A Nice Ring To It

Your wedding ring is not just a pretty piece of jewelry, but a symbol of love, commitment and eternity to your spouse. If you’ve met with any of our planners, there are some pretty great stories behind all that bling! We recently interviewed Team LVL about the history of their rings, engagement stories and all.

Lindsay:
My ring holds special meaning as it was my husband’s mothers ring. Upon giving me the ring he told me I could take the diamond and make a new ring. There was a brief moment when I considered this and then quickly realized it was the perfect ring for me. Both of our mothers have passed and were not able to be at our wedding so the ring holds significant meaning to both of us.

Carie:
What do I love most about my ring? The thought and effort he put into creating something unique that no one else had is so special to me. He knows me so well and came up with a design that fit me perfectly!

Amy:
My engagement was a total surprise so I did not have any part of ring selection. I love that my ring has three stones that represent past, present and future. I had a plain silver band until my 10 year anniversary when I received the two diamond anniversary bands that I wear on each side of my wedding ring

Ashley:
We were together for 10 years before we got married (long distance for a lot of the time, at one point living in completely different countries). When he proposed, it came as no shock to anyone. It was like, it’s about time! But that day itself, I was surprised and cried uncontrollably.

Emily:
Both my wedding ring and my anniversary band were made by my husband’s aunt who is a goldsmith. I never did a wedding band since my engagement ring has the look of two bands already. I received my anniversary band during our 10 year anniversary trip to Paris. Very romantic 🙂

Kaitie:
What do I love most about my ring? I love that it is simple, but has a unique shape that sets it apart and gives it personality!

Cherie:
My husband and I never talked about rings when we were dating, but I am sure he overheard me talking to my friends about what I wanted (I promise I was not purposefully talking loud), because he got me exactly what I had dreamed of.

Courtney:
What do I love most about my ring? I love the way it sparkles and that it was picked out by my husband. The most romantic day of my life so far!

Kerri:
My husband flew to Vienna, Austria for 12 hours to give me the ring. I was on a girls trip with my mom and my sister and as I was walking through the streets of Vienna. He suddenly walked towards me, and before I even knew what was going on, he was down on his knee asking me to marry him! No luggage, just a carry-on bag and a ring in his pocket.

Jen:

The surrounding diamonds that encircle the center stone are all family heirloom diamonds from 4 generations on both sides of our families. He gathered the diamonds from our mothers over the course of one year to make sure the coloring and sizing would all match up. The main stone in the center is new and meant to symbolize our new marriage with surrounding stones symbolizing the marriages of our families holding ours together.

Photography by Joel Eckman Maus of Studio EMP Calligraphy by Meghann Mills Miniello

Real Wedding: Beth and Brian

Beth and Brian live on the Hawaiian island of Ohau and opted to host their wedding at one of their favorite locations, the North Shore. With all of their family and friends traveling from the mainland, they envisioned a destination wedding weekend that was casual and felt like home. They chose to rent the Volcom House for everyone to stay while they were visiting, which was steps from the ocean and perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception. Beth and Brian truly embraced the idea of a beach wedding by having guests grab a beach towel and grab their seat in the sand as they said their I Do’s.

Many thanks to Caitlin Schlabach Photography for capturing their big day!
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Planning: Lindsay Longacre of LVL Weddings & Events // Venue: Volcom House // Photography: Caitlin Schlabach Photography // Cake: A Cake Life // Calligraphy: Amber Schyne

Real Wedding: Emily and Jeff, Featured on 100 Layer Cake

Emily and Jeff’s love story began with a chance meeting that started with a 24-hour proposal to be boyfriend and girlfriend, which led to a real marriage proposal years later. We had the priviledge of working with the couple before they were even engaged as our models for a styled shoot in Arizona, so we were thrilled when they came to us for their wedding!
They envisioned a fun-filled destination wedding weekend for all of their closest family and friends (all 200 of them!) which led them to an outdoor ceremony space at Marshall Gardens in the Scottsdale Civic Park. Guests were then welcomed at the modern and chic space at The Clayton on the Park, just adjacent to their outdoor ceremony. The bright pink peonies and magenta uplighting transformed the neutral space at The Clayton. The dance party rocked all night into a double encor thanks to MT Sounds. Visit 100 Layer Cake for all of their wedding details, including their smoke bomb first look!

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Coordination: Emily Schiesl of LVL Weddings & Events // Photography: Leslie D Photography // Videography: Katherine Mendieta Photography & Films // Ceremony Venue: Marshall Gardens- Scottsdale Civic Center Park // Reception Venue: The Clayton on the Park // Floral: Fiori Floral // Entertainment: MT Sounds // Rentals: Event Rents

Real Wedding: Kristin and Jeremy

Once upon a time, a boy met a girl and they fell in love. The end. If only all love stories were that easy! But a look back at Kristin and Jeremy’s wedding photos and they do make it look easy. We had so much fun celebrating their big day with them at their whimsical private estate wedding in Aneheim.
Green Leaf Designs transformed the estate with cascading blooms on their ceremony backdrop, followed by more bright and colorful garlands atop farm tables for guests to dine and dance.

What made their day so unique to them was their shared love of Disney! Fun and whimsical was their vision, which included Disney-themed table names for their reception ending with a photo of the couple as the Disneyland fireworks lit up the night sky in the distance. A modern-day fairy tale for the sweetest couple!
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Planning: Amy Kuchta of LVL Weddings & Events // Venue: Private Estate // Photography: Heidi Ryder Photography // Floral: Green Leaf Designs // Catering: Lola’s Mexican Cuisine // Rentals: Signature Party Rentals // Entertainment: DJ Steve Burdick // Cake: Rossmoor Pastries

Real Wedding: Bianca and Jamie

Wine country weddings just seem to exude a feeling of romance and beauty all their own. Bianca and Jamie’s vintage wedding at The Vintage Estate was no different, leading with her gorgeous, vintage beaded bridal gown. The bridesmaids all wore coordinating blush gowns with varying necklines, complimented by hand-tied bouquets designed by the mother-of-the-bride.
Following an intimate, outdoor ceremony, guests were welcomed to enjoy the rest of the evening at tablescapes of winery-inspired decor.

Enjoy their entire wedding album captured by Danielle Poff Photography!
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Coordination: Ashley Brand of LVL Weddings & Events // Photographer: Danielle Poff Photography // Venue and Catering: The Vintage Estate // Floral: Mother of Bride // Sweets: Bouchon Bakery // Specialty: The UC Santa Cruz Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe