For the bride: a guide to style and gracious living

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Delacorte Press, Jan 4, 2000 - Reference - 149 pages
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From celebrity stylemaker and wedding guru Colin Cowie comes the ultimate style guide for the modern bride. Like its companion volume,For the Groom,For the Brideoffers expert guidance on everything from creating an unforgettable wedding to making a graceful transition to life as a newlywed. Colin begins by walking you through the planning, ordering, and arranging necessary for a memorable wedding that everyone will enjoy. He covers all the details from flowers to dresses, registry to reception, with tips on how to tactfully negotiate the guest list and how to make your wedding a personal expression of your identity as a couple. Colin goes on to demonstrate how to let the momentum of your wonderful wedding celebration set the tone for your upcoming life together. Your wedding can and should be a springboard for a lifetime of welcoming family into your home and entertaining friends with charm and verve. Of course, marriage is more than just a succession of parties. Which is why Colin has also devoted attention to the practical marital arts: how to communicate, merge your finances, settle disagreements, and keep the romantic spark alive. With its gorgeous black and white photos, timeless advice, and elegance of tone, Colin Cowie'sFor the Brideis as indispensable as it is beautiful, and a natural engagement gift for any woman. In FOR THE BRIDE, Colin walks future brides through the planning, ordering, and arranging necessary for a memorable wedding that everyone will enjoy, covering all the details from engagement to reception. From flowers to dresses, from selecting items for the bridal registry to negotiating the guest list and seating chart, Colin's got it covered. FOR THE GROOM, written with Colin's trademark charm and practicality, guides husbands-to-be through it all, from how to propose to what to buy for the first anniversary gift. With all the answers the bride wishes the groom already knew: how to assess the quality of a diamond, how to host a rehearsal dinner, how to win over her parents, and much more, FOR THE GROOM is a natural engagement gift for any and every guy soon to be married. Illustrated with photographs from weddings Colin has planned and written with a warm, engaging tone, FOR THE BRIDE and FOR THE GROOM offer practical advice and romantic, inspired suggestions to create both a memorable wedding day and a graceful, stylish start to married life. -->

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lntroduction
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Congratulations Welcome to the Mr and Mrs Club
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Planning the Wedding
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Copyright

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Colin Cowie is the owner of Colin Cowie Lifestyle, a design, event planning, and lifestyle company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. He is a contributing editor to InStyle magazine and the host of the television show Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie on Romance Classics. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles. For more information, visit his website: www.ColinCowie.com.

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