22 jaw-dropping celebrity engagement rings

Iggy Azalea Engagement Ring

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Iggy Azalea just joined the ranks of engaged celebrities sporting serious bling when (now-fiancé) Nick Young proposed earlier this week with a $500,000 yellow diamond ring. Yes, you read that right — her sparkling stunner is a half million dollars. Catch a video of the proposal here!

We decided that with Iggy’s jaw-dropping bling, it was high time to take a look back on some of our favorite celebrity engagement rings. From multi-carat icebergs to colored gemstones and tasteful silhouettes, these celeb engagement rings really run the gamut in terms of style, but every single one is simply swoon-worthy. We know who’s sporting our favorite sparkly rings… but which ones will you love?

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An elegant San Francisco engagement by Majesta Patterson

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One of the most memorable parts of the wedding planning process is taking your engagement photos — you’ll spend a few special hours giggling with your future spouse, get to know your photographer and get some amazing photos out of it to boot! It goes without saying that Bryan and Amy, the couple from today’s shoot, had a simply gorgeous, elegant San Francisco engagement session with Majesta Patterson.

With the rustic, rolling hills of California as the backdrop, this is one engagement shoot you won’t want to miss. Plus, how cute is Amy’s white tulle skirt? Read on for more!

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The modern wedding shot list: get the photos you REALLY want from your big day

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Tessa Barton Photography

When all is said and done, your wedding day is going to be an unforgettable event that you’re sure to remember forever. However, no matter how unforgettable the big day is, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got some gorgeous photos that capture all the special moments! That’s where your wedding photographer comes in — you’ve hired an amazing professional to document your day, from the earliest getting-ready moments to the final send-off. Chances are, your wedding photographer is working off some kind of wedding shot list to ensure that you get all the most important photos — think family portraits, the first look, your first dance, etc — so you don’t have to worry about building a specific shot list for them. After all, you hired them because you love their work and artistry — if they’ve done this before, you can rest assured knowing that they’ll take care of getting the must-have wedding shots!

However, there will need to be some degree of collaboration between you and your photographer so you can make sure that any special details personal to your big day (think family heirlooms, a photo with a relative who’s played a special role in your life, etc) aren’t missed. In addition to that, you’ll need to think about the family portraits — there are going to be a lot of different combinations for family pictures on both sides that will need to be taken; to preserve both sanity and time on the day of, it’s better to plan for those combinations beforehand.

As an expert, your photographer is going to have a good idea of the types of family combinations to capture, how to corral your family members together and how long the whole process will take — so make sure to ask their advice and what resources they’ll need from you in order to make that critical part of your big day successful!

Below, we’ve outlined a few tips on how to prepare a short and sweet modern wedding shot list for your photographer.

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A whimsical boho barn wedding by Connie Whitlock Photography

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Every once in a while, we find a stunning wedding that’s so gorgeous, just seems like there’s a little halo of light around every part of the big day. I bet you can guess why I’m bringing that up… because today’s beautiful wedding is pretty much perfect! Heidi and Paul were married in a whimsical, boho barn wedding at The Barn At Evergreen Memorial Park in Colorado. Surrounded by their friends, family, blush and mint details, and their adorable pup, every single moment of their lovely day was captured flawlessly by Connie Whitlock Photography.

The high points of Heidi and Paul’s wedding day? Well, the bride’s Anna Campbell wedding dress is truly one of a kind, the whimsical lighting and decor of the barn reception is breathtaking and the way that Heidi and Paul look at each other… well that’s truly special Read on to see more of this boho wedding day!

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