Daughter Films Faux Wedding Dance With Dying Father

One of the most important moments in any girls life, is on her wedding day when she gets to have her dance with her dad. There is something about that moment that will forever bring tears to on-looking eyes, and especially in the moment that went viral between Rachel Wolf and her father. In September of 2011, Rachel’s father, Dr. James Wolf, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For the past two years he has undergone extensive treatment, and is coming up on the end of his battle.

Although Rachel is not even engaged, she knows that when that day comes, she would forever regret not having that special moment with her dad. So, she decided to surprise him with a faux wedding so they could have their last dance and when the day comes, she can play that video. “It meant more to him than I ever thought it would,” Rachel explained to ABC News. “The joy that I saw in his face when he saw me was amazing.”

While the video has gone viral, Rachel has explained that she does not want to watch it until her actual wedding day. In the event that her father would not physically make it to one of the biggest moments in her life, for her, now he still can be. “I was completely taken aback,” Dr. Wolf explained. “It was a special idea to remember her father at her wedding day.” Although his interview was brief, a lot of his energy was drained from the dance, but it can be seen on his face in the video that he has never seen his daughter look so beautiful.

75 Gowns Collected For Military Charity

military_wedding_imageThe custom, formal bride boutique, Bella Bridesmaid, recently hosted a fundraiser for Charity Dress Collection which is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free gowns to those who serve in the military. The event collected 75 used gowns for mother of the bride and bridesmaids, all of which were donated by generous Hartford, Connecticut residents.

This collection of donations was part of Bella Bridesmaid’s large and generous relationship with the non-profit organization, which also includes seasonal donations of bridesmaid’s gowns to keep them feeling newer and appealing. “We launched this timely program over the Independence Day holiday to honor the service men and women who protect and defend our countries freedom,” explained Madison Ross, co-owner of Bella Bridesmaid Boutique. “We are grateful to the swelling of support from local women who cleaned out their closets and stopped by our store to donate an unwanted gown to an appreciative military family.”

It is no secret that although weddings are a big life celebration, they are still very expensive, and the dresses can be one of the most difficult things to find in an affordable price range. However, with charities such as Charity Dress Collection, many brides will still be able to have the wedding they have always dreamed of with the perfect dresses. The benefit for those who are in need of bridesmaids dresses is that no dress is accepted if it does not fit company standards. Bridesmaid’s dresses can be beautiful and timeless, regardless if they are used or donated.

Don’t Be “That Girl”- The 10 Ugliest Wedding Dresses We’ve Ever Seen

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There’s nothing wrong with “thinking outside of the box”, but when it comes to your wedding dress, it’s always good to keep in mind that while your memories might fade, your wedding photos are forever. That being said, here are 10 of the worst wedding dresses we’ve ever seen.

In case you plan on throwing away every dress the next day…

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If your dog needs a new toy the day after your wedding…

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In case you plan on sinking, you can stay afloat!

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Everyone could use a piece of abstract art in their home…the day after their wedding

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In case you’re afraid of getting lost in the dark…

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No. Just No.

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In case you need a tulle canopy for your bed…

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Maybe your home could use an artificial coral reef after your get married…

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And we leave you with this.

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Bad Dress Etiquette: Are You A Good Bridesmaid?

So your best girlfriend since Kindergarten is getting married. If you haven’t been included in the selection process, you’re likely being emailed a link to the terrible bridesmaid dress she’s requesting you wear to the festivities.
Is there any way to get around wearing that awful thing or do you suck it up and swallow your pride? After all, you’ll only have to wear that dress once.

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There are some instances where it’s okay to speak up about your dress. The bride should take into account that unless all of her friends are Stepford Wives, no two women are going to look exactly the same. The style of dress chosen for the bridesmaids should be equally flattering on all shapes. That being said, if your dress doesn’t flatter your figure, it’s perfectly fine to speak up. I mean, there are

Another reason to speak up is cost. It can be downright expensive being a bridesmaid. It can cost up to $1,000.00 for a bridesmaid to attend the wedding. If the dress the bride selected is a little above your price range, it’s perfectly acceptable to inquire about a less expensive, but equally tasteful option.
You’ll want to remember that when addressing any issues with the bride, that you don’t want to be confrontational. Keeping a calm head is more likely to yield results after all!

In situations when your grievance is not about function or finance, it may not be appropriate to complain about your dress to the bride. If you’re just not digging the color of the dress or the ruffles on the bust, then you may be out of luck. When dealing with your friends, sometimes you need to bite the bullet and take one for the team. Your dear friend will (hopefully) only be marrying once, so this is the last time you’ll have to look at that dress.

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Bacon Themed Wedding Wins Newlyweds a Honeymoon

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A recent pork lovers contest found a newlywed couple having a bacon themed wedding that won them a honeymoon to the pork capital of the world: Baltimore, MD. The couple had everything from bacon wrapped bouquets to throwing bacon bits at the end of the ceremony instead of rice. Not all newlyweds envision their dream wedding to be covered in bacon, and if you’re stressed out about wedding planning there are a number of things that you can do to ensure that your big day goes as smoothly as possible.

Your wedding can be one of the most hectic moments that you and your partner will experience together. In many cases the bride gets so caught up in making sure that the wedding is picture perfect that they begin to lose the value of why they’re planning a wedding in the first place. There are a lot of decisions that the groom takes no part in, depending on the type of relationship you have. Trying to plan a wedding that is for the both of you will help eliminate much of the stress that wedding planning can bring into a relationship. You must remember every day to value your partner, and not to get lost in your wedding plans. A wedding is just for the day, a marriage is for a lifetime. Ensuring that you continue to do the things you did before the wedding plans as a couple will help keep you both happy.

Ask for help, weddings can be fun to plan if you allow for others to help you when you need it. There will be times that decisions will be made without both the bride and groom, and these are the moments where you can call your friends and family and have fun with your decision making. While allowing others to partake in your wedding, usually the bridal party and in laws, it will give your wedding day more value to those who aren’t getting married that day. This will also alleviate some of the stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. In addition, having help gives you the security that you aren’t handling everything on your own when your partner is unavailable.

A major thing to always remember when planning your wedding is to keep an open mind and open heart. There will be times where the idea you’ve had in your mind just won’t work out the way you want it to, and by remaining open-minded you will automatically reduce the stress of having everything done a certain way. It’s great to have a specific idea of how you want your wedding to look like and your wedding day to go, however life is unexpected and it would be silly to put all your coins in one bag. Always have a plan B, this way if something does happen you’re already prepared for it. Being nervous and stressed out is normal, but having your heart and mind set on one thing that may or may not work can lead to disaster. For instance, are you planning an outdoor wedding? You should definitely have a plan B in case the weather doesn’t turn out the way you had hoped.

Always remember that this wedding is to celebrate the love between you and your future lifelong partner, try not to turn against each other while planning this big day. Continue to show each other love and appreciation. A happy marriage starts with a happy and healthy relationship. This can and will get crazy during the time that your wedding is being planned, particularly when it comes to picking out custom bridesmaid dresses, so just make sure to not get crazy on each other, unless it’s in a good way. The smoothest and best part of a wedding will ultimately be with the bride and groom’s happiness.

Elizabeth Taylor’s First Wedding Dress to be Sold at Major Auction

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When Elizabeth Taylor was 18 years old she wed Conrad Hilton Jr. in 1950 and the dress she wore is going up for auction at Christies in London on June 26. The gown was designed by MGM by designer Helen Rose and is made of 25 yards of satin with a 15 foot train. The dress is expected to go for roughly $75,000 and will draw an international crowd of bidders.

Dresses that were made in the 1950’s have a nostalgic, vintage feel that many skilled designers are able to replicate if you don’t have 75k laying around to purchase Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding dress. Vintage dresses are great for brides who are having a vintage inspired wedding or for brides who want to have a more conservative look. Dresses that were made in the 50’s are known for being very modest and conservative and this can bring an element of style to many traditional types of weddings or conservative ceremonies.

If you are trying to decide which type of wedding dress is best for your big day, start by using the Internet for inspiration. Browse through different eras of wedding dresses and pick a time period that you feel moved by and go from there. Each era had a different style, cut and overall look and you can even get creative and pull different components from each era that you like the most. Finding inspiration from different eras is a great way to start your wedding dress search if you are at a loss as far as where to start when deciding on a wedding dress.

Finding the perfect custom wedding dress is a wonderful experience that you can enlist your friends to help you with. That being said, find inspiration from your friends who were already married. Ask to look at their wedding dresses and even ask them what their favorite and least favorite aspects of the design and overall fit were. Learning from your friends experiences is a great way to ensure that you make the best decisions when it comes to picking out your own wedding dress.

If you are still unsure about where to start or if you are truly having trouble finding a wedding dress style that you fall in love with, you may want to enlist a custom wedding dress designer who can consult with you to help you find the perfect dress. Once you’ve decided on a wedding dress, you will be able to build the entire theme and motif of the wedding-from the invitations to the bridesmaid dresses-around the style of your dress. Finding a wedding dress is a great way to take advantage of your close friendships and is an opportunity to create long lasting memories that you’ll have for the rest of your life.

The Perks of Having an Outdoor Wedding

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Deciding on the style of wedding venue that is best for you and your needs can be difficult at times. There are so many styles that can be incorporated into a wedding that it can become overwhelming. One main dispute on style is whether to have an outdoor ceremony over a traditional wedding scene. The original idea of a wedding being in a church setting has always been the traditional dream. Yet in today’s world we are see a new trend that has started to lean couple toward having an outdoor wedding.

“There are many perks to having an outdoor wedding over a traditional setting that allows this new trend to become a superior choice in certain situations.”

Overtaking Traditional

Over time this new wedding trend has gain popularity as the idea of being surround my nature seems to add a great deal of success to a wedding’s ambiance. Now on the perfect day an outdoor wedding will makes it like no other. If you think about it if you are have a traditional wedding setting than that is what you will get, a “traditional” wedding that is just like the thousands before.

Remaining Unique

In an effort to remain unique, an outdoor wedding venture will be like no other as it is impossible to replicate the exact same day from wedding to wedding. Nature is natural and it plays by its own impulsive rules making it the ideal choice for planning the most unforgettable wedding. Yet with careful considerations when choosing your wedding ceremony venture you will fully be able to understand the perks of having an outdoor wedding. You will also want to consider the wedding dress that you decide on because outdoor weddings require you to wear a lighter material than indoor weddings.

The main advantages to having an outdoor wedding over a traditional wedding ceremony are as followed:

  • Natural scenery provides the ideal ambiance for your special day. As the idea of nature is that is unaltered with no boundaries just as the love between couples that have decided to commit their love to one another.
  • Cost of a traditional wedding ceremony can pose a problem as there are separate payments between the church chapel and wedding reception venues. This is not the case with an outdoor wedding you will be able to find a wedding venue that will offer an area that is used for both the wedding ceremony and the reception. The combined cost helps out significantly when budgeting a wedding is a top priority.
  • Less restrictions as traditional church weddings may not agree with certain themes that alter the usually conservative ideas for church weddings. With an outdoor wedding your only limit is your imagination

Inspiration Series: STYLE #9007

 

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown style #9007

“The Rockin’ Radio Gal”

To say that Mandy is outgoing would never begin to cover it. She is loud, boisterous, opinionated, cheerful, and she is the voice that you are most likely to hear in the morning if you turn on the radio in her city.  Mandy was born to be a radio personality. For her it’s like talking to her friends on the phone for hours, except that she gets to share it with thousands more people.  When Mandy is not on air you can probably find her in the corner music store in the local artist section.  She loves being one of the first people to discover a band.  The added bonus is being able to yell “I told you so” on air to her fans, after her unknowns become the next big thing. 

For Mandy’s wedding day it is important that all eyes be on her.  She makes sure no one changes stations when she is on air, so they certainly had better not be looking away on her wedding day!  Mandy knew she had found the dress that would do just that when she saw Liz Fields original, style 9007.  Its pleating and beadwork were beautiful and flattering to her figure, but the element that put her over the top was the asymmetric full skirt. With a wedding dress like this Mandy knows she won’t have any trouble holding everyone’s attention when her day comes.

 

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9013

 
 

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“The Romantic”

 

Iris was always the maker of other people’s dreams. In school, she was the one who set her friends up on dates.  She would wait at home curled up with a good love story waiting for the phone call telling her how romantic their nights had been.  She would happily listen knowing that she had been right.  

After graduation, Iris knew that she was meant to be a wedding planner because she loved helping other people have their perfect night.  It wasn’t until an old friendship blossomed into a romance that she realized it was time for her to have a perfect night of her own.  

For her dress, Iris wanted to go classical and romantic, and she choose a Liz Fields original, style 9013.  This strapless tulle bridal gown, with beaded and embroidered lace appliqués, and a hem treated with lace appliqués makes her feel like a character out of one of her books.  Iris is excited that she gets to be the one with the romantic wedding story to tell everyone now.

 

 

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #8231

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“The Flower Child”

Cloey often feels that she was born in the wrong decade.  Unsurprisingly her nickname in school was always the Happy Hippy.  Cloey lives for the spring time when she can spend hours in her garden tending to her flowers, and then when she is done, photographing them.  During the colder months she can be found in her basement/art studio blowing glass to sell at craft fairs. This year Cloey has another reason to look forward to the warm weather…her wedding is coming up!  This June, Cloey will be marrying her fellow glassblower, in a beautiful gazebo overlooking a lavender field. Cloey is looking for a dress which speaks to her calm nature loving personality, while still being cool and stylish; Liz Fields original, style 8231 did just that! Cloey’s dress is long and strapless, and she loves how the chiffon flows to her feet.  Her favorite detail in the dress is of course the bands on the bodice which have sunburst beading on them (how perfect)!  Cloey is thinking that she might just add some flowers in her hair from her own garden for the finishing touch on her perfect summer wedding day.

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