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  • By: Alex Merriman 


    The “first look”—a pre-ceremony peek between the bride and groom, accompanied by a photo session—is a rapidly growing trend on the wedding scene. Whether to go with this option is a personal decision for each couple, with factors like superstition, tradition and logistics weighing on either side. While it’s not for everyone, most couples who went for it say they don’t regret it. For those on the fence, there are a few major benefits to consider. Here are our three top reasons to do a first look:


    1. It’s an intimate moment. 
    The first time a bride and groom see one another on their wedding day is a special moment many look forward to and cherish forever afterward. Seeing each other before the ceremony provides a unique opportunity for a couple to share the romantic, exciting and often emotional experience privately. And with a jam-packed itinerary ahead and the hundreds of friends, family members and strangers soon to gather around them, it’s likely to be the only alone time they’ll get on their big day. When the whirlwind is over, most couples say they’re glad they took the chance to enjoy a special, intimate moment with just the two of them.


    2. It makes sense from a scheduling perspective
    One of the biggest benefits of opting for a first look is there’s no need to squeeze a rushed photo shoot between the ceremony and reception. Capturing nice images of the bride and groom and their family members, bridesmaids and groomsmen in various combinations takes time, and cramming the process into a 15 minute time slot could mean a lesser quality result. Taking these photos beforehand gives the photographer ample time to get plenty of beautiful, creative shots. Everyone will be more relaxed (key to looking great in photos!), the ladies’ hair and makeup will be fresh, and the couple will be left with a much wider selection of portraits to choose from in the end. Plus, guests won’t be stuck in that awkward post-ceremony lull waiting around for the party to begin! Win, win.


    3. It calms pre-ceremony nerves
    Needless to say, experiencing any major life-changing moment before hundreds of eyes can be nerve-wracking. An overwhelming majority of couples who opted for a first look say that seeing their spouse-to-be before the ceremony had a dramatic calming effect. Going into the ceremony at ease and collected allows the bride and groom to be completely present in the moment and enjoy every second of it. After all, a wedding is meant to be enjoyed by everyone, especially the guests of honor! 

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  • Dirty Artist: Christina Aguilera Album: Dirty Description Not Provided Lyrics [Redman:]
    Ah, dirrty (dirrty)
    Filthy (filthy)
    Nasty (Christina), you nasty (yeah)
    Too dirrty to clean my act up
    If you ain't dirrty
    You ain't here to party (woo!)

    Ladies (move)
    Gentlemen (move)
    Somebody ring the alarm
    A fire on the roof
    Ring the alarm (and I'm throwin' elbows) [7x]

    Oh, I'm overdue
    Give me some room
    I'm comin through
    Paid my dues
    In the mood
    Me and the girls gonna shake the room

    DJ's spinning (show your hands)
    Let's get dirrty (that's my jam)
    I need that, uh, to get me off
    Sweat until my clothes come off

    It's explosive, speakers are pumping (oh)
    Still jumping, six in the morning
    Table dancing, glasses are mashing (oh)
    No question, time for some action

    Temperature's up (can you feel it)
    About to erupt
    Gonna get my girls
    Get your boys
    Gonna make some noise

    Wanna get rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Sweat dripping over my body
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Ah, heat is up
    So ladies, fellas
    Drop your cups
    Body's hot
    Front to back
    Now move your ass
    I like that

    Tight hip huggers (low for sure)
    Shake a little somethin' (on the floor)
    I need that, uh, to get me off
    Sweat until my clothes come off

    Let's get open, cause a commotion (ooh oh)
    We're still going, eight in the morning
    There's no stopping, we keep it popping (oh)
    Hot rocking, everyone's talking

    Give all you got (give it to me)
    Just hit the spot
    Gonna get my girls
    Get your boys
    Gonna make some noise

    Rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Ooh sweat dripping over my body
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty (oh, oh)
    It's about time for my arrival

    Here it comes, it's the one
    You've been waiting on
    Get up, get it up
    Yup, that's what's up
    Giving just what you want
    To the maximum
    Uh oh, here we go (here we go)

    You can tell when the music
    Starts to drop
    That's when we take it
    To the parking lot
    And I bet you somebody's
    Gonna call the cops
    Uh oh's, here we go's (here we go)

    Ohh ooh ohh, yeah yeah...

    [Redman:]
    Yo, hot damn, Doc a jam like a summer show
    I keep my car looking like a crash dummy drove
    My gear look like the bank got my money froze
    For dead presidents I pimp like Huddy roll
    Doc the one that excite ya divas (ow!)
    If the media shine
    I'm shining with both of the sleeves up
    Yo Christina, better hop in here
    My block live and in color, like Rodman hair (yeah)
    The club is packed, the bar is filled
    I'm waiting for sister to act, like Lauryn Hill
    Frankly, it's a rap, no bargain deals
    I drive a four wheel ride with foreign wheels
    Throw it up
    Baby it's brick city, you heard of that
    We blessed, and hung low, like Bernie Mac
    Dogs, let 'em out, women, let 'em in
    It's like I'm ODB, the way I'm freaking

    Wanna get rowdy (rowdy, yeah)
    Gonna get a little unruly (ruly)
    Get it fired up in a hurry (hurry)
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party (party)
    Sweat dripping over my body (body)
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    (Ooh oh)
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    (Ooh oh)
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Ooh sweat dripping over my body
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Sweat dripping over my body
    Dance and getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Uh, what


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  • By: Caroline Drake 


    French Macarons are such beautiful cookies, and can make a huge impression. Macarons, however, can also be so expensive for just one little cookie!  With a little practice, you can make your own for a fraction of the cost of buying them!  They are a perfect parting gift at a wedding, or a beautiful centerpiece at a bridal shower.   


     


    French Macarons
    (adapted from Les Petis Macarons book)
    *This recipe is great for sea level, if you are over 4,500 ft, then you may have to adjust the recipe.
    You will need: Kitchen scale, stand mixer, sifter, food processer
    Ingredients for 30 1 1/2 inch macarons:  


    1 1/4 packed cups (165 grams) almond flour 
    Pinch of fine sea salt 
    3/4 packed cup (165 grams) confectioners' sugar 
    1/4 cup water (57 grams) 
    3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar 
    1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) cream of tartar 
    1/2 cup (115 grams) aged egg whites (*place egg whites in bowl, loosely cover with plastic wrap overnight in fridge) 
    4 drops gel or 6 drops food coloring (optional) 



     


    Step One 

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.  Measure and pulse almond flour, salt, and confectioner's sugar in the bowl of a food processor 4 times for 4 seconds each time.  Next, sift the same ingredients onto some wax paper.  This will help the macaron have a nice smooth top.   


     


    Step Two

    Place egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in a stand mixer with a wire whisk attachment.  Begin to whisk the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form.


     


    Step Three

    Meanwhile, heat the granulated sugar and 1/4 cup (57 grams) of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook without stirring until the sugar reaches a soft ball stage 235 degrees F. 


     


    Step Four 

    Once the sugar water mixture has reached the soft ball stage immediately pour it slowly down the side of the mixer bowl into the egg whites, at a medium speed.  




    Step Five

    Continue whisking until the meringue forms medium peaks and is lukewarm and glossy, about 4 minutes.  Be sure not to over mix, as it causes cracking later. 



     


    Step Six 

    Fold the meringue into the dry ingredients until you reach the unique macaronage stage. When the ingredients almost seem incorporated, add the food coloring if you wish to use it. 


     


    Step Seven 

    Fold the components just enough, but not too much or the macarons will crack.  Once the ingredients are combined, lift some of the mixture about 1 inch above the bowl with the spatula.  If it retains a three-dimensional shape, fold it again.  When folded just enough, the mixture should fall right back into the bowl, with no stiffness, in one continuous, lava-like drip.  



     


    Step Eight 

    Pipe the macarons using a piping bag, and a 1/2 inch (2A) tip.  Pipe them into 1 1/2 inch circles onto a silicon or parchment lined baking sheet.



     


    Step Nine 

    Once the macarons are piped, slam the baking sheet down to remove excess air (slam 6 times from 6 inches above the table).   


    Bake the macarons for 15 minutes (until the skin forms at 200 degrees F), and then raise the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees for an additional 10-11 minutes, until the macarons just come off the baking sheet when you lift them from both ends (the centers will have risen, and will not have any dark indentations).  If the macarons darken too quickly, place a wooden spoon in the door of the oven to prop it slightly open. 


     



    Step Ten

    Place on a cooling rack, and cool completely before filling.




     


    Step Eleven

    Place the macarons out by two half shells roughly the same size and shape. 


     


    Step Twelve 

    Pipe your favorite filling (simple buttercream shown here) in the center of the flat side of the cookie.  Don't pipe the frosting all the way to the outer edge, stop just before so it won't flow over the edge.



     


    Step Thirteen

    Place the top of the cookie over the filling, then give it a little half twist.  Allow the filling to set.


     


    Place them out in boxes for your guests to bring home as favors.  Macarons freeze well, so you can wrap them in plastic, and freeze the shells.  Certain fillings freeze well too, so it's possible to make the complete cookies far in advance.  These beauties will make a big statement.  
     
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  • All My life Artist: K-Ci & JoJo Album: All my Life: Their greatest Hits Description Not Provided Lyrics I will never find another luva sweeta than you,
    Sweeta than you
    And I will never find anutha luva more precious than you
    More precious than you
    Girl you are
    Close to me you're like my mother
    Close to me you're like my father
    Close to me you're like my sister
    Close to me you're like my brutha
    You are the only one my everything and for you this song I sing


    And all my life
    I've prayed for someone like you
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you
    All my life
    I've prayed for someone like you
    And I hope that you feel the same way too
    Yes, I pray that you do love me too


    I said you're all that I'm thinkin' of.....baby


    Said, I promise to never fall in love with a stranger
    You're all I'm thinkin' of, I praise the Lord above
    For sending me your love, I cherish every hug
    I really love you


    And all my life, baby, baby, I've prayed for someone like you,
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you, baby
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    And I hope that you feel the same way too
    Yes, I pray that you do love me


    You're all that I ever known
    When you smile, on my face, all I see is a glow
    You turned my life around
    You picked me up when I was down
    You're all that I ever known
    When you smile on your face all I see is a glow
    You picked me up when I was down
    You're all that I ever known
    When you smile on your face all I see is a glow
    You picked me up when I was down
    And I hope that you feel the same way too
    Yes I pray that you do love me too


    All my life
    I've prayed for someone like you
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    Yes, I pray that you do love me too
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    Yes, I pray that you do love me too

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  • By: Danyelle Mathews


    Share the joy of your engagement and help out-of-town guests plan in advance with these darling bunting announcements! They are sure to make family and friends excited to see what other clever things you have in store for your big day!


    Supplies: cardstock, envelopes, scissors, twine, gluestick 



     


    Step One

    If you're familiar with computer illustrating software, this project will be a breeze. You'll simply want to create a bunting shape and customize the text. If you aren't too handy with a computer you can cut bunting shapes out of cardstock and hand letter your information.



     


    Step Two

    Carefully cut out each bunting shape and fold in half. 



     


    Step Three

    Using your gluestick, adhere each bunting piece around your length of twine.




    Once your bunting is made, carefully insert it into a colored envelope. To take the customization a little farther you can add envelope liners made out of vintage wallpaper.

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  • How do I Breathe Artist: Mario Album: How do I Breathe Description Not Provided Lyrics How do I breathe
    How do I breathe mmm mmm..
    Feels so different being here
    I'm so used to being next to you
    Life for me is not the same
    Theres no-one to talk to
    Don't know why I let it go too far
    Starting over it's so hard
    Seems like everywhere I try to go
    I keep thinking of you
    I just had a wakeup call
    Wishing that I never let you fall
    Baby your not to blame at all
    When i'm the one that pushed you away
    Baby if you knew I care
    You never wouldve went nowhere
    Girl I should have been right there


    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I lay my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe


    Girl I'm losing my mind
    Yes I made a mistake
    Thought that you would be mine
    Guess the joke was on me
    I miss you so bad I cant sleep
    I wish I knew where you could be
    Another dude is replacing me
    Girl this cant be happening
    I just had a wakeup call
    Wishing that I never let you fall
    Baby your not to blame at all
    When i'm the one that pushed you away
    Baby if you knew I care
    [ How Do I Breathe lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]
    You never would have went nowhere
    Girl I should have been right there


    And I wonder
    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I lay my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe


    I cant get over you no
    Baby I dont wanna let go
    Girl you need to come home
    Back to me
    Cause girl you made it hard to breathe
    When your not with me


    Tell me
    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I laid my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe


    Tell me
    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I laid my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe

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  • By Janie Medley of The Bride's Café; Photos by Marvelous Things Photography


    We can't think of a prettier addition to a springtime wedding than a robust, vibrant floral crown of peonies, ranunculus, and berries!  Here's the complete how-to.


    You will need: Peonies, Ranunculus, Feverfew, Seeded Eucalyptus, Blackberries, Scissors, Floral Tape, Fine Gauge Floral Wire (cut into 5 inch lengths), Floral Cloth Wire (2 pieces) 




     


    How to Make the Hoop: 

    Step One. Take the two pieces of floral cloth wire and place one piece midway on top of
    the other piece and with the floral tape, tape the two pieces together. You will cover the
    entire wire with the floral tape.

    Step Two. At this point, you can wrap the wire around your head and if it is too long, cut
    off what is needed, but always allow enough length for any adjustments at the end.


     


     


    Wiring the Flowers

    Step One. Cut the fine gauge floral wire into 5 inch lengths.


    Step Two. Wire the flowers and wrap the stems in floral tape (helps to seal in the
    moisture).


    Note: For the peonies, because of the thickness of the stems, you can simply place the
    wire along the side of the stem and then wrap with the floral tape.


    Florist Tip: You can also make little bundles by mixing certain flowers together!


    Step Three. Once you have wired and tape all the flowers, cut the stems down to about 2
    inches.



     


    Assembling the Crown

    Step One. Start placing the flower bundles on the hoop and taping them in place. At this
    point, just go for it and make it as small or as big and fluffy as you want!


    Step Two. Once completed, make a small "hook" on the ends of the hoop to hold the floral crown in place on your head.  You can also tie ribbons on the ends if you'd like.  



    And there you have it…perfect for your wedding day, date night, or just because it makes
    you happy wearing a floral crown! 


    Time: 30 Minutes Preparation; 1 Hour to Create

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  • And I Artist: Ciara Album: Goodies Description Not Provided Lyrics [verse 1]
    I dont need me a basketball player
    All I need is somebody thats down for me
    And he dont have to have money
    His love is just like honey
    Its so sweet to me
    He could have everything in this world
    But he'll sacrafice it all for me
    And I made up my mind
    Im in love this time
    And it feels so real


    [Chorus]
    And I
    Know that he wont break my heart
    And I
    Know that we wont ever part
    Its time, time for us to settle down
    And I
    Wanna be with him forever


    [verse 2]
    They cant say that I am crazy
    For makin him mah baby
    But thats how its gon be
    See I done been through many changes
    But this one I aint changing
    It's gon' stay the same
    I can have everything in this world
    But I'll sacrafice it all for him
    And I made up my mind
    Im in love this time
    And it feels so real


    [Chorus]


    [bridge]
    I love you
    And all of the things that you do
    Oh baby please
    I need you (I need you)
    So believe me (I do)
    I do (oOoOOo)
    Cause I love you (I love you)
    And every lil thing baby (you do)
    No no OoO whooOooa OooOo
    They don't go know how I feel
    Cause I know this is real


    [Chorus 2x]

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  • By: Jennifer Kirk


    If you're gung-ho about DIYing a professional looking table number display, this one is for you! Here is the inside scoop into discovering gorgeous free fonts and whipping up something pretty in Adobe Illustrator. 



     


    Step One

    If you don't already have Adobe Illustrator on your system, head here to download a free trial copy, then install it on your computer.

    Download the free font Peoni Patterns and install to your fonts collection on your computer (make sure the font is 'activated' -- usually this is automatic when installing new fonts).



     


    Step Two

    Start up the program Adobe Illustrator. From the menu, select File > New. A dialogue box will open up on the screen. Name your document. We chose 'Graphic Table Numbers.' Input the number of tables at your wedding in the field 'Number of Artboards' (We did 4 just as an example). Set the width of your artboards to 4 inches and height to 6 inches. Click 'OK'.



     


    Step Three

    Your document should now be filled with artboards. Next, from the Toolbar, click on the 'T', or Text icon. Click in any area on the first artboard and hold down on mouse. Drag down and to the right to create a text box. Click inside the box and type the number '1'.



     


    Step Four

    First locate the Character Palette, which is typically to the right of your artboards.  Next, move the mouse over to the Toolbar and click on the black arrow at the very top, the Selection Tool. With the Selection Tool, click on your text box to select it -- you will see a blue outline around it. This is how you know an item is selected. Next, change the font and size of your number by choosing size and typeface options from the dropdown menu in the Character Palette. We used the free font Ultra for our numbers.



    Note: If your text box is too small, your number will not appear if you size it larger than the text box. To make the text box larger, select it with the Selection Tool, then click and hold one of the tiny blue squares found in each of the four corners. Drag outward to make the text box bigger. Your number should now be visible.


     


    Step Five

    When the number is to your liking, select the text box by clicking on it with your Selection Tool, then choose from the menu, Edit > Copy to create a duplicate, then Edit > Paste onto the second artboard. Change the number ‘1’ by switching to the Text (‘T’ icon) tool from the toolbar. Delete the number ‘1’ in the duplicate and type in the number '2'. Repeat this process for the remainder of your table numbers. When finished, make sure all the numbers are centered on each artboard. Use the Selection tool (black arrow) to move your numbers around.



     


    Step Six

    Find the Layers palette on the right side of the screen. This is usually below the Character palette. All the table numbers are on Layer 1. You won’t want to accidentally modify the numbers you just typed in and carefully positioned, so create a separate layer just for the patterns. To do this, click in the upper right of the Layers Palette and choose New Layer. Name it 'Pattern' and Click OK.



    Next, if you look at Layer 1 in the Layers Palette, you will see an empty box to the right of the little eye icon. Click in the empty, gray box to lock Layer 1. You should see a padlock icon now. This will prevent your table numbers in Layer 1 from being modified.



    Step Seven

    Making sure you are working on Layer 2 (should be highlighted in the Layers Palette), choose the font Peoni Patterns from the drop down list of fonts in the Character Palette. Next, click on the ‘T' or 'Text' tool in the toolbar. Create a new text box on your first artboard. Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with a specific pattern. Reference this chart for patterns.

    When you find the pattern you want to use as your background, create a text box and type in the corresponding letter for the pattern (eg. type in ‘g’ for the scallop pattern). You will need to turn this pattern into a graphic (instead of an editable font). Do this by choosing the Selection tool from the toolbar, select the text box with your pattern in it, then choose Type > Create Outlines from the menu. Now that this pattern snippet is no longer an editable font, it will be much easier to duplicate into a pattern.


     



     



    Step Eight

    Select your pattern and adjust its color to by clicking on a Swatch from the Colors Palette, or use the Color Sliders for a custom mix. We created a palette of our own colors by drawing squares (using the Rectangle Tool from the toolbar) and adjusting the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) sliders for each one. You can then grab one of these colors for your pattern. With the Selection Tool, click on your pattern to select it, then press 'I' on your keyboard to switch to the eyedropper tool, then click on one of your colors.  



     


    Step Nine

    When you're happy with the color of your pattern, click on it with the Selection Tool, then Edit > Copy to create a duplicate, then Edit > Paste in Place. Hold down the Shift key while moving the duplicate pattern to the right (using the Selection Tool) so that it stays horizontally aligned with the original. You can also nudge the two pattern snippets together with the left and right arrows on your keyboard to create a seamless pattern. Repeat copying and pasting in place to create an entire row, using the arrows on your keyboard to line the patterns up precisely. For more accuracy, you can zoom in by going View > Zoom In, or you can click on the Magnifier icon in the Toolbar.



    Step Ten 

    When one row of patterns is complete, group it together (this will make it easier to move around) by choosing from the menu Object > Group Object.


    Extra: If you want to scale your pattern down or make it larger, click on it with the Selection Tool, hold down the Shift key while simultaneously clicking and dragging outward (or inward if you want to scale down) the tiny blue box in the bottom right corner.


    Copy and paste this entire group to create a second row. Move this below row one to create a seamless pattern. Repeat until the entire artboard is filled. Select all rows of patterns and choose Object > Group Object to group everything together. It’s okay if the patterns run past the edge of the artboard because only items within the artboard will print.






    Now you can duplicate the entire pattern onto your other table numbers, or create a new pattern by repeating steps 7-10. When finished, choose File > Print to print your table numbers.



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  • If I Ain't got you Artist: Alicia Keys Album: If I Ain't got you Description Not Provided Lyrics Some people live for the fortune
    Some people live just for the fame
    Some people live for the power, yeah
    Some people live just to play the game
    Some people think that the physical things
    Define what's within
    And I've been there before
    But that life's a bore
    So full of the superficial


    [Chorus:]
    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, Yeah


    Some people search for a fountain
    That promises forever young
    Some people need three dozen roses
    And that's the only way to prove you love them
    Hand me the world on a silver platter
    And what good would it be
    With no one to share
    With no one who truly cares for me


    [Chorus:]
    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, you, you
    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, yeah


    [Outro:]
    If I ain't got you with me baby
    So nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing
    If I ain't got you with me baby

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  • By: Alex Merriman 


    The “first look”—a pre-ceremony peek between the bride and groom, accompanied by a photo session—is a rapidly growing trend on the wedding scene. Whether to go with this option is a personal decision for each couple, with factors like superstition, tradition and logistics weighing on either side. While it’s not for everyone, most couples who went for it say they don’t regret it. For those on the fence, there are a few major benefits to consider. Here are our three top reasons to do a first look:


    1. It’s an intimate moment. 
    The first time a bride and groom see one another on their wedding day is a special moment many look forward to and cherish forever afterward. Seeing each other before the ceremony provides a unique opportunity for a couple to share the romantic, exciting and often emotional experience privately. And with a jam-packed itinerary ahead and the hundreds of friends, family members and strangers soon to gather around them, it’s likely to be the only alone time they’ll get on their big day. When the whirlwind is over, most couples say they’re glad they took the chance to enjoy a special, intimate moment with just the two of them.


    2. It makes sense from a scheduling perspective
    One of the biggest benefits of opting for a first look is there’s no need to squeeze a rushed photo shoot between the ceremony and reception. Capturing nice images of the bride and groom and their family members, bridesmaids and groomsmen in various combinations takes time, and cramming the process into a 15 minute time slot could mean a lesser quality result. Taking these photos beforehand gives the photographer ample time to get plenty of beautiful, creative shots. Everyone will be more relaxed (key to looking great in photos!), the ladies’ hair and makeup will be fresh, and the couple will be left with a much wider selection of portraits to choose from in the end. Plus, guests won’t be stuck in that awkward post-ceremony lull waiting around for the party to begin! Win, win.


    3. It calms pre-ceremony nerves
    Needless to say, experiencing any major life-changing moment before hundreds of eyes can be nerve-wracking. An overwhelming majority of couples who opted for a first look say that seeing their spouse-to-be before the ceremony had a dramatic calming effect. Going into the ceremony at ease and collected allows the bride and groom to be completely present in the moment and enjoy every second of it. After all, a wedding is meant to be enjoyed by everyone, especially the guests of honor! 

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  • Dirty Artist: Christina Aguilera Album: Dirty Description Not Provided Lyrics [Redman:]
    Ah, dirrty (dirrty)
    Filthy (filthy)
    Nasty (Christina), you nasty (yeah)
    Too dirrty to clean my act up
    If you ain't dirrty
    You ain't here to party (woo!)

    Ladies (move)
    Gentlemen (move)
    Somebody ring the alarm
    A fire on the roof
    Ring the alarm (and I'm throwin' elbows) [7x]

    Oh, I'm overdue
    Give me some room
    I'm comin through
    Paid my dues
    In the mood
    Me and the girls gonna shake the room

    DJ's spinning (show your hands)
    Let's get dirrty (that's my jam)
    I need that, uh, to get me off
    Sweat until my clothes come off

    It's explosive, speakers are pumping (oh)
    Still jumping, six in the morning
    Table dancing, glasses are mashing (oh)
    No question, time for some action

    Temperature's up (can you feel it)
    About to erupt
    Gonna get my girls
    Get your boys
    Gonna make some noise

    Wanna get rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Sweat dripping over my body
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Ah, heat is up
    So ladies, fellas
    Drop your cups
    Body's hot
    Front to back
    Now move your ass
    I like that

    Tight hip huggers (low for sure)
    Shake a little somethin' (on the floor)
    I need that, uh, to get me off
    Sweat until my clothes come off

    Let's get open, cause a commotion (ooh oh)
    We're still going, eight in the morning
    There's no stopping, we keep it popping (oh)
    Hot rocking, everyone's talking

    Give all you got (give it to me)
    Just hit the spot
    Gonna get my girls
    Get your boys
    Gonna make some noise

    Rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Ooh sweat dripping over my body
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty (oh, oh)
    It's about time for my arrival

    Here it comes, it's the one
    You've been waiting on
    Get up, get it up
    Yup, that's what's up
    Giving just what you want
    To the maximum
    Uh oh, here we go (here we go)

    You can tell when the music
    Starts to drop
    That's when we take it
    To the parking lot
    And I bet you somebody's
    Gonna call the cops
    Uh oh's, here we go's (here we go)

    Ohh ooh ohh, yeah yeah...

    [Redman:]
    Yo, hot damn, Doc a jam like a summer show
    I keep my car looking like a crash dummy drove
    My gear look like the bank got my money froze
    For dead presidents I pimp like Huddy roll
    Doc the one that excite ya divas (ow!)
    If the media shine
    I'm shining with both of the sleeves up
    Yo Christina, better hop in here
    My block live and in color, like Rodman hair (yeah)
    The club is packed, the bar is filled
    I'm waiting for sister to act, like Lauryn Hill
    Frankly, it's a rap, no bargain deals
    I drive a four wheel ride with foreign wheels
    Throw it up
    Baby it's brick city, you heard of that
    We blessed, and hung low, like Bernie Mac
    Dogs, let 'em out, women, let 'em in
    It's like I'm ODB, the way I'm freaking

    Wanna get rowdy (rowdy, yeah)
    Gonna get a little unruly (ruly)
    Get it fired up in a hurry (hurry)
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party (party)
    Sweat dripping over my body (body)
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    (Ooh oh)
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    (Ooh oh)
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Ooh sweat dripping over my body
    Dancing getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Rowdy
    Gonna get a little unruly
    Get it fired up in a hurry
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time that I came to start the party
    Sweat dripping over my body
    Dance and getting just a little naughty
    Wanna get dirrty
    It's about time for my arrival

    Uh, what


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  • By: Caroline Drake 


    French Macarons are such beautiful cookies, and can make a huge impression. Macarons, however, can also be so expensive for just one little cookie!  With a little practice, you can make your own for a fraction of the cost of buying them!  They are a perfect parting gift at a wedding, or a beautiful centerpiece at a bridal shower.   


     


    French Macarons
    (adapted from Les Petis Macarons book)
    *This recipe is great for sea level, if you are over 4,500 ft, then you may have to adjust the recipe.
    You will need: Kitchen scale, stand mixer, sifter, food processer
    Ingredients for 30 1 1/2 inch macarons:  


    1 1/4 packed cups (165 grams) almond flour 
    Pinch of fine sea salt 
    3/4 packed cup (165 grams) confectioners' sugar 
    1/4 cup water (57 grams) 
    3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar 
    1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) cream of tartar 
    1/2 cup (115 grams) aged egg whites (*place egg whites in bowl, loosely cover with plastic wrap overnight in fridge) 
    4 drops gel or 6 drops food coloring (optional) 



     


    Step One 

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.  Measure and pulse almond flour, salt, and confectioner's sugar in the bowl of a food processor 4 times for 4 seconds each time.  Next, sift the same ingredients onto some wax paper.  This will help the macaron have a nice smooth top.   


     


    Step Two

    Place egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in a stand mixer with a wire whisk attachment.  Begin to whisk the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form.


     


    Step Three

    Meanwhile, heat the granulated sugar and 1/4 cup (57 grams) of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook without stirring until the sugar reaches a soft ball stage 235 degrees F. 


     


    Step Four 

    Once the sugar water mixture has reached the soft ball stage immediately pour it slowly down the side of the mixer bowl into the egg whites, at a medium speed.  




    Step Five

    Continue whisking until the meringue forms medium peaks and is lukewarm and glossy, about 4 minutes.  Be sure not to over mix, as it causes cracking later. 



     


    Step Six 

    Fold the meringue into the dry ingredients until you reach the unique macaronage stage. When the ingredients almost seem incorporated, add the food coloring if you wish to use it. 


     


    Step Seven 

    Fold the components just enough, but not too much or the macarons will crack.  Once the ingredients are combined, lift some of the mixture about 1 inch above the bowl with the spatula.  If it retains a three-dimensional shape, fold it again.  When folded just enough, the mixture should fall right back into the bowl, with no stiffness, in one continuous, lava-like drip.  



     


    Step Eight 

    Pipe the macarons using a piping bag, and a 1/2 inch (2A) tip.  Pipe them into 1 1/2 inch circles onto a silicon or parchment lined baking sheet.



     


    Step Nine 

    Once the macarons are piped, slam the baking sheet down to remove excess air (slam 6 times from 6 inches above the table).   


    Bake the macarons for 15 minutes (until the skin forms at 200 degrees F), and then raise the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees for an additional 10-11 minutes, until the macarons just come off the baking sheet when you lift them from both ends (the centers will have risen, and will not have any dark indentations).  If the macarons darken too quickly, place a wooden spoon in the door of the oven to prop it slightly open. 


     



    Step Ten

    Place on a cooling rack, and cool completely before filling.




     


    Step Eleven

    Place the macarons out by two half shells roughly the same size and shape. 


     


    Step Twelve 

    Pipe your favorite filling (simple buttercream shown here) in the center of the flat side of the cookie.  Don't pipe the frosting all the way to the outer edge, stop just before so it won't flow over the edge.



     


    Step Thirteen

    Place the top of the cookie over the filling, then give it a little half twist.  Allow the filling to set.


     


    Place them out in boxes for your guests to bring home as favors.  Macarons freeze well, so you can wrap them in plastic, and freeze the shells.  Certain fillings freeze well too, so it's possible to make the complete cookies far in advance.  These beauties will make a big statement.  
     
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  • All My life Artist: K-Ci & JoJo Album: All my Life: Their greatest Hits Description Not Provided Lyrics I will never find another luva sweeta than you,
    Sweeta than you
    And I will never find anutha luva more precious than you
    More precious than you
    Girl you are
    Close to me you're like my mother
    Close to me you're like my father
    Close to me you're like my sister
    Close to me you're like my brutha
    You are the only one my everything and for you this song I sing


    And all my life
    I've prayed for someone like you
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you
    All my life
    I've prayed for someone like you
    And I hope that you feel the same way too
    Yes, I pray that you do love me too


    I said you're all that I'm thinkin' of.....baby


    Said, I promise to never fall in love with a stranger
    You're all I'm thinkin' of, I praise the Lord above
    For sending me your love, I cherish every hug
    I really love you


    And all my life, baby, baby, I've prayed for someone like you,
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you, baby
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    And I hope that you feel the same way too
    Yes, I pray that you do love me


    You're all that I ever known
    When you smile, on my face, all I see is a glow
    You turned my life around
    You picked me up when I was down
    You're all that I ever known
    When you smile on your face all I see is a glow
    You picked me up when I was down
    You're all that I ever known
    When you smile on your face all I see is a glow
    You picked me up when I was down
    And I hope that you feel the same way too
    Yes I pray that you do love me too


    All my life
    I've prayed for someone like you
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    Yes, I pray that you do love me too
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    And I thank God that I, that I finally found you
    All my life I've prayed for someone like you
    Yes, I pray that you do love me too

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  • By: Danyelle Mathews


    Share the joy of your engagement and help out-of-town guests plan in advance with these darling bunting announcements! They are sure to make family and friends excited to see what other clever things you have in store for your big day!


    Supplies: cardstock, envelopes, scissors, twine, gluestick 



     


    Step One

    If you're familiar with computer illustrating software, this project will be a breeze. You'll simply want to create a bunting shape and customize the text. If you aren't too handy with a computer you can cut bunting shapes out of cardstock and hand letter your information.



     


    Step Two

    Carefully cut out each bunting shape and fold in half. 



     


    Step Three

    Using your gluestick, adhere each bunting piece around your length of twine.




    Once your bunting is made, carefully insert it into a colored envelope. To take the customization a little farther you can add envelope liners made out of vintage wallpaper.

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  • How do I Breathe Artist: Mario Album: How do I Breathe Description Not Provided Lyrics How do I breathe
    How do I breathe mmm mmm..
    Feels so different being here
    I'm so used to being next to you
    Life for me is not the same
    Theres no-one to talk to
    Don't know why I let it go too far
    Starting over it's so hard
    Seems like everywhere I try to go
    I keep thinking of you
    I just had a wakeup call
    Wishing that I never let you fall
    Baby your not to blame at all
    When i'm the one that pushed you away
    Baby if you knew I care
    You never wouldve went nowhere
    Girl I should have been right there


    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I lay my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe


    Girl I'm losing my mind
    Yes I made a mistake
    Thought that you would be mine
    Guess the joke was on me
    I miss you so bad I cant sleep
    I wish I knew where you could be
    Another dude is replacing me
    Girl this cant be happening
    I just had a wakeup call
    Wishing that I never let you fall
    Baby your not to blame at all
    When i'm the one that pushed you away
    Baby if you knew I care
    [ How Do I Breathe lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]
    You never would have went nowhere
    Girl I should have been right there


    And I wonder
    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I lay my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe


    I cant get over you no
    Baby I dont wanna let go
    Girl you need to come home
    Back to me
    Cause girl you made it hard to breathe
    When your not with me


    Tell me
    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I laid my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe


    Tell me
    How do I breathe
    Without you here by my side
    How will I see
    When Your love brought me to the light
    Where do I go
    When your hearts where I laid my head
    When your not with me
    How do I breathe
    How do I breathe

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  • By Janie Medley of The Bride's Café; Photos by Marvelous Things Photography


    We can't think of a prettier addition to a springtime wedding than a robust, vibrant floral crown of peonies, ranunculus, and berries!  Here's the complete how-to.


    You will need: Peonies, Ranunculus, Feverfew, Seeded Eucalyptus, Blackberries, Scissors, Floral Tape, Fine Gauge Floral Wire (cut into 5 inch lengths), Floral Cloth Wire (2 pieces) 




     


    How to Make the Hoop: 

    Step One. Take the two pieces of floral cloth wire and place one piece midway on top of
    the other piece and with the floral tape, tape the two pieces together. You will cover the
    entire wire with the floral tape.

    Step Two. At this point, you can wrap the wire around your head and if it is too long, cut
    off what is needed, but always allow enough length for any adjustments at the end.


     


     


    Wiring the Flowers

    Step One. Cut the fine gauge floral wire into 5 inch lengths.


    Step Two. Wire the flowers and wrap the stems in floral tape (helps to seal in the
    moisture).


    Note: For the peonies, because of the thickness of the stems, you can simply place the
    wire along the side of the stem and then wrap with the floral tape.


    Florist Tip: You can also make little bundles by mixing certain flowers together!


    Step Three. Once you have wired and tape all the flowers, cut the stems down to about 2
    inches.



     


    Assembling the Crown

    Step One. Start placing the flower bundles on the hoop and taping them in place. At this
    point, just go for it and make it as small or as big and fluffy as you want!


    Step Two. Once completed, make a small "hook" on the ends of the hoop to hold the floral crown in place on your head.  You can also tie ribbons on the ends if you'd like.  



    And there you have it…perfect for your wedding day, date night, or just because it makes
    you happy wearing a floral crown! 


    Time: 30 Minutes Preparation; 1 Hour to Create

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  • And I Artist: Ciara Album: Goodies Description Not Provided Lyrics [verse 1]
    I dont need me a basketball player
    All I need is somebody thats down for me
    And he dont have to have money
    His love is just like honey
    Its so sweet to me
    He could have everything in this world
    But he'll sacrafice it all for me
    And I made up my mind
    Im in love this time
    And it feels so real


    [Chorus]
    And I
    Know that he wont break my heart
    And I
    Know that we wont ever part
    Its time, time for us to settle down
    And I
    Wanna be with him forever


    [verse 2]
    They cant say that I am crazy
    For makin him mah baby
    But thats how its gon be
    See I done been through many changes
    But this one I aint changing
    It's gon' stay the same
    I can have everything in this world
    But I'll sacrafice it all for him
    And I made up my mind
    Im in love this time
    And it feels so real


    [Chorus]


    [bridge]
    I love you
    And all of the things that you do
    Oh baby please
    I need you (I need you)
    So believe me (I do)
    I do (oOoOOo)
    Cause I love you (I love you)
    And every lil thing baby (you do)
    No no OoO whooOooa OooOo
    They don't go know how I feel
    Cause I know this is real


    [Chorus 2x]

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  • By: Jennifer Kirk


    If you're gung-ho about DIYing a professional looking table number display, this one is for you! Here is the inside scoop into discovering gorgeous free fonts and whipping up something pretty in Adobe Illustrator. 



     


    Step One

    If you don't already have Adobe Illustrator on your system, head here to download a free trial copy, then install it on your computer.

    Download the free font Peoni Patterns and install to your fonts collection on your computer (make sure the font is 'activated' -- usually this is automatic when installing new fonts).



     


    Step Two

    Start up the program Adobe Illustrator. From the menu, select File > New. A dialogue box will open up on the screen. Name your document. We chose 'Graphic Table Numbers.' Input the number of tables at your wedding in the field 'Number of Artboards' (We did 4 just as an example). Set the width of your artboards to 4 inches and height to 6 inches. Click 'OK'.



     


    Step Three

    Your document should now be filled with artboards. Next, from the Toolbar, click on the 'T', or Text icon. Click in any area on the first artboard and hold down on mouse. Drag down and to the right to create a text box. Click inside the box and type the number '1'.



     


    Step Four

    First locate the Character Palette, which is typically to the right of your artboards.  Next, move the mouse over to the Toolbar and click on the black arrow at the very top, the Selection Tool. With the Selection Tool, click on your text box to select it -- you will see a blue outline around it. This is how you know an item is selected. Next, change the font and size of your number by choosing size and typeface options from the dropdown menu in the Character Palette. We used the free font Ultra for our numbers.



    Note: If your text box is too small, your number will not appear if you size it larger than the text box. To make the text box larger, select it with the Selection Tool, then click and hold one of the tiny blue squares found in each of the four corners. Drag outward to make the text box bigger. Your number should now be visible.


     


    Step Five

    When the number is to your liking, select the text box by clicking on it with your Selection Tool, then choose from the menu, Edit > Copy to create a duplicate, then Edit > Paste onto the second artboard. Change the number ‘1’ by switching to the Text (‘T’ icon) tool from the toolbar. Delete the number ‘1’ in the duplicate and type in the number '2'. Repeat this process for the remainder of your table numbers. When finished, make sure all the numbers are centered on each artboard. Use the Selection tool (black arrow) to move your numbers around.



     


    Step Six

    Find the Layers palette on the right side of the screen. This is usually below the Character palette. All the table numbers are on Layer 1. You won’t want to accidentally modify the numbers you just typed in and carefully positioned, so create a separate layer just for the patterns. To do this, click in the upper right of the Layers Palette and choose New Layer. Name it 'Pattern' and Click OK.



    Next, if you look at Layer 1 in the Layers Palette, you will see an empty box to the right of the little eye icon. Click in the empty, gray box to lock Layer 1. You should see a padlock icon now. This will prevent your table numbers in Layer 1 from being modified.



    Step Seven

    Making sure you are working on Layer 2 (should be highlighted in the Layers Palette), choose the font Peoni Patterns from the drop down list of fonts in the Character Palette. Next, click on the ‘T' or 'Text' tool in the toolbar. Create a new text box on your first artboard. Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with a specific pattern. Reference this chart for patterns.

    When you find the pattern you want to use as your background, create a text box and type in the corresponding letter for the pattern (eg. type in ‘g’ for the scallop pattern). You will need to turn this pattern into a graphic (instead of an editable font). Do this by choosing the Selection tool from the toolbar, select the text box with your pattern in it, then choose Type > Create Outlines from the menu. Now that this pattern snippet is no longer an editable font, it will be much easier to duplicate into a pattern.


     



     



    Step Eight

    Select your pattern and adjust its color to by clicking on a Swatch from the Colors Palette, or use the Color Sliders for a custom mix. We created a palette of our own colors by drawing squares (using the Rectangle Tool from the toolbar) and adjusting the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) sliders for each one. You can then grab one of these colors for your pattern. With the Selection Tool, click on your pattern to select it, then press 'I' on your keyboard to switch to the eyedropper tool, then click on one of your colors.  



     


    Step Nine

    When you're happy with the color of your pattern, click on it with the Selection Tool, then Edit > Copy to create a duplicate, then Edit > Paste in Place. Hold down the Shift key while moving the duplicate pattern to the right (using the Selection Tool) so that it stays horizontally aligned with the original. You can also nudge the two pattern snippets together with the left and right arrows on your keyboard to create a seamless pattern. Repeat copying and pasting in place to create an entire row, using the arrows on your keyboard to line the patterns up precisely. For more accuracy, you can zoom in by going View > Zoom In, or you can click on the Magnifier icon in the Toolbar.



    Step Ten 

    When one row of patterns is complete, group it together (this will make it easier to move around) by choosing from the menu Object > Group Object.


    Extra: If you want to scale your pattern down or make it larger, click on it with the Selection Tool, hold down the Shift key while simultaneously clicking and dragging outward (or inward if you want to scale down) the tiny blue box in the bottom right corner.


    Copy and paste this entire group to create a second row. Move this below row one to create a seamless pattern. Repeat until the entire artboard is filled. Select all rows of patterns and choose Object > Group Object to group everything together. It’s okay if the patterns run past the edge of the artboard because only items within the artboard will print.






    Now you can duplicate the entire pattern onto your other table numbers, or create a new pattern by repeating steps 7-10. When finished, choose File > Print to print your table numbers.



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  • If I Ain't got you Artist: Alicia Keys Album: If I Ain't got you Description Not Provided Lyrics Some people live for the fortune
    Some people live just for the fame
    Some people live for the power, yeah
    Some people live just to play the game
    Some people think that the physical things
    Define what's within
    And I've been there before
    But that life's a bore
    So full of the superficial


    [Chorus:]
    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, Yeah


    Some people search for a fountain
    That promises forever young
    Some people need three dozen roses
    And that's the only way to prove you love them
    Hand me the world on a silver platter
    And what good would it be
    With no one to share
    With no one who truly cares for me


    [Chorus:]
    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, you, you
    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, yeah


    [Outro:]
    If I ain't got you with me baby
    So nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing
    If I ain't got you with me baby

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Honeymoon: Project Wedding doesn’t stop with the wedding either. We’ve included hundreds of post-wedding ideas to inspire your perfect honeymoon!