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Inside The Wedding Day Sourcebook This Month The Magazine For Western New England Brides To Be FEATURES Upcoming Events ................................ 4 Ask Rose Eileen..................................... 6 Real New England Weddings .......... 8 Great Wedding Giveaway ................. 19 Exclusive Honeymoon Savings....... 21 Modern Love with David Tutera .... 24 Tahiti and Her Islands.....................................26 Get More Info Instantly! .................... 12 Wedding Cake Tips ............................. 28 Things To Do.......................................... 29 Wedding Directory ............................. 30

BANQUETS Chandler’s .............................................. 23 Clarion Hotel ......................................... 25 Courtyard Marriott .............................. 25 Marriott, Springfield ........................... 9 MassMutual Center ............................. 31 Storrowton Tav. & Carriage House . 22

BRIDAL SHOWS /EVENTS bridalshownearyou.com................... 11 WNE Spring Bridal Show ................... 32 bspishows.com..................................... 4 Modern Love at The Log Cabin....... 24 WNE Great Wedding Giveaway ...... 18 CAKES & CONFECTIONS Atkins ....................................................... 14 Moore Cakes.......................................... 29 Nina’s Cookies ....................................... 11 Why Cookies? ........................................ 5 CALLIGRAPHY Calligraphy by MaryBeth Reed ....... 22 Elegant Writing..................................... 6

DAY SPA Puffers Salon and Day Spa ............... 14

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DJ After Hours DJ Entertainment ........ 16 Hard at Play DJ...................................... 25 Marx Entertainment ........................... 15 Nino’s Disc Jockey Service ................ 12 Peterson’s Productions ...................... 11 EVENT LIGHTING CJC Event Lighting .............................. 2 FORMALWEAR & APPAREL Bancroft Bridals .................................... 7 Bridal Heirlooms .................................. 17 Formal Affair Tuxedos & Tailor......... 9 Sharon Verano Custom Gowns ....... 28 FLORIST Durocher Florist ................................... 23 Atkins ....................................................... 14 FOOTWEAR Comfort Footwear ............................... 12 GIFTS & FAVORS Chocolate Works .................................. 21 Equus Candle ........................................ 6 HONEYMOONS Exclusively Honeymoons .................. 15 Magical Escapes....................................20 HOTELS / INNS Clarion Hotel ......................................... 25 Courtyard Marriott .............................. 25 INVITATIONS Lasting Impressions ............................ 5 JEWELRY Rys and Shine!....................................... 5 Roxy’s Enfield Square Mall................ 11 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Beverly A. Place .................................... 28

LINGERIE Underlings Lingerie ............................ 5 MAKEUP ARTISTS/SKINCARE Flawless Beauty Mobile Studio ....... 29 Jafra Cosmetics..................................... 5 Lynn Tassinari Wegiel ......................... 13 Mary Kay ................................................. 21 MUSICIANS / BANDS Heavenly Elegance.............................. 28 Kurian / Nix Duo................................... 5 Melo Wedding Music ......................... 6 TRANSPORTATION Absolute Luxury Transportation .... 13 PHOTOGRAPHERS Becky Kusek Photography................ 28 Jennifer Corridan Photography...... 16 Karen Geaghan Photography ......... 15 Kerr Photography ................................ 13 Perkins Photography & Video ......... 5 Portraits by David ................................ 22 Robert Charles Photography........... 14 Seth Kaye Photography .................... 20 Schaler Photography ......................... 10 Sweet Memories Photography ....... 29 RENTAL EQUIPMENT Taylor Rental .......................................... 10 UNIQUE ITEMS Rachel’s Table Food Bank .................. 11 VIDEOGRAPHERS Creative Video by Nelson.................. 14 KMJ Videography................................. 10 Skyride Video ........................................ 28 Star Video ............................................... 6 T-Bo Productions ................................. 6 WEDDING CONSULTANTS Affiance-Events .................................... 22 LB Events & Marketing ....................... 11

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February 2010 • Volume 17 - Issue 2 Published Monthly by: Technigraphics P.O. Box 916, West Springfield, MA 01090 (413) 737-1152 Fax (413) 737-7999 Publisher: Jim Powers jim@weddingsourcebook.com Editor: Lisa Powers lisa@weddingsourcebook.com Ad Sales & Information: (413) 737-1152 info@weddingsourcebook.com Distribution Distributed at no charge to locations in the Greater Springfield area, including: Agawam, Amherst, Belchertown, Brimfield, Chicopee, Deerfield, Easthampton, East Longmeadow, Enfield, Feeding Hills, Granby, Hampden, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Northampton, Palmer, Somers, Southampton, Southwick, South Hadley, Springfield, Sturbridge, Suffield, Three Rivers, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilbraham. Look for a new Sourcebook issue every month at your local public library, bridal shops, florists, bakeries, banks, and many other locations, including our advertiser’s businesses.

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It’s February...the month of love and romance. Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged! I’m sure we’re going to see some recently engaged brides and grooms become new readers and followers of the Wedding Day Sourcebook! We’re sweetening the road of wedding planning by offering The Western New England Great Wedding Giveaway! You can register to win a complete wedding from some amazing wedding professionals. From bridal gown, tuxedos and jewelry, to music, lighting and photography, right down to a wonderful honeymoon... you could WIN it all. Check out www.thegreatweddinggiveaway.com. Apply soon as registration closes on February 10th! Watch the website for updates and announcements on the finalists of this awesome wedding package, valued over $30,000! Wedding expert, David Tutera of WeTV’s My Fair Wedding comes to town on Friday, February 5th for the Modern Love-Trends to Say ‘I Do’ To event at the Log Cabin. Join David and some of America’s leading wedding experts for this up close and personal look at wedding trends for 2010 and beyond. Guests will also enjoy food stations, dessert and dancing. Tickets are just $25 and still available by calling the Log Cabin at 413535-5077. Don’t miss this wonderful event. Stop by and see us for a bridal goodie bag! More wedding planning opportunities...mark your calendar for the Western New England Spring Bridal Show at the MassMutual Center on Sunday, March 7th. Amazing fashion shows with lighting, music and dancing take center stage along with the area’s finest wedding professionals. You’ll also be able to view and vote for your favorite cake design at the Cake Design Show and Competition! Discount advance tickets are available online at www.cjcevents.com.

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Real New England Weddings On Our Cover This Month - See Page 8

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Ask Rose Eileen

A Column Of Questions and Answers From Springfield’s Miss Manners Dear Rose Eileen, My fiance and I are having a large wedding that my parents are paying for. His parents are divorced and his father remarried. We asked both of his parents to put together lists. Our top number is 250 total and that’s all my parents feel they can afford and for us, we thought that was plenty. We received a list from his mother of over 90 people and his father’s list had 75. That’s 165 people leaving 85 guests to split between us and my parents. My parents where not happy and neither were we. We’ve told them both to cut their list down to 45 people a piece, 90 guests total. That leaves my parents with 80 invites that will cover family and some of their friends and 80 invites for us as bride and groom, that will cover the wedding party, their spouses, college friends and co-workers. His father has no problem, but his mother just doesn’t understand it. Even we have to cut some people off our own list. We really don’t want people we don’t know or haven’t even met at our wedding. Makes me feel like I’m fishing for a gift or something. How can we make his mother see this? She’s made it clear she will not be spending any of her money on our wedding. Melissa B. from email Dear Melissa, Time to be firm with the guest list. She gets 45 and that’s it. If you come up with a few extra available invitations from either your list or your parents, you can hand them over to her, but it sounds like you’re pretty tight with the lists. The only other option is that if you have the room to add more guests, a table of eight or something for her, then do so, but let her pay for any guests over her 45. That compromise might work and once she sees

the cost of adding more guests out of her own pocket, she’ll have second thoughts on who she will be inviting.

Dear Rose Eileen, This is my first marriage and my boyfriend’s second. We’re working on our guest list. He has friends from college that went to his first wedding. Is it appropriate to invite them to his 2nd wedding? Karen K. from Springfield, MA Dear Karen, Yes, it is fine to invite his friends to his second marriage, especially if they keep in touch with each other, see each other on a regular basis. Dear Rose Eileen, Our wedding will be very small, about 25 people and will have the appearance of being sort of short notice. How do we let family and friends know you are getting married, but you know your plan is to not invite them to the wedding? Eileen J. from Southwick, MA Dear Eileen, You can send out a wedding announcement a few days to a few weeks after the wedding. To mention your wedding in the prescence of any of these people you are not planning on inviting would be a problem as you would then have to explain your limited size, short notice wedding plans.

Do you have a question about planning your wedding? Rose Eileen invites you to submit any questions about wedding planning by mail or email. Rose Eileen and the advertisers of the Wedding Day Sourcebook will do their utmost to answer them. Send Your Questions About Weddings To: “Dear Rose Eileen”, c/o The Wedding Day Sourcebook P.O. Box 916, W. Springfield, MA 01090 or email her at info@weddingsourcebook.com

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Bancroft Bridals will be hosting a Trunk Show on February 26th and 27th 2010. This Trunk Show will feature brand new styles from one of our exclusive designers, 2BE. Be the first to get a look at these designs that have not yet been released to the public. This is an extraordinary opportunity to find that one-of-a-kind look thst you have been dreaming of. New Location!

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Ceremony: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Westfield, MA Reception: The Westwood Restaurant, Westfield, MA Gown: Bancroft Bridals, Agawam MA Tuxedo: Jim’s Formals through Bancroft Bridals, Agawam, MA Photographer: Kerr Photography DJ: After Hours DJ Entertainment - Sal Fusco, Enfield, CT Florist: Big Y, Westfield, MA Cake: Gregory’s Bakery, Hadley, MA Hair: The Cutting Edge, Agawam, MA First Dance: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, Linda Rhondstat Honeymoon: Norwegian Cruise to Bermuda

Be Unique: There were actually a few events of our wedding that were quite unique. The church that we were married in, was dedicated less than two weeks prior to our wedding day. Lisa’s parents were both involved in the planning of the building throughout the process on the Building committee. Being married in such a beautiful new building that had so much time spent on by our family meant a lot! Her father being a Deacon at the Church, was the one who married Lisa and Ray that day. The other really unique event of the Wedding was a song written for Lisa and her Dad, by friend Barry Kingston, to dance to for the Father/Daughter dance. It was AMAZING to have the song written just for Dad and Lisa, and to have Barry play it live!

Favorite Moments: Lisa: Picking a “favorite” moment from the wedding day is very hard, but a moment that I will never forget it our last song. Ray and I could not come up with a good “final song” so we told our Dj (Sal) he could use his judgement and pick one he thought would be good. Sal said that since we were such big Disney fans (We met in Walt Disney World and had a Mickey and Minnie cake topper !) he had chosen the Mickey Mouse march (theme song for Mickey Mouse club) for our final song. Dancing with my best friend and new husband to a very meaningful song for us, with my Mom, Dad, Ray’s sisters, my sisters, and our close family around us was the perfect end to the perfect day! Ray: My favorite moment of the whole day was when we were announced and entered the reception. Lisa and I walked in to U2’s Beautiful Day and all our friends and family were standing and clapping. After a few moments, the DJ announced our first dance. We’d kept the song (A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes) a pretty good secret since we chose it, but I’m sure most people who know us well knew it would be a Disney related song. We’d listened to the song quite a bit before the wedding and it had always made my heart beat a little faster, but to finally be dancing to it with my wife was so incredible it brought out emotions that I can’t begin to describe.

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Due to subscriber demand, writers are wanted for unique stories, business profiles and interviews for the area’s only monthly wedding publication, The Wedding Day Sourcebook. If you are interested in submitting stories or writing on topic, please contact our offices at 413-737-1152 or by email to lisa@weddingsourcebook.com. All articles will be considered. www.weddingsourcebook.com

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The Western New England Great Wedding Giveaway There Is Still Time To Enter! Every bride dreams of their wedding...what the gown will be like, what kinds of flowers in her beautiful bouquet, how the groom will look at her as she walks down the aisle. For many brides the planning begins with this dream. And now we’re going to make this dream come true for one lucky area couple. The Western New England Great Wedding Giveaway will be giving a wonderful wedding away to a terrific couple. The area’s top wedding professionals have come together to grant this wish of sorts, and give this couple their wish....a wedding to remember...for free? Applications to win this amazing package are online at www. thegreatweddinggiveaway. Applications will be accepted till February 10th. On February 14th the top ten couples vieing for the wedding giveaway will be announced on the Western New England Great Wedding Giveaway website. Then the fun begins as family, friends, co-workers, wedding party and the general public will be asked to vote for their favorite couple. “It’s going to be an opportunity to get your friends and family together to go online and vote for you to win this wedding package,” says Lisa Powers, a co-sponsor of the package. The couple with the most votes will be announced the winner at the March 7th Western New England Spring Bridal Show. “It’s going to be so exciting to see the faces of the winning couple when their name is announced,” says Powers. “After the announcement of the winning couple, the voting begins again on all the very elements that make up this great package!” Voting will be open on the choice of bridal gown, bridesmaids, www.weddingsourcebook.com

gowns and tuxedos styles, plus jewelry styles, signature drinks, menus, wedding cake and more. “The couple will have everything chosen for them by their friends, family, and general public!”, says Powers. “It’s going to be amazing and everyone can vote and follow along as the couple takes their journey through the wedding planning process,” notes Powers. There is still time to register to win. Go to www.thegreatweddinggiveaway.com. Registration closes on February 10th. Here’s a list of some of the elements of The Western New England Great Wedding Giveaway. More are being added every week. This package is valued at over $30,000. The Marriott will be the ceremony location and reception site. The rooftop garden with the city background will be amazing. A three course wedding reception for 75 guests is included. CJC Event Lighting will create a fabulous space for your reception with professional theatrical lighting to set the mood. Local bridal gown experts, Bancroft Bridals of Agawam, will be dressing the bride with a beautiful wedding gown! Capturing the moments of the day, Seth Kaye Photography will be the official wedding photographer. Celebrating with music and entertainment, Bert Fonseca of After Hours DJ Entertainment of Enfield, CT will be the official DJ for the wedding.

Providing beauty and style with flowers, Durocher Florist will be designing wonderful flowers for the wedding. Dressing the men in the wedding party, Formal Affairs Tuxedo & Alterations will be hooking up the guys with the latest styles in tuxedos! Roxy’s Jewelry Boutique of Enfield, will bring the bling for the bride with wonderful choices for jewelry for the bride, including a tiara! The Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids will also look amazing with gowns provided by Bridal Heirlooms of South Hadley. Delaney House will provide the couple with an amazing rehearsal dinner for the family and wedding party to enjoy. Mary Kay Cosmetics will be making the bride, maid of honor and bridesmaids look absolutely beautiful on wedding day. Adding a special celebration, Chandler’s Restaurant will host a bridesmaids’ luncheon. Working iwth the couple will be thier own personal wedding coordinator, Lynn Brunelle Kennedy of LB Events & Marketing will take the couple through the entire process. What would a wedding be without a wonderful honeymoon to finish off an amazing time? Michelle Mangio of Magical Escapes will be giving our winning couple an amazing honeymoon full of romance! The Wedding Day Sourcebook

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Tahiti & Her Islands: Where Honeymoon Dreams Meet Reality By Michelle Mangio, Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist of Magical Escapes Vacations While not all brides have spent as much time dreaming about their honeymoon as they have their Wedding Day, still many have an idyllic dream of what that honeymoon should be: a romantic getaway on a secluded island, where the sea is warm and blue beyond compare, the sand soft and fine, the days filled with sunshine and beauty. In this dream, the beaches are not crowded, and your room is an amazing villa sitting out of the crystal-clear lagoon. Can this dream still exist in this modern world of crowded beaches and commercialized destinations? Yes, it can, and does – on the beautiful South Pacific Islands of French Polynesia. More commonly called collectively “Tahiti” or “Tahiti and her Islands,” French Polynesia is still a haven to the bygone era of luxurious beach getaways, turquoise blue lagoons, and a calmer way of life. And it’s not nearly as far as many think: only 8 hours flight from Los Angeles, only two hours further than flying out to Hawaii. More importantly, though, Tahiti receives as many visitors in a year as Hawaii does in a typical week. And many of the resorts only average 30 to 80 rooms. In fact, if you were to combine all the rooms available in French Polynesia, it would not equal the number of rooms available at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. What this means for honeymooners is true romantic bliss: uncrowded beaches and a sense of having found a tropical paradise that is yours. With many hotels offering Bungalow accommodations – 4 and 5 star villas that sit amidst gardens, along the white sand beaches, or over the water, some with their own Jacuzzis or private plunge pools – you can sometimes feel as if you are the only two people on the island. That doesn’t mean, of course, that there’s nothing to do in French Polynesia – though if enjoying the beach and the water is what you want to do, by all means indulge! On the main island of Tahiti itself, there are a few museums, nightclubs, the Market (where you can find handcrafted goods), tours of the island (including stops at waterfalls), and other activities.

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On Moorea, there is the Tiki Village, where you can learn all about Polynesian culture, how to make many of the crafts and items of the islands, and watch a spectacular dinner show in the evenings. Tours take you up to Belvedere lookout and to the waterfall, as well as around the island. There is Pearl shopping to be done, some wonderful local restaurants, and plenty of activities to enjoy in the water, from scuba diving & snorkeling, to dolphin and whale encounters, to catamaran sailing. On Bora Bora, the focus truly is on the amazing blue lagoon. Whereas Moorea is an amazing island – the kind of island you think of when you think South Pacific, with towering peaks, palm trees, waterfalls, and white sand beaches – Bora Bora has a lagoon that reflects so many shades of blue, it will question your very idea of what blue is. There is a good reason so many writers have said that Bora Bora has the most beautiful lagoon in the world. And many of the activities offered here focus on the water – catamaran sailing at sunset, scuba diving & snorkeling, shark & ray feeding, private motu picnics, and so much more. But there’s also plenty to do on the island, from riding bikes (it’s only 16 miles around), to dining at Bloody Mary’s, to tours of the old US World War II base. Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora are just three of the islands that make up Tahiti’s “Society Islands.” Lesser-traveled but equally amazing are Taha’a, Raiatea, and Huahine. Taha’a is known as the “Vanilla Island,” for it is here that you will find the Vanilla plantations, where the scent of vanilla carries on the wind when the flowers are in bloom. Raiatea is known as the island of the gods, for it is here the Tahitians once believed their Gods resided and the spirits of the dead went to live in paradise. On the slopes of Mount Temehani, you can find the rare tiare apetahi, a flower found nowhere else in the world. Huahine, known as the Garden Isle, is a true eden, a hidden gem where the traditional Polynesian way of life continues amid spectacular scenery that rivals Moorea & Bora Bora.

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Many marae, old Polynesian Temples, and ruins can be found on the island. For those who truly love the water (especially diving or remote beaches) or who truly want a secluded, escape-away destination, the Tuamotu Atolls are the place for you. Here, coral atoll islands surround seemingly endless expanses of lagoons. On Manihi (famous for its pearl farms) and Tikehau (known for its concentration of sea life), there is only one resort on each island, offering only beach and overwater bungalows, so that you truly feel as if you’ve escaped away to a secluded island far removed from the stress and cares of the rest of the world. For those who wish to experience an overwater bungalow but Bora Bora is out of their price range, the Tuamotu Atolls provide overwater bungalows at rates often comparable to Garden or Beach Bungalows at the Society Islands. The Marquesas, even more remote, offer an entirely different South Pacific experience, with ragged, dramatic cliffs and stunning scenery. For those who enjoy adventure and something different, these islands provide a unique experience. Still, many honeymooners stick to the “Big Three” of Tahiti: Tahiti itself, Moorea, and Bora Bora. If you’re thinking of your own honeymoon here, Air Tahiti Nui – the international airline of Tahiti – will take you from Los Angeles non-stop out to Papeete. Air Tahiti Nui has won numerous awards for its excellence in service, and they work hard to make you feel as if you are already in the islands before you even arrive. Once you’ve reach cruising altitude, the staff change into relaxed Tahiti attire, play Tahitian music, and bring Tahitian flowers to everyone onboard. With onboard entertainment systems, food and drinks included, and comfortable seats, it’s a pleasant ride to the islands. Once you’ve arrived, Air Tahiti – the domestic carrier – will quickly and comfortably take you to any of the islands. Once you’ve arrived, consider the Intercontinental Resorts for your stay in French Polynesia. With resorts on Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora, they provide a seemless and luxurious experience to your Tahiti honeymoon. The Intercontinental Resort Tahiti sits both close to the airport and to Papeete. Set on 40 acres , it offers stunning views of Moorea. There are also both Motu and Overwater Bungalows here, and the resort offers many activities

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to keep you busy if you choose. The Moorea Intercontinental is perhaps most famous for its dolphins. Retired navy dolphins, these frolicking sea animals reside in a lagoon in the middle of the resort. Dolphin encounters and swims can be arranged, but even if you don’t book any encounters, you are free to stop by and watch them as often as you like. During my own stay, my overwater bungalow was across the way from the Dolphin lagoon, and so every day I was greeted by them as I walked over the bridge on my way to breakfast or back to bed at the end of a wonderful day. The largest resort on Moorea, the Intercontinental offers a variety of accommodations (from Lanai rooms to Garden, Beach & Overwater Bungalows) and a wide range of activities and entertainment. They are currently building a new infinity pool that is scheduled to open in August of 2010. On Bora Bora, Intercontinental has two resorts. The Le Moana Bora Bora is the original resort, set on arguably the most envious spot on Bora Bora and certainly one of the best beaches. The Beach and Overwater Bungalows are luxuriously appointed, and Le Moana is often recognized for its outstanding service. It is truly iconic for Bora Bora. As it is on the main island, it is easy to get out and about to enjoy all that Bora Bora has to offer. The Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa set new standards for Bora Bora when it opened, the first resort to only offer Overwater Bungalows – and not just Bungalows, but large spacious Villas (over 1000 square feet) that allow you to truly spread out and relax. Located on a motu (and offering free boat shuttles to the mainland should you wish to get out and about), it offers stunning views of the island. The Thalasso Spa is one of the best in French Polynesia, and offers numerous treatments utilizing local ingredients. Indeed, Thalasso has consistently been recognized as “one of the most elite spas and resorts in the world.” As you can see, the honeymoon you dream of can be found. Tahiti & her Islands are ready to welcome you to a tropical paradise.

Win a Honeymoon to Tahiti! Sponsored by Magical Escapes, participate in the VIB (Very Important Bride) Contest with MIX 93.1 for the Western New England Spring Bridal Show on March 7, 2010. If you are selected as the VIB, you will win an unforgettable dream honeymoon to Tahiti & Bora Bora, courtesy of Magical Escapes, Air Tahiti Nui, Intercontinental Resort Tahiti, Le Moana Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, and Air Tahiti. Visit our booth at the Western New England Bridal show to learn more about the islands of Tahiti, and for a chance to win $200 off your Honeymoon! What’s Included: Roundtrip Airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui 3 nights on Tahiti at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort in a Panoramic View Room Roundtrip Airfare from Tahiti to Bora Bora on Air Tahiti 3 nights on Bora Bora at the Le Moana Bora Bora Resort in an Overwater Bungalow 2 nights on Bora Bora at the Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa in an Overwater Emerald Villa About Michelle Mangio Michelle Mangio may be the owner of Magical Escapes Vacations, but she is also a Travel Expert passionate about her work – and dedicated to providing personalized travel experiences for her clients. A Destination Wedding bride herself, she truly understands and listens to what her clients need for their honeymoon or wedding. She is a certified Honeymoons & Destination Weddings Specialist, with expertise in many popular honeymoon locations, including Tahiti & the South Pacific, Australia, Barbados, Hawaii, Cancun, the Caribbean, and more. Named one of the five Top Aussie Specialists in North America for the third year in a row and a 2010 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Winner, she has been featured in publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Travel Weekly, Providence Journal, and VacationAgent Magazine. The Honeymooner’s Review Guide has recommended her as a Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist, and she was Travel Agent Magazine’s featured Top Honeymoon & Wedding Specialist in 2009. “Don’t just make reservations. Make experiences. Create memories. Live your dreams.” For more information, contact Michelle at Magical Escapes Vacations toll-free at 866-6987849 or locally at 508-717-2535, by email at michelle@magicalescapes.com, or online at http://www.magicalescapes.com To learn more: Tahiti Tourisme: http://www.tahiti-tourisme. com Air Tahiti Nui: http://www.airtahitinui-usa.com Intercontinental French Polynesia: http://www. tahiti.intercontinental.com

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Wedding Tips That Take The Cake For some soon-to-be-married couples, choosing a wedding cake is www.skyrideproductions.com becoming more important than deciding on an entrée. When selecting a wedding reception menu, the engaged are finding it’s hip to “marry” the unexpected, like pairing wine with wedding cake. Couples often serve wedding Heavenly Elegance cake with champagne, but a sweet cake Harp Music for your Wedding can exaggerate champagne’s acidity and leave a bitter taste. When choosFree Consultation ing a wine to serve with wedding cake, Tara (413) 467-2247 keep in mind complementing aromas, Cell Phone (413) 896-4738 textures and dominant flavors. The main www.heavenlyelegance.com cue in wine pairing is the type of sauce or spice used in each dish--and the same goes with dessert. Focus on the strongest BEVERLY A. PLACE flavors, particularly the frosting and filling. Justice of the Peace A rich chocolate cake, for example, calls Notary Public for a bold and velvety red wine, such as Mirassou’s Merlot, to complement and enhance the full flavor of the chocolate. Shea Ave. (413) 283-7155 Anna Pezik, a senior editor with Belchertown, MA Brides.com, knows firsthand how imporPLUS SIZE GOWNS tant a couple’s food and wine choices--and other wedding details--can be in influencCustom Made Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaids Dresses, ing the feeling of their big day. Mother-of-the-Bride, Low Prices Flower Girl, Ms. Pezik notes, “From their Prom, & More! Weddings • Family Portraits • Baby Pictures color choices to their tasting preferences, Personalized Photowww.sharonverano.com Packages • Color & Black & White couples want their wedding day to reflect For Appointments Call: their personal style. By offering their guests a selection of varietals that pair up with each course throughout the reception--from the appetizers to the wedding cake--couples set the tone of their day and PHOTOGRAPHY offer guests a memorable culinary experience.” Here are some other innovative wedding cake ideas: • Square-shaped cakes are becoming more popular. Balance out the clean lines of an angular cake with an ornate, vintage cake topper. (413) 813-9004 • Ivory buttercream icing is still a classic, www.westernmaweddingphotography.com yet it can be modernized with accents

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“Things to Do” A Bridal Checklist

12 to 24 Months Ahead • Subscribe to the Wedding Day Sourcebook • Attend every Bridal Show you can! Check www.cjcevents.com • Announce your engagement in hometown newspapers • Decide on the atmosphere you’d like at your wedding • Talk to family & fiancé about budget • Decide wedding size • Talk to clergy or J.P. and arrange ceremony location & date • Find a reception location available on your date • Plan wedding theme and colors • Choose your wedding party • Compile your guest lists and set up a system to track RSVP’s. • Select all your formalwear • Select bridesmaids dresses • Select tuxes and accessories • Register for wedding gifts in your hometowns • Choose a photographer • Choose a videographer • Choose a cake • Choose musicians for ceremony • Choose musicians /DJ for reception • Choose a florist • Send deposits to all your vendors; keep all your contracts in one file with your payment schedules. • Arrange transportation from your house to the ceremony, from the ceremony to the formal photography location, from there to the reception, and from the reception to the honeymoon night location. 4 to 6 Months Ahead • Reserve accommodations for your out-of-town guests • Select and order your invitations and thank- you cards • Arrange your honeymoon travel • Order rings and engraving 2 to 4 Months Ahead • Address and assemble wedding invitations • Buy enough postage for invitations and RSVP envelopes 1 to 2 Months Ahead • Make hair and makeup appointments • Have final dress fittings • Attend showers and send thank-yous • Plan a get-together with your bridesmaids • Get blood test and marriage license (fewer than 30 days before the ceremony) • Mail invitations 2 Weeks Ahead • Plan to change your name on your Social Security info, driver’s license, credit cards, & bank accounts -- you will need a certified copy of your wedding certificate. • Make a seating plan for the reception; write placecards 1 Week Ahead • Pack for honeymoon • Pack an emergency kit for the wedding day containing a sewing kit, extra nylons, comfortable shoes, hairspray, bobby pins, kleenex, Pepto Bismol, etc. • Rest and relax -- you’re getting married! Have a massage or a facial - just for yourself and your sanity.

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Don’t Miss This Spectacular Spring Bridal Event! • Featuring The Finest Wedding Service Providers in the Area • Western New England’s Best Bridal Fashion Show featuring the latest 2010-2011 styles • Food Samples from the area’s best Caterers & Bakers • Thousands of Dollars in Door Prizes and Giveaways Don’t Miss The Early Bird

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