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Newly engaged Katy Perry showed off her engagement when arriving in London on Saturday night.  Perry’s fiance, comedian Russell Brand, popped the question on New Year’s Eve over a romantic candle-lit dinner and elephant ride in India.

What do you think of Katy’s bling?

These days many brides are saying goodbye to the traditional solitaire and opting for bands instead.  Why? It’s cheaper, more practical in everyday life and totally chic!  Here are a few of Marvelous Girl’s wedding bands picks this season:

This mix of 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold by EV Jewelry Design is stunning.  On each of the pieces as a pave there are 120 round diamonds VS2 G color, Russian cut, totalling 1.20 karats.  Price: $3,457.00

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend this ring will never leave your sight!  A Timeless piece designed by Kwiat, it ranges from four to 15 karats and is set in platinum.  The price varies by karat size.

Black and white never goes out of style and that’s why we adore this ring.  With white and black diamonds in an 18-karat white gold setting, this knife-edge ring from Ivanka Trump is sheer elegance.  Price:  $2,300

Another masterpiece from EV Jewelry Design crafted in 4.75 DWT of18-karat white gold, with 140 round cut VS2 G color diamonds at 1.40 karat and 72 round cut VS2 G color diamond at 0.72 karat.  Price:  $2,094.00

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Planning the perfect proposal is one of the most stressful tasks for a man looking to pop the question.  Fortunately, newlywed Ivanka Trump has just launched her New York Proposal Package to simplify the process.

“We understand how challenging it can be for men to not only shop for a ring, but plan the perfect way to pop the question,” said Ivanka, who in turn pledged, “We will plan everything: all he has to do is ask!”

By purchasing any of the diamond engagement ring at Trump’s Bridal Bar in her Madison Avenue boutique, clients are entitled to:

  • A complimentary one-night stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, or the new Trump SoHo (opening February 1st), both in Manhattan
  • Champagne and one dozen long-stemmed roses waiting in the couple’s suite
  •  A romantic 3-course dinner (and more champagne!) at either hotel’s restaurant
  • Breakfast in bed the following morning

Prices at the Ivanka Trump Bridal Bar start at $800.  And if you haven’t checked out her jewelry collection, you’re really missing out.  The pieces are elegant and breathtaking, just as every bride should be!  See the Ivanka Trump collection at

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bad engagement photoYou may have thought awkward family photos were funny, but there’s something even funnier:  Awesomely Bad Engagement Photos

If you recently got engaged then you have to check out this website.  It might just make you rethink that upcoming photo shoot.

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Khloe Kardashian Kim partyLast night, while hosting Three-O Vodka Bubble Launch Party at Greenhouse in NYC, sisters Kim and Khloe Kardashian looked stunning in a black and white.  Wondering what lables they were wearing?

Kim (right): a Zara Jacket, Guiseppe Zanotti Boots and a Juliette Jake Clutch.  

Khloe (left):  Alice & Olivia Dress, Guiseppe Zanotti Boots and an Audrina Castro Clutch.

Surprisingly inexpensive choices for the Kardashian girls.  Kim must be saving up for that $20 million engagement she’s rumored to be eyeing.

Aria Style 107
Aria Style 107

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to look fabulous on your wedding day.  The true fashionista can find a jaw-dropping dress and still spend less.

If you’re a fashion and price-savvy bride, you have to check out ARIA wedding dresses.  With sleek, romantic bridal gowns, ARIA wedding dresses are all under $500!

Marvelous Girl suggests:  Styles 107 and 191

If you still think you need a couture dress, check out for significantly discounted garments.

picture stamps came up with an absolutely fantastic idea – PhotoStamps!  Now you can create stamps using your most cherished photos.  This is perfect when mailing thank you cards after an event.  For more informaiton visit

Photo by lifan
Photo by lifan

For those of you marvelous girls getting engaged this year, you might get a nice surprise when ring shopping.  According to industry research firm IBISWorld, the average price of a wedding ring will drop nine percent this year.

“With the unemployment rate rising and job security uncertain, people’s budgets are shrinking,” explained Toon van Beeck, senior industry analyst with IBISWorld.  ” They’re holding off on big purchases, such as engagement rings and wedding planning, which is lowering demand and subsequently price.”

Over 2009, IBISWorld estimates the average price of an engagement ring to fall to $3,000.  This is a sharp drop compared to 2007 when economic times were good and engagement rings were about $4,500.

When buying rings on a budget, many grooms are going to I Do Now I Don’t or to a diamond wholesaler.

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