My Cousin Got Married! Come See Her Gorgeous Wedding & Our Adventurous Trip!

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(All of the professional photos were taken by King Street Studios)

Awwwe Weddings…who doesn’t Love a wedding? Everyone’s looking fancy, smiling, and excited for the happy couple. There’s a palpable romance in the air and there’s just something absolutely magical about sharing and celebrating LOVE!

It was a real treat to be celebrating my cousin Kelly’s wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. She’s my Mom’s brother’s youngest of two daughters and she was marrying Adam Weiss. They’re a super fun couple who love each other dearly and I’m excited to share their AMAZING wedding with you!

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Hold your horses for just one minute….before I get to the wedding, we made a little extended trip out of it by first, by visiting Savannah! The Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Savannah!

It can be tough to get the family together these days, so we wanted to take every chance we can get, and this was a great one!

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My sister Lily, my parents and I, all had a ball exploring Savannah Georgia.

You can’t see it too well, so here’s a better picture; I’m wearing one of my favorite tassel necklaces that I made with (non other than) what else, Swarovski Crystals (of course)!

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I handmade this Swarovski Crystal Tassel Necklace using Swarovski Tahitian Pearls and Aquamarine Satin Crystals. The two colors compliment each other so well and I wear it all the time because it goes with practically everything! The navy blue undertones mixed with a sophisticated sparkle, looks especially  nice with jeans. I sprinkled in some Silver Crystal Rhinestone Rondelles (Swarovski is only making the Rhodium now, which is still very nice, just a slightly darker plating) and I added some extra drama above the tassel with the  Swarovski 80101 BeCharmed Pave Beads. The large hole allows for the thread to easily fit through and attach it to the clasp with a jump ring. I just love the clustered pave crystal look!

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Lily & I capturing the moment along the river. Those twinsies smiles just say it all  🙂

Lily handmade her pearl earrings as well. Making jewelry runs in the family! Luckily our parents taught us at a young age & put our little nimble fingers to work! We all helped out making crystal beaded strands and necklaces for the family business. Then we would all have a ball together selling at art’s and craft fairs. Those are the days I cherish the most! Swarovski…bringing our family together, one crystal at a time  🙂

We loved walking all around Savanna and soaking up the rich culture. Seeing the historic Bonaventure Cemetery was a real treat and we even made it to Tybee Island. We happen to catch a terrific jazz festival, which was a fun way to dance off all the fabulous food we were enjoying!

A fantastic time was had by all…now off to meet our brother Jaia, his wifey Breanna and Lily’s hubby James in Charleston for the wedding!

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Here’s the Schmidt crew (Harmony, Jaia and Lily). I’m the oldest, but somehow the shortest…how did that happen?

We had a fun, albeit HOT & HUMID Fall day exploring Charleston.

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We’re all smiles as we head off to the rehearsal dinner!

You can’t really see our jewelry well, but Lily is wearing a necklace and bracelet I made with dainty fresh water pearls in a light cream color mixed with Swarovski Crystals in Rose Satin and  Light Rose Satin. Her dress is actually a baby pink and complimented the dress beautifully.

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I’m wearing the new Swarovski Crystal 6533-33mm Raindrop Pendants as earrings in Blush Rose with Gold plating. I absolutely ADORE them! I can’t say enough about this gorgeous style. I have worn this shape in different colors of earrings and layered necklaces almost every week since receiving them. I can’t get enough of them!

Every time I wear them, I receive more compliments then the last – honestly it’s my favorite style Swarovski has made – I know I  know – they make so many beautiful styles and I shouldn’t pick favorites – but I can’t help it! It’s won my heart! They are just so elegant and easy to make jewelry with! OK, I think my rant is over, thanks for bearing with me 😉

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It’s Rehearsal Dinner Time! Yay!

We had so much fun catching up with the fam! I’m sitting next to my cousin Holly, (Kelly’s sister) who I just LOVE so much! She’s next to her hubby Tim, who is super fun, great guy all around and so glad he’s apart of our family! What a fun night with everyone!

Next up….the BIG day!

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Here’s the whole family (minus my hubby Mike). He was a real trooper holding down Rainbows of Light while I go off and play! Well, somebody’s gotta ship those sparkles to you, and although Kashi’s a smart pup, somehow a girl just doesn’t appreciate a bag full of bones in the mail when she’s expecting a bag full of Swarovski Crystals  😉

My Mom is wearing the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel necklace that I made her for her Birthday! It made me feel so good that she wore it and loves it so much! I made it with Black Swarovski Pearls, Crystal Silver Night, Black Diamond and Crystal Silver Shade beads, along with accents of Gold Black Diamond Rhinestone Rondelles and finished with a Gold clasp. I also added an 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in Black Diamond.

My sister-in-law makes jewelry as well and she’s wearing beautiful Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings. She makes custom jewelry for all kinds of occasions. Check out all her sparkling goodies at: Crystal-Princess.com

I bet you’ll never guess what earrings I wore to the wedding  😉

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Oh how did you know? Haha…Yep, of course, my fave 6533-33mm Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Pendants in Crystal Silver Night with the Rhodium finish. I told you, I just can’t get enough of them!

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Here’s the lovely bride and she’s looking more beautiful then EVER!

Kelly is a personal stylist, so this girl KNOWS fashion. She’s wildly successful and so much fun to be around. She’s also one of the most hilarious people I know and loves to have fun with life! Her soon to-be last name is Weiss, so she cleverly named her wedding website Twice The Weiss (too cute!)

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This shot is adorable! They’re both so excited to see each other for the first time on their wedding day!

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Even MORE Adorable!

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Here comes the Bride…

She’s escorted down the isle by my wonderful, loving Aunt Sue. We were all tearing up that her Dad, Tom couldn’t be there. Unfortunately he passed away many years ago after his battle with cancer. He was the most fun-loving person, we all loved him very much and I know that he was there in spirit. Kelly embroidered Toms initials on her sash and there were caring sentiments said before a moment of silence to honor him.

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Even at the alter, Kelly’s doing what she does best…cracking Adam up!

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Getting married and doing the happy dance!

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Sealed with a kiss!

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They were made for each other!

The Wild & Wonderful Weisses!

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What a gorgeous wedding party with the rich amethyst and plum tones mixed with natural green hues.

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The setting was stunning!

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They had a twist on the traditional sit down dinner, opting for smaller intimate tables inside and out on the balcony, where people could sit wherever they wanted. I loved it!

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Lets kick off this celebration with their first dance…awe!

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My cousin Holly gave the best matron of honor toast! It was funny, sweet and heart-warming. I just love this picture, all those smiles just makes me smile!

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How about some more dancing!

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And the celebration continues….with a fun sparkling sendoff!

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A little wardrobe and venue change to get this dance party started!

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Get your glow sticks on & dance like it’s 19-99!

Needless to say, we danced the rest of the night away.

WOW! What a fun wedding & memorable adventure!

Thanks for coming on this little trip with me & hope you had fun too!

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Harmony and Kashi

Warmest Regards, Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi

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Featured Designer ~ Jeanine from Joy From The Heart

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Jeanine from Joy from the Heart has been making jewelry and sun catchers since 2002. It all started when she received a sun catcher as a gift. It meant so much to her and she wanted to bring that enjoyment to others. Jeanine started with making the sun catchers and soon friends were encouraging her to make jewelry. Creating the Guardian Angel sun catcher and hearing from the customers about how they are enjoyed means a lot to her.

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Swarovski Triple Stacked Crystal AB Cube Bracelet 

This stunningly eye-catching  Swarovski Crystal AB bracelet features a secession of three 5601-6mm Crystal AB Cube Beads stacked on top of each other incorporating the 5822-19mm Silver AB Bar Rondelles as spacers. This luxurious crystal bracelet exudes glamour and sophistication, a perfect center piece for a celebratory event such as a wedding or gala that will truly wow admirers.

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Swarovski Crystal Sapphire Necklace

This refined Swarovski Crystal necklace features a graduated design of 5601-4mm, 6mm and 8mm Sapphire Cubes and sterling silver spacer beads. This beautiful design is available in many different colors to accommodate your specific desire.

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Swarovski Crystal Cube Pendant Necklace 

This amazingly brilliant but simple pendant, can be custom made specifically for you, your mother, grandmother, friend or relative. Jeanine strings together Swarovski Crystals matching the person’s birthstones onto a beautiful sterling silver head-pin, separated by gorgeous squardelle crystals.

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Swarovski Crystal Cube and Squardelle Watch Collection

Jeanine’s embellished watch collection includes gold or silver, square or round watch faces with handmade bands using various colors of the 5601-4mm Swarovski  Cubes beads and sparkling Bar Rondelles. These one-of-a-kind watches transform a normal watch into a piece of beautiful jewelry and are available in a variety of rainbow or single color options.

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Swarovski Crystal Double Stacked Cube and Squardelle Earrings

This simple and refined Swarovski Crystal earrings feature the 5601-6mm and 4mm Crystal Bermuda Blue Cubes accentuated by a silver crystal Squardelle. Thees dainty stylish crystal earrings are versitile and can be worn as an every day pieces, to the office, a night out on the town  or to an upscale event.

It is important to Jeanine to create great pieces that everyone will love. Unique pieces that you cannot find anywhere else. It is her goal to send the customer home with a product that will put a smile on their face each time they look at it.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

Top 10 Pantone Fashionable Color Trends For Fall 2013! Featuring Deep Lichen Green

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Gorgeous Green! Deep Lichen Green is a naturally lush green tone that is dynamic and can adapt to both ends of the seasonal spectrum. Green is traditionally a very stylish, in demand color in all shades and as we move into the cooler months of the year, the deeper or more muted green tones reveal their modish popularity.

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 Swarovski Crystal Necklace Featuring Olivine 5000 Round and 5328 Bicone Beads with a 6090 Baroque Pendant

There are many greens to choose from in the Swarovski world and as the color becomes deeper and richer there are subtle differences within each one to give you a distinct look for each new design. The amalgamation of the deep green tones along with a hit of lime color creates a naturally rich ensemble to Olivine, making it as one of the most popular colors Swarovski has made. Olivine Satin is a deeper hue of Olivine, one that has a slight silvery finish providing an antique appearance and one that comes alive in the fall and winter months. Khaki is similar to Olivine, but is a little more muted and doesn’t have as much yellow infused. Fern Green resembles a blade of grass with its vibrant accents and the new Dark Green Moss color has deeper richer expression.

Pantone 2013 Fall Lichen Deep Green Wedding Color Inspiration

Lichen Green Trends, Pairings and Color Inspiration

Highlight any of the deep greens with a sparkling yellowish AB coating, which pairs beautifully with the Fall color palate. Olivine AB or Khaki AB will convey an elegant touch of sparkle and if you fancy an explosion of sparkle, try the brilliant Olivine AB 2X.

Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Light Amethyst Olivine AB Fuchsia

Swarovski Crystal Spiral Bracelet Featuring 5328 Bicones in Olivine AB, Amethyst, Light Amethyst and Fuchsia

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Swarovski Crystal Earrings Featuring 6012 Flat Briolette Pendants in Olivine accented with 5328 Bicones in Fuchsia

Olivine and Olivine AB blend beautifully with deep opulent gem tone colors such as Amethyst, Purple Velvet and Fuchsia.

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Stylish Wedding Trends for 2013, Fashionable Color Palettes, Jewelry, and Accents

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“It’s mint to be!”

This gorgeous color palette of mint green, rose and gold  is one of the top wedding color trends for 2013. Similar Swarovski colors include Mint Alabaster or Mint Alabaster AB, Rose, or Light Rose and either Crystal Brandy or Crystal Golden Shadow. Floral or chevron patterns, along with lace and pearls are the ideal accents for a garden-style wedding. The fresh and cool tone of mint symbolizes renewal, growth and fertility – the perfect fit for a wedding!

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The stunning Swarovski Crystal earrings compliment this color palette flawlessly.  The timeless elegance of the 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone in clear crystal is radiant and captivating. The charming 4228 Xilion Navette Fancy Stones in the color Pacific Opal are delightfully arranged to resemble a flower and the final crowning jewel is the 4300 Pearshape Fancy Stone in a soft Light Amethyst color creates an overall piece that is simply enchanting.

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This beautiful Swarovski crytsal necklace boasts a a center piece of 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone. The soft, ethereal hue of Chrysolite Opal is surrounded by delicate 1088 Turquoise Xilion Round Stones accentuated by a gold setting completes this glamorous look. This would be a wonderful and eye catching piece for the bridesmaids jewelry.

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Applying rich and elegant gold toned accents such as these Swarovski 3265 Cosmic Sew On Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow to a wedding gown or accessories adds a dynamic element of sparkle and style.

Wedding Crystal Tree  Crystal Wedding Trees are brilliant and extremely popular. They are beautiful for adding a touch of sparkle to either a small seating table or can be as grand and spectacular as a large center piece.

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The Swarovski Prisms or lead free prisms in an octagon, pearshape or baroque style are perfect for creating  captivating and enchanting feel.

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Lavish wedding bouquets accentuated with crystals and pearls are a feminine and luxurious detail for either the bride or her lovely bridesmaids.

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Cheers to Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After!

Celebrities Sparkling Style – You Too Can Shine Like the Stars!

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Actress Glenn Close attends the 2013 Joyful Heart Foundation in New York City wearing stunning jewelry made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. She shines in a necklace made with Swarovski 3265 Cosmic Sew-on Stones in Clear Crystal.

Here’s a little secret… you too could have this amazing necklace.  All you need are these beautiful Swarovski crystals and a little needle and thread. Simply sew them onto your favorite material in the shape of a necklace, attach in the back and shine like the star you are!

Swarovski 3265 Cosmic Sew on stone Clear Crystal

Swarovski 3265 Cosmic Sew-on Stones are fantastically versatile in functionality and decorative possibilities. Often selected for fine embroidery, they can be sewn onto textiles, leather and a host of other materials by hand or machine. The variety of style and color options inspire artists to explore jewelry and accessory endeavors, creating exclusive customized designs.

Swarovski 2520 Cosmic Flatback Clear Crystal

Her dazzling earrings are made with Swarovski 2520 Cosmic Flatback Crystals.  Simply glue the Swarovski Flatbacks into your earring settings and you instantly have a stylish look  that radiates opulence and sophistication.

Swarovski Square Sew on Stones Aquamarine

You can also easily create brilliantly unique jewelry by simply linking your favorite Swarovski Sew-on Stones together with a fashionable chain and jump-ring.

Simple, stylish and stunning, what more could a girl want?