Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 2

What to look for when shopping for a diamond: When shopping for a diamond, look for the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Cut – Refers to the angles and proportions a skilled craftsman makes when transforming a rough diamond into a polished diamond. A well-cut diamond will reflect light internally from one mirror-like
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Mix it Up: Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce Gather Supplies: (makes about three dozen appetizers) 1 pound small or medium red potatoes 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon olive oil Freshly ground pepper 12 ounces to 1 pound thick-cut bacon 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1-3
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Wedding Etiquette: Including Your Children

Q:  My fiancé and I both have children. We’d like to include them in our wedding ceremony and possibly on our wedding invitations. Any suggestions?  — Mandy from OH A:  You are in luck! There are actually quite a few unique ways that you can include your children on “the big day”. Here are a
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Amy + Will: Old World Elegance

Friendship is a precious part of every committed relationship, so why not make it the cornerstone? In August 2004 on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, Will, the captain of the Pitt drumline, and Amy, the newest member of the majorette team, Golden Girls, crossed paths for the first time. The two were instantly friends; they just “clicked.”
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 1

Buying an engagement and/or wedding ring will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be offering you tips on what to look for when shopping for an engagement ring. Keep in mind what your fiancé likes and buy accordingly. An engagement ring does not
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Wedding Colors: Majestic Hues

Jewel tones always delight and this majestic combination is bold, while feminine, and fit for the finest occasion. Pictured:    Champagne Printing Paper  |  Majestic Shimmer Paper  |  Soft Gold Shimmer Paper (hello, envelope liners!)  |  Latte & Sangria Inks  |  Fuchsia Satin Ribbon  |  Crystal Volcano Crystal  |  CS10 Font Because colors can vary among
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Style: Art Deco

Inspired by the art deco style, we’ve put together a soft, neutral wedding day look with geometric patterns and feminine touches of feathers and lace. For more vintage glam goodness, head over to Pinterest!  What do you love most about this style? Lovely images: Copper sunbursts wedding cake  |  Champagne feather fascinator  |  Art deco
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