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Rustic romance

Looking for a wedding reception venue with rustic charm and country landscapes?
 
Set your party apart

Set your party apart

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
During the height of wedding season, weddings can run into one another, as the format and the festivities are similar at various ceremonies. Couples interested in setting their nuptials apart may want to enhance the wedding reception with a few unique ideas.
 
Old traditions explained

Old traditions explained

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Wedding customs are ripe with tradition and hark back to days when superstition and myth often ruled the day. There are many traditions surrounding a wedding that people simply accept. But understanding their origins can make the ceremony more meaningful.
 
Don't invite these myths to your wedding festivities

Don't invite these myths to your wedding festivities

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Wedding bells cause enough headaches without the noise of outdated or misguided rules. Here are five wedding myths you can banish from your to-do lists to save money, time or grief.
 
Let your personality bloom with flowers

Let your personality bloom with flowers

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Your bridal bouquet will be one of your most memorable accessories, so let your taste and style shine through. Keeping fashion trends in mind and joining them with your own personality are vital when it comes to selecting your bouquet and all of your wedding flowers. The hand-tied bouquet at left reflects the trend towards jewel colors and is from Felthousen Florists.
 
Secrets to a long and happy marriage

Secrets to a long and happy marriage

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Some might say a long celebrity marriage is one that endures the duration of the newly betrothed's trip down the aisle. But some couples have been together for 50, 60 years and say they're still as much in love as they were the day they spoke their "I dos." What do they know that others do not?
 
From red carpet to wedding aisle

From red carpet to wedding aisle

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Some wedding dresses leave a legacy beyond the next-day knockoff from Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen stunner to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's simple tank — and especially Queen Victoria 's white ball gown —changed the way brides dressed for years to come. At left is Chelsea Clinton in Vera Wang.
 
No more knicknacks! Dig into edible wedding favor ideas

No more knicknacks! Dig into edible wedding favor ideas

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
As couples pore over guest favor options, many select trinkets or knickknacks that, while thoughtful, end up collecting dust in someone's home. Guests may look forward to an edible favor because it's a memento of the special occasion and it won't become a permanent fixture in their homes.
 
Can there be too much white at a wedding?

Can there be too much white at a wedding?

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Is it all right to go all white? It takes a woman with a strong personality and sense of self to remain the belle of the ball, and she needs to embrace little tools to help her shine. There are hundreds of shades of white, from bright, blueish diamond white to a creamy, more yellowed eggshell white.
 
Resist temptation: What NOT to serve at your wedding

Resist temptation: What NOT to serve at your wedding

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Couples often fret over what to serve their guests at the reception, and rightfully so. You want to ensure you're getting what you paid for and that guests enjoy what they're eating.
 
Food: Delicious details

Food: Delicious details

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Despite the months of planning and poring over every minute detail of a wedding, it has often been said that what people remember most about wedding receptions is the food and if they had fun. Therefore, instead of worrying about choosing Jordan almonds over chocolate truffles, couples may want to pay more attention to selecting their reception menus.
 
Being a bridesmaid

Being a bridesmaid

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Most bridesmaids are up against a lot of other challenges as well, not the least of which is the expense of "serving" a best friend or relative. But they want to do right.
 
Bridesmaids: Things to consider when an attendant is pregnant

Bridesmaids: Things to consider when an attendant is pregnant

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Brides-to-be thinking of asking a pregnant friend or family member to be in the bridal party should know such a request is common.
 
Wed in faith: A celebration, an act of worship

Wed in faith: A celebration, an act of worship

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
The Rev. Terry McCloskey at Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo. emphasizes that the marriage ceremony is both a joyful and a serious ritual in the Roman Catholic Church as it is in the world's major faiths.
 
What's your fancy? Wedding themes can add up to extra fun

What's your fancy? Wedding themes can add up to extra fun

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
The goal of planning a wedding is to create an experience that everyone will remember for years to come. For some couples, a theme wedding is the best way to accomplish just that.
 
 

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