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It’s no secret that many Japanese girls have a soft spot for Hello Kitty. But a whole Hello Kitty-themed wedding?

Oh yes.

While I don’t personally share the Hello Kitty obsession (I was more of a Rainbow Brite girl myself), I’m dumbfounded by how many details went into making this a playful—and surreal—wedding experience. Of course it’s a little too pink and cuddly for my personal tastes, but it raises the question—why can’t Americans have more wedding celebrations that bring out the child in us? I’m not advocating a GI Joe event (complete with camo-clad bridesmaids and the groom wielding a machine gun), but there’s plenty of inspiration coming from Saturday morning cartoons. And who wouldn’t want to attend an event with Marvin the Martian? He’d be the life of the party!

If you do take this suggestion to heart, I’m begging you: send us pictures!

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 25, 2007.
Filed under Off BeatReal Weddings

A Vice Presidential Rehearsal Dinner

What kind of setting is fit for the rehearsal dinner of Sarah Gore, daughter of Vice President Al Gore? Truly, only a restaurant created by a princess will suffice. Crustacean Beverly Hills was the dramatic location of Sarah Gore’s 75-guest rehearsal dinner celebration July 14, complete with a 6-course tasting menu. articles_alt The restaurant is both European-modern and Asian-exotic, with an 80-foot glass-topped indoor stream filled with koi snaking from the cocktail lounge to the dining room. The decor is inspired by the vice king of Vietnam’s French Colonial Hanoi estate (exective chef Helene An’s father’s home). With that kind of pedigree (not to mention the seriously sumptuous food), I dare you to not imagine you’re a princess yourself when you visit! articles_alt

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 17, 2007.
Filed under LocationsReal WeddingsRehearsal DinnerRestaurants

27 Dresses

Okay, I’ll admit it. While I often act like the best part of my job is helping people who are planning an event save time (and it has NOTHING to do with the whole froofy wedding part of it, thankyouverymuch!), I’m a sucker for a good wedding movie. And not just because I relish the low groan my husband emits whenever I mention I’d like to see one (ah, love). I just enjoy watching movie weddings and imagining how I would have done my own differently – while also secretly thanking my lucky stars my wedding is over!

After Grey’s Anatomy’s heartbreaking wedding finale last season, I’m glad to see at least one of the actors isn’t afraid to get back into her wedding glad rags and party onscreen. The adorable Katherine Heigl (that’s Dr. Izzie Stevens to you Grey’s fans!) is starring in 27 Dresses, coming out Jan 11, 2008 . The movie looks like a fun little diversion about that whole “always a bridesmaid” phenomenon. Consider my calendar marked (with a froofy pink heart….awwww).

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 11, 2007.
Filed under Stuff We Love