March 25, 2017

10 Gorgeous Rainbow Wedding & Engagement Rings

Here at The Sunshine Bride we love rainbows, love, & freedom.

And in the spirit of those three wonderful things we've put together a post of awesome rainbow jewelry that you will love.

The beautiful White Gold 3-Row Rainbow Sapphire & Diamond Eternity Ring to the left is from Ellison Jeweler's in the U.K., & retails for £1,350.00
The sapphire & diamond Las Vegas Square Cut Princess Ring from Equalli retails for $3,740 (formerly sold on Etsy, & now on Amazon) and is custom made for each buyer including the option to mount different main gems including two diamond grades, white topaz, & CZ.

You can also get the Las Vegas Round Cut Princess Ring with the same customization options.
And because the whole collection is beautiful you're going to see a few more beautiful rings from Equalli before I move on including the 14k gold 1.84 ct sapphire New York Ring that sells for $1.362. You can also custom order the ring in yellow, white, or rose gold.

Also from Equalli left to right below are the Tel Aviv Ring, the San Francisco Ring, the Miami Ring, & the Portland Ring.

We also love the designer Edward Mirell who's Titanium White Sapphire & Rainbow Anodized 4mm Band is featured below to the left, which also comes in a black finish.
And the pastel colors of the Multi Sapphire Rainbow Pride 9 ct Gemstone White Gold Ring from Caratera Fine Gold Jewelry are subdued & perfect.

Thanks for visiting & check back soon for new great content. :)

March 21, 2017

50 + Blog Giveaway Linky: Perfect for the Bride to Be!

I love giveaways, and so I've gathered the best there is for bride to be including giveaways like the Pons Bed Frame & Mattress Giveaway ending 04/20, the Fire Tablet & $50 Amazon GC Giveaway via Raven Publicity ending 05/02, & the Live Succulent Giveaway via Raise Your Garden ending 04/30.

Read more to win Amazon, Sephora, & Michael Kors gift cards, PayPal cash, luxury bath & beauty products, chocolate, trips to exotic destinations, fashion, jewelry, & more.

And if you're looking to save $ & time now I recommend making your next grocery order on InstaCart. You'll save $10 off your first order of $35, get free shipping, and you won't have to carry anything.

You can also save $20 Off your first Uber ride, $5 Off your first Lyft ride, or get 10 rides free taking the Bridj bus to work & back if you're in the Boston or Kansas City area.

This post was last updated on 4/2/17.

March 17, 2017

The 10 Best Celestial Themed Wedding Favors & Bridesmaids Gifts

If you're having a wedding reception outdoors in a backyard or a state park where you can see the stars, your guests would love these favors we've scoured the internet to find.

Your guests will love sipping hot cocoa at their campsite from The Big Sipper Mug from ModCloth: $8.99 (Marked down from $14.99!)

You can give guests an east way to start their campfires by giving them these Constellation Match Boxes from HomArt via Amazon for $32.95.

And for guests out of town you can't beat these beautiful Under the Stars Constellation Luggage Tags from Kate Aspen via Amazon for $7.15 or less if you buy 50 or more.

Seven more great night sky themed favors for under $30 are featured below.

Calm Wedding Jitters & Energize w/These D.I.Y. Peppermint Spa Treatments

I've always loved mint, and there's no argument that the smell is simply energizing. Even better is the fact that peppermint oil will help your skin feel cool during the summer!

The scent has is said to help with nausea, headaches, and respiratory disorders which should certainly help with any wedding jitters. And no surprise, mint is also incredibly good for your skin, especially if you're prone acne, as it has antiseptic properties.

Read more to find 10+ great peppermint  D.I.Y. spa treatments - guaranteed to refresh you & your bridesmaids on your wedding day.

This post was originally written in 2012 & extensively updated in 2017. Many of the links were broken, & over 10 new homemade spa recipes have been added.

March 11, 2017

Go Glamping on Your Honeymoon in a U.S. State Park

Thank you for waiting for this post, because this is an awesome one. We have put together the ultimate guide on honeymoon camping/glamping!

Many U.S. State Parks offer a romantic setting from beach side to cabins deep in the wood w/private hot tubs.

And with some good food, great gear, a scented candle, a string or solar lights, & a portable rug you can have an awesome glamping experience.

March 06, 2017

Make Ahead Sides & Easy Grilling Recipes for State Park Weddings

If you've got a fairly small guest list & you're getting married at a state park you can save costs with the help of a few family members or friends by utilizing the grills, & bringing in sides you make the day ahead at home. A lot of the recipes below can be made & frozen multiple days ahead of time.

And if you think it's as great of an idea as we do you're going to love the recipes below - perfect for an outdoor wedding reception.


Grilled Green Tomatoes w/Burrata & Green Juice via Epicurious

Martha's Hot Fontina & Artichoke Dip via Natural Comfort Kitchen

Fig & Roquefort Cheese Ball via The Good Stuff

Fresh Fig & Yogurt Tart with Almond Crust via The Nourished Kitchen

Roasted Red Pepper Dip via Girl Gone Gourmet

Savory Onion, Pepper, & Chévre Tart via Ravines Wine Cellar

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam via Delish