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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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The Sweetest Thing

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Do you want your guests to feel like a kid in a candy shop when they reach your desert area? A sweets buffet is just the ticket. Stock …

The Wedding Library: A Nutty Favor

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This summer I was obsessed with butterflies and bugs for weddings. This fall my focus is all about nuts — walnuts, almonds, and acorns to be exact. So …

The Wedding Library: DIY Buttonholes

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When Natalie Bowen, a florist and designer, got married, she came up with a charming idea: a DIY corsage station.  I love the fact that it’s so personal, …

The Wedding Library: The Art of Sabrage

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Last week I had the double pleasure of enjoying the perfect pairing of Champagne and chocolate at my favorite sweets store, La Maison du Chocolat. And at this …

The Wedding Library: Sotheby's Important Jewels

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Tomorrow is Sotheby’s Important Jewels auction, and yesterday I had the privilege of a private tour with the chairman of the jewelry department. Wow — what an experience! …

The Wedding Library: Group Photo

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Having a photographic record of everyone who attended your wedding is wonderful, but even the most diligent photographer may not catch an image of every single guest. And …

The Wedding Library: Surf's Up!

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We love seeing guests using their personalized totes, wearing their bespoke baseball caps, and sipping from their bottled water printed with custom labels during destination wedding weekends. These …

The Wedding Library: Paper Garlands

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I am crazy for sweet paper garlands. Small and delicate, they nonetheless pack design punch when used as a backdrop or table decoration. This being said, I was …