halo engagement ring

halo engagement rings

Ever since I got engaged and decided to make my own engagement ring…(after all how can a guy buy a ring for a jewelry designer…talk about pressure)…I have been wanting to add an engagement line to Island Cowgirl.

I have created a lot of commissioned bespoke pieces for clients over the last few years but it has always been a dream to do a proper line where clients can see exactly the ring they were getting instead of only a sketch. Read More

alternative engagement rings

rough diamond engagement rings in the house

Soooo…we have been thinking of doing a engagement ring line for quite some time…but our move to Nashville kind of interrupted that project.
We are finally settled…(as settled as we are going to be) and we have begun to play around with the new line… Read More

engagement ring

borrowed & blue

…so proud & happy…our rings are featured on the blog Borrowed & Blue…
A while back we did custom 14k gold celtic wedding bands for the sweetest couple…take a look at their gorgeous wedding (and our rings) here…Borrowed & Blue
Thanks for the shout out & congrats to Noelle & JP who are now living in Spain…
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ever after or 49 years…whichever comes first

Happy 49th Anniversary to Sheila & Frank! This is my good friend Sheila…many of you know her as our Tuesday girl at our store. She is also Nigel’s honorary grandma and was the first employee ever at Island Cowgirl.  Read More

…one year…

barn wedding vintage wedding rustic wedding One year ago I married my husband.

He is honest and valient. He has reverie & honor. He slays dragons. He is old fashioned. He always does the right thing…even when no one is looking. He is courageous and brave. Evertime I think I cannot love him more…I do.

Marrying him was, hands down, the smartest thing I ever did in my life. I could not have found a more perfect man for me if I had made him up myself. I am profoundly proud to be called his wife.

barn wedding vintage weddingFrom our wedding vows that we wrote…
“Real love has absolutely no pride. It does not ever end or change and there is no language that speaks against it. You are everything I ever wanted and more than I deserve. Being loved by you gives me strength and loving you gives me courage. I will pass my days within the sound of your voice…and my nights within the reach of your hand and no one shall come between us…”

barn wedding vintage inspired wedding rustic weddingbarn wedding vintage weddingdiy wedding weddingCollage11barn wedding, vintage weddingAlmost everything in our wedding was DIY, vintage or recycled from flea markets. This wedding was a labor of love.

My mother-in-law made my wedding dress from Alencon Lace that I bought from Paris.  She also hand stitched 400 vintage doilys together to make the table runners. We spent a year collecting the doilys from local flea markets. She also made the bunting running down the aile from vintage hankies. My husband gave her MVP of the wedding.
The back drop of our ceremony was vintage lace and hand dyed silk ribbon that my friend Hannah makes. Don’t even get me started on how many Alice in Wonderland giant Paper flowers were littered around our living room for a month…Nigel kept hiding his bones in them! And my bridesmaid, Kristen from Soul Soup hand painted our aisle runner which said “love is bigger”…I cherish that.

And yes, I did make my rings. It is a grey chameleon diamond set in 18k gold. Around the band it reads “ever after”. We also do anniversary bands and eternity rings. Feel free to email me and we can discuss!

Love, peace & horses…


…my big fat vintage wedding…

As many of you know I got married in September at the Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach, CA….and with Valentines Day coming up & all I thought I would share my wedding video with you. Now normally we all know wedding videos…on the whole…tend to be pretty cheesy. In fact I had pretty much written off the whole wedding video idea until 2 weeks before my wedding…I had searched & searched for someone who would do something without the cheese and came up pretty empty-handed.

Then I found Jordan from Etch Films. By accident. By some random link from a link from another website. As I clicked on one of his portfolio videos…I really just expected the usual. Boring. Bad lighting. Lots of cheese.

Four minutes later I had tears streaming down my face after watching a video of two complete strangers getting married in Hawaii.. It was that crazy beautiful. He made magic with moving pictures.

Then I panicked. I knew I wanted him to do my wedding…if at all possible. There were two problems…It was two weeks before my wedding and I was sure he was already booked. Number two…I was sure he didn’t live anywhere near us. I emailed him immediately anyway…and said a little prayer.

Well…the stars aligned. Not only was he available…but he lived about 2 miles from me here in California. I was beyond excited. And it takes me a lot to get that excited.

So here is the magic that Jordan wove for us. We thought it was brilliant & he captured it pretty much how it all went down. A big kudos & shout out to him…because he really is the bomb.