Samantha Iacia

Samantha Iacia

Samantha is a Washington, D.C.-based wedding writer with a soft spot for pale pink English roses and a sweet tooth for donuts. Along with spotting the latest wedding decor trends, she enjoys shopping for vintage finds at the nearest antique store, sweating it out at barre class, or cozying up at home.

Articles published by Samantha Iacia

Planning Basics The #1 Way to Make Your Wedding Stress-Free

Getting married at a hotel is the secret to having a stress-free wedding—here are five reasons why.

Wedding Decor The 2019 Wedding Decor Trends You're About to See Everywhere

Creating a wedding that's truly personal has never been more in style. Use these 2019 wedding decor trends to get creative for your own big day!

Rings & Jewelry Engagement Rings 101: All the Basics to Know Before You Shop

From diamond shapes to the difference between platinum and white gold, this comprehensive guide is a crash course in engagement rings 101.

Trends & Tips The Hottest Wedding Trends on Pinterest and How to Pull Them off IRL

No Pinterest fails here! Those wedding trends you've been dreaming about CAN become a reality — just take a cue from these real couples.

Rings & Jewelry These 9 Minimalist Engagement Rings Prove That Less Can Be More

Bigger isn't *always* better. If you're looking for a sparkler that's simple yet stunning, don't miss these minimalistic engagement rings.

Rings & Jewelry 10 Non-Diamond Engagement Rings That Still Have Plenty of Sparkle

Thinking about breaking tradition? These non-diamond engagement rings just might convince you to opt for an alternative gemstone.

Rings & Jewelry 10 Non-Traditional Engagement Rings You Haven’t Seen Before

Ring shopping for yourself or someone with alternative style? We hand-picked these non-traditional engagement rings for the bride who dares to be different.

Rings & Jewelry 11 Unique Engagement Rings That Stand Out from the Crowd

You don't have to settle for a rock that looks like everyone else's! These unique engagement rings are proof that different is beautiful.

Rings & Jewelry 10 Boho Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Whether you're the modern artsy type or going full-on festival mode for the big day, these boho engagement rings were made to stand out from the crowd.

Engagement Party What to Get Your BFF Who Just Got Engaged

After the proposal, the excitement has just begun! Surprise your BFF and keep the good vibes going with these engagement gifts for best friends.

Marriage Proposals 7 Signs Your Engagement Is Right Around the Corner

Have an inkling that your partner is about to propose? Missing jewelry is a dead giveaway, along with these other subtle hints!

Rings & Jewelry 12 Romantic Engagement Rings for Your Happily Ever After Moment

If cheesy rom-coms and gushy displays of affection are your game, or you've ever been called a hopeless romantic, don't miss these romantic engagement rings.

Cake & Desserts The 2019 Wedding Cake Trends for Every Sweet Tooth

See ya, naked cakes. Geometric shapes, copper details, and the return of fondant are just some of the 2019 wedding cake trends you'll find on dessert tables next year.

Rings & Jewelry 11 Classic Engagement Rings That Exude Elegance

That sparkler on your finger is a statement piece, but more importantly, it's an investment piece. These classic engagement rings are sure to stand the test of time.

Lifestyle Which Stage Is Your Relationship In?

Some stages of a relationship are pretty obvious, while others require sorting through a bit of gray area. Find out exactly where you stand with this quiz!

Lifestyle 7 Things You Should Know About Yourself Before Getting Engaged

Your S.O. may be your better half, but you have to love yourself first! Decide if you're ready to go from bae to fiancé(e) with this list of all the things you should know about yourself before you get engaged.

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