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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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Samantha and Peter's commitment goes beyond wedding bands (think: ink)

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Ok so now you’ve swooned over Samantha and Peter’s destination wedding in St. John. And you’ve gotten the 411 on their African honeymoon and probably looked into booking …

The first-dance face-off is on fire!

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We’re more than halfway through our bracket in our first dance song face-off and Julie and I are still battling it out tune by tune. Early next week …

This CT wedding was inspired by French provincial style and vintage carnivals!

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A wedding at home is one thing. But when you get the chance to refurbish an old barn on your parents’ property for the sole purpose of throwing …

Now THIS is how to honeymoon in Africa

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Samantha and Peter got hitched in the United States Virgin Islands with a colorful and sophisticated destination wedding. The DC-based couple went abroad for their honeymoon too, but …

Planning a backyard wedding...in a driveway

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Earlier this week, we posted some tips on how to pull of planning a wedding in 4 weeks, like Kari and Charlie did with help from Vanessa Van …

A stylish city wedding with graphic designs and pretty posies

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I love a chic city wedding, and Tina and Raul’s is no exception. With help from Firefly Events and Poppies and Posies, this New York City couple crafted …

Tips for planning an epic but intimate wedding in 4 weeks

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Did you see Kari and Charlie’s inspiring Scottsdale wedding? This desert-meets-beach wedding was stunning, innovative, and planned in just one month! Here, some tips on how to work …

An Arizona wedding inspired by both sea and sand

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When a couple is equally inspired by the beach and the desert, what’s the natural result? A wedding inspired by a dried-up ocean. This arid but aquatic wedding …