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Coolest Engagement Ring Instagram Shots

Instagram is famous for capturing the highlights of our daily lives, so surely a snapshot of your new engagement ring will be your biggest online statement! Since your loyal followers are counting on you to truly shine, we’re going to give you some inspiration to make your ring debut a memorable one. Here’s the top engagement ring shots from Instagram, along with the look-alike version from Gottlieb & Sons.

 

Ring with a View

This shot is one of our favorites and it's easy to see why. Firstly, who doesn't love a view of the turquoise ocean, paired with the perfect nude mani? This post screams, “I just got engaged on a yacht in the Caribbean islands”...what more could a girl want? Oh right, the same ring! Get this gorgeous solitaire stone engagement ring complete with the diamond band from Gottlieb & Sons. 

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The Coolest Coffee Snap

Nothing says “engaged” like a Starbucks cup with your wedding date on it! Hilary Bontempo is the queen of stunning Instagram shots, and her engagement ring photo is no exception. She knows how to stage everything from her hands to the ring itself, so take a page out of Hilary’s play book with your favorite chic beverage. Get the look with this precious vintage prong diamond engagement ring.

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Channel Your Inner Trendsetter

Everything about this shot is trendy, from the swirled latte art to the perfectly placed Gucci purse.  Emily Jenny is a well-known instagram blogger and for good reason: she knows how to set up her photos. Want to be a trendsetter like Emily? Be unique with a pear-shaped engagement ring like this one from Gottlieb & Sons.

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Floral and Fabulous

If your instagram is a little more girlie and a lot more earthy, a shot like this is going to make your page go from a few hundred to a few thousand followers very quickly. Pretty in the Pines Instagrammer, Shelby mixes her jewel tones with fresh flowers and draws attention to her beautiful rounded square diamond engagement ring. This ring from Gottlieb & Sons is a close match for those of you that fell in love with hers!

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Hand-Held Perfection

There is no better prop for the most epic engagement ring photo than your fiancé’s own hand. Clearly, famous Instagrammer, Nat Vanessen is no stranger to this trick It's one of our favorite engagement announcements because there's so much love being celebrated in this photo. The combination of the romantic island waves and her carefree baseball cap says it all. It’s romantic isolation at its finest, with the two of them on the water. For a gorgeous intertwined band and vintage ring like Nat’s, refer to this iconic piece by Gottlieb & Sons.

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So whether you have a gorgeous ocean nearby to use as your backdrop, or you simply use some colorful flowers, remember that the best engagement ring shots bring focus to the jewelry itself. Of course, it always helps to add some extra flare with picturesque backgrounds. Happy snapping!

How to Take the Perfect Engagement Selfie

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody’s there to Instagram it, did it really fall? The answer is definitely no. So, now that we’ve established nothing really exists unless it’s online, you’re going to want to post THE perfect picture when you’re announcing your engagement.  A winning engagement post is one that sends hearts soaring and comments bursting your page, designating you with “it girl” status for at least the next week. So, if you’re thinking all it takes is the right filter and a newly bleached smile, you’re in for a much-needed surprise.

 

The Mani

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Nothing showcases that engagement ring more than a beautiful mani, and nothing ruins an engagement ring more than unpolished fingers. So if he proposed while your hands and nails looked like they’ve just been through 60 hours of handy work, you’re going to need to call and book an emergency manicure ASAP. Call in a favor if you have to, because this is the very first thing you need to do! There’s no sense in getting a rock like this one by Gottlieb & Sons just to hide it behind poorly manicured nails!

 

Let’s Get Technical: The Angle and the Lighting

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Just like the wrong angle can quickly change your single chin to a double, it can also take your 2 carat ring to a solid 1. You’ve earned this ring by being exceptional wifey material, and you definitely want to show it off. Taking the photo from above is going to be the most flattering angle for your hand, and for the bling.

Also, don’t keep your followers in the dark when it comes to your engagement ring picture. Nobody wants to see a blurry, dimly lit photo any more than they want to see another wannabe Kim Kardashian. Stick to natural light and take the photo by a window! Hint: Diamonds cut like this one by Gottlieb & Sons reflect light the best so they photograph really well!

 

The Background

 

Please, step AWAY from the busy floor tile and your messy bed. You want the ring to be the center of attention, so it’s super important to keep the background elegant and simple. This type of background will help draw more attention to your prized sparkler!

Try floating your hand above a marble countertop, a white wall or even your car steering wheel (granted it doesn’t have some flashy steering wheel cover). If you want to be real cute, try taking it on your new fiancé’s knee, just make sure he’s wearing some nice jeans or a suit!

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Accessorize your Shot

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If you want to take your creativity to the next level with your IG announcement, show off your new bridal bling with a pastel-coloured clutch, a bouquet or even a coffee cup (just make sure it’s a cute one…aka avoid the McCafe cups please). Need an example? Check out above- Hillary Bontempo’s snap from her Instagram where she shows off her fave sunglasses along with her new favorite jewelry piece. You can also achieve a similar statement with this gorgeous engagement ring by Gottlieb & Sons…bonus!

 

Remember, practice makes perfect so don’t be afraid to take 100 pictures of the same engagement pose. Ultimately, that’s what everyone does anyways, so chug some caffeine, grab your man, and snap, snap away!

Wedding Inspiration: Best Instagram Bridal Looks

 

Instagram sure is a virtual kaleidoscope of bridal looks, but there are definitely a couple of major style themes at play among all these pics.  Showing skin, or creating the tantalizing illusion that skin is shown, ranks as numero uno. Our Instagram brides seem to want a little—and sometimes a lot —of “sexy” accompanying them to the altar!  Whether it’s cutouts, plunging necklines, drop shoulders, or sheer everything, bridal sensuality is in.

A contender theme in Instagram bridal looks is the abundance of rich details on the fabric that adds interest and dimension to the gowns.  Arrays of beads, sequins, lace and extraordinary 3D appliques, animate the wedding dresses like never before.  The florals and blooms are literally popping out of the material!   

Here are just a few of Instagram dress-spirations!

 

The Queen Bride

Doesn’t this bride look like she just stepped out of a painting depicting a queen after a coronation? The high crown is a bold statement, and it gives her a very regal vibe.  Wisely, she chose only a subtle choker as her bling—with the embellished bodice and the eye-catching crown, anything too chunky or glittery around her neck would have been too much visually. 

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The off-the-shoulder design is a way to show some skin, but still remain queenly modest.  With the ball gown skirt just grazing the floor with its embroidered edging, this look is romantic and polished.  This one is for a fearless bride who wants to be a queen bee on her wedding day!

 

The Fairy Tale Princess Bride

What a dreamy look!  This is a dress Snow White could have easily worn to her wedding.  No doubt, all seven dwarfs would have approved—even Grumpy!

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Thanks to the ingenious mega-use of 3D florals and sheers all over the bodice, sleeves and décolletage, this fantasy creation simply mesmerizes.  

The tiered skirt is a vision of cascading blooms, seemingly just barely attached to the tulle gown. Doesn’t it all create an ethereal impression?  You can just imagine the bride in this concoction not merely walking but floating down the aisle!

 

The Sophisticate Bride

Somehow this look manages to have both a vintage and contemporary feel.  That’s quite a feat! 

The plunging V-neckline and the figure hugging sheath design is definitely a today’s trend, but the belt and the intricate lace on the bodice and the sleeves harken back to the turn of the 20th century styling.  The long sleeve has been a craze since Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding to Prince William—her regal dress featured long lace sleeves very similar to these. 

 

The “I’ve-Got-Great-Abs” Bride

The cropped top is not for everyone.  But for those brides-to-be who have sweated bullets at the gym toning the core, this design is a great way to show off what they have accomplished. 

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Although it’s certainly a skin flashing ensemble, it’s little more than a sliver of the skin that’s on show.  And combined with the long traditional train, the gown still retains all the bridal respectability you can expect. 

 

The Flower Bride

Flower-power galore!  The bodice of this gown is amazing, with large, graphic florals and beads dominating the look. 

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The neckline is deep, exposing as much of the cleavage as decently possible, but the flowers all over the place make it look so innocent.  The bodice is an example of another bridal trend, the use of blush in traditionally all-white wedding ensembles. 

With a simple hair style and a huge bouquet of wild flowers that seem to mesh with her dress, this bride looks like Artemis, the Greek goddess of nature!

 

The Peek-A-Boo Bride

We hope that the father of the bride approves of the dress! It may not be exactly what he would have chosen for his little girl— it’s pretty much the epitome of the “naked”, lingerie-style that is sweeping the bridal world! 

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This see-through —but covered in critical places— gown with a deep plunging va-va-voom neckline, is at once simple and sexy. 

The father of the bride may have some reservations, but we’re pretty sure the groom will be wowed watching this bewitching creature walking down the aisle towards him!

 

While these Instagram brides still rely on many traditional elements of the wedding gown, it seems boudoir and lingerie-inspired designs and high tech 3-D appliques are having a major moment.  But in the end, the key is finding the right dress that accentuates your best assets.  Is the dress you’re thinking of getting figure-flattering, and does it make you feel great?  Then, it’s a keeper!