Bridal Nutrition: Prep for a Week of Healthy Eating With These Tips from 9 Local Pros

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I love this post from Be Well Philly on how nine Philly health and nutrition experts prep for a week of healthy eating because it offers so many more options than shop, chop, and cook on Sundays.

I mean, sometimes, we are doing other things on Sundays, and this just isn’t going to work. Also, maybe we don’t want to.

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You Can Literally Double the Length of Your Honeymoon With Scrub Island in the British Virgin Island’s “Buy 7, Get 7″ Deal

All photos courtesy Scrub Island.

All photos courtesy Scrub Island.

A few years ago, I had the tough assignment of traveling to Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands to cover it as a honeymoon destination for PW’s spring/summer 2012 issue. (Here’s that story.) Because you know, as they say, someone’s gotta do it.

So I perked up today when this almost unreal honeymoon deal crossed my desk: The luxe BVI resort is offering a 14-night stay in one of their completely ridic villas (pics below) for the price of seven nights.

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From Bliss to Despair: Beware the Honeymoon Effect, Says Study

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So you know how you always hear about the “honeymoon stage” of a new marriage, which refers not to time spent on tropical beaches, umbrella-ed drinks in hand, but rather to the first few months or year of marriage, where you basically have major googly eyes for each other/cartoon hearts floating above your heads, and all is right with the world?

Well, a new study says that 1) this is actually a real thing, and 2) that it’s actually not such a great thing.

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PHOTOS: Monique Lhuillier’s Dreamy Spring 2015 Bridal Collection Includes Mint and Periwinkle

Oceana by Monique Lhuillier, probably our favorite design on her runway this season. All photos courtesy of the designer.

Oceana by Monique Lhuillier, probably our favorite design on her runway this season. All photos courtesy of the designer.

In the past year or so, we have talked a lot about blush gowns, and the major moment they’ve been having with brides. It’s a trend that we haven’t just seen on the runways or on the covers of designer lookbooks—we’ve actually seen it on real brides, right here in Philly. They’re walking down the aisle in soft shades of pink, cotton candy, and rose.

It’s been pretty cool to see brides playing with the tradition of wearing white on their wedding day, and so it is with great curiosity that we received the pastel gowns that floated down the runways in the Spring 2015 bridal collections at this most recent bridal market—particularly the mint gowns in Monique Lhuillier’s collection. (And by curiosity, we also mean squeals and gasps, because—well, you’ll see, below.)

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There’s Going to Be a BHLDN Trunk Show & Pop-Up Shop at the Center City Anthropologie

Try on BHLDN's Emma gown at the pop-up shop and trunk show at Anthroplogie next week!

Try on BHLDN’s Emma gown at the pop-up shop and trunk show at Anthroplogie next week!

GUYS. You know how BHLDN is gorg and Philly-based but because this town doesn’t yet have a BHLDN boutique, local brides have to order online and try on at home?

Well, they’re giving brides here an opportunity to touch and see the gowns in person and try them on—on the spot!—at a trunk show next week at the Anthropologie in Center City.

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11 More Wedding Traditions It’s Totally Okay to Skip

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It’s funny: On one hand, wedding traditions are such a lovely way to create memories, and come with the opportunity to honor those who did them before you—we doubt you’ll ever regret that you did the whole cake-cutting ceremony, using the same cake knife that your great-grandparents used at their wedding to cut the first slice of cake that you then shoved up your new spouse’s nose, resulting in perhaps the best picture of the day.

But on the other hand, we do often see them causing couples stress: what if the bride doesn’t want to do the bouquet toss? What if his parents want to chip in for the wedding, and yours for the rehearsal dinner? And what if you’d rather have a wedding-day pie?

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And Here Is a Photo of Jenny McCarthy’s Gigantic Engagement Ring

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If you are a child of the ’90s, today you watched as two beacons of your teeny-bopper pop culture life, the funny blonde girl from Singled Out and one of the less hot members of New Kids on the Block (I mean, he was no Jordan, just sayin’), declared their engagement.

Jenny McCarthy announced this morning on the View that boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg had just proposed last weekend, and now, we can see that it was with an extremely large yellow-sapphire engagement ring.

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6 Tips for Having a Social Media-Free Wedding Without Annoying Your Guests

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If you don’t want your wedding guests to look like this, see below. Photo via Shutterstock

With the extreme and all-encompassing grasp that social media has on our lives these days, by this point there’s no doubt you have heard of or even been to weddings that are strongly on one side of the fence or another: couples who very much want you to Instagram and Facebook their wedding and all that jazz, and even give you the hashtag you should use to do so—and then there are couples who very much do not want you to have your face in your cell phone during their celebration or share their wedding-day business on social media. We’ve heard of couples who even wish to check their guests’ cell phones at the door, but unless you are Beyonce, we’ve already told you how we feel about that.

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