Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants Wedding receptions have seen an influx of creativity and personalization in the past couple of decades, and ceremonies have seen a personal touch as well. Some do this by writing their own vows or incorporating a unique unity ritual, while others – especially those without a religious affiliation or in interfaith relationships – choose to have a close friend or family member become ordained in order to officiate the ceremony. Some say that the television show Friends popularized this idea, as Joey (Matt LeBlanc) led the wedding of Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry), but regardless of the trend’s beginnings, it seems to be here to stay. While having a friend officiate can make for a lovely ceremony, there are some things everyone needs to know – both for the legal aspect and to make sure ... Read More »
Wedding season typically includes the summer months, but we've seen a rise in couples choosing fall as their desired season to get married. Whether you're saying "I do" or attending the nuptials of a friend or family member this season or next, there's no better time than now to start adding items to your daily beauty regimen. The heat of the coming months – in addition to more sun exposure – can take a toll on your skin and hair, so it's important to start preventing the damage as soon as you can. If your wedding is quickly approaching, you're probably busy preparing for the ceremony and may also be jetting off for a bachelorette party or destination celebration. To help keep you looking your best throughout your travels, as well as at wedding-related appointments or events, we've gathered a collection of products ideal for brides preparing to say "I do." From a curling iron ... Read More »
Photo by Aesthetiica Photography The majority of popular tunes selected for first dances are modern pop-ballads or old-school standards. But as much as the song selected should represent you and your new spouse’s relationship, it also needs to represent your taste. Those who prefer rock radio stations to top-40 and favorite genres including indie and pop punk may have a harder time finding the right track for their big day. So, we have created a list of options to help get you started. While there are plenty of slower tunes in these alternative genres, it’s also likely that if ballads aren’t your style, slow dancing isn’t either. Therefore the dozen songs below feature both melodies for gentle swaying and faster-paced numbers that will help get the party started. If none of these feel quite right, we recommend looking to acoustic versions or covers of your favorite love songs. "First Day of ... Read More »
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