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Celebrating Love For All
It’s hard to believe the legalization of same-sex marriage passed just five years ago. To think the inability to marry whom you wanted existed so recently in this country is staggering. And while there’s still much to be done to create equality for a
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Christina + Ricardo
Christina Varela (27 and a physician) and Ricardo Diaz (34 and the owner of a digital marketing agency) may have said “I do” in Pennsylvania, but the couple wanted their vows to transport guests to a whole other continent. “Our theme was based on rom
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Real Eats
Grilled sirloin with harissa and chimichurri sauces Spam musubi and handheld ahi tuna poke Fried cheesecake bites with pistachio ice cream Tequila cured salmon with poblano risotto cake Korean barbecue spare ribs with coconut rice Mangú, roasted pork
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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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Alisha + Graham
Six years after their first date on a tennis court, Graham Cohen (30 and an orthopedic surgery resident) brought his relationship with Alisha Johns (27 and a commercial photographer and creative director) full-circle, proposing on the grounds of Wimb
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YOU ASKED, The Knot ANSWERED!
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. Here’s a quick cheat sheet: Caterers, beauty pros, trans
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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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Maeve + Zach
On her grandparents’ anniversary, Maeve Sattler (28) self-united with Zach Zafris (28) in an intimate ceremony at Zach’s family’s church. In the year following, the couple took their time planning a boisterous affair for 200 at the Ace Hotel in Pitts
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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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PLANNING WITHthe 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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Grace + Michael
Grace Cho (31 and a clinical psychology PhD student) and Michael Pease (31 and a data analyst) like to do things their way. Exhibit A: The pair decided to host their wedding in Philadelphia to be close to family. Grace used her years of event coordin
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Ring Insurance 101
1 Is the ring still covered if you lose it accidentally or it’s badly damaged—or only if it is stolen? 2 Is the ring insured for the full cost you paid for it or just a fraction of the cost? 3 Will you have to purchase a replacement through a specifi
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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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Carrie + Shane
After a year-long search for the right venue, Carrie Brenner (29 and an entrepreneur and COO) and Shane Russell (33 and a senior financial analyst) finally discovered Winterthur. “I have always loved the whimsical atmosphere of botanical gardens,” Ca
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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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Ask The Knot Squad
My partner and I are both major introverts—we don’t do PDA and hate being the center of attention—so a traditional ceremony seems really scary to us. Are there ways for us to rethink the structure to fit our personalities? Your wedding ceremony shoul
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Michelle + John
Michelle Miao (35 and a production coordinator) and John Walker’s (31 and a senior associate) wedding day was dedicated to fusing their two cultures. “We wanted to blend Chinese and American themes together, just as we were blending our families toge
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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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the knot BEST OF WEDDINGS 2020
TheKnot.com/bow CAMERON ESTATE INN CameronEstateInn.com “Victoria and her team are amazing. They help you step by step, answer emails fast, and go above and beyond to make sure your day will go as smooth as possible.” LINDEN HALL LindenHallPA.com “If
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Justin + Mikey
Justin Beebe (28 and a media planner) and Michael “Mikey” Kopyna (28 and a graphic designer) are a detail-oriented duo—so much so that the pair waited three years to tie the knot. “We wanted to make sure we had time to plan each intricate piece of th
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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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GET creative WITH YOUR STATIONERY
“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.” “Oddly enough, we found our stationery when we
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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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HAVE fun WITH YOUR KICKS
“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 aisle.” “I originally got these slides du
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Things We’re Loving IN 2020
Go for the wow! Instead of stretching your décor budget to include all. the. things, narrow in on one or two true heart-stoppers, like hanging florals, a neon installation that doubles as a ceremony altar or unique rentals. Your guests will be sure t
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Anne Gregory Couture
Anne Gregory Couture is a luxury bridal salon located in Pittsburgh. It carries a curated selection of high-end dress designers such as Marchesa, Anne Barge and Monique Lhuillier. Consider the overall feel of your gown when choosing a veil. For examp
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MAKE meaning WITH YOUR UNITY CEREMONY
“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.” “It was important to us to involve our pastor—who h
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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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Happily Ever equal
SEPTEMBER 17 | NEW YORK + ATLANTA “By the time marriage equality passed, we were already well into our wedding planning,” John says. “We deliberately chose to get married in New York City—not only because we both love it, but also because gay marriag
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