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Friday, July 23, 2010

Chattanooga Bridal Show

The Chattanooga Bridal show is your opportunity to plan your wedding in one day! Meet the area’s finest wedding professionals face-to-face and find the ones who share your vision for your special day! Many vendors will offer samples, coupons, and budget-saving discounts. Every registered bride will receive a copy of Chattanooga Premier Bride Magazine free! The brand-new, full-size East Tennessee Pink Book will be available for purchase!

Tickets are $10.00 at the door or $8.00 online. Click on the coupon link to register for your $2.00 off door admission coupon. This coupon is valid for admission at the door only.

Your ticket price also includes a year’s subscription to Brides Magazine for each registered bride-to-be.
Be present at our final fashion show of the day for your chance to win cash prizes!

Purchase your tickets online to receive the special online only price! Or click on the Coupon above to get a Coupon for our show emailed directly to you.

Chattanooga Premier Bridal Show
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 12 pm - 4 pm
Chattanooga Convention Center
One Carter Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37402


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why Wedding Favors?

The history of wedding favors is a long and amazing one. After all, everyone knows what a wedding favor is. If you have ever been a guest at a wedding, you more than likely left with some kind of wedding gift or keepsake. This is known as a favor.

Back in the day (which in this case means many centuries ago), in places like Italy and France, people who were having a wedding would send their guests home with a small gift that was (in that day) called a Bonbonniere. However,it's very important to note that at that time these where not just given out at weddings. They were given out at almost any kind of celebration that you invited people to, like a birthday party. Now, what a Bonbonniere really was, was a favor box that was made out of something like crystal or some kind of stone, and inside you would find great things that were usually made out of sugar. It's very easy to see how wedding favor ideas were derived from these gift wrapped boxes.

So why was the Bonbonniere given out in the first place? Well, things like weddings (back in the day) were considered lucky. The thought was that if the bride and groom would pass out gifts to the guests, it would somehow include them in the luck as well. Back then, the most common type of wedding favors that were given out were actually five pieces of sugar coated almonds. These almonds were supposed to show luck for wealth, happiness, fertility, health, and a long life.
At many weddings this tradition is kept alive as being one of the best wedding favor ideas.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Green bride exquisite and eco friendly!

Deborah Lindquist is a designer of beautiful eco friendly wedding gowns.
After showing one wedding dress during a fashion show a few seasons back Deborah received such an overwhelmingly positive response, she decide to start a “green” wedding collection. The collection is bursting with couture inspired gowns, chic column skirts, bustier tops and cashmere shrugs & sweaters. The simple yet intricate construction of the Vintage Lace Bustier and matching skirt are perfect for any type of wedding, from beachside nuptials to traditional church ceremonies. For the bride-to-be looking to make an unforgettable impression, the Organic Linen Dress embellished with billowing rosettes is sure to make a statement sauntering down the aisle.
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Green Weddings: Are Your Rings Earth-Friendly and Conflict-Free?

As if buying a diamond wasn't tough enough on your wallet -- there's also your conscience to consider. Though outcry about "blood diamonds" (ones whose trade yields profits for warfare in unsettled regions) and environmentally poor mining practices has led many jewelers to adopt higher standards, it's still smart to do some homework.

Other Alternatives:
Consider wood. Yes, wood! This is for the true green heart. If you still want your piece to sparkle, artist Gustav Reyes' designs include braided silver and eco-friendly diamonds set in a wooden base.

All the material used to make these rings had a previous noble life before their transformation to a new life of beauty. Every ring is handcrafted to bring out the warmth and honesty of the wood. The artist endeavors to maintain the original spirit of any wood that offers itself to evolve into something new such as a wedding ring, anniversary ring or just simply a celebration of nature ring.
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