Hey guys!! Who knew wedding planning was so time consuming?! Okay, I guess everyone knows it is time consuming.. haha! Anyways, Patrick and I aren’t getting married until 2020, but we are trying to get a head start on planning since we are both always so busy with work and travel! I honestly don’t know what I would do if it weren’t for my girlfriends who listen to me go back-and-forth between venue choices and color schemes. All the wedding talk has got me thinking about how important our girlfriends are in the wedding planning process, and how they should totally be recognized for that!

I was recently introduced to Lightbox Laboratory-Grown Diamonds. They are the perfect thank you gift to the maid-of-honor during the planning process. The sparkly lab-grown stones start at only $200 (not including the cost of the setting). Lab-grown diamonds are not rare, so they’re lighter on the pocket and the perfect thank you gift to a friend! Lightbox diamonds are laboratory-grown and come in soft shades of pink, blue and white. Although the process needed to create them is different from nature, they are just as sparkly!! You could get your maid-of-honor this pair of blue diamond earrings  to tie into the “something blue” wedding theme! It is such a fun way to show your friend that you know they don’t need to be listening to how you don’t know if the napkins you ordered will complement the dinner plates, but they happily listen and lend advice because they care about you!

Last weekend I met my friend for coffee in Hayes Valley and we decided to stop into a candy and pastry shop afterwards for a sweet treat. Less money spent on jewelry = more sweets! How beautiful do my Lightbox lab-grown diamonds look paired with my new fall outfit?! I love wearing my dainty pendant over my turtleneck so that I can still show it off in the cooler weather. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wear a pink turtleneck sweater to go with my pink necklace! And let’s not forget these earrings! I kept getting so many compliments on these sparkly Lightbox diamond earrings while we were out. They are so beautiful! I have been wearing the jewelry every day since I got it, so I know that anyone would be beyond excited to receive them as a “thank you” gift or even as a birthday present!!

When we were out candy shopping, my girl friend pointed out that the little wrapped candies would be perfect for the gift bags at my bachelorette party!! I loved that idea because it gives all of my out-of-town bridesmaids a little piece of San Francisco. My girls have already been so helpful in my planning process and keep it so fun and joyful! We could not stop laughing the whole day and walked out with about 10 lbs of candy.

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Photos by Meg Russell