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Sam Jaeger is living proof that just because an actor has played opposite such ladykillers as Bradley Cooper—in American Sniper—and Benicio Del Toro—in Traffic—he can still wind up being the kind of guy you take home to mother. “We’ve been together for 16 years,” the star of NBC’s Parenthood tells Milling About host Robin Milling of college sweetheart Amber Jaeger. “We spent the first eight years trying to figure out what it means to be in love with your best friend. And one of the things my own parents did right was to stay married. Still, it took a long time for me to be able to propose. It took an equally long time for my wife to be ready to accept. Looking back now, the marriage has changed. I think you go through highs and lows. And now having kids changes the dynamic of everything you do on a daily basis. It never occurred to me before I had kids that everything I did was entirely self-involved.”
“White weddings weren’t always the norm in Western culture,” I Do Radio host Angela Chester explains in her series on connubial couture. “One of the first women to walk down the aisle in white was Mary Queen of Scots, when she married Francois II of France in 1558. Considered inauspicious, white was at that time the official color of mourning in France. It didn’t become popular until 1840, after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe. Victoria wore a white gown as a way to incorporate some lace from her own closet that she loved.”
What’s a bridesmaid to do to look fabulous without upstaging the bride or breaking her own bank? That conundrum prompted Saukok Chu Tiampo to found 57 Grand Bridalwear. “In 2007, I had a destination wedding in Anguila, where I invited my eight bridesmaids to join us for the weekend,” she tells Wedding Planning Radio host Jeannie Uyanik. “I wanted to defray the cost of the dresses, so I gifted them to my maids. But while shopping for eight dresses, I didn’t see anything I liked. That’s when I realized there was an opportunity to fill a need in the market in terms of style and price point.”
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something… green? Rhyme or no rhyme, that’s the sentiment more and more brides a marrying by these days. And no one knows it better than Adele Wechsler of Eco-Culture wedding gowns. “One of the ways of going green when picking a wedding dress is to look for a sustainable fabric. You want to find natural fabrics, not manmade. So look for silk,” the designer tells Green & Gorgeous host Renee Ross. “But not just any silk. It should be eco-silk, which is made without killing the silk worms. Another good alternative is gowns made from hemp.”
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Opposition Leader (and chief critic of GOP darling Vladimir Putin), Boris Nemtsov, brutally gunned down in broad daylight in front of Kremlin building.
Cultural Icon & beloved actor Leonard Nimoy passes away. Westboro Baptists plans to protest his funeral
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Former Sheriff and anti-Obama Care lunatic now begging for $ to pay medical bills. KARMA!
Tom Swhweich (pronounced Schwike) was State Auditor for Missouri and was going to rum for Governor. Did he commit suicide or is there more to this than meets the eye?
Founding Fathers: "We Are Not A Christian Nation". How many times does this need to be pointed out?
North Carolina legalizes call girls for politicians. Ethics Commission says sex between politicians and lobbyists is legal. Hmmm?
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Patricia Davis of Organically Yours Bridal delves into the essence of a successful wedding dress. “When we custom sew a wedding gown, we’re sewing that gown not based on fashion or trends. We’re sewing it based upon satisfying that bride, the designer tells Your True Colors host Carolyn Bendall. “Every bride should be able to select a gown based on what she wants. But because there are so many things every bride wants in a gown, the chances of matching every single detail with a mass-produced dress are very slim.”
Naomi “The Cake Aussie” Levine has made name for herself as a master baker whose creations have been the toast of many a Midwest wedding since 2004. So we were curious to learn what confectionary delight she served at her own nuptials. “It had to be over the top. And it wasn’t just one, it was two cakes: One for me and one for John,” the TipsyCake founder tells The Wedding 101 Show host David Rothstein of her hubby. “We love to create cakes that are a true reflection of the groom’s personality and passion. And John has been a vinyl DJ forever, and he loves Pabsy Blue Ribbon beer. So I decided to do a six-pack of Pabst as the base of the cake. And on the top we put vinyl records and a figurine of John spinning records. We also added a figurine of me and our five-year-old son.”
There’s a reason uber-producer Mark Burnett picked Diann Valentine to host his Wedding Day reality series: She’s got a passion for making brides and grooms happy. “We travel around the country and find deserving couples who, for one reason or another face circumstances that prevent them from having the wedding of their dreams,” the celebrity events planner tells Buzzworthy Radio host NaVell Lee. “So we show up and in four days, we supersize it and make it bigger and better than anything they could have ever imagined. And we make the whole process simple for them.”
Now or forever? That’s the choice brides must make when it comes to cosmetics, says stylist Chris Lanston, whose clients that include Tyra Banks and Alan Thicke. “Most brides want their makeup simple but glowy. So I use products with a lot of mica in them. But I also tell my brides to figure out if they want to look beautiful and stunning during the ceremony, or in their photos. Because the latter requires a little heavier makeup. If you paint your face normally, you look fantastic in person. But the makeup may not show up in your pictures.”
How far out should couples order their wedding cake? “That all depends on the difficulty of the design, Mary Winslow of Sinful Wedding Confections tells The Wedding 101 Show host David Rothstein. “The season you want to get married in is also a key factor. So a general range for the height of a wedding season—between Memorial Day and Labor Day—would be five to six months. But if you’re getting married in February, you could easily book your baker in January, because that’s such a slow season.”
There’s no doubt the world’s getting smaller. And in that process, interfaith marriages are becoming more common. But how to navigate the tricky territory that comes with this trend? “The single most popular piece of content on our site is the Guide to Wedding Ceremonies for Interfaith Couples,” Ed Case, CEO of Interfaith Family, tells Wedding Planning Radio host Jeannie Uyanik. “That explains a lot about Jewish wedding traditions and how to incorporate other traditions into a Jewish ceremony. And our highest traffic month is December, because couples have to figure out what to do about Christmas and Hannuka. The best advice I can give to the families of interfaith couples who are coming together for the first time is to be accepting of the bride and groom’s choices. Just go forward on that basis.”
I Do Radio host Angela Chester digs into the issue of wedding-gown preservation with Kyle Matthews of Janet Davis Cleaners: Should a bride try to use a steamer herself, the kind you can buy at a local retail store, or should she have it professionally done? “First of all, look on the label inside the dress. Because some dresses can’t be steamed or they fall apart,” Kyle advises. “But if you want to try steaming, do it in an area where no one is going to see it. If you don’t like what you’re seeing, just stop, bring it to us and we’ll take care of it.”
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