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Friday, September 26, 2008

Bag Borrow or Steal

Okay. I have a confessions to make. On May 30, 2008 while many of you were standing in long lines anxiously waiting to get inside the movie theater to see Sex and the City, I was scratching my head wondering what all the fuss was about. I usually choose to wait until a movie comes out on DVD to see it. Watching a movie with my feet kicked up on my ottoman, eating popcorn and M&Ms from the comfort of my own home is the best.

In honor of Sex and the City's release on DVD this week, I decided to write about Bag Borrow or Steal. Many of you know that Sarah Jessica Parker's character was impressed by her new assistant's sense of style and was curious how she could afford all of her designer accessories. That's when Jennifer Hudson's character explained how she rented them!

It is no secret that men have been renting their tuxedos and accessories for their wedding day attire for years. So what do you think about women renting for their wedding day accessories?

Take a look at these Tiffany & Co. 8.2 carat diamond earrings. Do you think that you could afford these for your wedding day? What if I told you that you could rent them for a week for $213? Could you afford them now? Just a little something to think about.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Congratulations Jasmine and Terdell!

Jasmine and Terdell were wed mid September at the spacious Foundry at Puritan Mill. The couple were married in the center of the room surrounded by loved ones on all sides. White sheer drapes, hung beautifully from the ceiling, hid the tables on either side of the room as guest burst into applause when the couple was announced husband and wife.

Guest enjoyed champagne and listened to a band during the cocktail reception in the lobby and outside. The bride and groom took several photos in front of the large windows and red brick walls of the facility.

The drapes were tied back to reveal the beautiful room set up. The seated guests were wowed by the couple's first dance which included a trio of ballet dancers surrounding them with love.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Rock The Reception

I am sure that everyone has seen a You Tube clip of a bride and groom surprising their wedding guests with a choreographed first dance. The routines range from cute to hilarious. But the reception guests are always shocked. Many of them have to pick up their dropped jaw from the floor. While other jump up from their seats to get a better look at the musical production.
With the popularity of this wedding trend over the last two years, TLC created the show Rock The Reception. Tabitha and Napolean D'umo best known for So You Think You Can Dance are the stars of the show. The two well known choreographers and dance instructors have been married to each other for ten years and work well together. On the show, the couple team up to teach the bride, groom and their wedding party a crash course dance routine that they must muster up the nerve to perform in front of their wedding guests.
A few months ago, I received an email asking if I had any couples interested in being on a TV show about entertaining first dances. I asked my most courageous bride if she had thought about doing a first dance that was a little different and she quickly shook her head no.
So what do you think? Do you think a couple's first dance as husband and wife should be a special moment spent gazing into each other's eyes? While today's newlyweds may not do the traditional waltz, they do spend time deciding what love song to do their dance to. Would you be brave enough to pick out a fast song and rock your reception?

Video by: Rock the Reception and YouTube