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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Featured Articles

Best New Designer of the Year - Jenny Lee
“Jenny Lee...believes in ultimate femininity in its most simplistic form.” That quote is the truest statement ever made by the 'Best New Designer Of The Year'. Jenny Lee, one of today's freshest bridal couture designers in America, has literally taken bridal couture by its creative horns and has given bridal gown design a brave new definition, an infectious enthusiasm, and a subtle edge. Her attention to detail amazing, the European fabrics used to create her magical couture, divine. A beautiful, passionate and very gracious lady, Ms Lee made the time to share her honesty and passion for bridal couture with America's Bride. read more...

Cake Artist of the Month - Elizabeth Hodes
Elizabeth: I made my first real wedding cake when my sister got married, about six years ago. I'm self-taught and have derived most of my technique and style through trial and error. I have a varied artistic background--I was trained as a concert pianist, and have considerable sculptural experience as well.I've experimented with a lot of different media during my artistic career, and I find that I'm attracted to ephemeral art. Perhaps that's why I love working with cake and sugar; it's all perishable, so even when it's perfect and beautiful, I know it isn't permanent. It's a unique experience to have your art admired and then swallowed read more...

Master of Ceremonies - Kenz Densai
Always looking for a new way to turn around how people hear music, Kenz talks to us about his experiences as a dj/music producer, what he brings to the table for wedding receptions, and how he can turn your wedding into the most memorable event your guests have ever attended.
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Paradise Found: How To Plan Your Destination Wedding by Mia Johnson
You desire a destination wedding. But how hard is it to plan the destination wedding of your dreams? Having worked as a creative consultant to many brides, I will share with you what I've always shared with them: Planning a destination wedding is only as hard as you make it. Destination wedding planning can be difficult and if you're not careful, one dishonest vendor can take you for a very costly financial 'ride'. So, how does one plan a successful destination wedding? read more...

Bridal Fitness with Buff Brides; Sue Fleming
February is here! Do you know what that means? Yup, it’s 5 months before the spring wedding season!
As brides- to- be frantically start crash diets and ineffective workout programs to prepare their bodies for the “most important day in their lives”, I’m going to give you 4 sure fire exercises to get your body wedding ready! read more...


Hands Down Tips on Getting Gorgeous Nails by Jill Harth
To have and to hold. That’s one of my favorite parts of the wedding vows. And wouldn’t it be great to hold him with beautiful hands? Don’t you wish you had those perfect, healthy and manicured nails some women seem to have? Fortunately, I’ve gotten the “how to” secrets from Nail Expert, Carolyn Cianciotto, the Grand Dame of Manicures and Pedicures.
What makes for good nail health? “Use a product called Nailtiques regularly if you have firm nails and breakage problems,” Carolyn said. If you have thin nails and peeling problems, Carolyn suggests taking the Vitamin Biotin. Vitamin E rubbed on topically will improve the nail surface but it does not penetrate the nail. read more...


Wedding Video Meets Photojournalism by Dave Bartlett
The photojournalistic style of wedding photography has been very popular as an alternative to traditional “posed” photos. This method of connecting candid moments in time can really draw in people as they look back at the day. And the wedding video has evolved as well to go well beyond the simple collection of raw footage set to music and unnecessary video effects. In fact, the wedding video world has been attracting more “film makers”, people who want to creatively tell a story, and know how to get the images and sound needed to present a cohesive story of the details of your day. read more...

Places to Love and Play by Katherine Dyson
From the mountains to the sea, there are full-service resorts which offer all amenties like spas, pools, multiple restaurants and a huge array of activities, yet still manage to provide quiet private places when you just want to be alone and unwind. Here are two places to consider. read more...

Bacheloretiquette - The Guide to Bachelorette Party and Bachelor Party Planning by Alan Lasky
1) Who pays for the bachelor(ette) party? Many bridesmaids, maid-of-honor, best man, and groomsmen have emailed me and have asked if they have to pay for the whole bachelor(ette) party themselves if they are planning the pre-wedding party. The tradition is no. Usually everyone who attends the party is supposed to help pay for the bride-to-be or groom-to-be. It is not common for someone to have to cover the bill unless they are very generous. read more...

From Dancing To Game Playing: The Entertainment Aspect Your DJ Brings by Kevin Colangelo
The formal wedding dance ritual. This is usual, normal order of the typical formal dance list at a reception: the first dance of the bride and groom, the father/ daughter dance, the mother/groom dance, and the list just keeps going on and on. Then, there are the more entertaining dances that people like to engage in at a wedding reception. As a dj, here are just a few that are quite typical in certain parts of the country: read more...

Q & A Wedding Etiquette by Edith Gilbert
Dear Edith: I just received my engagement ring from my fiancé, who has met my parents, but our families have not met., and we have made no decisions. What are we expected to do next?
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These are just a few articles and features this month, be sure to log on to www.americasbride.com to read all the articles.

See ya next month when we feature world renowned event planner: Preston Bailey, Sylvia Weinstock cake artist to the stars, Vivian Diamond wedding gown designer for Dessy and many more!

Valentine's Day is coming...
One of the most romantic days of the year, and this Valentine's day season will be no different. We had so much fun putting together all the wonderfully sexy, romantic and fun gifts to give one another. Our winter blues had worn away by the spring like temperatures here in the Northeast and as anxious I am about Spring. Our magazine has developed quite a taste for personal interviews this month. We spoke to the New Designer of the Year; Jenny Lee, Recording Artist and DJ; Kenz Dansai. As well as legendary Preston Bailey, see our March issue for his insightful interview. Among others such as Elizabeth Hodes a New York cake artist.
Our coming months will refresh you with news, contests, and tools for you to make your wedding the most memorable day of your life.
See you next month!


Blessings Always,
Sarah Parnell