Gorgeous rings don’t have to cost a pretty penny! Between boutique designers, Etsy sellers, and vintage and estate curators there are plenty of unique engagement rings within budget. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites in varying styles, all under $2,500!

BULGARI gold, pearl, and diamond bypass Ring via 1st Dibs, $1,800 / Victorian gold, pearl and diamond ring via 1st Dibs, $2,450 / Early 1900′s moonstone ring by Erica Weiner, $340 / Graduated diamond and opal band by Erica Weiner, $1,200 / Baby pearl bud ring by Alex Monroe, $200 / The Beatrix ring via Brilliant Earth, $2,400

Five stone pear cut sapphire diamond band by Sam n Sue, $1,390 / Chrysalite 5-stone ring via 1st Dibs, $1,950 / Sensual antique natural pearl and diamond band via 1st Dibs, $2,500 / Radiant diamond and natural pearl band via 1st Dibs, $2,300 / Crescent diamond ring by Bario Neal, $2,222 / 18K Champagne five stone band by Sam n Sue, $1,050

Hermes diamond “H” yellow-gold ring via 1st Dibs, $1,700 / Square diamond stackable ring via Nordstrom, $1,395 / 18K yellow gold Yasmine ring with white diamonds by Stone via mytheresa.com, $917 / White diamond band ring by Blanca Monros Gomez via Shop Bop, $1,630 / Diamond bubble eternity band by Rebecca Overmann via palasjewelers.com, $1,730 / Baguette diamond band by Bario Neal, $2,475

Cordate ring via BHLDN, $420 / Round rose cut diamond ring by Conroy & Wilcox, $2,240 / “Wheat” diamond ring by Anna Sheffield via greenwichjewelers.com, $2,000 / Rose cut diamond stack band by Dawes Design via palasjewelers.com, $1,575 / Diamond engagement ring via 1st Dibs, $2,200 / Avens ring by Bario Neal, $2,200

The Bolero Ring via Brilliant Earth, $2,450 / Viola’s treasure signet ring by Elisa Solomon via Cat Bird, $1,260 / Savoy art deco ring via Trumpet and Horn, $1,800 / Dover art deco ring via Trumpet and Horn, $500 / Victorian-era “MIA” cigar band by Erica Weriner, $600 / Art Nouveau diamond ring via 1st Dibs, $1,800

Rose and vine ring by Alex Monroe, $200 / Knot ring by Gabriela Artigas via Shop Bop, $198 / Horseshoe ring by Erica Weiner, $500 / White topaz scallop ring by Jamie Wolf via Shop Bop, $1,200 / “Loved” ring by Nora Kogan, $576 / Rose gold bezel heart ring via Rare Earth Etsy shop, $365

Pavlova pink sapphire ring by Elisa Solomon via Cat Bird, $2,318 / Edwardian amethyst and seed pearl ring via Doyle & Doyle, $985 / Square turquoise ring by Mociun, $2,250 / Victorian Etruscan Revival coral ring via Doyle & Doyle, $2,400 / Wood nymph ring with tourmaline and diamonds by Megan Thorne via greenwichjewelers.com, $1,685 / Sapphire and diamond white gold cluster ring via 1st Dibs, $2,500

Do you have or are you considering a unique engagement ring? Which one is your favorite?

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Last year we did a post on 50 of our favorite fonts, and it was such a hit that we thought we’d round up another 50 awesome fonts – and this time, all of them are free for personal use! From invites to menus to favor labels, any of your DIY wedding projects can benefit from a fabulous font…

Aerolite CP / Amatic SC / Archistico / Birmingham / Brannboll Fet / CAC Champagne / Castro Script / Centeria Script / Champagne & Limousines / Champignon

Clipper Script / Coneria Script / Contribute / Cursif / Cylburn / Dancing Script / Ecolier / Espacio / Fontleroy Brown / Freebooter Script

Grand Hotel / Hand Shop Typography / Henry Rodeo Circus / Housegrind / Janda Elegant Handwriting / Janda Stylish Script / Jenna Sue / La Belle Aurore / Learning Curve Pro / Lighthouse

Little Days / Mardian / Masterics / Matchbook / Mountains of Christmas / Nautik / Nickelodeon / Pacifico / Parisienne / Pompiere

Ranger / Ribbon / Riddle / Sail / Sofia / Some Weatz / Southern Aire / Suilly la Tour / Windsor Hand / Wonderlust

 

We’d love to know how you’re using fab fonts in your wedding projects – and did we miss any of your favorite free fonts? Share them in the comments!

Please note: Most of these fonts are free for personal use only. Many of them also accept optional donations to support the designers.
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Melissa Schollaert shared these lovely photos of Chaviano Couture’s 2013 collection with us, and they were just too dreamy not to share…

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Flowing tulle, delicate lace, and hand painted organza… the collection perfectly embodies romance and whimsy.

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Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert
Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert
Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert

Don’t you love the barely-there roses on the skirt of this gown? So sweet and unexpected!

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Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an elegant take on kaftan sleeves – such a uniquely chic look!

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Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert Chaviano Couture, Melissa Schollaert

 

See lots more of Chaviano Couture’s beautiful dresses in the gallery.

Photographer: Melissa Schollaert / Gowns: Chaviano Couture / Floral Design, Stylist: Carlee Sizemore / Model: Kacie Boguski / Hair, Makeup: Medalyn Salon / Accessories: Paloma’s Nest / Custom Dress Fabric: Momental Designs
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There’s something really special about Super 8 films, so it’s easy to understand why a couple might choose a videographer to capture their wedding day in this nostalgic medium. But what about other important moments or events that you might want to keep between family and friends (meaning: without a professional videographer)? With a baby on the way, I imagine having her first birthday on Super 8 – what a wonderful memory that would be! Or what about a honeymoon or birth story or even a family vacation? I love the idea of capturing life in analog, which makes me super excited to introduce the Homemade Films kit from my buddies at A Bryan Photo.

Here are a few of my favorites (they’re all under 4 minutes, so definitely take a sec to check them out):

BRITISH COLUMBIA HONEYMOON

ITALIAN VACATION

WELCOME HOME BABY

Aren’t these fun?! The way it works is A Bryan Photo sends you their Homemade Films kit complete with Super 8 camera and film, you use it and send it back them, and then they edit it into a memorable film for you. One couple loves them so much they’ve taken it with them on three different trips!

So what would you want to capture on Super 8? Wouldn’t this be a rad wedding gift for a group of friends to give a couple for their honeymoon?

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Last week’s wedding updo post was a big hit, but we didn’t want to leave those down-do brides hanging! Loose curls, half up, sideswept – here, 60 of our favorite long hairstyles for brides…

Jessica Chastain // Emmy Rossum // Marion Cotillard
Maya Rudolph // Megan Fox // Rachel Weisz

Freida Pinto // romantic half-up hair // Angelina Jolie
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley // Zoe Saldana // Martha Stewart Weddings

Kate Winslet // Gisele Bundchen // Jessica Alba
long wavy hair // Reese Witherspoon // Lily Aldridge

Jenny Packham // Rosie Huntington-Whiteley // Sandra Bullock
Taylor Swift // heavy bangs // Cushnie et Ochs

Brides // The Knot // Brides
Oscar de la Renta // Reese Witherspoon // The Knot

Jessica Chastain // twisted back hair // Lauren Conrad
Lela Rose // Jordana Brewster // Gucci

Gwen Stefani // Oscar de la Renta // twists and curls
Rebecca Minkoff // Alicia Keyes // Badgley Mischka

Blake Lively // Elle Sweden // Dita Von Teese
Dianna Agron // romantic vintage hair // Diane Kruger

mod flip // Fashion Gone Rogue // deep side part
Mollie King // mod-inspired half-up hair // mod curls

Carolina Herrera // Dianna Agron // Claire Danes
Reese Witherspoon // Kate Beckinsale // Brooklyn Decker

 

Looking for updos? Check out our last round-up, with 60 of our favorite bridal updo hairstyles!

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