Bridal Issue

Do Your Homework, Then Enjoy the (Bridal) Show

Do Your Homework, Then Enjoy the (Bridal) Show

With so many vendors to visit and a slew of new ideas and trends, bridal shows offer one-stop shopping for all your wedding-planning needs.
2020 Bridal Fashion Forecast

2020 Bridal Fashion Forecast

Sheer fabrics like chiffon, tulle and organza are hot on the runway this year, with their light layers that pull together a romantic, ethereal look. But it doesn’t stop there. This year, designers are taking it to another level with the details of their creations.
Wedding Budget & Timeline

Wedding Budget & Timeline

In the world of weddings, your budget is your most critical tool. Your budget is the blueprint for your big day, and it will determine the rest of your planning.
For Richer or Poorer

For Richer or Poorer

The wedding may be complicated and expensive, but it’ll soon be over, and then it’s time to settle in and get ready to enjoy your new life together. Lucky for you, I’m here to warn you about some common money myths that newlyweds have been known to bring with them into their marriage.
Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch: Country Elegance with Homespun Flair

Visalia Country Club’s Fresh New Take on Weddings

Lifestyle is excited to welcome Karl Merten (former Café 225 owner) back to the community's culinary scene. Now head chef at the Visalia Country Club, he shares his craft with us this month, sous-vide style.
Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch: Country Elegance with Homespun Flair

Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch: Country Elegance with Homespun Flair

There’s something very special about driving into Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch. Turning off Highway 198 in Exeter, it’s just a quick jaunt to the white wrought-iron gate, where the view is breathtaking and the air serene.
Florals in Vogue for 2020

Florals in Vogue for 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, bringing us new and modern wedding floral trends that are sure to turn heads on your big day.
Bridal Makeup Trends Toward Natural

Bridal Makeup Trends Toward Natural

The makeup industry has become an outlet for artists to put on display their avant-garde ideas. However, when it comes to a bride’s face on her wedding day — captured from every angle in what will be some of her life’s most treasured photos — it may be best to leave radical expressions of maquillage for the fashion runway and silver screen.
Tresses and Twists

Tresses and Twists

All your many months of planning have at last come to a head — the venue is set, food is being prepared, and guests will start arriving in a few hours. One of the very last things to execute for wedding day is your hairstyle.
Choosing Your Wedding Palette

Choosing Your Wedding Palette

Selecting a wedding color palette can be as easy as knowing what colors look best on you, or perhaps picking a color scheme that evokes a certain mood. Or it could be much trickier.