You don’t even need to know what World Of Warcraft is to appreciate the wedding. Gotta love it!
You don’t even need to know what World Of Warcraft is to appreciate the wedding. Gotta love it!
Before the wedding planning, picking out the dress and finding the perfect venue, future brides and grooms have a very important decision to make: what sort of bridal jewelry speaks to them? With a slew of fantastic designers available, finding something truly stunning can be a daunting task. The following designers have made that choice a little easier.
DANHOV is a fantastic choice for couples who place a priority on handmade, ethical jewelry. Each piece is assembled by hand; no molds are used in the process. In addition to this, the diamonds in every piece are fair trade and conflict-free.
With such care placed in every piece of DANHOV jewelry, the result is a simply gorgeous piece, like the Abbraccio Swirl Engagement ring pictured above. Couples can purchase the ring as is or have it custom-created to fit their own unique picture of perfect.
For the couple who wants something incredibly rare that is sure to cause heads to turn, Uneek is the place to purchase bridal jewelry. Their designs often include sensational natural pink, yellow and blue diamonds that are among the most rare diamonds on earth, creating a very “uneek” look that is a touch whimsical and absolutely breathtaking.
The founding president and master designer, Benjamin Javaheri, is one of a long line of Persian master jewelry crafters. His last name even means “jewelry” in Farsi. Uneek designers utilize old world metal smithing and stone-setting disciplines with a sound understanding of modern jewelry design to create simply stunning pieces.
Budget is very important for some couples when shopping for bridal jewelry. For those individuals, Coronet is a wonderful resource. Their clever science utilizes seven diamonds with an elevated center as opposed to one diamond so the result is 399 facets instead of the 57 facets one normally gets with just one stone. The result is a magnificently sparkling, beautiful piece of jewelry that is more affordable than most traditional options.
Most of the Coronet bridal jewelry is created from 14k white gold, which is just as gorgeous as platinum but much more affordable. The sparkle and brilliance of each piece cannot be matched by any other designer, and it’s much easier on the pocket.
Each of these fantastic designers offer beautiful jewelry that couples will adore for years to come. Whether it’s the ethical aspect, the budget or the beauty you’re most worried about, these companies are worth checking out.
Every bride wants to look amazing on her wedding day. Aside from the usual rituals that include the makeup and hair, there are plenty of things a bride can do to ensure that she looks her absolute best on the big day.
In the days leading up to the wedding, you’re likely to be stressed, but you should not let it interfere with your sleep. Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep will keep you looking refreshed and will help you avoid dark circles and lines of fatigue.
You can do this at home or at your dentist’s office, and you’d be surprised what a difference it can make. Whitening your teeth can make you look years younger and it’s a must for those wedding photos!
Use your favorite scrub to exfoliate 1-2 days before the big day. This will slough away dead skin and make you look luminous. It’s a great way to get that “vibrant” look you want for your wedding.
Wait…what? That’s right – the day of your wedding, before you get your makeup on, ice your face. Simply rub your entire face with ice or submerge your face in ice water for as long as you can stand it. This will tighten your pores and give you a youthful, beautiful glow.
Try out the tips and see for yourself what a difference they make! Here’s to looking your best.
Don’t forget the most important thing, this is your day, so enjoy it!
Wedding planning is difficult and can be stressful at times. However, there are some genius tips available that will make things much easier. We’ve collected a few of these priceless gems and are passing them along to you! Enjoy.
Outdoor weddings are beautiful, but even with the slightest breeze, your veil can go flying this way and that. This can be quite troublesome for pictures or when it comes time to say your vows. The solution: wedding veil weights. These little items are created to be decorative so they simply look like embellishments but they will keep your veil where it should be.
Have you ever wondered how one blossom is placed in a container and it stays at the top without sinking? The answer is bubble wrap. Simply cut out a small circle (making sure you have at least a few bubbles intact) and slip the stem of the flower through the center of the circle. Voila – your blossom will stay afloat!
Every bride has an emergency kit and one thing that should be inside is a packet of denture tablets. Why? Well, if you get a stain on your dress, you can use it to quickly clean the stain off before it sets. Simply dissolve the tablet in water and use a clean cloth dipped in the solution to blot the stain!
There you go – three genius hacks that will make your wedding planning (and the big day) go a little smoother.
If you’re not the type of bride to get excited by the traditional round, 2 or 3-tier white wedding cake, don’t worry. There are plenty of alternative ideas that you can choose from and still have an amazing wedding cake for you and your guests to enjoy.
One of the most popular options for non-traditional brides is a cupcake tower. Cupcakes rather than a traditional cake allow more options for the bride. You can incorporate several different flavors and colors, and cupcake towers are just as beautiful as a traditional cake. They’re also easier to pass around to guests, and more convenient for the bride.
Another wonderful option that is becoming more popular is having personal, smaller cakes at each table rather than one large cake. This also allows the bride to have more options. As with cupcakes, you’re able to choose more than one flavor and color. The cakes can be coordinated to work well together, and it’s easier for each guest to get a piece.
Just like cupcakes became all the rage a few years ago, petit fours are becoming extremely popular as well. These “mini cakes” are covered in icing and typically feature beautiful details and designs. They can be arranged however you’d like, and are easy to pass around to guests.
Unique Wedding Cakes
The possibilities for unique wedding cakes are limitless. You can choose square tiers, off-centered tiers, upside down cakes, and cakes in nearly any shape you can imagine. Try choosing a cake that works very well with your theme. For instance, if you’re having a Vegas theme, why not have a cake shaped like a roulette wheel? Or, if you’re having a modern and elegant wedding, choose a fondant cake with tons of elegant filigree. Simply make an appointment with your cake specialist at least a few months in advance to choose exactly what you want.
Don’t let tradition demand that you have the same old boring wedding cake as everyone else. Think outside the box and come up with the perfect wedding cake for you. If you can imagine it, there’s a baker and decorator out there that can create it!
When it’s time to go shopping for the perfect beach wedding dress, there are a few accessories you’ll want to remember to wear or bring along. This will help you select the perfect dress for your big day!
You should wear undergarments that are plain and that fit the contours of your body well rather than those with ruffles, bows, etc. This is so you can tell how the dress will look on the day of your wedding. Plus, you might think a dress doesn’t fit well if your undergarments are showing through, when in reality it will fit perfectly with different undergarments.
You’ll want to bring a pair of shoes that are very similar to the ones you’ll be wearing on your wedding day. This is essential in order to get the alterations right. While bridal shops typically have shoes available, they might not have the type available that you’re planning on wearing to a beach wedding.
You’ll want to take 1-2 friends or family members with you. It may be tempting to take more but with so many opinions it could be more of a distraction and more frustrating. Choose a few people you really trust and who you know will be honest and go from there.
If you try on a particular dress that you think might be perfect, you might want to see how it looks with your hair up. Take hair clips so you can clip your hair up quickly in case this happens.
When you bring the appropriate items with you, it will make dress shopping for your beach wedding much easier.
When it comes time to start planning your wedding decor, you will have a few choices to make. One of those choices is should you do a lot of DIY decor or simply purchase it all. Here are some things you’ll want to consider when trying to make the decision.
Do you have time to do a lot of DIY projects in order to make your wedding look fantastic? If not, you may want to consider purchasing the items. Or, you can compromise and take on a few DIY projects so that the decor has your touch but you still have plenty of time to make sure everything comes together nicely.
Money is something you have to consider with every aspect of your wedding. If you don’t have a huge budget, you may be able to save some money by doing some DIY projects. However, you’ll really want to price the finished projects as well as the materials to create the projects, because sometimes you won’t save money by doing it yourself.
There are some things that we simply can’t do, no matter how much we may want to. If you simply can’t do your own calligraphy or you just can’t arrange your own flowers, don’t beat yourself up. The professionals have trained and do these types of things every single day…you don’t! Don’t be afraid to hire a professional if you just can’t manage it yourself.
By considering these points, you will be able to determine whether to do your wedding decor yourself or hire a professional.
Every wedding is different, and although photographers might shoot hundreds of weddings in a year’s time, they are not mind readers. It’s important to meet with them before the wedding and have a discussion about the events that will take place and the photos you want. Here are some tips for important things to discuss with your photographer before the wedding.
Most photographers get the general idea: bride and groom, bride with her parents, groom with his parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc. However, there may be some shots you want that your photographer won’t think of because he or she doesn’t know you personally. For instance, maybe your uncle is also your godfather and you’d like a special shot with him. Make sure you let your photographer know and even make a list of your must-have shots.
The Wedding Picture Venue
If you want to take your wedding pictures in a location other than the wedding or reception venue, it’s important to discuss this with your photographer. Perhaps the location has a special meaning to you and you’d like to get some pictures there. Tell your photographer the significance of the spot (so he or she will remember it more clearly) and make sure they agree to take some pictures at the location.
Some brides want pictures of special items, because they’re important to them. For instance, one bride carrying a tiny photo frame on her bouquet of a grandfather who had passed on wanted pictures of that particular item. Make sure you let your photographer know about anything that simply can’t be left out of the wedding scrapbook.
These are just a few of the things you’ll want to discuss with your photographer before the wedding. Also make sure to discuss a plan B in case it rains on the day of your wedding or wedding photo shoot.
Every bride wants to look magnificent on her wedding day! If you can accomplish that and make things easier at the same time, you’re a genius. Here are X genius wedding day beauty secrets that will really make your day.
Kool-Aid Lip Stain
If you’re worried about transferring lipstick to your groom’s clothing or losing your lipstick before all of the pictures are taken, try this. Use a Kool-Aid lip stain by dipping a wet q-tip in a red or pink Kool-Aid color and rubbing it on your lips. It will stain your lips a dark red color that will last for hours. You can simply finish with a non-messy gloss that you can easily re-apply often.
For Short Wedding Dresses
When you shave on your wedding day, use baby oil rather than shaving cream. You’ll get a close shave, and your legs will be glowing and silky. This is perfect for short wedding dresses.
For Thicker, Fuller Lashes
Between coats of mascara, dust your lashes with baby powder. This will stick to the mascara that you previously applied and when you apply another coat, your lashes will look thicker and fuller.
All Natural Tan Lotion
If you want a soft golden glow for your wedding day but you don’t want to risk turning orange, simply mix 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (for baking) with ½ cup water. You can rub it on your skin evenly, allow it to sit for about 5 minutes and then rinse it off. You may need to let it sit longer depending upon your complexion. Also, you’ll want to try this out in advance to get it right before your wedding day.
These are just a few genius wedding tips that will help you look your best without a lot of fuss on your special day!