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f ollowing in the footsteps of Friends’ Monica and Sex and the City’s Miranda, come a horde of female DIY’ers taking matters into their own hands. The stage is set, the candles are lit, and your fella is adorably unassuming. It’s finally time to pop the question of all questions. Whether you choose to call on come-hither eyes, wham-bam shock value, or Obama-esque rhetoric, you’re about to enter a euphoric bubble for two – so boys, get off the bent knees and make way for some spicy girl empowerment. have a game plan
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a pas de deux for two at your wedding reception makes for the utmost display of good taste and tenderness. Performing a prepared dance selection for your guests is an inventive and intimate way of putting your signature stamp on post-ceremonial celebrations. Dance is one of body’s most natural expressions of joy - a timeless art form that has been infusing cultures through the ages. So don’t fret about trying to emulate the great Ginger Rogers – taking center stage with your sweetie is all about doing something fun and exciting together. Nothing beats being swept off your feet hand in hand, cheek to cheek.
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i t’s time women reclaimed their romantic turf and all small, good things. The whole notion may have taken a backseat to practicality in recent years, but the occasional video store perusal in favour of Netflix might revive the whimsy within. Think vinyl over i-pod, sit down dinner over protein shake, and hardcover novel over boob tube. Because weddings are concerned with savouring all that is unhurried and idyllic, hiring a live band is the perfect way to incorporate that same, sweet-toothed nostalgia. The Directors, a snappy, stellar Montreal band, reveal the common threads and affirming indicators of any good
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s ome girls were just made for earmuff season: rough and tumble gals sledding solo long after everyone else has traded in nose nips for electric blankets, snow bunnies at their peak of cuteness when all apple-cheeked, frosty-lashed and bundled tight, and sanguine belles in leggings and oversized sweaters contentedly curled by the fire with a paper-back novel and cup of peppermint tea. All that cuddly cosiness warrants a wedding-season title, but summer’s a tough one to dethrone, what with it having the sun on its side. Do your part to raise warm and fuzzy wedding awareness by throwing a bash during the off-season. And the
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e ven the most modern mademoiselle is sure to find that a few ceremonial touches of tradition will keep the grand-mums pleased as punch and fickle karma on her side. Don’t be bashful when it comes to batting those baby blues, slurping spoonfuls of blueberries, or crooning karaoke-style to Ella’s ‘Blue Moon’ – down in the land of the Delta blues, deep blue style forever rings true. Today's bride is not likely to go ar
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g arlands fall within the realm of twinkle lights, daisy chains and popcorn strings. All of the above do whimsy with the kind of refined, airy gusto typically reserved for monarch migrations and dances of the sugar plum fairy. In other words, no aesthete should let her summer wedding go unstrung. keep your garlands crossed
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e xperience will teach most brides that nitpicking and sweating small stuff just isn’t worth it. No matter how many minor, barely-there emergencies, the day’s going to breeze on by merrily. Still, despite the number of married friends and wedding ‘zines assuring you all fallbacks are clouded by an unmitigated glee, a bit of pre-planning jitter and negotiation cold-feet is bound to infiltrate. The only foolproof way to ensure lighthearted bridedom is to hire that magical worry-dumping ground we call the stoic and smart wedding planner. those in need of a pi
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o utdoor weddings bear some pains, most of them shadowed by sun in your hair/ ruddy on your cheeks. You might be woozy with gratitude for all the world has to offer – love, mosquitoes, the sweat on the back of your knee – but think of the guests. Their stupor won’t be so potent, plus less dopamine/ more alcohol based. They’re going to notice the breeze, the rain, the bugs. This is how you fix that.
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w e’ve shed crocodile tears to Kate and Leo’s tidal romance, probably more than once. Barring a cardiac arrest or a soul-sucking, we’re definitely going to remember Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr’s cruise ship affair. Now it’s time for you to take on the same level of high-flying, high seas romance (minus the bummer icebergs and heartbreak stuff.) Cruise ships are ideal venues for those energetic couples searching for an intimate location to stage their official union. If you think you can get on board with deep sea matrimony, read on for pros, cons and handy how-to’s.
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a helping of pancakes is indeed the best kind of pat on the back for pulling off a grand wedding to-do. To help ease yourself down from Cloud Nine, consider hosting a ‘morning after brunch.’ Surrounded by family and friends, feast on gooey layers of three-cheese frittata as you hark back on the decadence of the past day. The brunch doesn’t have to be a mountainously lavish affair, but rather an intimate nosh fest where everyone can choose to either wind down or wake up. Despite its Easy-Bake simplicity and quilt-cosy feel, there are a few things to consider when it comes to prep time.
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