YOUR WEDDING AND THE TV- NOT THE BEST MATCH

 

Do you keep the TV on for “background noise?” Me too. But there’s a danger. I’ll aimlessly tune in while washing dishes, and next thing you know, I’m knee deep in a “Real Housewives of Cleveland” marathon, and poof! 5 hours have gone by. Don’t get me wrong, we all need to escape into a great story once in a while (check out Wedding Movie Wednesday blog posts for non-housewife suggestions) but be careful that your “background”noise doesn’t pulls you away from being more involved in life, liberty and the pursuit of a fabulous wedding.

Be well, and love well.

-Dinah

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - a train wreck I can't take my eyes off, I'm ashamed to admit.

 Ashamed to admit it, but I can’t take my eyes off this train wreck.

Why I love “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Hey TLC, We Want To Plan One! Call Us!

By now most people have heard about the raucous, Swarovski crystal-covered Gypsy wedding extravaganzas shown on TLC not just on their appointed night, but pretty much any time you turn on the TV.  Some people can’t take it, they have to turn it off. Others are fascinated, like they are watching a bad traffic accident and they can’t look away.  As for us, well, we want an invitation.

Weddings are full of joy in any community. Who’s to say they should be prim and proper? We lecture over and over again that brides should have the wedding they want, not what they see in the magazines or what’s “fashionable” just for the sake of it. Those magazines also say “be yourself!” and “It’s your day – make it what you want!” These families are realizing their vision, and it’s no one’s place to judge what they think is meaningful or beautiful.  We love these weddings (and the dresses, and the cakes, and all of what the conventional thinkers would call “over the top” details) for the energy and the feeling behind it. Here’s a community that’s marching to the beat of its own drum. And what a parade!

So TLC, we know you’re casting brides.  How ’bout letting some vendors in on the action?  We’ll hang a banner- My Little Gypsy Flower Shop. Have Swarovski, will travel.

Live well, and love well.

-Dinah

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New Wedding Show? Get Me Some Popcorn! Especially since my friend is in it!

I wrote Friday about my brilliant hairstylist, Paul Norton.  Well, he’s on a new bridal make-over show debuting in a few weeks on TLC!  It stars Randy, the colorful manager of Kleinfeld’s from “Say Yes To The Dress, and of course, Paul.  Check it out!

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