Posts made in August, 2015

The importance of being Bridesmaid

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Eventdesigner, Favors, Flowers | 0 comments

Being the Maid of honour could be a tough task, because this is a role that carries great responsibility both during the planning and on the wedding day. The bride normally chooses her sister, if she has one, or a very close friend for this important duty. Throughout the wedding preparations the chief bridesmaid offers support, advice; she will generally be the bride’s rock and party hearty at all bridal events! Here below a to do list for a perfect Maid of Honor: Offer to help with prewedding tasks. Try to be specific when you volunteer. Scout out bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewelry, and other wedding accessories. Pay for the entire ensemble. Help to plan, co-host, and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party with other bridesmaids. If the maid of honor isn’t already handling this task, keep a record of all the gifts received at various parties and bridal showers (so that the bride/couple can write thank-you notes); maintain RSVP lists. Attend the ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. On the day of the wedding, be on hand to confirm flower delivery times, meet and greet the ceremony officiant, or satisfy junk food cravings. Stand in the receiving line at the bride’s request. Serve as auxiliary hostess at the reception by introducing guests, making sure they know where the bar is located, and inviting them to sign the guest book. Hit the dance floor when the music kicks in. Dance with groomsmen during the formal first-dance sequence.  Give the matron/maid of honor a break by helping to carry the bride’s wedding gown train whenever necessary. Bustle the train before dancing begins, and be ready to help fix it if it comes unhooked. Accompany the bride on visits to the restroom, if asked. Purchase a wedding present perhaps with one or several of the other bridesmaids. This provides more buying power, and two heads are better than one when it comes to wedding gift ideas. Sometimes the entire bridesmaid troupe pitches in for one knock-her-socks-off wedding gift. Be a trooper, no matter how stressful the ordeal becomes. Try not to complain about the bridesmaid dress — even if the color is horrendous. Be gracious and tactful. Provide plenty of emotional support during the planning and on the wedding...

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Centerpieces, Eventdesigner | Comments Off on Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe

One of the most well-known wedding traditions originating from a charming Victorian rhyme, dated to 1898, that says: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.“ Although this remains largely a British custom, for some times this has become increasingly important tradition for many Brides worldwide, especially in the US, as a symbol for good luck. According to the rhymes, and the tradition itself, a Bride must add these four objects to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day, to which it was later added the sixpence, and every single item represent a special wish for the new’s couple life: Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity. Traditions still remain, but there are new takes that modern Brides added to the old ones, which are the follows… Something Old: With the vintage trend looking like it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, there are quite a few ‘old’ items that you can stylishly incorporate into your wedding look. Many brides keep things traditional by wearing their mother’s or grandmother’s gems on the big day as it is both sentimental and practical. A new take on an old tradition: As your something old, use a photo locket to display antique photos of loved ones that are no longer with you or couldn’t attend your big day. Have the locket put on pearls that can be worn as a necklace close to your heart, or have your florist wrap it around your bridal bouquet. Something New: A bride’s wedding gown or jewelry is often chosen as the “new” item, conveying the message that the couple is creating a union that will endure forever ( i.e. till death do them part). A new take on an old tradition: For your something new, try having champagne flutes monogrammed with your initials and use them at your wedding to toast to your future as husband and wife. For the perfect gift, I love to have the couple’s wedding invitation engraved on a plate from Tiffany’s to display in their dining room. Something Blue: Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In fact, in ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, and fidelity. For modern brides that want their something blue to pop on their big day, try pairing your gorgeous wedding gown with royal blue Louboutin pumps. A new take on an old tradition: Use blue stitching to have your wedding date and initials monogrammed on the inside of your veil or dress. Something borrowed: Traditional finger-tip or church-length veils make for a wonderful “something borrowed” as they’re a good classic item that never goes out of style. A new take on an old tradition: For the modern bride, a vintage clutch can bring a little flare and sophistication to her wedding-day look. Try using one that belongs to someone in your family like your mother or grandmother. A Sixpence: The last part of the rhyme, is the sixpence. A sixpence was a form of British currency and was given to the bride to keep in her left shoe on the day of the wedding to symbolize great wealth for her and her future husband. A new take on an old tradition: Try having a hole made in the sixpence and thread it onto a strand of pearls to wrap around your...

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Wedding Shoes – How to choose the best

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Flowers, Uncategorized, Wedding Location | 0 comments

Wedding shoes are another fundamental thing for a bride (certainly the most important). Choosing wedding shoes is never easy. There are such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colors that finding the pair that will work perfectly with the dress you’ve chosen can seem like such a difficult decision. Let’s be honest, the ceremony aisle is basically the equivalent of the real girl’s runway. With all eyes on you, you’re going to want to totally rock your bridal look — and a killer pair of heels to put the finishing touch on that perfectly fitting gown will do just the trick . Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Stewart Weitzman, Aruna Seth, Giuseppe Zanotti are among the most popular shoe designers around the world and undoubtedly their creations are totally amazing. Not always beautiful shoes and comfort are synonymous, but after all no pain, no gain! Here below some useful advice, before you choose your perfect shoes! 1. Remember, you will be wearing your shoes from early in the morning until the last thing at night. Proper wedding shoes are specially designed with comfort in mind and have additional padding exactly for this purpose. Don’t make the mistake of buying cheap shoes that lack this padding and the extra support that makes wearing them not just tolerable, but comfortable, on your big day. 2. Pick wedding shoes that will allow flexibility, wear ability and most importantly stability! The best thing you can do is pick a shoe with a secure heel hold or a strap that will help it stay on your foot. If you have chosen to wear heeled shoes higher than you normally would, then we would highly recommend purchasing a strap shoe for comfort. Also, when trying on wedding shoes, make sure you try on several sizes to see which one fits you best.   3. High heels or medium? Every Brides must wear what they are used to and comfortable with on their wedding day. If you’re not used to wearing sky high heels but you want some height then great alternatives are available like platform heels or lower kitten heels, while satin ballet slippers make beautiful bridal shoes for those of us that prefer flats. 4. Consider the fabric and the color! Silk and satin are traditionally the two most popular choices for wedding shoes, but naturally your wedding dress and personal taste are going to have the greatest impact on the shoes you choose. Not only should you shoes be a great match for your dress, and do the setting, location and style of your wedding – but it’s very important that they reflect your personality. 5. VERY USEFUL SUGGESTION! Even if you’ll choose a comfortable pair of shoes, consider that they can pinch and cause soreness from rubbing, so it would be better if you pop your new wedding shoes and walk around for few minutes. By doing this, you will feel where the shoe is causing any rubbing and give you time to make any adjustments and stretch them out some more. Maybe you can consider to have two pairs of wedding shoes, one just for the Ceremony and photo shooting, and a pair of more comfortable flat ballet slippers to change into for later on (or just flip flop), so you can enjoy your dancing time!...

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Wedding Favors – From Sugar to Eco friendly Ideas

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Centerpieces, Decorations, Eventdesigner, Favors, Flowers, General | 0 comments

Wedding favors are small gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception. The tradition of distributing wedding favors is a very old one. It is believed that the first wedding favor, common among European aristocrats, was known as a bonbonniere: a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections, which symbolize wealth and royalty. As the price of sugar decreased throughout centuries, the tradition of providing gifts to guests reached the general populace and was embraced by couples of modest means. As sugar became more affordable, bonbonnieres were replaced with almonds. Today, gifts to guests are commonly known as wedding favors and are shared in cultures worldwide. Wedding favors have become a part of wedding reception planning, especially in the United States and Canada, and they are various, usually complement the theme or season of the event.  Today, the most environmental conscious couples despise the idea of wedding favors, because for the most part, they aren’t environmentally friendly, useless and they can be severely lacking in creativity. An Eco friendly wedding favor not only can represent an ideal, but it can also turn into something truly unique and...

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The right Wedding Dress for your body type

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The most exciting moment for a bride is the search for the perfect Wedding dress! White or colored, long or short, simple or decorated, with or without train, expensive or cheap…there are several options to consider before you can say: “This is the one!”. By the time you’re ready to start wedding dress shopping, you’ve probably amassed a pretty nice-sized wish list about your dream gown. At the Bridal shops you can evaluate all the possible options, but it would be more appropriate to limit your options and starting to choose a silhouette that will highlight your best-loved assets and conceal your less-favorable traits. There are at least five featured body types best defines your figure: petite, plus size, busty, hourglass or lean and straight. Of course, you may not fit squarely into one category — most people don’t! But it could be the starting point to select the best dress possible.   Wedding Dresses for Hourglass Body Types Work your womanly curves in a body-con bridal gown or hide your hips in a big ball gown — either way, your gown should show off your trim mid section. You have the curves, now you need to show them off. Opt for body-hugging mermaids that will enhance your sexy silhouette. Stay away from an overabundance of ruffles and tiers. Wedding Dresses for Lean-and-Straight Body Types Because floor-length gowns were made with your model stature in mind, you’ve got lots of options to choose from. But, if you’re hoping to create the illusion of curves — there are few tricks. A dress that will create curves where you don’t have them. Try a sheath dress in a wispy charmeuse that’s cut on the bias; the curving side seam will give you a va-va-va-voom silhouette. Or look for a ball gown that cinches in at your natural waist and descends into a full, flowing floor-length skirt: It will capitalize on your slenderness and camouflage a lack of hips. If You’re Tall… Look for: A simple silhouette. The strategy is to emphasize your natural shape, so every aspect of the dress―the lower waistline, a floor-sweeping hem―needs to reflect your longer proportions. If you’re wearing long sleeves, they should go past the wrist. You don’t want to look as if you’ve borrowed a gown from someone shorter than you. Wedding Dresses for Petite Body Types Petite brides should avoid overwhelming their small frame. Choose airy sheaths and structured trumpet styles over big, frothy ball gowns. Trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line gowns. Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist, to make the lower half of the dress (and therefore you) appear longer. The fabric is up to you―you can pull off a high sheen. But the detailing should be small (no huge bows) and limited to the bodice, to draw the eye upward.  Wedding Dresses for Busty Body Types If you’re a busty bride, you’ve got two choices: reveal or conceal. Either way, finding the right gown starts with pinpointing the perfect neckline. A dress with a scooped neckline. It will open up your face and display your décolletage without showing too much cleavage. If you love the look of strapless gowns, choose one that has a slight dip along the neckline, like a sweetheart, rather than a style that goes straight across (which will make your bust appear even larger and more shelflike).  Wedding Dresses for Plus-Size Body Types An Empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line. Make sure the Empire seam does not start on the chest and that there is no pleating of the fabric, which is...

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