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Partner and Place

No matter your ethnicity, nationality or religion, there is one thing everyone says about love: When you find it, you know. I’ve never been married. I’ve never been engaged. The furthest I got in a wedding was at age 12 when I fumbled down the aisle in a dress that fit me like a burlap sack. The hope of ever being a bridesmaid again ended last…

Why Subtlety Matters

When all else fails, lower your expectations. Sure, that’s not what most brides want to hear. We want big, beautiful, deluxe and trendy. I dream of a Rolls Royce taking me to the chapel in my Vera Wang dress. Cascades of hydrangea, garden roses and dusty miller line the aisle. Blackbelly Catering serves up a feast along with paired wines. That’s…

To Keep Them or Not to Keep Them

These days, brides and grooms seem to be breaking with tradition more often than in previous generations. As you are planning your own nuptials, it’s best to learn the reason for many of these traditions and then decide what to keep—and what to ditch.   Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue According to this…

Florist Speed Dating

When choosing your florist you get a 30–40 minute consultation, some prices and loads of information. The real question is, do you like this florist? Do you like their style? Will they treat you well? How do you know? I know it feels like speed dating, but you will have a relationship with this person. Even if you choose the best in the field…

The Wedding Pink

Cheryl Ungar is a cancer survivor and a wedding photographer. And while that does not tell you everything you need to know about her, it does explain her new venture: The Wedding Pink, an organization the bestows the gift of a magical wedding onto a couple that, like Ungar, has battled breast cancer. It seems almost obvious that she would create…