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14 October 2019

Wedding Blogs
  • The Perfect Example of How to Bridge Cultures at Your Wedding While Keeping It Chic
    14 October 2019
    After seeing their stunning rehearsal dinner, we could only imagine how gorgeous their wedding would be - and boy, did it exceed our exceptions! The bride is Korean and the groom is Indian, so with the help of Davia Lee, they were able to blend their cultures perfectly while still wowing us with their chic, minimalist decor. They let Mother Nature be their inspiration for the ceremony design, with enchanting floral and greenery from Camellia Floral Design growing up the towering trees. Later, guests ended the night dancing under the stars at their al fresco reception. Check out the full gallery from the always lovely Jen Huang to see all the magic unfold.
  • A greenery filled Tanzanian-inspired Northern Michigan wedding
    14 October 2019
    Photos by Photos by Ciera

    This Tanzanian-inspired Michigan wedding was a gorgeous sight to behold. Jason and Eneke's photographer, Ciera of Photos by Ciera, told the story so beautifully, I wanted to share it here…

    Family and friends traveled from all over the world, including Tanzania, expecting the colder Upper Michigan weather only for it to be over 100 degrees that day in Iron Mountain, MI, the hometown of where the groom grew up. The bride's Tanzanian heritage was celebrated throughout the day from African women singing as the bride walked down the aisle towards her groom to an African dance shared by father and daughter. The bride even chose tanzanite jewelry in honor of her heritage including a beautiful necklace and earring set to match her tanzanite wedding ring. The groom finalized his look with a braid to symbolize the bride's heritage.

    The sun was shining and the rain held off until the night as friends and family traveled from all over the world to be there to witness the love between Jason and Eneke in Jason's hometown of Iron Mountain, MI. The travelers enjoyed the breathtaking views from one of Iron Mountain's landmarks, Pine Mountain, before heading to the country club to celebrate the love of Jason and Eneke.

    As the bride walked down the aisle escorted by her father in her glistening Hailey Paige wedding gown, African women beautifully sang in honor of her heritage. Their vows made their guests shed a few tears and you could hear the rumbles of laughter throughout the church during the funny moments.

    As family and friends gathered together at Pine Grove Country Club, they walked into the reception filled with lush florals and greenery resembling an elegant Tanzanian forest, just as the bride dreamed of. With a heartfelt speech by the father of the bride straight from his leather book, cheers filled the room with laughter and love. The groom even busted a move in the middle of the first dance followed by an emotional mother/son dance and a traditional African dance by Eneke and her father. From there, the dance floor was non-stop all night.

  • Vendor Spotlight: Monica with MJ Mendoza Photography
    14 October 2019

    Meet Monica Mendoza, Owner and Photographer of MJ Mendoza Photography! Read how she got started, how much she loves Game of Thrones, and the important thing to know before getting married!

    What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
    The things I hear most often from my couples about me is how I’m the calm in the organized chaos that is a wedding day with the ability to make my couples feel natural and comfortable in front of the camera! My personality is bubbly and I love to laugh with my brides on the wedding day but when timelines get thrown off, or something goes awry, I’m cool and level headed to keep the bride on track and smiling while hustling behind the scenes to make her day perfect!

    What’s a weird/unusual tip you tell your couples?
    For my favorite poses that result in gorgeous romantic images, I’ll tell my groom to smell the bride’s hair or the edge of her eyebrow! They both laugh at the weirdness of the ask but it turns out to be such a sweet romantic portrait of them that they both LOVE!

    What’s your favorite thing about what you do?
    My brides become some of my close friends and I usually keep in touch with all of them after the wedding day. That’s the best part of the job. It’s not just serving a couple well but also gaining new friendships out of it! I see them again for updated family portraits, anniversary sessions and when they grow their family and we bond even more over our kids. It’s not just a day and that’s it, I’m my couple’s cheerleader years beyond the wedding day.

    How did you get to where you are now?
    I could say it started long ago when I’d follow my dad around with his camera and my little disposable one, but to cut it short and sweet, I went to college to major in Visual Arts & Photography, shot my very first wedding in 2015 and I was hooked. I absolutely loved it! But at the end of 2015, I left Virginia and flew halfway across the country to marry my husband who was in the military at the time. My husband encouraged me to pursue my photography and when we came back home to Virginia the following year, I hit the ground running and photographed a couple more weddings. In January 2018, I became an official LLC and haven’t looked back since. It took a lot of work, a lot of encouragement from my husband who was really the driving force behind me going full time just a few months ago (thanks babe!) and a lot of coffee.

    What’s something every couple should know before getting married?
    That a wedding is so much fun but it is nowhere near as fun as being married. The real fun is staying up with your spouse, eating ice cream, and rewatching Game of Thrones for the fiftieth time. It’s baking sugar cookies at 10 pm because you can and there’s no one else you’d rather do it with. It’s finding new things about each other that you love. So enjoy your wedding but remember the most fun you’ll ever have is in your marriage!

    What’s your go-to spot to eat in RVA?
    I love Greek on Cary in Carytown but my number one go-to is Mr. Pepe (used to be Don Pepe) in Chesterfield. I’ve been going there since high school and I love it there! Plus their white sauce is to die for!

    What did you want to be when you were little?
    I wanted to be a ballet dancer! My mom still has a photo of me wearing a pink leotard and tights, striking my best pose.

    What was your first job?
    My first job was at Office Max, which was also where I met my husband who was my then-co worker!

    What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
    A coffee with Cinnabon coffee creamer!

    What do you like to do when you are away from work?
    I like to just hang out with my little family. My son, Luca is now a fan of playgrounds and I love seeing his smile as he’s playing outside with our husky. My happy place overall is traveling. I love being at the airport, I love riding the train into DC, New York City is my favorite place closely followed by Washington DC!

    What TV show are you currently binging?
    My favorite tv show is Game of Thrones! I’m currently rewatching it from the very beginning again! I’m very much Team Stark and I have strong opinions about the final season haha!

    What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?
    Researching and looking for the perfect film camera! I took film photography in high school and I love the look of it, the work and process behind every photo and I’m hoping to start some film photography back up again for fun in my personal projects

    What would be in your dream sandwich?
    You cannot go wrong with a classic cheesesteak. Favorite sandwich EVER. But if I had to get crazy, I’d throw some fries on there or even onion rings.

    What about Nachos?
    Yummmm some carne asada, salsa, sour cream, avocado, corn, beans, lettuce, more guac.

    What’s your go-to dance move?
    I’m the worrrrrst at dancing but I do enjoy a good Cupid Shuffle with the bridesmaids!

    Learn more about Monica and how she can capture your wedding day on her website! All photos courtesy of MJ Mendoza Photography

    The post Vendor Spotlight: Monica with MJ Mendoza Photography appeared first on Richmond Weddings.

  • Palms Up! Gorgeous Dried Tropical Leaves are In
    14 October 2019
    The leaves are changing its colors into a beautiful new season, and we are feeling the new wedding trend of dried florals 100% -- in fall, spring, summer, or winter. To be even more specific, dried palm leaves and dried sun spears! These neutral beauties can add texture and depth to any wedding day, and they can be perfect for boho, fall, beach, or modern weddings. Whether you're having a destination celebration somewhere in the desert or saying I Do with your toes in the sand, dried palm leaves can be an affordable and accessible option for your wedding flowers. And heck yes, they are getting to be very popular in the wedding world right now!

    One of the best parts is that you can upcycle these florals into your homes after the big day. They would look amazing in vases or as wall decor! Curated from Etsy and beyond, these dried floral ideas are going to make you fan yourselves and start the search for your own dried palm leaves!

  • bridalNEXT: Fresh Emerging Talent in the British Wedding Industry – APPLY NOW!
    14 October 2019
    Hello everyone, it’s Becky from MOST CURIOUS here, the iconic wedding show happening in London, Norwich and now Manchester next year. By the way, thank you for your incredible support...
  • This DIY Tabletop Photo Easel is a Must-Make!
    14 October 2019

    Does snagging a pretty photo frame whenever you see it in a store come as second nature to you? Then this DIY tabletop photo easel might be the project for you! I was inspired by this beautiful metal easel frame we spotted a while back. Our DIY version uses wood, which we love even more. And for less than $4 a pop, you can easily use these as table numbers and menu holders!

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  • Gone Glamping: A Camp Wedding Getaway With Boho Vibes and a Fuchsia + Cobalt Blue Color Palette
    14 October 2019

    What if your wedding was one big slumber party full of fun, family and friends?! Well, that’s exactly how Lauren and Phil describe their unique and festive wedding at YMCA Camp Campbell in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In fact, during her toast, Lauren thanked her guests for coming to the best sleepover of her life! With the help of the talented Brannan Events & Design team, L + P took the camping theme and ran with it, creating a totally rad summer camp for adults featuring glam flowers, a vibrant fuchsia and cobalt color palette, epic lounge setups, bride and groom attire to envy and the most delicious sounding nature-inspired signature cocktails. This wedding is all about relaxing and having a good time and we are here for it!!!

  • A Colorful Rehearsal Dinner Complete with a Henna Station and Gorgeous Traditional Indian Attire
    14 October 2019
    Vibrant florals set against the creamy sandstone walls, mesmerizing Indian fashion, a henna station, dancing and accessories galore - this modern take on a traditional Sangeet truly has it all. It could seriously be mistaken for a wedding it's so gorgeous, all thanks to planning perfection from Davia Lee Events. Check out the flawless imagery captured by Jen Huang to take in the colorful inspiration.
  • Ami & Alex’s Elegant Gosfield Hall Wedding
    14 October 2019

    BLOVED Blog - Creative & Contemporary Wedding Inspiration for Stylish Brides in the UK and beyond

    Ami & Alex’s beautiful wedding at Gosfield Hall is a wonderfully elegant day with a refined colour palette of luxe white and cream tones with hints of soft peach! Captured by fine art photography duo, White Stag Wedding Photography, whose flair for dreamy luminous light and romantic colours has us totally swooning right now! We adore the splendid wedding flowers... Read more »

    The post Ami & Alex’s Elegant Gosfield Hall Wedding appeared first on BLOVED Blog

  • Everything You Need to Know About A Wedding Rehearsal
    14 October 2019

Wedding Photography Blogs

14 October 2019

Wedding Photography Blogs
  • Powerful Palette
    14 October 2019

    A subject like this is definitely easy on the eyes, no doubt. But beyond having a model to photograph with strong facial features and a soulful gaze, getting the right tonal balance and framing can be just as important, as it was here for photographer Wesley Jones of Thunder Bridge Photography in Athens, Texas.

    “I loved the color of the jacket—kind of a deep gold—and the lines of the aluminum horse trailer,” says Jones. “I shot down the trailer with light coming in at a 45 degrees to him. The trailer acted like a reflector filling shadows perfectly.”

    Jones adds that the sky was really dark and blue/grey, which set up a nice tone palette combined with the jacket. “I tone all my work by finding a color I like in the image and working it out from there. The model, Brandon Thorton, has a timeless look and the silver and gold tones really framed his features well.” 

    (Shot with a Son a7R III and a Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens. Single light (Orlit 610 by Adorama) to camera right with Phottix deep 80cm parabolic reflector.) 

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  • Is Sending Marketing Messages Via Text to Your Photo Clients Legal?
    14 October 2019

    Are you a wedding or event photographer covering a lot of different occasions who always has a book for guests to sign with their name and number if they might be interested in your services? Do you keep a master list of these phone numbers and use a texting app to automatically message them once a month with a marketing message? Unfortunately, you could be proceeding along and never have a problem with this until one day when you receive a letter in the mail. It’s a notification of a class action lawsuit against you for sending automated marketing text messages, which is apparently a violation of the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, and each text message can carry damages of up to $500. You run to your lawyer. 

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    Your lawyer tells you that the TCPA prohibits using an automated texting service to send unsolicited marketing or advertising text messages to a consumer unless you have “prior express written consent.” You ask what this means—after all, your guestbook says clearly at the top of the page that if a guest gives their phone number, they will receive text messages about your business. Your lawyer grimaces and says that while your guestbook gives notice of potential text messages, it doesn’t acquire consent. 

    In fact, the TCPA is very specific about what constitutes “prior express written consent.” In order to lawfully send marketing or advertising text messages to a customer, you must have a signed agreement from them that contains the phone number to be called and states specifically that they may receive text messages from you. 

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    Now, there are a number of ways to acquire consent to text that will satisfy the TCPA and won’t involve asking every guest to sign a paper copy of a bulky contract. The easiest is to have guests input their names and numbers via an app on a touchscreen. You should have a simple agreement that is displayed clearly on the screen, and that states in large print that customers may receive advertising text messages, and customers should have to touch a large button that says “I AGREE,” which is an acceptable form of signature under the E-SIGN Act. Every time a customer inputs their number and hits “I AGREE,” the app should create and save a separate copy of the agreement containing their number. You promise your lawyer that you’ll ditch your dusty old guestbook for a new iPad with an e-signature app. 

    There are a couple of other nuances of the TCPA that are worth understanding. Let’s say you have a portrait station at a wedding; guests pose in front of a backdrop, give you their phone number, and you immediately text them the picture you just took, along with a brief advertisement for your business. The guest gives you their number but doesn’t sign or agree to a contract. Can you send them a text? The answer is yes, because the text will not be unsolicited. The guest gave you their number for the express purpose of receiving a copy of the photo you just took; your text is user-generated and thus perfectly legal. 

    Let’s expand on that scenario a little. Let’s say you have a portrait station at a wedding, but this time, you charge $5 per portrait. You make guests sign a contract before they can receive their portrait pictures via text, and after you send the initial portrait pics, you send some automated advertising texts once a week. Are you allowed to send advertising texts? The agreement says yes, but unfortunately you’ve hit one of the snags of the TCPA: Express written consent to receive text messages cannot be a condition of purchasing a service. Here, guests don’t get their portraits, for which they paid $5, until they agree to allow you to send them marketing texts. You acquired their consent to receive marketing texts by holding their portrait picture hostage; in other words, consent to receive advertising texts is a condition to receiving your service. If the portrait pics were free, it wouldn’t be a TCPA violation; agreeing to your contract isn’t a condition of purchasing a service, merely receiving a free service. If you only send the portrait pics but no subsequent advertising texts, then you haven’t violated the TCPA, because you sent that text at the prompting of the customer.

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    Remember, when you use your services as a gateway to free access to your customer’s phone, you run afoul of the TCPA.

    Aaron M. Arce Stark is a lawyer for artists and entrepreneurs. Learn more about his law firm, Arce Stark & Haskell LLP, at ashlawllp.com.

    This article is for informational purposes only. Contact a lawyer for legal advice.

    The post Is Sending Marketing Messages Via Text to Your Photo Clients Legal? appeared first on Rangefinder.

  • In This Moment | Confetti
    14 October 2019

    I love a good confetti shot. Couples are utterly preoccupied. They’re too concerned about multiple handfuls of petals (and occasionally rice!) being thrown in their faces to even consider they’re being photographed. The resulting images are more than often some of the favourite bride and groom photographs created over the course of a day.

    Almost all of the couples I work worth are not necessarily camera shy but certainly camera aware. They appreciate genuine, honest photography and not feeling the need to play up to the cameras. I always suggest doing a confetti shot - not an award static one but a fast, slightly chaotic one, like this :)

    And it’s not just the above that makes this fleeting but nonetheless significant moment so powerful, it’s also usually timed straight after the wedding ceremony and you actually see the apprehension, that’s built up over previous weeks, days and hours, release. It marks the end of the formalities and leads couples nicely into the reception and party element of the day.

    I love the elation that this images depicts so honestly and sincerely.

    Read a little more about my natural style of wedding photography.

  • Family Photos Bellevue Botanical Garden
    14 October 2019
    Family Photos – Brenda and baby Gemma at the Botanical Garden

    A couple of weeks ago I met up with Brenda and her daughter Gemma at the Bellevue Botanical Garden for a family/baby photo session.  Regrettably dad Zack was not able to make it, but since Gemma was the star of the show anyway it wasn’t really a problem.

    I was the photographer at Brenda and Zack’s wedding at Tibbett’s Creek Manor just over two years ago.  When Gemma was born ~9 months ago I messaged Brenda to tell her that I was available anytime for a photo session; it took awhile, but we finally were able to set up the time for this session.

    We lucked out and had a very nice day with warm conditions and a bit of sunshine, but not so much that it was a squinty situation.  Brenda had brought several outfits for Gemma, so she got Gemma dressed and we startd taking photos.

    Gemma was initially quite wary of me.  She was fully aware that I was not someone who she knew, and refused to give me a smile.  But as I talked with her and Brenda, all the while taking photos, Gemma started to warm up a bit.  She liked seeing the images of herself and her mother on the back of my camera.  Clearly a child who is quite familiar with having her picture taken!

    After about a half hour Gemma either decided that I was OK, or that I just no longer qualified as a stranger and I finally got to see her smile!

    It was a really fun session.  I have a lot of fun photographing babies, and always love doing family photo sessions with couples whose weddings I photographed.  It is always interesting to see how their lives have changed since their wedding day, especially when a baby is involved.

    Following is a sampling of photos from the session.  I hope that you like them!

     

  • Indian Wedding at Great Barn, Ruislip
    14 October 2019

    Enjoy the story of Amy and Shaam's Indian wedding at Great Barn, Ruislip by London documentary wedding photographer Paul Rogers

    The post Indian Wedding at Great Barn, Ruislip appeared first on Wedding Photographer Paul Rogers.

  • Why We Switched From Sony Back to Canon Camera Bodies
    13 October 2019

    Update:  I want to update this post to clarify that again…..we made this switch because it was best for our workflow at the time of this writing…at any point in the future if that changes, and I have a history of changing camera systems often, it will be because that is what’s best for our …

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    The post Why We Switched From Sony Back to Canon Camera Bodies appeared first on Michael Anthony Photography Blog: Los Angeles Wedding Photography.

  • Ashley + Jeremy : Riverside Just Married Photo Shoot
    13 October 2019

  • Rec Room Engagement Photos: Toby & Bruce
    12 October 2019

    Rec Room Engagement Photos It was a beautiful fall afternoon in Toronto, as we met up with Toby and Bruce by the Rec Room to start their engagement session. We started to explore the area around the Rec Room and found an interesting spot where the light really captured my attention. As it turns out, […]

    The post Rec Room Engagement Photos: Toby & Bruce appeared first on Raph Nogal Photography Blog.

  • Lauren + Elizabeth - Toad Hill Farm Wedding
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  • Linda & Alex @ Lakeside Banquet & Convention Centre Wedding Photography
    12 October 2019

Destination Wedding Blogs

14 October 2019

Destination Wedding Blogs
  • Wine Country with a Twist
    14 October 2019
    Explore Canadian Wine Country

    Honeymooning or getting hitched in wine country often brings to mind California’s Napa or Sonoma valleys. While both are gorgeous spots with plenty to offer, a hipper, edgier destination with standout wineries, a locavore food scene, luxurious resorts and tons of outdoor activities is British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. 

    Stretching 124 miles north from the border of Washington state, the Okanagan Valley has nearly 200 wineries, multiple lakes and the dynamic city of Kelowna perched on the sandy shores of Okanagan Lake, perfect for swimming, paddling, boating, water-skiing, and windsurfing. Parks and woodland trails around the valley provide picturesque hiking and a youthful population adds a creative buzz and lively vibe.

    Depending upon your travel style, you can rent a car at the Kelowna International Airport to explore the area’s five wine regions, handily mapped out in Kelowna’s Wine Trails guide. Alternatively, numerous outfitters provide guided winery tours, such as Kelowna Concierge, whose private or day tours can include VIP access or an added focus on area breweries, distilleries, cideries or food. 

    In terms of where to stay, Sparkling Hill Resort, perched on a granite bluff overlooking Okanagan Lake, offers sybaritic splendor, particularly in one of the swanky penthouse suites. Gernot Langes-Swarovski envisioned this retreat, complete with 3.5 million dazzling Swarovski crystals sprinkled throughout the property. The sprawling spa features multiple steam rooms (including one scented with roses), saunas, pools and body treatments and Peak Fine Restaurant offers luscious, garden-fresh dinners. 

    For lavish downtown digs, Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort reigns supreme. Overlooking Okanagan Lake, the property has waterfront suites, an indulgent spa and Oak + Cru Social Kitchen & Wine Bar featuring inventive, farm-centric dishes. 

    For a smaller, boutique-style hotel, consider Hotel Eldorado. Built in 1926 on Okanagan Lake, the property has a warm, family feel and a porch-like waterfront restaurant serving seasonal bounty from area vineyards and farms. 

    British Columbia’s wine industry, most of which comes from the Okanagan Valley, has rocketed from just 17 wineries in 1990 to almost 300 today. New wineries are opening all the time and range from mom-and-pop vineyards to upscale operations like Mission Hill Family Estate, founded in 1981 by Anthony von Mandl, who modeled his winery after that of his mentor, Robert Mondavi. Mission Hill Family Estate offers numerous winery tours and tastings, including a private sommelier-guided tour, which you can cap off with an alfresco lunch at Terrace Restaurant with suggested pairings from the winery’s cellar. Other great wineries to visit include Meyer Family Vineyards for French-style Burgundy, Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards for bubblies, Kitsch Wines for Pinot Noir and Tantalus Vineyards for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a delectable, strawberry-hued sparkler. 

    Given the valley’s excellent wines, it’s no surprise you’ll find stellar restaurants, particularly in Kelowna. A few to consider include Waterfront Café for superb coffee, pastries and hearty pre-wine tasting breakfasts, like the crispy shredded potato cake topped with gruyere, bacon, poached eggs and white pepper gravy. Salt & Brick offers excellent wines to pair with comforting bites like mushroom-egg toasts and house-made charcuterie, while Micro Bar & Bites, a snug spot with a central bar, tantalizes with tapas like branzino crudo and duck crostini (don’t miss the duck fat popcorn). Waterfront Restaurant channels the current season with specialties like halibut with lentil gnocchi and Bouchons Bistro serves classic French favorites like cassoulet and steak tartare.

    Celebrating your union in the Okanagan Valley offers you and your beloved a chance to explore a unique and strikingly beautiful part of the world. You’ll find outdoor adventure, fabulous food and endless opportunities to fill your glass with superb wines to toast your new life together.

    Kelowna International Airport offers easy nonstop access from such hubs as Toronto and Seattle, Washington.

    Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Tourism Kelowna / Heaton Photography (1st), Tourism Kelowna (2nd & 5th), Tourism Kelowna / Callum Snape (3rd) & Tourism Kelowna / Shawn Talbot Photography (4th)

    This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2019 issue. You can order a copy here.

  • Destination Wedding Inspiration at Chateau Fengari
    14 October 2019

    The post Destination Wedding Inspiration at Chateau Fengari appeared first on French Wedding Style.

    Today we have some destination wedding inspiration at Chateau Fengari to share with you. A wonderful summer’s day in southern France gives rise to a photo shoot that is a collaboration between Chateau Fengari, photographer Bruce Smith Portrait Photographer and wedding dress designer Jo Fleming. This styled shoot was inspired by the dresses of Jo […]

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  • The Sunday R&R
    13 October 2019

    The post The Sunday R&R appeared first on French Wedding Style.

    Happy Sunday to you all! We started the week on the blog with a classical Valbonne wedding in the south of France with photography from Thomas Audiffren – see full wedding here On Tuesday we opened the doors of The Study to Prestige Events and Weddings by Marlene – see full post here On Wednesday […]

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  • Honeymoon Hotspot – Hotel La Semilla
    13 October 2019

    Smaller boutique hotels with personal touches are becoming more and more popular for couples – especially those who want to enjoy their honeymoon in private luxury. The Hotel La Semilla is one of our new favourite Adults Only properties, located in Playa del Carmen, and the perfect spot to celebrate with your new spouse!

    Hotel La Semilla was curated to showcase Mexican heritage and culture, with vintage Mexican furniture and art featured all over the property. Colourful mismatched pieces sourced from local artists and designers come into contrast with the seaside chic white walls, make everything feel both cozy and vibrant all at once. From lounge areas with antique furnishings to the Cocina Loft restaurant (which feels like you’re in a friends’ kitchen – especially when the owners of the hotel are there serving you breakfast!) there are beautiful scenic spots on the property to relax, lay back, and enjoy.

    The property only has 9 rooms, with either king or queen-sized beds, so honeymooners will feel like they have the hotel all to themselves – a very different vibe than a large all-inclusive property. The Suite also has stunning and romantic outdoor bathtubs and showers, which are the stuff honeymoon fantasies are made of. Each room has its own unique flavour and design elements, great views, and of course privacy. With the gorgeous beaches of Playa Del Carmen just a quick walk or bike ride away, local flea markets nearby, and your new partner at your side, the Hotel La Semilla is the perfect place to start your married life together.

    The post Honeymoon Hotspot – Hotel La Semilla appeared first on luxedestinationweddings.com.

  • Wedding Royal Gift Thank You
    13 October 2019

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  • Wedding Royal Gift
    12 October 2019

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    Lovely to connect with you at the Wedding Royal event! So that we can send you your free gift, please complete the following: First Name * Last Name * Email * Couple or Vendor? * Please select oneI’m Planning My WeddingI’m a Wedding Vendor Submit

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  • Rose and La’mont’s Wedding at Sonesta Maho
    11 October 2019

    Rose and La’mont’s Wedding at Sonesta Maho featured a stunning ocean location, at the recently revamped resort. The Destify Couple originally met at a lounge Rose was waitressting at, and would later propose on a beautiful rooftop in downtown Nashville.


    The couple chose the Sonesta Maho resort after a close friend recommended the resort and the destination. Booking was simple and easy, and the resort features sweeping terraces, a unique pool complex, and delicious a-la-carte restaurants.


    The couple held their ceremony at 4 pm on the Pavilion Terrace, high above the coastal waters. They also hosted a cocktail hour and a delicious dinner in a private area. The couple agreed it was phenomenal from start to finish.

    To see more of Rose and La’mont’s Wedding at Sonesta Maho, click the button below:

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  • Captivating Bahamas Real Wedding
    11 October 2019

    Having met in an adventurous setting (on a Grouse Moor in Scotland), Stephanie and Matthew could only dream of having an untraditional wedding in the tropical paradise of Eleuthera, Bahamas.

    Their 33 guests were elated to attend the island where Stephanie sent so much time as a child. Luckily, with the help of a stellar planner, Marva Munroe, the couple was able to remain elated along with their guests.

    “If we were going to get married in an island setting, it was the perfect place to do so,” the couple says.

    On the day of the wedding, the girls stayed in one of the gorgeous villas at The Cove. They enjoyed champagne, getting ready and sharing in uncontrollable laughter. Meanwhile, the men lounged in the bar having a ball playing a mean game of Scrabble. 

    With high spirits and perfect weather (the hot humidity blew away to an airy ocean breeze right before the ceremony) Stephanie walked down the aisle focusing on the man she’d meet at the end of it. The setting provided a breath-taking backdrop for the couple and their guests to take in the beautiful joining of two hearts.

    After the ceremony, the crew enjoyed cocktails, a photoshoot and later a dinner that overlooked an infinity pool and the ocean. The night led to cake and dancing, but for Stephanie, the moment frozen in time was when her new husband Matthew leaned over and shared a loving word and a look that she’d never forget.

    The bride says a piece of advice she got was to wear a watch, “because the day flies by…and, it really does. As a wedding gift my mother-in-law gave me a gorgeous watch that my late father-in-law used to wear. I wore that all day, felt like we had a part of him with us on the day.”

    To see your Bahamas destination wedding dreams bloom like Stephanie and Matthew's, recruit the experts at Chic Bahamas Wedding & Events.

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  • St. Lucia Luxury Treehouse Wedding
    10 October 2019
    A Five-Star Caribbean Experience for Two

    Could there possibly be anything more romantic than getting married at a botanical garden treehouse resort on the coast of St. Lucia? (Think views of the Pitons, glistening waters of the Caribbean Sea and a luxurious spa experience.)

    The Love Nest package at Marigot Bay Resort in St. Lucia is the perfect wedding destination (or honeymoon) that can be customized to fit the needs of you and your partner.

    Saying "I do" in a treehouse will surely make for a unique start to forever! All there is to do is set up one consultation with the Romance Specialist who will help you create the wedding/honeymoon vacation of a lifetime.

    Starting at $3,300 USD, the bundle includes a wedding officiant, a seasonal bouquet and boutonniere, venue floral décor, your choice of Champagne or sparkling cider with canapés, a three-course dinner for two, a one-tier wedding cake, a two-hour photography session and a hair and makeup appointment for the bride. 

    If you dream of tying the knot in the middle of the Caribbean or sleeping under the stars in a treehouse, visit the Marigot Bay Resort website.

  • Bridal Fashion Week Recap
    10 October 2019
    The New York Bridal Fashion Week revealed gowns that nodded to past designs and added a new spice. We recognized these three trends as ones we could see taking off in the destination wedding world in Fall/Winter 2020. 

    1. Smooth Operator Singing Sade's song in our heads, we couldn't help but fall in love with this year's innovative designs using the classic "smooth" look. Bring elegance and simplicity to your Tuscany ceremony as your gown radiates light off of the stunning Italian sunset.




    2. Bubble Sleeve Paris chapel bells chime right along with these bubble sleeves. This year designers added fresh elements to the sleeve with cold shoulders, ties and capping. Get ready to say "Je le veux" in a gown like this!




    3. Padded Headbands Not sold on the traditional veil? This new accessory trend may be for you then! Padded headbands are making their comeback in the bridal world in shades of white, champagne and blush. Considering having this halo add to your garden wedding look!





    Images courtesy of the following designers (in order of appearance): Peter Langner, Savannah Miller, Sophie et Voila, Temperley London, Monique Lhuillier, THEIA, Valentini Spose, Berta, Watters

Luxury Wedding Blog

14 October 2019

Luxury Wedding Blog
  • Royal Blooms
    14 October 2019

    This bride wore three gowns to her wedding and tbh we don’t know which one we love most! Joey and Edward’s wedding day was a royally red affair! According to planner, Cherry Wang of Cherry Wang International Wedding & Event Group Limited, “In the Chinese tradition, red symbolizes prosperity, joy, and celebration. We mixed red elements into the royal gold setting of the ballroom to create a feeling of warmth and exoticism, uniting the Western decor with Eastern elements.” We are especially loving the trending color combo used for the ceremony florals!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 8 Unique Ideas for Flower Girls to Carry Down the Aisle
    14 October 2019
    <p>The bride may be the focus of a wedding, but a flower girl is often responsible for the cutest moments of the big day. The traditional&#160;process is for the child (usually between the ages of three and eight) to carry a basket of rose petals that are gently sprinkled as she walks down the aisle. Not everyone ends up choosing to go with that method, however. Whether your venue doesn&#8217;t allow it or you just want to do something different, below are options for what a flower girl can carry down the aisle besides a basket of petals.&#160;</p> <p><a href="/weddings/persian-american-wedding-with-mirror-detailing-in-newport-beach-ca/862/" ><img src="https://d1zpvjny0s6omk.cloudfront.net/media/fileupload/2019/10/12/Duke%20Photography-Sharifat-flower%20girls.jpg" alt="back view of three flower girls in full tulle ballgowns with a taupe bow with rhinestones, sock bun with bow" width="800"></a><br><em>Photo by Duke Photography</em></p> <p><strong>- A sign.</strong> Often this is seen as an alternative for the ring bearer, but there&#8217;s no reason a girl can&#8217;t hold a &#8220;Here Comes the Bride&#8221; sign (or another alternative saying) as she walks down the aisle.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- Confetti.</strong> If you still want to go the &#8220;tossing&#8221; route, but want to sprinkle&#160;something besides petals, confetti is a playful choice. Check out some eco-friendly options <a href="/news/planning-design/6-eco-friendly-alternatives-to-confetti/4920/" >here</a>.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- Balloons</strong>. Is there anything more adorable than a little kid clutching a balloon? Whether you go with a trendy oversized balloon or a collection of smaller ones, this will make for darling pictures.</p> <p><strong>- A bouquet.</strong> Just because you don&#8217;t want petals tossed down the aisle doesn&#8217;t mean the flower girl can&#8217;t live up to her name. A small nosegay or even an arrangement in a basket is a twist on the traditional choice.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- A pet.</strong> If you have a beloved dog (or another pet) and your flower girl is old enough, consider her walking the pup down the aisle for an even more adorable moment.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- Bubbles.</strong> Instead of petals on the ground, imagine bubbles floating magically in the air. It&#8217;s also something fun to occupy the girl for the rest of the day.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- A parasol.</strong> For a formal ceremony held outdoors, a lace parasol can add an old-fashioned touch to the processional.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- A ribbon wand.</strong> Another playful toy that can be used throughout the celebration and beyond, this also requires absolutely no cleanup or risk of mess.&#160;</p> <p>For more ideas, see&#160;<a href="/news/fashion/colorful-alternatives-to-all-white-flower-girl-dresses/2752/" >colorful alternatives to flower girl attire</a> and discover <a href="/news/fashion/how-to-choose-outfits-for-your-ring-bearer-and-flower-girl/4258/" >how to decide what the flower girl and ring bearer should wear</a>.&#160;</p> .
  • Ami & Alex’s Elegant Gosfield Hall Wedding
    14 October 2019

    BLOVED Blog - Creative & Contemporary Wedding Inspiration for Stylish Brides in the UK and beyond

    Ami & Alex’s beautiful wedding at Gosfield Hall is a wonderfully elegant day with a refined colour palette of luxe white and cream tones with hints of soft peach! Captured by fine art photography duo, White Stag Wedding Photography, whose flair for dreamy luminous light and romantic colours has us totally swooning right now! We adore the splendid wedding flowers... Read more »

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  • The Ultimate Destination Wedding Locations for 2020
    14 October 2019

    The world offers many destinations to suit you and your partner’s style. Here are a few of our top picks for the ultimate 2020 destination wedding!

    The post The Ultimate Destination Wedding Locations for 2020 appeared first on Modern Wedding.

  • How to Get Fit Before the Big Day
    14 October 2019
    <p>After you've said "yes" to the love of your life's proposal, it's time to start planning a wedding! For many, it's also a time when getting in shape becomes of the utmost importance. No matter what your current fitness level may be, most brides-to-be want to look their best when they walk&#160;down the aisle. Thousands of photos will be taken by your loved ones and photographer on the big day, not to mention you'll want to feel like your best self during all of the events leading up to the moment you&#160;exchange vows with your beloved.</p> <p>From watching what you eat, to getting on a consistent exercise plan, and also making sure you get enough sleep despite the stress that planning a wedding may bring, there a number of ways to look and feel your best before you say "I do" in front of friends and family. Whether you're on the mission to get in shape on your own, or you're working together with your spouse-to-be or bridesmaids to meet your goals, the most important thing is to stay consistent and not get burned-out.</p> <p>We asked world-renowned trainer and health expert Jillian Michaels, who has a special&#160;<a href="https://www.jillianmichaels.com/app" >"Wedding Warrior" bridal bootcamp</a> program on her My Fitness app, for her advice on staying motivated while planning a wedding, getting in shape before the big day, and maintaining your fitness level after the honeymoon!&#160;</p> <p><strong>1. How can you stay motivated to work out while you&#8217;re busy with wedding planning?</strong> <br>The key with motivation, no matter what the occasion, is establishing a "why"&#160;&#8211; a reason to do the work associated with the goal. A wedding day is a pretty big &#8220;why". Most of us want to look and feel our best, so focus on how confident, strong, and sexy you will feel walking down the aisle.</p> <p><strong>2. Which muscles should you prioritize leading up to a wedding?</strong>&#160;&#160;<br>Personally I believe in training the entire body. This is how you will look and feel your best. Total-body training will burn more body fat and tone every muscle group. That's why the bridal boot camp workout program in my app is focused on total body training with HIIT intervals.</p> <p><strong>3. Which exercises are best for which bridal gown silhouettes?</strong> <br>Again, I train to get the entire body in shape, and for that reason, an exercise like push-ups is going to be better than something like shoulder presses. This is because a push-up works multiple muscle groups at the same time, so it&#8217;s more efficient and burns more fat. Things like squat thrusters, push-up variations, plank variations, weighted lunge variations with upper body exercises like lunges with biceps curls, dips, pull-ups or assisted pull-ups, and HIIT intervals will condition your entire body quickly.</p> <p><strong>4. How important is diet to a fitness routine?</strong> <br>Diet is a crucial component to any successful fitness regimen. This is because you can eat your way through any amount of exercise. Think about it for a second: one order of French fries or even a slice of pizza is equivalent to the calories burned in roughly 30 minutes of intensity training. So being sure to watch how much you are eating is paramount to slimming down and toning up.</p> <p><strong>5. How far in advance should you start working out to get in shape?</strong> <br>This really depends on where you are starting from. If you have 20 pounds you want to lose, I&#8217;d give yourself at least three months. If you are really just talking about losing the last 10 pounds and going from good to incredible, with the right workout, you can do it in&#160;six weeks provided your diet is also on point. That&#8217;s why I have over&#160;eight meal plans in my app for people to choose from. If you aren&#8217;t focusing on both diet and exercise at the same time, the progress will be slow.</p> <p><strong>6. What should a bride do if they suffer an injury but still want to tone up?</strong> <br>You can work around any injury. If it&#8217;s a lower-body injury, you avoid impact and get into things like boxing, rowing, upper-body weights, and isolated leg exercises. If it&#8217;s an upper-body injury, you simply reverse this logic. You would do lower-body weight training, jump training, sprints, core, etc.</p> <p><strong>7. How do you avoid burning out when embarking on a new fitness routine?</strong><br>There are many ways, but first and foremost, you have to establish your &#8220;why": a detailed outcome and goal that you can visualize and emotionally connect to. It&#8217;s this &#8220;why" that allows you to tolerate the work and the sacrifice associated with achieving your goal. So think about walking down the aisle, how your grandchildren might just have your wedding photo on their wall one day, or feeling super sexy in your bathing suit on your honeymoon. And, if you train the right way and eat the right way, you will get great results, which also helps you stay the course.</p> <p><strong>8. What do you recommend for a pre- and/or post-workout snack?</strong><br>I don&#8217;t build eating schedules around fitness. Your eating schedule should happen over a 9-12 hour period during the day with a 12 hour fast window overnight while you sleep. This would look like breakfast, then&#160;three to four hours later a snack, then three&#160;to four hours&#160;later lunch, then three&#160;to four&#160;hours later dinner. You can reverse the order of lunch and snack if you'd like. With this schedule, you don&#8217;t eat again after dinner until 12 to 16 hours later for breakfast the next day. This allows your body to maintain energy, stabilize blood sugar, and allow an overnight fast window for your body to do &#8220;housekeeping&#8221;&#160;&#8211; which essentially means it culls dead cells and focuses on other body functions other than breaking down food. This is great for overall health and anti-aging.</p> <p><strong>9. What's a good way for couples to motivate one another while also planning a wedding?</strong><br>I think the key is to get on the same page. One of the top reasons people cite for falling off a health and fitness regimen is because their significant other wasn&#8217;t on board. That being said, making sure you are both on the same page and want the same things can really help, otherwise your partner might feel threatened and unconsciously try to sabotage you by ordering pizza, etc. Communication is key. Be sure to talk about what you want for the future&#160;for both of you: a long, healthy life together, looking good and feeling good, and having great sex, for example. Staying fit helps accomplish all three.</p> <p><strong>10. What are your tips for staying motivated to work out and being healthy after the wedding?</strong><br>The great news is that maintenance is way easier than losing or getting back in shape. If you are at your goal, you don&#8217;t need to worry about eating less than you burn in a day in order to lose fat. You can eat a bit more, be a bit more lax with your workouts, and go&#160;three times a week if things get busy without seeing much of a change instead of&#160;five, for example. The key is to simply not overeat&#160;&#8211; if you don&#8217;t overeat, you can&#8217;t gain fat. Maintain your fitness with a minimum of three, focused thirty-minute workouts a week and that will keep you in solid shape.&#160;</p> <p><a href="https://www.jillianmichaels.com/app" ><img src="https://d1zpvjny0s6omk.cloudfront.net/media/fileupload/2019/10/12/Jillian-Michaels-My-Fitness-App.jpg" alt="Jillian Michaels tips for getting in shape before the wedding day my fitness app wedding warrior program" width="1500" height="1035"></a></p> <p>To get&#160;more information about the app and access&#160;a six-week&#160;bridal bootcamp&#160;program&#160;with unique workouts that alternate between 40-minute strength days and 25-minute cardio days to get you in shape for your trip down the aisle, <a href="https://www.jillianmichaels.com/app" >click here</a>.&#160;For more inspiration, discover<a href="/news/beauty/5-healthy-habits-for-engaged-couples/4904/" > five healthy habits</a> for engaged couples, learn <a href="/news/beauty/6-fitness-tips-for-brides-to-be/4849/" >six fitness tips for brides-to-be</a>, and get more tips <a href="/news/beauty/health-fitness/" >here</a>.</p> .
  • How to Design the Perfect Wedding Invitations
    13 October 2019

    How to Design the Perfect Wedding Invitations

    Invitations are a key component of any wedding ceremony. Not only do invitations tell people what to expect of the day’s schedule, but it gives them an idea of the theme and style of the event.

    To create the perfect wedding invitations for your special day, there are some important components to consider. These factors will help to excite people about your special day and give them a little look into the personality and style of the couple-to-be.

    Wedding Style

    Your invitations are the first clue into how your wedding day will look. Guests can often recognize the style of a wedding, based on the format of a wedding invitation.

    Luxury wedding invitations tell guests that the event is going to be formal. This can help them decide what to wear and how to prep for the event. A more casual wedding invitation might suggest a laid-back or outdoor wedding that requires less formal attire.

    It will be helpful to decide what kind of wedding you’re having before you choose your wedding invitation. This will be the inspiration for the wedding invites you go with.

     

    Color Scheme

    Lots of weddings have a color scheme, which can be seen throughout the venue, decor, and attire. If you want, you can also incorporate your color scheme into the invitations as well!

    In addition to this, you might also want to carry the color scheme through the rest of your custom stationery. Items like the menu and ceremony program can also have the same colors to make everything uniform.

     

    Traditional or Modern

    After you’ve chosen details like colors and font, you can decide the shape of your invitations. While a rectangular card is the most popular shape, some couples are going with modern shapes that add another dimension to the invitation.

    Square, round, and scalloped invitations are all gaining in popularity. The custom shapes suggest a more modern flair to a wedding, as opposed to the traditional style. If you’ve got a unique wedding planned out, this might be a great idea.

     

    The Envelope

    Traditional wedding invitations come in envelopes, but there are lots of new ways to deliver the exciting news to your guests! Items like wedding invitation boxes are a fun way to surprise your loved ones, as they open up a uniquely-designed box to find their invite!

    Not only will they be impressed with your unique way of presenting their invite, but they’ll also have an idea of all the fun they can expect at the actual event.

     

    Reflecting the Couple

    Whether you’re working with casual invites or luxury wedding invitations, these important items set the tone for your wedding day. Choose a design that reflects who you are as a couple, and which gives guests a look into the fun they can expect on your big day.

    Have fun with your design, and don’t be afraid to get creative! It’s your special day, after all!

    Golden fabric custom invitation setPremium quality boxed wedding invitation with crown pair brooch

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  • MW Quiz: Pick Between These Hollywood Hunks And We’ll Tell You Who Your Dream Man Is
    12 October 2019

    Your celebrity crush says a lot about your personality! Pick between these Hollywood hunks and we'll tell you who your dream man is.

    The post MW Quiz: Pick Between These Hollywood Hunks And We’ll Tell You Who Your Dream Man Is appeared first on Modern Wedding.

  • How Should You Do Your Nails for Your Wedding?
    12 October 2019
    <p>When it comes to bridal beauty, a lot of the focus is understandably on hair and makeup; however, your nails are an important part of your overall look as well. After all, people are going to want to look at your rings, and photos of your bouquet are bound to include your hands. If you regularly hit up the nail salon every month, you likely already know the type of manicure you&#8217;ll have for your big day. For those who tend to DIY their own manicures or leave their nails bare, this breakdown of the different methods can help you decide how you want your nails done for your wedding.&#160;</p> <p><a href="/weddings/jewish-ceremony-with-elegant-rustic-details-in-beverly-hills/816/" ><img src="https://d1zpvjny0s6omk.cloudfront.net/media/fileupload/2019/10/11/Laurie%20Bailey-Herbst-nails.JPG" alt="close-up of bride's hands with natural looking french manicure" width="800"></a><br><em>Photo by&#160;<a href="https://www.lauriebailey.com/" >Laurie Bailey Photography</a></em></p> <p><strong>- Acrylics.</strong> A great choice if you want long, dramatic nails for the big day, though natural styles are an option with this method as well. Acrylic nails are long lasting and durable, but they can be damaging upon removal. However, if you plan to stick with acrylics for a long time (or already do your nails this way before the wedding) you can easily have them filled.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- Gels.</strong> Actual gel nails (as opposed to gel polish) are similar to acrylics, but have a more natural appearance. Both gel nails and gel polish require being cured under a UV light, which is a downside for many, but they are long-lasting enough that you can get your manicure done the week of the wedding and not worry about chipping.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- Dip powder.</strong> This tends to last as long as gels or acrylics without the need for UV lamps or chemicals, and removal is simple without damaging your nail. Yet, some may not like how thick it feels, and there are concerns about how hygienic the use of dip powder is at a salon.&#160;</p> <p><strong>- Press-ons.</strong> While they have a reputation of being for children or young teens, press-on nails may actually be a good option for your wedding. There are both high end and affordable options, but the main benefit is how much time they&#8217;ll save. The temporary nature will be a pro or a con depending on your preference. If you want picture-perfect nails through your honeymoon, they&#8217;re not a great option. But if you don&#8217;t typically like to have long nails and just wanted something special for your wedding day, you can easily remove them before heading to the airport.&#160;&#160;</p> <p><strong>- Traditional polish.</strong> This is perfect for a low-maintenance bride who still wants to feel &#8220;done up&#8221; on the big day. It&#8217;s also one of the more affordable options, whether you go to a professional or simply use your own nail polish at home. The downside is that regular manicures have a tendency to chip much more easily, so you&#8217;ll have to get your nails done the evening before the celebration &#8211; if not in the morning while getting ready!&#160;</p> <p>For more tips, find&#160;out&#160;<a href="/news/beauty/whats-the-best-manicure-to-show-off-your-engagement-ring/3062/" >what polish colors can help show off your engagement ring</a> and discover <a href="/news/beauty/15-nude-nail-polish-shades-for-your-wedding/4049/" >the right nude shade for your nails</a>.</p> .
  • Movie Weddings That Will Inspire Your Wedding Style
    11 October 2019

    While the weddings we see in movies may feel like a fantasy, why not take some style inspiration from your favourite on-screen bride!

    The post Movie Weddings That Will Inspire Your Wedding Style appeared first on Modern Wedding.

  • Anne Barge Bridal Just Turned 20
    11 October 2019

    Founded in 1999, Anne Barge Bridal is renowned for being timelessly modern. For this collection, gowns from the designer’s archives were re-interpreted, breathing new life into the classic styles.  What we love (besides everything) is how the collection showcases the brand’s evolution over the years while still staying original.

     

    The post Anne Barge Bridal Just Turned 20 appeared first on WedLuxe Magazine.

Indian Wedding Blogs

14 October 2019

Indian Wedding Blogs
  • 890 Cocktail Rings to Flaunt on Your Sangeet
    14 October 2019
  • 5 Times Shivangi Joshi Inspired Bridesmaids with her Impeccable Outfits
    14 October 2019

    Best friend’s wedding coming up this year? Are you riddled with questions like “what will I wear?”, “will there be single men/ladies there?”, “aaa will I outshine the sister of the groom?” Relax chica, for Shivangi Joshi  is here to help you! You may remember her as the protagonist Nyraa from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Her impeccable wardrobe inspired me to compile her looks and present to you-

     

    1. A dusty rose lehenga never goes wrong

     

    Outfit: Reynu Taandon

     

    2. Making a statement in a black shimmery gown with a thigh-high slit 

     

    Outfit: Sewbery

     

    3. Love this muted grey and blue lehenga with floral embroidery

     

    Outfit: Abhishek Verma Design

     

    4. Shivangi looks stunning in this mint floral blouse and ivory lehenga

     

    Outfit: Akashi Designer Studio

     

    5. Woah, look at the golden gown with dramatic ruffle sleeves!

     

    Outfit: Hubsch Gowns

     

     

  • Pernia Qureshi's Heirloom Reception Outfit is Perfect for a Regal Bride
    14 October 2019

    Pernia Qureshi, popularly known for ‘Pernia’s Popup Shop’ is a fashion entrepreneur who is known for her impeccable style. She recently tied the knot with her beau, Sahil Gilani and her pictures broke the internet! It comes as no surprise that she was seen flaunting some gorgeous and breathtaking outfits on her wedding functions- a Faraz Manan lehenga for her sangeet, an ivory kurta by Qureshi label for her mehendi ceremony, and a heavy silver lehenga by Elan for her wedding.

     

    While the queen of fashion looked stunning in each ensemble  

    Pernia left us awestruck once again with her Reception outfit, and we are still drooling over it. This outfit has a whole lot of feelings, nostalgia and a personal touch. Pernia mentioned on her Instagram page that this red farshi gharara was originally stitched by her Nani for her mother, and now it was redone by House of Kotwara for Pernia’s reception.

     

    Here are pictures from her reception which will make your heart skip a beat and transport you to a regal world:

     

     

     

     

    The outfit consisted of a red full-sleeved top with flared bottoms. Although her flared bottoms weren’t heavily embellished; the purple, pink, yellow and green hem, made her outfit look even more spectacular! Her elegant tissue-silk dupatta completed her royal ensemble. 

     

    This recreated farshi gharara is made out of zari. The motifs and techniques used to make this royal and exemplary outfit, come from Kotwara’s archives. Each inch of embroidery uses more than eight types of zari yarn and stitches. Moreover, the dupatta is also woven using zari. 

    FUN FACT: This outfit took almost 22 months to complete.

     

    Pernia’s makeup was taken care of by Namrata Soni. Her bold red lip colour, pink eyeshadow and contoured cheekbones made her look nothing short of stunning!

     

     

     

    Next time you are wondering how to incorporate an heirloom outfit, take a cue from Pernia’s gorgeous ensemble!

     

    Images source: Stories by Joseph Radhik

  • This Sister Duo Planned a 100% Eco-Friendly Wedding By Themselves!
    14 October 2019

    We always nod along to Vandana Shiva and Greta Thunberg’s speeches but seldom do we make the necessary changes. And when the topic of an eco-friendly wedding comes up, we limit ourselves to seed paper invitations and give excuses to cover up the waste generated at weddings. How can one forget the infamous Gupta wedding that took place in Auli and left behind 4000kgs of waste? The Gupta wedding is just an example of many. Families go out of their way to impress their guests, often wasting food and other resources. But on the bright side, I recently came across a wedding that acts like a glimmer of hope in this wasteful world. I have to say, I am mighty impressed by Sanchita and Prasoon’s eco-friendly wedding held in Bikaner.

     

    The credit for this beautiful wedding goes to her sister and wedding planner, Prakriti Rajvanshi. Prakriti and Sanchita are pro-sustainability and they do their bit in their everyday lives to be zero waste and environment-friendly. The first thing I did as the wedding planner was to Google around the eco-friendly weddings in India. I was shocked to find out that no North-Indian wedding has been fully zero-waste! Agreed, a lot of weddings use eco-friendly cutlery and saplings at their wedding ceremonies, but never fully zero waste. We wanted to make sure every element is paid attention to.” says Prakriti. The idea behind a green wedding was not just to reduce wastage that a wedding generates but was also to spread some awareness of how small choices and small conscience efforts can make a big difference. 

     

     

    From favours to decor elements, this unique wedding has made a long-lasting impression.

     

    Mehendi Ceremony

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    They kept saplings for the local guests at the mehendi ceremony. “The plants we chose required low maintenance. We kept a total of 150 plants and even if 1 person started to learn how to nurture a plant and let it grow; my purpose is achieved. The plants were bought from a local nursery at Rs. 30 each. The special thing about all 150 saplings was the packaging. When you generally go to buy sapling from a nursery they are in a plastic bag or plastic pots and we know how harmful is that. So when we ordered plants at the nursery we requested him to not to use plastic and instead wrap them in jute bags. We collected scrap jute bags from scrap dealer and cut them into smaller pieces suitable for one sapling.”

     

     

    A surprising yet thoughtful element of the gift cart was the seed ball. They packed each seed ball in small cloth bags that they upcycled out of an unused organza dupatta. The seed balls were for outstation guests as they are portable They placed an order for seedballs from Araatrika.

     

    Sangeet Ceremony

     

     

    Prakriti  made special seating tags for the couple for the sangeet ceremony. The tags were upcycled using scrap jute bag and acrylic paint.

     

    Haldi Ceremony

     

     

     The gifts for the groom's family were all packed in a cotton cloth bags. These were further decorated with net instead of plastic. There was a handwritten name tag attached to every gift to complete the look.

     

     

     

    The sisters up-cycled newspapers to make sagan ka lifafa. They used wax seals with the couple’s initials to make it more attractive. They made approximately 200 envelopes and had three colours to indicate which one has how much money. A few guests kept those envelopes as a souvenir of the wedding.

     

     

     Prakriti used an old pair of kolhapuris and took out the bag of scrap fabrics and laces to create a brand new bright pair for the bride to go with Haldi theme.

     

     

    Love this nimbu-mirchi decor for the haldi ceremony.

     

     

    Here is a bonus picture of the bride and her bridesmaids wearing the saree that she gifted them at the mehendi ceremony. The saree is made of sustainable material!

     

    If you ever think you can’t pull of an eco-friendly wedding, just think of Sanchita and Prasoon’s and the ideas will flow in!

  • Kimayra: Your Go-to place for Skincare and Haircare Products
    14 October 2019

    Venue-Check 

    Lehenga- Check

    Jewellery-Check

    Dulha- Hopefully check :-P

     

    Umm...are you missing out something important?

     

    Do you think your wedding preparations will be complete without a beauty regime?

    The answer is NO!

     

    Over the years, brides have become increasingly aware of how and which beauty products they should and shouldn’t be using. Moreover, many brides are seen switching to more natural and ayurvedic beauty products, ensuring perfect health and nourishment.

     

    If this is what you seek as well, Kimayra is the perfect pick for you! 

    Kimayra is the unique combination of modern and Ayurveda age. Kimayra helps you maintain balance and takes you back to nature. It started with the simple thought to bring out the powerhouse of nature’s elements, to help heal and beautify. Something which is apt for the modern-day bride! This brand enables customers to get access to high-quality products for a deep-rooted earthy experience. Sans any adulteration, every extract and every ingredient is 100% natural.

     

    The main aim of Kimayra is to bring nature’s ancient secrets to modern customers. Essential oils at Kimayra adhere to the highest standards of purity, authenticity, and quality.

     

    Here are some products you can consider if you are looking out for something natural and effective:

     

    1.Jojoba Oil

     

     

     

     

     

    Are you struggling with hair and skin problems?

    Are you worried they might ruin your D-day pictures?

    Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this oil is a  one-stop solution for all your problems. This oil has absorption properties, is deeply moisturizing, and a powerhouse of nutrients. 

    Moreover, it can be used as a makeup-remover, strengthen nails, and can be used for hair and body massages as well.

     

    2. Rose Water

     

     

     

    Amidst the hullabaloo of wedding preparations, all you need is something that restores freshness and coolness. This Rosewater helps make your skin radiant while leaving a scintillating scent. 

    It is considered as a natural astringent and helps restore the skin’s PH level. You can use this rosewater mist to refresh yourself at any time of the day!

     

    3. Spearmint Essential Oil

     

     

    Spearmint or green mint is an essential oil widely known for its antiseptic, antifungal, cosmetic, stress-relieving, and herbal properties. 

    It helps in protecting wounds, menstrual discomfort, and coping up with breathing issues.

     

    4. Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bulgarian Lavender Essential oil is cooling, relaxing, and has uplifting effects. If you are looking out for something which will help you beat acne, skin problems, and provide immune support, then this is definitely your go-to product.

     

    5. Spearmint Bath Salt

     

     

    A way of making an ordinary bath extraordinary is by adding this relaxing and fragrant and bath salt. This pure and handmade soap helps revitalize your skin, calm your senses, and helps you get an unmatched bathing experience.

     

    6. Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

     

     

    This extremely versatile oil can help nourish the skin and oil. It has the capacity of making the skin feel smooth and supple. It gives your hair a wonderful conditioning treatment. If you have a dry and sensitive scalp, this product is a must-have!

     

    Ready to rock your healthy and nourished skin and tresses?

  • 7 Indian Superfoods that will Change the Game!
    14 October 2019

    In the frenzy of wedding planning, one often forgets to take care of their health. Darling, while you are busy running from post to pillar you are neglecting your health! Don’t even get me started on the fad diets that you go for just to lose some extra kilos. First of all, it is not necessary to lose weight for the wedding. It is completely up to you. But it is important to be healthy. Binging on junk or comfort food as we call it can prove to be quite harmful. My advice- include nutritious food in your diet. No, you don’t have to eat avocados, blueberries or other fancy-schmancy items. The wedding is enough to burn a hole in your pocket, your diet shouldn’t!

     

    FYI, India houses some of the most healthy food items. It won’t cost you moreover, it will provide you with all the necessary nutrients and vitamins. So, keep your acai berry bowls at bay and take a look at these 8 Indian superfoods that will help you to stay in the pink of health.

     

    1. Barley

     

    Once known as the poor man’s wheat, jau or barley is quickly becoming a favourite amongst health enthusiasts. Barley helps in fighting cholesterol and hunger. It also aids in detoxification and is packed with antioxidants.

    Drinking barley water or barley tea on a regular basis will help you with UTIs. Barley tea is a popular drink among Koreans- they credit it for their beautiful, glowing skin.

     

    2. Coconut

    Coconut is a major part of food cooked in South India and Maharashtra. Food cooked in coconut oil is healthier than the one cooked in sunflower oil. Drink at least a glass of coconut water in a day, binge on coconut meat, cook food in coconut oil, apply some coconut oil on your hair- there are numerous ways to include coconut in your daily life. It is good for your hair, skin and overall health!

     

    3. Jackfruit

     

     

    Jackfruit or fanas is known as a miracle fruit all over the world. It is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, fibre and electrolytes. Jackfruit is known to improve digestion and is an excellent source of simple sugar (fructose).

     

    4. Makhana

     

     

    Makhana is my favourite snack to munch on. Makhanas or fox-nuts are low in fat, high in protein, iron and magnesium. They are also believed to slow down ageing. Roast some makhana in ghee and salt and make yourself a tasty snack for evenings.

     

    5. Haldi

     

     

    One of the most common spices in Indian kitchens, haldi is packed with numerous benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties and exceptional medical benefits. It can cure a cold and cough in a jiffy! Golden milk as our White friends like to call it is your best bet. Just gulp down a glass of haldi ka doodh in the morning and you are good to go.

     

    6. Moringa

     

     

    The fancy-sounding moringa is nothing but our humble drumsticks. Moringa often makes an appearance in Indian curries and veggies. It is packed with nutrients and is a rich source of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, C and D. Moringa leaves help in reducing cholesterol and blood sugar.

     

    7. Desi Ghee

     

     

    Last but not least, the mother of all superfoods- The Desi Ghee! Ghee has tons of healthy fats, helps to lose weight, boosts immunity and aids in digestion. It is an excellent moisturizer and the best oil for your hair. Stop saying eww and start consuming ghee already!

     

    Say bye to the fancy superfoods and start making Indian superfoods as a part of your daily diet!

  • 5 Hatke Amit Aggarwal Polymer Sarees for Your Bridal Trousseau
    14 October 2019

    Sarees; my first love. I have grown up watching my mother drape her sarees (taanth, silks, and the occasional georgettes) in a jiffy and perfectly so. Naturally, I love sarees but, much to my mother’s chagrin, the regular materials or rather, the traditional fabrics she loved have come a long way when it comes to defining a saree.

     

    Fashion and innovation go-hand-in-hand, right? Well, this is true for sarees too. While on the one hand, there is an entire movement dedicated to reviving ancient weaves, on the other hand, new-age fashion designers are working towards sustainable use of materials. No, I am not only talking about going back to cotton or mulls but actually making use of plastic polymers to carve new silhouettes in sarees. Yes, this particular designer has ensured that you will want to include these hatke sarees in your bridal trousseau!

     

    But plastic polymers? Yes, you read that right! The designer in question is none other than Amit Aggarwal. Never the one to shy away from reusing plastic and other industrial materials in mainstream fashion, he adds an ‘inimitable touch of innovation’ to the eternal Indian garment - the saree. 

     

    At the Indian Couture Week 2019, Amit Aggarwal’s new collection titled ‘Lumen and Flux’ showcased clothes that were nothing short of magnificent! Lumen showcased edgy designs with a lot of layering, an amalgamation of West and East. And the best part - the collection included sarees blended with dresses, with two pallus, dramatic trails, structured silhouettes and bridal lehengas with a Victorian influence.

     

    The colour palette was refreshing too - blending opaque colours with metallic colours in iridescent hues. Colours like deep emerald, petrol-like, purple, plum with gold, silver, ivory and blush. These were combined with neons as well. Furthermore, the designer made use of recycled polymer stripes to carve abstract foliage patterns on gossamer tulle lace and organzas.

     

    So while I can go on and do about these sarees and the designer, of course, let’s just take a look at his amazing creations!

     

    1. Plum Goddess

     

     

    Lisa Haydon Lalvani walked the ramp for Amit Agarwal donning a new-age winged saree complete with recycled polymer details.

     

    2. Beauty in Nature

     

     

    This beautiful winged saree is straight out of my dream! And brides-to-be, take notes! It would be a great addition to your bridal trousseau :)

    Handcrafted and embroidered to bio-mimic the minute details of plant and human anatomy, opaque, transparent and reflection of the emerald colour shows the reflection of light. 

     

    3. Metallica

     

     

    Asli Sona aka Sonakshi Sinha in a gorgeous new-age metallic saree with hand-embellished linear details. 

     

    4. Sculptured Beauty

     

     

    Talk about innovation and you get a new-age saree with a sculptured pallu crafted with moulded polymer. 

     

    5. The Classic Combination

     

     

    You really can’t go wrong with a black and gold combination, can you? Nope. Another Lumen winged saree for keeps!

     

    So, what say ladies? Want to wear sarees but want to stand apart from the madding crowd? These polymer-based winged sarees are a great bet!


    Please note: All images are courtesy  Amit Aggarwal.

  • 8 Gorgeous Outfit Inspirations for your First Karva Chauth
    14 October 2019

    Over the years TV and cinema have glorified and over-glorified a simple function like Karva Chauth. I still don’t like the idea of fasting for my pati dev’s long life but the idea of dressing up, applying mehendi and gossiping about your husbands and m-i-l with society wali ladies does make me happy! My earliest memory of Karva Chauth is Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. In fact, Bole Chudiyan is, was and will always be one of my favourite songs. If you wish to look no less than Poo this Karva Chauth, scroll down for some great outfit inspiration-

     

    1. Let’s start with the auspicious red colour. This lovely lehenga with floral embroidery is one of my favourites.

     

    Outfit: Anita Dongre

    Image source: Divina Rikhye

     

    2. You’ll need some marsala on that day *wink wink*

     

    Outfit: Mahima Mahajan

     

    3. Pimp up your subtle and simple outfit with a silk dupatta

     

    Outfit: Bunaai

     

    4. Anita Dongre’s Winter Velvets plays with zari embroidery in a deep emerald shade

     

    Outfit: Anita Dongre

     

    5. An ivory lehenga paired with an orange dupatta looks stunning. Take a look at the detailing on the sleeve!

     

    Outfit: Ayinat

     

    6. Priyanka Chopra’s strawberry pink Anarkali is perfect for the occasion

     

    Outfit: Anita Dongre

     

    7. A contemporary mint green banarasi lehenga 

    Outfit: Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor

     

    8. A tomato red Punjabi suit with stunning details on gold

     

    Outfit: Bunaai

     

    Poo approves of these outfits!

  • Chambor's Anti-Shine Primer is the Answer to your Makeup Woes
    14 October 2019

    There is no denying the fact that outdoor day functions are more fun than the night ones. The natural lighting results in such good pictures! But then we can’t have everything, right? One downfall about an outdoor function is the humidity and of course, the heat. If you live in a tropical country like India, you are bound to sweat bullets the moment you step out of the house. While an afternoon mehendi function or a sundowner wedding sounds like a good idea, you don’t want to take a risk with the makeup. Imagine if your eyeliner or kajal starts running or if your rouge spreads all over...oh, the nightmare! 

     

    Brides, brides, brides! Before you take any decisions like “oh god, no day functions!”, take a deep breath. Like everything else in this world, there is a fix for this too! Unknown to many, there exists a small tube of wonders that will solve all your makeup woes. I am talking about the primer! According to the makeup dictionary, a primer creates an extra layer between your skin and the makeup. It’s the step between skincare and foundation to prep the skin. It helps the makeup to last longer and creates an even canvass for the makeup. In short, your makeup will stay put! It’s the step between skincare and foundation to prep the skin. A primer is an ideal product for women with oily or combination skin. Apart from creating a flawless canvas, a primer helps in reducing inflammation and controls oil secretion. So can you skip applying primer? Absolutely not!

     

     

    One primer that will become your BFF is Chambor’s Anti-Shine Primer. Its translucent gel to powder-matte finish is optimal for all skin types. The healthy, silicon-free formula prevents the congestion of pores and gives your face that naturally stunning finish. You don’t have to worry about shining like Edward Cullen if during your day/summer wedding cause this baby will fix that problem for you! The anti-shine primer’s features make it irresistible - 

     

    • Smooths out irregularities
    • Mattifies the skin
    • Absorbs excess sebum
    • Keeps your skin shine-free

     

    So brides, take a chill pill. Chambor’s Anti Shine Primer will take care of the rest!


     

     

  • 8 Cocktail Rings to Flaunt on Your Sangeet
    14 October 2019

    Here’s the thing - I love jewellery! Be it gold, silver, diamonds, polki… you name it, I like it! But I also like to wear minimal jewellery. So, I’d rather pick long chandelier earrings with an evening gown, a chunky neckpiece with a saree forgoing the earrings or I'd simply choose a cocktail ring! Yes, a stunning, chunky cocktail ring would be the perfect accessory - enough to make a statement and make heads turn!

     

    But do you know which cocktail ring is perfect for you? The idea of a cocktail emerged way back in the 1920s and was really popular in the 40s. So what is a cocktail ring? Simply put, it is an oversized ring with a large stone or diamond at the centre. It often has an elaborate design and is super sparkly! It can be made using any metal - gold, silver or even platinum.

     

    When buying a cocktail ring, you have to keep a few things in mind. The budget, of course, is the first and most important. You need to make an informed choice too. Third, you need to see how it will blend with your wardrobe, how you are going to use and if it goes with most of your wardrobe. Most importantly, when wearing a cocktail ring, you will need to tone down the use of other jewellery.

     

    And finally, let’s look at some stunning cocktail rings :)

     

    1. A Heart of Diamond

     

    Image Source: Hazoori Lal Legacy

     

    Wear your heart on your hand… literally! This stunning diamond cocktail ring from Hazoori Lal Legacy boasts of floral trellises and a heart with a tiny heart at the centre! This ring is to be worn on the middle finger as well as the ring finger. 

     

    2. The Emerald Drop

     

    Image Source: Hazoori Lal Legacy

     

    A stunner, isn’t it?

     

    3. Triad of Perfection

     

    Image Source: Jet Gems

     

    Now, there are never any words enough to describe perfection, no?

     

    4. The Green Goddess

     

     

    Image Source: Jet Gems

     

    Dazzle one and all with this gorgeous emerald and diamond ring! 

     

    5. For the Aristocracy

     

    Image Source: TBZ - The Orginal

     

    Set in rose gold with marquise diamonds, this cocktail ring is truly one-of-its-kind! 

     

    6. The Diamante Dandelion

     

     

    Image Source: Hazoori Lal Legacy

     

    A dandelion is delicate yet firm in the face of strong winds, isn’t it? Just like this unique dandelion-like rose gold cocktail ring set with diamonds!

     

    7. A Celestial Cluster

     

    Image Source: Hazoori Lal Legacy

     

    Not one, not two but 4 different solitaires make up this beautiful cluster diamond cocktail ring!

     

    8. A Melange of Colours

     

    Image Source: TBZ - The Orginal

     

    What, now how do we say… here’s a diamond ring with Keshi pearls, diamonds and a Russian emerald!

Wedding Invitation Blogs

14 October 2019

Wedding Invitation Blogs
  • Everything you need to know about e-wedding cards
    14 October 2019

    Your wedding card sets the tone of your nuptial ceremony. If not much, they consume a big part of your wedding budget.

    Paper invites are not only pricier but they require time to stuff, stamp, and then mail to the desired guests’ list. They have some impact on the environment too i.e. a lot of paper is consumed to make different cards for your wedding, for e.g. RSVP, thank-you card, menu card, etc. With these disadvantages of traditional wedding cards, couples in this era are opting for e-wedding invites.

    Digital invites or e-wedding cards are a quicker and simpler way to announce your wedding. But having said that, a paper card may seem impractical but they are traditional. The grandeur and personal touch of a paper invite are unmatchable. Also, the traditionalists in your family might completely reject the idea of digital invites. So, what’s the solution?

    Before we find the answer to the question, let’s look at some of the benefits of an e-wedding card. Digital invites are in trend due to the following reasons:

    Save money: With digital invites, you can save money which you would have otherwise spent on printing paper invites. You can invest this money on other important things or rituals of your wedding.

    Faster: Digital invites are faster and easier to send than a paper invite. You can simply get them designed by online wedding card designers and mail them to your guests.

    Quicker responses: With digital invites, you can get quicker responses on your RSVP. Unlike paper invites, you don’t have to deal with several paper leaves, you can get the answer on the same mail thread.

    Green: Digital invites are environment-friendly as no paper is wasted. You can manage everything online through digital mediums.

    Last-minute savior: Digital invites are best for couples who are planning a quick wedding. Paper invites need to be sent at least 6 weeks before your big day and similarly, they need to be printed even before that. If your wedding is happening in a hurry, you can opt for digital invites.

    Digital invites or paper invites – which one is better?

    You can include the elements of both in your wedding. This also answers our question, we asked earlier in the blog.

    No matter how practical digital invites are, they lack the personal touch. Your wedding invite is an important part of your wedding. Your guests and you would love to cherish the card for years as a souvenir of your wedding, which is not possible with a digital invite. Plus, not everyone in the family or on your guests’ list is internet savvy. The mail might get lost or end up in the spam folder.

    Hence, per our suggestion, you can use both mediums for different functions.

    • Send digital invites for your RSVP, thank-you cards, menu cards, etc. and send a paper invite for the main wedding function.
    • Send printed invitations, and ask your guests to send RSVP online.
    • Send digital invites to your friends living abroad (who are tech-savvy), and send paper invites to your close family and friends.

    Remember, you can always give a personal call to your loved ones whom you don’t want to miss the wedding.

  • How to Design the Perfect Wedding Invitations
    12 October 2019

    How to Design the Perfect Wedding Invitations

    Invitations are a key component of any wedding ceremony. Not only do invitations tell people what to expect of the day’s schedule, but it gives them an idea of the theme and style of the event.

    To create the perfect wedding invitations for your special day, there are some important components to consider. These factors will help to excite people about your special day and give them a little look into the personality and style of the couple-to-be.

    Wedding Style

    Your invitations are the first clue into how your wedding day will look. Guests can often recognize the style of a wedding, based on the format of a wedding invitation.

    Luxury wedding invitations tell guests that the event is going to be formal. This can help them decide what to wear and how to prep for the event. A more casual wedding invitation might suggest a laid-back or outdoor wedding that requires less formal attire.

    It will be helpful to decide what kind of wedding you’re having before you choose your wedding invitation. This will be the inspiration for the wedding invites you go with.

     

    Color Scheme

    Lots of weddings have a color scheme, which can be seen throughout the venue, decor, and attire. If you want, you can also incorporate your color scheme into the invitations as well!

    In addition to this, you might also want to carry the color scheme through the rest of your custom stationery. Items like the menu and ceremony program can also have the same colors to make everything uniform.

     

    Traditional or Modern

    After you’ve chosen details like colors and font, you can decide the shape of your invitations. While a rectangular card is the most popular shape, some couples are going with modern shapes that add another dimension to the invitation.

    Square, round, and scalloped invitations are all gaining in popularity. The custom shapes suggest a more modern flair to a wedding, as opposed to the traditional style. If you’ve got a unique wedding planned out, this might be a great idea.

     

    The Envelope

    Traditional wedding invitations come in envelopes, but there are lots of new ways to deliver the exciting news to your guests! Items like wedding invitation boxes are a fun way to surprise your loved ones, as they open up a uniquely-designed box to find their invite!

    Not only will they be impressed with your unique way of presenting their invite, but they’ll also have an idea of all the fun they can expect at the actual event.

     

    Reflecting the Couple

    Whether you’re working with casual invites or luxury wedding invitations, these important items set the tone for your wedding day. Choose a design that reflects who you are as a couple, and which gives guests a look into the fun they can expect on your big day.

    Have fun with your design, and don’t be afraid to get creative! It’s your special day, after all!

    Golden fabric custom invitation setPremium quality boxed wedding invitation with crown pair brooch

    The post How to Design the Perfect Wedding Invitations appeared first on Wedding Planning, Invitations & Bag Wholesale.

  • charcoal letterpress dinner invitations
    11 October 2019

    We worked with Write Occasions in Colorado to create these charcoal letterpress dinner invitations. They opted for a typography layout using a serif font. The invitation tells guests that a sleigh whisks them away to their cabin with a fire waiting for them. It’s only fitting that they chose a belly-band with a cabin illustration to jazz-up this set. The belly-band made from vellum keeps the overall design clean as well as modern. Finally, the envelope liner printed in Charcoal added a complementary look to the Charcoal based suite.

    Letterpress: Charcoal | Fonts: AT Sackers Light Roman & Baskerville | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply New Light Gray | Size: F8 | Customization: 47342 | Write Occasions – CO

  • Romantic Soft Gray Letterpress Wedding Invitations
    10 October 2019
    There is nothing quite as magical as the simple elegance of our Sophia letterpress wedding invitations. Perfectly embossed with hand-sketched calligraphy and wrapped up in an elegant silk charmeuse ribbon, this invitation suite would be perfect for any bohemian styled bride. We paired our Sophia suite with our delicate and dreamy platinum silk charmeuse ribbon... Read more »
  • 90th letterpress birthday invitation
    09 October 2019

    Many wedding invitations come through our shop so it’s always nice to see a refreshing birthday design once in a while! This 90th letterpress birthday invitation set the tone for the event to come. Virginia Diamond’s playful design mimicked her namesake as a queen of diamonds playing card. They chose our Deep Red letterpress ink, a color similar to the red in a set of playing cards. Finally, we have no doubt this celebration is one to bet on – thanks to the help of Jenny’s Paper Ink.

    Letterpress: Deep Red | Fonts: Univers | Design: Customer Created | Paper: 1 ply Bella Cotton | Size: A6 | Customization: 46267 | Jenny’s Paper Ink

  • Greenery & Springtime feel for Summer Wedding Invitations
    08 October 2019

    With my process, I plan time in for multiple revisions, feedback and conversations with the bride & groom about the design of their wedding invitation. And a few times, that time is limited.

    Natasha & Tanner were one of those couples who made it easy. I designed my 4-5 invitations for the couple and right away: “We love #1. No changes. We love it.”

    What? Are you sure? Like for reals?

    And instantly they were one of my favorite clients of 2019. I felt like Queen Midas and everything I touched for them was gold. And this designer can not complain about that.

    Now, let’s talk about these gorgeous invites. Their colors were blush and gold and LOTS of greenery. And they wanted to incorporate that into their wedding invitations. We went modern with the look and the gold foil was perfect for these. Looking at them now, they could have easily been for a spring wedding too. But I love couples who just know what they want no matter what time of year. Spring-y, light, airy…July! Yes!

    I designed their Save the Dates, wedding invitations, ceremony programs, koozies, welcome mirror plus custom cards they could use to write each other a person message on wedding day (#love).

    Keep scrollin’ down to check out all the great photos from Slice Studios. I can’t get enough of this Lincoln, Nebraska wedding!

    Natasha + Tanner
    July 13, 2019

    Ceremony: North American Martyrs Catholic Church
    Reception: Lincoln Station Great Hall
    Photographer: Slice Studios
    Videographer: Wedding Storytellers
    Florals: Petals to Platinum
    Cake: Pack ‘N Save Bakery
    Wedding Dress: Rhylan Lang
    Bridesmaid Dresses: Sample & Soiree Bridal
    Men’s Wear: Tip Top Tux
    Caterer: Premier Catering
    Transportation: Nebraska Party Bus
    Rentals: Nostalgia Rentals

    The post Greenery & Springtime feel for Summer Wedding Invitations appeared first on Dana Osborne Design.

  • Three Things to Consider When Planning Your Wedding Invitations
    08 October 2019

    Sending out your wedding invitations or save-the-dates is the first look many of your invited guests will have into your “big day,” so you want to do everything to make them sparkle like your engagement ring. Not certain where to start? Here are a few small things to consider that will make a huge impact on your wedding stationary.

    Start Early

    Your pre-invitation notice, also known as “save-the-dates,” ought to go out 8 to 10 months before the wedding date to give your guests adequate time to block out their time on their calendars. Depending on how extravagant you would like to make them, the turnaround time can vary from a couple of days to half a month to print them. Requesting all of your printing needs from one supplier can save you time, money, and make the whole process a lot simpler for you. A good rule to follow will be to start exploring design ideas and sourcing companies to design your exclusive wedding cards around 9 to 11 months before the wedding. Arrange to send your invitations with the final details of time and location around 8 to 10 weeks before the wedding.

    Work With Your Colors

    When picking a design for your wedding invitations, it is important to consider your wedding colors as well. You might need to incorporate your theme into your design, and after your invitations are sent out, repeat the main aspects of the design all through the remainder of your wedding stationery (like the name cards, menus, and service programs) for a strong, uniform look. While a lighter, neutral color such as ivory, cream, or white card stock combined with a dark or gold text style is a mainstay for formal wedding invitations, you can choose to illuminate your design with metallic textual styles, paper stock, and envelopes.

    Choose Invitations That Reflect Your Wedding Style

    Alongside posting the venue location, date, and time of day, the style of your greeting gives clues to the convention of your wedding. Give a good amount of thought to the kind of occasion you are hosting — exquisitely formal, easygoing and casual, or extravagant and decadent — before you start looking for stationery. You definitely want to pick a greeting style that hits a similar note to your wedding theme and decor. If you need inspiration, consider perusing wedding magazines and even other couples’ wedding websites to get ideas for your exclusive wedding cards and pass them along to your designer.

    Your wedding invitations and other stationery should reflect the love and style that will be on display during your special day. For elegant and alluring designs that stand the test of time, contact Regal Cards at www.regalcards.com for the perfect start to your wedding celebration.

    The post Three Things to Consider When Planning Your Wedding Invitations appeared first on Blog | Regal Cards.

  • Making the Best Indian Wedding Invitations: Where to Find a Template
    08 October 2019

    During a wedding preparation, most couples focus on basic stuff like venue, dress, photographer, food provider, and place of the wedding ceremony. Once the panning is done, they will notice that they are going over their budget. The result is cutting some budget from other components of the wedding such as the invitation. Some just end up sending an electronic Indian wedding invitation to their families abroad and a regular wedding invitation locally. What wedding couples are forgetting is the importance of a professionally and printed wedding invitation and its impact on their visitors upon receiving one.

    If you are on a budget, you can still have a beautifully printed wedding invitation by designing it. Wedding invitation makers will charge you less if you will come with your own design. You will just have to pay for the paper and the print. But where can you find a wedding invitation template?

    Get Inspiration From Wedding Stationery

    You can check online for wedding stationeries and pick ideas from available samples. These wedding stationeries can be opened using Adobe PDF or a regular Windows photo viewer. You can find hundreds of design and ideas from their samples, and pick something that matches your wedding theme.

    Check Your Wedding Invitation Provider’s Sample

    If your wedding invitation provider has agreed to print your DIY wedding invitation, then you can ask them to show you their designs. This way, you can have an idea of what they can do when it comes with wedding invitations.

    Trust Your Gut and go DIY

    Most couples have their own goals and dreams and aspirations and sometimes, they want to share it with the world through their wedding invitation. if you are one of these couples, start designing your own wedding invitation on a paper then show it to your partner service provider.

    For a more personalized Indian wedding invitation, you can check the offers of Regal Cards or visit their website at www.regalcards.com to view some samples.

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  • Find Detailed Indian Wedding Invitation Cards to Announce Your Event
    08 October 2019

    Indian weddings are full of intrigue and beauty that traditionally surround these much-anticipated events. Now, brides-to-be can find intricate and exquisitely detailed authentic Indian wedding invitation cards to perfectly describe and announce the upcoming event in the style that traditional Indian weddings deserve.

    Discover the Beauty of Delicate Indian Motifs and Designs

    India is a land of countless treasures and beautiful scenery. This country is a large mix of ethnic groups, rich historical traditions and fabulous cultural ways of life running through it. Discover all of the beauty and mystique heritage of ages-old Indian motifs and delicate designs that can be transferred over to your choice of gorgeous Indian wedding invitation cards without having to travel far to get them. More brides-to-be are realizing that they can showcase their wonderful Indian heritage directly into their wedding ceremony details.

    Choose from Rich and Vibrant Colors and Pattern Selections

    Your invitation cards can be crafted to show off your favorite Indian patterns and rich vibrant color combinations. It is a simple matter to order beautifully handcrafted Indian-styled wedding invitation cards in the traditions of Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali and Rajasthani marriage and wedding cards detailed with your favorite lacy scrolls or original designs to convey your rich heritage perfectly to invited guests.

    Stunning Handmade Wedding Invitation Cards from India

    Whether looking for a card suited for a Hindu, Muslim, Christian or Punjabi wedding ceremony, or desiring something totally different, there is an ideal invitation card that will delight your guests and detail the ceremony type. Discover how easy it is to order online and receive your cards in plenty of time before your big day.

    Learn more regarding our unique and magnificently detailed Indian wedding invitation cards and more by contacting Regal Cards. Browse the inventory and ordering details online via www.regalcards.com anytime.

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  • 3 Smart Tips for Having a Wedding That Your Guests Won’t Forget
    08 October 2019

    Couples celebrate many special moments together. If you’re lucky enough, you might be one of those couples that will soon begin planning a wedding. It’s understandable to want to make your wedding as special as possible. With that in mind, here are three tips for throwing a standout wedding.

    Hire a Food Truck for This Event

    No wedding is complete without foods and beverages for your guests to enjoy. Instead of serving fish or chicken, you could provide something much more original for your guests like steak. Considering that, look for local food trucks that would cater to your event. By choosing one or several food trucks, you’ll ensure you’re serving popular meals that everyone will enjoy.

    Purchase Designer Wedding Invitations

    Most people won’t realize you’re getting married until they receive an invitation to this event. Keeping the invitation in mind, it’s important to ensure that your wedding invitations stand out. To achieve this goal, find and purchase designer wedding invitations. Also, make sure you send your wedding invitations out as soon as possible. This helps to ensure that everyone’s able to set aside time to attend your special event.

    Use Flowers in New Ways

    Many wedding ceremony locations are filled with flowers. If you want your wedding event to stand out, try hanging flowers from the ceiling. This popular recent wedding design trend is gaining lots of momentum. Another creative way to use flowers is by decorating items other than tables. With a bit of imagination, you’ll be using flowers for decorative purposes that will amaze your guests.

    Remember, it’s important to want a wedding that stands out from the crowd. If you’re looking for designer wedding invitations, you’ll want to learn more about Regal Cards. Our company provides a wide range of designer invitations for all types of events. You can visit our company’s website at www.regalcards.com

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