Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES I & III • June 24, 2009 Summer WEDDINGPlanner 2009 in tulle, lace and appliqués. For a 1960s look, a shorter, sophisticated frock with a gathered waist and narrow skirt will be reminiscent of the classic ‘60s cocktail dress. The Accessories. A veil is essential for classic bridal style, and birdcage veils with large netting that falls at cheekbone length epitomize the look. These simple veils frame the bride’s glowing face and highlight special jewelry. Ladylike wrist-length gloves are the perfect complement to vintage bridal looks. The classic bridal look is a perfect match with a simple and elegant pair of pearl stud earrings and a lustrous 16-inch strand of cultured pearls around the bride’s neck. Pearls have long been associated with the essence of sophisticated womanhood in American pop culture. The Hindu Lord Krishna is said to have offered pearls to his daughter as a wedding gift, which is where pearls and weddings were first married. Pearls are considered a symbol of purity, making them the perfect fit with a bride’s white dress. A good choice is jewelry made from white akoya pearls, a saltwater pearl that grows primarily in the coastal areas of Japan and China. Considered to be the classic pearls for jewelry, akoya pearls are prized for their perfect round shape, mirror-like luster and soft, neutral colors. The Look Tie a classic dress and accessories together with a polished hairstyle such as a bun or chignon and keep makeup understated. Dark brown or black eyeliner extended slightly past the end of the eyelid, a touch of black mascara, and a shade of red lipstick perfectly matched to the bride’s complexion are all that’s necessary to complete the classic Hollywood face. Classic style for a wedding you’ll still love in 20 years (ARA) The wedding album, videos, and a carefully preserved gown are meant to be precious reminders of your special day. But you may find yourself cringing with shame when you look at your album years down the road if you choose trendy over traditional style for the look of your wedding. It’s easy to tell the difference between a look that is trendy and a more classic style. Think of the bell bottoms and love beads from the ‘70s and big hair and “Dynasty”style gowns of the ‘80s -- looks that were “hot” at one time, but that years later elicit a “what was I thinking” attitude from women who wore them. Now consider the elegance, grace, and demure femininity of icons like Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, and Audrey Hepburn. This sort of classic, timeless style is one that today’s brides mimic to ensure they will still love the look of their wedding in 20 years. Today’s bride knows that choosing fabrics, silhouettes, and accessories borrowed from the classic era -- the 1940s through the 1960s -- will give her wedding and gown timeless appeal. No dated looks from easy-to-identify fashion fads for her. The classic look also plays well with the growing trend to achieve less with more by accenting the basics with luxurious finishing touches. Here’s how to achieve that classic look: The Dress Avoid large, modern swags of fabrics in favor of silhouettes that emphasize an hourglass figure. Nipped-in waists, or waistlines defined with belts and sashes, often in a color that slightly contrasts with the dress, create an elegant, eternal style. You can draw your classic style from the ‘40s, ‘50s and even ‘60s. Designers offer charming gowns that evoke the look of 1950s prom dresses with fitted bodices and full skirts BIRTHDAYS • WEDDINGS • RELIGIOUS OCCASIONS Frame a Wedding Memory! 27 East Prospect St. Waldwick, NJ 201-670-7666 Moments Watch for Our ing Grand Open Now Open BIRTHDAYS • WEDDINGS • RELIGIOUS OCCASIONS Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 June 27 th  Portraits  Portfolios  Weddings   Videos   Special Occasions & Events  GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Sam Antoci Photography Your Wedding Package Expires 12-31-09 Unique GIFTS for everyone... and every MOMENT is a gift Favors, Invitations, Centerpieces, Rentals and more for Birthdays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Baptisms, Communions... Exclusive Clothing Lines: • Lladro • Petit Bambini • Lelli Kelly • NAO • Joan Calabrese • Boy’s Suits • Heirlooms • Ben Sherman ...and more 377 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff • 201-891-6800 $100 Off $100 Off Your Video Package Expires 12-31-09 Please call for an appointment. 163 Warburton Ave, Hawthorne, NJ 07506 973-427-2083