This is the perfected art of writing by hand. Often associated with fancy, curlicue script, calligraphy is comprised of several genres and styles.
A decorative candlestick that has multiple arms to hold multiple candles. Sometimes used as part of the unity candle lighting ceremony.
A photograph that is not posed. Generally taken without the subject’s awareness.
Members of the wedding party, often older children or young adults, who walk up the aisle with lit candles to light candles for the ceremony.
A simple canvas top supported by four poles.
A chart that shows how many people a venue can accommodate.
A type of paper commonly used for wedding invitations. Thicker than normal printing paper and comes in varying colors and textures.
An area manned by catering staff who carve slices of meat, such as prime rib or chicken, in a buffet setting at the request of guests.
A bouquet style in which the flowers cascade downward from the bride.
A beverage-service system where wedding guests pay for their drinks.
The most formal of veils, also known as a royal veil. Standard length is 108 inches; the veil extends onto the floor
A white or pink sparkling wine from Catalonia.
A high-end pole tent characterized by dramatic peaks and valleys.
A large dish that sits over a low flame to keep its contents warm. Popular at buffets.
A slim glass with a stem, designed to retain Champagne’s carbonation.
A plate, larger than a dinner plate that is purely decorative and displays the meal’s china.
A lightweight satin.
A person responsible for driving a vehicle, such as a limo.
This elegant chair, a classic for weddings, is identifiable by its bamboo-style wooden back.
Sheer, lightweight and transparent fabric, often layered.
A table that can be filled with ice, over which food is placed to keep fresh.
A thick wedding cake icing made of chocolate and heavy cream.
A canopy under which the bride and groom stand during a Jewish wedding ceremony.
A civil ceremony is a wedding that takes place without any religious affiliation and meets the legal requirements of the locale.
Classic Hand-Tied Bouquet
A handmade collection of blooms, usually tied with ribbon.
A festive gathering where guests mingle as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served, typically preceding dinner.
A decorative hairpiece attached to a comb that slides into the hair.
Common Law Marriage
When two people live together as if they are man and wife without going through the formality of marriage.
A diamond that comes from an ethical source. A certification of origin guarantees that child labor, human labor abuse, violence and environmentally unsound methods were not part of the diamond’s history.
From the French ‘bust’ A corsage is an arrangement of flowers pinned to the bodice of a woman’s dress. Corsages come in pin-on, wrist and hand-held styles. Corsages are typically worn by mothers and grandmothers.
A form-fitting, strapless or spaghetti-strap bodice with boning and lace-up or snap closures.
Thin and lightweight, crepe is characterized by its pebbled texture.
An ornamental, often bejeweled, headpiece that circles the head. Veils can be attached.
A popular cigar for celebrations, rolled from Cuban tobacco leaves.
The ribbon, fabric, or leaves that circle the stems of a bouquet.