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Say 'I Do' to Beautiful Color

"Gems are the flowers of the mineral kingdom and the fancy colored diamond is the orchid." -- Rene Just Hauey, crystallographer
Engagements, weddings, anniversaries -- these are the moments in our lives that make up so many of our strongest memories. Part of the reason these special occasions are so memorable is due to the lengths we go to set them apart from others -- including the traditions and gifts used to mark the events.


First dance song ideas

If Michael Buble or Nat King Cole aren't on your playlists, chances are you may be looking for a first-dance song that's a little less traditional for your wedding reception.
Couples considering a song that's a little different and speaks to them but won't necessarily offend the wedding purists in attendance, might want to consider the following tunes:


Children in a wedding means no kidding around

A wedding is a joyous event that couples want to share with as many people as possible. Couples commonly ask family and friends to take part in the ceremony as ushers, bridesmaids or readers. Before enlisting the help of a child to fill such roles, couples should carefully consider whether a youngster is capable of participating in the wedding ceremony or if he or she may not be up to the task.


Wear white on your wedding day -- with a bright smile

Dress chosen; check. Flowers ordered; check. Photographer booked; check. Bright smiles for the big day; hmmm, not so much....
A soon-to-be bride and groom have a long list of things to complete prior to their wedding day. Though much thought is given to music, transportation, gowns and tuxedoes, it's important not to overlook a white smile, which will ultimately be the lasting


10 Trends for 'Green' Weddings

Environmentally friendly ideals are now permeating all aspects of daily living. Many people want to take the concept further and ensure their nuptials -- and subsequent reception -- are good for the planet as well.

Although there are no firm statistics on the number of green weddings being held each year, emerging trends point to the growing interest in eco-conscious weddings. Individuals who already do their best to recycle, reuse and reduce want to employ those same values on their wedding day.