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Photographer Recreates Couple's Wedding Day After Their Original Photog Was A No-Show

Bride Heather Koehler was devastated when her photographer failed to show up to her September 12 wedding due to a date mix-up.


But thanks to a generous local photographer, Dana Gruszynski of Dana G Photography, Heather and her now-husband Matt Koehler were able to capture some of the quintessential wedding photos they missed out on.


Dana offered to do a bridal shoot with the couple free of charge after hearing about their fiascofrom one of her cousins who had attended the wedding.


"My heart just broke for her," Dana told The Huffington Post. "Pictures are real-life moments captured to look back on forever and Heather didn't get that."



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A week after the wedding, Heather and Dana met for coffee to discuss plans for the shoot. Unbeknownst to the newlyweds, Dana was also planning a big day do-over. She secretly invited close family and friends and recreated the bouquets, decorations and cake with some help from vendors.


Dana used cellphone wedding photos she had found on Heather's Facebook page as her guiding inspiration.


On October 25, it was time to unveil the surprise. Dana asked the bride and groom's family and friends to park on a side street as to not tip off the unsuspecting couple.


"I had the song Heather walked down the aisle to playing [when they arrived]," Dana told HuffPost. "The moment she heard that and saw her family and all the decor, she lost it. I lost it. Their love just radiates."


"We then cut the cake, took formal pictures and just had a great time talking about how her friends, family and I all kept it from them," Dana continued.


"She's amazing," Heather told MLive of Dana. "I still can't believe she went through all of this trouble for me. It's a huge blessing and something I'll remember forever."

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Not taking the ring off!

Halle Berry continues to wear her wedding band just days after she announced her split from husband of two years, Olivier Martinez.


The 49-year-old Extant actress flashed her wide gold ring on her left hand as she walked to a meeting with her agent in LA on Friday.


That same day her former French spouse was seen riding his motorcycle on a windy road. Her other ex Gabriel Aubry - who she had daughter Nahla with - was also spotted. The model was at LAX airport.


Halle was dressed casually in a grey tank top and jeans with black fringe sandals.


Her brunette pal had on sneakers and was wore head to toe black.


The day before the X-Men star was more dressed up in heels and a halter top with drop trousers as she headed to a meeting for her charity. She also had the ring on then.


Meanwhile, Martinez looked suited up for a long ride.


The Unfaithful star had on a black and grey varsity jacket with jeans and brown buckled boots.


On his hands were red leather gloves and he had sunglasses on under his black and white checked helmet.


His bike appeared vintage and he was rising in a residential neighborhood.


Harsh allegation: UsWeekly claimed the Oscar-winning beauty is just as explosive as her French ex. 'They both have major tempers and were locking heads constantly,' a source told the site. 'It’s going to be a very bitter divorce'


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On Wednesday he was seen with his wedding band off as he drove his vintage BMW in LA.


The former couple have one son together, Maceo, aged two.


Aubry, who has been fighting with Halle over child support payments, looked dressed down at LAX. It is not known if he was leaving the city or arriving.


The Macy's model had on a light grey shirt and jeans with a baseball cap on backwards.


There have been many reports about Halle and Olivier since they announced on Tuesday they were going their separate ways.


UsWeekly claimed the Oscar-winning beauty is just as explosive as her French ex.


'They both have major tempers and were locking heads constantly,' a source told the site. 'It’s going to be a very bitter divorce.'


'It was non-stop fighting towards the end,' an insider said. 'They are two very hot-headed people. Lots of screaming and fighting. It was really bad.'


The source then said, 'They both have major tempers and were locking heads constantly.'


People reported the Bullfighter star's anger led to the couple's frequent separations and eventual split. 'He had an explosive temper in a way that was profoundly frightening,' a source stated.


People alleged the two were having terrible fights. Sources told the site their 'fiery personalities' led to frequent separations.


'Oliver comes from a world where he was easily intimidated by her ability to work and that she was the breadwinner. He was emasculated by her beauty and her power, and his temper could erupt,' said the insider.

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But where's Alice?

It's perhaps not the fashion statement that will make it off the catwalk, as models wearing rabbit masks and ears walked down the runway in demure dresses with intricate detailing at Jakarta Fashion Week.


The designs by Bramanta Wijaya, who specialises in bridal wear, paired the white gowns with the animal accessory for an eccentric style that wouldn't look out of place in an Alice In Wonderland novel.


Irna Laperle sent models down the runway in white gowns and jackets with matching headscarf


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The Indonesian fashion event also showcased fashionable Islamic style and opulent gold tones by other designers.


Bramanta Wijaya has been influenced by Alice In Wonderland before for his collections, taking inspiration from the Mirana white castle in the movie.


The designer sticks to an icy palette of white for bridal wear in elegant shapes for this year's show, which took place today.


Other designers showcasing their work include Monika Jufry, who creates a fashion take on Islamic dress for women, and Irna Laperle, who produced extravagant designs in white tones, while Hannie Hananto showed models in classic Oriental styles.


Bramanta specialises in bridal wear which is clear from her minimal styles which she calls simple but 'not plain'.


The demure designs were followed by garments with striking pieces by Hannie Hananto in an oriental style with a black and white colour palette.


Models sported graphic shapes and kimono-esque jackets, with the only splash of colour a bright yellow in contrast to the monotone.


Hannie stuck to sharp styles with head scarves topping off her models' appearances on the runway.


Designer Monika Jufry has spoken out previously to say Islamic women can follow their faith as well as be stylish and described her own work as Islamic fashion.


Monika said: 'Someone who usually looks sporty doesn’t need to force herself to become feminine just because she wears Islamic dress.'


She became a designer by accident with the aim of making wearable clothes for women who follow the religion.


Her aqua-toned creations give Islamic women the coverage necessary in their faith while giving them feminine colours and shapes.


Irna Laperle sent models down the runway in white gowns and jackets with matching headscarf.


The jewelled designs were also accompanied with head-covering scarves and pleated fabric creating a dramatic silhouette.


Najua Yanti also created bold-coloured designs with turbans paired with body jewellery.


Anniesa Hasibuan, who recently showed at New York Fashion Week, sent models down the catwalk in plenty of gold tones and the opulent theme of the runway was set when a model emerged in a golden crown.


One model even wore a headdress which resembled a golden tree.


The full-length gowns were traditional but with the metallic tones certainly made a statement.


While Anne Avantie went for the most colourful collection, she followed the theme of extravagant glamour.


Her designs were bejewelled or created from satin to really pack a punch on the runway.


The Indian-style dresses had little in common with the designs of Danny Satriadi.


The designer sent models out in deconstructed garments, with their hands and legs covered in fabric cuffs.

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