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A Summer Wedding


THE sunshine had come out to ensure the wedding of footballer Benji and his wife-to-be Sabine had the perfect backdrop.

How to Enhance and Enrich Your Marriage


Any marriage counselor will tell you that one of the most common problems observed when couples come for help is poor communication skills. People get into trouble in their marriages because they have not developed their ability to listen and communicate.

Planning Your Wedding - How To Get Organized


You have purchased the latest bridal magazines from your local grocery store and there are pages and pages of photos of beautiful wedding gowns, rings and articles on weddings. Some give you a brief idea of what you need to do to plan your wedding, but you?re still not sure how to begin the process.

How to Choose a Pearl Necklace for Your Wedding Day


Here are some tips:
There are four types of pearls:Akoya pearls, Tahitian pearls, SouthSea pearls, and freshwater pearls. Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea pearls grow in oceans. They are more valuable than freshwater pearls for their rarity and high luster. Akoya pearls are the most popular. These pearls are valued for their rich color, mirror-like finish,and appealing roundness.

Thoughts from Deik and Kims Wedding, for You and Your Marriage


Deik and Kim, remember that marriage is a COVENANT relationship. It is not merely a contract of convenience, nor a promise to live together as long as each still feels good about the other. It is a COVENANT to love and care for each other until parted by death, or until the coming of our Lord.

Business Partners & Marital Partners Will The Marriage Survive - Part II


In the last article, we concluded by saying that keeping your business and personal relationships separate is very important to the survival of both your business and your marriage. In this article we will talk about how to achieve this goal.

Business Partners & Marital Partners Will The Marriage Survive - Part I


With today's economy, and the layoffs occurring as a result of these economic conditions, more and more people are opting to start their own business. Due to the low start up costs, the prevalence of home-based businesses is on the rise, many of these started by husband and wife teams.

The Reality of Arranged Marriages


Arranged marriages have been a topic of interest for centuries. Authors across the ages have explored this theme at length, and it still surfaces in literary works today. What's the appeal? Is it the fascination with the lack of lust and desire we cultivate in North American society? We strive on the element of danger, of the forbidden, while an arranged marriage is usually a safe way to ensure a family's approval of a union.

A Tale of Two Weddings


In the next six months, my son, daughter, andgrandson are all getting married. Our family isspread across Ontario and the United States, so I'm thankful to be living in the computergeneration. Wedding plans without theadvantage of the Internet and email wouldbe a long, difficult process.

To get my point across, let's visit the homesof Miss Modern and Miss Pre-Computer asthey prepare for their special days:

Miss Modern has an idea of the venue shewould like for her wedding and spends anevening researching on the Internet. Shelooks at pictures of different halls, alongwith prices, menus, and featuresincluded. After deciding on threepossibilities, she emails to ask if they would be available on the wedding date.One hall is booked, so Miss M. and herfiance will go to see both halls and makea final decision. Communication and menu changes are done by email.

Miss M. designs a database for her guestlist. Additions and changes are easily made.Invitations are created using specialwedding software and elegant blank cards.Easy, attractive and inexpensive.

Again using the database and a signaturefont, Miss M. creates mailing labels (usingtransparent labels) for 200 people in lessthan an hour. To create personalized reply cards, she uses mail merge and the computerinserts names on each card.

A relative in another country would likephotos of the couple for a special weddinggift. Using a digital camera, the photosare taken and emailed in plenty of timefor the gift to be made.

There are constant questions from theguests about accommodation nearby, whatis everyone wearing, what do the young couple need? Emails answer many of the questions and guests are given a website for the bridal registry. Items still needed are listed here, can be purchased without leaving home and will be delivered to thereception. This is a big help to peoplecoming from a distance.

Miss Modern relaxes while she and herfuture husband look at honeymoon spots- on the Internet of course!

Miss Pre- Computer, on the other hand,has had a headache for days. Too manythings to do and not enough time.After weekends spent looking atvarious halls, she and her fiance can'ttake it any longer and book the nextone they visit.

The guest list has been typed out, butsome important people were missed andthere are duplicates on the list. MissPre-C is not a fast typist when she'sstressed, so has to re-do the 200 guestlist a number of times before it's right.

Her days are constantly interrupted byphone calls from guests with questionsabout the wedding. The long distancebill is growing every day.

A friend recommends a good printerfor invitations, but he is out of town,and another search begins. The invitations are beautiful, soMiss Pre-C begins addressing the200 envelopes. Never praised forher handwriting, the last of theenvelopes is barely readable. Shedecides to try again tomorrow.

Relatives need pictures of the couplefor a special gift. The photos aremailed and after frantic calls to thepost office, are finally delivered, toolate to use. More long distance calls so gifts aren't duplicated.

A frantic call from Gramma at the border.Customs officials are questioning her andare taking apart the gifts. Through her tears, Gramma explains that the 50 itemshad been individually wrapped. Miss Pre-C takes a deep breath andconsiders eloping. P.S. If you still need convincing, my sonmet his future bride on the Internet!

Building Up Your Marriage with Healthy Communication


Would you like to have a stronger, healthier, more enjoyable marriage? I am sure that you would. And yet we live in a culture where about half of all marriages will shatter and end in a divorce, leaving behind the wreckage of broken adults and broken children.

Building Your Marriage: Some Thoughts From St. Paul


These verses of Scripture from St. Paul are commonly used in Christian marriage ceremonies. They speak of the relationship between Christ and the Church in terms of the relationship between a husband and his wife. As beautiful as they are, they are also very misunderstood and misinterpreted. Look closely and see their wisdom for your marriage.

Seven Ways to Survive a Remodel (And Save Your Marriage) Tips from Pisa Design, Inc


Remodels are tough on everyone. The house is out of order, the refrigerator is out of pudding, and the family wiener dog is out of sorts as he searches for his food dish. To help eease the stress of a remodel, we suggest you follow the list of tips below.

Marriage and the Election


Dear Friends of Marriage,

Marriage Missing its Spark?


If the fires of passion in your marriage have been reduced nearly to embers, then you are not alone. One of the most common problems that can damage a marriage is the loss of spark?or spice, or whatever you like to call it. It?s really not so easy to get yourself or your partner ?in the mood? once you have become very familiar with each other. Of course, it?s wonderful to be familiar with your spouse because familiarity is the basis of intimacy. But intimacy is not the same as passion, is it? Routine is the culprit. If the proper countermeasures are not deployed against routine?s assault on your relationship, then it will drain all the passion right out of your marriage. Routine is a tenacious killer of passion?a suspect in the deaths of over 1 million steamy romances. I know routine comes in very handy for showers and oil changes, but it has no place in the bedroom.

How To Hire A DJ For Your Wedding


Hiring music entertainment can arguably be the most important booking made for your wedding. Guests remember whether or not they had fun at your wedding. What you pay for is what you get is a good rule of thumb. However, I would like to educate the consumer, future brides and grooms, of how to hire a DJ and things to consider. The following are 9 important factors to consider when hiring a disc jockey BEFORE you sign the contract.

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The New Yorker

On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring
The New Yorker
Peter and I lived together for close to twenty years, first as roommates, for three of our four years in college, and then, apart from a loopy, mistaken six-month move to Los Angeles, in New York City ever since. It was Peter's idea to get married. He ...



ABC News

What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret
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Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so regal it's the burial place of monarchs? Everyone at London Fashion Week — and elsewhere — is ...
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WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)

JJ Watt celebrates brother's wedding
WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)
After being named Walter Payton Man of the Year, JJ Watt took a break from football to be a groomsman in his brother, Derek Watt's wedding. THE NEWLYWEDS!!! Congratulations @DerekWatt34 and @gabby_justin22!!! pic.twitter.com/xOOAvn7AQP. — JJ Watt ...



The Blast

Beyoncé Claims Wedding Planner Tried to Sell 'Blue Ivy' for $10 Million
The Blast
Beyoncé says a woman who has gone to war to block her “Blue Ivy” trademark revealed her true colors by attempting to hash out a deal that would require the singer to purchase her wedding planning business for millions of dollars. According to documents ...

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Monroe News Star

BBB Tip of the Week: Take precautions when planning wedding
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Brides and grooms have reported having wedding crashers steal thousands of dollars' worth of cash, checks and gift cards. Assign a friend or family member to oversee securing gifts. Watch out for home burglars. Wedding announcements in newspapers and ...
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WNCN

Bride-to-be gets surprise response to wedding invite from Tom Hanks
WNCN
STAPLETON, Ala. (WKRG/WFLA) – A couple getting married in the Florida Panhandle decided to send a wedding invitation to actor Tom Hanks and he responded. Kristen Jerkins, who grew up in Stapleton, Alabama, is a huge fan of Hanks. She and her fiance ...



Moneyish

More brides, like Amy Schumer, are using their weddings to raise money for charity
Moneyish
Wedding guests, on average, spend about $127 on a gift for family members and $99 for friends, according to a survey by American Express. But instead of sifting through registries for the perfect blender or vase and paying the shipping fees attached ...
Amy Schumer Reveals Sister Kim Was 'Crying Like a Lil Baby' When She Saw Her in Wedding DressPEOPLE.com
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New Baltimore Voice Newspapers

Memphis Marine and his bride win dream wedding
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers
For the couple, it is an opportunity to have the wedding they could not before Connor Koveck deployed. The couple was married in a courthouse ceremony before his deployment to the Middle East, and the dream of a big ceremony when he returns was at the ...



Vanity Fair

Amy Schumer Shares Photos from Her “Secret Wedding”
Vanity Fair
Celebrities attended the wedding, as celebrities are wont to do when one of their legion is married. Those celebrities included Larry David, Judd Apatow, Jennifer Aniston, David Spade, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Schumer's close personal friend Jennifer ...
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