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  • Amazing Lego-Themed Wedding Ideas

    With The Lego Movie hitting theaters today (and a sequel already in the works), our favorite childhood toy is enjoying its moment in the spotlight. And, naturally, that makes us think about how to incorporate it in a wedding. These couples came through with plenty of fun and quirky ways to include the interlocking bricks and minifigures in their big-day celebrations.

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    By Kristen Klein

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  • After Marine Dies, Facebook Keeps Their Love Alive

    Kimmy Kirkwood lost the love of her life on January 31, 2012 and although nothing will ever be able to bring him back, she finds solace in reconnecting with him through Facebook posts and photos they had shared. Her boyfriend, Marine Sgt. William Stacey, was killed by an improvised explosive device during a tour in Afghanistan, shortly before he was planning to propose to her.

    Kimmy and Will's love story was posted on a special website that Facebook created to commemorate its 10th anniversary earlier this week. Since then, it's gone viral and struck a chord with millions of readers, serving as a testament to the power of eternal love, which can endure even after someone has passed.

    Related:Couple Plans Wedding in 24 Hours So That Terminally Ill Mom Can Attend

    To understand why what Will and Kimmy had was so special, you need to take a look back at their Facebook timeline:

    2007: They met in high school but their opposites-attract romance - she's a self-described goody two-shoes and

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  • Sofia Vergara Gets a Surprise Bachelorette Party on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    Sofia Vergara

    During Modern Family star Sofia Vergara's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, the talk show host continued her tradition of wedding-related pranks - and this one got a bit more racy than Kaley Cuoco's surprise wedding!

    But first, Vergara addressed the rumors that she's planning not just one but three wedding celebrations.

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    "No, but it's been awful because since that news came out, all my family is so excited, and they're already planning outfits! They're like, 'What are we going to do?' 'How are you going to get us there?' And I'm like, it's horrible. I'm disappointed to have to tell them that that is not true. I haven't even planned anything."

    She's facing a dilemma that many brides-to-be can related to - "It's either I do something really big, or I do something really small with Nick and I and my son. And then my mom, and then my cousins, and then it's impossible to do anything," she explained.


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  • 7 Steps for Setting a Wedding Date

    Choosing a wedding date is one of the most important planning decisions that you'll have to make as a couple - it will impact every other aspect of your big day. You may have an idea of where you envision yourself walking down the aisle or what you want your cake to look like, but until you decide when you'd like to get married, you can't commit to anything. You might be asking yourself, "How do I pick a date that works for everyone and is still special to me?" or "Where do I even start?"

    For every couple, the process is completely unique and that's part of what makes your wedding date so special to you. I hope that by sharing some planner insight - as well as my experience as a real bride - I can help you find the perfect time to say "I do."

    Step #1: Take the weather into account.
    The basics: The most popular months to get married are June, September, and October and it's no surprise why - the weather is absolutely beautiful in early summer and fall. In general, you can

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  • The Hottest Travel Trends for Couples

    In the days of yore the traditional American honeymoon meant about a week spent on a mountain or a beach vacation secreted away in the boom boom room. More globally, it was a time for the couple to set up their home and to get to know each other. In Jane Austen's era, well-to-do newlyweds used that time to travel to see relatives who were unable to attend the ceremony.

    These days, the honeymoon is still a time to connect with each other - but in a variety of ways - and it (as with all wedding-related travel) has morphed to reflect a language all its own. Here we dissect the latest terms in the nuptial travel realm.

    1. Mini-Moon
    This is a great solution for those who don't have enough vacation days, are hosting a destination wedding or are choosing to wed somewhere that isn't home and still want a romantic getaway after the nuptial celebration. This quickie vacation is two to three nights and doesn't preclude you from taking a longer, more formal honeymoon later.


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  • Zac Posen's Wedding Gown Collection for David's Bridal Hits Stores This Week

    If you're starting to shop for your wedding dress, make sure you add a trip to David's Bridal to your list - Zac Posen's highly-anticipated line for David's Bridal, called Truly Zac Posen, hits stores on Thursday! Featuring seven gowns ranging from $850 to $1,350, the dresses will be available in sizes 0 to 26.

    Truly Zac Posen

    The designer calls the collection his "love note to brides everywhere. Each design in this collection depicts a romantic femininity with silhouettes that embrace and enhance every woman's body while celebrating life's exceptional moments."

    Zac Posen has been a red carpet staple since his debut collection back in 2002 - his figure-flattering gowns have been seen on Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Seyfried, Lena Dunham, Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Cameron Diaz, Christina Hendricks, and many more. But this isn't the high-end designer's first venture into the mass market - he also created a capsule collection for Target in 2008 and a lower-priced line called Z Spoke

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  • First Look: Lauren Conrad's Engagement Photos!

    The former Hills star is reportedly planning a fall wedding with fiancé William Tell, a law student (and former Something Corporate guitarist). She just shared a peek at her romantic engagement photos, shot by the incredibly talented Elizabeth Messina:

    Lauren Conrad and William Tell

    On her blog, Conrad shared that the engagement shoot took place in the couple's home. We're loving this idea; often, engagement photos can feel so staged, but taking the pictures in your natural habitat instantly makes them feel more relaxed. "I love how the photos turned out!" she wrote.

    And in case you're wondering what Conrad is like in real life, Messina posted a black & white version of this photo on Instagram with a hashtag reading, "She is as beautiful on the inside as on the out. Truth."

    Lauren Conrad

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  • 5 Wedding-Worthy Songs by Bruno Mars

    Bruno MarsHot off his recent Grammy win for best pop vocal album, Bruno Mars will take the field in New Jersey on Sunday to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. Though he's still a relatively new artist - his debut album came out in 2010 - he's topped the charts with five number-one singles in that time, including some tunes that have become wedding must-haves. In honor of his upcoming Super Bowl show, Star Talent put together a list of the best Bruno Mars songs to play at your wedding. Enjoy!

    Related: Song Ideas for Every Part of Your Wedding Day

    For Your Processional: "Marry You" (Instrumental)
    This softer version of the popular tune is perfect for your walk down the aisle. Or, play the original version for a fun bridal party entrance.

    For Your Reception Entrance: "Treasure"
    With lyrics like "I know you can make my wish come true if you let me treasure you," this song is ideal for your first post-ceremony appearance together. It sets the tone for a fun-filled reception

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  • Avoid These 5 Wedding Registry Mistakes

    Mix and match your linens

    Starting your wedding registry soon? Karin Sun, co-founder of Crane & Canopy, shares the most common mistakes couples make when choosing their bedding.

    Mistake #1: Choosing bedding with the highest thread count.
    Most people think the higher the tread count, the better the sheets. But Sun warns that thread count doesn't give you the entire picture. "There are only three things I look for in my bedding choice to get that optimum soft, silky, and smooth feel - the fabrics are between 300 and 450 thread count, made from extra-long staple single-ply cotton, and in a sateen weave," she said.

    Related: Your Wedding Registry Checklist

    Mistake #2: Thinking you need to choose "grown-up" colors.
    Don't shop for bedding like you would your formal china," recommended Sun. "The look of luxury does not mean your linens need to be white." Instead, add some personality to your bedroom with pops of colors and patterns.

    Mistake #3: Matching everything.
    Find the right balance

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  • The Highs (and Lows) of Planning a DIY Wedding

    When I met Jake, I never would have guessed that we'd eventually become husband and wife. In 2011, we both made the terrifying decision to move to Los Angeles to work for a motivational media company, which required us to speak to hundreds of students every day. When I picked him up at the airport, I was greeted with a half-awake, rather cranky individual.

    Later that same day, I heard someone playing my favorite Coldplay song ("The Scientist") on the piano by the girls dorm, and I looked over at my bunkmate and said, "I'm going to marry whoever is playing that!" I was being sarcastic but lo and behold, I found out the musician was that same crabby traveler I had just met. I giggled and didn't think much of it...until I married him two years later on September 21st, 2013 in a very glittery, purple, rustic outdoor wedding.

    Once we got engaged, the first thing we did was talk about how we were going to pay for the wedding. It's not the most romantic step in the

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