July 1-15, 2004,
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A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
This issue's Celebrity Brides
were strong political women who embodied style and created fashion trends
for other women around the world. They are Jacqueline Lee Bouvier with
new husband JFK, and Queen Victoria staring into the eyes of her true
love, Prince Albert.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe"
The poem everybody knows actually
has a 5th requirement:
"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and
a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe".
Traditionally in accordance with the old English rhyme, the sixpence
is placed in the Bride's left shoe by her father on the morning of her
wedding . Folklore says it gives the couple prosperity in their new
In Sweden, the parent's of the Bride have a similar traditional wedding
custom. Before their daughter leaves for the church to be married, her
mother gives her a gold coin to go in her right shoe, and her father
hands her a silver coin to be placed in her left shoe. This way they
know she will never go without.
Even here in the United States, some Brides slip a penny in their shoe
for luck. Many of these get a bright, new penny to cover the "something
new" as well. Others will get an old penny from the year of their husband's
birth or of the year they met.
3) Wedding Tips!
We recently tied those knots and
have tips, tricks and trials to share:
Shop around on line for any coins
that you decide to incorporate. The pricing on old coins can run anywhere
from very reasonable to horrifically cost prohibitive. For your purposes
mint condition is not necessary and esthically, aging is part of the
charm, especially for "something old". Some brides will choose special
sixpences for romantic reasons such as one minted under the rule of
Queen Victoria (who had a long, happy marriage to her consort Prince
Albert) or of Edward VIII (who gave up the crown of England to be with
the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson). Please Do Not aggressively clean
old coins. When a coin is cleaned, especially with chemicals and scrubbing,
it loses a layer of the metal and may acquire very fine abrasion marks,
which will in turn, affect the coin's monetary value.
I was not aware of this tradition when I got married but did use old
coins. I purchased a group of 1000 year old Roman Emperor coins on QVC.
These were very reasonable because they had massive signs of wear. They
were also very cool looking. I picked out the best four and had these
made into pendants for my bridesmaids and myself. We all wore something
old and very unique when walking down the aisle. This could be tweaked
to celebrate almost any heritage. The wealth of possibilities with old
coins is endless.
Wedding Dance Tip "What
not To Wear...!"
Inspired by the BBC. Certain styles of dresses were never meant to be
bustled. I wore my grandmother's dress and this was the case. They may
try to sell you one of these Victorian style rings for the purpose of
holding up your train. For dancing purposes these are worthless!!! The
first photo, while a lovely photo of Doug and I dancing together, shows
the veil free of the ineffective ring and the train is already slipping.
The second photo is of a dip in the middle of our first dance. Notice
that ring is totally unencumbered and the dress and veil are wrapped entirely
around my feet! This was not an easy situation to dance out of and you
never want it happening to you. If you refuse to bustle your dress then
you must hold it as I am finally doing in the third photo. Hindsight being
twenty-twenty, if I faced the same situation again, I would have a cord
sewn into the underside of the train to give me a good secure handhold.
It should also be mentioned that trains are heavy. Holding them out while
dancing as in photo #3 will make the train look and dance more beautifully,
but will also make the dress seem heavier than if your arm is in a more
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Poems, Prayers & Promises
A romantic quote to simply to
elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows
"And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony."
Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost, IV, c.1595
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 on refresh.
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