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Amazing Wedding Cakes and Budget Tips

Amazing Wedding Cakes and Budget TipsFour talented cakeries conquer tiers and tears in their efforts to produce the finest confectionary masterpieces that will take center stage at wedding receptions all over the country. From a Chicago wedding cake designed to look like stacked tea cups to a Southern California wedding cake with koi fish sculpted out of frosting, if you can dream it, these cake designers can make it.


“Certified Green” Los Angeles Bridal Salon: HARTNELL

Los Angeles Green Bridal Salon: HARTNELLPlanning a green wedding? Check out designer Hanna Hartnell as she goes for the green at her eco-friendly bridal salon.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Weird Wedding Dresses

Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Weird Wedding Dresses posted by Jolene

Even some of the best designers can have an off day. A few of the wedding dresses that premiered at the 2009 “Wedding Week” in New York certainly looked like their creator was either PMSd, drunk or filled with delusions of grandeur.


Way To Save: The Mid-Week Wedding

Way To Save: The Mid-Week Wedding posted by Jolene

These challenging economic times have created a novel wedding trend: The mid-week wedding! While Wednesday-night knot-tying is never going to replace Saturday evening extravaganzas, we’re hearing about wedding couples that opt to celebrate on a non-traditional day of the week. And why not? Since it’s an off-time for wedding vendors, they’re more likely to discount their fees. Same goes for your wedding location—you’re sure to get more for less if you wed on an alternate day. Want to upgrade from community center to hotel ballroom? For sure.


Do you take Party A?

Do you take Party A? posted by Julia

After the CA Supreme Court made same-sex marriages legal, the words “bride” and “groom” disappeared from marriage licenses and related legal forms.


Weddings on a Budget

Weddings on a Budget posted by Lisa

With soaring fuel and food costs, reining in your wedding budget is becoming increasingly important. In today’s Los Angeles Times, there’s a great article featuring ways to cure your own case of wedding sticker shock (check out the quotes from our own creative wedding diva, Jolene Rae Harrington!). Read on for some expert wedding tips.


Green Wedding Tips

Green Wedding Tips posted by Jolene

I love being asked for my opinion—even if the only topic for which my input is being sought is weddings! Recently I was interviewed by journalist Rachel Trachten for The Monthly, which bills itself as “the East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture and Commerce.” (Okay, I’m impressed.)


Bridezillas on a Diet?

Bridezillas on a Diet? posted by Jennifer

The New York Times cited a study of engaged women in which half of the brides-to-be were already of normal weight. “Dr. Neighbors found that 91 percent of the women were worried about their weight, reporting that they wanted to lose weight or were actively trying to prevent weight gain. By comparison, national data show that about 62 percent of similarly aged women have the same concerns.”


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