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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wedding Wednesday... by Megan from Across The Pond

Dolls,
This week I have a special treat for you...
One of my all time favorite girlies has decided to help me out for this week's
Wedding Wednesday post since school has been holding me hostage. I'll be
back soon lovelies!

PS. Make sure to stop by Meg's and say hello... you'll love her, I promise.
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Hello all you wedding swooners,
I am Megan from Across The Pond.

I am an American
(painfully stereotypical American...)
from Southern California,
living in the United Kingdom
(England to be exact).

And like most girls...
I triple heart weddings.

So you can imagine my excitement when I got invited to an
Irish/Scottish wedding at a castle in Northern Scotland.

no thats not a princess..thats just me..silly
gun+champagne=classy
There were bagpipes and accents.



nuff said.



But here are some of the differences between an American wedding, and a wedding in the UK



1. everyone attends the rehearsal dinner (all guests invited..not just those in the wedding party)


2. The Bridesmaids follow the bride down the aisle, they dont go before her.


3. The bridesmaids don't stand at the alter, they sit in the front row


4.  the father of the bride hands over the bride about halfway through the  ceremony instead
or right away, so he stands up at the alter in the beginning.


5. The signing of the marriage license is part of the ceremony


6. people stand during the vows


7.  the speeches are very important and given by the father of the bride,  the father of the groom, the groom then the best man. Each person needs  to make sure to address either the bridesmaids, the bride, the staff,  the mothers, etc.


8. The Bride is not allowed to speak during the speeches. 


9. Gifts are presented to the mothers during the reception as part of the grooms speech


10.  the head table consists of (in order from left to right) father of the  groom, mother of the bride, best man, groom, bride, chief bridesmaid,  father of the bride, mother of the groom.


11. women wear hats and fascinators. and in this instance, some men wore kilts.


12.  there is no father daughter dance because the idea is that the father  handed over the bride during the ceremony, and to have a dance would be  like going backwards.


13. the  grooms mother dances with the brides father, and the grooms father  dances with the brides mother. It symbolizes the joining of the  families.


14. there is a break in  the reception (after a few hours of dancing) where more food is served  and the wedding singer or brand takes a break. Then the party starts again.



cheers!


Monday, August 29, 2011

lamixx

Darlings,
Did you know that beige is the new black?
Well, it is.

And you know what else is hot right now?

This blouse from their new collection is what lead me to such conclusions.
Style it with your favorite pair of skinnies and you'll fall in love... promise.
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Fabric: Polyester/Rayon/Spandex
Color: Beige
Made in the USA



Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Giveaway

Lovelies,

This week's giveaway is from the lovely team over at Cocoricooo. This marvelously 
unique pants will make wanna dance all day long... Promise.


To enter:
*Follow Mariel's Window

*Leave a comment below telling me your 
favorite item from the shop 

(Winner will be picked September 2nd)
                                         
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Last week's giveaway winner:

                                                                      Congrats pretty lady! Send me your address: marielswindow@live.com

PS. Check me out over here dolls!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Nashville, Tennessee

 
 
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Darlings,
There is something about Southern weddings that always takes my breath away and this wedding is no exception. My vintage, lace-loving heart fell absolutely head over heels in love with this romance-filled wedding. Now I know where lots of my inspiration will come from one day.


(Photographer: Ace Photography, Venue: Historic Cedarwood, Cake: Royal Icing)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School

{This year's friends}
{Bag: Urban Expressions, Jeans: F21, Blouse: F21, Sandals: TJ Maxx}
{A campus with lots of flowers it's a pretty campus}
{My pretty bed sheets}
{Dorm hall}

Darlings,
Today was the first day of my last year in college.
I'm sooo excited that this year is finally here and that, even though I got a 
heavy load of classes, they are all ones I have been waiting my whole life to take 
(I know.. I'm a nerd). I'm also excited that it is just a semester of classes 
and then I get to move two hours closer to my family and love for 
my clinical year. 

Now, let me tell you what's NOT exciting...

Not having the boyfriend, mom, or the little sister around to take my pictures which 
leads me to resort to extremely awkward wireless remote/tripod solo sessions.

"Oh no, go ahead, I'm not using that washing machine... don't mind me over here, 
I'm just taking pictures of myself... alone... in a creepy laundry room" 

Oh, what I do for you dolls.