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Spring 2012 Wedding Guide

A Nuptials Checklist

ring finger studio!

All you need is love — and a dress, guest list, cake, favors, music, and flowers. Take wedding plans from harried to happily ever after with these tips.

Put a Ring on It
Band together with engagement and wedding designs from Ring Finger Studio’s new Design District digs. Conflict-free diamonds and sustainably sourced precious metals are perfect for pledging eternity.

phairytale!Best Friends Forever
Say thank you to the girls who’ve stood by you through thick and thin (bad boyfriends, tragic haircuts) with personalized necklaces from Phairytale. The locally designed charms mimic the ones you wore back in middle school — only all grown up.

Capture the Moment
Spring for a futuristic photo booth equipped with TV screen, so you can see what’s going on inside from the outside. The Capture Pod also prints double copies, so guests go home with one and you can archive the other.

paulina's pops!Pop-Up Favor
Does anyone even eat those pastel almonds? Opt for organically sweetened Paulina’s Pops, which can be branded (along with packaging and pushcart) with the bride and groom’s name, monogram, or picture. Savor flavors like watermelon-basil, margarita (with tequila), dulce de leche, or Nutella and bananas.

Natural Woman
Bridezilla? Maybe. Makeup monster? No way. Avoid cakey layers with makeup artist Anais Guerra’s light (and lovely) touch. With a bouquet of bridal experience, she’ll help you put your best face forward.

coral gables museum!Location, Location, Location
We envision cocktails in the garden and up to 150 for a sit-down feast in the new gallery of the Coral Gables Museum. Outfitted in coral stone, the 1939 art deco and Mediterranean revival building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places but maintains a modern vibe.

Now go forth and marry.

Fox-trot through a host of other wedding tips here.

Photos: Courtesy of Ring Finger Studio; Courtesy of Phairytales; Andres Aravena / Courtesy of Paulina’s Pops; Courtesy of Coral Gables Museum