend the by-appointment-only bridal event, call 202-965-4696.

August 9 through 11: Punk Rock Bride Show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture

Soliloquy Bridal Couture’s Punk Rock Bride trunk show is not intended for brides looking to blend in. Featuring a luxe combination of nontraditional fabrics and unexpected silhouettes, these edgy gowns were made for fashion-forward brides. To attend, make your appointment online.

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Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

Trend Watch: 15 Wedding-Perfect Wedges (Photos)

Avoid sinking in soil at your outdoor wedding with these chic numbers.

By Irina Grechko

Want height at your outdoor wedding without the hassle of sinking into the ground as you walk down the aisle? Every bit as chic as their stiletto counterparts, wedge heels will provide the comfort you need to be on your feet all day, plus enough style to maintain your reputation as a fashion-conscious bride. From espadrilles to peep-toe platforms, we scouted the best wedding-friendly pairs. Your feet will thank you.

Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

Say Yes to These 20 Alternative Engagement Rings (Photos)

These unique baubles aren’t your grandmother’s engagement ring—which is why we love them.

By Irina Grechko

If a turquoise box from Tiffany & Co. doesn’t get your heart racing, ditch the idea of a classic solitaire and opt for an unconventional engagement ring. From colored stones to unconventional cuts, we’ve found 20 picks that are anything but ordinary. Check out the slideshow for our top picks.

Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

Q&A With Emily Martin of Bride’s Head Revisited

We caught up with the designer behind DC’s couture veil brand.

By Irina Grechko
Bella and Florence veils are some of the designer's favorites. All photographs courtesy of Bride's Head Revisited.
Emily Martin.

With so much focus surrounding the search for the perfect wedding dress, finding a veil to match may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to Bride’s Head Revisited, a couture-quality veil company, walking down the aisle just got a whole lot easier.

Known for their custom services, Bride’s Head Revisited works with brides to create an individualized headpiece, from length and volume to the trim, detail, and color. And it gets better—the custom bridal veil couturiers, whose wares were previously only available at Hitched, have relocated from New York this winter to open up a studio in Capitol Hill. “We love working directly with brides to create completely custom designs in our Washington, DC, design studio,” says Emily Martin, the designer behind the brand.

We caught up with Martin to learn more about her new studio and get a few tips on choosing the perfect veil.

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