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Tweet 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 […]
Tweet Shoes, dresses, bouquets….. many a bride has spent hours dreaming and designing these elements of her wedding costume. Yet some women hesitate when it comes to choosing a veil. Are veils too old fashioned? Too conservative and stuffy? Not at all! Long and Lovely Veils have been worn by women in many cultures throughout […]
Tweet 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! […]
Tweet 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 […]
Tweet Sophisticated Shades Think wedding? Think white. Right? Not so, these days! While white may still be the go- to color for brides, wedding color is blooming like a spring garden, and popping up in so many exciting places! Brides have always loved “choosing their colors,” but in the past this was limited to bridesmaid’s […]
Tweet 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 […]
Tweet 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 […]
Tweet 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 […]
Tweet Girl Meets Boy, East Meets West For better or worse, the white wedding dress popularized by Victorian- Era England spread around the world and changed wedding traditions in many countries. In many cultures, brides did not replace their culture’s wedding clothes, but simply added a second tradition. Smart brides around the world wear […]
Tweet Everything old is all the rage, and a vintage wedding is not only in style, but truly romantic. Something about the treasures of yesteryear suggest a love that will endure. You can make every detail of your special day uniquely personalized by including handmade decorations that reflect the whimsy of an earlier time. I […]
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