The Kid Conundrum

By Nora Heston Tarte To have a kid free reception, or to not, everything a bride should consider and how to weigh and decide… You’re engaged; Congratulations! Now comes the hard part. Your wedding day may be a fairytale, but planning it is anything but. […]

Second Marriages & Familymoons

By Heather Isbill Last year, I got married. However, this time, my second marriage was not just between my husband and me. We both have kids from our previous marriage, and there was no way we were starting our new lives without the kids. My […]

10 Common Wedding Mistakes

By Nora Heston Tarte You’ve planned every step of your nuptials down to the final bow of your first dance routine; but are you headed for a common faux pas? Don’t fret! There’s still time to adjust your game plan before saying “I do.” Using […]

Do's & Don'ts before the Big "I Do"

  Do’s and Don’ts before the Big “I Do.”     By Heather Reagan The idea of a wedding is nothing less than dreamy, and the notion of your wedding day is extremely magical.  However, there is a practical side to planning a wedding which is accompanied by […]

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Honeymoon in Vail, Colorado

VAIL, COLORADO By Elizabeth Borsting BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! If you’ve always dreamt of a European honeymoon, but don’t have the time or money to get there why not say “I do” to a Rocky Mountain escape? After the veil has been lifted and you’ve […]

Minimoon at The Chaminade Resort & Spa

Mini-Moon The Chaminade Resort and Spa By Melissa Hutsell You don’t need an expensive, extensive vacation to paradise to enjoy a romantic escape with your hubby. In fact, you don’t even need to leave California. Head over to the Central Californian coast for a luxurious […]

Oh, Tradition!

Oh, Tradition! By Heather Reagan I am a non-traditionalist, proudly.  I don’t like being bound by what we have always done; I want to do things differently.  Strangely though, I have always loved weddings that are deeply rooted in tradition; honoring family, culture, bringing together the past with […]

The Perfect Plan

The months and days leading to your special day will be forever cataloged in your memory. This should be one of the most exciting and enjoyable times in your life, but can often take a turn to areas of overwhelming stress. It all depends on […]

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Beauty Buzz

You’ve been busy choosing beautiful items for your wedding décor and reception. We understand the hustle and bustle of planning an event can monopolize your time, leaving you scurrying to find beauty items for the star of your event: you! These great local finds will fill […]

Save the Date

*Visit our Booth University Plaza Waterfront Hotel’s Annual Bridal show February 18, 2015 Join Stockton’s most respected wedding professionals at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel as they host this elegant event complete with a red carpet entrance, live DJ, VIP reception, informative vendors and other […]

Planning Calendar

As Soon As You’re Engaged Get Prepared • Set a Budget • Discuss Time Frame and Dates THE PLAN Countdown to the Big Day ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE! Set budget, Discuss time frame and dates Determine wedding basics: formal vs. informal • indoor vs. outdoor day vs. […]

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