Think Outside of the Box

From start to finish, the wedding process is becoming more customized. Every step of the way, details speak volumes about the bride and groom’s personal style, opposed to cookie cutter affairs of the past. Why not infuse a little of that personality into stag night? […]

The Gown Lives On

Have you ever heard brides complaining of spending a fortune on a dress they’ll wear once? Well, what if you could get some extra mileage out of your wedding gown? Check out these creative ideas for what to do with the dress after the big […]

A Moment in Time

Looking to throw an era-themed wedding? Whether it’s a prohibition period affair complete with a speakeasy atmosphere or a big-band party reminiscent of the 40s, the success is in the details. You can’t skimp on an era-based wedding. To truly transport guests back in time, […]

Ask the Experts

Lisa Hassett, owner of Lodi’s Frosted Flour Cakery & Supplies, has seven years of experience in the bakery business—turning out intricate, Pinterest-worthy creations. The bakery specializes in wedding cakes, offering artful custom services to construct a unique cake. A complimentary consultation allows you to taste […]

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Cake Walk

Think of the wedding cake as the centerpiece of the reception. It’s part decoration, part cuisine. Not only should the cake compliment your décor—the colors, theme, etc.—it should also compliment the other foods served. Every aspect of weddings has been elevated thanks to Pinterest, reality […]

Asks the Experts: The Engagement Ring

Jeff Fields has been in the jewelry business since birth. As the third-generation owner of Peck͛s Jewelers, a premier jewelry store in Stonecreek Village, and a Graduate Gemologist and Certified Gemologist Appraiser—Jeff knows his stuff. And as we near ͚proposal season͛ and the crazy-busy holidays, […]

Flower Power

Lilies Sought after in lavish Greek and Roman culture, lilies have been used to adorn ceremonies throughout the centuries. The elegant flower represents purity, refined beauty, royalty, and passion. Choose from shades of: White, yellow, pink, red, and orange. Best blooms during: Spring/Summer Gardenias Conveying […]

A Love that Spans the Globe

Exotic locales have fast become the norm for newlyweds who want to celebrate their union in seclusion. Beachfront getaways across the world offer intimate settings and romantic resorts to help couples create an unforgettable experience. The very name itself—honeymoon—draws on the need to cherish the […]

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Boudoir, Baby!

Boost your confidence and wow your babe with an extra special wedding gift Sexy is not my thing. I’ve always known it, but 15 other women learned one evening I was forced to participate in a “fitness” pole dancing class. The amount of awkward I […]

May I Choreograph This Dance?

Chances are, your wedding reception will involve plenty of dancing—and we’re not talking about the ‘moves’ you got away with at prom. Whether fine-tuning existing skills, or helping a bride and groom develop their groove completely from scratch, the help of a professional is a […]

By the Numbers: Sample Wedding Budget

Regardless of how much money you have to spend, professionals offer an average wedding budget breakdown so brides know where to allocate funds. 50%  A whopping half of your budget will go toward the wedding reception. 2% How much of your overall budget should be […]

Trend Report

In recent years, muted color palettes and outdoor spaces have reigned supreme for San Joaquin County brides as au natural has been perhaps the biggest trend to follow, but trends are constantly evolving, and 2017-2018 nuptials welcome changes that affect every aspect of the wedding […]

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