Anja Winikka

I just got married this spring in Tucson, Arizona. Having worked at for seven years, I couldn't have been more prepared (or overly-prepared!) to plan my wedding. Follow my wedding planning here!

5 (KU!) Wedding Ideas for Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde

Full disclosure: I'm a Kansas basketball fanatic. So when I heard that Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde were engaged, I got really friggin excited. Jason Sudeikis is also a huge Kansas basketball fan. Apparently he's also converted his fiance because the two are spotted at games all the time. (Let's be honest: A Kansas... read more

NEW! The Knot Wedding Planner & Organizer Binder

The Knot Binder
After having working at The Knot for seven years, I can honestly tell you that our brand-new planning binder and organizer is one of the best wedding planning resources out there. No seriously! A small group of us worked on the binder to write, design and lay out all the pages over the last... read more

My “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Video Proposal!

I knew who I would ask to be in my bridal party well before we got engaged. I also knew that I wanted to do something different and creative when I went to ask them. After having already created a video tied to our engagement, I decided to put together a cheesy photo montage video full... read more

Kat Von D’s Black Engagement Ring
Kat Von D got engaged (on the Twitter) over the holidays to her man Deadmau5. The ring: A custom-designed black diamond engagement ring. What could be more appropriate for the goth, tattoo artist TV personality? Deadmau5 tweeted a photo of the work in progress... And then this little stunner hit the tabloids today...... read more

Kate Winslet Is Married (And Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Her Away)!

Kate Winslet Married
The list of A-listers with secret wedding ceremonies continues to grow. is reporting that Kate Winslet has been a married woman since earlier this month. Winslet reportedly married the nephew of Richard Branson, Ned Rocknroll (yes, that's really his name) in a small private New York ceremony attended by just a few close friends,... read more

Janet Jackson Is Engaged!

Here's one more celebrity engagement for the 2012 list! US Weekly is reporting that Janet Jackson is engaged to her boyfriend of two years -- billionaire, Wassam Al Mana. The two are reportedly planning a wedding in Qatar for the springtime and Wassam plans to pull out all the stops. An insider told US Weekly... read more

Our Favorite Elopement Photos!

Marry him before the end of time! Kidding of course. It may be a little late to get your marriage certificate today before the end of the Mayan calendar -- but there's nothing more romantic than a spontaneous city hall elopement. Here, a few of our favorites! Top left and top right: Jennie &... read more

Today Is My One-Year Engageaversary! When is Yours?

It was 4 p.m. on a Tuesday and I was in a meeting at work when a co-worker tapped me on the shoulder and said, "There's a situation upstairs." I pretty much immediately knew that I was getting engaged. (I'm not psychic -- we had been talking about it and the timing just seemed right.)... read more

Our New Book! The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings

The Knot Complete Guide
Just in time for the holidays, our brand-new edition of The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings book is on sale and in stock now! Trust us: this book is like having an encyclopedia of all things weddings at your side. Arranged chronologically, the book covers everything from announcing your engagement, budgeting, second wedding planning,... read more

Kelly Clarkson Is Engaged!

Kelly Clarkson engagedPhoto:
It's official - Kelly Clarkson announced on Twitter today that she is engaged to Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock. The couple have been dating for 9 months now and this last Tuesday Clarkson appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show and gave a few not-so-subtle hints that she a wedding was in their future.... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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