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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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Nova McLaren

Here it is! The exciting opportunity to have a wedding dress made just for you.  Nova McLaren!  While not inexpensive, the price won’t break the bank!  The following words are those of the artist/designer.  I love the way she writes and speaks.  You can feel her enthusiasm.  Enjoy… “Dressed in her wedding gown, the bride is her superhero self; beautiful, confident and glowing with happiness! Weddings are something personal and

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Rustic Wedding Done Right

I research a lot of weddings.  I attend  a lot of ceremonies/receptions.  But recently, I observed a wedding via Facebook…and well, I was just impressed.  It takes a lot to impress me these days, as I see it all.  I’m talking about the nuptials of Kate, the daughter of a “Facebook Friend” and up and coming author of the Maine “Clam Bake Series”  Barbara Ross – more on that later!  Above,

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Destination Weddings – Hotel Del Coronado

Come on…we’ve all thought about it… inviting only your nearest and dearest, and taking off for an exotic local for your wedding.  Could it be more romantic?  Probably not.  Today I begin a series on destination weddings.  Now, it is not a discussion on the “Pros and Cons” of destination weddings, but just the beauty of the option. I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days at the

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American Bachelorette Party in Boston!

      So this is what the inside of the Blue Invitation looked like.  The bridal party and friends spent the day and night in Boston, Massachusetts for the Bachelorette Party.  First up was a visit to the famous “Newbury Street” for some boutique shopping and then a “Spa Day.”  The next picture is of “Newbury Street.” It was a rainy, cloudy day, lovely to be inside.  Below are

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My “Personal Shopper” Experience – Mother of the Bride Dress

    I was dreading seeing the beauty professional before my “Personal Shopping”experience. I arrived right on time – not always the case with me, and introduced myself to Nicole. She was beautiful and lovely. But I was worried. Was I going to walk out of here looking like a clown?  I am not a makeup person – a little mascara and lip gloss and I’m good to go. We

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“Wedding Dress Alterations”

    Above Photo: Patty Cloherty The picture above of my maid of honor and one of my beautiful bridesmaids helping me dress on the morning of my wedding.  Excited much???  Yes I was… wish I could show you a picture of Maggie, but for now, this is the best I can do. Ahhh…the alterations.  They are a large part of the price of the dress.  I was SHOCKED to

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“Flower Girl???”

F ifty-one years ago, I was tapped to be the flower girl at my aunt’s wedding.  My mother was SO excited!  What mother does NOT want her her daughter to be “the darling” at a wedding? The evening finally arrived.  I was about the age I am in the picture to the right with my dad and little dog – 3.  If you will notice…there is NO picture of me

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