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Vintage Glamour, Finding the perfect wedding ring, Why you might want to leave things to the experts.

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  • Magazine

    HOW CLASSICSCAN INSPIRE YOU

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    Spring 2011

    FRIENDOR PRO?

    Featured facilities

    WRAPPEDaround your

    FINGER

    WRAPPEDaround your

    FINGERFinding the right

    wedding ring

    FRIENDOR PRO?Why you mightwant to leavethings to the experts

    Featured facilitiesWachusett Mountain and Village Inn

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  • FeaturesFeatured facilities50 Wachusett Mountain55 WachusettVillage Inn

    58 Vintage glamourTaking cues from the past foryour wedding inspiration

    Articles24 Best tressed

    Getting a great wedding-day hairstyle

    30 Friend or pro?Why you might want toleave things to the experts

    36 Wrapped around your fingerHow to ring in your new life togetherwith the right wedding band

    42 Rehearsal dinnersIdeas for every style and budget

    46 Commuter marriagesKeeping love alive across the miles

    Honeymoons81 Its a natural

    Honeymooning intheVirgin Islands

    85 Honeymooning on theSouth Carolina coastCatch the dreamy moodof the Lowcountry

    Planning 10165 Wedding timetable

    B&Gs guide for what to doand when

    66 License to wedWhat you need to know

    68 Changing your name?How to do it

    70 TippingHow much and when

    72 MusicQuestions to ask your band or DJ

    74 Invitations

    76 Transportation

    78 News you can useInfo on local vendors/offerings

    Departments10 Letter from the editor

    14 Tying the KnotEngaged local couples

    18 Nearby NuptialsKaren Preikszas and Rich KelleherCarmen Oyola and Kyle Callender

    Directories89 Function facilities guide

    93 Wedding resources guide

    BRIDE&GROOM Spring 2011

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    Contents81

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    PublishersRichard E. ChevalierGermaine A. Chevalier

    PresidentRobert R. Chevalier

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    EditorLisa Dayne

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    Director of SalesAllen Lederman

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    Internet Marketing CoordinatorLyndsay Saulnier

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    Business ManagerK.C. OBrien

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    DesignNancy Davis

    ShopTalk Marketing CommunicationsCharlton, MA

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    ContributingWritersCynthia AllegrezzaKatharine DysonCindy Papish GerberSandra GordonAndrea E. McHugh

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    While classic elegance, attentive service, and wonderfulfood surround the guests, the bride is able to relax

    knowing that the hotels professional wedding consultant

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    of all the fine points of the wedding reception.

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  • ROYAL WEDDING FEVER SEEMS TO BEeverywhere these days. As this issue ofBRIDE&GROOM Magazine goes to press,PrinceWilliam and Kate Middleton are in thefinal weeks of their wedding planning, andpractically every detail is being reported on,

    scrutinized and discussed all over the world.Talk about having to deal with oodles ofopinions!As many other modern-day brides and

    grooms have done, this couplemade sure theirpersonal stamp is on their special day. Anddoing things their way meant input on every-thing from what shes wearing (a designed-just-for-her gown) to what hes not (a wed-ding ring), from the number of wedding cakes

    (two!) to establishing charitable gift fundsand requesting donations in lieu of gifts. Eventheir save-the-date notices were e-mailed,which was reported as being quite a depar-ture from traditional royal formalities.Youve likely begun to examine the ways in

    which you can personalize your wedding tomake it unique.Our feature story on page 52Vintage glamourdemonstrates how some dra-matic facets of bygone eras can be updated andutilized to make your wedding-day theme dis-tinctive and memorable.The article Wrappedaround your finger, on page 36, has tips and ad-vice on how to find a wedding band that re-flects your style, and the piece about rehearsaldinners on page 42 offers terrific ideas for plan-ning a fantastic pre-wedding event.This issue also has something new: spotlight

    features on two reception facilities that arewell-known in Central Massachusetts. OtherFeatured Facilities from across our region willbe included in our upcoming editions.Also,dont forget about what happens after

    theweddingOf course,wemean your hon-eymoon! In this issue, were featuring somewonderful spots with our neighbors to thesouth, as well as an overview of the VirginIslands.Asalways,wehopethisissueofBRIDE&GROOM

    Magazine is your constant companion as you planyourwedding.After youve tied theproverbial knot,wed love to hear from you.Please visit ourwebsitefor information about how to submit yourweddingfor inclusion in these pages as aNearbyNuptial.

    LisaDayneEditor

    LETTER fromthe EDITOR

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