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Valentine’s Day Wedding Tips

Posted on January 6th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

Planning a Valentine’s Day wedding? Here are some great tips from the Your Tango Love Feed:

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The Ever-Romantic Valentine’s Day Wedding

Posted on January 5th, 2011 by Mandy Webster
Personalized Embracing Hearts Wedding Cake Topper in red for your Valentine's Day wedding

Try the Personalized Embracing Hearts Wedding Cake Topper in red for your Valentine's Day wedding.

A couple of weeks ago, I went out to do some day-after-Christmas clearance shopping  and couldn’t believe the stores were already putting out the Valentine’s Day merchandise. On another trip to the store last night, I noticed they had row upon row of Valentine’s Day gifts, candy and other doodads. So, I figured it’s probably time to start talking Valentine’s Day weddings at Knot The Groom!

There is a great deal of mystery surrounding the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. The Catholic Church has identified at least 3 different martyred saints by the name of Valentine or Valentinus, each of which may be the original martyr responsible for this candy and rose filled holiday we celebrate today.

One legend holds that Valentine was a priest of third century Rome who defied a decree by then-emperor Claudius II who outlawed marriage for all men of the soldiering age. Valentine supposedly continued to marry young lovers in secret until he was discovered, arrested and martyred, all for the sake of young love.

Another legend contends that it was Valentine himself who sent the first Valentine to a beloved young woman. It is said that St. Valentine’s lady was the daughter of his jailer. The young lover signed a letter to the jailer’s daughter with the phrase, “From your Valentine.” Thus, the current tradition of sharing loving notes, candy and flowers with our own “Valentines” today. Read more »

Another Winter Wedding

Posted on December 10th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Check out this amazing Winter Wonderland wedding highlight video I just came across. It is absolutely amazing! The groom looks so nervous, and the bride is beautiful: she looks like a princess with her sparkling tiara. I love the snowflake theme and the poinsettias!

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Wedding Inspirations: Silver Bells Winter Wedding

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Silver winter themed wedding with silver shoesThis silver wedding theme brings to mind that old Christmas song, “Silver Bells,” and really puts me in the mood for the holidays. I absolutely love the bride’s white fur wrap as a backdrop for these startling red calla lilies. And, the snowflakes and silver table dressings really pull the winter theme together.

Silver is a great color for the bride and bridesmaids’ shoes and handbags. The silver wedding shoes are also very versatile and can be worn again and again with a variety of evening gowns and other formal attire. And the delicate silver evening purse is an equally versatile piece.

Carry the silver wedding theme through all of your wedding accessories with a contemporary silver and rhinestone jewelry set or a more traditional string of freshwater pearls enhanced by a personalized silver pendant.

Silver unity candle sets, lettered rhinestone and crystal cake toppers and the Platinum Hearts wedding ceremony programs are all excellent complements to this silver wedding theme. Instead of the traditional wedding guest book, try a signature picture frame with an engraved silver mat.

For the reception, use silver picture frames featuring your favorite pictures of the bride and groom as wedding table centerpieces. Add a splash of color to your silver centerpieces with a crystal clear wedding reception vase overflowing with the same red calla lilies as shown in the bride’s wedding bouquet at left. Add silver holiday decorations and sparkling white snowflakes. Attach place cards to individual silver holiday decorations and give silver snowflake wine stoppers as wedding favors. Read more »

Lighting Up Your Wedding Day

Posted on October 21st, 2010 by Mandy Webster

October 21st marks the anniversary of Thomas Edison’s 1879 lighting of the first  incandescent light bulb. This first light bulb burned in Edison’s Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory for almost 14 hours, lighting the way for millions of artificial lights to come. Today, the use of lighting, both artificial and natural, has become somewhat of an art in the bridal industry.

Tiered head table with pink lightingThe wedding reception pictured above is an excellent example of carefully balanced natural and artificial lighting used to create ambiance. The bride and groom’s seats at the top of the dais are spotlighted, drawing attention to the newlyweds as the two most important people of the day. Lesser players will be seated at the lower seats amid dim, yet romantic candlelight.

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