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January 30, 1993 - Image 46

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-01-30

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Celebrate
in St e.

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SWEET BLESSINGS

(continued from page 42)

wasn't just saying words," she explains.
Maryland Rabbi Alexis Roberts of Con-
gregation Beit Tikvah, a Reconstructionist
congregation, invites all of the worshipers to
add their personal blessings for the couple to
the formal mishebayrach that she chants. "It
is supportive and makes them feel welcome
as a Jewish household," she says. "And, these
days, another Jewish household is really cause
for excitement"
One old Ufruf custom that persists re-
gardless of philosophical or halachic differ-
ences— showering the groom (or couple)
with candy, small fruits, or nuts. The sweets
and nuts are packaged in small soft bags, and
the children in the congregation are invited
to gather them at the end of the service. For
the couple, the shower of good things sym-
bolizes the congregation's hope for the mar-
riage— that it be fertile and filled with
sweetness. ❑

Shelly Kapnek Rosenberg is a freelance writer based in Penn-
sylvania.

PERFECT MATCHES

(continued from page 40)

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•JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1993 • STYLE

sale. Keep in mind that most samples are a
size 10, though some salons stock sample sizes
8-24.
Brides who have a way with the needle can
become their own designer. Simplicity Pat-
terns makes this task inexpensive and easy
with their Design Your Own Bride pattern for
sizes 6 to 52. Choose from a variety of skirts,
trains, and trims and, depending on the fabric
quality, stitch your dream dress for under $200.
Fashion designers are collaborating more and
more with the home-sewing market — bridal
being no exception. Vogue Patterns offers an
exquisite Victor Costa bride, and new from
Simplicity is the Jessica McClintock bride.
When sewing on buttons is the extent of
your dressmaking skills or you prefer the
bodice of one gown with the sleeve and skirt
of another, consider contracting out Gather
up all you dog-eared magazine pages and seek
out a quality tailor or custom designer or con-
sider taking an old evening dress and having
it "bridalized" with custom made accessories. 11

Suzin Bodgord is a fashion stylist and contributing editor to Style.

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