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Throwback Thursday: Celebrity Couples- Nene and Gregg Leakes

nene-leakes-wedding-gregg-leakes Nene and Gregg met in 1996 while she was working as a stripper in Georgia. A year later the couple got married and had son Brentt in February of 1999. Unfortunately the world watched Nene and Gregg go through a very dramatic separation on Real Housewife's of Atlanta which finally lead to a divorce in 2010. On June 22, 2013 Nene and Gregg's love story had a fairy tale ending with the couple getting remarried at the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel.

The Wedding cost a reported $1.8 million with not one detail overlooked for the "very rich" actress. The star studded affair was attended by 400 guests including several of her RHOA cast mates. Nene wore a $50,000 Baracci dress for the ceremony and changed into a $20,000 Pnina Tornai dress for the reception. All of her bridesmaids wore white gowns by Gabriella Arango. From the few pictures that have been released so far the wedding looked absolutely gorgeous! I love the simple elegance of the all white Old Hollywood theme. I cant wait to see all of the details this fall on Nene's wedding special "I Dream of Nene" which will air on Bravo. Congrats to Nene and Gregg! We love to see a couple fall back in love and wish them many more years of love together. Check out a few pictures for the wedding below.

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Wedding Season Pass

Wedding We post about Rent the Runway all of the time here on Favored, because everyone wants to look fabulous on a budget. This week Rent the Runway has several dresses to rent for the bride that has multiple events to attend. From long formal dresses for a fancy engagement party, to a short sexy number for the bachelorette party. When the budget is tight, check out Rent the Runway for several high fashion options. What I love most about the site is that all of the dresses are on trend and you can pick out your accessories all in one place! Check out all of the dress options for the bride here.

#ThrowbackThursday: Celebrity Couples- Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson

'Safe House' World Premiere After five years of courtship, on June 25, 1983, Denzel Washington married the love of his life Pauletta Pearson. From the marriage came 4 children: John David, Katia, Olivia and Malcolm. The couple renewed their vows in South Africa in 1995, and in a few days they will be celebrating 30 years of marriage! Denzel says the secret to a long lasting relationship is comprised of two things. "Do whatever my wife says, and keep my mouth shut!" Take notes fellas lol. In the midst of seeing marriages fall apart left and right in Hollywood, its nice to see a couple that was able to make it work. Congrats to Denzel and Pauletta!!

Instant Show Stopper, #DIY Hand Glittered Paper Lantern

glitter paper lanterns Wow all of your guests at your next big event with showstopping #DIY Glittered Paper Lanterns. So easy even a caveman could do it! : )

Materials:

  • Paper Lanterns
  • Glitter in the color of your choice
  • Glue Spray

Directions:

1. Cover the place where you will work with paper so you can reuse the glitter that will not stick on the ball again.

2. Cover the ball with the glue and immediately pour glitter on it.

3. When the first layer is dry, do another one to cover all the parts that are still appearing.

4. When you finish spray glue in the entire surface one more time to fix the glitter well.

 

Source: http://www.socreativethings.com/creative-paper-lantern-decorations/

Having a Beach Wedding & Trying to Keep Costs Down?

seashell candles Try this #DIY Seashell Candle Idea! Make your own shell candles with craft store wicks and melted wax. Check out the step by step directions and all the materials needed for this easy #DIY project after the break!

Tools and Materials:

  • Seashells
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Wax
  • Wicks
  • Double boiler

Candles in Seashells How-To:

1. Clean seashells in a weak solution of bleach and water. Let shells dry.

2. Melt wax in top of a double boiler.

3. After wax has melted, pour into shells until they are almost full.

4. Carefully place wicks with holders into bottom of shells.

5. Trim wicks if they don't stand upright.

6. Allow approximately 30 minutes for wax to cool completely and harden throughout.

Source: http://www.marthastewart.com/269328/candles-in-seashells

 

 

 

 

#BrideToBe Advice: 7 Foods That Can Reduce Stress

angry-bride Planning a wedding can be super stressful. Between finding the perfect dress, playing mediator between bridesmaids and dealing with several different vendors to ensure that your big day is perfect, it can be a lot for one person to handle. Hiring Favored by Yodit Events would be the PERFECT solution : ), but if you can't check out the seven foods that can reduce stress below.

1. Turkey: Turkey contains tryptophan, an amino acid that boosts serotonin production, which helps alleviate stress. Add turkey to your morning omelet or slice it up into a salad at lunch.

2. Spinach: This leafy vegetable is great source of magnesium, a mineral that helps promote a sense of calm. Spinach, which is a great source of fiber, also helps boost your energy levels. Opt for this instead of lettuce in your salad at lunch.

3. Salmon: This fish is full of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which help to boost serotonin production. The DHA (docosahexanoic acid) in Omega 3 fats help to nourish the brain while mitigating stress hormones. Plus, the Omega 3 in salmon can reduce inflammation and promote healthy blood flow, both of which are compromised with chronic stress. Enjoy wild Alaskan salmon up to three times a week.

4. Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, which help reduce stress. Walnuts are one of the best sources of Omega 3s. Cashews and sunflower seeds also contain tryptophan, which boosts serotonin production and can take the edge off a stressful day. Have a handful of nuts as an afternoon snack.

5. Oatmeal: The complex carbohydrates in oatmeal help to boost serotonin production. Plus, oats have a lot of calming magnesium as well as potassium, which has been shown to help lower blood pressure. Have a bowl for breakfast with some walnuts and cashews, as well as some cinnamon to help stabilize your blood sugar, and you will on your way to a more tranquil day.

6. Citrus fruit: Oranges, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits are a great way to get your vitamin C, which studies show reduces stress levels. Plus, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system. Have an orange in the afternoon for a calming and nourishing snack.

7. Sweet potatoes and carrots: Root vegetables are a good source of fiber and carbohydrates, which can help to boost serotonin production. Plus, because they are subtly sweet, they can offset cravings for sugar. Sweet potatoes and carrots are also a great source of vitamins and minerals that are good for your blood pressure and your heart. Have a handful of baby carrots with some almond butter in the afternoon or a sweet potato with dinner a couple of times a week.

Source: http://www.inc.com/barbara-mendez/7-foods-that-reduce-stress.html?cid=em01013week25a