9 of the Most Adorable Proposal Ideas for Engagement Season

 

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After wedding season comes engagement season! If you’re planning to pop the question during the holidays, here are some amazing ideas to help you plot out your proposal.

1. The Classic

If you’re looking for a classic, tried-and-true wedding proposal, look no further. Pick a favorite place that you and your significant other have—whether it’s the park you had your first kiss in or your favorite city landmark— and ask someone to take a photo of you two in front of it. Instead of cheesing, drop down on one knee and pop the question. Not only will you surprise your new fiancée, but you’ll also be making sure you get some pretty awesome shots of the proposal. 

2. The Scavenger Hunt

Have a little fun with your proposal and send your soon-to-be finance on a treasure hunt that ends with your proposal. Start the hunt at home with a handwritten note or have a friend pitch in to deliver the first clue. Each clue can take them to a new place that holds special significance in the relationship. The sky is the limit here, so go as big or as simple as you want to!

3. The Classifieds

Remember when you graduated high school and parents would take out an ad in the local newspaper congratulating you? Well, this proposal is the grown-up version of that. If your significant other always starts his or her day with a newspaper in hand, this one’s for you. All you have to do is take out an ad in the paper with your written proposal and pick a good spot for both of you to read the morning paper in.

4. Destination Proposal

There’s something about a romantic destination proposal that always makes us swoon (to be fair all proposals make us swoon, but this one we swoon extra hard at)! Pick a city that you two have always wanted to visit, and get ready to go all out with planning. You can even enlist the hotel concierge to help you pick the perfect place in the city to pop the question. The best part about the destination proposal is that you’ll have your whole trip to celebrate your engagement and you’ll be able to make memorable experiences in a brand new place.

5. The Airplane

While we’re fully against clapping on airplanes (especially when the plane lands), we are on board with clapping in celebration for this proposal idea. On your next trip together, enlist the help of the flight attendant to let you borrow the intercom system to propose to your love while 30,000 feet in the air. 

6. Sleeping Beauty

One of our favorite “trick” proposals is to slip the ring on while your significant other is sleeping and give them a morning wake up surprise when they see the rock on their finger. Celebrate after with breakfast in bed (complete with mimosas, of course).

7. Holiday Proposal

Make the holiday season that much brighter with a holiday proposal. Use outdoor string lights to spell out “Will you marry me?” in your front yard. Then invite your friends over for holiday party and reveal the message to your fiancé-to-be.

8. The Movie Buff

Does your significant other have a favorite romantic movie that they just can’t get enough of? If so, reenact a romantic scene from the movie as your proposal. We’re thinking Pretty Women style with a white limo and flowers in hand or a Walk to Remember style proposal when he pops the question while stargazing.

9. The Foodie

Book a dessert night with your significant other where you taste test different desserts. When the last one comes out, have the bakery present a cake with a bride and groom on top with your ring box. The best part of this one is that you’ll already have cake to celebrate with!

5 Tips for Beating the Post-Wedding Blues

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Wedding season is winding down, and if you got married this summer (and threw the most epic party of your life) you might be feeling a slight case of the post-wedding blues. Here’s how to beat ’em.

1. Take Some Time

Remember, it does take some time to get back to normal life. You can’t just spend months planning the biggest party of your life and not feel sad it’s over.  Anything that’s been a big part of your life is difficult to let go of once it’s over. It’s totally normal to take a few days to get used to normal life again, but only allow yourself a certain amount of time to feel sad. 

2. Talk It Out

Chances are you’re not the only one feeling this way! Check in with your husband/wife to see if they too are feeling down. Not only will opening up to your spouse get some of those feelings off your chest, it’ll bring you two closer in the first few days/weeks of your marriage. In addition to talking to your spouse, talk it out with your closest friends or family. Whether they helped plan your wedding or can relate because they have been through the post-wedding blues themselves, having a good venting session with your besties can cure anything! You can also search the good old Internet for gals that are going through the same thing. Believe it or not, post-wedding sadness support groups do exist!

3. Take Your Mind Off of It

Get involved in something new! Remember all of those things you weren’t able to do when planning your wedding? Now’s your chance to do them! Head to a yoga class, sign up for pottery, or grab that book you’ve been meaning to read all year. Focus on the little things in life that you can do to make you happy. It’s just like a breakup, keeping your mind and body busy is the best way to keep the blues away.

4. Don’t Compare

As soon as you start scrolling through the ‘gram comparing your dress to someone else’s Vera Wang number or getting location envy over your high school friend’s wedding in Antigua, we urge you to put your phone down! Remember that your big day was beautiful and perfect for you! Focusing on what you could have done will only cloud how amazing your day actually was. While you’re at it, resist the urge to pick up any bridal magazines for a bit. Unless you’re a wedding planner, you don’t need them!

5. Spend Time with Your Spouse

…after all, you are married now! Enjoying your first year of married bliss is the best way to keep yourself from thinking about your wedding. Now is your chance to do couple-like things without having your upcoming wedding to distract you. Have weekly/monthly date nights, cook together, or start a new hobby. Building your life together post-wedding is a great way to distract yourself. Whether it’s hunting for your first home, thinking about planning your family, or finally getting to travel with your husband/wife, there are a ton of big life moments for you to look forward to!

So. Many. Colors.

Chip and Joanna Gaines from the HGTV hit show, Fixer Upper, have their own paint collection that they introduced to the world a few months ago.  (And thank you Chip + Joanna!)

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The new paint collection, Magnolia Home is a premium paint collection for interior and they even have furniture and cabinetry paint. (Say what?!)

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Now Chip + Joanna Gaines announced that they have 125 NEW SHADES!

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Check out some of their new paint colors…

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Shop their new shades. 

You won’t be disappointed, they have.. So. Many. Colors.

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Take It Off…The Shoulder!

Fashion and weddings… these are a few of our favorite things (you know the song). And when these two join up together it’s the PERFECT marriage. The wedding dress: the biggest clothing purchase a women will make. So clearly it’s kind of a big huge deal. So when we get to talk wedding dresses and hot fashion trends we are happy, happy, happy. Our fav summer fashion trend is heating up and it’s all up in the wedding dress world!

There is something so classy and sexy about showing a little shoulder. So go ahead and take it off… the shoulder and follow along for a lil fashion inspo. Now go ahead and be a show off! 😉

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Happy Memorial Day

Dreaming of the three day weekend that is quickly approaching? Wanting to sneak out even earlier on Friday to get a jump start on the holiday weekend? For many of us Memorial Day means school is out and summer is in and we get to spend the day with family, friends and no work! But, before you head out to your BBQ we need to remember what Memorial Day is all about – remembering those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice to allow each and every one of us to have the freedom to spend our days as we want with the ones we love most.
Being in the wedding industry and loving all things “wedding” we know how special weddings are and Military weddings really touch our heart. There is something so touching about witnessing two people in love who will sacrifice precious time together as one or both serves our country. So, in a tribute to all those in the Armed Forces, we thought it would be perfect to share some of our most fav photos from military weddings/engagements – a day when those who serve get to spend time with the ones they love most, as we will be doing this Memorial Day.

 

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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

 

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Fab Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We know that you want to give your mom the best gift this Mother’s Day! So why don’t you give her the gift that keeps on giving…a Mojuba kit!

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Yes, you may think that the Mojuba kit is meant for the bride on her wedding day but we know the kits are used way past the happily ever afters. We have sold tons-o-bags to women who are not getting married.They use them as their travel kit to keep at work, their everyday go to bag, and don’t forget date night!  It’s multi-function…think outside of the box ladies and gentlemen, it’s not just for weddings! The Mojuba kits are stuffed with must have products to touch up your pretty little face any time of day or night.  It not only saves the day on the big day but it can also be your mom’s BFF! With Mother’s Day right around the corner show her some love <3

She can take this fabulous kit with her when she travels for work, on vacation or to the gym! It’s so easy, everything is one place. Don’t you want to make things easier for Mom?!

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 Or she can just toss this cute and stylish mini kit in her purse stuffed with high end products to use everyday!

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Mini White Emergency Kit $42 (with product shown above)

All mini bags are hand made in the USA with felt flowers and a button or pearl…OBSESSED!

You can always add your mom’s favorite products to our mini bags to customize. It’s also perfect for a cosmetic bag.

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Mini Brown Bag $23 (with no product)

  Make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day and every day with a fab Mojuba bag! #bestmothersdaygiftever

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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

Let Your Light Shine

When you’re getting ready, and you catch yourself looking good, you HAVE to snap that selfie. You know the best selfie requires the perfect lighting, right? Well the same goes at the wedding. The perfect lighting sets the mood, ties in your theme, and creates a romantic and intimate setting. And if it just so happens to make all your insta pics flawless, we know you won’t be mad.

We find that when discussing decor, the mention of lighting is hardly ever a major topic. But move over 2015 wedding trends because it’s 2016 and wedding lighting has “lit up”.

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Worried about that lighting showing off your shine since you have been dancing all night? Spilled a bit of wine on the dress and wish it was darker so no one could see? Have your lighting and peace of mind…our Mojuba Wedding day emergency kits are full of amazing products and you won’t even need a filter!

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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

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Everything’s Coming up… Succulents

We love flowers just as much as the next girl…send away! But when it comes to our current crush on succulents, they could give a fresh dozen roses quite a run.  Maybe it’s the fact that some of these cute little guys can fit in the palm of your hand or that they require way less TLC…either way we can’t get enough!

From centerpeices to the wedding bouquet there is no shortage as to how you can incorporate succulents into your wedding day. Still a huge fan of roses, peonies and hydrangeas? Succulents pair perfectly with wedding flowers. They add a whole new level of floral design and create a stunning texture to any bouquet or centerpeice. Take a look at some of our fav ways to style succulents for inspiration and get to pinning!

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ROMANCING THE STONES

A wise woman once said, “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in diamonds.”Mae West

Got yourself a sweet tooth? We think you may prefer this “eye candy” to the real thing…calorie free!  Already tied the knot or waiting until next year to walk down the aisle? No one ever said these gems are just for weddings…A girl can dream! For those of you who follow us regularly (and if you don’t, you should!) know that we are slightly obsessed with Chanel, with Jackie leading the pack! Here’s some great advice from one of our favorite ladies, “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.”Coco Chanel

 

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Van Rijk Diamond and Emerald Ring / Bvlgari GRIFFE Ring / Tiffany Rose Gold Amethyst Ring  / Cartier Trinity Ring /

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Bvlgari Diva’s Dream Bracelet  / Tiffany Infinity Cuff  / Cartier LOVE Bracelet / Tiffany Four Row Pearl Bracelet /

Statement Pieces

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Tiffany Star Key Pendant  / Cartier Paris Nouvelle Vague Necklace  / Cartier Lignes Essentielles / Tiffany Radiance Yellow Diamond Necklace

 

 

 

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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding.  After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all.  Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

 

Fixer Upper’s Chip + Joanna Gaines’ Book Cover Revealed – Get an Exclusive Look

fixer upper's chip and joanna gainesSome of you may know I am a little obsessed with the show Fixer Upper on HGTV. I recently found out I was selected to be on the official street team for their new book, The Magnolia Story.  YAYYYY! I am super excited to help spread the word and keep you informed on the book showcasing the talent of this rehabbing and design couple, Chip + Joanna Gaines. I’ll be sharing information as I get it on the October 18th book launch…in the mean time check out People magazine’s first look of their book cover. ‪#‎shipLappers‬ #magnoliastory ‪#‎cutestCoupleEver‬ ‪#‎coupleEnvy‬ ‪#‎peoplemagazine‬ ‪#‎HGTV‬ ‪#‎fixerupper‬

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Mojuba Wedding

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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James