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Last week, you saw our staff’s answers to what their best wedding gifts were. This week, the ladies are telling all on the worst gifts they received for their weddings. To save some embarassment for the gift givers, we asked them not to reveal who gave them such, um, lovely presents. Here’s what they had to say…

Lindsay Irvin, Editor, Arkansas Bride - “Honesty, I can’t think of ANYTHING! I even liked the stuff I got that wasn’t on our registry, including a tropical colored, glass-blown plate with kissing fish and our names and wedding date on it. While it isn’t our style and there is nowhere to put it, it’s cute and was handmade just for us. It’s something sentimental from our relatives who live in the Virgin Islands.”

Michelle Foshee, Account Executive, Arkansas Bride - “Wood candlesticks.”

Brandy Hubener, Account Executive, Arkansas Bride - “A pewter bunny platter.”

Betsy Tilley, Senior Account Executive, Arkansas Bride - “Candlesticks with garage sale price tags still on them.”

Deborah Edwards, Acc…………… continues on In Arkansas

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New Zealand’s Leading Florist Goes Wild in Queenstown
News from Seattle Post Intelligencer:

Auckland-based gift store and flower delivery company, Wild Poppies, has bought Renaissance Florist in Queenstown, combining the famous Wild Poppies offering with Renaissance’s local ties.

(PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Wild Poppies co-owner, Kerry Bradburn, says of the expansion, “I’ve always had a love affair with Queenstown. It’s one of the most stunning parts of the world, and Wild Poppies has always taken inspiration from the alpine scenery, especially in our wedding arrangements. We’re looking forward to becoming a bigger part of the community.”

Wild Poppies isn’t completely new to the region. They’ve been working with Renaissance as a [Queenstown florist for the past six years, developing a broad range of gifts for the New Zealand market. “The relationship grew to the point where it made sense for Wild Poppies to have a presence here,” Bradburn continued. Their revamped location will carry a full range of delicious Petal Cupcakes, chocolate cakes and ever-popular Wild Poppies luxury combo gifts, while also continuing to offer signature floral designs.

Bradburn isn…………… continues on Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Same-sex couples find their stride on wedding day – CNN
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iReporter Alex Rhinehart, center, and Tony O'Brian held their wedding ceremony in a San Francisco park in May 2011, though same-sex marriage was not legal in California at the time. The pair led their guests to the summit of a cliff for the ceremony in lieu of a traditional wedding march -- using the spot to represent their union: "a place so old and solid with such a promising view of the horizon beyond." continues on Same-sex couples find their stride on wedding day – CNN

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Brides’ tears over wedding dresses

Posted by admin | 31/05/12 | Tagged Wedding Dresses

Brides’ tears over wedding dresses
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Sibley museum displays vintage wedding garb
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SIBLEY, Iowa — If you’ve wondered what a wedding dress in the late 1800s look like, wonder no more.

The McCallum Museum will open an exhibit — “Sweet Memories: Wedding Gowns of Osceola County Brides, 1889-1970” — Sunday to provide a whole new perspective on history and fashion.

Museum curator Jan Stofferan explained that dresses on display are donated to the museum’s collection. Each dress has a local connection to Osceola County.

“People can see different dress fashions from the Victorian era and to the ’70s,” Stofferan said. “We have two brides who married during World War II, and people can see the austerity that was going on even in the dresses.”

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More grooms planning weddings

Posted by admin | 30/05/12 | Tagged Wedding Planning

More grooms planning weddings
News from CANOE:

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 2:00 AM

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Move over, brides! The wedding industry is getting well groomed.

Rules of engagement are changing as grooms mark their territory in a traditionally women-only industry and say “I do” to planning the big day.

Taking the lead is leading man Brad Pitt – he designed Angelina Jolie’s $ 500,000 engagement ring and celebrated with a family trip to the Galapagos Islands. The thoughtful groom is also reportedly restoring an estate in southern France for the much-anticipated nuptials and is taking charge of other important arrangements, including flowers and ceremony.

It’s no longer her day, it’s their day, chorus wedding planners, who are seeing growing groom interest and involvement in all things nuptial, as vendors offer miles of aisles of groom goodies, including custom-made suits, fast cars and man caves.

The shift in the past five years has been incredible, says wedding expert Karina Lemke. Many grooms are getting in the game from the get-go. In the past, “I would usually need to ask, ‘who is the groom’ when I walked into the rehearsal — that is just how far removed he was from the planning.”

Typically, the groom was told what to wear and when to arrive, adds Lemke, a Toronto-based wedding planner and proposal co…………… continues on CANOE

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Katie Price not planning wedding

Posted by admin | 30/05/12 | Tagged Wedding Planning

Katie Price not planning wedding
News from The Press Association:

Katie Price not planning wedding

Katie Price has revealed that she and her fiance are not making any wedding plans just yet.

The glamour model and businesswoman recently got engaged to Leandro Penna, but said there are no plans for their nuptials at this stage as she is awaiting a divorce from second husband Alex Reid.

Cage fighter-turned-stage star Alex recently hit the headlines with reports that his love of cross-dressing was causing tension between him and his pregnant fiancee Chantelle Houghton.

Speaking in less than flattering terms about her ex, Katie said: “I’m not even thinking of weddings, because obviously I’m not divorced from the ‘tranny’ yet. So as soon as I’m divorced from him then I can start thinking of the future.”

Katie also reportedly commented on Alex’s recent photoshoot, in which he donned a fake baby bump and recreated some paparazzi shots of heavily pregnant Chantelle struggling to carry her shopping.

According to the Daily Mirror, Katie said: “I was shown that today and think that’s the biggest insult he could do to Chantelle.”

Katie was speaking at the launch of her new underwear range, which she unveiled with the help of her topless fiance. She modelled neon pink and powder blue bra and pants sets alo…………… continues on The Press Association

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Wedding dresses on display at Augusta Museum of history
News from The Augusta Chronicle:

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Jackie Ricciardi/staffAntique wedding attire and accessories are on display at the Augusta Museum of History on Friday, May 25, 2012.

It’s almost wedding season, and the Augusta Museum of History is inviting the public to see its collection of wedding dresses.

These dresses aren’t for sale, but will display wedding fashions from bygone eras.

In a new exhibit titled Tying the Knot, which opened last week, three wedding dresses, one tuxedo and several accessory items show how wedding fashions have changed through the 20th century.

Each dress is accompanied by a portrait of the bride in her dress.

The oldest dress is a slender taffeta from 1909 that belonged to Mattie Bell Winges, on display with the tuxedo worn by her husband, William Hagler.

“These two are the only husband and wife (pieces) we have,…………… continues on The Augusta Chronicle

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Vintage wedding gowns inspire brides to make their own style
News from Norwich Bulletin:

If your wedding dress isn’t to be found in today’s bridal magazines, or if you can’t afford a one-of-a-kind couture creation, consider showing off your unique style with a vintage bridal gown.

From Gatsby-inspired flapper dresses to ultra-feminine, tightly cinched, full-skirted ‘50s fashions, to the short-skirted barefoot bridals of the ‘70s, there’s simply no end to the choices.

“A vintage dress really highlights a bride’s personality. She has decades of styles to choose from, which allow her to set herself apart from the army of other brides in the world,” said Lauren Naimola, owner of the Etsy shop Dear Golden and the Dear Golden vintage shop in Ypsilanti, Mich. “Vintage feels special, and a bride wants to feel special.”

In addition to being beautiful, special and unique, vintage dresses are a wonderful option because they offer “quality of construction, fabrication and design,” said Paula Cooperman, owner of Mill Crest Vintage, Lambertville, N.J. “Many dresses were hand-constructed with exquisite attention to every detail, which is why they have been able to stand the test of time.”

So how does a bride go about upscaling a previously worn wedding dress? Should she raid grandma’s closet, shop online or head to a vintage shop?

“Grandma’s closet isn’t always the walk through fashion history one may hope for and vintage clothing store…………… continues on Norwich Bulletin

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Personalized Gifts Have Great Value

Posted by admin | 29/05/12 | Tagged Wedding Gifts

Personalized Gifts Have Great Value
News from North American Press Syndicate:

(NAPSI)—For weddings, holidays and birthday parties throughout the year, the hunt—and pressure—it seems, is always on for the perfect, affordable and meaningful gift. As a result, more and more people are getting creative, and for many, this means getting personal.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a poetic wordsmith, a skilled craftsman or even a scrapbooking superstar to wrap up a thoughtful gift. Adding a personal touch can help make your gift one that gets remembered. Here are a few suggestions:

For Weddings

• Find out where the couple had their first date (restaurant, bar, theater and so on) and track down a piece of memorabilia from that location, such as a coaster or menu. Have the memento framed or mounted.

• Ask the bride and groom separately about the moment they fell in love. Videotape the answers for them.

• For a fun and functional gift for the wedding party, double-wall insulated tumblers from Tervis can be customized with virtually thousands of designs, including the logo of a college alma mater or a favorite team. Place each recipient’s name inside his or her tumbler.

For Birthdays or Holidays

• Create a personalized, humorous card referencing notable world events that happened on the recipient’s birth date.

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Ugg Unveils Line Of Bridal Boots
News from KGTV San Diego:

POSTED: 8:46 am PDT May 29, 2012

UPDATED: 8:55 am PDT May 29, 2012

Footwear company Ugg Australia has unveiled its latest gift to brides in search of comfort during their upcoming nuptials: sheepskin wedding boots.Ugg’s “I Do” collection includes two ankle boot styles: either the “Sparkles” in white and pink sequins for $ 190, or silver suede “Bailey Bling” with Swarovski crystals for $ 225, as well as the shearling-covered “Fluff” flip-flops for $ 80.According to the company’s website, the “Boots are sure to turn heads and stand out in a crowd whether walking down the aisle, during pre-wedding pampering, or as luxurious gifts for the wedding party.”

The New York Post reported that all three products have baby blue soles, in keeping with the tradition that all brides shoul…………… continues on KGTV San Diego

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Meteorite Ring: Reddit User Laporkenstein, Marcus LaPorte, Forges Own Wedding …
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Reddit user Marcus LaPorte made headlines earlier this month when he forged a wedding band from a piece of a meteorite and posted photos of the ring online. Laporte, a 34-year-old art director and

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Wedding Bells Are Ringing
News from Patch.com:

I knew the day would come, and I’m not looking forward to it. I love my children so much I hate to see them go, but let’s face it – it is fairly likely someday they will move out.

My son said this weekend he is ready for that day. He is going to propose to his girlfriend. They have been boyfriend and girlfriend for almost a year now, so he says it is time. May I remind you, he is now 6 years old.

On his day off this holiday weekend, I took him for a special trip to Arnold’s Family Fun Center in Oaks. We had a great time playing laser tag, driving go-karts and playing arcade games. Afterwards, we took our ticket winnings to the prize center, as usual.

After scouring racks of toys, candy and games, his eyes finally fixed on what he wanted to purchase with his tickets. He selected two rings. One had a gold thin band, with a pink single-stone setting. The second was a wider band, designed to be a “mood ring” without a stone.

He said that they were going to be his wedding rings. I asked why he needed them now. He said he was ready to propose.

While it all sounds hysterical to me, he is very serious when it comes to his ideas for his future, no matter how far-fetched from reality they may be. He is sincere in his wishes, and when he sets his mind to things, he usually carries through.

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Men say ‘I do’ to nuptial planning

Posted by admin | 29/05/12 | Tagged Wedding Planning

Men say ‘I do’ to nuptial planning
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Jennifer Hudson Moves Forward With Wedding Plans?
News from Singersroom News:

Njai Joszor 5/29/2012 11:12:19 AM

With William Balfour’s trial completed and some amount of closure, Jennifer Hudson and fiance’ David Otunga are poised to wed sooner-rather-than-later.

“Jennifer feels she can now close the door on that terrible chapter in her life and start again by planning a wedding-and that her late mother would approve,” a source told the National Enquirer recently. “She said she couldn’t have a celebration like a wedding until there was a conclusion to the murder trial, so she put it off. Her fiancé, David Otunga, was supportive and agreed with her completely.”

Hudson and Otunga were engaged over a year ago and have one child, a son, together.

While it is unclear when the wedding will take place, it may just happen this Fall in Chicago.

As previously reported, Hudson is getting back to work as well. She will star in a new movie titled Lullaby with Terrence Howard.

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Memorial Day display gives shape to early Eugene resident
News from The Register-Guard:

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Nichol Rauch (left) and historian Carol Houde cooperated to bring a wedding dress from 1890 onto display at the Hope Abbey mausoleum, near the crypt of the woman who wore it long ago.


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American flags mark the graves of solders in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery on Sunday. The cemetery is continuing its Memorial Day observances today, with taps played at noon and other events.

Life is full of surprises, even when you work in a mausoleum.

Ask Mary Ellen Rodgers, cemetery administrator and board member for the Eugene Masonic Cemetery. Always interested in filling in some of the blanks in the lives of the pioneers and early residents interred at the cemetery, she was happily surprised when a bit of history arrived in the form of an 1890 wedding dress.

The dress, originally worn by True Augusta Morris, literally helped give shape to an otherwise little-known occupant of the cemetery’s historic Hope Abbey mausoleum. It might be the only artifact of the early Eugene resident to surface.

“You never know what’s going to come in the door here,” Rodgers sa…………… continues on The Register-Guard

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