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June Issue 2013 Copyright©GeoOnline.org
Table of Contents Divine Wedding 6-15
Down the Rabbit Hole-66-67
Types of Bouquet 16-22
Matron’s Matrimony 68-75
Drizzt Designs 24-25
June Facts 76-77
BDSM Collaring Bundle 26-29
Geo Veils 80-81
Wedding Customs- 30-33
Once upon a time 82-85
Kim’s Korner 34-35
To Your Health 88-89
Eternally Yours 36-39
Collaboration of Love 90-97
Feature Finds 104-105
Mesh Spotlight 44-46
Deep Thoughts With D 106
Geo’s Wedding Meshes 48-51
Wine & Dine 110-115
Wedding Trends 52-55
From the Editor 125
Hot off the Presses 126-127
Geo’s Pavone Wediing 58-65
Geo proudly presents the Lolth Gown. Available now in a variety of colors
Geo proudly announces an enticing line of menswear to suit every taste. Whether your event is Military, Formal or Casual Geo has all your needs covered. Check into her catalog to liven up your closet today!
This beautiful event was accented with the rich gold and white Divine line created by Geo. The following pages will detail pictures from both the line and the wedding.
Harlee’s dress was customized by Geo. The details were darkened to give the dress an antiquated look and feel. The train can open into a beautiful peacock fan. The arm accent and shoes are also part of the divine line.
The bride walked down a beautiful aisle of gold where she joined her groom and the Mistress of ceremonies on another elegant design from the divine line entitled, “Divine Wedding Platform”
The guests of the wedding were able to enjoy the service in decadent elegance as they relaxed on seating also from the line named: “Divine Peacock Chair”
After the couple were happily wed things really went into fun mode after the reception. Tons of pictures were taken and away we were taken to the reception area.
Guests of Harleeâ€™s wedding had the chance to relax in beautiful luxury at the Divine Guest tables.
The Divine Line has a multitude of breath-taking pieces. Guest at the reception enjoyed a little bubbly set in gold and white.
Finally this beautiful wedding was only surpassed with an even more astonishing cake. The cake was designed by Geo to coordinate with the divine wedding set.
Geoâ€™s Divine Line as many beautiful pieces that you can choose from. We will highlight a few here before moving on to the Divine Clothing Line. The entire Divine Collection is available in Geoâ€™s catalog. Here is a direct link to the items to get you started if your tastes are Divine! Please go to: http://www.imvu.com/shop/web_search.php?keywords=Geo+Divine .
The Divine Gift table and Wedding Cake
The Divine Ballroom V2 & The Head Table
The Divine Ballrooms & Guest Table
Geo Divine Gown V1
Dress with optional tail feathers open
The Divine collection inspired a second version of the gown. This design is available in an array of beautiful colors and is so beautiful it can be used as a formal gown, wedding gown or even elegant bridesmaids gowns.
This is the back of the divine gown coupled with the divine crown and veil. The combination is absolutely stunning
The Divine collection is vast with furniture , clothing and accessories. If this line appeals to to your tastes but you have different tastes or colors in mind, just get a message to Geo and set up a meeting. She is well known for her unique customized weddings.
The Divine Line is well received among buyers in IMVU. We are presenting to you now, a beautiful customized Geo original Divine Gown. It is a fantasy wrapped in diaphonous fabric. Contact Geo to make your dream wedding on IMVU come true.
Custom Gown Back View
Side View Custom Gown
Brides tend to make many decisions when orgainizing a wedding. The best way to make solid decisions is by having information under your belt. The staff at GeoOnline came across a great article on perfect-wedding-online.com on types of wedding boquets. We hope you enjoy our find! There are different bridal bouquet types, so which style is perfect for you? Bridal bouquets are things of beauty and in the eye of the beholder, your wedding bouquet style is up to you. Start your search with bridal bouquet pictures for inspiration and endless design possibilities, these are some of my personal favourites. With the many bridal bouquet styles, choose unique bridal bouquets and floral arrangement to making a lasting impression. Itâ€™s your day, your the STAR of the show. Below are the different bridal bouquet styles If you are unsure of your choice in bridal bouquet styles, have a look at our bridal bouquet ideas and pictures, there are lot of bouquet pictures in whites, yellows, blues, pinks, reds and other floral arrangements to help in your decision making.
The posy is round and small and can easily be held in one hand. There are two styles of posy bouquets, one can be loose, hand tied and unstructured, the other formal and wired, the stems of the flowers are removed and replaced with florists wire, constructed into a much lighter posy with and easy to hold handle.
These two styles are widely used where the natural stems are wrapped in a beautiful satin, velvet or organza ribbon and some embellished with pearl pins and beading trims.
Traditionally the nosegay was a small round shaped bunch of flowers and herbs, often containing more greenery than other bouquets and mounted in a tussie-mussie (a small, Victorian style, metal or glass, cone-shaped holder). It came back in fashion in the 1980â€™s as a tight posy of small flowers with a stiff tulle backing. It was very popular with flowergirls and bridesmaids. In modern times it has been revived and reinvented with additions of lovely satin and organza ribbons and larger floral arrangements.
The tussy mussy first appeared in France during the eighteenth century. A nosegay bouquet in a small metal hand-held vase. Some have attached ring chains for easy carrying.
They were used primarily during the Victorian Era and considered art forms as each one was unique. The vase or cone could be made from pewter, cobalt glass, silver, gold, porcelain, plastic and even beaded. You have the option of tying lace and ribbons to the tussy mussy to dress it up. Today, the tussy mussy elegantly displays the bouquets on your reception table during the wedding festivities, and then serves as a lovely keepsake for the bride and bridesmaids. The biedermeier bouquet is Europeaninfluenced. The blooms are tightly-structured and carefully-arranged in defined circular patterns of different coloured flowers, each ring containing one type of flower. Originating in Switzerland in the late 1800â€™s, often orange and lemon peels were added for extra frangrance. A bouquet similar to the nosegay and named for a German style of interior design. The biedermeier has a very pleasing geometry and is recently showing signs of popularity again due to its dramatic beauty and contrast.
The arm sheaf bouquet first became popular in the early 1900â€™s under the name of Bernhardt bouquets; inspired by the presentation bouquets given to the actress of the day, Sarah Bernhardt. They are long stemmed flowers and foliages that the bride carries cradled in her arm, also known as a presentation bouquet.
It is a stunning alternative to more traditional styles of bouquets, it is very chic, and best suited to modern style weddings. Tastefully designed to be cradled in the brideâ€™s arm and can be as simple or as elaborate as she likes. They can be single-ended, with stems showing at one end, or double-ended with no stems showing. A gorgeous ribbon provides the finishing touch. Popular floral choices for arm bouquets are calla lilies, gladiolus, orchids, long-stemmed roses, delphiniums, and larkspur. The composite-flower bouquet dates from the early 20th century, mostly used for brides with an unlimited budget. This bouquet is a variation of the round bouquet. A flower constructed of hundreds of real petals wired together to look like one enormous flower. This style is simplistic in design, but graceful and elegant. It works well in more intimate, sophisticated weddings. Although featured recently in high fashion magazines, this specialised and timeconsuming technique is yet to regain its former popularity. However, a single large daisy stands alone with its striking colour, adding the finishing touches of satin or organza ribbons to bring out it natural beauty. Perfect for the bride who loves simplicity.
The fan bouquet, is a simple bouquet of flowers attached to a lacy plastic fan. Popular in the late eighties, they were embellished with carnations, baby’s breath and plenty of ribbon.
This style of bouquet is reminiscent of the Victorian Era, and is popular for oldfashioned, vintage style or Asian-inspired weddings. Perfect for brides who want something a little different. The crescent bouquet appears in the shape of a quarter moon, a soft arch, using distinguished flowers with definite shapes, often orchids, wired together to form a slender handle that you can hold in one hand. These bouquets are true floral art and an individualist representation of the bride’s personality. This style is perfect for sophisticated and contemporary weddings.
Flowers are usually tapered and extended at each end while the center is more compact. It can be symmetrical or not, the left and right side of the bouquet is seen flowing down and has only one trailing stem. This style of bouquet is best carried below the waist to show off its unique beauty. The Muff bouquet was very popular in Europe and was created in the early centuries and borne out of neccessity.
In mid winter, the bride’s hands would sit into the muff, a lovely corsage-shaped bouquet attached at the front. Unusual and unique, a perfect choice for a winter wedding. This bouquet is lovely with long evening gloves.
The prayerbook bouquet is a small prayer book or bible used as the platform upon which a small bouquet is placed. The design may be a small cluster of flowers the size of a corsage which is placed on top of the prayer book and can be attached with ribbons or a small armature to prevent damage to the book.
Another way of carrying a prayer book is to place a single flower stem through the center of the book. The prayerbook or Bible spray bouquet is a sign of faith and spirit. A long-time favourite of devout brides. While a traditional choice, it can be designed in a contemporary way. The cascading bouquets were originally referred to as shower bouquets. Also known as a teardrop bouquet or trail bouquet. These replaced the fashion of posies around the time of 1910. This style became exaggerated by 1920, with much larger bouquets, so large they almost concealed the bride. They reached their peak from 1920 - 1930â€™s until WWII. The Cascading bouquet, which is the most formal and most traditional of bouquets, is designed to spill gracefully over the brideâ€™s hands as it flows downward for a sophisticated and stylized look, almost any flower can be used in this style. The bouquet is roundish at the top but pointy at the bottom. The traditional shower bouquet is known as the large multi-trail bouquet, subsequently renamed the princess in honour of the late Princess Diana and her impressive bridal bouquet. The modern smaller version is called the teardrop bouquet or trail bouquet.
The pomander bouquet is also known as a kissing ball. A pomander is a ball of flowers suspended from a loop of decorative ribbon.
Adult attendants can carry pomanders, but young attendants such as flower girls and junior bridesmaids most often carry them.
The hand-tied bouquet is a loose-tied arrangement. These hand tied styles are also referred to as clutch bouquets. This type of bouquet consists of a simple gathering of flowers, bound and tied with ribbon with stems left exposed. Queen Anneâ€™s lace, phlox and cosmos are magnificent examples of this style. This is a beautiful choice for an outdoor wedding with that just picked from the garden look. It is arranged in a looser manner with the stems left longer and a large ribbon or exotic fabric tied together. A wrist bouquet or flower bracelet is a small flower bouquet worn on the wrist. More corsage than bouquet, this style is comprised of a small floral arrangement. Flowers and foliage are mounted on a small base attached to a strong elastic bracelet fitted around the wrist. A great alternative to a traditional bouquet. Worn by brides and bridesmaids who want the look of a bouquet, but want the freedom of having their hands free. The wrist corsage can be made in any combination of flowers and is occasionally complimented with ribbons and beads.
The ballerina bouquet, is a round bouquet composed of masses of tulle or net and few flowers. This type of bouquet was popular in the early 1940s when flowers were scarce due to World War II.
For modern brides, a ballerina bouquet offers a cost-effective, yet beautiful solution for a tight floral budget. The basket bouquet has flowers arranged in a beautifully shaped shallow basket and is usually and more often used in a garden or garden-like wedding setting. The basket bouquet may be carried by the bride, but are most popular with and often carried by flower girls and junior bridesmaids. The small basket keeps their little hands occupied and out of mischief. The scepter bouquet gives a dramatic accent to your wedding day, it takes the shape of an over-sized wand.
The handles are extra long, entwined with ribbon, cording, ornaments etc. The scepter bouquets are suitable for any wedding occasion and may be carried by any member of the wedding party.
The cone bouquet, as the name implies, forms a cone shape. This style bouquet works best for bridesmaids and flower girls.
Depending upon the flowers and foliage selected, this bouquet will compliment any casual or formal event.
Your presence is requested at the debut of DRlZZT’s BDSM Collaring Ceremonial
Bundle. A collar is a circle with no end and no beginning. It’s meaning as personal and heartfelt as any traditional wedding. His collection is both sleek and breathtaking. The bundle and all it’s compenents are available in his catalog.
DRlZZT has designed an atmospheric BDSM ceremonial room. It is two story with breathtaking light and plenty of room for all your guests.
The rooms centerpiece is a stage and runway elegantly setup
The stage is set up to be versatile depending on the needs of your event.
The second floor offers a birdseye view of the stage and runway
Editor’s Fancy Throughout the world many civilizations celebrate weddings with an array of interesting rituals or customs. I happened to find an article, written by Stephanie Pappas, that outlined some of those traditions. I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did! In modern China, brides pick not one wedding dress, but three. First, there’s the traditional qipao or cheongsam, an embroidered, slimfitting frock that’s usually made red for weddings, because red is a strong, lucky color in Chinese culture. Next, the bride might swap into a white poufed ball gown that wouldn’t look out of place at an American wedding — a bridal nod to the popularity of Western trends. Finally, the bride ducks out of the reception to change into a third dress, this one a gown of her color choice or a cocktail dress.
Before an Indian bride gets married, she and her female friends and family decorate their hands and feet with elaborate designs called menhdi. These temporary designs are made from the plant dye henna, and they last just a few weeks. The menhdi designs are incredibly intricate and take hours to apply, not including the time the bride must wait for the henna paste to dry and stain her skin. Turning the occasion into a “mehndi party” makes the process more fun — and provides some friends and family to help the bride out if she needs anything while she’s being adorned.
A number of cultures, from Celts to Roma (or Gypsies) have incorporated some sort of leap over a broom into their wedding traditions. Today, broom-jumping is most often found in African-American weddings, the tradition rooted in the days of slavery when marriage between enslaved men and women wasn’t legally sanctioned. In the antebellum period, enslaved men and women would declare their union by jumping over a broom together.
The breaking of the glass in Jewish weddings, in which the groom crushes a glass under his foot at the end of the ceremony, is a tradition with murky roots. Some hold that the breaking glass symbolizes the destruction of the great Temple in Jerusalem in A.D. 70, while others say that the broken glass is a reminder that joy should always be tempered. Either way, breaking the glass is usually undertaken in the spirit of happiness today, with wedding guests calling out “mazel tov!” (good luck!) after the glass shatters.
Royal weddings in the United Kingdom do bridesmaids with a twist. Usually, the bride’s attendants are young girls rather than the contemporaries. At Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding in 1947, there were eight bridesmaids, most younger than the 21-year-old bride. Diana had five bridesmaids, the youngest of whom was 5. The oldest was 17. Royal bride Kate Middleton took it even younger in her 2011 wedding, inviting her husband-to-be’s goddaughter and Camilla Parker Bowles’ granddaughter, both 3, down the aisle.
In Peru, single female guests take part in a tradition a little sweeter than a bouquet toss. Charms attached to ribbons are tucked between the layers of the wedding cake. Before the cake is cut, each woman grabs a ribbon and pulls. At the end of one ribbon is a fake wedding ring. The guest who picks that ribbon is said to be next in line for marriage.
Traditional Zulu weddings are marked by vibrant colors and danceoffs between the bride and groom’s families. Like many brides across the world, Zulu brides might start the day in a Western “white wedding” dress, but change into traditional tribal clothing after a church wedding. In a traditional ceremony, the groom’s family slaughters a cow to welcome the bride. The bride places money inside the stomach of the cow to symbolize that she is now part of the family.
Lebanese-style weddings kick off with music, dancing and joyful shouting right outside the groom’s doors. This is the “zaffe,” a rowdy, traditional escort made up of friends, family, and sometimes professional musicians and dancers. This group escorts the groom to his bride’s house, and then sends them off in a shower of shouted blessings and flower petals.
Russian grooms have to work for their brides. Before the wedding, the groom shows up at the bride’s home and asks for his beloved. In jest, her friends and family refuse him until he pays up in gifts, money, jewelry or simple humiliation. Grooms are forced to do silly dances, answer riddles, and perform goofy tests of worthiness like diapering a baby doll. Once the groom impresses friends and family with this bridal ransom, or “vykup nevesty,” he’s allowed to meet his bride-to-be.
While Russian grooms are ransoming their brides, Pakistani men have to pay up if they want to keep their shoes. After a Pakistani wedding, the couple returns home for a ceremony called the “showing of the face.” Family and friends hold a green shawl over the couple’s heads and a mirror as the bride removes the veil she wears throughout the wedding ceremony. While the newlyweds are busy gazing at one another, the bride’s female relatives make off with the groom’s shoes and demand money for their safe return.
Weddings are a day of celebration. Be sure when planning your own, that you never forget this is about you and the person you are marrying. Try to seek out customs that suit you as couple and add to the joy of the occasion. There are a multitude of customs out there both large and small in scale that may suit your special day. You will never know until you research it!
Kim’s Korner This month in Kim’s Korner we take a look at not only Geo’s great body mesh but Kim also tackles a new mesh from Geo called “Model Layered Suit”. Someone is fabulous!
Kim not only created a brides and bridesmaid dress, she also created a room, giftable, bubbly table and finally a head and guest table set to complete the weddding.
Kimber75 designs are elegant, contemporary and absolutely stunning. Her talents can cater to any themed or traditional wedding you may have in mind. Kim is always happy to meet and discuss the possibilities of your special day. Schedule your appointment with her now!
Most of us fell in love watching the royal wedding. I had the pleasure of watching both Charles & Diana and William & Kate. Each wedding was unique and beautiful but vastly different. I ran across a break down of Kate’s bouquet and found some interesting tidbits to share with you. The all-white bouquet features four types of flowers: Lily-of-the-Valley: This delicate, fragrant flower signifies sweetness and renewed happiness. The flowers are very traditional wedding symbols. What more could you wish for two people starting a new life together? Hyacinth: Another very fragrant flower. The white hyacinth signifies “constancy.” Again, a very important sentiment when starting a life together. Sweet William: This one is obvious, no? Myrtle: Every royal bride since Queen Victoria has had a sprig of myrtle in her bouquet. The myrtle comes from a tree which grew from a cutting of Queen Victoria’s own bridal bouquet myrtle. Since then, each royal bride has included a sprig from the original plant in her bouquet, and they then plant their sprigs in Queen Victoria’s garden as well. In fact, the tradition is that the bridesmaids plant the sprigs in the garden. Supposedly, if it doesn’t root and grow, the bridesmaid who planted it will be an old maid. Luckily for them, myrtle roots very easily.
Mesh Spotlight This months mesh spotlight keeps with the wedding theme of the magazine. We proudly present to you Geoâ€™s mesh for the wedding party table. There is plenty of seating of the bride and the groom and 4 additonal members of the bridal party. Set your creativity free and help make someones special day all the more perfect!
Geoâ€™s Original Mesh
Brde and Groom for IDA by AriesDLuv3
Cottage Head Table by Lyburtii
Head Table-Purity-Lav by Lyburtii
Head Table Burgundy by Lyburtii
Liz Wedding Table by LizTaylorStylez
Sheek Wedding Table by xXAngelicLeighXx
Vintage banquet Table by d0eee
Your wedding day is coming together. You have found the perfect dress and all the beautiful accessories that compliment it. The date is set in the records but none of the wedding items available in the catalog match the theme or color for your wedding. Perhaps now would be a good time to panic?? GeoCreations says never. You still have options to explore, such a customized wedding by Geo or create your own wedding. Geo has many beautiful meshes that you can customized to match your special day. We have taken then liberty of gathering some of them here for you to enjoy and look over. Your wedding day is all about You and Your significant other. Do not hesitate to ensure every detail is perfect!
Geo has many beautiful rooms that you can customize to suit the theme and mood of your wedding. This is the Arch room. You and your guests can enjoy the beauty of a walk down the aisle of arches.
Geo also a beautiful alter bundle. It includes the alter, aisle, seating and flowers along the aisle and at the alter. This mesh simply awaits your creative input!
The next few pages will present you with a variety of items you can personally customized to specificlly fit your wedding. GeoOnline wishes you and yours a glorious, beautiful and perfect day on your wedding. Should you have any concerns or need assistance with any of the meshes, please contact Geo or DRlZZT.
Bubbly Table Buffett Table
Topsy Turvy Cake Wedding Cake
Seating Ring Statues
Wide Variety of Wedding Gowns to suit any taste
Flirty is in this season for wedding dresses! Whether your dress is short, filled with ruffles or sheer overlays, fun and flirty is the key to the ideal wedding dress this season. The runways have been filled with sleeves and no sleeve dresses as well. Color is always making a huge statement this season. Here are a few examples our staff found to help you find the perfect trendy wedding dress! Below are examples of 3 popular trends in dresses this season. These dresses are composed of the ballgown style, corseted bodice and one shows color making a comeback to weddings.
TREND ALERT! Trumpet, Short and Sheath designs are HOT on the runway
Theknot.com compiled a top 10 list hot wedding trends and we are eager to pass them on to you!
10-Beading and Sequins 9-Gold 8-Sleeves 7-ff the Shoulder Necklines 6- Corset Bodices 5-Convertible Dress 4-Lace Tattooos 3-Ruffles 2-Soft Peplum Skirts 1-Sheer Overlays
Geo is ahead of the trend once again!
Within our Divaâ€™s catalog, you can find the latest dress trends in ballgown, trumpet, short and sheath styles. How does she do it? Keep in fashion with Geo Creations.
Hinduism Hinduism is an ancient religion with no founder or known date of origin. The term “Hinduism” simply derives from the word “India” and refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed in India over thousands of years. Most Hindus worship one or more deities, believe in reincarnation, value the practice of meditation, and observe festive holidays like Diwali and Holi. About 80 percent of India’s population regard themselves as Hindus and 30 million more Hindus live outside of India. There are a total of 900 million Hindus worldwide, making Hinduism the third largest religion (after Christianity and Islam). The term “Hinduism” includes numerous traditions, which are closely related and share common themes but do not constitute a unified set of beliefs or practices. Hinduism is thought to have gotten its name from the Persian word hindu, meaning “river,” used by outsiders to describe the people of the Indus River Valley. Hindus themselves refer to their religion as sanatama dharma, “eternal religion,” and varnasramadharma, a word emphasizing the fulfillment of duties (dharma) appropriate to one’s class (varna) and stage of life (asrama). Hinduism has no founder or date of origin. The authors and dates of most Hindu sacred texts are unknown. Scholars describe modern Hinduism as the product of religious development in India that spans nearly four thousand years, making it the oldest surviving world religion. Indeed, as seen above, Hindus regard their religion as eternal (sanatama). Hinduism is not a homogeneous, organized system. Many Hindus are devoted followers of Shiva or Vishnu, whom they regard as the only true God, while others look inward to the divine Self (atman). But most recognize the existence of Brahman, the unifying principle and Supreme Reality behind all that is. Most Hindus respect the authority of the Vedas (a collection of ancient sacred texts) and the Brahmans (the priestly class), but some reject one of both of these authorities. Hindu religious life might take the form of devotion to God or gods, the duties of family life, or concentrated meditation. Given all this diversity, it is important to take care when generalizing about “Hinduism” or “Hindu beliefs.”
The first sacred writings of Hinduism, which date to about 1200 BC, were primarily concerned with the ritual sacrifices associated with numerous gods who represented forces of nature. A more philosophical focus began to develop around 700 BC, with the Upanishads and development of the Vedanta philosophy. Around 500 BC, several new belief systems sprouted from Hinduism, most significantly Buddhism and Jainism. In the 20th century, Hinduism began to gain popularity in the West. Its different worldview and its tolerance for diversity in belief made it an attractive alternative to traditional Western religion. Although there are relatively few western converts to Hinduism, Hindu thought has influenced the West indirectly by way of religious movements like Hare Krishna and New Age, and even more so through the incorporation of Indian beliefs and practices (such as the chakra system and yoga) in books and seminars on health and spirituality.
Geo Creations requests your presence at the debut of the magical Pavone Wedding Line, The colors are set in fantasy roots and the collection contains everything from clothing to furniture and rooms. Please contact Geo for more information on this enchanting wedding line.
Down The Rabbit Hole Itâ€™s time to get your giggle on with Special K and Mistress Spam. The Surgeon General hasnâ€™t banned us yet. So enjoy!
Lâ€™Ilharess uriu detholusin natha Mâ€™ranndi The Matron has chosen her mate and DRlZZT has designed her gown and ceremonial bundle. Behold the lure and dark majesty of the Drow. Walk into the depths of the ground below you and celebrate in this rare yet joyful event.
Xal Lolth dumo nind dalharen!
The Matronâ€™s Gown
The Companionâ€™s Ceremonial Armor
The Matronâ€™s Throne with Poses
Designs for Guests
Eating Out Table
The Great Hall The Matronâ€™s ceremony is performed in the great Hall of Arches. The Hall is intimate and perfect for the ceremony with lavish decor
June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. Ovid provides two etymologies for June’s name in his poem concerning the months entitled the Fasti. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera; the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning “younger ones,” as opposed to maiores (“elders”) for which the preceding month May may be named (Fasti VI.1–88).
June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological summer is 1 June. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological winter is 1 June.
At the start of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Taurus; at the end of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Gemini. However, due to the precession of the equinoxes, June begins with the sun in the astrological sign of Gemini, and ends with the sun in the astrological sign of Cancer.
June is known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month. According to one etymology, June is named after Juno (Hera). Juno was the goddess of marriage and a married couple’s household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month.
Gemini is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. In astrology, Gemini is considered a “masculine”, positive sign. It is also considered an air sign, and is one of four mutable signs.
Birthstones & Flowers
The alexandrite variety displays a color change dependent upon the nature of ambient lighting. Alexandrite effect is the phenomenon of an observed color change from greenish to reddish with a change in source illumination due physiological response of the human eye in a particular part of the visible spectrum. This color change is independent of any change of hue with viewing direction through the crystal that would arise from pleochroism. Alexandrite results from small scale replacement of aluminium by chromium ions in the crystal structure, which causes intense absorption of light over a narrow range of wavelengths in the yellow region of the spectrum. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusc. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable.
Rose is the flower of this month. Though roses are available in many colors from red to pink to white to yellow, all with their own special meanings, the underlying message the flowers convey is that of love and passion.
Geo creates beautiful wedding gowns to suit any taste or style.
is a recent custom request made by Geo entitled, â€œRubyâ€?. This gown has been detailed to fit the more ample sized Woman beautifully. Contact Geo today to make arrangements for your gown.
Geo Creations proudly brings to you Veils made to order to complete your look on your special day. There is no design that Geo cant accomplish. Explore her catalog and make your appointment with her today.
Kimber75 cordially invites you to the debut of her Princess Wedding Package. She has created everything from the room to dresses and the cake. All you need is Prince Charming.
The Princess Wedding Room
Geo presents a dress so beautiful it is named in honour of her
daughter, KayJayCee. This dress is available in an array of colors. Share the beauty of a motherâ€™s love today.
This month in To Your Health we are focusing on foods that help heal your body and reflexology. It is remarkable how such simple things can produce such remarkable healing results. Enjoy guys!
Foot Reflexology Very Wise and Well! Massage the part of your foot that corresponds to the part of your body that hurts and it will slowly reduce and eventually get rid of pain. Helps promote blood circulation to that particular part of the body! A lot more practical in real life scenarios than acupuncture..you can always do this on yourself, safely, anywhere you can slip off your shoes. No needles, no expensive treatments, and most importantely because pain doesnâ€™t come on schedule
The wedding of Drizzt & Rachael was a special event not only for the love they share, but it culminated the talents of three outstanding creators. This wedding brought forth classical and beautiful designs by Geo, Drizzt and Kimber75. The theme was a modern twist on the goldenage of Hollywood. The brides colors were on the light side of the teal spectrum. We present their love story. The Proposal
The Bride and Groom swept thier guests away to a isolated, romantic island. Geo created the wedding staging area and Drizzt colored it to the brides liking. Lastly, the bride over saw the final decorations of the alter.
The bridal party was primarily dressed by Kimber75. Rachael and DRlZZT chose an unconviental approach to the wedding. The ring bearer was a close friend, Harlee, and the flower girl was her brother and close friend to the couple, Dante. Kim served as a bridesmaid and was escorted by groomsman Drizzt or Jr as they call him. The Best Man was Geo herself and her daughter, Kay, was the Maid of Honour. While Geo wore her own Lolth gown in teal, Kim designed the bridesmaids dress and the suits worn by both the flowergirl and ringbearer.
The Groomâ€™s Suit is a Geo Creation. It is made of dark teal material and accented with diamonds and matching boots. While DRlZZT made his bride her wedding ring, the bride had the bestman, Geo, make a customized ring for the Groom.
The brideâ€™s look was designed by Geo from head to toe. Geo drew inspiration from the Golden Age of Hollywood with the Dress, then made jewelry, hair, shoes, nails and the bouquet to accent the dress. The bride was escorted down the aisle by General Vanity, leader of the Armies of the Sin Empire.
The Tropical Reception Guests of the wedding were treated to a lush tropical reception. There was food of every taste, gifts, dancing and a beautiful cake. The room was made by DRlZZT and decorated by the newlywed couple. The cake is a new mesh by Geo and is made into a TopsyTurvy design. DRlZZT also designed the brides reception gown.
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eep Thoughts with Weddings, what place do they have in Role Play? Many role plays have different styles as we all know, but what effect do they have on the over all role play itself? Firstly you have the unions of the “leaders” of a group, Kings and queens and such. When these wed it is normally for political reasons. It is to bring new members into groups or to combine two separate groups into one. Many times this also brings in extra spice with the conflicting styles that both partners bring to the table. There is not much love between them and they often encourage infighting between their followers. This can either make a role play more interesting or can tear it apart. The leaders are the story tellers and often forget that the story lines are theirs to determine. As such, their happiness or lack thereof, leads them to neglect the members who look to them for that guidance. Then you have those who marry for what they feel are real life emotions. This in many ways can be considered as mixing. As we all know mixing is a big no-no, as bringing your personal feelings into a role play is never a good idea, but sadly many people have a hard time separating their real life feelings for some one’s character. Remember that most of the time the persona you meet inside a role play environment is not the person behind the keyboard.
This is not to say that real life feelings and emotions cannot help guide you and your real life partner in to a role play wedding. Couples often play as people who are single and have to struggle to find that “true love” that is always written in the books. If you and your Real Life partner choose to role play together and have a relationship in Role Play, remember that it is role playing and to give each other a little more flexibility than you might in your normal course of life. If you choose to pursue a Role Play relationship remember that many times, for the sake of the Role Play, these unions are meant to cause turmoil and strife. If you are true to your feelings and to your partner and it is not just a game, then talking openly with your partner about where you want your Role Play relationship to go is the best course of action. Do not let your role play come between you. Role Play is an escape and should be fun and exciting. Keep the fun in your Role Play and if you choose, bring some of that excitement back home to your real life relationship.
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Wine & Dine
Hey, Hey back so soon? I know , your missing the food right? Well let me tell you it has been crazy around the kitchen lately. Every Italian man alive wants his princess to have an authentic italian reception meal? I’m just standing back thinking they all lost thier freaking minds....but hey they pay the bill I cook the food. What’s the big deal you ask? Let me clue you in on what we are talking about here. At the bare minimum traditional meals are 7-10 courses for the occasion. Crazy isn’t it? Put on an apron and I’ll show you how crazy it can be. This is just one of the menus I am working on....
The first course in an Italian reception is called “Aperitivo” or cocktail hour. The bridal party is kept separate from the guests while drinks and hors douvers are served. Both sides of the family love mushrooms so we are gonna make: Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms So go wash your hands and pitch in.
24 large cremini mushrooms (1 1/2 pounds), stems discarded 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves, plus one 3-inch sprig of rosemary Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons fine bread crumbs 6 ounces fresh goat cheese, cut into 24 pieces
Preheat the oven to 400°. In a bowl, toss the mushrooms with 3 tablespoons of the oil and the rosemary leaves and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mushrooms to a baking sheet, rounded side up. Roast for about 30 minutes, until tender and browned around the edges. Let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes. In a skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the rosemary sprig and cook over moderately high heat until the leaves are crisp, 30 seconds. Drain on paper towels, then strip off the leaves. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon of the rosemary oil and reserve it for another use. Add the bread crumbs to the skillet and toast over moderate heat until golden and crisp, 2 minutes. Stir in the fried rosemary leaves and season with salt and pepper. Gently press a piece of goat cheese in the center of each mushroom, sprinkle with the bread crumbs and serve. MAKE AHEAD The goat cheese–filled mushrooms can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature and sprinkle with the bread crumbs just before serving.
Next we move on to Antipasti or starters. These are a different then the first as the courses get more intense as we go. Our bride wanted bruschetta and Wedding Soup. Come on Iâ€™ll show you how we make it. 2 pints cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup finely chopped basil 10 oil-cured black olives, pitted and finely chopped 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper Eight 1/2-inch-thick slices of peasant bread, toasted 8 thin slices of prosciutto In a medium bowl, toss the tomatoes with the garlic, basil, olives, olive oil and salt and pepper. Let stand until juicy, about 15 minutes. Mound the tomato mixture on the toasts, top with the slices of prosciutto and serve.
Ingredients Meatballs: 1 small onion, grated 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 large egg 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1 slice fresh white bread, crust trimmed, bread torn into small piece 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 8 ounces ground beef 8 ounces ground pork Freshly ground black pepper
Soup: 12 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 pound curly endive, coarsely chopped (1 pound of escarole would be a good substitution) 2 large eggs 2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions To make the meatballs: Stir the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese, beef and pork. Using 1 1/2 teaspoons for each, shape the meat mixture into 1-inch-diameter meatballs. Place on a baking sheet. To make the soup: Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and curly endive and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through and the curly endive is tender, about 8 minutes. Whisk the eggs and cheese in a medium bowl to blend. Stir the soup in a circular motion. Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin stands of egg, about 1 minute. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve. Finish soup with parmesan cheese if desired.
Next Course is Pasta, we decided to go a little out of the box and do a risotto in its place..
Mushroom Risotto 6 cups chicken broth, divided 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound portobello mushrooms sliced 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 shallots, diced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine sea salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
In a saucepan, warm the broth over low heat. Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil, about 2 minutes. When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, pour in wine, stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mushrooms with their liquid, butter, chives, and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
The next course is the Main Entree. We decided on Turkey Tetrazzini and simple side salad. Here is the recipe for the tetrazzini. 2 (8 ounce) packages angel hair pasta 1/4 cup butter 2/3 cup sliced onion 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers (optional) 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms 1 pound cooked turkey, sliced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 4 minutes, or until almost tender. Drain. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in the flour until blended, then gradually stir in the milk so that no lumps form. Season with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and add 2/3 cup cheese and pimento, stirring until cheese melts. Add undrained mushrooms to cheese sauce. Place a layer of pasta in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover with a layer of turkey, and then a layer of cheese sauce. Repeat the layers. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup cheese over top. Bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until sauce is bubbly and cheese on top is toasted.
The final course is the wedding cake. Italian wedding cakes are usually made of sponge cake, filled with crème or Chantilly crème, and covered in whipped cream. They can also be made with chocolate sponge cake or mille-feuille puff pastry. Traditionally, the cake is served with a rich espresso beverage.
Now that’s a feast. Your gonna need a month to sleep off all this food. Come back next month and I’ll show you how we Italians make ribs...the right way!
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From the Editor..... Weddings are a joyous time that brings out the best and worst in some people. Most often the worst that comes out is because of love on some level of the equation. Geo Creations would love nothing more then to coordinate your wedding, but the day is yours and it should be all you dream of. I felt the love and magic at my wedding because of Drizz, Geo, Kim and our family and friends. I wish you magic and joy on your special day. Thank you for being a fan of GeoOnline and we hope you have enjoyed our wedding edition. Be sure to check in next month to see our Drow BBQ. All my love, Vivi
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