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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

208 MARRIAGE LICENSES AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS LAST LOOK

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CONTENTS

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K YLEE + BEN November 9, New York City

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TINA + ALBERT October 6, Brooklyn

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SAMANTHA + BEN October 26, Greenville

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DIANA + ERIC October 5, Long Island City

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COREY + JEREMY

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September 21, Brooklyn

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LAUREN + DARRYL September 1, Sands Point

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NICOLE + BRYAN September 7, Westhampton Beach

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MELISSA + CHRIS October 26, Beacon

NICOLE + PETER September 7, Killingworth, CT

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ALLY + ZAC September 28, Darien, CT

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TAYLOR + ANDY

SCANDI SKI Get inspired by this destination bash with Scandinavian-style flair.

CHARISSA + JONNY May 18, New Fairfield, CT

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STYLE + PLANNING

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

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

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CONTENTS

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

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YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED

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

Editor Louis Baragona answers top wedding planning questions.

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POPS OF PERSONALITY

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

Elevate your newlywed nest with these decorative extras.

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

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MAID OF STYLE

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The bridesmaid trends you need to know, plus how to pull them off.

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

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BRIDAL BEAUTY COUNTDOWN Your guide to looking fabulous in time for your celebration.

GOING BESPOKE Rae Tutera of Bindle & Keep shares all the details on custom suiting.

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COURT OF LOVE Break the fashion rules with fun details and unexpected silhouettes.

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RINGS: JOHNNY MILLER; FLOWERS: SARAH ANNE WARD

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Behind the Scenes Chic in the City

PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Craymer FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR Yoichi Tomizawa for Bumble and bumble at Art Department MAKEUP Hector Simancas for Elizabeth Arden at Art Department PROP STYLING Kayleigh Snowden

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NYC City Hall Weddings

Fun facts about our shoot theme.

HAUTE MEAL Photographer Chris Craymer snaps a shot of our model snacking on a pretzel from a real food cart in downtown NYC.

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FOOTWEAR FETISH The best part about short dresses? The statement shoe moments, of course. We had upward of 50 stunning pairs on set.

SIP, SIP, HOORAY Our models had a blast shaking up several bottles of bubbly—and letting the corks fly—on the steps of city hall.

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THE K N OT.CO M , S O CIAL M E D IA & VID EO S E NI O R MANAG E R , D I G ITAL CO NTE NT Morgan Gibson S E NI O R NE WS E D ITO R Esther Lee MARK ETIN G MANAG E R , D I G ITAL CO NTE NT MaryKate Callahan A S S O CIATE PH OTO E D ITO R , D I G ITAL Jessica Kane AS SO CIATE E DITO R , E- CO MME RCE Emily Platt A S S I S TANT E D ITO RS , D I G ITAL Sarah Hanlon, Maddy Sims D IREC TO R , SO CIAL M E D IA Whitney Little MANAG E R , S O CIAL M E D IA Sarah Hooper INFLU E N CE R MANAG E R , S O CIAL M E D IA Heather Kon MARK ETIN G MANAG E R , S O CIAL M E D IA Trisha Tucker CO O RD INATO R , S O CIAL M E D IA Lucy Ferut S E NI O R MANAG E R , VID EO PRO D U C TI O N Daniela Kelley McInerney VID EO PRO D U CE R Siobhan Carty VID EO E D ITO RS Davey Chin, Leslie Grill A S S O CIATE VID EO PRO D U CE R Olivia DiTomaso VID EO PRO D U C TI O N A S S O CIATE Raul Ferrari

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Jasmine and Andrew go together like rosé and The Hamptons—and coincidentally, the couple’s wedding struck similar notes. “We wanted bright, beachy elegance,” Jasmine says. Her only particular mantra when decorating Gurney’s, their venue: Think pink. After an oceanfront reformed Jewish ceremony, the newlyweds snuggled with their puppy and then partied with a live band.

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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. 206 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. 119)

BAND TOGETHER FANCY FOOTWORK

I loved this bride’s genius solution to include her crowd-shy rescue dogs in the wedding. (p. 32)

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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. 163)

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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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COMPILE YOUR After sharing your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help you assemble your squad with recommended vendors. And if you want to keep scrolling, we’ve got tons of award-winning pros (right where you are), plus reviews, on The Knot Marketplace. EDITOR TIP If you have your heart set on a master chef, a true

DISCOVER WHAT YOU LOVE You’ll start by swiping right on images you love—these will be added to your final board (you can always add more). There’s also room to add personalized, must-haves (think: taco truck, dog-friendly venue or room for a sangeet).

floral wizard or an epic cover band, book those pros first. Many in-demand vendors get scooped up early, especially in high season. Don’t panic: If your first choice is already booked, ask them for a recommendation. Chances are they have an industry BFF who can also help bring your vision to life.

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

REGISTRY

MANAGE YOUR People will want to shower you with gifts from “we’re engaged” to your wedding day, so a registry is a must-have. Build yours on The Knot Registry and add items from anywhere you shop with our universal registry tool. That means you don’t have to choose between bespoke Etsy finds and smart home tech from Amazon. Plus, your guests get a one-stop shopping experience—a win-win.

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

EDITOR TIP The Knot Registry also lets you ask for cash

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for things like an epic trip to Bali or a down payment on a new home. Yes, you read that right: It’s okay to ask for $$$.

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PERFECT YOUR COLOR PALETTE We’ll even suggest colors that match your wedding style. Not quite right? Change them up as you plan.

GET PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

GUESTS

THINK OF YOUR A wedding website is clutch—for your guests and you. Fill your site with need-to-know info, like hotels and registries, then share it with your guest list. Your friends and family will be in the know, and you won’t be fielding “directions please” emails hours before you say “I do.” You can even stay on top of RSVPs with our handy built-in reply tool.

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

SAY “I DO” WITH EASE We’ll send you helpful reminders along the way and create a day-of timeline to ensure smooth sailing.

EDITOR TIP Choose from free designs (coordinate

SHARE PHOTOS

MAKE IT LAST

Prompt guests to download The Guest app, and their photos and videos will be shared in real time, no hashtag necessary!

Keep the flame alive while planning and beyond with Lasting. Download the app for on-the-go relationship counseling. GetLasting.com

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with your Minted wedding invites), and even snag a custom URL for an extra touch of personalization.

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IS ICON Throughout the issue we’ve included more ways we can help you pull it all off, like creating your wedding website and setting up the ultimate registry.

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THE DETAILS Guests enjoyed a variety of casino games. “We customized the play money with a silly picture of Gregg and me. It was a hit,” Amy says.

THE COUPLE Amy

Hsiung (39, a fashion designer and founder) and Gregg Thompson (43, a cofounder and executive director) wed October 19, 2019.

THEIR WEDDING, THEIR WAY

CASINO CLUB A touch of “glammed-up cabaret,” a dose of prerevolution Havana and glitzy art deco vibes rounded out this swanky New York City celebration. BY HANNAH NOWACK

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SWEET SERVICE

Entertainment included roaming cigarette girls handing out vintage candy to guests.

ESCORT COOKIES

Guests found their seat assignments written on personalized lemon cookies, emblazoned with a thematic art deco pattern.

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“We wanted to keep it classy and muted,” Amy says. Champagne and gold dominated, while hits of velvety red echoed the cabaretmeets-Havana theme.

TAROT READER

A sparkle-clad tarot card reader was on hand to interpret attendees’ cards throughout the evening.

LIVING DÉCOR

Dancers, decked out in periodappropriate attire, doubled as live “props” during cocktail hour. “We had one dancer open the door as guests entered the restaurant. The others posed throughout the venue like mannequins. It was so cool to see them,” Amy says.

THE TEAM VENUE Del Posto, New York City FLOWERS DeJuan Stroud PHOTOGRAPHY Sheena Kim/Unique Lapin Photography ATTIRE Amy: A la Robe, Spina Bride, New York City; Gregg: Tom Ford ACCESSORIES Capelet: XiaoLinDesign, Etsy.com ENTERTAINMENT Performers: Élan Artists; casino tables: Total Entertainment ESCORT COOKIES The Cookie Press

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ADVICE

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ASK THE KNOT SQUAD You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We tapped our team—and one of our go-to industry pros—to solve some of your most of-the-moment planning asks. OUR TAKE I really want a modern, fun invitation suite, but my fiancé is feeling something a bit more classic with calligraphy. Any design tips for picking invites that suit both of our styles? SARAH EVANS

Private vows allow you to express yourselves without an audience.

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My partner and I are both major introverts— we don’t do PDA and hate being the center of attention—so a traditional ceremony seems really scary to us. Are there ways for us to rethink the structure to fit our personalities?

PRO TAKE

JOVE MEYER

Owner Jove Meyer Events Jove is an NYC-based event designer known for throwing celebrations that take personalization to new heights.

Your wedding ceremony should be true to both of you—that includes reflecting your style, love story and personalities. If you’re both introverts, you could consider a city hall ceremony. This allows you to bring a few friends, keeping things intimate and casual. But, if you go with a city hall wedding, a majority of your loved ones will miss out on your public commitment. As an alternative, rethink the day in a way that pulls the attention away from you. Maybe you could skip walking down a traditional aisle and instead hang out with your guests preceremony. Think: no processing, just getting married where you are, on your terms. You could also walk down the aisle with your partner or ask guests to process to you instead, meeting you, your partner and the officiant at the altar. Starting the ceremony together might make you more comfortable. In the end, the goal of the wedding ceremony is to make your commitment of love in front of those you care about most. This can really take place in whatever form feels most authentic to your relationship.

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

Check out different radio stations or comb through Spotify, but keep this in mind: As you’re researching, don’t be afraid to explore different genres you might not always find yourself listening to. Try pop, hip-hop or even Afrobeats. If nothing makes you want to strut and shake something, enlist the help of your wedding party and ask for song recs or even a playlist—they’ll know what feels most like you both.

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SMALL WONDERS

JOEY + SCOTT CINCINNATI

“Our genius designer paid tribute to the thousands of miles we traveled when we were long distance,” Scott says. “The path on the ampersand is the highway we drove to get to each other on I-71 in Ohio.”

GET

Looking for a subtle way to personalize your suite? Try a custom wax seal in a favorite color, a meaningful stamp on the envelope or an illustration on the liner.

creative W I T H Y O U R

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.

HOME SWEET HOME S I LV I A + M A R I O S A N A N TO N I O

“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.”

INCLUSIVE ‘I DOS’ CHRISTINA + JAMES PHILADELPHIA

“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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R A C H E L + K E V I N B A LT I M O R E

“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.”

H AV E

Shoes aren’t the only accessory that can speak to your style. Rocking a suit? Try a custom bow tie or a bolo made from a special stone. If you’re wearing a gown, add extra meaning with jewelry or a veil.

fun W I T H Y O U R

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.”

SEEING DOUBLE DANI + MIKE BEAVER, PA

GOOD LUCK CHARM RACHEL + FANGZHI CHICAGO

“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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STITCHED WITH LOVE

PUT DOWN ROOTS

MELISSA + DANE ALMA, KS

“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.”

Embrace your inner green thumb and plant a tree together. Add a sentimental twist to the ritual by using soil from your family homes.

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

MAKE

meaning W I T H Y O U R

When it comes to saying “I do,” there are a myriad of ways to seal the deal. Though many couples choose to light candles or pour sand, you can also link your lives together by remixing rituals, whether they’re based in your faith, your family or your favorite midnight snack.

FRESHLY MADE CASSIE + ERIC SAVANNAH, GA

FAMILY TIES A N G E L A + B R I T TA N Y CINCINNATI

“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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TRENDING DISCO DROPS Earrings, $38, Zaxie.com

BRING THE

drama W I T H

BOLD TIPS

EMERALD + BLUE

Gel Couture nail polish in Caviar Bar, $12, Essie.com

Get glamorous with a daring dose of jewel tones that will make any event feel luxe.

CROWN JEWEL Bobby pin, $82, JenniferBehr.com

DAPPER TOUCH Bow tie, $25, TheTieBar.com

INTO THE DEEP Saturated table number in Tidepool, $30 for 15, Erin Deegan, Minted.com

THE BACKSTORY

Dress in sizes up to 20, $280, TheiaCouture.com

PLUSH PERCH

KEEP CLEAR Clutch, $995, Edie-Parker.com

CANDY CRUSH Coffee crunch extra dark chocolate bar, $10, Compartes.com

SASSY STEPPERS Shoes, $395, LoefflerRandall.com

ARTSY VESSEL Libra blue and white vase, $15, CB2.com

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Green velvet chair, $60 per day to rent, RentPatina.com

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Begin your wedding journey and discover the Heritage Hotel located in Southbury, Connecticut! This destination resort offers you all the charm for a rustic wedding or the elegance of a timeless ballroom. Envision an outdoor ceremony in our unique Stone Garden or striking Vineyard. Start to finish, experience top-notch service from our truly caring and dedicated professional staff.

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Food52 dinnerware by Jono Pandolfi, from $34 each, Food52.com

MOONSTONED Earrings, $495, KendraScott.com

KEEP IT

chic W I T H

GREIGE REIGE + CREAM STRAPPED IN

Shoes, $100, ChineseLaundry.com

Use tone-on-tone neutrals to lend an effortless and elegant appeal to your stylish celebration. TREASURE TROVE Keaton jewelry box, $40, KateSpade.com

COLD SHOULDER Dress in sizes up to 28, $270, Amsale.com

MODERN MEMO Foil-stamped colorblow wedding invitation, $270 for 100, ArtifactUprising.com

FIDO FASHION

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Flax lines dog bandana, $26, TheFoggyDog.com

PEARL POWER SWEET SCENT

Candle in Chandelier, $36, Otherland.com

GLOW UP

Ambient Lighting finishing powder in Diffused Light, $48, Sephora.com

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Clutch, $950, EKRDesigns.com

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AMBER + RUST

COLORFUL TOSS Cactus silk pillow in Mustard Yellow, $60, CB2.com

BOW-TIFUL

Barrette, $138, JenniferBehr.com

SHINE ON

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-Quins Glam Glitter liquid eyeshadow in Copperazzi, $26, Sephora.com

Embrace all things fall with an unexpectedly cool palette that brings the warmth. VELVET TOUCH

Dress in sizes up to 24, $295, JennyYoo.com

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Natural shapes save the date, $129 for 100, PaperCulture.com

BUZZY FAVOR

BumbleBerry honey, $20, ShopTerrain.com

FUNKY FRINGE

DAZZLING DANGLERS

Cotton fringe napkins, $22 for 4, Creative Co-op, Amazon.com

Earrings, $150, KennethJayLane.com

FESTIVE FIZZ

TOST beverage, $21 for 3, TOSTBeverages.com

Shoes, $1,245, ManoloBlahnik.com

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SAMM BLAKE PHOTOGRAPHER; COST APPLIES TO A SATURDAY WEDDING IN FALL OR WINTER 2020; GUEST COUNT IS DEFINED AS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER THE VENUE CAN ACCOMMODATE FOR A PLATED DINNER AND DANCING.

ON LOCATION

The first—and often hardest—decision you’ll make is where to throw down. Here are 10 spots to make that task a bit easier. BY HANNAH NOWACK

THE ROXBURY ROXBURY

from $14,900 140 ABOUT Say “I do” among the thick pine groves on this 42-acre mountainside estate before enjoying dinner in the restored carriage house. Finish the night with a bonfire and s’mores. COST

GUEST COUNT

VENUE AMENITIES

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M&D FARM WESTERLO

N E W THE ROUNDTREE AMAGANSETT from $20,000 GUEST COUNT 250 ABOUT Although this renovated space is decidedly modern, neutral design elements pay homage to the area’s farmsteading history, which dates back to the 1700s. COST

FLOWERS

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1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE BROOKLYN

GUEST COUNT

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from $18,000 150 ABOUT Intimate garden nooks swathed in bistro lights will transport guests to the Italian countryside, all from the comfort of this idyllic Catskills property.

CATERING

CAKE

TRANSPORTATION

from $75,000 300 ABOUT Cocktail hour on the terrace will afford guests a front-row view of the Brooklyn Bridge’s iconic arches and the skyline of lower Manhattan. GUEST COUNT

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ON LOCATION LEGACY RECORDS NEW YORK CITY

from $195 PP 85 ABOUT Contemporary art lovers, step into this made-for-you space. Midcentury finishes nod to the space’s former use as a recording studio. COST

GUEST COUNT

N E W ROCKAWAY HOTEL ROCKAWAY PARK from $150 PP 300 ABOUT The beach getaway brings Cali surfing vibes to the east coast. A stone’s throw from NYC, treat your guests to a destination wedding without the travel. COST

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FOXFIRE MOUNTAIN HOUSE MOUNT TREMPER

from $45,000 150 ABOUT Nestled in the Catskills, this acreage prides itself on providing top-notch service for couples and a fair, living wage to employees. COST

GUEST COUNT

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THE LANGHAM NEW YORK CITY

from $325 PP 64 ABOUT Here, modern aesthetics meet high-touch luxury in the heart of the city. Multiple suites and event spaces lend themselves to a seamless event, flowing fluidly from ceremony to after-party, all in one location. COST

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WINDRIDGE ESTATE RED BARN 20 CAZENOVIA

from $8,900 200 ABOUT Built in 1804 atop rolling hills, the historic estate has ample indoor space. But it’s hard to pass up a tented wedding overlooking the rural region’s beauty. COST

ARLO SOHO NEW YORK CITY

from $5,000 60 ABOUT For a hands-off approach to décor, the venue’s courtyard is for you—the urban oasis changes seasonally.

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Midtown Loft and Terrace

Make your special day one to remember at New York City’s most premier location! The beautifully landscaped Midtown Terrace provides a full view of Manhattan’s skyline for ceremonies and cocktails. After the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy a stylish reception in our elegant Midtown Loft. We are proud to announce our new retractable rooftop on the Terrace that can be utilized for outdoor events year round. It will provide full enclosure for your wedding.

Come and celebrate. (212) 537-0117 267 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 www.midtownloft.com sales@midtownloft.net

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EXPERT ADVICE

ALL ABOUT

FLOWERS WHAT ARE SOME WAYS COUPLES CAN SAVE ON FLOWERS IF THEIR BUDGET IS TIGHT?

TO P T I P S Don’t be afraid to play with color. Even if it’s muted, it can add visual interest to your décor.

D I S C OV E R BrooklynBlooms.com

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HOW CAN COUPLES REPURPOSE FLOWERS FROM THE CEREMONY TO THE RECEPTION? If you have a backdrop for the ceremony, your florist can incorporate it into the reception as a photo booth background or visually engaging backdrop for a sweetheart table.

WHAT FLORAL TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING? I’m excited by the flower industry’s focus on sustainability. Designers are becoming more creative with the mechanics used in arrangements, making way for more creativity. Notably, floral foam is harmful to the environment, so many designers are going back to basics and instead using pin frogs, chicken wire, branches and tape. Our profession is very reliant on the health of the ecosystem and I think the entire floral community is starting to realize that.

WHAT FLOWERS ARE IN YOUR DREAM BOUQUET? I’ve always wanted to be able to forage in an island jungle— with a guide, of course! It may sound a little dangerous, but the thought of creating beauty with only what I can find around me brings me great joy. I want to take what the universe has given me and use it as the inspiration for a striking arrangement. My ideal design would encompass varieties like orchids, palms, protea, bromeliad and heliconia and would be bursting with any native flowers I stumble upon that I’ve possibly never encountered before.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ALL COUPLES TO REMEMBER WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING WITH A FLORIST? Give your pro creative liberty when it comes to creating a design for you. As artists and professionals, florists are at their best when given a vision and the accompanying freedom (and trust) to see it through.

HOW MANY MONTHS IN ADVANCE SHOULD COUPLES BOOK THEIR FLORAL DESIGNER? If you have your heart set on an especially high-demand vendor, look to book them as soon as possible. Generally, as a rule of thumb, I encourage couples to book somewhere between six and eight months out from their wedding day.

WHAT UNIQUE FLOWER PAIRINGS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE USED MORE FREQUENTLY? Various types of tropical botanicals juxtaposed with foraged wildflowers. For example, I want to pair birds of paradise, parrot tulips and gomphrena together. I love to see the world meet within the context of floral design.

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OUR PRO LaParis Phillips, floral artist at Brooklyn Blooms in Brooklyn

Wedding party flowers often make up a large portion of a floral budget, but more recently I’ve been booking couples who aren’t planning to even have a wedding party. Forgoing that expense allows couples to splurge elsewhere. Even if you do opt for a wedding party, there are many nonfloral alternatives to wedding party blooms that can help trim your budget.

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AMY’S HOT TAKE

ALL ABOUT

PLANNING WHAT DIFFERENTIATES MODERN REBEL FROM OTHER NEW YORK-BASED PLANNERS?

OUR PRO Amy Shack Egan, founder and CEO of Modern Rebel, based in Brooklyn

TO P T I P S Let go of your preconceived notions of what a wedding “has to be.”

D I S C OV E R ModernRebelCo.com @modernrebelandco

As a company, we focus on helping couples rewrite the rules. We bring that to every corner of our process—from a no-assumptions approach (we avoid inferences around gender, pronouns and traditions) to the way we handle the design stage. I often get asked to explain our aesthetic. Simply put, it’s reflective of the partnership we’re representing through the wedding. We care as much about the relationships our couples share as we do the event itself. We want the celebration to reflect your relationship, which is the real highlight.

IDEAL BOOKING TIMELINE? 12-15 months out. ADVICE FOR WORKING WITH A PLANNER? Be sure you’re collaborating—working together will ensure everything goes more smoothly. M O S T C R E AT I V E C E R E M O N Y D E TA I L YO U ’ V E C R A F T E D ? For a cool Texan couple, we did a “disco-cowboy love party” and incorporated a rocket launch into the ceremony. M O S T C R E AT I V E R E C E P T I O N D E TA I L YO U ’ V E P L A N N E D ? We had two grooms cut into babka instead of cake—I’ve never seen guests swarm the dessert table so quickly. H O W M U C H S H O U L D A N Y- B A S E D C O U P L E B U D G E T F O R A F U L L- S E R V I C E P L A N N E R ? Pricing can vary, but an experienced planning and design team will range from $12,000 to $25,000+.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON BUDGET MISTAKES YOU SEE COUPLES MAKE? It’s important to remember that the number of guests you invite is the biggest determining factor for the overall cost of your wedding. Also, you always need to budget for emergency funds. Beyond covering unexpected expenses, this allocation can be used if you end up adding a vendor to your team that you initially didn’t plan to include.

WHAT’S A WEDDING TREND YOU WISH WOULD GO AWAY?

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EVENT PLANNER OR DESIGNER? I prefer to identify as relationship-championer.

Wedding trends in general! We advocate for our couples to write their own rules.

WHAT ARE A FEW THINGS COUPLES SHOULD DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING ENGAGED? First, turn off social media and take some time to be present and soak up the news together. Bask in the reality that you’ve made the decision to spend the rest of your lives together. Next, sign up for premarital counseling. And lastly, write a list of your top three priorities that you want to keep at the forefront of your mind while wedding planning. I recommend your number one priority being: If you feel your relationship suffering, the decision at hand is not that important.

I really want a couple to have a disco ball cake. I think It would add such a cool vibe to a reception. I’ve also gotten excited by live, interactive entertainment like LED robot performers who make an appearance on the dance floor. Anything out of the box and unique that gives more insight into the personality of the couple is thrilling to me when it comes to design.

WHAT’S THE MOST CREATIVE IDEA YOU’VE EVER EXECUTED FOR A WEDDING OR CELEBRATION? For my own wedding, I designed a do-a-favor table in lieu of a traditional favor table. Our guests made cards for kids who were spending the holidays in the hospital. Postwedding, we gave all of the cards to a nonprofit that distributed everything to the children. It was way better than any favor I’ve gotten at a wedding!

FROM TOP: WEDDINGS BY NATO; TUAN B & CO.

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Real Weddings NEED A LITTLE INSPO? THESE COUPLES TOOK THEIR CELEBRATIONS TO NEW HEIGHTS BY FOLLOWING ONE RULE: YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY.

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11.9 | NEW YORK CITY

Kylee + Ben PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEILA BREWSTER PHOTOGRAPHY

REGAL DRESS Kylee’s wedding gown had a 12-foot-long train that attached under the back’s dramatic bow. She later removed it for the cocktail hour.

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THEIR STORY Kylee Tsuru (28 and a senior account executive) and Benjamin (Ben) Siaw (29 and head of sales) got engaged following a helicopter ride above New York City, so it was only fitting that they celebrate their wedding at its pinnacle. The couple welcomed loved ones to the Rainbow Room, located 65 floors above the iconic Rockefeller Center, for a “luxe romance” soiree. Even the couple’s signature cocktail paid homage to their skyscraping story— guests sipped espresso martinis, aptly dubbed “The Fifth Floor Walk-Up.” — HAN NAH N OWAC K

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FIRST DANCE Kylee and Ben took a spin around the dance floor as their band serenaded them with “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding.

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LIVE JAMS Kylee and Ben flew in their band, Jessie’s Girls, from Atlanta to serve as entertainment for their reception. CARNIVAL FARE As a late-night snack (and a nod to the city’s abundant food carts) the couple served guests hot dogs and soft pretzels. FLAVOR-PACKED TRIO The inside of the couple’s bloom-clad confection was bursting with three decadent flavors: hazelnut with praline crunch, brown sugar with mini chocolate chips and black cherry.

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COLORFUL BLOOMS Amnesia roses, burgundy vanda orchids and oxblood dahlias infused the centerpieces with bold color, while white anemones added a modern contrast. FULL-CIRCLE INSPIRATION A feature in a past issue of The Knot inspired Kylee and Ben’s “dramatic and daring” color palette. PLACE SETTINGS Calligraphed geode place cards, which doubled as favors, sat atop the chargers alongside claret and gold die-cut menus.

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RIBBON EXIT

CEREMONY SITE Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City RECEPTION SITE Rainbow Room, New York City PHOTOGRAPHY Leila Brewster Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Fiore Films PLANNER Jim Gray/Grayhouse Events Atelier FLOWERS Pedestals Floral Decorators GOWN Carolina Herrera, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City TUXEDO Sartoria Rossi, London, England WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids; groomsmen: various HAIR Gracie Florez MAKEUP Erik Borrego ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Roman Malakov Diamonds STATIONERY DGZ Invitations and More RENTALS Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc.; The Finishing Touch Linen Rental CATERING Rainbow Room CAKE Ron Ben-Israel Cakes OFFICIANT Rev. Werner Ramirez MUSIC Jessie’s Girls/Galaxy Party Management FAVORS Hand-carved wooden rhinos from Ghana TRANSPORTATION United Coach Line HONEYMOON St. Lucia GUESTS 250 HASHTAG #GhanaBeASiaw

For a playful send-off at the end of the night, guests created a tunnel of streamers for the couple to run through.

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1 0 . 6 | B R O O K LY N

T ina + Albert PHOTOGRAPHY BY UNIQUE LAPIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Although the couple kept their stationery minimal and sleek, they played around with arched shapes to add a unique flair to the design.

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THEIR STORY Tina Li (27 and an account executive) and Albert Kim (30 and an environmental geologist) wanted their wedding to highlight their Chinese and Korean cultures, while still feeling modern and chic. To bring their vision to life, the couple needed a venue that would accommodate two hundred guests and three separate wedding ceremonies. The industrial warehouse space they settled on provided exactly the blank slate they were looking for—from there, they layered in neutral shades and earth tones like rust and terra-cotta with pops of marigold and teal for a self-described “chic industrial fall wedding.” — H N

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HIP-HOP W E LC O M E A floor decal, inspired by lyrics from Jay-Z’s iconic hit “99 Problems,” ushered guests into the reception space.

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FORAGED FOLIAGE Organic bursts of foraged grasses added a soft touch throughout the industrial space. CULTURAL CELEBRATION “Albert is Korean and I’m Chinese, so it was important for us to incorporate our two cultures throughout our wedding,” says Tina. PYEBAEK CEREMONY During the couple’s Korean service, they were tasked with catching chestnuts thrown by Albert’s parents, a tradition said to foretell their family’s future.

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STYLIZED BLOOMS Ikebana-style floral arrangements graced the reception tables. SIP AND BE SEATED Custom cocktail stirrers led guests to their assigned seats. To accompany the stirrers, Tina and Albert purchased keepsake wine glasses from The Knot Shop that guests took home as favors. SUGAR SCULPTURE “We wanted an unconventional cake, almost like a piece of art,” Tina says. Molded white wafer paper gave the one-tier confection its fluid look.

TEA CEREMONY Tina’s family offered the couple words of wisdom during the traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE 99 Scott, Brooklyn PHOTOGRAPHY Sheena Kim/Unique Lapin Photography PLANNER & EVENT DESIGNER Diana Lin/Cóllectives by Diana FLOWERS Sarah Saunders Studio GOWN Alexandra Grecco, Lovely Bride, New York City SUIT Indochino; tie: The Tie Bar WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: various; groomsmen: TheBlackTux.com HAIR Andy Tseng MAKEUP Anny Chow Bridal ENGAGEMENT RING Custom WEDDING RINGS Noémie STATIONERY Isidore & Augustine RENTALS BBJ Linen; Broadway Party Rentals; Cóllectives by Diana; Party Rental Ltd; Shades of Grey Productions Inc.; Wrenlab Ceramics CATERING Bite Size Kitchen CAKE byPensa DESSERTS Tres Leche: Bite Size Kitchen OFFICIANT Pastor Young Chae DJ DJ King; MC: Johnny Deng FAVORS The Knot Shop HONEYMOON Greece GUESTS 194 HASHTAG #FallingForKim

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10.26 | GREENVILLE

Samantha + Ben PHOTOGRAPHY BY YUMI MATSUO STUDIO

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C H A P E L O F LO V E Samantha and Ben exchanged vows beneath a custommade chuppah that mimicked the framing of a chapel or home.

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THEIR STORY Samantha Schwartz (37 and a designer) and Benjamin (Ben) Ment (37 and a producer) selected their wedding date for a very special reason: It was their Bernese Mountain dog, Basket’s, second birthday. As such, they joked that the day was “Basket’s very expensive birthday party.” The other (read: real) theme for the day was “New York, We Love You”—a given for longtime Brooklynites. The duo planned their Catskills event as a sensory experience for guests, focusing on fun for each decision, from the timeline to the lively music. — H N

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GOING GREEN While the color palette itself was very green, so were the eco-friendly digital invites. SENSORY SIPS As part of their experiential vision for the day, the couple tapped guests to bartend. On offer were hot toddies and warm apple cider, as well as pour-over coffee. SMOKE SHOW From the moment guests arrived to the cocktail hour (which took place preceremony), drool-worthy scents from open-air catering team Heirloom Fire filled the outdoor space.

MINDFUL MENU

It was important to the pair that their menu be vegan, gluten free, regionally sourced and organic.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Woodhouse Lodge, Greenville PHOTOGRAPHY Yumi Matsuo Studio VIDEOGRAPHY Black Tie Visuals DAY-OF COORDINATOR Tess Palma-Martinez EVENT DESIGN DIY FLOWERS Elan Flowers GOWN Romona Keveza, New York City SUIT Custom: Chasing Tailor, Brooklyn HAIR Olya Iudina MAKEUP DIY VEIL Ariel Taub ENGAGEMENT RING David Alan Jewelry WEDDING RINGS Songbird Sara Jewelry STATIONERY DIY CALLIGRAPHY Holly Winnie Calligraphy RENTALS Events Unlimited Tent & Party Rental; Interior Foliage Design Inc.; Oliphant Studio; Patina Rentals; Soundhouse CATERING Heirloom Fire DESSERTS Ample Hills Creamery; Elixart; The Konery OFFICIANT Daniel Warrilow (friend) MUSIC Drumadics; DJ: Luka Tacon; Eleonore Weill & Jake Shulman-Ment; Johanna Booth FAVORS The Indigo Sanctuary TRANSPORTATION Coxsackie Transport HONEYMOON Catskills GUESTS 125 HASHTAG #MentForTheMountains

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FA M I LY A F FA I R

10.5 | LONG ISLAND CITY

Diana + Eric

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THEIR STORY Diana Castillo (36 and an ACD copywriter) and Eric Casthart (37 and a designer and developer) wanted to throw a wedding that was “unmistakably us,” they say. The pair did just that, turning to cinema for inspiration. Their chosen theme, dubbed “wicked garden,” blended the Art Nouveau–inspired set designs seen in the 1977 horror film Suspiria with horticultural moments that nodded to the 1993 film Secret Garden. Their unique color palette of earthy green, burgundy, shades of pink, yellow and blue lent playful personality to their venue—which, fittingly, often doubles as a film and photography space. — H N

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BLANK SLATE “A big reason we chose the Metropolitan as our venue is because it looks just so great on its own,” Eric says. Translucent reception chairs, dusty-rose velvet tablecloths and blue napkins ensured their aesthetic flowed seamlessly throughout the space. TOY TOPPER Two Japanese figurines adorned the custom Milk Bar cake. DIY STATIONERY “I designed nearly everything, with heavy inspiration from lettering and artwork seen in Suspiria,” Eric says.

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TRADITIONAL DANCERS An homage to the bride’s Dominican roots, a special performance was set to the song “Baile, Compadre Juan.”

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Metropolitan Building, Long Island City PHOTOGRAPHY Chellise Michael Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Love + Brain Films PLANNER Ashley M Chamblin Events FLOWERS Hudson Botanica GOWN Danielle Caprese, Kleinfeld Bridal, New York City SUIT Brooklyn Tailors, Brooklyn; shirt: Proper Cloth HAIR & MAKEUP SB Beauty VEIL CleoandClementine, Etsy.com ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS RA Metals STATIONERY Design: DIY; printing: Print Icon; The Arm Letterpress; save-the-date illustration: Sonia Lazo RENTALS Party Rentals Ltd.; Universal Light and Sound CATERING Maia Pearl Catering; Metropolitan Building CAKE Milk Bar CAKE TOPPER UAMOU; RA Metals OFFICIANT Ruddy Harootian (Diana’s cousin) MUSIC Ceremony: Gimagua; reception: DJ $mall ¢hange OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Cuddle Clones; Lit lounge: Chellise Michael Photography; video booth: Love + Brain Films; folkloric dance: LFX Dancers; hora loca: Andulleros de Santiago USA DANCE LESSONS LFX Dancers FAVORS Kahkow USA; Smiski; tiny greenhouses: Haley Ray HONEYMOON Italy GUESTS 100 HASHTAG #Casthart

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9 . 2 1 | B R O O K LY N

Corey + Jeremy PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHAZ CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHERS

GLAM GROOMS

Corey (left) wore a suit with leather detailing, while Jeremy chose a shawlcollar tuxedo.

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THEIR STORY Corey Rados (32 and a senior creative stategist) and Jeremy Lejeune (31 and a VP of consumer insights) love disco music and sequins, which made their wedding theme—described as “skin out, ’70s glam”—a no-brainer. To achieve their funky vibe, the pair let their wedding party select their own attire (with the guidance “when in doubt, dress like Cher”) and incorporated bold colors and quirky details, like a statement wig wall positioned near the dance floor for guests to wear throughout the night. — H N 75

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Springs, Brooklyn PHOTOGRAPHY Kirra Cheers/Chaz Cruz Photographers PLANNER Leah Weinberg/Color Pop Events FLOWERS Michelle Hannah/Wild Floral Design SUITS Corey: The Kooples; Jeremy: Sandro ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Cartier STATIONERY Sugar Taylor RENTALS Broadway Party Rentals CATERING Purslane CAKE Cheese: Stinky Bklyn; bread: Bien Cuit Bakery CAKE TOPPER Michelle Hannah/Wild Floral Design DESSERTS Purslane OFFICIANTS Mark Rados; Marc Lejeune, (grooms’ fathers) MUSIC DJ: Lady Bunny OTHER ENTERTAINMENT DIY; wig wall: Amazon.com FAVORS Cookies: Schmackary’s HONEYMOON Paris GUESTS 90

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S TO R Y B O O K STYLE Lauren and Darryl kept it classic with Lauren wearing a strapless fit-and-flare gown and gold headpiece, and Darryl in a sleek tuxedo.

9.1 | SANDS POINT

Lauren + Darryl PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNY FU STUDIO

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THEIR STORY Lauren De Riggs (29 and a nurse practitioner) and Darryl Toomer (28 and an auditor) were brought together by a mutual friend, so it was fitting that their wedding highlight the people they cherish most. The bride’s mom took the reigns with the wedding favors, baking black cake as an homage to the couple’s Jamaican roots, and one of the groomsman stepped up to print all the escort cards at the last minute. Plus, as a gift to Lauren, Darryl and his groomsmen performed a choreographed dance later in the evening. — H N

WORTH THE SEARCH Lauren’s unique headpiece took her over a year to find, but in the end, she “absolutely loved the gold floral crown.”

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GOTHIC GRANDEUR Wood chiavari chairs and neutral linens accented the Hempstead House’s architecturally stunning ballroom. BOUNTIFUL BLOOMS In addition to garden roses, scabiosa and ranunculus, the green and white centerpieces overflowed with olive leaf and eucalyptus. EVERLASTING ELEGANCE Lauren and Darryl envisioned a timeless, classic wedding, using details like violin music and waterfront views to bring it to life.

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Hempstead House, Sands Point PHOTOGRAPHY Jenny Fu Studio VIDEOGRAPHY Kristen Kiraly Films PLANNER Golden Weddings and Events FLOWERS Pink Petal Event Group GOWNS Ceremony: Justin Alexander, The Bridal World, Freeport; reception: ASOS.com TUXEDO K&G Fashion Superstore WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo, Bridal Reflections, Massapequa HAIR Styles By Myia MAKEUP Jacen Bowan VEIL The Bridal World HEADPIECE MignonneHandmade, Etsy.com ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Dennis Mole Jewelry STATIONERY Invitations: Minted.com RENTALS Extreme DJ Entertainment CATERING Philip Stone Caterers CAKE Melinda Wedding Cake OFFICIANT Pastor John Beckford MUSIC Cocktail hour: violinist: Bri Blvck; reception: DJ Addi DANCE LESSONS Francine Sasha FAVORS Minted.com GUESTS 200 HASHTAG #SingleTodayMarriedTOOMERow

DAZZLING D E PA R T U R E A sparkler getaway capped off the couple’s simple but regal celebration.

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9.7 | WESTHAMPTON BEACH

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C U S TO M C R E AT I O N Nicole brought together elements from two separate wedding dress designs to create her bespoke look, adding a slit for extra drama.

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THEIR STORY Nicole Sander (31 and a VP of business development) and Bryan Harris (31 and a senior product manager) turned to summer camp for their wedding inspiration. As an homage to Nicole’s childhood summers spent in Westhampton, the couple created a weekendlong celebration complete with yurt accommodations and Moonrise Kingdom touches at every turn. Nicole and Bryan, who met working for an digital media publication, even captured a Wes Anderson–inspired short film as part of the festivities. Quirky camp touches, like scout badge table numbers, rounded out the weekend’s playful atmosphere. — H N

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THROWBACK TUNES In keeping with the beach setting, Nicole and Bryan enjoyed a first dance to “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys. “It perfectly captured our love for ’80s rock-pop and the fun-loving tone of the wedding,” Nicole says. POETRY PROWESS A haiku station entertained guests during cocktail hour. SCOUT SUITS As part of the weekend’s theme, the wedding party dressed the part in khaki uniforms, yet another nod to Moonrise Kingdom.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Oceanbleu, Westhampton Beach PHOTOGRAPHY Chaz Cruz Photographers VIDEOGRAPHY Sialia Studios LLC PLANNER Michelle Elaine Weddings, Inc. FLOWERS Wildflower Floral and Event Design GOWN Rebecca Schoneveld, Schone Bride, Brooklyn TUXEDO J.Crew WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Various HAIR Gina Ribando Hair MAKEUP Wayfaring Beauty ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Valentin Magro STATIONERY Kristin Rossi CATERING Oceanbleu DESSERTS Gelato Kings OFFICIANT Erik Duhaime (friend) MUSIC Kinky Spigot and The Welders OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Gospel choir: The Late Show’s Gospel Choir; yurts: Stout Tent; silent disco: PartyHeadphones.com; haikus: Haiku Guys & Gals; fire dancers: Hoopsie Daisies DANCE LESSONS LeRose Dance & Fitness Company FAVORS DIY GUESTS 170 HASHTAG #WhenHarrisMetSander

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V I N TA G E R I D E A 1959 Rolls-Royce Austin Princess (a surprise from Melissa’s father) transported the couple to the church ahead of their ceremony.

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THEIR STORY Melissa Bach (34 and a senior PR director at The Knot Worldwide) and Chris Ventrice (35 and a police officer) wove their heritage into every element of their wedding. A soloist performed “Ave Maria” in Spanish during the processional (a nod to Chris’s Mexican ties), before the couple shared lasso and arras ceremonies. The cultural details carried into the reception too, where Italian pastries and French macarons brought Melissa’s lineage center stage. — H N

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B O L D B LO O M S

Dahlias, roses, astilbe and geraniums in various shades of burgundy and peach made up the centerpieces.

WOOD ACCENTS In addition to laser-cut signage to mark the sweetheart table, Melissa ordered guests’ names in laser-cut wood to serve as place cards. SPECIAL DETAILS To honor Chris’s late father, the couple incorporated feathers throughout the day’s design. “There’s a saying that every time you see a feather it means someone that has passed is with you,” Melissa says. RUSTIC CHARM A waterfall right outside the venue was a major selling point for the couple.

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CEREMONY SITE St. Joachim - St. John the Evangelist Church, Beacon RECEPTION SITE The Roundhouse, Beacon PHOTOGRAPHY Joseph Lin Photography VIDEOGRAPHY SC NYC Photography DAY-OF COORDINATOR Sarah Brennan Events FLOWERS Verde Flowers GOWN Pronovias, Kleinfeld Bridal, New York City SUIT Indochino WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo; groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse HAIR & MAKEUP MG Hair & Makeup VEIL Basia Custom Headdresses & Accessories, New York City ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Private jeweler STATIONERY Invitations & programs: Minted.com; menus: The Roundhouse; calligraphy: Toshi’s Treats RENTALS LNJ Tech Services CATERING & DESSERTS The Roundhouse OFFICIANT Father Richard Smith MUSIC Ceremony: Joy Plaisted, Harpist - “The Joy of Harp”; Tatiana Owens/The Eleven; reception: The Eleven OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Bagpiper: The NYPD Emerald Society DANCE LESSONS Dance Reverie TRANSPORTATION JTR Transportation; Platinum Limousine NY HONEYMOON South Africa GUESTS 163 HASHTAG #VowToBeVentrice

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Ocean access and fresh seafood are sure to lure guests to your southern Connecticut nuptials—but these coastal venues will make the celebration even more memorable. BY HANNAH NOWACK

VENUE AMENITIES

BILL MILLER’S CASTLE BRANFORD COST from $120 PP GUEST COUNT 250 STYLE Vintage Romance ABOUT 40 years of careful

1877 GRANITE HOUSE WATERFORD COST from $2,000 GUEST COUNT 35 STYLE Classic Charm ABOUT Steeped in rich

BANK STREET EVENTS STAMFORD COST from $16,000 GUEST COUNT 175 STYLE Edgy Glam ABOUT The cavernous

restoration by the venue’s namesake transformed this storied space (above) into a rustic-meets-royal wedding dream.

history, this 18th-century stone estate is ideal for intimate weddings. Bonus: Your nearest and dearest can all sleep on-site.

space’s 23-foot ceilings, split-level layout and art-deco finishes are the ticket,making for an event that’s undeniably swanky.

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SHORE THINGS Show off Connecticut’s finest by incorporating the below flavors, florals and activities into your weeding weekend. BY LOUIS BARAGONA

FRESH BREWS

GUEST GOODIES

Half Full Brewery Founder and Chief Hoptimist: Conor Horrigan

Director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism: Randy Fiveash

“When couples buy local beers for their reception or rehearsal dinner, they’re not only helping to support the community’s agricultural growth, but also getting a drink that’s fresher, which is sure to be a hit with guests.” SIGNATURE SIPS “Hoppy, citrusy beers are quintessentially southern Connecticut, especially our blonde ale, “Bright,” which is full of grapefruit and pale ale notes and low on bitterness. It’s available year-round, but is especially great for enjoying on a boat, on a golf course or doing, well, just about anything else in hot, hazy beach weather.” PAIRING PLAY “We’re big fans of partnering with food trucks to create unique, one-of-a-kind culinary experiences. Pro tip: Food trucks are often flexible with their menus, allowing you to create an especially personal, unique meal. Plus, you can pair dishes with any of our brews, from our peach wheat to our IPA.” HOPPY HACK “Couples should contact a brewery directly to discuss which beers will be available for their event. Oftentimes, the beer that’s available right now might not be around in a few months. If you’ve got a signature cocktail, clue the brewery in, too—they’ll be able to pick a beer to complement it, or they could even incorporate one into the drink.”

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“Southern Connecticut is filled with maritime history, charming small towns, rich local culture and unspoiled natural treasures.” GIFTING GUIDE “Stock welcome bags with soy candles from CT River Candles, a bottle of wine from Saltwater Farm Vineyard, fresh-baked pastries from Sift Bake Shop and merch from The Two Oh Three.” GET ACTIVE “Bring your guests aboard the Argia in Mystic for a prewedding sunset cruise, host a beach day at duBois Beach or head west and hit the water in a kayak from Downunder Kayak and Surf Shop.” LOCAL CHARM

SWEET TALK Owner and Designer at Ana Parzych Cakes: Ana Parzych COLOR CODE “Our clients love preppy neutrals, like white or ivory, with pops of soft blue or blush and lots of loose greenery.” TRENDY FINISH “Couples are choosing subtle tonal changes, watercolor washes and luxe speckles of gold or silver for their cakes.” FLAVOR FAVES “Our clients love our Tahitian vanilla and toasted almond cake.”

FLOWER POWER EAST COAST STYLE “We see everything from bright, classic weddings filled with hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus and peonies to fall ones packed with dahlias, foliage and grasses. Neutral palettes of ivory and white, along with lush greens, are Connecticut’s signature, but more and more, we’re seeing pops of color like blue, coral, peach and wine.” IN BLOOM “We encourage all our couples to source fresh, seasonal flowers from local farms in the area. Ranunculus, tulips and anemones are grown in greenhouses in the spring. In the summertime, peonies, hydrangeas and the ever-popular dahlias will sprout until the first strong frost.” FAVORITE FLORALS “I once filled a May wedding in Darien with loads of spring blooms. I used tall pear blossoms for a minimal look alongside greenery and unique floral installations.” PRICE PLANS “On average, wedding flowers will cost around $7,000, though there are always ways to spend more or less. Pricing can be very dependent upon the flower varieties selected and décor items needed.”

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Breathtaking views in a unique setting you cannot find anywhere else! The Overlook is situated on the highest point of Geer Tree Farm. Our 140-acre farm provides you with a great layout and total privacy. We work with an elite group of caterers and vendors to make sure your special day will not only exceed all of your expectations, but also your guests will be in awe. 141 Norman Rd., Griswold, CT / 860-334-0467 / theoverlookatgeertreefarm@gmail.com / TheOverlookatGeerTreeFarm.com

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S TAT I O N E R Y TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY. WHAT SETS YOU APART?

OUR PRO Jill Baumeister, owner of jpapers, a bespoke stationery firm in Greenwich, CT

TO P T I P S Make sure to bring your personality into the design process—this will help your printed materials represent you as a couple.

D I S C OV E R jpapers.co

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD A COUPLE LOOK TO BOOK THEIR STATIONER? We like to start working with clients a year out from their wedding if we can—this gives us ample time to evolve the look of their paper suite. Moreover, couples often have a hard time in the beginning with nailing down their guest list—from deciding who to invite, to collecting all the addresses along with the proper honorifics. Booking a stationer early on in the planning process allows for a buffer so clients can make changes to their guest list up until the last minute.

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After 25 years in the industry, the relationships we have with our clients are especially notable. Since I’ve been able to work with many of our clients multiple times, the close connection we’ve built helps me further personalize my designs. Of course, in addition to being known for our custom wedding invitations, people also love my two cute dogs, Lou and Ruby Tuesday.

WHAT ARE SOME DIFFERENT STYLES OF PRINTING? Engraving is my favorite method of printing—the sharpness of color makes a strong statement on paper. Letterpress is a much softer option and fades into the paper. It’s a style that works great with the watercolor crests that are so popular these days. However, both letterpress and engraving are going to be among your more expensive printing options. Another method is thermography, which is a great choice if you want the print to have a raised feeling, like engraving, but with a more shiny finish. There is also flat printing, which is how we print most watercolor artwork as it bleeds well into the paper. Ultimately, your stationer will be able to help you settle on the printing style that works best for both your budget and your chosen aesthetic.

Nowadays, couples are thinking outside the box. Watercolor artwork, wax seals and vellum overlays are all great ways to dress up a classic invitation suite. We’ve even used wood, Lucite, leather and metal. Using different materials is expensive, but if you’re looking to impress your guests it’s a great place to start. Vintage postage has also really made a comeback and can make an impression from the moment a guest pulls the envelope from their mailbox.

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS A COUPLE CAN SAVE ON STATIONERY IF THEY’RE ON A TIGHT BUDGET? Digitally printed cards are a good option if your budget is tight. This printing style allows you to have multiple colors and pieces of artwork on a nice textured paper.

FROM TOP: SHANNON OLEKSAK PHOTOGRAPHY; THE DAY

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS COUPLES CAN MAKE THEIR INVITATIONS FEEL UNIQUE TO THEM?

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NEUTRAL BASE Nicole dressed her bridesmaids in taupe gowns that let the day’s bold florals really pop.

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THEIR STORY Nicole Thornton (28 and a nanny) and Peter Baiocco (37 and a partner at a headhunting firm) liked the idea of a destination wedding, but logistics dictated they wed near home. The solution? A saturated color palette of rust, terra-cotta and burgundy that brought their bohemian, desertinspired wedding to life without the plane ride. Bleached leaves, pampas grass and palm fronds reinforced the coastal California vibe while also nodding to their engagement in Big Sur. — HAN NAH N OWAC K

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ON A ROLL Nicole and Peter gave a vintage table new life by utilizing it for a cigar-rolling station during cocktail hour. FAR-FLUNG LOCALES Instead of delegating numbers to each table, the pair named them after spots they’ve traveled to together. CLEAR WINNER The couple’s choice of a translucent tent allowed guests to take in the surrounding landscape, but it also caused a small day-of mishap. “Our dance floor was originally grass, but it was scorched by the sunlight refracting through the clear-top tent. We went with a last-minute decision to do a rug dance floor, and it was the best decision we made!”

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ALPACA ATTENDEES Not all of Nicole and Peter’s guests were human—the couple enlisted a quirky pair of local alpacas for their celebration too. TERRA-COTTA TRINKETS Guests were gifted potted cacti and succulents as favors. CONSCIOUS CORRESPONDENCE In an effort to go green with their celebration, the couple’s stationery was printed on plantable paper that can blossom into new life rather than be discarded.

Nicole + Peter’s

WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Chatfield Hollow Farm and Inn, Killingworth, CT PHOTOGRAPHY Timothy Burke Mannle Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Shane Films PLANNER & EVENT DESIGNER Pearl Weddings & Events FLOWERS Flowers by Justine GOWN Rue De Seine, Lovely Bride, New York City SUIT Mitchells, Westport, CT WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Azazie.com; groomsmen: Mitchells HAIR Blowouts By Abbe MAKEUP Erica T. Martell, Makeup Artist VEIL Lovely Bride WEDDING RINGS Nicole: Brilliant Earth STATIONERY Invitations, escort cards & menus: WholeWed.com; calligraphy & signage: Nob Hill Jane RENTALS BAYITH; Le BoNnton; Peak Event Services; Ryan Designs; Together LLC CATERING & CAKE La Cuisine Cafe Market & Catering CAKE TOPPER Etsy.com DESSERTS Krispy Kreme MUSIC Ceremony: Divina Strings; reception: East Coast Soul PHOTO BOOTH Photo Booth Planet OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Alpacas: Quinnipiac Valley Alpacas; cigars: Bongo Rons Cigar & Lounge TRANSPORTATION Premier Limousine HONEYMOON India, Maldives & Singapore GUESTS 145 HASHTAG #BecomingBaiocco

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WEDDINGS AT SAYBROOK POINT INN

CLASSIC COASTAL CONNECTICUT Plan your wedding on the Connecticut shoreline at the Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa. Located just two hours from New York and Boston, our location is ideal for the perfect wedding with luxurious accommodations. Come and see our newly renovated Lighthouse Gallery and meet with our professional Wedding Planners.

LEARN MORE: SAYBROOK.COM 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 |860.388.0000 | SAYBROOK.COM

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THEIR STORY To celebrate their marriage, Allyson (Ally) Taylor (29 and a project manager) and Zachary (Zac) Pustejovsky (28 and a software engineer) planned a backyard wedding—with a country club twist. Their latesummer garden party was hosted at Ally’s family’s home and filled with charm at every turn, from a wedding dress inspired by Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy to poolside cocktails and simple florals that brought new-world glam and oldworld elegance together. — H N

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GRAPHIC GREENS In addition to being eye-catching, the towering tropical arrangements of palm leaves and orchids improved dinner service too. “We wanted to balance the florals with the food, so we made sure there was plenty of space for the family-style dishes to be served,” Ally says. SWEET SLICE Ally and Zac opted for a bloom-dotted carrot cake for dessert. “It was covered in colorful edible flowers that matched the garden-party-inspired style elsewhere,” they say.

D I N N E R PA R T Y To ensure their guests got to mingle without feeling rushed, the couple opted for a two-course meal with a short break in the middle.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE A private residence, Darien, CT PHOTOGRAPHY Sasithon Pooviriyakul/The Wedding Artists Co. FLOWERS Flowers & Flowers - Designs by Adam Manjuck GOWN Pronovias SUIT Martin Greenfield Clothiers, Brooklyn WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Various MAKEUP Rosemary Benevento STATIONERY Invitations: Greenwich Letterpress; escort cards: J Papers RENTALS Drape Art Designs; The Greenwich Tent Company MUSIC DJs: Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter/Mister Sunday CATERING & CAKE BITE new york DESSERTS Absolutely Fabulous Events HONEYMOON France & Morocco GUESTS 185 HASHTAG #LoveZactually

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BOLD BOHO “I loved the flowy design of the dress and just how much it felt like me without all the fuss of a traditional wedding gown,” Charissa says of her beaded dress.

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THEIR STORY Charissa Ng (28 and a nonprofit development coordinator) and Jonny Svenningsen (29 and a tech startup customer success manager) studied French together long before they became a couple. In their college class, Charissa “learned that Jonny liked to ski, and he learned that I liked to go to the movies with friends.” Though the couple initially bonded over the language of love, they didn’t share that sentiment until years later. While wedding planning, the pair was living in Los Angeles but returned to their college roots for a celebration in Connecticut. — H N

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LO C A L B LO O M S “We’ve been getting flowers from Joy’s Flower Pot since we moved to the area—her unique style can’t be beat,” Charissa says.

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FRESH FLAVOR The couple’s wedding cake was an Asian-inspired green tea flavor topped with fondant and real flowers. KEY TO SUCCESS “Hiring a wedding planner was the best decision we made,” Charissa says. “Planning a tented outdoor wedding at a private property from 3,000 miles away is not exactly easy.” FINE DINING Tables were decorated with crystal bud vases and goblets, blue and white china, and flatware Charissa sourced from Sweden.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE A private residence, New Fairfield, CT PHOTOGRAPHY Athena Bludé Photography PLANNER & EVENT DESIGNER Maggie Brucker/Double G Events, Planning + Design FLOWERS Joy’s Flower Pot GOWN Tadashi Shoji, Fashion Show, Las Vegas SUIT Suitsupply; tie & pocket square: Bloomingdale’s WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Various HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup by Coco Tsang ENGAGEMENT RING Ring: heirloom; stone: Capri Jewelers WEDDING RINGS Capri Jewelers STATIONERY Rachel Mendelsohn/Studio Mendy FLATWARE ODDandRELOVED, Etsy.com RENTALS Abbey Tent & Party Rental; Gather and Lounge; Peak Event Services; Shindig Lighting; White Glove Rentals CAKE Silk Cakes OFFICIANT Arianna Demas MUSIC DJ: Sarah Van Buren/Stylus DJ Entertainment WELCOME BAG Assorted snacks & supplies: Amazon.com; cookies: Jonny’s sister TRANSPORTATION Gardella’s Elite Limousine Service HONEYMOON Mexico City GUESTS 80

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C O A S TA L PA L E T T E “Our wedding colors were inspired by the blue and green ocean shades often seen at the Tokeneke Club,” the pair says. “The bright pink accents were drawn from the sunsets.”

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THEIR STORY Taylor Willis (28 and head of global marketing and communications) and Andy McLaughlin (29 and an analyst) didn’t connect until a friend’s birthday party after college, but the duo later learned that they were actually in the same first grade class in Darien. The pair took it back to their hometown for their seaside soiree, which included elegant coastal details and sentimental touches (like their pup, Nellie, named for their shared alma mater, Bucknell University) woven into the celebration. — H N

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The couple swayed to “Only Wanna Be With You” by Hootie & the Blowfish, which they chose on trip after their engagement.

UNDERSTATED STYLE The reception centerpieces paired elegant orchids, greenery and succulents with pieces of raw driftwood to create a unique aesthetic. SEASIDE SIPS Guests enjoyed signature cocktails (including one aptly named You and Me G&T), while a Caribbean steel drum band played. LIGHT AND AIRY The reception venue boasted a retractable roof, so the couple opted for hanging greenery, which they say “helped the space feel natural and fluid.”

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Tokeneke Club, Darien, CT PHOTOGRAPHY Lindsay Madden Photography VIDEOGRAPHY NST Pictures PLANNER Laura Boulton Events, LLC FLOWERS Elegant Effects in Floral Design GOWN Amsale, New York City SUIT Suitsupply WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo; groomsmen: J.Crew HAIR Lanphier Spa & Salon MAKEUP Adam Shelton VEIL Amsale STATIONERY Save-the-dates: Prim Pretty Prints; invitations, programs & escort cards: Chatham & Caron; menus: South Paw & Co. RENTALS New England Tent Co. Inc.; Social Decor; TheSouthernBaby, Etsy.com CATERING Tokeneke Club CAKE Lovely Cakes DESSERTS Billy’s Bakery; Levain Bakery; Magnolia Bakery; Milk Bar; Paris Baguette; Zabar’s OFFICIANT Sarah Seelye MUSIC Ceremony: Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Company; reception: Sound House/Élan Artists DANCE LESSONS City Best Dance TRANSPORTATION Vitesse Worldwide HONEYMOON Australia & New Zealand GUESTS 250 HASHTAG #AndyTaysTheKnot

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A classic Colorado ski town channels its Scandinavian roots with a festive destination bash designed to embrace culture and style.

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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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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?

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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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Candid watercolors for you and your guests to take home from your special occasion.

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FALL modern moody

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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SUMMER posh palm springs

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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PRIORITIZE FIRST

THINK OF GUESTS

SCENT YOUR DAY

EMBRACE COLOR

Desirée Adams is the owner of Verve Event Co., based in upstate New York. Alongside her team, she helps couples enjoy planning modern, artful weddings and celebrations.

I always ask my couples what their must-haves are before putting together a budget for them. It all comes down to spending on what will have the biggest impact for your vision.

Although it’s your wedding, you’ll want to still prioritize your guests’ comfort and experience. Knowing they’re happy will help you avoid a lot of stress and anxiety.

For an easy way to personalize your wedding, try picking a signature scent. You can spray it onto your invitations for an added surprise, then diffuse it at your wedding.

I love to see couples move away from the standard white and green color palette toward something more bold, especially if it’s inspired by the season and local flowers.

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Stray from a sweet pink palette and let your bouquet wrap double as your “something blue.”

For an undone bunch made for a winding vineyard, ask your florist to focus on a loose shape and soft, pastel colors. Here, fluttery pink lisianthus and light purple clematis are paired with roses, white campanulas and sprigs of wispy greenery and vines. BOUQU ET BY P OPPIE S AND P OS IE S , P OPPIE SANDP OS IE S .COM

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Add dimension to a bouquet with sprawling feather ferns and curly garlic scapes.

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Channel the islands with a bright, energetic arrangement. Tropical picks, like ti leaves, pink anthurium and orchids, team with classic favorites ranunculus and garden roses for an accessible combo. Pink, peach, green and orange hues keep the palette playful.

Orchids are sturdy enough to stand up to warmer temps.

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t’s no secret that wedding food can sometimes feel a little one-note. But if the two of you are

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.

REAL EATS DIANE + JJ

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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

MARY + YANI

Spam musubi and handheld ahi tuna poke

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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.

Fried cheesecake bites with pistachio ice cream

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SETTLE ON A SERVING STYLE

PICK THE RIGHT RENTALS

SHARE THE MENU DEETS

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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Mangú, roasted pork and fried cheese

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Mini ham sandwiches with fresno pepper jelly

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

TIPS

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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BECCA DELMAN

DRAMA

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

BUDGET

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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?

‘I DOS’

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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.

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From left: Richmond handwoven brown area rug, from $39, Beachcrest Home, Wayfair.com; Sansur live edge wood end table, $200, and Ethan natural geometric wicker table lamp, $90, WorldMarket.com; Coral velvet fringe euro pillow, $30, Opalhouse, Target.com; Lush velvet pillow cover in Wasabi (similar), from $29, WestElm .com; Naples Sofa in Velvet Blush, $3,250, Wayfair.com; Nadia tasseled chenille pillow in Yellow, $58, Anthropologie .com; Chevron kilim throw pillow, $165, StFrank.com; Waffle weave throw in Rosette, $39, WestElm.com

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From left: Nyx metal bench in Gold, $470, Wade Logan, Wayfair.com; Sevilla Tile removable wallpaper, $40 per sheet, ChasingPaper.com; Round jute rug, from $128 for 5' diameter, Oakview pillow cover in Navy/Vintage Indigo, from $158 for 12x21", and Kemp pillow cover in Navy, from $158 for 12x21", SerenaandLily.com; Modern Vase #1 art print in Navy with natural raw wood frame, $198 for 18x24", Field and Sky, Minted .com; Willoughby mini diamond cotton throw in Nautical Blue, $26, Charlton Home, and Coggins classic woven knitted throw in Navy, $62, Alcott Hill, Wayfair.com; Turned wood leg standing planter, $179, WestElm.com

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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.

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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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ICYMI: The ’90s are back and better than ever. Cowl necklines (an unstructured style that drapes below the collarbone) are making a return in full force, appearing in both bridesmaid and wedding dress trends. This sultry silhouette goes hand in hand with another ’90s and early aughts favorite, the slip dress. You’ll love this look if you’re envisioning a chic, minimalistic aesthetic for your wedding party, or if you want your friends to wear lightweight, effortless dresses. From left: Amsale, BHLDN, The Dessy Group

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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.

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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

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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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Your gown and veil should be in harmony. For example, a lightweight dress works well with a veil that also feels airy, whereas a ball gown may require a more dramatic style.

If your dress has a train and you’re planning to wear a floor-length veil, make sure the veil extends far past the edge of your dress—you don’t want the veil and train competing.

If you’re going to wear your veil for the ceremony only, it’s a fun idea to swap in some pretty headpieces like embellished hair combs or clips for your reception look.

Have a portable steamer on hand the morning of your wedding to steam your veil—they tend to be more delicate than dresses and need to be steamed each time they are transported.

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OUNTDOWN There’s so much to do to plan your wedding— who’s got time to think of beauty? We do! Here’s your guide to looking fabulous in time for your day.

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START HERE!

The average engagement is just over a year. That gives you plenty of time to look like the best version of yourself before you walk down the aisle. Whether you’ve got major plans (adding six inches to your mane and overhauling your entire skin care regimen) or you just want to get your nails in shape and achieve an overall glow, it can be done— even while juggling all your other wedding to-dos. Follow our foolproof timeline to keep your beauty routine on track in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding.

5-6 MONTHS BEFORE

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Begin a stress-relief regimen. Reserve at least one night a week for some nonwedding fun or quiet time to regroup.

Want to grow out your hair or try a new color or cut? Talk to your stylist and start experimenting now.

Get serious about skin care: Begin a good cleansing and moisturizing program, and consider consulting a dermatologist or making appointments for monthly facials. TRY TH I S Goat Milk moisturizing cream, $50 for 1 oz., KateSomerville.com

1 WEEK BEFORE

3-4 MONTHS BEFORE If you don’t plan on using your regular hairstylist, schedule trials with potential candidates. Take pictures of hairstyles you like, as well as pictures of your veil or headpiece (if you have them). If you have your heart set on an updo, discuss with your stylist how long it will take to grow out your hair so it’s the right length for your desired look.

What you put in your body shows up on your face. Examine your eating habits, but don’t crash diet. Instead, stick to specific goals, like incorporating more whole grains and fruits and veggies into every meal.

Have consultations with potential makeup artists. Take pictures, then analyze them. Do your favorite features stand out? Do you still look like you?

Decide on a hair and makeup team and book them for your wedding date. Set up a day-of wedding schedule for yourself and your attendants.

GETTING CLOSER!

1-2 MONTHS BEFORE See your hairstylist for a trial run of potential ’dos. Don’t be afraid to speak up. Be vocal (but polite) about any tweaks you’d like to make.

Considering a faux glow? Now’s the time to test self-tanners or a spray tan. Think about the neckline of your dress, and whether you have tan lines to cover. TRY TH I S James Read Fool Proof bronzing mousse, $23, BlueMercury.com

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Studies show exercise can reduce stress. Jump-start your fitness routine with a trainer or consider yoga; the postures build lean muscle and are great tension relievers. You’ll feel better overall—no matter what challenges wedding planning throws your way.

Try to avoid overindulging in the bubbly at prewedding parties—too much alcohol can lead to dehydration and disrupted sleep.

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Get a final facial. Don’t do this any closer to your wedding date— give your skin time to bounce back from any irritation.

Splurge on a spa treatment like a massage, full-body scrub or some infrared sauna time. You deserve it.

Get a bikini wax and a final eyebrow shaping. Resist the temptation to try a new, fancy place and go to your regular waxer.

Confirm your wedding day beauty appointments. If you’re getting ready in a wedding suite, start figuring out the logistics for you and your attendants.

Exfoliate and moisturize your whole body. And, if you haven’t tried detoxifying dry brushing before, there’s no time like the present.

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Meet with your makeup artist for a trial run. Take note of the lipstick and concealer your artist uses and buy them for touchups. If you’re not hiring a pro, get a makeup tutorial at a department store and purchase the products you need so you have time to practice.

Remember to eat right. Load up on fruits and veggies, and nix the salt and junk. Drink lots of water to help keep your skin clear and glowing.

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Have your eyebrows professionally shaped, if you haven’t already. Your brows frame your face, and a little grooming goes a long way.

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Use an at-home face mask or get a facial. If you need extractions, make sure you do them 15 days before your wedding so your skin has time to settle down. TRY TH I S Supermud clearing mask, $59 for 1.7 oz., GlamGlow.com

Drink lots of water. Have we made ourselves perfectly clear?

Pack a day-of beauty kit with must-haves like lipstick, concealer, blotting papers, Q-tips, setting spray, tweezers, tissues, Advil, deodorant and Band-Aids. TRY TH I S Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, $15 for 1 oz., Ulta.com; Ultra Precision slant tweezer $35, Tweezerman.com

Gently exfoliate your skin (with products you’ve tried before) to amp up your wedding day glow.

YOU MADE IT!

ON YOUR WEDDING DAY Wash and style your hair for the rehearsal dinner—if you’re having one—and make sure to go superlight on conditioner so your locks don’t feel greasy the morning of.

Remember to fuel up with a healthy, protein-rich breakfast. It will keep you energized for the long day ahead.

2 WEEKS BEFORE

Get your hair and makeup done. Wear a robe or button-down shirt (one that matches the color of your gown, if possible, to get the right makeup color application) that can be easily removed.

Get your final haircut or trim. If you dye your hair, get a touch-up. No experimenting here—just stick to the look you love.

Cut down on beverages that stain teeth, like tea and coffee, and try a whitening toothpaste. You may also want to consider a bleaching treatment by a dentist, or use an over-thecounter whitening system.

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TRY TH I S The Body Exfoliator, $30, Necessaire.com

Have a professional pedicure and manicure. Pay close attention to your mani—you want to be #ringselfie ready.

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hat differentiates Bindle & Keep from other suiting companies or tailors? Bindle & Keep is by appointment

only, and we schedule two-hour windows for first fittings. This allows us to really get to know our clients before we measure them. We give our clients the time and space to express what they think will make them feel empowered. We’re also a body-positive company—without exception. We hope that doesn’t differentiate us, but we know that it’s not uncommon for tailors to have certain practices that make clients feel uncomfortable. For instance, some tailors charge based on how many yards of fabric they need in order to make a garment. Due to this, we’ve had clients who come in expecting us to charge them more for their suits because of their size; but that’s not something we do here. We understand OUR EXPERT that people have different bodies and different Rae Angelo Tutera is experiences in their bodies, but we don’t charge an LGBTQ+ advocate them differently for it. and partner at Bindle & Keep, a bespoke suiting company based out of Brooklyn, New York.

masculinizing or even neutralizing, we can do that. conditioned to think of suiting (like most things) We find our clients generally haven’t experienced in a binary way, so when clients come to us, they @raeangelotutera a garment that has an awareness of their body often still think of suiting in terms of ‘men’s’ (or and their presentation, and it can be comforting masculine) and ‘women’s’ (or feminine) suits. when they begin to understand that they control how their suit Because of this, the first step in our process is to basically will look and feel; it can actually help counteract some of the reprogram our clients’ way of thinking so we can retire the harm that’s been done to folks through our heteronormative myth that there are only two kinds of suits. culture and its corresponding retail spaces.

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How can the suiting process be different for someone who isn’t cisgender? It’s common for trans folks to have less experience

with suiting than cis folks. Retail spaces in general don’t make people of trans experience feel comfortable or welcome; it’s hard to trust the suits will do our bodies and genders justice— and worse, it’s hard to trust salespeople. We try to make our clients feel as comfortable and welcome as possible, and we make sure they know they can trust us with their bodies and their stories. There are a lot of things that can be done to help trans folks feel more at ease when they arrive for their first fitting. Many of our clients include their pronouns in their emails when they’re scheduling their fittings, so we make sure we use them. We are also mindful while measuring people’s bodies. Being measured is not the most comfortable thing for anyone—cis or trans—but we narrate what we’re doing, explain why we’re doing it, and make sure we’re both sensitive and efficient. We’ve also learned how to take measurements that make our garments perform the way our clients want them to, so if we have a client who says they want their suit to be feminizing or

TIME IT RIGHT

Similar to wedding dress shopping, the custom suiting process comes with its own unique timeline. Here’s what to expect.

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How far in advance should to-be-weds start shopping for a custom suit? We encourage clients to come to us about four

months before their wedding. After your first fitting, we’ll place your order. About 10 to 11 weeks later, we’ll invite you back for a second fitting, where you’ll try on your suit for the first time. More often than not, there are alterations required to get the perfect fit, which can add approximately a week or two to the whole process. Any tips on how to keep the process as stress-free as possible?

Folks need to be patient in order to have a bespoke suit made, given the turnaround is 10 to 11 weeks. That said, we suggest that you don’t schedule your first fitting too far in advance of your wedding date. Sometimes when clients come in, say, a year in advance of their day, they end up being worried that their body or their taste will change in the time that elapses between their first fitting and their wedding. It’s important to give yourself enough time to have your suit made and altered before you get married—but not too much time.

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WHEN YOU GET SOMETHING BESP OKE , YOU BUILD A R E L AT I O N S H I P W I T H A TA I LO R . T H E L I F E T I M E O F T H E S U I T. What can people expect to spend on a bespoke suit? Keep in mind that a bespoke garment is an investment: Our first tier is $895 for a custom suit, and ordering a vest adds an additional $298 to the total. Sometimes clients also don’t realize that getting a custom suit can make the imperfections in their offthe-rack dress shirts more obvious—for instance, when a jacket fits impeccably, it will make a collar look even looser than usual, or shirt sleeves look even longer than before. Typically, a custom shirt adds at least $155 to the total. That said, we don’t charge for alterations. Wedding dresses are notorious for having expensive alteration processes, so most folks expect to navigate the same thing with custom suits.

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How can those with a smaller budget minimize the cost of going custom? A contemporary look for weddings is to wear

a beautiful jacket with more neutral pants. If to-be-weds operating on a budget happen to own a pair of black or navy dress pants they love, they can then have a jacket custom made (starting at $596). Another contemporary look, especially now that so many people are having weddings set in the country, is to skip the jacket altogether and just wear a beautiful custom vest (ours start at $298). For folks who find that they have fairly good luck with offthe-rack suits, alterations are the key to making the garments look really polished. For example, you can get a suit on ASOS for about $200, and they have plus-size fits too. When you may not live near a store you feel comfortable browsing in, consider ordering suits in several sizes and trying them on in the privacy of your own home. If you don’t have a tailor, ask a friend—it’s likely they know someone they trust. What’s the best way to navigate physical changes (top surgery, weight loss or hormone replacement therapy) when choosing wedding attire? I can speak from personal experience here—

I was measured for my first suit before I had top surgery. What I learned from being measured with a binder before top surgery is that I actually got the same measurement pre-op wearing a binder as I did post-op. Therefore, compressing the chest can be helpful for taking measurements when someone is pre-op. Even though I felt like the measurements would change dramatically after top surgery, they didn’t.

1 M O N T H O U T Second fitting. Try on your suit or tux and discuss any additional alterations with your tailor.

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When folks go on hormone replacement therapy, or gain or lose a significant amount of weight, it’s hard to anticipate exactly how their bodies will change, and exactly how their experiences in their bodies will change. We remind clients that we can only measure the body they have. That said, we understand that bodies shift—it’s part of being human— and we’ve learned how to anticipate shifts. We’ve learned a lot about how to construct our garments to make them as adaptable as possible, and our seamstress is extraordinarily talented when it comes to doing alterations. In terms of weight gain or loss, we can usually only work within a 15-pound margin. We suggest that to-be-weds get their wedding attire as close to their wedding as possible, that way their garments will be aligned with their bodies. What are the pros of going bespoke versus buying off the rack? Are there any pros specifically for trans or nonbinary folks?

Some people do have good luck with off-the-rack suiting, but many find themselves feeling limited—or worse, unseen by the options they come across in the retail landscape. Generally speaking, off-the-rack men’s suiting is hypermasculine and off-the-rack women’s suiting is hyper-feminine. Even if folks shopping in that landscape do feel like these suiting options make sense for their genders, it’s rare that they actually fit. We have no control over how narrow or wide the shoulders of off-the-rack suits are. If the shoulders are too narrow, the wearer feels trapped; if the shoulders are too broad, the wearer’s shoulders end up looking sloped because there’s nothing to hold up the edges of the jacket. When you get something bespoke, you build a relationship with your tailor. Whenever your body or your tastes shift, you can reach out to us to let us know. We alter our suits for the lifetime of the suit. Therefore, a bespoke suit often has a longer lifetime than an off-the-rack suit. What are some ways to personalize a suit or tux? Our clients design their whole suit, from macro-decisions, like the fabric it’s made from, to micro-decisions, like the color of the piping that separates the lining from the fabric of the jacket. We also offer monograms on custom shirts, and something sweet that people do is get their wedding date embroidered on their cuffs. Some folks will opt for a traditional tux, but will mix it up with bright colors (rather than classic black or blue) or will add a velvet jacket. A lot of clients bring in fabric from a family member’s wedding dress or a loved one’s handkerchief and ask that we sew it into their jacket as a tribute—that’s my favorite way to add a personal touch.

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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

2004

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 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 New York Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In New York, the legal age for marriage is 18. Applicants under 18 must have parents present. Residency is not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together and bring proper form of identification. There is a 24-hour waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 60 days in the state of New York only. Blood tests and other health requirements are not needed. If previously married, you must bring a copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. Fees are typically between $35 and $40, and methods of payment vary. In New York, you can apply for a marriage license from any town or city clerk; below is a list of various locations in the state of New York, which are all open Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Bronx

Dutchess County

Orange County

Rockland County

Brooklyn

Manhattan

Putnam County

Staten Island

851 Grand Concourse 161st St., Rm. B131 Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 590-5307 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Municipal Building 210 Joralemon St., Rm. 205 Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 802-4107 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Columbia County

City Clerk 520 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534 (518) 828-1030 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. closes 4 p.m. Jul. and Aug.

Town Clerk 1 Overocker Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 485-3620 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Municipal Building 141 Worth St. New York, NY 10013 (212) 669-2400 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Nassau County

Town Clerk 1 Washington St., Fl. 1 Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 489-5000 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Town Clerk 41 Webster Ave. Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 294-6250 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Town Clerk 25 Sybil’s Crossing Kent, NY 10512 (845) 225-2067 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Queens

Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Blvd., Rm. X001 Kew Gardens, NY 11424 (718) 286-2846 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Clarkstown Town Clerk 10 Maple Ave. New City, NY 10956 (845) 639-2010 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sullivan County

Town of Thompson Clerk 4052 Rte. 42 Monticello, NY 12701 (845) 794-2500 x302 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Borough Hall 10 Richmond Ter., Rm. 311 Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 816-2290 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ulster County

Suffolk County

Westchester County

Town Clerk 116 Hampton Rd. Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 287-5740 8:30 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.

Town Clerk 1 Town Hall Drive Lake Katrine, NY 12449 (845) 382-2455 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Office of the City Clerk 40 S. Broadway, Rm. 107 Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 377-6020 9 a.m. – 3:15 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. PUBLICATION

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Daily News

(212) 210-2100 Attn: Down The Aisle 4 New York Plaza, Fl. 7 New York, NY 10004

Contact information for the bride and groom must be received at least one week before the desired publication date. Accepted up to six months after wedding. Will be featured on a space-available basis.

Form: No Call or send in contact information, including the date, time, location of the wedding and a daytime phone number.

There is no charge for this service.

New York Times

(212) 556-7321 Attn: Society News 620 8th Ave. New York, NY 10018

Priority will be given to announcementsreceived at least six weeks prior to the wedding date. There is no guarantee your announcement will be posted.

Form: No Requests must be typed and include the ceremony date and time, schooling and occupations, plus residences and occupations of couple’s parents.

There is no charge for this service.

Poughkeepsie Journal

(845) 471-7355 Attn: Classified Dept. PO Box 1231 Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Must submit the Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday publication date.

Form: Yes

Cost is $10 per inch and $25 for a color photo.

Staten Island Advance

(718) 981-1234 x2236 Attn: Weddings 950 Fingerboard Rd. Staten Island, NY 10305

Announcements must be received one week before the wedding date.

Form: Yes

Cost is $25 for a color photo, and free for black-and-white.

White Plains Journal News

(914) 696-8231 Attn: Celebrations 1 Gannett Dr. White Plains, NY 10604

Must submit Thursday at 10 a.m. prior to the desired Sunday publication date.

Form: Optional; available online. Photos will only print in blackand-white.

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make it legal Connecticut Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Connecticut, the legal age for marriage is 18. Couples under 18 must have parental consent. Residency is not required, but both the bride and groom must apply for the license in the town where the ceremony will take place. Some towns will require proof of age via valid photo ID and/or birth certificate. There is no waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 65 days in the town where it was acquired. If previously married, you must know the date of divorce or death. The marriage license fee is $30 with an additional charge, which varies, for each certified copy. Payments vary by office. Offices are open Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted. Please call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY FAIRFIELD COUNTY Bridgeport Office of Vital Records 999 Broad St. Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 576-7445 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Danbury

Town Clerk 155 Deer Hill Ave. Danbury, CT 06810 (203) 797-4531 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-Th.

Fairfield

Town Clerk 611 Old Post Rd. Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 256-3090 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Greenwich

Town Clerk 101 Field Point Rd. Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 622-7869 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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New Fairfield

Town Clerk 4 Brush Hill Rd. New Fairfield, CT 06812 (203) 312-5616 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-Th.; 8:30 a.m. - noon, F

Newtown

Town Clerk 3 Primrose St. Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 270-4210 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Norwalk

Town Clerk 125 East Ave., Rm. 102 Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 854-7746 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-W, F; 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Th.

Stamford

Town Clerk 888 Washington Blvd., Fl. 1 Stamford, CT 06901 (203) 977-4054 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Trumbull

Town Clerk 5866 Main St., Fl. 1 Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 452-5035 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

HARTFORD COUNTY East Granby

Hartford

Vital Records 550 Main St., Rm. 103 Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 757-9690 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Manchester

Town Clerk 41 Center St. Manchester, CT 06040 (860) 647-3037 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Britain

Town Clerk 9 Center St. East Granby, CT 06026 (860) 653-6528 8 a.m. - noon, 1 - 4 p.m., M-Th.; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., F

Town Clerk 27 W. Main St., Rm. 109 New Britain, CT 06051 (860) 826-3344 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., M-W, F; 8:15 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. (last Thursday of each month)

East Hartford

Newington

Town Clerk 740 Main St. East Hartford, CT 06108 (860) 291-7235 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F; 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., first & third Th.

Enfield

Town Clerk 820 Enfield St. Enfield, CT 06082 (860) 253-6440 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Town Clerk 131 Cedar St. Newington, CT 06111 (860) 665-8545 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Simsbury

Town Clerk 933 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT 06070 (860) 658-3243 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., M; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., T-F

South Windsor

Town Clerk 1 Monteith Dr. Farmington, CT 06032 (860) 675-2380 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Town Clerk 1540 Sullivan Ave. South Windsor, CT 06074 (860) 644-2511 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Glastonbury

Southington

Farmington

Town Clerk 2155 Main St. Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 652-7616 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m (appointments requested)

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Town Clerk 75 Main St. Southington, CT 06489 (860) 276-6211 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-W, F; 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Th.

LITCHFIELD COUNTY Goshen

Town Clerk 42C North St. Goshen, CT 06756 (860) 491-3647 9 a.m. - noon, 1 - 4 p.m., M-Th.; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., F (or by appointment)

Litchfield

Town Clerk 74 West St. Litchfield, CT 06759 (860) 567-7561 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Hartford

Town Clerk 530 Main St. New Hartford, CT 06057 (860) 379-5037 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., M, T, Th.; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., W; 8 a.m. - noon, F

New Milford

Town Clerk 10 Main St. New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 355-6020 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Preston

Town Clerk 389 Rte. 2 Preston, CT 06365 (860) 887-5581 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., T, W, F; 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Th.

Torrington

City Clerk 140 Main St. Torrington, CT 06790 (860) 489-2236 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., M-W; 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Th.; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., F

MIDDLESEX COUNTY Chester

Town Clerk 203 Middlesex Ave. Chester, CT 06412 (860) 526-0013 x511 9 a.m. - noon, 1 - 4 p.m., M, W, Th.; 9 a.m. - noon, 1 - 7 p.m., T; 9 a.m. - noon, F

East Haddam

Town Clerk 7 Main St. East Haddam, CT 06423 (860) 873-5027 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., M, W, Th.; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., T; 9 a.m. - noon, F

Haddam

Town Clerk 30 Field Park Dr. Haddam, CT 06438 (860) 345-8531 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., M-W; 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Th.; 8:30 a.m. - noon, F

Middletown

Town Clerk 245 deKoven Dr. Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 344-3459 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Old Saybrook

Town Clerk 302 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (860) 395-3135 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NEW HAVEN COUNTY Cheshire

Town Clerk 84 S. Main St. Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 271-6601 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

East Haven

Town Clerk 250 Main St. East Haven, CT 06512 (203) 468-3201 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hamden

Town Clerk 2750 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06518 (203) 287-7112 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Meriden

City Clerk 142 E. Main St., Rm. 124 Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 630-4030 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Milford

City Clerk 70 W. River St. Milford, CT 06460 (203) 783-3210 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Haven

Vital Statistics 165 Church St., Rm. 154 New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 946-8084 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

North Haven

Town Clerk 18 Church St. North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 239-5321 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wallingford

Town Clerk 45 S. Main St., Rm. 108 Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 294-2145 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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make it legal Connecticut Marriage License Requirements WHERE TO APPLY NEW LONDON COUNTY Colchester

Town Clerk 127 Norwich Ave., Ste. 101 Colchester, CT 06415 (860) 537-7215 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F; 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Th.

Groton

Town Clerk 45 Fort Hill Rd. Groton, CT 06340 (860) 441-6640 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ledyard

Town Clerk 741 Colonel Ledyard Hwy. Ledyard, CT 06339 (860) 464-3257 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New London

City Clerk 181 State St. New London, CT 06320 (860) 447-5205 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Old Lyme

Town Clerk 52 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT 06371 (860) 434-1605 x221 9 a.m. - noon, 1 - 4 p.m.

Stonington

Town Clerk 152 Elm St. Stonington, CT 06378 (860) 535-5060 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

TOLLAND COUNTY Ellington

Town Clerk 55 Main St. Ellington, CT 06029 (860) 870-3105 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., M; 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., T– Th.; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., F

Tolland

Town Clerk 21 Tolland Green Tolland, CT 06084 (860) 871-3630 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M–W; 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Th. Closed Friday

Union

Town Clerk 1043 Buckley Hwy. Union, CT 06076 (860) 684-3770 9 a.m. – noon, T, Th.; 9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 3 p.m., W

Vernon

Town Clerk 14 Park Pl. Vernon, CT 06066 (860) 870-3662 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M–W; 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Th.; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., F

WINDHAM COUNTY Killingly

Town Clerk 172 Main St., Fl. 1 Danielson, CT 06239 (860) 779-5307 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at help@theknot.com.

make it known Connecticut 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.

CONTACT

TIME CONSTRAINTS

GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

Connecticut Post

(203) 333-0161 Attn: Weddings 410 State St. Bridgeport, CT 06604

Submit no later than two months after wedding date.

Form: Yes; available online. Must be typed or printed in ink.

The fee is $32.

Danbury News-Times

(203) 731-3338 333 Main St. Danbury, CT 06810

Announcements are published on Saturdays on a space-available basis.

Form: Yes; email to brides@newtimes.com.

There is no charge for this service.

Fairfield Citizen-News

(203) 255-4561 Attn: Living Editor 220 Carter Henry Dr. Fairfield, CT 06824

Announcements are published on a spaceavailable basis. The bride or groom must be a resident or previous resident.

Form: No

There is no charge for this service.

Greenwich Time

(203) 625-4400 Attn: Wedding Announcements 1455 E. Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 06870

Submissions are accepted up to six months after the wedding date.

Form: Yes; email to scott.gargah@scni.com.

There is no charge for this service.

Hartford Courant

(860) 241-6232 Attn: Weddings 285 Broad St. Hartford, CT 06115

Information must be received no later than 10 days prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; call to request a form or go online.

Fees start at $105.

Manchester Journal Inquirer

(860) 646-0500 c/o Living Dept. Attn: Weddings PO Box 510 Manchester, CT 06045

Information must be received by the Wednesday morning prior to the desired Friday publication.

Form: Yes

The $49 set price includes a photo.

New Britain Herald

(860) 225-4601 Attn: Social Editor 1 Herald Sq. New Britain, CT 06051

Submissions are accepted up to nine months after the wedding date. Announcements are published Monday-Saturday, when space is available.

Form: No

There is no charge for this service.

New Haven Register

(203) 777-3278 Attn: Weddings & Engagements 40 Sargent Dr. New Haven, CT 06511

Information must be received by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Brief announcements (8 column inches) are $40, and $20 per additional inch. Add a photo for $10.

Willimantic Chronicle

(860) 423-8466 x3342 Attn: Editorial PO Box 148 Willimantic, CT 06226

Submissions are accepted up to six months after the wedding date. Announcements are published on a space-available basis.

Form: Yes; available online.

There is no charge for this service.

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The Edge Salon & Spa

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The Eleven

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620 Loft & Garden

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Fourteen-Forty

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A.E. Kieren Illustration

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Fox Hollow

139

Above

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The Garden City Hotel

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Allegria Hotel

171

The Garrison

127

Amarante’s Sea Cliff

99

Glen Island Harbour Club

19

Atlantis Banquets + Events

15

Grand Oaks Country Club

147

Bay Ridge Manor

27

Great River Golf Club

95

Beautiful Bride Events

161

Harbor Links

73

Bombshell Graphics

50

Heritage Hotel

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Brecknock Hall

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The Highlands

127

The Carltun

81

Housing Works Bookstore

153

Celebrate at Snug Harbor

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I Know You Can Dance

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Chateau Briand

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Indian Ridge Preserve

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City Winery

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