Marjan Quadir and Ryan Samson met through mutual friends and their relationship progressed naturally and quickly. Soon, Ryan was certain this was the woman with whom he wanted to grow old. "From very early on in our relationship, Marjan and her younger sister had put a lot of effort into making sure their mom and dad liked me. By the time I was ready to propose, I knew Marjan’s parents well, and I definitely wanted to ask for their blessing. A few days before I planned to propose, I told her parents I would be in their area, and asked if I could come by for dinner 'just to visit.' When I showed up, Marjan’s mother had, as usual, prepared a huge, delicious meal. I sat down and enjoyed a nice leisurely dinner with Marjan’s family. I was a bit nervous thinking through what I wanted to say, but the ... Read More »
We found a few eye-catching accessories worn by actresses and television personalities to some recent pre-Emmy celebrations that we think would be lovely bridal accessories. These pieces have sparkle, shine, and just enough tinseltown glamour to ensure you feel like a celebrity on your wedding day. After all, it's your day to be a star! Clockwise from left: "Solitaire" ring with 71.99 cts of rough diamonds in 18k white gold with micro pavé diamond accents by Diamond in the Rough as seen on Brook Burke, $180,000 DiamondintheRough.com; Pavé drop earrings by M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza as seen on Claire Danes, $1,425 MCLDesign.net; 14k yellow gold onyx and diamond drop earrings by Kabana as seen on Amanda Righetti, $3,371 Kabana.net; 18k white gold ruby earrings with diamonds by Katerina Maxine as seen on Kelly Osbourne, $18,200 KaterinaMaxine.com. Read More »
It's a color rumored to look good on virtually everyone. Perhaps that's why so many brides choose to outfit their bridal party in any one of a range of purple shades, from violet to lavender, plum to eggplant, amethyst to indigo, and more. Take a look at a few of the images we've gathered featuring maids wearing different hues of the royal color and decide if one of them fulfills your vision for your lovely ladies. Hoffmann PhotographerM Bénédicte Verley PhotographyChristian Oth StudiosMichael Brannigan PhotographyPaula Luna PhotographerJohn Solano PhotographyYitzhak Dalal PhotographyKingenSmith Photography Opening photograph by Heather Waraksa Photography Read More »
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