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The essence of romance
The essence of romance

Stories of a love that waits years to be fulfilled are irresistible, and the coming together of Canadians Holly Unwin, 29, and Trevor Halford, 32, was a textbook example. After their first meeting, seven years went by before the pair were married...

Featured Stories

Love story
Love story

The love story of Sara Vonn, 27, and Hunter Solt, 26, begins on the campus of McMinnville’s Linfield College. In the spring of 2007, a smitten suitor and usually an able cook, Hunter first sets his eyes and his sites on Sara. Both students at the...

Extreme weddings: the norm for adventurous couples
Extreme weddings: the norm for adventurous couples

Underwater Ceremonies

Many aquariums, professional diving services and even zoos offer underwater wedding experiences. If you don’t feel comfortable asking your wedding party to head underwater with you, they can watch from the...

Nice 'n' easy does it
Nice 'n' easy does it

No one wedding is ever the same. Each couple invariably puts their stamp on the occasion, making choices that create a pageant that is theirs alone. Seaside’s Noel Maki and Michael Kozlowski were no exception when they married at the Visitors Center...

Floating on air
Floating on air

Bryan Waddington had an extra ticket. Annie Sloan wanted it. Via Facebook and fate, Annie found her ticket and Bryan that same day. “I had been on location shooting for hours,” said Annie, who works in advertising. “I had on a ratty old raincoat, a...

The perfect wedding shower
The perfect wedding shower

If your friends will be planning your shower, be sure to offer up a few ideas. Give them a general direction of how you would like your perfect party to play out.

Look Your Best

Don’t forget to wear your shiny new...

Localized weddings
Localized weddings

Where we live defines us. The local culture and traditions become part of us. The list below will help you find out what is trending near you.

West Coast Weddings

The Beach: How can you not get married on...

Wedding tech: dos & don'ts
Wedding tech: dos & don'ts

DO: Use online services to help plan a wedding.

Websites like Google Wedding, The Knot and Wedding Wire are great places for wedding planning and inspiration, with ideas for themes and lists of vendors and registries, says Jeff...

Patterns are in

Patterns are taking the wedding world by storm as more and more brides are opting for uniquely whimsical events.

The Attire

While you won’t spot many brides donning full-on polka-dotted dresses as they walk down the aisle,...

Twilight proposal
Twilight proposal

Twilight, that soft and gentle time after the setting of the sun, and a woman, inspired the Irish writer George Moore to poetic rapture:

“The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing...

Worth waiting for
Worth waiting for

In the beginning

When Jessica Stuart, 34, of Phoenix, Ariz., met Dustin Maas, 41, from Albuquerque, N.M., she was involved with someone and so was he.

“It was 2005, and Dustin’s very first words to me were ‘Hi. I’m Dustin,...