j8i SUNDAY, JANUARY as, 1995 fTHESSALINA JOURNAL THE SALINA JOURNAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 28. 1996 9 Photo courtesy of Troy and Vicki Schmidt Vicki Kindel, a widow, married Troy Schmidt on Nov. 5,1994. Their nuptials included a Family Medallion Ceremony honoring Vicki's two daughters, Emily (left) and Sara. The girls each received a silver-plated medallion on a chain (below), which they wore around their necks. Medallion / Love grows if shared FROM PAGE 6 would start pouting and acting up. It took me the longest time to figure out what was wrong." He decided to reach out to the children by creating a symbol just for them. Coleman added a circle of equal size to the two intertwined circles often associated with marriage — quilters know the two circles as the double wedding ring pattern. He had the symbol made into a medallion and wrote a ceremony called "Celebrating the New Family," which recognizes a child's importance. The medallion is placed around the child's neck, and a prayer is said for the new family. "Love is more than a relationship between two people," Coleman said. "Love has to have a broader vision. Love grows and matures when it's shared with others. I tried to come up with a family symbol that speaks of their love and relation- Clergy Services Inc. wil| send a catalog of medallions and a sample of the ceremony free Of charge. For more information, call 1-800-2371922. ship with one another." Other clergy have been receptive to the ceremony, Coleman said, especially Lutherans and Catholics, whose worship services are traditionally rich in symbolism. The ceremony is also appropriate outside a church setting. "Many second marriages don't take place in churches," Coleman said. "This works at hotels, historic homes. "It's difficult to blend families. I don't want to downplay that, but the ceremony brings more awareness of the complex relationships involved." Vicki Schmidt said her daughters were excited to take part in the ceremony and were thrilled to receive the medallions, but she believes they were a little fearful of what the future would bring. "It's really stressful to blend families — you have your stuff and his stuff," Vicki said. "This ceremony was a really good first step." Journal photo Three Intertwined circles symbolize the creation of a new family. "toe is more than a relationship between two people, Rev. Roger Coleman creator, Family Medallion Ceremony rVTnll- *•»¥> ~i \7*veV-^#'' >... fr ; wMG " ^^^f^te?^K i^i^i^'i*^*: P^ rownmg the bride Salman Tina Tomanek, who plans to wed John Hoerter In October, modefslhree styles of hljadpieces and veils from Something Special Bridal ant* Formal In Salina. Satin rosebuds and waterfall pearls accent this Juliet cap of Alencon lace. ABOVE: A tiara of pearl and crystal makes a bride feel like royalty. A fingertip- length veil and back pouf of illusion tulle are attached to the tiara. LEFT: Venice lace edges a another fingertip-length veil on a band of silk rosebuds and waterfall pearls. Photos by TOM DORSEY Bring headpiece to hair stylist for help before wedding day By The Associated Press The bride-to-be who normally wears her hair short should keep it that way for the big day, advises a New York beauty specialist. "Short or mid-length hair tends to be softer looking and easier to wear even on your wedding day, not to mention more versatile," says Vernon Keech, creative designer at the uptown Vidal Sassoon Salon in New York City. For some reason, many prospective brides start growing their hair longer as ' soon as they are engaged, in the belief that long hair offers more styling options with the headpiece or veil. But long hair pulled up looks just like short hair, notes Keech. "If you grow your hair out strictly for your wedding day and then cut it off right after the honeymoon, someday you're going to look back at the pictures and you won't really see what you looked like at the time — only on that one day. "And, do you really want to fuss with your hair on your honeymoon, especially if you are not good with your hair?" Polished or natural Short hair can be worn either very stylized and polished or loose and natural, Keech says. Bring your headpiece to your stylist a few months before the wedding so you can practice how you will handle it on the big day, he advises. If you're going to do your hair yourself on the wedding day, a stylist can give you a lesson on handling it, which you can practice as the date approaches. The last cut should be about two weeks before the wedding and coloring about a week before. Another advantage to short cuts are that after the ceremony, you can remove the veil without upsetting a complicated hairdo. Just run your fingers through your hair, and enjoy the party.
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