After meeting and falling in love in college, Jaquie, a Harry Potter fanatic, introduced Rachel to the wonderful wizarding world through endless movie marathons. When Rachel decided to propose, she knew she wanted to incorporate Jaquie's love of Harry Potter in the proposal. She came up with the idea to present Jaquie with a Quidditch set, where the Golden Snitch would open to reveal the engagement ring. Anthony Albano of CustomMade (remember the epic Star Wars engagement ring they created?) brought her vision to life by designing the incredible Quidditch set!
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- Harry Potter fans, you're going to love this sweet proposal story!
After meeting and falling in love in college, Jaquie, a Harry Potter fanatic, introduced Rachel to the wonderful wizarding world through endless movie marathons. When Rachel decided to propose, she knew she wanted to incorporate Jaquie's love of Harry Potter in the proposal. She came up with the idea to present Jaquie with a Quidditch set, where the Golden Snitch would open to reveal the engagement ring. Anthony Albano of CustomMade (remember the epic Star Wars engagement ring they created?) brought her vision to life by designing the incredible Quidditch set!Read More »from A Harry Potter Wedding Proposal
- Bridal Guide | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 20, 2013 12:07 PM EDT
Bledel and Kartheiser in Mad MenTheir on-screen affair didn't last, but the pair found real-life romance after meeting on set last year. A friend revealed to Us Weekly: "Vincent proposed a few weeks ago. She's been wearing her ring. It's huge!"
On the show, Bledel plays the role of Kartheiser's mistress. But she assures fans that he's nothing like his creepy character, Pete: "He's light and funny and has lots of energy on set. He keeps everybody energized as well. Very, very different than Pete," she told AMCtv.com.
First spotted kissing on a plane last summer, they attended Bledel's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star Amber Tamblyn's wedding together in the fall. According to Hollywood Life, Kartheiser told pals at the wedding that he was hoping to propose to Bledel soon. "He was saying they might elope and do parties in New York, LA, and her hometown, Houston," the source revealed.
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Did you know that March 20th is National Proposal Day? According to proposalday.com and alleged founder John Michael O'Loughlin, the holiday is an incentive for single couples to "open the door to a discussion that could further their relationship towards wedded bliss..." It coincides with the Vernal Equinox, when day and night are of equal length worldwide, representing the union of a successful marriage.
Wacky origins aside, we're celebrating by taking a look at heartwarming proposals caught on camera that make us want to get engaged all over again, starting with a "breaking news" announcement that went viral this week.
Vince Ramos conspired with producers at WZDX-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, for his girlfriend Jillian Pavlica to read her own proposal off the teleprompter! The newscast ends with a weather forecast predicting "a hundred percent chance of tears of joy tonight."
The Most-Watched Proposal Video of All Time
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In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are some of our favorite ways to honor your Irish heritage in your wedding day.
The claddagh ring is one of the most well-known Irish wedding traditions. Typically passed down from mother to daughter or grandmother to granddaughter, the ring represents love, friendship, and loyalty. Single ladies wear the ring on their right hand with the point of the heart facing the fingertip. When in a relationship, the ring is flipped around so that the point faces the wrist, symbolizing that her heart has been captured. And when the woman becomes engaged, the ring is moved over to her left hand, with the point of the heart facing the fingertips. The ring is flipped around at the wedding. You can also incorporate the claddagh in your invitations:
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In ancient times, Irish couples were cautioned against marrying between May and August - the busiest time in Irish life. As the saying goes,
While we recognize that it's a growing trend to buy your wedding gown online, there are still some serious concerns that you must consider first. Here, we break it down:
1. If the Price Seems Too Good to Be True, Then it Is
Some online retailers claim to be selling you a designer wedding gown for 50% or more off the retail price. They might even be showing you the same photographs you see on the designer's website or in our gown gallery, leading you into a false sense of security. But what you don't know is that more often than not, these photographs are being used without permission, and the dress you'll receive - if you ever receive it - will be a cheap knockoff version of the gown you fell in love with. Think stiff, itchy fabrics, uneven seams, and unflattering cuts.
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Happy birthday, Barbie! In honor of the beloved doll's 54th, we decided to take a look back at all of the bridal Barbies that have been released over the years. Here, check out some of our favorites.
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In honor of Oz the Great and Powerful, which hits theaters on Friday, take a look at Anna and Brandon's beautiful wedding held at the Land of Oz, a mostly-defunct Wizard of Oz theme park in North Carolina.More Theme Weddings on Bridal Guide:
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Britney's little sister is engaged! Jamie Lynn's boyfriend of three years, Jamie Watson, popped the question earlier today. The former Zoey 101 star showed off her new ring - and her fiancé - in a photo on Instagram and Twitter
Jamie Watson and Jamie Lynn Spears
Soon after, she posted a close-up of her gorgeous ring, saying "he did good."
Jamie Lynn's engagement ring
We agree, Jamie Lynn! Congratulations to the happy couple.
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
We've heard at least five versions of the story of how Brad proposed to Angelina, so it comes as no surprise that there are new rumors about their wedding plans practically every week. But the latest crazy ideas are just too good not to share.
Several reports have stated that the couple will get married at their Chateau Miraval estate in the South of France at the end of May. Though previously reported that it'll be an "intimate and informal" affair, the couple's (now former?!) florist apparently spilled to U.K.'s Grazia magazine that the wedding has some seriously elaborate plans.
"Guests will travel past water fountains and Shetland ponies leaping as they go up the two-mile long drive to the house," said Michel.
And ponies won't be the only animal guests - the couple's kids requested eight elephants, one to represent each member of the family. "When the guests park, they'll see the family of elephants. BradRead More »from The Latest Crazy Brangelina Wedding Rumors
The countdown begins!
Jennifer Aniston's wedding planning is in full swing: People reports that she's set a date, "narrowed down" wedding gown options (one of her favorite fashion designers: Lanvin) and selected wedding bands.
The bride-to-be, 44, and her fiancé Justin Theroux, 41, will reportedly tie the knot sometime after March 8th, which is when her latest film, the Untitled Elmore Leonard Project, is scheduled to wrap up.
A source reveals that the couple wants an intimate wedding with just their closest family members and friends. The low-key nuptials sounds like it'll be a stark contrast from her first wedding to Brad Pitt, which took place on July 29, 2000 in Malibu.
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