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MonthJuly 2020

How To Deal With Vagina Chafing In Summer Heat

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Vaginal chafing is typically caused by the same things that cause it in between the legs or under the boobs: sweat and friction. “The primary problem is irritation from the skin rubbing back and forth against itself, and it gets worse in the heat when we’re sweating,” says Karen Duncan, MD, OB/GYN, an assistant professor at New York University Langone Health. It can be exacerbated by shaving, wearing tight panties, or wearing shorts with built-in underwear that digs into your skin. It can also occur if you’re having an intense sex or masturbation session, that involves prolonged, painful rubbing of the area. Usually chafing just causes redness and a stinging feeling, but if it’s severe it can lead to swelling, bleeding, and infection, Dr. Duncan notes.

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How To Practice Social Distancing: Etiquette Rules FAQs

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Do you have advice on how to be courteous when there has to be a limit on how many people are invited to a gathering, or how to tell people a gathering is already at capacity?
“We’re at capacity.” I think actually using that language is really good. The thing that I would try to do is if you do have a capacity for your house, try to keep to it. You don’t want to say, “Oh, we have a three-person capacity at this event,” but then have a 12-person capacity for another event, and it’s all at the same location.

This is another one of those places where we can harness a little self-improvement and get better at rejection and just understand that, of course, our friends want to see us, but they’re also trying to be safe. That does put it on us to be better about making sure we get together with our friends. Since we can’t do one big hang with everybody, we have to have a more concerted effort to get together with our friends individually and paying attention to who we’ve maybe seen repeatedly versus who we haven’t seen yet. I’ve had those conversations with friends where I’m like, “I feel like every time I reach out to you, I get the ‘I’m tired and busy,’ yet obviously we follow each other on social media. I see you with everybody else. What’s going on here?” Those can be awkward and difficult conversations.

Most of the time, people are just forgetful. It’s the way the timing worked out, it is not you. Try not to get caught up in the Oh, I see everybody else together, but me. It’s very easy right now to let that depressive brain or anxious brain kick in. You’ve got to give it the COVID filter and be like, wait a minute, it’s actually okay.

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Why Do So Many People Work Low Wage Jobs In America?

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Where Lowe lives, employers aren’t required to pay a cent over $7.25. Tennessee is one of five states that doesn’t have its own minimum wage. It’s why, around two years ago, she got involved with Fight For $15 — a nationwide movement of workers who have been fighting for a federal minimum wage of $15, as well as health care, child care, and unions since 2012. When Lowe was first approached by Fight For $15 representatives, she wasn’t sure if she’d want to get involved. “But as time went on, I just got fed up,” she says. “We’re not being paid enough. They don’t care about us. Just all-around slave wages — I had to stand up and say enough is enough.”

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Ready, Set, Fun: The Best Outdoor Games For Summer

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Summer 2020 is officially the summer of the great outdoors. International travel may be out but close-to-home activities (like barbecuing, picnicking, and inflatable pools) are all still on — and many can occur from the comfort of our very own yards. Since maintaining social distance outside is a safe and easy way to make the most of the sunshine season, why not include some lawn (and adult) friendly games to take the fun up a notch?

Board games and puzzles were a solid way to pass the time during our March-through-May lockdowns, but now that the sun’s out we’re drawn to the grass — and games like cornhole and ladder ball — like moths to a flame. When thinking about how to stay busy while remaining responsible over the next few months, these sorts of outdoor activities are ideal (since they effectively engage players in a healthy dose of outside entertainment while also requiring them to stand far apart). You might even be compelled to relive your playground glory days with some tetherball or human-sized round of Connect 4.

Ahead, we’ve put together a list of 15 such outdoor games to enjoy with your family and friends under this summer’s sun.

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EastPoint Sports Deluxe Bean Bag Toss

Also known as cornhole, this popular lawn game was practically invented with the concept of social distancing in mind. Place the two boards far apart from one another, split up into teams, grab your beanbags, and get tossing.

EastPoint Sports Deluxe Bean Bag Toss, $, available at Walmart

Franklin Sports Washer Toss Set

For a different take on competitive chucking, consider washer toss — also known as tailgate toss — for some good old-fashioned fun. Earn points when you washer lands anywhere inside the box, and score big when it lands in the cup.

Franklin Sports Washer Toss Set in Red/White/Blue, $, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

Win Sports Yard Dice Set

Supersize any of your favorite games of chance with this garden-friendly set of classic, 6-sided die made to withstand the elements of the outdoors.

Win SPORTS Giant Wooden Lawn Game, $, available at Amazon

Franklin Sports Backyard Foot Golf Set

Appeal to soccer and golf fans alike with this yard game that’s quick to set up. It comes with three target holes and an inflatable soccer ball so you have everything you need to get a game going in no time.

Franklin Sports Backyard Foot Golf Set, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond

Costway Jumbo Connect 4

If you and your game crew are a mix of crafty and competitive, consider this childhood classic — but with an adult-human-sized twist.

Costway Jumbo 4-to-Score 4 in A Row Giant Game Set Kids Adults, $, available at Walmart

Bounce Battle Game

The options are endless with a wooden grid and ping pong ball combo. From Tic-Tac-Toe to H-O-R-S-E and everything in between, you and your friends are in for hours of fast-paced fun.

Uncommon Goods Bounce Battle Game, $, available at Uncommon Goods

Park and Sun Sports Outdoor Yellow 3-Pole Tetherball

For a backyard-friendly blast from the past, play the day away with a good ol’ tetherball set — complete with all the fixings for easy-to-assemble fun.

Park and Sun Sports Outdoor Yellow 3-Pole Tetherball, $, available at Walmart

GoSports Wooden Toppling Tower

This five-foot twist on a childhood classic packs up seamlessly in a convenient carrying case so you can take your game on-the-go to the beach, the BBQ, the park, and beyond.

GoSports Wooden Toppling Tower, $, available at Amazon

Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game

Frisbee fans, this one’s for you: Kan Jam includes a goal with an open-top as well as a side slot and depending on how you strike the goal, or if you manage to make the disc in through the slot, you’ll score points or win instantly.

Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game, $, available at Walmart

Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit

As seen on Shark Tank, Spikeball is a fun, fast-paced, 2-on-2 outdoor sports game that’s kind of like volleyball… if volleyball was played off a bouncy net as opposed to over it.

Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit, $, available at Amazon

Mölkky Outdoor Throwing Game

Mölkky is a simple but strategic game that’s similar to lawn bowling. It’s easy to learn and the game pieces are made in Finland using wood responsibly sourced from local forests.

Mölkky Outdoor Throwing Game, $, available at The Grommet

Go Gater! Premium Steel Ladderball Set

Upgrade your current flimsy, plastic ladderball set (or, as some call it, monkeyball) with a high-quality, premium steel alternative for longer-lasting game time.

Go! Gater Premium Steel Ladderball Set, $, available at Walmart

Swimline Game Station Set With Waterproof Playing Cards

Take your favorite card competition from table to pool — yes, pool — with this waterproof game station featuring inflatable sling seats, drink holders, a gloating table, and waterproof playing cards. You can even connect the chairs to the table so your opponent can’t get away with floating away to avoid defeat.

Swimline Game Station Set With Waterproof Playing Cards, $, available at Swim Outlet

FBSPORT Portable Badminton Net Set

Set up and take down your badminton game in just under five minutes, with no stakes or tools required. This portable 10-ft. net, complete with badminton rackets, shuttlecocks, and a storage box base, means team-sport action is just a few seconds away.

FBSPORT Portable Badminton Net Set, $, available at Amazon

Baden Champions Series Bocce Ball Set

Get in touch with your inner old Italian dude with a game of bocce enjoyed on a sunny summer’s day.

Baden Champions Series Bocce Ball Set, $, available at Kohl’s

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Your Horoscope This Week

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Are you ready to begin moving forward again? Messenger Mercury stations direct in sensitive Cancer on Sunday, helping us clear up miscommunications and re-enter our routines. Before you begin rushing back into your old ways, reflect on how you’ve grown during this transformational period. Continue to take it easy while Mercury moves direct through this post-retrograde shadow period, which lingers until July 26. We’re ready to connect with our inner artists on Sunday, as the Sun creates a trine with dreamy Neptune in retrograde. It’s easier for us to understand our influences during this transit, and is a great day to open ourselves up to new ideas and goals. Practice patience on Sunday at 7:28 p.m. EST, as the Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in Aries. We’re feeling antsy and ready to act, but this transit is best spent in meditation. The time is best spent making sure that we’ve got all of our affairs in order before starting a new project. On Tuesday, the Sun opposes lucky Jupiter in retrograde. We’ll want to pay attention to how we accept praise, and work on our modesty as these heavenly bodies work against each other. We may need to confront our need for comfort on Wednesday, when the Sun opposes powerful Pluto in retrograde. This challenging transit provides an opportunity to embrace flexibility, and focus on growth. 

Aries
March 21 to April 19

It’s easier for you to find your way, Aries. You’re entering a new way of life starting Sunday when routine-ruling Mercury stations direct in sensitive Cancer. Try not to bite off more than you can chew, as Mercury will remain in a post-retrograde shadow period until July 26. It could be tempting to get home-improvement projects started on this day, as the domestic-ruling Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in Aries. Use this creative energy to brainstorm what you’d like to accomplish before busting out your toolbox. Be ready to share praise with others on Tuesday as the creative-ruling Sun opposes intellectual Jupiter. Make sure to give credit to everyone who helps you to accomplish your goals during this transit. 

Taurus
April 20 to May 20

How’s your relationship with cash, Taurus? You’ve been allowed to heal your spending habits during Mercury’s retrograde. The money-ruling planet stations direct in Cancer on Sunday, encouraging you to grow your confidence in your finances. Lean on your intuition and continue to be careful, as Mercury’s post-retrograde shadow period can cause continued interruptions until July 26. Learn to accept a humble attitude around family on Tuesday, while the domestic-ruling Sun opposes abundant Jupiter. Work on your listening skills with loved ones on Wednesday, as the Sun opposes affectionate Pluto. It’s critical for you to work on your people skills during these transits. 

Gemini
May 21 to June 20

Learn to trust yourself, Gemini. You’re ready to begin a new journey of self-discovery starting Sunday, as ruling Mercury stations direct in psychic Cancer. Take a moment to review how far you’ve come since the messenger planet moved in reverse. Mercury may be moving direct, but he’s still in his post-retrograde shadow period, which can cause misunderstandings until July 26. You could have a eureka moment on Sunday, when the Sun in your 2nd house of value forms a trine with career-ruling Neptune. Open yourself to receiving new gifts, and use this transit to come up with your next brilliant idea. Also on Sunday, focus your energy on planning, as the money-ruling Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in ambitious Aries. Avoid the temptation to act quickly, as these Moon phases are best spent collecting your thoughts. 

Cancer
June 21 to July 22

Make time for meditation and reflection, Cancer. Your spiritual side begins to bloom on Sunday, while inner growth-ruling Mercury stations direct in Cancer. Take your time in this new journey, as Mercury’s post-retrograde shadow period lasts until July 26. The money-minded Sun creates a trine with lucky Neptune on Sunday, helping you to become more aware of your blessings. Use this transit to pay it forward and brighten up someone else’s day. You could be inspired to get the ball rolling on an exciting new idea on Sunday, but you should save your energy. The ruling Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in Aries, making this transit a better time for getting organized.

Leo
July 23 to August 22

Are you connecting with your intuitive side, Leo? You could have the chance to better understand your desires starting Sunday, as materialistic Mercury stations direct in sensitive Cancer. Allow yourself to continue healing past habits while money-minded Mercury moves through his post-retrograde shadow, which ends on July 26. You could have a moment of clarity on Sunday, as the ruling Sun in your 12th house of inner growth creates a trine with dreamy Neptune in retrograde. Write down your feelings, and come back to them a week from now to see if they still resonate with you. On Wednesday, the Sun opposes domestic-ruling Pluto, bringing up power struggles with family members. Make sure that you’re ready to enter a discussion with a cool head before you begin to solve your issues.

Virgo
August 23 to September 22

Are you ready to make moves again, Virgo? Status-minded Mercury stations direct in intuitive Cancer, helping to get the wheels in your brain turning once again. Use this time to strategize, as Mercury inhabits his post-retrograde shadow period until July 26. Find a responsible way to connect with friends on Sunday, as the Sun in your 11th house of friendship forms a trine with affectionate Neptune. Even if it’s from a distance, being with your pals will help to revitalize your spirit. Be careful not to be too prideful on Tuesday, when the Sun in your 11th house of goals opposes domestic-ruling Jupiter. Give credit where credit is due, and practice modesty during this transit. 

Libra
September 23 to October 22

Are you ready to get back on the same page with everyone else, Libra? Your inner compass is slowly being restored starting Sunday as inner growth-ruling Mercury stations direct in thoughtful Cancer. Make sure that you aren’t over-extending yourself, as Mercury remains in his post-retrograde shadow period until July 26. You’re ready to realign your goals on Sunday, while the Sun in your 10th house of career creates a favorable trine with routine-ruling Neptune. Take the opportunity to reorganize your workspace and big ideas on Sunday, as the status-minded Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in Aries. Avoid sending late-night emails and texts to your coworkers and colleagues, as this transit favors careful planning over hasty action. 

Scorpio
October 23 to November 21

Keep a notebook handy, Scorpio. You could stumble across an exciting new idea to pursue on Sunday when the career-governing Sun in your 9th house of exploration creates a positive trine with dreamy Neptune in retrograde. Use this beautiful transit to revisit old ideas that haven’t worked in the past — you could come up with an exciting new solution. Zip your lips when it comes to talking about cash on Tuesday, while the status-conscious Sun opposes materialistic Jupiter. It’s better to take a more mysterious approach during this transit. You may need to do a 180 when it comes to your work choices on Wednesday, when the professional-ruling Sun opposes ruling Pluto. Be ready to let go of whatever is no longer working for you. 

Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21

Allow yourself to get excited, Sagittarius. Your natural optimism grows starting Sunday when passionate Mercury stations direct in emotional Cancer. You’ll be feeling 100% again as soon as we make it through Mercury’s post-retrograde shadow, which ends on July 26. The Sun in your 8th house of transformation forms a beautiful trine with domestic-ruling Jupiter on Sunday, helping you to look at your living situation in a fresh new light. Use this transit to flex your creative muscles and revive your home. Practice active listening on Tuesday, when the Sun in your 8th house of dramatic change opposes ruling Jupiter. You’ll be exposed to new opinions and information that will mold you in incredible new ways. 

Capricorn
December 22 to January 19

Are you feeling more like yourself, Capricorn? On Sunday, routine-ruling Mercury stations direct in intuitive Cancer, putting an end to the second-guessing that has been plaguing you. Remember that it takes time to build positive new habits, so be patient while Mercury remains in this post-retrograde shadow period until July 26. You could enjoy a heart to heart with an old friend on Sunday, as the Sun in your 7th house of relationships creates a trine with communication-ruling Neptune in retrograde. Take a moment to reconnect with someone, and pick up the phone during this favorable transit. Work to be patient with others on Sunday evening, as the affection-ruling Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in energetic Aries. It can be tempting to bring a bubbly persona to your interactions. Instead, work to match your energy to that of your loved ones. 

Aquarius
January 20 to February 18

When was the last time that you treated yourself to something special, Aquarius? You may want to splurge a little on Sunday when the passionate Sun in your 6th house of health creates a trine with materialistic Neptune in retrograde. This could be a great day to pick up a new pair of running shoes you’ve had your eyes on or invest in an activity tracker to keep you inspired. Make a plan of how you’d like to reach your goals on Sunday evening when the routine-ruling Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in ambitious Aries. You may need to swallow your pride on Wednesday when the Sun in your 6th house of service opposes career-minded Pluto. Allow yourself to be open to new experiences and focus on building new skills during this transit. 

Pisces
February 19 to March 20

Don’t be afraid to open your heart, Pisces. You’re getting stronger every day starting Sunday when affection-ruling Mercury stations direct in psychic Cancer. Be kind to yourself, and remember to enforce boundaries until July 26, when Mercury exits his post-retrograde shadow period. You could be struck with inspiration on Sunday evening when the creative-ruling Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in energetic Aries. Use this transit to collect your thoughts before sharing your ideas with the world. Be careful to accept praise at work on Tuesday, when the Sun in your 5th house of pleasure opposes career-ruling Jupiter. Make sure that you share the love and credit with everyone who helped you out along the way. 

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The Elegance of Mother of the Bride Dresses

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Watching your daughter get married is one of the best moments in your life and you need to look honored as you are giving away your daughter. Just because you are the mother of the bride doesn’t mean that you have to look like an old women. There are fabulous mother of the bride dresses available at online that would make you look elegant and gorgeous. Hold you head high and dress yourself in the best gown as you witness the most special day in your daughter’s life.

It is a time honored tradition to select the best mother of the bride dress. You have a wide range of patterns, fits and styles to match your tastes. But always remember to set up a budget before you begin your shopping spree. Going in debt over a dress would be the last thing you wanted this time. Once the budget is set, you can choose where to shop and what style you need to purchase.

Are you getting ready for a summer wedding? There are unlimited choices of gowns for this season. You need to choose a light weight fabric but make sure that it doesn’t appear drab and dull. The attire should not be too tight or too loose. Go for a pastel shade like beige or cream for the evening ceremony and a brighter shade like deep purple or deep red for morning ceremony. Since it is a summer wedding you can pick some strappy, sleeveless or short sleeves gowns. Check out the Terani couture short sleeve chiffon dress and Victoria royal off shoulder beaded shealth long dress at online stores.

A full length gown would be the best option for the winter wedding ceremony. It would make you look classy and also would keep you warm. You can team up the mother of the bride dresses with some cool jackets too. Silk gowns with lovely crystal or bead work on them would look fantastic on you. There are also some exciting collections in vintage inspired dresses too. Keep medium length sleeves or full sleeves in net fabric or the same fabric as the gown if you are not opting for a jacket. Slip on a pair of elegant gloves for completing the classic look.

If it is a spring season wedding put in all your efforts to get a colorful and pretty mother of the bride dresses. Pull it off with a dark red or even an orange gown in light chiffon. Also you can try some multi colored gown in combinations like black and red, white and blue etc. you don’t have to worry if plus size gown is what you need. There are many stores offering plus size dress that would compliment your figure.

SCOTUS Rule Hurts Birth Control Access On Moral Grounds

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“In accommodating claims of religious freedom, this Court has taken a balanced approach, one that does not allow the religious beliefs of some to overwhelm the rights and interests of others who do not share those beliefs,” Ginsburg wrote. “Today, for the first time, the Court casts totally aside countervailing rights and interests in its zeal to secure religious rights to the nth degree.” Ginsburg was joined by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who also dissented and argued against the rule as a “religious freedom.”

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Latin American Wedding Traditions

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Every culture has its own wedding traditions and the Latin American marriage ceremony is no different. There are countless unique Latin American wedding traditions that are still followed to this day and are part of what makes the day special for every Latina bride.

Processions

In Latin American tradition, the night before the wedding, a procession takes place from the groom’s house to the bride’s family home. Hand lanterns are carried and the groom’s family take a gift-filled chest as a present for the bride’s parents.

Secrecy

As in many other cultures, the Latin bride and groom are forbidden to see each other before the wedding ceremony. The bride’s father’s responsibility is to keep the bride hidden away and then to give her away as part of the wedding service. It is the groom’s job to escort his mother down the aisle.

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

As in many other cultures, Latin American wedding traditions dictate that there should be a flower girl and a ring bearer and that they should wear clothes that are copies of the bride and groom’s outfits.

Coins

13 gold coins representing Jesus and the apostles form an important part of the ceremony. They are presented by the groom to show that he can provide for his wife and are blessed by the presiding priest to be given to the bride as part of the service.

Bridal Dress

Every Latina bride knows how important her wedding dress is. In traditional Latin American weddings, she a mantilla veil and orange blossoms in her bouquet and hair are wore to symbolize happiness and fulfillment. Although Latin wedding dresses are now often white, traditionally the bridal dress color was black to show devotion for her husband until death.

Rings

Traditionally, both the bride and groom wear rings following their engagement on their right hands. After the ceremony, they swap the rings to their left hand.

Binding Together

In Latin American tradition, the lasso cord is used to bind the couple together during the ceremony. This is either a rosary or white rope tied around the couple’s’ shoulders symbolizing their union.

Favors

As in many cultures, giving guests wedding favors is an important part of the ceremony. Capias, or small gifts, are given to guests during the receiving line and took the form of ribbons with the names of the bride and groom and the date of the marriage on them.

The White Bell

During some Latin American weddings, there is a white bell hung outside the church filled with rice and flour to symbolize prosperity. As the couple enters the church, the bell is broken by the mother to wish the couple luck.

Godparents

In traditional Latin American culture, it is the godparents (or sponsors) who bear the cost of the wedding and also play a big part in the ceremony. It was their responsibility to carry in the arras (gold coins) and the lasso cord into the ceremony.

First Dance

After the ceremony, the bride and groom dance their first dance while the guests take to the floor in a heart shape surrounding them.

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July 4th Home Sales 2020: Furniture, Mattress & More

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And while we’re on the topic of that stay-at-home life we’ve grown accustomed to as of late, we’d like to point out that many of our R29 readers’ favorite finds over lockdown (fire pits, desk chairs, and breathable bedding, to name a few) are having their prices slashed, all in the name of patriotism as July 4 draws near. So we’re breaking down the top holiday deals by category featuring the season’s most-loved home items so you’re well-prepared to ride the wave of promotions that’s on its way. With discounts of up to 70% off from popular retailers like Wayfair and Lulu and Georgia, it’ll be worth the extra few minutes at your computer. The more efficient your sale shopping, the more time you’ve got to soak up that all-too-precious vitamin D, so click through our roundup of unmissable steals ahead and keep checking back — we’ll be updating this list as long as the markdowns are marching in.

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The Wedding of the Divine Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

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Few Americans inspire more admiration than Jacqueline Kennedy. She was one of the most stylish women this country has ever known, and her influence on fashion has never waned. Her 1953 wedding to dashing Senator John F. Kennedy was the event of the season, and Jackie Kennedy’s name tops every list of legendary brides.

Miss Jacqueline Bouvier met then-Congressman John Kennedy in 1952 through a mutual friend. A relationship began, and by the following summer, Jackie was wearing a stunning diamond and emerald engagement ring from Van Cleef & Arpel. The wedding was planned for September 12, 1953 at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, RI, to be followed by a reception at Hammersmith Farm, where Miss Bouvier had summered with her family.

Most brides have to endure some input from their family during the wedding planning process; when Jackie was making her arrangements, she had to deal with both her mother and her very demanding father-in-law. It was extremely important to Joseph Kennedy that his son’s wedding be used for political advantage, which would explain why over 1000 guests were invited to the affair. You can be sure that all of those people were not close personal friends of the bride’s from her days at Miss Porter’s or Vassar.

Interestingly enough, although Jacqueline Kennedy is revered as a fashion icon, she did not get to have the wedding gown of her choosing. Miss Bouvier was a Francophile, and preferred simple elegant dresses. For her wedding, she wanted a bridal gown that was similar to the sophisticated styles for which she became known. However, Joe Kennedy did not trust her taste (imagine!), and insisted on a very traditional wedding dress. Jackie’s mother selected the dressmaker, Ann Lowe of New York, who created custom garments for families like the Rockefellers and the DuPonts.

There is no questioning the skill of the couturier, however, the finished bridal gown was certainly not reflective of Jacqueline Bouvier’s taste. It was a beautiful gown, though, and very much in keeping with the look of 1950s wedding dresses. Jackie’s ivory gown featured 50 yards of silk taffeta, which was fashioned into a portrait neckline with a very full bouffant skirt. The gown was heavily decorated with rows of tucking, circles of ruffles, and wax flowers. It was a very lovely, but very busy bridal gown.

The accessories were more to Jackie’s liking. She wore her grandmother’s exquisite rosepoint lace veil draped from a small lace cap decorated with orange blossoms. Miss Bouvier’s pearl bridal jewelry included a classic strand of family pearls, and a one-of-a-kind bracelet. The stunning bangle style bracelet was a wedding gift from J.F.K., and featured alternating diamonds and pearls. The impressive bangle was truly pearl bridal jewelry at its finest. In addition, Jackie wore a diamond leaf pin, which was presented to her by her future in-laws.

Jackie Kennedy’s wedding day ensemble was completed by a pair of wrist length gloves (de rigueur for a 1950s bride) and a pink and white bouquet with spray orchids and gardenias. Another things about the Kennedys’ wedding that was very typical of the ’50s was the menu. Weddings in those days did not feature serving stations offering exotic fare from around the globe. After the bride and groom cut their five tier wedding cake, the guests were served a luncheon of fruit cup, creamed chicken, and ice cream shaped like roses. That is one part of the Kennedy wedding that even the most ardent Jackie fans will probably not reproduce at their own reception!

After the wedding, the newlyweds spent one night in the Waldorf-Astoria before heading off for a two week honeymoon in Acapulco. That concluded the nuptials of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy and began the glamorous Camelot era that was to enchant millions during the Presidency of J.F.K. The enduring legend of the charismatic young couple remains a symbol of style and grace around the world.