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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 Wedding Library: Fresh Juice Bar

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I recently hosted a party at a favorite New York City restaurant, Rouge Tomate. I seek inspiration from my favorite restaurants and this Michelin-rated Modern-American eatery (it uses …

The Wedding Library: Long, Long, Long-Lasting Lipstick

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No matter how good a makeup artist is, lipstick seems to disappear no matter what! With all the talking and smooching a bride does on her wedding day, …

The Wedding Library: A New Take on the Guest Book

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I am often asked to suggest an alternative to the traditional guest book, and I love these examples (below) from Etsy vendor Personalized Prints. Each heart and leaf is …

The Wedding Library: Ornate Henna Cakes

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Sandy Patangay traditionally applies henna tattoos to Indian wedding parties, but she’s recently branched out with an extraordinary new company Creme-Delicious. Instead of applying henna to the skin, …

The Wedding Library: Butterfly Cake

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As a wedding planner, I have been seriously influenced by “everything Martha” for well over a decade. This holds true for many of my clients, too, who come …

The Wedding Library: Win a Day of Photography!

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Award-winning Gruber Photographers are running a great sweepstakes that I wanted to share with you. The company just launched their Facebook page, and if you “like” it between …

The Wedding Library: Charming Seating Charts

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Escort cards are tried and true, but to plan it all out, you’ll need a seating chart. Laura Hooper makes sweet seating charts that are just as pretty as …

The Wedding Library: Caribbean Island Wedding, Part 5

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I love a “bare” cake. It acts as a great backdrop to design a variety of bolder looks. And, in the heat of St. Lucia, I learned: The …