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Spring/Summer 2006 Issue


Ask the Experts: Budget Crunch

Budget Crunch

This chic collegiate town provides a crash course in wedding shopping and planning.

Wellesley Collage

A bride’s guide to handling wedding-day snafus.

What I Wish I Knew

Handy bags, perfect pearls, and divine delicates all deserve a spot on your shopping list.


If you want to spice up your guests’ tables at the reception, think literally.

Favors With Flavor

Here’s how to make hosting your first family celebration as easy as pumpkin pie.

Holiday Special

Bridal Bouquet: The ABCs of Abs

The ABCs of Abs

Bridal Bouquet: Shrug It On

Shrug It On

With free rein over a wedding menu, these local caterers came up with feasts fit for a king—and a bride and groom.

Dream Cuisine

With pretty designs and fun new materials, it’s easy to find bakeware

Hot Stuff

First friends, then co-workers, and now husband and wife, this Boston couple had a city wedding to remember.

Love, Accidentally

In black and white, color or sepia, there’s something old and something new in capturing your Big Day on film.

Strike a Pose

Bridal Bouquet: Fake Out

Fake Out

Add the cosmopolitan flair of the city to breathtaking scenery, and you have the makings of a New Hampshire wedding.

Granite Proposals

From squats to exfoliation, here’s how to get dress-ready for your Big Day.

Body Beautiful

From Fenway Park to the Boston Public Library, these landmark venues provide the perfect backdrop for the Big Day.

Making History

Finding the perfect hairstyle for your wedding takes the right stylist and an open mind.

Tresses for Success

The Hawaii you’ve dreamt of still exists—on the sunny side of the Big Island, where savvy mainlanders check into isolated Garden of Eden beach resorts to hide out.

Big Love

Choosing a Veil

Choosing a Veil

The Organized Bride

The Organized Bride

Terms of the Trade

Terms of the Trade

The M-Factor

The M-Factor

The right flowers will enhance the ambiance of your wedding, whether it’s an afternoon garden affair or a nighttime ballroom gala.

Night & Day

Buying vintage jewels is not quite as simple as rummaging through your grandmother’s jewelry box.

Diamond in the Rough

Choosing the right cake means a happy ending for your wedding.

The Sweetest Thing

Ask the Experts: Lasting Effects

Lasting Effects

Vintage jewels can provide a modern twist to wedding-day fashion.

Going Antiquing

Kick off the wedding festivities with an engagement party.

Get the Party Started

Bridal Bouquet: Favors with Flavor

Favors With Flavor

Ask the Experts: The Ex Factor

The Ex Factor

How to make it to the altar without killing him.

I Love You. I Hate You.

Raise a glass to your first year together&mdashwe’ve picked the perfect bottle for any occasion

The Wine List

If you’re feeling more Bridezilla than Princess Di these days, never fear: Your homeopathic salvation is a drop away.

Rescue Me

Ask the Experts: Rocking the Ages

Rocking the Ages

Groom's Cakes

Just because you want a pretty, elegant cake for your wedding doesn’t mean you can’t have a manly version, too. A traditional southern custom, the […]

Local spas share their skin-baring wisdom.

Get Glowing

Sunrise, Sunset

Floral designers agree that there are no firm rules about using specific flowers in daytime vs. evening settings. The size and shape of the arrangement […]

Pre-Wedding Honeymoon

After all the planning and the stress and the conflict, it’s time to take a step back and remember why you wanted to marry this […]

Say thanks to your attendants and family with a personal gift.

Giving Back

Booking History

Omni Parker House: Holds 500, or 300 for seated dinner. Packages including meal and open bar from $137 per person. 617-725-1612, omniparkerhouse.com Boston Public Library: […]