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The New American Wedding: Ritual and Style in a Changing Culture

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Publisher Comments:

There is a new breed of bride who comes to the altar looking to blend families and cultures, status and style, sophistication and mores, and who wants celebrations that appeal to her own unique real-life expression of values, background, customs, and romance.

Diane Meier Delaney was one such bride. While planning her own wedding, she grappled with wedding guides, magazines, and books that spoke to the clean slate of a wasp-waisted, twenty-two-year- old bride who had her whole life ahead of her. But she shared the frustrations of countless brides who could‛t find anything that spoke to a grown-up woman with a richly lived life to be proud of.

The New American Wedding is the first book that acknowledges and speaks to this authentic American idea of the bride and groom and points the way to:

• creating their own ceremony with their own distinctive ritual

• looking for symbols of union that may or may not fit around on‛s finger

• integrating children and families from previous relationships

• considering new issues of style and status

• managing the challenges of interfaith, interracial, and cross cultural partnerships

• balancing family expectations with the coupl‛s own desires

A comment on the good news of the changing culture that includes beautiful photographs and insider advice from top fashion and jewelry designers, florists, caterers, planners, and photographers who set the trends for American weddings, along with Delane‛s savvy, been-there-done-that tips, The New American Wedding will be the must-have guide for the modern bride.

Review:

"Delaney explains a New American wedding this way: '[It] isn't a cookie-cutter icon-laden rehash of tradition. It expresses the union of two grown-ups in unique and honest ways and celebrates the depth of the couple's relationship as well as the breadth of their lives.' The author, founder of a New York marketing agency, offers a very personal guide (brimming with anecdotes from her own nontraditional marriage, as well as those of recognized style experts) to the 'new set of options' facing New American brides. The proposal chapter notwithstanding, most sections are indispensable. For example, the chapter on the bridegroom acknowledges that men will probably become involved in the challenge of logistics and advises accordingly. Among Delaney's other counsel: 'commitment jewelry' need not be a diamond (indeed, it doesn't even have to be a ring); Delaney cites one couple — he's Japanese; she's Celtic — who designed a ring celebrating their mix of cultures, and another who chose a diamond bracelet. The rest of the book addresses prewedding parties, bridal registries, dresses, attendants, ceremonies, receptions and honeymoons with an equally open mind. This rather literary guide, not given to bulleted points or charts, is a refreshing handbook for contemporary brides. Agent, Jan Miller." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

For the new breed of bride comes this lavishly illustrated guide to creating a wedding with a unique sense of style. 230 full-color photos & illustrations.

About the Author

Diane Meier Delaney opened her own marketing agency, MEIER, in New York City twenty-five years ago. Her work for clients such as Elizabeth Arden, Neiman Marcus, Maximilian Furs, and Esquire magazine has won her agency virtually every award in the advertising and marketing industry. She recently married BBC broadcaster and writer Frank Delaney.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670034628
Subtitle:
Ritual and Style in a Changing Culture
Author:
Mehalko, Donna
Illustrator:
Mehalko, Donna
Author:
Meier Delaney, Diane
Author:
Skalski, Ken
Publisher:
Studio
Subject:
Weddings
Subject:
Wedding etiquette
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20051115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.30x10.34x.84 in. 2.56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Studio Books - English 9780670034628 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Delaney explains a New American wedding this way: '[It] isn't a cookie-cutter icon-laden rehash of tradition. It expresses the union of two grown-ups in unique and honest ways and celebrates the depth of the couple's relationship as well as the breadth of their lives.' The author, founder of a New York marketing agency, offers a very personal guide (brimming with anecdotes from her own nontraditional marriage, as well as those of recognized style experts) to the 'new set of options' facing New American brides. The proposal chapter notwithstanding, most sections are indispensable. For example, the chapter on the bridegroom acknowledges that men will probably become involved in the challenge of logistics and advises accordingly. Among Delaney's other counsel: 'commitment jewelry' need not be a diamond (indeed, it doesn't even have to be a ring); Delaney cites one couple — he's Japanese; she's Celtic — who designed a ring celebrating their mix of cultures, and another who chose a diamond bracelet. The rest of the book addresses prewedding parties, bridal registries, dresses, attendants, ceremonies, receptions and honeymoons with an equally open mind. This rather literary guide, not given to bulleted points or charts, is a refreshing handbook for contemporary brides. Agent, Jan Miller." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , For the new breed of bride comes this lavishly illustrated guide to creating a wedding with a unique sense of style. 230 full-color photos & illustrations.
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