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An innovative new show focusing in on the growing trend of heritage weddings and the combination of culture and tradition. We hope to provide you with a fresh outlook that will assist you with combing your heritage and ever evolving culture to arrive at a wedding that is as unique as the evolution of the African American. 

  We'll also introduce you to cutting edge techniques that will work in any budget or setting. You'll meet some innovative entrepreneurs who dared to be different, with the intention of providing you with unique resources for making your dreams a rich cultural experience.

Textbook Publications

Schwartz//Scott Collage  Text Books 
Marriages and families : Diversity & Change e8

Edition 5 and 6


September 6, 2006 (the nearlywed Game Segment)

Tampa Tribune Flair Magazine  July 2005/Worldly Weddings


Washington Post Express January 2009
Julia Beizer
Food & Dining Producer,
Contributor, Washington Post Express
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
I Do
6/11/2006 through 4/22/2007
All Day
Paul Fashion Arts Gallery and Paul Textile Arts Gallery
Included with Museum admission

The inaugural exhibition in the Paul Fashion Arts and Textile Arts Galleries, I Do celebrates international traditions of the marriage rite as seen in opulent wedding gowns and other nuptial attire. I Do features approximately 30 garments, including 12 American wedding dresses dating from 1837 to 1946 that will be displayed on mannequins in the Fashion Arts Gallery. Bridal ensembles, garments and accessories from China, Japan, Indonesia, India, Iran and northern, western and southern African will be displayed in the adjacent Textile Arts Gallery. With their exquisite workmanship, use of rare and precious materials, and elaborate ornamentation including beading and embroidery, the works of I Do underscore the importance of the marriage rite throughout time and world cultures.

The American wedding dresses will be on view in the Paul Fashion Arts Gallery through April 22, 2007. The Asian, Indonesian and African garments will be on view in the Paul Textile Arts Gallery through February 25, 2007.
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