Trends: Jewelry & Accessories

Wedding guests may ooh and ah over the bride’s gown, but it’s the details that take her look over the top. According to Gail Pav, sales director with Pav & Broome Fine Jewelry in Gulfport, brides are embracing of-the-moment accents that reflect their personality and grab attention. 2020 will be the year for untraditional shapes…

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Fall for these 2020 bridal gown trends

By Kerri Pellegrin From sweet lace to high drama, here’s the trends you’re sure to see coming down the aisle this year: CONTEMPORARY SPARKLE While sparkle and shine is nothing new in the bridal fashion world, this season takes on traditional sequins and beading — with fully embellished textiles fit for the modern bride. Perfect…

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Alexis & Chris Garrett

Sentimental sweethearts Special touches make couple’s wedding day unique By Jennifer Gentile Chris Garrett’s marriage proposal was the most meaningful moment his bride-to-be, Alexis McAuliffe, could have imagined. The couple, who met while working at The Chimneys restaurant in Gulfport, were visiting Alexis’s grandmother in Massachusetts for her 85th birthday. There in the home where…

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Morgan & Cory Dickerson

Wedding date: September 28, 2019 Bride’s Favorite Element of the Wedding Seeing my groom’s face when I was walking down the aisle. Although there were so many people present in the moment, it still felt like it was only him and me.   Her Advice for Other Couples Make sure you have a wedding planner….

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Love Story: Linh & Kevin

Nuptials honor couple’s Vietnamese, Catholic heritage By Jennifer Gentile At the end of a rose petal-strewn path, Linh Nguyen Bui’s future was waiting. The evening of March 18, 2018, already had promised to be special. Linh and her boyfriend, Kevin Cuong Bui, were meeting their parents for dinner at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson….

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Jamie & Ryan Meyers

Wedding date: June 23, 2019 Bride’s favorite elements of the wedding: The photography — James Edwards Bates did an exceptional job with the photos. He got all the candid moments and posed moments and photographed everyone at my wedding (guests and all). Now I can relive the day when I look at the photos he…

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Shanell & Hakeem Lawson

Wedding date: June 8, 2019 Bride’s favorite element of the wedding: Watching our wedding vision come to life and (seeing) it turn out better than we could ever have imagined. Advice to other couples: Sit down together, pick a reasonable budget … and stick to it. It’s so easy to get swept up in all…

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Laken & Jacob North

Wedding date: October 19, 2019 Bride’s favorite element of the wedding: Amid the rush of the day, our first look was truly so special, getting that alone time with each other. Advice to other couples: Don’t get wrapped up in the stress of planning, and just remember to keep the planning process fun!    …

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What to consider before booking a band

John Hozey Jr., manager and owner of Blue Earth Productions, tells us about his bands — D”ivine” Play (www.dplayband.com), GOT Groove (www.gotgroovenola.com) and Blue Rhythm (www.bluerhythmnola.com) — and offers advice about choosing wedding entertainment. GCW: TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BANDS AND WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS THEY PERFORM. HOZEY: All three of my groups are…

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Take note of these top 7 floral trends

by Rachel Bond Owner/designer, Pine Hills Floral Designs Brides are saying “I do” to greenery and making other unconventional choices when it comes to their wedding flowers. Here are some of the major trends that are gaining traction: 1. MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEMES Whether neutral or vibrant, monochromatic color schemes definitely are trending. Instead of adding…

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