Day: October 12, 2020

Wedding receptions banned in Tier 3 lockdown areas – yet ceremonies are allowed

Wedding receptions will be completely banned in any area that enters a ‘Tier 3’ lockdown, the government revealed tonight.

The ban will apply to the six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region from Wednesday – as well as any other region made Tier 3 in future under the new Local Covid Alert Level system.

Yet under a bizarre quirk in the rules, ceremonies will be allowed to go ahead – as long as no more than 15 attend.

The new rules will be a new blow to engaged couples whose plans were already knocked off-course by coronavirus.

And they will devastate the thousands of wedding planners, venues, florists and photographers who rely on them to make a living.

The change came as Liverpool City Region was unveiled as the first area to enter the most severe restrictions in a new three-tier local lockdown regime in England.

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A Common Mistake Many Landscape Photographers Make

In landscape photography, we do not get control over the light or the conditions in which we are photographing, and as such, it is very much a genre of planning and patience. This can often lead to a mistake that makes us miss images, and this excellent video discusses how we fall into that trap and the consequences it can have.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video discusses the importance of patience in landscape photography, as Danson details how he lost out on a range of shots by chasing the weather instead of letting it come to him. Chasing the weather can certainly be tempting, but conditions evolve and change quickly, and it is really difficult to anticipate it, get into position, set up your equipment, and dial in a composition and settings in time. Rather, it is better to plan ahead of time and choose a

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Actor Jon Cryer loses, then finds wedding ring in pouring rain on Vancouver seawall

VANCOUVER — Actor Jon Cryer had good reason to cry.

The actor, known for his time on Two and a Half Men and who currently stars as Lex Luthor on the Vancouver-filmed Supergirl, wrote a dramatic Twitter thread Sunday, explaining how he’d lost his wedding ring over the weekend on the Vancouver seawall — but against all odds and through torrential downpour of rain, managed to find the ring.

Actor Jon Cryer loses, then finds wedding ring in pouring rain on Vancouver seawall

“I was walking along the seawall headed to meet a few folks from the cast,” he wrote of his Friday evening.

“I pulled my hand out of my pocket and heard a ‘ping!’ to my left. I walked a couple more steps and realized my wedding ring was gone…”

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Minneapolis Sisterhood of the Traveling Wedding Dress catches on

When her photographer heard what Tina Nguyen was doing, she decided to lend her own dress as well. Then the two of them put the call out.

MINNEAPOLIS — One Minneapolis woman’s decision to offer her wedding dress up to other brides is catching on.

Tina Nguyen knows she was lucky to have a dream wedding in September of last year. As she watched other couples navigate the shifting sands of getting married in a pandemic, she wanted to do something.

A daughter and granddaughter of powerful women, Tina is an immigrant from Vietnam and knows what it is to be helped by others – and to help others. She says she learned from her grandmother to always lift up other women.

“She always reminded me of where we came from, the struggle,” Tina said. “She’s like, you are privileged to live in a life that you currently have, and

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‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,’ by V.E. Schwab book review

Addie soon learns the consequences of dealing with darkness. She belongs to no one, true, but she didn’t anticipate that no one would remember her face or her name. Her parents and friends forget her. She wanders, penniless and desolate, unable to rent a room or hold a job or depend upon the kindness of strangers. Then, after three centuries with only the dubious company of the darkness, the impossible happens: Addie meets a man who remembers her.

She asks Henry out for coffee, and they gradually deepen a connection that Addie inhales like a narcotic. She tells Henry her story, how she poked holes in her curse by planting the seeds of ideas that artists would later commit to music, canvas or sculpted steel. “Ideas are so much wilder than memories,” she realizes. “They long and look for ways of taking root.” Addie and Henry’s lives intertwine, but each

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Cynthia Bailey Wedding: Eva Marcille Bridesmaid Gown Details

It’s official: Cynthia Bailey is now Mrs. Hill! The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member tied the knot with Mike Hill in a glamorous wedding ceremony on Saturday, October 10 decked out in not one… but two beautiful bridal looks. But Cynthia wasn’t the only RHOA stunner to walk down the aisle, the Atlanta businesswoman enlisted some of her nearest and dearest castmates as bridesmaids — including Eva Marcille. 

“What an absolute honor to stand by you, with you to support your union @cynthiabailey,” Eva wrote in a glowing Instagram post that captured her jaw-dropping turn in the bridal party. Eva’s bridesmaid’s look included a sleek, strapless, white, floor-length gown by Katie May Collection with a scandalously high-cut thigh slit and chic, knotted details in the back.

Glittering bangles and low-key earrings topped off the minimalist column dress so that Eva could save her most surprising accessories for her amazing

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The Dark Veil of Mental Illness | Adele Raemer

Today is World Mental Health Day. I’m signifying it by writing about it.

I am a suicide survivor.

I’m not usually great with dates, but there are some that have been seared into my mind as surely as if they had been tattooed onto my skin. In 2003, my husband, Laurie, had a psychotic event, leading to his hospitalization and diagnosis of a frontal-lobe meningioma. Following surgery, our doctor warned us that he was liable to crash into a wall of depression after a month. Sure enough, one month later, almost to the day, it happened. That’s when he was diagnosed with bi-polarity.

Living with and loving a person who suffers from bipolarity is a full time job when he is in the throes of a bi-polar cycle. When Laurie was manic, it was like trying to hold on to the string of a helium balloon, trying to keep him

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The Elie Saab 2021 Bridal Collection Gives A Bride The Distinct Opportunity To Radiate

2020 has been a one-of-a-kind year for Lebanese designer Elie Saab. He started the year off with his spring-summer 2020 Haute Couture runway show in Paris, followed by his women’s autumn-winter 2020 ready-to-wear runway show a month later. Then the pandemic hit the world and hit his native Lebanon hard. And, on August 4th the city of Beirut had an explosion that left the country numb, while Saab has had to deal with damage to his atelier.

However, with all of this, the fifty-six-year-old fashion designer has managed to put one foot ahead of the other and do what he does best- create beautiful fashion designs. In September, he unveiled his autumn-winter 2020-21 Haute Couture collection digitally. And, through digital medium again, he just launched his new spring-summer

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Cynthia Bailey’s Bridal Gown, Wedding Dress Details

Cynthia Bailey is married! The Real Housewives of Atlanta model and businesswoman wed Mike Hill on Saturday, October 10. And for her walk down the aisle, Cynthia switched a traditional bridal look for a glittering, vintage-inspired gown in a romantic shade of blush pink. 

Cynthia’s glamorous affair called for a bridal gown that was anything but expected. She turned to designer Nneka C. Alexander of Brides by Nona to create a dazzling gown with sheer, nude panels, a crystal embellished bodice, and beaded details that spanned her waist and diaphanous train. The custom-made dress mixed art deco touches with ornate, hand-adorned lace for a dramatic bridal look like no other. We don’t know which element we swooned over the most… the laced open back, the nude-illusion long sleeves with swooping crystal clusters, or the plunging overlay neckline. 

But it wasn’t just the soft, petal pink hue and curve-hugging silhouette that

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Subway super-fans tie the knot with a sub-theme wedding cake and bouquet

Subway super-fans tie the knot with a themed green wedding cake and wrapper bouquet – and treat their 100 guests to the store’s sandwiches and a ‘cookie bar’ for dessert

  • Subway fans Grace Tran and Davies Duong tied the knot in Sydney on October 10
  • The event for 100 people was catered by the Subway team with sandwiches
  • They also included a cookie bar for guests to dine on their famous dessert treat
  • Grace carried a bouquet of flowers wrapped in Subway’s iconic sandwich paper 

An Australian couple who have been obsessed with Subway since they met seven years ago have tied the knot with the restaurant’s famous subs and cookies, as well as a themed cake.

Grace Tran and Davies Duong said ‘I do’ on October 10 in Sydney

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