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Name: Shira Savada
Title: Real Weddings Editor
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Favorite wedding flower: Ranunculus
Best planning tip: Give your photographer a “must shoot” list to make sure he or she captures every single person and detail that will make your day special.

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A Midwest Camp Wedding With Loads of Charm

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Not only is Kelly and Dave’s “how did you meet?” story pretty fantastic, but their wedding was kinda spectacular too. They incorporated DIY charm including flowers designed by …

A Door County Wisconsin Rehearsal Dinner

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In our spring issue, the Ephraim, Wisconsin, wedding of Annie and Chris is such a charmer. It took place at the bride’s family’s summer house, and right before, …

All aboard for this wedding on a boat!

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You know that Saturday Night Live sketch with Michael Bolton, for the original song “I’m On A Boat”? That came into mind right after seeing Erin and Mike’s …

Pretty sure you won't want to miss this Twin Peaks-inspired wedding

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Kristy and Marc’s awesome upstate New York wedding was inspired by a few different things: the cult classic television show Twin Peaks, strawberries, and Scandinavia. With a palette …

And the winner of the first-dance face-off is...

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We just wrapped our own take on March Madness—the battle to find the ultimate first dance song. It was pretty tense here, as Julie and I went face …

A dreamy Cali fete with watercolor details and nods to the couple's roots

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Soft touches of seafoam and peach, watercolored details, elements that hint back to the bride’s Middle Eastern roots and the groom’s Italian heritage…all tied together effortlessly at Marwa …

A small wedding by the Teton Mountains

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When you get hitched in Jackson, Wyoming, mountain views are expected. But when the window behind you in the tiny log-cabin-style chapel you tie the knot in perfectly …

An intimate formal winter wedding at a Connecticut estate

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Regal. That’s the feeling of Emily and Tolga’s wintery destination wedding. This black tie wedding celebrated the season, the couple’s roots and personalities, and the stately manner at …