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KEEP IT chic WITH GREIGE +CREAM
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SHADES FOR EVERY season
WHY IT WORKS Saying “I Do” in autumn is all about embracing the dramatic atmosphere of the season, so concentrate on working with colors that pack on the saturation. Traditional fall shades like inky navy blue and rich burgundy get a very 2020 upgrad
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Last Look
The bonfire was our own version of a unity ceremony, honoring our careers as firefighters,” Addie says. “We asked guests to add wood to the pit before the ceremony, showing their support of us by adding ‘fuel’ to our ‘fire.’ At this moment, we’d just
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Venue Scout
DETROIT COST from $6,500 GUEST COUNT 250 ABOUT A former commercial film studio, this massive venue is a blank slate, complete with all the tools for you to write your own movie-ready happily ever after, like high ceilings, skylights and iron beams. H
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Beautiful Day Planning
Jennie Wiegand is the owner of Beautiful Day Planning based in metro Detroit. Together with her team, she aims to create on-budget and stress-free events for her clients. The best way to work within budget is to put more money toward items that are i
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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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All About Flowers
Fatima Bazzi-Fawaz, the owner and creative director of Studio Terrain in Farmington Hills Studio Terrain is known for fun, out-of-the-box installations, from pianos decked in flowers to cool backdrops for neon signs. StudioTerrain.com @studioterrain
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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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Get The Look
PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Craymer FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR Yoichi Tomizawa for Bumble and bumble at Art Department MAKEUP Hector Simancas for Elizabeth Arden at Art Department PROP STYLING Kayleigh Snowden Behind the Scenes Get a sneak peek of what
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Real Weddings
8.10 | DEXTER Mansi Mehta (30 and a clinical psychologist) and Alex Lunka (31 and a construction consultant) got creative when infusing their two cultures into one wedding day. “We honored our families with both a Western-style ceremony and an Indian
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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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The Knot Regional: Michigan
EDITOR IN CHIEF Kristen Maxwell Cooper MANAGING EDITOR Susan Berryman EXECUTIVE EDITOR Lauren Kay ART DIRECTOR Sarah Evans SENIOR FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR Shelley Brown SENIOR STYLE & PLANNING EDITOR Alyssa Longobucco REAL WEDDINGS EDITOR Louis Barago
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Lydia + Mikey
For Lydia VanHoven (29 and a graphic designer and copywriter) and Mikey Cook (37 and a railroad communications maintainer), more is more—and that policy lent itself well to their wedding design. “We are both bold, laugh-out-loud-type people,” Lydia s
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YOU ASKED, The Knot ANSWERED!
1 AWKWARD QUESTION: DO I TIP MY VENDORS? WHO? HOW? HELP! Nothing awkward here, friend. You’re talking to someone who blacks out every time they’re asked to do simple math, so I get it. Who you tip (and what you tip) depends on the vendor in question.
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Real Weddings Jess and Donny followed their Lake Leelanau vows with a unique exit: a spin on Donny’s motorcycle, which he’s dubbed El Sueno. It was a fitting ride—the pair actually took the bike out for their first date. The couple also personalized
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Naina + Aaron
Naina Gulati (34 and a producer) and Aaron Pomerantz (38 and a video editor) have a knack for mixing old and new with ease. “Aaron and I wanted our wedding to reflect the blend of our cultures,” Naina says. “We wanted traditional but with some modern
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Crowd-pleasers
At one wedding I attended, the couple created a mini booklet to put in our welcome baskets that included info on every guest in attendance. It had pictures of each person or couple, a bio about them, details on their relationship with the couple and
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the knot BEST OF WEDDINGS 2020
CASTLE FARMS CastleFarms.com ROSY & SHAUN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY RosyandShaun.com CHERRY CREEK GOLF CLUB CherryCreekGolf.com SMITTEN MITTEN PHOTOGRAPHY SmittenMittenPhotography.com MOTOR CITY VINTAGE RENTALS MotorCityVintageRentals.com PRIMP BEAUTY, ON
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Ryan + Cameron
Philadelphians Ryan Graham (31 and a dentist) and Cameron Williams (31 and a physician) headed back to Ryan’s hometown of Detroit for their October wedding—and took design inspiration from fall in the Motor City. “Detroit is beautiful in the fall,” R
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FANCY Of Flights
1 THRICE AS NICE Looking for bling with extra-special meaning? Give a nod to your past, present and future with a threestone sparkler. Engagement ring, price upon request, DeBeers.com 2 HELLO, YELLOW A canary diamond is an alternative choice but stil
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You’re Engaged!
PIGGY BANK: KALININ ILYA/NOUN PROJECT; VENUE: KOBY BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY; LAPTOP: OLGA/NOUN PROJECT; STAMPS: CLAIRE BENOIST; CARD, DRESS, VOW BOOKS: COURTESY OF VENDORS; MEASURING TAPE: TATYANA/NOUN PROJECT; RINGS: ALEX MURAVEV/NOUN PROJECT; BOUQUET: SAR
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Megan + Molly
Megan Persons (30 and a K-12 administrator) and Molly Ketchum (39 and a strategic account manager) planned their wedding as they live their days: with intention. After Megan proposed with a sustainable ring from the woman-owned Rosados Box, the pair
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BANDS of A Feather
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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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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Jessi + Geoff
Considering Jessi LeDonne (31 and a designer) and Geoff Serednesky (35 and a consultant) first connected at a frisbee tournament, it only made sense that their wedding be just as adventurous as their meet-cute. The couple invited loved ones to Ronora
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Your Guide To metals
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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PLANNING WITH The Knot
We love a good meet-cute. Share your proposal story with us at HowTheyAsked.com We’ve got 10-plus titles full of advice, inspo and DIY crafts to bring your day to life. TheKnot.com/books Customize everything from save-the-dates to invites for your we
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Alice + Matt
Alice Kurimura (25 and a registered nurse) and Matt Szink’s (27 and a project manager and design engineer) romance began in an unexpected place: Twitter. After Matt shouted Alice out on an account dedicated to Michigan State crushes, the couple event
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The RULE Breakers
FEATHERS, EGGSHELLS: JOHNNY MILLER; STYLING: SARAH SMART; HEADSHOT: JESSICA KANE; RINGS COURTESY OF VENDORS ■
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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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