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Your Guide to Wedding Stationery

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Today we want to talk to you about your guide to wedding stationery. A wedding boom is coming – with the vaccine rollout making it possible to see our friends and relatives again, perhaps it’s finally time to set a date for your long-awaited wedding.

If you’re still in the planning stages before getting married, don’t underestimate the importance of wedding

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stationery in making sure your big day runs smoothly. With costs due to rise by £2,000 for 40% of couples due to Covid-19, you’ll also want to save money where you can.

With so many options and additional custom ideas to choose from, consider the fundamentals first.

Only the essentials

Invitations are a no-brainer: you’ll need to send them out in advance to make sure your guests know the date and location. Don’t forget to factor in the costs of sending them out, and make sure you stock up on stamps in advance.

Your invitation might also be followed by a wedding gift list. You’ll also need an order of service, and whether you’ve got a five-course dinner or an elaborate table plan to explain, why not deliver it to your guests in a folding, multi-page booklet for classy presentation?

Making sure that these items are sent out to your guests at least four months in advance will keep your wedding plans in line and hopefully reduce the stress of organising the big occasion.

The big hen parties

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It’s likely that you and your spouse will be looking for one last chance to blow off some steam before the big day. With more couples getting married in 2021 due to so many postponements in 2020, you’ll need to get it booked and planned in advance.

Why not send out specific invites for your hen or stag do? Whether you’re inviting only the inner circle or all your nearest and dearest, a physical invite adds that extra bit of excitement.

Stationery for etiquette

Save the dates could be helpful, especially if you’re going to get married in the peak summer season but haven’t quite finalized your plans yet.

After your wedding, it’s courteous to send out thank you cards to your guests. If you’re short on cash after all your celebrations, you could use digital cards or simply send emails.

Some might say nothing beats the personal touch of something sent in the post, but saving your time and resources by using a printing service could improve your planning process and give your stationery that professional touch.

If you seek the help of a printing expert, you could not only save valuable time, but you could also leave your guests with an attractive and beautifully made memoir.

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“Scream Queen” Brooke Lewis Gets Emotional and Gives Us An Inside Look Of Her Magical Wedding

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There’s no better place to have a joyous wedding than at a magical wonderland like The Houdini Estate. So who is the next person to bring the magic of Old Hollywood back to life with a super fancy soiree? It is none other than the gorgeous award-winning actress and Scream Queen, Brooke Lewis, who is having her marriage soiree at the famous Hollywood landmark. The night will kick off with a private family ceremony before the red carpet opens up and the celebrity performers take the stage for a Dance Party USA. We chatted with the soon bride to be, Brooke Lewis, about how she feels the wedding theme fits her and her fiancé’s personality, the most difficult detail of her wedding to agree upon and what she is most looking forward to on her wedding day.

Cliché: Can you describe the emotions and feelings that you got once your boyfriend Mark proposed to you at Griffith Observatory?

Brooke Lewis: Let me start by saying that I knew that Mark was going to propose to me, but what took me by surprise was the fact that he decided to ask to marry me on my birthday. It just so happened that day was the hottest day of the year in Hollywood on September 1, 2017 – and with that said – the old Cadillac limousine that he rented to pick me up and take me to Griffith Observatory, well as it turns out the air conditioning broke inside the car due to the extreme heat. At one point when we were in the car I thought we were going on some yacht or cruise ship for dinner but little did I know that Mark was going to propose to me at the Griffith Observatory. He proposed to me right next to the James Dean statue and across from the Hollywood sign; it was magical. It is one of the most memorable nights of my life.

Why did you choose the wedding theme, ‘Old Hollywood’? How do you feel the wedding theme fits you and your fiancé’s personality?

Mark and I love everything about Old Hollywood, and we thought what better place to transport our guests into Hollywood than an old famous Hollywood landmark from one of the most notable entertainers in the world – Harry Houdini. We envisioned Old Hollywood movie posters everywhere, black and white dance floors and Old Hollywood films.

I feel that it’s the undying love that we have for one another. He pursued me, which made me fall madly in love with him and then I stayed by his side through a lot of tough times, and here we are, almost four years later, and we feel like our life is a movie.

How would you describe the style of your wedding?

As much as I want it to be a super fancy soiree, we also want everyone to dance with us like its a rockstar party. At the wedding, there will be two big red carpets and a ton of talented celebrity performers. We chose not to make it black tie on purpose but instead we made it “Dress To Your Oscars Best … Of Any Era! Taylor & Burton and Rat Pack Style.”

First, I want to shout out to our celebrity DJ, Jon Gosselin, who is a friend of mine and my family in Philadelphia. He is a reality TV star of Jon & Kate Plus 8, and on top of that, he was voted last year as the No. 2 celebrity DJ in the country. He’s known for playing at clubs in the Northeast as well as Atlanta, but I don’t think the West Coast folks know how badass he is. He was the first person I reached out to when Mark and I decided that we were going full force with this marriage soiree and I said to him, “I beg you to come out. All I want is my dream for you to come out to spin at our wedding.” He responded, “I’m in.”

Another celebrity performer who will be the MC for the evening is none other than the veteran actor Kyle T. Heffner. Kyle and I had worked on a film project years ago, and I’ve always known him to be funny and talented. When I thought who could handle such a challenging job at this incredible long event and who can understand and embody that Old Hollywood vibe, it was Kyle. As for Kyle, he was discovered by Garry Marshall, who put him to work in Young Doctor’s in Love which led to his portrayal of Richie Blazik in Flashdance. Also, he appeared in other films such as Runaway Train, The Woman in Red, and When Harry Met Sally.

The next person I would like to shout out is our officiant Mitra Rahbar who has been a spiritual guide and a friend of mine for 18 years. She got praise from Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bundchen, Sheryl Crow, and spiritual leader Michael Beckwith. She was one of the officiants for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s wedding as well as one of the officiants for Tom Brady and Gisele’s wedding. When Mark and I got engaged, she offered us to do a blessing at the wedding, and we were grateful and shocked. I also would like to shout out the officiant guy for the wedding, and that is Chris Robinson. He has become a dear friend of Mark and me over the years, and he is the top non-denominational Wedding Minister in Southern California. Not to mention that he did the marriage ceremonies for Hugh Hefner, Gene Simmons, Tori Spelling, Gordan Ramsay, and The Real Housewives.

Last but not least, Mark and I were looking for a perfect Rabbi to do a blessing for my dad, but the truth is that I didn’t know where to go and we found Rabbi Craig Wyckoff whose the Rabbi at Congregation Tikkun Olam in Studio City, California. After we found him, I soon discovered that he was the owner of the first Talent Agency that signed me in Los Angeles 18 years ago. We are honored to have Rabbi Craig Wyckoff doing a blessing for my dad.

How many people are expected to attend? What is the order of events at your reception?

There will be 500 guests attending my wedding on June 1. Recently, I have been receiving messages and DM’s daily on Instagram from fans telling me that they are going to climb the gate at the Houdini Estate and crash my wedding and then take me away so that I won’t marry Mark. I felt that even at my level that I had to get a full security team and bodyguards to stand by the gate and I’m counting on my Public Relations team to stop people who try to crash our marriage soiree. The reason Mark and I are pretty open about the wedding is that everybody already knows about it and we need to protect everyone in every way.

Since we are expecting so many guests, who will be coming in from all over the world, we will have a private family ceremony. Afterward, all of the performances will open up, and then the soiree will open up, starting with the red carpet. Following that, there will be another small ceremony with the officiant Chris Robinson, and we will have a performance by the Sinatra impersonator Vaughn Suponatime from Jimmy Kimmel. Later on, Mark and I aim to have DJ Jon Gosselin come in to spin for the soiree before we dance to the song “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain and then I’ll be dancing with my dad to the song “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel.

The schedule is as follows: From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. we will have a Dance Party USA, and then from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. we will have our dessert display and cake cutting and cocktails. Following dessert, we will have an incredible acoustic guitar player Dani Vargas performing a few songs.

What’s been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan? What’s been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?

One of the most fun details of my wedding to plan was picking out a bridal gown. I remember walking into the Jovani store and instantly falling in love with their dresses, and Jovani is styling my bridal gown in New York. Another incredible and magical thing that I could ever dream of is the other gown that I’ll be wearing made by one of the most famous Israeli designers – Inbal Dror.

I think having to create a balanced relationship with Mark and understanding each other’s emotions. There were nights where I cried all night because I wasn’t sure if we can pull off this marriage soiree and on top of that we had a lot to deal with emotionally and financially. Also, Mark has put up with a lot of my emotional crying and challenges, and I think the most beautiful thing is that it has given us both insight into one another as well as the strength that we need. I feel that if we can get through this wedding, then we can get through anything. Lastly, we are incredibly grateful for all the support our families have given us.

Can you talk about some of the most important moments leading up to your wedding?

I think some of the crucial moments leading up to my wedding has been the simple moments, emotional and heartfelt moments and the challenging moments which have shown our strengths as a couple and it has shown that if we can get through the wedding and not give up, it will show how strong we are as a couple. Hopefully, the rest of our lives will be easy-breezy from here. The other thing that is magical to me is that I feel reconnected with some of my closest friends from childhood, college, and New York.

What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?

The last year and a half have been so stressful about production, and I’ve been under a lot and also not living a fun life. Mark and I chose something bigger than us, and it has blown into something enormous. I decided not to have a bachelorette party and a bridal shower because we just wanted to focus on this big event and have everyone with us. We are looking forward to our love and taking our vows, and I can’t believe I will be calling somebody my husband.

Is there anything you would like to add or say?

I want to shout out my team at Katz Public Relations and Allison Noelle who has done my hair and make-up. I couldn’t even imagine not having her by my side, and she will be doing all my glam, hair, and makeup. I also want to shout out to Eddie at Universal Print and Copy and to our incredible invitation designer Judith Campbell who has a company called Hott Mutt Creative. Lastly, I want to shout out to SHAN Social House, where we will have our family welcome dinner.

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“Scream Queen” Brooke Lewis Gets Emotional and Gives Us An Inside Look Of Her Magical Wedding. Image Credits: Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Meet Israel’s Next Famous Fashion Designer: Inbal Dror

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Attention, brides-to-be: Are you toying with the idea of crafting your dream wedding gown with the help of a couture dress designer, but not sure where to start? To get the ball rolling, it’s time to meet one of Israel’s most talented, illustrious and mind-blowingly creative minds in the bridal dress industry today – Inbal Dror. Cliché got a glimpse and taste of this designer’s craftsmanship, and we’re now infatuated with her gorgeous bridal creations. Who is this genius designer?

Not only is Dror the leading designer of Bridal Gowns and evening dresses in Israel, but she has a keen eye for innovative silhouettes and intricate embroideries. That’s not all, just last year the Israeli designer launched yet another diffusion line of bridal gowns, but this time the collection had all the sex appeal and sheer fabrics of her couture bridal line. Add to that, Dror’s brand has caught the eye of celebrities from Beyoncé and Noami Watts to Bar Refaeli, even receiving an official request from the British royal family to submit sketches for a wedding dress for Meghan Markle. What’s not to love about this designer’s brand? Let’s put it this way: There’s no fashion designer that has the set of skills and the art of hand-craftsmanship like Dror’s. That’s for sure.

Image Credit: Staci Layne Wilson

So in case you’re wondering who the next celebrity who will be wearing Dror’s dream bridal gown will be, it’s none other than award-winning actress Brooke Lewis. Check out some amazing in-house footage of Brooke and Dror at The Panache Bridal Salon of Beverly Hills.

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As the countdown till Brooke and Mark Bellas’ wedding at the famous Houdini Estate has officially begun, the gorgeous fiancée spent a full day with the popular Israeli designer at The Panache Bridal Salon of Beverly Hills. Dror praised Brooke by telling her that if she can think about a perfect bride for her dress it would be Brooke. Brooke responded, “How many brides in a lifetime get to meet their designer?” Brooke then explained that she chose Inbal after nightmares trying on so many gowns, and what was authentic to her soul was this brilliant designer’s work. She added, “Once I saw Dror’s gowns on the rack, Erika at the Pasadena store said that she can already get my vibe and knew the dress that I loved.”

Image Credit: Staci Layne Wilson

Before Brooke and Dror headed home for the day, Brooke left her with this statement about her bridal gowns, “It’s sexy, stylish and we are doing the magic of Old Hollywood in our soirée, it was just perfection for Old Hollywood and feeling that you could transport me back to a magical era and your brilliance will be my absolute honor to wear on that day.”

Be sure to check out Inbal Dror today and begin crafting your dream wedding dress! You can view her beautiful 2019 collection here.

 

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Meet Israel’s Next Famous Fashion Designer: Inbal Dror. Featured Image Credit: Vogue.com

Rime Arodaky Ready to Wear Rehearsal Collection

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Parisian bridal designer Rime Arodaky recently introduced a Ready to Wear Rehearsal collection with her signature “rock’n’roll yet sophisticated” style millennials will love. The Arodaky rehearsal collection retails between $55 and $860 and offers a variety of options for the modern bride—opposite of the traditional route of a flowing bridal gown.
 

Although it is a rehearsal collection, soon-to-be brides who want to pull off a simple look with some edge are able to walk down the aisle in any of these pieces. The collection consists of dresses and jumpsuits with high-quality design while offering a more casual and comfortable wear.

“We’ve imagined pieces for the rehearsal dinner, reception, brunch, honeymoon, etc.,” said Arodaky.

Rime Arodaky started working as a junior designer in fashion houses such as Sonia Rykiel and Dice Kayek shortly after graduating from l’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris. After Arodaky’s blog Lalovelist—a bridal wish list filled with inspirations and creations—became a divine success, she developed the Ready To Wear Collection. Her vision was “the liberated bride who’s sexy, edgy, as well as modern.” According to Arodaky, her ultimate goal was to “break the barrier of what a traditional bridal world is supposed to look like, one creation at a time.”

Most of Arodaky’s inspiration derives from icons in the ‘70s such as Jane Birkin and Romy Schneider—including designers like Yves Saint-Laurent and Azzedine Alaïa. With women’s liberation at heart and the “emancipation of millennials,” Arodaky’s campaigns have women embracing modernism and feeling confident in what they’re wearing. She also challenges the “image of the innocent, offense-less bride and turned hers into a wild femme.”

We want to accompany each and every bride-to-be, not only during her wedding day, but also throughout the whole experience.

“The Rime Arodaky bride can find a look for every occasion and feel like a total rockstar,” said Arodaky. “We want to accompany each and every bride-to-be, not only during her wedding day, but also throughout the whole experience.”

In addition to the rehearsal collection, Arodaky includes the Baby Rime capsule, a collection that offers delicate dresses that’ll make your little one look beautiful and feel comfortable.

“Undeniably elegant and feminine, the Rime Arodaky Rehearsal collection is the perfect addition to any bride-to-be’s wardrobe,” said the design team.

The collection gives millennials the confidence to skip the traditional route and be comfortable in modern and edgy looks. All collections are sold exclusively on the website and at selected online retailers such as Shopbop and Net-a-Porter.


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Rime Arodaky Ready to Wear Rehearsal Collection: Photographed by Greg Finck

5 Romantic Bridal Gowns from Isabelle Armstrong

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There’s nothing more exciting and daunting than thinking about your wedding day—even if you’re not engaged. Deep down, we all secretly hide a wedding Pinterest board or a scrapbook filled with our wildest imaginations for that big day. There are so many details to handle: decorations, music, seating arrangement, the bridal party, etc. The biggest decision a girl has to make? Saying yes to the dress.
I am nowhere near getting married anytime soon, but I’m currently in the midst of helping coordinate a wedding, so I have wedding fever. I recently attended a ceremony and was in awe of the bride’s dress as soon as she made her way down the aisle. Granted, it must have taken her five, twenty, or even fifty dresses to say yes to the right one. Every future bride deals with the stress of finding the perfect gown for their special day. We understand that you want a unique dress that everyone will talk about the next day. So, just in time for all the Spring weddings happening this year, we present you 5 romantic bridal gowns from Isabelle Armstrong for you to consider. Congratulations and happy hunting! 
First: Katherine
The thing that I loved most was the sheer long sleeves and the veil-like draping.
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Second: Bari
If you’re not having a lavish wedding, I’d opt for this adorable mini dress.
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Third: Valeria
I’m not usually a big fan for the mermaid dress but I couldn’t resist choosing this to be in my top five. The lace ruffles detail topped with the sequined buckle and sheer straps? Ah! How can someone resist?
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Fourth: Naomi
This has to be the one of the simplest gowns out of the whole Spring collection but I love it. The intricate beading on the top half is balanced out by the draping of the bottom. This is perfect for someone who wants to go for a long gown but doesn’t want to commit to a train.
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Fifth: Jessica
The photo spoke for itself. You’ll be sure to turn heads with this one.
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Honorable Mention: Kendra
I’m sorry but I couldn’t just pick just five. My honorable mention goes to this beauty. I couldn’t resist fringe. Just imagine how pretty it’ll be when you’re out on the dance floor.
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Photographs courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

How to Get ‘DWTS’ Pro Witney Carson’s Romantic Wedding Hair

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Dancing with the Stars professional Witney Carson got married on New Year’s Eve, and it wasn’t just her gorgeous wedding dress we were gawking at, but her hair! The new bride looked absolutely stunning with glossy and touchable romantic waves, which fit perfectly with her classic lace dress. Luckily, her celebrity hairstylist, InStyler’s Global Artist Dean Banowetz, is giving us tips on how to recreate this timeless look for ourselves, using the InStyler MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron.
How to Get ‘DWTS’ Pro Witney Carson’s Romantic Wedding Hair
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  • Prep hair by taking 1 inch sections and wrapping them around the barrel *Dean’s tip: Make sure not to curl the last 1/2 inch of the ends to give your hair a relaxed look
  • Alternate each section with the 1 1/4 inch and 3/4 inch MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron to give a more natural, effortless look
  • After the entire head has been curled, take small pieces and pin them in place under some of the hair in the back to conceal the bobby pins
  • Finish with hairspray and a refining mist for texture, shine and hold

What do you think of Witney Carson’s wedding hairstyle? Let us know in the comments!
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Tutorial courtesy of Dean Banowetz and InStyler; featured image courtesy of Witney Carson

Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Spring 2016 Collection

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I’ll be honest—I’m not the kind of girl who dreams about her wedding day. All the attention on you, all the planning and arranging and the stress, all in the name of ceremonial love? It’s so much pressure! Let’s not and say we did! However, after attending the Isabelle Armstrong bridal fashion show at Penthouse 45 in New York City on April 18, I must admit I am now dreaming about the perfect dress.
The brand’s newest luxury couture bridal collection is a tribute to diamonds’ strength and beauty, and each gown is timelessly elegant. From romantic mermaid gowns with feathers and geometric textures to silky, billowing princess dresses with lace details, there was much to covet for any bride-to-be.
See some of our favorites below from the collection!

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“Jessica” – $6,180*


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“Cate” – $7,500*


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“Diana” – $7,427*


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“Celia” – $7,000*


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“Celeste” – $6,350*


“Jules” – $5,520*


 
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“Ana” – $7,260*


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“Dena” – $8,780*


*Suggested retail value
The Spring 2016 collection also includes cocktail dresses and flower girl dresses. For more information on Isabelle Armstrong, visit www.isabellearmstrongny.com.
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Spring 2016 Collection: Photographs courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Wedding In the Works

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Is there a Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher wedding in the works?
New parents to their daughter Wyatt, celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher may now be planning their dream wedding.
According to a source at E! News, “The wedding is in the works.”
According to E! News, Kunis and Kutcher reportedly were not getting married before the birth of their child because they had “a lot going on.”
A source had stated, “They’ve been focusing on prepping for the baby and the new house. But they are really happy and in love.”
But since the birth of their daughter, the former costars–and on-screen love interests–of That 70’s Show have had a few months to figure out the details of their wedding. So will there be a wedding soon?
Neither Kutcher nor Kunis has shared any details about their future wedding, but Kutcher has discussed his partnership with Kunis.
“But the most amazing thing about having a baby is my partner, Mila. She’s the greatest mom—I can’t even! Like, I go to work every day and I come home and she’s perfect,” Kutcher recently told Ellen DeGeneres. “And it just seems like everything went amazing. And I know that something probably didn’t go amazing, but she never complains. It’s unbelievable. She’s incredible.”
Wedding or no wedding, Ashton and Mila seems so in love. Whenever the happy couple does decide to marry, we at Cliché can’t wait to hear about it!
 
(Photos courtesy of E! Online)
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Solange Knowles Married

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Beyoncé isn’t the only taken Knowles sister. Baby sister Solange Knowles married video director Alan Ferguson this past Sunday. The ceremony, according to Huffington Post, was held at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana and had around 200 family and friends in attendance, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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Solange Knowles Married

According to Vogue, Knowles arrived at the opera house in an ivory jumpsuit on a white bicycle decorated with cream-colored roses. While Knowles walked down the aisle, one of the couple’s favorites songs, an instrumental version of Donny Hathaway’s “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry” played. The ceremony also included performances by friends and artists Kelela, Questlove, and Kindness.

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All of the ceremony attendees, or at least those closest to the bride and groom, appear to have worn all-white, bringing a cohesive theme to the wedding and the beautiful wedding day photographs.

Solange Knowles Married

Solange Knowles Married

The ceremony later concluded with sparklers and dancing on the streets of the French Quarter.

This is the second wedding for Knowles, who had, in 2004, previously married Daniel Smith, with whom she has a son, Daniel Julez Smith, Jr.

From everyone here at Cliché Magazine, congratulations Solange and Alan!

(Featured image courtesy of Vogue; all other images courtesy of Vogue and Huffington Post)

George Clooney Gets Married

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George Clooney lovers of the world unite— and shed a tear for this bittersweet moment in history as George Clooney gets married! Never did the female population think they’d see the day that George Clooney would turn in his bachelor card and get married— again. The engagement to, human rights lawyer and now wife, Amal Alamuddin was a shock to everyone, but to officially have a Mrs. Clooney in Hollywood is unreal. After the plethora of stunning beauties of his past and well— him proclaiming that he wouldn’t marry again after his divorce from wife of four years, Talia Balsam in 1993, (admitting he “wasn’t very good at [marriage]”) this wasn’t a day anyone would have expected.

    George and Talia:

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    George and Amal:


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With Clooney 17 years Alamuddin’s senior and seeming to only have six to seven months of dating under their belts before Clooney popped the question, the two were dating, engaged and married all within less than a year. Talk about a whirlwind romance! The two celebrated their nuptials on September 27th in Venice, Italy. So beautiful, yet devastating at the same time. Sorry ladies, Clooney is officially off the market, but feel free to bask in his glory days of bachelorhood below:
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We here are Cliché wish him and the Mrs. the best and anxiously await the possibility of them expanding their family in the future! With that being said, now that George Clooney is married and Ryan Gosling now a father, what leading man in Hollywood will the ladies fawn over? Hmm…
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Bridal Beauty Tips

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Okay, so your big day is around the corner and you just want to look like a princess. It’s your day to remember, and the pictures will last a lifetime – so how can you brighten up your body while pressed for time in order to be bride-beautiful? Here are a few tips to consider:
For Bright Skin:
You guessed it; guzzle that water, water, water! Replace caffeine and alcohol with H2O to avoid dehydrating unnecessarily before your big day. Dehydration makes your skin dry and itchy – yuck! On top of carrying a Nalgene at all times, be sure to get plenty of sleep. Not getting enough sleep makes your skin look dull, tired and puffy – plus, the lack of Z’s will make you irritable for no reason. So make sure you clock in 7-8 hours a night for bright, fresh bridal skin.
For White Teeth:
Well, this one has something in common with your new skin care habits: avoid consuming wine, tea, and coffee, in an excessive amount. Don’t get upset, ladies, it’s only for a short time that you’ll need to cut out your morning coffee – deep breaths! These drinks corrode your teeth heavily, and avoiding them will, as you see, boost your health overall. In addition to brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing, and rinsing with water after every meal, seek out vegetables that are natural teeth whiteners. Try eating carrots, celery, broccoli and strawberries for a yummy fast-track to a bridal smile.
For Luscious Hair:
Whether you’re planning on wearing your hair half up, curled, braided, or bunned – you no doubt, want your locks to be illustrious. Well, how? Start off by switching to a wide tooth comb instead of a brush to avoid unnecessary breakage. Then, each week treat your hair with a home-made mixture of aloe vera and egg for 15 minutes, immediately shampooing afterwards. Finish caring for your hair by applying Moroccan Argan Oil throughout while it’s still damp after showering.
For Peace of Mind:
Yes, you know quite well that we can’t ignore your beauty treatments on the interior. It can be a stressful time, getting all your plans together and all your ducks in a row! Lady, you need to unwind before your big day so that you can thoroughly enjoy and remember it. So treat yourself to an exclusive full body massage, facial, mani-pedi spa day. You deserve it. Before heading off to your appointment, meditate for 15 minutes to allow all unwanted bombarding thoughts trickle out of your mind. Go empty and leave refreshed, renewed, and vamped up with take-on-the-world bridal beauty.
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Timeless Wedding Themes

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Wedding plans seem to be in the back of every girls mind; whether you’re a bride-to-be, a bridesmaid, or simply a girl getting ideas for her long awaited “someday.” It’s the someday we dream about as little girls that builds up to our own personal fantasy we hope to one day fulfill. We research rings, dresses, colors and venues just for fun, and many of us have our fairytale planned out before we’ve even found Prince Charming or own a home of our own!
Although times change and styles cycle in and out, if you’re fantasizing about your big day, here are a few wedding theme ideas that never go out of style.

1. City-Modern

New York, San Francisco, Chicago, DC – if you’re a city girl, you want to incorporate the bright lights and excitement in to your big day. Not only does the city provide various venues from water front’s to romantic roof-tops, but the ever changing landscape makes each picture unique. Before the wedding, jot down your favorite places in the city you love, and make sure to hit those with your photographer. If trendy, fast-paced, modern makes your feet dance and your heart melt, a city-themed wedding is exactly what will make your fairytale come true.
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2. Rustic
You may have grown up in a rural area, or you may just crave the quiet, clean and open spaces that the country provides. Either way, the rustic setting is perfect for your wedding. From wheat in your bouquet, to mason jar-center pieces, to flower head bands for your bridesmaids – your country-chic wedding is sure to make your audience sigh. If rustic calls your name, track down a barn or even a winery that is willing to host you. Bring paper lanterns and even ask if you can use the horses for a photo-op! If yellow sun-sets over wheat fields makes you want to cry, make your wedding rustic-themed in order to fulfill your dream.
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3. Nautical
For some girls, the water is where they feel most at home. There is something about standing on the shore and looking out over the deep blue that fills the heart to overflowing. If the thought of salty breeze and sand in your shoes gives you butterflies, then your wedding must be nautical. Think about renting out a yacht or walking down the aisle on the beach. With these options, you have the flexibility of dressing up your party or going casual-bare-foot, whatever suits your style. Try to plan your pictures for sunset so that you capture the warm natural light in contrast with the crisp water, and your day will surely be one to remember. If the natural, clean, simple boater look makes you tip your hat in approval, choose a nautical theme for your wedding and you won’t be disappointed.
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