2013 Spring Wedding

Get married. Give back.

When the wedding invitations start going out, one of the first things that comes to mind for guests are gifts. What should they get the bride and groom? What does the couple need? To solve the problem, many couples set up a registry at various businesses, which lists gifts on their wish list. Tra...

Variety is the spice of life with wedding cuisine

Weddings are a celebration wherein guests look forward to the reception as much as the actual ceremony, and the food served at the wedding is often hotly anticipated. Wedding receptions feature a bevy of different foods to tempt the palates of those in attendance. From appetizers served du...

Honeymoon on a dime

While some newlyweds can still afford to cap off their big day in grand style with a trip for two to someplace exotic, there are many who can’t. Once they’ve paid for the wedding, there is little left for a honeymoon. Fortunately, you can still have a great honeymoon on a shoestring b...

Wedding of Karla Good and Joseph St. Peter

Traditional weddings are still a popular choice for couples looking to tie the knot, though there is some stiff competition when it comes to planning and executing the perfect ceremony these days. Far more options are available now to signify and celebrate coupling than most folks might have cons...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...