A Look Back at a Wedding Dress Made for a Princess (literally)

by Azure

Let's take a little time travel trip back to 1981, a great year for big, over-the-top weddings. The biggest of course being Luke and Laura on General Hospital and in real life, Prince Charles and Diana. If you’re going to be in Philadelphia between now and the end of the year, you can actually go see the wedding dress of the 1980s. Diana: A Celebration, a touring exhibit, will be at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia through the end of the year. If Diana’s was...

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Wedding Cake Traditions, a Little History

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One of the things that makes planning a wedding so challenging is that people like to tell you that either you can’t, or must, do something because “it’s tradition.” What’s so interesting about this is that most of us actually know very little about the wedding traditions to which we’re so attached. For example, did you know that wedding cake was traditionally a meat dish, and not a very tasty sounding one. Lamb testicles anyone? It wasn’t until the 1500s, when sugar...

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Royal Wedding Alert!

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Sweden's Royal family has announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to her longtime boyfriend Daniel Westling. Princess Victoria is heir to the Swedish throne. The couple plan to marry in the summer of 2010, and the ceremony is going to be a knockout - an early estimate for the guest list was 1,000 people. Be sure to check back here often as we get the latest scoop on all the preparations!

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White House Weddings

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Looking for a little historical inspiration for your wedding? Celebrate President’s Day by taking a virtual tour through the Smithsonian’s collection of White House Wedding memorabilia. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/3a4.html). When you’re done fantasizing about a Rose Garden reception, check out the pages on the First Ladies. Everyone knows our newest First Lady is a fashion icon, and hundreds of brides have looked to Jackie O for inspiration but what about their...

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