Weddings

wedding hairstyles

Tressed to Impress

Picking the right wedding ’do can be tricky: You need a glam style that can withstand hours of dancing, but you don’t want helmet head. We put staffer (and soon-to-be bride) Casey McNamara in the hands of four top stylists to see what looks they’d create.

picture perfect wedding venues

Picture Perfect

Gorgeous albums start with a jaw-dropping venue. Five top wedding photographers reveal their favorite picture perfect wedding venues.

partyscapes

Setting the Scene

With help from event planner and floral designer Chad Michael Peters, we create breathtaking partyscapes to complement the season’s best gowns.

something blue

Something Blue

You have to wear it, so why not make a statement with it? Rock the good-luck hue with these eye-catching accessories.

gown trends fall/winter2010

Trendspotting

From delicate straps to above-the-knee skirts, this season is all about femininity and fun. These are the wedding gown trends fall/winter 2010.

The Swag Bag

Spoil your out-of-town guests with welcome bags chock-full of New England treats. Maps, notecards, wine, and food are the perfect goodies for friends and family.

honeymoon destinations

Shortcuts to Paradise

Thanks to new flight schedules and more direct-from-Boston routes, these four honeymoon destinations are easier than ever to reach.

Two of a Kind

You’ve finally met your match — now it’s time to make it official. With inspiration and thoughtful planning, your celebration can be a delicious one.

Standing on Ceremony

From the politics of choosing a flower girl to determining how and where guests will sit, ceremonies are fraught with wedding challenges.

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Lasting Lashes

Considering going faux? Local makeup artist Dani Wagener reveals the secrets to applying fluttery — not phony-looking — fake lashes.

The Complexion Countdown

Local skin-care pros lay out a five-step plan starting a month, weeks, and days before your big day for perfectly clean, clear wedding-day skin.

wedding cake

Tall Orders

Should you choose an understated cake or an elaborate confection? We asked three local bakers to help you decide by creating sets of low-key and fancy treats.

colorful coordinated bridesmaid dresses

Palette Pleasers

The best bridesmaids’ dresses and bouquets make a colorful, coordinated statement.

Stately Manners

Set against the sprawling grounds of Ipswich’s historic Crane Estate, the season’s most spectacular wedding gowns herald a new age of elegance.

venue

Setting the Scene

The difference between a first-rate wedding fete and a ho-hum party? Location, location, location. Five of the area’s premier wedding planners reveal which venues top their lists.