Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ceremony: Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony?

After the bride and groom have exchanged their wedding vows, a majority of the couples then proceed with the lighting of the Unity Candle.  This has been a tradition for several years and symbolizes the two becoming one.  The bride and groom each take a pre-lit taper candle and then light a larger candle, extinguishing
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Wedding Invitations: The Very Best Sushi-Inspired Wedding Invitations

It’s classy, it’s delicious, it’s trendy – who doesn’t love sushi? Not only is it tasty, it’s delightful to look at. If you’ve found yourself gripped with sushi fever, you may be considering something as mad as a catered wedding meal of sushi for your guests. But why not simply incorporate the look of sushi
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Traditions: Weddings, a History – Part 1

A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader. Special wedding garments are often worn, and
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Kristin + Matt: Built to Last

I’m so excited to present the unique story of our very own production coordinator, Kristin, and her newlywed husband, Matt! K + M met nearly five years ago  in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a Wednesday night, and, happily single, Kristin almost stayed home.  But her group of guy friends convinced her to join them
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Color: Harvest Time

The rich colors of fall are inviting and warm, making them a very popular color scheme for weddings.  Pumpkins, apples, and honey add natural elements to this harvest time inspired look. Design your own autumn wedding stationery with harvest, cranberry, or marmalade inks from The Green Kangaroo!  For other fall themed inspiration handpicked by the
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Wedding Invitations: Wedding Invitations for the Fire and Ice Wedding

If you’re searching for a fun wedding theme for an opposites-attract marriage, try the daring and feisty fire and ice theme. A color palette of warm oranges and reds contrasted with icy blues and whites highlights this cool and clever theme, and works fantastically well when combined with elements like a hot and cold buffet
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Wedding Invitations: Simply Elegant Wedding Invitations

MyGatsby prides itself on offering elegant wedding invitations made easy but what, exactly, makes wedding invitations elegant? Elegance can be defined in many ways, but what it essentially comes down to is tastefulness, refinement, and luxury, and the third is certainly not the most necessary. Elegance is more about an attitude than spending a fortune,
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Planning: Do It Yourself Wedding – Part 2

Food Friendly Reception Location Ideas Whether you want to save money in your wedding planning or want to be sure it is extra special and personalized, a reception is the focal point. While your ceremony will be short and whir by, your reception is where guests will let loose and celebrate. A do it yourself
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Wedding Flowers: Cabbage and Kale as Wedding Flowers

Ornamental cabbage and kale are some of the prettiest plants that thrive in cool weather, making them perfect for an autumn wedding.  Their brightly colored and interestingly textured leaves add something special to bouquets and floral arrangements.  If you’re confident in your green thumb, you can even grow them yourself! These members of the broccoli
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Planning: Do It Yourself Wedding – Part 1

DIY stands for “Do It Yourself” and the vast amount of projects brides are doing themselves to add more of a personal touch and/or save money in their budget. Although not guaranteed to be cheaper than hiring a professional, projects ensure an event will be completely unique, and allow couples to have greater control over various
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