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It’s a wonderful week for our jewelry-loving brides, because today our giveaway comes from Stella & Dot, featured in major magazines like InStyle, People and Oprah. Stylist Melanie Schnitzer is offering the winner of today’s giveaway a credit of $50 on any bridal jewelry for her big day! Check out some of the beautiful accessories below!

Click HERE to enter (must register by Monday, January 31st to win)!

Sarah White of Sarah White Jewelry in Omaha is the designer extraordinaire behind our lovely February 2011 cover, as well as our “Captivating Couture” fashion shoot, and her jewelry is absolutely PERFECT for weddings. In fact, the NWD staff was totally crushing on this pair of earrings (pictured below) and then Sarah generously offered to give away a pair to one lucky bride on the blog.

Hurry up and register HERE, or one of us may keep the earrings for ourselves! And be sure to check out Sarah’s etsy shop to see more of the gorgeous baubles she has available.

One of NWD’s favorite invitation designers, Megan Gilligan with Inkblot Paper Designs, has won a contest on for her save-the-date design! She needs your assistance in choosing two color options to submit for the final design, so help her out by clicking HERE to view the designs and vote on your favorite.

Tyler and I really wanted a spring wedding but with the timing of our engagement, we decided we would try to set the date in late summer. We knew what was the most important to us: photography, videography, the reception site, and the church. We had done our research prior to our engagement and immediately started making phone calls. For us, booking these companies and venues was more important than a specific date on the calendar. We knew August would work best for us(fingers crossed for beautiful weather!) and we found the date that worked for everyone we contacted. Just our luck, August 20th, 2011 was the only Saturday available in August. First step was done…we set the date! Next on the list…get photos taken and order the save the dates! We met with Leah from Leah Lund Photography and her work was love at first site. Leah is contagious. She’s extremely talented, bubbly, warm and makes everyone feel at ease. We met with her to go over wedding packages and to take a few snap shots for our Save The Dates. She completely solidified our decision. I know every penny will be worth it with Leah! Leah also worked with me on selecting images for the save-the-date I planned on using. She even took the time to show me some great ideas on the site I told her I was using. Here are a few of the styles I looked at–I ended up using the last image. Although this mint color is not in my main color palette, it makes a fabulous accent color. I couldn’t resist the charm and FUN this save-the-date says! My save-the-dates really set the tone for my wedding and give my guests a great glimpse of what to expect. Which one is your favorite?

Thank you, Leah, for rocking out our mini engagement shoot (under 15 minutes!) I cannot wait for our e-session this spring…I’m working on a “theme” for it! Stay tuned!


  • Aubrey - I love the second one, but my favorite photo is the first one. How can you pick?!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor - My favorite save-the-date is the one you picked, Megan. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cali - I LOVE them all! You’re gorgeous!! I have no idea how you chose 🙂ReplyCancel