WHIRL Wedding Guide: Volume 7

Left: Platinum diamond ring with a round, brilliant diamond weighing 5.27 carats with four invisibly set tapered baguettes, four channel-set tapered princess-cut diamonds, and six round brilliant diamonds, $79,000, Henne Jewelers. | Right: 14 karat white gold ring with a center 1.8 carat cushion-cut diamond in a halo-style setting with 90 pavé-set diamonds, $12,450, Henne Jewelers. | Photograph by Cayla Zahoran | Styling by Allie Wist


WHIRL Wedding Directory
Plan with ease using our compendium of vendors, venues, and specialized services.

Swept Away
You’ll be swept off your feet by this beautiful love story.



Freya Chatterjee & Steve Bayer
Delve into the rich and delicious details of a multicultural celebration, complete with three bridal dresses.

Heidi Balas & John Pisula
Share in this couple’s 15 minutes of matrimonial fame as they celebrate in Pittsburgh style at the Andy Warhol Museum.

Jessica Fabrizi & Fady Sidhom
Let the combination of a traditional ceremony and modern reception — along with a memorable love story — inspire you.

Anne Murgel & James Kurtanich
Explore the enchanting and classically beautiful elements of this stunning duo’s big day.

Dianne Adrian & Steve Welsh
Head out to the countryside for a laid-back, lovely wedding, complete with horseback riding, cowboy boots, and Stetsons!



Bridal Buzz
Get the latest updates on wedding contests, blogs, bridal shows, stores, and more!

Singular Sensations
Want to knock your guests’ socks off? Study up on this collection of expert advice, and plan a most memorable celebration.

First Impressions
Take a peek at these precious photos. The snapshots, hand selected by the photographers themselves, capture the first look couples shared on their wedding days. Aww!



Venues: Here Comes the Guide
Discover the perfect place to host your guests with our guide to reception locations.

Catering + Cakes: Guh-Nosh!
Hungry? Dig in to this roundup of appetizers, drinks, and snack ideas, whipped up by top-notch chefs. Plus, cut the cake! Not to mention the cupcakes, pies, tarts, and cookies, all available for indulging.

Color Code: Green Day
Emerald is the Pantone Color of the Year — here’s how to incorporate the trendy shade into your big day.

Jewelry: Ring Tones
You’ll shine bright like a diamond when you’re rocking one of these incredible engagement rings.

Flowers: Center of Attention
Focus on flowers that will awe your guests. Local florists have put together striking tablescapes as inspiration.

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