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Feel the love and leave the stress behind when you decide to have your perfect wedding at the Holiday Inn Scranton East, Dunmore, PA ERIC ALDUEY

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THE MERION has been South Jersey’s premier catering and special events facility for over 50 years. During its most recent renovations, The Merion has incorporated exquisite and classical European designs. Its marbleized columns, grand spiral staircase, and cathedral hallways will leave you breathless. The Merion has continually been acclaimed for its delectable and exceptional cuisine at every event. Accompanied by professional white-gloved service, every detail is tastefully considered to make your special occasion a memorable one. Your place or ours!

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IN THIS ISSUE

FALL/ WINTER

2020 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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ASK THE KNOT SQUAD

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TRENDING

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VENUE SCOUT

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EXPERT ADVICE

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MARRIAGE LICENSES AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

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LAST LOOK

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CHRIS CRAYMER

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FOREVER IS JUST BEGINNING

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CONTENTS

REAL WEDDINGS 59

R ACHEL + DREW September 7, Tyler Hill

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CHRISTINA + RICARDO

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May 4, Manchester

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ALISHA + GR AHAM May 4, Pittsburgh

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MAEVE + ZACH November 3, Pittsburgh

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STYLE + PLANNING 97

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

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GR ACE + MICHAEL

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

October 12, Philadelphia

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CARRIE + SHANE September 20, Winterthur, DE

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MICHELLE + JOHN May 25, Waverly

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JUSTIN + MIKEY September 1, Glen Mills

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THINGS WE’RE LOVING IN 2020

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

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Photograph courtesy of Brittani Elizabeth Photography.

Bring your dream wedding to life with Omni Hotels & Resorts. From sunset ceremonies nestled in Pennsylvania’s picturesque Allegheny Mountains to historic ballroom parties exuding the urban elegance of Pittsburgh, our

O M NI H O T E L S . C O M

destinations provide the perfect setting for your perfect day.

OM NI B E D FOR D SP R INGS R ESO RT ∙ O M NI WILLIAM P ENN H OT EL

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CONTENTS

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THE DEETS ON SWEETS Our guide to everything wedding cakes has you covered.

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

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YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED Editor Louis Baragona answers top wedding planning questions.

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY

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Let your style soar with gorgeous engagement rings and bands.

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

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

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COURT OF LOVE

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RINGS: JOHNNY MILLER; FLOWERS: SARAH ANNE WARD

Break the fashion rules with fun details and unexpected silhouettes.

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Photo by Amber Martin

Inspired by the majestic tree

that stands tall over the field behind our large ballroom, The Willows is an enchanted venue not to be missed. The twisting branches and dancing leaves of the curly willow that is our namesake capture the breeze that sweeps over the surrounding hills of Lancaster County. Tucked away in the rolling fields, you can host a cozy intimate party or a large celebration in our charmed space full of roaring fireplaces and lofty ceilings. It’s more than an event space—it’s a storied destination within a beautiful landscape. When you see the willow, you know you’ve made it.

Photo by Susie Herwig Photography

Photo by Jeremy Hess

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HOST YOUR WEDDING EVENT AT PNC PARK Our unique venues are available for wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, anniversary parties and engagement parties. Each venue offers a captivating view of downtown Pittsburgh, world-class cuisine, multimedia capabilities, and accommodates up to 250 guests.

AVAILABLE VENUES Hyundai Club | Jim Beam Left Field Lounge | Keystone Corner | Gunner’s Lounge | Club 3000 | Business Center

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In love with our gorgeous cover outfits? Check out more fashion-forward styles for your wedding day and beyond at TheKnot.com/fashion.

COVER Dress in sizes up to 20, price upon request, Viktor-Rolf.com; shoes, $975, JimmyChoo.com

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

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

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.

The New York City Marriage Bureau in downtown Manhattan hosts tens of thousands of weddings. A ceremony costs just $25 and requires no reservations.

BEHIND THE SCENES: COURTESY OF AUDREE KATE LOPEZ; COURTHOUSE ICON: PEDRO SANTOS/NOUN PROJECT

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COVER Suit in sizes up to 32, $2,517, JustinAlexander .com; earrings, $75, KennethJayLane .com; engagement ring, price upon request, Lauren Addison.com

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Minutes from the heart of Philadelphia, the newly renovated Waterfall is one of Delaware’s most elegant catering facilities, featuring two exquisite ballrooms that accommodate parties of up to 500 people. Come see the grand hallway, blown-glass chandeliers and ceiling décor above the marble flooring.

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INTRIGUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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KRISTINA GWYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Kristen Maxwell Cooper

E XECUTIVE E D ITO R

Lauren Kay

S E NI O R FA S HI O N & B E AUT Y E D ITO R S E NI O R S T YLE & PL ANNIN G E D ITO R RE AL WE D D IN G S E D ITO R J U NI O R D E S I G NE R RE AL WE D D IN G S D E S I G NE RS A S S I S TANT E D ITO R , RE S E ARCH CO NTRIB UTIN G PH OTO D IREC TO R CO NTRIB UTIN G ART D IREC TO R CO NTRIB UTIN G PH OTO E D ITO R

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Shelley Brown Alyssa Longobucco Louis Baragona Emma Gray Pitt Kasey Schroeder, Kate Richter Sharlyn Pierre Sarah Rozen Michele Parrella Kristi Drago-Price

PRO D U C TI O N PRO D U C TI O N MANAG E R Jesse Hardy S E NI O R G R APHI C D E S I G NE R Katie Hover G R APHI C D E S I G NE R Nicole Daberkow PH OTO PRO D U C TI O N MANAG E R Carly Steier CO NTE NT E D ITO R Lois Brunnert Bethune

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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THE S TU D I O @ THE K N OT WO RLDWID E E D ITO RIAL D IREC TO R Elizabeth Roehrig E XECUTIVE PRO D U CE R Joanna Dedvukaj D E PUT Y E D ITO R Kate Traverson INTEG R ATE D PRO D U CE R Alexandra Vicino S E NI O R E D ITO R Cassie Kreitner S E NI O R MANAG E R , CRE ATIVE MARK ETIN G S O LUTI O N S Jessica Bendes SALE S MARK ETIN G A S S O CIATE MANAG E R Jolie Klein A S S I S TANT MANAG IN G E D ITO R Kelsey Paine S E NI O R D E S I G NE R Amanda Kocis Gallagher A S S O CIATE PRO D U CE R Claire Flanagan

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D I G I TA L DOWNLOAD Get even more ideas on TheKnot.com/pennsylvania and at @TheKnot on social.

Real Weddings

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From the start, Courtney and Heta made sure their Philadelphia Distilling wedding happened on their terms. Exhibit A: Heta rocked an eye-catching burgundy suit, while Courtney chose a sleek, keyhole back gown. The couple skipped reception speeches and heavy décor to focus on other priorities. “Our main focus was good food, good drinks and lots of dancing,” Heta says.

BEST OF WEDDINGS

LOCAL LOWDOWN

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

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

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Browse some bling, or snap a selfie with your sparkler. @courtneynicolebrannan

Post pics of your fave gifts, or get ideas for your registry asks. @tedandchelsea

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Keep up with everything weddings by following along with The Knot on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. You’ll get tons of tips and tricks to help with your planning journey, plus ideas and inspiration, the latest nuptial news and so much more.

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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. 160 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. 97)

BAND TOGETHER FANCY FOOTWORK

I loved this bride’s genius solution to include her crowd-shy rescue dogs in the wedding. (p. 42)

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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. 133)

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

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

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TOOLS

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

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Meet with your officiant to discuss the details and attend prewedding counseling, if required.

Plan your rehearsal dinner, after-party and morning-after brunch.

Have final attire fittings and arrange for dress and/or suit pickup.

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Select invites, thank-you notes and other stationery. If you place one order, you may snag a discount.

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TOOLS

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homebodies or always looking for an excuse to dress up and hit the dance floor? Your wedding should be a true reflection of who you are, so let your personalities lead your style.

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every to-do. Really. It’s also totally okay to ask for assistance from your crew or your wedding VIPs—they want to help!

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

PLANNING WITH We’re here for you, every step of the way. Now, let’s get you married.

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SHARE THE LOVE

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PICK YOUR PAPER

DO SOME SHOPPING

We love a good meet-cute. Share your proposal story with us at HowTheyAsked.com

We’ve got 10-plus titles full of advice, inspo and DIY crafts to bring your day to life. TheKnot.com/books

Customize everything from save-the-dates to invites for your wedding at Elli.com.

Find personalized décor, favors and wedding party gifts at TheKnotShop.com

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TOOLS

Take our Style Quiz in the app and we’ll help you create your very own Wedding Vision board. Use it to plan your #bestdayever.

PROS

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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LO O K FO R

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.

LIGHT BULB: HEADSOFBIRDS/NOUN PROJECT; MAGNIFYING GLASS: LINSEED STUDIO/NOUN PROJECT; IDEAS: CREATIVE STALL/NOUN PROJECT; COLOR PALETTE: OLGA/NOUN PROJECT; TARGET: PRIME ICONS/NOUN PROJECT; LIST: ALEX MURAVEV/NOUN PROJECT

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ADVICE

Q+A

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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Art Director

Find more advice on THE K N OT WE D D IN G PL ANNE R APP

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MODERN MOMENTS. TIMELESS TRADITIONS.

A blend of history, tradition and modern style, The Warwick Rittenhouse Square is the perfect place for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Make your moment unforgettable.

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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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TRENDING

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

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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TRENDING

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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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

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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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PEARL POWER SWEET SCENT

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GLOW UP

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Clutch, $950, EKRDesigns.com

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STEVEN DRAY PHOTOGRAPHY; 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.

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FLOWERS WALK US THROUGH YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT WITH A COUPLE. We generally start with a phone consultation to get the ball rolling and make sure we’re a good fit. From there, a general proposal is sent. Once a date is secured, we typically have multiple email exchanges throughout the year, making any updates and fine-tunings as needed. If we’ve not already met face to face, we love to get a meeting scheduled before the wedding to go over any last-minute details.

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Blush and burgundy are still sticking around, and I have several colorful weddings coming up. Beyond that, dyed, bleached or painted grasses are making headway even more. While I prefer to use natural products in their natural form, it’s definitely fun to find alternatives to get the same look.

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9.7 | TYLER HILL

Rachel + Drew

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THEIR STORY Rachel Waxman (29 and an entrepreneur) and Drew Seid (34 and a senior consultant) knew early on that they wanted a campthemed wedding, but also knew their families would appreciate something a bit more formal. After finding Tyler Hill, which allowed the couple’s guests a camp experience without having to rough it in nature, the pair planned a day that combined both fun and formality. Case in point: The duo not only covered the camp in brightly colored flowers and ribbons, but also made things official with a tradition-rich Jewish ceremony. — LO U I S BAR AGO NA

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STATIONERY Rachel and Drew’s playful paper goods provided a preview of their day’s palette, packing a punch with bright shades of green, yellow, blue and pink—and explaining just what outdoor essentials guests should pack for the rustic-meets-modern affair. SHOE GAME Rachel slipped into a pair of glittery pink, party-ready platform heels for the reception. “I wanted our day to be classy, but still a fun party, so my outfit had to reflect that,” she says.

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CAKE The inside of Rachel and Drew’s dessert mirrored its colorful exterior: The couple cut into a cake complete with layers of funfetti and sprinkles. TABLESCAPES Guests sat at monochromatic tables topped with matching tonal décor, including bud vases, menus and glassware. SQUAD Rachel’s ladies rocked navy-blue mid-length dresses and carried colorful flower hoops that echoed the day’s other bright monochromatic elements.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Tyler Hill Camp, Tyler Hill PHOTOGRAPHY Marisa Rebecca and John Awad/ Redfield Photography VIDEOGRAPHY New Pace Wedding Films PLANNER & EVENT DESIGN Clover Event Co. FLOWERS RAM Floral GOWN Dear Heart, Lovely Bride, Philadelphia SUIT Suitsupply WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Various HAIR & MAKEUP Danielle Paquette/Exclusive Stylist ENGAGEMENT RING L. Priori Jewelry WEDDING RINGS Rachel: Sarah Elizabeth Jewelry; Drew: family heirloom STATIONERY Clover Event Co. RENTALS Chippy White Table; Events Unlimited Tent & Party Rentals CATERING Early Bird Cookery; bartending: Party Host Helpers CAKE & DESSERTS Electric City Bakehouse OFFICIANT Cantor Rebecca Robins MUSIC Stella Ruze; after-party: The Wet Bandits FAVORS Clover Event Co. TRANSPORTATION Pocono Transportation HONEYMOON Crete & Santorini, Greece GUESTS 225 HASHTAG #SheSeidYes

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Christina + Ricardo

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THEIR STORY Christina Varela (27 and a physician) and Ricardo Diaz (34 and the owner of a digital marketing agency) may have said “I do” in Pennsylvania, but the couple wanted their vows to transport guests to a whole other continent. “Our theme was based on romantic European gardens,” Christina says. The invites, complete with calligraphy and a wax seal monogram, served as a preview of the day’s vibe, and the Historic Shady Lane venue brought the elegance on the day-of. Postreception, the pair set off on their next journey—a honeymoon in South Africa and surprise helicopter ride in Seychelles. — LB

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SWEETHEART TABLE Christina and Ricardo marked their seats with an overflowing installation of ferns, eucalyptus, peonies, roses and more. SIGNATURE SIPS Partygoers chose between two aptly titled drinks: The Extrovert, Ricardo’s choice, made of green-tea-infused Jameson and The Introvert, Christina’s creation of Tito’s and prosecco, topped with a lavender sprig. RECEPTION Guests dined at tables decorated with pastel-blue tablecloths, greenery runners and white taper candles. Greenery also hung from chandeliers overhead. “Our florist did an incredible job filling the tent with flowers,” Christina says. At night, string lights brightened the room. “It felt like dancing under the stars.”

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FIRST DANCE Christina and Ricardo kicked off the party with “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle. “One night when Ricky was visiting, we turned on this song to see how we felt about it,” Christina says. “We both teared up and knew it was our song.” DESSERTS Guests grabbed doughnuts, cookies and other treats from the pair’s spread. SQUAD Christina’s ladies wore gowns in various shades of gray. “It was important to me that everyone felt beautiful, so I let them choose,” she says.

Christina + Ricardo’s

WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Historic Shady Lane, Manchester PHOTOGRAPHY Lauren and Tim Fair/ Lauren Fair Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Steven Sagues/Above the Norm Productions PLANNER & EVENT DESIGN Mandy Stahl/Peachy Keen Event Rentals and Design FLOWERS Petals with Style GOWN Willowby by Watters, Bridal Garden, Marlton, NJ TUXEDO ChazMaTazz Formalwear, Toms River, NJ WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Azazie.com; groomsmen: ChazMatazz Formalwear HAIR Dommie Cole Studio MAKEUP Divya Bhawnani ENGAGEMENT RING CvB Inspired Design WEDDING RINGS Zales STATIONERY Invitations: Jen Simpson Design; table seating chart, welcome sign & custom monogram: The Confetti Home RENTALS A & R Rental Center; Country Creek Farmhouse Tables; Peachy Keen Event Rentals and Design CATERING, CAKE & DESSERTS Tasteful Occasions CAKE TOPPER Petals with Style OFFICIANT Bishop Philip M. Bonaparte MUSIC Taylor Courtney/Bring on the Bash FAVORS The Donut Shoppe at Jim’s Farmers’ Market TRANSPORTATION Premiere #1 Limousine Service HONEYMOON Seychelles; South Africa GUESTS 106 HASHTAG #RickTina2019

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FA S H I O N “I wanted to wear something glam and fun,” Alisha says of her custom look by Anomalie. “I’m a fan of fringe—it has art deco vibes but is still very modern.” Graham complemented her ultra-cool aesthetic in an ice-blue suit.

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THEIR STORY Six years after their first date on a tennis court, Graham Cohen (30 and an orthopedic surgery resident) brought his relationship with Alisha Johns (27 and a commercial photographer and creative director) full-circle, proposing on the grounds of Wimbledon with a tennis ball that housed the ring. That level of playfulness came through at their “California FUN-shine” wedding, which featured sporty details and tropical touches that echoed the colorful, laid-back lifestyle the California-based pair has come to love from their home state. — LO I S B RU N N E RT B ETH U N E

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A tiered white cake got a lively touch thanks to a custom sprinkle mix that Alisha currated to match the day’s color palette.

FLOWERS Alisha’s aunt, a florist, sourced tropical leaves and blooms like pink anthurium and proteas to achieve the bride’s colorful and clean aesthetic. DÉCOR The pair aced their signage with a custom neon installation over the bar. COLOR Pops of pink, yellow and mint brought energy to the palette, showing up in the desserts, stationery and place settings. Alisha even wore a rose-gold bangle engraved with their engagement site coordinates.

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TREATS In addition to cake, the couple served up a Pittsburgh cookie table. Having dietary restrictions of her own, Alisha made sure to include gluten-free and vegan goodies. FUN FETE Witty floor decals lined the hallway leading to the main event space. “It was fun to see our guests enjoying the details we put together: posing in the photo booth, eating cotton candy, running through the ribbon installs and playing with bubble guns on the dance floor—that was the true joy.”

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Alisha + Graham’s

WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh PHOTOGRAPHY Elizabeth Burgi Photography VIDEOGRAPHY TSI Video Productions PLANNER Olive & Rose Events; balloon installation design: Encore Event Design; balloon supplier: Anagram Balloons FLOWERS Nancy Mele (Alisha’s aunt) GOWN Anomalie.com SUIT Bonobos WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Various HAIR Philip Pelusi MAKEUP Adrienne Pace HEADPIECE Twigs & Honey ENGAGEMENT RING Monti Jewelers WEDDING RINGS Blue Nile STATIONERY Invitations & menus: Mixbook.com; hand lettering: Amy Tangerine; escort cards: DIY; neon sign: Brite Lite Tribe RENTALS CV Linens; Event Source CATERING Pasta Too CAKE Oakmont Bakery CAKE TOPPER Bracket DESSERTS Bethel Bakery; Gluuteny Bakery; Leslie Perlow Desserts; Nancy B’s Bakery; Oakmont Bakery OFFICIANT Jaco van Niekirk (friend) MUSIC Vocalist: Camille van Niekirk; DJ Tim Harris OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Photo booth: Lux Photobooth; FUN balloon sign: The Creative Heart Studio FAVORS Sarris Candies HONEYMOON Greece & Italy GUESTS 140 HASHTAG #LishAndGraham

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11.3 | PITTSBURGH

Maeve + Zach

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ACCESSORIES Maeve crafted Zach’s boutonniere from a silk poppy and dried flowers, then wore his lategrandmother’s stole and an elegant updo to complete her own old Hollywood– inspired bridal look.

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AT T I R E Maeve chose a sequined champagnecolored tulle dress, while Zach rocked a gray herringbone three-piece suit.

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THEIR STORY On her grandparents’ anniversary, Maeve Sattler (28) self-united with Zach Zafris (28) in an intimate ceremony at Zach’s family’s church. In the year following, the couple took their time planning a boisterous affair for 200 at the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh—complete with help from the final Harry Potter book. “We asked ourselves, ‘How would our wedding look if we were characters in that world?’ and let that inspire our vision, since most of our décor was DIY,” Maeve says. The final touch? Maeve repurposed her original bouquet of dried flowers and handmade gold paper stars for her big bash. — LB B

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Paper fortune tellers were printed with a welcome message and quotes about love from Maeve and Zach’s favorite books and movies.

VENUE The hotel’s gym (a former YMCA) set the stage for the lunch reception. For a festive touch, the pair decked it out with bunting flags and strung café lights from the overhead track. TABLES Each table was named after places found in Harry Potter and set with various blooms, as well as paper placemats (guests were given crayons and encouraged to doodle and make each setting shine). ONE OF A KIND Maeve and Zach wanted a wedding that was them. “To us, this meant mixing traditions with modern values and having a smaller ceremony before planning our larger celebration,” Maeve says. “It didn’t matter if anyone was confused by our decision—ultimately it felt true to us.”

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Maeve + Zach’s

WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PHOTOGRAPHY Serena Genovese Photography PLANNER & FLOWERS DIY GOWN BHLDN; alterations: The Iron Horse Atelier, Pittsburgh SUIT Vintage Suit Hire, Bedford, England; alterations: The Iron Horse Atelier; tie: Vestis HAIR Betsy Schrecengost MAKEUP JL Makeup Studio and Beauty Boutique ENGAGEMENT RING Erica Weiner/ Catbird WEDDING RINGS Maeve: Catbird; Zach: Studebaker Metals STATIONERY Invitations: Minted .com; escort/place cards: DIY; printing: Copies at Carson, Inc. RENTALS EF Lighting CATERING & ICE CREAM BAR Whitfield/Ace Hotel Pittsburgh PAPER DOLLS Jordan Grace Owens DESSERTS DIY OFFICIANT Fr. Michael Kallaur & Fr. Dean Kokanos MUSIC DJ: Simon Colker OTHER ENTERTAINMENT Children’s craft table: Laura Stuart/Studio Forget-Me-Not! PHOTO BOOTH Ace Hotel Pittsburgh HONEYMOON Scotland & London GUESTS 190

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THEIR STORY Grace Cho (31 and a clinical psychology PhD student) and Michael Pease (31 and a data analyst) like to do things their way. Exhibit A: The pair decided to host their wedding in Philadelphia to be close to family. Grace used her years of event coordination experience to plan the pair’s bright, rule-breaking party. “Our day was a nontraditional, cultural hodgepodge,” Grace says. The couple skipped a wedding party and cake, and instead of music, opted for guests to pick their own playlist via a karaoke machine. “We both love karaoke, so we sang a first song instead of doing a first dance,” Grace says. — LB

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PLACE CARDS The couple carried their vision of a rainbow-hued color palette to their cheerful watercolor escort cards. FLOWERS Dahlias in shades of orange, red and pink filled bud vases alongside navy-blue taper candles. FELINE FAVORS Guests took home frosted shortbread cookies featuring a portrait of the pair’s cat, Ron. “Because he couldn’t attend, we had to include Ron in our special day as much as possible,” Grace says.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY SITE Osteria, Philadelphia RECEPTION SITE Yakitori Boy, Philadelphia PHOTOGRAPHY Inna Spivakova/Peach Plum Pear Photo FLOWERS We Are Wildflowers GOWN BHLDN SUIT Calvin Klein HAIR & MAKEUP Beauty by Phyllis ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Silverscape Designs STATIONERY Invitations: PaperlessPost.com; table numbers: Etsy.com; menu cards: Osteria CATERING Osteria OFFICIANT Kara Leung (friend) FAVORS Flour Pot Cookies TRANSPORTATION Lyft Events HONEYMOON Japan & South Korea GUESTS 59

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THEIR STORY After a year-long search for the right venue, Carrie Brenner (29 and an entrepreneur and COO) and Shane Russell (33 and a senior financial analyst) finally discovered Winterthur. “I have always loved the whimsical atmosphere of botanical gardens,” Carrie says. “It blew me away.” Deep purple, mauve and gray accents paired with candles and frilly florals to bring the pair’s vision of a modern romantic party to life. — LB B

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SIGNAGE To lend a modern touch to the décor, the duo paired bold typographical seating charts with gold accents.

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DÉCOR The couple worked with their florist to ensure that the day’s blooms added a whimsical touch. Painted asparagus fern played a big role in the overall design, appearing in the ceremony arch, on the cake and in a show-stopping dance floor installation. CAKE A tiered vanilla confection catered to the pair’s differing taste preferences—Carrie chose a raspberry filling, while Shane opted for cookies and cream. STATIONERY Moody hues paired with bold florals for a chic suite.

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THEIR STORY Michelle Miao (35 and a production coordinator) and John Walker’s (31 and a senior associate) wedding day was dedicated to fusing their two cultures. “We wanted to blend Chinese and American themes together, just as we were blending our families together,” John says. The couple juxtaposed Chinese traditions—including the double happiness symbol on the menus and pig and rabbit cake toppers in honor of their birth years—with Western mainstays, including their ceremony attire and blooms. — LB

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE A private residence, Waverly PHOTOGRAPHY Danielle Coons Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Fonash Studios DAY-OF COORDINATOR Alicia Carey/ Constantino’s Catering and Events FLOWERS Central Park Flowers GOWN Something Blue, Scranton TUXEDO Theory WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Taobao.com; groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse HAIR & MAKEUP Lavish Body & Home VEIL Something Blue ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Steve Pronko Jewelers STATIONERY Invitations: Taobao .com; programs, escort cards and menus: Center City Print RENTALS Scranton Rent All CATERING Constantino’s Catering and Events CAKE & CAKE TOPPER Electric City Bakehouse OFFICIANT Judge Terrence Nealon (friend) MUSIC Deja Groove FAVORS Taobao.com HONEYMOON Japan GUESTS 175

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WELL SUITED The newlyweds kept their looks within an earth-toned palette, with Justin (left) opting for a brown jacket and vest topped with a bow tie and Mikey choosing a gray jacket, green pants and floral tie.

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Strands of eucalyptus, olive leaves and sage hung from the ceiling and topped tables alongside taper candles and burgundy dahlias.

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WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Terrain at Styer’s, Glen Mills PHOTOGRAPHY Pat Robinson Photography DAY-OF COORDINATOR Sara Doughty/Terrain at Styer’s EVENT & FLORAL DESIGN We Are Wildflowers SUITS Justin: ASOS.com; Target; Mikey: J.Crew; Target WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Groomsmaids: various; groomsmen: Etsy.com; J.Crew; Target HAIR Fabrizio Salon & Spa ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Justin: RUSTIC for MEN; Mikey: Lolide STATIONERY DIY RENTALS, CATERING & DESSERTS Terrain at Styer’s CAKE Kiki’s Creative Cakes OFFICIANT Marc Frucci (Justin’s friend) MUSIC DJ: Rich Curtis/First Class Entertainment PHOTO BOOTH The Yellow Mirror HONEYMOON St. John, US Virgin Islands GUESTS 98 HASHTAG #JustinAndMikeySayIGuess

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THEIR STORY Justin Beebe (28 and a media planner) and Michael “Mikey” Kopyna (28 and a graphic designer) are a detail-oriented duo—so much so that the pair waited three years to tie the knot. “We wanted to make sure we had time to plan each intricate piece of the day,” the couple says. Those details included DIY invites by Mikey, a wedding party of 19 loved ones and loads of greenery at every turn, making for what the couple calls a “modern-rustic” vibe with no flashy colors in sight. — LB

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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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C U LT U R A L S I P

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.

ELEGANT ESCORT

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

FLORAL REMIX

Unexpected and totally on trend!

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

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

MICRO WEDDINGS

Good lighting gets your details noticed and doubles as décor.

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

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

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

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

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COLOR IS IN— AND BOLDER THAN EVER. U P G R A D E YO U R D AY W I T H THESE FRESH PA L E T T E S . B Y A LY S S A LO N G O B U C C O

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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LOCAL LOVE

KYLE MICHELLE WEDDINGS ABOUT THE EXPERT

KEEP CALM

BUDGET FIRST

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WOW GUESTS

Sisters Meghan Justice and Kristin Phalines co-own Kyle Michelle Weddings, servicing the Northeast and beyond. They strive to bring a calming presence—and fun—to each event.

The planning process can be stressful, but in the end, everything will fall into place beautifully. Consider hiring a planner to help you out—it’s the best investment in your day.

Start with a firm budget, then tackle your top must-haves first. For example, if you have to have a specific band, put that in your budget and build around it, cutting back elsewhere.

We encourage couples to personalize their weddings by making a big statement, like adding your monogram or logo to everything from the napkins to the dance floor.

Show your friends and family a memorable time—you want that wow factor. This can be through your florals, custom drinks, food or an epic band. Your guests will thank you!

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Whether you want a dramatic tiered confection that steals the show at your reception or a simple buttercream style to cut off to the side, our guide to everything wedding cakes (the size, the shape, the frosting) has you covered.

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NAIL YOUR WEDDING VIBE FIRST Ultimately, your cake should reflect the look and feel of your celebration— which is a bit hard to do if you haven’t planned any of it yet. Consider this our permission to move your confectionery to-dos a little bit lower on your list (you’ll ideally want to know your date, your venue and possibly details on your florals or attire before you sit down with your baker to plan your dream dessert). Once you’ve nailed down the bigger stuff, head to your cake consultation prepared with visuals or inspiration, like a swatch of lace from your dress or a picture of your invitations. HAVE A GENERAL BUDGET IN MIND Fun fact: Wedding cake is typically priced by the slice, and the cost can vary from $3 to $30 per piece and beyond, depending on what you choose. It’s easy to be wooed by fancy fillings or a multiflavored cake when you’re making decisions on a

sugar high, so get a handle on your budget ahead of your tasting to more easily prioritize your choices. Things like high-end flavors (blood orange or fig, anyone?), towering tiers and exterior upgrades (we get it, handmade sugar flowers are super stunning) will all run up your tab quickly. Be candid with your baker about your likes and how much you’re looking to spend—they’ll likely have a money-saving solution so you can have your cake and eat it too. MATCH THE SIZE TO YOUR SPACE It may not be top of mind right now, but you should absolutely consider the size of your venue or reception space when designing your cake. The two should feel like they “belong” together—if your reception is in a grand ballroom, consider increasing the cake’s stature with tall and narrow tiers, or opting for a faux Styrofoam layer (no one will know!) to add height.

If you’re hosting a more intimate celebration (say, in a barn), a smaller confection will be a perfect match. Just make sure you size it right for your guest count too—a three-tier cake usually serves 50 to 100 people, while you’ll need around five tiers to serve 200 or more guests. Don’t worry—if you want to keep your cake small, you can serve up slices from a sheet cake in the kitchen. CHOOSE THE FLAVOR YOU WANT TO EAT Besides adding a bit of “wow” to your wedding, your cake should also taste amazing. When you meet with your baker, try out several flavors, and don’t feel beholden to traditional “crowd pleasers” like chocolate or vanilla—many bakers love creating their cakes with dynamic (and delicious) pairings, like lemon and raspberry or hazelnut and mocha. You’ll never please everyone, so focus on choosing a flavor you and your partner love.

S AV E YO U R S W E E T If you’re worried about not getting to eat cake at your reception, ask a point person to set aside two pieces for you to enjoy after dancing. Then, save the top tier for a celebration soon after, like posthoneymoon—a whole year in the freezer can ruin it, so you’re better off getting a new version for your anniversary.

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FUN FACT The 1840 wedding cake of Queen Victoria included figurines of a dog and turtledoves on top, symbolizing fidelity and happiness.

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TO P I T OFF Not into traditional figurines? No worries! Complete your cake with one of these charming, unique topper ideas instead.

FUN FACT

FUN FACT Most couples book their cake baker six months ahead of their wedding day.

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Have your florist set aside a few food-safe blooms that complement the bouquets or centerpieces for your baker to pile on top of your cake. Flowers don’t jive with your vibe? Totally fine! You can still work the great outdoors onto your cake. Instead, choose something that suits your wedding style, like craft birch scraps for a rustic look or cleaned mussel shells for a nautical celebration.

Immortalize a favorite quote, vow, verse, sentiment or song lyric (may we suggest “all you need is love?”) onto your cake with a creative and crafty topper. You can have a laseror die-cut phrase custom made from a material that complements your existing wedding décor, like wood, metal or a colorful acrylic sheet, or opt instead for a charming piece of fabric or rustic scroll of paper. Afterward, save it to frame or display as a thoughtful reminder of your wedding day. Sweet, right?

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Have a beloved fur baby that can’t join you at your celebration? Pay tribute to them by finishing off your cake with their likeness. We love the idea of custom-made ceramic figurines that look like your pup or kitten (Etsy is a great source for these!), or cardboard comic-book-style drawings of their face. Really want to go all out? Have your baker re-create them using edible fondant instead.

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Originally, pieces of a wedding cake were saved to be eaten at the christening of a couple’s first-born child, not their one-year anniversary.

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For a playful take on the typical figurines, incorporate silly Polaroid snapshots of you and your love onto your cake. They can be from a recent adventure (like a favorite vacation) or pics you snapped that morning all fancied up in your wedding attire. Prop ’em atop your tier using place card holders.

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or buttercream, which can all melt easily (yuck!). Either opt for fool-proof fondant, which holds up much better against heat and humidity, or work with your baker and venue to ensure there’s somewhere your cake can stay safe and cool right up until its big reveal. GET THE FACTS ON FROSTING Frosting is frosting, right? Not exactly. Turns out, there’s a lot to know about the sugary stuff coating the exterior of your cake. Buttercream (made using, you guessed it, butter and cream) is more inexpensive and often much more delicious, as it can be flavored with various extracts or fruits. But if you’re looking for a pristine, smooth finish or want an especially intricate exterior, consider having the cake frosted in buttercream first, then adding a layer of fondant over the entire confection for a polished finish. Whatever type of icing you choose, stick to colors your guests will want to eat. No one wants to be rocking black or purple teeth on the dance floor, so keep bold colors for fondant or as buttercream accents only.

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CONSIDER THE FORECAST Be honest—you’re probably already stalking the weather app ahead of your day. In addition to considering the temps for things like your photos or flowers, you should also take the weather into account when choosing your cake. If you’re having an outdoor celebration in a hot climate, stay away from finicky finishes like whipped cream, meringue

BUDGET FOR THOSE EXTRA DETAILS When it comes to exterior upgrades, decorations can range in cost. The most inexpensive option is typically fresh fruit or real flowers—in most instances, they can be applied by your florist or baker on-site for a small fee. On the pricier side are things like sugar flowers, which are delicately constructed by hand in the weeks (or even months!) leading up to your wedding. The bottom line: All add-ons—including handpainting, textured exteriors, chocolate flowers and even specialty sprinkles— will increase the cost somewhat, so only work in what fits your budget (we think a little décor is worth the extra spend). HAVE A DETAILED DELIVERY PLAN Cake delivery takes skill and usually a refrigerated van, so you’re better off having yours delivered by your baker instead of picking it up yourself. Intricate cakes may not arrive in their final form, so build in time for on-site assembly, like the stacking of tiers or addition of finishing touches. Once your sweet arrives, make sure it has a designated storage place at the venue and a table or display at the reception where it can truly have its moment in the spotlight.

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Even basic white buttercream feels fresh when the focus is on texture. Get inspired by fabrics (like a cozy fisherman sweater) or finishes (like a concrete wall), then ask your baker to re-create that texture on your cake.

Delicate paintings (typically made on a fondant exterior using food coloring) can be pricey, but the payoff is big. Use them to mimic unique details, like the pattern on Grandma’s heirloom china or your favorite Monet.

Totally naked cakes have had their time in the spotlight— now it’s their slightly dressed-up counterpart’s turn. With a sheer outer layer of frosting, a semi-naked cake strikes a balance between rustic and refined.

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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.

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

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

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SETTLE ON A SERVING STYLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BANDS of a feather

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The trendiest wedding rings are anything but basic.

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

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Is the ring still covered if you lose it accidentally or it’s badly damaged— or only if it is stolen?

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Is the ring insured for the full cost you paid for it or just a fraction of the cost?

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

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

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

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

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

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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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VEILS,

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

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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.

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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.

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WHETHER YOUR HAIR WILL BE DOWN AND FLOWING OR IN A FORMAL UPDO, YOU WANT A FINAL DETAIL TO TIE YOUR WHOLE LOOK TOGETHER. IF A VEIL ISN’T FOR YOU, THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER OPTIONS, FROM JEWELED HEADBANDS AND TIARAS TO A BOHEMIAN FLORAL WREATH OR FLIRTY FASCINATOR.

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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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Consider the overall feel of your gown when choosing a veil. For example, if your dress has elaborate detailing like lace, pair it with a plain veil that will show off its beautiful design.

The veil you choose is totally a personal preference, but if you’re opting for a long style, it should extend a couple of inches beyond the train of your gown. That way, both will be visible.

If you’re going for a dramatic statement veil with lots of embellishments, think about pairing it with a more minimalistic dress. You want the veil to be the center of attention.

Your wedding hairstyle will determine the placement of your veil. Bring your veil to your hair trial to plan where to place your veil—and to get a sneak peek of your final look.

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MARRIAGE EQUALITY BY THE NUMBERS

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

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

JOHN CHENG + PAUL CRAYTHORNE

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

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The evolution of marriage eqality.

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

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

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

LOUD AND PROUD Express your pride with these ceremony ideas.

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Mix up your processional—ask guests to walk to you.

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Recognize your community with queeraffirmative vows.

Choose a reading or music by a LGBTQ+ activist.

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Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Marriage License Requirements

GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Couples ages 16 or 17 must have parental consent. The couple must apply for and sign the license together, and in New Jersey, they must be accompanied by a witness who is at least 18 years old and has known them for at least six months. Either a valid photo ID or birth certificate and Social Security card (depending on the location) will be required. Pennsylvania and Delaware residents can obtain a license from their county. New Jersey residents must obtain the license in the township where the bride resides, and if only the groom is a resident, it must be obtained from where either party resides. In all states, nonresidents must obtain the license in the county or town where they will marry. Some locations require knowledge of parents’ residency and place of birth. In Pennsylvania there is a three-day waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 60 days in that state. In New Jersey there is a threeday waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 30 days in that state. In Delaware in-state residents must wait 24 hours; out-of-state couples must wait 96 hours to obtain the license, which is valid for 30 days in the state of Delaware. If either party has been previously married, he or she may be asked to present a divorce decree or death certificate. No general health requirements or blood tests are needed. All offices are open Monday through Friday. Cost and method of payment varies by location. Please call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY PENNSYLVANIA • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adams County Clerk of Court 117 Baltimore St., Rm. 103 Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 337-9806 x234 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Department of Court Records 414 Grant St., Fl. 1 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 350-4180 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; 8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., W

Beaver County Register of Wills 810 3rd St. Beaver, PA 15009 (724) 770-4550 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Berks County Register of Wills 633 Court St., Fl. 2 Reading, PA 19601 (610) 478-6617 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bucks County Register of Wills 55 E. Court St., Fl. 3 Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 348-6271 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Butler County

Fayette County

Perry County

Register of Wills 124 W. Diamond St., Fl. L Butler, PA 16003 (724) 284-5379 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Register of Wills 61 E. Main St. Uniontown, PA 15401 (724) 430-1206 8 a.m.–noon, 1–3:45 p.m.

Recording Office 2 E. Main St. New Bloomfield, PA 17068 (717) 582-2131 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Chester County

Franklin County

Marriage License Department 201 W. Market St., Ste. 2200 West Chester, PA 19380 (610) 344-6335 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Clerk of Court 157 Lincoln Way E., Fl. 2 Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 261-3805 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cumberland County Register of Wills 1 Court House Sq., Rm. 102 Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 240-6345 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Dauphin County Register of Wills 101 Market St., Rm. 103 Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 780-6507 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Delaware County Register of Wills 201 W. Front St. Media, PA 19063 (610) 891-4548 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Lancaster County Register of Wills 50 N. Duke St., Fl. 2 Lancaster, PA 17608 (717) 295-3522 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Lebanon County Register of Wills 400 S. 8th St., Rm. 105 Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 228-4415 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Montgomery County Register of Wills 1 Montgomery Plz., Fl. 4 Norristown, PA 19404 (610) 278-3414 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Philadelphia County Marriage License Bureau City Hall, Rm. 415 Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 686-2233 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M, T, Th., F; 8:30 a.m.– 7:30 p.m., W

Washington County Register of Wills 1 S. Main St., Ste. 1002 Washington, PA 15301 (724) 228-6775 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Westmoreland County Register of Wills 2 N. Main St., Ste. 301 Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 830-3177 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

York County Clerk of Orphans’ Court 45 N. George St., Fl. 2 York, PA 17401 (717) 771-9615 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

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New Castle County Clerk of the Peace 800 N. French St., Fl. 2 Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 395-7780 9 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m.

Kent County Clerk of the Peace 555 Bay Rd. Dover, DE 19901 (302) 744-2346 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Sussex County Clerk of the Peace 2 The Circle, Rm. 268 Georgetown, DE 19947 (302) 855-7834 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Atlantic County Bureau of Vital Statistics City Hall, Rm. 105 Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 347-5410 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Burlington County Registrar of Vital Statistics 23 Washington St. Mount Holly, NJ 08060 (609) 845-1102 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Salem County City Clerk 17 New Market St. Salem, NJ 08079 (856) 935-0373 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Gloucester County Office of Vital Statistics 33 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ 08096 (856) 845-1300 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m (by appointment only) 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.

Camden County Office of Vital Statistics 520 Market St., Fl. 1, Rm. 103 Camden, NJ 08101 (856) 757-7086 8:30 a.m.–3:30 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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TIME CONSTRAINTS

GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

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Beaver County Times

(724) 775-3200 x124 Attn: Your News 400 Fair Ave. Beaver, PA 15009

Announcements are published on a spaceavailable basis every Wednesday.

Form: No; submit information online.

The cost is $40 per 100 words; $15 for 50 extra words.

Bucks County Courier Times

(215) 949-4000 Attn: Celebrate Life 145 Easton Rd. Horsham, PA 19044

Submit info up to a year after wedding.

Form: Optional Photos will be returned with SASE.

Fees range from $115 to $155 and includes a photo.

Butler Eagle

(724) 282-8000 x253 Attn: Focus Dept. PO Box 271 Butler, PA 16003

Submit info two weeks prior to the desired Wednesday publication. Announcements published on a space- available basis.

Form: Yes Photos will be returned with SASE.

The cost is $35.

Chester County Daily Local News

(610) 430-2952 250 N. Bradford Ave. West Chester, PA 19382

Submit info on Wednesday, one week prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Fees range from free to $129 depending on size.

Courier-Post (New Jersey)

(856) 486-2952 Attn: Weddings/ Civil Unions PO Box 5300 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Submit info two weeks prior to the desired Thursday publication. Published on a spaceavailable basis.

Form: Yes; available online. Photos returned with SASE.

The cost is $49.95.

Delaware County Daily Times

(610) 622-8800 500 Mildred Ave. Primos, PA 19018

Submit info three to four weeks prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

The cost is $50 for a basic announcement with photo; additional lines cost $1.50 each.

Gettysburg Times

(717) 334-1131 PO Box 3669 Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

Herald-Standard

(724) 439-7510 8-18 E. Church St. Uniontown, PA 15401

Submit every Sunday.

Form: Yes

Fees are $30 for 125 words and one photo, or $50 for 250 words and two photos.

The Intelligencer

(215) 345-3010 333 N. Broad St. Doylestown, PA 18901

Submissions are accepted up to a year.

Form: Optional Photos returned with SASE.

Fees range from $115 to $155.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

(717) 291-8611 PO Box 1328 Lancaster, PA 17608–1328

Must submit info no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday before the desired Sunday publication date.

Form: Yes; LancasterOnline.com

Cost is free for the first 3 column inches and $25 for each additional inch.

News Journal (Delaware)

(302) 324-2308 Attn: Celebrations/Advertising PO Box 15505 Wilmington, DE 19850

Submit info on Tuesday, one week prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Fees range from $85 to $299.

Philadelphia Inquirer

(215) 854-5362 Attn: Celebrations Desk 400 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

Must submit info before the first wedding anniversary.

Form: Yes Photos returned with SASE.

Packages range from $75 to $525.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

(412) 263-1185 Attn: Celebrations 34 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Info must be submitted by noon on the Thursday prior to the desired Tuesday publication.

Form: Yes

Call for pricing.

Tribune-Review

(724) 836-5750 Attn: Style Dept. 622 Cabin Hill Dr. Greensburg, PA 15601

Submit info within three months of the wedding.

Form: Yes Photos returned with SASE.

There is no charge for this service.

York Daily Record & York Dispatch

(717) 505-4778 Attn: Celebrations 1891 Loucks Rd. York, PA 17408

None

Form: Yes Photos returned with SASE.

The cost is $48 for a 4-inch column; $12 for each additional inch.

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41

Bluestone Estate

58

Historic Acres of Hershey

23

Bohemia Overlook

149

Holiday Inn Scranton East

Cover

The Booking House

21

House of Couture Designs

67

Brick Gables

52

The Inn at Leola Village

73

Brigalias

57

Joseph Ambler Inn

27

Brookside Country Club

129

Lilla’s Bridal Boutique

87

Cameron Estate Inn

43

The Lodges at Gettysburg

17

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

141

MCR Design Group

83

City Winery Philadelphia

13

The Merion Catering & Special Events

2

Colonial Golf & Tennis Club

139

Mount Airy

107

Duck Hollow Golf Club

131

Mountz Jewelers

5

Excelsior Lancaster

49

Nostalgia 1720 Weddings & Special Events

165

The Exquisite Bride

18

Omni Hotels & Resorts

7

Fairmont Pittsburgh

75

Parque

1

Federal Donuts

161

Pen Ryn Estate

29

Finley Catering

Insert

Penn Oaks Golf Club

Insert

The Franklin Institute

125

Petals With Style

149

General Warren

161

Pittsburgh Marriott North

45

Graeme Park

145

PNC Park Events

10

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Bachelor Boys Band

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Insert

River House at Odette’s

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Rivers Casino Philadelphia

79

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

69

Society Hill Dance Academy

163

Southpointe Golf Club

55

Splints & Daisies Floral Design

163

Springfield Country Club

93

Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens

51

University Club at the University of Pittsburgh

113

Valley Forge Casino Resort

25

Warwick Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia

31

The Waterfall Catering & Special Events

14

Waynesborough Country Club

123

White Chimneys Estate

89

William Penn Inn

Cover

The Willows at Historic Strasburg

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As we recessed down the aisle, our family and friends showered us with dried flower petals,” Maria says. “We were both overcome with joy, excitement and gratitude. We chose to keep our wedding intimate—under 20 guests—and the day was filled with love, laughter and tears from our closest friends and family.”

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