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Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why do we use it?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

bagel people.

bagel people.

Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..", comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Martha Stewart's Wedding Party

Martha Stewart's Wedding Party

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Copied from Martha website.  After participating in bridal shows for years, I decided that there had to be a better way to represent my company and services to couples interested in the highest quality event planning, registry, bridesmaids and stationery services. I wanted to create an atmosphere of learning, fun and hands on experience. I wanted to surround myself with vendors who I would hire for an important event. And I wanted to have fun.

What I really wanted was a “pop-up” Wedding Library, where you can find the best vendors in one place, on one day. So I started the Wedding Party. After many years of hosting this event I’ve surrounded myself with wonderful vendors, partners and sponsors, and best of all, brides who eat, drink, taste, sample, learn, laugh and find resources that they never knew existed. All on one day, all in one place. Wedding planning made simple, from A-Z.

I am proud to partner with Martha Stewart Weddings to create Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party. For Chicago, we’ve partnered with Meghan Andalman of Lovebird Events to help us select vendors and produce and promote our event.


Jen & Jax