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Did you know... The traditional Irish toast is Sláinte which is Gaelic for "To your health!" (slawn-cha)... and that Erin Go Bragh means Ireland Forever… Can you see yourself honeymooning in a centuries-old castle? If so, check out Ireland's official website and explore the beauty, read about the people, the culture, the cities... Are you Irish today or every day? It’s good to be Irish, so on that

With the average engagement lasting around 17 months, there's plenty of time to stock up on bridal books and salivate over sample bars and exotic flavorings in wedding cakes. The wedding industry is big business and it's up to you to balance your desires and must-haves, etc. while being mindful of your budget. Egads, the "B" word... You no doubt have already learned that money can be a real hot

Admittedly, I love beautiful things~ I just don’t like to pay a lot of money for them and although some things are costly no matter what, usually whatever “they” are, can be found less expensively…somehow, somewhere. Most couples-to-be have a budget to keep in mind as they are shopping for all things wedding related and the wedding gown has the potential to be one of the larger expenses. There are

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It was all about the kids this week~ incorporating these little darlings into the wedding. These photos are from the wedding of our beautiful bride and designer, Jen. The lucky groom is Eric . And the sweetheart Flower Girl is Alyson. Isn't she precious? Even when she's had enough... A girl's gotta eat! Dancing the night away... Read all about an absolutely lovely, winter-themed wedding at Style

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I fell in love with this photo~ quintessential tweens! Part mature. Part awkward. Part shy. Do you have the most wonderful younger sister/brother, niece/nephew or other young person in your life? Do you want to include them in your wedding, but not sure how? Ask them to be your Junior Attendants... You'll soon discover there are plenty of responsibilities and roles they can play in your wedding

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Flower Girl and Ring Bearer These ever-adorable children in the wedding party are usually between the ages of 4-8. Traditionally, they precede the bride down the aisle with the Ring Bearer carrying the wedding rings (or faux rings) tied to a satin pillow while the flower girl carries flowers, dropping the petals along the aisle. The Ring Bearer will escort the Flower Girl or if they walk

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I'm happy to introduce Truly Engaging's first guest blogger~ Rene' Senior Marketing Coordinator MagnetStreet Weddings It was a magical moment- after many months of dating and many declarations of love, Luke asks the one question she was longing to hear… “Will you marry me?” A rush of wonderful emotions race through her as she joyfully and tearfully exclaims, “YES!” Bursting with happiness, she is

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I recently read an entertaining article in which the author describes his cousin’s reaction to receiving a save the date notice in the mail. His response... invitation by intimidation. It was definitely a funny take on the perils of opening one's mailbox. Life is busier than ever and we’re juggling all kinds of schedules. This is one of the reasons save the dates have become a fun necessity

From blusher veils to bun wraps to jeweled clips, your headpiece should enhance your wedding day look, coordinating with your hairstyle, jewelry, wedding dress and style. In the last post, How to Choose Your Wedding Hairstyle, we talked about consulting with your hairstylist months before your wedding date to discuss the best hairstyle for your face shape, hair type, wedding style, etc. With all

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The grass is always greener when it comes to our hair isn’t it? Many of us have spent countless hours and money straightening, curling, coloring, geling, spraying, crimping, etc. I happen to love, love, love, blunt haircuts but I have wavy hair. People are always asking me if I’ve just gotten a haircut. It looks different every day, depending on the humidity, whether or not I dry it, if the water

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I love attending weddings where children of all ages are also invited. Sure, they can be mischievous, grumpy, messy…but, I love their little dressed up selves and how they stare wide-eyed at the beautiful bride. It’s fun to watch them play with their siblings and cousins, make new friends, and run all over the place. They’re a lot of work; they’re a lot of fun! I realize there are definitely

One lesson from high school science that I'm reminded of daily~ is that everything is moving to a state of disorder… If I don’t take care of my plants, they will tell everyone who comes over that I’m a neglectful person, wilt and then die… Another example might be the state my laundry room would be in, if I didn’t clean up the lint, fold the clothes and change that hose thing on a regular basis