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This and That {great wedding giveaways and events}

Before today's Eye Candy Friday, here's some great wedding events, giveaways and a fun little item I think you might want to take a peek at:

An Engagement Bridal Seminar and Showcase
'An Engagement' bridal seminar to feature fresh ideas for the modern bride
Elations Designs will be hosting a bridal seminar on July 25, 2010 at 12 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Richmond, VA with a special book giveaway from Karen Bussen, author of Simple Stunning Bride.

An Engagement will feature a range of Virginia's premier vendors, classical ensemble performances and mouth-watering cuisine. Guests will also be offered free giveaways such as an autographed copy of Simple Stunning Bride, wedding favors and stationery.

"I think it’s really important for brides to continually be up-to-date with what’s trendy in the wedding world,” Pauline Stephens, event planner and designer of Elations Designs, says. “An Engagement is a great way for local brides to do just that while also becoming acquainted with vendors in the Richmond area."

The event will also feature an expert panel with noted speakers. The event is $10 per person until July 18th and $15.00 thereafter. For more information about the event and to register for An Engagement, please visit or call 804.249.7800.

Custom Dress Shirt Fitting Event in NYC
On July 10 and 11 in NYC at the Hotel Bedford New York, 9tailors design specialists will meet with clients individually to get them fitted for custom dress shirts. 9tailors offers a variety of designs and fabrics, to dress men and women for any casual, business casual, or formal occasion.  Appointments are being taken in advance for this event, each lasting about 30 minutes. The hours are 3PM-8PM on Saturday, July 10 and 12PM-7PM on Sunday, July 11. To make an appointment, clients can email or call 877.513.1898.

TODAY Show Wedding
Hurry and submit your entry to get married LIVE on the TODAY show and you could be inviting all of your family and friends to 30 Rockefeller Plaza. TODAY will stop accepting requests on July 9th.

Wedding Music Widget
There's a free widget to help brides get the right blend of music at their reception - guests able to request songs and then you can let other people vote on them. It's a great way to make sure everyone gets a little bit of what they want.

Peter Island Resort & Spa launches a $100,000 wedding contest
You could win the Ultimate Dream Destination Wedding Contest via Destination Wedding & Honeymoons Magazine - a Peter Island Resort & Spa Honeymoon prize that includes: Seven (7) nights at Falcon’s Nest, Champagne and strawberries upon arrival, Food and beverage (excluding alcohol), Private Chef and personal butler, Invitation to our gourmet vintner dinner, Transfers from Tortola on Peter Island’s private yacht, Choice of day trip to St. Thomas (Tuesday and Saturday) or to Virgin Gorda (Thursday), Romantic trip to the Loop at sunset with a bottle of wine, fruit and cheese, Couples’ massage at the Peter Island Spa, and Full use of the resort’s amenities.