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At Least These Bridesmaids Won’t Get Drunk

Bay Area wedding planner Laurie Arons recently predicted that American couples would be inspired by the May wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan...
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Punch is the New Signature Cocktail

Punch! It’s easy to serve, budget-friendly and festive—and you even can make it a day or two ahead of time. What exactly is punch?...
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Designing Your Wedding

Tips from a professional interior designer on how to have a picture-perfect day. by Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Sargeant Creative Interior designers are expert in creating beautiful...
Slow Flowers

Slower Flowers

First came the slow food movement, which promotes regional food systems and traditional cooking as an antidote to the ubiquity of fast-food chain restaurants....
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Rise and Shine

If you’re a morning person, you might want to consider this trend: the brunch wedding reception. Morning receptions offer one large advantage over the traditional...
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If the Shoe Fits

Looking for a bridesmaid gift with a soupcon of style and a Sacramento connection? Consider gifting each member of your squad a pair of...
Yosemite Toast

Enchanting Yosemite

Planning a small wedding or elopement? Recite your vows amid the extraordinary beauty of the Yosemite valley. An earthy color scheme, organic florals and simple details and will...
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Elegant Drama

This look combines a stylish palette of berry, black and white with dramatic gold accents. Spoil your guests with a furnished lounge area, soft pillows and candles,...
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Country Chic

A 1930s ranch house in Yolo County is the setting for this sophisticated-rustic look. Hundred-year-old trees and warm tones keep the look grounded, while peach, blue and gold...
Garden Romance

Garden Romance

Rose and lavender tones create a soft, swoon-worthy wedding day. An intimate picnic before the ceremony for the bride and groom? Why not—it’s your day! Photography by Susan...