Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursdays with lili #1

Welcome to the first installment of Thursdays with lili. On this day we'll be talking about jewelry, and hearing from our team of outstanding professionals. Hopefully the things I choose to talk about (or ask others to talk about) will resonate with you - but please feel free to make suggestions.

Now .. moving on for today ...

Kelly Ippolito is the person most brides and vendors associate with the Eastern & Central arm of Perfect Wedding Guide. We'll be catching up with her sometime in September, but today I just want to share something that made me very proud at the Perfect Bridal Showcase they sponsored this past Sunday.

My jewelry made it onto the catwalk!

Stunning models and gorgeous gowns made for a very fun fashion show.

Dresses were supplied by
The Wedding Embassy
of Watertown, CT.

You can check them out on their website and on their facebook page.

Hair and make up by Beauty Entourage.

Their website can be found here. You can also find them on Facebook.

As I said earlier, today we also have the first in a series of professional tips.

First up is Dr. Richard Briggs.

Here is what he has to say:

Amidst the excitement and bustle of wedding preparations, don't lose sight of some basic requirements for a healthy marriage. Simple as it may sound, keep up the communication! Make sure you and your spouse-to-be are on the same page about things and be sure to discuss differences of opinion. When there is a disagreement, show respect. Researcher John Gottmann has established that the best predictor of a healthy marriage is respectful exchange and the best predictor of marital failure is a pattern of communication where people put each other down. In the moment, points of disagreement may seem huge, but in the long run you will remember how you treated each other, not the specific details of your wedding.

Doctor Briggs is a clinical psychologist who specializes in couples and adult treatment, among other things. He has helped clients with a range of marital and premarital issues; including sexual and emotional intimacy, responsibility and control in the relationship, communication patterns, and parenting. Doctor Briggs has degrees from Harvard and New York University, and holds a postdoctoral certificate from the William Alanson White Institute. He has a private practice in both Brookfield and Westport, Connecticut.


  1. I know! They looked so elegant floating along the catwalk.

  2. Congrats on your jewelry being in the bridal fashion show!! Thats such wonderful news! Sorry I haven't been around, I love your blog and it deserves to be talked about! :) Great idea to have advice and other wedding and marriage ideas on your blog!



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