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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 »

A Toast to the New Year | Champagne and Wine Inspired Wedding Theme

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 by Mandy Webster

It’s a whole new year, a time to kick off a whole new wedding season. What better way to kick off the New Year than with a champagne and wine inspired wedding theme?

Cork Place Card HolderChampagne and wine bottles, corks and corkscrews… grapes and other wine inspired fruits, wine glasses, champagne toasting flutes, you name it. These versatile pieces may be used in a variety of  creative ways to invent wedding decor for your champagne or wine inspired wedding. Read more »

Gear up for Spring with the Eco-Themed Wedding

Posted on December 17th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Yes, I know. It’s cold outside. The ground is covered in almost a foot of snow here in Wisconsin, while other parts of the country are frozen under a solid sheet of ice. While the holidays may be just around the corner, it’s not too early to start talking spring. We’re gearing up for the official 2011 wedding season, and we know you are too. So, let’s switch gears and start talking green! Environmentally green, that is. No matter what the weather, you can always add ‘green’ wedding décor to your list and throw an amazing eco-themed wedding.

Eco-Themed Wedding including a variety of green wedding decor

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The Pros and Cons of Planning a Winter Wedding

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

snowflake wedding favors for the winter weddingWhile winter may not be the obvious season to plan a wedding, there are many advantages to getting married in the colder months. Picture the bride, wrapped in a chic fur stole. An elegant bed and breakfast with stained glass windows decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Flower girls and bridesmaids in buttoned-up Victorian era boots under vintage gowns. But don’t stop there. While a winter wedding may the ideal backdrop for a vintage wedding, it’s also an excellent choice for a more modern wedding.

And don’t forget, you can save a lot of money when planning a winter wedding! Winter is generally considered the ‘off’ season as far as weddings are concerned. So, you may be able to find tons of discounts on wedding items during these colder months. But remember, while there are many advantages, there are also a few disadvantages to planning a winter wedding. The important thing is to plan ahead. To get you started, I’ve compiled a quick list of the pros and cons of a winter wedding. Read more »

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