3 of 8
BACKNEXT
A solution to a rainy day
A solution to a rainy day
Bella Umbrella
$100 and up for 10 umbrellas

Weddings aren't easy, particularly if you want an event that's both unique and personal. Just ask Jodell Egbert, who came up with an elegant (and marketable) solution to the problem of getting married in rainy Seattle. Eschewing the traditional white tent, she bought a collection of colorful vintage umbrellas for her guests and then handed them out as favors. In 2002, Egbert launched her business, Bella Umbrella, which rents and sells umbrellas to like-minded brides.

NEXT: Historical attire

Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
LAST UPDATE: Jun 19 2009 | 1:38 PM ET
Sponsored by
More Galleries
Commuting is getting easier. Here's why The MobiPrize, conducted by SMART at the University of Michigan, recognizes innovation in global transportation. From microcars to auto rickshaws, these six startups are some of the standouts. More
A sampling of beers being made with traditional Latin flavors A small but growing number of craft breweries are including passion fruit, Mexican cinnamon and other traditional Latin flavors. More
Banks won't lend? Use these guys instead Banks often have exhaustive approval processes, high minimums, and flawless credit requirements. But there's a wealth of non-bank alternatives for those who need capital fast. Here are some of the leaders. More

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.