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Add Some Color to Your Wedding Favors

I love anything that’s a bit out of the ordinary and super colorful—especially at a wedding. That’s why these Party Favor Tins caught my eye. These would be the perfect addition to any wedding, but especially for those with a slightly Asian twist.

At just $22 for 10, they’re a steal—and something your guests might actually keep (and use!) afterwards.

Party Favor Tins from

Meredith Posted by Meredith on Dec 12, 2008.
Filed under AccessoriesStuff We LoveWedding Registries and Gifts

Extraterrestrial Diamonds?

It’s not science fiction…some diamonds do come from outer space. Black diamonds are believed to be formed in the heavens before hitching a ride to earth along with falling stars. Also called “carbonados,” these celestial jewels have a mystical beauty well-suited for fairytale romance.

Lovence Signature Black DiamondMaybe that’s why the distinguished jewelers at Lovence Fine Jewellery have chosen the rare black diamond as their signature. Every Lovence ring bears a .02 carat black diamond hidden inside the band, marking it for authenticity and originality. They choose only the finest black diamonds from Central Africa or Brazil (and yes, all Lovence diamonds are ethically sourced and conflict-free).

Lovence Engagement RingYou can order Lovence engagement rings securely online, backed by a money-back guarantee. Each piece is individually numbered, hallmarked, and registered to the owner. (Feel free to create your own sci-fi fantasy about your tiny black diamond, though.)

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Dec 10, 2008.
Filed under Wedding Jewelry and Rings

A Certified Star

Wedding photographer Lauren Cohn-Frankel has had quite a year. In addition to being officially Certified By The Guide, she was nominated for this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Baylist Best list and had her gorgeous photos featured in Today’s Bride, and on East Bay Express’ Wedding Wednesdays, KRON 4’s gay marriage special, HBO Family. Busy girl!

To see what all the fuss is about, take a look at some of her photos.

Cohn Frankel Photography

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Dec 08, 2008.
Filed under Photography