Monthly Archives: September 2009

Inspiration: A Christmas Wedding Story

As children, we all have attended weddings of couples that were friends or co-workers of our parents. Here is the story on one such Christmas wedding: The announcement arrived just a few days before Thanksgiving, inviting the entire family, all six of us,  to attend a wedding and reception. My mother read the invitation and
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Flowers: Breakaway Bouquet

The tradition of the bride tossing her bridal bouquet to a crowd of single female wedding guests is a long standing one. Some brides even order two bouquets from the florist, one to keep, and the other to toss. The tossing bouquet is usually a smaller version of the original one. Lately, a new and
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Planning: Fun and Flair

No two weddings are alike. Weddings are events that should exude the personalities of the bride, as well as the groom. Often the smallest details are those that your guests most notice. Consider using feathers in all of the floral arrangements. The light weight effect and gentle movement of the feathers will add to the
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Ceremony: Joyful Celebration

Your wedding will undoubtedly bring on a wide array of emotions for everyone involved. There will be moments of extreme happiness, uncontrollable excitement, high levels of stress and sometimes even sadness. If you have lost a loved one recently, that loss will be felt very keenly during this time of family togetherness and celebration. If
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Reception: Light it Up!

Correct lighting in any space can make a world of difference, and is the one thing that can make design come to life. Not everyone can afford elaborate lighting, but it doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. Simply using an up-light on the ceremony area will draw attention to you, and away from
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Cake: Simply White Wedding Day

Most girls dream of wearing a beautiful, long, white gown on their wedding day and they usually do just that. Now, imagine walking into the reception hail and seeing everything illuminated in white as well! Billowing, white, transparent fabric hanging from the ceiling along every wall with soft candlelight on every table will add to
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Planning: The Candy Corner

There is an extremely popular trend emerging from the New England area of the United States, referred to as a Candy Station. This is an especially big hit at child friendly wedding receptions.  And yes — there ARE child friendly wedding receptions!  These Candy Stations can be as elaborate, or as simple as your style
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Planning: Your Wedding Program

A wedding program was virtually unheard of a few years ago. When they first became popular, there were usually a bi-fold bulletin type paper with some sort of wedding picture on the cover, and a list of the names of the wedding party on the inside. Today, couples are being much more creative when it
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Traditions: The Newlywed Shower

A once long standing tradition that seems to be fading fast, is the shower of rice over the newlywed couple. Rice is a symbol of abundance and fertility. It also represents prosperity and good fortune. Traditionally, this shower was done after the reception, once the bride and groom had changed into their "going away" attire,
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The Bride: Sweets for the Sweet

Here is an ideal and fun way for any bride to convey her affection for her attendants. Spend an afternoon with "just the girls" and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in your wedding plans. In the early twentieth century a different type of party gained popularity — it was called the
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