December, 2011

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Little House of Thyme, located in Colrain, Massachusetts, is proudly celebrating 22 years of business! They are best known for their gourmet dip mixes, herb spread mixes, gourmet vinaigrette, and natural herb bath and body scrubs. Their website offers a variety of products if you're looking to create a gift basket as a token of appreciation for your wedding party or for guests who have traveled from out of state. For a chance to win some Thymely Herb Spread, Spinach Dip, and two jars of Oh Say Can You Sea Salt, leave us a comment with your favorite snack time guilty pleasure!

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Ring in the New Year with some Old World Charm!

In the world of fashion, trends are always changing. Yet some trends will remain forever timeless, like classic pearls. Why not plan a wedding that captures the beauty of the past? Consider vintage styles when deciding on your day's dress and accessories. A beautiful sheath gown paired with pearl earrings can give you an Audrey Hepburn charm that will leave your guests breathless. Little details like pearls on your 1940's style pumps will complete this class distinguish your vintage look.

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Chances are you may enjoy festive cocktails as you ring in the new year in just a few days, so why not carry on the same celebratory cheer as you toast to your nuptials. A signature wedding cocktail serves many purposes for your wedding day. Not only does it showcase your style, but it can be a great alternative to an open bar. Personalize your drinks with fun straws or flags, or garnish them with DIY infused ice cubes. For added flair, pick a fun glass to match your wedding theme.

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Katie & Jon's barnside New York wedding was the perfect combination of rustic, quirky & elegant. The couple used bright pops of color in their shoes, decor & at their reception site to set a decidedly playful mood!

The red of the Apple Barn Farm's namesake structure contrasted perfectly with Katie's vibrant yellow shoes - pair the lovely color combos with the overflow of love, laughter & merriment at this fabulous fall wedding, and you couldn't ask for a more romantic nuptial celebration!

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The Gideon Putnam Resort combines over 75 years of historic character and upscale amenities. They offer great vacation packages for couples who are looking for an exceptional wedding venue or just a romantic getaway from busy, everyday life! With a newly renovated spa that has been listed in the Top 10 New York State Green Destinations, enjoy a treatment of your choice from their extensive menu. The Gideon Putnam resort offers either an intimate reception room or a grand ballroom, perfect for any wedding party ranging from 25-300 guests.

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Picking a color scheme for your winter wedding can be a little overwhelming. If you're looking for something elegant, consider a navy and gold scheme for your big day. From the actual wedding invitations to your wedding cake, these colors look tasteful everywhere. Your bridesmaids navy dresses will pop next to their gold flowers as will your navy napkins atop golden plates. 

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The understated elegance of vintage china provides a perfect pop of unexpected charm for the DIY-bride's wedding. Repurposing old tea cups can give new life to items you may already have around the house, or you can have fun hunting for these hidden gems. These eye-catching candles can be placed throughout your wedding venue, or given as favors to guests. Create your own tea cup candles in several easy steps:

Step One: Melt down wax in a double boiler. You can buy wax and dye it to match your color palette, or use bits of old candles you can't burn anymore.

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The focus of Cara & Cesar's wedding was the beautiful scenery of the fall leaves and the Seneca Lake. Choosing this focus, Cara chose a color scheme that would work well with the scenery. A vineyard wedding in autumn with a twist was the inspiration behind this beautiful wedding. A "soft and romantic" feel filled the air as the ceremony took place. Brazilian music was played to incorporate Cesar's Brazilian heritage, as well as a Brazilian flag signed by all the guests to serve as a keepsake for the couple.

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Christina & Ben tied the knot in an unforgettable outdoor ceremony in Girdwood, Alaska. They celebrated their love with family & friends against the rugged backdrop of Alaska's breathtaking vistas - this adventurous couple chose a palette of soft, playful pinks & whites, and opted for a floral design scheme as whimsical as the love they have for one another!

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Originating in Europe, the Damson plum has made a big splash on American shores! The Damon plum is one of the main ingredients of Averell Gin. During New York State's Fall Damson Harvest, Damson plums are barrel-pressed to extract the juice along with the rich color of the skins, and united with small-batch American Gin from upstate New York to form Averell Damson Gin. Being the spiciest and most tart of all the plums, the Damson plum makes this gin one of a kind!