Emily Maynard & Jef Holm Are Planning A Spring Wedding

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‘Bachelorette’ couple Emily Jef have started planning their dream wedding!

Here comes the bride! Emily Maynard and Jef Holm found love on The Bachelorette and now the two are ready to walk down the aisle. So when will the big day take place?
“We’re thinking early spring 2013,” Jef tells Life Style.

Though the couple is still in the early stages of wedding planning, Emily has been fantasizing about her dream wedding long before she even met her fiance!

“I’ve been looking at wedding magazines since I was 13 — just like every other girl,” she admits.

And now that Emily has found her soulmate, all that preparation is finally paying off.

“I have an idea of what the whole thing is going to look like,” she says of her upcoming nuptials. “I’m just glad I found the guy. The rest will come.”

What kind of wedding do YOU think Emily and Jef will have?

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How to Plan a Wedding for a Bride and Groom with 400 Children

Not everyone who gets married spends her time dreaming of just the right dress or where her honeymoon will be. My fiancé, Luc Deschamps and I, will be right here in Malawi, Africa, surrounded by family and friends who will come from around the world to celebrate with us when we get married. And most importantly, we will be with our 400 beautiful children from our school, “The Jacaranda School,” for children living with and orphaned by AIDS.

Luc first came to Malawi as a journalist. He immediately understood my passion in helping the children who have lost their families in my village. He knew I had lost most of my own family. From the day he decided to move here, wonders have happened at the school. As our love has grown, so has the Foundation. A school, a physics and science lab, a library, running water and our first college graduates are starting University.

I am sure I am not the only bride who has more important things on their mind than finding a florist, a caterer or the perfect band. There are woman around the world fighting against injustice, working for a woman’s freedoms, doing humanitarian work in war-torn countries or perhaps misplaced and on the move. I am sure they, too, are falling in love, getting married and making a life for themselves without the benefit of a Vera Wang. It doesn’t make it any less wonderful, exciting and special. Love is love. And believe me, I do have a plan!

On my wedding day, I will be wearing a dress designed by our school children. And for the traditional wedding, will wear traditional Malawian dress. Patterned material. Fabric made locally in Malawi. It will be a wrap around the waist, long with a frilly blouse and a traditional headdress. Malawi, Africa has some very special customs. We will have a traditional wedding where everyone in the village is invited, including our village chief. There will be traditional dances and the custom here is to do “Perekani,” translated as “the giving.” Songs will play and people will throw money in any amount to the bride and groom. People come forward to dance to their favorite songs while throwing money. This money is a gift for the bride and groom to help start their lives together. All the children will attend with their guardians and friends and dance and celebrate with us.

As for planning a registry, well, the things we need won’t be found at Bloomingdale’s. If we had a Jacaranda Registry, we would ask for donations through Pay Pal to purchase desks, as we have a shortage, with three children sitting at one desk. We would list school supplies such as pens, pencils, geometry sets, exercise books, calculators, school shoes, sneakers, computers/laptops, musical instruments, art supplies, sewing machines, a dictionary for every secondary school student and nine camera video/photography/flips.

Instead of dresses for bridesmaids, we’ll have school uniforms. Believe me, they will come to much better use than a set of china for 402!

Putting a wedding together is much easier than building an orphanage, so I think we have this one covered! But the two do have a lot in common. Passion, undying love for each other and what this means to our children, honoring those we’ve lost and a commitment to making the most out of the time we have together.

Read all about how we met, how Luc nominated me to be a CNN hero and our full love story on lovepost.com.

Avril Lavigne Dishes on Wedding Dress Ideas

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The 27-year-old pop star got engaged to the Nickelback frontman last month after dating for just six months.

Currently, Lavigne has been photographed sporting pink and green hair with a large part of her hair shaved completely off, so it comes as no surprise that the singer admitted she wants an out-of-the-ordinary wedding.

“Either it’s something I’m going to design, or partner up with, collaborate with another designer,” said Lavigne speaking to reporters during a fashion event Monday. She launched her own clothing line, Abbey Dawn, in 2008.

“It might be something that I buy a few different dresses and rip them up and put them all together and dye them,” she added.

Many fans were shocked at her engagement to Kroeger, also native to Canada, as Lavigne was recently linked to reality television star Brody Jenner. The news of her engagement hit on the same day as Jenner’s birthday, sparking rumors that the singer was seeking revenge.

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“He makes her so happy,” a family friend told People magazine of Kroeger. “Both of their families could not be more excited.”

Kroeger, 37, proposed on Aug. 8 with a 14-carat diamond ring, according to People magazine. The couple reportedly met while working on a new song for her latest album.

“A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together,” Lavigne’s friend told the magazine.

Meanwhile, Lavigne presented her latest designs during New York Fashion Week on Monday, where Kylie Jenner, Brody’s little sister, served as a runway model for the show.

“Thank you Kylie Jenner and all the beautiful models who rocked the Abbey Dawn runway tonight,” Lavigne posted to Twitter after the event.

Lavigne’s marriage to Kroeger will be her second; the singer married Sum 41′s Deryck Whibley in 2006. They split after three years or marriage.

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Avril Lavigne promises ‘badass’ wedding gown

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Avril Lavigne, the designer, promises a “badass” wedding dress she might make herself when she marries rocker Chad Kroeger.

“Either it’s something I’m going to design, or partner up with, collaborate with another designer,” she told reporters Monday after presenting the spring collection of her Abbey Dawn clothing line.

Of the 37-year-old Nickelback frontman’s proposal after a whirlwind romance, Lavigne said: “It was really natural, and we met in the studio and were friends for a while, and one of our last days in the studio was when he proposed, and it was super romantic and it had a lot of meaning behind it.”

Lavigne, 27, was mum on the subject of her ex, Brody Jenner, whose family she remains friendly with. She used one of his sisters, 15-year-old Kylie Jenner, to open and close her downtown runway show.

In a messy topknot, the teen wore a tight, white dress adorned with the brand’s initials in black, block letters. Kylie was also the last to walk, in red, ultra-short shorts with garters attached and a black leather and lace biker jacket.

Lavigne debuted Abbey Road in 2008 and also sells signature perfumes. Her rocked-out clothes for spring include human skeletons in black on the front of stretchy, striped dresses and in white on others. Lavigne also used skulls in black lace on jackets and at the hems of minis.

Skulls with little neon rainbows were in another print used for tops, shorts and more mini dresses, matching pink and purple buns atop the heads of models and the streaks in Lavigne’s hair.

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Avril Lavigne reveals plans to design her own gown for wedding with Chad …

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01:54 EST, 12 September 2012

She’s only just announced her engagement but Avril Lavigne is already planning what she’ll wearing on her wedding day – and promises it will be ‘badass’.

The pop star turned designer,  27, is set to marry Chad Kroeger after he popped the question last month.

When asked about plans for her gown at the spring collection of her Abbey Dawn
clothing line last night, she said: ‘Either it’s something I’m going to
design, or partner up with, collaborate with another designer.’

Newly-engaged: Avril Lavigne, at her New York Fashion Week catwalk show yesterday, is engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger

Newly-engaged: Avril Lavigne, at her New York Fashion Week catwalk show yesterday, is engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger 

Future husband: She's eager to exchange vows with the Nickelback front man

Future husband: She’s eager to exchange vows with the Nickelback front man

‘It might be something that I buy a few different dresses and rip them up and put them all together and dye them.’

Of the 37-year-old Nickelback
frontman’s proposal after a whirlwind romance, Lavigne said: ‘It was
really natural, and we met in the studio and were friends for a while,
and one of our last days in the studio was when he proposed, and it was
super romantic and it had a lot of meaning behind it.’

Lavigne was mum on the subject of her ex, Brody Jenner, whose family she remains friendly with.

She used one of his sisters, 15-year-old Kylie Jenner, to open and close her downtown runway show in New York.

In a messy topknot, the teen wore a
tight, white dress adorned with the brand’s initials in black, block
letters. Kylie was also the last to walk, in red, ultra-short shorts
with garters attached and a black leather and lace biker jacket.

Lavigne debuted Abbey Road in 2008
and also sells signature perfumes. Her rocked-out clothes for spring
include human skeletons in black on the front of stretchy, striped
dresses and in white on others.

Lavigne also used skulls in black lace on jackets and at the hems of minis.

Skulls with little neon rainbows were
in another print used for tops, shorts and more mini dresses, matching
pink and purple buns atop the heads of models and the streaks in
Lavigne’s hair.

Attitude: Kylie sticks her tongue out at the end of the catwalk as she flicks rock horns

Attitude: Kylie sticks her tongue out at the end of the catwalk as she flicks rock horns

Clash: A selection of flattering dresses were shown on the catwalk

Clash: A selection of flattering dresses were shown on the catwalk

Clash: A selection of flattering dresses were shown on the catwalk, from a white classic scoop neck to more funky beach dress, all teamed with sky high platforms

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The comments below have not been moderated.

copied Skrillex’s hair so nothing original there either…..

minxy_uk
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London, United Kingdom,
12/9/2012 10:59

i’ll never forget a story i read about her by a popular Kiwi radio DJ who has interviewed many famous stars (much more famous than Avril). She said that Avril had the worst attitude she’d ever encountered. She refused to face Polly while she was being interviewed and was a very horrible and nasty person.

Fay
,

NZ,
12/9/2012 10:27

I’ve seen all these clothes at Primark. she’s not a designer, she has absolutely no talent left, if she ever had any

asurrey
,

surrey, United Kingdom,
12/9/2012 10:22

Such a fake, she´s about as “bad-ass” as a stawberry milkshake.

eyeswideopen
,

london, United Kingdom,
12/9/2012 08:35

She needs to grow up. She’s not 14 anymore – stop dressing like it!

Sarah
,

Ireland,
12/9/2012 01:05

I believe Avril was misquoted, she meant, “It will be a bad dress!”

Scott Jarrott
,

Sydney Australia, United Kingdom,
12/9/2012 00:36

Something about this idiot rubs me wrong. It’s as though she’s perpetually 13. And a bratty, frivolous 13, at that.

Mel
,

Rochester,
12/9/2012 00:06

I used to love Avril. Her first two albums were amazing and I used to go to all her gigs but now she irritates the life out of me.

Ash
,

Scotland,
11/9/2012 23:53

Will this woman ever grow up? She still dresses and acts like a 14 year old.

SW
,

UK,
11/9/2012 23:47

I’m not here to bash Avril, I’m really not. Shes probably one of the most charitable and caring celebs out there. But that being said, she seemed more mature before her first wedding than she does now. She’s undoubtedly a beautiful girl I just don’t understand why she masks that under all that ridiculousness. I hope this new found immaturity doesn’t reflect on her upcoming album :/

germxsniffer
,

Boston,
11/9/2012 23:35

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Autumn is for romance at the Ajax Wedding Show

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Love is in the air at the Ajax Wedding Show on Sunday, September 16th. Brides and grooms are planning ahead to create their very own exquisite wedding. If you’re planning a wedding, you simply must visit Ajax Pickering’s longest running wedding show where you can pick up some incredible new decorating and dressing ideas and meet some of the area’s most impressive wedding professionals.

“I love helping couples create cherished memories that last a lifetime,” explains Laurie McCaig, Show Coordinator. “At this show, couples can find absolutely everything they need to plan their wedding. Everything from wedding decor and cakes to limos and photographers – it’s all here!”

Once you hear the soothing sounds of the Hartshorn-Walton quartet, prepare to be amazed. As you cross the threshold of the exquisite Ajax Convention Centre, you’ll be greeted by friendly, smiling faces, dazzled by the stunning decor and tempted to try some of the best hor d’oeuvres in Durham Region (courtesy of Ajax Convention Centre).

The Fall Wedding Show brings the best of everything you need to plan the most special day of your life to the beautiful Ajax Convention Centre. Local brides and grooms love that the focus is on top Durham wedding suppliers so they don’t have to travel very far to get exactly what they want.

The exquisite decor at the front entrance, ticket booth, and the stage has been carefully put together by Annie Lane Decor. Eva and Nancy will be using elegant amethyst to create a heavenly ambiance for the elegant bridal fashions and wedding ideas.

Brides receive a “Bride to Be” badge at the front door which makes them eligible to win fabulous prizes throughout the day. Spot prizes, courtesy of the News Advertiser and participating vendors, will be announced randomly throughout the show, creating lots of fun and excitement all day long. Listen carefully for your chance to win!

Every guest at the show has a chance to win a romantic one-night stay at the Ajax Hilton Garden Inn. Stop by the Ajax Hilton booth to fill out a ballot!

Be sure to see the incredible fashion shows at noon and 3pm. Discover graceful wedding gowns and elegant tuxedos from Bridal Desires and Tuxedo Royale. With music and emcee by Sight and Sound Music Services, you will be inspired to create the wedding of your dreams.

After each fashion show one lucky bride will win hundreds of dollars in fabulous prizes from The Bay, sponsor of the show. Stop by The Bay’s booth to fill out a ballot. These prizes are stunning so be sure to hear the announcement after the fashion shows. Brides must be present to win!

From reception venues, caterers and wedding cakes to photographers and flowers and all the incredible details, you’ll find it all at the Fall Wedding Show. Choose the song for your first dance as a married couple. Look for bridal bouquet and reception ideas and discover some incredible little details that you hadn’t even considered yet to make your special day extraordinary. Some vendors will even be offering specials and discounts to couples who book their services at the show.

Watch as the hair stylists from Michael’s Hair Studio and makeup artists from MakeUp by Lena work their magic on the fashion show models right on the floor so you can see how it’s done. Feel free to ask questions about proper application techniques and the best colours to use. Then arrange your personal consultation.

If you are planning a wedding, don’t miss this show! A full list of vendors is available online at www.durhamweddingsource.com. Ajax Convention Centre is conveniently located right off Highway 401 at Salem Road and has ample free parking.

Tickets: Save and Win!

Discount coupons are available online at the brand new www.durhamweddingsource.com to save and win! By printing off the coupon and bringing it to the show, you pay only $4 per person, and each online coupon entitles you to be entered in a draw for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate courtesy of Pickering Photo. Remember to bring the printed coupon for your chance to win! Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $6 each or two for $10.


The Ajax Wedding Show is Sunday, September 16 at the Ajax Convention Centre.

Questions You Should Ask During Wedding Planning But Maybe Don’t Want to

Sometimes brides and grooms get hung up on politeness as they start the process of selecting their wedding resources. They may think it’s rude to ask some of the below or even awkward trying to negotiate something into their package but in the end, it’s better to know the good and the bad before selecting some of your most important resources. Just remember, a little charm and humor go a long way.

Event Designer
“What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened at a wedding you designed?” I’m not talking about a groom being stood up or a bride running away with the best man. I mean what went wrong with the design, coordination, anything that falls in the event designers realm of pulling off an amazing wedding event. This is kind of like the interview question we all dread when a recruiter asks us “to talk about our weaknesses.” There is a reason this is asked — because you can learn so much from the answer. Of course we are looking for a real example. If someone tells you that all of their weddings have been perfect without a detail out of place, most likely they are lying. There is only so much an event designer has control over especially because they are dependent on other resources — what you want to hear is how they overcame the issue despite of it happening. This actually can be used with all of your wedding resources. And don’t be afraid to dig deeper and ask follow up questions or for more examples.

Photographer
“Can I see ALL the photos from one or two weddings?” As most photographers tend to showcase their best images, you will be able to better gauge their skills once you see the whole package.

Florist
“Do I get a mock up of what the centerpiece will look like?” I think this is a must no matter how big or small the order. Though some florists may have a minimum number of centerpieces you must order before they do a mock up, you may consider having them including this in your package to seal the deal. I think most florists would prefer to book the wedding vs. lose one over a mock up.

Cake Baker
“Can you coordinate with the florist?” “Huh, I just bake cakes?” Wrong answer. Well, it is if you want to use fresh flowers on your cake. Yes this happened to me — and a guest actually helped me add the flowers and it was not at all how I had envisioned the cake, not to mention it felt weird having my guest help when she should be enjoying the party. So make sure if you do want fresh flowers on the cake that you know how they will get there and what it will look like.

Custom Wedding Dress Maker
“What if I gain weight?” Yes it happens — the stress of planning a wedding may have you tipping the scale in the wrong direction. Especially you DIY brides to be, who sometimes take on more than you can chew! Make sure dress seams can be let OUT or in. I write from experience — when I was pouring over details of my big day and planning everything from ceremony to reception, I tended to visit the sugar shack a little too much. At our last fitting I found out that my dress could not be let out and my strapless silk mikado sheath dress may spontaneously pop during the ceremony. It didn’t!

Videographer
“Can I see a CUT and UNCUT version of your most recent wedding?” Just like your photographer you should see the good, bad and the ugly. By seeing before and after you can assess his cinematography skills — or lack thereof.


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A look at 16 modern and vintage toppers, and one cake without






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In the wonderful world of wedding cakes there are oh so many options. Everything from flavor to style to type to height and width must be agreed upon; not to mention tiers, filling, frosting, color, theme, shape, frills, and fuss.

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In addition, there is the age-old tradition that seems to be becoming trendy once again: the wedding cake topper. To top, or not to top? Classic figurine, or something newer and more inventive? Rustic and Etsy-esque, or sleek and modern?

The avenues for toppers are seemingly endless. The classic marital couple topper has evolved into a variety of handmade items, edible delicacies, and even comical snapshots — everything from flowers to pom-poms to glitter to banners has decorated the tops of the latest cakes. Cakes themselves have taken on a whole new life, becoming themselves a topper, or dispelling the notion of even needing one.

However, in the name of tradition, and to celebrate our Entertain editor’s engagement (yes gentlemen, she is taken), we’ve taken a closer look at some of our favorite wedding cake toppers, and one cake without. So here are 17 of the most interesting ones we found.

Happy topping, everyone.
 











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Wedding season in bloom

Preparing for your wedding should be a fun, not stressful, experience.

The experts share their advice for the latest trends and gorgeous styles – including top tips for nipping potential dramas in the bud.

So what’s popular on the wedding scene right now?

Jenn Veza, The Original Wedding Company owner and wedding planner, said common trends for the upcoming spring/summer wedding season included a slight shift away from vintage.

“It’s been such a popular wedding theme for a long time but currently weddings appear to be trending more towards Hollywood glamour and themes that are a bit more sophisticated,” Ms Veza said.

As far as colour themes went, she said strong tones and stripes were in – particularly monochromatic themes.

Ms Veza said this wedding season a lot of weddings and receptions would go with black and white.

“It is such a timeless sort of colour palette, regardless of trend.”

One interesting aspect is a growing tendency to forgo the tradition of bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Ms Veza said this was not a budgetary choice but more because couples preferred not to choose favourites, especially with so many special people in their lives.

Cocktail wedding receptions were popular a couple of years ago but the swing was now towards a more traditional sit-down formal dinner – with a twist.

Under the new reception trend, entree and main meals were sit-down and formal but the dessert was a buffet.

“I think brides and grooms are more conscious of getting people up and mingling, and a lot of venues are offering that as an alternative,” Ms Veza said.

When it comes to the ceremony itself, wedding celebrant Lionel Yorke said he conducted wedding vows in two ways: a good way and what he called the “better-better” way.

He described the good way as basically traditional wedding vows, two or three words at a time, which the couple repeated after him.

Alternatively, the “better-better way” involved having the couple write a love letter to each other, without knowing what the other had written, then reading it aloud on the day in front of family and friends.

“It just makes it more personal for them, and more personal for the people there,” Mr Yorke said. “It is lovely and it really makes the wedding.”