The Evolution Of Photography – The Beginning
Photography! Who could have thought that we would now be able to take pictures through a digital camera and transfer to a computer and change the colors or any of the attributes of an image or a photograph? Digital cameras are sharper and provide high quality pictures that can be used over multiple mediums.
Sir John Herschel is a man who invented the term ‘Photography’ in 1839.
This was also the year when the process of Photography was unveiled to the public.
How did photography really evolve? Well! It is the bi-product of laws of physics and compounds of chemistry. The evolution of photography is a completely scientific process starting with the use of optics in the 1830’s.
The dark room or Camera Obscura existed some four hundred years back, while cameras were being used since the 11th century and yet photography did not come into public use before the 1830’s.
There were different observations made by several people that finally led to putting together of all the missing pieces and this also announced the advent of photography. Some of those important observations are:
* In the 15th century, Robert Boyle found out that silver chloride turned dark when exposed to air and not light.
* In the early 1800’s Angelo Sala observed that when silver nitrate powder is kept in the sun for long, it turns black.
* Around 1727, Johann Heinrich Schulze made a discovery regarding colors. There were some liquids that changed their colors when they were exposed to light.
* Thomas Wedgwood conducted some experiments in the early 19th century. He had captured images but could make the images permanent.
* The first ever successful production of a photograph emerged in the June-July of 1827 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The material used for this became hard when exposed to light for almost 8 hrs. Niépce went into a partnership with Louis Daguerre on 4th Jan, 1829 to work further on this.
Four years later in 1833, Niépce died and Daguerre continued alone to discover how to develop photographic plates. Invention of the photographic plates meant that the exposure time was reduced considerably, from 8 hrs to 30 minutes. He also made another important observation and the conclusion drawn was that immersing an image in salt would make it permanent.
Paul Delaroche, a leading French scholar made a report on this and the French government bought the rights in July 1839, and made it public on 19th Aug, 1839. This process was named Daguerreotype after Louis Daguerre.
The Daguerreotype process was expensive and one time affair. At that time there were no negatives available and hence the original photograph could not be reproduced. The only way of getting two copies was by using two cameras side by side. This led to the growing need of finding a way to copy pictures and finally led to the invention of the Calotype process by William Henry Fox Talbot.
Although the Daguerreotype was superior to the Calotype, the latter was able to provide multiple positive prints of a single picture in 1840. This was the calling of a new dawn!
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Hallmark announces its return to New York Comic Con International at the Javits Center (Oct. 11-14), the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention. Attendees will have access to Comic Con-exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, visits with a Keepsake Ornament artist and receive a sneak peek of products to be released in 2013.
During the convention, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:
4-LOM and Zuckuss: This two-pack features the criminal droid 4-LOM and Gand tracking expert Zuckuss from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™.” Created exclusively for event sales, 4-LOM and Zuckuss are the last bounty hunters depicted in the film to become Keepsake Ornaments. Limited run of 800 sets ($ 35 per set).
A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic-book masterpiece “The Dark Knight Returns.” This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 700 Keepsake Ornaments ($ 25 each).
Cylon Centurion: In the classic 1978 TV series “Battlestar Galactica™”, Cylon Centurions relentlessly pursue the “ragtag” survivors of the twelve colonies of humanity across the reaches of space with a single goal: destroy all humanoids. This gold-painted variant of last year’s popular ornament is Hallmark’s first Comic-Con exclusive to feature sound. Limited run of 600 Keepsake Ornaments ($ 25 each).
“We had a warm and welcoming reception last year and are excited to return to New York Comic Con,” said Beth Dorr, associate product manager for Keepsake Ornaments. “The convention gives us a great opportunity to meet and interact with more of our most passionate fans who can’t travel to the West Coast and reward them with exclusive opportunities and sneak peeks.”
Hallmark has produced exclusive Keepsake Ornaments in recent years for events including Comic-Con International, Star Wars Celebration VI, the National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention and Disney’s D23 Expo.
Additional activities in Hallmark’s booth #1956 include:
Keepsake Artist Nello Williams, the designer of the “Cylon Centurion” ornament, will be signing autographs on Oct. 12 from 1-3 p.m. and on Oct. 13 from Noon-2 p.m..
“Santa” Vader will be making appearances for photo opportunities
A series of collectible buttons will be available for fan pick-up. The series features five designs, with a limited quantity of one design given away each day of Comic-Con.
About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together — a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S., including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.
The Wedding Dance
Around the globe couples celebrate their unions with a wedding dance of some sort. Most religions, with the exception of those who still frown upon dancing, have some sort of wedding dance that is a part of this joyous event or the celebration of this event. This is much more than a simple dance. It is the dance that will begin your life as husband and wife. For this reason alone, many couples spend a great deal of time and effort choosing the perfect song to symbolize their love for each. Once decided, this is the song that is to be played for their wedding dance.
Your wedding dance is one of the few memories of your wedding that you will have forever. Most of your wedding day will go by in such a blur of faces that there will be few moments that stand out above the rest. Your wedding dance however, is the one time during your wedding reception that you and your spouse are truly alone within the crowd. All eyes may be on you both but this is your moment together and no one else in the room should matter at this moment. This is the reason that most people will remember their wedding dance long after they’ve forgotten other details about their wedding.
Some couples actually take wedding dance lessons in order to make sure that nothing goes wrong during their wedding dance. Many instructors often suggest that you use the shoes you will be wearing for your wedding as well as a skirt that is very similar to your wedding dress in order to actually get an honest feel for how you will be dancing on your wedding day. It is amazing how much of a difference the height of your shoes and the length of your skirt or train can make when it comes to dancing. These classes are very important for couples that truly want to have the fairy tale wedding experience though not necessarily practical for couples that are already working at the end of their budget constraints.
Ballroom dance lessons will often suffice for wedding dance lessons and in many cases are much less expensive if you can take them at a local community center rather than taking private lessons. Group lessons are almost always more economical and can be a great way for you and your future spouse to learn to dance together in time for your big night and your wedding dance.
If budgets won’t even allow for this indulgence to make your wedding dance a little easier to handle you can always opt to purchase an instructional video or DVD. It would be great fun to practice your wedding dance together before the big night and it is a great way to have fun together as a couple even after the big night. You can find videos and DVDs that teach all manner of dance steps that you may find appealing.
Otherwise you can always wing it. Pick a song you love, a dance you like and have fun without worrying about getting it perfect. You are beginning your new life together as a couple and who really needs the pressure of dancing perfect, right? It is also your day and that is one thing that far too few brides really realize when getting caught up in the pressure of creating the perfect wedding within a limited budget.
The thing to remember when planning your wedding and your wedding dance is that you and your spouse to be are the most important people in the process. Do not allow yourself to feel pressured into something that you don’t want in order to appease others. Make your wedding day and your wedding dance completely your own if you are not interested in or comfortable with the idea of taking lessons from someone else. You and your partner will be glad that you did what was right for you when all is said and done.
Las Vegas (PRWEB) August thirty, 2013
It took a 2000 watt AIMS Energy inverter charger, a couple deep-cycle batteries, an notion, and virtually five many years of planning to make the Freedom Kegerator a actuality.
But because its debut this yr, the mobile beer dispensing program has turn into a million dollar solution bringing fresh pints to parched patrons across the globe.
You may see the Freedom Kegerator at a Dallas Cowboys game in the $ one.two billion AT&T Stadium, at a Lakers game in the Staples Center, at amusement parks like Six Flags or even art and music festivals like Burning Guy.
“It increases revenue margin, due to the fact it turns a visitors region into a revenue stream,” inventor of the Freedom Kegerator Mark Johnson explained. “Customers coming into a football game, for instance, can get a beer with their program, then as soon as that targeted traffic location slows down, you can cart that unit appropriate to a new location and set up.
“You’re just unplugged and not anchored by AC power.”
The backbone of the method Johnson employs to attain 10 hours of mobile beer-tapping power is a DC to AC inverter, which transforms direct existing electrical power from a battery financial institution into alternating recent electricity that’s utilized to chill and pour your beer.
He says picking the right inverter was one of the most crucial phases of developing the solution.
“I ran into a snag, since the inverter charging techniques out there couldn’t do the work, but I occurred to discover TheInverterStore.com and this 2000 watt AIMS Energy inverter charger,” Johnson stated. “I looked at other inverters, but they just weren’t outfitted to do what I needed, and if they had been, then they have been some astronomical price tag.
“The Inverter Shop got me a great value, a fantastic item and they went the further mile in terms of customer support by assisting me dimension my method.”
Vice president of AIMS Electrical power, Sean Nichols, walked Johnson even though some of the technical aspects of placing with each other an off-grid power system to maximize dependability and performance.
The applications for the Freedom Kegerator appear endless, and it is simply because of the versatility mobile electrical power supplies. It has the prospective to adjust the way individuals think about acquiring a beer at sporting occasions, festivals, amusement parks and any occasion or venue serving frothy beverages.
“I owe a good deal of it to AIMS Energy and The Inverter Shop, because it is difficult beginning out as a new enterprise, and they stepped up to the plate, gave me a wonderful cost, and stood behind their solution,” Johnson explained. “I consider my hat off to the firms.”
For weddings, concerts, NASCAR occasions, zoos, blues festivals, block events, balloon races, Bar Mitzvahs, the seaside, bar patios or on the corner of the street, the Freedom Kegerator helps make mobile beer dispensing a a lot more lucrative organization.
It represents an progressive step for enterprise owners the two large and tiny, specifically considering that the cart alone is in essence a mobile business, supplying distinctive options for entrepreneurs to check out the effects of place and atmosphere on product sales.
And most importantly, it maximizes the good quality of buyer service supplied, as it decreases prolonged lines and tends to make beer from the tap much more available. Canned or bottled beer ends up causing a lot a lot more waste, and to be honest, it’s just not the same as a freshly poured beer.
About AIMS Energy
AIMS Electrical power has become a multimillion dollar business simply because of commitment to the inverter industry. Inverters will be offered throughout the world irrespective, but innovation combined with exceptional client service separates AIMS Power from the competition. Acquiring an inverter is virtually never a cut-and-dry procedure, so AIMS Power prides itself on becoming the most available business in the inverter industry. When it comes to technical help and providing good quality information to consumers, AIMS Power’s utilization of its communication platforms is unmatched. Inverter customers phone and e-mail our technical assistance and consumer service teams every day from all above the world with problems ranging from aftermarket boat upgrades to backup energy systems in the course of hurricane season, and they constantly attain a genuine man or woman with a true commitment to solving their problem — no matter how large or little. To get in touch with the AIMS Electrical power Inc., merely call (775)359-6703 or e-mail sales(at)AIMScorp(dot)net.
There is such a thing as perfect prints
Getting the perfect prints is just a matter of being aware that you are making them in the first place.
Ink and paper.
You have a lot of options when choosing different quality inks and paper types, all of which can be combined to form a satisfying result. Different photo papers will give surprisingly different results from the same photo printed on the same printer. Photo paper comes in many different styles, weights, and photo finishes, including matte, glossy and varying degrees of gloss, which is usually called semi-gloss.
Color photos usually look best when printed onto glossy or semi-gloss photo paper, while black and white photos usually look better on matte. It is also worth while creating and saving different profiles for your printer for each type of photo paper you use. This is because on some papers a printer may use too much of one color, instead of correcting the color yourself you can select a profile you created before.
The cost of ink can sometimes be greater than that of paper. Purchasing brand name inks by your printer manufacturer is usually the safest option and will produce the best results. Remember that printer damage caused by third party printer cartridges sometimes isn’t covered by manufacturers. Some companies such as Lyson produce high end inks which in some cases are better than the manufacturers own.
Archival qualities and resistance to color fading is also important when choosing inks. For example pigment based inks help guarantee that your prints will remain crisp and vibrant for many years.
If you are going to print a large quantity of photos it is also worth checking the prices of online printing stores to see if they are a better option for you.
Monitor and printer calibration.
Calibrating your monitor and printer is essential when viewing and printing your photos. Your monitor could be displaying inaccurate colors and density. Adobe Photoshop comes with something called Adobe Gamma which will most likely already be installed on your computer.
You can use Adobe Gamma to create an ICC profile which uses calibration settings to change the way your monitor reproduces colors. Start Adobe Gamma, located in Control Panel and then select step by step and follow the instructions. Daylight can affect the accuracy of colors displayed on your monitor. This is the reason why it is best to carry out your monitor calibration in a darkened room.
Top Mistakes with Equipment Leasing
When negotiating on equipment leasing contracts, small business and corporate accounts should review all the legal terms in order to avoid the top mistakes associated with leasing equipment. These rules are applicable in multiple areas of equipment leasing from educational, computer and engineering equipment leases.
Mistakes to Be Avoided in Contracts
One of the primary mistakes made when negotiating their lease is the use of a very short contract. The short contract text may not address issues involving problems with software in computer leases or litigation issues such as employee piracy. Other issues that are not addressed in many short contracts include:
• Software transaction agreements
• Troubleshooting Support Issues
• Clauses handling provider’s going out of business
It’s important to make sure that all parties have their expectations clearly outlined in the contract. The contract helps avoid mistakes in leasing equipment by detailing the obligations of both parties. Contracts that possess clarity and completeness are important and the shorter the contract, the more likely there will be legal risks and ramifications for the company leasing the equipment.
The contract should detail the performance of the equipment. If someone is leasing a computer system, a server or a backhoe, they need to know that it will handle the load they are preparing to deliver to it. The performance details are an area where equipment can fail in leasing if they are not clearly stated. It’s important to make sure that both parties have those issues clarified before closing on any contracts or deals regarding performance issues.
Structuring agreements is key to understanding where responsibility lies. An equipment leasing agreement needs to stipulate the structure of the deal. In other words, the salesman is unlikely be the primary contact for system defects. The primary contact may be the manager in charge of that account, but they will likely only handle negotiation issues. Customer support issues may be directed elsewhere. That structure and allocation of responsibility must be clearly spelled out in the contract.
Equipment Hardware Leasing Specialties
When leasing computer equipment, there are often software leases that are required. It’s important to coordinate the duration of the software leases to be comparable with the duration of the equipment lease. It’s important to ensure the compatibility of all leased equipment with other equipment from different vendors. It’s also important to make sure that a project’s start and completion dates are commiserate with the equipment lease. Balancing the needs of the developers with the equipment support is a difficult thing to assess, but it’s important to make sure that the leases support the needs of the company small or large.
Solicitors Not Welcome
Solicitors (lawyers) are often not consulted during the initial drafting of equipment leasing. This is a mistake, especially for small businesses that do not possess an in house legal team. Lawyers can help smooth the transaction and avoid loopholes that might cause legal problems for both parties during an equipment lease. However, when utilizing a lawyer, it’s important to find one experienced in lease transactions.
The Results versus The Resources
Be sure to clearly define the need for the equipment lease. Most leasing companies see themselves as providing resources. Companies large and small are not looking for a resource as much as they are looking for a result. It’s the end of the line result they are seeking most of all.
Clear communication is important from the get go. When negotiating for an equipment lease, be sure to have all questions answered prior to agreeing. Companies make a mistake in leasing equipment from a vendor if they have trouble getting them on the phone or returning calls. Those issues can lead to service problems in the future.
Be Realistic In Expectations
Client companies must be realistic about what they are expecting. Vendors will usually negotiate and do their best to fill customer requirements, however the client company must also keep in mind industry standards and limitations. While technology continues to grow, it’s important to realize that not every goal has been achieved as yet.
Short Term Versus Long Term
The final and most important mistake made in equipment leasing is considering a contract as something that needs to be closed immediately in order to make a deadline that occurs in the next few weeks. Realistically speaking, avoiding looking at the long-term effects of an equipment lease may leave the client with a piece of equipment they do not need or a bad contract altogether. If their short-term goal is to launch a new product or get the foundation of a new project started, but the equipment will not help in the long-term goal, that should be addressed.
Equipment leasing provides numerous benefits to businesses large and small. It’s important to recognize the benefits, but to also avoid the pitfalls of mistakes that can be made when negotiating an equipment lease.
Recipe: philly fluff
Philly Fluff (T&T)
I received this recipe last November from one of the web sites which I belong to. It sounded delicious and decided to try it. It is now a staple in my house and I make it once a week. The texture of the cake is excellent; the taste is just out of this world with great flavors. It is a must try for anyone who loves cakes.
10 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup) 1 stick sweet butter, softened (important
to use butter only)
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, melted
and cooled ( bittersweet chocolate is a must;
do not use any other kind)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan or angel food pan (this is what I use).
In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and shortening , beating until light and fluffy.
In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, whisking to blend.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until well blended.
Gradually add 1 cup sugar and the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.( This step is very important) add the vanilla extract and remaining 1 cup sugar and continue beating, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice, until the batter is smooth.
Pour half of the mixture into the prepared pan. Top with half of the melted chocolate and swirl a knife through the batter to marble it. Top with remaining batter.
Bake 60 to 65 minutes, depending on your oven or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a platter and cool completely.
When cake is cooled, drizzle with remaining melted chocolate allowing some to drip down the sides. Yields 16 servings.
Once you make this cake and taste it, you will always make it.
Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) December 19, 2014
On December 4th, Avalon Transportation Service, Irvine Company Furnished Apartments, and Be Connected USA hosted a Fashion for Charity event featuring Dress for Success San Jose. While the event was for charity, Susan Hauck with partners Christina Meyers and Cynthia Fritz made sure that the evening was a fun time for all! With savvy local vendors purveying fashion, accessories and a chance to design a personal fragrance, there were gifts and goodies for everyone. Experts were even on site to assist with shopping.
Avalon Transportation continued their holiday tradition of partnering with local businesses to benefit the community. Last year they hosted the wildly successful “Shop Till You Drop Holiday Event” in San Francisco. This year, Avalon and their partners moved the party south to Sunnyvale. The evening began with a Champagne Fountain surrounded by crystal gems and light refreshments before indulging in the bounties of Stella & Dot, CiCi Kelly Handbags, Voluptuary Cosmo Gems and Jewelry, Perfume Soiree, Heaven’s Boutique, and Cheeky Clothing and Accessories. Guests were extremely generous with charitable donations, and vendors brought in upwards of $ 10,000 in 2 hours. Guests took away an additional gift of a Satin Jewelry bag and a $ 200 Nordstrom’s gift card was auctioned off at the end of the night.
A portion of all proceeds went to benefit Dress for Success San Jose. This charitable organization helps women in disadvantaged situations find economic independence by providing professional attire and career services. Guests of the event were encouraged to bring gently used professional clothing for donation to the cause. Susan and her partners are extremely pleased with the turnout and look forward to planning next year’s event.
About Avalon Transportation Service:
Avalon Transportation Service is a car rental and leasing company located in the heart of Silicon Valley. With over 15 years of industry expertise, they assist with Auto rental or leasing (1-24 months), complimentary delivery and pickup, private airport transfers, sedans and limousines, group charters and events, or private VIP service. This Santa Clara Company also provides help for people with specific transportation needs such as its award-winning care for traveling executives, global mobility, or relocation. Avalon has 200 plus vehicles in their fleet and also offers a vehicle purchase program to allow interns, international expatriates or leasers the ability to find the right car. No credit history required.
Synchronicity Boutique Celebrates Kendall And Kylie Jenner Modeling Sherri Hill Dresses During New York Fashion Week
Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Synchronicity Boutique, the Baltimore-Washington area’s “hottest special occasion clothing and accessory shop for teens and adults,” is celebrating Sherri Hill Prom Dresses for 2013, with Kendall and Kylie Jenner modeling for the Fashion House during New York Fashion Week. “Sherri Hill is at the forefront of gown designers, with dresses for all ages, and for all occasions,” according to Synchronicity Boutique Owner Karen Mazer. “’Sherri’s dresses are featured on red carpets and in most pageants around the world. I am a HUGE fan and I am honored to own one of the top Sherri Hill stores in the USA. The entire Hill Family is involved in their business, as is the Kardashian/Jenner Family. Kendall did a fabulous job modeling for Sherri during last year’s Fashion Week, and I know Kylie will do an amazing job this year as she joins her older sister on the runway!”
To celebrate, Synchronicity Boutique will be featuring Sherri Hill Dresses through the month of September, and will offer a $ 30 Hollywood Nights Evening Bag Essentials gift with every Sherri Hill Dress sold during this period.
Named “Baltimore’s Best” by Baltimore Magazine, Synchronicity Boutique sells dresses in sizes 00 to 30W from a variety of designers including: Sherri Hill, La Femme, Jovani, Tony Bowls, Faviana, Terani Couture, Blush, Mac Duggal, and Night Moves. This season, the Boutique is carrying more accessories than ever, and now rents Tuxedos and suits in every size, designed to coordinate with every dress they stock.
Synchronicity registers every dress purchase, selling only 1 of each style dress per event. Mazer is also very involved in school fundraising, and donates $ 5 for every dress purchase and tuxedo rental being worn to school events. Nearly $ 11,000 was donated from Prom 2012 Sales, supporting 240 schools’ Post Prom Parties and SADD Chapters.
Synchronicity Boutique outfits customers of all ages from all over the world for homecomings, proms, ring dances, cocktail parties, cotillions, graduations, Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, sweet sixteens, college formals, military balls, pageants, weddings and other black-tie events.
Open since 2003, Synchronicity Boutique is located in Hooks Village, at 25 Hooks Lane, off I-695 Beltway Exit 20. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 410-486-8866 or 877.919.PROM or visit http://www.SynchronicityBoutique.com
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Theme Wedding Bridal Accessories
Depending on your theme wedding will determine the bridal accessories you need. If you have a daisy theme for your wedding, you will want to have some sort of a garden set up with lots of daisies. Your dress accessories might include a white or pale yellow dress with or without a veil. You can have a bouquet of daisies with daisies and baby’s breath decorating the place of the ceremony and the reception hall. You might even have bridesmaid’s dresses with daisies on them. A daisy theme is something to consider for your wedding theme if you like flowers everywhere.
There are bridal accessories for Irish theme weddings, Asian theme weddings, seasonal themes, fairy tale themes and country wedding themes. When you are looking for bridal accessories for these theme wedding you will have many things to look through. You can do an online search of theme wedding and see the different websites that have all the accessories you need when planning a special theme wedding. You will find the wedding favors, cake toppers and cake accessories as well as all the tips and hints to planning a theme wedding.
Have a dream wedding and turn your special day into the perfect day. Make it a day that everyone will remember and talk about for years to come. Theme weddings and bridal accessories might be different for every type of theme, but if you look at the different accessories available, you can choose the best them for your wedding and one that will not cost all that more than a traditional wedding. If you want a fairy tale theme wedding, it will cost more than some people want to spend. They are not cheap by no means, they sometimes require the help of a designer in order to have the true theme recognized.
The themes of wedding today also find brides in need of special wedding invitations. You can create your own invites with software or online at some sites that have available templates to use and design your own cards. This is sometimes more rewarding for brides than having someone else create their cards. The thank you cards are another part of the bridal accessories and you can create your own. I nice way to say thank is to send a homemade thank you card with a picture of you and the groom on your wedding day or a picture from your honeymoon.
Theme wedding and bridal accessories are always going to be a part of society and some people are even planning unusual wedding ceremonies like underwater weddings. You might even consider a casual wedding with no bridal accessories. Some people choose to for go all traditions and marry in front of a justice of the peace. Some couples even go to Las Vegas to get married instead of planning a big wedding and then have a casual reception when they come back married. The choice is always up to the bride and the groom, but the bride normally plans everything.