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Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Watson Photo – Celebrity Weddings 2014 – Us Weekly

Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Watson Britney Spears younger sister tied the knot with boyfriend Jamie Watson in New Orleans, LA, on March 14. “It was a beautiful ceremony and very emotional,” an eyewitness told Us. “Jamie Lynn was crying during the vows and Jamie looked like the happiest guy Ive ever seen get married.” via Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Watson Photo – Celebrity Weddings 2014 – Us...

Katie Couric Wedding

  Congratulations to the Molners! After a 10-month engagement, Katie Couric wed John Molner at her home in the Hamptons. The bride walked down the aisle wearing an ivory, crystal beaded and embroidered Chantilly lace halter gown with a high neckline, designed by Carmen Marc Valvo via Soolip...

Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview | Brain Pickings

Legendary Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875–June 6, 1961), along with his frenemy Freud, is considered the founding father of modern analytical psychology. He coined the concepts of collective consciousness and introverted vs. extroverted personality, providing the foundation for the popular Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Though famously accused of having lost his soul, Jung had a much more heartening view of human nature than Freud and memorably wrote that “the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” On October 22 of 1959, BBC’s Face to Face — an unusual series of pointed, almost interrogative interviews seeking to “unmask public figures” — aired a segment on Jung, included in the 1977 anthology C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters (public library). Eighty-four at the time and still working, he talks to New Statesman editor John Freeman about education, religion, consciousness, human nature, and his temperamental differences with Freud, which sparked his study of personality types. Transcript highlights below. via Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview | Brain...

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s Wedding Reception Details : Brides

Though Adam Levine was cryptic about his involvement in planning his wedding to Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo last weekend, it sounds like the affair had his stamp all over it — a little rock ‘n roll, a little casual, and a lot of fun. Celebrity wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove designed and coordinated the destination nuptials, which were at Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico, last Saturday. Oren and Cove organized large circular tables around mango trees for the reception (which followed a 20-minute ceremony officiated by Jonah Hill), and strung tiny white lights and long garlands of flowers from Arete Florals, according to People. See more: Top 10 Resorts in Mexico Their many A-list guests dined on organic pork chops, fresh fish and beet salads, alcohol-infused paletas (Mexican popsicles), and treats from an organic ice cream cart while at those tables, though they didn’t stay seated for long. “Most people finished eating in under an hour and were ready to party,” a source tells People. “This was a dancing crowd,” the source adds. “Everyone was dancing late into the night.” And with musical guests like theirs, it’s no wonder. Guests took in multiple sets from world-class musical entertainment, including Maroon 5 (Levine’s band), Stevie Nicks, Sublime, and Prinsloo herself! The Namibian-born model dedicated the Bright Eyes song “First Day of My Life” to her groom; she reportedly told Levine early in their relationship that she wanted to sing the tune to her future husband. In between music sets, there were several speeches that “had guests laughing,” a source says. “Everyone was having so much fun...

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Design a Wedding Dress for Friend Molly Fishkin : Brides

The Olsen sisters are adding bridal wear to their extensive design repertoire! Though Mary Kate and younger sister Elizabeth are both engaged, the first wedding dress MK and A lent their talents to was not for either of the stylish siblings — the duo instead created a gorgeous gown for friend Molly Fishkin. The brains behind brands including The Row and Elizabeth James designed a dazzling all-lace bohemian number that featured sheer bell sleeves and a charming scoop neckline. Of the dress, Fishkin tells Vogue in its August issue: “They are very close friends of mine and have been for the last 15 years.” She continued, “The minute I got engaged, they said they would love to design my wedding dress. I was thrilled — their taste is impeccable, and I really trust them. They were always so calming and made the process incredibly enjoyable. I will never forget what they did for me. Designing my gown with them was the most exciting Fishkin’s bridal look was completed with a a lace floor-length veil from The Row, loose waves echoing the gown’s boho aeshetic, and a pair of Manolo Blahnik crocodile slides — similar to the shoes Mary Kate and Ashley often wear on the red carpet. Is this simply a preview of what MK or Elizabeth will choose for their weddings? We can’t wait to see what the fashionable sisters design for their special days!g and emotional experience of my life.” Fishkin’s bridal look was completed with a a lace floor-length veil from The Row, loose waves echoing the gown’s boho aeshetic, and a pair of Manolo Blahnik...

Naya Rivera Recycles Her Wedding Date! Plus, More Surprising Details About The Star’s Sneaky Nuptials : Brides

Glee star Naya Rivera shocked us all with her surprise wedding to actor Ryan Dorsey. But in the few short hours since their happy news broke, tons of new details have emerged about their wedding day. The most shocking? The new Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey married on the day Rivera was initially set to tie the knot to former fiancé Big Sean! She reportedly selected the date and the Cabo San Lucas locale last October when she was still betrothed to the rapper. Is it possible she repurposed her called-off nuptials to marry Dorsey? We’ve rounded up five more surprising wedding details that shed some light on the sneaky nuptials. 1. Rivera wore a Monique Lhuillier wedding dress. On its own, this detail doesn’t sound like much of anything — plenty of brides walk down the aisle in gorgeous Monique wedding dresses. However, Big Sean bought Rivera a dress from the same designer for their called-off wedding. Is it possible this is the very same dress? Regardless, she looked stunning in the beautiful lace gown, which reminds us a bit of Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress. See More: Surprise! Naya Rivera Is Married! 2. Speaking of Kim Kardashian, Rivera used the reality star’s hairstylist for her wedding-day look. Rivera married Dorsey in a destination wedding, just like Kardashian and Kanye West. And aside from their very similar wedding gowns, Rivera went so far as to fly in Kardashian’s hairstylist for her own wedding day. It even seems like she chose a romantic, flowing look, just like Kardashian! 3. She didn’t give guests much notice. TMZ reports that the groom’s father...

How to Recreate Jessica Simpson’s Wedding Hair and Makeup | Women’s Health Magazine

Over-lined lips…ultra-bright blush…dark smoky eyes…tight updos. So many brides lose sight of what they’re supposed to look like on their wedding day: the very best version of themselves! But People just revealed the first official photo of Jessica Simpson from her nuptials this past weekend (check out the exlusive picture), and we’re happy to say that she didn’t fall for any of the aforementioned bridal beauty traps. Instead, she nailed it with her ethereal palette of plum, orchid, and pink makeup that perfectly played up her chocolate brown eyes and pouty lips (although it’s worth noting that these shades would look gorgeous on pretty much every human.). Not betrothed and love these shades? Because it doesn’t scream “bridal beauty,” Jessica’s look works any time, anywhere. Here’s a cheat sheet for products you need to copy it (because you know you wanna): Perfect your complexion with a glow-boosting, skin tone-evening CC Cream like Physicians Formula Super CC Color-Correction + Care CC Cream SPF 30 ($14.95, at drugstores). Apply a light dusting of mauve blush to cheekbones (try Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Color in Plum Poppy Blend, $29.50, clinique.com), blending up toward your temples, then top it with a creamy champagne-colored highlighter. I’m obsessed with Jouer Cosmetics Highlighter in Champagne ($20, jouercosmetics.com). Dust a medium-toned purple eye shadow across your eyelids from inner to outer corners. Then blend a deeper plum shade into your creases, concentrating a bit more toward your outer corners and smudging it below your entire lower lash line. A palette like Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Shadows in Dance Party ($4.25, at drugstores), has both shades. Lightly line your...

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Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview | Brain Pickings

Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview by Maria Popova   “Man cannot stand a meaningless life.” Legendary Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875–June 6, 1961), along with his frenemy Freud, is considered the founding father of modern analytical psychology. He coined the concepts of collective consciousness and introverted vs. extroverted personality, providing the foundation for the popular Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Though famously accused of having lost his soul, Jung had a much more heartening view of human nature than Freud and memorably wrote that “the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” On October 22 of 1959, BBC’s Face to Face — an unusual series of pointed, almost interrogative interviews seeking to “unmask public figures” — aired a segment on Jung, included in the 1977 anthology C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters (public library). Eighty-four at the time and still working, he talks to New Statesman editor John Freeman about education, religion, consciousness, human nature, and his temperamental differences with Freud, which sparked his study of personality types. Transcript highlights below. via Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview | Brain...

8 Signs You’re a Bridezilla : Brides

You know the warning signs — toddler-like tantrums, mascara-stained cheeks, immaculately organized wedding binders that weigh more than a flower girl — yet somehow it’s happened to you … You’ve become a Bridezilla. You may think this overused title is solely reserved for reality TV and romantic comedies, but the reality is high expectations mixed with unexpected circumstances — also known as wedding planning — can be a cocktail of disaster that even the sanest souls can’t stomach. If you suspect the process might be getting the better of you, here are eight ways to tell you’re entering the Bridezilla danger zone. 1. You can’t remember what compromise feels like No, we don’t think your fiancé’s burning desire for a life-sized cake replica of Michael Jordan was totally reasonable either, but if you’ve gone through your entire wedding planning process without making one single little compromise, then chances are people are scared of you. 2. You’ve taken the term “color-coordinated” too far No, you do not need to tell grandpa what color socks he should wear. Unclench the fists … there we go. 3. You’ve memorized your vendors phone numbers What you call time efficient, non-Bridezillas call creepy. 4. Your Pinterest wedding board is now your homepage We love Pinterest, too, but c’mon. Step away from the mouse and back away slowly. See More: Groomzillas Do Exist — Here are Four Absolutely Insane Stories to Prove It! 5. You’ve started murmuring “champagne, not ivory!” in your sleep Well, there really is a monumental difference… 6. You forgot what your groom looks like So, this one is especially troubling since...

Wedding Planner vs Wedding Coordinator

Guest Article by San Diego Wedding Planner Brenda Swann of Swann Soirées. Wedding Coordinators, we are a dime a dozen in San Diego! What isn’t a dime is the difference in our pricing. Sorting through all the service inclusions can be a task all of it’s own, confusing and overwhelming, especially when it comes to the fine print… if it is even there. Because my friend Ed is so rad, he gave me the honor of authoring this short guide to help you understand the ins & outs of not just hiring a Wedding Coordinator, but also understanding what your investment means. Wedding Planner vs Wedding Coordinator The first thing that needs to be understood is that a Wedding Planner and a Wedding Coordinator is not the same thing, however, one must be BOTH in order to be truly efficient. Anyone that has ever planned anything knows that you need to coordinate plans and plans have to coordinate. As a matter of fact, I’ll be the first to admit that when I was merely moonlighting as a Wedding Coordinator, I made sure clients hiring me knew I was not a planner, for I was only working for them ON the day of their wedding… not before in any sense. Which meant I didn’t answer panic phone calls in the middle of the night, I didn’t dole out advice on etiquette or detail styling, I didn’t call your vendors the week of the wedding, write your timeline, or even have an emergency kit. My job as a Day of Coordinator was to show up and put out fires during the...

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Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Happy During the Wedding Planning : Brides

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Photo by Getty Images by Sandy Malone Wedding planning can be a stressful business. This doesn’t mean couples can’t have fun planning together, it just means that they need to face reality from the beginning — there will be things you fight about. The bride, for example, may get frustrated when the groom doesn’t have his guest list (and that of his parents’) ready to go when she’s ready to address the invitations. The groom may think it’s absolutely ridiculous that his fiancé is insisting on dance lessons. If the bride is crafty, their house may be filled with wedding paraphernalia for months ahead. It’s a recipe for an explosion if you’re not careful. While you’re planning, it’s important to take time for yourselves too — time that doesn’t involve anything having to do with your engagement and upcoming wedding. Check out these five ideas for keeping the peace in your relationship during the engagement period: 1. Talk about things other than the weddings. Before you were engaged, you discussed work, television, news, sports — sometimes once the planning starts, the bride gets tunnel-vision and it can make her future spouse insane. Have designated “no wedding talk” nights in your house. 2. You’ve heard of “Baby-moons,” right? It’s when pregnant couples have a last hurrah together before the little bundle of joy arrives. Brides and grooms should do the same thing. You don’t have to break the bank — a weekend at a B&B or a camping trip (if that’s your thing) will give you the alone time you need to bond. See more: The...

A Vintage-Inspired Wedding Weekend in Plainfield, New Hampshire : Brides

While ring shopping together will help a bride give her groom-to-be an idea of what she likes, it also makes it harder to plan a surprise proposal, something Justin Bell learned when trying to propose to his now-wife Bethany. “It was no surprise that we’d get engaged soon,” says Bethany. “The question was how he’d do it!” In order to catch her off-guard, Justin enlisted the help of her bosses to schedule a “business meeting” on a Friday afternoon—the same day he and Bethany had a dinner date where she was convinced he would propose. “Justin figured that if I was focused on preparing for a business meeting that I wouldn’t suspect anything. He was right,” Bethany says. On October 5, 2012, Justin’s plan went seamlessly. As Bethany walked into Boston’s Petit Robert Bistro for her meeting, Justin appeared with a platter of roses — and a ring box. For their August 24, 2013 wedding, Bethany and Justin, both 33, selected Home Hill Inn in Plainfield, New Hampshire, for the weekend’s wedding events, and worked with Krystal Beauregard, the Inn’s wedding planner, to pull together all the details. They booked all 12 rooms and spent the entire weekend celebrating with family and friends. Lace curtains, dusty miller, and vintage accents added to the Inn’s already antique feel. via A Vintage-Inspired Wedding Weekend in Plainfield, New Hampshire : Brides.  ...