2013 Spring Wedding

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What's that on your lapel?

Traditionally the groom, groomsmen, and male family members of the wedding couple wear a floral boutonniere on their lapel, but times change -- and so do boutonnieres. The word “boutonniere” looks difficult to pronounce. It’s actually a French word; however, think BOOT-IN...

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Helpful to know: Floral arrangement terms

Corsage: A decorative floral accessory typically worn on a woman’s garment. Boutonniere: a flower or cluster of flowers designed to be worn on the lapel of a man’s jacket. Floral jewelry: Finely detailed fashion flowers created in the manner of select jewelry. Examples i...

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When's the big day?

She said yes! The next question is, “When’s the big day?” When it comes to picking the date for a wedding, many factors could be considered. Some choices might include: The anniversary date of when the couple met The parents or grandparents wedding d...

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More tips from local jewelers

Made in Maine According to Annette Evans, proprietress of R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers, you can add a bit of Maine flair to your wedding with a Maine tourmaline ring in 14kt white gold with a matching shadow wedding band. Evans said, “This ring can be made especially for you with you...

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What to expect with a civil ceremony

Many people dream of a wedding in a church or synagogue before dozens of family members and friends, while there are others who prefer to forgo the fanfare of a large wedding ceremony and are content with a civil wedding instead. Civil ceremonies are often a choice for couples who may have...

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Wedding planners: Making sure your special day goes off with just one 'hitch'

A bride should have only two responsibilities on her wedding day and those are to be happy and pretty. And that, along with the mountain of details associated with getting a bride and groom successfully to the altar and through to the end of the reception, said Sallie Tyler, of The Paper White Ro...

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Tips for writing your own wedding vows

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many couples, so brides and grooms wish for the event to be momentous and memorable. As such, couples are increasingly integrating personal nuances into their ceremonies and receptions to tailor weddings to their unique visions. The desire to include pe...

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A rustic wedding designed for fun

When Lauren and Dan Masselli became engaged last spring, one thing was certain: their wedding would reflect their lifestyle. “We’ve always been drawn to anything rustic,” said Lauren. “It embraces the feeling of love, comfort and family, which is what we are all abo...

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Save-the-date card etiquette

More and more couples planning to walk down the aisle are embracing save-the-date cards to give guests adequate notice that there is a party on the horizon. Save-the-date cards do more than let guests know when you're getting hitched. The cards are a preliminary way to keep guests informed...

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Delicious ways to personalize your wedding

Whether planning an intimate brunch or a formal dinner reception, here are several delicious ways every bride and groom can add their own special touch to their wedding festivities. Greeting out-of-town guests —For a sweet way to surprise visitors, have homemade cookies, a the...