Guest Post by Tungsten World
Wedding rings
Despite waving goodbye to the warm weather of summer and inching closer to the colder months, one joy of Fall is the spectrum of colors on display throughout the country courtesy of Mother Nature. Green leaves make way for a cascade of reds, oranges, yellows and browns and those lucky enough to be getting married this time of year have the pleasure of using nature’s color palette as the backdrop for their special day.

Real wedding
Jonna and Brian were married on Fourth Lake. The beautiful wedding was captured by The Amber Studio.  The bride's family has a summer home on Fourth Lake and it was a lovely setting for the nuptials. I love the bride's something blue...her fabulous shoes!

Wedding dress by Isabelle Armstrong
Luxury couture bridal designer, Isabelle Armstrong's Fall 2015 collection is a tribute to Grace Kelly with timeless designs, beautifully draped silks, delicate laces and textured fabrics. The collection speaks to the splendor, passion and grace that define her enduring and distinguished persona. Ball gowns, trumpet, simple sheaths, modified A-lines and fit and flare silhouettes are included in the collection of thirty-two gowns. Here are some of the beautiful dresses from the collection!

Five factors that influence a woman's decision to take her husband's last name
George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin nearly three weeks ago and Amal announced that she is changing her name to Amal Clooney.  While Amal opted to take Clooney as her last name, her age (36) and professional identity as an international lawyer are factors that would make one think that she would have kept her maiden name in some way (perhaps as a middle name).

Before getting married, many couples often move in together. Moving in together for the first time is a very challenging experience, with sharing chores and expenses – not to mention a bathroom – and merging home décor styles topping the list of sore spots for newly cohabitating couples, a new survey shows.

Who will walk you down the aisle at your wedding
Many brides are given away or walked down the aisle by their father. Others choose to have their mom walk them down the aisle, some choose to walk down the aisle solo or use another family member. Your decision is a personal matter. Peter Edwards Photography shares more information on who should give you away in the interesting infographic below. 

Guest Post by Reed and Barton
Champagne Flute Glasses
Whether it is to be your wedding or you are to be a guest, the giving of gifts plays a very important role in the celebration of this highly important day. As much as the gifts are specific to the taste of the couple, there are certain specific items that have become quite traditional for giving in honor of a marriage.

Sareh Nouri Wedding Dress
The dresses in the Fall 2015 collection of Sareh Nouri are glamorous and composed of graceful and intricate details that are sure to capture your heart. The classic collection is complete with hand embroidered French lace, and various silhouettes’ that will draw your eyes with its beauty.  This season Sareh Nouri has unveiled her first evening wear selection, staying true to her ethereal and romantic aesthetics. Take a look at some of the lovely dresses in the collection.

History of the Engagement Ring
You have a beautiful engagement ring on your finger! Do you know the history of the engagement ring? Our good friends at Bespoke Diamonds in Ireland have put together this great infographic to give you information on the history of the engagement ring and other ring facts. 

By Wedding Thingz Contributor: 
Amanda Walters
Is is acceptable for a man to NOT wear a wedding ring
It is a time-honored tradition; married men wear their wedding rings and single men go ring-less. Men’s wedding bands function like an early warning device in the dating world. When a woman sees a guy she likes in a bar, she glances at his ring finger. If he has one, he is off limits, but if he doesn’t have one, he’s free to flirt with. Wives depend on the wedding ring to ward off overbearing women looking for potential husbands or just someone to have fun with. A talisman to drive the evil spirits away, you might say. However, nowadays, more and more married men are foregoing wearing their wedding rings for various reasons.