Our obsession with raw diamonds intensifies with these edgy & chic rings

If there's one type of engagement ring that always gives me the lusties, it's a raw diamond ring. So whenever I end up down the rabbit hole of the shinies and pretties at The Raw Stone, I get all giddy. Let's deep dive into the stunning world of raw diamonds and if we can find on that tickles your fancy…

Behind the lens with love story wizard, Atlanta-based photographer YouAreRaven

If you've been a reader for a while, I'll bet you either already know about Atlanta-based photographer Raven Shutley of YouAreRaven or have seen her work on the site. She's been a mainstay of the offbeat community for so long and is one of our most trusted partners. So I decided to see what it was that really separates Raven from all the others. What makes her tick, how her totally warm personality will make you feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera, what mad skills she brings to the table, and why it all means that you'll be floored by the photos you'll get.

Butterflies, cats, & dragons: These custom animal rings will bring out your inner fantastic beast

A Hufflepuff badger ring? A butterfly amid vines on the band? A fox patronus ring? A subtle snake print on a masculine wedding band? If you're wondering how these come to be, it's a no-brainer for us. We work with our long-time custom jewelry partners at Joseph Jewelry. You can pick one of their gorgeous existing rings, of course, but why stop there when you can dream up a nerdy, goth, or nature-based animal ring to channel your inner familiar?

This Washington DC wedding photography superhero is capturing love stories and hearts all over

If you're planning a Washington DC wedding, we've got the inclusive, offbeat-minded wedding photographer for you. We fell hard for Erika Nizborski when we saw that she was all about equality, embracing what makes you unique, and had her own offbeat wedding (so she totally gets it!). Her documentary style will tell the whole story of your day with tear-jerking candids and little funny, meaningful moments you'd never have found otherwise. It's my favorite kind of photography style.

Tons of dazzling colored gemstone rings for every kind of couple

Diamonds may have been a girl's best friend, but we're branching out in all kinds of colorful ways these days. While it's all good if you want to snag a diamond ring, you also don't have to feel locked in to it AT ALL. One of our fave jewelry artisan partners, Metalicious, specializes in all things alternative when it comes to gemstones so I went down the rabbit hole to see what stunning sparklies we could find in colored gemstones, diamond alternatives, and even snazzy alternative metals for wedding bands.