The Perfect Wedding Reception
by Maria McBride-Mellinger
Once couples decide to say "I do" there are dozens and dozens of decisions to be made. It's hard to know where to begin and even more difficult to fit all the dozens of details together into one wonderful event. Thankfully Maria McBride-Mellinger, author of acclaimed bridal books, stylishly illustrates just how to create a dreamy reception that will be forever memorable.
The Perfect Wedding Reception features exquisite wedding celebrations designed by Maria McBride-Mellinger that capture the magic of each season in refreshing, contemporary style. The nuptial adventure begins in a formal spring garden but soon its off to a beach front for a fanciful summer wedding, to a revolutionary era stone barn for a rustic fall wedding and finally to a gracious country home for a candle lit winter wedding feast.
Glorious photos of each location, flowers, menu selections, table details, centerpieces, bouquets, invitations, wedding cakes and favors tell the story of each wedding with helpful tips and most importantly McBride-Mellinger's favorite resources from around the country that will actually help bring your wedding reception to life.
Whatever season you choose to marry Maria McBride-Mellinger offers delightful flourishes to tempt every couple as they plan the party of their lives and create memories meant to last a lifetime.
About the Author
Maria McBride-Mellinger is leading expert on weddings. She was fashion editor for Bride's magazine for five years. She is the author of The Wedding Dress (Random House 1993) and Bridal Flowers (Bulfinch Press 1992). She is contributing editor to Bride's and a frequent contributor to other national magazines.
| The Everything Wedding Organizer; Checklists, calendars, and worksheets for planning the perfect wedding|
It's A Piece Of Cake!
The Everything Wedding Organizer features everything a frazzled bride-or groom-needs to get organized. Complete with dozens of worksheets, checklists, pockets, and loads of helpful hints, this handy planner can help you develop a working strategy to create the wedding of your dreams.
Arranged chronologically, The Everything Wedding Organizer takes a step-by-step approach to the ceremony and celebration. Beginning with setting a date and creating a budget, every aspect of the wedding is covered, right to the last details, including the honeymoon. And it's small enough to carry around to appointments with florists, caterers, and other wedding professionals.
With its light and fun tone, this organizer is exactly the tool you need to plan-and achieve-the perfect wedding.
Jessica Simpson I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding|
I have been watching the Newlyweds on MTV, and have to confess I go more for the Nick type than the Jessica type, but oh well. I found their adventures in couple-hood to be quite interesting; not profound, but not cheesy, over-hyped, or too staged. When I saw that Jessica had put together a book of their wedding on one of the episodes, I thought it might be a nice thing to get, and then pass on to my niece, who is much more of the age to be the likely fan for Jessica.
I found this book to be very interesting and very sweet, just the sort of book a teenaged girl would find good for her own fantasy wedding to an attractive young man such as Nick. Of course, my niece is not likely to become a pop star (although one never knows!), but the idea of a wedding is already beginning to bloom in her.
The photography is good, and the subjects are interesting and visually appealing. There isn't too much text, and it is neither too complicated to understand nor is it too simplistic. Again, the kind of thing that would appeal to the target audience of young ladies, but also in a more limited way to a broader audience.
I wish the newlyweds well with their life together and their careers.
|In Style: Weddings|
How many times has the instant that a wedding turned magical taken you by surprise? Was it the disarmingly accurate rehearsal dinner toast or the brides knowing glance during the exchange of rings? Was it the vow that could only have been written by that particular man about this special woman or the significance of the song playing as they take the floor for their first dance as husband and wife? Whether staged with black tie formality in a candle-lit chateau or with bare feet under a summer oak tree, the perfect wedding is only perfect to the extent that its personal.
When youve decided to say yes, In Style Weddings is the one book youll need to create your unique expression of this timeless ritual. So that when the time comes to say I do, youll be in the momentand loving it. Heres a world of inspiring options shown in exquisite detailinvitations, dresses, flowers, music, cakesand tips from todays top wedding planners on how to make it all come together in a way thats personal, meaningful, and just right. In Style Weddings takes you inside the entire planning process, from choosing the right ring for you to honeymoon ideas that add the perfect blushfrom high adventure to serious serenity.
Stylish concepts, tips, and tricks come from top experts, the caterers, planners, florists, and dress designers behind the most memorable celebrity weddings of the past decade, from Mira Sorvinos hilltop ceremony in Italy to Matt LeBlancs beachfront wedding in Hawaii. Clear, succinct advice allows you to pick and choose whats useful to you. With its expertly curated photography, In Style Weddings takes cues from the world of deluxe fine art volumes. Big, luxurious photos, many shot documentary style at A-list weddings by leading photojournalists, play up the beauty of settings, costume, and lightingconveying beautiful portraits of the joy, romance, and ritual unique to weddings.
Want an extraordinary ring? Kevin Costner proposed with a vintage ring from Neil Laneand you can have a style just as stunning. Are you a traditional girl at heart? Well tell you which flowers are perfect for your classic ceremony. What about the party favors? Consider a breakfast bag (and maybe some aspirin) for your guests to wake up to the next day. Add polish to your wedding plans with what amounts to free consults from the ultimate team of pros. Each chapter is divided into two sections: Looks We Love and Access Your Style.
In Looks We Love, In Style Weddings shows brides all of the options availablewhether its a Vera Wang gown or a vintage flapper frock. Access Your Style explains how to make the look all your own: where to find it and how to make it authentic for you and your groom. Throughout each chapter, In Style Weddings includes details from celebrity nuptials: How Kate Beckinsale fell in love with her strapless Vera Wang gown, the flowers that Debra Messing carried, and the cake that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas picked for their wedding. In Style Weddings makes the perfect gift and is the essential book for every bride.
|Great Wedding Tips From The Experts : What Every Bride Can Learn from the Most Successful Wedding Planners|
Creating a dream wedding requires imagination, energy, and enough experience to make certain that things run smoothly. Yet, few couples can anticipate all of the intricacies of planning such an unforgettable event. Robbi Ernest III, the man who literally pioneered and organized the modern profession of wedding consulting, has gathered advice from hundreds of wedding experts to provide essential tips for creating a perfect wedding.
From the Author
Robbi Ernst III has spent 21 years in the wedding industry and pioneered the modern concept of wedding consultation. In 1978 he founded June Wedding, Inc. and has produced more than 750 weddings all over the country and trains and certifies wedding consultants and vendors throughout the country.
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