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On Good Friday, my girlfriend Julie Anne and I went on the Easter egg hunt of our lives in the backyard of my parents’ house.

Many of you might know Julie Anne White as our amazing reporter here at Blue Ribbon News. In fact, we met for the first time in person at the Founder’s Day event at Harry Myers Park two years ago, and started dating just a little over a year later in August.

Joining us in the egg hunt was my parents, Julie Anne’s parents, my brother Preston and his wife Victoria. The grand prize of the hunt was a special egg which included a bonus prize of $50 plus an additional candy-filled egg inside. Victoria decorated this special egg herself, and let me tell you, with all its sparkles and glitter there was no question it was indeed the special egg. She went above and beyond to make this egg look perfect for the occasion, and I couldn’t be more grateful for her.

I helped my dad hide the 90+ eggs in the backyard, and hid the special egg myself in one of the flower pots on the back porch. I must have hid it very well, because she had to dig carefully around in it for a bit before she finally found it. Unbeknownst to Julie Anne, this special egg was meant for her to find, for I had written a little note on the $50 bill found inside – “Question for you, Julie Anne…” After she read it, I got down on one knee, took the engagement ring out of my pocket and proposed. And she said yes!

Actually, she said “Oh my gosh” about 50 times as I fumbled with my words trying to say something about how much I loved her, and how us being able to make it through her three-month semester abroad in Europe and all of the other times she was away at school in Arkansas only further proved that we were meant to spend the rest of our lives together. I finally came to the question I had hinted about on the $50 – “Will you marry me?” I was so nervous and excited in that moment, I’m just glad I remembered to ask. And after she said yes, I almost put the ring on the wrong hand because my own hands were shaking so much. Victoria caught the whole thing on video, which has since been shared on Facebook.

Keeping the whole proposal a secret from Julie Anne was probably the toughest part, as she can be very perceptive and difficult to surprise. It was a team effort between me, her parents, my parents, and Preston and Victoria. We all had her thinking the egg hunt was just a fun family tradition my parents did every year.

In case you’re wondering, all of us but Julie Anne knew the egg’s location. It took a bit of improvising to steer her in the right direction while making it look like we all wanted to be the one to find the special egg. Apparently we’re all decent actors because she told me afterwards she hadn’t suspected a thing.

Being engaged – it feels so surreal! I feel like just the other day I was at someone else’s wedding, watching them exchange their vows, and now it will be our turn to do that! I’m just so thankful for all the blessings God has provided me that have led to this moment.

You are my life, my love, my angel sent from Heaven, Julie Anne, and I can’t wait to marry you.Read more

Deleted user Apr 29 '17, 12:44AM · Tags: fashion

So, you’re gearing up for that special day. Your wedding day. Unlike many brides, though, you’ve been imagining something a little different from the norm. You’re more of a Billy Idol “White Wedding” and apple-bobbing bride than an “Ave Maria” and bouquet-tossing bride. Which is great. And which is why there’s a member of Professional Photographers of America out there itching to get creative with your nontraditional wedding photos.

Your wedding photos are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture that crazy, special moment in time. They say the day flies by too fast and the best way to recall those memories is with your photos. So put some thought into getting a photographer and you’ll be able to relive those special memories with delight. After all, long after the cake is gone, your photos will be there.

Your wedding might be the first time you’ve ever thought of hiring a photographer. Fortunately, PPA photographers are ready to get all those splendid shots so you don’t even have to think about it. However, you may be curious about some classic-yet-alternative photo ops. To ease your mind, here are five ways you can showcase your wedding.

First Look

You may be doing things a little differently but chances are you’re getting ready in a separate room from your partner. Whether you went all out with a Gothic-style, flowing, tulle skirt or kept it minimal with a hippie-floral sundress, the first time you see your husband-to-be on your wedding day is special. A photo of that moment can bring back smiles for many years, maybe even laughs.

Wedding Party

Do you have 10 bridesmaids? Or do you want a photo with just your sister? Either way, the wedding party and family photos are an excellent opportunity to make the most special people in your lives feel, well…special. Having them be a part of your big day by capturing a few grins and hugs can help the togetherness last a lifetime.


Maybe you’re doing it short and sweet in an event hall down on Hill St.or maybe you’re saying your vows in the deeper parts of the woods. Wherever you end up, this is an important moment you’ll want to look back on.


From five-tiered, Harry Potter−themed white fluff to the most creative doughnut bar, the “cake” usually has its place in your wedding album. You’ll want to remember not only how sweet the day was but how sweet it tasted as well.


Let’s call it what it is, the after-party! Are you dancing in the barn? Are you LARPing in the fields? Maybe you’re having a murder mystery dinner. These moments are just dying to be photographed. It’s the time when you finally get to shake off all that stress, celebrate your commitment and be with the ones you love. These are the moments you will definitely want to remember.

When the big day arrives, be at ease about catching these moments with a professional. And should something go wrong, a professional can work a plan B like nobody’s business.Read more at: |

Deleted user Apr 26 '17, 11:19PM · Tags: fashion
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All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her.

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now.

The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. Red Five standing by.

I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I find your lack of faith disturbing. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. As you wish.

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? As you wish. Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone. You mean it controls your actions?

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Ye-ha! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I find your lack of faith disturbing.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. As you wish.

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Ye-ha! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Red Five standing by.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Red Five standing by. Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her.

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. I call it luck.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Red Five standing by.

You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! Red Five standing by. All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is.

Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. I find your lack of faith disturbing.Read more at:pink cocktail dresses

Deleted user Apr 24 '17, 11:20PM · Tags: fashion

"What we've done is we've adapted our online content into a stage performance." Rose tells us

"We've basically taken everything that has been really popular on our YouTube channel. It’s going to be a lot of spontaneous stuff, a lot of audience participation, a lot of familiar segments and it’s going to be a great opportunity for us to engage with our audience on a personal basis.

"We've both been on the stage actually, last year we decided to do a meet and greet in London and we did a bit of a stage show with it, it did so good we decided to make a full stage show! Our audience was so welcoming and warm that even though we were nervous, it was so fun!


Rosie adds: "We really don’t know what will happen! We never script our YouTube videos and that’s what we want our live show to be like - spontaneous and fun."

Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton both started making YouTube videos as a hobby, with neither of them knowing just how big their online presence would become.

Their channel RoseEllenDix, Rose's main channel, and Rosie's main channel TheRoxetera have ballooned to include hundreds of comedy, gaming and topical videos as well as them expanding their internet presence with separate channel Let's Play Games solely for their gaming videos.

Rose tells us how she first discovered the world of YouTube and why she made her very first video.

"I went to university and I studied Film and Screen Media, and one of our modules was called Online Content.

"In this module we learned how to make a video go viral, back then YouTube really wasn't what it is now, and I just did it as a hobby.

"Luckily, I managed to get a few thousand hits in the first week! So I carried on.

"Then I met Rosie, we started making videos together, and it all just manifested from that! Our audience has grown with us too because they've seen us from the start."

"It’s crazy to me that we have so many followers now because Rosie and I just do what we did in the beginning - we talk, we have fun, and we’re just ourselves - it’s crazy how that has become popular!

"It’s crazy to me how we've gained such a fantastic audience, we’re living the dream, we really are blessed."

Both Rose and Rosie used to make YouTube videos respectively before collaborating.

A chance meeting at a party led to love blossoming between the pair - a love with millions of viewers.

"Well, we met because we used to date the same girl! Not at the same time!" Rosie laughs "I threw a Halloween party when I was around 17, 18, and Rose sent me a message on Facebook just saying 'I'm not invited, but I'm coming to your party' - very bold - and when we were both single we got together".

"Rose used the videos as an excuse to date me kind of, she’d be like “I have to see you this week, we have to make a video!”, so as our relationship blossomed, so did our YouTube channel".

The public eye hasn't affected their relationship negatively however, in fact their viewers are as much a part of their relationship as the couple themselves.

Rose says "I was thinking about this the other day actually, because we started filming our videos at the start of our relationships we don’t really know it any other way! We've always filmed it."

Rosie agrees with this, saying that "we don’t find it weird at all, if anything it would feel weird now if we weren't doing it!

"I'm so used to just turning on the camera and sharing everything with our fans. We see our audience like our family, and it definitely doesn't put any pressure on us.

"I think there would be if we were a couple and then put a camera on us but it's just always been the same."

The thirty minute video featured a brief clip of the couple dancing to the stars single Shake It Off.

The couple fought to not have the video muted so as they did not lose their wedding vows and speeches among other precious memories of the day - and they succeeded.

"We've got a story about this actually exclusively for our stage show that we've never ever shared with anybody!" Rosie says

"All I can say is it's a great story involving panic, a bit of vomit, and a great twist...Oh and Taylor Swift!"

Rose and Rosie have become LGBTQ+ icons with their relationship in the public eye and their consistent addressing of important issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community.

in 2016 the pair won the Celebrity Rising Star award at the British LGBT Awards, one of their proudest achievements to date.

"It was incredible, so many amazing people were there as well such as Sir Ian McKellen, and we got handed the award by Mel B and I was a huge fan of the Spice Girls!" Says Rose

"Duncan from Blue was there, it was just so surreal."

"It really was surreal." Rosie concurs

"I was so obsessed with what I was going to say to say thank you because I was like 'God, I am in a room with like, real celebrities!'”

"It just goes to show how amazing our audience is." Rosie says

"We were up against some insane competition and our audience made it so that we won.

"When we started doing YouTube we were just messing around in our rooms, we never thought we’d be winning and award so to be here now winning an award was so humbling."

Rose and Rosie see their audience as family, and they address them as such, by not only making entertaining videos to make them laugh but also by making videos that deal with sensitive subjects to raise awareness and love.

Though nervous to branch into more serious content, Rose tells us that the reactions they have received have been heart-warming.

"I was a bit nervous, I was always tempted to steer down the not-so-serious route because I always wondered if it would be too serious for my comfort level.

"I think the first one I did was about my OCD, and it went down really well and I realised the positive impact it could have just talking about it and how I got over it.

"I actually find that these videos are actually some of the most valuable videos that we've done. It’s great that we can talk about these things and also help people take their mind off things. It’s amazing to just share stories to an audience that just want to listen."

This close relationship with their audience however, has led to some bizarre and funny fan encounters

"There was one encounter that was really funny!" Rose begins "It was sort of strange and bizarre but lovely, we were walking in our home-town of Worcester and this girl came up to Rosie and kissed her on the cheek. I thought it must be an old friend Rosie hadn't seen in awhile..."

"...And I thought it was one of Rose’s friends" says Rosie

"And this girl was just like 'Hi! I haven’t seen you in ages!' and I guess it was just that because she watches us so much she feels like she knows us personally, which is lovely! A lot of our audience do" Rose says

"It is lovely that our audience sees us like that, we've made tonnes of friends through making these videos with other YouTubers, with our fans and even our fans have made friends with other fans." says Rosie

"Some are dating, some are even engaged now!"

Looking to the future after their live tour, Rose and Rosie have big plans, for their channel and their personal lives.

Rosie fills us in "Rosie and us both have a similar dream, we really want to write a show for Netflix. Like an original series, it would be even better if we could star in it too!"

Rosie adds "In our personal lives, we've seen our relationship go from the start to marriage so I think next children will be the next serious step."Read more |

Deleted user Apr 20 '17, 11:47PM · Tags: fashion

It's official, Aussies aren’t tying the knot like they used to.

Trends show fewer people are getting married these days and of those who do, many are getting hitched later in life, as well as ditching tradition in favour of something more personal.

This week on 9Honey's Sweet Spot podcast, host Katherine Feeney and guest A Current Affair's Erin Willing discuss the modern meaning of marriage with Australian and New Zealand celebrant Josh Withers.

According to Withers, couples today are more likely to get married for "personal" reasons, wanting to spend their lives together and celebrate their relationship, than for traditional or legal reasons.

"For me, the typical Australian or New Zealand wedding, is where the couple have said 'we're not having a wedding for traditional reasons, we are having this event for us'," he says.

Withers reveals his first question to a prospective couple asking him to marry them is always the same — 'Why do you want to get married?'

He says this question is important as it is common for people, especially women, to grow up with a dream wedding in mind but need these ideals tested when it comes to actually getting married.

"If you start asking why, it does lead to dangerous waters and you might find out all these ideologies you've got in your mind completely compromises your own personal values."Read more at: |

Deleted user Apr 18 '17, 11:39PM · Tags: fashion

When Brooke Riley was named Miss Hampton Beach last summer, it served as a springboard for success in other pageants. The 23-year-old has since been named Miss New England and is now preparing to compete in Florida this July for Miss USA Ambassador.

Brooke’s climb in the pageant world has not caused her to lose her love for the beach, though, and she said she will be sad to turn over her crown this July. The Lowell, Mass., native hopes to make the most of her last few months as one of Hampton Beach’s most celebrated figures.

“I wish I could be Miss Hampton Beach forever,” said Brooke while attending the Easter Egg Dig at Hampton Beach last Saturday. “I cannot believe how fast this year went by. I’m actually so sad that it’s ending.”

Brooke, who has spent many summers in Hampton with her family, had never won a major pageant before becoming Miss Hampton Beach on the Seashell Stage last July. She had previously taken second and third place in the pageant.

As Miss Hampton Beach, Brooke has appeared at numerous events with members of her royal court – Little Miss Hampton Beach and Junior Miss Hampton Beach – like the Children’s Festival, Seafood Festival and the Hampton Christmas Parade. She said it has been fun to interact with her fans while wearing her sash and crown. Many are little girls who want to become Miss Hampton Beach themselves someday.

“It almost feels like you’re a celebrity,” said Brooke. “Like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s Miss Hampton Beach!’ It’s the best when you see the little girls looking up at you, yelling at you, and it’s nice that we can be role models for them.”

A teacher who works with students with autism in the Lowell public school system, Brooke is passionate about helping those who are intellectually challenged. She was proud to appear at February’s Penguin Plunge, where about 1,000 people raised more than $600,000 for Special Olympics New Hampshire.

Sunday, she did Zumba for three hours straight to raise funds for the organization Autism Speaks. She was nervous about being able to dance for such a long stretch, but she ended up having a great time. She was also invited to an event called Autism Eats – a dinner in Boston for families who have members with autism.

If Brooke wins Miss USA Ambassador this summer, she will get to travel to numerous charity events around the country. The competition includes the swimsuit, fashionwear, interview and photogenic categories. She plans to focus on enjoying the experience and not worry about winning or losing.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I’m just going to enjoy it and be myself and meet the girls and just take it all in,” said Brooke. “Whatever happens happens.”

Other Hampton Beach beauty queens said they feel the same way about leaving behind their crown. Little Miss Hampton Beach Ashley Alukonis, 10, has also spent many summers with her family at the beach and now loves appearing alongside Brooke.

Bundled in a sweater, scarf and leather jacket at the Easter Egg Dig to protect her from the chilly wind, Brooke said she is looking forward to the weather warming up.

“Hopefully (there will be) some nice weather,” Brooke said. “I’d love to be on the beach in a nice pretty dress.”Read more at: |

Deleted user Apr 14 '17, 12:05AM · Tags: fashion

Everything’s coming up right for Sergio Garcia right now. He’s the new Masters champion, for one. But, before that, he got engaged to his girlfriend and former Golf Channel reporter Angela Akins.

The couple is getting married in July, and the Spaniard has given some thought in the last 36 hours about potentially wearing his new green jacket down the aisle for the nuptials.

“We were just talking about it. This one is a little bit too big,” he said of the jacket he wore at the awards ceremony on Sunday, according to Golf Channel. “It would be nice, but I don’t know. We’ll get to that point when we get there.”

A pro tip for Sergio: You’re not wearing that green jacket when you get married. Even though you get it for a year from your win until you start your title defense, there are certain times — admittedly, rare — where it’s better to just leave the jacket in the closet. This is going to be one of those times. But there’s still three months or so to change the motif of the wedding and the related sartorial and decorative decisions that would come with a green-and-yellow theme.

But I would bet against the 37-year-old Sergio saying “I do” in his Masters Club jacket.Read more at: | elegant evening dresses

Deleted user Apr 12 '17, 12:05AM · Tags: fashion

A new exercise studio in Aspen Place at the Sawmill is offering a kinder, gentler and more balanced workout for those seeking to increase their fitness. Barre 3 just opened its doors.

It’s called Barre 3 because the company has three main areas of fitness that it tries to bring a balance to its clients’ lives, said studio owner Rebekah Kaufman. The first area is bringing exercise into your life, the second is about eating properly and the third is creating a sense of community by making connections through class. It’s a focus on improving the whole individual.

The company was started by a Portland, Ore. couple, Sadie and Chris Lincoln, who quit their day jobs after more than 20 years in the corporate fitness industry to create a fitness routine that incorporated more balance. With the help of Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness Worldwide, they created Barre 3.

Barre 3 offers a workout that is gentle on the joints yet intense on the muscles, one that targets the deeper muscles, said Kaufman. The technique uses a combination of yoga, Pilates, core body weight exercises and stretching. It focuses on tiny movements, maybe an inch at the most up and down, she said. It also uses a ballet barre to help with balance and stretching during the workout.

For example, you might be directed to go into a squat and then move an inch up and then an inch down in the position and then hold the position for a set period of time before making a larger movement up and down to stretch out the muscles. Each set takes about three to four minutes and each muscle section gets about 10 minutes of focus out of an hour class.

The smaller movements target the deeper muscles in the body. The idea is to bring the muscles to the point of fatigue without having to use weights or large movements, Kaufman said. This allows people who don’t like using weights, don’t have experience with heavy weights or have a limited range of motion to build some muscle tone without bulking up.

It also makes it a fitness program that is accessible to everyone regardless of age, weight, physical needs or fitness level. No experience is needed to start taking Barre 3 classes and no special equipment is needed. Just come in comfortable yoga-like clothing and bring a water bottle.

“Everything we do in class can be adapted to the needs of any client,” Kaufman said. Can’t do a full squat or lunge? A class instructor can help you find an alternative movement that will have the same benefits.

By the end of class, you’re exhausted and your muscles are shaking, she said.

After class, there is an emphasis on eating right. There is usually a cookbook focusing on whole foods and good nutrition sitting on one of the benches in the lobby of the studio. More recipes are located online at the Barre 3 website. There's also a filtered water bottle filling station just outside the studio.

The lobby of studio is open, with two changing rooms and a couple of benches with cubbies to store your stuff. The idea is to encourage discussion and create a sense of community among members while they change in and out of their street shoes and jackets, Kaufman said.

In order to help out parents, the studio offers a supervised play lounge with a child care provider for children age 6 weeks and up. The child care is a separate cost from the Barre 3 classes, but having the play lounge right outside the studio makes it easy for moms to keep an eye on young ones and feel that they’re in safe hands. Child care costs $5 per child per class or $45 for a 10-class package.

Kaufman got into the program while she was working as an attorney in the Bay Area in California.

“It was a way for me to stay balanced in life,” she said. “It’s a hard workout combined with a sense of mindfulness. I would leave class feeling energized.”

She took the leap to becoming a full-time franchisee/owner for the company and moved to the Flagstaff area in June to open the studio. She’s visited friends in the Flagstaff area many times over the years and was familiar with the city, but said it was still scary and kind of relieving to quit her sometimes stressful job as a full-time attorney.

Barre 3 is flexible about its membership package. You can purchase a monthly membership for $99 and have unlimited access to classes and 10 percent off of merchandise. Or you can purchase a package of one to 20 classes to try things out. You can reserve your spot in class and purchase classes and memberships online at or by stopping by the studio.

Currently, Kaufman is running 27 classes at a range of times in the morning and afternoon/evening. She plans to add classes to the schedule as demand grows and more instructors are hired.

She’s also partnering with local businesses to bring in giveaways and classes. For example, she’s working with Fizzybella to bring in soaps and other skincare items and a juice shop in Sedona.Read more at:short formal dresses australia | long evening dresses australia

Deleted user Apr 10 '17, 12:11AM · Tags: fashion

A couple walks down the aisle following their wedding, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on and celebrating their union. As the newlyweds emerges from the chapel, they step out onto Academic Walk, immediately embraced by Duquesne’s campus.

Having a chapel on the Bluff is particularly special because only current students, alumni and faculty of Duquesne University are allowed to get married there. According to the Rev. Daniel Walsh, the reason for that requirement stems from the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

“We follow the rules of the Diocese, and since we are not a parish, we are limited in who can be married here,” Walsh said. “The Diocese permits us to celebrate the sacrament of matrimony for students, alumni and staff only.”

While this requirement may seem limiting, many Duquesne students, alumni and faculty do jump at the opportunity to get married in the chapel. Between 60 to 100 weddings occur in the chapel in a given year, and the most popular time is between May and September, according to Walsh.

Nicole Kelm, an alumna of Duquesne University, married her husband in the chapel on May 19, 2012. She said that she loved getting married at Duquesne.

“[My husband and I] were both Duquesne alumni and had loved attending Duquesne. We thought the chapel was beautiful and would be neat for our out of town guests to see us at our alma mater,” Kelm said. “It was special that we had both attended Duquesne and had wonderful college experiences and good memories.”

The chapel follows a couple of rules specific to the Catholic faith. According to the university website, either the bride or the groom must be Roman Catholic. Walsh said that this is a universal law of the church and follows the norms of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. If the bride or the groom has been married before, they need to provide documentation of their previous marriage. This is also in conjunction with the universal law of the Church.

To get married in the chapel, couples are asked to make a suggested donation of $200, according to Walsh.

So you’ve gotten married in the chapel and your donation has gone to a good cause. Now it’s time for the reception. According to the university website, couples are able to have their reception in the Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom in the Power Center.

The package offered to current students, alumni and faculty provides a five hour reception, the furniture, an event planner and everything in between. The only things that couples have to provide are alcohol, the cake, centerpieces and a DJ or a band.

The receptions are catered by Parkhurst Catering, which offers a wide selection of entrees that range from spinach salad to filet mignon, allowing for a wide variety of palates to be satisfied.

If you decide to have your reception in the Power Center, it is a little more expensive than having your wedding in the chapel. In order to reserve the room, you need to make a $1,500 deposit. You also need to provide proof that you have liability insurance coverage of $1 million, just in case your reception really takes a turn for the worse.

Your wedding day could be made much more unique by having your wedding at Duquesne’s chapel. Celebrating your faith, your union and your alma mater all in one ceremony is definitely a way to make your wedding that much more special. For Walsh, weddings in the chapel serve as the perfect extension of Duquesne campus life.

“Since Duquesne plays such an important role in the lives of students, alumni and staff I think that it is natural to want to celebrate such an important event in a place that holds meaning to the person,” Walsh said. “Certainly for those who have developed and practiced their faith here at Duquesne [in] our chapel it seems natural that they would want to welcome family and friends for such a wonderful celebration to a place that holds great meaning.”Read more at:short formal dresses australia | long evening dresses

Deleted user Apr 6 '17, 11:11PM · Tags: fashion

When every “influencer” event in Los Angeles turns into one big photo op for bloggers’ feeds, why not do double duty? That’s what happened when Nicole Richie linked with the photo-driven, social shopping app Project September for a pre-Coachella season event last week.

Photographer Asher Moss captured Richie and bloggers Sheryl Luke, Bethany Marie and Marie von Behrens in the tropical garden of the Roosevelt Hotel wearing their favorite festival-inspired looks, which followers could then shop online. All commissions earned from sales via the app’s festival look book over the weekend went to Planned Parenthood, as did on-site donations. Event partners French Connection, Luisa Via Roma and Revolve also donated a portion of their sales from the weekend to Planned Parenthood.

Cofounders Alexis Maybank (of Gilt Groupe fame) and Leah Park mingled with Richie, who was dressed in her own House of Harlow 1960 brand, which she sells through Project September.

“I had worked with Gilt Groupe in the past and am a fan of Alexis Maybank,” said Richie. “When I heard about the concept for Project September, I couldn’t wait to get on board. The fact that I can show my followers what I am wearing, what inspires me and where they can buy it is such a cool feature and makes so much sense.”

Richie said she also shops the app for other brands. “It has a lot of inspiring photography and curated stories that make it easy for me to instantly shop. If I’m not on there I love Revolve, Luisa ‪Via Roma‬ and Net-a-porter [which] help me find what I love through their themed shops-in-shops.”

Of her look being synonymous with festival style, Richie said, “Coachella captures the essence of California; it’s a place where someone can really express themselves. I love the carefree attitude and of course, the music.

Said Maybank, “Nicole sets the tone for California cool and free-spirited chic that dominates the festivals. She’s got terrific style that connects with so many people all over the country.”

Project September recently launched a partnership with Pinterest to make its images shoppable through their Shop the Look program and recently launched a web version of the app.Read more at: |

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