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2011-08-17 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BRIDES.com launched BRIDES DRESSING ROOM, the world's first realistic try-on simulation tool allowing any soon-to-be bride to virtually try on hundreds of gowns using her own full body photo. This tool uses revolutionary body remapping technology which automatically conforms dresses to realistically match any body shape, posture or size. Users are able to link directly to a salon to make an appointment or purchase. BRIDES BEAUTY SALON,...

2009-10-01 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Conde Nast's premier bridal destination Brides.com (http://www.brides.com) has joined forces with MyRegistry.com (http://www.myregistry.com), the leader in online gift registry technology. The partnership will allow the popular bridal site's users to create and build a centralized wedding gift registry and add items from any store in the world onto a single, easy-to-use gift list. Brides.com will also allow users to seamlessly add product images from...

2009-08-20 12:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirassou Winery is pleased to announce the winner of its 5th annual "I Do with Mirassou" national contest: Julie Coker of Midland, TX. Julie and her fiance, John Mark Barnard, have won $10,000 toward the cost of their wedding, a trip to New York City for a dream wedding planning session with a Brides.com senior editor, plus Reed & Barton crystal, tableware and flatware. The couple will be honored at a special bridal event co-hosted by...

2009-02-23 07:00:00

43% Increase In Average Cost Of Engagement Rings Since 2006 Balancing the Budget - Average Cost of Weddings See Less Than 1% Rise Over 2006 Price Tag Typical Cost of Wedding Rings Drop NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Brides.com (http://www.brides.com), Conde Nast's premier bridal destination, today released findings from its 2009 American Wedding Study, unveiling the current state of saying "I do." With growing concerns about the economy, one of the study's surprises is a dramatic...

2009-01-26 08:00:00

14 Couples Will Exchange Vows Atop the World's Most Romantic Building on February 14 Same-Sex Commitment Ceremony to Be Held at the Iconic Building for the First Time NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, 14 lucky couples will take their love to new heights as they say "I do" atop the world-famous Empire State Building in an all-day event presented by the iconic landmark and Brides.com. Selected from more than 400 entries in a nationwide contest on Brides.com, the 14...

2009-01-21 11:29:00

First Time Annual February 14th Event Will Be Seen Live Online NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Conde Nast's premier bridal destination Brides.com (http://www.brides.com ) has joined forces with Mogulus, a leading online video streaming company, to provide a live streaming feed of their Valentine's Day wedding extravaganza. Brides.com will use the Mogulus Pro service which provides a turn key yet simple solution for large scale live streaming -- including the video player which will be...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'