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The Shape of You: Knowing Your Wedding Gown Silhouettes

By Lisa Beth Miller So, you are engaged and ready to shop for the perfect wedding gown. You arrive at your very first appointment at a bridal boutique, and the consultant suggests that you try on all six of the classic wedding gown silhouettes. I know…you are thinking “Ugh. I already know what I want! Look, I have a huge pile of pictures of my favorite dresses!” Your best bet in this situation is to trust your bridal consultant! She knows exactly what she is talking about and will show you options that may not have occurred to you. Since most women do NOT try on formal wedding gowns throughout their lives, most do not actually know what gowns will work with their body type. As you look through your huge pile of pictures of gowns that appeal to you, …

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Local Couple Uses Rescue Puppies as Bouquet Alternatives for the Wedding Party

By Delia Engstrom | Photos by Roman Grinev Photography Brides have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to wedding planning-such as picking a venue, deciding on flowers, or choosing a photographer. For Emily Murrell, an Operation Paws for Homes (OPH) volunteer, there was one decision that was especially ruff. Murrell knew she wanted to add a personal touch to her wedding and it only made sense that it would involve some furry special guests. She and her now-husband Brent serve as fosters for Operation Paws for Homes, a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from rural high-kill shelters and places them with loving volunteers, like Emily and Brent, until they can find a forever home. “We have two dogs of our own- a yellow lab named Midas and Brynn, a Catahoula leopard dog,” states Emily, “but we’ve also fostered …

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