Holistic Health A Nontraditional Alternative

CHRISTOPHER LENNEY / NNY LIVING
Five Elements Living, Colton, New York.

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3D Imaging Enhances Confidence, Diagnostics

DAYTONA NILES / NNY LIVING
Dr. Daniel Gray exams a 3D mammogram at the Northern Radiology in Watertown.

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How ‘Vacationland’ Got Its Name

HISTORICAL ARCHIVE WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES NEWS CLIPPING

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A Day in the Life of an Instructor

ANTHONY MACHIA / NNY LIVING
Blake Dolan, Snow Ridge ski instructor, assists student Mason Lee down the hill.

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A Winter Playground: Northern New York thrives with activities

 

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LIVE YUM: Sat Chit Ananda Chutney & Prema Pepita Poppers

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Chasing the Flag: North Country ice fishermen do it for the love of the sport

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY LIVING
Christopher Hyde monitors his tipups while fishing on the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent.

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Out with the Old, In with The New: Embracing alternative traditions

BY: Sarah Compo
For many, a new year means “out with the old and in with the new.” The same goes for elements of a wedding ceremony or reception. While there are certain trends that will never go away, 2018 brings with it a host of fresh ideas for couples looking to put a new twist on old traditions.  Here is a look at some of the most popular wedding trends for 2018:

A new focus on the after party:

                For most couples, the bulk of wedding planning has traditionally focused on the reception. However, more and more people are investing time—and money—into the “after party.” The after party can be as simple as telling guests to meet at a nearby watering hole—with or without the open tab—or as elaborate as reserving a space at a conveniently located bar or restaurant, with décor, snacks, etc.

Marble and copper-the new “it” décor combo:

                In recent years, sparkles and rose gold have dominated wedding décor. This year, many couples are taking cues from one of the most popular pairings for the home—marble and copper. 

Ditching cake for donuts:

                Couples aren’t quite ready to fully do away with the traditional wedding cake, but many are choosing to have a smaller cake—for picture and cutting purposes—and then serving more unique desserts, like donuts, to guests.

Adding color with candles:

                In recent years, more and more couples have moved away from the traditional white or ivory candles and are opting for colored candles to add a splash of color. Colored candles—think pinks, blues or purples—are an easy, unexpected way to jazz up your décor without breaking the bank.

Doing away with doing it all yourself:

                For couples, one of the biggest stressors is finding loved ones who can take care of the little details and help their day run smoothly. Today, more couples are choosing to hire a “day-of-coordinator” who can help them on the day of with everything from setting up their reception space and running last minute errands to paying vendors and helping clean up.

Picture this-alternatives to the traditional photo booth:

                From unique backdrops to vintage camera booths, there are new and exciting options for those who are looking for something other than the classic wedding photo booth. Look no further than Pinterest for ideas on how you can make your own, or locate a professional who can provide services for you.

 

Homestead Wed in a Field of Family: An organically grown love story

Due West Photography

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A Wedding in Redwood to Defy Tradition

PHOTO PROVIDED BY NICOLE CALDWELL
Better Farm’s art barn, located in Redwood, NY, is captured during a starry summer evening.

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