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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So you just got engaged…here’s what to do next

By Jennifer Gentile Perhaps it happened during a quiet moment between just the two of you. Maybe he tipped off your friends and family, so your nearest and dearest got to witness your happy tears. However the proposal happened, congratulations on your engagement! The wedding journey is just beginning, and as any bride can attest,…

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Stuart & Caitlyn Simpson Dodds

Wedding date: November 9, 2019 BRIDE’S FAVORITE ELEMENT OF THE WEDDING “Before we entered the reception, our wedding planner arranged a private dinner for us to enjoy our first meal together as husband and wife. Those precious, valuable moments allowed us some uninterrupted time to slow down and experience the joy of being newlyweds.” HER…

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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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