March, 2012

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Your wedding day should highlight your personality, creativity & spontaneity - why not have fun with your nuptials by channelling your inner-cowgirl? With a western-inspired motif the possibilities are endless!

Give your celebration some western flair by pairing your gown with a vintage pair of boots. Even add homespun horse-shoes to your invites to give guests a little extra luck!

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Happy Friday brides-to-be! Take a look at today's Bridal Booty from Ambrosia Chocolates & Spices - a hidden gem on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Ambrosia Chocolates & Spices offers an array of delicious, handmade blends. From chocolate to handmade spices & infused sea salts, all of the products are fair trade, organic, & home-crafted with love! These treats make great favors for your wedding guests - & we're giving away two fabulous blends to start off your weekend!

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Bring the warmth & comfort of your grandmother's kitchen to your next nuptial celebration with the delicious taste & flavor of muffins. This week we are feeling inspired by the variety of flavors & familiar sweetness of freshly-baked muffins.

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Lauren & Christian celebrated their engagement on a sunny Albany day! The location is just a few  steps away from where their nuptial location! Since most of their guests will be traveling from out-of-town, the couple hopes to introduce the beauty of downtown Albany to their loved ones.

Albany provides a sense of modern charm & a relaxed downtown setting. The couple loved the idea of capturing their engagement in the outdoors - but still maintaing an urban feel. "A little sun & silver sidewalk & we're happy" said the bride-to-be.

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Today's color inspiration comes from the crisp shades of champagne & cerulean. Two stunning colors capture elegance with an essence of tranquility. There are endless possibilities when combining champagne & cerulean into your special day. Feature a silk cerulean ribbon around champagne colored flowers. Design, or select cerulean, colored bridesmaid dresses that are sure to brighten your color pallet. Incorporating cerulean is the perfect way to feature "something blue" in an aesthetically pleasing way.

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Though based out of Saratoga Springs, Emma Dodge Hanson lends her photographic eye to couples in New York City, Nantucket, Vermont & beyond.

A camera dangles from many of the limbs of her family tree - she grew up in Nantucket watching her grandmother, Phoebe Dunn, photograph for Random House. Emma has gone on to photograph many like Sheryl Crow & Jewel, in addition to countless love stories.

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Who says candles need to be made out of wax? We certainly don't! This week's DIY project is a candle made from a Satsuma or Clementine orange - a sweet & seedless citrus fruit, that's compact & easy to peel.

You'll need Satsuma or Clementine oranges with stems attached, olive or vegetable oil, a serrated knife, a spoon & matches.

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Stacey & Richard exchanged their vows in a snowy winter wonderland. The couple's ceremony was held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, New York & the reception followed at the picturesque Otesaga Resort Hotel.

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In business since 1988, the Chocolate Pizza Company started as a gift basket business in Marcellus, New York, but quickly grew to the successful confection business that it is today.

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After ten years, Sylvia & Rob paid homage to their shared love for the beach by holding their seaside wedding on the pristine beaches of Oahu, Hawaii.

The "foodie" couple inspired their menu with their different cultural backgrounds. The entire party enjoyed Korean BBQ & kimchi alongside fresh oysters. Not to miss a culinary beat, they also served Hawaiian-inspired sweet potato salad & grilled chicken with mango!