Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Best Baseball Gift Ideas for Your Groomsmen

Are you planning a theme wedding? Or do you just have a lot of Sports fans invited?  While sometimes having a specific focus on your wedding can be incredibly expensive, it’s also possible to save money while keeping on your theme and giving lasting, unique and memorable gifts to your whole wedding party!
A really nice thing about having a sports-themed gift for your groomsmen is that it can be appropriate for the 7-year-old Junior Groomsman up to the oldest member of your wedding party.
Sports fanships cannot be underrated! I still remember at my wedding when the DJ played the fight song of my husband’s favorite college team and his mother came dancing across the floor waving her hands in the air!

So--Let’s talk BASEBALL

All About the Bat

Personalized Bat
It’s not hard to find a site that sells personalized bats. In fact, there are dozens to choose from.  This special gift is awesome because it is practical, lasts virtually forever, can be passed down to children, and is pretty easily stored. 
There are many accounts and reviews online of a personalized baseball bat bringing a young groomsman to tears.

Bats are especially great for the Junior Groomsman or even Ring Bearer whom you can make feel extra special on the big day. These bats below, found on Etsy, can be made in 7 different styles and 3 different colors, so you can really go individual for style.  
They are full-size bats, 34 inches long, and carry a very affordable price tag at around $40. Learn more at
The Pen is Mightier than the Bat
Personalized Game-Used Wood Baseball Bat Pen with Case

This adorable gift has a cool idea behind it and is so easy to carry home (from, say, a destination wedding). Each beautiful pen is “hand-turned and finished” and great for office decor or real-life use. Even better, they’re made out of a real game-used wooden bat!  You can include up to 12 characters engraved on both the pen and the box.
This gift provides an automatic story for your groomsmen--not only can they tell of their relationship with you, but every time it’s asked they can describe the way their pen came to life from their favorite sport.
The pen is 5 inches long, with a standard Parker refill, and is made from gunmetal hardware.  Not only is the gift a tribute to baseball, but it is also a repurposed item, showing your commitment to not wasting these beautiful ash wood bats. They are delivered in a lovely synthetic-leather storage case. You can buy them at

For the Baseball Fan Who Has Everything
Personalized Baseball Beer Cap Map
A very unique idea for the baseball-loving guy who already has his fill of personalized bats and balls is this beer cap map! Made of thick wood, which is directly printed (“No stickers here” as their website states), this holds 64 beer caps and is a fun piece of decor for any man cave! 

If your sports fan is anything like mine, their home city needs to be featured on any sports gift (and pretty much anything else they wear, use, eat or display). The nice thing about this beer cap map is that it can feature the city in script with the name of your sports fan just below it--fitting in with a room full of Team Loyalty!

Great for college buds who are returning to a dorm room or the more established groomsmen with his own home bar space, you can find out more about these at

For sports fans, your sport doesn’t just remind you of something you love to do, or love to watch, but also, the loved ones in your life who cheer on right beside you.

How perfect to say that with a gift on your big day! 

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Warm and Cozy- Summer Love

Have you ever seen a couple that looks perfectly cute together? These absolutely lovely and dreamy photos from our summer couple will definitely leave you breathless!

Similar in Korean dramas where doctors marry each other. Wendy and Gary are both great looking doctors who loves to travel, chill out in cafes and watch movies. I've known Wendy in one of my husband's friend wedding where we were both beautiful bridesmaids. This bubbly and gorgeous bride,decided to have a vintage inspired pre-wedding theme with her sweet husband at a village in Batu Pahat. 

Nothing beats the sweetness of a fairytale story especially if you get to live it for your engagement photography. Sounds nice? Let me give you a glimpse of their picture perfect Korean drama setting taken by Rayson Lo from Monokara Bridal (Sanren Studio).  

This couple really takes an awesomely romantic and charming photos together. I really feel like I’m looking at a new k-drama series. 

I can't help myself but to get awed at their sweet poses!

Pre-Wedding Shoot Details:

Groom: Gary Chia
Bride: Wendy Ter
Photographer: Rayson Lo (Monokara Bridal/Sanren Studio)
Hair and Make up: Ah Yii (Monokara Bridal/Sanren Studio)
Wedding Gowns: (Monokara Bridal/Sanren Studio)
Location: Monokara Bridal (Sanren Studio)
Batu Bahat, Malaysia 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Selecting the Best Diamond Ring

Hello Prince Charming’s! Thinking to propose to your princess very soon? Let me guide you in choosing the right diamond that she deserves.

Diamonds comes in different sizes, shapes, colors, carats, cuts and clarity. Although it was really tough to choose which one your princess will like, let me and my new friend Paul from explain to you the guidelines in choosing the best diamond proposal ring.

Have you ever heard of 4C’s in buying diamonds? Paul explained very well in his website that diamonds must be analysed by their cut, clarity, color and carat. In general, the 4C’s can greatly change the price and technical qualities that the stone possesses.

The Diamond 4C's


The cut determines how well a diamond absorbs and reflects light. The better the cut, the more sparkle the stone will have.

Proportions: the relative sizes and angles of the diamond’s parts and facets
Symmetry: the precision of the cut design, especially the facets
Polish: the smoothness and lustre of the diamond’s surface

The cut grades are referenced on a diamond’s certificate often using the GIA standards of Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor. For the most part, the actual measurements are mainly on the laboratory reports.

TIP: Go for a Good or Excellent cut. If you are not sure on her shape preference, I would suggest a round cut will do. It is classic and a safer choice.


The clarity of a diamond refers to the amount/type of inclusions present in it. A diamond with lesser flaws inspected under 10X magnification receives a higher grade.

Flawless- No inclusions and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification

Internally Flawless (IF) - No inclusions visible under 10x magnification

Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) - Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification

Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)- Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor

Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2)- Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification

Included (I1, I2, and I3) Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance

TIP: VS1-VS2 are most popular and value for money. They appear to look very clean and flawless in the naked eye.


The color of a diamond is rated on a scale of D – Z, with D being totally colorless and Z being a noticeable yellow. In the market, the range of D-F is highly sought after.

If you are on a tight budget, the color is unnoticeable if you buy a lower grade like K or L instead of a D. Your lady won’t even notice it at all. Unless you have enough to invest, I would suggest buying a D or a single colored diamond. Or just invest in a higher cut which is the most important factor in a diamond’s brilliance. The brighter the stone, the better.

TIP: Buy G-J color which appears to look like colorless in the naked eye and a value for money.


The carat weight refers to a specific measurement of how heavy the diamond is. Note: By itself, carat weight is not an indication of the stone’s physical dimensions.

TIP: Look for not so popular carat weight like 0.30, 0.50, 0.75 and so on. They are cheaper than the usual whole number carats. You can't barely see the difference if you buy a 0.80 to a 1 carat diamond.

As a beginner, hopefully you were able to learn a lot in this blog post. Just quick tips below:

- If you are aiming for a white Gold Ring setting, you may go for round cut with H-J color, or Princess/Emerald cut with G-I or Oval/Pear/Heart cut with F-H color.

- If you are aiming for a yellow Gold ring Setting, you may go for Round Cut K-M color or Princess/Emerald cut with J-K color or Oval/Pear/Heart cut with I-J color.

As I said earlier, Diamond color doesn't matter much as long as the cutting is excellent. But of course, this will all depend on your budget.

Partner's Profile:

Paul Gian is Singaporean who graduated from GIA’s Diamond Graduate program in Hongkong. His website was created for one sole purpose; to teach everyone everything he knows about diamonds. Unlike other Internet based jewelers or “educational” websites that regurgitate the same old content to market their own products, he don’t sell diamonds. The information on his website is written purely with the objective to help you understand diamonds and make educated purchases.


Thursday, 20 August 2015

50 amazing Celebrity Wedding Dresses by Shari's Berries

What's more unforgettable to a bride than her wedding dress? What if it's a celebrity with limitless dress options?—you know it'll be top-notch! An illustrated top 50 wedding gowns of the most iconic celebrity dresses from the last 65 years by will give you an idea of which celebrity gown suits you. 

Thanks alot Julissa Arangure from Shari's Berries blog for giving us the opportunity to post these lovely historical gowns. 

Enjoy the designs ladies! 

50 Amazing Celebrity Wedding Dresses by