Glee’s Matthew Morrison Is Engaged! And Yes, Singing Was Involved

 Celebrity Weddings, Celebrity Weddings & Style  Comments Off on Glee’s Matthew Morrison Is Engaged! And Yes, Singing Was Involved
Jun 282013
 
Matthew Morrison and fiance Renee Puente

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We're sure Glee's Matthew Morrison is doing a celebratory rap and dance after announcing his engagement to his girlfriend, model Renee Puente!

He certainly picked a festive way to make the news public—Elton John and David Furnish announced it onstage at their White Tie and Tiara Ball in London on June 27, which Morrison and Puente attended as friends of the hosts. E! reported that Coldplay's Chris Martin joined John to serenade the couple with a duet of "Your Song." Does an engagement announcement get any more swoon-worthy? The groom-to-be then took to Twitter to share the occasion with those not lucky enough to witness the moment.

Photos snapped of the couple after the event show a large sapphire and diamond engagement ring (reminiscent of Kate Middleton's heirloom ring) on Puente's left hand. Morrison and Puente have been dating since 2011.

—Terri Pous

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Jun 282013
 
DIY wedding - blush bridesmaid dresses DIY wedding - blush and gold wedding details Photo: Sarah Culver

From DOMA getting the boot to new emerging trends for wedding themes, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

Leave it to this creative bride (a store artist for Anthropologie) to handcraft tons of incredible details for her wedding day. From animal cake toppers to a giant hanging gold heart, every part of this celebration felt tailor-made for the adorable couple. —Green Wedding Shoes

Before your big day, surprise your hubby-to-be with a sentimental gift or survival kit- it reminds him how appreciative you are and that you're in this together. Here's a list of affordable and practical options. —POPSUGAR

And weddings for all! After the Supreme Court ruled against DOMA and Proposition 8, celebrities took to Twitter to share in the festivities. A few of our favorite reactions (including a proposal!), here. —Brides.com

Our wedding experts share how to get even the most rambunctious ring bearer to behave on the big day. —Brides.com

Want out-of-this-world wedding inspiration? Look to the final frontier! (We couldn't help ourselves...) This space-inspired styled wedding shoot mixes a cool, galaxy-themed color palette with geometric shapes for a fun, futuristic effect. —Brooklyn Bride


When your big day arrives hand-in-hand with sweltering heat, there's no better way to cool off than with a custom summer cocktail. Here are 10 fruity, refreshing drinks you can make yourself! —100 Layer Cake

Is serving beer on your wedding day—by way of a keg—tacky or a smart money-saver? Our wedding etiquette experts weigh in. —Brides.com

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What’s the Best Way to Set Up A Kid’s Table?

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Jun 282013
 
How to set up kids table

Photo: Imago Dei Photography

Couples who choose to include children in their wedding day have some extra considerations—entertainment, kid's menus, and more. For those couples wondering how to make the kid's table as festive as the ones for adults, our wedding experts are here to answer your etiquette questions.

How do we set up a kid's table?

Think small. Everything from the table and chairs to the food and decor needs to be tailored to the mini-me gang. If your reception site doesn't have kid-size furniture, rent it (or pick up cheapies from a local discount store). The children's table should be set up toward the back of the room, so the kids can get in and out of their seats without disturbing adult guests. Hiring a baby-sitter or putting a teenager in charge is a must. For decor, keep in mind that little hands like to grab whatever is in front of them, so forgo candles or centerpieces that require water. Create child-friendly decorations like bouquets of floral-shaped cookies or lollipops, and use paper tablecloths, which are perfect for doodling. You can also provide goodie bags filled with crayons, coloring books, puzzles and games. When it comes to food, opt for kiddie favorites like pizza and grilled-cheese sandwiches.

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What’s the Best Way to Set Up A Kid’s Table?

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Jun 282013
 
How to set up kids table

Photo: Imago Dei Photography

Couples who choose to include children in their wedding day have some extra considerations—entertainment, kid's menus, and more. For those couples wondering how to make the kid's table as festive as the ones for adults, our wedding experts are here to answer your etiquette questions.

How do we set up a kid's table?

Think small. Everything from the table and chairs to the food and decor needs to be tailored to the mini-me gang. If your reception site doesn't have kid-size furniture, rent it (or pick up cheapies from a local discount store). The children's table should be set up toward the back of the room, so the kids can get in and out of their seats without disturbing adult guests. Hiring a baby-sitter or putting a teenager in charge is a must. For decor, keep in mind that little hands like to grab whatever is in front of them, so forgo candles or centerpieces that require water. Create child-friendly decorations like bouquets of floral-shaped cookies or lollipops, and use paper tablecloths, which are perfect for doodling. You can also provide goodie bags filled with crayons, coloring books, puzzles and games. When it comes to food, opt for kiddie favorites like pizza and grilled-cheese sandwiches.

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Tips and Tricks Picked Up from a Celebrity Red Carpet Correspondant

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Jun 282013
 
keltie colleen red carpet

Photo: Courtesy of Keltie Colleen

What do real brides have to say about the wedding planning experience? Well, it's not all happy tears at the bridal boutique and indulgent cake tastings. Over the next two months, guest blogger Keltie Colleen will share the ins and outs of planning a California wedding, balancing a public profile, and how to send your pet down the aisle in style.

As a correspondent for the national television show Omg!Insider, I've gotten up close and personal with some of the world's most beautiful women. I've watched them work the red carpet with confidence and rock some seriously expensive fashion, all while exhibiting the utmost grace. I've also come to realize there's an entire team of people behind these women—a makeup pro, a hair pro, a nail pro, a tanning pro, an eyebrow pro, a stylist—whose job it is to turn them into a superstar. While most of us can't afford an entourage, we can look red-carpet ready on our wedding day. After all, isn't a walk down the aisle akin to a walk down the red carpet?

With just weeks until my own big day, I'm fully immersed in my bridal beauty countdown. From extra workouts to special skin treatments, I've turned my attention away from the mile-long to-do list and towards making sure I feel my most beautiful on my wedding day. Here are three simple yet ingenious tips I've picked up from my years reporting from Hollywood.

keltie colleen red carpet

Photo: Courtesy of Keltie Colleen


Tip 1: Give False Eyelashes a Try

Every woman you see in every magazine you read is wearing fake eyelashes. Kim K even wears double false eyelashes! The reason is because photo flashes, whether on a red carpet or on your wedding day, tend to wash out your face. A set of false eyelashes will open up your eyes and give you a finished look.

Tip 2: Spray on your tan, don't bake it.

We know the sun is bad for us, but I feel100% better with a little bronze glow! There is a reason that Los Angeles is famous for tanned, beautiful movie stars. The women who walk the red carpets in Hollywood spend just as much on their tans as they do their shoes! A spray tan is more than just color, it acts as foundation for your whole body. I learned from watching Heidi Klum rock the red carpet that a little extra glow is extra beautiful!

Tip #3: Work on good posture

I will never forget the first time I watched Carmen Electra work the red carpet at the Golden Globes. She slinked across the carpet in this amazing gold gown, and she was mesmerizing. As a former dancer, she has incredible posture, and she knows which angles work best for her. She knew exactly how to stand, and she stood tall. The photographers were drooling!

Have you ever notice that women on the red carpets always put their hands on their hips? That is because if they leave there arms down straight by their sides, it isn't as flattering. I strongly suggest getting with one of your bridesmaids before your big day and having a mock photo shoot. Learn how to stand, tilt your head, and figure which angles look best on you. Check out what the ladies on the carpets are doing, and follow their leads. Trust me, their poses and postures are practiced, and your should be too. Your wedding day will probably be the most photographed day of your life!

—Keltie Colleen

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Is a Keg at My Reception a Good Money Saver or a Tacky Eyesore?

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Jun 272013
 
Can you have a keg at a wedding

Photo: Corbin Gurkin

Trying to save money on your wedding reception? Some cost-cutting shortcuts, like DIY details, are a great idea that add character, while others may be a bit less classy. Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your catering questions in our daily post.

Is it tacky to have a keg at the reception? We're supplying the liquor, and bottled beer is more expensive.

"If you're having an outdoor barbecue celebration, a keg could fit in fine," says Jennifer Brisman, president of Jennifer Brisman Weddings, New York. "But it won't work for anything more formal." One way to cut back on your liquor bill at a formal wedding is to serve bottled beer, wine and soda, and forget about mixed drinks.

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Is a Keg at My Reception a Good Money Saver or a Tacky Eyesore?

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Jun 272013
 
Can you have a keg at a wedding

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Is it tacky to have a keg at the reception? We're supplying the liquor, and bottled beer is more expensive.

"If you're having an outdoor barbecue celebration, a keg could fit in fine," says Jennifer Brisman, president of Jennifer Brisman Weddings, New York. "But it won't work for anything more formal." One way to cut back on your liquor bill at a formal wedding is to serve bottled beer, wine and soda, and forget about mixed drinks.

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Can you have a keg at a wedding

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Is it tacky to have a keg at the reception? We're supplying the liquor, and bottled beer is more expensive.

"If you're having an outdoor barbecue celebration, a keg could fit in fine," says Jennifer Brisman, president of Jennifer Brisman Weddings, New York. "But it won't work for anything more formal." One way to cut back on your liquor bill at a formal wedding is to serve bottled beer, wine and soda, and forget about mixed drinks.

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Jun 272013
 
Can you have a keg at a wedding

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Is it tacky to have a keg at the reception? We're supplying the liquor, and bottled beer is more expensive.

"If you're having an outdoor barbecue celebration, a keg could fit in fine," says Jennifer Brisman, president of Jennifer Brisman Weddings, New York. "But it won't work for anything more formal." One way to cut back on your liquor bill at a formal wedding is to serve bottled beer, wine and soda, and forget about mixed drinks.

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And Weddings for All! The Best Responses to the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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Jun 262013
 
Supreme Court DOMA Prop 8 decision

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It's a great day for love and marriage! Thanks to the Supreme Court's historic 5-4 ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the Fifth Amendment, hundreds of federal benefits are now available to same-sex couples. The Court also voted 5-4 to reject Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, clearing the way for gays and lesbians to once again marry in California.

The close votes didn't accompany a national statement on same-sex marriage rights and such unions continue to be illegal in 35 other states. Still, the literal and symbolic extension of the right to marry was cause for celebration for the spirited crowds outside the Supreme Court building and in cities like San Francisco. Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old plaintiff behind the challenge to DOMA that went all the way to the Supreme Court, celebrated with friends at her attorney's house before receiving a personal phone call from President Obama. She plans to celebrate at New York City's annual Pride Parade on Sunday in Manhattan, where she'll serve as a grand marshal.

Even some high-profile couples joined in on the festive mood.

For starters, Kristen Bell re-proposed to fiancé Dax Shepard on Twitter! The couple can now make good on their promise to tie the knot when California equalizes marriage rights. After Shepard proposed in 2009, Bell shot down imminent wedding rumors, saying, "I don't feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that's denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends."


Melissa Etheridge also took to Twitter to proclaim her excitement for the ruling, first Tweeting "Remember where you are today, history is made...supreme court Strikes down DOMA!," and then following up with a series of reflective tweets, including two that announced her plans to her partner of three years, TV producer Linda Wallem.

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson also has a personal connection to the decision—he's been engaged to Justin Mikita since September 2012, and now they can plan a spectacular and legal wedding!

Other celebrities simply expressed hope and gratitude for equality.

—Terri Pous

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