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Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 14:29
Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed

The Ohio gay marriage ruling has been stayed. Appeals will likely take months.

How to Get Legally Married in Vermont
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:19
How to Get Legally Married in Vermont

All you need to know about getting legally married in Vermont!

How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:44
How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island

Same-sex couples can be legally married in Rhode Island. 

Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:49
Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun

Patricia and Julissa were married under the hot desert sun of the Texas landscape!

Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:15
Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit

The 10th Circuit is hearing arguments in the Oklahoma marriage equality case.

Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:09
Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men

Guys, it's not all about the tux. Wow your man with some fun unmentionables!

Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:48
Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC

Barbie and Alexa decided to make their love legal on their 8-year anniversary!

Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:00
Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend

John Legend's song All of Me touches me to my core every time I hear it, and that's why I'm choosing it as this week's Wednesday Wedding Song.

Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:23
Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed

A federal judge is considering staying his recent ruling that same-sex marriage be recognized in the state.

Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:31
Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together

Patrick and Arive recently celebrated 10 years of love together.

A great way to get your family and friends jazzed about the food offerings at your wedding reception is to give them lots to choose from. One hot way to do that right now? A food bar. But while mashed potato bars and candy bars are somewhat common, there are multiple ways that you can present a spread of goodies for your guests.

 

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TACO BAR

Warm tortillas, colorful veggies, and different choices of meats, not to mention a plethora of salsas—sounds like a fiesta! Add a touch of the Southwest to your meal and let your guests build their own tacos.

 

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GRITS BAR

Mashed potatoes have been done, so add a side dish of grits to your menu and let guests top the savory Southern staple with cheeses, chives, tomatoes, onions and bacon.

 

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PANCAKES BAR

If you’re having a brunch reception, let guests choose their favorite toppings for stacks of fluffy pancakes. From flavored syrups to fruit, chocolate chips and whipped cream, adults and children will love to make their own.

 

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CREPES BAR

One dessert that deserves a place at your wedding reception is the French favorite: crepes. Provide fruits, chocolate mousse, lemon curd and chocolate-hazelnut spread and your guests won’t stop raving about the sweetness.

 

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SUNDAE BAR

If you’re having a family-friendly bash, consider an ice cream sundae bar reminiscent of an old-fashioned scoop shop. Provide classic sundae dishes instead of cones, to prevent guests from dripping on their party clothes!

 

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S’MORES BAR

Different flavors of graham crackers and chocolate, even flavored marshmallows, can kick a s’mores bar up a notch, and provide a fun activity while guests roast their creations over a fire.

 

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TRAIL MIX BAR

Send guests home with a healthy, sweet snack that they mix together themselves. Set out empty jars and let everyone choose between peanuts, pretzels, raisins, chocolate candies and other goodies.

 

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Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 00:56

Many consider the island of St. John to be the jewel in the Caribbean crown. Affluent and tranquil, this tiny tropical paradise is only 13 miles long and four miles wide.

Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Published: Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:11

Cruises serving the LGBT community have long been popular, but gay-friendly traveling options are widening as cruise lines increasingly welcome same-sex couples. 

Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Published: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:00

Mount Airy Casino Resort offers a picturesque honeymoon and wedding destination to gay, lesbian and allied couples alike.

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Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:00

As we approach our engagement party where our families will meet our partner for the first time, as well as each other, we are feeling really nervous that they will be uncomfortable and confused.