My husband and I hung out as friends for about a year before we started dating. I vividly remember one of our first real dates; he surprised me with tickets to the Community Theatre’s performance of the Wizard of Oz. Apparently, I had expressed my love of the movie at some point, sharing how my sister and I had a tradition of watching the movie on television every year. It was a terrific performance, and I still remember the sweet gesture.
The truth is that I could have easily posted this blog back in July; most offices (and churches and grocery stores and…..) are cold year-round, and so I find that I carry around a cardigan sweater to most places in the summer. But there’s something about being cold in the winter that’s different. Perhaps when it is summer, you can always walk outside and warm up. In the winter, you drive to work in the cold, walk to the office where it’s cold, and work all day inside an office that’s cold.
So, what can you do? Here are a few tips that will hopefully help you survive.
This is the time of year when I complain (a lot) about having nothing to wear. The first problem is that the days start out chilly, and then by the middle of the afternoon, you’re too warm. Then I still have my mother’s voice repeating in my head things like “no white or summer dresses after Labor Day.” But the truth is, there are really no steadfast rules when it comes to fashion, so here are 5 tips to help us all as we transition our wardrobes from warm weather to cooler weather.
A couple months ago, we shared with you a story about a 25-year-old veil that traveled from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Winston-Salem, where Brian disassembled the veil, cleaned it, reassembled it, and shipped it back to Tennessee in time for the final gown fitting and ultimately the big day. The thing we failed to mention in that post, and other posts in fact, was that we do this sort of thing all the time. We’ve had so many requests for wedding
I remember the first time I heard of someone displaying their wedding gown – it was on HGTV. For the life of me I cannot remember the home improvement show, but the newly-married bride wanted a special sitting room designed specifically around her wedding gown that she wanted to showcase on a body form. Immediately this thought popped into my head – how’s the dress going to hold up?
It has happened to all of us. You’re out for a lovely evening and you spill something down the front of your shirt, blouse, dress, what have you, and instinctively, you try some club soda or water, take a napkin, and try to rub it out. But wait – we have some advice; here’s what Shores recommends:
On March 3rd, an employee of my husbands approached him asking if he knew of anyone that could help her with her wedding veil. She wore it 25 years ago on her wedding day, and now her daughter wanted to wear it on her wedding day which was just three months away. The problem was that Lori never had the veil cleaned or preserved after wearing it; she simply stuck it in a plastic bag and stored it away, and now, sadly, the lace and sequins had yellowed to the point that it couldn’t be worn.
The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS) is a non-profit trade organization that specializes in bridal and wedding gown care as well as heirloom textiles. AWGS’s members are certified to ensure that wedding gowns and heirloom textiles of all kinds are cleaned according to established museum standards and preserved in archival-quality materials. Customers that use an AWGS member benefit from the personal, interactive service offered by wedding gown specialists in local communities, but the guarantee is truly an international warranty because each member honors the guarantee of ev
You spent countless hours searching for the perfect wedding gown. It’s impossible to describe just how you felt wearing it on your big day, but that day is over and now it’s time to preserve your wedding gown for a future generation. How do you choose a cleaner? What should you expect to receive when it comes to wedding gown cleaning and preservation? After all, having your wedding gown preserved is a big investment, and it’s important to know what you’re receiving in the process. When you have your gown cleaned and preserved at Shores, it’s far
My husband and I wanted a small, intimate, outdoor wedding, so we got married in May. You would think that an evening wedding in May would be a lovely occasion, but unfortunately it was incredibly hot. We got married in front of a lovely gazebo which sat beside a stream while our guests baked in the hot sun. In my mind, I pictured it very differently. An outdoor wedding can be risky in any season, but I wish I’d thought the time of year through a bit more before we set the date.