"This gorgeous book is not merely a wedding guide, but a celebration of African-American culture." —Billboard Jumping the Broom is newly revised for the twenty-first century. The bestselling—and the first—comprehensive wedding guide written and designed expressly for African Americans, it presents everything you need to know to plan an event that is truly an expression of your personal style and heritage. Harriette Cole, former fashion editor of Essence magazine, offers hundreds of original ideas for enhancing your wedding with Afrocentric touches at every stage—from announcements, rings, and clothes to music, food, and vows. Her suggestions range from the simple, such as having your wedding rings cast with ancient Khamitic symbols, to the elaborate, such as adorning your wedding party in traditional Yoruba asooke formal wear, and an extensive resource guide will help you manage logistics. Historical anecdotes and information on cultural traditions from all over the Motherland—as well as the Caribbean and the American South—are sprinkled throughout. Lavishly illustrated, this new edition features twice the number of color photographs found in the original book and a completely up-to-date resource guide. Jumping the Broom makes an exquisite gift book for a special friend or family member and an indispensable planner for the most important day of your life.
Release on 2015-01-07 | by Frank M. Dattilio,Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.,Sean D. Davis
Author: Frank M. Dattilio,Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.,Sean D. Davis
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 40 behaviorally based presentingproblems Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet therequirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, andthird-party payors Includes new Evidence-Based Practice Interventions asrequired by many public funding sources and private insurers PracticePlanners® THE BESTSELLINGTREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The Family Therapy Treatment Planner, Second Editionprovides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily developformal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managedcare companies, third-party payors, and state and federalagencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-basedtreatment interventions Organized around 40 main presenting problems includingchild/parent conflicts, depression, abuse, death and loss issues,blended family problems, and loss of family cohesion Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plancomponents by behavioral problem Designed to correspond with The Family Therapy ProgressNotes Planner, Second Edition and the Brief Family TherapyHomework Planner, Second Edition Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to therequirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agenciesincluding CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA Additional resources in thePracticePlanners® series: Progress Notes Planners contain complete, prewrittenprogress notes for each presenting problem in the companionTreatment Planners. Homework Planners feature behaviorally based, ready-to-useassignments to speed treatment and keep clients engaged betweensessions. For more information on ourPracticePlanners®, including our full lineof Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at:www.wiley.com/practiceplanners
The big day is fast approaching, but so is a big disaster... Sabrina Falks is the golden girl - a star actress engaged to the too-good-to-be-true Edward. Her younger sister Mimi is funny and bright but hopelessly lost, with no career prospects, no money, no love life and a string of disastrous mistakes in her past. When Sabrina asks Mimi to be her bridesmaid, Mimi soon learns that 'bridesmaid' actually means 'unofficial wedding planner - servant, slave and general dogsboddy'. And, to her horror, she knows that it's going to take more than just patience to whip up the wedding of the century, especially when the official wedding planner has a murky secret that could rock Sabrina and Edward's world...
You are cordially invited to attend... The Sweet Potato Queens are bona fide experts at planning a marvelous marriage (and ending one—flip this book right on over if you're looking for advice on dumping a deadweight hubby!), so who better to provide this handy wedding planner? And even if you're not planning your own nuptials, surely you have dreamt about your perfect day, regardless of whether you've met Mr. Right yet! In this essential manual, you'll learn: • How to plan a truly regal wedding • What to wear (and what not to wear) to your own wedding, or to anyone else's • How to organize the sassiest games and sauciest entertainment for the occasion • How to plan and prepare the greasiest, tastiest wedding vittles for your big-ass guests You are hereby summoned to appear . . . The Sweet Potato Queens know a thing or two about ending a marriage (and beginning one—flip this book on over if you’re planning on attaching yourself to the ol' ball and chain!), so who better to provide this crucial divorce guide? Besides, whether you’re getting your own personal divorce or not, chances are you’ll be calling Mr. Right Mr. I-Don’t-Think-So sometime in the future! In this practical handbook, you'll learn: • How to survive even the nastiest divorce while maintaining your queenly composure • Why it’s appropriate—and necessary!—to throw divorce showers and send out divorce announcements • Why love is even better the second, third, or fourth time around
Release on 2007-03-15 | by Maggie Daniels,Carrie Loveless
Author: Maggie Daniels,Carrie Loveless
Category: Business & Economics
Wedding Planning and Management provides a comprehensive introduction to the planning and management of weddings. Looking through an event management lens, Maggie Daniels and Carrie Loveless thoroughly explore the foundations, practice, and business of wedding planning. They include over 50 case studies, provide planning checklists, and set standards for best practice. The emphasis on diversity encompasses traditions from cultures around the globe. The book is designed so that consultants, brides, grooms, vendors, scholars, and those simply fascinated by weddings can appreciate and apply the material. Visually stunning with over 150 images captured by award winning photojournalist Rodney Bailey, the full color pages lavishly illustrate concepts and spark the imagination. Award Winning Book, Best of Category: http://www.bbboston.org/pageAboutUs_BookShowWinners.cfm'showYear=2008 As featured on ABC News Nightline and United Press International
Release on 1997-09 | by Prentice Hall PTR,Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy
State Farm Edition
Author: Prentice Hall PTR,Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy
Designed specifically for today's busy-working woman, here is a completely updated and expanded edition of the classic all-in-one wedding planner used by more than 30,000 brides. Whether you're planning an elaborate reception for 200 or more guests ... a small, intimate dinner for the immediate family and bridal party ... or a casual gathering for close friends and relatives, this easy-to-use resource provides hundreds of time-saving ideas, ready-to-fill-in checklists and step-by-step guidelines that practically organize the entire wedding for you!
USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne is the “queen of witty dialogue and sexy scenes” (Rachel Van Dyken)! Now, Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, her sizzling brand new contemporary romance series about three ambitious wedding planners who can make any bride’s dream come true…but their own. Discovering her fiancé is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin’s business—and breaks her heart. Now a pariah in Los Angeles, she seeks a fresh start in New York City and thinks she’s found it with her first bridal client, a sweet—if slightly spoiled—hotel heiress. Then she meets the uptight businessman who’s holding the purse strings. Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank check and be done with his sister Maya's fancy-pants wedding. Unfortunately, micromanaging the event is his only chance at proving Maya’s fiancé is a liar. Standing directly in his way is the stunning blonde wedding planner whose practiced smiles and sassy comebacks both irritate and arouse him. He needs Brooke’s help. But can he persuade a wedding planner on a comeback mission to unplan a wedding? And more importantly, how will he convince her that the wedding she should be planning…is theirs?