Monthly Archives: November 2011

Style Guide for the Groom: How to Look Your Best

Quite a bit of emphasis is placed on what the bride will wear when it comes to planning a wedding. What the groom will wear on the wedding day is just as important and needs to be given the same thought. The groom may not need to worry about bustles, train lengths and reception dresses,
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Beauty: Meals for the Wedding Weekend

Brides and grooms often take great care to plan the menu for their wedding reception.  There are; however, plenty of other meals throughout the wedding weekend to plan. Whether the bride and groom are eating alone for these days or entertaining many guests, it is important to have them planned in advance so no one
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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Triticum.

Wheat may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of wedding flowers, but it fits in perfectly with this time of year.  It is neutral, easy to work with, and brings to mind feasts with family and friends.  Triticum aestivum, otherwise known as common wheat, means “wheat” in Latin.  Botanists
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Wedding Trends: Desserts that “Take the Cake!”

I love it when a couple decides to bypass tradition and swap a formal wedding cake for other scrumptious treats like cupcakes… or pies… or macaroons… or mini creme brulees… or fruit tarts… or gelato… well, you get the idea! It has become such a yummy trend to display wonderful mini confections; one that is
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Beauty: Pampering the Bride

Planning a wedding can be very stressful.  There are some simple ways for a bride to relax and pamper herself, or be pampered, that make things seem just a little less hectic. Spa Day Bachelorette “Party”- It is becoming more and more popular for the women in the bachelorette party to skip a night out
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Sharon + Ryan: A Mountain Getaway

For anyone who hasn’t visited the Blue Ridge Mountains in October, it is a sublime getaway. Fresh, crisp air and a multicolored landscape of lush foliage — it’s like a smorgasbord for the senses. And a lovely setting for a simple destination wedding, if you ask Sharon and Ryan Smith! The high-school sweethearts attended college together at
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Cake: Cupcake Tower Ideas

Cupcake towers are becoming more and more popular for weddings.  They are often a cost saving choice for brides and grooms on a budget and allow the bride and groom to offer something for everyone. Also for couples who are opting to do it themselves rather than pay a professional, an error simply means eating
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Reception: Candy Table Checklist

Candy buffets are obviously here to stay. The setup of a candy buffet for a wedding has more steps than you might think.  Here is a basic guide and some things to consider when brainstorming to design a wedding reception candy buffet. Get the Right Amount of Candy A candy buffet should have about six
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Wedding DIY: Chalkboard Menus? Yes, Please!

When I was in elementary school, I loved being called upon to solve problems on the chalkboard; it was pretty much the coolest part about class.  Nostalgic and simple, chalkboards have become much more than a teaching tool over the years.  Poole’s Diner, a local hot spot in downtown Raleigh, is known for their massive
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