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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wedding Photos We'll All Remember

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Here are some quite funny wedding photos that are worth remembering.

Shaving the Armpits Releiving some... tension? Naptime

Check out the whole series at DivineCaroline.com.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Google Gadgets

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I found a few Google Gadgets that are wedding-themed that you might want to take a look at. Feel free to add them to your website or your Google homepage.

The first one of these that I found was called My Photos but it has since been moved or deleted, I'm not sure. It rarely works for me right now. The standard disclaimer applies to these tools as they are related to the keyword "wedding" but might not be what everyone is looking for.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cake Design Portfolio, Wedding Cake, Novelty Cake, Birthday Cake

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The traditional wedding cake is a standard staple that will assumably be seen at every reception. However, due possibly in part to the new show on the Food Network called Ace of Cakes and the growing popularity of cake blogs, engaged couples are seeking originality. It is becoming common knowledge that it is possible to have a beautiful sculpted cake in the shape of almost anything you want. That is, for the right price.

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Millennium Falcon 5 Tier Wedding Cake Turtle

Check out Michelle Cakes today.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happy Is the Bride the Sun Shines On

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The traditional folkish saying that our business name is based on is also the title of a book written by Leslie Jones and published by McGraw-Hill. You can see more information about this book at their web site, Happy Is the Bride the Sun Shines On.

The book is a great coffee table addition chock full of folklore surrounding weddings and bridal traditions. Here is a snippet of the description from their site.

Far beyond the well tread "something borrowed, something blue" and typical bridal bouquet toss, there are hundreds of lesser known but fascinating customs and beliefs that play a special role in weddings worldwide. Happy Is the Bride the Sun Shines On is a charming collection of unique nuptial traditions and superstitions.

From the excerpt available on Amazon.com, it seems to be equal parts history, folklore and anecdotes. I very much want to carry this book in our store, not only because the name matches our domain, but because it's exactly the right fit for what we want to sell.

I'm putting it on my to do list. But until I find a supplier, be sure to get the best price from one of the links above. You can also find the book on GoogleGoogle Book Search.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Skin Care - Wedding and Honeymoon Skin Care - Skin Care

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Proper skin care preparation for your big day and honeymoon is very important.

I confess: I spent more money on skin care and cosmetics than I did on my wedding dress. Before the big day, I couldn't pass a drugstore skin care display or department-store cosmetics counter without picking up some version of what a doyenne of beauty once called 'hope in a jar.' The habit got so expensive, I probably should have registered for skin care and cosmetics at the Chanel counter instead of sheets and towels at Bed Bath & Beyond. And on my wedding day, I was wearing so much eye makeup (they tell you to glop it on for the wedding photos), I could barely blink without stinging tears falling to my cheeks. Fortunately, everyone assumed it was the emotion of the moment, rather than the irritants in the mascara, that choked me up.

Need to know what to do and what to pack? Check out the full article on About.com.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

PR-GB.com... News from origin - Men's Wedding Bands: Help, Ideas, And Advice

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For my wedding ring, I did not want something overly fancy or flashy. I'm a traditional and simple kind of guy. However, the options today for men in this department has been greatly expanded and it is nice to have many new options.

It wasn't too long ago that the selection of wedding rings for men in jewelry stores was limited to gold and platinum wedding bands. Nowadays, the selection of men's wedding rings is just as varied as those for women. The reason behind the big switch is demand. More and more men are opting for more than a traditional wedding band. If you hadn't considered more than a plain wedding band, the following information about what is now available for men may offer you an alternative.

Probably the most widespread change in the wedding band that you can choose is the type of metal. Gold and platinum are no longer the only choices you have for a wedding band. There is also Tungsten, two-toned gold, stainless steel, and titanium....

View the full article and press release at PR-GB.com.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Weddingstar - Designer of Over 2025 Unique Wedding Accessories

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Here's a new resource I've found recently that will help everyone find the best deals on wedding accessories.

Our extensive selection of Bridal products feature many exclusive designs, inspired and manufactured by our talented staff. Hand finishing by skilled and experienced crafts people result in quality, unique wedding accessories. Innovative and fashionable products are combined with perennial favorites. This ability to respond to changing needs, has made Weddingstar a leader in the Wedding industry.

With the support of several thousand retailers, our distinctive line of wedding accessories can be seen on store shelves extensively throughout North America and increasingly in other countries around the world. We are extremely proud to have earned a reputation for quality, value and service.

Go visit Weddingstar.com.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Happy Bride Couture

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The word 'couture' is defined as...

  1. The business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, usually custom-made clothing for women.
  2. Dressmakers and fashion designers considered as a group.
  3. The high-fashion clothing created by designers.

For Florida residents looking for an all-in-one resource for getting your wedding gowns and other apparel, look no further!

For 25 years, Happy Bride has committed to providing the highest level of care to assure that your experience is one that will never be forgotten and treasured for years to come. We understand a bride's individuality, and that is why we pride ourselves by giving the finest personal attention. With our large in-store selection of nationally known designers we will help you find your perfect gown. Let us make your dreams become a reality. We promise your experience will be wonderful and unique.

They have a number of pages for Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaid, Special Occasions, Collection, The Experience and Contact. Visit Happy Bride Couture today.

Happy Is the Bride (1958)

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Here is an old movie from the late fifties that you should perhaps put on your rental list. Find out more about Happy Is the Bride (1958). At this time, I have no idea if the movie is any good or not.

In a quiet summer corner of Wiltshire that is forever England, David and Janet decide to tie the knot...

It's not going to be easy to find, as neither Amazon.comAmazon.com - Happy is the Bride (VIDEO) nor Netflix nor Blockbuster have it in their online database.

Update

2007/11/14: I believe that I have found it, at least for our friends across the pond in the UK. Amazon.co.uk has 'Happy is the BrideAmazon.co.uk - Happy is the Bride for rental as well as purchaseAmazon.co.uk - Happy is the Bride. I'm confused though. I figure you can't rent, but can you purchase from here in the states?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Etsy :: weddings

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Would you like custom handmade products for your special wedding day? Etsy.com should be your best resource for finding what you are looking for.

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.

The great thing about this community site is that you will be purchasing your favors or decorations directly from the person or family that makes them with love by hand. Visit the 'weddings' category on Etsy.com today.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Mogadishu Wedding Planners Rejoice in New Freedom

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We take wedding planners for granted in the United States.

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Women decked out in brightly colored gowns, gold jeweler and elaborate hairstyles dance with men to the slow tunes of Somali love songs.

A pianist, guitarist and female singer entertain the crowd packed into a small, stuffy hall for a wedding reception.

Such a scene would have been unthinkable in Mogadishu just months ago when a hardline Muslim movement ruled the seaside capital and much of southern Somalia, imposing sharia law and shutting down many forms of entertainment seen as un-Islamic.

Read the full story at Oddly Enough | Reuters.com.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bobblehead Wedding

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How would you and your spouse-to-be enjoy having a wedding cake with a pair of bobblehead figurines that look like little caricatures of yourselves?

Here We Stand in LoveHD Design Center, LLC is the premier leading provider of custom bobble head dolls and hand sculpted figurines utilizing poly resin clay to capture your likeness from the photograph you provide us.

You can get all sorts of custom bobbleheads with real people's faces on them. Check out the wedding category at Bobblehead Wedding.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Happy is the Bride - Opening Soon!

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It is my privilege to announce the pending arrival of a new source for unique wedding supplies and gifts for brides of any age. If you are planning your special day, you will want to make a note about Happy is the Bride.com.

We are preparing the site now and making listings for our products. We anticipate opening up shop very soon. Subscribe to this sites RSS? or Atom? feeds to be notified of our grand opening. Thanks!

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