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I Always Told You To Eat Right

by Caroline Barrett January 29, 2015


  I love going to weddings. There's the festive spirit and the promise and joy in the couple as they exchange vows. I love sharing good food and drink and toasting the couple again and again. ...

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The Day Is Ours

by The Staff January 29, 2015


  Elizabeth and Erik Harris Photo by JBD Photography (Jacyln Damiano) How We Met  Elizabeth: My husband Erik and I have known each other since we were young children—our sisters were best friends! The Proposal Erik and I dated for 12 ...

Get Me To the Barn On Time

by Ann Morrow January 29, 2015


  There is a boom in barn weddings and other “unexpected venues” driven by the sturdy design trend of rustic, and it goes from rustic chic to rustic industrial. This roughhewn style has swept up wedding ...

If You Could Turn Back Time

by Stephen Leon January 30, 2014


  “The one thing that we wish with our whole hearts that we had done was make a video of our day!” says Andrea, who has fond memories—and photos—of the day she married Mark. “We spent ...

Have a Good Hair Day

by Cassandra Hamdan January 30, 2014


  “I was interested in makeup since elementary school days. I would play around with my friends’ makeup, so it was a hobby of mine at a young age. I went to college for a semester, ...

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Looking the Part

by Era Bushati January 30, 2014


  Every wedding-minded woman has an idea of what she hopes her wedding dress will look like. Somewhere in a scrapbook made in middle school or on a Pinterest board titled Wedding Dresses, there exists an ...

Tips on Planning Your Wedding Meal

by B.A. Nilsson January 30, 2014

  I always end up at the back of the prime rib line. After heading for the pasta station and realizing that the line pace there is glacial, I ease over to the carving station just ...

Wedding Guide: Marriage, Remembered

by Darryl McGrath January 31, 2013

  My family history is populated by plenty of strong-willed women, but my grandmothers really stand out in this notable array of pioneers, artisans and survivors. My maternal grandmother was a Midwestern Methodist born on a Missouri ...

Wedding Guide: Outside the Church

by Shawn Stone January 31, 2013

  Growing up, I attended a lot of weddings because I have a lot of cousins. And all of these ceremonies were in churches. Each Spring from age 5 to 18, I endured one ceremony after ...

What You Ask For

by Stephen Leon January 31, 2013


When you are discussing your wedding-related service with clients, is there any one thing almost all of them ask for? To look stylish and comfortable on the dance floor on their wedding day. --Michèle Marie Paré, ...

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Pin It Down

by Molly Eadie January 31, 2013


In the old days, brides-to-be might have cut out pictures of dresses, flowers or cakes to stash in a box or on a bulletin board. But this is the digital age, and social-media sites have ...

She Said Yes!

by David King February 9, 2011


For a good few hours on the day I would carry out the most romantic action of my 29 years on this planet, I didn’t feel particularly romantic. For a while, as I waited with ...

Thank You for My Honeymoon

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 12, 2010

Wedding gifts used to serve a very specific purpose: getting young adults set up in their first household. But these days, as the average age of getting married drifts later and later, the choice facing ...

Wedding Service Directory

by The Staff July 11, 2010

Bachelor/ Bachelorette Services DiCarlo’s Gentlemen’s Club 1165 Central Ave. Colonie, 459-8440, dicarlos.comHave your bachelor party with us. Featuring the largest group of entertainers in the Capital District, with food service from 11:30 AM to 8 PM. Double Vision 1917 ...

Perfect Timing

by Laura Leon July 11, 2010

Bride’s Calendar 12 Months Before Buy a wedding planner and memory album With fiancé, choose engagement ring Announce engagement Consult fiancé, all parents about budget, style, size of wedding and limits on number of guests Select attendants Decide on wedding and ...

Green Is the New White

by Jayne Keedle July 11, 2010

Some little girls grow up dreaming of a white wedding. Annmarie Gianni, 30, wanted hers to be green. She and husband, Kevin, work together as personal trainers and nutritionists in Danbury, Conn. Kevin adheres to ...

Be Our Guest

by Laura Leon July 11, 2010

I’ll never forget that moment when, just as I was about to take that walk down the aisle, I noticed a tardy guest loping across the lawn en route to my wedding. Rather than take ...

Do (Some of) It Yourself

by Amy Halloran July 11, 2010

The expense of weddings drives many to consider the do-it-yourself package. Someone has a barn, someone plays a fiddle, and grandma makes picture-perfect cakes—why not let your friends and family invent your wedding day? The problem ...

It Ain’t No Macarena

by Ali Hibbs July 11, 2010

Of all the seemingly endless arrangements a couple has to make for their big day—writing vows, sending out invitations, renting space, picking out the flowers, dresses, tuxedos—there’s one that has the cruel power to either ...

One Ring to Say It All

by Erin Sullivan July 11, 2010

When I was a freshman in college, I worked at the jewelry counter of a suburban department store that sold everything from electronics to glassware to toys. At the time, I knew very little about ...