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Imagélite International
Savoir-vivre Issue 8

April 2013 


At this time of the year last year, my family and I were happily engrossed in wedding planning. Being the mother of the bride for the first time was quite a wonderful experience for me as a mother, and as an image consultant.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce my collaborators for this Spring Issue of "Savoir-vivre" as the wedding party graciously accepted to provide wedding tips and insights into their own personal experience.
Our newlyweds, Steffie Anastasopoulos and Shayan Mirza provide tips for future brides and grooms planning a wedding. Amy and Kelly Anastasopoulos, maids of honour/bridesmaids share their tips on how to make the bride more relaxed. My husband, George Anastasopoulos shares his insights on his own experience as father of the bride. And as promised, I am delighted to share my own experience and a few tips for the mother of the bride.  

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any future bride and groom ... in the hope that these tips will help them make their wedding a true "fairy tale wedding".   

Happy planning!

Angèle Desgagné, AICI CIP

Fairy Godmother

Tips from the Bride, Steffie


Bride 1. Do what you want to do (or at least try). You will get differing opinions from everyone including your family, your husbands' family, friends, the wedding party, etc. You may want to please everyone, but that will add a lot of ...

Tips from the Groom, Shayan 


  1. Keep track of everything - A wedding is a massive undertaking and things can get carried away quickly. Make sure you're tracking everything either digitally (spreadsheet) or through a conventional wedding planner. It will save you ...


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Did You Know?
Queen Victoria
Source: Wikipedia.com

Color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants.


A white wedding is a term for a traditional formal or semi-formal Western wedding. This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular after Queen Victoria wore a pure white gown when she married Prince Albert. At the time, the color white to many symbolized both extravagance and sexual purity. Read more

Tips from the Father of the Bride, George


Father of the Bride 1. What would I say to a future father of the bride? Go with the flow. Stay out of the women's way. Don't try to control anything. Stay in the moment and take it all in. Avoid distractions like taking pictures ...

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 Tips from the Mother of the Bride by Angèle "Fairy Godmother"

Bride's Mother 1. Always have your daughter's best interest at heart. It is her special day...help her make it happen. Help her find the perfect wedding dress ~ the perfect dress that will put a smile on her face. As my husband said later on

Tips from the Maids of Honour/Bridesmaids, Amy and Kelly


Bridesmaids 1. Bridesmaids and maids of honour, keep in mind that it's not about you. It's about the bride. If she wants you in an orange chiffon dress, wear it graciously, regardless of how you feel about orange chiffon. The bride and groom may choose ...

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