Why Elvis Is Such A Popular Theme In Las Vegas Weddings?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hundreds of couples get married every year in Las Vegas at an Elvis chapel with “Elvis” as the officiant at their wedding. Elvis Presley was a rock and roll singer who was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, but grew up in Memphis Tennessee. However, he became a hit in Las Vegas in 1969 when his first show at the International Hotel was sold out. Here are the reasons why Elvis is a popular theme for weddings in Vegas. New Artist The relationship between Elvis and Las Vegas did not start out as a romance. Elvis performed his first show in Vegas at the age of 21 in 1956. He was popular among teens, but not the typical entertainer that’s found on the Las Vegas Strip. The crowd was older and not a fan of his genre of music. Elvis performed for two weeks, but his shows were not a success. Popularity Elvis’ popularity grew in Vegas in 1969, which was the same year that The International Hotel opened. His first show back in Las Vegas was performed at the hotel to a sold out crowd. Elvis went on to perform on a regular basis at the International Hotel for the next seven years. According to Las Vegas Sun, Elvis entertained over 2.5 million people at the hotel during this timeframe. It was during 1969 through 1976 that the bond between the city and the singer was solidified. Viva Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas was a movie filmed in Las Vegas in 1963. It featured Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. The movie has a scene of Elvis and Ann-Margret having a Vegas Wedding. It is also believed that this movie is the reason for the name of Sin City’s theme song, which is called Viva Las Vegas. Wedding Location Elvis and Priscilla Anne Beaulieu were married in Las Vegas at the Milton Prell’s Aladdin Hotel on May 1, 1967. He was 32 years old and she was 2l. According to People, the ceremony was in a quiet suite and lasted eight minutes. Many couples are fans of Elvis and like the way his music make them feel. The large fan base is one of the reasons for the popularity of Elvis themed weddings at places like A Little White Wedding Chapel. It is also a fun way to exchange your wedding nuptials. Elvis chapels have save many couples from the hassle of having to spend weeks planning their dream wedding. Elvis themed weddings are popular in Las Vegas because the city pays homage to Elvis the...

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Flash Art Vs. Custom Tattoos: Convenience And Speed Or Individuality And Freedom

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

While many people see getting a tattoo as an expression of individuality, there is also a case to be made for tattoos as a means of displaying your membership and loyalty to a group or organization. A number of different counter-cultures have adopted tattooing as a means of being unique, but just as many groups use tattoos to create unity among their members and solidarity. When deciding between custom work and pre-drawn art, often called “flash”, make sure you know what you’ll get from both approaches so you can make a decision that fits the intent of the piece and your personal style. Making the Most of Flash Art While pre-drawn tattoo art is somewhat limiting in the freedom it provides, to the artist applying it to your body, it does make reproduction for several people much easier. It can be customized to some degree without significant alteration to the original design though, making it possible to add your own unique spin to the concept. As an added benefit, a lot less time needs to be spent drawing up your tattoo, which can make getting a flash tattoo more convenient. For groups, organizations or just a circle of friends, using pre-drawn tattoos can help to reinforce a bond you already share by giving you each a symbol of that bond to carry with you. Military personnel, fraternities, sororities, and many tribal cultures use this shared ordeal to strengthen the unity of a group. In addition, larger groups can use these as a way of identifying one another, such as military special forces units. Customized Self-Expression Through Body Art While not necessarily the original purpose behind tattooing, many people have chosen to use the art placed on their bodies as a means of commemorating events, individuals or ideals. This form of personalized art is most directly demonstrated through customized works designed specifically for a single client and never used again. While this approach can be used for group unity as with flash pieces, it is a lengthier process and involves a great deal of time spent shaping the final design with the artist applying it. Unlike pre-drawn designs, there is literally no limitation on what a custom tattoo can embody or look like. So long as it fits in the space available, and the detail is within the artist’s range, there isn’t much you can’t accomplish. As an added benefit, if you yourself are an artist, it’s possible to use a sketch or drawing you’ve created as the basis for your tattoo as well, granting you even greater attachment to the final piece. Tattoos can be used for many purposes, so when considering a new piece it’s a good idea to figure out the reason for it. This can help guide your decision-making and allow you to choose a form which is both convenient, unique and suited to your needs.(For...

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Get The Story Of The Wedding Ring

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Today, wedding rings are generally made of precious metals and are worn by both men and women and purchased from stores like Goldmark Jewelers. They are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, especially in the States. But that’s not the way it has always been, or the place that wedding rings have always been worn.  While Western habits are spreading, there are still countries and cultures where wedding rings are worn differently.  The History of the Wedding Ring The earliest recorded wedding rings were found in tombs in ancient Egypt. Some were made of things like braided reeds. The problem with those is that they were very fragile, so there weren’t too many found. Eventually, rings were made out of sturdier things, like ivory or leather.  The ancient Greeks and Romans turned wedding rings into something more like what is seen today. They started using metals like gold and silver as wedding rings. Typically it was only women who wore the rings. They were also the first to start putting the rings on the fourth finger of the left hand. That’s because they thought that there was a vein that went straight from the left ring finger to the heart. They called it the vena amoris, meaning vein of love. The rings in those ancient cultures were often highly decorated. They would have things like doves or flowers engraved on them. These rings were mostly only worn by women.  Eventually, the metal rings that the Romans and Greeks used turned into the wedding bands around the world today.  Wearing a Wedding Ring Today men and women both wear wedding rings. In the States and some Western European countries, the ring is still worn on the third finger of the left hand. That’s not the same for every country or culture.  For example, in the Jewish tradition, especially the more conservative or Orthodox traditions, a woman wears her wedding ring on the index finger of the right hand. However, in some countries women might switch their ring over to their left hand after the wedding. Their wedding rings are also generally just a plain gold band without any kind of decoration.  In Scandinavian countries, wedding rings are generally worn on the third finger of the right hand. Women also generally wear three different rings. One is their engagement ring, one is their wedding band, and the third stands for motherhood.  When people in India get married and the woman chooses to wear a wedding ring, they also wear their rings on their right hand. Indian women also wear other jewelry when they are married. They wear things like bangle bracelets on both arms that aren’t taken off unless the marriage ends. Wedding rings have been around for centuries. What they were made of, where they were worn, and who wore them changes from culture to culture. There...

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Benefits Of Implementing Dry Shampoo Into Your Hair Care Routine

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you are someone who washes their hair on a daily basis and have started to experience signs of irritation and hair breakage, this is due to the fact that daily hair washing actually minimizes the natural scalp oils that are essential in maintaining healthy hair and a moisturized scalp. While it is definitely important to maintain proper hygiene, many liquid shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, a chemical that can irritate the scalp, which in turn can lead to breakage and dryness. Fortunately, there is a solution for individuals who simply cannot go a day or two with washing their hair. Dry shampoo is a new and innovative cleansing product that allows for fresh, clean hair without drying the scalp. Read on to learn more about dry shampoo and the benefits of implementing it into your hair care regimen. What is Dry Shampoo? Dry shampoo is a powder-based hair cleanser that absorbs dirt and oil build-up without water. It works in a similar fashion to blotting papers by soaking up excess impurities while leaving the scalp’s natural oils intact. Dry shampoo can be dusted onto the hair or sprayed on through a canister or pump bottle. Dry shampoo works best on completely dry hair and works best when applied to the roots and hairline. Benefit One- Optimal Scalp Hydration While a common belief is that oily hair equals dirty hair, the reality is that the scalp needs oil in order to remain healthy and hydrated. Daily hair washing and hot water can strip the hair of natural scalp oils, which in turn can lead to limp, lifeless hair and chronic dry scalp. Dry shampoo allows the natural oils produced by the scalp to continue doing their job while minimizing the “shiny” appearance that can cause the hair to appear greasy and dirty. Benefit Two- Minimize Frizz Individuals with naturally curly hair often rely on blow-out treatments or hot iron straightening techniques to keep their unruly curls at bay. Humidity, excess oil and hot water can cause the hair to frizz up, which can be extremely frustrating for individuals who have just spent hours in the salon. Applying dry shampoo to hair roots immediately following a hair treatment or prior to working out can help to protect the hair from excess moisture, which in turn can prolong the results of blow-outs and hair straightening procedures. Benefit Three- Voluminous Hair Individuals with naturally thin hair often attempt to thicken their locks with volumizing conditioners, but these products can lead to excessive build-up and actually weigh down the hair. Dry shampoos contain cornstarch and baking soda, ingredients that naturally add volume by neutralizing excess oils, allowing for full and fresh hair without added moisture. Healthy Scalp, Beautiful Hair Excessive hair washing essentially strips the scalp of its beneficial properties, which in turn can lead to dull, dry...

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How To Maintain Your Sewing Machine

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Whether you are constantly sitting down at your machine to sew some new creation or whether you consider yourself a dabbler in the art of sewing, the fact remains that sewing machines represent a significant investment. A well-maintained machine will last longer and perform better over years of use, and in the end, small, regular investments of time spent maintaining your machine will pay off by saving you from big, expensive repairs later. No matter how often you use your machine, there are a few simple things you should do daily, following projects, and each year to keep your number one tool of the trade in tip-top shape.  Day To Day Sewing machines have many entrances where dust, lint, fur, and other undesirable matter can sneak in. Covering your machine when not in use will significantly cut down on the dirt that accumulates in all the small parts. Most machines include a cover, but anything from a plastic bag to a pillowcase will work just fine. To avoid accidentally stitching a finger or running a light bulb out, make sure your sewing machine is always unplugged when not in use.  Following Projects Sometime in between finishing a project and beginning a new one, examine your needle, which will most likely need to be exchanged for a new one. Though there are many factors at play (type of fabric, length of time the needle has been in use, type of needle, etc.), at some point, all needles develop slight bends or become dull. By keeping an eye on your needle and changing it out regularly, you will avoid problems such as skipped stitches and hazards such as your needle shattering in the middle of sewing.  Following a large project or several smaller projects, take the time to do a thorough cleaning of your sewing machine. Your sewing machine guide should contain information about where and how to clean, but in general, a small lint brush and soft cloth can be used throughout the machine to remove accumulated lint, dirt, thread, and oil. Compressed air can also help you clean those hard-to-reach places. Once all the nooks and crannies of your machine are clean, sewing machine oil should be applied to ensure things will continue to run smoothly. Annually Once a year, take your sewing machine to an authorized dealer or repair shop and have a professional, such as J & M Vac & Sew, examine, assess, and adjust it. A professional will be able to clean and maintain parts of the machine that the average person cannot or does not know how to access. Your machine’s annual check-up should include a comprehensive cleaning and oiling, as well as a tension...

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