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Name: Claudia Hanlin
Title: Founder and Partner of The Wedding Library
Hometown: Tuxedo Park, New York
Favorite Flower: Snapdragon
Best Planning Tip: Make a schedule!

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Bridal Market Party: DIY Charm Necklaces

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Every year at the Martha Stewart Weddings bridal market party we try to think of a clever gift that will inspire our industry friends and brides alike. Last …

Ornament Favors

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Every holiday season I collect a few new ornaments and carefully pen the year and place that I found them. If they’re a gift, I note the giver …

Get (Holiday) Inspired!

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During this time of year, wedding inspiration is everywhere. Along with my extensive baking, decorating, and present-wrapping (all of which have provided ideas for favors and gift bags), …

The Wedding Library: A New Type of Note

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After reading the Martha Stewart Weddings Travel issue, I decided to try out one of its ideas and sent a telegram from the Telegram Stop. MSW suggested using this great …

The Wedding Library: Shoe Logic

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At one point (way before my time), having all of your bridesmaids wear the same shoes — and dying them to match their dresses — was de rigueur. …

Sniff This!

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Your wedding is the ultimate reflection of your personality, so why not make every part as unique as possible? The fragrance you wear that day will always be …

Cakes with Culture

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If you’re looking to do something different with your cake, listen up. Sandy Patangay of Creme-Delicious uses her henna skills to give ho-hum confections a new taste on …

A Pretty (and Unique) Pattern

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If you’ve ever attended a wedding that had bagpipes or exotic entertainment, you know that a little cultural flair can really enhance the guest experience. Cue henna: a …