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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:52 pm

Selecting and working with your photographer

 Your wedding day will pass in a flash, but your wedding photographs will last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. How can you make sure photos of your special day will be everythi...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:51 pm

Get in shape for your wedding by treating yourself

 I wanted Michelle Obama arms when I walked down the aisle in my strapless dress nine years ago. I worked with a personal trainer and tried to eat healthily, with smaller amounts of beer and froz...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:49 pm

a unique wedding venue

 Springfield offers a wide range of venues for your wedding ceremony – from beautiful churches to lovely outdoor parks, from museums and historic sites to banquet halls and clubs, from formal t...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:44 pm

You’ve found your perfect mate. Now it’s time to pick a venue for your big day.

SPRINGFIELDBallrooms, banquet halls, country clubs and bed-and-breakfastsAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library and MuseumThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s magnificent Plaza, the c...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:38 pm

A veteran shares tips for smooth sailing on the big day

 Location, cost, size, ambiance and amenities are all factors in selecting a venue for the ceremony and reception. In addition, it’s important to understand how much you will need to do versus...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:34 pm
 One of the most important decisions a couple must make in planning the wedding is determining who will conduct your ceremony and where it will be held. Will it be in a church, conducted by a mem...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:31 pm

It’s OK to have a friend conduct your ceremony. But choose carefully.

 Weddings in Illinois must be “licensed, solemnized and registered.” Couples often choose to have their wedding “solemnized” by someone with whom they have a personal relationship. For ma...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:29 pm
About Capital City Wedding 2017Thanks to Karen Ackerman Witter of Springfield, who assembled and edited this year’s wedding guide, while writing many of the articles. Karen helped plan her daughter�...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 02:27 pm

Select a dress that will flatter your figure.

 When you have hundreds of wedding gowns to choose from, how can you find “the one”? By using your body type as a starting point but keeping an open mind.“Girls who think they can’t wear...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:21 am
 So, President Trump makes what was to be a condolence phone call to the young widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four American soldiers killed on a military patrol in Niger – and all o...


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