Tiffany & Patrick: Love makes a splash

A spilled drink doesn’t usually lead to true love, but it did pave the way for Tiffany and Patrick Wilson to find each other. Tiffany was on vacation with her family at a condominium in Orange Beach, Ala., in early July 2010. She was relaxing poolside when a boy accidentally knocked her drink over. During…

Continue Reading

Kim & Aaron: Stronger the second time around

When Kim and Aaron Rhodes met in 1998, she was managing a store, and Aaron, who was in the military, got a part-time job there. A work friendship soon developed into a mutual attraction, and sparks began to fly. “We started dating and got married a couple of years later,” Kim said. Then problems arose….

Continue Reading

10 tips to get the cake you want

by Brooke Rester | Dolce Bakeshop, Long Beach When planning a wedding, a bride’s mind turns to flower arrangements, music, venues and even table settings. With so much to consider, it’s no wonder that one of the final items checked off the list is the cake. Your cake, just like your dress, should be a…

Continue Reading

How to Find the Right DJ

by Marcel Lanoux | Nightshift Sounds Entertainment Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime day, and finding the right DJ is essential to having a great wedding reception. Hire the wrong one and it can ruin your whole day, so this really is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make during the planning process. It’s definitely not…

Continue Reading

What to expect from a professional makeup artist

by Jackie Merlau | jmerlaumakeup.com You may already know you want to hire a makeup artist for your wedding, but do you know what should be expected from a professional artist on the most important day of your life? Here are some tips to help!   THE SEARCH You should find a makeup artist who…

Continue Reading

FAIRLEY & JAMES Announcement

Ms. Penny Fairley and Mr. Anthony James wed May 6, 2017, in Biloxi.         VENDORS May Photographer: Lisa Tilley with Tilley Photography Wedding planner: Susie Davis with A Plan to Remember Ceremony venue: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Of Art Reception venue: Biloxi Yacht Club Florist: Rachel Bond with Pine Hill Floral Designs Caterer: Biloxi Yacht…

Continue Reading

Thuy & Peter: “A” for persistence

Some mutual friends thought Thuy Tran and Peter Nguyen were a perfect match — but Thuy wasn’t quite ready to accept that. “I found him too timid,” she recalls. They remained “just friends” for nearly 10 years; they’d see each other occasionally because of their shared friends. “It wasn’t until March of 2014 that he…

Continue Reading

Kimberley & David: A special spot

Kimberley Rushton and David Wilson caught a first glance at each other at a mutual friends’ home during their high school years. David was best friends with the brother of Kimberley’s best friend. But it actually took six years for them to reconnect and realize there was a special spark between them. They spotted each…

Continue Reading

Budget Planner

Budget Planner If the two of you are paying for your own wedding (which more and more couples are), you might want to head to your marriage counseling classes before you tackle this one. Setting a budget is easy, sticking to it is another matter altogether. Even if your families are going to assist with…

Continue Reading