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Recently Engaged? Read On!

January 24th 2014

Are you a bride-to-be with a story to tell?  We're looking for guest bloggers to share their experiences on a variety of topics. Whether you want to talk about choosing a venue, deciding on entertainment, picking out the perfect cake, or anything in between, we'd love to share your secrets, advice and tips with our growing wedding community. Read more...


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Gift Ideas for Your Guy

January 22nd 2014

Doesn't it seem like we were just racking our brains for the perfect Christmas gift, and now we're already onto Valentine's Day? If you're starting to think about what to get your one and only, Rue La La has a nice V-day shop set up with everything from clothes to gadgets, and even Rolexes for those really fancy dudes.  Personally, we're partial to fun and stylish gifts like this cozy fair isle sweater or a  classic Sperry watch. We'd love to hear from you ladies on the best gift you ever gave your guy. Leave us a comment here or on Facebook and share your pearls of wisdom from one sister to another! Read more...


Chatty Brides, Grooms + Guys

A Toast to You

January 20th 2014

The Registry at Bloomingdale's offers so many incredible perks to registrants that it's hard to imagine needing another reason to choose the home of the Big Brown Bag for all your nesting needs...but one look at this pair of Waterford Lismore Nouveau stemless wine glasses - which they are gifting to couples who open a qualifying registry before February 28th - and we've fallen in love all over again. We'll drink to that!  Read more...

Southern New England Weddings | Special offer at the Registry at Bloomingdale's!

Chatty Brides, News + Events, Registry

StyleWeek Northeast: Accessory Showcase

January 20th 2014

Calling all brides, bridesmaids and fashionistas alike: StyleWeek Northeast kicked off their 2014 f/w shows last night, and we can hardly hold on to our fascinators as we await news (and more importantly pics) of each day's collections. Lucky for all of us, and any bride in need of decking out her bridesmaids in stylish, coordinated bling, there is also a week-long accessory showcase happening every night this week.   Read more...

Southern New England Weddings | StyleWeek Northeast Accessories Showcase | Ash & Willow

Bridal Shows, Bridesmaids, Chatty Brides, Fashion + Accessories, Jewelry, News + Events, Reception Sites | Providence Area

Today, Choose Love.

January 20th 2014

Among Martin Luther King Jr.'s more memorable quotes was this one about choosing love over hate.  What a wise, wise man he was. Let's all take a moment today to remember the legacy of a man who never gave up on his dreams, and always let love be his guide. Read more...


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New England Wedding DJ Gets Hitched!

January 17th 2014

Could Luke Renchan and Jennifer Machado's story be any cuter? The two New England wedding pros tied the knot last summer at the Hyatt Regency Newport (and we got the scoop, so pick up your issue of Southern New England Weddings 2014 to see the full story as captured by photographer Sara Zarrella). Luke, of Luke Renchan Entertainment, proposed to Jen on stage in front of hundreds of people at a bridal show where they were both working...and the rest is sweet, sweet history. Here's their incredible day on film, thanks to the gorgeous work of Artistic Wedding Films. Congratulations, you two! Read more...

Southern New England Weddings |

Chatty Brides, Engagements, Photography, Real Weddings, Reception Sites | Rhode Island, Videography, Wedding DJs, Bands + Entertainment

Throwback Thursday: Flower Gals

January 16th 2014

Because there are "vintage weddings" and then there are Vintage Weddings. Here's a round up of our favorite garden sirens from the 2001 and 2003 issues of Southern New England Weddings.  Read more...

Throwback Thursday: Flower Gals | Photo by Anne Roselli

Bridesmaids, Chatty Brides, Fashion + Accessories, Flowers

A Video Save the Date, Complete with Cute Kids

January 15th 2014

A video reenactment of this adorable couple's "how we met" story is pretty much the best thing on the internet today - at least in our world! It tells the tale of Amy and Hunter's love story through two precious kids and ends with a shot of the real couple and their save the date announcement. Thanks to Glamour for sharing this one! Read more...

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Chatty Brides, Videography, Wedding Invitations + Calligraphy

Etsy Find: DIY Honey Jar Favors

January 15th 2014

Here's a sweet DIY wedding favor idea: fill these positively adorable jars with the best local honey around (buying it in bulk will be more cost effective), and then tie off with the customizable fabric, baker's twine and personalized "meant to bee" tags that best match your wedding color palette. To give your tablescape extra depth, talk to your local bee farmer about the different kinds of honey available...often the colors change from season to season, which makes for a pretty play on honey hues!   Read more...

Southern New England Weddings | Etsy Find: DIY Honey Jar Favors | Sugar and Chic Shop

Chatty Brides, Décor, Tabletop Designs, Wedding Invitations + Calligraphy

Sweetheart Pic of the Day

January 14th 2014

Is there a grander gesture than carrying a lady over a puddle of rain or an icy patch, especially when she's wearing heels?  Who says chivalry is dead? Certainly not this blond beauty! Read more...

Southern New England Weddings | Sweetheart Pic of the Day

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