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BRIDAL BEAT: Q&A with Chernaya Bridal House

We caught up with Chernaya Bridal House (pictured above), a leading, luxury bridal retailer located in Miami's Design District, to find out what discerning brides must know before uttering "I do" to that white-hot wedding gown.

BRIDAL BEAT: Q&A with Hamilton Jewelers’ Donna Bouchard

We caught up with Donna Bouchard (pictured below), Vice President of Hamilton Jewelers, to find out what "marrieds-to-be" need to keep in mind when picking a ring they will love—and can last!—for a lifetime.

What If a Bridesmaid Wants to Bow Out?

"I'm getting signals that one of my bridesmaids may no longer wish to be in my wedding. Should I ask her to bow out"

Q&A with Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Tim Quinn

Recently, we caught up with Tim Quinn (pictured above), renowned beauty industry insider and Celebrity Face Designer for Giorgio Armani Beauty, who doled out his beauty do's and don'ts for the woman about to embark on...

Branch Out

We named woodland weddings as one of the hottest trends for 2014, and with a new trend comes new decor possibilities.

The Hashtag Wedding

Every wedding I've attended in the past year has had a Twitter and Instagram hashtag, usually broadcasted with a simple sign at the reception. And while I squeal with glee every time I see one, some guests may miss the sign altogether.

Let Them Eat Cake

As a dessert fanatic, I never really understood the concept of choosing just one wedding cake. How could you possibly please all 200 guests with one flavor of cake and frosting?

Finding Meaning

Take it from someone who looks at weddings all day: details can be overwhelming. The easiest way to narrow down your choices, however, is to find meaning.

Cotton On

I've written a lot about innovative companies lately. From Brideside to Something Borrowed, you can now try on anything from bridesmaid dresses to wedding dresses in the comfort of your home.

Bells and Whistles

Whenever I see a cloche jar, I can't help but think of Beauty and the Beast. The image of that beautiful glowing rose floating majestically inside a jar is not something any Disney fan forgets.


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