The Knot New England Fall/Winter 2019

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lenox love “We both enjoy travelling and Paris holds a special place in our hearts (it’s where we got engaged!). One look at the Dome Room and we knew it was our venue. The opulence and beauty reminds us of the elegance and romanticism of the city we love so much.

We specialize in creating customdesigned and award-winning wedding cakes. Our professional team of pastry chefs, cake artists, and bakers create edible works of art. Only the finest and freshest premium-quality, all-natural ingredients are used. Cupcakes, pastries and desserts available. Private tasting and consultation by appointment.

On top of that the flexibility and attention of the staff and the overall wedding package was a perfect fit for our needs.”

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Serving all of New England

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61 exeter street at boylston boston, ma 617.421.4927 lenoxhotel.com

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YOUR DAY. YOUR WAY. It’s your moment. Make it perfect at Seaport Boston. Beautiful ballrooms looking out on

Boston Harbor and the city skyline, four-star cuisine and impeccable service, wedding bells and billowing white. You’ll even have your own dedicated wedding consultant for the day. At Seaport Boston, we vow to make your dream wedding come true. Dazzling venues | Beautiful outdoor spaces | Four-star cuisine | Easy access & parking

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CONTENTS

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get the look theknot.com editor’s note wedding tools their wedding, their way ask the knot squad the wed thread top picks venue scout expert advice haute hues marriage licenses and wedding announcements snapshot

PHOTOGR APH BY DEWEY NICKS

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CONTENTS

fashion & beauty 199

10 things bridal consultants want you to know Brush up on these pro tips before visiting the salon.

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veils, unveiled We break down the details on every style, from traditional to trendy.

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stylist on call Celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang dishes on everything menswear.

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your next act These bold bridal looks are all about theatrical details and grand silhouettes.

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elements of style

style 143

the year’s freshest color palettes From bold and bright to muted and mod, we’ve got a pairing for you.

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your perfect venue

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Get gorgeous buds for your wedding décor at every price point.

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a suite for every shade Whatever your wedding colors, there’s stunning stationery for you.

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décor details 101 We break down some of the most popular wedding elements so you know what you need for your day.

Find your ideal locale with our personality-based guide.

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flowers for every budget

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elements of style Draw inspiration from the four elements of nature.

How meditating can help you plan your dream wedding and #enjoythejourney.

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10 things bridal consultants want you to know FROM LEF T: JOHNNY MILLER; PHOTO BY BETSY; DRESS: AL AROBE.COM

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marriage mantras

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CONTENTS

real weddings 81

dagmara & bill september 22, sunapee, nh

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vanessa & frankie august 17, newport, ri

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chelsey & drew september 8, westerly, ri

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allison & corey october 27, gloucester, ma

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allison & santiago september 22, st. johnsbury, vt

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anna & eddie september 15, norwalk, ct

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katherine & nate july 21, portland, me

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alexandra & robert september 8, woodstock, vt

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chandni & nathan june 16, buxton, me

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10 questions to ask before writing your vows Overcome writers block by asking yourself these meaningful Qs.

erin & jack august 4, boston

venue makeover

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your catering checklist Whatever the cuisine, you need these important tips.

crowd-pleasers We asked real guests about the wedding details they’ll always remember.

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Smart hacks to help camouflage eyesores at your venue.

september 8, newport, ri

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Fresh ideas for a day that celebrates your love, your way.

meredith & alex october 6, boston

traditions with a twist

shot at love Our best advice for finding the right photographer for your day.

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registry awards We’ve rounded up the best of the best to start newlywed life off right.

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insta-worthy party spots Show your crew a ’grammable time at one of these group-friendly destinations.

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traditions with a twist

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Indulge Your Senses M A K E YO U R N E X T E V E N T A N E X P E R I E N C E I N U R B A N W I N E C O U N T R Y.

E V E N T S B O S T O N @ C I T Y W I N E R Y. C O M

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ABOUT THE COVER

get the look

Love our showstopping cover dresses? Check out more fashion-forward styles for your wedding day and beyond at TheKnot.com/fashion.

COVER Dress in sizes up to 24, $6,560, FrancescaMiranda .com; engagement ring, $1,289 (not including center stone), NoamCarver.com

COVER Dress in sizes up to 16, $2,375, cape in sizes up to L, $5,465, Jenny Packham at L’élite, Lelite.com (Boston); earrings, $168, JenniferBehr.com

COVER Dress in sizes up to 12, price upon request, Elie Saab at L’élite, Lelite.com (Boston); earrings, $125, KennethJayLane.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Dewey Nicks FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR Herve for Davines at Sarah Laird & Good Company MAKEUP Regina Harris

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PROP STYLING Tara Marino at Ray Brown Productions MANICURIST Ana-Maria using Dermelect Cosmeceuticals at Bernstein & Andriulli

BEHIND THE SCENES

The Greatest Show On Earth

Get a sneak peek of what went on at T he Knot cover shoot

animal kingdom

a note about four-legged performers

HORSING AROUND Certified animal trainer and circus performer Jenny Vidbel brings two white horses into the center of the ring to pose for our photographer Dewey Nicks.

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FINISHING TOUCHES Fashion editor and wardrobe stylist Shelley Brown adds her final tweaks to a Jenny Packham slip dress and embellished cape before heading to set.

PUPPY LOVE Tiny rescue dog Sheriff comes out of retirement to do some very impressive tricks on command for our model (with the help of a few yummy treats).

The Big Apple Circus uses no wild or exotic animals and only features rescue dogs, horses and ponies. When they aren’t performing, they live on a ranch in upstate New York.

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Celebrate your love with the

wedding of your dreams Photography by A Photographic Memory

Andover Country Club

Weddings & Events

Private outdoor ceremony gardens Classic ballrooms with panoramic golf course views Gourmet cuisine from a top-notch culinary team 24 luxury hotel accommodations Picturesque setting just outside Boston

Arrange a private tour today!

andovercountryclub.com | 978.475.1263 60 Canterbury Street, Andover, MA 01810

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TRISHA CULLEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Awarded TOP 10 WEDDING VENUE by Best Things Massachusetts

“We had our wedding in April 2018, and it was the most wonderful day. It was more beautiful than I could have imagined. The food was amazing, and all of the guests are still talking about it. There is nothing we would change, and we cannot say enough about our incredible experience at the Grand View! Thank you for giving us the most perfect wedding day!”

–Mr. and Mrs. D’Amico • 4.6.18

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JESSICA MIRANDA PHOTOGRAPHY

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Grand View. My husband and I got married 8.18.18 and had an amazing experience throughout the planning process, all the way up to our perfect day. Our guests have raved about the food and how

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gorgeous the venue was. Thank you, Grand View, for giving us the wedding of our dreams!”

NICOLE CHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

STRANDS OF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

–Mr. and Mrs. Masto • 8.18.18

Grand View • 6 Nipmuc Drive, Mendon, MA • 508-422-1000 • www.grand-view.com • info@grand-view.com

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NEW ENGLAND

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Kristen Maxwell Cooper DESIGN DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

MANAGING EDITOR

MANAGING EDITOR

SENIOR DIRECTOR, REAL WEDDINGS

PHOTO DIRECTOR

Tracy Everding

Lauren Kay

Susan Berryman

Maria Bouselli

Rebecca Crumley

Jo Miller

SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR SENIOR NEWS EDITOR SENIOR FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR SENIOR STYLE & PLANNING EDITOR REAL WEDDINGS EDITOR ASSOCIATE REAL WEDDINGS EDITOR ART DIRECTOR JUNIOR DESIGNER ASSISTANT EDITOR, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR, PHOTO ASSISTANT EDITORS, DIGITAL EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, FASHION & BEAUTY CONTRIBUTING ART DIRECTOR REAL WEDDINGS DESIGNERS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER VIDEO PRODUCER

Ivy Jacobson Esther Lee Shelley Brown Alyssa Longobucco Becky Murray Louis Baragona Sarah Evans Emma Gray Pitt Katie Kortebein Jessica Kane Maggie Seaver, Sophie Ross Farah Prince Michele Parrella Kasey Schroeder, Kate Richter Whitney Little Sarah Hooper Trisha Tucker Jacquie Militano Jose Marmolejos

PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Jesse Hardy PUBLICATION DESIGNER Nicole Daberkow SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Katie Hover GRAPHIC DESIGNER Nicole Daberkow PHOTO PRODUCTION MANAGER Carly Steier CONTENT EDITOR Lois Brunnert Bethune

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THE STUDIO @ XO VP, CUSTOM CONTENT & HEAD OF STUDIO Nick Fortunato EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Elizabeth Roehrig EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Joanna Dedvukaj ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SALES DEVELOPMENT MARKETING Chaucy Dixon DEPUTY EDITOR Kate Traverson INTEGRATED PRODUCER Alexandra Vicino SENIOR EDITOR Cassie Kreitner SENIOR MANAGER, CREATIVE MARKETING SOLUTIONS Jessica Bendes ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR Kelsey Paine SENIOR DESIGNER Amanda Kocis Gallagher JUNIOR DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR Claire Flanagan ASSISTANT SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Stephani Schell SALES & MARKETING GROUP VP, LOCAL SALES John Pike, jpike@xogrp.com (212) 515-3535 PUBLISHER Carolyn Mantone, cmantone@theknot.com REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR MaryLou Pernod, mpernod@theknot.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Betsy Anderson, banderson@theknot.com (617) 855-1378

SENIOR REGIONAL/NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER SPECIALIST REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR FASHION ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE BEAUTY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE SENIOR DIRECTOR, SHOWS & EVENTS DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MARKETING PRINT STRATEGY SPECIALIST SENIOR DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS & BRAND MARKETING SENIOR MANAGER, PUBLIC RELATIONS & BRAND MARKETING COORDINATOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING COFOUNDER

Lisa MacDonald, lmacdonald@theknot.com (508) 541-2036 Amy Reynolds, areynolds@theknot.com (603) 488-1946 Katrina Hayes, khayes@theknot.com (856) 418-1785 Rhonda Haberkamp, rhaberkamp@xogrp.com (888) 332-7815 Diane Thaete, dthaete@xogrp.com (877) 771-3018 Kristy Newquist, knewquist@xogrp.com (817) 927-3070 Jill Rothman, jrothman@xogrp.com (954) 753-4100 Susana Diharce, sdiharce@xogrp.com (866) 960-9909 Bevin Stella, bstella@xogrp.com (212) 515-3544 printspecialist@theknot.com (402) 596-8489 Melissa Bach, pr@xogrp.com Lauren Nolan, pr@xogrp.com Emilie Berman, pr@xogrp.com

Carley Roney

The Knot New England is a publication of Weddingpages LLC, a subsidiary of XO Group Inc. All content © 2019 XO Group Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction, either in whole or in part, is forbidden without written permission from the publisher. The Knot, TheKnot.com and The Knot New England are trademarks of XO Group Inc. The Knot is not responsible for the return or loss of, or damage to, unsolicited materials. Those submitting manuscripts, photographs, artwork and other materials for consideration should not send originals, unless specifically requested to do so in writing by The Knot. Manuscripts, artwork and other materials submitted must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Editorial Offices: 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 (212) 219-8555. Production Offices: 11106 Mockingbird Drive, Omaha, NE 68137 (800) 843-4983. please recycle after wedding

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Plus-Size Bride-To-Be? Look no further, we have your dress! “I was super nervous about trying to find a wedding gown in a large size, and not only did they have over 100—yes over 100 PLUS-SIZE dresses to see—they had them to TRY ON, which is utterly amazing!” –Amanda, Google Review

Located just minutes over the Massachusetts border in Southern New Hampshire

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We are the trusted destination for brides of all sizes 0-34w. “Everyone at Marry & Tux Bridal was so nice and welcoming. The selection of dresses was unlike anything I have ever seen! I knew when I walked in that I was going to find my dress that day!” –Danielle D., Review on TheKnot.com

Nashua, New Hampshire | marryandtuxbridal.com | 603.883.6999

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.com/newengland Discover new ideas, get answers to your questions and find local wedding pros that fit your style and budget.

REAL WEDDINGS

get inspired Browse weddings from across New England, including Phebe and Michael’s celebration at The Grand View Estate in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. The couple took advantage of the venue’s panoramic views for their lawn ceremony, which they decorated with soft pink flowers, eucalyptus and a simple arch with blush draping. Phebe’s ball gown and Michael’s white tuxedo jacket further played up the day’s timeless vibe.

GO LOCAL

connect with pros and find tips

Ready to assemble your pro squad? Discover the top-rated wedding vendors in your area and find out why couples love them at TheKnot.com/bow. +

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PHEBE & MICHAEL: RUTH EILEEN PHOTOGR APHY; ILLUSTR ATION: YING CHANG

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BEST OF WEDDINGS

Gather your dream team of local wedding vendors with the help of our Ultimate Wedding Guides at TheKnot.com/newengland. You can connect with planners, photographers and other vendors by searching by region and price in our local Marketplace. Your state directory has everything you need to know to get married, even where and how to secure a marriage license. You’ll also discover real wedding inspiration from other New England couples.

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“I do�

For more than 100 years, Barmakian Jewelers has delighted customers with exquisite jewerly and personal, attentive service. Framingham 508.872.5454

Nashua 603.888.7800

Boston 617.227.3724

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On the Beach

On the Waterfront

On the Water

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Say ‘I DO’

IN THE HEART OF

Gloucester.

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EDITOR ’S NOTE

your day, your way When my husband, Mickey, and I tied the knot in St. Louis (my hometown), we wanted to include a subtle nod to New York City too—after all, it was the place we met and where we planned to continue building our life together. So we asked our baker to incorporate both city skylines into the design of our cake—it was “us” and the perfect way to honor our future. At The Knot, we’re less about following rules and all about making it your own. From spins on classic wedding rituals to totally unexpected wedding venues (like a circus—really!) and inventive ways to honor two different cultures in one epic party, we’ve got lots of ideas to help you make your wedding day a true reflection of who you are as a couple. You’ll likely receive lots of unsolicited advice while planning—they mean well—but at the end of the day, this is a celebration of your unique love story. You have our full support to do it your way.

K R I S T E N M A X W E L L CO O P E R

Editor in Chief @kristenmax kristen@theknot.com Put your own twist on tradition—we’ve got the new “something blue” and swaps for the unity candle. (p. 234)

This colorful invite screams party. Find your perfect suite in our rainbow of paper inspo. (p. 159)

Doan Ly of a.p. bio created bouquets at every price point—and they’re all stunning. (p. 168)

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CLOCK WISE FROM TOP LEF T: DEWEY NICKS; SAR AH LOVE PHOTOGR APHY; ASHLEY BOSNICK PHOTOGR APHY; R AYMOND HOM; COURTESY OF VENDOR

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How amazing is this embellished cape? I love it as a veil alternative. (p. 218)

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where elegance and charm combine for an unforgettable celebration of love. •

theconnorscenter.com 617⋅552⋅9210 @theconnorscenter

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The Most Unique Venue in the Merrimack Valley

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Elegant, Contemporary Ballroom Outdoor Ceremony Area Dance Floor Scenic Veranda with Views of the Merrimack Valley Elegant Three-Course Plated Meal with a Split Menu Option or Custom Buffet Cake Cutting and Bartender Service Beautifully Landscaped Grounds for Outdoor Photo Opportunities Including Our Waterfall and Fire Pit Food Tasting for the Bride & Groom Complimentary Golf Foursome for Our Championship Golf Course Professional Staff to Assist You Throughout Your Planning and to be There on Your Special Day

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Nancy Woods – Director of Events events@fouroakscountryclub.com 978-455-0054, Ext. 203

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TOOL S

CONGRATULATIONS

you’re engaged! Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the tools you’ll need and how to get your personalized checklist.

BOOK A VENUE Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date.

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GATHER YOUR CREW Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day.

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REGISTER & CREATE A WEBSITE Head to TheKnot.com to start a wish list and site. Share the link so guests are in on the details, like room blocks.

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PLAN THE CEREMONY Meet with your officiant to discuss the details and attend prewedding counseling if required.

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COMPLETE YOUR TEAM Book any outstanding pros like hairstylists, makeup artists, day-of transportation or a photo booth for your reception.

SHOP FOR RINGS Try on and purchase your wedding rings—then get insurance. (Now it’s starting to feel really real, right?)

BUY YOUR WEDDING PAPER Decide on invites, thank-yous and other stationery. If you place one order, you may snag a discount.

FINALIZE OTHER PARTY DETAILS Plan your rehearsal dinner, after-party and morning-after brunch.

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GO FOR FITTINGS Have the final attire fittings and arrange for dress and/or suit pickup.

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CHOOSE A POINT PERSON If you don’t have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, task a friend or family member to be the go-to so you can relax and enjoy the day.

PICK THE FORMALWEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Decide what your wedding party will wear too.

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GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE You’ll find this must-have doc at the state registrar’s office in the county where you’ll wed.

Get Married The planning and hard work are behind you—time to celebrate your new status. >>

CARD: COURTESY OF RIFLE PAPER CO.; MARIACHI BAND: GETTY IMAGES; MODEL: RODIN BANICA/MCV PHOTO; COMPUTER: SHUTTERSTOCK; COUPLE: EMELY TAVERAS; CEREMONY: THE YOUNGRENS; BOUQUET: SARAH ANNE WARD; ALL OTHER IMAGES: ISTOCK

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NAIL DOWN THE BUDGET Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing).

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HUNDREDS OF RINGS TO CHOOSE FROM...

Antique, Modern and Classic—All Timeless.

More Diamonds, More Choices, More Value, More Helpful. 387 Washington Street, 4th Floor, Boston

617.426.4932 www.josephgann.com

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TOOL S

Organizing all those details and to-dos? There’s an app for that. The Knot Wedding Planner pulls together your vision, pros and guests to put planning in the palm of your hand.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY YUNHEE KIM

FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you’re probably figuring out where you should even start. We’ve got you covered. Once you download the app, the first thing you’ll do is swipe on images you love in our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to do when? No sweat—we’ve put together a checklist for you, and it’s totally customizable. So if Uncle Jeff is officiating, we’ll take “find an officiant” off your list. Plus, our budgeter will help you track your overall spending and how much you’ve put toward each detail. COMPILE YOUR TEAM After sharing all your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help you assemble your squad with personalized recs. And if you want to keep scrolling, we’ve got thousands of award-winning pros, plus reviews, on The Knot Marketplace. MANAGE YOUR REGISTRY Now for the fun part: your registries. Your people will want to shower you with gifts from “we’re engaged” to your wedding day, so keep your wish lists fully stocked right from your phone. Our universal registry tool lets you add items from anywhere you shop—so you don’t have to choose between bespoke pottery on Etsy and the latest smart home tech at Amazon. And if you’d rather have money to put toward things like your honeymoon or a home down payment, start your cash registry on The Knot. THINK OF YOUR GUESTS Your wedding website is going to be your new BFF. Fill it with need-toknow info, like hotels and your registries, then share it with guests. You can stay on top of RSVPs on it too. And speaking of guests, make sure they download The Guest—a photo sharing app that will sync all of their photos in one place (it’s like a free wedding album you can see in real time!).

PROP STYLING: JULIE FLYNN AT HALLEY RESOURCES

plan your wedding on your phone

GET YOUR DAY-OF TIMELINE As you check off to-dos (so satisfying, right?) the app creates a detailed day-of timeline. Share it with your pros, wedding party and VIPs. This way, everyone knows when it’s all going down, and you can focus on enjoying some champagne and having a blast with your people. >>

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PHOTOS BY NEWBURY PHOTOGRAPHS

LUXURIOUS ENERGY. TIMELESS ROMANCE. WATERFRONT WEDDING BLISS. EXEMPLARY FULL-SERVICE WEDDING PLANNING, A HOSPITABLE, FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AND THE FINEST QUALITY IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE. REPRESENTING BOTH WATERFRONT SERENITY AND CITY SCENE, WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US, YOU TRULY GET IT ALL. CALL US TODAY AND SEE HOW WE CREATE PERFECTION ON PICKERING WHARF FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY. 978-619-1115 • 225 DERBY STREET, SALEM, MA • WWW.SALEMWATERFRONTHOTEL.COM

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TOOL S

LE T ’ S G E T STA RT E D ON

Not sure how to define your style and theme?

That’s okay! Download The Knot Wedding Planner app and take our Style Quiz to get your personalized Wedding Vision.

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DISCOVER YOUR ST YLE No couple is just one set style—instead, you’ll get a series of words that describe your vibe. Bonus: You can use this lingo when talking with your pros.

PERFECT YOUR COLOR PALET TE Check out the colors that match your wedding style. And not to worry—you can always change them up as you plan.

GET PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS We’ll take your quiz answers and match you with vendors based on your location, style and budget— starting with your venue.

CREATE YOUR VISION All that swiping will leave you with tons of inspo, which you can add to anytime. Plus, there’s space for custom must-haves (think: late-night taco truck, a dog-friendly ceremony or room for a sangeet).

SHARE YOUR IDEAS When you’re ready, send your vision board to your fam and the people bringing your day to life. A series of images will help convey your idea of what a “romantic garden party” looks like.

ON THE APP LOOK FOR THIS ICON Throughout the issue we’ve included more ways the app can help you plan, like creating your wedding website and setting up the ultimate registry.

SAY “I DO” WITH EASE As you check off your to-dos, we’ll create a personalized day-of timeline to help you pull off the main event.

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ATTIRE Ashley added a regal crown and detailed sword to her outfit, which included a custom doublet, and the couple encouraged their guests to dress in “classy medieval attire.”

COUPLE

Ashley Buchanan (27 and a photographer and videographer) and Charlotte Petelle (26 and a freelance artist) ensured that winter had indeed come when throwing their epic bash.

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Ashley and Charlotte have a history of throwing over-the-top parties but decided to take on their most fantastical one yet when hosting a Game of Thrones–themed event at a grand medieval castle. BY K ATIE KORTEBEIN PHOTOGR APHY BY ZAC WOLF PHOTOGR APHY

ESCORT CARDS Every table was named for a place in Westeros, the fictional continent on which most of the story takes place, and guests found their seats on a large antique-style map Ashley created. DESIGN The tablescapes were fit for a feast with rich burgundy and ink-black accents paired with gold-rimmed goblets and champagne flutes.

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GOWN Charlotte wore a strapless, ruffled Oscar de la Renta gown, which she paired with a crystal bolero. “I wanted the feel of an elegant, armor-like look,” she says. CARD BOX The couple commissioned a wood box finished with their new house, wedding date and their house’s sigil burnt into the lid.

PERSONALIZATION

Ashley’s brother, Andrew, officiated their handwritten vows, then the duo recessed to “Sally’s Song,” Charlotte’s favorite from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

DÉCOR “The castle is so well decorated, we didn’t find the need to add many other elements except some extra candles here and there,” Charlotte says. Although, the couple also made sure to include moody colors, faux fur and, of course, drinking horns for their mead toast and the popular “Mother of Dragons” cocktail, an apple cider margarita.

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SHAWNA GOHEL Founder and editor in chief, Maharani Weddings

MARY CHATMAN CEO and editor in chief, Black Bride

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How can I tell if prospective vendors are LGBTQ+ friendly? BRIT TNY DRYE: No one wants to have that conversation of, “By the way, I’m a woman marrying a woman—are you cool with that?” It’s uncomfortable to feel like you have to “out” yourself every time you talk to a vendor. To avoid the awkward (and possibly heartbreaking) convo, there are ways to determine if a pro is equality minded before even sending an email. While some sites clearly state their delight in working with everyone, others may not be as clear. This is where you’ll need to do a deep dive into their online presence: Does their website have images of LGBTQ+ couples? Do they use gender-neutral language? Do their social accounts celebrate LGBTQ+ marriage? (Pro tip: Go back to June 2015 to see if they posted about the marriage equality win.) You can also see if they’re a preferred vendor, have had work featured on equality-minded sites like Love Inc. or even include badges such as the one from The Knot. ST YLE

FA S H I O N

I’ll be flying with my wedding dress— what are some good travel tips? HARMONY WALTON: Always carry it on. And add a few layers of protection, like tissue, between your gown and the garment bag. Before you board, check airline sites for your options. Some have closets where you can hang it, but you may need to lay it in the overhead. Don’t stress—simply steam it once you arrive. As a rule, never check anything you can’t live without on your wedding day.

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OF COUPLES MARRIED AT LEAST 200 MILES AWAY FROM HOME

What are some fresh color palettes for Indian weddings? SHAWNA GOHEL: This depends on your aesthetic, but I love a look that leans toward saturated glamour. Since Indian weddings are bright, energetic celebrations, vibrant palettes tend to work best. Some of my favorite hues for weddings include jewel-toned combinations such as saffron and plum, peacock blue and silver, or crimson and gold. >>

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I’m really close to my brother and would love to have him in my wedding party, but does he have to stand on my fiancé’s side? LOUIS BAR AGONA: As tradition takes a backseat to personalization and preference, so should some of the more unnecessary confines of gendered practices. You love your brother, so why put him anywhere else but by your side? More couples are mixing things up with their wedding parties as a testament to the modernization of roles and the creation of totally new traditions. Whether it’s a groom’s female best friend, a relative who identifies as non-binary or a wedding without any gender roles, your setup shouldn’t come down to choosing historically assigned sides. Make your day about what’s best for you as a couple, whether that means your brother is standing on the “bridal side,” aka the left, or simply forgoing and just surrounding yourselves with your people.

What kind of undergarments should I plan to wear to my dress fitting? MARK INGR AM: Try to wear the same undergarments you’ll be wearing on your actual wedding day. Many gowns today have a built-in corset and bust cups (or they can be easily added) so an additional bra is not required. Your undergarment needs will also depend on your body type, and the fabrication and structure of your gown. Ask your consultant for their recommendation before purchasing any added pieces.

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RECEPTION

How do I tell my guests I want to have an unplugged ceremony? MARY CHATMAN: A simple note on your wedding website and a small, concise sign advising guests that you’re having an unplugged wedding should suffice. Say something like, “We want our friends and family to be present at our ceremony, so we ask that you put away all cameras and cell phones. We’ve hired an amazing photographer, so don’t worry—this memory will be captured, and we can’t wait to share the photos with you.” It gets the point across without cell phone shaming.

ETIQUETTE

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I’ve heard I have a year to send out thank-you notes—is this true? LAUREN K AY: You should try to share your gratitude as soon as possible. For any gifts received before the wedding, thank-yous should be mailed out within two weeks. For those received on or after your wedding day, aim for a two- to three-month turnaround. Guests want to know you received their gift, and you don’t want to risk forgetting to pen a note altogether. If you’re coming up on your first anniversary and have outstanding notes, get writing. It’s never too late to show your appreciation.

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CORDIALLY YOURS INVITATIONS AND CALLIGRAPHY CordiallyYours.com “Rhoda was absolutely amazing to work with. She had the most beautiful invitations done for us. The calligraphy for the addresses was beautifully done as well.” CARDS AND POCKETS ELE ARDEL HAPPY FROG INVITATIONS INVYTATIONS JANICE LYNNE DESIGN LOVEPOP SIMPLY B

favors RESCUE FLATS RescueFlats.com “LOVE these as an alternative to flipflops that you see so often at weddings. Setup is easy and cute! Great company, fast shipping, awesome product!” CINDEROLLIES LALA CONFETTI SOMETHING NEW BRIDAL BOX - BOSTON TALARIA FLATS

APRIL WARD-STANBROOK, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE BRIDAL CENTER JP DALE DESMARAIS FATHER LENNY NELSON REFORMED CATHOLIC PRIEST FINE WEDDINGS JUSTICE ALAN W. ULRICH JUSTICE ELIZABETH B GEMELLI JUSTICE OF THE PEACE GINA JUSTICE OF THE PEACE MICHELLE LYDON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PRISCILLA GEANEY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, JERRY CIBLEY & COMPANY

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LAUREL HILL PHOTOGRAPHY

ALL THAT EVENTS DJ UP LIGHTING PHOTO BOOTH

AllThatEvents.com

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RESCUE FLATS

RescueFlats.com

THE BROOKSIDE CLUB

TheBrooksideClub.com

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MASSACHUSETTS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE STEVEN MARTINS MASSACHUSETTS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE STODDARD MELHADO PETER PREBLE, PROFESSIONAL WEDDING OFFICIANT

transportation & valet BLACK TIE LIMOUSINE LUDWIG’S LIMOUSINE VALET PARK OF AMERICA

lighting & décor ALL THAT EVENTS DJ UP LIGHTING PHOTO BOOTH CANDY BUFFET ALLSTAR ENTERTAINMENT AND UPLIGHTING CONSIDER IT DONE SPECIAL EVENTS DESIGNLIGHT DJ DREAM WEDDING DORIS LOVES USA MARQUEE LETTERS & TATTOO STATION RENTAL XO THE GIRLS

dance lessons DANCE IN BOSTON DANCE STREAM STUDIO DB SUDIOS FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO OF DEDHAM SQUARE

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honeymoon & travel A GIRL’S GOTTA GO AGirlsGottaGo.com “Not only was our honeymoon great, but the booking experience was great as well. [AGGG] took the stress out of figuring out what we should do when and where.” DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS BY VACATIONISMS GECTRAVEL.COM IMAGINATION DESTINATIONS TRAVEL, LLC SIMPLYHONEYMOONS TRIPGUY

party rentals & service staff XO THE GIRLS

wine, champagne & liquor COCKTAILS, LLC

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gifts & registries KOLBO FINE JUDAICA GALLERY

gown cleaning & preservation EMERALD CLEANERS TOUCH OF DESIGN

CAPE COD

wedding venues THE BROOKSIDE CLUB TheBrooksideClub.com “They are so well organized, the food was phenomenal and exceeded our expectations, and the room is perfect with stunning views.” THE LIGHTHOUSE INN PINEHILLS GOLF CLUB ‘THE PAVILION’ RED JACKET BEACH RESORT & SPA WEQUASSETT RESORT AND GOLF CLUB WILLOWBEND WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB: A LONGWOOD VENUE

wedding planners CAPE COD CELEBRATIONS DEERING EVENTS ELEGANT AURA EVENTS, LLC. FAVOLOSO WEDDINGS AND EVENTS KG EVENTS & DESIGN THE PINK POLKA DOT PLAN IT MARTHA’S VINEYARD S.Y.B. EVENT PLANNING STUNNING & BRILLIANT EVENTS

photographers ALEX PAUL PHOTOGRAPHY AMANDA MACDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY ANGELA GREENLAW PHOTOGRAPHY ANTHONY NICCOLI PHOTOGRAPHY BLUSH WITH KIM LYN PHOTOGRAPHY FOURNIER & MALLOY PHOTOGRAPHERS K&A PHOTOGRAPHY LLC KELLY CRONIN PHOTOGRAPHY LAUREL HILL PHOTOGRAPHY LISA ELIZABETH IMAGES MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY

PAUL BLACKMORE PHOTOGRAPHY PRICE|BURR PHOTOGRAPHY REBECCA LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY RHONWEN CHURCHILL PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY SALTY BROAD STUDIOS SARAH MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY SHELLET PHOTOGRAPHY SHORESHOTZ WEDDINGS YOURS TRULY MEDIA

photo booths

bands SILVER ARROW BAND

djs AARON TOPFER-NATIONALLY AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN/DJ CAPE TUNES DISC JOCKEYS, UPLIGHTING & PHOTO BOOTHS DJ DOUG FOLSOM DJ HOLTIE - HOLTIE PRODUCTIONS MCVIE PRODUCTIONS RA-MU AND THE CREW

VIRAL BOOTH

videographers DIGITAL IMAGING OF CAPE COD LOFT 7 PRODUCTIONS MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY STILL WATER PRODUCTIONS YOURS TRULY MEDIA PHOTO & VIDEO

hair, makeup & wellness ALI LOMAZZO BEAUTY ARTWORX HAIR DESIGN~ CAPE COD, SOUTH SHORE, NYC BLUSHING BRIDES DANIELLE KEEFE ARTISTRY GYPSYEYEMAKEUP KATELYN WEBB BEAUTY KYLE WILLIS BEAUTY LISA V. GEORGE LYNDSAY SIMON BEAUTY MAKEUP BY ANDREA KOOHARIAN MICHELLE’S HAIR AND BEAUTY BRIDAL SALON 700 & DAY SPA SPECIAL EVENT BEAUTY STACEY KUEHN HAIR

caterers CASUAL GOURMET CLAMBAKES, ETC. EAT YOUR HEART OUT CATERING

wedding cakes & desserts BEAN COUNTER BAKERY CAKE & ISLANDS DELICIOUS DESSERTS THE BASHFUL TARTE BAKERY THE CHOCOLATE ROSE VERONICA’S SWEETCAKES

ensembles & soloists ENSEMBLE AEVIA

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invitations THE PINK POLKA DOT

party rentals & service staff PARTY CAPE COD UNDERCOVER TENT & PARTY

officiants & premarital counseling CAPE COD CEREMONIES REV. FAITH LAVENDER JILL MEYER, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE WEDDINGS BY DESIGN WEDDINGS IN CAPE COD REV. PATRICIA CONTE-NELSON

dance lessons CAPE SANDS BALLROOM

CONNECTICUT

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wedding planners ACED EVENTS ALYSSA JEAN SIGNATURE EVENTS BLISSFUL ROYAL CREATIONS CREATIVE CONCEPTS BY LISA

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CRYSTAL STEWART PHOTO CT PHOTO GROUP DAVID APUZZO PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID JEFFREY PHOTOGRAPHY DEBORAH K. O’BRIEN PHOTOGRAPHER DELLA BELLA PHOTOGRAPHY DEVLIN PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA CHEUNG PHOTOGRAPHY DP STUDIO TING YI PHOTO & CINEMA GUSTAVO TESSARO PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO J. BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY LLC JEFF LUNDSTROM PHOTOGRAPHY JENNY NAIMA PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN MUNNO WEDDINGS KEEP IT CAPTURED PHOTOGRAPHY KINDRED PHOTOGRAPHY LLC LILY & LIME LOVE, JACKIE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MACCARINI PHOTOGRAPHY MARSAL STUDIOS MEG MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY MELANIE RUTH PHOTOGRAPHY MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY NATHAN RAMIREZ PHOTOGRAPHY PARENTHESIS PHOTOGRAPHY PICTURE THIS PHOTOGRAPHY PRESTIGE BARKLEY PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN PURE PLATINUM PARTY RACHEL GIROUARD PHOTOGRAPHY RUSSELL’S PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO SEBASTIAN PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO SHADES SHUTTERS PHOTOGRAPHY SHAINA LEE PHOTOGRAPHY STACY M PHOTO THE TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER TERESA JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY TESORA PHOTOGRAPHY TINY HUMAN PHOTOGRAPHY TRISHA KEELER PHOTOGRAPHY VERONICA GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY VICKI + ERIK PHOTOGRAPHERS VO PHOTOGRAPHERS YOURS TRULY MEDIA

photographers

videographers

A STORYBOOK IMAGE AIREN MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY ANTONY VELEZ PHOTOGRAPHY ASHLEY ABEL PHOTOGRAPHY BLUSH WITH KIM LYN PHOTOGRAPHY BRIAN DELIA PHOTOGRAPHY - CT BRUCE PLOTKIN PHOTOGRAPHY BRYAN AVIGNE PHOTOGRAPHY CONSTANCE SCHIANO PHOTOGRAPHY

BYDESIGN FILMS CONNECTICUT CLEAR VISION VIDEOGRAPHY DAVID ANTHONY MEDIA WEDDING FILMS DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTIONS KEY MOMENT FILMS MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY SHUTTER AND SOUND FILMS TOAST WEDDING FILMS CONNECTICUT

DOUBLE G EVENTS, PLANNING + DESIGN EVERLASTING AFFAIRS, LLC LESLIE SCOTTO EVENTS, LLC LOVE & LACE WEDDINGS LOVELY EVENT PLANNING MOTHER OF THE BRIDE WEDDING PLANNER ONE FINE DAY PARTY PARTY FAIRFIELD, LLC PEARL WEDDINGS & EVENTS PINK OLIVE EVENTS SHG EVENT PLANNING

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tuxedos & formalwear KAMAAL KADRI BESPOKE

rings & jewelry

VIVID EVENTS YOURS TRULY MEDIA PHOTO & VIDEO

photo booths HIPSTR PHOTO BOOTH - CONNECTICUT SUPER PARTYLAND, LLC SUPREME PHOTO BOOTH VIRAL BOOTH

hair, makeup & wellness LUSCIOUS & CO LusciousandCo.com “Are you looking for the best there is? Are you looking to look absolutely flawless and feel like the beautiful queen you were born to be? Look no further!” ALIZA NOELLE MAKEUP ARTIST ALLURE TRAVELING BEAUTY BEAUTY BY MINEKO BEAUTY ENTOURAGE BEHIND THE BRUSH BY MARISA CORVI BELLE NOELLE BEAUTY CANDEE CALDWELL DANA BARTONE & CO. SALON AND SPA DE CARA MAKEUP EIFFEL BEAUTE BY ASHLEY ELEGANT BEAUTY STUDIOS ERICA T. MARTELL, MAKEUP ARTIST. EYE DO MAKEUP & HAIR LLC J.KINFORD BEAUTY GROUP, LLC K SHEA & COMPANY, LLC KISSANDMAKEUP LA PAGE MAKEUP LARISSA LAKE MAKEUP ARTIST LG MAKEUP ARTISTRY MBDBEAUTY, LLC MELANIE MEEKER MAKEUP MG HAIR & MAKEUP NAOMI MARTINEZ STUDIO NU-IMAGE RACHEL TOUSSAINT MAKEUP ARTISTRY SHAKEUP MAKEUP LLC SIMPLY GORGEOUS BY ERIN INFANTINO TRANSCENDENT, LLC UPSTYLE YOUR BRIDAL SUITE TRAVELING HAIR & MAKEUP

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wedding cakes & desserts CHIMIRRI’S ITALIAN PASTRY SHOPPE CREATIVE CAKES BY DONNA

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JCAKES LOVELY CAKES MODERN PASTRY SHOP INC. PALMER’S BAKERY

TOP CHOICE EVENTS TOTAL EVENTS TRU EAST ENTERTAINMENT VIVID EVENTS

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bands

A THYME TO COOK CATERING BY CHRISTINE DAVID ALAN HOSPITALITY GROUP FESTIVITIES FITZGERALD’S FINE CATERING SINCE 1948 GOURMET GALLEY CATERING LOCO CATERING GROUP MARCIA SELDEN CATERING & EVENTS RIVERHOUSE CATERING

AL SCATT’S - STOLEN MOMENTS ENTERTAINMENT AROUND TOWN ENTERTAINMENT CHARISMA CLARK ENO ORCHESTRA ETA MUSIC THE GLORIOUS UNKNOWN LIVE MUSIC PROS THE METROPOLITAN PLAYERS ON THE MOVE EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT SILVER ARROW BAND SOULSYSTEM ORCHESTRAS

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BESPOKE DESIGNS LIONHEAD DESIGN PARTY PARTY FAIRFIELD, LLC THE PERSNICKETY BRIDE

ensembles & soloists

LADYBUG DESIGNS LILY AND VINE FLORAL DESIGN PAINTED ROCK DESIGNS RITA’S FLORAL TOUCH RUTH RIDGEWAY DESIGNS SHARON ELIZABETH’S FLORAL DESIGNS STYLISH BLOOMS

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calligraphy

ARIANA STRINGS, CLASSICAL WEDDING MUSIC ENSEMBLES DIVINA STRINGS | BESPOKE MUSIC ENSEMBLES | POP STRINGS GOLDEN SCROLL SOLOISTS

PHILLIPS DESIGNS THE PRINTED SOCIETY

favors

djs

CINDEROLLIES RESCUE FLATS

gown cleaning & preservation

lighting & décor

ANGIE LU TAILORS, LLC ORANGE RESTORATION LABS

AARON TOPFER AFTER HOURS DJ ENTERTAINMENT ALLSTAR ENTERTAINMENT AND UPLIGHTING AUDIO MEDIA SOLUTIONS B_ENTERTAINED DJS AND MORE BRIDE’S FIRST CHOICE DJ’S CNT ENTERTAINMENT COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT CRITICAL ENTERTAINMENT DJS DANCE TO THE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT DAWSON ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTS//CAMERA//DJS LOCAL MOTION ENTERTAINMENT, LLC MARX ENTERTAINMENT MICHAEL SIMONETTA DJ & EVENT SERVICES MUSIC IN MOTION ENTERTAINMENT ONE PLUG ENTERTAINMENT LLC POWERSTATION EVENTS PURE PLATINUM PARTY RICO ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS ROB ALBERTI’S EVENT SERVICES SHO PRODUCTIONS SOUND INVESTMENT DJ SERVICE SPIN DOCTOR ENTERTAINMENT STARRY NITE DJS

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BLOOMING PAPER DESIGNS RUTH RIDGEWAY DESIGNS VIVID EVENTS LIGHTING DECOR

florists AGNEW FLORIST BRANFORD FLOWERS, LLC CARRIE WILCOX FLORAL DESIGN CHARLES R. CASE, THE FLOWER BASKET OF WESTPORT CONFETTI, LLC | EXQUISITE FLORAL AND EVENT DECOR DARLING & VINE LUXURY EVENT FLORIST ELEMENTS FLOWERS ENZA EVENTS EVENTS BY PETER’S WHOLESALE FLORIST THE FLOWERFALL FLOWERS BY DANIELLE, LLC GALLERY OF FLOWERS BY PHIL HANA FLORAL DESIGN THE HARWINTON FLORIST LLC HOUSE OF DIPALI IN BLOOM FLORALS/DESIGN & DECOR BY POWERSTATION EVENTS

transportation & valet FIRST STUDENT CHARTER BUS RENTAL (EAST COAST) VALET PARK OF AMERICA

honeymoon & travel DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS BY VACATIONISMS TRIPGUY

MAINE

THE RED BARN AT OUTLOOK FARM

photographers ALEXSANDRA WICIEL PHOTOGRAPHY CENTERED IMAGES CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHERS CLOSER NORTH DORY DIAZ PHOTOGRAPHY GOOD MAINE JESSIE FELIX PHOTOGRAPHY JULIE K. GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY K.TIER PHOTOGRAPHY MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY MOLLY & VICTORIA CO. NATALYA DESENA PHOTOGRAPHY NH IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEO PICTURE THIS WEDDING SAMANTHA CLEMMER PHOTOGRAPHY SARAH GAGNON PHOTOGRAPHY TRINA DINNAR PHOTOGRAPHY

videographers BYDESIGN FILMS LIFE IN FOCUS MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY REEL MAINE COMPANY STOPGOLOVE FILM+PHOTO YOURS TRULY MEDIA PHOTO & VIDEO

photo booths MAINE TO BOSTON PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL & MAGIC MIRROR PICTURE THIS - MAGIC MIRROR PHOTO BOOTH RENTALS

wedding planners ALANNA CLAIRE EVENTS BACK BAY BRIDE PINCH ME PLANNING SIMPLY BE SO EVENTS

tuxedos & formalwear wedding venues UNION BLUFF MEETING HOUSE UnionBluff.com “My day was completely stress free, everything went off without a hitch and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! It was the most perfect day!” THE BARN AT AUTUMN LANE

CLASSIC TUXEDO & CUSTOM CLOTHING

bridal salons ANDREA’S BRIDAL BLUSH BRIDAL & FORMAL | BANGOR BLUSH BRIDAL & FORMAL | PORTLAND

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BLUSH BRIDAL & FORMAL | PRESQUE ISLE MADELEINE’S DAUGHTER BRIDAL, TUX & PROM

hair, makeup & wellness ADORE ROUGE JESSICA CANDAGE GLAM ARTIST MAKEUP BY THERESA OLLO HAIR SALON UPTOWN CURL, LLC

DJ JODI ENTERTAINMENT DOUBLE PLATINUM CELEBRATIONS EVENT MIX DJ FRED PAPPALARDO DISC JOCKEYS MIKE’S MUSIC MIX THE MUSIC MAN DJ SERVICE NORTHEAST EVENT DESIGN

ensembles & soloists CALLAGHAN MUSIC

caterers

wedding florists

FIRE & CO.

FLOWERS BY HOBOKEN

wedding cakes & desserts

officiants & premarital counseling

AUTUMN NOMAD, CAKES & CAFE LA BELLA TORTA THE BEAUTIFUL CAKE

ALL IN ONE WEDDINGS OF MAINE

bands

honeymoon & travel

SILVER ARROW BAND WAVELENGTH

djs AARON TOPFER-NATIONALLY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC/DJ BEAT TRAIN PRODUCTIONS BILL ADAMS ENTERTAINMENT DJ JERRY BAZATA

REV. ERIKA HEWITT

DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS BY VACATIONISMS TRIPGUY

gown cleaning & preservation PRATT ABBOTT GARMENT CARE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

wedding venues LABELLE WINERY LaBelleWineryNH.com “This is one of those rare places that gives you all that comes with a high-end venue with that family feel. Wouldn’t change a thing about my wedding day!” ATKINSON RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB BEDFORD VILLAGE INN BIRCH WOOD VINEYARDS CHRISTMAS FARM INN & SPA DELL-LEA WEDDINGS & EVENTS LOON MOUNTAIN RESORT MILL FALLS AT THE LAKE MOUNT SUNAPEE RESORT THE OCEANVIEW OF NAHANT PIONEER WEDDING BARN WEDGEWOOD WEDDINGS | GRANITE ROSE THE WOLFEBORO INN ZORVINO VINEYARDS

wedding planners BREATHE EASY EVENTS

photographers ALEXSANDRA WICIEL PHOTOGRAPHY ALICALIPHOTO.COM

ASHLEIGH LAUREEN PHOTOGRAPHY BLUE LOCKET PHOTOGRAPHY BRUNO LUZ PHOTOGRAPHY CAITLIN PAGE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHERS HANNAHCATE PHOTOGRAPHY HILARY COLLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY K. LENOX PHOTOGRAPHY KATE DONOVAN PHOTOGRAPHY KISS THE BRIDE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MARC SADOWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY MARISA LYNNE PHOTOGRAPHY MARK R. DUCHARME PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL CIRELLI PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE EATON PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE SEARS PHOTOGRAPHY MILLYARD STUDIOS MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY MOMENTS IN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAMMI-RAE NH IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEO OH SNAP STUDIO PICTURE THIS WEDDING PIXEL PERFECT WEDDINGS Q HEGARTY PHOTOGRAPHY RICK BOUTHIETTE PHOTOGRAPHY SHAWN TOMKINSON PHOTOGRAPHY SOLARE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHANIE STRYDOM PHOTOGRAPHY TARREN BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY WILTON BROTHERS PHOTOGRAPHY

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LUSCIOUS & CO

LusciousandCo.com

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UNION BLUFF MEETING HOUSE

UnionBluff.com

LABELLE WINERY

LaBelleWineryNH.com

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videographers ANYA DREW FILMS BYDESIGN FILMS NEW HAMPSHIRE CLEAR VISION VIDEOGRAPHY FISHER VIDEO PRODUCTIONS MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY NH IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEO SOMETHING BLUE CREATIVE

photo booths HOTSHOTS PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL MAINE TO BOSTON PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL & MAGIC MIRROR PICTURE THIS - MAGIC MIRROR PHOTO BOOTH RENTALS VIRAL BOOTH XO PHOTO

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CHRISTINE’S BRIDAL & PROM COUNTRY BRIDALS & FORMAL WEAR MADELEINE’S DAUGHTER BRIDAL, TUX & PROM MARRY & TUX BRIDAL MODERN BRIDE & FORMAL SHOP STELLA GRACE BRIDAL

COVER STORY ENTERTAINMENT SILVER ARROW BAND

djs

wedding venues

A GOODTIME DJ’S AARON TOPFER-NATIONALLY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC/DJ ALL THAT EVENTS DJ AUDIO EVENTS ENTERTAINMENT BIG DADDY ENTERTAINMENT CURRY EVENT SERVICES DJ JODI ENTERTAINMENT DOUBLE PLATINUM CELEBRATIONS E.C.F. ENTERTAINMENT GET DOWN TONIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, INC. LA BELLA AND THE BEAT MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT LLC THE MUSIC MAN DJ SERVICE PETE CHAMBERS DJS

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ensembles & soloists ENSEMBLE AEVIA

invitations ASHLEY ELIZABETH DESIGNS MULBERRY AND ELM

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ANGEL TOUCH STUDIO BLUSHING BRIDES CELECIA TAYLOR | NEW ENGLAND MAKEUP ARTIST EYE DO MAKEUP & HAIR - EAST LLC LILY MAKEUP LOCAL BEAUTY BARRE SAMANTHA COURTOIS STUDIO 90

BEDFORD VILLAGE INN LABELLE WINERY

caterers

wedding florists BRITTON DESIGNS FORD FLOWER CO. LLC IN BLOOM {WEDDINGS & EVENTS} RIVERSTONE FLORALS & DESIGN SIMPLE BOUQUETS

SYB EVENT PLANNING

favors

wedding cakes & desserts

SOAP AND COTTON

DELECTABLES BY DANETTE FREDERICK’S PASTRIES JACQUES FINE EUROPEAN PASTRIES QUEEN CITY CUPCAKES

bands AARON TOPFER-NATIONALLY AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN/DJ

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RHODE ISLAND

officiants & premarital counseling BRIDAL CENTER JP

honeymoon & travel DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS BY VACATIONISMS

wedding planners EVENTFULLY PLANNED KATE MURTAUGH EVENTS & DESIGN KG EVENTS & DESIGN KH WEDDINGS AND EVENTS LEILA RYAN EVENTS

photographers BLUSH WITH KIM LYN PHOTOGRAPHY DANYEL STAPLETON PHOTOGRAPHY EISLEY IMAGES ERICK BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY FAITH DUGAN, PHOTOGRAPHER JAMIE CORBMAN PHOTOGRAPHY JCREST PHOTOGRAPHY JENNIFER NEVES PHOTOGRAPHY JOSH ADAM PHOTOGRAPHY KEARSTEN TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN CONTE & CONTE SOUND PRODUCTIONS LAURA KLACIK PHOTOGRAPHY LEFEBVRE PHOTOGRAPHY LILY & LIME LISA ANN PHOTOGRAPHY MIA CAMPOPIANO PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE CARPENTER PHOTOGRAPHY MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY MOMENTS BY MACKENZIE PHOTOGRAPHY

MOVE MOUNTAINS CO. NELLY SARAIVA - WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER NICOLE GESMONDI PHOTOGRAPHER, LLC PAUL J. SPETRINI PHOTOGRAPHY PENNY SOUZA PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBYFRIDAY PIPER BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY PLUGOVOY PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN DEVOLL PHOTOGRAPHY SERG MAYEVSKY PHOTOGRAPHY SHANNON MATOS PHOTOGRAPHY STACY SMITH STUDIOS THE TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER TIFFANY AXTMANN TINY HUMAN PHOTOGRAPHY TRACY JENKINS PHOTOGRAPHY VALENTINO PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE FELLS HISTORIC ESTATE & GARDENS NEWBURY, NH COST from $4,000 GUEST COUNT 200 STYLE Quaint & colonial ABOUT The historic

summer getaway for the Crane family, this spot was made for entertaining outdoors among the gardens. Heads up: You’ll need to rent a tent.

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What stationery details are you excited about right now? Our luxurious, heavier-weight papers are gorgeous when beveled and edged in gold leaf or painted in any of our engraving colors along the invite’s edges. Shimmer wraps and sleeves are a chic way to add some extra drama, as is laser cutting with its intricate cutaway designs.

Are calligraphy and monograms still popular? Calligraphy is both popular and classic—there’s nothing quite like a stunning hand-lettered address. However, printed envelopes addressed in the same, or a complementary typestyle, as the invite can create a cohesive look, especially for couples with a really distinctive type. Monograms continue to be a strong design component. Couples are also using their first initials to create “duograms” that unite their names in a creative way and unify their entire wedding trousseau. We’ll add the symbol on everything from their stationery, perhaps with a blind embossed monogram on the inner envelope, to their joint thank-you notes. How can couples save money on stationery? Start with the type of printing. For example, thermography is an affordable alternative for engraving, and digital printing is a lower cost option for day-of paper goods. If you’re getting married at the same place as the reception, add the reception information onto the invitation with a phrase like, “reception to follow” instead of printing a separate reception card. With the creative possibilities of wedding websites expanding all the time, more couples are leaving most of their details online and opting for small enclosure cards with just the website info to be packaged with their invitation.

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What should couples keep in mind when sending wedding stationery? Figuring out postage can be tricky, so it’s best not to guess. Once one suite is completely assembled, take it to a post office and have it weighed. They’ll tell you how much it’ll cost to send each suite and estimate how long it’ll take them to reach your guests. Secondly, don’t underestimate the envelope prepping process. Between postage for RSVP envelopes and making sure each invitation is stuffed with all the right components, it can be somewhat daunting! Tack on an extra 25 suites to your total count to leave a little room for error and to ensure you have a few leftover for keepsakes for yourselves and your family. Finally, don’t forget to stamp the reply envelope for your guests.

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Are rooms in a hotel block discounted? Gurney’s does often offer discounts but not always. Peak season in Newport is considered to be from May through October, so the best time to book if you’re looking for a lower rate is in our shoulder season from November to April. Where should out-of-towners visit while in Newport? I’d tell them to take a complimentary water taxi to Bowen’s Wharf, a shopping and restaurant hub, or to take a stroll along Newport Cliff Walk. The Newport mansions are also an excellent way to spend an afternoon. You can also check out our mascot goats, Cornelius and William, in their goat home—a mini replica of the historic Marble House mansion.

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Share some advantages to hosting a wedding at a hotel. A hotel like ours is essentially a one-stop shop, which is especially important if you’re inviting many people from out of state. Look for a hotel that provides transportation for your guests. For example, we offer a water taxi, shuttles and specialty cars complimentary. On-site amenities, from yoga to restaurants, also provide so much convenience for your guests. Another benefit is that you can likely host your after-party at the same hotel by taking advantage of other spaces. What do couples need to know prior to booking a hotel room block for guests? Most contracted room blocks have a cut-off date. For example, ours is 30 days prior to the intended check-in date, at which point, any unreserved rooms within the block would be released back into our general inventory. Also, many hotels ask that you hit a certain threshold when reserving a block. We require that a minimum of 10 rooms be contracted in order for a block to go into effect. Lastly, time of year might impact the number of nights required per reservation. For us, some weekends do require at least a two-night stay, so be sure to ask.

What local products are unique for welcome bags? I recommend filling our Gurney’s beach tote with fun stuffers like Inpopnito popcorn, which is available in an array of delicious flavors, a packet of Del’s Lemonade and custom chocolates from the The Newport Sweet Shoppe. Many couples think “ballroom” when they hear “hotel,” but is that the only option? All hotels are different, but one of my favorite things about Gurney’s is that our indoor ceremony spaces are stunning. For example, our Rose Island room has a waterfront backdrop of the Narragansett Bay, so even if inclement weather pushes you inside, you’ll still get the same views and atmosphere.

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SEPTEMBER 22

• SUNAPEE, NH

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Lake Sunapee is such a meaningful place to William (Bill) Shaw (33 and works in finance) and his family, that both he and his twin brother got married in the area. But Bill wanted his wedding to Dagmara Nowak (31 and a lighting designer) to contrast his brother’s airy summer party. At Lake Sunapee Yacht Club, he and Dagmara designed a rich, lush celebration with velvet tablecloths, burgundy candlesticks and hanging displays of amaranthus, Italian ruscus and baby blue eucalyptus. Born in Poland, Dagmara also brought her own heritage to New Hampshire. Per Polish tradition, the parents of the newlyweds welcomed the couple to the reception with bread, salt and champagne, which Dagmara chose in place of the usual wine or vodka. —Rebecca Dalzell

BOUQUET Dagmara carried garden roses, orchids, astilbe, scabiosa and protea.

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LOUNGE The couple created a mod seating area under pennant flags at the reception. CHEESE “I really wanted a cheese tower as our wedding cake, so I brought up five cheese wheels from New York,” Dagmara says. SWEETS A dessert spread of rosemary cakes, berry cobblers, plum mascarpone cheesecake and tarts offered something for everyone. WEDDING PARTY Dagmara’s crew carried roses, hellebores and scabiosa, while Bill’s groomsmen wore matching ties.

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PLACE CARDS Homemade sourdough bread and rosemary sprigs marked each seat. CHAMPAGNE Dagmara and Bill popped a cork after the ceremony. DINNER Jars of olive oil and vinegar were on hand for a gourmet meal of butternut squash soup, roasted vegetables, prime rib and potato gnocchi. ARRIVAL The newlyweds

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floated up to the reception in a vintage wooden Chris-Craft boat driven by a friend. “It was so special seeing everyone gathered to welcome us,” Dagmara says.

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London, NH RECEPTION SITE Lake Sunapee Yacht Club, Sunapee, NH PHOTOGRAPHY Jamie Mercurio Photography PLANNER, EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS The Prism

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER Vanessa and Frankie released doves after the ceremony at St. Mary’s Church Newport.

AUGUST 17

• NEWPORT, RI

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CENTERPIECE Orchids, calla lilies and hydrangeas decorated tables.

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THEIR STORY When you marry at St. Mary’s Church Newport, where John F. and Jackie Kennedy wed, a classic celebration is in order. “I am a sucker for a traditional wedding,” Vanessa Aguiar (27 and a controller) says. She and Franklin (Frankie) Dobbs (28 and a financial advisor) planned a timeless seaside reception at Belle Mer, filling the clean space with white flowers, silver frames and lots of glass to create a sophisticated mood. “I was afraid to look back at our photos in 30 years and wonder what were we thinking,” Vanessa says. “We thought, less is more.” The understated palette kept the focus on the newlyweds and the sweeping views of Narragansett Bay. —RD

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GRAND ENTRANCE Once the newlyweds arrived at the reception, they rolled right into their first dance to “You & I (Nobody in the World),” by John Legend. SEATING CHART Large mirrors, with names printed on vinyl, directed everyone to their tables for a dinner of filet mignon and cod with crabmeat stuffing. LAWN Guests took in the sunset during cocktail hour, sipping dark-and-stormys and grazing on mini lobster rolls and mac-and-cheese balls. Fire pits drew them outside later that night.

CEREMONY SITE St. Mary’s Church Newport,

Newport, RI RECEPTION SITE Belle Mer, Newport, RI PHOTOGRAPHY Stephanie Vegliante Photography VIDEOGRAPHY byDesign Films PLANNER DIY FLOWERS LA’s Florist GOWN Justin Alexander, Alexandra’s Boutique,

Fall River, MA TUXEDO Ted Baker WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: The Dessy Group;

Groomsmen: BLACK by Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE Etsy.com HAIR Salon 812 MAKEUP Maggie O’Donoghue/Tiffany’s Salon & Spa VEIL Giselle Bridals, Alexandra’s Boutique SHOES Bride: Jimmy Choo; groom: Aldo ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS M.R.T.

Jewelers STATIONERY DWRI Letterpress; mirrors: Needle and Brush Decor RENTALS PEAK Event Services CATERING Belle Mer CAKE Konditor Meister CAKE TOPPER Swarovski OFFICIANT Rev. Fred Babiczuk MUSIC King of Hearts OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Photo booth: 360 DJs & Photo

Booth Rental; cigar rolling: CF Dominicana Cigars DANCE LESSONS Jeff Allen’s Latin & Ballroom

Dance Studio FAVORS Doughnuts: PVDonuts TRANSPORTATION Newport Limousine HONEYMOON Dubai & Maldives GUESTS 220

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DÉCOR SEPTEMBER 8

• WESTERLY, RI

chelsey & drew

Whimsical pampas grass and more than 30 woven chandeliers set the mood at the coastal-chic reception at Weekapaug Inn.

PHOTOGR APHY BY HENRY + MAC

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THEIR STORY Drawing inspiration from the nearby salt ponds and surrounding dunes, Chelsey Lyman (27 and a hedge fund project manager) and Drew Steedman (27 and in partnership sales for the New York Red Bulls) looked to Weekapaug Inn for a natural, unfussy setting using muted colors, ornamental grasses and other organic accents. The pair had a specific goal: Make a “high impact with uncommon materials that would blend perfectly with the property,” Chelsey says. “We wanted something that felt fresh and unique.” Chelsey and Drew squeezed in their first look on the inn’s beach just before the rain set in, forcing the festivities indoors. “In the end, we were glad it rained because it made for a more intimate, cozy ceremony,” Chelsey says. —Lois Brunnert Bethune

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FASHION A sleek champagne-pink silk gown— the first one Chelsey tried on—plus loose beach waves and an antique tiara, fit her “natural and laid-back but still elegant and refined” style. FLOWER DOG Chelsey and Drew’s goldendoodle, Brewster, who witnessed the couple’s engagement in the Ramble of New York City’s Central Park, sported a leafy collar and a rope leash. DAY-OF DETAILS “No roses!” Chelsey told the florist. The day was dotted with equally romantic cafe au lait and blush dahlias, blue thistle and sea oats, plus blush astilbe (the bride’s favorite) and white veronica to mimic the look of coral. Other nautical nods: Calligraphed sea glass served as escort cards, and watercolor table numbers were propped up with driftwood.

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FAVORS Drew’s mother used a gray and ivory French ticking fabric to make aprons for each guest, personalized with the venue’s coordinates, so they could dig into the New England lobster boil dinner without reservation. MUSIC “We thought our mothers would both have heart attacks when we told them that the band we picked was called BearFight,” Chelsey says of the ’90s cover band that frequents Boston’s The Lansdowne Pub. “However, they were an amazing hit.” Drew even joined the band on the drums for three songs.

CHELSEY & DREW’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Weekapaug

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Henry + Mac FLOWERS Hana Floral Design GOWN & WRAP SKIRT A La Robe, Spina Bride,

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Bloomingdale’s; Clayton, Bloomingdale’s; Wayf, Shopbop.com; groomsmen: Suitsupply; ties & pocket squares: Eton, Nordstrom DOG ATTIRE Collar: Found My Animal; floral collar: Hana Floral Design; leash: Found My Animal, West Elm HAIR & MAKEUP New Leaf Hair Studio TIARA Naturae

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OCTOBER 27

• GLOUCESTER, MA

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BOUQUETS “I especially loved the anemones in the bridesmaids’ bouquets,” Allison says of the clutches paired with roses and greenery.

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THEIR STORY Although Corey Highfield (30 and a consultant) proposed to Allison Ryans (30 and a business operations administrator) with an octagon-halo diamond, the couple thought the hexagon was a better symbol of their six-year relationship. It became a recurring motif of their moody-modern North Shore wedding. “I have just always really loved geometric shapes,” Allison says. Hexagons appeared on the stationery and desserts, while pentagons and rectangles served as vases. Burgundy, navy and gray saturated the waterfront Beauport Hotel reception, creating a warm atmosphere, even as a nor’easter loomed outside. —RD

STYLE Allison paired her simple Mikado silk gown with geometric crystal earrings, burgundy velvet heels and a dramatic red lip.

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TABLESCAPES Roses, amaranthus and dahlias complemented gold-framed table numbers, vellum menus with burgundy type and the matching napkins Allison bought just for the occasion. SWEETHEART TABLE Carnations hung behind the newlyweds’ seats, and wine-colored fabric spilled onto the floor. DESSERT Ombré sugar ruffles coated the hexagon-shaped banana praline cake, and the variety of cupcakes also on offer were topped with geometric cutout shapes.

ALLISON & COREY’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Beauport

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Dang PLANNER DIY FLOWERS Sweet Annie Floral Design GOWN Pronovias, Precious Memories, Malden, MA TUXEDO Alton Lane; tie: The Tie Bar WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: The Dessy Group, Precious Memories; groomsmen: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse; tie: The Tie Bar FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE Us Angels HAIR Bride, maid of honor

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Haan ENGAGEMENT RING Lauren B WEDDING RINGS Bride: Boston Ring and Gem; groom:

Long’s Jewelers STATIONERY Invitations & menus: Fete Collection; escort cards: Antea Amoroso Design RENTALS Antea Amoroso Design CATERING Beauport Hotel CAKE Jenny’s Wedding Cakes CAKE TOPPER Etsy.com OFFICIANT Louis Framarini (Corey’s uncle) MUSIC Meritage Entertainment DANCE LESSONS Arthur Murray Dance Studio FAVORS

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SEPTEMBER 22

• ST. JOHNSBURY, VT

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Allison Backman (29 and a social worker) and Santiago Gasca (30 and an education researcher) were more than happy to share the spotlight on their wedding day with their beloved pup, Oakley. Not only did Oakley help with the proposal, the chocolate lab also participated in what Allison calls a “family first look” and inspired the theme: “vintage Mexican tea party for dogs,” Allison says. Beyond honoring their furry friend, Allison and Santiago celebrated their cultural and religious backgrounds. “It was important to incorporate those symbolic aspects,” Allison says. Because Allison is Jewish, the pair said their vows under the cover of a chuppah, but in tribute to Santiago’s Mexican roots, they used serapes (woven blankets) for the ceremony. Later, the couple ate tacos as Oakley camped underneath the hors d’ouevres station. —Louis Baragona

MAKE TRADITION Allison and Santiago signed a traditional Jewish ketubah illustrated with classic Mexican folk art.

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CEREMONY Allison and Santiago said their vows in an outdoor chapel draped with colorful serapes. DESSERT The couple would have opted out of cake had they not found their toppers: salt and pepper shakers depicting a pair of pups. “Because of that, I convinced Santi we needed a small lemon cake for cutting,” Allison says. CENTERPIECES Allison collected antique bottles and bud vases and filled them with cheerful blue thistles, dahlias and greens.

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ALLISON & SANTIAGO’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Alerin

Barn, St. Johnsbury, VT PHOTOGRAPHY Jackie Fox/J. Harper Photography VIDEOGRAPHY

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B&L Wedding Films DAY-OF COORDINTOR

FIRST DANCE Allison and Santiago took inspiration for their playlist from a CD Santiago made when they first started dating. They chose Elton John’s “Your Song” because “whenever it comes on in the car, we belt it out together,” Allison says. ESCORT CARDS Guests found their seats with the help of loteria, Spanish playing cards, handmade with illustrations of Oakley, also known as “El Guapo” or “the handsome one.” BAR After the ceremony, Allison and Santiago welcomed their guests to the property’s barn for drinks and bites. “We didn’t want it to feel stuffy or formal,” Allison says. In that spirit, they served fried chicken and waffle bites as well as beer straight from the keg.

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SEPTEMBER 15

• NORWALK, CT

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CEREMONY “Love for languages (and humor) has always been important in our relationship,” Anna says, making a Pablo Neruda poem about laughter a perfect fit for a ceremony reading.

BOUQUETS Bridesmaids carried an eclectic mix of proteas, succulents, craspedia, celosia and air plants.

THEIR STORY Philadelphia-area pediatricians Anna Costello (27) and Eddie Re (28) combined a love of triangles, a “quirky taste in plants” and DIY details to create an extra-personal, colorful wedding in Anna’s parents’ backyard. The home’s Southwestern interior design influenced the turquoise and geometric table linens, the triangular installation over the dance floor and cactus- and succulent-filled florals. After the wedding, “my parents’ house and our apartment acquired a lot of new plants with amazing memories,” Anna says. “We have so many meaningful decorations now.” —LBB

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ESCORT CARDS Bags of fresh Philly pretzels were marked with guests’ names and table numbers. DÉCOR The tented reception space boasted a cozy sitting area with jewel-tone pillows and furniture, an

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air plant, cacti and taper candles. A single yellow, orange or red pincushion protea completed the bright place settings. CAKE While her mother made the cakes, Anna piped the buttercream cacti and succulents. “It gave me something to focus on the day before the wedding, other than being nervous,” she says.

ANNA & EDDIE’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE A private

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Jenny Yoo, BHLDN SUIT Men’s Wearhouse; shirt: Bar III WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: various; groomsmen: various; ties: Men’s Wearhouse FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE David’s Bridal RING BEARER ATTIRE Boytique; Gap HAIR Beauty Bar MAKEUP Mackenzie Miska HEADBAND BHLDN SHOES Bride: Charter Club, Macy’s; groom: Apt. 9, Kohl’s ENGAGEMENT RING Swarovski WEDDING RINGS Bride: Swarovski; groom: Amazon.com STATIONERY Invitations: DIY; escort card

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OnTheMarc OFFICIANT Kenny Bruno (Eddie’s cousin) MUSIC Ceremony: Millennium Music; reception: DJ James Vincent WELCOME BAGS DIY TRANSPORTATION Gateway Limo GUESTS 110

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JULY 21

• PORTLAND, ME

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THEIR STORY Katherine Hill (32 and an optometrist) and Nate Barrett (37 and a master electrician) began their engagement with a bold statement: an orange sapphire ring, which they designed together. “The design process was so fun,” Nate says. In that same spirit, Katherine and Nate worked with their wedding planner to design a wedding full of “bohemian romance” and “infused with art deco opulence,” including plenty of bright orange statement pieces, Katherine says. Eye-catching fonts decorated the invitation suite and inspired the architecture, while pops of orange patterns struck a vibrant, unexpected note in the details, from the paisley tablecloths to Nate’s bow tie. Katherine chose to fill her bouquet with muted greenery, but also opted for a twist with punches of poppy-colored gladiolus and, of course, orange roses—her favorite flower. —LB

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WEDDING PARTY Katherine welcomed her three “sisters of honor” to take part in the ceremony, while Nate stood next to his “best brother.” BOUQUET Katherine carried palm leaves, deep purple eucalytpus, soft pink roses and vibrant orange gladiolus, all tied together with an orange ribbon. TABLESCAPES Burntorange paisley-print tablecloths contrasted the black napkins, gold flatware and dark vintage glassware, adding “texture and liveliness” to the tables, Katherine says.

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KATHERINE & NATE’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE O’Maine

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DÉCOR Antique lounge furniture brought what Katherine calls “bohemian romance” vibes, while structured chandeliers (hung by Nate) added an art deco touch. COCKTAILS Katherine sipped a Sapphire gin collins with Bombay Sapphire gin, s0da water and muddled cucumber, and Nate drank Jameson whiskey and ginger beer. FOOD STATION Guests grabbed tuna poke, tagliatelle pasta and dan-dan noodles at grand buffet-style tables bearing messages like “full bellies make for happy hearts.”

EVENT DESIGNER Good Look’n Events

& Styling FLOWERS FIELD Floral GOWN Maggie Sottero, Andrea’s Bridal, Portland, ME TUXEDO SELECTED Homme; shirt: Kenneth Cole Reaction; belt: Penguin WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids:

Adrianna Papell FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE Bow Dream, Amazon.com HAIR & MAKEUP Anara Lani VEIL/HEADPIECE Heirloom SHOES Bride: Chinese Laundry; groom:

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La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; PEAK Event Services; Skillins Greenhouses and Florist CATERING & DESSERTS Matthew Harker;

TnT Event Services BAR Downeast Bartending OFFICIANT Beverly Johnson (Katherine’s aunt) MUSIC Gina and the Red Eye Flight Crew FAVORS Farkle TRANSPORTATION 207 Taxi HONEYMOON Costa Rica GUESTS 150

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SEPTEMBER 8

• WOODSTOCK, VT

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RECEPTION Vines and tea lights hung above tables topped with roses, peonies, delphinium, ranunculus, figs, peaches and herbs.

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THEIR STORY For their wedding at the Woodstock Inn, Alexandra O’Neill (30 and a marketing manager) and Robert Nitto III (32 and a senior product manager) wanted their guests to feel like they were coming home. “We imagined something that was inviting, comforting, unexpected and enchanting,” Alexandra says. They achieved that by focusing on welcoming details, like fresh fruit on tables, lawn games, chinoiserie accents and mini blueberry crumbles. Friends designed stationery with images of thyme, while bunches of the herb sat at each place setting. Abundant flowers and champagne, however, exceeded anything guests might find at home. —RD

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WEDDING PARTY The maid of honor rocked a satin jumpsuit, while bridesmaids matched in textured ecru gowns. LIVING WALL Smilax vines, herbs, sweet peas, dahlias, ranunculus, garden roses, peonies, clematis and local greens created a wall at the entrance to the tent. LOUNGE Seating areas with antique furniture, gold frames and vases formed cozy nooks for guests to relax in during the reception. “It was so important to us that our guests feel at ease,” Alexandra says.

ALEXANDRA & ROBERT’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY SITE Our Lady of the Snows,

Woodstock, VT RECEPTION SITE Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, VT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Meghan Hamilton/Rodeo & Co. Photography DAY-OF COORDINATOR Jessica Markey/

Woodstock Inn & Resort FLOWERS Birds of a Flower GOWN Naeem Khan, Mark Ingram Atelier, New York City SUIT Ted Baker; tie: Hermès WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Maid of honor: Alice

+ Olivia; bridesmaids: Jill Jill Stuart, BHLDN HAIR & MAKEUP The Spa at the Woodstock

Inn & Resort VEIL Mark Ingram Atelier SHOES Bride: Steve Madden; groom: Brooks Brothers ENGAGEMENT RING Carelle WEDDING RINGS Bride: Tiffany & Co.; groom: Blue Nile STATIONERY Invitations: Heather Travier

Designs; programs and menus: Kent Albin/ Brollyus RENTALS borrowed BLU; La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; Rain or Shine Tent and Events Co. CATERING, CAKE & DESSERTS Woodstock Inn & Resort OFFICIANT Fr. Daniel Grigassy MUSIC Ceremony: Counterpoint Chorus; Lubbert Gnodde; Nathaniel G. Lew; reception: Joe Baracata Band HONEYMOON Kenya & Tanzania, Africa GUESTS 170

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OCTOBER 6

• BOSTON

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Cabot Clothbound, a New England cheddar, formed the base of the five-tier cheese wheel “cake.”

THEIR STORY BOUQUET Meredith carried calla lilies, pincushions and ranunculus.

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“It was incredibly important to us that our wedding was fun, whimsical and not too serious—like our relationship,” Meredith Weber (32 and deputy director at a climate nonprofit) says. She and Alexander (Alex) Blitstein (32 and a data scientist) did just that by filling The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts with bold colors, setting up a ball pit for photos and serving liquid nitrogen ice cream. Music set the tone throughout the day, from the Back to the Future theme for the recessional to show tunes at cocktail hour and a surprise Muppets number on the dance floor. —RD

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ENTERTAINMENT Food-themed hats and a ball pit made the party “even more ridiculous and fun,” Meredith says. RECEPTION The couple livened up the venue’s white walls with enlarged brushstroke prints that riffed on the painterly invites. Silk petals hung from the ceiling. PARTY TRICK As Alex sang “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie, friends came out with custom Meredith and Alex puppets and performed a choreographed dance. “It was a perfect surprise,” Meredith says.

PHOTOGRAPHY Ashley O’Dell Photography VIDEOGRAPHY The Heart Behind It PLANNER, EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Tyger Productions GOWN WTOO by Watters, Lovely Bride, New

York City SUIT Indochino; cuff links: Wooden Accessories Co., Etsy.com HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup 2 Die 4 VEIL ParisienneLuxe, Etsy.com SHOES Bride: Kate Spade New York; groom:

Florsheim ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Sophie Hughes Jewelry STATIONERY Wouldn’t It Be Lovely RENTALS Party Rental Ltd. CATERING MAX Ultimate Food CAKE Formaggio Kitchen DESSERTS Liquid nitrogen ice cream: Wiches

of Boston OFFICIANT Rabbi Mark R. Newton MUSIC Ceremony: Victoria Garcia; reception: The

Sultans/Jerry Bennett Entertainment BALL PIT Tyger Productions FAVORS Moscow mule mugs: WebstaurantStore.com TRANSPORTATION DPV Transportation HONEYMOON Hong Kong, Vietnam & Singapore GUESTS 250

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FASHION

SEPTEMBER 8

• NEWPORT, RI

james & michael

“We wanted to convey the yin and yang of our relationship through our attire,” James (left) says of their custom tuxedos.

PHOTOGR APHY BY OFF BEET PRODUCTIONS

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THEIR STORY

JAMES & MICHAEL’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Chanler

at Cliff Walk, Newport, RI PHOTOGRAPHY Kate Testa/Off BEET Productions VIDEOGRAPHY Epic Filmmakers PLANNER Jaime Nelson/ Eventfully Planned FLOWERS Stoneblossom TUXEDOS Michael Andrews Bespoke, New

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James Kleeman (35 and in real estate) and Michael Haigh (35 and in finance) have taken a trip to New England every fall for the eight years they’ve been together. For their wedding, they invited 130 friends to join them in their annual excursion—this time to to Newport. “We felt it was a special corner of the area,” James says. After marrying in a circle surrounded by family and friends to represent unity and inclusion, everyone moved to a reception styled with blue and gold accents. “The theme was the seashore vibe of New England meets the gilded era of Newport,” James says. For part of the night’s entertainment, James serenaded Michael with Dear Evan Hansen’s “You Will Be Found,” and the newlyweds cut into a lemon cake with raspberry layers. —Antonia Maric

York City; leather boutonniere: FleurdPins.com HAIR & MAKEUP Wedding party: Ariel Vega SHOES Neiman Marcus; Salvatore Ferragamo ENGAGEMENT WATCH Rolex Presidential WEDDING RINGS Reinstein/Ross STATIONERY

Invitations: Ipanema Press; escort cards: FranJohnsonHouse, Etsy.com RENTALS Exquisite Events Details & Coordination; PEAK Event Services CATERING The Chanler at Cliff Walk CAKE Confectionery Designs CAKE TOPPER

FranJohnsonHouse, Etsy.com OFFICIANT Jenine Kleeman Lavin (James’s sister) MUSIC Ceremony: Trance Se Bon/Élan Artists; dinner: Bon Musique/Élan Artists; reception: DJ Valentina OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Musical Director for

surprise serenade: James Olmstead WELCOME BAGS CWDesignsTheMapChick, Etsy.com TRANSPORTATION Viking Tours of Newport HONEYMOON Indonesia GUESTS 130

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AUGUST 4

• BOSTON

erin & jack PHOTOGR APHY BY LENA MIRISOL A PHOTOGR APHY

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CEREMONY DÉCOR Grasses, rudbeckia, amaranthus, ranunculus and roses formed a chic altar on the ICA’s patio.

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THEIR STORY After only three months of dating, Jack Brinkerhoff (31 and an engineer) gave Erin O’Leary (31 and a financial grant manager) a joint year-long membership to the Institute of Contemporary Art. “I thought, this guy must be serious,” Erin says. Many visits later, they returned to the museum to make an even more long-term commitment. The couple, who both come from families of artists, exchanged personal vows overlooking Boston Harbor, where Erin grew up sailing with her dad. They celebrated with a simple, modern reception that centered on summery flowers and the dramatic glass building. —RD

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BOUQUET Erin carried garden roses, dahlias, scabiosa, lisianthus, chokecherry, celosia and eucalyptus. CAKE The newlyweds sliced into a buttercream-frosted carrot cake with cream cheese filling and served fresh fruit and Key lime tartlets, house-made Twinkies and Yodels, and mini jars of lemon meringue pie. COCKTAIL HOUR Guests took in views of Boston Harbor while sampling tuna tartare cornets, smoked duck, truffled wild mushrooms in roasted potato boxes and more.

ERIN & JACK’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Institute of

Contemporary Art, Boston PHOTOGRAPHY Julianne Lesinski/Lena Mirisola Photography DAY-OF COORDINATOR Erica Phillips/The

Catered Affair FLOWERS Wildfolk Studio GOWN BHLDN SUIT Indochino; tie: Suitsupply HAIR & MAKEUP The Doll Face Duo HEADPIECE

Wildfolk Studio SHOES Bride: Schutz; groom: Suitsupply ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Hannah Blount Jewelry STATIONERY

Minted.com; escort card holders: ModLode, Etsy.com RENTALS PEAK Event Services CATERING, CAKE & DESSERTS The Catered Affair OFFICIANT John Mador (Jack’s stepfather) MUSIC The Hub/Wilson Stevens Productions HONEYMOON Provincetown, MA GUESTS 175

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JUNE 16

• BUXTON, ME

chandni & nathan PHOTOGR APHY BY SAR AH MORRILL PHOTOGR APHY

LOCATION The couple booked The Barn at Flanagan Farm sight unseen and planned their wedding in three months.

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THEIR STORY

CHANDNI & NATHAN’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Barn at

Flanagan Farm, Buxton, ME PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Sarah Morrill Photography FLOWERS Buxton Farms GOWN Custom

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Chandni (28 and a graphic designer) and Nathan’s (28 and an actuary) wedding hashtag, #MumbaiMeetsMaine, captured the essence of their barn-style wedding with Indian flair. “It was the fusion of both our hometowns in a modern way,” Chandni says. For example, the couple’s favorite Indian restaurant, Shere Punjab, catered, and their almond cake came from The Cookie Jar, a pastry shop that Nathan grew up visting. Even their style nodded to Chandni’s roots. Nathan added a Nehru-style collar to his suit, while Chandni wore a ghagra choli with hand-embroidered red flowers and weighing 30 pounds. After a ceremony under a birch arch with hanging carnations that created a mandap-like backdrop, Chandni changed into a white summer dress that still showed off her henna. —AM

made in India SUIT AGASP WEDDING HAIR & MAKEUP Akari Salon SHOES Bride: Stuart

Weitzman; groom: Cole Haan ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Custom made in India RENTALS One Stop Rentals CATERING

Shere Punjab CAKE The Cookie Jar BEVERAGES The Bar Association OFFICIANT Chandni’s father MUSIC Desi Beats Entertainment GUESTS 70

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the year’s freshest color palettes Whether you favor bold and bright or soft and subdued, we’ve got a color pairing for you. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APH BY IMMERSE PHOTOGR APHY AUSTR ALIA

We’ve tested out tons of wedding-worthy combos to determine the prettiest shades you (and your guests!) will love. Plus, all the ways you can work your favorite colors into your day to make them the star of the show. >>

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modern wedding whites ecru, cream, stone, slate

WHY IT WORKS White is forever a classic, there’s no arguing that (um, hello, it’s called “wedding white” for a reason!). But this is 2019, and you want your wedding to feel like you, so add in shades of subtle cream, gray and taupe to give the monochromatic palette a bit of added dimension. We promise, it will keep it feeling fresh and modern, not crazy-traditional or boring. HOW TO USE IT White can really play well with any style, from a glam affair overflowing with metallic accents to a rustic, Scandiinspired intimate elopement. Whatever your vibe, complement a single-shade palette with tons of added texture. Ask your florist to vary the style and size of the blooms at your altar, dress up your crew in gowns or suits in a variety of fabrics or layer your tables with a mix of linen, velvet and silk. More visual interest will mean your overall look feels dynamic, not stale and uninspired.

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TOP LEF T: AWAKE PHOTOGR APHY; LÍSOL A , FOTOGR AFIA; PUR A SOUL PHOTOGR APHY; EMILY WREN PHOTOGR APHY

WHY IT WORKS Boho is back, but this time it’s grown up a bit. Sunset-inspired hues like rust and sienna are offset by moody mauve and barely-there taupe for a celebration that’s warm and welcoming yet sophisticated. Plus, these picks are fit for any season—play them up in summer with pops of bold yellow, or make them a bit more wintry with the addition of a dark green. HOW TO USE IT Sprinkle these desert hues over every inch of your fete, starting with your invitation suite. Rose gold foil printing will look amazing on blush or burnt orange invitations. At your reception, blanket your tables in mauve linens or macramé table runners and finish off your lounge seating with a pile of Moroccaninspired blankets and pillows. When it comes to blooms for your day, ask your florist to add in exotic picks like protea or pampas grass, or go green with tons of succulents, ferns and air plants. >>

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the new pastels

WHY IT WORKS Pastels have gotten a bad rep as being sticky sweet or overly feminine—but we’re here to prove you wrong. The new take on these soft hues: a bit of grit. Slightly muted and paired with black or modern details, your favorite softies are now part of a funky-and-fresh combination that’s anything but saccharine. HOW TO USE IT Instead of going the (maybe obvious) romantic route with these hues, work them into an otherwise modern vibe for your day. Artist-inspired brush strokes and bold black typography on your invitation suite suggest guests prepare for the unexpected, while a pastel wedding dress or suit could be the perfect surprise touch. When it comes to florals and décor, swap spray roses and peonies for spray-painted foliage or flowers (baby’s breath FTW!) that will feel playful and festive. Finish your bash with a smoke bomb exit for an Insta-worthy explosion of color. >>

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dutch masters wine, tangerine, saffron, cerulean

WHY IT WORKS You know those works of art that are all moody and rich and absolutely stunning? Well, gear up, because that’s about to be your wedding. This palette is all about bringing the drama, with luscious wine and cerulean blue pairing up with brighter tangerine and saffron for a combo that is unbeatably gorgeous. With colors this pretty, it’s really a more-is-more-is-more situation, so don’t be afraid to saturate every single part of your day. HOW TO USE IT Flowers, flowers, flowers! Tons of buds naturally play into this palette, especially if you’re saying “I do” during autumn. Let your arrangements or installations do the décor work for you (even better if you’re celebrating outside among fall foliage), then add to the scene with cool pops of blue textiles and tons of luxe gold metallics. While you’re at it, carry these colorful shades into your wedding party look—they’ll complement everyone.

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CLOCK WISE FROM TOP LEF T: JEN DILLENDER PHOTOGR APHY; WESTCOT T WEDDINGS; BRISTOL L ANE; M ARY JESSIC A PHOTOGR APHY

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WHY IT WORKS These colors pretty much scream luxury, making them the ideal unexpected combo for a black-tie affair. They’re complementary to each other too, meaning you can use them in any combination and really never get it wrong (finally, something in wedding planning that is straightforward!). HOW TO USE IT A little goes a long way when it comes to shades this saturated, so focus on intentional pops of color, like beautiful tinted tablecloths or an emerald invitation suite that makes for a very happy mail day. Task your florist with adding tons of greenery to your reception venue as an eye-catching (and inexpensive) way to stick with your chosen palette. Extra wow-worthy moments, like an art-deco-inspired cake in rich emerald, will have all your guests reaching for their phones. Plus, how stunning would your gals be as your “something blue” in peacock-hued dresses? So chic!

TOP LEF T: ABBY JIU PHOTOGR APHY; CORY RYAN PHOTOGR APHY; MONIK A PHOTOGR APHY

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local love: one & supp ABOUT THE EXPERT

SPEND SMART

MAKE IT YOURS

FOCUS ON THE FEELS

KEEP IT INTIMATE

Molly O’Rourke is the owner of One & Supp, a creative studio based in Maine. She specializes in creating innovative weddings, events and floral designs with both creativity and care.

There’s no perfect equation when it comes to a wedding budget. I always encourage clients to identify what excites them the most (like food or a killer outfit), then invest in and prioritize those things.

I’m a less is more kind of gal, so I think the best way to personalize your day is to make thoughtful decisions throughout the entire process. When you do that, the day will truly be an extension of you.

It’s easy to get swept up in all the trappings of weddings, but I’ll tell you what: The thing you’re going to remember most from your day is how you felt. Always use that as your compass.

Three cheers for small weddings! I think 2019 will be the year that more couples embrace the idea of intimate events, nontraditional wedding venues and exciting new design statements.

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your perfect venue Narrow in on the ideal setting for your “I dos” with our personality-based guide. ONELOVE PHOTOGR APHY

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The most memorable weddings are ones that truly reflect the couple throwing them, and incorporate thoughtful details and special touches that really speak to who they are. When it comes to planning your dream day, you’ll want to make each decision with an ultra-personalized mind-set. This includes everything from selecting your menu to choosing favors and deciding where you’ll host all your loved ones. To help, we’ve narrowed in on the top venues for your personality type to ensure you throw a bash that’s totally you. >>

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YOU ARE FUN FOODIES A couple whose love for food and entertaining is eclipsed only by your affection for one another. Your aim: Throw a boisterous, delicious and memorable affair where the wine is flowing and the food is unforgettable. YOUR SPOT A RESTAURANT Look into hosting your family and friends at a favorite local restaurant for an event that feels like pretty much the best (and most fun) dinner party ever. Most restaurants are well-versed in hosting large crowds, and the intimate setting will deliver big on the built-in ambience, so you’ll have to bring little in the way of décor (maybe a few strings of bistro lights to make the room glow). Play up the casual-cool atmosphere by making the most of the already-present seating arrangements (like mixing booths with smaller tables of four or six) and serving up eats family style to evoke that dinner party feel.

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YOU ARE COASTAL COOL A relaxed, effortless duo who loves all things sun, sand and surf. Your ideal wedding day is a no-frills affair with good old Mother Nature lending most of the décor. YOUR SPOT A BEACH When seeking out your ideal wedding venue, look to the water. A beach bash will give that effortless vibe you and your partner crave, and guests will love toasting your union among swaying palm trees and a salt-strewn breeze. Host just your vows directly on the shore for added ease, then move to a beachfront pavilion, lawn or club for the reception. If you prefer the whole party take place on the coastline, book the stretch of sand ahead of time with the city and check local ordinances to get the lowdown on what is (and isn’t) allowed when it comes to catering, alcohol, rentals, noise and more. >>

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Look into hosting your family and friends at a favorite local restaurant for an event that feels like pretty much the best (and most fun) dinner party ever.

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YOU ARE NATURE NUTS An adventure-loving team always on the hunt for the next fun weekend activity. Your dream day (make that weekend) involves treating your loved ones to a few of the heartthumping adventures that had you falling in love in the first place. YOUR SPOT A CAMP Steal away to summer camp for your celebration. Often a whole weekend affair, a wedding on the grounds of a camp (or a spot dedicated to outdoorsy adults-only weekends) means f-u-n for your guests. Traditional events are replaced with childhood favorites, like a capture-the-flag welcome party, a wedding day spent on the lake or a morning-after kickball game. When it comes to throwing a successful camp wedding, communication with your guests is key. Your choice of venue may mean modifications in attire (heels and mulch don’t mix) or accommodations (Aunt Sue is going to want to know if she’s sleeping in a tent, so she can look for nearby hotels) are necessary, so be clear from the start regarding what the weekend entails.

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YOU ARE POSH PREPS A classy pair who appreciates the finer things in life. You imagine your day having a refined elegance and ageless appeal that will be just as “in” 10 or 20 years from now. YOUR SPOT A PRIVATE ESTATE Book a private estate to bottle that preppy meets timeless vibe. A historical estate is a posh choice that takes the phrase “house party” to a whole new level with its immaculately maintained lawn and garden, plus tailored interiors. You’ll have a beautiful blank slate to work with aesthetically, so center your attention on incorporating details that are both unique and timeless. Rework your family’s tartan into eye-catching table runners, or team up with a stationery artist to draw a signature crest for you and your partner, then use it everywhere from cocktail napkins to the dance floor. When it comes to entertainment for the evening, ask yourself, WWJGD (what would Jay Gatsby do, obvi)? From the understated (roaming oyster shuckers) to the over the top (a 10-piece jazz band), focus on showing your guests a crazy-good time and you can’t go wrong. YOU ARE ALL ABOUT EDGE A twosome unafraid of making a statement—you eschew tradition in place of unexpected aesthetic choices that are all your own. You want a wedding and reception that’s anything but the traditional affair. YOUR SPOT A LOFT Surprise and delight guests by transforming an industrial loft into a totally cool event space. While this bare-bones venue isn’t for the faint of heart (there’s a lot of planning that needs to happen to make it suitable for guests), it promises big payoff in the cool department, thanks to exposed brick walls and factory-like

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piping and windows. Make sure any venue you choose has the modern comforts necessary to host an event, like electricity, plumbing and bathrooms. Then, play into the avant-garde vibe with accents like metallic flatware and eclectic furniture. Want to really wow? Add on a statement-making décor surprise that will push the envelope and get guests Instagramming, like a neon sign touting your favorite song lyric or marquee lights in your initials. >>

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Discover the versatility and beauty of our 25-acre lakeside estate that has made us the most popular wedding venue in New England! 508-384-3003 • 299 CREEK ST., WRENTHA M, M A SALES@LAKEPEARL.COM • WWW.LAKEPEARL.COM

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5 things to consider before booking a venue These must-asks leave nothing to chance. What’s the driving distance from your ceremony space? If you’re not providing transportation for your guests, you’ll need to know how long it will take them to get from the ceremony to the reception. Ask what the traffic is like around the time of your wedding to ensure guests won’t be stuck bumper to bumper on a road for an hour.

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YOU ARE LUXURY LOVERS Soon-to-be spouses who seek elegance at every turn. Your dream wedding is heavy on the shine, glitz and glam, and would probably give the royal wedding a run for its money. YOUR SPOT A BALLROOM Get everything you want in one pretty package with a chic ballroom wedding. Nearly every formal party space is outfitted with chandeliers and glam accents like crown molding or a mirrored dance floor, so your need for sparkle will be more than met. Add some overflowing vessels of high-end blooms (garden roses or peonies) and metallic accents (chiavari dining chairs and gold charger plates) to pack in the drama. To ensure your guests have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, tee up some jaw-dropping moments, like flame-throwing mixologists or roaming ballerinas toting dessert bites. When it comes to an event this luxe, the sky’s truly the limit. Keep in mind that, if you’re opting for a ballroom or wedding hall, there may be more than one event happening on the premises at any given time. If you would hate to run into another newlywed couple or want the space entirely to yourselves, ask about a total buyout.

Is the venue near any hotels? This could impact your decision to book if guests have to drive a long way to get from their hotel to the venue and back, especially if transportation isn’t provided. Usually, anything over 30 minutes is a big ask.

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How many people does the space accommodate? This directly impacts your guest list and, therefore, your budget. If you love the ballroom but it only fits 150 comfortably, and your guest list is looking more like 200, you have to decide what’s more important to you—the dream venue or your guest list.

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What services do you offer? Don’t assume that anything is included. You’ll want to know whether the venue has any all-inclusive packages for the site and food; if any rentals/ pros are included; and whether an on-site coordinator can help.

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What restrictions do you have? There are a few kinds of rules to be aware of. Ask if there are any alcohol limits or permits—some venues may not have a liquor license, and some won’t let you stock your own bar. Same goes for vendors—your venue may only allow you to book pros from a certain list, while others will let you bring in whichever vendors you want. Ask if there are any décor stipulations, like no confetti or open flames. Lastly, check to see if there’s a noise restriction after a certain time— some venues won’t allow you to play loud music past 10:30 p.m. or so, which won’t work if you want the option to party until midnight.

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local love: chatty press custom design co. ABOUT THE EXPERT

MAKE IT YOURS

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Jen Pepper is the designer and owner of Chatty Press Custom Design Co., based in Massachusetts. She loves creating nontraditional wedding invites to help couples truly show off their style.

Your invitations are a chance to tell the story of your relationship and set the mood for your wedding. Incorporate a custom monogram or illustration of your pet to showcase your personality.

Spend on specialty printing, like letterpress, foil and handmade paper. It’s a great way to make a big impact and wow your guests. If you’re on a budget, opt for one “upgraded” element.

I’m always thinking how a design can carry through from the invitation to the wedding day details. I love the look of custom napkins, menus and signage. They’ll all make your day one of a kind.

Envelopes are finally getting a starring role in suites this year. Expect to see lots of illustrations, interesting borders and beautiful collections of vintage postage. It helps make a big impact.

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The New England stationery designer talks trends she loves and advice for couples.

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Fun fact: This is a tulip! Bend back the petals for an exotic, fuller look.

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Spray roses often come two to three a stem, so they’re a great way to fill holes.

TIE ONE ON

Grosgrain ribbon has a beautiful texture, but won’t break the bank.

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Perfect for bridesmaids or the lady of the hour, a more petite bouquet will pack in the pretty without costing a ton. Ask your florist to focus their attention on gorgeous colors and a few bold, standout blooms, like an antique rose.

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GET WEIRD

A wacky stem, like this pincushion, is worth a little splurge. B RIDAL FAVE

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A ranunculus’s delicate petals photograph beautifully, making it a wedding mainstay.

BRANCH OUT

Sprawling picks, like these hellebores, will increase the size—and drama—of your bouquet.

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Chiffon and satin ribbon combine for a flowy look that feels luxe.

A bit more room in your budget? Task your florist with pulling together a full bouquet with delicate and feminine buds. Vine-y hellebores and Queen Anne’s lace add a dynamic shape, while ranunculus ups the romance factor. >>

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Tropical anthurium is hearty enough to last through a hot summer day.

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Poppies’ delicate petals and super-saturated hue make them worth every penny.

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Double-sided satin ribbon in a “something blue” shade is a sweet and upscale addition.

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For the bundle of your dreams, have your florist team together sensibly priced “filler” buds, like carnations and chrysanthemums, with showstopping, high-end picks like Juliet roses, Icelandic poppies and anthurium. >>

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These yellow cymbidium orchids (usually imported from Japan) add a wispy, playful shape.

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All the heart eyes for these statement peonies—add ’em for fullness and wow-worthy color.

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Nothing screams “special occasion” more than rich mustard velvet.

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Put your best buds, like these delicate orchids, front and center for lots of photo time. BOUQUET BREAKDOWN

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At this price point, the sky’s (almost) the limit. Let your florist go all out when it comes to color and flower selection. One-of-a-kind stems like mini cymbidium orchids and Coral Charm peonies combine for a truly jaw-dropping display.

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Give guests a stylish place to hang during cocktail hour or on a break from the dance floor with these must-haves. Lots of seating Don’t underestimate the amount of furniture you’ll need to rent—you don’t want guests to have to battle for seating, after all. Several couches, armchairs and floor poufs should be enough to please the crowd. Playful pillows Nod to your wedding vibe or color palette by mixing in pillows (or throws) in patterns or hues that complement the rest of the décor. Coffee tables Think of your lounge as a living room—which isn’t complete without a coffee table! Bonus: It will give dancers a place to rest their drinks.

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welcome package Leave an assortment of thoughtful goodies for your loved ones to discover at check-in. Local treats Include an item or two that represents the area where you’re saying “I do,” like oyster shuckers for Cape Cod or maple syrup for Vermont. A weekend itinerary Guests crave being told what to do (at least a little bit) at a wedding. Include a short write-up of the

weekend’s to-dos, and don’t forget transportation info and event times. An “emergency” kit Okay, so a hangover isn’t exactly an emergency—but it can kind of feel like it. Trust us: Advil, water, Band-Aids and more will be appreciated. A cute carrier Choose packaging that will make a great first impression, whether it’s a custom tote or colorful tissue paper.

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A playful name Whether you dub your drink after your furbaby or the bar where you met, a moniker with a story behind it is essential.

Cool glassware Set the bar high with a specialty glass. An edgy rocks glass or gold-rimmed coup will make everyone want to order one.

A personal touch Buy stir sticks with your monogram, or have bartenders brand some orange peels (so cool) for a “you” element. >>

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wedding website Your wedding website is where friends and fam will go for info, so make sure it’s packed with all the right deets—and looks good too. Bold background Good news: The Knot has tons of stylish themes for your site, so finding one to match your vibe is a cinch. Day-of info Everything on your invitation (ceremony start time,

locations and so on) should be echoed on your site, just in case guests need a quick refresher. Hotel options Fill your crew in on where to stay in the area, and if you’ve reserved blocks for them. Registry Including your registry on your invites may be a no-no, but it’s totally fine here. Link out to your registries on The Knot.

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Your invitations are the first glimpse guests get into your wedding day style, so let them shine. And, for practicality purposes, make sure your suite includes these four things. A main invite This may seem like a “duh” but we had to say it. Include need-to-know info on your main invite, such as your and your partner’s names, start time, date and location. An RSVP card Include options for will/won’t attend, an “RSVP by” date (which should be at least three weeks before your day), a food selection if necessary and a prestamped envelope. A details card While not a must, a details card is a great place to put extra info like your dress code, transportation details, lodging and website. A personal touch Work in something totally you, like a custom crest, wax seal with your initials or venue illustration. >>

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place settings These stylish details add personality to your reception dinner tables. A charger Even when placed under basic white dinnerware, a standout charger can transform a table. Opt for a metallic, wood or cool pattern. A napkin The perfect place to add a pop of personality, napkins are also relatively cheap to rent, making them the ideal element for an easy upgrade. Flatware If you’re looking to really make a style statement, rely on cool flatware to get the job done. We love a dose of metallics or a chic matte black. Menu What’s for dinner is one of the first things guests look at when they take a seat (hey, they’re hungry!), so incorporate cool details like illustrations or vellum overlays to catch their eye. Table numbers Dream up a unique way to label your tables, like naming them after Game of Thrones characters.

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emergency kit Whether you’re a bride or groom, rocking a dress or suit or something in between, you want to be prepared if something goes wrong on your wedding day. This list is a great place to start when making a quick day-of emergency kit. Needle and thread Make sure it matches the color of your outfit and you know someone who can actually use it.

Mints You’re going to be chatting up a lot of people and getting a lot of hugs. You’ll feel better if you know you have minty fresh breath—trust us. Pain relief Whether you suffer from migraines or are trying out a new pair of heels (hint: don’t do this day of!), pain relief pills are sure to come in handy. Deodorant You want to enjoy your amazing party and not worry about raising your arms. Enough said, right? Makeup Blush or concealer for a quick refresh will have you glowing all night.

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Accommodating 50 - 550 guests (one of the biggest ballrooms in the South Shore). Diversity in menus: From Latin or Italian to Asian or Caribbean, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Flexibility in packages: Our packages are completely buildable to each person’s budget and needs. Location: Within minutes of all major routes and highways. Experience: Nearly 50 years in the event industry.

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Package up bonbons as a take-home thank-you treat.

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Speak from the heart in style by holding these keepsake books at the altar.

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Upgrade any tablescape by renting cutlery that truly stands out.

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Think inside the box and send along your suite in a mailer packed with moss.

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Shop early Take note: A designer wedding gown is custom made. It will take months of work to create and a series of alterations to fit your body perfectly. In other words, it’s not the kind of garment you can toss into an online shopping cart and have show up on your doorstep two days later—which is why you should go to a bridal salon to shop for your gown. Book your first appointment 9 to 12 months before your wedding date so you have plenty of time to order and alter your dress. (Some designers can accommodate orders in six months or less, but, even then, you’re cutting it close.) If you’re shopping closer to your wedding, you may be limited to floor samples or off-the-rack gowns. And small stores may not be able to accommodate last-minute orders.

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Do your research Before you start shopping, think about what style you want. Consider your wedding venue, vibe and body type to narrow that down. Then look through pictures of wedding dresses online and in magazines, and save the styles you like. In our (ahem) unbiased opinion, TheKnot.com is a great place to begin—you can search thousands of gowns by style and price, and if you find a few you want to try on, you can see which local salons carry your favorites.

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Hidden costs add up Your wedding gown budget includes more than the dress. Your veil or headpiece, shoes, jewelry, undergarments and alterations (and in some cases, steaming and storing your dress) will also add to your bottom line. Factor in these costs before you give the salesperson your final shopping budget.

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Always book an appointment While you may get lucky and snag a salesperson just by walking in, scheduling an appointment is the only way to ensure you’ll get a full hour of undivided attention. Also, plan to play hooky to avoid crowds. Going in on a weekday will allow you to hit the stores while crowds are at a minimum, making for a less stressful experience. You’ll get much more attention from the sales staff if you shop on a slow Tuesday morning rather than a hectic Saturday afternoon.

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Make requests Just because a bridal salon carries your favorite designer doesn’t mean it will have the exact wedding dress you’ve been wanting to try on. But if you phone in advance and request a specific style, chances are a salon staffer will be able to call in a sample of that gown ahead of your appointment. >>

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Ideally, you should start shopping for your gown at least 12 months ahead of your wedding. If you’re short on time, some designers will let you purchase a store sample, usually at a discount.

Look at different dress styles and silhouettes in magazines and online before you go shopping. It can help you figure out what you’re looking for and lead you to salons that carry gowns you like.

Have a budget in mind before you go shopping, and make sure to clearly communicate it to your consultant. It can be devastating to fall in love with a gown that’s out of your price range.

Most brides will need at least two alteration fittings. The first is for the major pinning, like hemming the gown, and the second is to check to make sure all the pinning was successful.

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Shop for your shape When trying on dresses, focus less on the number on the scale or your dress size and more on the general shape and frame of your body. Your weight may be constantly fluctuating, especially if you’re stressed out, so don’t let that be the deciding factor in choosing your dress. Concentrate on finding a silhouette that accentuates the features you love and makes you feel confident.

Limit your entourage You may be tempted to invite all your friends and family to help you shop for your gown, but bringing a big group to the salon is a gown shopping don’t. Enlist one or two of your closest friends or family members to help you start your search. This way you can find the gown that best suits you and your style and not feel pressured by too many conflicting opinions.

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Trust is key Even if a gown doesn’t look amazing on the hanger, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t look amazing on you. Be open to what an experienced consultant thinks will flatter your figure and work with your wedding style (after all, they’ve done this before). Bottom line: The dress you end up loving might be different than what you originally pictured, and that’s okay.

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Don’t get discouraged We know coming up empty-handed on your first salon appointment can be a letdown, but don’t give up. There are hundreds of bridal designers out there with thousands of designs, which makes your odds of finding a fantastic wedding day look pretty darn good. “The one” for you is definitely out there.

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You’re paying for an experience While shopping online for your dress may seem like the more convenient option, visiting a bridal salon is a once-in-alifetime experience with numerous benefits of its own. For starters, you’ll get face-to-face interaction with a wedding dress expert to help guide you, taking the guesswork out of finding your perfect size and silhouette. Additionally, you have the opportunity to touch and feel the dresses you’re considering, so you know exactly what you’re paying for. Trust us—while dress photos may look dreamy online, there’s a huge difference between high-quality fabrics and embellishments and low-quality ones in person. Practical aspects aside, your salon appointment is first and foremost a special moment. It’s a chance to celebrate your upcoming nuptials, spend a day with the people you love and enjoy accomplishing a huge moment in your wedding planning process.

5 ways to customize your wedding dress Gowns certainly aren’t one style fits all—and there are actually a lot of options where customizing your dress is concerned. Here are some common add-ons.

1. Modify embellishments

You might feel like your dress could use a little more, or even a little less, embellishment. See how much control you have over the existing details on your dress—can you add more to or remove from certain areas?

2. Lace it up

Swapping out a zipper for a corset closure adds a romantic finishing touch for brides looking for a dramatic back. But a corset-style closure isn’t only for looks. If you think you might need extra breathing room, a lace-up back gives you some leeway.

3. Make it personal

Find a creative way to incorporate “something old, new, borrowed or blue.” Stitch your loved one’s initials in blue inside your bodice, close to your heart, or sew a charm with a special meaning into the hem.

4. Add sleeves

Fell in love with a strapless dress but looking for more coverage or support? Ask your stylist about adding sleeves or straps. Most gowns can be customized with cap sleeves or straps, and many silhouettes can even be altered with long sleeves. Bonus: They’re on trend. Or if you’re looking for a less permanent option that you can switch out between ceremony and reception, consider a jacket or capelet.

5. Switch up your bustle

Every dress with a train needs a bustle, but not many brides know that each bustle is custom made to suit the gown. These tricky systems of hooks, buttons and ties are designed to pull your train off the floor, and they need to be carefully sewn in a pattern that works with each individual silhouette.

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Discover the prettiest styles, from the more traditional to the new and trendy. BY SHELLEY BROWN ILLUSTR ATIONS BY JESSICA DURR ANT

Veils are an easy way to express yourself. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which one’s right for you? We broke down all the different styles, including the latest trends, with tips on how to wear them so you can uncover (sorry, we had to!) the perfect veil for your wedding look. >>

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birdcage Also known as a cage, this shorter style covers and frames just your face for a more minimalist statement. Most often it’s made out of wide net or sheer tulle—something you’ll easily be able to see through—and finished with whimsical accents like feathers, flowers or pearls. The trick to pulling off this less traditional look is to let the edge of the veil fall just below the nose. PAIR IT WITH Cage veils were the height of fashion in the ’40s and ’50s, so that makes them the perfect match for retro-inspired dresses like swingy, tea-length gowns, structured sheaths and slinky, old-Hollywood-inspired slip dresses. They’re also a fun way to add a touch of vintage glam to a suit or jumpsuit.

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blusher A blusher actually refers to the short, single layer of tulle, lace or netting that’s worn over the face and then flipped over the head or removed after you walk down the aisle. It comes in chin, shoulder or fingertip length and can be added to a variety of veil styles. But a blusher can also stand on its own. Choose one layer, or if that’s too simple, try a double-tiered style where you have two layers of tulle: one layer pulled over the face and the other draped behind your head. Whichever length or however many layers you choose, the veil should be fastened to the crown of your head. PAIR IT WITH A universal style, the blusher works with almost any type of gown. Wearing just the short layer gives off a chic, sophisticated air that lends itself to more fashion-forward dresses.

mantilla This Spanish-style veil almost always comes in either all lace or in tulle that features a wide, intricate lace edge. It should be positioned two inches from your hairline so its circular shape gracefully drapes down and frames your face on either side. For the traditional look, attach it with an ornamental comb (also called a peineta), or edge it up with a fresh flower crown or crystal tiara. PAIR IT WITH Allow the dramatic lace to take center stage and pair this romantic veil with sleek silhouettes that won’t compete with its shape. Skip the heavy embellishments as well and opt for a gown with small touches of matching lace instead.

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waltz Also sometimes called a ballet veil, this style falls between the knee and the ankle and is usually double layered and worn with a blusher. These veils exude elegance and formality and, because they don’t touch the floor, they’re short enough for a bride to comfortably walk and even dance in—hence the name. PAIR IT WITH This style pairs well with formal floor-length gowns, like A-line and mermaid silhouettes, and dresses without trains.

elbow Slightly shorter than fingertip, this veil extends 25 inches in length to the bride’s elbows. The more manageable length tends to be more versatile. It’s a nice complement to a simple silhouette, but it also won’t overpower a more showstopping gown. PAIR IT WITH One of the best things about this veil is you can pair it with just about any style. The elbow length is also perfect for brides who want the look of a longer veil but have a gown with details on the lower half (like intricate buttons, lace appliqué or ruffles) they don’t want to cover up. >>

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One of the most popular lengths (even Kate Middleton sidestepped royal tradition and chose this shorter option), this veil falls below the hips and extends to—you guessed it—the fingertips. Secure this style, which is usually made up of several layers of tulle or netting, at the crown of your head, slightly behind it or, if your hair is up, just above your updo. PAIR IT WITH This versatile veil is beautiful with a wide range of dresses, but it looks particularly pretty with ball gowns and, since it puts the focus on the torso, dresses with more elaborate bodices. You may also want to consider pairing it with a cathedral- or chapel-length veil—that way you can remove the longer one for the reception and leave the shorter top layer in place.

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flyaway A wispy, multilayered style that just brushes the shoulders, it’s considered less formal than other options. As the name suggests, the tulle used in this kind of veil usually has a stiffer quality that causes it to “fly away” from the to-be-wed, adding poufy volume to the top of the head. PAIR IT WITH Due to its short and sweet feel, a flyaway veil works well with shorter, more casual dresses. If your gown is heavily embellished or has a sexy, plunging back, this simple style is also the perfect way to wear a veil without obscuring the details you love.

juliet cap Inspired by the fashion of the 16th century, this unique veil is making a comeback thanks to its pretty, oldworld feel. This über-romantic style is typically made of sheer tulle or tulle with a lace-embellished edge. There are two ways to work it: You can either take a lace-trimmed veil and wear it as a cap, with the sides pinned back behind each ear, or attach a veil of your choosing to a separate cap. PAIR IT WITH It’s perfect for a lacy gown with a vintage-inspired feel or a simple slip dress with lace details. Add fresh blooms behind one ear for an extra-sweet effect.

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chapel Typically 90 inches long, this is a formal veil that extends to the floor, falling two-and-a-half yards from the headpiece. It should sweep the floor, extending slightly past your gown. PAIR IT WITH This simple style is often worn in combination with a sweep train (a veil that just brushes the floor) and blusher for extra oomph. It works with most dress silhouettes and styles but is particularly stunning when layered over a flowy or multilayered gown with a train. If you’re forgoing a train, a chapel veil can add drama without the weight or the hassle—no bustle required. >>

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Whether your hair will be down and flowing or in a formal updo, you want a final detail to tie your whole look together. If a veil isn’t for you, there are plenty of other options, from jeweled headbands and tiaras to a bohemian floral wreath or flirty fascinator.

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4 bridal fashion rules to break Rules are meant to be broken, and this applies to your wedding. You’re the bride, so follow tradition or make up your own—it’s up to you. RULE TO BREAK

You Can’t Mix Metals Pairing yellow gold, rose gold and platinum used to be a big no-no, but now we’re saying yes to this trendy mix. There are so many ways to

channel your inner royal with this dramatic option

incorporate this new style (go with platinum earrings and a rose gold bracelet or have gold and silver details on your dress), but our favorite interpretation of this trend is stacking a variety of metal bands with your engagement ring. RULE TO BREAK

You Must Have a Veil You won’t have too many chances to wear a veil, but just because the opportunity to do so is rare, doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you. Instead of a piece of tulle, adorn your hair with a flower crown, an art-deco-inspired halo headpiece that wraps around

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cathedral Looking to make an entrance? This is the style for you. The mother of all veils, the cathedral is also the most formal. Sometimes referred to as the “royal veil”—it’s the veil of choice for countless members of the British royal family, including Diana and Meghan Markle—this style typically falls about three-and-ahalf yards from the headpiece and is often worn in combination with a blusher and a gown with a long train. It’s an especially great option if your ceremony venue has a long aisle to walk down. PAIR IT WITH The sweeping cathedral can hold its own next to even the most over-the-top ball gown. As a rule of thumb, the veil should extend past the train, so if you choose a cathedral veil, opt for a cathedral- or semi-cathedral-length train.

your forehead, or a hair vine that winds around a pretty updo. If you want to give a nod to tradition without all the formality of a long veil, try a headband that has a cage veil attached to the front. RULE TO BREAK

Don’t Forget Your “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” We love this tradition, but you don’t need to follow it so strictly—or at all. We say if you want to flaunt a “something red” instead (like the bottoms of a new pair of Louboutins) or pretty blush accessories, then go for it. RULE TO BREAK

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Did you know the bride originally wore a veil because the groom wasn’t supposed to see her before they were married? And not just in the hours before the wedding, but not once before they said “I do.”

You Have to Wear Heels We understand the allure of heels—they make you look taller and thinner, but they do come at a price. You’ll be on your feet for close to (if not more than) 10 hours on your wedding day. If it’s worth it to you, do it—but you definitely don’t have to put your toes through torment. Other totally weddingworthy options are embellished sneakers, chic ballet slippers or trendy strappy flats.

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getting the fit right. If the sizing or alterations are off, it will look like the suit is wearing you, not the other way around. What’s great about Men’s Wearhouse is they have locations all over the country, so even if members of your wedding party live far from you, you’re all still guaranteed professional tailoring. Pro tip: If you’re not all shopping together, have your groomsmen send you photos of themselves in their outfits so you can ensure no one looks out of place. It’s also important to choose styles that feel on trend for that tailor-made feel, so stick to modern or slim-cut suits or tuxedos with a peak lapel. Skip the boxy fit—it’s outdated and will scream “rental.” DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR BUYING CUSTOM FORMALWEAR WHILE STAYING ON BUDGET ? Unlike a wedding dress, you’ll wear

a suit or tuxedo more than once, so think of it as an investment piece and buy smart. If it’s not in your budget to get a custom black tux, opt for a black suit with a peak lapel. It has the same formal feel but you can wear it to events that are semiformal as well as black tie. A midnight navy or dark green suit is another great option because it works for almost any occasion and the color pops on camera. If you’re getting something custom made, ask for extra fabric. It’ll come in handy if you need to make alterations later on. >>

day-of emergency kit and socks a groom can choose from—the possibilities are endless. Wear a vest in a patterned print, incorporate bold colors into your tie or think outside the box and sport your favorite superhero on your socks for a fun surprise. Make it even more personal by engraving your monogram or wedding date into a lapel pin for extra flair. HOW CAN I PULL OFF THE MISMATCHED GROOMSMEN TREND WHILE STILL MAINTAINING A COHESIVE WEDDING PART Y ? When you’re outfitting your guys in different suits, tuxes or

accessories, the key is to make everyone look coordinated even if they’re not wearing the exact same thing. One of the easiest ways to pull that off is to stick to specific colors that work well together. Try to incorporate just three shades into an outfit. If everyone is wearing the same dark suit and a colorful vest or tie, keep the color palette to three complementary colors like gray, navy and black— especially if you’re outfitting your party based on their roles, such as styling your best man differently from your groomsmen. You don’t want to have too many conflicting shades—that can make your wedding party look uncoordinated. If you’re opting for different prints or patterns, remember less is more. Keep everything within the same color family, vary the sizes of each print or pattern, and have a neutral in the mix for a balanced look.

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To solve any last-minute mishaps, keep a few essential items on hand. Black shoe polish (or a black Sharpie in a pinch) can help mask any scuffs, and shirt button extenders (small buttons that loop onto the existing button on your shirt collar) can give you extra room on a snug collar. Black safety pins and double-stick tape will also save you from a multitude of issues, like a ripped hem or split seams.

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DOES BLACK TIE ALWAYS REQUIRE A BLACK TUXEDO? HOW CAN I HAVE FUN WITH MY LOOK BUT STILL KEEP IT FORMAL?

Black tie means you have to be the dressiest you can be, which actually leaves a lot of room to play outside of a classic black tux. Break from tradition and opt for something colorful instead; it’s a chic alternative, and you’ll stand out from the sea of other black outfits. If you’re going for color, stick to darker shades like maroon or emerald. Accessories can inject some personality

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(read: fun) to a formal look as well. Besides your wedding ring, add another piece of statement jewelry to your outfit, like a watch with a patterned strap. Take the staple accessories like a tie or bow tie and choose options in different colors or textures like velvet or leather. Cuff links or lapel pins in cute shapes and designs are also a playful addition to any traditional tuxedo. If you’re looking to incorporate your pet or favorite hobby into your wedding, have custom cuff links made for an unexpected twist on tradition. Don’t be afraid to switch up your footwear too. A sleek pair of dark leather sneakers or velvet loafers adds a fashion-forward vibe without looking out of place.

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important things to get right is the shoulder of the jacket. Unless you’re having an ’80s-themed wedding, you don’t want a sloped shoulder, meaning the shoulder seam should lay flat and not sag past the natural line of your actual shoulder. Most tailors are hesitant to even alter that area since it’s difficult to execute and can be extremely costly, so make sure the jacket you choose fits perfectly before you go in for alterations. You also don’t want your pants to look too wide and unstructured. They should be slim throughout the leg and then break at the hem. Another tailoring tip is to stick to having just one break to avoid cutting off your legs. More than one break will make you look shorter and can give off a sloppy vibe too. Lastly, take into account the shape of your body when you’re getting your outfit altered. When men are on the shorter side or a bit wider, I find they’ll wear suits or tuxedos that are less tapered to either give the illusion of height or a slimmer build, but that’s not the case. You should find a suit or tux in a slim fit (meaning the coat should be fitted through the waist and the pants are narrow with a more tapered leg) to help elongate the body, particularly with tuxedos, since they’re almost always a single-button jacket and have a much longer lapel. It tricks the eye into making you look taller and slimmer since it drops lower.

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Showstopping Suit

Dresses not your thing? A sleek white tux with flowing tails still commands attention. Tuxedo jacket and pants in sizes up to 18, camisole in sizes up to XL, price upon request, SavannahMiller.com; earrings, $4,400, Joelle Jewellery, Swoonery.com; shoes, $1,220, ReneCaovilla.com

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The drama is in the details. An oversize embroidered peplum makes a simple, strapless silhouette feel couture. Dress in sizes up to 24, $6,560, FrancescaMiranda.com; engagement ring, $1,289 (not including center stone), NoamCarver.com Comic Characters: Mark Gindick & Adam Kuchler

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Go ahead, make the most of your time in the spotlight. An over-the-top ball gown covered in luxe beads, sequins and crystals is guaranteed to wow the crowd. Dress in sizes up to 12, price upon request, Elie Saab at L’Êlite, Lelite.com (Boston); engagement ring, $3,586 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com

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Frilly sleeves plus a flirty tea-length hemline equal one whimsical number. Dress in sizes up to 20, price upon request, Viktor-Rolf.com; shoes, $425, StuartWeitzman.com

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Celestial-inspired jewels are a great alternative to more traditional bling: They’re just as glam but also have high-fashion edge. Dress in sizes up to 16, $2,375, cape in sizes up to L, $5,465, Jenny Packham at L’élite, Lelite.com (Boston); engagement ring, $2,100, SofiaZakia.com; earrings, $168, JenniferBehr.com

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Razzle-Dazzle

If there was ever a time for a good party dress, your wedding is it. Allover sequins and tiered ruffles are perfect for dancing the night away. Dress in sizes up to 18, $4,195, TemperleyLondon.com; earrings, $99, CZbyKennethJayLane.com; shoes, $495, SophiaWebster.com

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If you’re feeling bold, opt for a dress in a daring hue. A flamered ball gown is sure to turn a few heads. Dress in sizes up to 14, $8,995, Monique Lhuillier at L’élite, Lelite.com (Boston); engagement ring, $3,586 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; earrings, $4,900, DoyleDoyle.com

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Retro Glam

Throwing a vintage-themed affair? Give a nod to a bygone era with swinging fringe, art-deco-style jewels and a bold red lip. Dress in sizes up to 18, $3,495, Naeem Khan at L’Êlite, Lelite.com (Boston); earrings, $17,000, MindiMondNY .com; cuff, $7,590, Joelle Jewellery, Swoonery.com

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Step up your bridal fashion game with the one-of-a-kind combo of cascading layers of pleated tulle, fluttery sleeves and a trendy high-low hemline. Custom dress available in all sizes, price upon request, Rime-Arodaky.com; engagement ring, $13,223, ChristopherDesigns.com; shoes, $1,245, ChristianLouboutin.com Ringmaster: Stephanie Monseu

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Special thanks to: Planning a theatrical affair? Join the circus! Based in New York City, Big Apple Circus opened in 1977 and is known for its community outreach programs, as well as its humane treatment of animals. Whether you rent just the VIP tent or the entire show, this historic venue promises a wedding you’ll never forget. Learn more at BigAppleCircus.com

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Take a step back Organizing your guest list may sound like fun, but add in all of your future mother-in-law’s cousins (and their spouses) and the price per head, and this happy time can definitely make you a little anxious. “Meditation can allow you to take a step back and enjoy the big picture with a bit of detachment,” says Lynne Goldberg, founder of OMG. I Can Meditate! and a meditation coach. You’ll also be able to deal with others’ perspectives a little easier. After all, getting to know how your families communicate (and realizing your own personal biases and perspective) can be helpful as you navigate all of the relationship dynamics you’re sure to encounter while wedding planning.

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Make better choices It can be hard to think clearly and make decisions that are true to your vision (even if they seem easy), especially when everyone is adding their two cents. But if you meditate for five minutes a day, you’re giving your mind a chance to settle down. “When you shake a snow globe, all you see are flakes of snow. But when you let it sit for a minute, it clears up and you can see the landscape underneath—the true picture. Much in the same way, meditation gives us a bit more clarity,” Goldberg says. Clarity also leads to creativity. With a clear mind, you can meet complicated topics with innovative fixes. “When the time comes to make the often-complex seating arrangements, for example, your brain will light up with all sorts of ingenious solutions,” says Will Schneider, a corporate mindfulness coach. >>

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While fun and exciting, planning a day that’s reflective of you and your partner has its stressful moments. Pile on expectations of parents, new in-laws, family and friends, and the stress can go from manageable to overwhelming. When anxiety starts to get the best of you, it’s worth scheduling five minutes for yourself to sit quietly, be still, refocus your energy and take several full, long breaths. These steps are otherwise known as meditation. “Not only can a meditation practice reduce and prevent stress while you’re planning your wedding, it can help you truly savor each moment of your special day,” says Colleen Carey, a yoga instructor and wedding officiant. “Practicing meditation is practicing presence and awareness—it’s learning to slow down your thoughts, feelings and experience.” Here are six things meditating can help you do, so you can plan your dream wedding and enjoy the journey along the way.

treat yourself Reward yourself for your wedding planning work with one (or all) of these total-body treatments.

Hydrotherapy massage

You’ll slip into a bathing suit and unwind in a water-filled tub infused with ingredients that detoxify and remineralize the skin. The treatment uses water jets to melt away tension, and for extra-tired muscles, a massage therapist will give you a rub-down after your soak.

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Thai massage

Rooted in acupuncture, Ayurveda and yoga, Thai massage is all about flexibility and stretching to relieve any tension in your muscles and joints and create a balance within. A therapist will guide you—fully clothed on a floor mat—into yogalike poses to enhance your energy flow.

Mindfulness massage Feeling super stressed with all your to-dos? Put your worries at ease with a mindfulness massage. It’s a treatment to relax your body as well as your mind. A therapist will lead you through a guided meditation while also calming your muscles through massage techniques for maximum stress reduction.

Earthing

This spa offering refers to anything that gets you more in touch with Mother Nature, by allowing your bare feet to touch the earth’s surface to feel more grounded. Walking on stones promotes increased energy, while strolling meditations in forests calm the mind. Or enjoy a massage in an open-air hut.

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Remain in the now It’s no revelation that planning your wedding is all about the future—everything leads up to that day, which leads up to your life as a married couple. It’s so easy to get caught up in the anticipation of those exciting times in the future that the moments you’re experiencing right here, right now are often forgotten. You’ll never be engaged again, so enjoy this time with your fiancé, and relish those wedding planning moments and “firsts,” like your first Thanksgiving as an engaged couple or your first cake tasting. “We’ve all heard from couples about how fast the wedding day comes and goes—and how quickly all that future planning turns into a memory,” Goldberg says. “Meditating during this time will help you enjoy it as it’s happening.”

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Have a daily reflection of intent An intent, which is a positive principle you set for how you want your surroundings and yourself to be, can be a very a valuable tool when it comes to tackling wedding planning. Think of a few intents you want to keep for yourself throughout the months leading up to your wedding day—and then make a commitment to keep them. Some intents could be: Approach any challenge with a calm and positive manner; be present and mindful in the decisionmaking process; and always look for the best in the people around you, whether it’s your partner, planner or parent. “What’s the attitude and energy you want going into your wedding?” says Tara Brach, PhD, a meditation teacher and officiant. “Do you want to be openhearted? Mindful? Forgiving? Focused? At ease? Each morning, take a few moments to reflect on your intention in moving through your wedding planning.”

It’s easy to get caught up in anticipating the future. You’ll never be engaged again, so enjoy this time with your fiancé, and relish those planning moments and “firsts” as a couple.

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Connect with your other half Meditating doesn’t have to be a solo activity—when you both have time, you and your soon-to-be spouse can take a few quiet minutes for yourselves to recharge. “First, meditate together for 5 to 20 minutes to relax and quiet your minds, and then take turns sharing whatever is challenging, exciting or important to you,” Brach says. “Speak and listen from the heart.” This ensures you’re both being honest and that you’re on the same page throughout the entire process—no matter what situations may arise.

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Let go of resentment When you’re knee-deep in dress fittings, seating charts and welcome bags, it often takes just one word or look from a family member or your partner to set you off or make you feel anxious (we’ve all been there). Meditation can help you release any feelings of resentment. “Bring your attention and breath to whatever part of your body feels agitated, angry or vulnerable,” Brach says. “Take a minute to breathe in healing energy, and when you breathe out, release your unpleasant feelings.” And if you’re feeling anxious, quickly inhale and exhale.

meditate on the go These apps will help you get your meditation fix anywhere, anytime.

Headspace

This app is “meditation made simple,” and it’s especially great for beginners. It’s easy to squeeze in its 10-minute meditation sessions.

Take a break!

These guided meditations offer music and nature audio. Choose from a 7-minute work-break relaxation or 13-minute stress-relief meditation.

Omvana

Omvana’s meditation can be tailored to your stress levels and what you want to accomplish, whether it’s sleep, relaxation, productivity or focus.

Calm

Calm’s mindfulness meditations range in length—from 3 to 25 minutes—and intents, including happiness, relationships and calming anxiety.

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A fresh take on the shade Originally thought to deflect the Evil Eye and represent purity and fidelity, the “something blue” superstition of years past is meant to help couples get luck on their side ahead of “I do”—whether they want to prevent a rainy ceremony, drunken groomsman or legit marriage doom (not that you should be worried about that last one). Nowadays though, the pretty hue is showing up in much more playful ways than before, with modern pairs working blue into everything from getaway cars and painted leather jackets to frosty signature cocktails and even their wedding day hairstyle (how cool is that?). >>

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Personality-packed attire for all Historically, matching bridesmaid dresses stemmed less from wanting a colorcoordinated girl squad and more from, you know, distracting vengeful attackers looking to kidnap a bride because of her dowry. Thankfully, we live in 2019, and you can marry whomever you want with whomever you want by your side. And if you don’t envision your crew rocking the same floor-length gown, encourage them to choose their own unique looks that match their personalities. Unifying the vibe through a color palette or pattern helps it feel cool but cohesive.

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Your favorite food, stacked Wedding confections may have been a mainstay since, oh, ancient Rome—but that doesn’t mean one has to appear at your bash. If you’re a pair that prefers savory to sweet or Swiss cheese to Swiss buttercream, then you do you. Cut into a stack of cheese wheels or feed each other from a tower of whippedcream-covered waffles. As long as there are a few sweet moments to end the night (guests love a sugar rush), no one will miss the cake. >> CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: HUNTER RYAN PHOTO; ANNE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY; ZAC WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY; CAT MAYER STUDIO; INSTAGRAM: KATIE STOOPS PHOTOGRAPHY

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At its core, marriage is two lives becoming one (awww), so it’s no surprise that customs meant to reinforce unity are at the center of many religious and spiritual ceremonies. Tried-and-true acts like lighting a candle or tying your hands together (known as handfasting) are still wildly popular with couples, but more duos are choosing to cement their bond with a unity moment that’s more reflective of their love story. Was your first date at a Mexican taco joint? Mix up the perfect batch of guac (cilantro or no cilantro, we’ll let you decide) or swig tequila shots as your first act as a married pair. Or get your blood pumping by tag-team sawing a log to then display in your home. Whatever you come up with, give the act a shout-out in your ceremony program to let guests in on the unique meaning behind it. (Hey, you could even invite them to take those tequila shots with you.)

TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Native American quilt wrapping symbolizes warmth.

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A Chinese tea ceremony shows familial respect.

African American broom jumping is a tribute to tradition.

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Swapping posed portraits for couples’ shots on a merry-go-round? Yes, please!

Whether out of superstition or religious reasons, many couples forgo seeing each other before hitting the aisle. And while that’s totes a personal choice, it doesn’t mean you can’t score those cute “first look” photos you see all over Insta. If you don’t want to have a face-to-face with your love before the ceremony, why not try a secluded hand hold meets pep talk, in which you touch— but not see—your partner? Or get wow-worthy reactions from your crew by revealing your wedding day look to your parents, friends or siblings. >>

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Fun with your florals Believe it or not, flowers at a wedding have less than romantic beginnings. They were initially incorporated to ward off evil and mask odor. (Yep, sorry.) But since then, pretty stems have become a main style point for many to-be-weds looking to decorate their day. For a fresh twist, take inspiration from Victorian-era couples and ask your florist to use buds with special meanings (like gardenias for joy or hydrangeas for gratitude) or focus on drama with oversize bouquets and hanging installations. Non-flower “flowers” are big now too, so feel free to trade petals for plants, greenery and even tropical leaves painted in pastels.

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Incorporating whomever you want There’s no denying it—kids are cute. And if you have a few little ones you want to involve in your walk down the aisle, we say go for it. But just because you’re sans a niece or nephew doesn’t mean you have to go without that coveted “aw” moment at the ceremony. Couples are now having anyone and everyone precede them down the aisle, whether it’s a beloved dog ring bearer or flower grannies (we die). Think of these roles as the perfect opportunity to incorporate friends or family who may not otherwise be included in your wedding party.

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Camouflage any eyesores at your venue with these smart hacks. >> BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APH BY OUR LOVE IS LOUD

Draping can help disguise unsightly wallpaper or add interest to a blank ceremony space.

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Unless you’re lucky enough to find a unicorn venue that checks off every box on your wish list, you’re probably going to compromise on a few things here or there when deciding where you’ll tie the knot. Maybe the space you chose has the incredible seaside view you dreamed of, but the tables it provides leave you feeling underwhelmed. Or, maybe you can hardly stand to look at the ballroom wallpaper, but the price per head can’t be beat. Whatever the issue, we have the clever fix. Trust us—clashing colors will be the last thing on your mind on your wedding day.

take a seat If you don’t have the budget to rent chairs, disguise yours with help from custom seat cushions or swags of greenery.

Terrible flooring

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The problem An unattractive carpet or eclectically tiled floor gives the venue a worn-out feel or majorly competes with your vision. The fix Take a big deep breath and keep in mind that, depending on your setup, your dining tables will cover much of the less-thanstellar floor in question (as will dim evening lighting). Ask to walk through the venue again the next time they’re setting up for a wedding about the same size as yours to get a peek into just how much of the floor will actually be showing. If it still bothers you, you have a few options. If you’ll have to bring in a dance floor surface anyways, consider pricing out the cost of outfitting the whole space in the same material (like hardwood flooring or a chic black-and-white checkered tile). Another solution? Roll out several neutral carpets (a timeless neutral style, like sisal, can often be rented) to create a blank-slate background fit for any décor.

The problem You didn’t luck out with beautiful dining chairs. The fix If your venue’s available seating is cramping your style, you may have to resort to rentals. The bad news? It’ll definitely add to your tab. The good news? With so many unique styles to choose from (metallic chiavari chairs, rustic wood benches and so on), you’ll be able to find a version that perfectly suits your wedding day vibes. Your planner or venue can suggest a rental company that outfits large parties on the regular, so you won’t have to worry about coordinating drop-off or pickup on your own. If you simply can’t swing the extra cost, try making the current style work with a few clever solutions. Pick an eye-catching fabric to make into seat cushions for a pop of color, ask about the availability of slipcovers to disguise them completely or task your florist with creating swags of greenery for each individual chair. >>

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LIGHT IT UP Use image mapping on a blank white wall to make your space feel more dynamic.

An oversize space The problem A too-large reception room feels cavernous and impersonal, even though you’ll be having over 100 guests. The fix Don’t stress—or feel like you need to add to your guest list. You can up the intimacy of a sprawling space in a few easy ways. First, ask your planner or venue coordinator if it’s possible to use rectangular tables for your dining setup—they’ll take up more empty space than circular tables, which will go a long way in making the room feel more utilized. Past that, consider setting up different areas around the reception to put the extra square footage to work. Cluster together several plush sofas, ottomans and even fire pits (if outdoors) to create a cozy space right off the dance floor where guests can relax, mix and mingle, or set up a special satellite bar and high-top table section for the perfect spot to serve up the evening’s signature cocktail selection.

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Glam drapery hung from the walls or ceiling helps create a world within your venue and neutralizes any in-your-face wallpaper.

Too bold wallpaper

Clashing colors

The problem The red-and-gold damask print wallpaper in the ballroom is a look only your grandmother will appreciate. The fix Create another world within the room and install a neutral backdrop by covering the walls in glam drapery. Select a fabric that fits well with your wedding style (for example, a light and breezy blush linen for a vineyard affair) or opt for a simple white for a clean, neutral look. Then, have the venue hang it from the walls (or even the ceiling) for an intimate, cozy feel that will also rid you of the unsightly wallpaper altogether. The end result will be beautiful as is, but to really make it stand out, you could also invest in image mapping. The projection technology allows you to transform any space with lighting and moving pictures, like soft flowers or a beautiful forest scene. On a budget? Stick to traditional uplighting, which can lend a similar glowy effect, sans imagery.

The problem The off-beat color scheme already saturating your venue competes with the soft and romantic blush-hued event you have your heart (and your mood board) set on. The fix Instead of fighting against the palette already present in your venue, try to embrace it. Pick one or two of the less offensive hues to pull into your color scheme via pretty rental napkins or patterned seat cushions, so it feels like they coordinate intentionally, not clash drastically, with your added décor. If you really can’t work with any of the preexisting shades, you’re going to have to collab with a team of pros to transform everything your eye sees into a neutral base using rentals (like rolling out a carpet or covering chairs). Then, you’ll be free to layer in textures and colors that reinforce your preferred range of shades. It’ll be a pricey fix, but we promise—guests won’t even notice what’s left behind.

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The problem Support beams or columns spread throughout the space interrupt the eye and will hinder the flow of guests. The fix Disguise any posts or columns (even the poles in a tented reception) with the clever addition of greenery. Task your florist with bringing a few smaller trees or branch arrangements to place in front of the poles and distract guests from seeing what’s beneath. If you’d rather not add to your floral budget (totally fine!) turn the visual interruption into a romantic accent by stringing café bistro light bulbs between the poles or wrapping them down the pole in a spiral. They’ll end up looking so pretty glowing in the night, you may even be happy they’re there (seriously).

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Kick the writer’s block (and overcome your public speaking paranoia) with these meaningful questions all about your person. PHOTOGR APH BY EMILY WREN PHOTOGR APHY

Admit it: You totally thought writing your own vows would be quick and painless, but, sure enough, you’re now realizing that picking just a few promises or sentiments to sum up your whole relationship is hard. Don’t worry though—you’re definitely not the first person to struggle with what to say. To kick things off, sit down

for a little one-on-one reflection sesh with yourself. We’ve rounded up a list of sweet and sentimental questions to help you delve into what it is that makes your partner, and your love, so special. Once you get in a groove, you’ll have all the makings of deep and personal vows finished in no time—we promise. >>

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WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOU FIRST SAW THEM?

There’s no better place to start than at the beginning of your story. Whether you had a meet-cute in a hotel elevator (swoon!) or are totally the product of a dating app (praise that algorithm), spend some time reflecting on your thoughts and feelings surrounding your first introduction to your partner. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

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WHEN DID YOU REALIZE YOU WERE IN LOVE?

The more specific you can be about the moment in time, the better. Was it when they helped you keep it together while you brought your sick pup to the vet, or when they held their own at your huge family reunion? If humor is more your brand, don’t fight it. Throw in that playful anecdote about spending an entire weekend binging Adam Sandler movies together.

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For this Q, put the focus on the heart and head, not on material possessions (as much as you may love that new engagement ring you’re rocking). Think about all the ways you’re better off with your partner in your life. Have they taught you to appreciate the little things or bolstered your self-confidence at work? Be sure to make it known. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

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HOW HAS YOUR WORLDVIEW CHANGED?

We’re just guessing here, but life has probably gotten a lot better since you two met and fell in love, so tell everyone about it. Having trouble pinpointing exact specifics? Consider all the new stuff you’ve tried or places you’ve seen together that you would have never experienced on your own. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

e ause of you, I see the world ______________ .

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WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST WHEN YOU’RE APART ?

This will probably end up being something super simple— but powerful. For most people, it’s the little moments that make up a relationship, so it makes sense those are what you’d crave when apart. From their signature morning slow-drip coffee to the way they talk in their sleep (hey, it could be charming), this is a great way to show you care about both big and small. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

ou re su h a part of me that when you re one, I ______________ .

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WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELVES IN 10, 20 AND 40

YEARS? We’re going to push you to go beyond the whole “happily married with a family” thing here. What are your true long-term hopes, dreams and goals for the future? It could be as simple as enjoying summer sunsets from a lakeside cabin, or as big as starting an animal charity together. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

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5 of our fave vow books IS THERE A LINE FROM A MOVIE THAT SAYS IT ALL?

It’s definitely okay to borrow from your favorite movie, song or poem for a bit of inspiration, as long as it’s not too much of a cliché (please, no “You had me at hello,” Jerry Maguire fans).

Instead of holding a crumpled (probably sweaty) piece of paper at the altar, slip your words into one of these chic holders or notebooks.

PUT IT INTO WORDS:

When I see you _____________, I think, "God only knows what I'd be without you."

Here’s your biggest opportunity to personalize your vows if that whole “for better or for worse” line just doesn’t do it for you. So many couples pledge endless love, but what about everything else you and your person do for each other, like refusing to watch your favorite Netflix show without one another?

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WHAT WILL KEEP YOUR MARRIAGE STRONG?

Dig deep—focus on how you’ve already fostered a solid foundation and how you plan to maintain and grow that connection in the years to come. This can encompass relationship-healthy habits you guys already have (go you!) as well as attributes you’re hoping to work on or bring into your marriage more. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

I know that even when life gets hard, you and I will ________________, because ________________ .

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WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO WHEN IT COMES TO MARRIED LIFE?

Your wedding is just the (very fun) beginning of this insanely amazing adventure you’re about to go on. So what do the next few decades look like? Call out what you’re most excited about when it comes to marriage, whether it’s raising a family together or having a built-in partner to sneakily leave parties with. Be funny, be sentimental—say whatever feels right. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

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your catering checklist Whether you’re planning a delicious buffet or seven-course sit-down dinner, you’ll want to abide by these important tips. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APH BY ABBY JIU PHOTOGR APHY

Dreaming up your wedding reception menu can be one of the most fun (and important) parts of the planning process, especially if you and your partner are big foodies. A large portion of your budget will be put toward feeding your guests, so you’ll want to make sure everyone ends the night happy and full. As you’re booking your food pros and creating a menu to remember, here are six questions you should ask to ensure you get it right. >>

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Is your caterer legit? Whether you’re working with the team provided by your reception venue or are planning on bringing in an outside crew from your favorite barbecue joint, you’ll want to make sure your caterer is licensed for both food and liquor. This means they’ve met important local health department standards for food prep and service and carry liability insurance for both the food and the alcohol they’ll be serving, ensuring no responsibility falls on your shoulders (or your venue’s) if something goes wrong the day of.

Have they worked at your venue before? Hiring a caterer who has prepared food at your venue for previous events can make the day run more smoothly and efficiently. A repeat team will already be in the know about the available cook space on-site and what your venue supplies. They’ll have a clear idea of what additional gear may be needed (this is especially important if you’re celebrating at a nontraditional venue, like a barn or vineyard, where an entire kitchen may have to be brought in). If you’re really pulling for a catering team that hasn’t worked in the space before, see if they can arrange a walk-through of the venue and get a sense of the available equipment at least a month beforehand so they’re fully prepared for your event.

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What does their package include? There are a lot of different things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Catering packages can vary, so make sure you leave your initial meeting with a concrete idea of what your caterer includes in theirs. For instance, is your quoted price based on the specific foods or dishes you choose, or is it an all-inclusive rate (which typically includes an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert,

plus coffee service and, in some cases, wine for each guest)? Also, unless you’re going with an outside mixology team, work alcohol service into your contract and your catering plans. Talk through the tiers of alcohol coverage, what brands will be served and whether there’s a corkage fee if you provide your own wine or champagne. When it comes to must-have items like plates, napkins, silverware and more, ask if they’ll be bringing those and whether they or the venue are in charge of setup and breakdown. Lastly, inquire as to whether waitstaff is provided. Most caterers work with their own staff, but it’s good practice to check. >>

4 must-hire vendors Add these other experts to your wedding team for a flawlessly beautiful celebration.

Snapshots of your day are the longest-lasting legacy when it comes to your wedding, so it’s not the place to skimp or trust just any friend with a digital camera. Splurge on a quality, experienced photographer (plus an engagement session) to get the memories you deserve.

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Planner/coordinator The last thing you want to do on your wedding day is field questions or direct vendors. Enter: a planner. Whether you work with someone for a year ahead of your day or just the month before, it’s beyond amazing to have extra help so you can party stress free.

Florist

Blooms may seem easy to execute on your own, but when you factor in the time and energy spent sourcing and arranging, hiring a florist practically pays for itself. If you really want to DIY some florals, opt to do an event leading up to your day, like your shower.

Band or DJ

Music makes the party, so your band or DJ pick is a very important one. These entertainers understand the flow of music and how to keep guests on the dance floor all night long, in a way that your Spotify playlist just can’t. Trust us—and the pros—on this one.

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Depending on the vibe and formality of your event, there are plenty of tasty choices to consider when it comes to serving your guests. If you want a constantly bustling party, a dinner of passed apps and interactive stations may work for you. But if you’re looking for something more formal, a sit-down meal is always on trend. Want guests to interact with their surroundings? Hire foodie-themed entertainment like a flair bartender, ballerinas to serve champagne or even a few bow-tie-clad oyster shuckers. Whatever feels right for your day, make sure your catering team is on board to execute. Staffing and equipment needs can vary greatly between a buffet meal and multicourse plated dinner, so plan your style from the get-go in case it affects the overall cost of the services.

Can you sample their menu in advance? Researching caterers through reviews and sample menus is a great start, but taste-testing the food yourself is a must-do, and it’s a delicious part of the process. Sitting down for a tasting before your wedding day will help you and your caterer plan out a cohesive menu and eliminate any dishes that don’t suit you and your partner.

Can they handle food allergies? Depending on your guests’ needs, there may be special dietary restrictions your caterer should plan for in advance. See if your team is able to prepare vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher or halal meals if guests should request or need them, and what the additional cost per plate may be. While you’re at it, if you’re planning on having children at your reception, ask about including a kid-friendly menu or smaller portions. You’ll also want to learn about meal options for serving wedding pros the day of (a must). Ask what date your caterer needs to know your final menu choices and guest head count by. Then, base your RSVP date on that to ensure all responses from guests are in at least two weeks before your catering head count is due to their team.

5 alternatives to a traditional sit-down meal Plated service isn’t the only option. Personalize your meal with one of these fun (and tasty) swaps.

A movable feast

Skip the seats and instead delight your guests with a bevy of passed plates piled high with hearty appetizers and filling finger foods for a cocktail party atmosphere.

Family style

Top your tables with platters of mains (like fish, steak and chicken) and yummy sides, then let guests pass around the plates and serve themselves. It’s a great way to keep the conversation flowing.

European family style

Similar to traditional family style, except each guest selects their main meal course and only the side dishes are shared among the guests.

All action eats

For a meal that feeds and entertains at the same time, create a culinary circuit of interactive stations serving foods like make-your-own burgers, tacos, pasta, sushi and more.

Drive-in dinner

Round up a few of your favorite food trucks to serve guests for a charming picnic-style event. Be sure your venue has an accessible gravel patch for the vehicles, as well as electrical access.

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You want your wedding day to be a reflection of you two, so your reception menu should be also. If you have a particular cuisine in mind, seek out a caterer who specializes in it. They’ll not only boast all the right resources (like the perfect shop to secure that French cheese you love for cocktail hour), but also know how to properly prepare and serve specialty dishes on a large scale, promising a better and tastier event. Expecting a Southern barbecue crew to execute a traditional Indian menu probably isn’t going to end well for anyone, so inquire ahead of time about your top picks for cuisine specialties and ask to see sample menus.

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wedding yearbook

At one wedding I attended, the couple created a mini booklet to put in our welcome baskets that included info on every guest in attendance. It had pictures of each person or couple, a bio about them, details on their relationship with the couple and some memories or fun facts. I thought it was so unique and super thoughtful, and it was great to flip through it before the wedding to familiarize ourselves with who else would be there. -SAR AH >>

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At a recent wedding reception I attended, the couple had a Pittsburgh cookie table. Not only did it look stunning (and taste delicious), but it allowed family, friends and the local community to contribute to the wedding by making batches of treats ahead of time. I had never seen anything like it before, and it was a beautiful way to incorporate loved ones into the day. At the end of the night, we got to box up cookies to take home with us too! -ANDIE jersey fun

I went to a wedding where the couple surprised their guests with a live performance from the cast of the Broadway show Jersey Boys. Everyone was on the dance floor singing along to top-10 hits from the legendary The Four Seasons. It was an unbelievable touch that brought together guests of all ages. -COLET TE

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A friend of mine got married a few months ago. Her dad had passed away two years prior, so her husband and his mom decided to join her and her mom for one big parent dance, rather than the traditional separate ones. They did a giant jig to Mamma Mia! and literally everyone there was singing along, laughing and dancing in their seats. It’s such a hard tradition to figure out with a big loss, and they made it so fun. -JESS

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At one friend’s wedding, they hired a DJ for the reception plus a standalone sax player who played along with all the songs, bopping around the perimeter of the dance floor the whole night. It was unexpected, hilarious and fun—and the only thing the groom felt strongly about having. -IV Y

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My friend is Indian and her husband is Jewish, and they got married in a Jewish wedding ceremony. They didn’t have a formal wedding party, but they did select seven loved ones to recite prayers. I was one of those selected, and it was so special to be included. Guests surrounded them in a circle at the request of the officiant, who wanted to create a space of community for the couple to rely on. It was such a sweet moment. -MANAL

I was recently at a wedding where the groom, who works as an audio engineer, wrote an original song for his bride to walk down the aisle to. They also had a few friends of theirs sing during the ceremony, and those two elements combined really reflected them as a couple. Oh, and the groom completely lost it when my friend walked down the aisle to his song. Swoon. -ANDREA

A wedding reception in our family started off with a surprise appearance by a fabulous Lady Gaga impersonator. Watching her and five burly, mesh-and-leather-clad backup dancers own the dance floor in an upscale ballroom, surrounded by their fairly traditional families (some of whom were probably attending their first same-sex wedding ever) instantly set the tone for the rest of the night. It was a blast! -SHERRY >>

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At a friend’s wedding, the groom rode through his baraat procession on an ice cream truck (traditionally in India, it’s done on a horse or elephant). I thought his twist was really unique and matched the fun of the rest of the day. -MAT T

I attended an outdoor wedding in October, and it ended up being freezing that day. They provided hot apple cider for guests to enjoy while waiting for the ceremony to begin. It was so thoughtful and helped everyone’s hands stay warm. -HANNAH

When my best friend got married, her mom gifted her with a beautiful charm that had a picture of her father on it (he passed away when she was very young). It was on a ribbon, and when her flowers were delivered to the room before the ceremony, her mom gave it to her to wrap around her bouquet. There was seriously not a dry eye in the room—even the florist was tearing up! -SAMANTHA dancing gents

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At a friend’s wedding a couple of years ago, there was a particularly special moment when it came time for the father-daughter dance. My friend had lost her dad many years before, so she took the time to make a small speech in his honor, then explained she would be dancing with the men who have helped her throughout life. She danced with her uncle, her grandfather and, finally, her brother. When he stepped forward to cut in for the last dance, everyone was teary. It was emotional to witness the bond they had, and to feel their love and loss in one moment. -ANDY guests on parade

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I was at a wedding recently where the groom’s father had passed away a few years before. His dad had enjoyed fixing up vintage cars as a pastime, and the groom had inherited one of them that he hadn’t finished before he died. Little did he know, his mom secretly had it fixed up and parked in the front of the church for when the ceremony ended. The groom was floored when he came out—they drove to their reception in it! -STEPH

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For her wedding reception exit, my best friend hired an 8-piece brass percussion band to lead guests from the venue to the after-party spot four blocks away. The musicians were instructed to play crowd-pleasing ’90s hits like Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” while all us guests trailed behind them. Everyone was too happy and wrapped up in the moment to even notice the freezing temperatures outside (it was the middle of winter!)— we were too busy reliving our glory days together. -ESTHER

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shot at love Choosing who will photograph your day is a major style decision for your wedding, right alongside picking your palette or landing your dream venue. Learn what your options are to help you decide on the right look for you. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APHY BY JAMES X SCHULZE

The photography industry can be complicated to navigate as a newly engaged couple. With so many unique options out there—and so many talented pros to choose from— it’s hard to decide what vibe suits your celebration best. We’ve rounded up our best advice to help you figure out your style and find a true-to-you photographer. >>

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capture this Make sure you loop your photog into any surprise moments or special dances planned so they can be ready to snap them.

Gather inspiration

Do your research

The first step to finding your dream photographer is a fun one—just get inspired. Spend some time pouring over any and every kind of imagery you love, such as sunny home décor shots, a fashion blogger’s Instagram feed or moody avant-garde French movie posters. Once you have a good collection of inspiring photographs, take a step back and try to narrow in on what draws you to them specifically. Is it the soft pastel color palette? The off-the-cuff happy grins of the people in the picture? The interesting angles and perspectives? The more you familiarize yourself with what you like photo-wise, the easier it will be for you to identify that same quality in a potential photographer’s portfolio.

Now’s the time to hit the web to find the pro who will bring your day to life. Browse The Knot Marketplace for photographers in your area and price range, then peruse their portfolios and social media channels to identify if they’re a good fit. How do they capture the moments that are important to you? Have they shot in a venue similar to yours? Do they seem friendly and personable with their online audience? If available, check out reviews from past couples as well. Then, go ahead and send an introductory email with a bit about you and your soon-to-be spouse, your event and the vision for your day—you can even attach a few inspiration images you love from their portfolio. Be sure to chat with them and get to know each other on a personal and professional level. You’ll be spending the most time with them on your wedding day, and you’ll want to feel comfortable as they capture some of your and your family’s most emotionally intimate moments.

Decide on a “feeling” When you’ve figured out what inspires you, dig deeper and dissect what feels most authentic to you and your partner, and how you envision your album looking. If you’re a timeless couple that has your heart set on formal portraits, you may gravitate toward a more classic photography style. If your inspiration was fly-on-the-wall images that bottle an authentic moment in time, then lifestyle photography may be the right choice for you. If you fell in love with the sharp and contrast-y editorials of a favorite blogger, then maybe you’ll want to seek out a photographer with a flair for the dramatic.

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Finesse the contract To get the most out of your photography investment, consider several points when choosing your package and reviewing your contract. Most photographers offer a variety of services—including day-of coverage, digital proofs, second shooters, tangible prints and gorgeously assembled albums—and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. >>

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4 tips from real photographers Put these direct-from-the-pros tips to work to get pictures you’ll cherish forever.

1 Don’t skip the engagement session

Think of an engagement session as a second date with your photographer. This is your chance to get to know your pro and how they work. “Nothing helps build trust more than an engagement session,” says James Christianson, a fine art wedding photographer and one-half of the James x Schulze photography team. “It helps us understand you as a couple, strips away any preconceived ideas of what shooting together will be like and allows us to capture you exactly as you are.”

Present your photographer with your budget and see how far it will take you. The number of hours they spend at an event or shots they provide you with may be flexible, so see if you can find a middle ground that works for both of you. Now’s also the time to inquire about the cost of any add-ons you’re envisioning, like retouching services or an engagement session. Ask about any additional fees that could add up, like having to pay for your photographer’s travel and lodging. Finally, settle on an image delivery date so you know exactly when to expect your shots.

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Prep for the day of Instead of putting together a detailed shot list for your photographer, pass along your day-of timeline, give them an idea of what images you’d like captured (like a picture with each of your bridesmaids or flower girls) and let them do their thing. Ahead of the wedding is also the perfect time to give them a heads up on any familial or friendship intricacies they should be aware of, like divorced parents, a grandmother that needs to remain seated for portraits, or a groomsman and bridesmaid that don’t get along (hey, it happens). If you’re hoping to get your wedding day published online or in a magazine, relay that to your photographer. This way, they’ll put extra emphasis on snapping shots of all your amazing details and will likely come armed with gorgeous styling accessories, like ribbons, linens and more—all with the goal of helping your wedding aesthetic truly stand out.

Be relaxed and ready You’ve put a lot of work into finding the right photographer so, like with all your pros, put your faith in them come the wedding day. In the week leading up to your wedding, confirm all the important details (your venue location, day-of timeline and any surprises you’ve planned for your guests or partner), then chill out. It’s time for you and your partner to enjoy yourselves and get married.

2 Put their knowledge to good use

Use your pro as your personal vetting tool and take their advice on whom to bring on board. Your photographer will be encountering everyone involved in your day, so it’s in your best interest (and theirs) that they feel confident about your picks. “To make sure my clients will receive the best images they can, I advise on all aspects of the wedding,” explains Jen Huang, a fine art photographer. “This includes helping select their team of vendors—if I know how the other vendors will operate on a wedding day, I can work seamlessly with them.”

3 Plan for the light

When making your day-of timeline, it’s important to factor in the golden hour—that coveted time of day when photographers love to shoot to capture incredible, romantic images. “Shooting in the best light possible makes all the difference, both for engagement shots and wedding day portraits,” says Kate Ignatowski, a fine art photographer. “A foolproof tip is to schedule about an hour and half before sunset for an engagement session and to start portraits about an hour before sunset on your wedding day.”

4 Don’t try and control everything

All prep work aside, on your wedding day, you’ll need to relinquish control to your photographer and trust you’re in good hands. “Trying to re-create that Pinterest-perfect image you love means we may be missing out on authentic moments, like your mom holding your veil or your bridesmaids tearing up,” says Elizabeth Fogarty, a fine art wedding photographer. “Trust your photographer and their eye—if you let your story unfold naturally, your photographer will capture it beautifully.”

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ICONIC favorites

TEA TIME Your morning cup of Earl Grey tastes better poured from a stylish spout—fact. Stagg EKG 0.9L kettle in Polished Copper, $169, FellowProducts.com

YOU KNOW ’EM, YOU LOVE ’EM— THESE PERENNIAL FAVES WILL BE YOUR GO-TOS FOR YEARS TO COME.

A TOAST FOR T WO Use these flutes on your wedding day and for all the date nights to come. Talia platinum champagne flute, $25, Mikasa, BedBathandBeyond.com

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Whether you entertain a little or a lot, go for at least 8 to 12 place settings (think: dinner and salad plates, a soup bowl and flatware). That way, you can host dinner for two or a Turkey Day feast.

PACK IT UP Stackable storage bowls are essential for weekly lunch prep. Bonus: They’re cute!

WHAT A DISH Even takeout looks classy on a plate this pretty. Shhh, we won’t tell.

Microwavable nested storage bowls in Nordic Berry, $60 for 4, Rosti Mepal, Food52.com

Prince Bleu dinner plate, $175, Bernardaud, JungLeeNY.com

PICTURE THIS Show off a favorite wedding day snap in this timeless silver frame.

SHARP OBJECTS Chef-grade steel makes slicing and dicing a cinch. Crafter knife set, $500 for 7-piece set, Wüsthof, Williams-Sonoma.com

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Grace Avenue 8x10 frame, $75, KateSpade.com

COOL COPPER A focus on construction and even heat distribution means these pans are as practical as they are pretty. Martellata tri-ply copper cookware, $900 for 10-piece set, Lagostina, Macys.com

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CLEAN SWEEP This high-tech gadget may have you battling it out for vacuum duty. Hey, it could happen.

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Cyclone V10 Absolute vacuum, $700, Dyson.com

TEAL TOSS A pretty hue and cozy cashmere make this throw worth fighting over. Dorsey throw in Ice, $610, Sferra.com

BREW BUDDY Score coveted pour-over coffee hands-free thanks to this automatic brewer. MONOGR AM MAT Tout your new family moniker with a signature jute doormat. Personalized wreath doormat, $89, MarkandGraham.com

Ottomatic 6-cup pour-over coffee machine, $350, Chemex, WorldMarket.com

FINISHING TOUCH Add a bit of glam to any table with gilded flatware. Colebrook Champagne flatware, $115 for 5-piece set, Lenox.com

GO DUTCH Tag team a favorite dish (beef bourguignonne, anyone?) with this classic Dutch oven. 275

Round Dutch oven, from $140, LeCreuset.com

MIX IT UP This do-it-all pick has dozens of uses, so why limit yourselves? whip up some ice cream

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Swap the metal bowl for Kitchen Aid’s freezer-ready ice cream maker. Then, just add cream and your go-to flavors or toppings.

MUST-HAVE MIXER Do we even need to sell you on this culinary hero? Your kitchen counter would be empty without one. Artisan Series 5-quart tilt-head stand mixer, $500, KitchenAid.com

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BOLD BOWL Serve up your daily dose of greens in this acacia wood bowl. Stonewood stripe round serving bowl, $188, Juliska.com

Hair of the Dog cocktail napkins, $38 for 4, AugustMorgan.com

ENTERTAINING essentials

SUCCESSFULLY HOST EVERYTHING FROM THE FANTASY DRAFT TO A GAME OF THRONES WATCH PARTY WITH THESE PICKS.

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DraftPour in Copper, $150, Fizzics.com

TOOL OF THE TR ADE Keep this 10-in-1 gadget on hand to mix up everything from margs to martinis like a pro.

SPIN IT Your favorite vinyl become the party soundtrack thanks to this USB-enabled turntable.

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STOUT SPOUT Score that freshfrom-the-tap taste from any brew (really!) with this draft beer system.

10-in-1 bartender tool, $39, MarkandGraham.com

AT-LP120-USB turntable in Silver, $249, AudioTechnica, Amazon.com

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COCKTAIL COUNTER Use this chic cabinet as a bar. Don’t drink? Store board games inside it instead. Dock cabinet, $799, GrandinRoad.com

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1 pint raspberries and 1 bunch grapes. Rest it for 15 minutes then serve cold. just rosemarried

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POPPIN’ BOT TLES This opener uses a needle to pierce the cork and dispense a perfect pour, meaning your bottles stay way fresher.

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Model Two Elite, $350, Coravin.com

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INSTANT INSTA Turn your fave snaps into 2x3 prints straight from your smartphone.

CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE AND SERIOUSLY COOL FEATURES MAKE THESE MUSTS FOR ANY HOME.

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COUNTER GARDEN Grow herbs, veggies and flowers worry free with this smart garden, complete with LED lights and a zero-effort water tank.

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TR AVEL BUDDY Take the guesswork out of flying with TSA-approved luggage that even boasts a phone charger (genius!).

The Smart Garden 9 in Grey, $200, ClickandGrow.com

GOAL GET TER This smart scale syncs up with your phone to log your BMI, body composition, weight and more.

The Bigger Carry-On in Sky, $245, AwayTravel.com

QardioBase 2 in Arctic White, $150, GetQardio.com

SMART CHEF Cook everything from swordfish to creme brulee like a pro every time with this app-enabled sous vide. Joule, $199, ChefSteps.com

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LIGHT IT UP This futuristic light simulates a sunrise “alarm” to wake you up gradually. Somneo sleep and wake-up light, $200, Philips.com

SWEAT SESH Track your next 5K (or hey, trip to the grocery store) with Fitbit’s newest smart watch. Fitbit Ionic watch, $270, Fitbit.com

CHORE HELPER Upgrade garbage duty (yep, we went there) with a voice-activated can. Sensor can, $200, SimpleHuman.com

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PetChatz HD, $380, PetChatz.com

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WHITE NOISE Tune out city commotion (or your spouse’s snoring) with this sound machine.

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PLUSH PICKS Cloud-like towels (thanks to organic Turkish cotton) are a bathroom mainstay.

Wave premium sleep therapy sound machine, $30, Pure Enrichment, Amazon.com

Cloud Loom organic towels, $198 for 6-piece set, Coyuchi.com

TUB SHELFIE Draw a bath, prop up a glass of vino and read your latest book club pick.

TR ANQUILI-TEA Indulge in one of the 40 tea flavors in this box, including pear cobbler and Belgian mint.

Aquala bathtub caddy in Natural, $40, Umbra.com

COMFORT QUILT Use a gravity blanket (engineered to be 7 to 12 percent of your body weight) to calm your mood and fall asleep faster.

Dolce Vita tea chest, $60, TeaForte.com

The Gravity Blanket in Moon Ivory, $249, GravityBlankets.com

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SALT BAE Upgrade bath time with scented salts that also pack in skin-soothing essential oils. Bath salts, $25 each, SabonNYC .com

comforts BECOME A COUPLE OF LEISURE POSTWEDDING WITH LUXURIES THAT WILL SERIOUSLY UPGRADE YOUR #SELFCARE ROUTINE.

HAPPY FEET Give tired soles a rest in cushy velvet slippers. (Tip: Get ’em early and rock them while prepping for your wedding day.) The Phoebe slippers in Saffron Bow, $120, BirdiesSlippers.com

SAY “OM” Get Zen with the Headspace app, which offers hundreds of themed sessions and guided meditations. Year-long membership, $96, Headspace.com

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JUST BREATHE Relax, reinvigorate and even purify with this streamlined essential oil diffuser. Stone diffuser in White, $119, Vitruvi.com

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diffuse eucalyptus, lavender and grapefruit to chill while planning

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When shopping for sheets, it’s a bit of a numbers game. Look for a luxe set that’s between 300 to 430 thread count—anything higher won’t impact quality or comfort.

BED IN BLOOM You’ll actually want to make the bed with sheets this pretty. Poppy pillowcases in Azure, from $135 for set, Matouk.com

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CIAO, BELLA City dwellers will love zipping to the market on this bold scooter (just don’t forget a matching helmet).

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BRIGHT TOUCH Use these floor cushions for extra seating when company swings by. Chartreuse velvet tufted floor cushions, $45 each, WorldMarket.com

Primavera 50 50 Anniversario in Azzurro, $4,149, Vespa.com

FANCY FLOORS Brighten up your living room with a bold patterned rug built to withstand a bit of everyday wear and tear. Samode rug in Denim/Ivory, from $50, Dash & Albert, AnnieSelke.com

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OUT-OF-THE-BOX WINE AND DINE This duel zone fridge keeps your vino at the perfect temp and stores up to 21 bottles. 282

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Palm Springs, California Why you’ll love it For a weekend packed with color, personality and sunshine, Palm Springs is your place. Picture this: You and your pals sipping coladas poolside out of cups with flamingo koozies (obviously), then hitting the streets to take in all the food, fun and culture this desert town has to offer. Where to snap a shot Head to The Saguaro hotel, where guests, day visitors and locals alike can spend time sunning themselves at the playful, crazy-colorful rainbow pool area. What not to miss Palm Springs has some of the coolest hotels around—Ace Hotel, The Saguaro and the iconic Parker Palm Springs, to name a few—so you’ll definitely want to splurge on a fancy suite as your home away from home for the weekend. Fuel up with a morning iced cold brew from Ernest Coffee, then take in some mid-century modern architecture with a tour through the Palm Springs Mod Squad. If your group prefers succulents to stylish interiors, then a jaunt through the Moorten Botanical Garden may be more your scene. Follow up with lunch at one of the retro-inspired spots in town, like Cheeky’s, Frankinbun (yes, hot dogs) or King’s Highway. Then, treat your squad to a little pampering at the luxe Palm Springs Yacht Club inside the Parker Palm Springs. Nightfall should find you at Workshop Kitchen & Bar for one of the best meals (and enviable interiors) in town, followed by tropical libations at Bootlegger Tiki.

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Where to snap a shot While hitting the slopes with your besties. What not to miss Kick off your winter wonderland weekend by checking yourselves into The Lodge at Spruce Peak, which legit looks like it’s out of some Swiss mountainside day dream. Plus, it’s the area’s only ski-in, ski-out resort, so hitting the powder anytime you want is a breeze. If black diamond trails aren’t your thing, there are treatments aplenty at the on-site spa. Once you’ve sweat it out for the morning (slopes or sauna, that is) you can head to town for a bit of shopping and sightseeing. When you’re ready for a midday break, choose from a bevy of local breweries or pop into the family-owned Von Trapp Brewing Bierhall (yep, that Von Trapp family) for some Austrian-inspired lager and eats. Speaking of food, Vermont locals are passionate about their cuisine. From a hearty post-ski brunch at Butler’s Pantry or Café on Main (get the homemade soup) to a fancier celebratory dinner at Harrison’s Restaurant or The Bistro at Ten Acres, you will leave with a happy heart and a very full stomach.

Charleston, South Carolina Why you’ll love it For a trip that bottles quaint Southern charm with all the perks of a modern city (think: shopping, delicious food and good nightlife) look no further than the Holy City. Charleston is made for a weekend away with a group big or small, and the beauty around the city ensures it will look great on your feed too. Where to snap a shot In front of the iconic and charming Georgian pastel homes on Rainbow Row or The Battery. What not to miss The gorgeous 86 Cannon inn is the perfect home away from home for your weekend—if its cozy rooms don’t convince you, the wraparound porch, light blue bikes and resident pups Sully and Gus will do the trick.

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Peruse the local farmers market at Marion Square, then roam King Street for shopping and dining (Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is a must-stop). If you’re craving a bit of sand and sun, nearby Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach promise just that, while a more Zen crowd will love the serene spa at Belmond Charleston Place. When it comes to delicious dishes and cocktails, plus a swoon-worthy atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with a night spent at The Ordinary, Husk, The Darling Oyster Bar or FIG. Come morning, sweat out the night before with a class at Urban Yoga Charleston, followed by a true Southern brunch at Hominy Grill. Pro tip: If there’s a wait, grab a Bloody Mary from its walk-up window bar.

Austin, Texas Why you’ll love it Plan a trip to vibrant ATX and get ready for all the country crooners and barbecue you can handle. The hip locale is packed with killer food, great nightlife and enough street art to keep your Insta feed full for months. Where to snap a shot Pose alongside one of the city’s iconic murals, like the “Greetings from Austin” wall or the “Love is the question love is the answer” wall at 12th and West Lynn. What not to miss Pile your party into a hip rental house (trust us, there are plenty!), or go with one of the many boutique hotels, like the colorful Austin Motel or sleek South Congress Hotel. Spend the day at the “it” local watering hole, Barton Springs Pool, or take your buds paddleboarding on scenic Lady Bird Lake. Come afternoon, take a stroll through SoCo for shopping, and get a pick-me-up treat from nearby Voodoo Doughnut. For dinner, a big boisterous group will feel right at home at Franklin Barbecue, while Eden East promises a farm-to-table meal you won’t forget.

Cap off the night with drinks at Easy Tiger, Whisler’s or Garage, or catch a live show at Broken Spoke. If you’ve been sipping enough bubbly, you could maybe even convince your crew to brave the karaoke mic at The Highball.

Portland, Oregon Why you’ll love it If the thought of whitewater rafting, hiking or craft breweries gets your heart thumping, then Portland should be on your must-visit list. Those seeking a chill experience will love the hipster scene the city offers. Where to snap a shot Grab a cone outside local legend ice cream stop Salt & Straw (we recommend the honey lavender or cinnamon snickerdoodle flavors) for #foodporn everyone will be jealous of. What not to miss The centrally located Ace Hotel is popular, while The Society Hotel and Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel have their own cult followings. Kick off your weekend with a little bit of green time at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Mount Tabor or Washington Park, where you can catch a glimpse of the internationally acclaimed rose garden. No trip to Portland would be complete without a little coffee and beer imbibing, so hit up local giant Stumptown Coffee Roasters before taking part in a few brewery tours. Can’t pick from the 60-plus spots in Portland? Book an experience through Brewvana, which gives you a VIP look into stops around the city with their all-access bus tour. Once your stomachs start rumbling, hit up Pok Pok for unique Thai dishes, Farm Spirit for a veggie menu or Departure for local favorites. End your night with another sweet-tooth fix at Blue Star Donuts or a trip to Multnomah Whiskey Library for the best spirit selection in Portland. G E T M O R E PA RT Y I N S P O AT TheKnot.com/planning

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make it legal Boston Area Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Massachusetts, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Couples under 18 must have parents present and obtain a court order if 16 years old. Neither residency nor blood tests are required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a three-day waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 60 days in the state of Massachusetts only. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, she or he must know the dates of the divorce or death; official documentation is not required. In Massachusetts, you can apply for a marriage license at any town or city hall. Below is a list of various locations throughout Massachusetts. Offices are open Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted. Fees generally range from $15 to $50, and methods of payment vary. Call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Barnstable County

Dukes County

Hampden County

Nantucket County

Plymouth County

Worcester County

Barnstable Town Hall 367 Main St. Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 862-4044 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Edgartown Town Clerk 70 Main St., Fl. 1 Edgartown, MA 02539 (508) 627-6110 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Springfield City Clerk 36 Court St. Springfield, MA 01103 (413) 787-6094 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., M–W, F; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th.

Nantucket Town Clerk 16 Broad St. Nantucket, MA 02554 (508) 228-7216 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Plymouth Town Clerk 11 Lincoln St. Plymouth, MA 02360 (508) 747-1620 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., M, W, Th.; 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., T

Worcester City Clerk 455 Main St., Rm. 206 Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 799-1121 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., M; 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., T–F

Middlesex County

Dedham Town Clerk 26 Bryant St. Dedham, MA 02026 (781) 751-9200 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., M, T, Th., F; 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., W (by appointment only)

Bristol County

Essex County

Fall River City Clerk 1 Government Ctr., Fl. 2 Fall River, MA 02722 (508) 324-2220 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Salem City Hall 93 Washington St., Rm. 3 Salem, MA 01970 (978) 745-9595 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., M–W; 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Th.; 8 a.m. – noon, F

Cambridge City Clerk 795 Massachusetts Ave., Rm. 103 Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 349-4260 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., M; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., T–Th.; 8:30 a.m. – noon, F

Norfolk County

Suffolk County Boston City Hall 1 City Hall Sq. Boston, MA 02201 (617) 635-4179 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., M, T, Th., F (closed Wednesdays)

Maine Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Maine, you must be 18 years old to obtain a marriage license without parental consent. If under 18, you must have a parent sign and if under 16, you must have written consent from a judge. There is no blood test required and nonresidents can obtain a marriage license in any municipal office. If the bride or groom reside in the state of Maine, the couple must obtain a marriage license with that resident’s municipal clerk. Photo identification and certified copies of birth certificates are required. Previously married persons must provide documentation that their marriage ended. Marriage licenses in Maine cost $30. The license if valid for 90 days in the state of Maine. 290

WHERE TO APPLY Androscoggin County City Clerk’s Office 27 Pine St. Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 513-3000 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cumberland County Town Clerk’s Office 28 Federal St. Brunswick, ME 04011 (207) 725-6658 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

City Clerk’s Office 389 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101 (207) 847-8610 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Penobscot County

City Clerk’s Office 16 Cony St. Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2310 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

City Clerk’s Office 73 Harlow St. Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 992-4220 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

New Hampshire Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In New Hampshire, the legal age to obtain a marriage license is 18 years old without parental consent. Females ages 13 to 17 and males ages 14 to 17 require a waiver from a parent or guardian. Residency is not required to marry in the state of New Hampshire. A couple wishing to marry in the State of NH may complete a marriage application at any NH city/town clerk’s office and once a valid marriage license is issued, the couple will be free to marry within any city/town in New Hampshire. Marriage licenses range between $45 and $60, payable by cash. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. Valid photo identification and social security number are required. A New Hampshire marriage license expires 90 days after the issue date. If widowed or divorced, death certificates and divorce decrees are required. WHERE TO APPLY Hillsborough County Nashua City Clerk 229 Main St. PO Box 2019 Nashua, NH 03061 (603) 589-3010 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Manchester City Clerk One City Hall Plz. Manchester, NH 03101 (603) 624-6455 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M, W, Th., F; 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., T

Merrimack County

Rockingham County

Strafford County

Concord City Hall– Clerk’s Office 41 Green St. Concord, NH 03301 (603) 225-8500 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M–W; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Th.

Derry Town Clerk 14 Manning St. Derry, NH 03038 (603) 432-6105 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., M, T, Th., F; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., W

Dover City Clerk 288 Central Ave. Dover, NH 03820 (603) 516-6018 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., M–Th.

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Rhode Island Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Rhode Island, you must be 18 years old to marry without parental consent. Men younger than age 18 and woman younger than age 16 also must have court permission. Residency is not required to marry in Rhode Island, however, nonresidents must register for a marriage license in the city/town that they wish to marry in. Marriage and civil union licenses cost $24. If divorced or widowed, final divorce papers and death certificates are required. The marriage license is valid for 90 days. Proof of birth and valid identification is required. WHERE TO APPLY Kent County

Newport County

Providence County

Warwick City Clerk Vital Statistics 3275 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 02886 (401) 738-2000 x6033 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Newport City Hall 43 Broadway Newport, RI 02840 (401) 845-5351 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cranston City Clerk 869 Park Ave. Cranston, RI 02910 (401) 461-1000 x3197 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pawtucket City Hall 137 Roosevelt Ave. Pawtucket, RI 02860 (401) 728-0500 x225 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Office of Vital Statistics 25 Dorrance St. Providence, RI 02903 (401) 421-7740 8:30 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Vermont Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Vermont, you must be 18 years old to marry without parental consent and 16 years old to marry with parental consent. No one under the age of 16 is permitted to marry. There is no blood test and non-residents can obtain a license by any town clerk. If you are a resident of Vermont, the marriage license must be bought in either the bride or groom’s town of residence. It costs $55 to obtain a marriage license in Vermont. WHERE TO APPLY Chittenden County

Rutland County

Washington County

Burlington City Hall Clerk’s Office 149 Church St. Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 865-7000 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

City Clerk’s Office 1 Strongs Ave. Rutland City, VT 05701 (802) 773-2528 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

City Clerk’s Office 6 N. Main St. Barre, VT 05641 (802) 476-0242 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Montpelier City Clerk 39 Main St. Montpelier, VT 05602 (802) 223-9500 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at licenseinfo@theknot.com.

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GUIDELINES FOR ANNOUNCING YOUR WEDDING IN THE LOCAL PAPERS Photographs may be submitted to accompany the announcement; however, instant photos or color copies are not acceptable. In some instances, photographs may be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the announcement. Call to get all of the details before submitting.

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The Boston Globe

(617) 929-1452 Attn: Living Arts Department PO Box 55819 Boston, MA 02205

Must submit info two Wednesdays before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Prices range from $149 to $249.

Boston Herald

(617) 619-6407 Attn: Announcements One Herald Square Boston, MA 02118

May submit up to 4 months after the ceremony. Published on a first-come, first-served basis.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

Cape Cod Times

(508) 775-1200 319 Main St. Hyannis, MA 02601

Must submit info two Tuesdays prior to the preferred Sunday publication. Published on a space-available basis.

Form: Yes; available online.

Prices range from $49 to $99.

Gloucester Daily Times

(978) 283-7000 36 Whittemore St. Gloucester, MA 01930

Must submit info within three months of the wedding date.

Form: No; submit only to celebrations@eagletribune.com.

There is no charge for this service.

South Boston Tribune

(617) 268-3440 314 W. Broadway South Boston, MA 02127

Must submit info by 4 p.m. on the Monday before the desired Thursday publication.

Form: No

The cost is $11 per column inch.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

(508) 793-9226 Attn: Celebrations PO Box 15012 Worcester, MA 01615

Must submit info on the Monday prior to the desired Sunday publication date. To be published, the wedding must have occurred fewer than three months prior.

Form: Yes

Prices range from $25 to $261.

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Kennebec Journal

(207) 621-5661 36 Anthony Ave. Augusta, ME 04330

Wedding announcements will be printed in Sunday papers.

Form: Yes; available online. .

Prices range from $25 to $75 depending on photo and article size.

Bangor Daily News

(800) 432-7964 1 Merchants Plaza PO Box 1329 Bangor, ME 04402

Journal Tribune

(207) 282-1535 457 Alfred St. Biddeford, ME 04005

Form: Yes; available online.

There is no charge for this service.

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Wedding announcements are printed every Sunday in print and online. Once an email is received, a sales representative will inform you of fees and when the article is run.

Form: Yes; available online.

Fees vary.

(603) 668-4321 x757 Union Leader Corp. PO Box 9555 Manchester, NH 03108

Must be in before noon on Wednesday to be printed in the Sunday paper.

Form: Yes; available online.

$50 for a wedding announcement.

(603) 224-5301 x324 1 Monitor Dr. Concord, NH 03301

Article can be submitted whenever, online. If approved, the article could be posted online and in print.

Form: Yes; available online.

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Providence Journal

(401) 277-7278 Attn: Weddings-Features Department 75 Fountain St. Providence, RI 02902

To be published the Sunday following the wedding, the form must be sent in two weeks in advance.

Form: Yes; available online.

N/A

Newport Daily News

(401) 849-3300 Celebration Page PO Box 420 Newport, RI 02840

Should be submitted two weeks prior to Saturday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Prices range from $50 to $175 depending on package.

The Westerly Sun

(860) 495-8223 99 Mechanic St. PO Box 520 Pawcatuck, CT 02891

Form: Yes; available online.

Yes.

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The Nashua Telegraph

(603) 594-6550 17 Executive Dr. Hudson, NH 03051

Manchester Union Leader

Concord Monitor

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CONTACT

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus

(802) 479-0191 x1158 Attn: Weddings-Sunday PO Box 707 Barre, VT 05641

Form: Yes; available online.

Yes.

Rutland Herald

(802) 479-0191 x1158 Attn: Weddings-Sunday PO Box 668 Rutland, VT 05702

Form: Yes; available online.

Yes.

Brattleboro Reformer

(802) 254-2311 62 Black Mountain Rd. Brattleboro, VT 05301

Form: Yes; available online.

N/A

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60 Canterbury Street, Andover, MA (978) 475-1263 discovermore@andovercountryclub.com AndoverCountryClub.com The Andover Country Club offers an elegant setting for your special day. The outdoor ceremony gardens provide unforgettable photos with magnificent views. Our chef’s gourmet cuisine and the classic ballrooms with panoramic golf course views are why we’ve been creating memories since 1925. capacity 400+ | price $$

apple hill farm

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asa waters mansion

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atkinson resort & country club

85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH (603) 362-8700 AtkinsonResort.com This elegant facility features wedding suites, reception rooms with outdoor terrace and beautifully landscaped gardens for on-site ceremonies and formal photos. Weddings intimate to grand include on-site event planning services. The resort features guest rooms, golf courses, restaurants and a golf academy. capacity 400+ | price $$$

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420 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA (774) 241-8450 TheBarnatWightFarm.com The Barn offers couples an unmatched rustic elegance— quickly becoming one of the area’s hottest choices for picturesque weddings. The Barn has beautifully landscaped grounds and a private bridal suite. Our new Alpheus Wight room is also available for on-site climatecontrolled ceremonies and functions. capacity 175 | price $$

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bedford village inn

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beechwood hotel

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black rock country club

Hingham, MA (781) 749-1919 EXT. 115 weddings@blackrockcc.com BlackRockCC.com South Shore’s most exclusive country club welcomes you to create the wedding of your dreams. Our stunning clubhouse, spacious ballroom and regal outdoor terrace offer picturesque views of the rolling golf course and breathtaking sunsets for those once in a lifetime photographic memories. capacity 180 | price $$

black swan country club

258 Andover Street, Georgetown, MA (978) 352-7926 | events@blackswancountryclub.com BlackSwanCountryClub.com Our reputation for consistency and excellence will dazzle and delight you. Nestled in a traditional New England setting with the ambiance of a luxurious country club, we offer two ballrooms accommodating 50 to 350 guests with walls of windows, cathedral ceilings, huge dance floors and outdoor balconies. capacity 350 | price $$

boston harbor hotel

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA (617) 439-7000 catering@bhh.com BHH.com Your special day should be beyond compare—a day of pure romance, beauty and an unforgettable celebration for family and friends. What better setting to say “I do” than overlooking the gorgeous waterfront at the Boston Harbor Hotel. capacity 250 | price $$$$

boylston rooms

122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA (413) 548-4852 BoylstonRooms.com The Boylston Rooms has two venues seating up to 175 and 300 guests, with an outdoor patio, private bridal suite and an amazing vista for photos or an outdoor ceremony. capacity 300 | price $$

brookmeadow country club

100 Everendon Road, Canton, MA (781) 828-4444 BrookmeadowGolf.com Focusing on one wedding at a time, you can be certain that your day will be personalized to match your unique style and exceed your expectations. Whether you envision a formal and traditional wedding, or a casual yet elegant wedding celebration, Brookmeadow can accommodate your every desire. capacity 230 | price $$

butternut farm golf club

115 Wheeler Road, Stow, MA (978) 897-3400 EXT. 65 hope@butternutfarm.com ButternutFarm.com The award-winning Heritage Room at Butternut Farm Golf Club has a new vendor-inclusive package to make wedding planning easier and features: a vaulted-ceiling ballroom, octagonal cocktail room, covered bridge and raved about food. We host one event per day and can accommodate up to 250 guests. capacity 250 | price $$

the cape club of sharon

Sharon, MA (781) 784-5991 EXT. 218 weddings@thecapeclubofsharon.com The Cape Club of Sharon (formerly Spring Valley Country Club) is a one-event facility nestled within

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cape codder resort & spa

1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA (855) 209-6036 | CapeCodderResort.com Elegant weddings for 50-400. Our award-winning chef will dazzle you with creative menu selections. Luxury fireplace suites with Jacuzzis are perfect for your wedding night and accommodations for your guests. Full-service spa will cater to your wedding party with makeup, manicures, relaxation massages and more! capacity 400 | price $$

charter oak country club

Sudbury/Hudson, MA (978) 562-0800 EXT. 610 | sales@charteroakcc.com CharterOakCC.com Charter Oak is a 38,000 sq. ft. traditional Georgian style masterpiece. The exquisite manicured grounds and our championship golf course provide you with the ultimate romantic atmosphere. Impeccable service and superb food in our opulent grand ballroom will make a day of elegance and perfection. capacity 300 | price $$$

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80 Beverly St., Boston, MA (617) 933-8047 | eventsboston@citywinery.com CityWinery.com/boston Host your wedding in urban wine country! Our versatile spaces can be transformed to accommodate your taste and personality, creating a breathtaking experience that is a reflection of you. Contact us today! City Winery Events is ready to help you plan and coordinate this memorable occasion! capacity 200 | price $$$

colonial hall at rockafellas

231 Essex Street, Salem, MA (978) 745-5415 sales@colonialhallatrockafellas.com ColonialHallAtRockafellas.com Colonial Hall, with its vaulted ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and gracious balconies, is the perfect setting for your wedding. This spacious ballroom with understated elegance allows you to create a wedding as unique as you are. capacity 250 | price $$

the commons 1854

4 North Common Street, Topsfield, MA (978) 887-4100 info@thecommons1854.com TheCommons1854.com The Commons is ideal for a classic New England wedding. This historic venue offers superior personal service, giving your wedding historic elegance with relaxed comfort. Architectural details, elegant appointments, and modern conveniences make The Commons your number one choice. capacity 200 | price $$$

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the connors center

Dover, MA (617) 552-9210 meet@bc.edu TheConnorsCenter.com Plan your wedding at The Connors Center, where elegance and charm combine for an unforgettable celebration of love. capacity 300 | price $$$

the dan’l webster inn & spa

149 Main Street, Sandwich Village, MA (800) 444-3566 | DanlWebsterInn.com The sophisticated bride will enjoy exquisite grounds and elegant dining rooms complemented by selections from our award-winning menu. Finely appointed rooms and whirlpool, fireplace suites set the mood for a romantic honeymoon. Full service spa specializes in bridal parties, makeup artistry, and body treatments. capacity 150 | price $$

the essex room

125 Main St., Essex, MA (978) 768-7335 EssexRoom.com At The Essex Room your wedding will be everything you’ve ever dreamed of! Our experienced team will ensure you and your guests create a lifetime of cherished memories. Enjoy our celebration-sized dance floor and scenic marsh and river views. Your day, your way—everything is possible with us! capacity 300 | price $$

the essex, vermont’s culinary resort & spa

70 Essex Way, Essex, VT (800) 727-4295 weddings@essexresort.com EssexResort.com A superb Vermont wedding is yours to have at The Essex. Our beautiful 18-acre resort serves as the perfect backdrop for your most important day, with world-class chefs, deluxe accommodations, bountiful activities and a new state-of-the-art spa. Wedding packages are also available.

fairmont copley plaza hotel

138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA (617) 867-8522 Fairmont.com/copley-plaza-boston Our centrally located Back Bay luxury hotel is a romantic landmark. Whether you choose the palatial splendor of our Grand Ballroom, the opulence of the Oval Room or the elegant intimacy of the St. James Room, our wedding specialists are here to assist you in any way. capacity 400+ | price $$$

the flying bridge

220 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth, MA (508) 548-2700 | FlyingBridgeRestaurant.com The Flying Bridge is a unique waterfront locale for a truly memorable occasion. The Flying Bridge combines a cosmopolitan culture with the excitement of a

dockside café. The dining room opens to wraparound decks and a stairway that leads to the boardwalk—a very romantic setting! capacity 150 | price $$$

fort adams

90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI (401) 619-5801 FortAdams.org Your event will be a royal one at Fort Adams, with its breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and spectacular settings for your ceremony and reception. No other location can offer a castle for you and your guests. It is a special day for you, so make it a unique one from all others—make it royal! capacity 300 | price $$$

four oaks country club

(978) 455-0054 EXT. 203 events@fouroakscountryclub.com FourOaksCountryClub.com This unique setting hidden high in the heart of the Merrimack Valley boasts expansive views, elegant ambience, exquisite food and extraordinary service to make your wedding exceptional! Customize our menu and venue to meet your expectations. Call today to begin your journey to the wedding of your dreams! capacity 220 | price $$

glen magna farms

29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers, MA (978) 774-9165 GlenMagnaFarms.org Glen Magna Farms features a colonial revival mansion set on an 11-acre country estate. We can accommodate 50 guests inside the mansion and 200 guests with tenting. This is a beautiful location for the perfect garden ceremony. capacity 200 | price $$$

gore place

52 Gore St., Waltham, MA (781) 894-2798 | linda@goreplace.org GorePlace.org Your love story deserves a historic celebration at Gore Place. Get married on our 50-acre country estate in the heart of the city. Choose from indoor and outdoor locations for your ceremony and reception, including our Century Tent and our 1793 Carriage House. capacity 200+ | price $$

grand view

6 Nipmuc Drive, Mendon, MA (508) 422-1000 Grand-View.com Our two customized wedding packages offer inclusive essentials to fit your needs. In addition to our elegant venue and spectacular grounds featuring gardens, statuary, waterfalls and water fountains, we offer unique on-site amenities such as our beautiful Bella Vista, Chapel and The Chalet at Grand View. capacity 350+ | price $$

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TUPPER MANOR Situated on a picturesque stretch of Boston’s North Shore, Tupper Manor provides guests with an experience like no other. This historic mansion, coupled with unparalleled service, will allow you to create memories to last a lifetime. 295 Hale Street | Beverly, MA 01915 www.tuppermanor.com | 978-867-1955

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THE ULTIMATE WEDDING DIRECTORY cont. (617) 689-1900 GraniteLinksGolfClub.com At Granite Links, we understand how special this day is for you as well as your family and friends. With breathtaking views of the Boston skyline set against the lush green of the golf course, Granite Links provides an inspirational backdrop for your special day. capacity 350 | price $$$

hampshire house

84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA (617) 227-9600 HampshireHouse.com Relax amidst comfortable luxury and be pampered with attentive service, decadent cuisine and an exquisite setting that will make you feel like royalty. The Hampshire House will help you design a personalized and unforgettable experience that is all your own. capacity 150 | price $$$

the harding allen estate

Rt. 122 off Beautiful Barre Common, Barre, MA (978) 355-4920 Harding-Allen.com Imagine a place where the grandeur of Newport combines with the beauty of Vermont in the heart of Massachusetts to create a day you will cherish for a lifetime. capacity 300 | price $$

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harrington farm

178 Westminster Road, Princeton, MA (978) 464-5600 HarringtonFarm.com A wedding at the Harrington Farm offers the rare combination of country charm and elegance. With breathtaking floral gardens and mountain vistas surrounding you, our setting adds a special element to any event. Our staff is committed to exceeding your expectations in ambiance, service and food quality. capacity 250 | price $$$

the haven country club

369 Cross Street, Boylston, MA (508) 869-2000 TheHavenCountryClub.com A wedding at The Haven is both romantic and festive. The beautiful, carefully tended grounds provide an inspiring backdrop, while the warm and capable service of our expert staff ensures that it all runs like clockwork. Impress your guests with a customized menu prepared by our award-winning culinary team. capacity 250 | price $$$

hawthorne hotel on the common

Salem, MA (978) 825-4358 | HawthorneHotel.com At the Hawthorne Hotel, we have been helping brides fulfill their dreams with beautiful weddings since 1925. capacity 200 | price $$

hilton boston woburn Two Forbes Road, Woburn, MA (781) 932-0999 BostonWoburn.Hilton.com

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As the day you’ve always dreamed about draws near, our catering staff stands ready to turn your vision into wonderful reality. We understand how important it is that your wedding day is perfect, so our planner will be with you every step of the way. capacity 400+ | price $$

hotel viking

One Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI (401) 847-3300 HotelViking.com Steeped in tradition, the elegant Hotel Viking offers historic charm and modern splendor. Kay Chapel is located on our grounds for exchanging vows. Additional function rooms are ideal for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, making the Hotel Viking an ideal setting. capacity 300 | price $$$

house of blues

15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA (617) 960-8332 | hobbostonevents@livenation.com We’ve got your something blue. Whether you are planning a ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or wedding shower, we can help you design your once-ina-lifetime event. capacity 300 | price $$

independence harbor

10 Narrows Road, Assonet, MA (800) 287-8300 | (508) 644-2225 IHWeddings.com An extraordinary 20-acre estate, reserved exclusively for one wedding. One of Southern New England’s most sought after destinations for private wedding receptions and garden ceremonies. An intimate dining and reception facility accommodating from 100 to 250. Acclaimed cuisine, celebrated service, renowned wedding planning, affordable elegance. capacity 250 | price $$

indian pond country club

60 Country Club Way, Kingston, MA (781) 585-9117 IndianPondCountryClub.com A convenient distance from Boston and Cape Cod, Indian Pond presents the perfect setting for your special event. Our array of settings can accommodate a small intimate affair of 20 guests to an extravagant celebration of up to 500 guests. capacity 500 | price $$

the international golf club & resort

159 Ballville Road, Bolton, MA (978) 779-1330 specialevents@theinternational.com TheInternational.com The International, located on 800 beautiful acres, boasts mountain views, two championship golf courses, on-site lodging and restaurant, a newly renovated ballroom and multiple outdoor spaces. Our seasoned planners will make sure you and your guests have the event of a lifetime. capacity 300 | price $$$

kirkbrae country club

197 Old River Road, Lincoln, RI (401) 333-1330 EXT. 245 Kirkbrae.com/wedding Surrounded by the beauty of Blackstone Valley, Kirkbrae’s tastefully decorated, state-of-the-art wedding facilities accommodate up to 400 guests. The facility is surpassed only by its award-winning planning services and cuisine—two hallmarks that make Kirkbrae one of the area’s premier venues. capacity 400 | price $$$

la pièce—the room

322 West Main Street, Tilton, NH (877) 325-3927 | info@lapiece-theroom.com LaPiece-TheRoom.com La Pièce, of New Hampshire’s scenic Lakes Region, is a unique, private wedding and event venue. We provide you with thoughtful services and amenities. We offer planning and design packages to assist you with as few or many of the details as you like—our team ensures that your day is perfect! capacity 250 | price $$$

labelle winery

345 Route 101, Amherst, NH (603) 672-9898 | LaBelleWineryNH.com LaBelle Winery is the perfect venue for hosting your elegant and unique wedding. Part of an 11-acre property, LaBelle Winery features a tasting room, an elegant great room with a vaulted ceiling and private bar for celebrations of up to 230 guests, and a grand outdoor terrace with sweeping vineyard views. capacity 230 | price $$$

lake pearl wrentham

299 Creek St., Wrentham, MA sales@lakepearl.com LakePearl.com Dramatic sunsets on the dock. Elegant profiles in the tree groves. Romantic photos at the Cinderella coach. The images you’ll remember for a lifetime. With 25 acres of sweeping lawns and sculpted gardens, our private beach, and the always-beautiful Lake Pearl, your memories are here for the making. capacity 550 | price $$$

lakeside villa

550 Monponsett St., Rte. 58, Halifax, MA (781) 293-2116 LakesideVillaEvents.com Located steps from the shore of Lake Monponsett we offer breathtaking views and irresistible charm that will create memories to last a lifetime. Our three beautiful outdoor ceremony locations and three unique indoor spaces allow you to flow seamlessly from cocktail hour to reception. capacity 200 | price $$

lakeview pavilion

45 Lakeview Road, Foxborough, MA (508) 543-9099 LakeviewPavilion.com Experience our strikingly modern flair in a New England natural setting with waterfront views. With our

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THE ULTIMATE WEDDING DIRECTORY cont. meticulous attention to detail, cutting-edge cuisine and flawless service, Lakeview is sure to exceed all of your expectations! capacity 500 | price $$

the lantana

43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph, MA (781) 961-4660 TheLantana.com Happily ever after starts here. The Lantana resonates with the pride of two generations and over 45 years of family ownership. We reflect on our proud past and look forward to being a part of your new beginning. capacity 500+ | price $$

the lenox

61 Exeter St. at Boylston, Boston, MA (617) 536-5300 LenoxHotel.com The Lenox creates an experience that blends impeccable service, world-class cuisine and thoughtful amenities amid beautiful surroundings. Bring historic character to your event and have an on-site planner, customized menus, function space on a private floor and gilded dome room for up to 150 guests. capacity 150 | price $$$

locke falls farm

2531 Chinook Trail, Wonalancet, NH (603) 986-9164 | LockeFallsFarm.com Locke Falls Farm is the true essence of New Hampshire elegance. The pastoral setting creates an idyllic wedding venue. Spectacular perennial gardens surround the private estate, event barn and stunning new pavilion. Couples have the flexibility to craft their own unique event. Schedule your tour today!

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the loft @ plainridge park casino

301 Washington Street, Plainville, MA (508) 576-4444 | hillary.hansen@pngaming.com PlainRidgeParkCasino.com This gorgeous 7,500-square-foot banquet space boasts one whole wall of windows overlooking the Plainridge Park Race Course. Expect state-of-the-art furnishings and built-in audio/visual capabilities, plus an enticing array of menu options from our award-winning culinary team. capacity 300 | price $$

lombardo’s

Six Billings Street, Randolph, MA (781) 986-5000 | info@lombardos.com Lombardos.com The new Lombardo’s, with redesigned ballrooms, elegant lighting options and gorgeous furnishings. The best wedding packages in the Boston area just got better! Owned and operated by the Lombardo family since 1963. Check out Francesca’s wedding blog: Lombardos.com/francesca. capacity 400+ | price $$

manchester country club

Bedford, NH (603) 624-4096 | ManchesterCountryClub.com We’ve been celebrating the greatest love stories since

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we opened our doors in 1923. It’s easy to say that we love love and care that your wedding day is the most special day of your life. Learn how our modern Great Room and outdoor space can be your unique wedding destination. capacity 260 | price $$$

the mansion on turner hill

3 Manor House Lane, Ipswich, MA (978) 312-3040 ctravers@turnerhill.com | TurnerHill.com Situated on 315 acres of manicured gardens and terraces, The Mansion on Turner Hill provides a peaceful setting for elegant weddings. The extraordinary turn-of-the-century architecture features several working fireplaces, hand molded ceilings, vivid friezes, and hand-carved paneling and makes for a remarkable backdrop to your wedding. capacity 350 | price $$$

misselwood events at endicott college

376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA (978) 232-2128 Misselwood.com As a prime location on the North Shore, Misselwood offers a particularly beautiful setting for wedding celebrations and special events. The stunning grounds, walking paths, private lawns and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean fulfill the ultimate outdoor wedding dream. capacity 200 | price $$$

the mountain rose inn

151 Smead Hill Rd., Greenfield, MA (413) 478-2559 TheMountainRoseInn.com This unique venue offers a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding day. Guests will enjoy beautifully landscaped grounds with many colors of roses splashed around the property, an elegant ballroom for dancing and a gas fire pit to relax next to as the evening winds down. A small inn is also on-site.

mountain top inn & resort

Chittenden, VT (802) 483-2311 MountainTopInn.com Set on 700 acres in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains and overlooking a sparkling lake, you will find the perfect magical backdrop, regardless of the season. Enjoy luxurious lodging, a brand new spa and salon, dedicated wedding coordinators, on-site dining and tons of activities to create your special day. capacity 300 | price $$$

mountain view grand resort & spa

Mountain View Road, Whitefield, NH (866) 320-5076 MountainViewGrand.com Elegant views of spectacular White Mountain summits create the perfect storybook setting for your wedding and reception. Mountain View offers commanding views, spectacular venues and elegant dining. Wedding

parties can enjoy the luxury in our award-winning spa. AAA 4 Diamond lodging and dining. capacity 250 | price $$$

nahant country club

280 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA (781) 581-0515 sales@nahantcountryclub.com NahantCountryClub.com Nestled in an ocean community twenty minutes from Boston and seconds from the beach, we host one wedding at a time. Our mansion is the perfect setting for your event. Our famed cuisine, unique venue and expertise in the industry combine to make a perfect celebration. capacity 200 | price $$$

nantasket beach resort

45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA (781) 925-4500 info@nantasketbeachresort.com NantasketBeachResort.com Truly memorable meetings and events with an authentic local flavor—that is the inspiration behind the Nantasket Beach Resort. Experience our exemplary service, magnificent cuisine and superb white-glove treatment. capacity 250 | price $$$

new england aquarium

Boston, MA (617) 973-5205 events@neaq.org | NEAq.org Capture the excitement of Boston’s historic waterfront when you plan your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception at the New England Aquarium. A variety of location, entertainment and catering options, with a backdrop of awe-inspiring ocean creatures, will make your event completely unforgettable. capacity 300+ | price $$$

newport harbor hotel & marina

49 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI (401) 847-9000 NewportHotel.com The Marina Lawn and deck will provide serene views of Newport Harbor and our marina. Incredible sunsets are the perfect backdrop for a seriously casual, laidback wedding, welcome reception or rehearsal dinner. Our refreshed guestrooms and harborside Saltwater restaurant add to our unbeatable location. capacity 150 | price $$

ocean edge resort & golf club

Brewster, Cape Cod, MA (508) 896-9000 | OceanEdge.com/weddings Our lush 400 acres includes a historic 19th century mansion, complete with views of the sea, and a private beach for wedding ceremonies. Enjoy the new Beach House Spa with a lounge dedicated to brides, elegantly appointed guestrooms and villas, and the Cape’s only Nicklaus-design golf course. capacity 350 | price $$$

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WeddingsatRenaissance.com Say “I do” in style! You and your party will marvel at our beautiful grand ballroom, stunning golf course, covered veranda and luxurious overnight accomodations. Our on-site wedding specialists and experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring that your every wish comes true on your special day. capacity 250 | price $$

pats peak banquet center

(603) 428-3245 PatsPeak.com Pats Peak will enchant you with romantic settings and affordable elegance. Personalized service is what makes Pats Peak a favorite wedding location. Your scenic wedding ceremony can be held at the base or summit of the mountain. Select from two rooms for your reception. capacity 200 | price $$

peabody essex musuem

Salem, MA (978) 542-1615 PEM.org From a breathtaking atrium with a soaring roofline to stunning banquet halls and scenic gardens, the Peabody Essex Museum in historic Salem, Mass. offers a variety of settings to make your wedding distinctive, elegant and unforgettable. capacity 300 | price $$$

pilgrim house provincetown

336 Commercial Street, MA (508) 487-6424 | PilgrimHousePTown.com Whether it’s crafting a signature cocktail that’s your own, a dinner made from local ingredients or providing a cozy home away from home for your guests in our Inn, Pilgrim House is Provincetown’s premier wedding venue.

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publick house historic inn

Rt. 131 On The Common, Sturbridge, MA (508) 347-7323 EXT. 287 sales@publickhouse.com PublickHouse.com The Publick House has been creating picturesque New England weddings for over 240 years. Our magnificent cathedral ceilings and antique colonial chandeliers are just the beginning of a perfectly romantic setting. Create your own historical romance. capacity 250 | price $$

the red barn at outlook farm

310 Portland Street, South Berwick, ME (207) 384-1010 OutlookWeddings.com Authentic, barn-style post-and-beam construction, a grand entrance, working fireplaces, chandeliers, cozy sitting areas, an outdoor veranda and a wet bar are just a few of the unique features to be enjoyed inside the new Red Barn. capacity 200 | price $$$

renaissance

377 Kenoza Street, Haverhill, MA (978) 241-6712

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the ridge club

70 Country Club Road, Sandwich, MA (508) 428-6800 | events@ridgeclubcapecod.com RidgeClubCapeCod.com This Cape Cod destination wedding venue features a garden-style pavilion with wood vaulted ceilings, brick flooring and wall-to-wall glass sliders that open up to a patio surrounded by landscaped grounds and stone walls—all overlooking the first tee. The tented patio area is perfect for outside ceremonies. capacity 180 | price $$$

the river club

78 Border Street, Scituate, MA (781) 545-1330 | TheRiverClubScituate.com We are Boston’s South Shore premier wedding venue, offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions with high ceilings and chandeliers, fireplaces, hardwood floors, a stage and a very big dance floor. A lighthouse and beach are nearby. capacity 300 | price $$$

salem waterfront hotel

225 Derby Street, Salem, MA (978) 619-1115 romalley@salemwaterfronthotel.com SalemWaterfrontHotel.com We’re dedicated and excited to make your wedding day the perfect beginning to your new chapter together! At your service, we provide personal, imaginative and discreet planning, flawlessly executed. Experience perfection on Pickering Wharf for your wedding day! capacity 220 | price $$

saphire estate

164 Massapoag Ave., Sharon, MA (781) 784-2400 | info@saphireeventgroup.com SaphireEventGroup.com Experience breathtaking lakeshore views, our romantic courtyard and charming manor house, plus an experienced, professional staff dedicated to helping you attain the personalized experience you deserve. Come see what makes Saphire Estate one of the most delightful settings on Boston’s South Shore. capacity 275 | price $$

sea crest beach hotel

Old Silver Beach, Cape Cod (508) 540-9400 SeaCrestBeachHotel.com A wedding where you can kick up your heels and then, kick off your shoes. No ocean can compete with the beauty of a bride, but it does join the celebration. All is bright, clear and joyful here at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, inside and out. capacity 300+ | price $$$

seaport hotel and seaport world trade center

One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA (617) 385-4212 info@seaportboston.com SeaportBoston.com For the wedding of your dreams, we propose panoramic harbor and city views, custom-designed menus, elegant ballrooms, white-glove service, and complimentary parking. Relax while our team of dedicated wedding consultants makes your unique wedding vision a reality. capacity 400+ | price $$$

spring house hotel

Block Island, RI (401) 466-5844 SpringHouseHotel.com The Spring House Hotel adds classic New England charm to your special day. Our iconic, historic hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and provides a picturesque backdrop. Whatever your dream wedding may be, our staff will go above and beyond to ensure a beautiful event. capacity 300 | price $$$

the starting gate at greathorse

128 Wilbraham Road, Hampden, MA (413) 566-5158 TheStartingGate.com Drive through a gated entryway to our mountainside stone and cedar venue with uncompromising views of the Connecticut River Valley. Our breathtaking views match our luxurious design. From an intimate gathering to an extravagant wedding, we can focus on your wedding details and bring your vision to life! capacity 300 | price $$$

stockyard restaurant

135 Market Street, Brighton, MA (617) 782-4700 StockyardRestaurant.com This is a great place to host your rehearsal dinner! From small and intimate to spacious and grand, we have the event space you’ve been looking for. With free parking and never a room charge, your rehearsal dinner could be as memorable as the big day itself!

stoneforge tavern & publick house

90 Paramount Drive, Raynham, MA (508) 977-9840 rbanquets@stoneforgerestaurants.com StoneforgeRestaurants.com Whether planning a grand or boutique wedding, let Stoneforge attend to your every need with personalized service. Our elegant ballroom, cobblestone courtyard and outdoor fireplace provide a romantic and charming setting for your reception, cocktail hour or ceremony. capacity 200 | price $$

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You’ve met the person of your dreams! Vinwood Caterers is here to ensure that your day will be executed flawlessly, with exquisite style and will exceed all of your expectations.Very Vinwood. Ipswich, MA 01938

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THE ULTIMATE WEDDING DIRECTORY cont. We offer the perfect setting for your wedding, set on over 50 acres of manicured grounds overlooking ponds, fountains and dramatic stone bridges. Our elegant Grand Sequoia Ballroom and Cypress Room offer beautiful outdoor patios, crystal chandeliers and warm wood finishes, making us the ideal setting. capacity 340 | price $$

the tiffany ballroom

Norwood, MA (781) 255-3159 | contact@fourpointsnorwood.com TiffanyBallroom.com Coming fall 2019, the all-new Tiffany Ballroom! Enjoy stress-free planning with complete packages— including unlimited hors d’oeuvres, a four-course meal, champagne toast, centerpieces, cake and discounted guestrooms. Additional package includes one-hour open bar, DJ, flower bouquets and more! capacity 400+ | price $$

the tirrell room

254 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA (617) 847-6149 carey@thetirrellroom.com TheTirrellRoom.com Imagine a private setting surrounded by beautiful gardens and views of the Blue Hills, and you have the perfect location for the wedding of your dreams. Our singular focus is to create the perfect wedding experience each and every time. capacity 300 | price $$

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tupper manor at the wylie inn and conference center

295 Hale Street, Beverly, MA (781) 867-1955 info@wyliecenter.com TupperManor.com Overlooking the ocean, Tupper Manor offers the elegance of a bygone era while providing the amenities one expects from a first-class modern facility. The main floor boasts the glass-enclosed conservatory, ballroom, library, garden, and oval and billiard rooms. capacity 200 | price $$$

tuscan kitchen, portsmouth

581 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH (603) 570-3600 TuscanKitchen.com Whether for an intimate rehearsal dinner or a largescale cocktail reception, Tuscan Kitchen, in the hub of New Hampshire’s Seacoast, has an elegant private event space and menu for any occasion. Limestone fireplaces and French doors that lead to an outdoor terrace make for a magical celebration. capacity 400 | price $$$

tuscan kitchen, seaport

64 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA (617) 303-7300 TuscanKitchen.com Overlooking the Boston skyline, Tuscan Kitchen’s event spaces boast limestone fireplaces, full A/V capabilities, and complimentary linens, floral centerpieces and candles. The elegance of the 14,573-square-foot venue,

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union bluff meeting house

York Beach, ME (800) 833-0721 UnionBluff.com The Meeting House offers breathtaking ocean views with a classic graciousness, both inside and out. With on-site hotel accommodations, pub and restaurant, the Meeting House is the perfect destination to make all your dreams come true! We can accommodate parties up to 200, and we’re open year-round! capacity 200 | price $$$

venezia restaurant

20 Ericsson Street, Boston, MA (617) 436-3120 VeneziaBoston.com From the champagne toast to our custom designed wedding cake, your special day will be one of storybook elegance and style. Our waterfront ballroom overlooking the Boston skyline can accommodate up to 350 guests and our widely acclaimed chef will prepare a menu that will delight everyone. capacity 350 | price $$$

viewpoint hotel

229 Nubble Road, York, ME (207) 361-3261 ViewPointHotel.com/weddings As the premier wedding location on the coast, the ViewPoint offers a wedding experience like no other. You and your loved ones will be able to enjoy the scenic backdrop with breathtaking views of the ocean and the picturesque Nubble Lighthouse, while creating memories to last a lifetime! capacity 175 | price $$$

the villa at ridder country club

390 Oak Street, East Bridgewater, MA (781) 784-2400 info@saphireeventgroup.com SaphireEventGroup.com Tucked away in the rolling greens of Ridder Country Club, The Villa boasts three unique event spaces. Whether you envision contemporary sophistication, rustic elegance or gardenside glamour, we have the perfect space for your once-in-a-lifetime occasion. capacity 340 | price $$

wachusett mountain ski area

(978) 464-3175 sales@wachusett.com Wachusett.com Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is conveniently located in the heart of central Massachusetts and is the ideal location for your own storybook wedding, surrounded by magical vistas and breathtaking views. capacity 400+ | price $$$

waverly oaks golf club

444 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA (508) 224-6700 EXT. 107

mscully@waverlyoaksgc.com WaverlyOaksGC.com Nestled in the heart of 225 lush acres, the clubhouse at Waverly Oaks Golf Club affords spectacular views of our award-winning golf course. We offer excellent cuisine, exceptional service, and fine attention to detail. We look forward to hosting your event. capacity 250 | price $$

wedgewood pines country club

215 Harvard Road, Stow, MA (978) 897-1790 specialevents@wedgewoodpines.com WedgewoodPines.com Our facilities and staff can accommodate a multitude of requests, from a formal wedding and reception in the main clubhouse to a relaxed cocktail reception on our terrace overlooking the 18th green. Our beautiful landscaped grounds are the perfect place for photos in any season. capacity 200 | price $$$

white cliffs country club

Plymouth, MA (508) 888-8701 jen@whitecliffscc.com | WhiteCliffsCC.com Our unique clubhouse with majestic white tenting sits atop a 175-foot cliff overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Discover views of the ocean and beaches stretching from Plymouth to Provincetown. A gazebo within the award-winning maze of gardens creates the perfect setting! capacity 300 | price $$$

williams inn

(413) 458-9371 darcy.lyle@williamsinn.com WilliamsInn.com Celebrate your once in a lifetime event at the new Williams Inn in the scenic Northern Berkshires. Offering beautiful indoor/outdoor event space with natural lighting, intimate space for smaller functions and well appointed overnight rooms, our dedicated experts will ensure a memorable occasion. capacity 180 | price $$$

willowbend

100 Willowbend Dr., Mashpee, MA (508) 539-5320 | WillowbendCapeCod.com Set on a 400-acre private championship golf course, our 46,000-square-foot clubhouse offers views of the maintained grounds, waterways and fountains from our ballroom, covered porches and beautiful stone terraces. This setting, combined with our exceptional staff, assures every minute of your wedding experience will exceed your expectations. capacity 300 | price $$$

willowdale estate

24 Asbury Street, Topsfield, MA (978) 887-8211 WillowdaleEstate.com Willowdale Estate is the North Shore’s most inspiring backdrop, where guests enjoy the character of the 1901 Arts and Craft Mansion, lavish grounds and whimsical gardens. Specializing in carefully crafted occasions with

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zukas hilltop barn

89 Smithville Road, Spencer, MA (508) 885-5320 | Zukas.com Zukas Hilltop Barn is chef owned and operated. We can assist you with every detail in planning your wedding. We offer personalized service; experienced, professional staff and an on-site day spa. And, we book just one event per day to ensure your wedding dreams come true! capacity 250 | price $$

cakes & caterers

montilio’s baking company

Serving New England (508) 894-8855 EXT. 210 weddingcakes@montilios.com Montilios.com Montilio’s is known for exquisite cakes. This familyowned business is a New England favorite that has been enjoyed for generations. While traditional styles are always an option for a classic, elegant look, Montilio’s goes beyond traditional and creates both contemporary and customized designs to fit your needs.

the off the vine catering group

(781) 762-9770 OfftheVineCatering.com Since inception, Off the Vine Catering has earned a reputation for providing exquisite food, creative presentations, impeccable service and attention to detail. Our formula for success has been to infuse creativity and inspiration into all our catered events to provide a truly memorable experience.

party favors

bean counter bakery

288 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA (508) 754-0505 | BeanCounterBakery.com Only the finest and freshest premium quality, all-natural ingredients with no preservatives are used to create the best combination of taste and flavor profile. Your custom wedding cake will be created and ready just in time to be part of your celebration—fresh, exquisite, elegant, flavorful and perfect.

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capers catering

21 Emerson Street, Stoneham, MA (800) 465-6509 | (781) 279-5100 CapersCatering.com Full service catering and event planning services, infused with sparkle and imagination, to make your event shine!

heirloom fire

New England, New York and beyond (413) 344-5771 HeirloomFire.com Heirloom Fire is a sustainably minded, fire-based catering and events company located deep in The Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Providing exceptional full-service wedding catering, event planning and design, Heirloom Fire has been known to travel wherever their fires will take them.

1356 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA (617) 566-3330 | PartyFavorsBrookline.com Since 1965 we have designed custom cakes and cupcakes for the clients in the greater Boston area and throughout New England. Delight your guests with a cake that is both beautiful and delicious. Make your wedding a total celebration with our complete line of elegant wedding accessories!

timothy s. hopkins catering

8 Scott’s Way, Essex, MA (978) 768-9990 | chris@tshcatering.com TSHCatering.com Timothy S. Hopkins Catering is a chef owned and operated business. For over 30 years, Tim and his partner Paul ten Hope have been the collective force behind some of the North Shore’s most elegant and fun events.

vinwood caterers

Ipswich, MA (978) 356-3273 | info@vinwood.com Vinwood.com You’ve met the person of your dreams! Vinwood Caterers is here to ensure that your day will be executed flawlessly, with exquisite style and will exceed all of your expectations. Very Vinwood.

bridal fashion & beauty

just desserts

1 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA (508) 807-0387 | justdessertsll@yahoo.com JustDessertsCafe.net Your special day should be filled with love, happiness and really delicious cake! It’s the rock every good marriage is built upon. Give us a call to schedule a tasting and get ready to be astonished at our super low pricing.

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(617) 489-1449 | info@allegriabridal.com AllegriaBridal.com Allegria Bridal offers exclusive appointments with our highly trained bridal and bridesmaid consultants. We look forward to helping you find the perfect gown and bridesmaid attire for your wedding. Our main goal is to provide every bride with an unforgettable bridal gown shopping experience.

andrea’s bridal

510 Congress St., Portland, ME (207) 772-5313 AndreasBridalMaine.com Andrea’s Bridal, located in the heart of downtown, is Maine’s premier bridal boutique. Andrea’s Bridal is under new ownership as of 2010 and continues to offer brides fabulous styles for every budget. Please call to make an appointment with one of our style consultants.

bella bridal shoppe

339 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA (978) 388-4388 sales@bella-bride.com Bella-Bride.com It’s your day. You want to look your best as you take center stage amongst family and friends. Here at Bella, we understand the significance of the moment. We pride ourselves on providing impeccable service, valuable experience, and of course elegant designer bridal gowns.

dream spa medical

Brookline, MA | (781) 486-3291 Canton, MA | (339) 970-0499 DreamSpaMedical.com The experts at Dream Spa Medical have all of the tools necessary to create your perfect bridal beauty routine! We offer advanced skin care, body contouring treatments, skin tightening, laser hair removal and more.

hair and makeup by natalie

Boston and New England (781) 576-9004 HairandMakeupbyNatalie.com Congratulations, gorgeous! Sit back, relax and let us travel to you on your special day. Our award-winning services make getting dolled up enjoyable and fun!

marry & tux bridal

100 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH (603) 883-6999 MarryandTuxBridal.com Affordable wedding dresses from $875 to $2,900 means we offer the perfect selection in sizes 0 to 34 to say “yes” to the dress. With bridesmaid dresses starting at just $135, shopping for your wedding attire will be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. We can’t wait to meet you!

mcfarren makeup artistry

allegria bridal

285 Belmont St., Belmont, MA

mcfarrenmakeup@yahoo.com McFarrenMakeupArtistry.com The Knot Best of Weddings 2019 Pick. Our company travels and works with couples from the New England area and beyond while priding ourselves in excellent service. From soft and romantic to full glam makeup, live beautifully ever after with McFarren Makeup Artistry.

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spa nijoli & salon

Methuen, MA (978) 682-9772 Nijoli.com Award-winning spa nijoli & salon will help create the perfect look on your wedding day with formal hairstyling, airbrush makeup application, spray tanning, eyelash extensions, natural and gel polish nail care. We invite you excitedly and are eager to share one of your most memorable days.

special event beauty

11 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA (617) 448-3080 SpecialEventBeauty.com BeautyBoston.com Our team will travel to you on your special day. Our makeup artists utilize the latest products to create a beautiful, natural makeup including airbrushing, individual lashes and soft minerals. Our talented hair stylists will create a one-of-a-kind look that you have always dreamt of.

to make beautiful

Boston, MA (781) 454-8415 ToMakeBeautiful.com This is not just a wedding—it’s your wedding. So, we personalize your makeup and hair exactly to your personality and your entire wedding theme, whether casual, glamorous or classic.

cherryhill flowers

265 Greenville Avenue, Johnston, RI (401) 231-5666 CherryhillFlower.org My experienced staff and I will bring your wedding day dream to life. Each wedding is uniquely designed to make your day unforgettable. We provide a complimentary consultation and sample. Enjoy exceptional service with the quality you deserve at affordable prices.

heritage flowers inc.

237 Main Street, Lakeville, MA (508) 946-1544 | flowersbyheritage@yahoo.com FlowersByHeritage.com We do custom weddings, invitations and favors.

jn floral design

63 River St., Plymouth, MA (617) 840-3602 | jnfloraldesign@hotmail.com JNFloralDesign.com As a boutique floral design studio specializing in weddings, we create custom designed florals that reflect your personality and vision. Personal service and attention to detail ensure eye-catching and distinctive wedding flowers.

engagement rings and wedding bands. We have the largest selection in New England and the best values, too. Our designers travel the world, and we manufacture custom jewelry on site. Thus, we’re able to pass along the incredible savings to you.

the diamond guild

234 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA (781) 326-8600 TheDiamondGuild.com The Diamond Guild is where New England gets engaged.

joseph gann jewelers

387 Washington St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA (617) 426-4932 JosephGann.com Since 1933, Joseph Gann Jewelers has provided customers with the highest quality and best selection of engagement and wedding rings, including Ritani and Jabel. Handmade rings are a specialty. We also have more patterns of fine china, flatware and crystal on display than anywhere in Boston.

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11 Mechanic St., Bellingham, MA (508) 966-0091 velacebridal@gmail.com VelaceBridal.com This is where your happily ever after begins. Our salon is by appointment only.

vows bridal

130 Galen Street, Watertown, MA (800) 831-8697 VOWSBridal.com VOWS Bridal offers special order collections and designer samples. Voted Best Bridal Shop in New England—it’s the place you keep hearing about!

flowers & décor

murray hill talent

primavera dreams

Serving the greater Boston area and Italy (617) 504-6944 PrimaveraDreams.com Primavera Dreams is a luxury innovative wedding planning and design service with offices in Boston, Florence and London. Plan your unique Boston or European wedding with us and our exclusive list of suppliers to create stunning results.

jewelry

(800) THE-BAND MurrayHillTalent.com We are New England’s top provider of live entertainment for weddings of every size. Our company has its finger on the pulse of today’s most sought after, innovative and reputable bands, soloists, disc jockeys and specialty entertainers in the industry.

sound city entertainment

New England (888) 828-7664 | party@soundcitydj.com SoundCityEntertainment.com Your photography and albums will always be cherished keepsakes. We keep this in mind as we capture your memories, your feelings and your smiles. Our photography incorporates both traditional and photojournalistic styles! We are motivated and move around your event, to be there for every moment.

south shore sound & lighting

bittersweet gardens

New England (617) 610-4917 BSGFlorals.com From field to vase, Julie is a farmer-florist bringing her beautiful flowers from her organically managed farm to your wedding or event.

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barmakian jewelers

Boston, Framingham and Nashua (508) 872-5454 diamonds@barmakian.com Barmakian.com There’s a reason we’re Boston’s best choice for

South Shore | Greater Boston Cape Cod | New England (857) 244-0871 sales@southshoresoundandlighting.com SouthShoreSoundandLighting.com South Shore Sound & Lighting is based out of Braintree, MA, serving the New England area. The owners at South Shore Sound & Lighting strive to create a worryfree environment for you to enjoy your day, and their excellent communication will make your vision come to life no matter the request.

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617.840.3602 joanne @ jnfloraldesign.com jnfloraldesign.com

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135 Market Street • Brighton, MA 02135

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or a large celebration in our Tavern Room we have a venue for you! With close proximity to downtown Boston and the Mass Pike, the Stockyard is not only an accessible location with a 150 car parking lot, but an unforgettable setting. For more information, please call our Event Manager, Aimee Magner at 617-782-4700

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photography & video

robin ganter photography

Boston | New England (508) 221-7274 RobinGanterPhotography.com Robin Ganter Photography, based in Mansfield, MA, specializes in contemporary, classic, candid, artistic engagement and wedding photography throughout New England and for destination weddings.

scott zuehlke photography

Boston (774) 219-2757 scott@scottzphotography.com ScottZPhotography.com You’re fun, you’re stylish and there is a good chance you get excited when you hear the song “Sexy Back.” You want your photographs to show how fun and stylish you are and want to hire the photographer that can capture that side of you.

bridal registries

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sperry tents

kolbo fine judaica gallery

437 Harvard St., Brookline, MA (617) 731-8743 Kolbo.com Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you find your Jewish wedding essentials, including kiddush cups, breaking glasses and ketubot with a variety of texts— egalitarian, interfaith, same-sex and others. Register for handmade candlesticks, menorahs, seder plates and more to celebrate holidays together.

Serving New England (888) 825-7542 SperryTents.com Tented occasions are always customized, always imaginative. Those desiring rental tents with sophisticated silhouettes and supreme elegance inside and out rely on the handcrafted sailcloth canopies of Sperry Tents. Wood flooring and creative lighting complete the package.

total wine & more

TotalWine.com/tk We make it easy to pick wines, beers and spirits for your wedding! We’ll make personalized recommendations based on your taste, menu and guest list size—and with thousands of options, there’s a bottle to fit your budget. Visit one of our more than 190 stores for a complimentary consultation today!

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zev fisher photography

Boston, MA (617) 797-9480 ZevFisher.com Every couple celebrates their wedding in a unique way. My goal is always to capture the honesty and humor of your celebration through a mixture of artistic photojournalism, candid images, and traditional portraiture. Through my lens I document the tiny details and precious moments of your day.

a plus coach inc.

201 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA (877) 768-1700 APlusCoach.com After months and endless hours of stress and planning, your wedding day has now arrived. Now let’s turn it over to the professionals to provide you the service that you deserve and expect.

blanc de bleu cuvée mousseux

invitations & details

(855) 874-2394 BlancdeBleuUSA.com/shop-wine Blanc de Bleu is available in two varietals. Its signature varietal is a blue sparkling brut with a hint of blueberry. Its “something new” varietal is Blanc de Bleu Rosé Brut. Both are perfect for weddings. Drink responsibly.

peak event services

wouldn’t it be lovely

Franklin, MA (508) 479-1160 WouldntItBeLovely.com Contact us for custom-designed wedding invitations, save-the-dates and other wedding day designs. Invitations and save-the-dates are just the starting point—we can carry through your design aesthetic in your place cards, menus, programs, custom wedding and event signage, art installations and more.

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New England, New York and beyond (833) 888-PEAK PEAKEventServices.com PEAK is more than a rental company. We’re a collaborative team with round-the-clock dedication to our customers and a passion for perfection and innovation. We pride ourselves on assisting customers in creating successful and truly memorable events.

q ballroom

26 New Street, Suite 3, Cambridge, MA (617) 492-2122 info@qballroom.com QBallroom.com

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Glen Magna Farms

307

Andover Country Club

13

Gore Place

97

Apple Hill Farm Weddings & Events

253

Grand View

14

The Asa Waters Mansion

242

Granite Links Golf Club

207

Atkinson Resort & Country Club

145

Hampshire House Beacon Hill

299

Barker Tavern

174

The Harding Allen Estate

286

The Barn at Wight Farm

265

Harrington Farm

10

Beauport Hospitality Group

22

The Haven Country Club

38

Bedford Village Inn

61

Hawthorne Hotel

149

Beechwood Hotel

173

Hilton Boston Woburn

271

Black Rock Country Club

67

Hotel Viking

43

Black Swan Country Club

281

House of Blues Boston

287

Boston Harbor Hotel

215

Independence Harbor

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Boylston Rooms

231

Indian Pond Country Club

233

Briar Barn Inn

35

The International

293

Brookmeadow Country Club

171

Kirkbrae Country Club

315

Butternut Farm Golf Club

203

La Pièce — The Room

245

Cape Club of Sharon

316

LaBelle Winery

122

Cape Codder Resort & Spa

263

Lake Pearl Wrentham

155

Charter Oak Country Club

269

Lakeside Villa

251

City Winery Boston

9

Lakeview Pavilion

161

Colonial Hall at Rockafellas

157

The Lantana

181

The Commons 1854

5

The Lenox Hotel

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The Connors Center

25

Locke Falls Farm

73

Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa

263

Lombardo’s

257

Essex Resort & Spa

305

Manchester Country Club

85

The Essex Room

17

The Mansion on Turner Hill

115

Events at The Loft Plainridge Park Casino

197

Misselwood Events at Endicott College

131

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

63

The Mountain Rose Inn

125

The Flying Bridge

217

Mountain Top Inn & Resort

201

Fort Adams

279

Mountain View Grand

111

Four Oaks Country Club

26

Nahant Country Club

100

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RESOURCE INDEX CONT. Nantasket Beach Resort

74

White Cliffs Country Club

209

New England Aquarium

87

The Williams Inn

133

The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

55

Willowbend

139

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

277

Willowdale Estate

34

Osteria Posto

165

Zukas Hilltop Barn

303

Pats Peak Banquet Center

293

Peabody Essex Museum

41

CAKES & CATERERS

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Pilgrim House

88

The Bean Counter Bakery

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Publick House Historic Inn & Country Lodge

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Capers Catering

179

The Red Barn at Outlook Farm

167

Festivities

191

The Ridge Club

291

Heirloom Fire

305

The River Club

121

Just Desserts Bakery & Cafe

303

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

31

Montilio’s Baking Company

283

Saphire Estate

2

Off The Vine Catering

287

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

198

Party Favors

296

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

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Timothy S. Hopkins Catering

309

Spring House Hotel

177

Vinwood Caterers

307

The Starting Gate at Greathorse

254

Stockyard Restaurant

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FLOWERS & DÉCOR

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Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House

127

Bittersweet Gardens

311

Tewksbury Country Club

57

Cherry Hill Flowers

299

The Tiffany Ballroom

37

Heritage Flowers & Balloons

309

The Tirrell Room

247

JN Floral Design

313

Tupper Manor

301

Tuscan Kitchen

239

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Union Bluff Meeting House

260

Allegria Bridal

128

Venezia Restaurant

195

Andrea’s Bridal

204

The ViewPoint Hotel

211

Bella Bridal Shoppe

142

Wachusett Mountain

158

Dream Spa Medical

315

Waverly Oaks Golf Club

241

Hair & Makeup by Natalie

311

Weddings at Renaissance

237

His & Hers by Andrea’s Bridal

204

Wedgewood Pines Country Club

259

Marry & Tux Bridal

18, 119

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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

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New York Lace Couture

59

Dan Aguirre Photography

69

Spa Nijoli & Salon

295

Robin Ganter Photography

150

Special Event Beauty

291

Scott Zuehlke Photography

105

Zev Fisher Photography

109

To Make Beautiful

296

Ve’Lace Bridal

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Vows Bridal

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Murray Hill Talent

153

Sound City Entertainment

193

South Shore Sound & Lighting

228

JEWELRY

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Barmakian Jewelers

21

The Diamond Guild

99

SPECIALTY SERVICES

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Joseph Gann Jewelers

29

A Plus Coach, Inc.

301

Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux

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Marry In Maine

91

Peak Event Services

80

Q Ballroom

295

Sperry Tents

266

Total Wine & More

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INVITATIONS & DETAILS

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Wouldn’t It Be Lovely

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Aced Events

147

Cruise Planners

103

BRIDAL REGISTRIES

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Primavera Dreams

93

Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery

289

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