I really like the first one too!
Didn't you post a photo of some chunky col jewellry that you/he designed for a birthday? If so (and I have got the right person), have you considered going for a pale coloured (or bright or whatever suits you) evening dress? When I was looking I discovered that I could buy a really nice designer dress for the same as a wedding dress would cost me - Just an idea!
Hope you have a great day!