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Shortest Celebrity Weddings

Celebrity weddings can be flashy, glamorous and extravagant, and sometimes the wedding is more successful than the marriage itself. These failed celeb marriages perhaps show the pressure of the public eye, or that the rich and famous just do things at a faster and more dramatic pace than the rest of us!
Stars like to splash out on their special day, think of Jordan in her Disney dresses, and Victoria and David Beckham in crowns and thrones, although some celebs elope to get married, with Vegas being a special favorite.
Whether a wedding is low key and last minute or flashy and sumptuous, a marriage falling apart is sad, however famous the couple may be. Some celebs get right back on the bicycle, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Lana Turner who chalk up 8 weddings each.
5 Shortest Celeb Weddings:
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe de Alba (1 day) 1983
Way before the noughties and ‘It girls’, Zsa zsa Gabor was the glamorous actress, party girl and serial bride of the day.  Number 7 of her 9 husbands was Felipe de Alba, a Mexican movie star. It was annulled the next day when Zsa Zsa was shown to be still legally married to her previous husband.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (55 hours) 2004
Back in Britney’s wild child days, she got married to a childhood friend after a crazy night out in Las Vegas. The bride wore jeans and a baseball cap, and the groom was Jason Alexander, who Britney had grown up with back home in Louisiana. After a mere 55 hours of marriage it was annulled.1
Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips (8 days) 1970
Michelle Phillips, the singer with California band The Mamas and the papas managed a week with Hopper before she divorced him based on his unreasonable behaviour.
Kim Kardashian and Khris Humphries (72 days) 2011
The most recent failed celeb marriage broke down only 72 days after the widely publicized wedding. Reality TV star Kim shared her love for Kris and her wedding preparations on her TV show,  and in various celeb magazines, however just two months into the marriage, she announced the split citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
Lisa Marie Presley and Nicholas Cage (108 days) 1998
The match of Elvis’ daughter and Elvis fan and actor Nicholas Cage was very Hollywood, but the dazzle didn’t last; they separated just three months after the Hawaii ceremony.
[1] – news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3366529.stm

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Planning a Pinterest Wedding

Brides love making inspiration boards for their weddings. It is a great way to gather all of your favorite ideas in one place and see how they fit together. One of the newest ways to create or peruse wedding inspiration boards is on Pinterest.

In case you are not familiar with the concept of Pinterest, it is simply a website where users can put together boards with different themes. You can “pin” pictures of things that appeal to you on boards so you do not lose track of pictures of things like that amazing ombre wedding cake or the perfect beach theme bridesmaid jewelry. The fun part is that you can have one wedding board with all of your ideas, or as many as you like to explore different options. Maybe you have one board all about different bridal bouquets and another with pictures of altar decorations. It’s up to you.

Another neat thing about using Pinterest to plan your wedding is that you can search and see what others have been posting. If you find an image of your dream wedding gown or some fabulous bridesmaid jewelry gifts, you can re-pin them to your own board so you can easily reference it later. Or if you stumble across a fantastic pair of wedding shoes, pin them to your wedding accessories board. You can also use Pinterest to share your wedding ideas with your family and friends via other social networking tools like Facebook. Just be careful about how you set it up, because you would not want to post a picture of your wedding gown and end up having your groom see it on your Facebook page! As with all social media, you have to be thoughtful about how you use Pinterest to avoid sharing things you meant to keep private.

Brides who are not interested in creating their own inspiration boards can still peruse boards for ideas. A lot of websites are starting to create their own collection of pinboards with wedding themes. For instance, you could follow Martha Stewart Weddings to see gorgeous ideas for ceremony decorations, DIY projects, and wedding cakes. In fact, if you just want some information about where to get great wedding planning ideas, there is a Pinterest boards with links to some of the most popular wedding planning blogs. It is really pretty cool what you can do with this relatively new social networking site.

Whether you are looking for a serious wedding design tool, a way to organize your bookmark images, or just want to look at some gorgeous wedding eye candy, Pinterest is a neat tool. You can use it as a big part of your planning process or as just another part of a comprehensive organization plan. With all of the new online wedding planning tools and websites, there has never been a better time to be a bride!

Bridget Mora is fascinated with the ways that the Internet and social media have affected the age old process of planning a wedding. Internet retailers like Silverland Jewelry are a fantastic place to shop for bridesmaid jewelry and bridal jewelry sets.

Ready, Set, Go – Plan Your Wedding Fast!

Spring is already here, and if you want to tie the knot this summer, you had better get hopping on the wedding planning. While organizing a wedding in a rush is not easy, it definitely can be done. Check out these tips on how to plan your wedding lighting fast!

Be Flexible:

The first tip is to be flexible. Sit down with your fiance and discuss the general size and style of wedding you would like. From there, be open to pretty much anything that fits those parameters. It might mean having a Thursday evening event so you can get the reception venue that strikes your fancy. You will have to be open minded about what type of wedding gown you wear, because there is no time to get into special orders. Choose a gown that looks great on you, dress it up with fabulous wedding jewelry, and move on to the next thing on your list! When you are planning your wedding on the fly, getting stuck on one particular idea is not an option.

Accept Help:

The next piece of advice is to get help with organizing your wedding. When time is of the essence, you need all the help you can get. Even if you consider yourself to be an organized person, hiring a wedding planner would be a very smart move in this situation. Also round up family and friends who would be willing to pitch in and delegate tasks to them (within reason, of course – they have their own lives to lead). Let your aunt with the beautiful handwriting address the invitations. Ask your mom to pick out candies for the wedding favors. Get your fiance to research limos or other forms of transportation. You will be busy enough with the tasks that can only be done by you, like choosing your bouquet, bridal gown, and sparkly wedding jewelry; anything that you can hand off to another person should be delegated. It may mean giving up some control over the details, but at least everything will get done in time.

Be Decisive:

If there is one critical thing to keep in mind when planning a wedding with a short time frame, it is to be decisive. There is no time to hem and haw over decisions, particularly because your options are likely to be somewhat limited to begin with. If you meet a fantastic wedding photographer who is available because she just had a cancellation for your wedding date, grab her! Otherwise some other last minute bride will snap her up while you are thinking about it. For some brides, the pressure to make quick decisions actually relieves a lot of the anxiety over planning the “perfect” wedding. With less time to agonize over each and every tiny detail, it can be easier to say, “That looks good”, and move on without second guessing yourself.

Be Resourceful:

The final tip to planning a great wedding in no time flat is to be creative in how you source things. You might not have enough time for a lot of special orders, but you can nonetheless get everything that you need for your special day. For instance, if you cannot find a florist who is available on short notice, order flowers online or even from the grocery store. No good caterer open for your date? Book a restaurant to cater your reception. With a little creativity and a lot of organization, it is definitely possible to plan a memorable wedding in just a couple of months.

Bridget Mora has written hundreds of articles about wedding planning for the customers of Silverland Jewelry. Whether you are planning a big formal wedding or a quick casual celebration, you will find beautiful jewelry for your wedding at Silverland Jewelry, and rush delivery is an option for last minute brides.