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2010 Wedding Ring Trends

Wedding is the event that binds two hearts, body and souls together for a lifetime. The wedding is sealed and stamped with exchange of rings by bride and the groom.

Wedding rings are not ordinary rings. It should reflect your individuality and style. Traditionally, the bride and the groom wore rings of the same design. Stylish bands in different metals, colors and designs now replace this trend.

So, what are the hot wedding trends for 2010?

Diamond Rings: Diamonds are women’s best friends. Diamonds will remain trendy eternally. Some of the most popular trend in diamond rings is 14k Two Tone Diamond Wedding Band. These rings come in white and gold colors.

14k White Gold Diamond Wedding Bands: White gold and diamond is a superb combination, again which will always remain trendy. Based on your budget, you can either have diamonds fixed all over the ring, or you may have just 2 or 3 diamonds. The cost of the ring will depend on the weight and clarity of the diamond. You can expect to spend over $500 and more for a beautiful diamond ring.

Gold Wedding Rings are just as popular and will continue to be so in 2010. Buying rings in gold is an investment, as the value of gold will always increase. Some of the hot trends in 2010 in gold ring would be 14K Gold Tri-Color wedding bands in comfort fit, 14k Gold Designer Wedding Bands and 14k Gold Celtic Comfort Fit Wedding Bands.

Celtic wedding bands are currently hot favorite amongst young brides and groom. These rings are handcrafted and are considered as piece of art.

Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands: There is an upcoming trend of using high tech metals in wedding rings. This trend partly rose due to very high prices of gold and diamond rings and partly due to the stylish cut and design available in these rings. As against the price of $1000 and more for a diamond wedding ring, tungsten carbide ring is available for around $100.

Hence for people, who want to cut cost, yet remain trendy, opt for tungsten carbide rings,
Rings made in tungsten carbide & zirconiums are also considered hot as these come in superb finish.

Titanium Wedding Rings: Titanium is a lightweight metal and is one of the upcoming trends in designer jewelry. Additionally, these rings come in economy range. For people not wanting to splurge heavily on wedding bands, titanium rings offer the best solution.

Titanium ring with diamonds would be one of the most popular trends in 2010. Titanium rings come in white color; hence they give the effect of platinum. These are available in the price range of $50 to $150, depending upon the design and pattern you choose.

In addition to these, gemstones and artistically designed wedding rings will rule the wedding ring trends in 2010.

One of the most important things to remember while buying wedding rings is that you should buy them from a reliable jeweler. Compare the prices, before you make a final decision.

Hawaiian Wedding Rings

During the colonial times in America, certain items of jewelry were not allowed due to their moral worthlessness. Instead, a thimble was given to women as a token of love and a sign of marriage. In the present scenario, men and women have become more independent and liberal and can choose their wedding partners at their own discretion. Presenting a wedding ring to the partner is a way of expressing love and devotion towards each other.

Wedding rings represent symbols such as love, eternity, commitment, honor, trust, and loyalty. Numerous varieties of rings are available for couples to choose from, out of which the Hawaiian wedding rings have come to be fairly popular. These rings have come in vogue due to their unique make and their ability to present an entirely different style statement. These rings are gaining recognition around the world as more and more couples are finding it a unique experience.

Hawaiian wedding rings are atypical as they are made out of different seashells. They come in various colors and shapes unlike the traditional rings, which usually are circular. These Hawaiian rings blend in with the Hawaiian atmosphere and give a distinct feel to the individuals. Since Hawaii has been associated with flowery clothing, breezy beaches, and cool coconut drinks, the seashell rings enhance the already cheerful ambience.

Although, Hawaiian rings are made from seashells, their popularity has made the ring designers couple them with other metals. This gives the customers the trendy and funky looks of the seashells and the sturdy and durability of metals. Some couples would prefer Hawaiian swirl ring, which are slightly curvy and wavy. They are made out of gold or even a mixture of two or more alloys. The most popular Hawaiian rings have engraved initials over them.

There are sites, which provide detailed information of the various types of Hawaiian wedding rings.

Wedding Rings provides detailed information on Wedding Rings, Titanium Wedding Rings, Platinum Wedding Rings, Celtic Wedding Rings and more. Wedding Rings is affiliated with Diamond Wedding Bands.

Hawaii Wedding Shop

A true epitome of a bride’s one stop shop. From wedding attires to do-it-yourself centerpieces, Hawaii Wedding Shop has it all.

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They have a large selection of elegant Hawaiian wedding dresses and holokus, beach wedding dresses, and matching Hawaiian wedding shirts for a very unique and special wedding day. They also manufacture the vast majority of the wedding dresses themselves, right here in Hawaii, so the designs are always fresh, innovative and contemporary while incorporating that romantic Hawaiiana.

One very satisfied client recommends Hawaii Wedding Shop at Project Wedding.

I love this vendor because it offers a fine assortment of sophisticated, yet inexpensive, bridesmaid’s dresses. We had a great time, and ended up getting her a nice white gown. Although the shop has a unique Hawaiian theme in all its gowns that I did not expect to find, I appreciated this serene characteristic in the end. I really think that many customers would also like its offerings of easygoing, stylish shirts and dresses for other occasions. Their offerings of candles and decorations were added niceties of shopping there. – BestRvwrEver from Project Wedding

Visit Hawaii Wedding Shop’s website at www.hawaiianweddingshop.com

New Beach and Park Wedding Regulations

  1. All beach and public weddings require a permit.
  2. Alcohol is not permitted at any public beach or park anywhere within the state of Hawaii. It is illegal and is enforced. You can face fines and/or jail time. Do not bring any alcohol to the beach.
  3. Glass is not permitted at any public beach or park anywhere within the state of Hawaii. It is illegal and is enforced.
  4. Fire or open flames of any kind (lighted tiki torches) are not permitted at any public beach or park. It is illegal and enforced. You can face up to a $1,000 fine and/or jail time. Sorry – but you can’t do “unity tiki torches” on the beach.
  5. Any beach or park wedding with “bulky items” (chairs, archway, table, etc) is required to have a permit. Permits must be obtained by the couple getting married. As a general rule, you must apply for your permit no less than two weeks prior to the event.
  6. Regardless of the purpose of the event, any gathering of 25 persons or more on a beach or a park is considered a “commercial” event. All weddings regardless of size are required to have a permit.
  7. Items that puncture or in any way damage the ground or area are not permitted at public beaches and parks.
  8. All beach and park use is on a “first come, first serve” basis. You are not permitted to ask people to move or leave so that you can have your wedding in a given area.

A Chance to Wed at Hawaii for FREE!

recklessadSweet Nothings by Blue together with Blueline Weddings is offering one Reckless & Romantic couple a complete wedding package in Hawaii.  You just have to be willing to take care of your flight expenses and be, well… a bit reckless – Be willing to throw your wedding plans to the wind and hop a plane to Hawaii to get married on Thursday, August 6th.

The complete wedding package is worth a whopping  10,000 USD.  Although winners will be announced on the first week of July, I checked the site and there are still no winners posted – so you still have a chance. Just answer these questions below and email it Erin at erin{at}bluelinestyle.com.

The Reckless and RomanticAugust 5-6, 2009

Thursday the 6th would be your wedding day!

Oahu,  Hawaii Hotel night stay August 5 and 6

Include both Bride and Groom’s information

Send us your favorite picture of yourself—both bride and groom.

name:

phone number:

email(s):

  • Why do you want to elope?
  • What do you consider the most important part of your wedding day?
  • What are your favorite things to do together?
  • How would your friends describe you as a couple?
  • Do you have a favorite wedding picture you’ve seen before?
  • If so, send it to us!Do you both like getting your pictures taken?
  • Have you checked out Blueline Weddings?
  • Do you dig a higher fashion feel to photography?
  • Are you ok with someone else planning your wedding?

I would suggest that you email Erin immediately after you read this post to be able to make the deadline.

Good Luck!

Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson to Wed in Hawaii

Image Credit: Clebritychitchat.today.com

Image Credit: Clebritychitchat.today.com

After surfing the web, I stumbled into this news that both Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson (just watched his Marley and Me – movie), are planning to wed this coming June in Hawaii. I think they are a great couple and I hope that it will work out for them. What do you think of the news (I’ve copy and pasted it down below)?

After breaking up and reuniting, Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson are talking marriage. Hudson and Wilson began dating after starring in the 2006 romantic comedy, You, Me & Dupree.

Kate Hudson filed for divorce from her husband of five years, Chris Robinson, after the media broke news of their relationship. Kate and Chris Robinson share a son, 5 year old Ryder.

A source told Star, “They’re planning to do it in June.” “They aren’t sure where yet, but it’s between her mom Goldie Hawn’s home in Aspen or Owen’s place in Hawaii. It will be a private affair, with only close pals and family.”

Ryder already has bonded with his mother’s beau. “Owen and Ryder have bonded so well since he and Kate first started dating. He already thinks of Ryder as a son.” Owen wants to give Ryder a little brother or sister. The source dished, “Owen is ready to have kids of his own with Kate. His biological clock is ticking!”

I personally find the couple cute. Even in the movie, ” You Me and Dupree”, their chemistry is apparent, who is with me on this?

MarryMeHawaii – Now Accepting Links

With frustration as his prime motivator, Gelston Dwight, a wedding photographer based in Hawaii, has finally launched his own online wedding directory, Marry Me Hawaii, which lists wedding professionals from Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Big Island.

Unlike the usual online directories, Gelston has integrated a bidding system in MarryMeHawaii which makes it more dynamic and exciting for the advertising vendors.

“I like it when things make sense. Most of the online advertising options that I found while trying to promote my photography business were based on “old school” print advertising concepts”, Gelston said.

Gelston primarily draw inspiration from Google Adwords’ dynamic advertising mechanism. However instead of advertisers bidding on the keywords, MarryMeHawaii vendors bid on which specific category they would want to list their business. From there, they can opt to increase their annual bid price from 50 USD to a much higher amount in order to push their listing up and ultimately trump competition.

“The market dictated what prices businesses were willing to pay, which created a fair pricing system. I wanted to bring this approach to an online directory where businesses can decide what a listing is really worth and they could compete for the top spot if they wanted to. I made the base price to be so affordable that any business regardless of size or location could afford to be listed”, Gelston added.

MarryMeHawaii is a promising online directory that not only collates contacts but also provides an interactive community for Hawaii-based wedding professionals and clients to gather.

For more information, visit www.marrymehawaii.com.