Bride and groom who canceled wedding reception due to COVID-19 donate food to shelter

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When Tyler and Melanie Tapajna canceled their wedding reception due to COVID-19, they didn’t let the food they ordered go to waste. The Ohio couple decided to take their wedding dinner, which was catered by a food truck, to Laura’s Home, a shelter for women and children in need.

Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center is part of the Ohio non-profit The City Mission, which helps people overcome homelessness. About 70 kids currently attend the Cleveland-based program with their mothers.

Tyler and Melanie Tapajna arrived at Laura’s Home right after their wedding ceremony. They got in the kitchen and served meals while still in their gown and tux. 

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The City Mission CEO Rich Trickel told CBS News he doesn’t believe the Tapajnas have volunteered at the organization before, but they reached out before their wedding day to see if they could help.

Melanie Tapajnas told CBS

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This Talula’s Garden Wedding Ended With an At-Home After-Party

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The at-home after-party was a special touch.

Talula's Garden Wedding

Adriana Adelé Akintobi and Shane Christopher O’Halloran held their intimate self-uniting wedding at Talula’s Garden. Photography by Stephanie Barone Photography

Restaurant weddings remain a popular choice for food-loving couples planning their future Big Days. Not only is a delicious menu practically a given, but it also lets you share a space that’s special to your relationship with the people you love most. Such is the case with this Talula’s Garden wedding, during which the couple (a local yoga instructor and attorney) made sure their 70 guests were well fed, had fun and could take part in their special Big Day, their way, of course. And that all came to pass, from the self-uniting ceremony to the after-party the couple

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Minneapolis St. Paul and Metro Area Minnesota Wedding Decor Rentals Floral and Styling

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the tangible beauty of aged european styling in patinas of stone and marbled carvings.  Signature pieces create a highly aesthetic timeless quality.

handmade pendants created from burlap, lace,  and linen. 
Pendants and blackboards can be custom designed and hand lettered as signage for your event.

a  great assortment of old steamer trunks, vintage picnic baskets and coolers, vintage milk glass and vintage lighting fixtures, and an amazing collection of brass candlesticks with a great aged patina!

Whites never go out of style, they set a timeless romantic tone
Ivory adds a touch of vintage sensibility 

Rustic wrought iron, Renaissance styled urns and Birch…add floral and lanterns, maybe a touch of ribbon…a breathtaking setting & intimate celebration!

Rustic chic designs and patinas, a soft glow in a Tuscan color palate. I have an exclusive assortment of beautiful lanterns, vases, urns and candle holders and accent items!

A stunning assortment of  mercury

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60 Gorgeous DIY Wedding Decor Ideas

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Bikes + Blooms

Add a touch of whimsy to the entrance of your venue by nestling a bucket of overflowing seasonal blooms and lush seeded and silver eucalyptus bunches down into the basket of a vintage bicycle.

Dreamy Floating Centerpiece

Before you say “ew” to faux florals from the dollar store, think again. When placed in water, even the cheapest flowers look like the real thing. Simply fill a plastic terrarium bowl 3/4 of the way with water, pop three blooms off the stems and let them float. The best part? This stunning centerpiece will only set you back $2.


38 DIY Dollar Store Wedding Decor Hacks

Celebrate Your Roots

Your wedding day represents the start of a new life and a new adventure with your spouse. What better time to honor the past than when looking ahead and celebrating the future? Show your roots some love by

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Alpha Events and Decor: Wedding Decorations in Dallas

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Alpha Events and Decor

We specialize in

* Wedding * Engagement
* Birthday * Graduation
* Baptism * Corporate Events
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We create your perfect event. In addition to fabulous floral decor, we create stunning drapery and custom designed backdrops, provide various lighting options and complete ceremony, reception and stage decor. We’ll show you our collections of custom decor, including furniture, bars, dance floor covers, and much more…. the possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination!

Come in for a complimentary design session! We look forward to meeting you!


Regardless of your event location, Alpha Events and Decor transforms your event venue to a perfect one for any event. We provide unique luxury decor for Wedding, Engagement, Baptism, Sweet 16, Birthdays, Chandanam Charthu, Graudation, Corporate events and much more. Contact us for Malayalee Wedding in Dallas, Indian Wedding

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DIY: Bathroom Baskets | Little Miss Wedding Planner

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We had a major wedding craft session in our household this weekend, so expect a lot of DIY posts from me this week.  First up:  Bathroom Baskets!

I know, I know…it seems a bit early to be doing bathroom baskets, since the wedding is still 7 months away.  In effort to stay organized and meet my goal of “no wedding tasks left to complete wedding week,” I am trying to knock off as many little tasks as possible early on—one of those being bathroom baskets.

If you’re not familiar with the wedding world, you might be asking yourself what bathroom baskets are (Dr. Groomy definitely looked at me like I was nuts when I showed them to him!).  Basically, they are baskets of little toiletries you put in the bathroom of your reception venue as a courtesy to your guests.  Ours look like this:

 Wedding DIY 003 The Boys’

 Wedding DIY 002 The Girls’


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Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies | Wedding | Party

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In 1997 our family opened Jamali Garden in the New York Flower Market with the mission to bring our customers unique products that would inspire them to create beautiful events. Influenced by having lived all over the world, our high design and well-curated selection of decor products comes from every corner of the globe, including: vintage-look mercury glass votive and handcrafted brass urns from India, blown glass vases from Poland, fair trade raffia from Madagascar, carved teak trays from Indonesia, exotic seashells from the Philippines, modern zinc planters from Vietnam,and hand-thrown pottery from Italy and Tunisia.

Today, Jamali Garden is a trusted, wholesale source for florists, wedding and event planners, stylists, caterers, hotels, restaurants, decorators, and set designers, for exclusive decor, floral, home, holiday, lighting, and garden products. We carry large quantities at wholesale price for every theme and style, available for shipment

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