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This Just In: April/May 2013
What Inspires You?
Wedding Inspiration Boards can be found everywhere! They come in all sizes, shapes, colors and vary in inspiration. AND… they are fabulous! An inspiration board is a collage of images you put together that represent the colors/styles/themes/vibe you want your wedding to have.
You can refer to the inspiration board throughout the planning process to stay on track and make sure everything fits together perfectly. By using the ‘big picture’ mentality you will find the planning a lot easier and have a better visual than with a “TO DO” list.
You can plan your inspiration board on a website or print pictures from websites and tack them onto a bulletin board or cut photos from magazines and paste them on poster board. The best part about doing it online is that you can click and drag photos until you achieve the overall feeling you desire! Then, print the final version to keep with you when you are out and see something you love!
Be careful because inspiration boards make wedding planning so much fun you will be tempted to try out dozens of different ideas! Wait… that is a good thing even better!! Try out several different color palettes to see which one suits your taste. Try different themes to see which one is the most suited to your personality. The sky is the limit so, don’t hold back.
Wherever you can, whenever you can create at least one inspiration board! It will change the way you view wedding planning …. forever!
PrescottWeddings.com thanks Penny Frulla of Bridal Expo Chicago for this article.
2013 Wedding Trends Pretty in Any Color
This year wedding gowns are moving away from white as brides embrace stronger shades and bolder brights. The traditional white/ivory/cream wedding gown trend was made popular by Queen Victoria when she wore a white wedding gown in her marriage to Prince Albert. Before then, wedding dresses were all sorts of colors and material, often symbolizing one’s wealth and status.
Red, which is one of the popular shades this year, is the usual color for Asian brides as it represents vibrance and health. Blue yet another 2013 bridal trend was a European girl’s color for centuries as it represents purity and fidelity. This hue will certain check off the “something blue”! A bride can never go wrong looking “pretty in pink” and yellow or gold represents royal status in countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and China.
A store that sells New Husbands has opened.
The instructions at the entrance explain how the store operates:
You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increases as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a floor, or go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building.
So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor a sign reads:
Floor 1 These men have jobs.
She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 2 These men have jobs and love kids.
‘That’s nice,’ she thinks, ‘but I want more.’
So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 These men have jobs, love kids, and are extremely good looking.
‘Wow,’ she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 4 These men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous and help with housework.
‘Oh, mercy me!’ she exclaims, ‘I can hardly stand it!’
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 5 These men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with housework and have a strong romantic streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 6 You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the New Husband Store.
To avoid gender bias charges, the store’s owner has opened a New Wives store just across the street with the same rules.
The first floor has wives that love sex.
The second floor has wives that love sex and have money and like beer.
The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.
"I married beneath me - all women do.”
- Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor and first woman Member of Parliament of British House of Commons (1879 1964)
A Little Zen
"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.” - Victor Frankl
It's here! Hazel Bowman's (publisher of PrescottWeddings.com) book, "Leah the Wise Woman and the Three Wise Men", is finished!!
As beautiful as the popular recounting of the events may be, the story of Christmas has evolved into being primarily an all-male event. There's the innkeeper, the shepherd boy, the drummer boy, not one, not two but three wise men, Joseph, and even the baby boy Jesusbut the only woman in the entire tale is Mary.
Until now. Leah, a strong, loving and independent woman, unknowingly is the answer to Joseph's prayers when Mary goes into labor. You'll also meet Seer, one of the three wise men and his tormentor Herod the camel, along with a cast of characters that makes "Leah the Wise Woman and the Three Wise Men" so believable.
States Hazel, "It is with great joy that I present 'Leah the Wise Woman and the Three Wise Men', a slightly differentbut perhaps more believableversion of what could have really occurred."
Now available for purchase, it's only $9.95 (plus $4.95 shipping and handling)the perfect and affordable gift for the holidays for your friends, colleagues, and family.
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