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European Inspired Wedding with Southern Touches

Photos and story by Ariel Cameron Photography  This Styled Shoot was inspired by the desire for the bride and groom to have their European dream wedding in a different way because of the pandemic many brides and grooms are facing today. StoneWood Farms in Tuscaloosa, AL, is a dream venue for couples in the Southern part of the US to experience the beauty of European-styled venues while remaining close to home. Kingsley (Kali) and William (Dean) were prom dates in high-school so being able to have both destination inspiration while remaining close to the home they love made the day even more special. The bride’s beauty in the Build-a-Bride dress is unmatched. From the grand entrance staircase to the small floral details, this timeless shoot will give hope to brides having to adjust their big days closer to home.

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Beauty Background – Let it bloom! Summer perfumes

Summer has an indescribable smell, yet it has a different scent for each of us. A summer flirtation, the great adventure on a trip or simply a sunset at a romantic evening: the sunshine is even more enjoyable when accompanied by a suitable perfume reminding us of the best memories. It smells like summer! In summer, we have access to a much larger amount of fresh fruit than during the cold season. Apricots, strawberries, cherries, melons and rhubarb are making their comeback in our kitchens. But why not also enjoy these perfumes in our bathroom and in our wardrobe? Nowadays, fruity flavors are not the only ones to be popular: the luxurious and very fragrant flowers such as jasmine or Tiare flower are often at the centre of exotic perfume compositions. They add a hint of sensuality and are frequently …

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On Celebrating Your Original Wedding Date

By: Tania Hossain of  Wedding Stories By Tania If you have had to delay your wedding date due to any reason out of your control, you are not alone, especially if your original wedding date was in the spring or summer of 2020.  Due to social distance notices to protect public health, staying 6 feet apart with only 10 people was hardly the wedding you had imagined or planned. After working closely with a dozen couples whose 2020 wedding dates were postponed to 2021, I know how much sadness, confusion, and utter sense of loss our couples felt as they worked to schedule their wedding team for their new date. There was a reason our couples had picked their wedding date, so I asked a few of them what they did to celebrate their original date.  I picked a few …

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COVID-19 Creates Wedding Planning Chaos: The Industry Offers Advice

by Lisa Beth Miller Local bride Andrea Gillis, a former wedding professional herself, knew the importance of being super-organized about planning her wedding to her fiance, Marty. The worldwide health emergency known as COVID-19, however, offered an unprecedented challenge to her meticulous plans. “We wanted to get married in our neighborhood, at a beautiful manor home, which is actually managed by the local city government. Due to all of the virus-related closures, the facility has cancelled all weddings up to May 4th. Things kind of started to unravel on March 18th. After speaking to my location’s representatives, they offered us a refund. With everyone pushing back their wedding dates 3-6 months out, I just couldn’t reschedule for a later date. I was afraid all of my vendors would cancel on us,” Andrea explained. Venue and caterer were the two biggest …

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