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Got a wedding singer? Musicians and engaged couples work in tandem to orchestrate perfect night


Courtesy of Dick Bright
Dick Bright, a veteran Bay Area musician, manages local bands such as the Dick Bright Orchestra, Club 90 and Encore. His bands ramp up the energy at weddings.

A wedding soundtrack draws nearly everyone to the dance floor. As the band plays a Beatles tune followed by Bruno Mars’ latest single, guests ages 8 to 80 jive, boogie and strut as the night goes on.

The making of a dressmaker: Young Los Altos designer crafts custom local gowns


Courtesy of Loic Nicolas Photography
A deep V and a cascading, loose bow add drama to the back of Los Altos native Sarah Blaha’s otherwise traditional gown, designed by Los Altos High grad Taylor Tompane.

Los Altos native Taylor Tompane went abroad to study fashion at London’s Kingston University, one of the world’s top-ranked design schools.

The Veils of Time


Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum

For a new spin on the Town Crier’s “Peek into the Past,” the Los Altos History Museum has been gathering historical local wedding photos and the stories behind them.

Frances Elizabeth Shoup, second from left, marries Charles Edward Mack, center, Sept. 11, 1948, in the photo.

Prep your skin for the big day with at-home beauty regimen


Sarah Manning/Special to the Town Crier
Focusing on skin care at home contributes to a bride’s wedding-day glow without breaking the bank.

You’ve said yes to the dress, selected a florist, curated a killer playlist and picked a photographer. You’ve also likely had a few nightmares, tossed and turned over a tiny detail and (try as you might to avoid it) bickered with a family member.

The stress of planning a wedding can take a toll on a bride’s complexion, but one of the most important items to check off your wedding to-do list is self-care. This is the most exciting time of your life – wouldn’t it be nice if your skin showed how blissed out, happy and in love you really are?


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