Vince Vaughn To Get Married

Say it ain’t so.  One thing us married guys have had is the ability to live vicariously through Vince Vaughn.  He’s a man’s man.  A hot dog munching, beer drinking, football watchin’ man’s man.  We’ve watched as he dated women that have haunted our psyche and smiled knowing that he was part of our secret team.  Apparently, no more.

vince-vaughn-kyla-weberVince Vaughn is planning on getting married to a Canadian real estate agent named Kyla Weber.  He proposed on Valentines Day, so he kept it under wraps pretty well.  Vaughn joked that she’s using him for a green card. But when did all of this happen?  Wasn’t he just dating Jennifer not even a year ago?

But it does beg to question about what happened between him and Jennifer Aniston. Some say that they only hooked up to push the movie they were in together and that it was all a set up.  But this one is obviously real, although in every interview, it moves to the topic of his new movie Couples Retreat and never continues to talk about the relationship between him and Kyla. Another setup?

Needless to say that we can’t seem to find any info on when the wedding is planned, or any details at all for that matter. She’s very pretty and unfettered by Hollywood (for now) and they like shopping.  Oh well, at least we still have  George Clooney whose acting chops are actually pretty brilliant (O Brother Where Art Thou), good looking guy, dates beautiful women that wouldn’t grant guys like us a second glance.  So, ok, we’ll live through Clooney now.  Oh yeah, there’s also Matthew McConaughey, but his acting is painful to watch.  Big box office draw though.  Nah, we’d rather have George as our wingman.

God bless you George Clooney.

“The Office” Wedding Spoiler – Jim & Pam

the-office-jim-pam-wedding-Photo-from-McCall-dot-comJim Halpert and Pam Beesly from the TV series “The Office” are officially getting married during the fourth episode of the upcoming season of The Office and the hi-jinks of Dunder Mifflin.  The final episode of last season found the couple getting engaged and also announcing Pam’s pregnancy. While NBC has been mum on the details of the wedding ceremony, visitors to Niagara Falls in New York were pleasantly surprised to find the couple shooting the scene and shared some information about what they saw.

The scene was shot on the Maid of The Mist 4 and both were decked out in full wedding attire.  Pam (played by Jenna Fischer) was dressed in an empire waist bridal gown “with beaded trim and white boots” and Jim (played by John Krasinski) “donned a black tuxedo with a boutonniere with two white flowers.” according to Buffalo News.

The scene was filmed in two parts which will also take place over two episodes and that will begin airing October 8th.   Scenes were shot in front of the Red Coach Inn, which was renamed the Statler Falls Hotel, under a sign that said “Prepare to Falls in Love”.  Another on the Maid of the Mist boat where they had to start wearing a blue poncho to keep from getting wet because of the heavy mist from the Falls.  Tuesday and Wednesday, the area was scouted out by staff 3 weeks earlier and they barely got misted at all.  Not the case during a Thursday filming, where they pretty much got soaked to the skin.  Luckily, Fischers make up was waterproof so that she could stay pretty on her Big Day.  Most of the two part episode was shot in Los Angeles in a restaurant and chapel scene.

HD owners will probably notice a downgraded picture for these episodes because they couldn’t use the HD cameras in this environment and had to downgrade to a 16mm camera that uses a spinning device to keep the water off of the lens.

In real life, Krasinski is engaged to “The Devil Wears Prada” actress Emily Blunt who he’s been dating since November 2008.  Fischer also got engaged during a trip to Europe to Lee Kirk who she’s been dating since January 2008.

The Knot’s Big Problems

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Photo by Graham Minchkin and obtained via Flickr

I’m pretty sure that we’re all familiar with TheKnot.com and its many branches of government. However, it appears that The Knot has been on a downward spiral with brides and now wedding vendors.  Their release of “The Knot’s Best of Wedding Guide 2009” had some major issues and it became glaringly obvious that it wasn’t based on feedback, but greenbacks.  The Knot’s Editors Pick of DJ companies was a company that had 50 complaints on Ripoff.com, multiple complaints filed against them from the Better Business Bureau who also graded them with an F, and additionally had a few negative news stories on them on television including Inside Edition.  Great advice, Knottie.  Just wow.

Then to make matters worse, posts ordained by The Knot informed people to not choose local bakers over the venue’s in-house bakers to avoid cake cutting costs.  Really?  This along with other suggestions that kick the local vendors to the curb entirely. Not to mention their wealth of bad advice that people seem to be getting downright agitated about.

Truth be told, it appears as The Knot has become a victim of themselves and appear to have lost focus.  Either that or they don’t have time to properly manage their resources which has been consistently sending out bad advice pretty much all of 2009.  And with the presence of competitors on the horizon like Get Married at GetMarried.com that just announced a wedding magazine to further compliment their online presence and their already popular daily television show on Lifetime, The Knot may be a little too comfortable with their lead.

stockxpertcom_id26013461_jpg_1422eacbdf7fb8203dc02c53b1e553b8Brides are a fickle bunch and once you give them bad information, you’re hard pressed to get a second chance with the amount of resources available to them online.  I’ll be very curious to see how GetMarried’s offerings align with The Knot’s efforts once the Get Married magazine launches in September and especially since there are major changes that are sure to come with it.  Maybe The Knot should start looking for a good moat digger.

5 Spring Wedding Ideas from Colin Cowie

spring-weddingSpring is the start of the wedding season, and a time when brides have additional options for every element of their celebration. From an abundance of flowers and fresh, seasonal foods, to moving the wedding outside and shortening the hemline, brides’ options spring into high gear with the bright colors, smells, tastes and fashions of the season. Get Married unveils the latest spring wedding trends that exemplify an organic blending of styles and exude creativity, good taste and the true sense of the season.

For brides seeking the latest trends for their spring wedding, Get Married’s show on Lifetime Television and http://www.GetMarried.com provide unique wedding ideas from the industry’s leading wedding experts who offer season-specific advice, ideas and inspirations that fit any budget and personal style.

Get Married teamed with Colin Cowie of Colin Cowie Lifestyle, internationally known as the arbiter of style, to offer the latest wedding trends to the springtime bride. “Spring is a thrilling time of the year – it represents growth and new beginnings – a perfect metaphor for a wedding,” said Colin, lifestyle expert, celebrity wedding designer and host of Get Married on Lifetime Television and http://www.GetMarried.com. “The gift of a spring wedding is that it gives everyone a chance to revel in nature.”

Colin Cowie and Get Married offer 5 Spring Wedding Trends for the Fashionable Bride who wants to merge personal and seasonal styles while capturing the essence of spring in her wedding.

colin-cowie-wedding-table-d1. Extract electric colors from nature: Lift colors straight from spring leaves, flowers and shoots of grass, and bring them to the reception tables and the bridal dresses. Grass green, canary yellow and chaparelli pinks, accented with gold or pewter, are exciting and fresh.

2. Fuse youthful flavors in a sophisticated spirit: Capture the popping colors of spring by serving lollipops at a candy station, popcorn at valet, or other tasty treats to satisfy your palette.

3. Combine deep colors with lighter papers: Keep wedding invitations, table cards and programs fresh with light papers like tissue and vellum. Incorporate spring colors like white ink on rich green paper or shocking pink ink on lime green paper. Reverse the formula with green inks on white paper.

4. Shorten the hemlines and heighten the style: Stand out from the crowd but blend with the event intention by wearing a shorter dress with an eye-catching pair of heels. Create a chic retro look with a short birdcage wedding veil and a set of short gloves.

5. Create an at-home atmosphere with backyard elegance: Create a quality backyard wedding that is intimate and organic with your garden being the aesthetic to inspire your décor. Spring weather is unpredictable so have heaters and a back-up plan of moving inside or under a gorgeous canopy.

“Springtime embodies a unique charm and is a theme in itself when it comes to weddings and celebrations,” said Stacie Francombe, CEO and founder of Get Married and http://www.GetMarried.com. “The possibility of a spring wedding is endless, and Get Married offers brides all the latest seasonal trends and styles for brides on any budget.” About Get Married Get Married is the only multi-channeled wedding planning resource with platforms online (www.GetMarried.com) and on television every weekday that connects local and national wedding professionals and industry experts with brides through entertainment and news.

Zac Efron Getting Married

zac-efron-gqWell, apparently there is no wedding planning in the works for 21 year old Zac Efron who revealed to the April issue of GQ (on sale April 21) “I’m definitely not getting married.”  This may be a shock to girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens when he expanded on the comment by saying, “”I’m not getting married until I’m 40.  If ever.” On Disney Channel this past week, a write-in fan asked if it was love at first sight with Vanessa when they started working together on High School Musical and he confirmed that indeed it was.

This statement was spawned to quell people that caught National Enquirer releasing a rumor that Zac proposed to Vanessa while the two were in Japan.  The magazine was quoted as saying, “Zac… proposed to Vanessa during a joint trip to Japan in late January, say sources. The two are planning a long engagement and will tie the knot in 2010.
Zac hasn’t given Vanessa a ring yet, say sources – but he’s hoping the proposal will buy him some time with Vanessa’s super-strict mom, Gina, who didn’t approve of the sweethearts living together before they were married.”

There are even online rumors that the date is already scheduled for September in Hawaii for a beach wedding.

Zac and Vanessa have been seen off and on together, but if their relationship is still on, they’re doing a great job keeping it under wraps to quell these rumors.  Especially following a racy photo shoot of Zac Efron and a naked female model for the April issue of Interview magazine leaving very little to the imagination.

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As for the getting married comment, Zac says, “In this business, you’re either getting married or they want you to be pregnant” and he’s primarily steering clear of anything that could derail his career.  After a very successful interview on David Letterman on April 13, people have begun to realize that Zac is the real deal.  And apparently he has his head screwed on right in the drug column also taking the advice of fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio who told Zac, “There’s one way that you can really f**k this all up. Just do heroin. If you steer clear of that—the other obstacles you’ll be able to navigate.”  Zac took that advice to heart and so for now, the biggest Hollywood drugs (heroin and marriage) are definitely out.  Supposedly.

5 Free Wedding Planning Tools

Yeah, baby.  Who doesn’t love free?  Thankfully Get Married offers 5 great FREE wedding planning tools that the bride-to-be can use.  Not only do they offer nice wedding blogs for brides and their daily TV show on Lifetime at 7:30am EST Monday through Friday, but these wedding planning tools are must have starting with;

expensive-weddingWedding Budget Manager – This indispensable online tool keeps track of your finances and even lists things you may not have figured in.  The biggest issue with wedding budgets since the dawn of man is that there are always unexpected expenses.  While this tool may not alleviate any surprise expenses like when your drunk uncle stumbles on stage and breaks a stack of guitar amps at the reception, it will help you consider some things you may not have even thought of.  Use it and budget your wedding the right way.

Guest List Manager – Want to make sure that you have enough seating?  Enter your guests and track it all with Get Married’s Guest List Manager.  It lets you view how to properly lay everything out and track who you invited, who RSVP’d and much more.  It also will help you get an idea about planning out how many wedding favors and gifts to purchase.  No need to buy a gift for Bobby’s trampy girlfriend if she’s not even going to bother coming.

Reception Seating Planner – The My Seating Planner tool will make sure that the right people don’t sit with the wrong people at your wedding reception.  If you need to make sure that Aunt Bernice doesn’t sit next to Uncle Todd because they always fist fight when he starts drinking, this tool will save your life.  And Uncle Todd’s.

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My Favorite Things – You can browse through literally thousands of local resources on wedding cake decorators, florists, wedding photographers, wedding videos and many other wedding vendors on Get Married’s site.  But then you can use the My Favorite Things tool to keep track of it all.

bride-pantiesMy wedding checklist – Have no idea how you’re going to do it all?  Use this ingenious wedding checklist tool and you can even keep a timeline as to when to call them so that everything gets planned (and delivered) correctly. Make sure that you don’t miss anything with the last of these 5 great tools.

Make sure you use these 5 wedding planning tools and you’ll have a smooth ride from proposal to the honeymoon night.  But once you get there you’re all on your own.  Well, you could visit the intimate apparel area of the Get Married store, but really, after that, it’s all you.