Friday, January 02, 2009

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Four Reasons Not to Propose on Live TV

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1. This recent video from The Today Show. (Is it us, or does she look very, very uncomfortable?).

2. She’s going to say “yes” even if she means “no chance in hell” because it’s the camera-friendly thing to do.

3. The camera really does add ten pounds. That, plus the fact that she may or may not be wearing the outfit, makeup, or ‘do she’s truly happy with, could really piss her off. (What if her nose is running when the camera goes in for a close up, or there’s a bat in the cave!?!)

4. It’s just not original! It’s the most cliché “surprise proposal” in the book, making it the least thoughtful, by default. Want an original idea? Try one of these 50 unique proposal ideas  – all under 50 bucks!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Celebrity Wedding Planner Donnie Brown's Big List of Wedding Don'ts for 2009

Donnie_brown_celebrity_wedding_plan If you've watched The Style Network's Who's Wedding Is It Anyway? you know celebrity wedding planner Donnie Brown isn't one to mince words. As a matter of fact, he had quite a lot to say when he stopped by our offices last week to fill us in on what's in and what's out for 2009. Here's our wrap-up on what you should avoid when planning your 2009 nuptials.

Colors:
Have your heart set on chocolate brown and Tiffany blue? "It's so over," insists Brown. If you don't want to look dated, avoid these two hues entirely, he says. Hot new colors? Green and orange are the way to go if you want to give your wedding décor a style upgrade.

Destination Weddings:
"Most of my brides aren't doing it," says Brown. "I always ask them, is your grandmother going be able to attend? In the end, they decide against it." Brown says alternative venues offer more options and less restrictions than a big hotel or resort.

Reception Menu:
Food stations and cocktail receptions are out and sit-down meals are back in says Brown. "Do you want your most important guests standing around with a plate in hand in drink in another?" Brown asks. "That's just asking for a disaster like a spill." The formality of European serving and dining adds an element of class and anticipation, Brown promises.

For more on Donnie Brown, check out the Style Network for details.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

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True Love At Last For ABC's "The Bachelor"?

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After seasons upon seasons of failed relationships, did the new bachelor finally get it right? A representative for The Bachelor told Usmagazine.com yesterday that their new bachelor, Jason Mesnick is engaged.

You probably remember Jason from last season's Bachelorette, when DeAnna Pappas broke his heart on national television. DeAnna chose Jesse Csincsak over Jason in the season finale (but the two announced their broken engagement in November!). Now it's Jason's turn to call the shots on what is sure to be an exciting season!

"All I am missing, really, is someone to share [my life] with," the cutie told Us Magazine. After seeing how hurt he was by the outcome of The Bachelorette, I'm definitely rooting for him and his adorable three-year-old son Ty!

Do you think they're telling the truth about the engagement, or is this just for publicity? Find out for yourself when the new season of The Bachelor premieres Jan. 5 on ABC!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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Bridal Fashion: Avoid a "Gossip Girl" See-Through Dress Drama

Vanessa_gossip_girl_ball There's fashion faux pas and then there’s fashion road kill, and in the case of Gossip Girl's Vanessa Abrams, she was all of the above when she "mistakenly" (naughty, naughty, Lil' J!) wore a see-through white dress to the Snowflake Ball. She certainly had her moment in the spotlight – as did her bra and panties. Don't be embarrassed if your wedding dress is as sheer as Vanessa's, but, in case you’re worried, here are a few sexy bridal lingerie ideas to help you avoid having a major wardrobe malfunction.

To Wear with a Strapless Dress: Hide your goodies  and look super-skinny with the help of Sassybax Women’s Strapless Torso Trim (Bloomingdales, $75). This seam-free nude-colored strapless camisole bra is supposed to smooth and slim while hiding bulges.

To Wear with a Halter Dress:Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy 100-Ways Bra ($53)  is truly a bride’s best friend! It’s perfect for all dresses, but especially halter dresses or dresses with low backs. With its versatile style, this bra fits like a glove, so you definitely won’t have to worry about flashing any skin to your guests!

To Wear Under a Long Dress:  If you’re looking for all-over coverage HerRoom.com’s QT Intimates Backless and Strapless Adhesive Full Slip ($72) is the perfect option for the modest bride. The underwear cups support, while the slip hugs your body from your chest to your calves.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

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Rachael Ray Whips Up One Miracle Wedding for 33 Couples in Houston

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You may turn to Rachael Ray for great cooking tips and tricks, but this celebrity chef recently skipped the baking and warmed up her heart instead. She used her resources to help 33 couples from Harris County Texas plan a giant wedding earlier this month.

After popular Houston wedding venue Bella Terraza and the Tuscany unexpectedly closed these couples were left without a place to host their weddings. Some couples had put as much as a $20,000 deposit on the venue when the parent company Titus Inc. filed bankruptcy in early October.

Ray, along with generous contributions from local businesses including the Houston Astros, David's Bridal, Kay's Jewelers and Men's Wearhouse planned the wedding of the year at Minute Maid Park in Houston including wedding gowns and tuxedos, cake, flowers, decorations, professional photography, and a live musical performance from Luther Vandross. Ray also personally created a menu for the reception and each couple received a custom-made cake.

Gretta Monahan, the Rachael Ray show's fashion and style guru, worked with lifestyle contributor Colby Donaldson, to help the brides and grooms choose their wedding attire. Kristan Cunningham, the show's DIY expert, transformed Minute Maid Park into a magical venue for the wedding and reception. Family and friends sat at tables decorated with white roses and lilies and danced on a makeshift dance floor in the outfield.

“I had a pretty great wedding,” Ray told the Houston Chronicle. “But that wedding (in Houston) was the best one I’ve ever been to. It was really overwhelming. It was kind of beyond words.”

Vandross' Here and Now played from the speakers as brides and grooms walked down the aisle and had their names individually announced. With 500 friends and family members watching, the couples simultaneously recited vows and placed rings on each others' fingers.

"If there is a fairy godmother, it is Rachael Ray," said groom Victor Cabungcal. "This is an absolute miracle."

For more photos and show infor, check out rachelrayshow.com

photo: courtesy of Rachel Ray Show

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Survivor: China Couple Wins Dream Wedding Worth $80,000

Survivorchinacouple Survivor China contestants Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman lost out on the big win while on the show, but they fell in love because of it and now victory is theirs this time around. The happy couple has won an $80,000 wedding courtesy of the Charleston Area Convention Visitor’s Bureau in South Carolina, reports People.com.

The pair grew up only 25 miles apart in South Carolina so having their dream wedding close to home will be an added treat. Guests can mark their calendars for April 4, 2009, when the couple plan to wed. Over 200 of their friends and family are expected to attend, including some of your favorite survivor castmates.

"The cast is on the guest list because they were there every step of the way," Dugan tells the magazine. "[Winner] Todd Herzog has already called us. He's stoked and he's coming. Peih-Gee [Law], Sherea [Lloyd] and Frosti [Zernow], they've already booked flights. I think we're going to have Leslie [Nease] read at the ceremony."

In other bridal news: We recently saw Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony renew their wedding vows in Las Vegas and now Soleil Moon Frye, the actress who played Punky Brewster, and her husband of 10 years Jason Goldberg renewed their vows. The couple settled on an intimate ceremony in their Hollywood Hills home with their two daughters Poet and Jagger.

“Besides the days my children were born, and my first wedding, it was the best night of my life," Soleil told PEOPLE.

Soleil wore a gown from Les Habitudes and chose a “home-cooked feast” including brisket and pasta along with a white cake with chocolate filling.

Celeb friends including Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane were on hand to celebrate.

As wedding favors, the eco-friendly couple gave each guest a tree to plant.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Could There Be Wedding Bells in Store for Meredith and Derek on Grey's Anatomy?

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Attention Grey’s Anatomy fans: The day may finally arrive when Meredith Grey doesn’t run away and Derek Shepherd doesn’t fall in love with a nurse. The ever-complicated TV couple may walk down the aisle this season; well at least Patrick Dempsey seems to think so.

Here’s what we know: When asked about the possible marriage between Ellen Pompeo’s character, Meredith Grey, and his character, Dr. Derek Shepherd, Dempsey was hopeful: “There may be. I think so. I don't think it will be a typical marriage. Rumor has it something might be happening. I think they have to. It's time for them to get together."

This season we’ve watched Mer-Der move in together and work on their biggest problem: communication. The Grey’s creator seems to be pulling for a wedding this season too and sat down with Ellen and Patrick to discuss how the marriage between the two characters could work.

"My goal is to get Meredith and Derek together for good, and let them try to figure out what it is to be in a relationship in the future," Shonda Rhimes told EW.com.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

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Project Runway Goes Bridal Pt. 1: Fierce Sew-Off Last Night!

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If you’re getting married, you should have been watching Project Runway on Bravo last night. On part one of Project Runway’s season finale, host Heidi Klum challenged the four remaining contestants to design bridesmaid dresses that complimented their newly created wedding gowns for the final challenge. As Leanne, Korto, Jerell and Kenley quickly noticed, designing bridal wear is no easy task!

Even though the four struggled to finish their looks on time, when it was time for the runway show, they all showed off some pretty fabulous pieces. I absolutely adore Leanne’s wave-inspired dress and Kenley’s flirty short gown (shown above)! I wouldn’t be surprised if those two start getting calls from newly engaged stars hoping to secure exclusive gowns for their bridal party.

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Jerell, the final male in the competition. The judges (Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia) didn’t love the loose bodice, overall draping, or colors. Check out the season finale next Wednesday at 9 p.m. to see Leanne, Korto and Kenley show at New York’s Fashion Week in Bryant Park! I hope you’re as excited as I am to see their final collections on the runway!

Are you siding with the judges, or would you love to get your hands on one of these looks for your girls? Tell us what you think!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

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"Entourage" Star Turns Wedding Crasher

Adrian_grenier We usually only report on celebrity weddings – not weddings that celebrities attend, but in this case, we’ll make an exception. It could have been a scene from his hit series come to life: Entourage star Adrian Grenier was minding his own business after a day at the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Marina del Rey recently when he accidentally stumbled into a wedding he wasn't invited to.

"No one seemed to mind," reports the New York Daily News. "In fact, the guests were so excited, the ceremony was stopped for some quick snapshots."

What have we learned from wedding news nugget? Obviously no Southern California wedding is truly complete without its own star cameo.

Friday, August 22, 2008

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What TV Weddings Have Taught Us

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Don't let your future mother-in-law get involved with your hair and makeup. Grey's Anatomy's Cristina Yang had an unfortunate run-in with her FMIL and showed up to her wedding sans eyebrows.







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