Wednesday, June 29, 2016

30 Patriotic 4th of July Decorating Ideas

From Good Housekeeping here are some great 4th of July Decorating Ideas for your special event this weekend. Whetehr wedding or just a small hang out with a few friends these ideas will be dynamite for the 4th, 2016.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The First No. 1 Hit To Feature A Sitar-The Genius Melody Of Brian Jones 1966

"Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones was No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today.
In the mid-60s, bands like the Stones and the Beatles were looking to expand their musical horizons with new instruments.

For this song Brian Jones learned to play the sitar, an instrument with about 20 strings that is heard primarily in Indian classical music. This is the first song featuring a sitar to top the U.S. pop chart.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Silly Love Songs? No. Fantastic Wedding Love Songs From Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942 so today he is celebrating his 74th birthday. McCartney, also known as Macca among his fans, might still be best known for his work with The Beatles, but it’s not like he hasn’t kept busy in the past 46 years since the Fab Four broke up. He has become one of the most prolific songwriters of our time and is officially considered the most successful songwriter of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.

McCartney is one of the best pop songwriters and performers of his generation. He might not be your favorite Beatle, but fans of his work know that there’s usually at least one gem on every one of his albums. To help you sort out the good from the bad, I’ve picked the best ones you need to listen to on his birthday, along with some personal favorites you might have missed.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Romance - Edgar Allan Poe

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Romance, who loves to nod and sing,
With drowsy head and folded wing,
Among the green leaves as they shake
Far down within some shadowy lake,
To me a painted paroquet
Hath been- a most familiar bird-
Taught me my alphabet to say-
To lisp my very earliest word
While in the wild wood I did lie,
A child- with a most knowing eye.

Of late, eternal Condor years
So shake the very Heaven on high
With tumult as they thunder by,
I have no time for idle cares
Through gazing on the unquiet sky.
And when an hour with calmer wings
Its down upon my spirit flings-
That little time with lyre and rhyme
To while away- forbidden things!
My heart would feel to be a crime
Unless it trembled with the strings.

Artist Increasingly Hired To Paint Live Scenes At Wedding Receptions

By The Columbus Dispatch  • 
The work of Keith “Von” Hasenbalg offered a pleasant distraction for guests in the buffet line at a recent wedding reception.

And they were essentially watching paint dry.

From behind his easel, the “live event artist” captured a single scene — the cake cutting — in acrylic hues.

“Originally, I thought, ‘Why would people want to watch this?’ ” said Hasenbalg, a Northwest Side resident.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Baker, Montana Firefighters Wedding Reception Is Wedding Crashed When First Responders Alert Ring After EF-3 Tornado Hits

 Becca and Hugo Bumgardner, both of them Baker firefighters, had rather a big day on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Becca Bumgardner)

Posted: Jun 15, 2016 7:58 AM CST Updated: Jun 15, 2016 8:03 AM CST

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Hugo and Becca Bumgardner were wed Saturday evening in Marmarth, N.D., 15 miles east of their home in Baker.

Like nine or 10 people on hand for the wedding, Hugo and Becca are members of the Baker Rural Fire Department. At the reception afterward, right after dinner, numerous pagers started going off, alerting them to one of the biggest disasters in the history of Baker.

“We had just finished eating,” Becca said, “and thank goodness we got through the meal, because we were up pretty much all through the night.”

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

6 Flag Day Wedding Celebration Ideas


For the Flag is a celebration of liberty in love for country, love for the freedom to love, the love of preserving marriage, the love for self-protection, the love for standing on principle and the love for faith.

Today, Flag Day here in America, remember

Just remember the moments of your love bannered by the cost and courage of our founding fathers.

In relation to wedding. it is a perfect match. Here are some ideas to celebrate Flag Day for your wedding. Perhaps today you are already getting married and I say CONGRATULATIONS! For others, here are my suggestions:

Number 1. The wedding and the love for country could easily be as simple as a donation at the ceremony or afterwards to your favorite U.S. historical foundation or museum. Or it can incorporate the colors of red, white and blue in your wedding.

Number 2. The wedding and the love for the freedom to love speaks of independence. This independence can be chronicled with the couples favorite literature or perhaps a patriotic song lyric. Each of you chose one another. Independent minded yet in union with purpose formed.      

Number 3. The wedding and the preservation of union is your wedding. Our founding fathers brought in union the love of liberty with their declaration of life, love and pursuit of happiness. Your wedding should celebrate that. You are now one mind, one love, one heart, one faith. Bring together different elements to your wedding that when joined together creates a brand new element. From flowers to table cloths and drapery to foods and drinks. Their, your union is symbolized. 

Number 4. The wedding and the love for self-protection gives both of you the covenant to always be there for one another through all of life's struggles and joys. Protecting one another in marriage is related to the protection our flag symbolizes. Express it with your wedding bands, or even a wedding portrait or perhaps a his and her monogram set of self defense items. Anything that reminds you of protection is great 


Number 5. The wedding and the love for standing on principle is synonymous with the Pledge of Allegiance to one another or the wedding vow. Make your vow a vow of rock solid principle, for instance, like "our marriage, under God, indivisible, her liberty and the love of each others justice in all." Just a suggestion, but you know what I mean. Make your principle a special one for the two of you.

Number 6. The wedding and the love for faith is the Wedding. Yes, believe it or not, your wedding is a love of faith in each other. It is the public proclamation of your faith in each other, before God, that is remembered on Flag Day and should be remembered as your faith toward one another. Our faith for our Republic is the same as your faith for her, and her faith for you. Its unshakeable. Its lacking nothing. Its forever.

Your wedding will be forever.
As we remember our Flag Day here in America, keep to heart how your wedding will  be remembered.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Couple Wins First Burke Baker Planetarium Wedding Contest

Katie Sherborne is an attorney by day and a self-proclaimed nerd.

"I was always a nerd, growing up, today," said Sherborne.

At night you can often find her dressed up, and we're not talking about a cocktail dress.

"I love sci-fi and outer space," said Sherborne.

So when the new Burke Baker Planetarium at the Museum of Natural Science announced a contest for the first wedding under the stars, she entered her story. Katie said "the stars" have always been a part of her world since her father was a pioneer in the NASA Space Program.

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Utah Woman Becomes Finalist In Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest 2nd Year In A Row

By Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor   |  Posted Jun 9th, 2016 @ 9:11am

WOODLAND HILLS — Toilet paper is one of life’s necessities, but it serves another purpose for one Utah woman. She uses it to make beautiful wedding dresses.


Judy Henry, a 68-year-old grandmother from Woodland Hills, is a top 10 finalist out of 1,500 entrants nationwide for the annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Presented By Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin Toilet Paper.


Henry said she has been sewing since she was old enough to tether a sewing machine. She has also been using toilet paper, including tearing out pages of old Sears or Penneys catalogs to use as toilet paper in an outhouse in her backyard farm in southern Utah, for many years as well. So, when the link for the contest popped up on her computer last summer, she said she just couldn’t get the idea out of her head.


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To Have And To Hold: Businesses Prep For Summer Wedding Season


TWIN FALLS • Vampire romance, country chic or a Hawaiian beach.

While Pinterest and other social media have driven the rustic and shabby-chic themes for the area’s top wedding trends, business owners say, couples are finding ways to make their big day truly their own.

“They’re choosing things that reflect their own personalities,” said Tacie Wright, owner and photographer at T Wright Photography.

Bride-to-be Jayleen Ichokowan is originally from Hawaii and wanted to incorporate her origins into her rustic theme. She plans an evening wedding at the Risk Barn in Jerome, with beach and country related décor, much of which is rented.

“That way, you don’t have to deal with it later,” Ichokowan said.

She’ll be making wine bottle torches herself — an idea she discovered on Pinterest. Some business owners say Pinterest and wedding-themed television shows have surpassed the traditional wedding magazine in popularity for brides seeking ideas.

Catrina Gurule of Heyburn found her inspiration from another source: the “Twilight” films based on Stephanie Meyer’s vampire romance book series. The flowers, cake, décor and the date itself — Aug. 13 — were chosen to mirror the wedding of main characters Bella and Edward.




Read more from Southern Idaho Business News section at Magic Valley.com 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Wedding Style Solved! The Cutest Customizable Bridal Pajamas

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It all started, Molly Goddard explained over coffee earlier this month, when she was looking for a way to stop getting in trouble. The petite, upbeat blonde had been filching her beau’s shirts to wear to bed—and breakfast, and out to brunch, and beyond—and he was starting to feel the strain on his wardrobe. He bought her silk pajamas to wear instead, and they were exquisite—but maybe too much so. They felt too precious to actually, you know, wear. Enter Desmond & Dempsey, the duo’s joint passion project and the company soon to be known for filling the hole in your wardrobe that you never knew existed: incredibly cute cotton pajamas in covetable prints inspired by Florentine marbling techniques and more classic fare, like pineapples and palm leaves, all of which you can tumble dry and wear without worry. The pants are intended to be worn slouchy, for boyish allure (or hoisted up to the natural waist after overindulging on waffles); the shirts are cut to work as well with your favorite jeans as they do when tumbled into bed. (And like any good relationship, they improve with time.)

Read it here at Vogue

Saturday, June 4, 2016

50 Brilliant Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding




Want to have the wedding of your dreams without going into major debt? With proper planning, it’s totally possible. Yes, we know many of you have been planning this event in your head for years. Okay, maybe since childhood. But there are ways to get what you want without letting the budget get way out of hand. (Booze is great, but three signature cocktails isn’t really necessary.) Here’s what to do: Prioritise your needs versus wants, make a plan — and stick to it. At the end of the day, what matters most is that you’re happy and relaxed, not thinking about bills. These 50 helpful money-saving wedding tips will help you stretch your big-day budget.

MSN has done an outstanding job on this article and you can read more here.

Friday, June 3, 2016

A Shakespearean Wedding Or Honeymoon? Why Not! From House Tours to Sing-Along Performances: 14 Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

Forbidden Love: A Secret Relationship, Until Mom and Dad Needed to Know

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Consumer Reports: How To Save On Weddings

Weddings are expensive. So Consumer Reports asked experts – planners, bridal industry insiders and newlyweds – for their best strategies on how to keep a lid on costs.

• Rent a gown. Designer gowns, used and new, are available for a fraction of their original price.
• Buy a used gown or designer sample. Local thrift stores, including Goodwill, are sources.

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