All posts tagged: engagement

couple kissing after getting engaged

The Shocking Truth About Getting Engaged

If you’re like 40% of Zola couples, you became (or will become) engaged during the magical window of the calendar year we know as Engagement Season: the roughly twelve weeks between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. What’s even more overwhelming than the engagement wildfire that will soon begin sweeping through your social media is the number of couples who began planning their weddings BEFORE a proposal was even uttered…60%! Based on a survey we did of over 1,000 engaged and newlywed couples, Zola’s got all the dirt on how real-life couples actually approach the thought of marriage during a long-term relationship. Read Read More

rose gold engagement ring with rose gold wedding bands and yellow gold men's wedding band lined up on a rock ledge

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

When rose gold burst on the scene a few years ago, everyone (myself included) went nuts for the warm, peachy metallic that seemed to compliment every color palette, every décor scheme, and every skin tone. But when it came to selecting a valuable, lifelong investment piece like your engagement ring, perhaps you wondered if rose gold jewelry was too trendy—was this look just a pink flash in the pan, so to speak? Would rose gold engagement rings look dated immediately? Well, many seasons later in the fashion trend life cycle, it seems as though rose gold is here to stay. Read More

#ZolaCouple Jess & Marty, New Yorkers & Newlyweds

Married this past summer, Marty and Jess dish on who does the cooking and share their secrets for making a cozy home. Read more to get the scoop from these newlyweds. How did you meet? We met through a mutual friend who was my good friend from high school and Marty’s close friend in college. We had actually crossed paths a handful of times over college summers, but it wasn’t until after college, living in NYC, that we started spending more time together. After a few dates we actually figured out that my mom and Marty’s dad went to high Read More

#ZolaCouple, Engagement Story and Long Time Loves: Avery & Sean

What started off as a middle school friendship blossomed into a romantic engagement many years in the making. Read on to learn about Sean and Avery’s quest for the perfect East Village brunch and their easy entertainment tips. How did you meet? We met way back in middle school and became good friends. Freshman year of high school we had several classes together and became close and decided that we wanted to take our friendship to the next level. We’ve known each other for over half our lives at this point. Our relationship has grown far beyond what we could have Read More

Brooklynites and #ZolaCouple Wed: Veronica & Tom

They locked eyes across the bar and a match was made! Read on for Veronica and Tom’s story, including their favorite meals and go-to dessert. How did you meet? The better question is probably how we didn’t meet! One night in late 2011, we happened to be at the same Chinatown bar – late. We saw each other across that bar and couldn’t stop staring, to such an extent that Veronica assumed Tom would make a move. The hour passed, though, and he was too shy, so Veronica left the bar…good thing she decided, before getting into a cab, to give Read More

What To Expect This Engagement Season

Just as wedding season starts to wind down, engagement season picks up. This year, it’s going to be more in-your-face than ever before. Here are a few trends to look out for on the horizon. The Picture Ah yes, the picture – you know the one. Generally taken moments after he gets up from one knee, where he puts his arm around her and she puts her left hand oh-so-perfectly on his chest ensuring her new hardware is front and center, not to be missed. Yes, THAT picture. The picture used to be an afterthought of the engagement – couples waiting even a Read More

Friday Faves

Just a few hours to go before it’s the weekend! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our roundup of the blogosphere’s best. Get inspired by this week’s wedding and lifestyle picks. Romantic Boat Houses Is there anything more romantic than a boathouse in summer? They are the best kind of shelter from the blazing sun or occasional summer shower. We loved Remodelista’s list of their favorite summer boathouses because everyone needs to get excited for those weekends on the lake. Flower Crown Wedding Veil Forgo the traditional veil and wear a beautiful flower crown on your wedding day. It’s fresh and chic look if Read More

Friday Faves

Happy Spring! To celebrate the new (and warmer) season, we’re theming this week’s Friday Faves around spring finds. From bright home decor accents to National Proposal Day snapshots (yes, that’s today), we’ve got treats to inspire a cheery mood in everyone. Nothing can dampen our spirit – not even the snow flurries forecasted for NYC! Bright & Cheery Rooms There’s something about about merry and bright accents that instantly lifts our mood. Get inspired from these 5 colorful living rooms featured on Domaine Home, and style your registry accordingly, here. National Proposal Day There must be something about the first day of spring that stirs up a Read More

Friday Faves

Back from the holidays and looking for some major inspiration for the New Year? We’ve kept up to date with the blogosphere and rounded up some of our favorite posts in today’s edition of Friday Faves. Mixed Match Bridesmaid Dresses Done Right It’s always refreshing to see this alternative trend done just right. We love the mix of prints and textures in these bridesmaid dresses and how the deep red keeps the look cohesive. See more photos from this gorgeous shoot on Ruffled Blog. DIY Green Cleaners With cleaning on our minds, we were excited to find this roundup of do-it-yourself green cleaners Read More

Friday Faves

Scouring the wedding blogosphere is one of our favorite past times, so today we thought we’d share with you some of the goodies we’ve found this week in our edition of Friday Faves. 1. Decorating with Poppies Poppies are a bright and fun flower that can be used to decorate all year round. Add them to a beautiful centerpiece or even to your bridal bouquet. Get inspired by this gorgeous photoshoot from the always creative Brooklyn Bride. 2. Tips for Winter Engagement Sessions Winter can be a beautiful backdrop for engagement photoshoots, but it can also be a difficult one. Get some Read More