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Grooming for Grooms

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Grooming is a hot topic on the big day.  Do you ask your honey to manscape the rugged reality?  Or do you let him keep it au’ natural?  Maybe he’s already the grooming type and has his barber on the books.  Whatever the case, knowing the keys to ‘Grooming for Grooms’ will shed a much […]

Wedding Colors: Flowers and Palettes

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Wedding colors usually start with a favorite.  It’s the hue you’ve worn since kindergarten.  The shade that brings out your eyes.  The classy, sophisticated and memorable look you cannot live without.  These decisions seem simple and straightforward.  But, as the Knot exemplifies, color choice is the #1 decision during wedding planning that says a lot more about […]

Bridesmaid Proposals: Asking with Affection

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When I got engaged, I selected my ladies with very unique bridesmaid proposals. One of my gals was “bachelor obsessed” so she got a rose (of course).  Another received a custom designed event flyer.  She was my “fashion show” partner in crime so this was the ONLY way to go.  Bridesmaid proposals are becoming more and […]

Wedding Photography Captured Perfectly

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Wedding Photography depends on YOU. You’ve found the one.  Now it’s time to find a photographer.  There are so many Wedding Photography styles to choose from: artistic, classic, dramatic, journalistic…  and so many shots to capture: the dress, the maids, the cake, the kiss.  The Knot offers a great guide for picking the right photographer and […]

Unique Wedding Personality Revealed

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Where is the YOU in your wedding? Most “western” weddings have a very standard template.  Ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, couples’ exit.  Done.  But within these walls is a story all it’s own.  Out of 7.4 billion people in the world, these two have found each other.  Like a diamond in the ruff, their eyes, […]

Winter Wedding 2018 Trend Report

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The winter wedding season is in full swing, and has a character all its own. Having a winter wedding?  By now you have noticed that winter themes, colors, and decor are much different from spring and summer receptions.  Whether you live in the snowy Berkshires of Boston or the Deserts of Arizona, the season absolutely […]

All Aboard, Destination Wedding!

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Whether your destination wedding is a trip for you, your guests or both, logistics go sky high when travel is added to the itinerary.  Forget gifts and outfits.  Guests attending a destination wedding need to account for travel, stay, transportation and (for women especially) a where-to for pre-wedding pampering.  Arizona is a state with bucco […]

Wedding Gifts: Advice from Castle Experts

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We’ve all heard the old adage, “give a person what they would not give themselves.”  In most cases I agree, but not necessarily for wedding gifts. The best wedding gifts are those that show you really know the couple and the life they lead today.  So what exactly does that mean? While on the hunt […]