Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mother of the Bride/Groom Attire

One of the most common questions I receive is, “What should my mother wear to the wedding?” The answer is easier than you think. First, her dress should never upstage yours! Second, once you’ve determined your wedding and bridesmaids’ colors, the mothers … Continue reading

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Post-Party Brunch

Gaining in popularity, especially for destination weddings, is hosting a post-party brunch. Usually held at the hotel where the bulk of guests are staying, and paid for by the couple or either set of parents, this gives the newlyweds the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 4 – Something Blue and Bouquets

In biblical times, blue was the color of purity, changing to white when Queen Anne wore a white gown to her marriage to Louis XII of France. Prior to that, both the bride and groom wore a band of blue … Continue reading

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Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 3 – The Wedding Cake

The history of the wedding cake dates back to the Roman Empire. Small wheat or barley cakes were crumbled up and thrown over the bride’s head as a measure of the bride’s fertility. We now throw rice or petals as … Continue reading

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