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New York Celebrates One Year of Marriage Equality!

Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
On June 24th, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made waves by signing a bill to legalize same-sex marriage -- and just one month later, that law finally went into effect. Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of marriage equality in the largest (and arguably most influential) state to allow gay and lesbian nuptials. So how... read more

Get The Look: Disney Princesses Show Off Their Accessories

Happy 57th anniversary to Disneyland! The park celebrated it's official opening on July 17th, 2012. >Have a Disney World Wedding >See Alfred Angelo's Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection >Check out these Disney wedding favors >5 New Bridal Accessories You'll Love (not Disney inspired) read more

New and Improved Coffee Brewers

These aren’t the brewers your parents had — these machines are giving coffee a new image.

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Chemex 8 Cup Coffee Brewer

We promise, this IS a coffee brewer. Chemex are all natural brewers that look insanely cool. Get one of these and instantly you’re in the coffee in-crowd. $40, CrateandBarrel.com

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Three Fabulous Engagement Rings from ABC’s The Bachelorette

Forget the hunky contestants — we’ve been tuning in for the bling. See our top ring picks from past seasons of The Bachelorette (and find out how to get the look for yourself!).

Photo: Neil Lane
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Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski

Celeb jeweler Neil Lane designed Jillian's ring, which featured a 2.05-carat pear-shaped center stone surrounded by six baguette-cut diamonds in a platinum setting. The two announced their engagement in July 2009, only to call it quits about a year later.

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First Same-Sex Wedding Held on a Military Base!

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Here's one for the history books: Tech Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens exchanged vows at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst last month, making them the first same-sex couple to marry on a military base. “We asked [about holding the ceremony on the base], and they were very open about it, but [said], ‘No one has ever... read more

New From Illustrative Moments!

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We've spotted Deborah Griffin's most recent work for Illustrative Moments and think it's fab! What better way to preserve your gown (and memories) with a high fashion bridal illustration? The talented artist and designer will create a custom sketch of your gown from photos you provide. These pieces of art make the perfect... read more

Prettiest Thing in Our Office This Week: Brewlywed Ale

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Gorgeous fashion accessories, flower arrangements, wedding cakes and stationery cross our desks every day here in our New York City office. In “Prettiest Thing in Our Office This Week,” we’ll take you behind the scenes and show you our favorite item each Friday. "Beer" and "pretty" -- those two words aren't usually in the... read more

Do the Carlton Dance! Alfonso Ribeiro is Engaged

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Best known as the straight-laced, Ivy League-obsessed prep Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Alfonso Ribeiro is now engaged to his girlfriend, Angela Unkrich. Ribeiro reported the news on Twitter: "Hey everybody. I got engaged tonight to @angiesue224. Greatest day of my life." Based on their tweets and photos, it looks like the pair... read more

Groom Style Alert! Bruce Wayne Wears Armani in The Dark Knight Rises

Giorgio Armani can add superheroes to his list of famous clientele. Bruce Wayne will be watching over Gotham wearing Italian couture in The Dark Knight Rises (in theaters today) wearing two slick custom suits by the designer. Send this to your groom — we think your “superhero” can look superhot in an upgraded tailored style like these.

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Bruce Wayne's Suit

As Bruce Wayne, Christian Bale wears a two-button, charcoal grey pinstripe suit by Armani. The designer wanted to create a "classic look that projects strength and consistency in Wayne's edgy, mysterious world," Armani said.

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Style Stalker: Cienna and Jesung

Photo: Ira Lippke Studios
Photo: Ira Lippke Studios
Do you want a classic wedding? Look no further for inspiration -- Cienna and Jesung nailed the look in their New York City nuptials. Cienna owes her timeless style to her mom, whose well-tailored outfits and simple, chic accessories inspired her look. To fit the couple's black-tie wedding, she chose an off-white read more
The right chairs and chair treatments can transform what was a hodgepodge room into something that's elegant and refined. If it's a black-tie wedding, cover every chair in rich, silk fabric and add a coordinating sash. For a wedding that's outdoors, consider using simple chiavari chairs instead of the plastic folding kind. You can also use your chairs to highlight the season. Pay tribute to the time of year by decorating every one of the chairs with a miniature wreath for a winter wedding, or tie fresh blooms to each of the chair backs if you're having a springtime affair.
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