WORKSHOP SEAT GIVEAWAY! Our dear friend Kelly Berry, creator of the Vero Photography Workshop is giving away a FREE seat to the next Vero Workshop in Nashville, May 1st-4th.
The Vero Workshop is centered around growth, education, and inspiration. The awesome lineup of speakers including world renowned film photographer Tec Petaja will not only talk to the attendees about the mastering their craft, but also take it onto the field to shoot with the infamous Emily Riggs. Attendees will be learning all about social media marketing and SEO from us, Trumpet & Horn, and Joy Wed will educate attendees on editorial submissions, keeping styling consistent, and how to curate a solid creative team. The workshop includes FOUR photo shoots styled by the talented Jessica Sloane, with florals by Lindsay Coletta. For more info, go to www.veroworkshop.com!
Sound like fun? Here's how to enter:
Visit @workshopvero on Instagram, and share the "giveaway" graphic on your own page (tell us a little about you!) & tag two photographer friends
A winner will be chosen by your host, Kelly Berry on Friday, March 24th. Good luck!
Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...
Lake Lane is a gorgeous and authentic 14k yellow gold and opal ring from the 1960's. The ring centers a stunning colorless Cabochon jelly opal gauged at approximately 12mm x 10.50mm displaying a hint of green and red play-of-color. Jelly opals are generally found in either Oregon or Mexico and wearing the stone is believed to improve communication skills and bring solutions to difficult problems. Lake Lane is finished with a 14k yellow gold setting, decorated with yellow gold motifs of leaves and bunches of grapes. The ring is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.
Jacksboro is a sparkling and authentically Retro (circa 1940) 14k white gold ring with a newly added 14k rose gold shank. The ring centers three clusters of nineteen Round Brilliant Cut diamonds that total approximately 0.90ct in combined weight with H-I color and SI clarity. Trumpet and Horn replaced the white gold shank with a handmade, 14k rose gold shank to give it a fabulous two-tone look. The ring is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit from a size 5 to a size 9.
As St. Patrick’s Day draws near, I’m gearing up for the one day where my world is awash with green and I can wear the one obnoxiously green dress I own. In the Trumpet & Horn office, I immediately equate green with my favorite four-leaf clover-toned gemstone, the emerald. Emeralds are over 2.97 BILLION years old and were a favorite of Pharaoh Cleopatra, so these luscious stones are pretty close to the top of my list. With these St. Patrick’s Day inspired emerald rings we’ll make sure you never get pinched for not wearing green ;)
More like Get-On-My-Palm Desert. This stunning Victorian Zambian emerald dates back to 1905 and kind of makes my eyes roll back in my head out of sheer beauty. It has no clarity enhancement, meaning the vibrant color and clarity are all its own. I’m wearing it as I type and I can’t stop writing tpoys. I mean... typos. SEE?! Get in on this.
This emerald makes me Evergreen with envy. I am a sucker for anything with a baguette diamond, and this Art Deco masterpiece has four...Lorde help me! (Lorde the singer, that is. I bet she’d love this ring as much as I do. We would totally be best friends. Le sigh.) This gorgeous .80ct emerald hails from Colombia and is begging to be worn at our local tiki bar at Clifton’s. The baguette diamonds flanking the emerald vary in F-G color and VS clarity. Need I say more?
If Evergreen had a sexy second cousin from Colombia, Clearbrook would be her. With her sleek .33ct trillions cuts and vivid 1.05ct emerald this Bad Girl Ring Ring is ready for a night on the town. This St. Patrick’s Day inspired ring is just what the leprechaun ordered. Clearbrook, full hearts, can’t lose.
I couldn’t pick a more appropriately named St. Patrick’s Day inspired ring if I tried. This sassy platinum and white gold ring will Shamrock your socks off! It is a converted Art Deco earring mounted on the diagonal, making it the perfect match for a millennial wanting a pop of color. At its price of $3,500 Shamrock is easy on the eyes and the wallet. I’ll cheers with Guinness to that!
Welcome to New York! There are so many good things happening here I can hardly deal. This Art Deco vixen would make Gatsby himself drool. She features a bezel set Emerald Cut .70ct F-G VS center stone, 16 natural green emeralds and 24 OEC .70ct diamonds. She is the mother of all St. Patrick’s Day inspired rings and her legacy will live on for generations to come. There seems to be a pot of platinum at the end of my rainbow and I’m okay with that.
|Liz is our Sales Manager, in-house stylist and token southern belle from New Orleans, LA. She specializes in personal shopping, gifting and making all things adorable. Click on her pic for styling advice!|
Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...
Seaview is a uniquely beautiful and authentic Art Nouveau (circa 1910) 14k yellow gold ring featuring a beautiful sapphire and diamond combination. The ring centers an Oval Cut natural sapphire accompanied by a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the sapphire is gauged at 1.35cts with Ceylon origin and signs of heat treatment. Seaview is flanked on either side by a pair of Oval Cut sapphires totaling approximately 0.80ct in weight and finished with four Single Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.15ct on the top and bottom of the ring. The ring is completed by a 14k yellow gold shank accented with scrolling detailing along the shoulders. It is currently a size 7.75 and can be sized to fit.
Ballinger is an authentic Edwardian era (circa 1915) ring, exemplifying the master craftsmanship of the era. The handmade platinum ring centers a bezel set Transitional Brilliant Cut diamond gauged at approximately 1.60ct and accompanied by a UGS Appraisal stating the diamond is graded F-G color and VS2 clarity. Due to the nature of the mounting, the diamond could not be removed from the setting, so it was graded in the mounting at UGS. The center diamond is gracefully complimented by a double halo of forty-eight Old Mine and Single Cut diamonds with an additional six diamonds lining the shoulders, totaling approximately 0.45ct in weight, each graded G-H color and SI clarity. Ballinger is finished with decadent milgraining along the beautiful platinum edges. It is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.
Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...
Wyton is a classic and modern (circa 1980) platinum ring starring a winning sapphire and diamond combination. The ring centers a four prong-set Rectangular Step-Cut sapphire weighing exactly 2.46ct accompanied by a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the sapphire is Heated with Thai origin. Wyton is flanked on either side by a pair of Trillion Cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.95ct, graded G-H color and VS/SI clarity. The ring is finished with a simple comfort fit platinum shank that tapers inwards towards the shoulders of the ring and is stamped "handmade" on the inside shank. It is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.
Ridgeview is a fabulous and authentic Victorian era (circa 1890) 18k rose gold ring that most likely started out life as a Victorian earring. The ring centers a ten-prong set 1.17ct GIA certified Old European Brilliant Cut diamond graded J color and VS1 clarity. A decadent halo of ten Old Mine Cut diamonds further enhance this beautiful ring, totaling approximately 1.00ct in weight. Ridgeview is finished with a triple-split shank that was most likely added in the 1960's and is stamped with French hallmarks on the outside shank. The ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
I spend a good portion of my day, every day, e-mailing with wedding photographers around the U.S. who are looking to borrow rings for styled shoots. Although it’s a lot of logistics, I absolutely LOVE IT! Not only have we established incredible working relationships with some ridiculously talented people over the last few years, I’ve also been lucky enough to make some personal friends as well.
My very first visit to Atlanta wasn’t until 2016(!) when I flew in for the original Vero Workshop hosted by Kelly Berry in November. I have to say, I completely adored it and can’t wait to go back! If you like Southern comfort food, beautiful trees, hip antique shops, and nice weather, Atlanta is the city for you. It occurred to me this week that it was high time for a blog post compiling a few of my favorite Georgia & Atlanta wedding photographers for all you Southern brides who are getting married soon! These photographers are not only super talented individuals who we collaborate with often, they couldn’t be easier to work with and I recommend them wholeheartedly.
Keep scrolling to enjoy all the swoon-worthy Georgia wedding photography you’re about to see (in no particular order might I add!). If you think any of the photographers below might be a good fit for your own wedding, tell ‘em T&H sent you! :)
Sawyer was one of the very first wedding photographers (if not THE first? I honestly can't remember) to borrow our rings for a styled shoot, all the way back in 2014. Sawyer brazenly reached out to me on Instagram and decided our brands were perfect for each other — and well, she was absolutely right. One of the youngest and most talented photographers I work with (not just from our Georgia wedding photographers list, I mean ALL of them), Sawyer is also someone I'm happy to call a friend. She specializes in INCREDIBLE fine art film photography, and her ring shots are consistently top-notch. Do we recommend her? Obviously. If you can fit into her jam-packed calendar, that is.
Kelly happens to share my name, and that was the first, but definitely not the last thing that I love about her. One of the most genuinely kind people I've ever met, Kelly invited me to speak at the Vero Workshop for aspiring Georgia wedding photographers last November in Atlanta, which was easily one of the highlights of my year. Watching her teach and witnessing how much she cares about others made me love her so much as a person, as well as a photographer. This woman has a heart of gold and a serious talent for capturing the perfect moment.
If you're looking for a fine art film photographer with a knack for capturing the "in-between" moments, Sarah might be your perfect match. She travels for destination weddings worldwide, so if you're outside the Southeast, don't be shy! Every single wedding and styled shoot looks like it could be turned into a full-length coffee table book. If you love the "art" aspect of photography, Sarah is a wonderful choice.
Justin & Amanda are the sweetest, nicest and easiest to work with Georgia wedding photography team around. Together they are "The Happy Bloom", which describes their work pretty accurately, capturing the happy, colorful moments of your wedding day flawlessly. Their work has a vibrant, joyful energy to it that is hard to duplicate.
Hannah actually takes the top award for youngest photographer I've ever worked with, but if I hadn't told you that, you would have never known! She has the talent of a seasoned professional and is the absolute sweetest, sparkliest Georgia peach. Her work is simultaneously serious and playful, light yet moody. Some people just HAVE it, and Hannah is no exception.
Maybe Natalie did this intentionally when she chose her company name, but looking through her photos makes me want to TRAVEL. I feel like jumping right into the photographs to experience each and every moment! Natalie, in my humble opinion, is one of the most unique Georgia wedding photographers out there. She specializes in "documentary style" fine art photography, and I personally feel like she has a special talent for capturing bold, beautiful colors. Also, she's just an overall really friendly person — you can't go wrong with that!
If the photos below look like they belong on a magazine cover, well, you're actually not wrong. Tiffany & Robert of Rustic White Photography are seasoned pros and have repeatedly landed their work online & in print (and yes, on magazine covers as well). If your style is classic, Southern elegance, look no further than Rustic White!
Leading photo for this blog post by Sawyer Baird!
|Kelly is our very own Director of Marketing and in-house photographer. She specializes in digital media and has a real knack for capturing all things pretty. Click on her photo for collaboration inquiries!|
Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...
Chesterhill is a playful and authentic Art Nouveau (circa 1910) 14k white and yellow gold ring. This antique beauty centers a bezel set Old European Cut diamond gauged at approximately 0.85ct in weight, graded I-J color and SI2-I1 clarity. The ring is further designed with a circular halo of eight Single Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.10ct in weight. Chesterhill is finished with lovely open metalwork that travels around the outside of the ring, reminiscent of a beautiful snowflake. The ring is currently a size 5.5 and can be sized to fit.
Goodhaven is a magnificent and authentic late Georgian era (circa 1830) three stone diamond ring. This beautiful antique ring is made from silver topped 14k yellow and rose gold. The center features a prong set Rose Cut diamond gauged at 7.3mm x 6.64mm graded L-M color and SI2 clarity. Due to the nature of the mounting, the stone weights must be estimated because the mounting has a closed back. A pair of Rose Cut diamonds flank either side of the center stone each gauged at approximately 3.30mm and 3.50mm in diameter each graded K-L color and SI clarity. Goodhaven's rich history and excellent condition make it an incredibly special ring! The ring is finished with a simple 14k yellow gold shank. Goodhaven is currently a size 7.75 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes.
Congratulations are in order for another very happy T&H Couple, Erin & Courtney! These two were engaged with our classic, Mid-Century ring Pine Ridge. Erin wrote us the sweetest summary of their love story, so we're going to let her take it from here!
Court and I met in 2011, and we knew within the first few months that we were meant to be. But it wasn’t until several years later, while enjoying happy hour during an amazing vacation in Maui, that we first really talked about marriage. After returning home, we decided that we each wanted to pick out our own engagement rings, that we both wanted something a little different and unique, and that we’d rather avoid buying new diamonds. I came across the Pine Ridge ring early in my search and immediately knew that its clean lines and classic retro style—as well as its name!—were perfect for me. It was a little out of our price range, though, so I kept looking elsewhere (but I couldn’t help coming back to peek at Pine Ridge every once in a while). One day, to my surprise, the ring was on sale, so I immediately got in touch with Tom and snapped it up. When it arrived it was everything I hoped it would be, and more!
But that’s not the end of the story…Court and I really wanted all the romance and surprise of a proposal, so when I returned the ring to T&H to have it resized Court took charge from there, with Tom helping her keep it a secret when the ring was shipped back. And Tom, Court, and I also got to share our mutual joy and congratulations that now we can all be legally married anywhere in the country. Meanwhile, Court found her own engagement band, and without me knowing, started planning her proposal. A few months later, just a couple days before our 5-year anniversary, I came home from work on a random Thursday evening in the middle of a snowstorm, and opened the door to find that the entire house had been transformed into Maui happy hour! There was patio furniture in the dining room, fairy lights everywhere, a soundtrack of ocean waves and Hawaiian music, Court and our dog were both wearing Hawaiian shirts, and Court offered me a fresh flower lei that had been shipped from Hawaii. The surprises kept coming: Court had also made all of our favorite Hawaiian foods and drinks, covered the window with a giant poster of a Maui sunset, and had a whole assortment of Maui treats and souvenirs, all of which she had been ordering from Hawaii and sneaking into the house for weeks! I had no idea that she was doing any of this! Eventually, after I had a mai tai and recovered a little from my initial shock, Court said, “Well, you probably know why I’ve brought you to Maui…,” got down on one knee and asked me to marry her, pulling Pine Ridge out of her Hawaiian shirt pocket. Of course, I said yes, and then Court handed me her own engagement ring so I could propose right back. Luckily, she also said yes.
We’re planning on a fall 2017 wedding in upstate New York, and we are so delighted that T&H and Tom were part of our engagement experience. And we can’t wait to return to Maui!
We are so happy for you two! May you never lose the magical spark that can turn a snowy afternoon into paradise! ♥
Photos by Rachel Philipson