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Is a Destination Wedding for You? Pros and Cons to Consider
Is a Destination Wedding for You? Pros and Cons to Consider
March 27th, 2017

Many brides envision a tropical wedding on a gorgeous, sandy beach or saying their vows at an Italian villa. But what is planning a destination wedding really like? Here are the pros and cons to consider for destination weddings.

Laugh Your Way Through Wedding Planning with This Book
Laugh Your Way Through Wedding Planning with This Book
March 24th, 2017

The wedding day is an event filled with love and happiness for not only the couple, but also for those that come to witness this special day. However, the wedding planning process that leads up to the nuptials can be described as exciting, stressful, and maybe even a little intimidating for a newly engaged couple.

The Gold-Flecked Pizza: A Truly Dazzling Dish
The Gold-Flecked Pizza: A Truly Dazzling Dish
March 14th, 2017

Gold has always been an object of human desire and fascination. For hundreds of years, it served as a means of currency and the standard for our nation?s paper money. 

History Mystery: The Origins of Valentine?s Day
History Mystery: The Origins of Valentine?s Day
March 8th, 2017

Planning a surprise for a sweetheart this Valentine?s Day might provoke curiosity about the origins of this romantic holiday. While historians don?t know everything about how February 14 came to be associated with celebrating loved ones, here are a few clues they do know.

February's Birthstone: The Beautiful Amethyst
February's Birthstone: The Beautiful Amethyst
March 3rd, 2017

Amethyst became the official February birthstone in 1912. This purple gemstone is a symbol of wealth, happiness, and deep devotion. Historically, farmers believed that wearing this stone as a necklace would protect their crops from weather and insects.