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A Little Romance

scene_alt Ready for romance? Dress Design Diva Amy Michaelson thinks you are. She’s launched her on-line Pamper the Goddess shop, which showcases her Sexy Karma Kit. The evocatively titled package promises to take you and your partner “on a journey of sublime sensuality and unforgettable intimacy.” (I wonder how many calories are in the Chocolate Kissing Creme???) Check out our Trunk Shows to find deals on Michaelson’s glamour-packed wedding gowns.

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Aug 29, 2007.
Filed under Sex Romance RelationshipsStuff We LoveWedding Dresses

Eclectic is the new Black

articles_alt Did you know that eclectic is the new black? According to Event Designer Linda Kay for New York Food Company, matchy-matchy is yawny-yawny. Mixing up your reception with non-identical place settings and contrasting sizes and shapes of dinner tables lends interest and individuality to your oh-so-now affair. Also trumpeting variety is Instead of You’s Maxine Andrew, whose one-of-a-kind centerpieces from her own wedding were featured in the spring issue of Modern Bride, Northern California.

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Jul 30, 2007.
Filed under Expert AdvicePlanningReal WeddingsReceptionsTrend WatchWedding Ideas

L.A. Law Meets Monsoon Wedding

Pasadena Wedding ProcessionShe’s Indian; his family is Scottish; they’re both federal prosecutors who meet, fall in love, and stage a wedding the town is still talking about. (TV execs, are you listening??) Honoring the bride’s heritage, the groom arrived at the ceremony like a prince—perched atop a painted pachyderm who paraded his pulchritude down a prime Pasadena promenade, preceded by a passel of bhangra dancers and perky percussionists. The performance proceeded perfectly, thanks to the pre-arranged police parking permits. (Phew!) A bagpiper in full kilt regalia joined the procession, which wound up to the terrace of the Pasadena Museum of Art. At sunset, a Hindu Fire Ritual launched the Indian ceremony, for which the bride wore a beautiful crimson silk gown. Then the Western ceremony began with a California Supreme Court Justice singing Ave Maria. This highly personalized wedding of Napu & Tim Searight was featured on Diane Sawyer’s Primetime Wedding Special (unfortunately, they didn’t bring the elephant.)

More multi-cultural flair was on display at the Suhaag International Bridal Fair, where Here Comes The Guide staffer Lisa Edd was On the Scene: “My favorite part of the day was the fashion show. It began with a wonderful Indian dance performance, including adorable young children. I had a front row seat, which gave me an up-close view of some gorgeous gowns with both Indian and African patterns by Swati Couture and other designers. The models came in all shapes and sizes, just like real women! Part of the runway even had a chuppah (supplied by Certified By The Guide vendor Under The Chuppah.) The fair was a total blast!” Keep checking our Wedding Fairs page for Suhaag’s next event.

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Jul 26, 2007.
Filed under Bridal FairsCeremonyOff BeatPlanningReal WeddingsWedding Ideas