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6B The Mountain The more things change, the morelengths. they remain the same. "Ibday's bride may Women with fair skin and light col- be a little more' sophisticated and savvy Grid hair are best flattered by pearls vdth than in years past, but when it comes to slightly pink or rose overtones. Creamy wedding gems, her tastes are steeped in white or slightly golden pearls look best the classic American tradition of pearls, on women with dark skin and hair. , Just as a diamond ring has become Since cultured pearls arc prodacts ol ~,ynonymous with engagements, cultured nature, they are seldom, it ever, perlect. pearls, the queen of gems, have been an Every pearl grown by an oyster has its important part of the bridal ensemble for own individual identity However, when generations. Perhaps it is the natural beauty and purity of a pearl that has earned it a place in every bride's heart over the years. Just as no two brides are ever alike, ~ultured pearls are as different as the in- dividu:d who wears them. It is therefore important to match the right pearl jew- elry tbr the right woman. The main considerations toy choosing the proper strand of pearls should be the .Myle ot gowu tO be worll and the conl- ptcxion of the wearer. For gowns with ,,coop or boat necklines, 16 to 20 inch choker or princess length necklaces are best suited to delicately accent the neck and shoulder areas, ttigh collar and V- neck styles call toy hmg strands of pearls cilher in 24 to 32 inch matinee or opera choosing a strand of cultured pearls, it is important to keep several quality points in mind. Probably the most important aspect, as far as quality is concerned, is the lus- tre of the pearl. Lustre is the clear shine on the surface of the pearl, it should be clear enot.gh to reflect the images of ob- jects near the pearl, Another important factor is the sur- face of the pearl, h should be relatively free of damaging bternishes that appear as cracks, bumps or pits. And finally, all the pearls in a strand should be closely matched in terms '~)1 color, size and shape. They should all combine together to give an appearance of unilbrmity within the necklace L !" "i ~att Selection of the site for your wedding is all-important. Most usually the bride or groom choose their home church. This quaint lO0-year-old Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in White Sulphur Springs which lends.itself well to the smaller and more intimate couples elect to be married outdoors, some at country clubs. Others may choose a private home or a public facility especially weddings and receptions. approach when buying a wedding gift Shower the long, you are confronted or challenged canter; "White Nights," a basket filled romantic and practical side of the out- ~.;.':~=.;.'-| with a decision: What will be a special with a white Brussels lace bed cover, door enthusiast. ~'r"iilt and wonderful gift that the couple will sheets and pillowcases; "Tea for Two," a ~~~!i] cherish forever? Those guests who don't teapot and tea caddy; "'My Favorite Some unwritten rules that are helpful There are still many ~~ ::'iiiii want to give the typical bridal registry se- Things," a wicker hamper fined with an to remember when giving a gift: Even bridal shower gin dilemma, though many etiquette experts sa ou n Wtth a httl' ~~~!~1 lection of assorted place settings, china assortment of dishes, glasses, linens; and .' . Y Y independent b 'de. 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If it comes down to that, do not present. . flection on the giver, so it is important to Perhaps they like old fashioned things-- be original but opt for the most boring of * An emergency mending kl personally choose something," says Miss items such as linen tablecloths, a pair of traditions, which is giving money, thing neither the bride nor ~'~ i.":.-:.~il Lawrence. Create an individual type of continental size linen pillow shams with ','-~vv .................. m .uuu [ms om saying .,l great ,,,..at,~,,likely to ,hre-acthave" Includehml,m,~ana nass~it gift --perhaps one centered around a lace trim or a set of six matching Irish love goes here wtth ..... a hnle gift when' gw ........................... ,.a particular theme. Some ideas to win their linen damask handtowels are a few of mg ...... or recewmg gins. ' - MenderSCissrs fromand Singera pin cushion.is a pockC f~iiiil I,*.. 4,-4,., .~.. ~, .o ..o .4,...-.,*- .*-.,, .,, .,p-,-,* .,* .4., ,P.,~. ,P.,P. 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