Lisa Pietrangelo

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John Legend, Ed Sheeran Top Spotify's Wedding Songs Playlists

Selecting music for your wedding is one of those engagement tasks that any couple can obsess over — the playlist should be romantic, but also fun and upbeat with nothing too sad or depressing. It's a delicate balance! So, it's no surprise that soulful crooners John Legend and Ed Sheeran top the …

Ed Sheeran

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings & Setup

Photographing stars can be very difficult to master due to long exposure times and the limitations of some digital cameras. However, the easy to …

4 Accessory Mistakes Grooms and Groomsmen Make

Every bride knows that accessories can make or break a big day ensemble. For example, the wrong color tie could completely throw off your groom's entire look, while the right one could take his wedding suit up a notch or two. Because boys can sometimes be a bit clueless when it comes to the whole …

Weddings

Tips for Accessorizing Your Wedding Dress

*Sure, you may think your wedding dress is probably the most important style decision you'll make for your big day, but how you choose to accessorize it is just as important. A belt, necklace, veil, even undergarment, can make or break your dream dress. Which is exactly why we enlisted the help of …

Weddings

How to Keep Your Wedding Dress a Secret

With all the selfies and photo streams out there, there's something about not wanting to share pics of your wedding dress that might make you feel a little...uncomfy. It's totally your right to keep your gown a secret, but we feel your anxiety. So we talked to Tara Cousineau, Ph.D. and clinical …

Weddings

10 Things You Have to Do 30 Days Before Your Wedding

It's the final countdown! In 30 days, you're going to say "I do," but you still have a lot of things to do before the big day. At the one-month-out mark, you should be full steam ahead completing these final 10 tasks:<p><b>1. Finish your packing list — completely</b> — making sure to list every outfit you …

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How to Keep Wedding Dress Stain-Free on Your Big Day

Wearing white is hard to do. Not only is it hard to pull off an all-white outfit on any ordinary day, but it's also hard to keep that white outfit stain-free. So after you have found, secured, and beautifully altered the wedding dress of your dreams, It's important to protect your dress on the day …

5 Outfits You Need to Pack for Your Wedding Day (Yes, There's More than Just the Dress!)

<i>Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007. Here, she shares the five things you need to pack before your wedding.</i><p>I preach that you should start your packing list as soon …

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Make Your Wedding Rehearsal Fun with These 5 Tips

When you walk into a rehearsal, does your brain go into bored-to-death auto-pilot? "Rehearsals can be tedious because you are going over information that seems fairly obvious — especially if any of your wedding party has been in a wedding before," admits Alicia Matsumoto, event producer for Alison …

Weddings

How to DIY and Wear a Flower Crown for Your Wedding

*Using her experiences as both a newlywed and author, Christy Meisner Doramus dreamed up her book <i>Flower Crowns: 30 Enchanting DIY Floral Creations</i>, the first DIY guide of its kind detailing the steps to create gorgeous floral crowns for any occasion. Here, she shares her top tips for pulling off …

Weddings

Ways to Foolproof Your Honeymoon

You've spent countless hours finding solutions to the worst wedding what-if's so why leave your honeymoon to chance? While there's unfortunately no secret to keep mishaps from making a mess of your vacation, there are some ways to ensure that you and your hubby are prepared for whatever comes your …

How to Resolve a Fight with Your Guy

You crushed him. Whether or not you were intentionally out for blood, you can clearly see that you really hurt your guy's feelings. In crinkles in his forehead, the shock in his eye, the hurt in his heart, it's undeniable that you did some damage. It happens, to every couple. The question is: how …

What to Do When You Aren’t Happy with Your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

It's every bride's worst nightmare: a wedding-day beauty look gone terribly wrong. So what do you do when that hair and makeup trial you scheduled doesn't exactly turn out according to plan? Instead of immediately placing blame on your stylist, consider what you could do differently next time too. …

L.A.'s 15 Coolest Tattoos — & The Man Behind Them All

In Los Angeles, the only thing harder than scoring a table at just-opened Jon & Vinny's Pizza on Fairfax is getting on the books with tattoo artist …

Los Angeles

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The New England Journal of Medicine

How to Protect a Digital Camera: 6 Natural Deadly Predators

Digital cameras are usually hard-wearing and don’t require a lot of care and maintenance. However, there are 6 deadly natural predators that in a …

The Best Body Products

Looking your very best on your wedding day has a lot to do with <i>feeling</i> your very best. Just like eating well and exercising is an essential pre-wedding regimen, so is treating your body (namely, your skin) well. We've already brought you our editor-approved picks for everything from skincare …

Skin Care

5 Red Flags to Spot on Wedding-Vendor Contracts

Wedding contracts can become a blur, especially if you're signing a lot of them. If you don't have a a professional planner reviewing everything for you, you might miss some things that are "red flags" to those who regularly work in the wedding business. Here are five really important things to …

Weddings

90 Years Of Hollywood Stars, Caricatured By Al Hirschfeld

The legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the “Line King,” lived for a century–from 1903 to 2003–and spent the majority of that century drawing pen-and-ink caricatures of Broadway and Hollywood stars. His drawings of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Poitier, Ringo Starr, and Julia …

Art

How to Create the Perfect Getting-Ready Timeline for Your Wedding

The No. 1 secret to a stress-free wedding day? Scheduling ample hair and makeup time for you and your bridesmaids. By including enough prep time in your wedding-day schedule, you'll arrive at the ceremony venue relaxed and ready to go, with plenty of time to spare. Otherwise, if hair and makeup run …

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The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Basketball

The Best Skincare Products

Looking like the best version of yourself on your wedding day (and beyond!) can be pretty pricy. In fact, brides spend an average of $1,851 on beauty products during their engagement alone. Instead of dumping those funds into products that don't perform, try our editor-approved list, filled with …

Skin Care

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

What Worked: Woodford Reserve’s Craft Bourbon

Bourbon is a distinctively American spirit—and nearly as old as the spirit of America itself. Woodford Reserve, which began as a father-son operation in the 1780s, deep in the heart of Kentucky, is recognized as the birthplace of bourbon. But while it is the oldest bourbon distillery in operation, …

Who Gives the Wedding Toast and When

<i>Toasts are not as simple as raising a glass and saying a few kind words. Tradition calls for some standards to pouring the champagne, order of whose speaking, and who may offer up some thoughts based on the type of reception you're throwing. Here, every toast technicality you should keep in mind</i> …

What to Do When You Argue with Your Maid of Honor

A maid of honor has a lot of responsibilities and a lot on her mind. And every once in awhile, she can bump heads with an equally-busy bride.<p>"A bride has certain expectations of their maid of honor," says Melissa Samek, senior event consultant at Clementine Custom Events. Think planning a kick-butt …

Weddings

Wedding Photographers Share Their Tips For Looking Better In Pictures

Wedding photos are pretty much the sole reason you signed up for that hot yoga class and decided to give up carbs for the next six months. After all, you want to look amazing in those snapshots! But how do you ensure you actually put your best face forward? Well, you can start by doing these seven …