November, 2011

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Reminiscent of a manor house in France or the English countryside, The Baker House 1650 provides guests with sweeping lawns and expansive gardens. The 200 year old wisteria and vine-covered garden walls, along with evergreens, perennials and blooming shrubs create a breathtaking backdrop for weddings. Open year-round to host events, guests can always enjoy the comfortable rooms, soothing spa and elegant beauty of this charming inn.

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No bride should have to choose between bold and sweet on her wedding day--have the best of both worlds with a beautifully contrasting palette of russet and blush. The soft femininity of pale pink flatters every skin tone, and lots of texture on gowns and accessories give the classic shade a sense of fun. For dramatic style your bridesmaids will love, columns of saturated color make sure the whole wedding party stand out of the crowd; and rich, rusty tones add needed depth to decorations.

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Growing up, Gina traveled to her step-father's house on Westhampton Beach during the summer, and for her it turned into a magical place of escape, filled with fun memories. When it came time to plan her wedding, it didn't take long to figure out that the most special day of her life should take place at such a sentimental location that her family had been frequenting for years. From that point on, wedding plans revolved around the beach.

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Make your cake stand out with a few vintage-inspired decorations against a clean, chic, white fondant backdrop. Using found or homemade rosettes or bows can be a great way to subtly incorporate your color palette into your cake. Or get even more creative by using delicate lace, or crocheted doilies for a soft, feminine touch, or fun doorknobs and monogrammed napkins for a more retro feel.

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When it came to a theme for their wedding, Samira and Brian knew just what they wanted.

"We really wanted a combination of elements. It had to be by the sea, jazzy and colorful with a relaxed vibe, and include the charms of early Americana," said the bride and groom.

From there, they set their eyes on Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey and let the venue set the tone for the rest of the way. From vintage Cape May postcards to the overall vintage vibe, the day took on "an almost Gatsby feel," said Samira, "but with our stamp on it."

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Good morning Hamptons! Today's made product comes to you from the wonderfully whimsical jeweler, Blue Ruth. Combining gorgeous elements such as tumbled glass, wood, silk, sterling silver, brass and leather, Blue Ruth caters to those seeking a special and creative accent. Whether worn by yourself or your bridesmaids on your big day, or given as a special gift to those who helped you through it all, Blue Ruth will work with you to create one-of-a-kind pieces to fit your personal design needs.

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Every bride deserves to make an impact on her wedding day. To keep all eyes on you from head to toe, step into a glamorously distinct pair of heels to complete your bridal look. Light-catching sparklers can act as jewelry for your feet, peeking out beneath your hemline with each step you take; and brightly colored pumps add a touch of fun to an all-white ensemble. For the avant-garde bride who plans to wear a shorter gown down the aisle, architectural footwear shows off a couture sensibility. And let's not forget the groom: a funky pair of socks add personal flair to the standard tuxedo.

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Happy Friday! Hopefully, you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We're in a citrus moond, post-Thanksgiving - we're giving away some delicious Lavender Lemonade marmelade from the Cape Cod Lavender Farm and a scrumptious bar of Bergamot Grapefruit Shea Butter Soap from Vermont's own Mountain Country Soap! Channel the freshness of the marmelade for whipping up yummy leftover concotions (it goes great with cranberry flavors, and is perfect for artisan breads) and keep the feeling going as you wash up with tangy grapefruit scents!

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As you flip through the pages of your calendar and begin to plan how to start your new year off right, be sure to pencil in The Wedding Gala on January 6th! This Boston-area wedding event is sure to delight, as well as help you get a fabulous start on your wedding planning for 2012! The Wedding Gala - to be housed at the Boston Public Library - promises to bring you the best in Boston's wedding professionals, plus a fabulous bridal fashion show & amazing wedding giveaways (think $1,000 in free jewelry)!

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Twah and Tim knew that they wanted a destination wedding to create a mini-vacation for all of their guests to celebrate. After considering everywhere from Nantucket to France, the couple decided the North Fork offered the perfect blend of country atmosphere and city chic. “We wanted a rustic and rural setting with a mix of city glamour & elegance,” explains Twah.