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Hilarious Epic Married Name Fails

Sometimes, real life is funnier than any situation comedy. Epic married name fails are a case in point! Read on to find out how getting married can have humorous side effects. (Besides, this is break from all the serious wedding planning you’re doing. Right? Right!) When two people with very interesting last names get married,

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Your Summer Birth Month Flowers & Your Wedding!

Each month of summer has two birth month flowers. Read on to find out how you can include these flowers in your wedding! (P.S.–If a cherished family member or friend passed on, you could honor them by including their birth month flower in your bouquets!)   Hey, Christie! Andrew and I are getting married next

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Your Spring Birth Month Flowers & Your Wedding!

One way to select your wedding flowers is to consider the birth month flowers for you and your partner! Read on to find out the six fabulous birth month flowers for Spring! Hey, John! Casey and I are getting married next May at Ainsworth House & Gardens. Right now, we are working on flowers. We’ve

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Your Winter Birth Month Flowers & Your Wedding!

Winter–January, February, and March–have the most gorgeous birth month flowers of the year! Find out what these beautiful flowers are and how you can include them in your wedding any time of year! Hey, Christie! Craig and I are getting married at Ainsworth House & Gardens. Yeah!!!! And then this came up: My sister mentioned

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Your Autumn Birth Month Flowers & Your Wedding!

Did you know that in addition to your birthstone you have 1 or 2 birth month flowers? Each flower has a meaning! For that reason, you might want to include your birth month flowers in your wedding. Read on to find out more! Hey, John! Barbara and I are renewing our vows next Christmas at

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The 8 Most Gorgeous Flowers for Your September Wedding!

September is a wonderful month to get married at Ainsworth House & Gardens in Oregon City, Oregon! The days are still crisp and clear while being cooler than the warmth of summer. To help you plan, here is a list of 8 beautiful, in-season flowers for your September wedding! Hey, Christie! Tyler and I are

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Wait! Do I NEED a Dowry?

The custom of a dowry is older than the Ancient Roman Empire. Read on to find out if it’s still practiced in United States today. Hey, Christie!!!!!!!!! I don’t know what to do. Please help me! I am engaged to Hudson, a wonderful guy. He earned his bachelor’s in European history and loves sharing his

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Our Favorite Wedding Songs

Like almost everything in life, what is “on trend” can change at any time. Here is a list of music for weddings that is on trend in 2023. Read on & learn more! Hey, John! Laurie and I are working on our wedding playlist. Could you help us out by finding the favorite wedding music

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7 Sweet Tips for Your Tech-Savvy, Wedding

Hosting a tech Saavy wedding is not only on trend, it makes your wedding more sustainable! Read on to find out more! Hey, John! My fiancée, Liz, and I are both software engineers. Since we are comfortable with technology and starting to plan our fall 2024 wedding, are there ways we can use technology to

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2024 Wedding Trend: the Seated Bridal Party!

Let your bridal party escort you to the ceremony space & then let them sit down–it’s a 2024 wedding trend! Why? Certain wedding services are long, lasting 45 minutes up to an hour. Letting the bridal party sit is a kindness. A seated bridal party allows you to be inclusive. Read on to find out

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2024 Wedding Trend: Patterns!

While a few, subtle patterns have been added to edges of wedding invitations in the last few years, 2024 will be different! Bold patterns such as tartans and paisley prints will the guests of honor as bows on wedding dresses, ribbons on bouquets, and countless table linens. Read on to find out more! Hey, John!

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Learn to Make Wedding Lemonade

With so many elements to plan for a wedding, there is almost always something that doesn’t go as perfectly as it was planned. Learning how to “adapt and overcome” any chellenge is a key to making a marriage successful in the long term. Read on to find out how one engaged couple made lemonade from

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Funny Wedding Vows for Sci-Fi Fans!

One way to have a unique wedding is to write your own vows. Let us help you with these humorous one liners you can add to your vows! Hey, John! I love Star Wars, Star Trek, science fiction, and fantasy! Are there any funny, one liners I could add to my wedding vows that reference sci

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Sustainable Weddings 101: Where You Can Donate Your Flowers

It’s easier than ever to have a sustainable wedding, to lower your carbon footprint, and to recycle your wedding flowers to bring smiles to those in our community who are struggling to find happiness. In this blog post, we discuss where you can donate your wedding flowers to brighten the dining room of a non-profit

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Sweet & Funny Wedding Vows from the Bride

Are you a bride-to-be looking for a line to add levity to your wedding vows? Then look no further than this list of funny one-liners which incorporate humorous takes on music, being a couple, science fiction, fantasy, sports, and more! Hey, Christie! I am so looking forward to our upcoming destination wedding at Ainsworth House

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Why is the Bride “Given Away” during a Wedding?

The tradition of giving the bride away dates back to Ancient Rome and was revived in 1549. Read on to find out why! From Medieval times to 1549, a bride arrived at her wedding ceremony in an entirely unique way from the way she often does today. Until 1549, there was a procession from the

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Can His Parents Walk the Groom down the Aisle? Yes!

While the first time a father walked his daughter–the bride–down the aisle dates back to 1549 and THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER in England, the tradition of the groom’s parents walking him down the aisle comes to us primarily from the Jewish and Hindu wedding traditions. Read on and find out more about this tradition

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2024 Trends for Grooms!

Getting married in 2024! Congratulations! Get a jump on your planning and shopping with these trending style tips for grooms in 2024! Read on and find out more! Hey, John! Eve and I are planning our Spring 2024 wedding at Ainsworth House & Gardens. Could you give me a hint as to what the style

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding Scentscape

In the Middle Ages, they lit candles during a wedding so guests could smell the candles and not the horses in the street passing by. In modern times, engaged couples selected a scent which floated in the air through out the ceremony space to make the wedding more memorable. Find out how you can find

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