Plenty of couples have seen the charm in Paris-themed receptions over the past few years. You see them crop up in tastefully muted ballrooms, awash in lattes and mochas, blacks and ivories. Couples spruce up the tables with eiffel-style vases, or actual mini Eiffel Towers topped with monochromatic florals. Sometimes you’ll see snippets of toile, …

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By Rose Smith Not everyone elects to have a traditional wedding. Some love the fun and excitement of Halloween and want to share their favorite holiday with others with a marriage ceremony. Just like those “trick or treaters” that arrive at your door, your wedding guests also deserve a special treat. Here are 9 ideas …

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The black and white wedding theme hummed along for years, occasionally dipping just below the radar. But as every wedding planner knows, it never really left us — and it’s coming back up in a big way. Still, we’re not talking yesterday’s black and white wedding. We’re talking one that reflects today’s greater sophistication in …

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By GiGi Rena Rogers The day’s finally arrived. After all these years waiting for the right one, you’ve finally find that special someone. Soon a marriage proposal comes your way, one that’s sure to change life forever. Finally, you’ve got the chance to plan the wedding you’ve dreamed about since childhood. And all your plans …

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By GiGi Rena Rogers The day’s finally arrived. After all these years waiting for the right one, you’ve finally find that special someone. Soon a marriage proposal comes your way, one that’s sure to change life forever. Finally, you’ve got the chance to plan the wedding you’ve dreamed about since childhood. And all your plans …

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When people think Victorian, they often think high tea or garden party, filled with doilies and cherub birdbaths, cast iron benches and finger foods, mismatched teacups and “shabby chic.” This is a beautiful way to do Victorian, but it’s not the only way. Victorian had an evening style as well. Perhaps the easiest way to …

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Scratch a swan-theme bride, and you’ll find a fairytale bride underneath. The swan symbol comes down to us from Arthurian legend and beyond. Splashing its noble form across heralds and shields, this most graceful of the birds has starred in some of our greatest operas and ballets, from Wagner’s Lohengrin to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and …

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Monograms in weddings really took off in the nineties, when receptions started to grow sleeker and more personalized. Today, they’re still a very big trend. In some weddings, they’re a grace note sprinkled here and there. In others, they’ve expanded to become the actual theme. And what’s not to love about monograms? They’re elegant, understated, …

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By Gail Kavanagh In every sense (much like its famous Greek counterpart!), an Italian wedding is a joyous occasion with a big heart. And fortunately for the bride, every aspect of planning it — from strategizing the walk down the aisle to envisioning the last romantic waltz — can be as much fun as the …

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Location, Location, Location Finding a place to host your medieval or renaissance wedding can be tough — unless you happen to live in Monaco and people typically address you as “Princess Caroline.” For those of us that don’t fall into that category, here are some places likely to pay off: Local arboretums and botanical gardens The Renaissance Faire …

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