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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25 Trends to know

What was old is new again — with a twist. And what just last year was soft and muted is now edgy and dramatic. Here are some of our favs. 1. & 2. Classical looks & Royal Wedding-Inspired florals     3. Non-traditional florals 4. Dark color palettes 5. Statement wedding cakes 6. Colorful groom…

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Have your cake and eat it, too

By Faren Knowles | Melissa’s Bakery It’s finally here! You are in love, engaged and ready to walk hand in hand into life with your fiancé. After a few weeks, the planning starts, and you find yourself left with more questions than answers. It happens to almost every bride. The options are endless, and everyone…

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Wedding makeup: why you should hire a professional

by Jackie Merlau / Photograph by Kayce Stork Photography jmerlaumakeup.com Makeup for your wedding is very different than your everyday beauty routine. When it comes to your big day, you want to consider longevity, photography, luxury and much- needed relaxation. You have spent hours finding the perfect dress and booking an incredible photographer, so don’t…

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Anna Kate & John Cornish

Married November 24, 2018 VENDORS Photographer: Kayce Stork Wedding planner: Renae Allen Ceremony venue: St. Mary Catholic Church Reception venue: Slavonian Lodge Florist: After the Proposal Caterer: Salute Makeup: Jackie Merlau Hair: Jacqueline Reynolds Videographer: Kayce Stork Shoes: Dillard’s Wedding gown: Mimi’s Bridal (Laurel, MS) Tux: Men’s Wearhouse Bridesmaid dresses: Dillard’s Musician/Entertainment: Nightshift Sounds Entertainment…

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