For the 2 million monthly followers of powerhouse wedding blog StyleMePretty.com, the major mainstream hit with serious indie cred (think Domino meets Etsy meets Martha Stewart Weddings), and for all brides looking for fresh new inspiration, editor in chief Abby Larson offers an eagerly awaited, entirely unique, and gorgeously photo-rich wedding resource. Joyful, love-filled weddings are created with the details that make the couple unique. These touches--letter-pressed table cards with a pet bulldog cameo; a chandelier to which the bride and groom tied hundreds of colorful ribbons; a photograph of the bride's grandparents fastened around her bouquet--elevate a beautiful day into a deeply personal, unforgettable celebration. Style Me Pretty has become a go-to destination for planning your own ecstatic wedding. Now, the founder of this beloved site, Abby Larson, offers this gorgeous resource, which includes: • Abby’s step-by step guide to determining your couple style, gathering inspiration, and threading it through each element of the celebration • 17 never-before-seen Real-Life Weddings—with details on all their special and handcrafted touches, and advice from the brides • 5 Style Blueprints to help you custom-craft your own Classic, Rustic, Whimsical, Modern, or Al Fresco wedding, from paper goods to the cake • 15 Do It Yourself projects, such as glittered vases, linen favor bags, and dip-dyed ombré napkins Full of lively and oh-so-lovely ideas, and more than 250 photographs, this swoonworthy volume will help you distill the wide world of wedding inspiration into the most meaningful, utterly original day you can imagine.
For every bride who dreams of making her special day exactly that—hers—this gorgeous book shows how to mix personal touches with vintage style for a truly meaningful celebration. From flea market chic to Great Gatsby grandeur, each chapter from wedding stylist Elizabeth Demos features photographs from real weddings and easy-to-follow instructions for achieving the look. Simple DIY projects make it easy for brides to add their own personal stamp. With 200 photographs, 12 inspiring mood boards, creative styling ideas, and guidance on sourcing accents and materials, Vintage Wedding Style bursts with brilliant ways to create an unforgettable wedding with a hint of vintage charm.
The Very Best Wedding Planner, Organizer & Keepsake is the latest in the best-selling line of wedding planning books in North America, created by WedSpace.com, the top social networking and planning site for weddings. This beautiful and exceptionally useful planner combines the very best wedding inspiration and planning sections with organizational features that every bride will love, plus a free Taken tank top the bride will love wearing both before and after her wedding! Brides will love bringing this book to meetings with vendors and using it as their guide throughout the entire wedding planning process, from engagement to honeymoon.
A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Joanna Bolouri. Things are looking up for Penny. Her business, Princess on a Shoestring, is thriving. That is, until a rival planner decides to take her down-one hard-won bride at a time. Now Penny must fight to save her reputation and her livelihood before it's too late. But when a romantic weekend away has some unexpected consequences, Penny's expectations for her career are brought back down to earth with a bump... From the author of The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart, here's what readers are saying about Anna Bell: 'Romantic and refreshing' Mhairi McFarlane 'Best read in a long time!' Amazon reviewer 'A fun, bouncy, brilliant tale' Heat
Wherever there's a bride, there are about 6 bridesmaids! The Bridesmaide Guide has a fresh look and updated content to catch up to the times. This new, improved edition offers new information on using social networking, budgets, technology and much more.
Love is less confined than ever, as is our desire to capture it. Engagement photography has become an essential and valuable component of wedding photography for both your clients and your photography business. Successfully booking romantic portrait sessions and providing your couples with creative, playful, and beautiful images can mean a lasting –and lucrative- relationship. Award winning photographer Stephanie Williams shares her approach to engagement photography, including her thoughts on the psychology of shooting and directing couples, current industry trends, and the use of blogs and social media. Discover photography tips on romantic styling, workflow, and branding that will help get your engagement sessions recognized by prospective clients and industry publications. Whether you are an aspiring photographer or established professional, this book is sure to inform and inspire your next photo shoot. Read tips and testimonials from prominent wedding professionals, bloggers, editors and stylists, as well as Stephanie’s actual clients. Learn how to build your brand and get your work published. Improve or refresh your technical skill through practical lighting, equipment, and technique guidance. Diversify the way you interact with clients and style your shoots. Be inspired through gorgeous photographs.
Wedding Party Prep is an invaluable resource for all engaged or soon-to-be engaged couples and newlyweds. Written in the Catholic tradition, this book includes information on: Pre-Cana Choosing the rings Soul Preparation Dating while engaged Rite of Marriage Liturgical Hymns Order of Procession Venue, Reception, Music Cake, Flowers, Greenery Attire Catholic Devotions Planning for the Future Stewardship Banking Insurance Home Ownership Retirement Wedding Anniversary Prayer The Wedding Feast at Cana was a time of great rejoicing and devout faith, just as it will be you as you prepare for Marriage. Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia, says �The good wine, resulting from the Lord�s miracle that brought joy to the beginning of a new family, is the new wine of Christ�s covenant with the men and women of every age [current day].� This is a book that couples will cherish and refer to for their lifetime.
Practical checklists and advice to plan the wedding you want The question has been popped, and now it's time for the planning--from your budget to the bridal party to bouquets, you may be wondering how to distill all the to-dos of your big day into small, digestible pieces. This portable wedding planner provides all the tools and tips you need to stay organized and stress-free. Streamlining the planning process into easy-to-navigate sections, this wedding planner provides essential checklists on fundamentals, like accessories and attire, venues and vendors, and flowers and décor. You'll also find plenty of trusted advice to keep you on track, including must-ask questions, comparison charts, timelines, and much more. This wedding planner includes: Low-key or lavish--Customize checklists to suit your wedding size and budget, whether it's a traditional ceremony, distant destination, backyard bash, or something completely different. Portable plans--Perfect for on-the-go planning, this wedding planner has all the checklists, tips, and questions you'll need condensed into one place. Wedding roadmap--From creative inspiration to custom invitations, this wedding planner walks you through the process of planning, prepping, and putting on your dream wedding. The Little Book of Wedding Checklists offers guidance for every big decision for your big day--packed neatly into a petite-sized wedding planner.
So many women dream of having it all—being kickass mothers and running their own successful businesses. This book helps them take the leap with confidence. Serial entrepreneurs (and moms) Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto draw on their own successes and missteps to reveal exactly how to choose the right business, find clients, write a business plan, launch a blog and Web site, stay focused at home, and more. Insightful Q&As with enterprising mothers like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Style Me Pretty blogger Abby Larson demystify the many nuances of balancing work life with family time. It's not easy. But this practical and inspiring guide helps make it possible.
Long gone are the days of lining up the wedding party for predictable and overly-staged group shots. Now more than ever, couples want to remember their wedding day - and the run up to it - with candid, photojournalistic-style photos and innovatively-designed albums. The Wedding Photography Field Guide is a source of inspiration and illumination, and sets out how to capture the true essence and atmosphere of this emotionally-charged and very special day. - Get the latest information on digital gear and a professional's take on top techniques for covering all the action. - Stuffy, staged wedding photos are a thing of the past. Master modern wedding reportage and capture the true spirit of the event and the personalities of the couple and guests. - Discover the secrets of creating uniquely personal and contemporary bridal portraits and albums. - Don't get left behind in this competitive marketplace. Follow Michelle Turner's advice and build up a portfolio that can pack a punch. - Whether you are simply shooting a friend's wedding, breaking into the business or looking to refresh your approach, this book is essential.
This third edition of Wedding Planning and Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients provides students, consultants, engaged couples, vendors and scholars with a comprehensive introduction to the business of weddings. Looking through an event management lens, this is the only book to thoroughly explore the fundamentals of weddings, including historical and cultural foundations, practice and the business of wedding planning, in one volume. Diversity and inclusivity are emphasized through the integration of wedding traditions from cultures around the globe and international case studies that inspire and set standards for best practice. Key features of the third edition include: Updated research reflecting trends in areas such as technology, social media, marriage equality legislation, LGBTQ+ weddings, celebrity influences, destination weddings, DIY essentials and planning eco-friendly weddings. Cutting-edge innovations in areas such as "green" venues, themed menus, fusion stationery, sustainable floral décor and distinctive site layout, all of which are highlighted by top wedding vendors. Budget management tips, timeline specifics and guidelines for starting and marketing a wedding consulting business. Over 100 international case studies exploring cultural traditions, vendor relations and best practice. A companion website for instructors, including updated PowerPoint slides, syllabus guidelines, real-world assignments and a comprehensive test bank. This full-color book is visually stunning, with over 150 images by top wedding photojournalist Rodney Bailey. End-of-chapter checklists, review questions and practical scenarios support readers' knowledge as they progress. Maggie Daniels and Carrie Wosicki bring a combination of over 45 years of industry practice and teaching experience. They have written a book that is the ideal guide to successful wedding planning and management.
Presenting a brand new approach to teaching consumer behaviour, Szmigin and Piacentini move beyond traditional psychological learning to acknowledge more holistic perspectives of consumer behaviour and incorporate new areas of research, such as Consumer Culture Theory, which are enhancing ourunderstanding of this fascinating subject. The latest behavioural, psychological and sociological approaches are presented alongside emerging techniques, such as neuromarketing, with their application to marketing explicitly drawn out. Theory is firmly set in context for students through extensive use of international examples and extended cases on topics such as repertoire shopping in China, lifestyles of Indian consumers, and learning about brands through Havaianas in Brazil.Each chapter includes Consumer Insights covering topics such as social media marketing in the Netherlands, repositioning Lucozade in the UK, and finding the right celebrity endorser. These features bring together the themes discussed and encourage students to engage with the material on a morepractical level.Central to the book is the recognition of how businesses and government are likely to use knowledge of these theories and techniques in marketing strategies and business decision making. Each chapter includes a Practitioner Insight from a professional working in marketing, advertising, government ora charity, including Dubit, Thinkbox and Age UK to provide real world views on the topics being discussed and the possible future direction of these areas.The authors acknowledge consumer behaviour as a research discipline. To reflect this, Research Insights features throughout each chapter include links to seminal papers to present students with the opportunity to take their learning further.The accompanying Online Resource Centre provides superior ready-to-use support for both students and lecturers: For students:* Author blog, responding to changes within the subject and supporting the currency of the textbook;* Web links illustrating consumer behaviour in practice including examples from print, video and web;* Multiple choice questions with instant feedback;* Links to seminal articles as highlighted in the Research Insights feature; * Web exercises to encourage students to test their knowledge and apply their learning;* Flashcard glossary to test understanding of key terms.For lecturers:* Comprehensive customizable PowerPoint slides; * Learning activities (including, more detailed workshop-based activities, shorter lecture-based in-class exercises and suggestions for assessment approaches)* An instructor's manual (containing guidance on how to use the case studies and Practitioner Insights in class, indicative answers, and some additional questions).
The weeks after the engagement and before the "I do" may be some of the most beautiful -- and worrisome -- days of your life, whether you are the bride or her mother. While you make decisions about flowers and food, bridesmaids and boutonnieres, you may also experience challenges, insecurities, hopes, and fears that can only be conquered with one thing: prayer. Prayer and Planning for the Big Day is a distinctive collection of wedding prayers and practical tips a bride and her mother can share as they tackle the daunting task of preparing for a wedding and marriage. New York Times bestselling authors Jill Kelly and her daughter Erin offer 40 sincere and vulnerable prayers covering topics such as trust, forgiveness, communication, character, sex, protection and provision;. Each prayer is combined with an essential wedding tip that allows you both to apply your prayer petitions to your planning activities. As you share your prayers together or jot them in your Mother & Daughter Prayer Journal, you will experience the life-changing love of a God who sustains you through one of the most exciting and hectic seasons of your life.
It’s the portrait photographer’s job to create a flattering—perhaps idealized—likeness of the subject in front of his or her lens. There are countless things to consider both technically and artistically in order to make that happen. One thing is for certain: The more you show in the portrait, the more of the body that you will need to carefully position and refine. Nowhere is this more true than when photographing a full-length subject. Every part of the body, from the hair to the tips of the toes, must be posed, clothed, lighted, and shaded in order to look its best. The truth is, most photographers have trouble with conceptualizing and carrying out their client’s full-length poses. They have their clients strike a pose and try to envision how to make it look natural, comfortable, and photogenic. Unfortunately, their attempts often result in a stiff, unflattering, flat, or just plain awkward presentation. This visual sourcebook features a wide range of full-length poses designed for men, women, teens, kids, and groups—in the studio and on location. Photographers will find examples of poses for subjects of all ages that work perfectly for any portrait style, from reserved to edgy and fashion-forward, in seated, standing, and reclining presentations. Featuring studio and location (indoor and outdoor) portraits from twenty heralded portrait pros, this book will allow photographers to find a pose to re-create with their client—and adventurous shooters can use a sample portrait as a springboard for a new pose they conceptualize to suit their unique client or one-of-a-kind portrait concept. Complete with text on posing basics, this book is an indispensable resource that you’ll turn to over and over again.
Let the London Wedding Workbook take the hassle out of planning your perfect day. A fully comprehensive guide that covers everything from choosing the perfect dress right through to those little details. City Wedding Planners Ltd is a boutique wedding planning service based in London. We produce city-specific workbooks and interactive online tools to make planning a city wedding a piece of cake. The London Wedding Workbook will cut your research time by more than half, and provide you with the tips and tricks of the trade so you can plan your dream wedding within budget and without any headaches. Use this book along with our interactive web based products to plan your own boutique wedding in record time: Budget Planning Tool Wedding Venue Finder Wedding Vendor Finder Personalized Checklists
The fifth book in the successful 'Style Me Vintage' series is designed to inspire brides-to-be to create their own vintage-themed wedding. Harking back to styles of previous decades is often the basis for a truly stylish wedding, but it can be difficult to get all the details right, without a little bit of guidance. This beautiful and accessible book looks at how to source and put together bridal outfits and event styling for a themed occasion, from the Edwardian era, through the decades to the 1970s. From the dress itself, through to accessories, flowers, make-up and hair, even extra details such as how to style the attendants, venue, cake, stationery, photography, and entertainment are covered. Featuring beautiful photography from weddings photographer Joanna Brown. An ideal gift book for brides-to-be.
Dreaming of having the most beautiful wedding photos? It’s important to choose a skilled photographer, but you shouldn’t stop there. To have the best wedding photos, you also need wedding plans that are carefully designed with your photography in mind. In this inspirational and practical guide, wedding photographer Cavin Elizabeth teaches you how simple changes and additions to your wedding plans can elevate the beauty of your wedding photography. With sections such as choosing your dream photographer, preparing for your engagement session, and how to construct an ideal photography timeline, Cavin Elizabeth’s easy-to-follow book will have you planning for a picture perfect wedding.
It is said that movies have encroached upon social realities creating tourism enclaves based on distortions of history and heritage, or simulations that disregard both. What localities and nation-states value are discarded, suppressed, or modified beyond recognition in neoliberal markets; thus flattening out human experience, destroying natural habitats in the name of development, and putting the future of whole ecosystems at risk. Without disregarding such developmental risks Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development explores how, en route to any beneficial or eco-destructive development, film tourist industries co-produce atmospheres of place and culture with tourists/film fans, local activists, and nation-states. Drawing on international examples of cinematically-induced tourism and tourismophobic activism, Tzanelli demonstrates how the allegedly unilateral industry-driven ‘design’ of location stands at a crossroads between political structures, systems of capitalist development, and resurgent localised agency. With an interdisciplinary methodological and epistemological portfolio connected to the new mobilities paradigm, this volume will appeal to scholars, students, and practitioners interested in tourism, migration, and urban studies in sociology, anthropology, geography, and international relations.
Master the impressionist painting style with Painting the Impressionistic Landscape! The Impressionist movement that began 130 years ago set artists free to experiment outdoors, capturing the fleeting effects and many moods of sunlight in their paintings by juxtaposing contrasting colors. Although those colors may not actually be apparent in nature, on canvas and paper they appear spontaneous and naturalistic. The skill is in knowing how to select and apply them. Impressionistic painting has not remained static over the decades. Artist Dustan Knight walks you through the techniques to achieving brilliant effects in a contemporary style. Using easy to work with watercolor and acrylic, she demonstrates through her own paintings, as well as others she has selected, the step-by-steps for dramatic atmospheric vistas and intimate garden landscapes.