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Stone Cold Style: Local Baubles, Bangles and Rings for Nebraska Weddings

Daring in design, color, texture and shape, these works of art are aglow with chic appeal.

Michael Tish Jewelers rings, stacked in splendor on the Sheldon Museum of Art’s marble floor, give new meaning to the phrase “set in stone.” In the array: a shared-prong diamond band, marquise 1-karat diamond solitaire ring, 14-karat white-gold diamond wedding band and 14-karat gold diamond ring.

This wedding ring of 14-karat white gold is the ideal setting for a classic look, while the 14-karat yellow gold “Lynden” solitaire ring with tapered shank boasts contrast and detail. From Borsheims.

A dainty set of rings from Borsheims boasts colorful chic. (From top): 14-karat yellow-gold oval peridot ring with beaded shank, 14-karat yellow-gold baguette ruby and diamond ring, 14-karat yellow-gold baguette citrine and round diamond bezel-set ring, 14-karat yellow-gold diamond eternity ring, and 14-karat yellow-gold baguette and round diamond ring.

If gold is in your palette, consider these statement pieces from Borsheims. The Marika 14-karat yellow-gold tourmaline and diamond cuff bracelet and Marco Bicego 18-karat yellow-gold “Lunaria” double dangle earrings play off the sophistication of a matte finish. Try the 18-karat yellow-gold diamond infinity locket with a matte black chain for a modern twist on tradition.


Add pizzazz with Michael Tish Jewelers sterling-silver pearl druzy drop earrings, yellow-gold vermeil howlite cuff bracelet and Syrena opal necklace.

Go forth boldly with Michael Tish Jewelers yellow-gold vermeil cerulean howlite cuff, sterling-silver pearl druzy drop earrings, gold and opal stud earrings, and the Syrena blue opal necklace.

Photos: Sam Areman Photo
Venue: Sheldon Museum of Art
Text: Emily Kerr
Art Direction: Courtney Nielson

Bride and groom at Generations in Seattle, decked out in Pantone's 2020 color of the year, classic blue.

6 Weddings Inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

In 2019, the year of Living Coral, we saw a resurgence of brightly colored weddings and exciting pops of color. 2020’s Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue, reminds us of tradition, a sense of home and nature. Of course, every couple knows they need their “something blue” on the wedding day. In color psychology, blue is known to have a calming effect, and brings peace and tranquility to every space. Dream big: let your wedding reflect the sky and the waters around you. For more classic blue inspiration, head to our Real Weddings tab and sort by color, style and season.

Whitney Anderson

1. Moody Blue Watercolor Inspiration
The charms of Maine’s coast move to the Midwest with this styled shoot featuring marine indigos, the catch of the day and watercolor designs.

Ashlea Snell

2. Luxe Styled Shoot with Natural Blues and Greens
Blue tends to be a prominent color in luxury weddings, so this team took it to the next level by showcasing classic hues in a new light.

Sam Areman Photo

3. French Provincial Inspiration
We love the rich blue glassware and ornate details that came together in this styled shoot. Inspired by European architecture, these wistful pastels have us longing for an afternoon wedding in the French countryside.

Courtney Bowlden

4. Dusty Blue Shoot at Generations for Winter Wedding Inspiration
You can’t go wrong with delicate design, lush florals and a sweet puppy for timeless winter wedding inspiration.

When She Knew Photography

5. Mirror-Glazed Cake and Modern Touches
This urban wedding had the river and skyline as a backdrop. Contemporary details and monochromatic decor made for a sleek design.

Angelica Marie Photo

6. A Showstopping Spanish-Style Wedding
Handcrafted ceramic blue place settings, made by the bride and her mother, were the star of this sunny reception. Blue bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories finished the nature-inspired look.

For more wedding inspiration, check out our collection of real weddings.

The bride, her bouquet, and the groom stand at Slattery Vintage Estates

Wedding Inspiration: Bring Autumn Hues to Your Decor

With a change in the air, make your autumn wedding a romantic bounty with the soft shades of fall.

(Above) New horizons never looked so lovely. Our couple celebrates their new chapter at the charming Slattery Vintage Estates, a hidden gem halfway between Lincoln and Omaha. This working vineyard features 84 rolling acres of natural splendor, with vistas to match.

(Below) The artistry of Bobbys and Blush accentuates the positive for a flawless wedding-day look. The sky-blue necklace by Kendra Scott complements her azure peepers, or, if you’re blessed with big brown eyes or sultry green irises, brings the “something blue” quite nicely, thank you. The diamond scroll engagement ring and white-gold diamond swirl anniversary band, both from Borsheims, add delicate sparkle.

(Above) The subtle browns of bare branches against a blue sky find their tabletop echo, with minimalist cutlery and metallic candleholders for just the right modern touch. In the centerpiece by Kearney Floral Co., deftly placed bright blooms pop among the fall hues in this elegant setting for two.

(Below) Soft autumn light illuminates the understated glamour of the bride’s Kendra Scott drop earrings.

(Above) Slattery Vintage Estates’ old world charm and picturesque grounds are a dream-come-true setting for the big day. Options include a banquet hall, vineyard, tasting room, courtyard, deck and patio, plus glamping options for guests.

(Below) This pure white two-tier confection by Cake Expressions, Inc. is, well, pure perfection. No need for fancy décor; artfully draped linens and a floral accent keep it simple,
and simply beautiful.

(Above) Florals stand in for a traditional tiara, an organic complement to a loose yet elegant ’do.

(Below) Harvest-time seedheads add a twist to the traditional boutonniere, while foliage and flowers return to adorn dessert.


(Above) The invitation suite by Dana Osborne Design captivates with soft ivories and an ethereal blue. Bold script pairs with a traditional font, with a floral envelope lining that delivers a splash of color, for a taste of things to come.

(Below) Details make the difference, as scalloped Deryn trim softens the bride’s romantic décolletage.

(Above) Family-run Slattery Vintage Estates offers a selection of Nebraska wines to decant—perfect for a cocktail reception on the patio on a dreamy afternoon.

(Below) The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. take a quiet pause, with a natural seasonal centerpiece symbolizing all the autumns they’ll share together.

Design/Styling Assistance: Rachel J. Events
Gown: adorned Bridal
Jewelry: Borsheims
Talent: Sasha Models

A diverse group of brides stands tall on the rooftop of the Graduate Lincoln

Celebrating All Brides with Blush Bridal Boutique

The Midwestern wedding industry is an amazing community full of talented, beautiful people. Case in point: the incredible team at Blush Bridal Boutique came to the realization one day that the variety of ages, body types, backgrounds and ethnicities they see in their shop wasn’t being represented to the fullest, so they decided to gather a team and change that.

“We wanted to dress every body, and empower everyone who walks through our doors,” says Molly Gleason, social media manager and event coordinator at Blush Bridal. “We called in favors, reached out to friends and had faith it would all work out.”

Check out a selection of photos that came from this empowering project below.

Photos: Amanda Wilson Photography, Stewart Photography, Linsey Huffaker Photo, Bailey Buschelman Photography
Venue: The Graduate Hotel, Rule G
Gowns: Blush Bridal
To see the full shoot and vendor list, click here.

Forever Kearney — Vintage Looks for the Modern Bride

Love a vintage/modern bridal look? Check out this styled shoot with vintage rings, a maroon tux, and a lovely cake! Kristina E. Photography did a wonderful job capturing the true magic of timeless themes, whilst being in a modern town like Kearney.


Venue – Kearney Floral Company
Gown & Tux – Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear /  Megan Wegner Goeke / Jenna Lukasiewicz
Gown – Allure Bridals
Tux – Tip Top Tux
Jewelry – Hawthorne Jewelry – Personal Custom Jewelry
Hair – Styling by Beth / Beth Limbach
Makeup – Vanessa Chavez / Beauty by V
Tallent – Lauren Pritchard / Cory Flaig
Invites/Stationary – Bloom Ink Co / Kristen Miller Bloomquist
Cake – MAD Cake Art
Floral – Kearney Floral Company
Photographer / Art Director – Kirstina Kouma Quintana Kirstina E. Photography



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