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Of all the traditional features of western weddings, the winner of “Most Improved” must go to the wedding cake. Think of the staid cakes of yesteryear. Predictable, decorative white icing, (most likely roses or scalloped sea shells) covering three tiers of inedible styrofoam. Looking as petrified and dusty as the sample cakes in the bakery [...]
Spring and summer mean gorgeous opportunities to adorn your wedding day with flowers. But formal flower arrangements and bouquets can easily run thousands of dollars, and have many brides frustrated that the images so lavishly photographed in wedding magazines are simply not within their budget. The solution? Approach your wedding flowers with fresh eyes! Borrowed [...]
Spring has Sprung Ahhhh, spring, and a young woman’s fancy turns to….. weddings! What are the advantages of nuptials in the spring? The symbols of love and new life are everywhere, from the budding blossoms to baby ducklings. There is truly something wonderful about love in springtime- the air is fresh and our hearts are [...]
Got a case of the January blahs? What could be a better cure than planning a blissfully warm, tropical vacation wedding? With destination weddings becoming more and more common, there are plenty of ideas and resources available to help you make all the sumptuous, exotic arrangements. Here Today, Gone to Bali While many automatically think [...]
Engaged recently? Spring and Summer seem far too soon to create the wedding of your dreams? If you think winter is too chilly a time of year to celebrate your nuptials, think again. Winter Weddings offer every thing you could wish for in terms of lovely and creative options for theme, decor, and romantic detail. [...]
A Walk on the Wild Side While the cynical among us may associate weddings with excess and throw-away extravagance- a wonderful new trend in how we celebrate our nuptials could align your special day with Mother Earth. And we’re not just talking about installing recycling bins by the bar or composting the cake. Eco-chic brides [...]
While many automatically select July and August as the season to tie the knot, nothing celebrates the bounty of your love’s harvest like a September Wedding. As summer’s green turns to gold, the possibilities for reaping a beautiful wedding day are everywhere you turn- how about this simple yet yet glorious sunflower bouquet? These bold [...]
In recent years, the wedding car has been replaced by a generic but classy-looking limo. Here are some great ways to skip the expense of renting a stretch, add some personal flair, and dress up the wedding couples’ car for post-wedding flair. Not-So-Traditional Tin Cans Years ago, the wedding couples’ car would be decked out [...]
I’ve always loved air plants, so I’m really into this look! Tillandsia are a type of Bromeliad (the same tropical family as pineapples), commonly called air plants, that don’t require soil to grow. They’re low maintenance, as they only require a light misting every couple of weeks and can survive pretty much anywhere in a [...]
For many, Thanksgiving is about tradition and family. That makes it a perfect time for you to exchange wedding rings in the company of those you both love most. Celebrate your marriage in style while making memories extra festive with these holiday touches. Bouquets Adding red or burgundy flowers and light, bright colored foliage to [...]
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