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  • The Cutest Flower Girl Videos Gone Viral

    This week, flower girl Claire Miller became an Internet sensation when a camera phone video was posted of her taking a catnap at the altar. In honor of the we-won't-take-it trend started by Grace van Cutsem-the cutie who achieved worldwide fame when she covered her ears at Wills and Kates' wedding-here are our favorite videos featuring feisty flower girls.

    Related: 15 Cutest Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

    1. Flower Girl Gets Tired of Wedding and Snoozes Off

    By "in good times and in bad," she decided she had heard enough and toppled over in slow motion. (Let's be honest-what wedding guest hasn't fantasized about doing this at one point or another?)

    2. Funny Flower Girls at Fall Wedding

    This adorable chubby-cheeked tot doesn't grasp the purpose of flower petals.

    3. Bossy Flower Girl

    A three-year-old shushes everyone from the photographer to the pastor.

    Worried that the tiniest members of your bridal party will make this list? Prep in advance by doing a

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  • Five New Bachelorette Party Ideas She'll Love

    If a traditional getaway just isn't her speed, try one of these fun and modern celebrations for the bride-to-be.

    -Sharon Naylor

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  • What to Wear to Your Engagement Shoot

    I'm shooting my engagement photos on the beach at sunset. It's not every day that I get to frolic in the waves with a paparrazzo at bay, so I've been prepping for my close-up. There's just one little thing I overlooked: My outfit. Now, all I can think about is Kate Middleton's iconic "Issa" engagement dress and how it made her portrait really shine (you know, aside from her amazing hair, smile, and body). Here, photographers give us the scoop on which clothes make the cut for camera!

    - Stefania Sainato

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  • Natalie Portman is Married!

    Portman and Millepied on the set of Black Swan.

    Actress Natalie Portman got married on Saturday to her fiancé of two years, Benjamin Millepied. They kicked off their union as husband and wife with a Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, CA.

    Portman, 31, first met the 35-year-old French choreographer in 2009 on the set of Black Swan - the movie that earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. By the end of 2010, they surprised fans and announced both an engagement and pregnancy. With son Aleph (the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet) now 13 months old, Portman and Millepied finally exchanged vows.

    Related: 5 Celebrity-Inspired Engagement Rings

    While usually hush-hush about life beyond the big screen, Portman recently shared her thoughts on love and family with French magazine, Madame Fiagro.

    "Nothing is more important than my personal life," she said. "It's something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial."

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  • 20 of Our Favorite Wedding Hair Accessories from Etsy

    When you think about how you'll look on the big day, I'll bet you picture the beautiful wedding gown you spent weeks picking out. However, your dress is just one piece of the puzzle: there are shoes, makeup, undergarments and jewelry to consider. But we brides don't stop there. Many of us, including myself, even want to accessorize our hair. And oh, the choices there are! Here, 20 adornments that made it into this brunette's Etsy shopping cart.

    - By Nikki Stroud

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  • How I Finally Cleaned Up My Act

    All good relationships are built upon honesty. That is what I told myself when I started out on my journey to a simple, clean and whole lifestyle 12 weeks ago. I decided it was time I re-built my relationship with myself. If that was going to happen, I knew I had to be honest about two important things: my unhealthy lifestyle, and the likelihood that I would need help changing it.

    Related: How One Couple Lost 200 Pounds Together-and Kept it Off

    The author, before she embarked on her The author, before she embarked on her

    Planning a wedding can be a very stressful time in someone's life - and it doesn't end there. Married life brings many stressors with it, too - not the least of which is having children. When my now 22-month-old son was born in October 2010, I realized quickly that I was facing some challenging times ahead when medical experts labeled him "colic." For the first five months of his life, he cried all day and slept very few hours in a 24-hour cycle, leaving us both with too many waking, tearful hours of the day. I tell you this because out

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  • Kim and Kanye: Couples Who Dress Together, Stay Together?

    Kim cozies up to her style icon and main squeeze.Kim cozies up to her style icon and main squeeze.Rumor has it that Kanye West plans to propose to girlfriend Kim Kardashian with a custom ring made with his late mom's diamonds and rubies. While we can't confirm that the 35-year-old rapper plans to pop the question soon, a look back at their 4-month-old relationship leaves us confident that whatever he buys Kim next, she'll happily accept.

    Related: A Look Back at Kim's Over-the-Top Wedding

    Their courtship first made headlines when Kanye admitted he "fell in love with Kim" on his song, "Way Too Cold." Kim's since traded in her Christian Louboutins for Air Jordans and signature curve-hugging dresses for leather pants (17 times since April, to be exact). Kim first showed off her and Kanye's matching style to 3 million followers on Instagram six weeks ago.

    Leave a comment and tell us if Kim and Kanye's matching style is lame or loveable!Leave a comment and tell us if Kim and Kanye's matching style is lame or loveable!

    The reality star hasn't been shy about her beau's influence on her closet. On Kanye's Keeping Up With the Kardashians debut two weeks ago, he sent racks of clothes to Kim's London hotel room. Before the duo left for a

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  • 5 Hidden Travel Fees to Watch Out for on Your Honeymoon

    Have you encountered any of these hidden fees in your travels? Leave a comment below!Have you encountered any of these hidden fees in your travels? Leave a comment below!

    As travel fees continue to soar, airline and hotel customers have come to expect less and pay more. Survey results from Airfare Watchdog found that 16 percent of respondents would pay extra money to get off the plane first (10 percent would pay $10 and three percent would pay up to $20). The enforcement of such fees isn't too far-fetched. Amenities that were once complimentary (e.g. blankets and checking bags) now come with a price tag.

    Related: How to Plan an Affordable Honeymoon

    For select hotels and airlines that haven't jumped on board, these complimentary items serve as a marketing boost. New Hawaiian Airlines ads read: "The captain has turned off the nickel and dime sign. Complimentary meals and more." Shouldn't that always be the case for a 12-hour flight? As you plan your honeymoon, watch out for these five hidden travel fees.

    1. Resort Fees

    When my husband and I spent a weekend in Puerto Rico after our wedding, the hotel charged us an additional $25 per day for

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  • Wedding on Wheels—Just $99

    Leave a comment below and tell us if you'd consider this idea for your own wedding, if you were strapped for cash.Leave a comment below and tell us if you'd consider this idea for your own wedding, if you were strapped for cash.Forget drive-through chapels-the hottest new trend is curbside weddings. For just $99, the Las Vegas Wedding Wagon will marry you in 15 minutes, max, at your desired location (the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign is a crowd-pleaser). Co-founders Andy Gonzalez and James Cass ditched their corporate jobs to find their true calling. Inspired by the Hangover Truck, which gives tuckered-out revelers intravenous aid, their mobile matrimony idea was borne.

    Related: Throw the Ultimate Bachelorette Party in Sin City

    Sure, it sounds like a scene in a rom-com: Lonely girl meets lonely boy at wild party, and after a brief, but promising conversation (and five too many rounds of margaritas) they decide to make it forever. But there's only one problem: They don't have a car, so they text the Wedding Truck to meet them on the Strip. Not so fast-they require that you obtain an official marriage license in advance, but you can speed up the process with this online form. Gonzalez and Cass are

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  • Why You Should Consider a "Fight Box" for Your Wedding

    During your wedding ceremony, you promise to take each other for better or worse, in good times and in bad. On the day of your wedding, when you're more in love than you've ever been before, it can be hard to even imagine that you might go through a rough patch a few years down the road that has the ability to break your relationship.

    Related: 10 Marriage Firsts Every Newlywed Experiences

    Let's face it: You're going to fight. In fact, it can be healthy to fight. But there may be a time when you need to remind yourself why you fell in love your husband-to-be in the first place.

     Veronika Placik put together a fight box during her ceremony two years ago. Veronika Placik put together a fight box during her ceremony two years ago.

    Enter the Fight Box.

    Before your big day, gather a wooden box, a bottle of wine (or the alcohol of your choice), and two glasses. Write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings as you prepare to start your new life together as husband and wife. Seal your letter without letting your soon-to-be read what you've written.

    During the ceremony, place the love notes inside the wooden box

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