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Finding the Perfect Wedding Ring

“Square cut or pear shaped these rocks won’t lose their shape! Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!” ~ Gentleman Prefer Blondes
perfect-wedding-ring-600x265Every relationship is unique, each story quite different. Sometimes, he proposes to her, other times, she proposes to him! Whatever the circumstances, if you are starting to make wedding preparations, you are probably in the market for a wedding ring. (more…)

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Jewish Wedding Rituals

Of all the wedding ceremonies in the world today, traditional Jewish weddings are among the most beautiful. There is a sweetness in their ritual, a joy in their performance, and a sincerity in their ceremony which is rare and unparalleled. Although on the surface they may seem formulaic, in their actuality they are truly something extraordinary.stamping-on-glass-jewish-wedding-rituals-600x357 (more…)

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Indian Wedding Traditions

Traditional Indian Weddings are a world of color, sound, and beauty. For centuries, Hindus around the globe have adhered to strict marriage customs  – and as cultures have brushed up against each other, the Hindu Wedding ceremony has garnered a legacy of excitement and radiance.Indian-Wedding-Rituals-600x354Yet, despite their splendor, Indian wedding traditions are a holy rite, made up of serious rituals that must be observed with great respect. For the Hindus, marriage is one of the most meaningful and essential of institutions – not something entered into lightly – and as a result, years of planning and preparation go into each one. (more…)

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Photography, Videography or Both for my Wedding

wedding-videography-photography-600x340Your Wedding is a once in a lifetime event – something that you will remember with fondness for the rest of your life. Most couples will hire a wedding photographer to capture all the intimate and fleeting moments of such a special day of bliss – but more and more people are hiring a videographer to record the ceremony as well. The thought may sound expensive, but recently, businesses have opened up which specialize in both – which can help save a lot.
Here are some reasons to go with just Wedding Photography, just Videography, or both. (more…)

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Best wedding location: Chicago suburbs vs Downtown

You’re making your wedding choices between cake or cupcakes, linens or disposable napkins, roses or lilies – and each decision is bringing you one step closer to having the wedding of your dreams. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make, however, is where to get married. Lucky for you, if you live in, or are planning to tie the knot in, Chicago, the options are endless. First thing is deciding whether to choose a place in the Chicago suburbs or downtown.millenniumpark-chicago-wedding-600-399

Things to Consider

  • • How Many Guests Do I Have?

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Couple married on a rooftop

Jenny and wedding-on-the-roof-2013Alex were married on a rooftop in midsummer, the dazzling skyline of the Windy City set the stage for this luxurious wedding venue. Jenny’s father, a woodworker, had built a beautiful wedding canopy for them, and beneath the couple had read their wedding vows. It was an intimate event, only 30 people filled the seats around them. (more…)

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Same-Sex Unions: Etiquette Q&A

same-sex-marriage-chicago-2013We live in a dynamic, beautiful, and ever changing world, and because of this, sometimes long held traditions are replaced by new ones. Learning what to do in these new situations is all a part of the fun, and the same applies to same-sex union and marriage etiquette. Here’s a quick and easy guide to the new way of thinking, so that you don’t have to waste any time guessing.

  1. What Rules Do We Have to Follow?

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Dealing with Bridesmaid-zilla

You’ve all heard the tale of Bridezilla, right? The bride-to-be who is so manic, micromanaging, and stressed out that she becomes a nightmare to her friends, family, and sadly her spouse-to-be? Yes, we’ve all seen it – and it’s just pitiful. I vowed to myself that when the time came for me to wear the white dress, even if I couldn’t manage to be cool, calm, and collected, at the very least I would be nice!

 

Little did I know that it wouldn’t be me who would try to make a mess of my wedding, but one of my bridesmaids.

 

Jamie K. was my best friend in Chicago when (more…)

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