Rustic and Romantic Farm, Woodland, and Garden Celebrations
Author: Fifi O'Neill
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Rustic barns and gardens are popular settings for the intimate, personalized weddings that are today's top trend. Stylist Fifi O'Neill knows how to transform such venues into gorgeous "prairie style" celebrations that seamlessly blend ruggedness and elegance. This beautifully illustrated lookbook with more than 150 photographs is filled with unique ideas for planning the perfect bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. From a cheery garden-shed party to a dinner set amid a lush cornfield, Prairie-Style Weddings shows how to achieve an effortless look that is rich in personality and bursting with charm. Ten simple DIY projects add a homespun touch to any wedding event.
An all- new guide to the famous vacation destination The Empire State is home to some of the nation’s most astounding natural and cultural wonders. From beautiful Lake Erie to the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains mountains to historically rich Buffalo, this region has the makings for a world-class destination for any traveler. Native New Yorker and veteran travel author Christine Smyczynski shows readers the best ways to enjoy not just the awe-inspiring power and vistas of Niagara Falls, but all the attractions and lesser-known treasures of western New York as well. As with every Explorer’s Guide, you’ll get the latest, most thoroughly researched recommendations for everything from eating, sleeping, exploring, local festivals, transportation options, and much more. Full color photographs bring the destination alive, while color maps and clear, concise directions guide you in your travels. Brand new in its first edition, this guide is unparalleled in its coverage of this beautiful area.
Although the Victorian white wedding dominates western bridal dress and large portions of former colonial empires, marriage rituals vary significantly throughout the world. The Japanese, for instance, combine both traditional ceremonies with receptions utilizing western approaches to dress. In the Andes the bride will personally create a multi-layered dress to showcase her weaving skills. Berber brides in Morocco wear binding clothing that covers their faces, a notable contrast to Canadian prairie-province brides whose stylized gowns individualize and enhance body shape. This engaging book examines the evolution and ritual functions of wedding attire within the context of particular cultures. It raises questions as to the relationship between contemporary wedding attire and traditional values. It discusses the changes international migrations have had upon the wedding dress of several ethnic groups. It provides insights into numerous societal relationships to weddings, such as the ban on bridal-produced embroidery in dowries in India, the challenges individual values have to larger societal ones in themed weddings, and the relationship between the return to pre-western attire and identity politics. Exploring these issues, the authors provide unusual insights into the centrality of dress in shaping individual identity as well as its importance in reflecting cultural values and ideals.
This lavish volume captures all the old-fashioned romance and glamorous tradition of Victorian times. The development of such customs as the courtship and proposal, the trousseau, the bride's flowers, the wedding breakfast, and the ceremony itself, are fully detailed in this perfect addition to the library of anyone who appreciates the splendors of the Victorian past. 75 color and 65 b lack-and-white illustrations.
The Ninth Edition of this ESSENTIAL GUIDE to the Canadian Music Industry has been completely updated and revised. Featuring over 60 categories, each listing includes: Company, Contact, Address, Phone, FAX, E-mail, Web Address and Description.Areas covered include: Associations, Booking Agents, Concert Venues, Custom Duplicators, Financial Services, Lawyers, Sound & Lighting Compnaies, Music Conferences, Music Education, Music Publishers, Orchestras, Promotion & Publicity Companies, Radio Stations - including Campus Radio, Record Producers, Recording Studios, Touring Networks .... and much more! PLUS Special Sections: Artist Contacts, Award Winners, Canadian Chart Toppers and much more!
An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers
Author: Lynn Byczynski
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: Home gardeners who want growing tips from professionals, so that they can enjoy an abundance of flowers year-round in fresh and dried bouquets; Passionate gardeners and small-scale growers who want to raise and sell cut flowers in season for additional income; Small commercial farmers who want to increase farm revenue or even make a living from selling field-grown, specialty cut flowers. The Flower Farmer provides a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets. Chapters include information on: The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers. Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying.