There’s sort of an event horizon of weddings around CL these days, with three of us planning the big day. Bradshaw and I will tie the knot within two weeks of each other (we both scheduled our weddings around Best of the Bay, because we love our jobs just that much). While we have many things in common — our mutual love of salt water, dogs, and bubbles —we’re planning vastly different events. Mine is decidedly more casual. I wanted to get married in a swimsuit, but that was a bit too casual. Local designer Rebecca Joy designed a beautiful alternative. She has a great eye for what looks good on people and her company, ReJoys Art, has some eminently wearable fashions that make you happy to get dressed. —Cathy Salustri
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Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell
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