A new design collection! Elli + Appy Couple wedding style

Introducing a brand new design collection by Elli + Appy Couple! Our new collection features Elli’s elegant & beautiful designs – which, if you haven’t seen yet, you’ll fall in love with. Think burlap & lace, chalkboard charm, and gorgeous rustic wedding

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Our favorite wedding manicures

Whether you’re looking to go classic & simple or bold & beautiful on the Big Day, your nails should reflect your style. We picked out 6 of our absolute favorite wedding manicures to get you inspired – scroll down to

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Something new: In-app RSVP manager & notifications

Today, we’re excited to introduce a new way to manage your guests’ RSVPs: Within your Appy Couple app! With the new RSVP Manager, you can now easily keep track of your RSVPs by event or guest – all in the palm

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Dresses for the wedding guests under $200

Finding the perfect dress to wear to a wedding does not have to break the bank. Right now, we’re loving the options available – for under $200! – at NORDSTROM.com. There are so many brands, styles, and colors to choose

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The new Southern design collection by Appy Couple

We’ve gone country! Introducing our first ever Southern design collection for your wedding app and website, inspired by weddings and celebrations in the South. These designs are perfect for the Southern bride, or for anyone that loves that Southern charm.

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17 ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding

It’s officially spring! Sunny days are ahead, we’re storing our winter jackets, and of course, beautiful flowers are in bloom. Flowers simply belong in weddings. From the bouquet to the décor to the attire, they always freshen up the atmosphere.

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The best dresses for your rehearsal dinner

The rehearsal dinner is a time to celebrate love with close friends and family. It’s the night before your Big Day, so of course you’ll wear something that reflects your style! Whether you’re looking for something wedding-y and classic, or

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The perfect wedding shoes for every bride

If you ask us, the shoes that you wear on your big day are just as important as the dress (okay, maybe they come in at a close second). So, naturally, you want to be sure to pick a shoe

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WIN $400 to spend on coordinating wedding stationery!

Sure, we’re huge fans of technology over here at Appy. But, we also know that paper invites are not going away… Which is why we offer coordinating wedding stationery for many of our digital designs. And this month, we’re giving

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An Appy makeover, new wedding websites, & more!

Appy Couple HQ has opened 2014 buzzing with excitement! We have a few updates to share with you here, and there will be more coming soon. Our Appy Makeover: We believe there should be no obstacles to looking stylish, especially on

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Friday playlist: classic love songs

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re playing love songs at the office all day! With so many songs that celebrate love out there, we picked our top 10 favorite-of-all-time. Listen to these with your sweetheart, add them to your wedding playlist,

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Our favorite gifts for Valentine’s Day

It’s only 4 days away! Whether you plan on spending Valentine’s Day snuggling with your boyfriend, best friend, husband, or dog, it’s a day to say “I love you” to those special people in your life. We’ve rounded up our

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Beaching it in San Sebastian, Spain

This small city in the north of Spain is truly a hidden gem, and makes for an ideal honeymoon getaway. Why? The relaxing & romantic vibe gives you and your other half a chance to unwind after all of that wedding

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The best beauty looks at the 2014 Grammy Awards

As we watched the Grammys, we oohed and aahed over flawlessly dressed celebs, stellar musical performances, and Pharrell’s hat. Most of all, though, we fell in love with the beauty looks that the stars were rocking.  From smoky eyes to

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Beltology: Wonderfully colorful & unique belts

Picking out gifts for the groomsmen is not an easy task, so when we came across Beltology we were beyond thrilled. Beltology.com is an online-only retailer specializing in wonderfully colorful & unique belts. Their claim to fame? “We don’t sell boring

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10 Iconic NYC Wedding Venues

Planning a wedding in The Big Apple means that you have hundreds of venue options to choose from. The city is filled with hotels, museums, event spaces, & restaurants galore – how do you pick just one?! Well, we couldn’t

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Our favorite celebrity engagement rings of 2013

Who doesn’t love looking at celebrity rings? We have gathered our top five favorite engagement rings of 2013. Tell us if you agree with our choices! Kim Kardashian received this 15 carat sparkler from fiancé, Kanye West. Why We Love

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10 ways to personalize your wedding

Let’s get personal. The last thing anyone wants is a generic wedding. This is your big day, and it’s important that your own style & personality shine through.  So, we’ve rounded up 10 unique ways to personalize your wedding –

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Our favorite holiday wedding cocktails

Everyone loves a signature drink! It’s a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding and a fabulous conversation starter. Try coordinating your signature drink with your wedding theme, or giving your favorite cocktail a unique name that’s

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Bridal Fashion Week Recap 2013

We aren’t too sad that 2013 is coming to an end, because with its close comes 2014 – and those gorgeous gowns we saw at Bridal Fashion Week in NYC. Here are our favorite bridal trends that we’re looking forward

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Love It! Pin It! Win It! Appy Couple Design Contest

Pin your most loved Appy Couple design by using #AppyLove for a chance to win the new iPad Mini! Go to appycouple.com and browse designs by color, style or collection Choose your favorite design and “Pin It.” Type #AppyLove into

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How to save on a venue without sacrificing style

We know there is a ton of information online with ways to save. But it can be information overload so we create our own favorite list with creative ways to save on your wedding  without sacrificing on style and elegance.

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Get into shape for your wedding day

Life just seems to be getting busier and busier with no signs of slowing down in sight.  So how are a bride or groom supposed to fit a workout in especially when they have the added full time job of

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Essential Pre-Wedding Prep for the Bride & Groom

Having the dress, tux, hair and a makeup artist for your wedding are key elements. But two of the most important pre-wedding preps that many couples, both the groom and bride, sometimes forget is their pre-wedding beauty and fitness shape

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The Bridesmaid Dress and how to put a twist on tradition

Finding the right wedding dress that matches the style you’ve envisioned with the price tag you want is hard enough. Now throw choosing a bridesmaid look into the mix and they wonder why brides get stressed!  This is no easy

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Chic but {cheap} tips to finding the perfect wedding dress

We know it may seem hard to believe that you can find a spectacular wedding dress  for less. But it is possible. By following our shopping tips below as well as our wedding dress prep checklist you’re sure to find

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What you need to know before you say ” Yes to the Dress”

Choosing a wedding dress is one of the main things brides look forward to. It’s something many if not most have been dreaming of, envisioning and looking for,  even years before their engagement.  So it’s only natural to want to

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It’s time to have a little fun…with your wedding planning!

Once you and your fiancé have decided on your mission statement for the type of wedding you want to plan it’s time to have a little fun with it. There are so many different ways today to incorporate your personalities,

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How to decide your wedding guest list

To Invite or Not To Invite, is the Question Once you’ve set a budget and decided what type of wedding your having it’s time to create your guest list. This is where the planning starts to get a little tricky

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How to be Savvy & Save While Planning a Wedding

This week has been about giving our engaged couples tools to navigate the wedding planning process. One of those tips is to have a budget planned. But before you can put together a wedding budget it would help to know

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Must dos before saying ” I do ”

HELP TIPS BEFORE YOU START TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING Now that the difficult “Money” talk is over you can start with the fun stuff of planning. And yes, planning your wedding should be fun and memorable and with as little

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You’re engaged, now what?

You’re engaged and feeling all the love and excitement but suddenly you start to think of everything that needs to get done for you to get hitched and a wave of anxiety comes over you. Do not fret in the

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Marlana & Phong: From Boston to Hawaii

Marlana & Phong have been acquaintances for so long, that they can’t even remember the first time they met! Sounds pretty uncommon, but sometimes relationships just evolve. As Marlana said: We have known each other for years, but were never

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Tashia and David: True Puppy Love

It can be the oddest things that bring us together. Or maybe, not so odd. We all know that dogs are very intelligent about people, right? The question in this story of Tashia Nickerson and David Hollenback is who fell

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Make Room for the Groom

Weddings often seem to be all about the bride. But remember, without a groom (or a partner!) there would be no wedding. So take some time, grooms, to think about how to add a little of yourself in what you

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Headpieces 2013: Choices and More Choices

The good news is you don’t have to wear a veil on your wedding day. Of course, veils can finish the look, and are awesome in a formal setting. They can also limit what you do with your hair, and

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Shelly & Brian: Love in Manhattan—and Paradise

Shelly & Brian are New Yorkers through and through. But Brian chose the setting of their favorite tropical island, Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico, to pop the question. Everything started in the big city, though, so let’s set

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Michelle & Heart: A Taste for Romance

This story proves to me that there’s no such thing as a common marriage proposal! Michelle and Heart’s (gotta love that name!) proposal might seem rather expected—reservation in a nice restaurant etc. etc.—but true love never does run smooth. Which

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The Short and Short of Bridal Hairstyles

Whether you’re doing it yourself, or hiring a pro (and yes, this is one time where a pro is probably a REALLY good idea), thinking about how you’ll wear your hair on your wedding day is important. Most of the

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Vermont Proposal: Lucy & Scott

Scott Woolsey has lived in Vermont for years, a partner at Kildeer Farm. His fiancee, Lucy Kammer, moved there more recently. How they met makes a lovely story. They actually met because of Lucy’s mother, when Lucy was just moving

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Appy Couple and Brides—a Match Made in Heaven

Our designers are pretty awesome. But everyone can use some outside inspiration once in a while. And where better for weddings than the super stylish, always current, Brides Magazine? It’s totally amazing to be partnering with the best national wedding

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Appy Update: the Guest List Keeps Getting Better!

Progress never stops at Appy Couple! We’ve been listening to our users’ comments and doing our best to make changes that incorporate them. It’s no surprise that the guest list is crucial: all couples know that it’s the biggest headache

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Downton Abbey Wedding Dresses

In the biggest Masterpiece Classic hit in a long time, Downton Abbey, we’ve had two weddings in as many episodes. One was Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) to the dishy heir, Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens). The other was Lady Edith (Laura

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Appy Couple Update: New Features, New Designs, Even More Fun

Our tech geeks and designers have been working night and day to make the Appy Couple experience even more wonderful for couples. Lots of new features, and the whole site is more organized and convenient than ever. It all starts

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Remember to Relax!

By Laura House You’ve set the date, booked the spot and now the wedding plans are truly in motion. But, just when you thought the where, when, what questions had stopped, another one pops up: Have you booked the honeymoon?

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Lots of New Goodies at Appy Couple

It’s been a busy summer in Appy land. Thanks to our great beta customers, we’ve been getting tons of awesome feedback and suggestions, and doing our best to turn them into new features. Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve

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Practice Your Penmanship

By Laura House The months ahead will bring all sorts of events—showers, parties, oh, and the wedding—. Occasions deserving of very good stationery and invitations. Every bride has their thing; invitations were one of mine. After all, the invitation sets

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The Gracious Couple

By Laura House Yes, it’s true, now that you’re engaged, gifts and fabulous prizes will be pouring in as if you were the winning contestants on some zany game show. But, despite being the guests of honor at showers and

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Off the Beach-en Track: Unique Honeymoons

By Marie Javins Unlike my girlfriends, my dream honeymoon destination doesn’t involve sun or sand—I avoid the sun, I am afraid of fish, and I’m a rotten swimmer. When I think of my perfect honeymoon, I don’t imagine palm trees,

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Summer Weddings are Hot. Literally.

Lots of people like to get married at a time of year when you can count on the weather. June is traditionally the most popular wedding month, but plenty of people plan summer beach weddings in northern climes, or live

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Real Wedding: Sanhita and Prantik in Calcutta

It’s a pleasure to showcase our first real wedding on Spliced by Appy Couple—and even more of a pleasure because it’s an international wedding. Sanhita and Prantik wed in Calcutta, in a traditional Bengali Hindu wedding. I asked Sanhita some

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Royally Wed: A Retrospective

With Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee celebrations going in full force in the U.K. and Commonwealth nations, I thought I’d take this opportunity to look back at some of the royal weddings that have taken place over the years. And I don’t

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If the Shoe Fits—and Is Comfortable.

With the recent announcement of Ugg Australia’s new wedding shoe line, the whole topic of what to wear on your feet on your big day has surfaced once more—not that it’s ever really submerged. Shoes are almost as individual as

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Wedding themes: How much is too much?

We all strive for originality, especially on the most important day of our lives. (Blatant self-promotion: That’s why Appy Couple has so many different designs to choose from and is always looking for more great ideas.) But a unique theme

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Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Happy Mother’s Day

For the mothers I know are out there, working hard for the big day: It can be a thankless job. You want to be helpful, but you don’t want to be interfering. It’s her day, or his day, but it’s also

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Modern Weddings Hawaii: Interview and Giveaway

I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I imagine paradise, I think of Hawaii. Apart from the astoundingly beautiful beaches and scenery, it has such a rich history and is a unique part of American culture. No

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Does Rain Ruin the Day?

You’ve spent months and months planning. All along, you’ve pictured the perfect day: blue sky, puffy white clouds, perfect lighting for the pictures, people milling around outside the church/temple/whatever to throw birdseed, blow bubbles, or watch your butterfly release. And

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Wedding Belles: The Ball Gown Allure

I think it was the Disney Cinderalla movie that first gave me the image of a princess in a huge skirt, billowing out enchantingly from a tiny waist. Even the newer Disney princesses haven’t been able to shake that image of

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Lost for Words? Love Ink Can Help You Find Them!

Your wedding vows might just be the most important words you ever say. No pressure, of course…You want to be sincere, you want to say what you mean, but most of us aren’t writers or poets, and it can be

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Mixing Traditions in Your Wedding

Weddings have accrued an enormous amount of symbolism and tradition over the millennia. The pledging of one person to another for the purpose of creating a new family unit is at the very foundation of civilization, of power, of human

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Wedding Shoes: The Highs and Lows

Who doesn’t love shoes? And why wouldn’t a wedding be the perfect excuse to indulge in your taste for absolutely gorgeous shoes? Unlike your wedding dress, there is a chance you’ll actually wear your wedding shoes again, at least for

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The New York Magazine Wedding Show 2012

When Marie Antoinette allegedly said “Let them eat cake,” she must have been talking about the New York magazine Wedding Show. Not that I’m complaining! But honestly, I don’t know how brides do it. It seems every other booth was

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Appy Couple Featured on The Today Show in Australia

Hooray! Today’s truly an “Appy” day! There’s nothing to compare with the excitement of seeing someone independent and random (who just happens to have a segment on the Australian Today show) really understand the service we’ve been working so hard

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To Rent or to Buy? What Would You Be Willing to Do?

Another way to cut corners on a wedding is to rent wherever possible. After all, groomsmen—and even the groom—rent their tuxedos. (Unless you happen to be one of those rare types who needs a dinner jacket on a regular basis.)

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Cutting Corners: Where Would You Trim Your Wedding Budget?

Headline news: Weddings aren’t cheap. Even more, brides don’t want their weddings to LOOK cheap. It’s your most important day ever, right? Except possibly for the one where you entered the world. And you weren’t really able to enjoy that

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Spring Around the Corner: Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Flowers! Delicate buds! Longer days! Baby animals! Yay for spring! And the first day of spring is a little over a week away. Spring always brings weddings to mind for me. Maybe it’s the profusion of flowers in vivid colors,

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Appy Inspiration: Use an Appy Couple Design to Start Planning Your Colors

Newly engaged? Wondering where to start the whole process of planning your big day? It’s overwhelming, I know. The venue. The budget. The food. How many guests. When should it be. etc., etc., etc. So why not take a break

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Short Wedding Gowns: Long on Style

Brides have a gazillion decisions to make almost as soon as they say yes to the proposal. (Or as soon as their chosen one says yes—this is leap year after all!) Where should we get married? How much should we

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Rosa’s New Beginning Bridal Salon: A Harlem Treasure

I’ve started exploring the bridal services and stores here in Brooklyn where I live, just as a way of giving some less well-known businesses a bit of publicity. I’ll continue to do that, but I’m going to branch out too.

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Elegantly Iced: Wedding Cakes in Brooklyn and Beyond

Wedding cakes are some of my favorite things to look at. Creating a beautiful cake truly is an art form, and so poignantly ephemeral. Once the cake is eaten, all that is left is pictures and a memory of sweet

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7 Fun Ways to Use Appy Couple

I know I’m prejudiced (since the Appy Couple team and I have been working on it for months), but Appy Couple is so much more than a wedding website that you can take everywhere on your iPhone or Android device.

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The Wedding and Trunk Show Circuit

Every year, there are hundreds—maybe thousands—of wedding shows around the country. Some are huge extravaganzas, others are more intimate and exclusive. They range from single designer trunk shows, to themed events around specific parts of the wedding planning process. Frankly,

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Here Comes the Bridesmaid!

The phrase, “Always a bridesmaid” carries with it pejorative connotations. The “also rans” of the wedding world. Those who have to bask in the reflected glow of the woman of the hour: the bride. Does it have to be that

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Is it really your dress?

Just had to repost this, from BrideFinds: 10 Signs You Picked The Wrong Wedding Dress In case no one has told you yet – when you enter a bridal salon, you must leave any expectations at the door. Your “street”

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Get Ready to Drool!

The White Gown sent us a preview of the wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and accessories they’re featuring for spring. All I can say is yum. Have fun cruising through this slideshow!

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The Top Appy Reads of the Month!

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Local Wedding Resources: The White Gown, Brooklyn

Most readers might know DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) as the neighborhood in which Rufus’s loft is located in Gossip Girl. The reclaimed industrial neighborhood is actually a very trendy Brooklyn address now, with glorious views of the Manhattan

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The Grady Chronicles: Episode #4

In 1990, author Harold Bloom released a radical work of non-fiction entitled, “The Book of J.” In it, he paints an elaborate portrait of how sections of the Book of Genesis were written. He also makes the daring suggestion that

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It’s Leap Year: Are You Ready, Women?

The tradition is that on leap year day, women have carte blanche to ask a man for a dance, a date—or even for his hand in marriage. According to Leapyearday.com (it’s amazing what you find on the Web), this is where

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Say Cheese! Engagement Photos

It’s becoming more and more common for couples to have a professional photo shoot for their engagement. Somehow it seals a pact, makes the promise real, and is a public announcement of intent. It can also be a big expense.

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Wedding Dress Designers: Who’s Your Favorite

You hear the names bandied about: Pnina Tornai. Lazaro. Pronovias. And of course, Vera Wang. Do people have favorite designers, or do you go for the style first and then discover who the designer is? I think everything Vera Wang

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Groomsmen: The History, the Mystery

Believe it or not, the historical role of groomsmen was not to make sure the groom got to the wedding in a fit state to be married. In fact, groomsmen originated to protect the bride—and her dowry—on the way to

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Naughty Nighties: What’s the Protocol?

It’s kind of astounding how, in the course of a single day, brides are supposed to go from being virginal and innocent (whatever the reality) to hot sex goddesses in the privacy of the wedding night hotel room. I suppose

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The Bouquet: Keepsake or Throwaway?

The average cost of a wedding bouquet is somewhere between $150 and $250—and it can go up from there. In traditional western weddings, the bride tosses her bouquet to a crowd of eager single females, and the lucky one who

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You’re Engaged! What’s Next?

Deciding to get married is just the beginning. What do you do next, once the initial celebrations are over? In fact, getting married is the 7th most stressful thing you can do in life, so if you’re already in a

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Appy Couple is Part of the Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator Program!

It’s official! The news is out! We are one of ten amazing companies that have been chosen to be a part of the second class of New York’s Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator Program. This basically means that we’ll get tons of

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DIY Wedding Rings: Part of a Trend?

Yesterday’s article in the New York Times about couples who forge their own wedding rings brought the idea of DIY for weddings to a whole new level. Imagine being able to say you did that! As a follow-up to my

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Donating vs. Destroying: The David’s Bridal Scandal

Recently, David’s Bridal was involved in a bit of a scandal, as reported on MSNBC: Last Friday, eye witnesses documented the spray-painting and discarding of thousands of dollars’ worth of bridal and formal gowns, including a $6,000 Vera Wang creation,

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Mother Knows Best

Do you know the song from the Disney movie Tangled, by the wonderful Alan Menken, lyrics by Donna Murphy? This song completely cracked me up when I watched the movie (which is one of my favorite of the Disney variety).

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The Diamond Mystique: Fact, or Marketing?

It’s a girl’s dream. And probably some boys too. That big, sexy, solitaire diamond on the fourth finger of your left hand. But why has the diamond got the monopoly on that symbolic role? Even Kate Middleton opted for Princess

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Something Vintage Volume 2: Marie Antoinette

Just to set the mood. I wanted to embed the shoe and cake scene from Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, but embedding was disabled on YouTube. Instead, I found this excellent mash-up, with a Lady Gaga soundtrack. So why am I

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Arriving at the wedding: what’s your fantasy?

The buildup is intense. You’ve spent months planning, making sure every detail is right. Your gown fits you perfectly, after multiple fittings because you lost all the weight you wanted to. The flowers you thought you wouldn’t be able to

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Pets at Weddings: Do or Don’t?

For most people, this is probably not an issue that could arise—unless you’re accommodating service animals. But couples who are devoted to their pets might well wish to include them in some fashion. I actually didn’t consider the idea as

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Wedding Blues (and Silvers)

As the last day of Hanukkah approaches, I thought it would be nice to celebrate one of my favorite wedding color combinations, blue and silver. In keeping with the Christmas-themed post, here’s a little info about the color blue and

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Interview with Carolina Herrera

The New York Times this morning has an interview with Brazilian designer Carolina Herrera, whose talents created the Twilight wedding dress. We shared pictures of it here. Ms. Herrera has been designing bridal gowns every season for years. Here is

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Colorful Holiday Gowns

During this season, colors have significance—even more than usual. I guess that’s why I’ve been thinking so much about the white wedding tradition versus something a little bolder. Take red, for instance. Red has a complicated color significance and history.

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Signs Point to Yes…

I’m making no secret of the fact that I hope for some interesting news to do with weddings this holiday season from someone very close to me. She tells me she’s been getting lots and lots of hints—so much so

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The Holidays Can Be So Engaging!

Apparently 26% of engagements each year occur during the holiday season. Wow. I guess there’s something about getting together with family that brings to mind creating a new family unit of your own, or something. And there’s the fact that

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What’s a Groom to Do?

I’ve lately had some meetings about our business where I’ve suggested that grooms might especially be interested in the product we’re launching on Valentine’s Day. No, we’re not selling engagement rings! But really, it just seems a natural. Imagine my

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Gypsies, Travelers, Roma—Puzzling Wedding Traditions

I’ve sort of avoided watching the TLC program My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Something about the tone of the title, and my own sensitivity to the label “Gypsy,” kept me from it. There is also something of the Toddlers and

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