The Big White Book of Weddings

A How-to Guide for the Savvy, Stylish Bride
Author: David Tutera
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429985840
Category: Reference
Page: 304
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Entertaining expert David Tutera opens his files to reveal a wealth of detailed information about creating that perfect day, featuring advice about everything from wording invitations to negotiating with caterers, planning the meal to throwing an event on a budget. The same insight celebrity entertaining and wedding expert David Tutera gives to his A-list clientele is now at your fingertips in The Big White Book of Weddings: David's ultimate "how-to" guide designed to get every bride down the aisle in style! It's tough to be a bride on a budget—but David reveals his personal tips of the wedding trade that proves brides can be both sophisticatedly chic and realistically resourceful! Covering the entire wedding experience from brainstorming, budgeting, invitations, gift registries, food, music, traditional reception rituals, and even what happens after the wedding's over, Tutera has created a must-have for brides-to-be. Full of the personality that David brings to every wedding he plans and every TV show or magazine article he appears in, Big White Book of Weddings is the book every bride needs to make her wedding unforgettable for all the right reasons! Includes sections such as: - Create engaging menus and creative cocktails in "Eat, Drink and Be Married!" - Be Perfectly Polished with "Etiquette for the Elegant" - Make your entertainment a hit without needing a rock-star budget in "Strike up the Band" - Go from "Ordinary to Extraordinary" with decor and floral tips from the pro

That Costs How Much?: The Bride's Guide to Budgeting for an Unforgettable Wedding

The Bride's Guide to Budgeting for an Unforgettable Wedding
Author: David Tutera
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429958596
Category: Reference
Page: 32
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Previously published as part of The Big White Book of Weddings. Entertaining expert David Tutera opens his files to reveal a wealth of detailed information about budgeting for the perfect wedding. It's tough to be a bride on a budget—but David reveals his personal tips of the wedding trade that proves brides can be both sophisticatedly chic and realistically resourceful! From creating you budget before you start spending to the best questions to ask when researching costs, and how to cut costs in every area, from your accessories to the food and entertainment, Tutera has created a must-have for brides-to-be who want the perfect—and perfectly affordable—wedding.

Love, Inc.

Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter
Author: Laurie Essig
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520300491
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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The notion of “happily ever after” has been ingrained in many of us since childhood—meet someone, date, have the big white wedding, and enjoy your well-deserved future. But why do we buy into this idea? Is love really all we need? Author Laurie Essig invites us to flip this concept of romance on its head and see it for what it really is—an ideology that we desperately cling to as a way to cope with the fact that we believe we cannot control or affect the societal, economic, and political structures around us. From climate change to nuclear war, white nationalism to the worship of wealth and conspicuous consumption—as the future becomes seemingly less secure, Americans turn away from the public sphere and find shelter in the private. Essig argues that when we do this, we allow romance to blind us to the real work that needs to be done—building global movements that inspire a change in government policies to address economic and social inequality.

The Little White Book of Wedding Planning Wisdom


Author: Nicole Frail
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 151070065X
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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From engagement to honeymoon, this little book will provide you with all the basics to start planning your dream wedding. The moments after accepting a marriage proposal are exciting and romantic, but they can also be overwhelming and sometimes even confusing. Immediately after sharing the news, brides are often bombarded with questions: Have you set a date? What are your colors? Who are your bridesmaids? Where will you register? If you’re a bride-to-be who isn’t sure how to even begin answering those questions and others like them, or who has a head full of ideas but no way to organize them, The Little White Book of Wedding Planning Wisdom is the guide you need. This book will provide you with advice related to every step of the process—from announcing your engagement, to booking a venue, to choosing the perfect date. You will learn when to book florists, caterers, and entertainers—and which questions to ask them before you do so. More than a simple manual, this book also features reflections and quotes from brides who share their own real-life experiences choosing their first songs, trying on one dress after another, and worrying about centerpieces, seating charts, and writing the perfect vows. At a convenient size, The Little White Book of Wedding Planning Wisdom can be easily slipped into your purse to consult as you move from one appointment to another, whether you’re meeting with potential photographers, cake bakers, or jewelers.

Making Vintage Wedding Dresses

Inspiring Timeless Style
Author: Ciara Phipps,Claire Reed
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785003135
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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From the heavily beaded tubular dress of the 1920s through to the body-skimming shift dress of the 1960s, this book looks at and celebrates the historic shapes, detailing and romance of vintage wedding gowns. Equipped with instructions, patterns and photos, it explores the history of wedding wear and explains how to make a vintage wedding gown inspired by historical fashions and trends. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire everyone who wants to express themself through timeless and elegant styles. Step-by-step instructions are given for making each dress and are complemented by close-up photographs of historic details and decoration. This beautiful book will be of particular interest to wedding dress designers, seamstresses and brides, vintage enthusiasts of 1920s-60s and theatre designers. Beautifully illustrated with 105 colour close-up photographs of historic details and 21 patterns with step-by-step instructions.

Brides, Inc.

American Weddings and the Business of Tradition
Author: Vicki Howard
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812220452
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Reveals how many of our customs and wedding rituals were the product of sophisticated advertising campaigns, merchandising promotions, and entrepreneurial innovations. The businesses and entrepreneurs, from jewelers to bridal consultants and caterers, set the stage for today's multibillion-dollar industry.

The Heretic's Gospel - Book Two

A Novel
Author: Gabriel Stone
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493146491
Category: Fiction
Page: 489
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Follow the further adventures of the very remarkable Yeshua bar Yosef, feminist, humanist, romantic and idealist, as he falls in love with Mary of Migdal Nunaiya, travels from Israel to Phoenicia and beyond, is denounced, defrocked and disgraced as a pretended Man in White and, through no fault of his own, becomes known as the Messiah, Jesus bar Abbas, the leader of the Rebel Alliance, the next King of a United Israel, the Son of Man, the Son of God, and the greatest thing since challah bread.

A Practical Wedding

Creative Ideas for a Beautiful, Affordable, and Stress-free Celebration
Author: Meg Keene
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738246735
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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A companion to the popular website APracticalWedding.com and A Practical Wedding Planner, A Practical Wedding helps you sort through the basics to create the wedding you want -- without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day is not so much how it looked as how it felt. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You'll discover: The real purpose of engagement (hint: it's not just about the planning) How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner DIY-ing your wedding: brilliant or crazy? How to communicate decisions to your family Why that color-coded spreadsheet is actually worth it Wedding Zen can be yours. Meg walks you through everything from choosing a venue to writing vows, complete with stories and advice from women who have been in the trenches: the Team Practical brides. So here's to the joyful wedding, the sensible wedding, the unbelievably fun wedding! A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.

Last Groom Standing (Mills & Boon Modern Tempted) (The Wedding Season, Book 4)


Author: Kimberly Lang
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472017374
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Marnie Price’s guide to surviving the bridesmaid blues... 1. Get a new man

Cinderella Dreams

The Allure of the Lavish Wedding
Author: Cele C. Otnes,Elizabeth Pleck
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520236610
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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A lavish wedding marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture - romantic love and excessive consumption. This work offers a look at the historical, social and psychological strains that come together to make it the most important cultural ritual in contemporary consumer culture.

All the White Folks

A History of a People
Author: Rena E. Lacey Parks Ph.D
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465328092
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 113
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All The White Folks is a historical- biography of a family of African/ European descent who through hard work, education and diligence rose above the stereotypical depictions of people of color by the media- past and present.

The Big Book of Sides

More than 450 Recipes for the Best Vegetables, Grains, Salads, Breads, Sauces, and More: A Cookbook
Author: Rick Rodgers
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345548191
Category: Cooking
Page: 480
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Whether planning a quick dinner after work or a holiday meal for a crowd, you will never be stumped for a side dish again. Side dishes make the meal. Think about it: What’s a burger without fries, turkey without stuffing, or barbecue without coleslaw, baked beans, or macaroni and cheese—or all three? The Big Book of Sides contains more than 450 delicious recipes to complement any dish. Award-winning cooking teacher and author Rick Rodgers has carefully compiled a variety of wonderful options, from traditional to inspired, Americana to ethnic, Southern fare to California cuisine. Sections include “Eat Your Vegetables,” “From the Root Cellar,” “A Hill of Beans,” “Righteous Rice and Great Grains,” and “Pasta and Friends.” The Big Book of Sides shares • more than 100 information-packed entries on vegetables alone, from artichokes to zucchini, including root vegetables and grains • tutorials on the cooking techniques you need to know, such as grilling and deep-frying • at-a-glance charts for a variety of perfectly roasted vegetables and freshly cooked beans • carefree menu planning, with a complete list of special-occasion meals and suggested side dishes Home cooks of all levels will delight in preparing Roasted Summer Squash with Pepitas and Cilantro; Chard Puttanesca; Parsnip, Apple, and Bacon Hash; Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes; Quinoa with Carrot and Mint; Farro, Cherry, and Feta Salad; and Butternut Squash and Potato Gratin. Rodgers also shares recipes for relishes, chutneys, pickles, baked goods (from biscuits to foccacia), and even sauces. With helpful tips on how to stock your pantry, easy-to-follow cooking techniques, gorgeous color photos, and main dish pairing suggestions, The Big Book of Sides is sure to become a trusted staple in your kitchen.

The Wedding Hoax


Author: Heather Thurmeier
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
ISBN: 1633750876
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Wedding dress designer Daisy Willows always imagined marrying the man of her dreams. The fantasy did not include a fake engagement or a fake wedding. Or that her ex, Cole Benton, would be the groom. But as her mom's medical bills pile up, Daisy can't refuse the help of a well-known bridal show expo owner...or his plan for the fake wedding of the century. Cole Benton's bridal magazine is on the verge of capsizing, taking Cole's dream of an outdoor lifestyle magazine with it. So Cole agrees to the publicity stunt and becomes "engaged" to Daisy. But despite their searing-hot chemistry—both in public and in private—not everyone is buying the charade. And now the only way to save their skins and prove that their big white wedding isn't a big white lie is to say "I do..." Each book in the Hoax Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 The Wedding Hoax Book #2 The Hookup Hoax Book #3 The Hometown Hoax

The Big Book of Church Jokes


Author: Barbour Publishing
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1607423111
Category: Humor
Page: 368
View: 7617
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Who couldn't use a good laugh these days? Well, here are hundreds of clean, good-natured jokes centered on that very important place we visit each week: church! The Big Book of Church Jokes is a brand-new collection, topically arranged into 20 sections relating to pastors, deacons, people in the pews, Sunday school, buildings and grounds, missionaries, the spiritual gifts, old-time church, weddings, funerals, heaven, and more. Plus, you'll love the quality Christian cartoons included. The Big Book of Church Jokes is perfect for personal reading enjoyment, or for sermon or speech preparation. It's a big book for a reasonable price--only $9.97!

The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories


Author: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811758591
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
View: 2003
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More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts.

Wedding Photography Unveiled

Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers
Author: Jacqueline Tobin
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817435883
Category: Photography
Page: 176
View: 8545
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Wedding Photography Unveiled reveals the art, philosophies, strategies, business practices, and techniques of twenty top wedding photographers from across the United States and showcases their favorite images. The focus is on the freshest styles–especially the blend of photojournalism with more relaxed lifestyle and high-fashion looks, including environmental portraits. These are the styles that today’s brides expect, inspired by the images they see in bridal, celebrity, and fashion magazines. With practical, priceless, straight-from-the-front-lines advice on equipment, setting rates, getting published, websites, albums, and more, this book will give you the inspiration, insight, and instruction you need to navigate the lucrative field of wedding photography. From the Trade Paperback edition.

All Dressed in White

The Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding
Author: Carol Wallace
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780142002162
Category: History
Page: 323
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Explores the social history of the American wedding, from the discreet private ceremony of the past to the elaborate public event of the present, discussing the influence of such factors as wealth, class, gender, and the rise of popular media on the changing world of the marriage ceremony. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Anti-Bride Guide

Tying the Knot Outside of the Box
Author: Carolyn Gerin,Stephanie Rosenbaum
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452112908
Category: Reference
Page: 144
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Into a sea of pearl white and pale blue comes the hot pink and orange Anti-Bride Guide. The perfect book for anyone alienated by the high-brow wedding industry, this practical guide fills a huge gap in the wedding planner market. A riot to read and filled with sassy illustrations, each chapter offers up fabulous advice and unusual ideas for those brides looking for more than the standard fare. Hundreds of fantastic tips give great insider advice on how to deal with any and all wedding eventualities (lipstick stain on dress, caterer from hell, wedding day breakout). A handy planner and resource guide keeps the bride on track, and tabbed chapters have pockets for stuffing brochures and clippings. For the bride who wants her wedding her way, this is the ultimate guide.

Real Weddings

A Celebration of Personal Style
Author: Sally Kilbridge
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 9780609602348
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
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The editor of "Bride" magazine explores the planning and execution of sixteen unique weddings, including menus, flowers, dresses, cakes, and settings

I Do (but I Don't)


Author: Cara Lockwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743496973
Category: Fiction
Page: 373
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Divorced wedding consultant Lauren Crandell finds her professional and personal life turned upside down by her demanding boss, pesky cat, psychotic clients, neurotic friends, and a firefighter who arrives to save the day, in a satirical look at wedding pomp and pageantry. Original.