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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Late April Bridal Sample Sales & Trunk Shows

Style RK529 by Romona Keveza. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Style RK529 by Romona Keveza. Photo courtesy of the designer.

The Wedding Shoppe, Wayne

April 10-30: Theia Sample Sale

Both short and long Theia bridal gowns will be discounted between 25 and 40 percent during the sale; call to make an appointment.

April 22-27: Romona Keveza Couture Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive special incentives to order the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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This Fresh-Flower Necklace from a Philly Florist Is Our New Favorite Thing for Weddings

A fresh-flower necklace from Love 'n Fresh Flowers, photographed by Love Me Do Photography.

A fresh-flower necklace from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, photographed by Love Me Do Photography.

It is not often that I audibly yelp at my computer screen when I see something pretty/fun/amazing—an under-my-breath ooh or ahh every once in a while, maybe—but this, brides, I squealed at, and so did every other lady who peered over my shoulder: It is a fresh-flower necklace made by Jennie Love of Philly’s Love ‘n Fresh Flowers!

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Brides Who Want to Get Dress-Ready: Unite Fitness Is Giving Away 10 Weeks of Free Workouts

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Philly brides, listen up, because thanks to our friends over at Be Well Philly, we’ve just caught word of a pretty awesome sweepstakes that could take your wedding workout regimen to new heights: Whether you’re well on your way to the bridal body you’ve always dreamed of, or you need a little boost to get started, Unite Fitness can help you hit your goal—with their contest to win 10 weeks of free personal training.

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Study: Have an Afternoon Snack Because Being Hangry Can Hurt Your Marriage

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For those of you who have ever been accused of being hangry—you know, crabby and unpleasant because you haven’t eaten since the bagel tray at your morning meeting (*raises hand*)—you had better set up a routine snacking schedule before you tie that knot, because a new study has the numbers to prove that high levels of hangry-ness can hurt your marriage.

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PHOTOS: Gorgeous, Natural, Rustic Bouquets and Centerpieces for Your Wedding

WILD FLOWER: This warm-weather season, go for an au naturel, loosely gathered arrangement, with blooms that look like you picked them yourself.

 

{Photography by Alison Conklin. Styling by Styled Creative. Shot on location at Brownsberg Park, Bucks County. Furniture and props from Maggpie Vintage Rentals, Northeast Philly. This article originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Philadelphia Wedding.}

RELATED: Photos: Gorgeous Non-Floral Centerpieces for Your Wedding 

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5 Money-Saving Tips for Couples Planning Their Wedding On a Budget

Ginger Zee, Good Morning America’s meteorologist, is also a bride-to-be—and, she says, one who’s on a pretty tight budget.

So this morning, the show launched a new series on money-saving tips for couples looking to put their wedding-day together without completely breaking the bank. The first one had some good stuff in it—from how to make monetary cuts with your decor that won’t detract from the prettiness of your celebration to a few ways to get tricky with your cake that could easily save you upwards of $1,000.

Take a look. Chances are you’ll get a few ideas for your own Big Day budget cuts!


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