Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Weddings trends, Fashion Week preview and more in LifeStyle

Weddings trends, Fashion Week preview and more in March 28's LifeStyle .

Check March 28's LifeStyle for a look at the growing reputation of planned elopements; and the fading tradition of daughters wearing their mother’s wedding dresses.

Also watch for a flashy preview of Edmonton Fashion Week, which takes over the TransAlta Arts Barns April 2 to 9. You'll also find the latest instalment in our Make it a Habit series, looking at ways in which a small amount of money set aside each day can add up to an indulgent monthly reward all year long. Our latest suggestion? Join a gourmet coffee club.

Journal photographer Shaughn Butts is on the hunt for images encouraged by the word “savour” for LifeStyle’s new photo feature, The genesis Project. If the word inspires you, too, upload your photos at Be sure to mention "genesis project" in the caption information.

Love is the main part for marriage..

Love the mysterious word, that many failed to explain, is where the secret of survival lies. Only very few were able to find their way through this maze and avoid getting lost in it. Falling in love is a very sophisticated psychological behaviour that many find in interpreting since it is not instinctive as parental love for example. Hence, it is liable to be affected by external facts such as time, place and the major shift in social conditions. In a very simple attempt to identify what love is, I may say that it is a complex process that grades from the stage of presentable attraction to reach the ultimate phase of soul unification. Mutual understanding, respect, trust and the sense of full integration are all crucial elements that help love grow and develop on a good basis.

Being married to someone you love is priceless. Love doesn’t come everyday for everyone. You could catch it if you are at the right time and at the right place. Mutual love is even harder to find. We all know that one-sided love will never last. Unfortunately, many of us couldn’t even have a chance to be in love or to smell and taste the sweetness of love.
For some people, there are many reasons for getting married as the followings:
•For companionship,

•As part of “to-do” list

•Time to get married,

•As the “right” thing to do,

•Peer pressure (because everybody is doing it),

•The “baby clock” is ticking (many women believe that they should have their first child before the age of thirty-five.)Not too long ago, I met a friend on the street and she told me she has been busy. She used “very busy” and not just “busy.” When I asked, she replied with a frown on her face, and her exact words were: “I have to get myself married. All my friends are either married or getting married. The guy I am seeing seems to be nice and I think he should be a good husband and father.” I was speechless at that moment. I had to digest what she said in silence. I really wish her the best of luck.