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It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. The love of your life is on one knee proposing with your dream ring (keeping our #apbling page open on your laptop = major key). After you’ve said yes, wiped away the happy tears and called everyone you’ve ever met to share the big news, there’s one more thing you […]

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TGIT! We have something special for the fellas today thanks to our friend and ultimate men’s style enthusiast- Denola Grey. If you’re like me and struggle with tying or knotting a tie, this tutorial is for you. Go ahead and save this step by step infographic for that “rainy” day because trust me, the time will come.  (Check […]

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  From the engagement party, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties and the wedding itself, there is a whole lot of gift giving involved when you’re invited to a wedding. Of course you want to give the happy couple a lovely, memorable gift, but sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming to find the perfect choice. What’s the best […]

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As a recent newlywed, our former #APbride Phyllis knows a whole lot about the stress of wedding planning. Check out her 10 brilliant tips for keeping it together as you prepare to say I do.  [image by Terri Baskin Photography] 1.     Take a moment to enjoy just being engaged. We didn’t start planning until 2 […]

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As a bride-to-be, there are going to be many daunting tasks in your journey to the aisle (don’t even get us started on seating list drama!) But the one thing that shouldn’t be stressful? Picking out all of the items you need to start your life together as a couple. Shopping should be fun! However, […]

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Both my fiance and I were born and raised in the Midwest. We went to college there, met there, fell in love there and it’s there that our relationship took roots. So when deciding where we should tie the knot, we didn’t even question that it would be where we came from, even after a […]

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Once you’ve found The Dress and the perfect shoes to go with it, there’s one piece left to complete the full bridal look: the veil. While a white dress can be worn to most upscale occasions, the veil is a once-in-a-lifetime accessory. Nothing says “bride” quite like this beautiful, sweeping piece of fabric. But there […]

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As a bride prepping for my walk down the aisle in just three short months, I can tell you that having a good fitness plan (or finally starting one, oops!) is at the top of my priority list. If there’s one day you want to look and feel your best it is definitely your wedding […]