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Bridal

Hughesville newlyweds win 2019 Wedding Photo Contest

Jordan and Bekka Truax, of Hughesville, were married on May 18, 2019, by Rev. Tom Brokaw at The Shultz Mansion in Montoursville. The Truax’s love story began on Sept. 10, 2017. Though, the couple met one another two years prior through mutual friends. Every love story is unique to each ...

Florists blend colors, themes and budgets

During wedding season, love is in bloom and brides and grooms are planning their weddings. One decision on their checklist of things to do is to figure out floral arrangements. To help simplify this task, M. Melissa Null-Iseley, owner and designer of Nevills Flowers, and Janet Johns, owner of ...

Tips to remember about bridal, formalwear from area experts

Organza, tulle, Chantilly lace, trumpet and mermaid, shawl lapels and pocket squares are just a few words you might run into when approaching the style world of a bride and groom. If you are stumbling over these terms and shouted, “Yes!” to the love of your life hopefully reading a few ...

Ceremony, reception venues combine customization and convenience

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a lot of choices to make — like what is your color scheme, theme or even bigger ones such as where are you holding your ceremony and reception A new trend in wedding planning combines customization with convenance as more soon-to-be newlyweds ...

Tips for a successful marriage proposal

METRO — People ready to “pop the question” may wonder about the right way to initiate an engagement proposal. Because a marriage proposal is such a memorable moment in a couples’ lives together, those doing the proposing often go to great lengths to ensure things go smoothly. Add a ...

Alternative rings gain popularity

METRO — Engagement rings are often sizable investments. Money magazine reports the average engagement ring costs around $5,800. An engagement ring symbolizes the start of a lifelong commitment and may even set the tone for a couple’s wedding day. Jewelry styles are personal, and ...

Wachter-Weaver

Lauren Elizbaeth Wachter and Tyler Andrew Weaver, both of South Williamsport, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 2018. The Revs. Bradley Walmer and Karin Stork-Whitson officiated at the ceremony helpd at New Covenant UCC, Williamsport. A reception was held at the Pajama Factory. The ...

Wedding planning 101

First comes the proposal then comes the wedding planning. There are dozens of decisions that need to be made before it’s time to walk down the aisle, which can be overwhelming for brides and grooms. To help make it less stressful, these tips from Macy’s can help couples through the entire ...

Shell-ebrating love at Reptiland

Typically, the tortoise exhibit at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is pretty slow. But on Aug. 15, 2018, the day picked up speed when two long distance love birds got engaged at the Meet and Feed the Gentle Giants exhibit. Graham Humphrey, of Toronto, Canada, proposed to Kate Becker, of Hamburg, ...

How to capture the perfect shot on your wedding day

The images of your wedding day should be caught in the sparkle of the gown, the laughter between groomsmen and in the joy and excitement of the first kiss between the new couple. The photos of your wedding day are precious memories you will enjoy year after year. And the decision of whom to ...

Put more you into your wedding day

A wedding day is filled with symbolic tradition, from varied religious customs to the never-ending circle reflected in the rings and the types of flowers accentuating the celebration. Even with all the traditional rituals to consider, nearly every bride and groom can find ways to give their ...

Couple joins ever-growing ranks of older newlyweds

NORTH HUNTINGDON (AP) — Charlene Weyels-Price wasn’t looking for love. But there was this guy. He was a little older, and they enjoyed hitting the dance floor. “Our love of music is what brought us together, and he liked the way I danced,” Weyels-Price said. Fast-forward two ...

#BoylesPartyof2

Submitting their photograph on the day of their wedding to the Sun-Gazette 2018 Wedding Photo Contest just before the cutoff date, Michelle (Bennett) and Mark Boyles, of Loyalsock, got married on June 30, Michelle said. The two had mutual friends that had mentioned the two should go on a ...

Trash the dress

After seven years together Jamie (Stiver) and Philip “Phil” Mertz decided it was time to make their love official. On June 26, 2010, between two large trees overlooking Foster Joseph Sayers Lake at Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, the couple was the center of an intimate ceremony, with ...

Great wedding gift ideas

Many people rely on bridal registries when buying wedding gifts for their loved ones. But for those who put off buying wedding gifts until registries have been picked clean, finding the right gift can sometimes be difficult. Even if men and women do not intend to buy wedding gifts directly off ...

Rehearsal dinner planning pointers

Rehearsal dinners customarily are held after couples and their bridal parties walk through the wedding ceremony. Rehearsals may occur one or two nights before the actual wedding, depending on the availability of the wedding venue. Rehearsal dinners tend to be less formal than wedding ...

Let them eat wedding cake

Wedding receptions culminate when the happy couple stands before their tiered and towering wedding cake to cut the first slice. The tradition of wedding cakes has endured since ancient times, and cakes have been presented in many incarnations since their introduction. In fact, some have not ...

Tips for trimming the wedding guest list

Weddings are a time to celebrate, and many couples hope to invite as many people as possible to share their excitement. A 2014 study by researchers at the University of Denver found that couples who invite at least 150 guests to the wedding may have happier marriages. The study examined 418 ...

Different roles for the father of the bride

Popular movies and televisions shows give the impression that the job of the father of the bride in a wedding ultimately is about making sure the festivities are adequately funded. In the movies, fathers fret about the costs of everything from flowers to photos. But gone are the days when the ...

‘I do,’ take two: Guide to a second marriage

Couples are returning to the altar in increasing numbers, as second and third weddings are becoming ever more popular. Pew Research Center indicates that, as of 2014, 64 percent of divorced or widowed men have remarried, compared with 52 percent of previously married women. Lavish second ...