Fourteen Maids of the Bride!

Manolo says, so the crazy Georgia bride she just up and ran away before the wedding.

A Georgia bride-to-be who vanished just days before her wedding turned up in New Mexico and fabricated a tale of abduction before admitting Saturday that she got cold feet and “needed some time alone,” police said.

Jennifer Wilbanks, 32, was in police custody more than 1,420 miles from her home on what was supposed to be her wedding day Saturday.

“It turns out that Miss Wilbanks basically felt the pressure of this large wedding and could not handle it,” said Randy Belcher, the police chief in Duluth, Ga., the Atlanta suburb where Wilbanks lives with her fiance. He said there would be no criminal charges.

Far be it from the Manolo to be the person to cast the stone at this poor woman, and her crazy fleeing ways, however, this detail it caught the eye of the Manolo.

The wedding was going to be a huge bash. The couple had mailed 600 invitations, and the ceremony was to feature 14 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen.

Fourteen maids of the bride! This it is madness!

By the comparison, the Princess Diana she only had five maids of the bride. The Jackie O. when she was the Jackie B. and married the JFK, she had only ten of the maids of the bride.

Manolo says, although the Manolo he is usually in favor of the opulence and the luxury, it is nonetheless the rule of the Manolo that if the girl she feels the need to have more than ten maids of the bride–more than the Jackie O. (nee B.) needed to marry the JFK–she should not be getting married.

Perhaps this rule it sounds too harsh, but it has been the experience of the Manolo that for the girls who demand the most super gigantic of the fairytale weddings, the wedding itself frequently becomes more important than the marriage.

This it is not to say that the big wedding it is in itself bad, but rather it is to say that for the bride who demands the perfect day of the wedding, to the point of either inciting the hatred of those around them, or to the point of wanting to runaway and leave the poor parents thinking she has been murdered, something it is wrong.

The wedding day it is to be the day of joy, and its approach should be greeted with the gladness and the earnest longing for its arrival. If the planning of the wedding has become the ordeal to be endured one must step back and reconsider the necessity of the fourteen maids of the brides.

Bridal Shower Games

Manolo says, the Manolo he does not get invited to many of the bridal showers (trust the Manolo this it is for the best), however, if the Manolo he were to be invited for the showering of the bride, he would hope that there were many games of the bridal shower for the entertainment.

Don’ts

Don't be like the Britney

Manolo says, yes the Britney, she got her man, and the baby it is on the way, but take the advice of the Manolo, don’t be the Britney.

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Show

Manolo says, there is the picture from Reem Acra bridal show in the New York on the day before yesterday.

The Wedding Shoe of Color

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

I am seeking your expertise on the super important wedding shoe purchase. I would love to spruce things up and get the non-traditional shoes of color (rather than white, ivory, etc.) for my big day. I am about to undergo a major shopping expedition to the places of beauty – Jimmy Choo, Manolo, Saks, and others and want to know your thoughts on wearing shoes of color. Do you find this tacky and tasteless or terrific and interesting?

Manolo says, the Manolo he loves the shoes of the color for the confident and super fantastic bride, provided that the shoes they are tasteful, and not the garish.

The secret to the color, of the course, is that if the color it is to be included in the shoes it should be the pale version of that color, and should coordinate with the gown (but you undoubtedly know this already).

Many of the designers of the gowns (like the Monique Lhuillier), they are now including the touches of the color in their dresses, often in the forms of the ribbons and the sashes. There are even the daring few who are producing the dresses in the color of the blush and the pale gold.

Alternately, if the gown she is the all white, than the color of the shoes they can subtly echo the color of the flowers in the bouquet.

As for the shoes of the color that the Manolo he approves of, the Manolo he has already recommended these most opulent mules from the Rene Caovilla.

Here is the pair of the slingback sandals with the very elegant and minimalist line from the Anne Klein in the blush. Are they not indeed most beautiful?

Anne Klein New York - Fame (Blush Satin) - Women's

Grace Kelly, Bride

Grace Kelly,Bride

Manolo says, now that the poor Prince Rainier is on the verge of leaving this life, we begin to see the pictures of his wedding to the late Grace Kelly appear in the press. This it is only natural, as the marriage it was the event that made him more famous than his position as the hereditary ruler of the minor principality would have ordinarly justified.

The Grace Kelly and the Prince Rainier they were married in April 19, 1956, in the traditional Catholic ceremony. As you can see, the Grace Kelly she was perhaps the most beautiful bride–wearing perhaps the most beautiful gown–to ever marry a prince.

For the Manolo it is actually, literally, stunning to see how beautiful she was in this photo. The Rainier, he is not the bad-looking man, just average with his little belly, receeding hairline, and jowls, but the juxtaposition with this ethereal beauty, it is not flattering to him.

This dress it was made for the Grace Kelly by the Helen Rose, the chief designer of the costumes for the MGM studios, the same woman who had designed the costumes for the Grace Kelly’s last movie, the High Society.

As the website of the British Film Institute says,

So enchanted was Kelly with the wedding dress Helen Rose designed for her in High Society that she asked Rose to design the dress for her wedding to the Prince. Helen Rose designed a gown which was fashioned out of 98 yards of tulle, 25 yards of silk taffeta and an incredible 300 yards of lace. Kelly’s veil was covered in a web of thousands of seed pearls with a motif of lovebirds appliquéd in lace. As Kelly’s seven-year contract with MGM had yet to be completed, she negotiated her release by allowing her wedding to be filmed and shown in movie theatres. MGM gave Kelly the dress, which is now on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Manolo says, it is indeed one of the greatest wedding gowns of all time, beautiful, opulent, and yet supremely tasteful.

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The Hong Kong Bride

Hong Kong PhooeyHong Kong Phooey

Manolo says, Manolo’s internet friend the Spirit Fingers, she has commented in her inimitable way upon the peculiar customs of the brides of the Hong Kong.

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