Chicken is America’s go-to dinner protein for many good reasons: It’s easy, affordable and popular with kids and adults alike.
And when you don’t add a ton of saturated fat or salt when you cook it, it’s a very healthy meat. The only problem with chicken being everyone’s go-to food is that it can get a little boring, especially if you make the same handful of chicken recipes every week.
If your chicken routine is getting a little ho-hum, wake it up with one of these delicious dishes, including stews, tacos, stir-fries, lighter Cajun pasta, and an oven-fried version of chicken nuggets. There’s enough variety here to make you want to eat chicken every night — and there’s no reason not to with dishes that are this nutritious and delicious!
If you’ve never planned a wedding before, the whole process can feel a bit overwhelming. You might be surprised to learn that even wedding professionals, who have planned and worked on hundreds of weddings, feel the same way when it comes to their own big day. Sure, they may have wedding planning ideas and tricks up their (very experienced) sleeves, but at the end of the day, they’re just brides and grooms like you. While some aspects of their own wedding planning journeys may be easier for vendors, other parts are actually more difficult.
We talked to three recently-married wedding pros—Alexa Infranca of Pure Lavish Events in Tustin, California, Kerri Johnson of Elle Loren & Co. in Richmond, Virginia, and Marisa Suárez-Orozco of Tropic of Flowers in Los Angeles, California—about their planning experiences, and asked them to share the wedding planning ideas and tips
Lydia and Ed met years ago while they were both DJs in the electronic music scene, and they hit it off immediately. The two never had a traditional relationship, so after Ed popped the question on their 10-year anniversary, a conventional wedding was out of the question. While planning for their 2018 big day, the couple decided to have a so-called “Hallo-wedding” and base their ceremony off the Tim Burton movie Corpse Bride. With help from their family home, which is situated on an idyllic lake in North Carolina, Lydia and Ed held their chilling (and charming) Halloween wedding in the comfort of their backyard. The soon-to-be bride requested dead and dried flowers for the bouquets and decided on a hauntingly beautiful dark purple and blue color scheme. The groom built the wedding’s arbor by hand, while Lydia’s stepmom and best friend decorated it with tea lights and butterflies.
“Intimate weddings have always been chic—even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Joy Proctor, who designed Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s intimate wedding in the South of France. And we couldn’t agree more—small weddings, no matter how petite, are weddings nonetheless; well-deserving of attention to detail, jaw-dropping fashion moments, and a stellar guest experience.
With couples postponing and rethinking their wedding plans for 2020 and 2021 with fresh priorities, safety, and national and international regulations in mind, celebrations have inherently become smaller, more intimate—and, if we’re being honest, more intentional and personal than ever before. A common misconception is that a small weddings mean less effort, curation, and elevation. Quite the contrary; a wedding is a wedding, regardless of size, scope, and location—and smaller guest counts make it possible to get even more creative.
Whether your celebration takes place in the backyard at home or far
In celebration of each wedding anniversary, it’s traditional to give a gift made of a specific material. After one year of marital bliss, something made of “paper” is customary. Paper is fragile and represents the newness of your union, but it can also serve as a blank slate for you to write your own “happily ever after” story.
If you’re approaching your first anniversary and looking for a sentimental surprise, we’re here to help. With these thoughtful gift ideas, you can show your spouse just how much he or she means to you:
Designer photo gifts are the perfect way to mark your first anniversary. A beautiful, framed print featuring you and your love will complement your existing décor and make you both smile. Perhaps you may want to use your favorite wedding photo or create a collage of special moments shared
Nothing beats weddings for the most aesthetically-pleasing food and drinks. When it comes to cocktails — everything these days is decor-themed, personalised, and Instagram-friendly. And Indian weddings too have upped the game to accommodate new ideas, stunning cocktails, and trending food bars and drink stations. To give you a bit of inspiration, we looked around to find new and exciting cocktail ideas for your Indian wedding.
A wedding band is a symbol of love and unity – a never-ending circle of commitment and trust. But who says your wedding band has to be classic, traditional, or boring? Even guys can have interesting wedding bands. So feel free to get creative and pick something out of the ordinary!
Try One of These 5 Unique Options
The classic men’s wedding band is a solid gold band with a slight roundover. In some cases, you’ll see men go with silver or platinum wedding bands in this same style. And, on occasion, men will choose a slightly different shape, a thicker or thinner band, and perhaps an inscription on the inside. But, traditionally speaking, that’s as far as American men have gone.
However, tastes are changing, and men are now pushing the boundaries on style and doing away with grandma’s expectations. It’s no longer just women who get to have
Although it may seem like you are with your spouse much more than you used to be due to quarantine, the importance of setting aside specific times during the week to be present with your spouse, to have fun together, and to learn more about one another is more crucial than ever.
But, of course, there are some roadblocks that might get in the way of the date nights that you’re used to.
Here are 10 ideas that will hopefully inspire you to connect with your spouse on a deeper level and enjoy their company more during these challenging times.
1. Go on a Hike
Fall is arguably the best time to enjoy God’s Creation on a hike due to the cooler weather and scenic landscapes of changing leaves. Depending on whether you want a pleasant stroll or strenuous exercise and where you live, you can choose from a variety
Centerpieces—be they at a wedding or just a static, steady feature on your dining table—have a reputation for being rather fussy. Many of them are also very obviously seasonal: sunflowers and cacti for summer, red berries and coniferous branches in winter.
They don’t have to be so boxed in, though, and they don’t have to be floral. And they certainly needn’t be fussy, because, quite frankly, who needs that right now. I’m quite partial to centerpieces that just use what’s available, like a variety of produce or a collection of vintage items you have lying around used as vases—the more unexpected, the better. Below, we’ve collected 13 unique centerpiece ideas that will scratch your creative itch and feel 100 percent autumnal, but can easily be modified for any theme or season.
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Your wedding day is probably the most important day of your life and all of us dream to have a perfect wedding.
It is something that all of us look forward to and spend a lot of time preparing for because you want to look your best on that day. Right from the decorations, the reception menu, the guest list, the dress, make up and even the jewellery is well thought of and decided on. Although a plethora of readymade bridal wedding jewellery is available in the market which are nothing less than stunning, having your jewellery customized gives a personal touch to the wedding. Not only will customized jewellery satisfy your taste but will also give you a slightly offbeat yet elegant look which everyone will admire and remember. Here are a few ideas on how you can customize your wedding jewellery.