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This Woman Set Her Wedding Dress On Fire In Epic Photoshoot To Celebrate Divorce

Le 23 février 2017, 08:24 dans Humeurs 0

Never underestimate the power of a scorned bride. Katlynn McKee (AKA my new hero) recently took to a muddy river to set her wedding dress ON FIRE for a photoshoot designed to celebrate her divorce. And may I just say, the photos are breathtaking.

The 25-year-old told MailOnline she and her ex-husband had been together for 10 years before things went south. They started officially dating when McKee was only 16 years old, and they were married for four years before calling it quits. McKee explained, “My relationship wasn’t a good one, so it was a relief to finally be free.” And her freedom is exactly what the photoshoot exemplified.

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Hiring the same photographer who photographed her wedding, McKee used the experience to shed her old marriage and start over. After doing a little bit of research on Trash the Dress, she hatched the plan to head out into a river, cut up the dress and ultimately set that bitch on fire. “I watched it burn while I drank the wine”, she said. YEAH SHE DID.

Additionally, the shoot took a sexier turn than initially expected, as McKee was left in her lingerie after shedding her dress. Feeling so confident in the set up, she even let her ex in on her plans. She said, “He was surprised that I was going to do it because I’m not really like that. He joked that he should be in it and I could punch him or something, but I wanted it to be just me.”

McKee now plans on hanging the provocative images up in her new home, and she insists her new boyfriend isn’t intimated or upset by the photos. She said, “I’m now happily in a new relationship and he really likes the pictures.” The best part of this entire story? The “liberating, exciting and empowering” photoshoot helped McKee regain some lost confidence. She concluded, “I was really happy with it all and I loved the way it turned out.” Caters News Agency What a wonderful happily (unexpected) ever after. 5 Stages Every Girl Goes Through When Her Friend Gets Engaged [5TAGES] Subscribe to Elite Daily's official newsletter, The Edge, for more stories you don't want to miss. CITATIONS MailOnline TAGS: breakup wedding heartbreak engagement divorce Jamie LeeLo EDITOR Jamie LeeLo is a comedian, writer & bull dog enthusiast. She hosts her own talk show, Brunch Night!, currently performing at Caroline's on Broadway and also performs improv every Monday night at The PIT. She spends most of her time hanging ...

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Celebrates Valentine’s Day By Wedding Couples

Le 17 février 2017, 08:21 dans Humeurs 0

Every day of the year, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers creates a warm and personal experience for each customer who walks through the door. Albert’s has always succeeded in providing wonderful customer care to each client.

However, on Valentine’s Day, they go above and beyond the already-high bar they have set for themselves.

Each year on Valentine's Day, the Albert’s family invites couples into their store to be married. The staff excitedly sets everything up for each ceremony and for one day, they all become wedding planners. They make sure each couple receives a glass of champagne for a toast along with their own wedding cake. The store is filled with music, rows of chairs for witnesses to view the ceremony, and a beautiful backdrop for each couple to pledge their love to one another. The couples receive photos and a video of the ceremony. Not a single detail is forgotten; everything is perfect.

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“Our wedding ceremonies are for lovers who want to share the date with my parents,” said Joshua Halpern, President of Albert’s Diamond Jewelers.

In 1968, Joshua’s parents - Fred and Donna Halpern, owners at the time - were wed on Valentine’s Day

“It’s for people who want to do something that’s very unique. They want a different experience. We love to do that for them,” Halpern explained.

“We do many events throughout the year that we get excited for and this is one of our favorites because it’s built on love - the foundation of our business,” said Christine Martinez, the Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Director. “We love to welcome the couples and learn their love stories. It’s wonderful to know they’re allowing Albert’s Diamond Jewelers to be a part of their big day.”

This event displays just how comfortable people from the region are with the Albert’s family. The relationship between Albert’s and the community shines brightest on Valentine’s Day.

“It goes back to my father and the principles that I was taught about how we need to treat people and how to respect people. Our mission statement is to give more in value than we receive in payment. When people come into our store, they’re coming into our house. We want to treat them like they’re our best friends. They want to come to us because we always treat them a certain way. This is completely complimentary, whether they buy their rings here or not.” explained Halpern.

Each year, the event is a culmination of amazing of stories and people. Photographer Bernie Zemen has been photographing the weddings at Albert's for Timeless Images Photography for about ten years.

“I look forward to this every year because it’s a such a variety of people. I remember one year there was a 92-year-old couple. The television networks even came for that one,” Zemen continued, “I’ve seen couples that found each other online and decided to get married here. Another couple met in high school, lost touch, and then married 40 years later when they reconnected. This is such a great event for the community.”

“This is really nice,” said Apples Vasquez, the first bride to be wed at the store in 2017. “They made it so easy! I love that my family was able to come and that this is such a beautiful setting.”

Everyone at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers is happy to wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Albert’s is thankful to Ultra Foods for donating the cakes, and to Monarch for the donated flowers and decor. Timeless Images Photography provided photos, and Ervin Video Services provided video.

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These mags will have you dreaming of your wedding day

Le 14 février 2017, 03:06 dans Humeurs 0

Across the country, thousands of life-changing questions will be asked on Tuesday. Some will result in tears, anxiety and lots of drinking. Others will not end so happily. If you decide this Valentine’s Day that one is better than two, then you definitely need to get moving.

We looked at two very different wedding magazines to help you get down the aisle.

Brides magazine editors have packed more fantasy into its current 376-page issue than any Marvel comic book ever did.

On the other hand, Martha Stewart Weddings is much more practical.

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Really want to indulge (read: go crazy) then Brides is for you. Don’t look for anything to really read — but there are lots of the usual listicles, like on “How to be your best self,” “Wedding worthy wines” and “The best venues.” The good news, you can skim through them while waiting for your nails to dry at the salon.

In between, there are great sheaths of bridal fashion featuring mostly blond models looking very virgin-like.

Reading Brides is like eating in one sitting that entire box of cheap Russell Stover candy you got from your future in-law. You’ll love each and every page while you’re reading it — “Honey, look at how they pulled off the perfect black tie affair in South Carolina!” — but then regret you dove in so deeply. How many hours did you set aside for interviewing freakin’ DJs?

And don’t forget to obsess over wedding planners, pre-nups, etc.

If that weren’t bad enough, there’s a story about Mrs. Stillman Berger, who secured wedding dates at her synagogue before the proposal — just to be sure she’d get the special date.

After you read this issue, the military-industrial complex will appear simple and straightforward by comparison. The bridal industry complex? Now that’s evil.

Martha Stewart Weddings is a little like Martha herself. Practical.

Thankfully the title’s more focused approach boils down the angst for frazzled fiancées. As Editor Amy Conway says in her introduction, “A lot of ideas end up on the cutting room floor,” and thank goodness. The spreads are much easier to read than in Brides as the page design doesn’t try to cram in too much.

While Brides is an assault on the senses, Martha Stewart Weddings feels manageable.

Still, it wouldn’t be a bridal mag if there weren’t something faintly ridiculous. We had to laugh at the photo spread to help couples figure out how to incorporate a cloud theme at the wedding.

There are spreads on cool looking cakes and even cooler ice for your finger. “School of Rock” features pages of engagement rings — which seems like an obvious play for ads since most folks buy the mag after they get the ring, no?

Martha Stewart Weddings weighs in at 306 pages and ends with a helpful note from a married couple with some welcome words of advice. He says: “No one tells you that marriage is a learning process. You learn to put the needs of your own partner ahead of your own.” Wise words if you want this to last.

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