Monthly Archives: April 2012

Planning: Wedding Music

You will probably have music before, during and after the wedding; selecting the appropriate music will enhance your ceremony.  Before selecting any musical pieces, please check with the officiant in charge of the ceremony because some religions have strict guidelines concerning secular music.  Contact the music director or organist of the ceremony site; they may have
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Wedding DIY: Foxy Masks + Fabric Birds

Last week, Matt and I headed out to Shakori Hills, which hosts the Grassroots Festival that we look forward to each spring and fall; this trip was even more exciting, however, because we arranged for our photographer, Becci Ames, to join us on Thursday for our styled engagement shoot.  She had the sneak peek above
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Wedding Day Suiting: Part 2

Hello, hello, fellas.  Last month we covered the basics of selecting the perfect suit for your wedding day; this month we’re kicking it up a notch with additional details to showcase your personality. Neckties are the simplest way to add flair to your attire.  Ben Sherman ties bring a pop of color and bold pattern
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Wedding Ideas: Cute Wedding Favor Sayings

Many brides and grooms put their favorite quotes or bible verses on their wedding favors.  Some couples are looking for something a little more fun.  These ideas are sure to get a little chuckle from guests.  Choose one or a few to fit the party’s theme.  Use them for wedding receptions, bridal showers or engagement
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Traditions: The History of the Engagement and Wedding Rings

Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented the first known “official” engagement ring to Mary of Burgundy, on August 17, 1477.  During the 15th century, monarchs in Europe embraced the diamond as the seal to their future wives, due to its enduring qualities.  Ancient belief held that the diamond was the perfect stone because its sparkle symbolized
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Wedding Etiquette: Saying “Thank You”

We are considering having our thank you notes pre-printed with a wedding photo and a general thank-you to everyone. We would love to avoid writing hundreds of thank-you’s! Is this proper etiquette?  Also, how much time do we have to send them out after our wedding? — Jill in AZ While using a pre-printed thank
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Ceremony: Where to Hold the Ceremony?

During ancient times, the most sacred place for a wedding was someplace created by nature, like a hilltop or a mountainside where heaven and earth meet.  As people came to believe in one deity, they built houses of worship, and their sacred places came to include those churches, cathedrals, temples and synagogues.  The bride and
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New Design: Lace

Fresh off the Design Desk this week?  Lace!  Inspired by a love for fabric and timeless design, our Lace Wedding Invitation is both fashionable and classic.  Make it your very own by selecting the paper, fonts and inks of your choice.   Simple yet elegant, our Lace place card and Lace table card are both
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