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Let's get the party started!

With so much wedding planning going on, it can be confusing as to whether you should have a bridal shower, bachelorette party or both. Our suggestion...both!

Engagement Rings

9 Rings for the Alternative Bride

Why settle for the same old solitaire when you can create something unique, alternative, and totally unexpected. Mix your metals with a two-tone setting, or mix and match the color of your lab-created diamonds and/or lab-created gemstones – the possibilities...

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Fall Bridal Guide - Wedding Inspiration

Good news folks, our Fall Bridal Guide looks are in! From vintage classics to modern-day trends, there is so much to FALL IN LOVE with this wedding season! Here's a collection of our favorite fall inspired Wedding Styles… Destination Details:...

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10 Honeymoon essentials you must pack

With all the stress of planning your wedding, it's easy to overlook your honeymoon essentials. And, since your packing list will be primarily determined by your honeymoon destination, we thought we help get you started by sharing our top 10 must...

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You're married, but now what?

Congratulations! You are finally married, could life be any better? The stress of the wedding is over and now your days can be spent making memories as a married couple and planning your future together. There is only one small catch...

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Best man gift ideas

He's your best mate, best friend, brother from another mother (or maybe even the same) and now you've asked him to stand by you, on your big day, as your Best Man. Since he has been there for you through it...

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Bridesmaid gifts & wedding day bliss

As traditions go, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes....wait, wait, let me back up a second - getting married is huge, so let's stop there. A lot goes into your big day from financial planning, down to the tedious...

Engagement Rings

8 non-traditional solitaire engagement rings

Solitaire engagement rings are considered the most classic and traditional style of engagement ring. However, as trends shift, we're seeing more and more couples choosing unique and non-traditional engagement rings, and this fun trend includes solitaire engagement rings too. From...

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Choosing her wedding band

Wedding Bands universally symbolize commitment and everlasting love between a couple, but the way they look or how they “match” your engagement ring is entirely up to personal taste. According to Brides.com, your engagement ring and wedding band should complement...

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Rose gold engagement rings

Today’s bride is all about style and personal touches. While white gold is still the frontrunner when it comes to engagement rings and wedding ring sets, we have seen a significant increase in brides (and grooms, YES even grooms) choosing...

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The perfect wedding speech

Let’s face it, we are all not public speakers, but as tradition goes you will need to put pen to paper, or mouth to words on your big day, so we are here to help you out, with our three...

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The 5 Best Tulum Honeymoon Attractions

Along the Yucatan Peninsula lies the historic town of Tulum, Mexico. Known for its unique archeological past and stunning waterfront views, it is the perfect honeymoon getaway for couples looking for the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Check out...

Engagement Rings

13 romantic halo engagement rings

Featuring a center stone encircled with diamonds every halo engagement ring makes a unique statement, from vintage inspiration to modern details, Halo Engagement Rings are a fantastic choice for any bride-to-be. Renee Engagement Ring The Renee Antique Engagement Ring features...

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5 Maui Must-Dos for the Best Hawaiian Honeymoon

Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking views on the planet. When it comes to honeymooning, Maui is undoubtedly the ultimate romantic getaway. From tropical rainforests to soft-sand beaches, there’s something for all couples to explore on...

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How to order your engagement ring

Ordering Online with MiaDonna We know all too well that ordering online can be a daunting task. So that’s why we went ahead and created a simple ordering process that takes the stress out of shopping online. Now you can...

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Eco-friendly honeymoon destinations

Why not use the money you saved by purchasing a lab-grown diamond engagement ring and splurge on an eco-friendly honeymoon destination? At least, that is what we would do. Did you know? Many of the world’s most luxurious hotels and...

Anna-Mieke Anderson

Introducing MiaDonna 5.0

I’m so excited to announce that the new and totally revamped MiaDonna website is officially live. It's the 5th website we’ve designed since I started the business 12 years ago, and just like me, it keeps getting better with age....