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Let’s Catch Up With Nova McLaren

It’s time to catch up with the brilliant wedding dress designer Nova McLaren.  Olivia, the artist behind the label, has been hard at work this wedding season.  I don’t know how she does it, and with such creative perfection too! Olivia’s July weddings for this year, as always, are something special.  One in particular strikes me. The bride is from the mid-west; the groom’s roots are from India.  For the

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Must Your Bridesmaids Shoes Match?

I have four daughters.  When daughter number two became engaged, she of course asked her three sisters to be bridesmaids.  Lots of drama in the house with a bride and three bridesmaids in residence.  You may think the bridesmaids’ dress was the main topic of conversation…well, you’d be wrong.  It was the shoes!  There were four very different ideas, well FIVE if you count mine…  So I ask you, “Must

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“The Garter”

There are two traditions that no matter what part of our great country you live in, are observed at weddings.  One is the tossing of the bouquet to all the unmarried women at the wedding, and the other is the flinging of the garter to the unmarried men. The retrieval of the garter can be a bit risque.  I chose to not sit on the chair provided, but to instead

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“Maid of Honor”

  Attendants are a big part of your wedding.  They literally stand up for you.  They represent you, they support you.  Questions to ask: 1) Can your attendants be relied on?  I kid you not.  I know of a bride who had one of her bridesmaids just did not show the day of the wedding!  2) Are your attendants the whiney type?  Or will your day be all about you,

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“Bridesmaid Dresses”

  Above Photo: Bellethemagazine.com Ahhhh… the bridesmaid dresses.  If one thing, besides the bride’s own gown, can cause stress, it’s the bridesmaids dresses.  There are so many opinions, so many different body types, different age groups, out of town friends… It COULD be a nightmare.  Best thing to do, is find one point person to speak for all.  Just in our house, with three of the six bridesmaids being sisters

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“Wedding Cakes!”

www.bestbride101.com Ah, the Wedding Cake! Is there any one item that is more iconic than that delicious delight? From the beauty of the confection, to every brides’ fear that her groom will smash that first bite in her face. My mother had two requests for our wedding. Number one: that Kenny didn’t paint “Help Me!” on the soles of his shoes for all to see when we knelt at the

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“Something Old…”

We all know the old saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”  I think most brides from my generation, to my daughters’, adhere to this.My own mother gave me HER mother’s engagement ring on my wedding day.  KK, as the first born of my four daughters, will be the lucky girl to receive her Great Grandmother’s ring when she marries. Maggie is the first to get married among my

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