Unity rituals are a great way to add an extra layer of meaning to your wedding ceremony before exchanging rings and vows. From lighting candles to layering colors of sand, there's a wedding ceremony ritual to fit every couple's style. One of the most popular options is the handfasting ceremony, but what is it exactly?
You've made out with your guy a million times so you figure your first kiss will be a breeze; you've totally got this. Then the wedding finally arrives and your stomach is all in knots and you just bumped heads trying to lock lips in front of everyone. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us. To avoid a potentially embarrassing moment on your big day (albeit a really funny story later down the line), heed the advice of these wedding planners, who know all too well about first kiss awkwardness.
Congrats are finally in order for Nicole Warne and Luke Shadbolt! The couple-she's the digital influencer behind Gary Pepper Girl; he's a photographer-have been together for more than a decade and engaged for three. And though they're both natives of Australia's Central Coast, Nicole and Luke didn't meet until they were both invited to a mutual friend's Christmas party in 2007.
You may not be an aspiring comedienne in 1950s Manhattan, but you could certainly stand to learn a thing or two about wedding planning from The Marvelous Mrs. Miasel 's Miriam Maisel, the feminist fast-talking Upper West Side heroine of Amazon's hit show. Although we only see Midge's impeccably styled wedding to her ex Joel in flashbacks throughout the series, she is a savvy, creative wedding planner who has a take-no-prisoners approach to achieving her vision-even if it means having to ruffle some feathers along the way.
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Rivini by Rita Vinieries' Spring 2019 wedding dress collection is all about acceptance and empowerment. "From the unique laces and strong, confident, simple gowns to the substantial, edgy beaded harnesses; I wanted women to feel courageous and empowered," Vinieris noted in her show program. Scroll through to see the latest wedding dresses from Rivini by Rita Vinieris.