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9780300116441I was married in City Hall with two witnesses present.  After the ceremony the four of us went to dinner at a beautiful local restaurant.    I could never quite grasp the point of a lavish affair and all the chaotic fanfare that accompanied the planning process.  It seemed, at the time, like an elaborate waste of money for a one night stand.   I never really grew up with the fantasy of walking down an aisle in a fairytale dress.   I think it was because of my natural proclivity for flying below the radar.   I do not relish being the center of attention.   So I am trying to figure out why I am so captivated by the whole wedding planning business and all the hoopla that it embodies. Maybe it’s the poetic potential of the affair, or the artistry of the bridal dress but I am intrigued by the process and the drama of the final production.  Not usually a fan of reality TV, I have to admit that my recent discovery on We TV of David Tutera’s wedding makeover show, “My Fair Wedding”, has become a guilty pleasure.   He fulfills one girl’s impossible fantasy turning it into a dream come true while imbibing it with a touch of class.  Every detail is addressed, including special treats designed to make sure that the she will be the center of attention.  It does not matter if a girl needs financial support or she is Chelsea Clinton, every bride deserves to be a Queen For A Day.

That is why I think that the novelty Intimate Apparel items offered by The Classy Bride brand are such clever gifts.  This is a collection of casual tank tops, panties and PJs that are individually defined with a variety of wedding logos that focus on the bride.  My favorite design is the flirty white terry resort robe with a robin egg blue grosgrain ribbon belt and matching embroidery that proclaims the optimistic promise:  “Happily Ever After”.   This one size wrap (9479HEA) not only serves as a pre-nuptial make up robe but also is a great travel garment for the honeymoon trousseau.    It does not matter what label she wears, this gift will garner attention and secure her status as a Classy Bride.

“Dreams Really Do Come True”9479HEA. Classy Bride robe as seen on the Lingerie Briefs blog by Ellen lewis

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Tender Is The Night:  Westwood, New Jersey

Lingerie Lounge:  Mammoth Lakes and San Diego, California

Sisters 3: Arlington, Virginia

Underthings:  Chicago, Illinois

Ribbons and Bows:  Lubbock, Texas

Bosom Buddies: Paoli, Pennsylvania

Sweet Blossoms:  Doylestown, Pennsylvania

The Dain Shop:  Morristown, New Jersey

Madame Pierie: Albany, New York

Secret Me:  Cedarhurst, New York



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