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Caitlin Zentgraf

From: Cambridge, Maryland Favorite wedding: Annie Banks and Bryan MacKenzie in Father of the Bride Veil or no veil: Veil One thing I would never leave home without: Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer Piece I look forward to every week: "Prettiest Thing in Our Office This Week"

DIY Culinary Sets (Scan It Saturdays)

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These registry items will bring out the foodie in you! Register for a cheese-making kit or try your hand at making your own vino. These may not be registry MUST-haves but if you do get them, they'll quickly become kitchen favorites. > See what else you may need on our registry checklist. > read more

Gay Marriage in the News

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The debate over same-sex marriage has grown into an international controversy recently. Click to see how a CEO, retail chain and one country have made waves in the news.

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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

Scan It Saturdays: 5 Cleaning Gadgets

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Always looking for a quick fix to cleaning up? These gadgets have got you covered, indoors and out. read more

BBQ Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

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Cookouts are the best part of summer (especially on the 4th!). So why not bring that laid-back vibe, great food and good company to your rehearsal dinner? Here's how to do it. 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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