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Annie + Matt
For their Highland Park wedding, Annie Beecham (32 and a creative director) and Matt Cordova (34 and an actor) took inspiration from old-fashioned seed packets. Annie designed ferns and flowers for their invites, menus and table numbers, and made sur
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ROAD TO LOVE JOEY + SCOTT CINCINNATI “Our genius designer paid tribute to the thousands of miles we traveled when we were long distance,” Scott says. “The path on the ampersand is the highway we drove to get to each other on I-71 in Ohio.” HOME SWEET
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Bouquets You’ll Love
For an undone bunch made for a winding vineyard, ask your florist to focus on a loose shape and soft, pastel colors. Here, fluttery pink lisianthus and light purple clematis are paired with roses, white campanulas and sprigs of wispy greenery and vin
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Digital Download
Real Weddings Though Christine and Randy opted for classic looks at their Dogpatch Studios vows in San Francisco, the couple did add an unexpected touch to their fashion with some fresh sneakers. “We both love our sneakers,” Christine says. “When we
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Last Look
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Personality-packed Eats
It’s no secret that wedding food can sometimes feel a little one-note. But if the two of you are big foodies and looking to create a memorable meal for yourselves and your guests, “good enough” just isn’t going to cut it. While any meal cooked up by
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We’re In This Together
As we go to press, an unprecedented pandemic is impacting our country in ways we’ve never experienced before. Schools and stores are closed and working from home has become the new normal. Another reality? Canceled weddings. My deepest hope is that b
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FURRY FRIENDS RACHEL + KEVIN BALTIMORE “It was always important for Kevin and me to include our pups in the ceremony,” Rachel says. “They’re rescues and don’t handle large crowds well, so this was my way of having them with me as I walked down the ai
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Hey there! I’m LOUIS BARAGONA, community editor at The Knot and the host of our weekly Wedding Wednesdays on Instagram—yep, you knew you recognized this shiny bald head from somewhere. I’m answering your TOP 10 most common wedding planning questions.
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Feather Of A BANDS
You don’t need a giant rock to make a statement. While an engagement ring is an undoubtedly special piece of jewelry, a wedding band is equally meaningful to add into the mix or wear alone. The best part? The bands of the moment are all about letting
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STITCHED WITH LOVE MELISSA + DANE ALMA, KS “After Dane’s mom passed away, a dear friend and Sioux elder wrapped and blessed him in a morning star quilt,” Melissa says. “At our ceremony, she blessed us together as a couple in the same piece.” FAMILY T
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Madi + Jordan
Having met while at Cal Poly, Madi Ventura and Jordan Hines (both 25 and students) brought their college friends back to San Luis Obispo for their wedding at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard. “We wanted it to be a big party, so our overall theme was fun,”
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You’re Engaged!
Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing). Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date. Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and i
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Brian + Matthew
With a background in interior design, Matthew Berthold (33 and a visual manager) put his creative skills to work for his wedding to Brian Lynch (35 and a senior manager of education and sales). “We wanted a Palm Springs meets Santa Barbara vibe,” Mat
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Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Kinsley James Couture Bridal is an upscale salon located in West Hollywood. It carries a variety of high-end designers including Marchesa, Rivini and Anne Barge. Your veil doesn’t have to perfectly match your gown but it should complement it. For exa
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Vish + Randall
“We wanted our wedding to honor and merge our cultures, while staying true to our personalities,” Vishwarupa (Vish) Vasani (33 and works in public health) says of her marriage to Randall Tatem (32 and an attorney). The result was a mash up of Indian
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WE’VE GOT YOU And You’ve Got This!
We know—you’re probably wondering where you should even start (totally normal, btw). First, download our app and take our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe, (think: industrial with bohemian details). We’ll generate your very own
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Venue Scout
THE SAGUARO HOTEL AND POOL PALM SPRINGS COST from $16,500 GUEST COUNT 200 ABOUT Color is the name of the game at vibrant Saguaro, which serves as a major pop of vibrant coral, fuchsia and neon purple among the desert sand. FARMSTEAD AT LONG MEADOW RA
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Metals Your Guide To
A rare, natural white metal known for its strength and purity, platinum is usually 95 percent pure. Platinum’s density makes it extremely durable, meaning it will keep your center stone protected and secure. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic, so it
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VEILS, Unveiled
Veils are an easy way to express yourself. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which one’s right for you? We broke down all the different styles, including the latest trends, with tips on how to wear them so you can uncover (sorr
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All About Flowers
OUR PRO Rachael Lunghi, floral designer at Siren Floral Co. in San Diego CLAIM TO FAME Rachael’s known for working with lots of lush greenery and unique textures, so expect the unexpected. DISCOVER @sirenfloralco WHEN SHOULD COUPLES
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Editor Test Drive
AS A BEAUTY EDITOR AT THE KNOT, I'll try anything once. Sometimes this is a super perk (hello, fancy facials). Sometimes it’s risky, like the time I went in for trendy highlights and came out a peroxide blonde. For better or for worse, I’ve tested (a
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Your Wedding Vision
You’ll start by swiping right on images you love—these will be added to your final board (you can always add more). There’s also room to add personalized, must-haves (think: taco truck, dog-friendly venue or room for a sangeet). No couple is just one
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Sima + Nikhil
Sima Bhalala (30 and works in EdTech) and Nikhil Rao (32 and works in IT sales) let Indian traditions guide their wedding at the Montalvo Arts Center. They kicked things off with a musical baraat processional and married under a mandap, but shortened
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HERE’S THE DEAL: The average engagement is just over a year. That gives you plenty of time to look like the best version of yourself before you walk down the aisle. Whether you’ve got major plans (adding six inches to your mane and overhauling your e
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Allie + Alex
Allie Seiler (29 and an artist) and Alex Speiser (28 and a businessman) aimed to create a warm, inviting atmosphere at their autumn wedding. Soft lighting, muted fall colors and local foliage set the scene, but it was their ceremony that completed th
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Phone Home
THE TEAM CEREMONY + RECEPTION SITE A private residence, San Luis Obispo PHOTOGRAPHY Loretta Richert and Pamela Baker/Heirlume Photography DAY-OF COORDINATION Buonasera Events FLOWERS Chicas Botanicas FASHION Emily: Rue De Seine, Moondance Bridal, San
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Carolyn + Cynthia
When planning their Napa Valley wedding, Carolyn Potz (38 and a bakery owner) and Cynthia Wright (33 and an operations manager) focused the most on their ceremony. They worked with a minister to create one that felt inclusive, broke gender norms and
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