December, 2011

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Ring in the New Year with some Old World Charm!

In the world of fashion, trends are always changing. Yet some trends will remain forever timeless, like classic pearls. Why not plan a wedding that captures the beauty of the past? Consider vintage styles when deciding on your day's dress and accessories. A beautiful sheath gown paired with pearl earrings can give you an Audrey Hepburn charm that will leave your guests breathless. Little details like pearls on your 1940's style pumps will complete this class distinguish your vintage look.

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Little House of Thyme, located in Colrain, Massachusetts, is proudly celebrating 22 years of business! They are best known for their gourmet dip mixes, herb spread mixes, gourmet vinaigrette, and natural herb bath and body scrubs. Their website offers a variety of products if you're looking to create a gift basket as a token of appreciation for your wedding party or for guests who have traveled from out of state. For a chance to win some Thymely Herb Spread, Spinach Dip, and two jars of Oh Say Can You Sea Salt, leave us a comment with your favorite snack time guilty pleasure!

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Chances are you may enjoy festive cocktails as you ring in the new year in just a few days, so why not carry on the same celebratory cheer as you toast to your nuptials. A signature wedding cocktail serves many purposes for your wedding day. Not only does it showcase your style, but it can be a great alternative to an open bar. Personalize your drinks with fun straws or flags, or garnish them with DIY infused ice cubes. For added flair, pick a fun glass to match your wedding theme.

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Jola & Christian tied the knot by the sea on a beautiful fall day in West Hampton. As the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the shore set the mood, the adorable couple said "I do" in the presence of family & friends.

The couple opted for a bright & cheerful color palette, accented with exotic-looking floral designs - striking yellows & pinks dazzled against the preppy backdrop of classic Vineyard Vines ties & Lilly Pulitzer dresses for Jola's bridesmaids, channeling the essence of chic Hamptons style. Photography by Verdi was on hand to capture every magic moment to spectacular effect!

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Picking a color scheme for your winter wedding can be a little overwhelming. If you're looking for something elegant, consider a navy and gold scheme for your big day. From the actual wedding invitations to your wedding cake, these colors look tasteful everywhere. Your bridesmaids navy dresses will pop next to their gold flowers as will your navy napkins atop golden plates. 

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Solé East Resort is a hotel housed in a landmark American Tudor building with 61 renovated bungalow-like rooms, each one unique, and 8 garden cabana suites. The property offers indoor and outdoor spaces, ideal for your perfect wedding.

The Leeward Deck, situated in the woods a mere 50 yards from the main property, has been host to many special occasions.  Follow the path, through the woods and when you reach the deck you see Fort Pond glistening down below.  The secluded area provides an enchanted atmosphere for ceremonies and dinner parties. 

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Kristy & Arty's lovely Hamptons wedding was full of love, laughter & plenty of bright & beautiful colors! The couple chose to hold their nuptial celebration in the Hamptons for the inherent natural beauty of the area. "We are both from Suffolk County but love the Hamptons because it is so gorgeous and relaxed. The property backed an 80 acre nature reserve so it seemed even more remote," says Kristy. To complement the amazing scenery, Kristy & Arty decorated their wedding wish lush purple tones & decadent florals.

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The understated elegance of vintage china provides a perfect pop of unexpected charm for the DIY-bride's wedding. Repurposing old tea cups can give new life to items you may already have around the house, or you can have fun hunting for these hidden gems. These eye-catching candles can be placed throughout your wedding venue, or given as favors to guests. Create your own tea cup candles in several easy steps:

Step One: Melt down wax in a double boiler. You can buy wax and dye it to match your color palette, or use bits of old candles you can't burn anymore.

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Christina & Ben tied the knot in an unforgettable outdoor ceremony in Girdwood, Alaska. They celebrated their love with family & friends against the rugged backdrop of Alaska's breathtaking vistas - this adventurous couple chose a palette of soft, playful pinks & whites, and opted for a floral design scheme as whimsical as the love they have for one another!

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Like fine wine and cheese, making artisan bread is an art.  The Blue Duck Bakery serves superior quality artisan breads with a sense of pride.  Their artisan bread has no preservatives, stabilizers, or dough conditioners, which is why they're best eaten as soon as possible after baking.  The Blue Duck Bakery bakes their own signature line of artisan breads as well as the finest quality pastries and cakes, serving their customers only the best!