The LoveFeed discusses how to avoid the pitfalls of the wedding conformity in order to make that special day your own.
After the birth of her daughter, one woman learns how to come to terms with her mother-in-law: "With the birth of my daughter came the clarity to see why I rebuffed her: I did not want my mother-in-law to replace my mother. That hole in my heart was purposefully empty, a placeholder for the mother I couldn't have. My immature behavior was stuck back in my 23-year-old mind, the one that lost her parent far too young… It took gaining a daughter to find a mother—not the one I was originally given, but a supportive, giving parental figure nonetheless."
Nicole Richie is not down with having more out-of-wedlock kids. And if Joel Madden wants to father any more of her children, he best put a ring on it. Awesomely level-headed thinking from the former wild child. She also let bygones be gone and made up with Rachel Zoe. Way to be, Nicole Richie. Next step is to pack on 5 pounds or so.
When you get down to basics, marriage is about money. Pounding hearts, sweet nothings and lazy Sundays in bed are all well and good, but legally, a marriage creates one financial entity where there once were two. So it makes sense that the economic downturn would affect all stages of marriage, from the beginnings (the wedding) to the end (divorce). The New York Times proves this point in two style pieces this weekend.
Being a runaway bride has nothing on a Japanese groom's tactic for avoiding his nuptials: setting fire to the hotel where he was meant to marry later in the day. Reuters reports that the 39-year-old groom, Tatsuhiko Kawata, told police he set fire to the hotel so he "wouldn't have to go through with the wedding." In an even juicier turn of events, Kawata is already married!
Need help with the wedding planning? Why not put him to work? Watch Love U's comedic look at how to include him the wedding planning.
Ever notice that Nelly Furtado looks a lot like Courtney Cox? Yeah. It's a pretty good celebrity lookalike. In addition to her doppelganger status, she also got a secret wedding back in July. That was a year after she and sound engineer Demacio Castellon were engaged, so perfect timing. Also, she has Portuguese citizenship and made an album called Whoa, Nelly!
Hilarious outtakes and improvisation from Love U's How To Include Him In The Wedding Planning episode.
Every girl supposedly dreams of her fairytale wedding. It turns out that the fantasy of a pouffy white dress, dramatic walk down the aisle, and a dozen bridesmaids in Vera Wang may actually be the dream of the bridal industry, which is profiting off all the chocolate fountains, personalized water bottles, and unity candles it can convince a budding Bridezilla to buy. Rebecca Mead, author of "One Perfect Day," (an exposé of the wedding industry,) blames wedding magazines and websites for the tremendous pressure to conform to what a wedding is supposed to be. Here, we get tips from three brides didn't conform, instead managing to escape the clutches of the bridal industrial complex and have truly personal weddings. Whether you're looking to spend big bucks or small, dress in white or go green, invite many or few, you'll find you can plan a wedding that represents your relationship, not the wedding industry!
Okay so excuse me if I'm wrong, but haven't Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels been married for a while now? I thought they were one of those couples like Rosie and other famous gay celebs who ran off to San Fran or Massachussetts and got hitched. Well, Lesbianlife claims they did tie the knot back in 2003, but it was only a civil union. However, according to Reuters, Etheridge has just recently announced their plans to be a "real" married couple (conveniently before the Proposition 8 decision) to celeb TV show Extra.
It looks like King Of All Media Howard Stern decided to bite the bullet and get hitched. The radio personality and longtime girlfriend Beth Ostrosky were wed in a nice ceremony on Long Island. Evidently, a number of celebrities were in attendance. Will this slow the so-called shock jock's manic radio show? Probably not if history is any indicator but maybe his last marriage's failure will give him cause to pause when bringing up sensitive stuff on air.
Weddings may be all about the details, but gone are the days when fretting over minor points was constricted to the colors of candied almonds and what dresses the bridesmaids will wear. The New York Times reported this weekend some couples now dictate what guests should wear. Everyone knows never to wear white to a wedding, but now some guests are instructed on their wedding invites not to wear outfits that will clash with the flowers, candles... and other guests. Couples are asking friends and fam to wear all white, or pastels, for example, presumably so no one clashes in photos.
An Idaho family that owns a chain of seven Hallmark stores in the state will not carry the company's new line of gay-friendly greeting cards. The cards, which feature images such as figures in tuxedos holding hands and rows of rainbow-colored hearts, contain neutral language inside that could apply to commitment ceremonies, or gay or straight marriage.