Penelope Cruz engaged and getting married?

Penelope Cruz wore a big sapphire and diamond rock on her ring finger to the New York Film Festival premiere of ‘Broken Embraces.’ Was it an engagement ring? She wouldn’t say. She seems to be engaged to Javier Bardem.

Penelope Cruz blue sapphire wedding/engagment ring
Penelope Cruz blue sapphire ring

Penelope Cruz is reportedly shopping around for a designer to make her wedding gown.  According to In Touch Weekly, the 35-year-old actress, who is reportedly engaged to actor Javier Bardem, has been meeting with her favorite designers in preparation for the couple’s rumored wedding.  “Since she and Javier are from Spain, she’d love to have a Spanish designer create her dream gown,” a friend mentioned.

Cruz is said to be considering the House of Balenciaga, who designed best friend Salma Hayek’s gown for her wedding with billionaire François-Henri Pinault in February.

“Salma’s dress was specifically designed for her by the company’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, and it was just beautiful,” added the source. “I’m sure they would be more than thrilled to create a gown for Penelope.”

Cruz, 35, and Bardem, 40, have yet to officially announce their engagement, but the actress was spotted wearing a sapphire ring on her engagement finger when she recently appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” See the picture below:

Penelope Cruz engagement/wedding ring? blue sapphire
Penelope Cruz engagement/wedding ring?

According to a recent survey at the Knot: 40 percent of engagements occur between November through February and retailers Continue reading

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$40 bride, $40 groom, pays for all 40 weddings in 40 hours in downtown Atlanta

Sometimes browsing Craigslist can help you save some serious money on an express wedding. After paying their $40 a piece the bride & groom pose for photos before making their grand entrance into a ballroom reception filled with their family and friends.

40 hours & 40 couples spend $40 a piece for their wedding in a wedding marathon
Stephanie Marie plans out the wedding bouquets for the 1 hour express weddings

They’ll engage in all the usual traditions, a first dance as husband and wife, she’ll throw the bouquet and he’ll toss her garter. They will cut their cake together and even listen to a few of their loved ones struggle through emotional well-wishes during a champagne toast.

It’ll be a traditional wedding in every way — except that it’ll all take place within one hour and cost a total of $80. That the modest fee will be going to charity (Atlanta Children’s Shelter)  is, well, icing on the wedding cake.  How can this be possible is such a tough recession you ask? 

An array of local wedding  florists, lighting designers, photographers and cake designers, along with the hotel, have donated Continue reading

Nathan Followill & Jessie Baylin now married in Brentwood, Tennessee

After dating fellow musician Jessie Baylin for over three years, Kings of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill has finally tied the know to the woman of his dreams.  The pair married in an outdoor ceremony on Saturday, November 14 at Wolf Den Farm in Brentwood, Tenn. (located at 9795 Split Log Road), followed by a night of barn-dancing.  Guests enjoyed food catered for by local Nashville restaurant Miel, while the couple’s first dance was to an instrumental Hawaiian lap steel guitar tune.

Nathan Followill Jessie Baylin Wedding Ring
Nathan Followill Jessie Baylin now married - gold wedding ring

The band’s representative said: “The wedding was beautiful. It was a gorgeous, 70-degree day. It was a very love-affirming wedding with lots of warmth and happiness.” Nathan Followill was heard saying Saturday morning,  “This time tomorrow night I will be wearing some new jewelry. I’m so excited for tomorrow. A new day, a new life, and a new wife. Thanks Jess.””  I wonder if Nathan had known about the Disney engagement rings would he have bought Baylin one? Continue reading

How did these lucky ladies get a free wedding dress?

Have you heard about the Brides Across America event for Veterans Day? Trust me, those that have flocked to stores that participated around the country to get a free wedding dress.

brides across america free wedding dresses
Brides Across America provides free wedding dresses

75 lucky military brides scored a generous gift this Veterans Da in Norfolk, VA. Margaret Hasty is one of the lucky ones. Hasty spent the night camped out in front of Maya Couture in Norfolk. Along with dozens of other brides-to-be, she waited in line for the chance to snag the ultimate wedding gift, a free dress!

“Yeah, I have a bad habit of smiling if I like something,” Hasty said. Continue reading

Wedding rings too expensive to give out at Halloween?

halloween wedding ring lost
Ring lost in halloween candy

After handing out the Halloween candy for the night a woman in Cincinatti discovered she gave out more than she expected. Her wedding ring had slipped off into one of ths kids bags. Here is the story from WWLT Cincinatti:

Elizabeth Olson , “I think that what happened is, I was tossing candy into pillow cases and buckets, that it just slid out, along with the treats,” Olson said. “The ring was pretty sentimental. It had three diamonds, and when he gave it to me, he said, ‘One was for yesterday, one for today, and one for tomorrow.'”

However, it’s now days later and the ring still hasn’t turned up. Olson is asking neighbors to keep an eye out for it. She’s been going online, using a local newsletter to get the word out. But so far, no luck. “I’ve had five expressions of sympathy, but no expressions of, ‘I’ve got the ring,’ so we’re still hopeful,” Olson said.

As the Halloween decorations start to come down, she’s wondering if it will ever turn up. “I have a co-worker who said, ‘My kids, we just eat it as it comes, and it might be Easter by the time we get to the bottom of the bag.’ So I don’t know at what point you kind of give up hope,” Olson said.

Olson said she was dreading telling her husband and didn’t let him know until the next afternoon that it was missing. She said that he wasn’t mad, he felt pretty bad for her, and he has been brainstorming ideas to try to track it down.

They may hit the neighborhood with a metal detector, too, just in case it slipped off somewhere while they were walking.
http://www.wlwt.com/news/21506790/detail.html

Kelly Osbourne gets massive new diamond for engagment ring on her 25th

Kelly Osbourne revealed that Luke Worrall upgraded to her new massive engagement diamond rock for her 25th last week.  Writing in her weekly column for Closer magazine, she said: “I got some really great birthday presents, but the top two were from Luke and my mum and dad. “Luke bought me a ring to replace the first engagement ring he gave me – he’s been saving up! It’s a heart-shaped diamond on a white gold band and it’s absolutely beautiful.”

kelly osbourne heart diamond engagement ring
Kelly Osbourne's heart diamond engagement ring

Kelly Osbourne’s heart diamond engagement ring – what it might look like – 5.31 carats, $315,000 dollars.

Ozzy Osbourne does not want his daughter to rush into marriage.  Rocker Ozzy recently said he would be devastated if the couple opted for a low-key, expense-spared wedding. “I would be disappointed if Continue reading