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Whitney Teal

Whitney Teal

Although I've spent more than a decade riffing on everything from suburban politics to celebrity hairstyles, helping couples plan their wedding day definitely takes the cake. A proud alumna of Howard University's journalism program, I've written for Parents.com, The Huffington Post, xoJane and Essence magazine. When I'm not writing, I'm debating the merits... of Drake, obsessing over frozen yogurt or plotting my next international adventure. View More

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Bride & Bridesmaids Stylish Aso Ebi Styles for Gorgeous Bridal Party Photos

This Yoruba tradition is popular among Nigerians from all ethnic groups. Get inspired by these beautiful bridal parties.

Bride & Bridesmaids Indian Bridesmaid Dresses to Inspire Your 'Maids

Jewel tones, metallic details and body jewelry, oh my! These Indian bridesmaid dresses did not come to play.

Traditions Classic Muslim Marriage Ceremony Traditions & What They Mean

If you’ve ever wondered why men and women sit separately or why a couple might consult an astrologer before setting a wedding date, read this.

Traditions 14 Irish Wedding Ideas That Celebrate Gaelic Pride

Celebrate your Irish heritage (or, just your love of Gaelic traditions) with these fun Irish wedding ideas.

Traditions Native American Wedding Customs First-Time Guests Should Know

Native American wedding customs differ by clan, but are universally centered around nature and matrilineal kinship.

Vows & Readings These Native American Wedding Blessings Are Meaningful and Beautiful

Adapt these ceremonial blessings and prayers for your American Indian or other cultural wedding ceremony.

Traditions 13 Mexican Wedding Ideas to Celebrate Your Heritage

Get inspired with these fun and stylish Mexican wedding ideas that will honor your heritage and surely impress your guests.

Traditions A Catholic Wedding Ceremony: What to Expect During Mass

Attending your first Catholic wedding ceremony? Here's a rundown of how the proceedings will go, from start to finish.

Traditions 6 Beautiful Irish Wedding Traditions & What They Mean

Bring a little luck to your wedding ceremony or reception with these meaningful Irish wedding traditions.

Wedding Songs & Music Beautiful Catholic Wedding Songs to Celebrate Every Moment

Music will set the tone on your wedding day. Check out some of our favorite Catholic wedding songs for your modern and religious ceremony.

Traditions Your First Muslim Wedding Ceremony? Here’s What to Expect.

Avoid embarrassing faux pas at your first Muslim wedding ceremony. Learn what to wear, what to do, and what not to do at your first Muslim wedding.

Traditions Catholic Wedding Vows 101

If you’re planning a Catholic wedding ceremony, you’ll need to know what you can and can’t do with your wedding vows.

Speeches & Traditions The Indian Wedding Glossary Every Guest Needs

Your first (and even your second, and third) time witnessing an Indian wedding might leave you a little dazed and confused. Consult this Indian wedding glossary to get your terms straight!

Traditions Romantic Orthodox Wedding Ceremony Ideas for Modern Couples

Eastern Orthodox wedding ceremonies have remained unchanged since the 11th century. How's that for meaningful traditions?

Wedding Guests What to Wear to an Indian Wedding As a Guest

Guests who are attending an Indian wedding for the first time will be faced with the perplexing question: Er, what do you wear to an Indian wedding, as a guest? We're here to help.

Bridal Hair The Best Wedding Hairstyle for Every Zodiac Sign

Before you commit to a bridal 'do, bookmark this list of zodiac hairstyles to consider for your wedding day.

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