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Red Hot Wedding Inspiration

Fall and winter weddings are so much fun to plan!  From yummy warm cocktails to rich, jewel tone palettes there are endless possibilities- without using the traditional orange and pumpkins or holly and snow.  I love the savvy bride who can think beyond those traditional images and come up with her own style and her […]

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A Seasonal Guide to Wedding Flowers

Photo: Krista A. Jones Photography There are many costs associated with wedding planning, from the venue to the invitations and beyond. One of the more expensive wedding costs can be florals, with an average bridal bouquet costing $150 — and that’s before you calculate centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, and other floral displays. After all is said and done the average couple […]

Posted: June 30, 2019 By: Comment: 0

Cruelty-Free vs. Vegan Makeup and Skincare

    Vegan and cruelty-free skincare can be hard to navigate. Even if a finished product has no animal-derived ingredients, there may have been animal testing on some of the ingredients. Consider us your co-pilot in finding the best products. Even if you’re not a full-on herbivore or animal-loving activist who sticks to a strictly […]

Posted: May 30, 2019 By: Comment: 0
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Financially Surviving Wedding Season as a Guest

  According to the New York Times, the average wedding guest spends nearly $900 to partake in the festivities. That price tag can make your wallet want to say, “I don’t!” — especially if your wedding season dance card is full. But don’t worry. Charlie knows a bunch of money-saving hacks so you can catch the bouquet […]

Posted: May 29, 2019 By: Comment: 0
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How to Plan the Ultimate Bachelorette Party On a Budget

Benson Lau Photography: Weddings are notoriously expensive, and the costs come from more than just the big day itself. The bachelorette party is one of those expenses that is totally worth it but can blow your budget if you aren’t careful. Try these ideas to keep your budget in check without compromising on fun. […]

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Winter Weather Wedding Success Starts Here

If you’ve recently said yes, you don’t have to wait until summer to follow up with an, “I do.” Whether you want an outdoor winter wedding or a warm and cozy indoor affair, hosting at-home nuptials requires preparation. And lots of it. From outdoor heating to dinner seating, keep reading for advice on how to […]

Skincare Tips When the Season Turns Cold

Photo: While looking at the idyllic, snow-covered streets might be pleasing to our eyes, it’s a little less thrilling for our skin. The cold, dry weather can be quite harsh on our complexion, and if you want to maintain that youthful, radiant glow for your wedding, you have to switch up your routine and […]

Ideas for Your Honeymoon Packing List

  Photo: Finally, some rest! While your wedding day is certainly a fun, exciting event that you’ll remember forever, most couples are eager to let go of the chaos and the hectic rush and relax a bit. There’s no more need to run around and organize things, no more dealing with last-minute emergencies, and […]