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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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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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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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…

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