Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the #JaredTimelessMoments campaign, sponsored by Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry.  Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own


Planning my wedding has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride driven by my emotions. It’s a collective bunch of happiness, sadness, nervousness and OMGness.


When he first proposed, I immediately told him that I just wanted to go to the courthouse. It just felt easier for me that way. The thought of planning a wedding without my mother was/is heartbreaking. I never imagined that I’d experience this milestone without her. So going to the courthouse was my solution to not having to feel a single thing. This was also me being super selfish. I never even considered (until I was reminded) what my fiancé wanted to do for our wedding. So I quickly changed my perspective and vowed to embrace the hard moments without my mom while creating a few timeless moments.

As I began to map out my big wedding day I knew early on that I wanted to honor my mother at some point during our wedding but I wasn’t sure on how.

Then my fiancé had the brightest idea.

He said, “You’ve spent so much time trying on wedding dresses and figuring out what you’re going to wear why don’t you incorporate a piece of your mother in your wardrobe.” Aha!

Who knew that he’d be so right (don’t you hate when they’re right though)? I literally spent hours looking at poems and bible scriptures. I spent days Googling how to make my mother a part of my day and I never even thought of having her a part of my wedding looks.

For my engagement party I decided to wear a piece of her around my neck for my wedding. My engagement ring is my birthstone Citrine so I thought wearing her birthstone, Garnet, would be a great way to honor her and keep her close during those special wedding moments.

Insert this Le Vian Garnet Necklace from Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry

All of the collections at Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry are absolutely gorgeous and totally swoon-worthy but this necklace really spoke to me. It feels like something my mother would have worn on my wedding day. It’s quiet but still bold. That was my mom. It’s crazy that this necklace speaks way louder than any poem every could.

I’m still looking for more ways to honor my mom during our ceremony, so chime in below and let me know your ideas.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. June 14, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I kept it simple. Mom loved yellow roses. So I had a vase filled with a dozen roses and handed them out at the end of the day. A single candle was lit at the beginning of the ceremony and stayed lit by the roses throughout the day. Pictures that represented her love and life were posted. I thought it was just enough.

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