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Pretty as a pinup: Lawrence photographers lasso retro glamour in portraits

Lawrence is home to two photo studios that offer pinup portraits, and photographers say the style’s feminine vintage fashions and playful posing result in both a fun experience and finished products that look sexy without being sleazy.

Brides-to-be gather to gain inspiration from wedding showcase

More than 100 brides, along with friends, parents and fiancés, gathered under twinkling lights at Abe & Jake’s Landing on Saturday, roaming from booth to booth to collect ideas for their wedding days. After sampling some of the food, including pineapple shrimp, pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and cream puffs, the crowd milled about, drinks in hand, looking at wedding gowns, tuxedos, flowers, dishware, photographers and DJs. By Nikki Wentling

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Lawrence Brides Presents: Summer Bridal Event 2013

Douglas County's premier wedding event is coming to Lawrence this August.

Traveling light: Smart packing helps make the most of summer trips

Whether your upcoming summer vacation is long or short, active or leisurely, stateside or abroad, the same underlying principles of packing apply. Here are the best tips from a couple who've successfully packed for everything from a Kenyan adventure to a weekend in the city in just a carry-on bag. By Sara Shepherd

The perfect wedding invitation: Bride following etiquette will help guests follow suit

Can I bring my kids? What do I wear? This venue’s in the middle of nowhere — how do I get there? All those envelopes, inserts and fancy-sounding phrases on the wedding invitation that just arrived in the mail? Take note. These aren’t just stuffy old traditions that serve no purpose — they hold many of the clues you need to be a faux pas-free wedding guest. By Sara Shepherd

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Bring sexy back: Rekindling romance takes effort

With Valentine’s Day — the final day of National Marriage Week — on Thursday, revving up romance seems to be on the brain, and experts say strengthening your emotional connection is the best place to start.

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Invite love in, all year round: 7 tips

Lawrence psychologist Harriet Lerner shares relationship tips to remember not just around Valentine’s Day but all year long.

Lawrence woman helps make dream weddings a reality on low budget

Lawrence woman helps brides on low budgets create dreamy weddings.By Rebekka Schlichting

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The wedding singer: Performing at 'Bachelorette' nuptials boosts native Lawrencian's career

When “Bachelorette” sweethearts Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum tied the knot on national TV last month, all eyes were on them. But during key moments of the wedding ceremony, all ears were on someone else: Lawrence native Lisa Donnelly. By Sara Shepherd.

Style for the Ages: Fit is key for summer wedding wear

Summer wedding season is upon us — the time for reconnecting with long-lost family and friends, nibbling halfheartedly on cake, and mustering up the courage to — perhaps, just this time — step onto the dance floor.

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