La Vie EN ROSE

On Saturday, April 4, Trinidad and Tobago native and High Commission Second Secretary Erlene Kowlessar wed her prince charming, French national Tangui Morvan, on the lush lawns of the Trident Castle in Port Antonio, Portland.

VOWS shares the story of love at first sight.

The couple -- who were introduced by mutual friends in 2011 -- were immediately caught in a whirlwind romance. Touring Jamaica and learning its culture brought the two closer as they made the island their home away from home. Three years later, Tangui proposed.

Erlene shares, "He proposed after a Thanksgiving meal with friends last November. The proposal was so unexpected; he didn't even have a ring."

With over 60 guests in attendance, the ceremony -- led by Reverend Ralph Hoyte -- was a purple and silver-hued spectacular created by the New Levels Dcor team.

Tangui opted for a grey suit, white oxford shirt, purple tie and matching boutonnire. Little Gaspard, the ring bearer, hopped and skipped to the altar ahead of the groomsmen, who escorted the bridesmaids up the aisle. They wore navy jackets, white shirts with custom purple ties and khaki trousers while the ladies styled in purple scoop-neck sheath dresses with sequinned embellishments below the bust.

Christina Perri's A Thousand Years announced Erlene's entrance. Escorted by her mother, Erlene stunned in an ivory ruched Bliss Bridal Boutique-bought satin dress -- designed by Justin Alexander for Sincerity Bridal -- that had a floor-grazing train, and was accessorised by a birdcage fascinator. The two recited their vows, shared I do's and recessed in a cloud of bubbles to Plain White T's Rhythm of Love.

The Reception...

Guests nibbled on appetisers ahead of a vin d'honneur, where they were treated to a taste of French Champagne by the Morvan family, and Appleton Reserve rums, among other libations.

Cards were issued during cocktail hour for guests to scribble down song selections in a game of "DJ, Play My Song". Cocktail hour came to a close as guests took to their seats for sumptuous Trident Hotel cuisine.

After dinner, emcee David Cuthbert welcomed maid of honour Lisa Bholai for a toast to the bride and groom on behalf of the bridal party. Brother of the groom Jean-Baptiste then shared a video of Tangui in his younger days and offered a toast to the newly-weds.

Best wishes and congratulations followed from mother of the bride, parents of the groom and several friends. The newly-weds cut into their three-tiered passion fruit-infused chocolate cake before their first dance as husband and wife to Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud. Later, a release of paper lanterns into the night sky topped off festivities.


Would you flash your midriff on your wedding day?

Four Weddings and a Funeral may seem like an unlikely source of fashion wisdom, but Charles bridal-shop changing room joke (theres nothing more off-putting at a wedding than a priest with an enormous erection,” he advises Carrie, resplendent in clingy satin) rings true 21 years later.

Even today, in the overtly sexualised age of the bum selfie, most brides tend to choose gowns that are chaste and virginal. The bridal industry, for its part, is almost pathologically demure. Terms such as classic”, gorgeous” and even swoon-worthy” abound at bridal shops; the words sexy”, edgy” and daring” do not.

One of Delphine Manivet's designs.

FacebookTwitterPinterest One of Delphine Manivets designs. Photograph: Delphine Manivet

And yet, this year, a flesh-flashing bridal trend is starting to emerge. Among the lace and tulle at the SS16 Bridal fashion week shows there was a hint of flesh: midriffs were shown and bellies were bared. Some designers did it subtly – the reigning queen of ivory elegance, Vera Wang, showed dresses with cutouts baring flesh at the ribs. Many more designers went for the full crop top.

Reem Acra was one of the first designers to experiment with bridal crop tops, and believes the midriff-baring new breed of bride” is current, sexy and independent” – a refreshing set of adjectives in a chiffon-wrapped world. Another designer, Delphine Manivet, thinks the trend is for women who have confidence in themselves and who know their fashion. In Manivets case, the midriff is often visible but covered with a thin layer of lace or chiffon.

Reem Acra's autumn/winter collection - bare midriff, long sleeves.

FacebookTwitterPinterest Reem Acras autumn/winter collection – bare midriff, long sleeves. Photograph: JP Yim/Getty Images

I design these for the destination bride, for her more relaxed informal outdoor summer wedding,” says another crop top fan, Theias creative director Don ONeill. He has a specific vision in mind: The bride could be barefoot on the sand, her hair is tousled and soft, the groom is in a tan cotton suit, waves are crashing behind the happy couple, and the ceremony is timed to catch the sunset.”

It all sounds rather lovely – and a world away from the Katie Price comparisons one might expect flesh-flashing brides to attract. In fact, this is a high-fashion look – crop tops have been huge news in mainstream fashion, and Americas Sweetheart, Taylor Swift, is their patron saint.

A relaxed, crop top bride from Houghton.

FacebookTwitterPinterest A relaxed, crop top bride from Houghton. Photograph: JP Yim/Getty Images

New York-based alternative bridal label Houghton went even further this season, creating a gown with an under cleavage, meaning the crop top is so short you see the under-bust,” according to designer Katharine Polk. I then attached a layer of silk chiffon below the bust to flare out. I think each girl has a part of their body that they love ... I think its a great alternative to an open back as long as its balanced with a long sleeve, high neck and or longer skirt.”

Being brave is not something people tend to adhere to on their wedding day

Kate Halfpenny, whose vintage-inspired designs have been worn by Kate Moss and Daisy Lowe, is not quite as convinced, having only ever had one client who ever wanted a crop top. She wore a cropped lace T-shirt with big tulle skirt, but she was getting married abroad on a beach.” In most cases, she says, crop tops are a great way for designers to drum up interest in their labels and demonstrate creativity on the runway: But Im not sure they are super wearable – unless you have Rosie Huntington-Whitelelys abs.”

The Theia bride: ready for Coachella.

FacebookTwitterPinterest The Theia bride: ready for Coachella. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Those pictures are in your album for the rest of your lives,” she adds. They will be on your parents wall for rest of theirs. Most brides dont really want a trend-led look. They want to look elegant and timeless, to be a really polished and refined, beautiful version of themselves. Being brave is not something people tend to adhere to on their wedding day.”

Thats probably an accurate reflection of the feelings of many brides – although ONeills description of his crop-top clad customer sounds a lot more fun. Shes a free-spirited girl who marches to the beat of her own drum, breaking the rules of predictable fashion, always dressing to please herself,” he says: She is not walking down the aisle in a cathedral or church, she is the Coachella, boho bride. Her friends and family will not be surprised to see her in her super cool crop top and flowing bridal skirt at the coolest wedding ever.”


Brody Jenner Attends Reggie Bush's Wedding After Skipping Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's

Although Brody Jenner skipped stepsister Kim Kardashian's over-the-top nuptials to Kanye West, the Hills alum managed to make it to another wedding – that of Kardashian's ex-boyfriend, Reggie Bush.

Jenner attended the July 12 ceremony, when the Detroit Lions player wed fiancée Lilit Avagyan at the Grand Del Mar San Diego. "Congrats @reggiebush !!! #bushwedding," the reality star posted on Instagram with a pic of the bride and groom.

Brody Jenner Attends Reggie Bush's Wedding After Skipping Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's

Jenner was happy to share in the excitement of Bush's big day, but when it came to Kardashian and West's European ceremony, he opted to stay stateside to DJ a gig in Chicago. Meanwhile, his brother Brandon, sister-in-law Leah, dad Bruce Jenner and half sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner all headed to Paris.

But a source close to the family says his invite to Bush's wedding wasn't a slight to Kardashian.

"Reggie and Brody have always been friends so he was invited to the wedding," the source tells PEOPLE. "He was of course invited to Kim's wedding but because of work scheduled in advance he made the decision not to attend. There was no bad blood, no feud. Not everyone can make it to every family event."


NBC's 'Marry Me' is more than a wedding comedy

Many TV writers base shows on some version of their own experiences, but David Caspe has taken things a step further with NBC'sMarry Me, due on Tuesdays this fall.

The producer of ABC's Happy Endings is now married to Casey Wilson, a star of both series, who this time plays a woman with a complicated courtship with her soon-to-be-fiancé, played by Ken Marino.

Marry Me

"When I was out pitching the show I had not proposed yet but I knew I was going to, and in an attempt to sell the show … I said 'What's great about this show is it mirrors my personal life, because I am going to propose soon,'" he told TV critics Sunday. "Then I swore the network presidents to secrecy, so technically they knew before Casey did."

The pilot episode concerns itself with a slapstick proposal that eventually takes place in the groom's office. But despite its title, Marry "will not be a wedding-centric show," Caspe says. It's about a couple and their friends and their parents, and we'll just be doing general stories. It's not like, in episode 2 we need a dress, and then in episode 3 we need another dress."

Wilson, who gained fame on Saturday Night Live, differentiates her character, Annie, with the tightly-wound one she played on Endings, a cult favorite that never found a big audience and was canceled last year. "Annie is a little less desperate than Penny, and the show will be a little more grounded than Happy Endings," she says.

And it won't be just about the couple: An ensemble cast includes Tim Meadows andDan Bucatinsky as Annie's gay dads, John Gemberling, Sarah Wright and Tymberlee Hill as pals of one or both.

Says Caspe: "It will not be Casey exploding and apologizing, because I get that all the time."


Brody Jenner Attends Reggie Bush's Wedding After Skipping Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's

虽然布罗迪詹纳跳过继妹金·卡戴珊的过度的顶级婚礼,以肯伊威斯特,在山矾设法使其另一场婚礼 - 那戴珊的前男友雷吉 - 布什。

詹纳出席了7月12日仪式上,当底特律雄狮队球员结婚的未婚妻LILIT Avagyan在Grand Del Mar的圣地亚哥。恭喜@ reggiebush!#Bushwedding”的现实明星张贴在Instagram的与新娘和新郎的图片。

布罗迪詹纳出席雷吉·布什的婚礼跳绳金·卡戴珊&Kanye West的后

詹纳很高兴在布什的大日子兴奋分享,但是当它来到戴珊和西方的欧洲典礼上,他选择留在美国本土的DJ在芝加哥演出。同时,他的弟弟布兰登,妹妹在法律利亚,爸爸布鲁斯·詹纳和半姐妹肯德尔和凯莉·詹纳所有前往巴黎。

但接近家族的来源说,他邀请布什的婚礼不是轻微到卡戴珊。

雷吉和布罗迪一直都是朋友,所以他被邀请参加婚礼,”该消息人士告诉人们。当然,他被邀请到金正日的婚礼,但因为提前预定的工作,他的决定不出席,没有什么坏血,没有世仇。不是每个人都可以把它给每一个家庭的事件。”








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