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July 1-15, 2003
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1) A New Bridal Themed Wallpaper for your computer desktop!
Now your computer screen can be dressed
up too! Simply right click your mouse on our background and tell your
computer to save ("set") as wall paper,
BUT be sure you have saved the current background on you computer desktop
first, if you want to get it back! If the background does not
show up immediately, right click on your desktop background and click
2) A Different Celebrity
Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
My favorite wedding photos are always
of couples being lost in the moment. The image of the un staged smile
or irrepressible hug will always make a better memory of the joy a newly
married share than a formal portrait. This issue our celebrity couples
are Christopher Lambert & Jaime Haft and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
& Ari Behn.
3) Poems, Prayers & Promises
A romantic quote to elevate your mood
or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"Look, how this ring encompasseth your finger.
Even so thy breast encloseth my poor heart;
Wear both of them, for both of them are thine"
Act One, scene 2
Kim's Wedding Tips!
Garter Toss ...
Consider buying or making two garters for when you walk down the aisle.
People will expect you to thrown one but having a second one makes a
wonderful keepsake. There are many places on line where you can find
a plethora of garter choices, but garters are very easy to make. There
are patterns in most major craft and fabric stores.
One cute option with making your own garter or garters, is to cover
the "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something
blue" in one fell swoop. By virtue of your having made it, you can have
both "new" and "blue" covered. I used lace from my grandmother's wedding
dress to cover the "old" requirement and "borrowed" a pin from a good
friend who was happily married, which I wore on the garter that I kept
as a souvenir as opposed to the identical one that I threw to the crowd.
WHAT IF I STEP ON MY DRESS?
If your dress is too long and has a crinoline, you can often have someone
who knows what they are doing cut an inch or two off the inside layer
of the crinoline with no noticeable effect on the way the dress hangs
over it. When trying on gowns make sure that you can walk around in
them or you will be bothered by it not only during the first dance,
but also throughout the reception as you spend your time trying not
to rip your dress. At one wedding I attended, the bride's gorgeous dress
was so long that every one who came up to hug her and wish her well
was stepping on her dress. The bridal stores will often have really
high heels (3 to 5 inch are not uncommon) for you to use while you look.
Make sure the final hem is made so you can wear heels that you are comfortable
with and can walk and dance in. For this reason, I always suggest that
one get one's dress hemmed so that it is not all the way to the floor,
especially in the front. Trains can and should be bustled during the
reception if you are going to be moving around.
5) A Wedding Tradition
"THE GARTER TOSS"
Having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck,
in parts of Europe during the 14th century. Guests would literally rip
off pieces of fabric from the bride's dress, effectively destroying
the dress leaving the bride a torn mess. In order to prevent this, brides
began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one
of the items thrown to the men. Sometimes the men would become drunk
and impatient during the wedding festivities, and try to remove the
garter ahead of time. Therefore, as a protection for the bride, the
custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter to the waiting
6) This issue's Featured Vendor!
Click on the banner above to visit John Whitman's web site or
Click here to e-mail John Whitman.
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is always catching people in the best light possible at all the events
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"We will recommend you without any hesitation to any friends and family
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