Monday, March 19, 2012

Searching For THE Perfect Ring


You Friends might wonder why I look so made up here. I actually tried out the bridal look on the weekend. Yep, Friends, I'm getting married in April! We won't have any big, extravagant party, just a simple ceremony at Church, then off to honeymoon. Both my fiance and I prefer a small, intimate wedding. No stress, no fuss.
So, yes, please pray for us and wish us well! ^_^

Ow, I've been having problem with my laptop and have to borrow a friend's laptop to write post. So, I'm sorry if I've been a bit behind in replying to comments lately.

LBD: Red Valentino. Purse: Philippe Charriol. Accessories: bought on-line and various old collection.
Shoes: Yongki Komaladi.



I like the makeup, but I think the hair is too big. I could do with less hair teasing on my wedding day.
What do you think, Friends?
When I bought this necklace online, I was afraid it would be too much. Turned out that my doubts were unfounded. I've got lots of compliments on it, even from my big brother, who usually doesn't pay any attention to my outfit at all!

Since the wedding would be nothing like an extravagant nor elaborate affair, my fiance and I have enough time and peace of mind to plan for things that matter to us: our new home, the honeymoon, furniture shopping, and also some small details that we think are important and meaningful, such as song choices for the wedding, and of course, the wedding rings!
The odd thing is, I'm not a ring person, nor is my fiance. However, we both agree that wedding rings are something very meaningful and sentimental, so they should be something timeless and beautiful. Hence we decided on diamond wedding rings, not just because "Diamonds are forever", but because diamond jewelry are always in style and will never look out of date even on our 50-year anniversary, if God allows! We've been hunting for THE perfect rings for some time now, from brick and mortar jewelry stores, to online ones.
And one of them is Anjolee.

Anjolee is a specialized diamond jewelry manufacturer based in San Diego, USA, that has been in business since 1977. I've heard about them before, and since they are an online store and able to ship to Indonesia, in our search for THE perfect diamond wedding rings, we decided to see what they have.
Surfing through Anjolee's diamond wedding ring selection, we found these three models that we like. The nice thing about Anjolee's website is, you can zoom the picture to see the detail of the jewelry. You can even see it in 3D, which is good because when you buy something like diamond jewelry online, you cannot touch it the way you do at brick and mortar store, but you still want to make sure that you like every single thing of your choice - the clasp, the back, the earring clip, etc. - not just how it looks two dimentionally. Another nice thing is, Anjolee provides you with the basic model, but you can customize it to your liking AND budget, such as white or metal gold, 14, 6, or 18K, diamond size, diamond quality. The price will change according to your customization, which is very helpful because everybody has their own taste and set budget when shopping for wedding ring.

Anyway, these are the three models of diamond wedding rings that we like, though we still cannot decide which one we like best. Also, we still question whether we prefer the modern white or yellow gold or platinum for the wedding ring's band.

This one is called Triple Spaced Diamond Ring in platinum. Simple and elegant.



This is the same model of yellow gold.
Some might consider yellow gold as old-fashioned, but we think it has a very ethereal classic feel to it.


This one is called Everlasting Love Four Prong Diamond Eternity Ring. It's just gorgeous and very romantic, because all those diamonds around the band represent everlasting long and eternity. Of course, with so many diamonds, the price will be higher. That's the only unromantic thing about this gorgeous diamond wedding ring! For this model I prefer the platinum band. It's such a nice backdrop for all those sparkling diamonds.


And look at this one! It's called Five Across Alternating Gemstone Anniversary Ring, and I fell in love with the gold one with red garnets on it. It's totally beautiful, but both my fiance and I agree that this looks more like anniversary ring or something a man would be his lady for Valentine's day instead of a wedding ring. Still, it's very beautiful, don't you think?


I would't mind getting this as an anniversary ring!
What girl doesn't like to get a diamond anniversary ring? Haha!

You know what, this one is perfect for my parents' anniversary rings. They have just renewed their marriage vow during the Holyland trip last year, in Cana. My Mom definitely deserves a diamond anniversary ring! Of course, it's not about expensive gifts, but it's still a very nice and romantic gesture, don't you think?

And look, here is a picture of my Dad kneeled in front of my Mom, with someone's wedding car and Mediteranian Sea as the background. How cute is that!  Please go to the original post here for more pictures.
Aaaannywayyyy, back to the bridal makeup and hair try out, please let me know what you think of it. Also, which diamond wedding ring do you think is best? Please help me with the selection, Friends! ^_^

Ow, we went to Luna Negra for dinner after Church. Since I had been dolled up already, so we thought, let's not waste the money spent for this makeup and hair, and go some place nice!

The pizza is huge...

I am too lazy to be this artfully made up every day, but it's really fun to look extra special once in a while!
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38 comments:

Kristy said...

OH MY GOD, congratulations!!! This is such great news :) No wonder you looked so different in this post. Happy news deserves a fabulous outfit! I love this makeup on you, too. It's simple and it accentuates your best feature, i.e. cheekbones!

Good luck finding the perfect wedding rings :)

www.monochromachic.com


ps. that necklace IS such a statement piece! :)

Terri said...

First, congratulations! My favorites of the rings you like is the second in the platinum setting.

I like your hair, but agree that it is best to avoid the backcombing. They used to make a curler type thing (a French roll) that could achieve the same thing, but I don't know where you could find one.

Tamera Beardsley said...

Congratulations and the necklace is wonderful!

Helena Natanael said...

congrats sis! I'm happy or you. You looks so flawless in these photos, I think it's because your happiness :D

I prefer to the silver/platinum ring, but gold ring is good too.. just choose what you and your fiancee like :D

Can't wait to hear more news about your wedding!
Sincerely,

Helen.
http://helena-nt.blogspot.com/

my thrifty closet said...

congrats ! Such wonderful news of your wedding! You look beautiful, I like the make up, it really accentuates your eyes. I like how the hair is pull up into a bun behind, it looks really elegant. I like your outfit too, the black dress is so classy and the necklace is a lovely statement piece, and the polka dot belt is so adorable!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

steppingmywaytobliss said...

First of all... I just found you through Not Dead Yet Style--the necklace brought me over!

Second, Congratulations on your engagement/wedding! And good for you for wanting to keep it simple with no fuss. My (step)daughter is getting married in May and so far there is all the usual fuss. When I got married I wanted to do as you are but ended up with all the fuss too.

As for your rings--tough one! Definitely have comfort be your guide as they are all lovely. My grandma wore a 5-stone band as her only wedding ring--I wear it now with my own ring. Each of the styles you show are classics. Lately, I have been drawn to other colored stones in sets (saw some gorgeous, vintage ones like this on Etsy recently)--definitely more unique. ~~Bliss

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

What happy news, congratulations to you both! You look gorgeous in your "wedding" makeup and hair. I love the full circle of gems, but there are no wrong choices there -- all beautiful. Thanks for sharing your news with Visible Monday.

Amy said...

Congrats! The look is beautiful. It's fun to get all done up...for any reason. I think it's more fun when you don't do it very often.

Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations Leanne! I am super excited for you, you will make a beautiful bride! The necklace is gorgeous and I like the hair and make-up!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Congrats!!

Marian said...

Congratulations!! :) I like the gold/platinum ring a lot. Your hairstyle is really gorgeous, too!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. You look lovely in the photos. I love your necklace. It is the perfect touch for your outfit.
I think platinum is the best for a ring setting. It has a different look that white gold and it is truly classic.

bird and tree said...

you look radiant!!! Such a beautiful glow...what a wonderful thing to be engaged...I remember that feeling all too well!!! COngrats!!!

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

Thank you All! I'm sorry I'm a bit behind in replying to your messages since I've been having problem with my laptop, and I have to borrow a friend's laptop to post, hahaha!

@Kristy: my cheekbones? Well, I'm quite chubby for a skinny girl, I'm glad you think they're my best feature, haha!

@Bliss: Yes, besides, it's the marriage that is more important, not the two-hour wedding event, don't you think? ^_^

@Patti: Thank you, Ms. Patti!

@Amy: Agree, I love fashion, but I have no patience to spend more than 5 minutes on my makeup each morning! :)

@Bessie: Thanks, dear. Too bad I cannot have you as my stylist on my wedding day!!

@Alicia: Thanks a lot...

@Marian: Thank you! I like it, too!

@Debbi: Ow, I also wondered what's the difference between platinum and white gold. Agree, and I heard white gold may stain your skin. Thank you, Ms. Debbi!

@Bird and Tree: Thank you! My fiance and I are not the romantic type, but yes, we have a great time overall, with lots of spices along the way. Never boring and I hope it will that way ahead, too! ^_^










@Tamera: Thanks!

@Helena: Thanks, sis. I prefer the platinum, too. But yellow is also nice. Confused, hehehe

@Mongs: and my satchel is vintage, was Mom's, haha!





@Terri: Agree! It looks too "madame", rite!

Marissa, Rollable Flats said...

first I love your outfit...but the ring I love most is the first one...it is simple, elegant, beautiful and classic...so you!

www.afterflats.com

Chuzai Living said...

Congratulations! How exciting that you get to do furniture shopping! :) I recognize the restaurant and the pizza. Yum! I miss the restaurant! Your parents' photo is heart warming. So cute. Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment!

Chuzai Living said...

Congratulations! How exciting that you get to go furniture shopping! The photo of your parents is very heart warming. How sweet and cute! I recognized the interior of the resto and your pizza! I miss Luna Negra! Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog. I appreciate it.

Kendra said...

I love how you added pops of color to your LBD! So pretty! Congrats on the upcoming wedding, you will make a beautiful bride!

P.s. I love how you did your hair here...tutorial maybe?

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Oh my gosh, all of those rings are gorgeous!

La Dolce Vita said...

Congratulations for getting married !
Lee Anne, you are looking so gorgeous here !
Sorry, I missed this post.
All the best for your future! Hope to see you and your husband together and your wedding pictures in this blog !
Love,
Ssanghamitra@La Dolce Vita

julia said...

Congratulations LeeAnne! I understand about the computer issues... Thanks for joining in the Modest March fashion week :)

Style Agent 909 said...

Congratulations! Weddings are always so special, large or small.

Kristin said...

What a beautiful necklace that is!

Rosemarie said...

best wishes ^_^, dropping for happiness is, see you at

http://www.pinaysinglemomsnook.info/thanks-to-you/

anney said...

Congrats! I love the beautiful dress and accessories! It's hard to choose among the wedding rings. They all look beautiful!
Happiness is
Pyromusical Competition

krizza said...

Congrats on your forthcoming wedding. You look so fabulous with that wonderful outfit. That's enough reason to be happy about! :)

KM said...

Congrats in advance on your upcoming wedding :) You must be excited now. By the way, I love the four prong eternity ring in platinum or white gold :) I have a diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding ring too. My husband bought them online from Blue Nile. You might want to check their website. Blue Nile is pretty popular here in the States, and they have a wide selection. Of course, when choosing diamond, don't forget about the 4C - Carat, cut, color and cost ;)

Thanks for sharing this over at Happiness Is. See you there again for another round of happy posts. And please, don't forget to include my badge or text link in the post, so others can know about the happy party going over at my blog. Thanks.

Kelley Christiancy said...

Congradultions! This is great news! All the the rings you choose are stunning you can't seem to go wrong with any of them! You look so fabulous too. You can see it in your body language and you light up in all the pictures. Great post and I wish you the best!

P.S. I am new at blogging and would like to make some new friends come check out my blog and tell me what you think! :) http://aflameoffashion.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

congratulations! So fun to plan a wedding. You look gorgeous, and I love your outfit.

creamyclothes.blogspot.com

KM said...

Hi again! Oooopss, I forgot to mention the other C but you probabaly know it already, Clarity :) So Carat, Cut, Color, Clarity and Cost. Now, I'm excited to see what kind of diamond ring you'll get ;)

By the way, yeah, I saw the meme badge on your sidebar and I appreciate you putting that, but I hope you don't mind adding a text link in the post also indicating it's for Happiness Is. But if it's too much to ask, whichever is easier for you is fine :)

Congrats again and best wishes! ^^

Rovie said...

Congratulations!

You are right about having a small intimate wedding because it can be less stress and less on expense too :-).

Praying for a happy union this coming April.

Chatty Chics said...

You are so beautiful! Love all your outfits and congratulations on the upcoming wedding! That's wonderful! Blessings to you all! :)
Melody
One Chatty Chic

Ferry Joy said...

wooooo 0_0 thats all I can say!!! hehehe you are indeed gorgeous Sis :) am sure you will be prettier when your wedding day comes!!!

>> I'll pray for you for sure!!
>> welcome to the club sis (hehehe)

>> late visit from happiness is..

Erica Louise said...

Awww congratulations!!!! Wonderful news :) And how cute are your parents??

gRaSyAh said...

Congrats!!

Happy for the good news in your post..


Late visit from Pink Fridays!
http://graceabonillo.net/2012/03/my-pink-dentures-case/

Emoterang Kulot said...

congrats in your wedding..
i love the frist ring..the platinum..look so peaceful..I dont know for some reason..very simple yet elegant to look at..
late visit from happiness #12
http://emoterangkulot.blogspot.com/2012/03/happiness-ko-earrings-beauty-tips.html

meijo's JOY said...

Love everything in this post- the hair is absolutely stunning! You look very elegant with your hair all tie up!

fleurani said...

You look stunning and so exciting that you are getting married! Thank you for sharing it with Monday Bloom Link up, please make sure you followed the rules. Such a great blog now following you via GFC :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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