July, 2011

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I have fond memories of coming home from school to a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of cold milk.  A delicious snack like that doesn't necessarily have to be for children only, with that said, today's inspiration are milk and cookies.  Adults, feel free to indulge in this infamous childhood snack.  Have a cookies and milk buffet table at your wedding reception and let your inner child go crazy with this treat.  With all of these ideas, who could resist?

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Blush, peony, pink can be the height of soft girlishness, or exquisitely subdued. It can transform your wedding into a truly ethereal affair. Use this color in anything from your bouquet, to your wedding cake, to the dresses in your line of bridesmaids. This shade of blush pink is a perfect color for any wedding, from seaside soirees, to cute countryside gatherings.

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Flats with bows clips: http://www.bhldn.com/the-shop_shoes/pompom-shoe-clips-pink and http://www.blochshoes.com/

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TGIF! Today's bridal booty is brought to you by Half Shell Co.  The owners, Kara Griesbauer and Molly Kelleher, have been friends for over 30 years and have taken their love of candle making to the next level.  Today their shop is located at 49 N.

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We love Jennie and Eli’s DIY ambition and the homey feel of their outdoor wedding in the NY countryside. Inspired by Jazz Era couture and music, this couple danced the night away with two bands, homemade favors, and hot summertime colors. Take a look at the striped bowties and the Xquisite Events floral designs! For more photos of Jennie and Eli’s incredible wedding, check out Cappy Hotchkiss Photography.

Jennie’s tips for soon-to-be brides:

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Called an "illusion" neckline, this style is something that brides everywhere have begun to incorporate into their wedding gown fantasies. Almost like a riddle, it can appear both vintage but very modern, and both modest but very daring at the same time. With it surprising versatility, we imagine this style in anything from a romantic garden wedding, to a classic cathedral white wedding.

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1. http://www.etsy.com/listing/64672984/for-emily-dress?ref=em

2. http://www.marchesa.com/index.php

3. http://www.carolinaherrera.com/

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Saratoga National Golf Club offers newlyweds-to-be all the opportunities to create a wedding that will be remembered forever. Couples can choose from several locations like the outdoor banquet tent which can host up to 400 guests to the Howard Room which is perfect for an intimate gathering of about 50 people. They offer different packages so that every bride and groom will find exactly what they are looking for. The Regal package and the Dream Dates Weddings package are just two out of the seven different ones offered -- but all can be personalized to cater to your exact needs.

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Hooray!

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Good Morning New York!

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Even though it was their big day, Andrea and Blair wanted their guests to enjoy their wedding ceremony to the fullest as they were already overjoyed knowing they would soon be sharing forever with the person of their dreams. "Every decision that went into the wedding planning was framed by the question, 'Does this make for a great guest experience?'" Andrea says. The couple tied the knot in Vero Beach, Florida which meant a good bit of traveling for their guests, who were coming mostly from Atlanta, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida.

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Mann's Jewelers is a family owned business that has thrived over many years to become one of the most respected jewelry stores in the country. Currently run by brother and sister Nancy and Robert Mann, Mann's Jewelers is presenting Platinum Proposal: Don't Just Pop The Question. Rock It! On August 14, 2011, the company will be giving away a $10,000 diamond and platinum engagement ring and a chance to propose at CMAC's Kenny Chesney concert--live on 92.5 WBEE.