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J.Crew Signs Divorce Papers With Its Bridal Business

Company plans to offer more party dresses instead

(Newser) - It's Splitsville for J.Crew and the bridal business. The company—which shook up the sector in 2004 when it started competing with specialist bridal firms—has decided to get rid of its entire bridal line, including gowns and bridesmaid dresses, and replace it with an expanded collection of... More »

Amy Winehouse's Wedding Dress Goes Missing

Her foundation believes it was stolen

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse's marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil didn't last , and it seems a memento from her 2006 wedding day has met an unfortunate end as well. The AP reports that the late singer's wedding dress has gone missing from her former London home; it's believed to have... More »

New World Record: Longest Bridal Train

It's a crazy 1.85 miles long

(Newser) - The bride who wears this gown will have to start her procession to the church about two miles away: The Guinness Book of World Records on Monday recognized a 1.85-mile-long ivory train on a silk and lace gown as the world's longest, beating the previous record held by... More »

Prettiest Celebrity Brides Ever

From Elizabeth Taylor to Ivanka Trump, the finest wedding finery

(Newser) - June is the traditional month for weddings, but a gorgeous bridal ensemble is timeless. From Elizabeth Taylor (in 1950 ... and 1964, and 1975) to Ivanka Trump (in 2009), InStyle picks the best-dressed celebrity brides. To see more selections, including Marilyn Monroe in a brown suit, click here . More »

Scorned Ex Finds Uses for Wife's Wedding Dress

New blog is one guy's way to get revenge

(Newser) - When your wife of 12 years moves out and leaves behind nothing but her wedding dress, what in the world can you do with it? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Thrillist points to My Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress , a blog by a guy named Kevin who finds the... More »

Here's What a Wedding Really Costs

That $2,000 dress may actually cost you $20,000

(Newser) - The cost of a typical wedding fell to $17,500 last year, down 8% from 2008 thanks to the recession. But that's not even the half of it, writes Brett Arends. If couples did the math, they'd "probably get married in flip-flops," he says. "Your $18,000... More »

Happy 50th, Bubble Wrap

Iconic packing material-slash-plaything celebrates a half-century

(Newser) - A beloved product originally intended as a funky wallcovering celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with the popping not of champagne corks but of bubbles—the bubbles in Bubble Wrap. Bubble Wrap (yes, it's a trademark) brings in more than $4 billion a year for its New Jersey-based manufacturer and... More »

Here Comes the Robot Bride

(Newser) - A Japanese fashion designer has enlisted a humanoid robot to model wedding dresses on the runway, the Sun reports. The robot, “Miim,” took to the catwalk like a pro, strutting and casting glances at the audience like her human counterparts. “We hope she can work in fashion... More »

Gown-Clad Bride Saves Strangers From Flames

Newlywed spots house on fire on way home from wedding reception

(Newser) - It was an “eventful day” yesterday, a Connecticut woman said afterward: She got married and still had time to save a family from a burning house. On her way home from her wedding reception, Georgette Clemons spotted smoke. Still wearing her wedding gown, she dashed from the car... More »

Bride Sues After Shoddy Dress Gives Church Rear View

She wants $40K after accidental mooning

(Newser) - A bride is suing the designer of her wedding dress for $40,000 after it ripped at the altar, revealing her rear end to the stunned congregation, the Daily Telegraph reports. The red-faced bride burst into tears and the priest averted his gaze when the $4,000 dress fell apart... More »

Wedding Biz a Pricey Sham

'Unique' weddings boost prices as marriages disappear

(Newser) - The wedding industry is a bloated, $10 billion sham that presses each bride to "express her essential self," Janice Turner writes in the London Times. Butterflies in boxes? Check. A “lifesized butterscotch-flavored effigy” of the bride? Check. But as odd offerings increase and wedding bills average $40,... More »

Jerry Hall's Wedding Dress Up for 'Cathartic' Auction

She hopes buyer 'has better luck with it than I did'

(Newser) - In the market for some rock 'n' roll history, in lace? Jerry Hall is auctioning off the dress she wore when she married Mick Jagger 18 years ago, along with 60 other designer outfits. "It feels very cathartic," she said. More »

Jenna Picks de la Renta Design

First daughter makes traditional choice for May 10 Texas nuptials

(Newser) - Jenna Bush will walk down the aisle in a “casual” Oscar de la Renta gown that suits her "organic and low key" May 10 wedding. Think organza, embroidery, matte beading, and a small train, but don’t expect pictures. Her intended, Henry Hager, doesn’t want to see... More »

Here Comes the Bride, No Matter the Cost

Women going to unhealthy extremes in bid to look perfect

(Newser) - Wedding dress? $1,500. Ceremony? $30,000. Rapid weight loss, whitened teeth, artificial tan, laser surgery and a shot of Botox? Apparently, priceless—but they may come at a health cost as brides-to-be try to look picture-perfect with "red carpet-worthy good looks" on their wedding day. Such extremes can... More »

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