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IN THIS ISSUE

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GET THE LOOK

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THEKNOT.COM

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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THE KNOT TOOLS

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THEIR WEDDING, THEIR WAY

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ASK THE KNOT SQUAD

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TRENDING

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VENUE SCOUT

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EXPERT ADVICE

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MARRIAGE LICENSES AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CONTENTS

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97 REAL WEDDINGS 69

LEX + TREY July 5, Islamorada

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CAROLINE + CONNOR December 7, Vero Beach

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ADRIENNE + JEEVAN March 22, Miami Beach

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MALLORI + CALEB June 25, Panama City Beach

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PANEE + STEPHEN June 22, Fernandina Beach

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TOPE + ERIC

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November 16, Jacksonville

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CANDICE + MARISSA

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ROBYN + JEFF June 3, Fort Myers

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BARB + ARTHUR December 14, Tampa

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SAR AH + WILLIAM January 26, Boca Grande

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STYLE + PLANNING 89

December 14, The Villages

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STEPHANIE + PABLO

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THINGS WE’RE LOVING IN 2020

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SHADES FOR EVERY SEASON Upgrade your celebration with these fresh color palettes.

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THE YEAR’S FRESHEST VENUES We introduce you to some of the hottest new venue options.

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BOUQUETS YOU’LL LOVE No matter your style or location, there’s a bundle of blooms for you.

From upcycling to self-serve sips, our favorite trends and ideas.

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PERSONALITY-PACKED EATS Use your menu to channel the details of your relationship. ››

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CONTENTS

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OWN THE SPOTLIGHT Our psych-backed advice will banish wedding day anxiety.

FA S H I O N + B E AU T Y

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY Let your style soar with gorgeous engagement rings and bands.

Editor Louis Baragona answers top wedding planning questions.

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MOVING PICTURES

EDITOR TEST DRIVE A firsthand look at the hottest prewedding beauty treatments.

Everything you need to know before you book a videographer.

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All the prettiest styles, from the traditional to the new and trendy.

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RINGS: JOHNNY MILLER; FLOWERS: SARAH ANNE WARD

Break the fashion rules with fun details and unexpected silhouettes.

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Kelsey isn’t the type to shy away from cheerful, colorful details—and her Gulf Stream Bath & Tennis Club vows to Nick were no exception. The pair filled the day with bright, personal touches, including clementine escort cards and branches lining the aisle. The couple also invited along an extra special guest: their Wheaten terrier Ralph. “The day’s fun, sentimental feel embodied us as a couple,” Kelsey says.

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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.

Gather your dream team of local wedding vendors with the help of our Ultimate Wedding Guides at TheKnot.com/florida. 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 Florida couples.

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Where unique and historical are more than just a theme and 5-star diamond service and dining ensure your “I Do’s” are a dream.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

WE ’RE IN THIS T O G E T H E R

5 Y E A R S L AT E R

CELEBRATING LOVE FOR ALL It’s hard to believe the legalization of samesex marriage passed just five years ago. To think the inability to marry whom you wanted existed so recently in this country is staggering. And while there’s still much to be done to create equality for all, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of such a historic moment. Turn to p. 238 to read the touching stories of two couples married the same year as the monumental decision, and what it means to them.

KRISTEN MAXWELL COOPER Editor in Chief @kristenmax kristen@theknot.com

CAKE FOR ONE

Let’s just say sharing food isn’t my strong suit. This individual confection is just one of the fun ideas in the issue. (p. 89)

BAND TOGETHER FANCY FOOTWORK

I loved this bride’s genius solution to include her crowd-shy rescue dogs in the wedding. (p. 50)

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From rainbow stones to mixed metals, wedding bands are more unique than ever and we’re so here for them. (p. 211)

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY; CHRIS CRAYMER; MILANES PHOTOGRAPHY; JOHNNY MILLER; SARAH PORTER PHOTOGRAPHY; ALICIA WILEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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As we go to press, an unprecedented pandemic is impacting our country in ways we’ve never experienced before. Schools and stores are closed, and working from home has become the new normal. Another reality? Canceled weddings. My deepest hope is that by the time this issue hits stands, our world is seemingly back to normal, but I know the repercussions of this will be felt for months. So while we all work to rebuild our way of life, we want you to know that The Knot is here for you via social (@theknot), online (TheKnot.com) and in these pages. Whether you’re forced to reschedule your wedding day or simply feel behind on planning due to weeks of social distancing, we’re here for you. We created the content of these pages before the global pandemic, and we’ll be here when the dust settles too. We’re all in this together.

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“When we’re not at work, we’re at a local circus or searching for oddities that might be found in a sideshow,” explains the duo.

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BIG TOP BASH Julia and Kurtis both work in entertainment, so a festive circus-themed jubilee was just the ticket for their wedding day celebration. BY HANNAH NOWACK PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK & LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Each tabletop was its own grand stand—in miniature, of course. Gold animal figurines (painted by the couple) dotted the runner, while movie-theater popcorn buckets held all-white hydrangea arrangements.

The topsy-turvey six-tier confection was made by Kurtis’s uncle in Michigan and driven (carefully!) all the way to Florida.

RED LETTER DAY

CARNIVAL CONFECTIONS

Julia designed the vintageinspired invitations herself.

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Cotton candy or a snow cone? Luckily, guests of Julia and Kurtis didn’t have to choose—they were treated to both at the reception.

FURRY FRIEND

Julia has a passion for horses, so Kurtis and the venue owners surprised her with an appearance by a mini horse.

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An acrobat poster, which appeared alongside a similar style depicting a strong man, was positioned behind the couple’s table at the reception. The thematic decor elements were meant to represent the couple’s “circus selves.”

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Marriage is all about collaboration and figuring out how to blend two individual styles. Here’s the good news: When it comes to stationery design, seemingly opposing tastes can actually complement each other nicely and really represent you as a couple. If your fiancé is nonnegotiable on calligraphy, try pairing hand lettering with clean, modern typefaces for a combo that won’t feel too stuffy. Give your suite an energetic vibe by experimenting with color and avoiding any fussy details that might not feel true to your combined style. Letting the script shine as the focal point can feel clean and bold but simple and timeless at the same time. Win, win! We’re trying to settle on a first dance song, but the classics feel too serious. Where can we find a first dance jam to start the party? S H A R LY N P I E R R E Assistant Editor, Research

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Set the tone for your celebration with a suite that’s as one of a kind as your story. Invites are an opportunity to take personalization to the next level, from custom illustrations of your abode to subtle tributes to your journey down the aisle. Ask your designer to create custom art of something special.

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“Oddly enough, we found our stationery when we moved into our home,” Silvia says. “I stumbled upon this handdrawn illustration as I was dusting and organizing our cabinets. I got copies printed and held onto them for a long time in the hopes of using them in the future. I never thought that the occasion would be our reception in the front yard of our home—but here we are.”

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“I created a version of our invitations in braille for my friends with vision impairment,” Christina says. “Not all people with vision impairments can read braille, so we also made sure the paper was white with a dark font to ensure a high contrast for universal legibility.”

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“It was always important for Kevin and me to include our pups in the ceremony,” Rachel says. “They’re rescues and don’t handle large crowds well, so this was my way of having them with me as I walked down the aisle.”

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Your wedding day is a chance to channel your personal style from head to toe—literally. These couples kicked their footwear up a notch by running wild with color, illustration and meaning, bringing a new definition to “happy feet.”

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“I originally got these slides during a trip to my husband’s hometown of Yichang, China,” Rachel says. “I thought I’d wear them for our ceremony in China, but decided it would be even more special for them to serve as a nod to my husband’s family as well as a pop of color in our more modern Chicago ceremony.”

Channel your cultural identity with your accessories.

“I absolutely love wearing saddle shoes, and Mike is into the look too,” Dani says. “We wanted to do something a little different, and our wedding had a slight vintage flair, so these seemed like the right fit. We both felt stylish in a quirky, old-school way—not to mention confident and comfortable.”

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“After Dane’s mom passed away, a dear friend and Sioux elder wrapped and blessed him in a morning star quilt,” Melissa says. “At our ceremony, she blessed us together as a couple in the same piece.”

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After their ceremony, Melissa and Dane hung their quilt up at home.

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“It was important to us to involve our pastor—who has played a huge role in our spirituality—in our ceremony,” Angela says. “We also wanted to honor our diverse faith journeys and those of our guests. A handfasting struck that perfect balance for us.”

“A few days before the wedding in a hungry stupor, we decided to make guacamole in front of everyone to seal the deal,” Cassie says. “Our officiant explained to our guests why chips and guac stood as a strong metaphor for marriage as we delightfully smashed avocados and shared bites.”

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FLOWERS WHAT’S A MAJOR FLOWER MYTH YOU WANT TO DEBUNK FOR COUPLES?

TO P T I P Hire vendors you trust and let them do what they do best. The more creative liberty and freedom you give your vendors, the better results you’ll receive.

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WHAT’S ONE ELEMENT THAT’S WORTH SPLURGING ON? If at all possible, I encourage my clients to be as extravagant as they want with a bridal bouquet. We can always adjust elsewhere if necessary for the budget. A bridal bouquet is usually the first floral piece you (and your guests!) see and it stays center stage in photos, so it’s not a place to skimp.

HOW MANY MONTHS IN ADVANCE SHOULD A COUPLE LOOK INTO BOOKING THEIR FLORAL DESIGNER? On average, our team usually books clients eight to twelve months prior to their wedding date. But, in our opinion, you can never book too early! You want to get your preferred vendors secured—the earlier you do that, the more time you have to work together and figure out the details of your design. With that in mind, I encourage our clients who do book early enough to sit back and observe a season or two before committing to a design direction. Wedding trends evolve over time and new styles are constantly coming into vogue. Sometimes it can be really beneficial to book early but then hold off on the specifics so you don’t let a new design idea pass you by.

WHAT FLORAL TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING EMERGE? Bold and vibrant color palettes are definitely making a comeback, especially in ways that are complementary to a couple’s chosen season. Vivid pinks, greens, tangerines and sunburst hues are cropping up in spring and summer, while deeper merlots, hunter green, tawny and ochre tones are taking center stage in fall and winter.

WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY FOR COUPLES TO PERSONALIZE THEIR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS? Choose a bloom or two that you have a personal connection with. Growing up, was there a particular flower a loved one always planted? Does somebody special to you have a botanical-inspired name? I recently had a client whose mother’s name was Iris, so she wanted to incorporate them throughout the floral combinations of her special day.

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OUR PRO Kellie McGehee, lead designer at Florals by the Sea in Panama City Beach.

Locally-sourced isn’t always synonymous with less expensive. Here in the Florida Panhandle, we almost always source flowers from elsewhere, but that’s no need for concern. People often focus on seasonal, local blooms but that’s not always the main factor when it comes to cost. Our pricing structure is based on the size, style and composition of your arrangements, rather than by what varieties are in the design. The bigger the arrangement, the higher the price—regardless of what botanicals you use. The ratio of greenery to blooms is also important. For example, a peony might be three times more expensive than a rose, but it takes three to five roses to make up the size of that one peony. In the end, don’t let individual stem pricing deter you from selecting your dream flowers.

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S TAT I O N E R Y HOW MANY MONTHS IN ADVANCE SHOULD A COUPLE BOOK THEIR STATIONER?

TO P T I P Let go of what you think you “should” do and just have fun with your stationery.

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WHAT ARE SOME COMMON MISTAKES YOU SEE COUPLES MAKE WITH STATIONERY? Incorrect etiquette around envelope addressing is a big one. Once you’ve gathered the names and addresses of all your guests, spend some time researching honorifics and the proper way to refer to each attendee. Another frequent oversight is the cost of postage. Often clients want the thickest, most opulent card stock, but they don’t realize how much that can increase your mailing costs.

WHAT STATIONERY TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW? I am loving the dried flower trend right now. Beyond just using them as day-of décor, I am intrigued to see how stationers will begin to work these dried elements into their stationery designs. As for trends even further down the pipeline, I think we’ll be seeing more printed

design elements on envelopes, beyond just addresses. I’d also personally love to see more couples opt for bold and unexpected color combinations.

HOW CAN A COUPLE HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THEIR DESIGN AESTHETIC? The most helpful thing couples can do is to share imagery of their floral design plans, as opposed to sending photos of another stationer’s work. In order to create designs that are unique to the couple, it’s helpful to see what other elements they plan to incorporate into their wedding décor. From there, I am always inspired by a couple’s interests or hearing the story of how they met. Many elements from your love story can translate beautifully into illustrations or details to be incorporated into your stationery suite.

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS COUPLES CAN MAKE THEIR INVITATIONS FEEL LIKE THEIR OWN? Telling guests the story of the wedding weekend through an illustration is something I always love. Maybe you sneak in a portrait of your pup or highlight a few local landmarks— these details will make the paper feel personal to you.

WHAT’S THE MOST CREATIVE STATIONERY SUITE YOU’VE EVER CRAFTED FOR A COUPLE? Recently, I designed a “Christmas in Chicago” themed suite. The couple wanted a map of Chicago and an illustrated packing list. I made them a custom monogram with the skyline of the city on top, surrounded by festive red holiday florals, pine cones and greenery. It was a glamorous winter wonderland vibe and the first time I had the opportunity to do something holiday-themed like that.

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OUR PRO Shannon Kirsten, owner and artist of her eponymous illustration studio in Bradenton.

Most of my clients tend to reach out around one year in advance. If you’re planning a destination wedding, it’s always good to reach out even earlier, as you’ll want to send those invites out ahead of time to accommodate for travel arrangements. As a rule of thumb though, nine to twelve months is ideal.

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7.5 | ISLAMORADA

Lex + Trey PHOTOGRAPHY BY ZAITOGRAPHY

BOUQUET

Lex carried an oversized clutch of tropical leaves, including monstera and areca palm, as well as white anthurium.

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The couple’s black lab, Dixie, walked down the aisle with Trey and laid at his feet during the vows.

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THEIR STORY Alexis (Lex) Jacobs (29 and a PhD student) and Jack (Trey) Krips III’s (31 and a corporate executive) wedding celebrated the natural beauty of Islamorada. “We wanted our event to blend in with the island, so we veered away from including bright colors or any plants that you may not find in the Florida Keys,” Lex says. A mix of clean lines, native palms and an understated color palette defined the day’s modern, minimal design. Trey’s dad officiated the bayside ceremony as guests, all dressed in island-ready white, watched from clear acrylic chairs that kept the focus on the view—and the couple. — R E B ECCA DALZE LL

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TABLESCAPE Oversized palm fronds filled tall glass vases, which added a pop of green to the long mirrored dining tables. “They reflected the light so beautifully,” Lex says. PLACE SETTINGS Glass plates, geometric wine glasses, white linens, gold flatware and Lucite menus added to the clean, modern tabletop aesthetic. FRESH CATCH “We’re avid fishers and spearfishers,” Lex says. “We went out a few days before the wedding and caught all the snapper we then served at dinner.” The menu also consisted of lobster that Trey had caught the previous season.

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ISLAND SIPS

Fresh cracked coconuts awaited guests precermony.

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COCKTAIL HOUR Signature sips at the poolside cocktail hour included tropical picks like “Shark Sangria” and “Lo-Key Rum Punch,” as well as wine, beer and champagne. FANS Modern acrylic signs (made by Lex and her friends) encouraged guests to take a fan to cool off throughout the celebration. BOAT Lex and her dad entered the ceremony on the Blue Mist, a 1917 wood cruiser parked at the front of the pier. “No one knew I was in there,” she says.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Casa Morada, Islamorada PHOTOGRAPHY Zaitography PLANNER Naomi Dingman FLOWERS Studio South GOWN Isabella Talya, Something New Bridal Boutique, Winter Park SUIT Bar III, Macy’s HAIR & MAKEUP Elizabeth Arnold Styles CAPE Something New Bridal Boutique ENGAGEMENT RING Suncoast Gems WEDDING RINGS Lex: Suncoast Gems; Trey: JewelryAvalanche, Etsy.com STATIONERY Basic Invite RENTALS Atlas Party Rental CATERING & DESSERTS Chef Wesley Brage CAKE DIY OFFICIANT Jack Krips II (Trey’s dad) MUSIC Micah Gardner + Wood Campbell FAVORS Cups: Corkcicle; koozies: SipHipHooray, Etsy.com WELCOME BAG Toiletry bags: BeCollective, Etsy.com; tote bags: The Knot Shop HONEYMOON South Africa GUESTS 80 HASHTAG #TreysBestCatch

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Caroline + Connor PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMALIE ORRANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

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THEIR STORY Caroline Doyle (28 and a product specialist) and Connor Mitchell (31 and a distribution manager) envisioned a clean wedding design inspired by their venue, Windsor (a luxury residential community). “We didn’t want to compete with the already-beautiful setting,” Caroline says. To keep things simple, they stuck with a crisp green and white palette, incorporating fun pops of pink through custom linens, bridal party attire and more. — R D

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CUSTOM LIGHTS A neon sign topped a boxwood backdrop, announcing the newly married couple. MONOGRAM A custom design of the couple’s initials appeared throughout the event, including on the invitations, cocktail napkins and matchbox favors. FASHION Caroline complemented her classic lace dress with playful hot-pink heels. BOUQUETS Caroline and her crew carried classic bundles of white roses, tulips, hydrangeas and baby’s breath.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Windsor, Vero Beach PHOTOGRAPHY Amalie Orrange Photography DAY-OF COORDINATOR Lauren Melillo/Windsor Club Vero Beach FLOWERS Lara’s Theme GOWN Valentini Spose, Dimitra’s Bridal Couture, Chicago TUXEDO Suitsupply WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Rebecca Vallance; groomsmen: Zara HAIR Topknots by Jamie Lynn MAKEUP Cindy Goetz Makeup Artist ENGAGEMENT RING Jerry Bern/Marshall Pierce & Company STATIONERY Letterpress by Lydia RENTALS Atlas Party Rental; BBJ Linen; India Amory; Events on the Loose; East Coast Encore; Sperry Tents Miami CATERING & CAKE Windsor OFFICIANT Monsignor Kenneth Velo MUSIC Ceremony: Ocean Strings Quartet; reception: Powerhouse Next Generation; late-night DJ: Traxx Entertainment HONEYMOON Miami GUESTS 300

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Adrienne + Jeevan PHOTOGRAPHY BY ZULIE REGO PHOTOGRAPHY

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THEIR STORY Adrienne Bown (34 and a brand manager) and Jeevan Nanayakkara’s (35 and a project manager) wedding combined their respective Jamaican and Sri Lankan cultures—but with a personalized twist. “We basically created a remix,” Adrienne says. “It set the tone for how we’ll move forward as a new family unit.” The result? A cross-cultural celebration that included a Sri Lankan necklace exchange and blessing ceremony, old-school reggae hits and loads of funky, tropical details. — R D

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S W E E T T R E AT

The newlyweds cut into a caramel, rum and cookies-andcream cake with buttercream filling.

FAVORS “Jamaican and Sri Lankan wedding traditions are similar in that you gift your guests a piece of cake,” Adrienne says. Friends and fam got slices of Adrienne’s mom’s rum-soaked black cake and a brandied fruit cake from Sri Lanka. MENU The couple served jerk chicken skewers and chickpea samosas at cocktail hour, then switched it up with Thai food for the main meal. FASHION Adrienne slipped into a traditional Sri Lankan sari during the reception.

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach PHOTOGRAPHY Zulie Rego Photography VIDEOGRAPHY VMF + Films PLANNER Ashley Zuppas/The House of Gather FLOWERS Tropical Elegance GOWNS Ceremony: Chosen by One Day, StillWhite.com; sari: custom from Sri Lanka SUIT Zara; tie, pocket square & socks: Nordstrom WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Various HAIR Natasha Minzie MAKEUP Shirley St. Fort VEIL OneBlushingBride, Etsy.com HEADPIECE Amazon.com ENGAGEMENT RING Costco WEDDING RINGS Adrienne: Al Morgan Gallery of Fine Jewelry Designs; Jeevan: Madani STATIONERY Invitation printing: Czar Press; escort card display & table numbers: The House of Gather; escort card printing: Hola Ink; menu: Love Style Letters RENTALS Atlas Party Rental; Rays of Light CATERING Exquisite Catering & Events CAKE D’Delicious Delicacies CAKE TOPPER Amazon.com OFFICIANT Irmaliz Perez (friend) MUSIC DJ Gee NEON SIGN Brite Lite Tribe FAVORS DIY TRANSPORTATION Uber HONEYMOON Australia GUESTS 115 HASHTAG #AllDreeveryJ

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Infuse your signature cocktail with symbolic ingredients, like Scandinavian lingonberries.

HAPPY HOUR Your cocktail space deserves love too. Here, chic seating and patterned linens set a festive scene.

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Delight guests with a treat that leads them to their seats, like these stunning floral-topped cookies.

S W E E T S E AT Calling all dessert lovers: Play up your sweet tooth with mini cakes at each place. Clockwise from left: Furniture rentals, EventRents.com; linens, LaTavolaLinen.com; paper goods, SweetZionPaperie.com; cookies, SweetFleur.org; florals, PremaStyle.com

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Your invites are the first look guests have into your wedding style, so let them shine. Here, muted tones and classic Swedish florals make for a stylish and thematic suite.

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TO W E R I N G T R E AT Your cake is a great place to lend a cultural touch, like this kransekake, a cookie tower typically stacked atop a champagne bottle for the couple to drink during the reception.

Smilax vine and sweet blue tweedia flowers tie the cake into the bouquet.

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STYLE + PLANNING

C LO U D O F B U D S Draw the eye up with sprawling florals. This bright arrangement features dahlias, anemones and more.

BLUE BUNDLE This bouquet of blue tweedia boasts a hidden meaning: peace and harmony. Very Scandi, no?

DA N I S H D I S H

FRESH AIR

Carry similar patterns throughout your event (like bitsy blue florals) for a cohesive look.

A retro Airstream trailer adds to the ski town aesthetic—and can double as a photo booth for guests.

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Cake (left), King’s Norsk Products; florals, PremaStyle.com; Airstream, EmberHairstream.com; tabletop rentals, EventRents.com; paper goods, SweetZionPaperie.com

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Looking for something totally fresh that will take your celebration to the next level? We’ve got you. Here are our favorite of-the-moment ideas. B Y L A U R E N

Go for the wow! Instead of stretching your décor budget to include all. the. things, narrow in on one or two true heart-stoppers, like hanging florals, a neon installation that doubles as a ceremony altar or unique rentals. Your guests will be sure to remember this standout detail, especially if it’s so “you guys.”

FLORAL REMIX

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Greenery is still hip, but this year it’s getting a colorful makeover. Spray-painted branches, greens and grasses are adding texture and unnatural color—think: neon, frosted pastels and metallics—to arrangements and bouquets (knuckle posy, anyone?). Dip-dyed petals are also a fun way to add an unexpected dose of color into the mix. Looking for a low cost, big impact floral moment? Two words: color blocking.

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TRENDING COLORS We recommend settling on your vibe first (for help, take our Style Quiz on The Knot Wedding Planner app), and then find a way to add a pop to your party. Lucky for you, color is trending in 2020. Expect to see a lot of neo mint, a.k.a. the new millennial pink; cassis, not quite pink, not quite purple; yellow, a mellow, rich hue with earthy undertones; and faded denim, a blue that’s equally fresh and serene.

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Good lighting gets your details noticed and doubles as décor.

This trend is designed to keep things small—think: 40 people or less. But like any exclusive party, this celebration delivers big. The cost per guest is higher, meaning people are treated to bespoke touches, elaborate meals (read: tasting menu) and tons of personalization.

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SELF-SERVE SIPS We’re not talking a cooler full of cold ones. This wedding trend dresses up the actual serving of a signature sip. An artfully created wall-mounted dispenser, a trickedout bar of pour-over drinks or a slew of specialty garnishes allows guests to create their perfect cocktail. Bonus: You’ll need one less bartender to pull it off.

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EDIBLE BLOOMS Whether frozen in ice cubes, tossed in salads or sprinkled on top of dessert, edible flowers are on point. This pretty #extra is perfect for floral-loving duos and an easy way to elevate virtually anything from infused water to classic vanilla cake. Pair the petals with even more stems for an über-romantic party.

Veils aren’t going anywhere, but tiaras have given way to the latest in hair jewelry— barrettes and combs. These accessories are often adorned in pearls, rhinestones and colorful enamels. They’re great for holding back natural curls or creating a second style for your wedding reception.

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Saying “I do” in autumn is all about embracing the dramatic atmosphere of the season, so concentrate on working with colors that pack on the saturation. Traditional fall shades like inky navy blue and rich burgundy get a very 2020 upgrade with help from of-the-momenthues like coral, mauve and fiery orange. HOW TO USE IT When working with a palette as unexpected as this one, it’s only right to keep the surprises coming. Instead of focusing all the color attention on your tabletops, why not turn to your florals to bring that wow-factor? Painted or dyed botanicals like baby’s breath, feather ferns and dried blooms are a great way to add a dose of unexpected (and other-worldly) color. From there, you can complement the look with a modern mix of signage or paper goods printed on colored paper, a bold menu and seasonal sips.

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WINTER icy pastels

There’s no better way to embrace the snowy nature of (most) winter climates than to add a subtle layer of “frost” over all your favorite pastel shades. Slightly whitewashed hues like pale blue and soft lavender still feel lively while not seeming completely out of place for the season. The best part? This pretty palette helps to keep your celebration from skewing too “holiday,” which can often be a struggle in winter. HOW TO USE IT Good news: You’ll be able to find tons of florals in these shades, even during the depths of winter, so that’s a great jumping off point for your palette. From there, layer on extras like table linens, bridal party attire and more to help set the scene. Just keep in mind: You’ll want any fabrics and or textures to uphold a seasonal feel, so opt for heavier-weight materials like wool and velvet over lighter options like silk. WHY IT WORKS

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SPRING natural retro

This unique combo marries the best of mid-century design with a modern feel totally fit for any of-the-moment celebration. Think of this palette as neutrals-but-better— calming shades like nude and olive green set the foundation for more zesty picks like mustard yellow, coral and soft mint. The end result? A look perfect for a boho, nature-inspired spring soiree. HOW TO USE IT These shades beg to be mixed and matched, so start by decking out your wedding party in looks that range in color, texture and saturation. From there, set the scene at your reception with funky lounge furniture and interesting tablescapes. Don’t shy away from embracing the retro feel of this palette—you’ll be able to find tons of cool couches, chairs and even rugs in shades perfect for your party. Then, bring everything together with an eclectic mix of buds.

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West Coast is the best coast—at least when it comes to summer wedding palettes. For a bright and cheery warm-weather bash, look no further than the citrus-inspired shades of colorful Palm Springs. A range of orange, yellow and fuchsia will practically create the party atmosphere for you—plus they’ll all pop amazingly in your photos. HOW TO USE IT When you’re going this bright with your palette, more is more. Look to create photo-ready installations, like paper lanterns or a standout floral wall that doubles as a photo booth backdrop. You can also have some cheeky fun with oranges in this palette by incorporating the real-deal fruit into your decor. Think: blood oranges slices used as a table runner, clementines in your salad appetizer and even orange-blossom buttercream on your cake.

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THE YEAR’ S FRESHEST VENUES If it feels like everyone you know is getting married in a barn, you’re not alone. According to The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study, the rustic locale is consistently growing in popularity for couples who are tying the knot. And while we love us a good barn celebration, we’re also excited to introduce you to some of our favorite new kids on the block. Score one of these unique venues and you’ll officially be that ahead-of-the-curve couple.

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ARTIST RETREAT If your dream day includes having your friends and family in one spot for the duration of your wedding weekend, look no further than a nearby artist retreat. It has all the perks you’ve come to know and love from more traditional “summer camp” settings, like accommodations for the majority of your guests, access to the sprawling grounds for the whole weekend, privacy and plenty of space for fun extras like outdoor games or midnight bonfires. However, it swaps the rustic cabins and dirt for more refined buildings and event spaces, with an architectural and artistic edge that will make couples totally swoon.

MAKE IT YOURS Focus on modern details with a bit of a bespoke touch to play into the artistic DNA of the space, like lots of greenery, matte-black accents and even artfully plated food for dinner. If you’re open to it, look into local designers or artists that utilize the space and see if you can incorporate some of their work into the design of your day, like in your stationery suite or signage. Be sure to take advantage of having all your favorite people in one spot with a wedding weekend itinerary that packs in the fun (think: a Friday night barbecue followed by a family field game showdown and brunch on Sunday).

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What’s the driving distance from your ceremony to your reception space? If you’re not providing transportation for your guests, you’ll need to know how long it’ll take them to get from the ceremony to the reception. Ask what the traffic is like around the time of your wedding to ensure your guests won’t get stuck bumper to bumper on a road for an hour. A good general rule of thumb is to keep the ceremony and reception space within 30 minutes of each other—and give guests at least an hour to get between the two. Is the venue near 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.

What kind of services do you offer? You’ll want to know whether the venue has any all-inclusive packages for the site and food, if any rentals or pros are included (some venues may even ask that you hire specific companies), and whether there’s an on-site coordinator. Don’t assume that anything is included.

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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 space but it only fits 75, and your guest list is looking more like 200, you have to decide if the venue or your guest count is more important.

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Does the word rustic give you heart eyes? Well, you’re in luck because there’s a new “it” venue to help you achieve that look. While barns aren’t going out of style anytime soon, to-be-weds wanting a fresh space to bottle up that same casual, outdoorsy feel can look to a ski resort. Nature lovers will go crazy over the built-in décor (hello, snow-covered pines and wood beams!), while the cozy atmosphere (think: stone fireplaces and leather couches to lounge on) makes it the perfect spot to host a fun party for a few hundred of your closest friends and family—you can even plan to hit the fresh powder. MAKE IT YOURS A ski resort is made for a winter wonderland wedding. Channel those snow bunny vibes with décor that brings the cozy thanks to rich colors and luxe textures, like faux fur, wool blankets and more. A snowy scene doesn’t need much to make it stand out, so focus your efforts on adding ambience with candlelight, roaring fires and floral arrangements that bring the outdoors in (like boughs of pine or snowy-white blooms). Vintage ski gear can be a charming (and thematic) addition, so see if you can rent an old-school chair lift to double as a photo booth setting. Finish the night with hot toddies—because duh.

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HISTORIC RUINS The edgy, “forgotten” appeal of a cavernous loft or industrial space appeals to many couples—and for good reason. Not only does it boast tons of character (and probably history), but it acts as a blank slate upon which you can design your dream day. Capture that same appeal by taking the detritus outdoors and booking historic ruins as the setting for your “I dos.” Not only is it a super-unique spot (we can almost guarantee none of your guests have been to a wedding among crumbling buildings before), but it allows you to bring a bit of beauty and life back to a once-forgotten space. Love that. MAKE IT YOURS First things first, friends: We are not suggesting you stumble into any old pile of rubble and say, “Hm, a wedding here, I think.” Safety comes first, so do your due diligence when it comes to selecting the “ruins” that will host your wedding day. Most legit spots will likely be listed with a historical preservation society, so that’s a great place to start. From there, focus on décor that accents, not competes with, the grounds. Sprawling vines and florals, simple neutral colors and lots of glowing candlelight will help lend a romantic, untouched atmosphere.

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FUN PLANS FOR OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS Treat them to a cooking class Ask your favorite local eatery if they offer cooking classes and enroll your loved ones in some midday culinary fun ahead of your wedding day. Guests of all ages will enjoy getting a taste of the local food scene (and flexing their chef muscles), and a good meal always brings about good conversation, easy mingling and new friendships. Host a bonfire reception Looking for a way to make all your guests feel included on the night of your rehearsal dinner without breaking the bank? Hold a bonfire reception afterward (complete with s’mores, of course) for a sweet end to the night. The casual yet intimate setting will be perfect for catching up before the busyness of the day.

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Arrange a group tour Odds are if guests are traveling for your wedding, they’ll want to see the city while they’re there. Encourage everyone to play tourist by arranging a guided tour, like a coastal boat trip, bike ride or food crawl. A unique experience will have your guests loving your city just as much as you do.

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Opt for a postwedding brunch End a weekend of celebrating on a high note with a farewell brunch. Guests will appreciate getting a hearty meal before they hit the road, and it gives you and your partner a last chance to connect with any friends and family you didn’t get to spend QT with the night before. Keep it casual and flexible to respect travel plans.

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If you want all the timelessness and elegance that comes with a ballroom—without the history of 20 of your closest Facebook friends already getting married there—then look no further than an upscale restaurant. You’ll be able to bottle that same sophisticated feel with a few added perks that are sure to have any couple rushing to sign on the dotted line. Just think of it as a very stylish dinner party with all your favorite people, only you don’t have to do the dishes afterward. If you score a spot big enough, you can host dancing there too—if not, look to a local bar or club for an after-hours get-down.

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MAKE IT YOURS Restaurant décor is often more of-the-moment and updated than the traditional ballroom, so chances are you won’t have to bring in much to make your chosen venue stand out. Keep the big things the same (think: the table and chairs) and add a pop of color with rental linens or bold blooms. When it comes time to eat, you’ll want to make dinner the star of the show. Work with the chef ahead of time to create a custom tasting menu for your guests based off the restaurant’s most popular dishes. You can even consider serving up the food family style so each table gets to sample it all.

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big foodies and looking to create a memorable meal for yourselves and your guests, “good enough” just isn’t going to cut it. While any meal cooked up by a pro catering team is bound to be delicious, you shouldn’t feel, ahem, married to the traditional (and, typically, expected) steak, fish and chicken way of doing things. Instead, use your wedding day menu as means of illustrating the ins and outs of your truly unique love story, with a meal packed with foods that unite your cultures, harken back to your first date or make you feel like you’re at Grandma’s dinner table.

First up is the fun part—daydreaming! When it comes to the big meal, the possibilities are endless, so cast a wide net when gathering inspiration for your menu. For a personalized dinner, think of ways you can tell your story through food (you can explain the deets on your paper menus!). Are you and your partner from two different cultural backgrounds? Serve up traditional eats from both sides for a fusion menu that will have guests feeling like they just hopped on a plane to a different world. If a love for cooking runs in your family, consider compiling a few signature recipes (like Aunt Mary’s mac and cheese or Mom’s chicken tikka masala) and using those as a jumping off point for the day’s spread—most catering teams are willing to adapt a family recipe if you just ask. Or, design a menu that calls to mind your first date at that holein-the-wall taco joint or a memorable trip you took to Italy for your anniversary. Whatever the inspiration, a meal deeply ingrained in your couple history is sure to be a big hit with the hearts—and the stomachs—of your friends and family.

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FIND THE RIGHT TEAM Once you’ve settled on your perfect menu, it’s time to find your dream team. If you’ve already chosen a venue that has an in-house catering staff, make an appointment to sit down with the team and talk through your vision. Remember, just because what you’re asking for isn’t “typical” of their client offerings, doesn’t mean they can’t make it happen. Just be prepared to compromise if necessary— there’s a chance your unique asks may up the cost per person from what you were originally quoted, or they may only be able to fulfill a few of your culinary wishes. If you’re hosting your day at a

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venue that requires you bring in your own catering team, then you’re in luck— this is going to make it easier for you to handpick the crew that can best execute your menu. Our advice? Let your pro do what they do best. Just because you fall in love with the drool-worthy Instagram feed of a local barbecue team, doesn’t mean they’re the right people to pull off your Italian-meets-Asian menu. When in doubt, hire a team within the culinary culture of your choosing—not only will that guarantee you’ll get delicious eats, but you’ll know that there will be less of a risk for day-of surprises that could derail your whole dinner.

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Traditionally, most wedding meals are served one of three ways—buffet style, where guests get up and serve themselves; family style, where platters of food are placed on each table and passed around like at a dinner party; and plated, where waitstaff will place an individual plate in front of each guest. As you can imagine, all of these options ring in at different price points—but they also boast different vibes too. Once you’ve booked your team and have a general idea of what you’ll be serving, it’s time to think about how you’ll be serving. A casual Tex-Mex menu of tacos, guac and street corn may not necessarily jive with a whiteglove plated dinner, so consider mixing up the service style to better complement the overall feel of your menu. From food stations to a slew of roaming servers, the right combo can take your meal to the next level.

Chances are, you’ve already put a bit of thought into how your reception tables will look—after all, they’ll be the design focal point of your event and are a great way to contribute to the overall energy of your day. If budget allows, think beyond basic linens and white dishware, and explore some truly unique rental options to help your menu come alive. Ask your catering pros to weigh in on what color plates will make your main meal pop, or complement your traditional cultural dinner with accessories suited to that style (think: handmade Moroccan lamps and bespoke napkins to pair with your Middle Eastern menu). One more important thing to note? Specialty plates and utensils! If you’re having an out-ofthe-box meal, chances are your typical place setting won’t suffice. Be sure to rent things like chopsticks, seafood forks, bamboo steamers or whatever else you may need to ensure your dining experience is complete.

At this point, you’ve put a lot of love and care into crafting a menu that feels unique to you and your partner—so you obviously want guests to notice, right? That’s where your paper goods come in. When designing day-of items like your menus or cocktail hour food cards, it’s important to take the time to explain the backstory behind some of your yummy selections. If you’re opting for a seated meal, consider creating a little booklet to walk guests through your love story and what each dish means to you as a couple or to your families’ cultures (this is especially important if the majority of guests will be eating dishes unfamiliar to them). Or, if you’re serving up a lot of family-favorite dishes, include a few of the best recipes in the welcome bags for the weekend so guests can re-create their favorites at home. Whatever you choose, letting guests in on the fun story behind your menu will help tie the whole occasion together seamlessly.

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Being the focus of attention doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. If the thought of a few hundred of your closest friends and family watching and celebrating you fills you with the bad kind of butterflies, you’re not alone. Instead of letting social anxiety ruin your wedding day (and let’s be honest, the months leading up to it), tackle it head-on with these easy and actionable tips from psychologists. We’ll promise you this: There’s none of that “picture people in their underwear” advice in here.

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GO EASY ON YOURSELF Your first order of business when it comes to wedding day anxiety? Cut yourself some slack. Whether it’s the first time you’re experiencing this level of social anxiety or it’s a problem you’ve dealt with for years, know that what you’re going through is extremely common. “Anxiety is very prevalent, with 20 percent of the population experiencing it at some time or another,” says Jennifer Shannon, licensed therapist and author of Don’t Feed The Monkey Mind. “Social anxiety and a fear around public speaking is the most common way anxiety manifests itself for most people.” The days and months leading up to your wedding are sure to be packed with a lot of decisionmaking, a lot of commitment and a lot of opinions, so it’s only natural they stir up feelings of anxiety or fear. “Weddings push the anxiety hot buttons of public speaking fears, body image anxiety, performance pressure and more, as well as the fact that you’re making a lifelong commitment,” adds Alice Boyes, PhD, author of The Anxiety Toolkit. “They’re also incredibly expensive, so people want the money spent to be worth it.” Before you do any of the work to get a handle on your social anxiety, it’s important you stop fighting yourself (or worse, punishing yourself) for it. Accept that it’s a natural reaction to this stage in your life, and taking steps to control it will become much easier.

CHECK YOUR EXPECTATIONS It’s unrealistic to think you’ll head into your wedding day without a trace of nerves, especially if you’re someone who’s typically vulnerable. Instead of setting lofty expectations for your day, Shannon suggests anxious to-be-weds should aim to hit the target, not the bull’s-eye. “People with social or performance anxiety have what I call ‘social perfectionism,’ ” Shannon explains. “Instead of holding yourself to unreasonable standards, make a list of realistic, not perfectionist, goals.” Swap the thought that you will need to look completely poised and confident on the day of and not stutter over your vows with the more realistic (and human) goal of showing up and allowing signs of anxiety or nerves to show, and just focus on making eye contact with your loved ones and smiling. By eliminating the expectation that everything (or you) will be perfect from the get-go, you’ll remove a lot of the pressure that could cause you to ruin your own day. “The cost of perfectionism is your wedding will be disappointing on some level, as perfect is impossible,” says Eric Goodman, PhD, a clinical psychologist, anxiety disorder specialist and author of Social Courage: Coping and

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1 Have a tech-free night With emails from vendors, calls from your wedding party and constant Instagram inspiration, escaping the digital stress of wedding planning can seem impossible. Chill out and reconnect with your spouse-to-be by observing at least one tech-free date night a week—no phone, no email and no social media. Trust us, you will both appreciate the extra attention and quality time together a digital detox can grant you.

2 Learn to meditate These days, it seems like everybody’s learning meditation to feel Zen. Get in on the action by setting aside 5 to 10 minutes every morning to quiet your mind and set an intention for your day. Beginners: Get accustomed to the practice by using a guided meditation app (like Buddhify or Headspace) until you’re a relaxation pro.

3 Pamper yourself Instead of splurging on a day at the spa, treat yourself to some at-home pampering. Indulge in a mud mask, light some scented candles (lavender is soothing) and run a bubble bath to take your mind off of the epic to-do list that is planning for a little while. Your body and mind will thank you for the self-care, and you’ll feel refreshed when you inevitably get back to business.

4 Make time to sweat Being active is proven to boost your mood, lower stress levels and help your overall health, so make a point to maintain a consistent workout routine throughout the planning process. You’ll feel powerful and motivated—extra points if you include stress-combating yoga.

5 Get crafty Satisfy your inner artist by immersing yourself in a creative project that has nothing to do with your wedding (that means no DIY party favors allowed!). Put together a relationship scrapbook, paint with watercolors or take a pottery class— anything that helps get your mind off everything wedding-focused. Adult coloring books are another great option that can help you zone out and scribble away the stress.

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SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS Half the battle of dealing with anxiety of any kind is setting yourself up for success along the way. One of the best ways to do that is decreasing your stress with a series of mindful exercises in the months leading up to your wedding. “Consider developing a meditation or yoga practice,” suggests Marra G. Ackerman, MD, a clinical assistant professor of psychology. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s a deep-breathing exercise, mantra or progressive muscle relaxation—knowing what works for you and having practiced ahead of time is key.” Boyes agrees, noting that two to three minutes of slow breathing per day can develop the skill into something you’re able to tap into the day of if anxiety starts to bubble up. “Slowing your breathing is the fastest way to slow down your heart rate and control the other body systems involved in an anxiety response,” Boyes says. Another good idea? Tap a friend familiar with your anxiety struggles to be your go-to throughout the wedding. Having at least one person (beyond your spouse) that’s aware of your struggles can give you a reliable support system.

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PRACTICE AHEAD OF TIME Experts agree exposure can help improve your anxiety, so do what you can to “call to mind” anxiety-inducing scenarios leading up to your wedding as a way to test your response. “Seek out opportunities to practice being the center of attention, like hosting dinner parties and making the toasts,” Goodman suggests. “By facing your social fears ahead of time, you’ll see that, despite what your anxiety may tell you, nothing catastrophic happens if you’re imperfect socially. Plus, you’ll build up your anxiety-tolerance muscles.” Tackling everything from public speaking and displays of affection to dancing in front of a crowd ahead of time will help those anxiety-ridden elements lose their power ahead of your wedding day, leaving you more calm and relaxed for your moment in the spotlight.

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THEIR STORY Mallori Pace (29 and an insurance agent) and her family spent years vacationing on the Gulf Coast, so it made sense that she and fiancé Caleb Gillman (33 and an integrity inspector) return to the area to host their relaxed, modern wedding. “It’s our happy place,” Mallori says. The coastal location set the tone for the day’s beachy design, which featured gold leaf and pale blue watercolor invitations, beaded chandeliers, twinkle lights and a white, gray and cerulean palette. As a final sentimental touch, Mallori wore her greatgrandfather’s wedding ring to honor his 72-year marriage. — R E B ECCA DALZE LL

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THEIR STORY Marissa Van Poznak (24 and a store associate) usually wears black, and she wasn’t about to change that when she married Candice Hewett (28 and a restaurant manager). “I wanted a nontraditional dress that represented me in my everyday life,” Marissa says. Opting for a black lace number, it ended up inspiring their wedding’s moody design. Wax seals finished off their handmade black-and-white invites, while black pillar candles lined the aisle. During their ceremony, the pair placed letters and a bottle of wine into a box they’ll open on their first anniversary, which just so happens to fall around Halloween. — R E B ECCA DALZE LL

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BLOOMS The wedding party carried mostly green bundles filled with eucalyptus, fountain grass, Italian ruscus and more. Marissa’s bouquet included moody hits from anemones and roses. CAKE Candice and Marissa cut into a marble and vanilla cake with black and white frosting. PHOTO CHARM Marissa wrapped a small picture of her dad to her bouquet. “He passed away over 10 years ago, so to have something of him that day was super special for me.”

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FIRST DANCE The newlyweds grooved to “In Case You Didn’t Know,” by Brett Young. DESSERTS In addition to cake, guests could snack on mini chocolate mousse cups, fruit tarts, chocolate-dipped strawberries and more. RINGS Candice proposed with a black diamond ring, while Marissa gave Candice a ring that once belonged to her grandmother in return. TABLESCAPE Greenery, tea lights, black taper candles and vintage candlesticks decorated the head table.

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6.3 | FORT MYERS

Robyn + Jeff PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRENHOLM PHOTO

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Robyn wore her mom’s wedding dress (originally made in South Africa), while Jeff rocked an unexpected red-andwhite houndstooth linen-cotton suit.

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THEIR STORY As comembers of the band Robsie, singer-songwriters Robyn Lindenberg (30) and Jeff Munn (40) frequently play in venues throughout their hometown of Austin, Texas. For their wedding, they created a “tour” of a different kind, hitting up four spots in Fort Myers. Following welcome drinks at Downtown Social House, guests headed to a Jewish ceremony at Twisted Vine Bistro, then next door to The Barrel Room for dinner. Fittingly, they capped the night with a Beatles singalong and rooftop dance party. — R D

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BINARY FLIPS

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The newlyweds performed an original song, “Slow,” which Robyn wrote for Jeff. After performing the first verse live, they switched to the recorded version and hit the dance floor.

BOUQUET Robyn carried a colorful clutch of peonies, ranunculus, roses and ferns, all tied with ribbon and playful yellow tassels. MARACAS Guests shook maracas as they paraded to the after-party at Hotel Indigo. CAKES Robyn and Jeff served an assortment of cookies-and-cream, vanilla and chocolate cakes.

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Robyn + Jeff’s

WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY SITE Twisted Vine Bistro, Fort Myers RECEPTION SITE The Barrel Room, Fort Myers PHOTOGRAPHY Austin Trenholm/Trenholm Photo VIDEOGRAPHY Mockingbird Wedding Films PLANNER & EVENT DESIGNER Kehrin Hassan/Jet Set Wed FLOWERS Signature Florals GOWN Heirloom SUIT Hockerty.com HAIR & MAKEUP Glambox Artistry ENGAGEMENT RING Heirloom WEDDING RINGS Robyn: heirloom; Jeff: HappyLaulea.com STATIONERY Ever Lovely Letters CATERING Twisted Vine Bistro CAKE Publix OFFICIANT Heather Kantrowitz (friend) MUSIC Ceremony: Jonathan Keller; reception: DJ Malike/Curate Entertainment; live bassist: Jordan Henrique/Curate Entertainment FAVORS Maracas: Oriental Trading HONEYMOON Jamaica GUESTS 70

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Make Your Wedding

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a Part of History

Exchange vows in the historic waterfront Powel Crosley Estate. One of the best places to host a dream wedding in the Bradenton Area, this Mediterranean Revival-style mansion sits directly on the water and also features a circular tower. Outside this gorgeous estate, visitors can enjoy island pleasures, mainland adventure and the rest that the area has to offer.

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12.14 | TAMPA

Barb + Arthur PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE PORTOS

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SWEET SIP

The newlyweds popped a bottle of bubbly after their vows, then had a private first dance.

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THEIR STORY When planning their wedding, Barb Dos Santos (28 and a mental health counseling intern) and Arthur Goodman (32 and a business consultant) considered eloping, but soon realized they still wanted a chance to celebrate with loved ones. Their perfect middle ground? A private exchange of vows in a flower shop, followed by a lively reception filled with family and friends. “We got to have an intimate ceremony where we could be fully present and have the freedom to be authentic without distraction,” says Barb. — R D

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FLOWERS Cappuccino roses, spray-painted eucalyptus and pampas grass made up the earthy centerpieces and floating arrangement, which hung over the dance floor. VIBE “We wanted our reception to have a laid-back lounge feel, so we rented sofas, coffee tables and rugs,” Barb says. The open seating setup allowed guests to mix and mingle. MENU The night’s eats included chili-lime shrimp tacos and Cuban pork for dinner, as well as Brazilian brigadeiros for dessert.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY SITE Fancy Free Nursery, Tampa RECEPTION SITE CAVU, Tampa PHOTOGRAPHY Phil Porto/The Portos PLANNER Amy Serrano, Runway Events FLOWERS Fancy Free Nursery GOWN Grace Loves Lace, Los Angeles SUIT Zara; shirt: Express MAKEUP Angelica Chrysler Beauty HEADPIECE Fancy Free Nursery ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Point No Point Studio STATIONERY Minted.com RENTALS RW Style CATERING SaltBlock Catering + Events; bar service: Hub Tap, Mobile Event Co. DESSERTS Amor em Pedaços Bakery; SaltBlock Catering + Events OFFICIANT Dana Caggia MUSIC Ceremony: DIY; reception: Justin Beale/inspire DJ PHOTO BOOTH Wildhearts Photo Booth Bus HONEYMOON Greece GUESTS 125

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1.26 | BOCA GRANDE

Sarah + William PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILLIE HOLLOMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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VENUE Sarah and William married at the historic Gasparilla Inn & Club, which her family has owned since the 1960s.

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THEIR STORY Sarah Sharp Leatherwood (27 and a business owner) has long spent holidays with her family at the Gasparilla Inn & Club, which they own. For her wedding to William Atherton Malloy (34 and works in finance), she wanted to share the resort she loves with their guests. Rain moved the ceremony indoors, but that only made it more meaningful. “We married in a 107-year-old dining room where I’ve had countless family dinners,” Sarah says. “We’re now reminded of the best moment of our lives every time we dine there.” — R D

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William and his groomsmen wore Peruvian textile suspenders, made by Sarah’s company.

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FLORAL DESIGN Tropical greenery, roses, orchids and Italian ruscus hung from the tent’s draped ceiling, while tall arrangements of curly willow branches and palms topped tables. SIGN An installation reading “I love you so much” echoed a popular mural in Austin, Texas, where Sarah and William went to college. CAKE Bountiful blooms decorated the vanilla and strawberry cake. SWEET TREAT The pair also served the Inn’s famous ice cream and rum cocktail, The Hummer.

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande PHOTOGRAPHY Millie Holloman and Amanda Holloman/Millie Holloman Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Heart Stone Films PLANNER Sharon Cross/Gasparilla Inn & Club EVENT DESIGNER Camille Williams/Boca Grande Weds FLOWERS Boca Blooms by VFF GOWNS Monique Lhuillier, Casa De Novia Bridal Couture, Houston; reception: Heirloom, alterations by Nardos Design TUXEDO Culwell & Sons, Dallas; suspenders: Sarah Sharp; cuff links & studs: Mariquita Masterson WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Joanna August; Nouvelle Amsale MAKEUP James Griffith Salon ENGAGEMENT RING William Noble WEDDING RINGS Lindsey Leigh Jewelry STATIONERY Custom map & calligraphy: Melissa Smith RENTALS Event Effects Group; La Tavola; Lightworks; Sperry Tents; Swag Decor & Event Drape CATERING & CAKE Gasparilla Inn & Club OFFICIANTS Frederick Ryan McCord, Jr.; Pastor Leo Schuster MUSIC I Love This Band/EastCoast Entertainment PHOTO BOOTH SocialLight HONEYMOON New Zealand GUESTS 350

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STYLE + PLANNING

YOU ASKED,

Hey there! I’m LOUIS

BARAGONA ,

community editor at The Knot and the host of our weekly Wedding Wednesdays on Instagram—yep, you knew you

ANSWERED!

recognized this shiny bald head from somewhere. I’m answering your

TOP 10 most common wedding planning questions. Let’s do this!

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AWKWARD QUESTION: DO I TIP MY VENDORS? WHO? HOW? HELP!

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MY WEDDING PARTY HAS BEEN SUPER PICKY ABOUT OUTFITS, AND THEY’RE NOT INTO ANYTHING I LIKE. HOW CAN I PLEASE EVERYONE?

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Okay, we got this, but remember: You can’t please everyone! I know, I know, groundbreaking stuff here, but if there’s ever a day on which this sentiment should be remembered, it’s your wedding day. You and your partner’s style and preferences should reign supreme for your event. Does that mean you need to rule with an iron fist? Um, no. Instead, think of ways you can compromise with your wedding party without abandoning your vision. Try giving your besties a color swatch and a few rules (aka no sparkle), and let them go wild (subject to veto!).

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Nothing awkward here, friend. You’re talking to someone who blacks out every time they’re asked to do simple math, so I get it. Who you tip (and what you tip) depends on the vendor in question. Here’s a quick cheat sheet: Caterers, beauty pros, transportation pros and DJs should all get 15 to 20 percent of the total bill amount for their services. If you’re hiring servers, tip them around $20 each (or more), and same goes for musicians. Some pros don’t expect or require tips at all (floral designers, event planners and photographers, for example). When in doubt, head over to our site—TheKnot.com has your back with an extensive tip list.

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YOU ASKED, ANSWERED! MY PARENTS ARE DIVORCED, AND IT’S NOT EXACTLY AMICABLE. HOW DO I KEEP THEM FROM STRANGLING EACH OTHER AT MY WEDDING?

DIVORCE

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I’m sorry you’re in the position of worrying about this. The best thing you can do here is overcommunicate, even when it’s hard. Remind your parents that it’s your day—not theirs—so a peace treaty is necessary. Talk logistics and comfort levels. Can they sit next to each other at the ceremony? What about posing for family photos? Be considerate of their feelings, but not at the expense of your own.

I THINK MY PRO IS GHOSTING ME. WHAT DO I DO? Okay, okay. Before you send off that fiery email, let’s keep one thing in mind: Things happen, and depending on your timeline, your pro might have other clients who are getting married sooner and are getting their attention. If the amount of time is absolutely unreasonable (think: weeks with NO response to emails or calls, but meanwhile they’re still active on Insta), it’s time to check out your contract and begin considering your options. After all, you’re paying your vendors—get your money’s worth.

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MY FAMILY IS UNSUPPORTIVE OF MY PARTNER AND ME. CAN WE PLAN A WEDDING WITHOUT THEM? SHOULD WE EVEN INVITE THEM?

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Please know you’re not alone in this. Care for yourself and set firm boundaries. You can plan without your fam, I promise. It may not be easy, but luckily, a chosen family is a special, valid thing too. Lean on your pros, be open with your friends and be honest with your partner. If you think inviting them would take away from the day, listen to your heart. Your day, your way—all the way down to your feelings.

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WE MET ONLINE, BUT OUR FAM DOESN’T KNOW—AND WE’RE NOT SURE IF OUR WEDDING IS THE TIME OR PLACE FOR US TO GET OUTED. WHAT DO WE DO? You legend, you. I think you first need to ask yourself why exactly you wouldn’t want your family to know that you met via swipe, spark, tap, woof or whatever else I may or may not have done to find love on an app. At this point, you’re probably in the clear—you’re about to seal the deal! If you’re really nervous, give anyone toasting you a heads up, but I say you be honest and tell the story of your appily ever after.

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Down a winding dirt road, past a cypress swamp and oak hammocks, Woods & Weddings is a picturesque barn venue on Diamond P Ranch in Arcadia. Perfectly suited for all styles from elegant and refined to modern and romantic. We’re committed to making your experience with us special and stress-free so you can enjoy your wedding weekend without feeling rushed.

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YOU ASKED, ANSWERED! HOW DO I TALK TO MY FIANCÉ ABOUT BUDGET? WE’RE ON TWO DIFFERENT PAGES, AND MONEY DISCUSSIONS ARE SO UNCOMFORTABLE.

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Uh, I get it—thinking about bills makes me want to cry. Budgets are stressful, but money needs to be something you can discuss openly with your partner. Consider this talk a little practice for your financial future. Bring up your wedding spend in a way that doesn’t feel accusatory, set boundaries (no raised voices, no low blows, etc.) and work together to come up with a list of priorities—costs included.

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HOW MANY SPEECHES OR TOASTS IS TOO MANY? I’m a sucker for a good toast, but even I can agree there’s such a thing as too many. You don’t want to keep guests from mingling and dancing just to hear the whole wedding party wax poetic about your love. I say you choose a rep from each side (typically an MOH and a best man, but gender is made up, my loves) and allow for parents to toast at their discretion. Somewhere around four to five short (think: around six minutes) toasts feels just fine to me. From there, get the party started.

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NEITHER OF US WANTS TO WRITE OUR OWN VOWS, BUT WE WANT OUR CEREMONY TO FEEL PERSONAL. ANY IDEAS?

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You’d be shocked by how many people have this same issue. Writer’s block can be a beast, and some of us just aren’t cut out for public declarations of love. Whatever your reason, you could replace traditional vows by reciting a poem you both love, repeating the lyrics to a song that means a lot to you, or taking part in a personalized unity ceremony. (My fave I’ve seen: a guac-making ceremony. *Drools.*)

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MY ____________ IS CONTROLLING AND WANTS A SAY IN EVERY DECISION. HOW DO I MAKE SURE THIS WEDDING ISN’T THEIR “I DO” TAKE TWO? I’m #TeamCompromise, but to a point. Is this person dictating major choices and expressing disapproval for the details too? Is this turning into a wedding you don’t even recognize? Hard stop. Form a united front with your s/o and talk to this person about the importance of your vision. If they have a financial stake in the game, you might need to make some tough compromises—prioritize accordingly.

CONTROL

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Established in 1911 through historic DNA as a Fire Station and Train Station. Located in Downtown St. Pete.

Featuring an eclectic paradise of 4,000 square feet, including indoor and rooftop event space, on three distinctively designed floors.

260 1ST AVENUE SOUTH, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

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STYLE + PLANNING The right pro can capture behind-thescenes cuteness like this.

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ou’ve probably budgeted for a photographer,

but if you’re not also setting aside funds for a videographer, you could be doing yourself a disservice. The chance to look back on a professional video of your day and easily recall the emotion in your partner’s voice as they read their vows or the laughter of friends during speeches is irreplaceable. Make hiring a quality videographer just as big of a priority as a photography team, and you’ll reap the benefits from your first anniversary to your 50th. Here’s what to keep in mind.

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DECIDE YOUR VIBE Just like with photography, there are many different styles, techniques and mediums of videography to consider when selecting the pro or company to hire. You’ll likely want your wedding video style to be in harmony with the style of photography you choose, so keep in mind that a grainy, retro Super 8 film might not be the right match alongside supermodern, artsy photography. Past that, consider what type of films you and your partner typically enjoy. Are you drawn to a more dramatic, cinematic telling of your day, or would you rather it be shot more documentary style? Settling first on a film “tone” will ensure you seek out the right pro to get your desired end result.

DO YOUR RESEARCH You want to make sure you’re choosing from the most seasoned, talented vendors that fall within your budget. Browse online for pros in your area, then narrow it down to your top five contenders. Spend an afternoon researching their past work, watching videos they’ve completed for other couples on sites like Vimeo or Love Stories TV, and reading reviews past clients have left. Once you have one or two clear favorites, reach out and ask a few basic questions, like the packages they offer and how they like to capture their couples’ day. If you find yourself tearing up at a random couple’s wedding video or losing hours binge-watching flicks on a company’s site, you’re probably on the right track to finding your pro.

MAKE SURE THE MIX WORKS Your videographer will be working very closely with your photographer day of (oftentimes capturing the same intimate moments), so it’s important to feel out if the two of them are a

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good fit. Inquire as to whether they’ve worked together before, and if they haven’t, offer to make the introduction so they can get acquainted before your wedding. The photographer and videographer can talk through their typical workflow and how they like to shoot, so you’ll be less likely to get a lot of photographs with a videographer in the background (or vice versa). Another thing to consider? Where you’ll be tying the knot. It’s always beneficial to partner with a pro who has done weddings or events at your location before. That way, they’ll be in the know on the prettiest backdrops, as well as any lighting quirks and potential issues that may arise throughout the day. If they’re new to the space, introduce them to your on-site coordinator or planner so they can walk through the venue before your wedding day. The more in sync everyone is, the smoother the day will go.

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The Tropical Breeze Resort gives you the comfort of private vacation rentals with beach resort amenities! This is the most convenient wedding venue on Siesta Key that your guests are sure to love.

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Remember your favorite speeches (er, or roasts!) for years to come.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT PACKAGE FOR YOUR NEEDS

MAKE A LIST OF CAN’T-MISS MOMENTS

Chances are your videographer offers a variety of packages, ranging from different hourly rates to multiple shooters on the day of. Narrow in on your needs by first deciding how much of your day you want filmed. Do you want someone there catching you and your wedding party getting ready and toasting with mimosas, or do you only feel strongly about capturing footage from the ceremony and reception? Once you have a general timeline nailed down (your pro can help you finesse it a bit more), think about how many eyes you want on your event. One videographer will get the job done, but a team of two can capture the perspective of the main event and the reactions of loved ones, like your partner’s face as you walk down the aisle or your mom’s smile during the father-daughter dance (be sure to inquire about gear too, like microphones, so you don’t miss out on those speeches). Lastly, you should factor in how long of an end product you want. Something short and sweet, like a wedding day highlights reel, uses a lot less footage (and, therefore, requires a lot less time spent filming and editing in postproduction) than a one- to two-hour detailed recap of the day would. Ask your videographer what video length and editing each package includes, and choose which suits your needs best.

Leading up to your wedding day, sit down with your partner and write out a list of 5 to 10 moments that you feel your videographer just has to capture, as well as any surprises you’re planning for guests (they’ll want to have their camera ready when you drop confetti onto the dance floor). If you have large families with a lot of VIPs, you can provide your videographer (as well as your photographer) with a rundown of who’s who at the party. They’ll know to shoot the wedding party getting down on the dance floor, but make sure they take footage of your cousins too.

LOVE THE END RESULT A lot of the magic of wedding videos happens after the event, where they piece together all the best moments from your day and pair them with music or voice-overs. Pros will often shoot with specific shots already in mind, so to ensure you get the product you want, speak up before your event. Not into special effects? Totally fine. Want the video set to your first dance song? See if they can license it ahead of time. Production time can also vary, so work a delivery date into your contract. Lastly, ask in what format you’ll get your video. If receiving a USB or password protecting the video online is important to you, say so.

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Located in the heart of Hyde Park Village, Hyde House emulates the modern edge of sophistication as the premier wedding venue in Tampa Bay. Hyde House contains over 10,000 square feet of newly constructed and unparalleled event space. 1646 West Snow Avenue Tampa, FL 33606 Events@HydeHouseTampa.com • 727-502-6275

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EXPERIENCE A BIT OF OLD FLORIDA AT OUR GORGEOUS, SECLUDED VENUE. THIS HIDDEN GEM IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED BETWEEN TAMPA AND SARASOTA IN HISTORIC PARRISH. FOR INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A TOUR, PLEASE CONTACT TERESA BY EMAIL AT INFO@RAFTERJRANCHBARN.COM OR CALL (941) 737-9987. TOURS BY APPOINTMENT. LOVEVIEW WEDDINGS

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12.14 | THE VILLAGES

Lindsey + Andy PHOTOGRAPHY BY E M I LY M AT H E W S O N P H O T O G R A P H Y

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Bridesmaids carried boho-inspired hoops to complement Lindsey’s bouquet of roses, protea, pampas grass, eucalyptus and more.

THEIR STORY Lindsey Lyall (28 and a science teacher) grew up on her family’s horse farm, exploring the woods and building tree forts. Her love of the wilderness came back into play years later when it was time to marry her love Andrew (Andy) Wilcoxen (27 and an accountant)—the pair held their ceremony in an oak grove on the property and threw a bohemian celebration at the polo club next door. They hung twinkle lights, lined the aisle with vintage rugs and incorporated lots of natural touches. — R E B ECCA DALZE LL

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FASHION Lindsey wore an embroidered lace gown, Dr. Martens and an onvibe felt hat with a crown of dried flowers. STATIONERY Lindsey designed the watercolor save-the-dates that previewed the rustic outdoor wedding, while a customized Minted suite carried the same feel to the invitations. DÉCOR Vintage doilies and runners, brass candlesticks and wood accents decorated rustic farmhouse tables. A mix of greenery and blooms in shades of burnt orange, peach, brown and cream tied the whole scene together.

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SEATING CHART Andy crafted the stained plywood board that held the seating chart—Lindsey decorated it with wire hoops, faux eucalyptus, pine cones and dried orange slices. MUSIC An Irish folk group (a nod to the couple’s Celtic heritage) played during the ceremony and cocktail hour. FAVORS “We didn’t want our favors to go to waste,” Lindsey says. “So we picked glass goblets for guests to use as cocktail glasses for the night and they doubled as gifts.”

C O C K TA I L H O U R Guests mingled under a giant illuminated oak tree and relaxed on hay bales around cozy bonfires.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY SITE A private residence, Lady Lake RECEPTION SITE The Villages Polo Club, The Villages PHOTOGRAPHY Emily Mathewson Photography DAY-OF COORDINATOR Katie Jimenez/Big Day Celebrations EVENT STYLIST The Orange Collective FLOWERS Ariel’s Flowers & Gifts GOWN Willowby, Olivia Bowen Bridal, Melbourne SUIT Pants and shirt: Banana Republic; jacket: Men’s Wearhouse WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Various HAIR Giselle Klynott/Ash & Ember Salon MAKEUP DIY ENGAGEMENT RING Heirloom WEDDING RINGS Lindsey: BandScapes, Etsy.com; Andy: Manly Bands STATIONERY Save the dates: DIY; invitations: Minted.com; escort/ place cards: DIY RENTALS Beautiful Moments Party Rental & Design Inc.; The Orange Collective CATERING Katie Belle’s Catering CAKE & DESSERTS Le Petit Sweet OFFICIANT Brad Booth (friend) MUSIC Ceremony & cocktail hour: Sandy Back Porch; DJ: Joe Hand FAVORS Vintage glassware HONEYMOON Scotland & Ireland GUESTS 130

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THEIR STORY When Stephanie Velez (25 and a photographer) met Pablo Atencio Elia (26 and a mechanic) on a mission trip to Cuba, he didn’t have a US visa or even a phone—yet he still called daily after she returned to Florida. “He worked hard to buy an internet card so we could talk,” Stephanie says. Soon enough, she was flying to Havana for visits, culminating in the duo getting engaged in the city a year later. Pablo’s family couldn’t come to the US for the wedding, so the pair mindfully chose a venue reminiscent of Pablo’s home country to ensure he felt at home. — R D

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WEDDING PARTY Stephanie’s bridesmaids rocked white crowns of dried grasses and flowers that complemented their neutral dresses. CAKES The newlyweds cut into an almond and coffee rum cake with cream cheese buttercream. They also served a dark chocolate groom’s cake with raspberry filling. STATIONERY Stephanie’s cousin designed and calligraphed the minimalistic letterpressed stationery suite. “A lot of it was inspired by abstract paintings,” Stephanie says of the neutral, botanical design.

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MENU Guests dined on Caribbean salad with mangoes and strawberries, Manchego chicken and grilled filet mignon with roasted wild mushrooms. DESIGN Arch shapes were a reoccuring theme throughout the day’s décor, echoing the architecture at their historic mansion venue. Pablo made the wood ceremony arch, while Stephanie cut the board used for the seating chart. PALETTE “Neutrals are my favorite, so I wanted pale tones and lots of dried white flowers,” Stephanie says.

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“Matt wore a forest green diamond-patterned tux that resembled dragon scales,” Christina says. “It fit perfectly with The Lord of the Rings fantasy vibe we were going for.”

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THEIR STORY Actors Christina Christensen (31) and Matt Mercurio (32) looked to Middleearth when planning their wedding. “We wanted to capture that cozy feeling you get from The Lord of the Rings, with the illusion that you’re in an overgrown fortress,” Christina says. For the ceremony, which their college theater professor officiated, they channeled the fictional Rivendell valley with smilax and ferns, then went for a festive “Shire” vibe for the reception. A warm palette, bistro lights and loose arrangements of mums, ranunculus, hypericum berries, pomegranates and more completed the look. — R D

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MUSIC Scores from the pair’s favorite movies played during cocktail hour and dinner, including tunes from Star Wars, E.T. and Ratatouille. MENU Guests dined on a rustic comfort-food menu of chicken piccata and truffle whipped potatoes. CAKES The couple served pineapple coconut, baked apple and peach cobbler flavored cakes. LOOKING BACK “It was amazing to celebrate our love in front of those we hold dearest on our own dorky terms,” Matt says.

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1 THRICE AS NICE Looking for bling with extra-special meaning? Give a nod to your past, present and future with a threestone sparkler. Engagement ring, price upon request, DeBeers.com 2 HELLO, YELLOW

A canary diamond is an alternative choice but still gives off megawatt shine. Engagement ring, price upon request, Kwiat.com

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5 MODERN ART An east-west design (one where the center stone rests horizontally across your finger) edges up a simple solitaire setting. Engagement ring, $44,370, EvaFehren.com 6 EMERALD CITY

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3 PRETTY + PETITE If daintier settings are your thing, consider a rose cut diamond. They have old-world flair and look gorg at any carat weight. Engagement ring, $2,700, KirkKara.com

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You heard it here first: Retro-chic marquise diamonds are making a serious comeback. Engagement ring, $1,100 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com

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An asscher cut sparkler with a geometric halo has an instant heirloom quality. Engagement ring, $30,000, AshleyZhangJewelry.com

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Intersecting links symbolizing an eternal connection are equal parts modern and sentimental. Band, $1,350, Tiffany.com

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The trendiest wedding rings are anything but basic.

You don’t need a giant rock to make a statement. While an engagement ring is an undoubtedly special piece of jewelry, a wedding band is equally meaningful to add into the mix or wear alone. The best part? The bands of the moment are all about letting your personal expression fly high with new shapes, color combinations and textures.

RING INSURANCE 101 In the name of love, insure that precious ring. Ask these essential questions before choosing a policy.

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Don’t know the difference between platinum and white gold? No problem! Read up on your options before you select a ring setting.

PLATINUM A rare, natural white metal known for its strength and purity, platinum is usually 95 percent pure. Platinum’s density makes it extremely durable, meaning it will keep your center stone protected and secure. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic, so it won’t irritate sensitive skin. While it is the most expensive of the metals, when platinum scratches, there’s very little metal lost, so your ring will withstand years of wear. Also, since it’s a pure white metal, it won’t cast any tint onto your center stone.

YELLOW GOLD Besides the fact that yellow gold is on trend right now, the pure form of gold has plenty of other appeal too. It’s about as low maintenance as it gets (it’s easier to clean than white or rose gold) and it’s a fairly hypoallergenic metal as well, depending on its karat measurement. Not to mention, it’s typically priced slightly lower than other fine jewelry metals like platinum.

WHITE GOLD Yellow gold is turned into white gold when the surface is plated with rhodium (a white metal). If you want the look of a white metal setting but don’t want to splurge on platinum, white gold is a budget-friendly choice. Though it has a similar resemblance to platinum, it’s more widely available and, therefore, less expensive. If you opt for this metal, keep in mind you may need to have your ring replated in the future. The white rhodium coating may eventually wear away and return the ring to its original yellow color.

EDITOR’S TIP If you fall in love with a ring that isn’t available in your size— say, you’re a woman in love with a men’s band or vice versa—don’t count yourself out. Ask if your jeweler can make your preferred design to fit you. — S H E L L E Y B R O W N senior fashion & beauty editor

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From left: This luxe take on the signet ring is all about maximum sparkle. Ring, $7,700, Ceremony.us. A small diamond set on the inside of the band is a glam substitute for more traditional engravings. Band, $1,995, Forevermark.com

A hidden gem is a great alternative if you aren’t into lots of bling.

RO SE GOLD Made popular in 19th-century Imperial Russia, this pink-tinted metal is gold with an added copper alloy. The more copper alloy in the metal, the deeper the rosy tones will be. One of rose gold’s most attractive qualities is its underlying meaning. While white gold represents friendship and yellow gold means fidelity, rose gold symbolizes love.

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EDITOR TEST DRIVE GET THE DEETS ON WHAT THE HOTTEST PREWEDDING BEAUTY TREATMENTS REALLY HAVE IN STORE. BY SHELLEY BROWN

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A S A B E A U T Y E D I T O R A T T H E K N O T, I'll try anything once. Sometimes this is a super perk (hello, fancy facials). Sometimes it’s risky, like the time I went in for trendy highlights and came out a peroxide blonde. For better or for worse, I’ve tested (almost) every buzzy beauty option out there. Here’s the scoop on some of the most popular prewedding treatments, so you can decide what to splurge on—and what to skip.

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W H A T I T I S If you have naturally thin or uneven brows or were an over-plucker like so many of us in the early aughts, this corrective brow treatment could be for you. A more sophisticated take on permanent makeup, microblading is a form of tattooing where hairlike strokes are drawn onto the brow area to resemble the look of your existing brow hairs. The result is a series of naturallooking, fine tattoo “hairs” that will last one to three years. E D I T O R ’ S N O T E S If there’s one big takeaway here, it’s that timing is especially important. Microblading is a process, not a quick fix. I recommend scheduling your first appointment at least 12 weeks before your wedding date. After my initial microblading appointment at Better Brows & Beauty (BetterBrowsNYC.com) in New York City, I had to keep my brows totally dry for a full week while scabs formed—no easy feat if you’re into consistent exercise or showers. Once my scabs fell off, it took another couple of weeks before I could go in for touch ups to perfect the look. While it was a time commitment, it was also a game changer. I've shaved minutes off my morning makeup routine and I never worry about smudging or sweating off my brows anymore. I also feel comfortable without makeup because my face is more symmetrical now—no more cringing at glaring bald patches whenever I catch myself in the mirror.

LASH LIFT W H A T I T I S Swap falsies, extensions and even mascara for this quick curling and darkening treatment that amplifies what you’ve already got. Your lashes are wrapped around small silicone rods and secured with a medical-safe glue, then permed

with a curling solution and tinted (usually with a vegetable dye). It takes around 40 minutes, and the results last up to 12 weeks or the amount of time it takes for a new set of lashes to grow in. E D I T O R ’ S N O T E S Think of this as a substitute for a kick-ass mascara. It dramatically boosts what’s already there but won’t weigh down your lashes or come unglued, as can be the case with falsies and extensions. It also addresses a variety of lash woes (think: straight lashes, lashes that grow downward instead of upward or unruly lashes that stick out in different directions). My lash lift at Glo Skin & Laser in New York City (GloSpaNY.com) only took half an hour, and my annoyingly thick but straight lashes looked amazing for weeks—like, people on the street commenting on how good they looked, good. You should schedule your lash lift a week or so before your wedding in case you have a reaction to the lash dye or curling solution. I had to give up my favorite oil-based cleanser afterward (oil-based products reverse the effects of the treatment) but it was a small price to pay for gorgeous lashes I couldn’t cry or rub off.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FACIAL W H A T I T I S If you’ve been hitting the wine or salty snacks to combat wedding planning stress, you could find yourself dealing with a puffy face all of the contouring in the world can’t fix. Enter: your new BFF, the lymphatic drainage facial. A jade roller on steroids, this combination of various massage techniques (including gua sha, acupressure points, and manual lymphatic drainage massage) reduces inflammation by draining excess water and toxins trapped beneath the skin. The result? A contoured face and jawline, lifted and toned cheekbones and a brighter and clearer complexion overall. E D I T O R ’ S N O T E S Extra-dirty martinis are my guilty pleasure, so I’m no stranger to facial puffiness. I booked a lymphatic drainage facial with celebrity facialist Cecilia Wong (CeciliaWongSkincare .com) right around the holidays, when the martinis were flowing and the bloat was real. While part of the treatment was slightly uncomfortable (the massage portion of the facial requires pretty firm pressure to work), my face was noticeably firmer afterwards, especially around my jawline and cheekbones. If you can swing it, book a series of six treatments leading up to your wedding to look your most contoured. Schedule your last one a week or so before your day for a taut complexion that’s extra camera-ready.

W H A T I T I S Microneedling (also called collagen induction therapy if you're fancy) involves a mechanized device that repeatedly punctures the skin with tiny, sterile needles. The treatment creates microscopic "damage" in the skin, which activates your body's wound-healing processes and revs up collagen production. Without getting too technical, an increase in healthy skin cells and collagen can reduce fine lines, scars and hyperpigmentation. E D I T O R ’ S N O T E S I didn’t know exactly what to expect from my microneedling session at Better Brows & Beauty, but it was surprisingly painless. Since I was numbed beforehand, the process felt like using a gritty face scrub. However, there's no

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sugarcoating it: Immediately after microneedling, I looked rough. My face was blotchy, bright red and swollen. (You know that scene in Sex and the City where Samantha shows up to Carrie's book party looking like beef carpaccio? It was kind of like that.) Despite the initial shock of how I looked after, there was virtually no downtime—I even wore makeup the next day without any residual irritation. My skin started to peel about four days after my appointment, but was back to normal within a week. In the weeks following my microneedling treatment, there was a remarkable improvement in my skin. The treatment faded the hyperpigmentation on my top lip, my overall complexion was smoother and my pores even seemed smaller. Coworkers commented I look "refreshed" and a friend even asked what I'd done to amp up my skincare routine. Bottom line: Whether you want to correct severe skin issues in the months leading up to your wedding or just boost your glow with a one-and-done approach, this is one Instagram trend worth investing in.

W H A T I T I S There’s no shortage of peels out there, but the SkinCeuticals Smart TCA System (SkinCeuticals.com) is especially potent. Applied in layers, this higher concentration of glycolic acid and trichloroacetic acid deeply penetrates the skin in just 30 minutes, stimulating collagen and solving a myriad of skin issues like fine lines, acne, discoloration and scarring. E D I T O R ’ S N O T E S I’ve done tons of at-home peels but the SkinCeuticals Smart TCA System was the real deal. After the first layer of chemicals was applied, I could only feel a slight tingling, but once the second and then third layer kicked in, the stinging was squirming-in-my-chair levels of intense. Afterwards, my skin was bright red and felt hot to the touch. In the week that followed, my entire face peeled off in large sheets (lovely visual, I know). While you can wear makeup immediately after, I decided to forgo the cover-up and let my skin slough off without any poreclogging interference. Within 10 days, all the dead skin peeled off to reveal a much dewier complexion, but I was disappointed to discover my sun spots and fine lines remained intact. My results weren’t as dramatic as I expected, so if you’re looking to totally overhaul your skin, plan to get a few peels in the months leading up to your day. Give yourself at least two weeks between treatments to bounce back, especially if you have sensitive skin.

BOTULINUM TOXIN W H A T I T I S Commonly referred to as Botox (Botox is actually a brand name of one of the most popular versions of botulinum toxin), this injectable also goes by the name Dysport and Xeomin. When used for antiaging purposes, it smooths out wrinkles caused by the repetitive activity of the facial muscles. Once injected into the face, it blocks the transmission of nerve signals, causing the facial muscles at the injection site to relax. E D I T O R ’ S N O T E S While it’s easy to find injectables these days, it’s still important to go to an experienced professional (plastic surgeons and dermatologists tend to be best) who can inject you safely. I did my research and went to celebrity dermatologist Lisa Airan in New York City (DrLisaAiran.com). I was a little

nervous about sticking needles in my face, but she worked as quickly and as painlessly as possible while injecting my forehead and crow’s feet, which helped to put my mind at ease. Botox takes about three days to kick in, and I didn’t feel the full effects for about a week. After that, I noticed I had less movement in my forehead, my fine lines had disappeared and my brows even appeared slightly lifted. I looked, in a word, younger. The results lasted for three months. If you go under the needle before your “I dos,” make sure you still have some movement in your face— otherwise, you could end up looking emotionless in photos.

DERMAL FILLER W H A T I T I S Similar to botulinum toxin, dermal fillers go by many names. Some popular ones are: Restylane, Juvéderm and Sculptra. And while this trendy procedure may conjure images of pouty-lipped Instagram celebrities, it can also help stave off the aging process—for a little while. Once injected into the face, filler (hyaluronic acid is the most popular kind) sits under the skin, plumping up hollow areas and smoothing wrinkles. E D I T O R ’ S N O T E S This is not for the faint of heart, but it sure is effective. While luscious lips have never been on my wish list, the areas under my eyes have always been hollow, making me look permanently tired. The big downside to this particular issue is that no eye cream can fix it, so I took the plunge and got my under eyes injected with filler by Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, a plastic surgeon in New York City (FacialArtistryMD.com). It was pretty painful (the skin around your eyes is very sensitive) and I was bruised and swollen at the injection sites for a week. But after the swelling went down, my results were nothing short of amazing. I looked instantly well-rested. The only drawback? Filler lasts for just six months, so the gorgeous effects were only temporary. Pro tip: Get filler around four months before your day so you won’t look less refreshed at your prewedding events.

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FASHION + BEAUTY

VEILS,

unveiled DISCOVER THE PRETTIEST STYLES, FROM THE MORE TRADITIONAL TO THE N E W A N D T R E N DY.

BY SHELLEY BROWN I L LU ST RAT I O N S BY J ES S I CA D U R RA N T

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.

A birdcage veil gives off serious retro-glam vibes

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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. P A I R I T W I T H 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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Finger tip

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. P A I R I T W I T H 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.

Juliet Cap

Inspired by the fashion of the 16th century, this unique veil is making a comeback thanks to its pretty, old-world 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. P A I R I T W I T H It’s perfect for a lacy gown with a vintageinspired feel or a simple slip dress with lace details. Add fresh blooms behind one ear for an extrasweet effect.

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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. P A I R I T W I T H 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 appliqués or ruffles) they don’t want to cover up.

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Mantilla

A chapel veil works best with a dress with a train

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. P A I R I T W I T H 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.

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. P A I R I T W I T H 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.

Chapel

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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. P A I R I T W I T H 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.

Waltz

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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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. P A I R I T W I T H This style pairs well with formal floor-length gowns, like A-line and mermaid silhouettes, and dresses without trains.

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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. P A I R I T W I T H 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.

Channel your inner royal with this dramatic option

Cathedral

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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-a-half 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. P A I R I T W I T H The sweeping cathedral can hold its own next to even the most overthe-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 cathedralor semi-cathedral-length train.

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Even if bridal accessories aren’t your thing, you should at least try on some veils and see how you feel— they look beautiful in photos and brides rarely regret wearing them!

Your veil should complement your dress. If you’re wearing a lace gown that feels formal, you might opt for a mantilla, whereas a modern silk gown could go with a variety of veils.

Take the length of your dress into consideration if you’re planning to wear a longer veil. A veil that touches the floor should always perfectly match or extend past the end of your train.

If you have your heart set on wearing a statement veil, it’s important to choose one you can wear with confidence that also feels true to your personal style.

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MARRIAGE EQUALITY BY THE NUMBERS

EQUAL

Five years after the US Supreme Court’s monumental decision to make marriage equality the law of the land, two of our real couples look back. BY LOUIS BARAGONA

2001 The year The Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage

JOHN CHENG + PAUL CRAYTHORNE

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SEPTEMBER 17 | NEW YORK + ATLANTA “By the time marriage equality passed, we were already well into our wedding planning,” John says. “We deliberately chose to get married in New York City—not only because we both love it, but also because gay marriage was legal in New York state and we live in the South. Once marriage equality passed nationwide, our preparations took on a much more celebratory feel. We had that giddy sense of anticipation that you get between Thanksgiving and Christmas or on the day before you start vacation. Our wedding went from a necessary expense in order to get the protections afforded to legal marriage to the happy expense of a destination wedding.”

The year Massachusetts became the first state to support marriage equality

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The evolution of marriage eqality.

“The day of the Supreme Court’s decision, we were so happy and overwhelmed with joy—though we were already married in our eyes, it was still emotional,” Nichole says. “I remember Kelli couldn’t wait to get to the DMV to finally change her last name on her driver’s license—and we celebrated by doing exactly that. Though the decision didn’t change or affect our relationship directly, it was an amazing feeling to finally be recognized as equals. We’re just happy and proud to have been alive to witness marriage equality nationwide, and since then, we’ve seen same-sex couples gain more acceptance in society. We even notice more and more same-sex couples represented on TV.”

The number of cohabitating American LGBTQ+ couples who married post ruling in 2015

10 MILLION The number of tweets in response to the decision, including the #LoveWins

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make it legal Central Florida Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In the Central Florida region, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Those who are 16–17 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period (which can be waived upon completion of a premarital course) and asks that both the bride and groom present a valid photo ID and a Social Security card to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days. Residency and blood tests are not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced to $61 upon completion of a premarital course. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, he or she must state the exact date of the divorce or death, although no official documentation is required unless the marriage ended in the last 30 days. All offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Brevard County Clerk of the Court 400 South St., Fl. 2 Titusville, FL 32780 (321) 952-4604 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lake County County Clerk of the Circuit Court 122 E. Main St. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 253-2650 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.

Orange County Clerk of Courts 425 N. Orange Ave., Rm. 355 Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 836-2067 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Seminole County Clerk of Courts 301 N. Park Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 665-4375 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Volusia County Clerk of Circuit Court 101 N. Alabama Ave., Rm. C119 DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 736-5911 8 a.m. – 4 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 help@theknot.com.

make it known Central Florida Publications 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. GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

PUBLICATION

CONTACT

TIME CONSTRAINTS

Daytona Beach News-Journal

(386) 252-5550 Attn: Celebrations Announcements– Classified Advertising 901 6th St. Daytona Beach, FL 32120

Must submit info no later than five weeks after the wedding date; must submit by 4 p.m. the Monday prior to the desired Saturday publication.

Form: Yes; must be typed.

Packages range from $75 to $375.

Orlando Sentinel

(407) 420-5696 633 N. Orange Ave., MP 501 Orlando, FL 32801

Must submit info by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: No; submit online.

Prices range from $45 to $75, and $27 extra for photo.

The Villages Daily Sun

(352) 753-1119 1100 Main St. The Villages, FL 32159

Published on a first-come, first-served basis.

Form: Yes Photo published with a caption; no additional text.

There is no charge for this service for local residents.

The Daily Commercial

(352) 365-8200 PO Box 490007 Leesburg, FL 34749

Submissions are accepted up to six weeks after the wedding date and must be received one week before the desired Thursday or Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

Osceola News-Gazette

(407) 846-7600 108 Church St. Kissimmee, FL 34743

None. Announcements are published on a space-available basis. Bride or groom must be a resident of Osceola County to be featured.

Form: No

There is no charge for this service.

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make it legal North Florida Area Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In North Florida, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Couples under 18 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period and asks that the bride and groom present a valid photo ID and Social Security number to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days. Licenses are valid out of county, but not out of state. Residency and blood tests are not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced to $61 upon completion of a premarital course. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, she or he must know the dates of divorce or death; documents may be required. Offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Alachua County

Clay County

Escambia County

Leon County

Okaloosa County

St. Johns County

Clerk of the Circuit Court 201 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 374-3636 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of the Circuit Court 825 N. Orange Ave. Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 284-6302 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of the Court M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building 190 Governmental Ctr. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 595-4310 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Courts 313 S. Calhoun St. Tallahassee, FL 32302 (850) 577-4060 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 101 E. James Lee Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 689-5000 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court 4010 Lewis Spdwy. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 819-3640 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Duval County

Flagler County

Marriage License Dept. Duval County Courthouse 330 E. Bay St., Rm. 101 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 630-1436 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of the Circuit Court 1769 Moody Blvd., Bldg. 1 Bunnell, FL 32110 (386) 313-4400 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bay County Clerk of Courts 300 E. 4th St. Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 763-9061 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nassau County

Putnam County

Union County

Clerk of Courts 76347 Veterans Way, Ste. 456 Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 548-4600 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Court Clerk 410 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 329-0250 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

County Clerk 55 W. Main St., Rm. 103 Lake Butler, FL 32054 (386) 496-3711 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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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. GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

PUBLICATION

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Florida Times-Union

(904) 359-4111 Attn: Features Dept., Weddings PO Box 1949 Jacksonville, FL 32231

Must submit info by 5 p.m., 16 days prior to the desired Sunday publication and within 6 months of wedding.

Form: Yes; available online.

Fees range from $69 to $169.

Gainesville Sun

(352) 337-0304 Attn: Celebrations Dept. 2700 SW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32608

Announcement must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday 10 days prior to desired publication date.

Form: Yes. Photos can be sent as JPEGs or mailed. Must be professional; black-and-white is preferred. Bride’s face must not be covered by veil.

Fees start at $98, which includes 5 complimentary copies.

Northwest Florida Daily News

(850) 315-4350 2 Elgin Pkwy. NE Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

No deadline.

Form: No

Cost is $17 per inch on Sundays and $14.80 per inch in Monday– Saturday editions.

Pensacola News Journal

(850) 435-8585 Attn: Classifieds Dept. 101 E. Romana St. Pensacola, FL 32502

Must submit info at 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to desired Sunday publication. Published on a space-available basis.

Form: Optional, email to celebrations@pnj.com.

Fees range from $75 to $255. Both packages include a photo.

St. Augustine Record

(904) 819-3486 Attn: Celebrations One News Place St. Augustine, FL 32086

Must submit info by noon on the Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

First photo is free, second photo is $20.

Tallahassee Democrat

(850) 599-2210 x 5 277 N. Magnolia Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32302

Must submit info by 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Online only at Tallahassee.com.

Price available online.

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make it legal West Coast Florida Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In the West Coast Florida region, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Anyone ages 16–17 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period and asks that both the bride and groom present a valid photo ID and Social Security number to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days. There is no waiting period required for out-of-state residents. Residency and blood tests are not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced to $61 upon completion of a premarital course. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, she or he must present a copy of the divorce decree or provide the date of death or divorce. All offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Charlotte County

Hernando County

Lee County

Pasco County

Polk County

County Clerk 350 East Marion Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941) 637-2240 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 20 N. Main St., Rm. 362 Brooksville, FL 34601 (352) 540-6382 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Official Records Office 2115 2nd St. Fort Myers, FL 33901 (239) 335-2283 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 14236 6th St., Ste. 201 Dade City, FL 33523 (352) 521-4468 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Court 255 N. Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-4547 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Collier County

Hillsborough County

Manatee County

Pinellas County

Sarasota County

Clerk of Circuit Court 3315 Tamiami Trail E. Naples, FL 34112 (239) 252-2646 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 419 Pierce St. Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 276-8100 x4366 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

County Courthouse 1115 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 741-4020 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

County Clerk 315 Court St., Rm. 150 Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 464-4876 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court Marriage License Dept. 2000 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 362-4066 8:30 a.m. – 5 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.

make it known West Coast Florida Publications 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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Must submit info two weeks before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes Photos will be returned with SASE.

Price varies from no cost to $98 according to inches of text.

(941) 206-1000 23170 Harborview Rd. Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980

Announcements are published on a spaceavailable basis.

Form: Yes; email familyalbum@sun-herald.com

Cost is $25 for one photo with 200 words.

The News-Press

(239) 335-0452 Attn: Celebrations PO Box 10 Fort Myers, FL 33901

Must submit info on Friday, four weeks before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes Photo returned with SASE.

Fees range from $20 to $220 depending on size of announcement and photo submitted.

Naples Daily News

(239) 403-6161 Attn: Celebrations Coordinator 1100 Immokalee Rd. Naples, FL 34110

Submit info within six weeks of the wedding date at noon the Tuesday before Sunday publication. Announcements published on a space-available basis.

Form: Optional Photos are not returned.

Cost range from $75 to $600 based on size.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

(941) 361-4163 Attn: Wedding Announcements PO Box 1719 Sarasota, FL 34230

Must submit info within one month of the wedding date, ten days prior to publication date. Announcements published on a spaceavailable basis.

Form: No; prefer online submission.

Ranges from free to $180 based on size of ad. A photo is $40 extra.

St. Petersburg Times

(727) 893-8215 490 1st Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Must submit info within six months of the wedding date. Announcements published on a space-available basis.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

The Tampa Tribune

(813) 259-8050 202 S. Parker St. Tampa, FL 33606

Must submit info within one year of the wedding date. Submit by noon on the Monday before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Optional

Rates start at $95.38 without a photo and $171.68 with a photo.

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The Bradenton Herald

(941) 746-7355 102 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

The Charlotte Sun

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make it legal South Florida Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE Around the southern tip of Florida, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Those ages 16–17 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period (which can be waived upon completion of a premarital course) and asks that the bride and groom present a valid photo ID verifying DOB and a Social Security number to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days in the state of Florida only. Residency and blood tests are not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced to $61 upon completion of a premarital course. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, he or she must state the exact date and location of the divorce or death. Some counties do not require official documentation unless the marriage ended 60 days prior. Offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details.. WHERE TO APPLY Broward County

Hendry County

Miami-Dade County

Monroe County

Palm Beach County

Clerk of Courts 201 SE 6th St., Rm. 270 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 831-6565 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave. LaBelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-5217 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk’s Office 140 W. Flagler St., Rm. 1503 Miami, FL 33130 (305) 275-1155 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

County Clerk 530 Whitehead St. Key West, FL 33040 (305) 292-3458 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk’s Office 205 N. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 355-2996 8 a.m. – 5 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.

make it known South Florida Publications 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. GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

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The Miami Herald

(305) 376-4614 Attn: Celebrations 1 Herald Plz. Miami, FL 33132

Must submit info no later than 5 p.m. on the Wednesday two weeks prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

Fees range from $65 without a photo to $210 with a photo.

Palm Beach Post

(561) 820-4310 Attn: Features Dept. PO Box 24700 West Palm Beach, FL 33416

Must submit info at 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the desired Sunday publication, no later than three months after the wedding date.

Form: Yes; available online.

Rates range from $40 to $405. Photos are included in each package.

Sun-Sentinel

(954) 698-7040 Attn: Celebrations 333 SW 12th Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Must submit info on the 15th of the month prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Rates range from $125 to $200. A photo is included in packages.

The Islander News

(305) 361-3333 104 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 301 Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Must submit info within two months of the wedding and by Monday at 5 p.m. prior to the desired Thursday publication.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

The Key West Citizen

(305) 292-7777 Attn: Lifestyle Dept. PO Box 1800 Key West, FL 33041

Must submit info by noon on the Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Optional Submissions must be typed.

There is no charge for this service for local residents.

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