While filming 112 weddings over the course of 20 years, videographer and documentary filmmaker Doug Block found he couldn’t shake one simple question: After the cake was cut and the gifts were opened, whatever became of these couples’ marriages? That question inspired 112 Weddings, a documentary that explores how life and marriage have changed for 10 couples since Block filmed their weddings years earlier. Juxtaposing footage from the couples’ wedding days with candid present-day interviews, the film reveals which marriages thrived, stumbled, and, in two cases, ended. Block, whose film credits include the documentaries 51 Birch Street and The Kids Grow Up, says the idea for the film had been “marinating” in his head for many years before he began reaching out to some of his most memorable couples. Block knows he’s not the only one who’s attended a wedding and speculated if the newlyweds would last. “We all [go to weddings and] think, ... Read More »
There are certain seasons, in particular the winter holidays, that are simply best left to tradition. As I recall Christmases past, I can't think of a time without a green tree decorated with white lights... without jolly red stockings on the mantel... without pine cones in a bowl... without candy canes and hot cider... without pretending that we're really at the North Pole while taking the family photo in our red wool sweaters in front of the stucco, light switch-operated fireplace... Alas, base the foundation for your Christmas wedding in tradition and you can't go wrong. Make it a celebration framed in evergreen, lit with white lights, accessorized with pine cones and candy canes, toasted with hot cider next to an open fireplace. Offer your bridal attendants swinging pomander balls of red cranberries on red satin ribbon swoops to sway down the aisle. Carry a nosegay of red Amaryllis and ... Read More »
What better way to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party than amidst the sun, sand, and social activities of Miami’s popular South Beach neighborhood? Attractive to brides, grooms, and their best girls and mates, Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel features comfortable Art Deco-style accommodations, a sparkling oceanfront pool, eco-friendly spa services, and so much more to explore during a pre-wedding getaway. Dubbed “One Last Fling,” the boutique hotel’s Girls or Guys Getaway package features a complimentary room upgrade upon arrival (based upon availability), along with a range of activities to experience the best of South Beach during your stay. Relax at one of the hotel’s coveted poolside cabanas with a bucket of beers or a bottle of chilled Champagne, and receive a $50 credit for cocktails and canapés at The Social Club. After sunset, take advantage of a four-hour limousine service to explore South Beach’s bar, restaurant, and ... Read More »
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