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Hollie Elizabeth Blanchard and Christopher Michael Hargroder, both of Baton Rouge, were united in holy matrimony on the evening of Saturday, April 22, during a 5:30 p.m. nuptial service at Sunny Meade in Scott.

The bride is the daughter of Donald and Mary Blanchard of Midland. She is the granddaughter of Eugene and Florence Blanchard of Midland and the late Rhuel and Gladys Hoffpauir of Rayne.

Hollie is a graduate of Midland High School and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in management-human resources. She is presently employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Baton Rouge.

The groom is the son of Tony and Darlene Hargroder of Central. He is the grandson of the late Herbert and Nora Hargroder of Crowley and the late Alvin and Jerry Hanks of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Parkview Baptist High School before attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management. He is currently employed at Hamilton Relay.

Escorted by her father, the bride was beautiful in a handcrafted slim silhouette gown with a charmeuse satin liner and two layers of delicate lace overlay. Featuring a scalloped V-neckline and three quarter length lace sleeves, the dress was finished with a stunning keyhole back and cloth-covered buttons. A single tier fingertip veil of scalloped ivory lace complemented the dress perfectly,

Hollie carried a large bouquet designed with several shades of purple sola roses, sola shell flowers, purple hydrangeas and spring green caspia filler hand-tied with ivory lace.

In keeping with tradition, the bride wore diamond earrings from her paternal grandmother as

“something old” and her wedding dress as “something new.” A rosary lent to her by her mother was “something borrowed,” while she wore blue suede shoes as “something blue.”

Jennifer Johnson, a college friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Madison Tassin, Chelsea Bienvenu and Emily Dardis, all college friends of the bride. Lilly Blanchard, niece of the bride, and Rianna and Kayla Brassard, nieces of the groom, served as junior bridesmaids.

The bridal attendants were clad in long wisteria-colored dresses featuring lace bodices, illusion necklines, ribbon-defined waists and fluid, slitted mesh skirts.

Standing as groomsmen were Matt Barbay and Charlie Willis, friends of the groom; D.J. Sells, cousin of the groom; and Logan Williams, friend of the groom and brother-in-law of the bride.

The groom’s niece, Nora Carter, served as flower girl, and the bride’s nephew and godchild, William Blanchard, served as ring bearer.

Samuel Blanchard, the nephew of the bride, carrried a sign that read, “I’m just here for the cake.”

A special reading was given by Jared Blanchard, brother of the bride.

Following the wedding, family and friends of the newlywed couple joined them for an on-site reception at Sunny Meade.

Out-of-town guests at the event traveled from California, Florida, Indiana, Texas and various points throughout Louisiana.Read more at:prom dresses 2017 | long prom dresses


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Stranded Attendees Label it a Scam


After tapping a handful of Insta-models, such as Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Elsa Hosk, to promote Fyre Festival on Instagram in December 2016, the music festival in Exumas, Bahamas is being labelled a “hoax” and a “scam." According to reports, organizers left festival-goers stranded at the Miami and Exumas airports and failed to provide other accommodations as promised in its pricey weekend packages before cancelling the festival in its entirety after guests arrived on Thursday evening.

Set to take place on a remote island in the Exumas on Fyre Cay, Fyre Fest was the brainchild of rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland. But the event - scheduled to make its official debut on Friday and for which tickets cost between $1,500 and $250,000 – got off to a rough start as soon as guests began to arrive on Thursday.

The festival grounds were littered with barely-erected, unfurnished tents and piles of trash. The gourmet meals that festival-goers were promised consisted of sad-looking cheese sandwiches. The guests' luggage was thrown from the back of a truck onto the ground, and security was nowhere to be found when attendees began engaging in verbal and physical confrontations.

Blink-182 announced that its members were pulling out of the festival, telling fans on Twitter that they were worried that festival organizers would not be able to provide the production needed for their performance. This is just the latest blow in a series of setbacks for the festival, which was supposed to last for two weekends, and be headlined by musicians from from G.O.O.D. Music, including Tyga, Desiigner and Pusha T.

According to one festival-goer's account: So, Fyre Festival was a complete scam. We arrived at Exuma International Airport and were told to get on buses if we are staying on site. So, Megan, Tobi and I get on our bus to go to what we think will be the ultimate glamping experience - king sized beds, solar powered lightbulbs, furniture, etc. What actually happened is that we go to a semi-constructed tent, a tiny stage and a huge line of very worried looking people who needed to check in to find their bags.

Unfortunately, they did not let us pick up our bags at the airport as we were told they would be waiting for us in our tents. That was a lie and it took us from 6:30 to 9:45pm to get our luggage back. Aside from this, the tents weren't even built yet, so of course there was not furniture inside (as promised). I spoke to a woman who had paid 10k for a VIP Villa Package - she was promised an exclusive villa, VIP access, and an upgraded culinary experience - instead she got a partially constructed tent and all of the stuff she put inside it was stolen.

Every single staff member had no idea what was going on which meant that all information we were told was wrong or contradicted what we had been told before. I didn't see any food but there were people going around encouraging people to drink. Obviously right off the bat we tried to leave but since it took us almost 4 hours to find our bags, we were stuck there and then lost the staff member who promised us a full refund as he (rather conveniently) did not pick up the phone.

So, now we are at Exumas International Airport waiting for a flight to Miami to arrive that was supposed to be here 2 hours ago. All of the flights from Miami to Exumas have been cancelled due to the deception, and the ones that are coming to Exumas from Miami have been labeled "rescue missions."

An article earlier this month in the Wall Street Journal stated that as of late March, Fyre's "organizers missed a series of deadlines to make advance payments to performers. Last week, some artists still hadn’t been paid what they were owed based on the terms of their contracts, according to people familiar with the matter, but the event’s promoters in recent days made progress in catching up with payments, and in some cases have paid acts in full."

The publication also reported that fans who had purchased VIP ticket packages, including airfare to and from the festival, were "nervous as the festival’s 'concierge' team has been slow to provide them with logistical details."

A source told Page Six, “It feels like [the event's organizers] have good intentions, but are out of their league … Several companies bailed on working with them because they were very disorganized. They don’t return calls.”

According to a statement provided by Fyre Festival on Thursday evening, "Due to over capacity on the island, we need to cancel all existing flights to ensure the safety of our guests. Fyre will reach out to every passenger individually to sort out details."

As for what festival-goers can expect in terms of a refund, the Fyre Festival website states, "All sales are final. There are no refunds." However, Reddit posts and tweets have already begun circulating amongst festival-goers regarding a potential class action lawsuit, which will almost inevitably be filed against the festival's organizers if they refuse to issue refunds to ticket holders.Read more at:white prom dresses | black prom dresses uk


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Sonam Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, Aditi Rao Hydari show us how to wear black in summers


Most people opt for soothing hues and prefer to keep away from black during summers but when it comes to celeb style, nothing is predictable. In a country that swears by Bollywood fashion, the likes of Sonam Kapoor has been setting major fashion goals. Recently, the Neerja actress surprised us all when she stepped out in an all-black casual avatar. Keeping it real. Kapoor picked a cold-shoulder anti-fit top over a pair of jeggings which rested over the ankles. She accessorised it with an oversized handbag, slip-on sandals and a pair of round sunnies. We think she did good.

Meanwhile, Aditi Rao Hydari nailed it in a sleeveless floor-length anarkali embellished with silver floral motifs during the screening of her Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai. She styled it with a pair of long silver earrings from Ritika Sachdeva and if you ask us, it made all the difference. With hair in a messy bun, she rounded the look with a bronzed eyeshadow to highlight her eyes and nude lips. She looked lovely.

Athiya Shetty’s look was on the glamorous side in a studded dress which she paired with a fringe leather waistcoat from Coach’s Spring 2017 collection. She styled the edgy look with gorgeous tousled hair, dewy make-up, a soft pink lip shade and a pair of black ankle strap sandals. She looked really chic.

Which look do you like the most? We think the three of them worked it in their own way. But don’t let that stop you from picking your favourite. Let us know in the comments below.Read more at:prom dresses uk | evening dresses


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