26th August, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Destination weddings can be a wonderful and luxurious option for any couple with friends and family who are willing to make a vacation out of your nuptials. It can also be a good way to combine your wedding ceremony and honeymoon into one extended event. There are many beautiful options all over the world for destination weddings. Whether it be on the beach in Hawaii, in front of a waterfall in South America, or at the foot of a snowy mountain in Alaska, the options are truly endless. It all depends on the lifestyle and level of adventurousness of the couple and their friends and family that will be joining them on their destination wedding.
Many resorts around the world even have wedding packages available, so that you can take all the planning work out of the wedding and have it all placed before you. All you have to do is write a check and kiss the bride! This can be a great option for a couple who doesn’t want to spend months fretting over their wedding plans and the literal endless amount of options available for weddings these days. While destination weddings do have their own complications, it can make things much simpler overall.
There won’t be hundreds of guests to please, but rather a more intimate group of friends and family who are willing to travel to witness your celebration of love, and care more about you and your spouse than they do about a huge extravagant wedding. A simple ceremony in a beautiful and exotic location with only your closest of loved ones is definitely a great way to express your love to your new spouse, and an extremely memorable way join your lives together for a lifetime. Destination weddings are a wonderful and joyful experience for everyone involved.
19th August, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
After the excitement of an engagement dies down, many brides are left with the daunting task of planning a wedding. While it can be fun and exciting, there are many things to think about regarding the important day. After budget is decided, the bride and groom must decide on a wedding theme to use throughout the planning. A theme will set the tone for the entire event and the sky is the limit. Since a wedding is supposed to represent the bride and the groom, they may choose the theme based on their common interests or passions.
Commonly, brides do more planning as far as weddings and themes go, however, it is important that both are represented overall. There are many resources to use when trying to incorporate a specific theme in to a wedding. For example a great way is through the favors that guests take home. If choosing a Valentine ’s Day theme, it would be a nice subtle touch to give something in a rose or heart shaped theme.
One important thing to remember is the location of the wedding when incorporating a theme to When trying to host a western themed wedding, complete with hay bales as seating, the proper arena for this would not be a country club, but instead a barn or outdoor setting. Using complimentary items for the theme is also a good idea. If hosting a “vineyard” themed wedding, it would be acceptable to have a cocktail hour consisting of wine and cheese platters.
Some brides find less is more when planning a theme wedding, while others are content in going over the top with the theme. It is important that the Bride and Groom step back from the wedding planning and try to envision their day overall. It is important to ask, “What should the guests to see first” or “What lasting impression should the guests be left with?” Questions as simple as these can help to facilitate the flow of planning a wedding with a theme.
11th August, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Europe is famous for romance, from the boulevards of Paris to the lush scenery and cities in Italy, so the opportunity for a romantic European wedding involves so much choice which might leave you feeling daunted about picking the perfect wedding destination.
You can go anywhere in Italy and find the perfect romantic spot. However, there is something about the Amalfi Coast that just is just breathtaking, and getting married here will guarantee the perfect photos for your album. The drive along the Amalfi coast is one of the most dramatic stretches of coastline, but also nearby you can visit the island of Capri, the ruins of Pompeii or grab some pizza in Naples. Great locations for weddings are the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori and Hotel Cavalieri.
Paris is the city of love, so it’s understandable why so many would love to get married here, but even if you find the city too busy, just go a little outside to the Loire Valley and get hitched in a beautiful chateau with wonderful food and wine. The Four Seasons Hotel George V is a luxury hotel that is perfect for a Paris wedding, with views of the Eiffel tower, but if you want something fairytale, then check out the Chateau de Marcay in the Loire Valley.
Northern Italy is rich in lush green scenery, abundant in culture and beautiful small towns. The small villages around Lake Como, especially, are very charming and serve as a stunning backdrop for any wedding, but with cities like Milan, Venice and Padua you’re really spoiled for choice here.
But while we’re here, why not throw Southern Italy into the mix too. You’ll find majestic peaks, gentle valleys and stretches of dramatic coastlines. The city of Rome is also one of the most romantic cities in Italy.
However, if you’re looking for fairytale or historic for the perfect romantic wedding, then look no further than the United Kingdom for a wedding destination. London is a great city with something for everyone, but if you expand into the countryside you’ll find beautiful, historic manor houses and estates, as well as stunning gardens and countryside. Heartwell House is set on 90 acres and with its castle design and gardens; this is a great location for a regal wedding. However, if you want something more dramatic then head up to Scotland to Dalhousie Castle, a thirteenth century fortress in the wooded land surrounding the River Esk.
31st July, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Most little girls grow up dreaming of their fairytale wedding, but when the time comes to actually plan a wedding how can a bride make that dream a reality? Many brides will make their first stop the wedding dress shop. This can give a bride an idea of styles that are available and how each of those styles look with her figure. Most wedding dress shops offer assistance getting into and out of the dresses, accessorizing, and matching colors and styles with the wedding theme. Buying a dress from an online site can be much harder since there is no guarantee that the dress will be the same style or size as the picture. When buying from a dress shop you will know exactly what the dress looks like, how it fits, and how well it looks on your figure. There is nothing more important than finding a dress you love and feel great wearing.
A wedding dress can be one of the most expensive items a bride can purchase in preparation for her wedding. However, there are many ways to save on this all-important item. One of these ways is to be on the lookout for sales at wedding dress shops. Some shops offer sale prices on sample dresses or wedding dresses that are discontinued. These dresses may not be the perfect size, but very few women buy dresses that do not need to be altered in some way.
Another way to save is to look out for trunk shows, which offer discounts on dresses from a specific designer. Finally, some dress shops offer discounts when using their services for the entire bridal party. Whether your dream dress is an elegant mermaid style or flattering A-line gown there is a wedding dress in the right style at the right price for you.
28th July, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
It’s the little details that matter. You’ve got your bridal gown, the big white wedding and all the trimmings, but what makes a bride stand out from the rest are the little bits and pieces of ornamentation – the things that give that extra sparkle.
There is more to wedding jewelry than engagement rings and gold bands, in fact there is a whole gem-laden world out there covering bridal accessories.
If you’re unsure where to even start, or feel mildly daunted by finding the perfect diamond piece for the big day, there are plenty of online resources to help you. For an elegant selection of rings, necklaces, earrings and accessories, then take a look at the range on offer from Samara James.
Accessorizing with diamonds can really add something extra special to your bridal attire. From a simple ring or bracelet to a diamond necklace, it’s not only the sparkle that makes a beautifully cut diamond worth it, but it’s also symbolic of strength and durability – a quality any newly wed bride wants from her marriage.
For a thriftier affair, there is no need to scrimp on the quality of your jewels, especially since plenty of department stores, like Debenhams, offer a beautiful collection of bridal jewelry. Debenhams often have sales, which also include the bridal collection, and currently there is a 70% discount of thousands of lines. It’s great to accent your bridal wear with diamonds, but mixing up a few genuine pieces with a beautiful vintage style comb can help to complete the look on your big day. A comb or barette is a great way of adding a bit of sparkle to your hair, coupled with either a pair of diamond earrings or maybe a simple pearl stud. If you have shorter hair and a comb won’t do, then there are plenty of pearl, diamante and silver headbands that are ideal for the blushing bride.
Opting for a personalized piece of jewelry is also a lovely touch to any bridal attire. Not On The High Street.com offer a selection of wedding accessories with the choice to engrave them. Going this route offers an understated and intimate elegance, from personalized birthstone and charm necklaces or interlinking silver rings engraved with the names of the bride and groom, along with the date, or you can go for something simple like a heart token necklace. For those who are marrying at special place, you can even choose to get a personalized map locket necklace to commemorate the big day.
So whether you’re looking for top of the range diamond jewels or low cost, personalized accents, there is plenty on offer online and in the stores. How you accessorize is entirely up to you. You can choose a high-class diamond piece and set it off with simple jewelry or go for one single jaw-dropping feature that deserves all the limelight.
With more than just wedding and engagement rings, take a gander at what’s out there – see what would complement your wedding dress, your theme and even the setting.
20th July, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Corey Narsted from CM Images is a well-known local Montreal Photographer, specializing in Weddings and events. Corey has been a photographer now for well over a decade starting his career in 1997. If you look up the words “traditional and “conventional” in the dictionary you can guarantee you won’t find his name next to either one from Corey’s own words. “When shooting, I always try to find the most interesting, visually appealing angles and perspectives to work from. I come up with the ideas that nobody has tried before. Each time I step into a new environment, I set a challenge for myself: figure out all the possibilities that the lighting presents and find the best shots.”
Corey began to develop his personal style when he started covering sporting events, where he developed the quick eye, patience and fast reflexes that allowed him to capture that split second moments. He quickly adapted to the ever changing and uncontrollable and often unfriendly lighting situations that went along with these shoots. Corey mainly covers Weddings and sporting events and has a unique approach that he has mastered over the many years and refined his techniques to ensure that his customers have that perfect picture. Corey has an approach similar to a journalist would take on when covering an event or news. He describes himself as an impartial observer documenting the events without influencing the outcome and keeping everything natural. Corey also spends some time specializing in architectural photography.
Corey also offers some valuable advice for brides to be when searching for a wedding photographer.
While budget obviously is a concern, it should not be all that you consider. You need to make sure that you like the style of the person you hire as well as his/her personality. Hiring a photographer you don’t get along with simply because their price fits your budget does you no good. It would be like buying a car you find uncomfortable to drive simply because it’s a little cheaper than the one you like.
A lot of times Corey will go out of his way to help some couples customizing a package for them that fits their budget. In short, find a photographer you like and then talk money afterwards. You’re far less likely to regret your decision
To book an appointment with Corey from CM Images you can visit his profile by clicking here
15th July, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
While many engaged couples prefer a traditional, local ceremony for their wedding, some enjoy traveling to an exotic locale. This can make the ceremony more memorable, and also save on honeymoon travel expenses. The wedding itself tends to be much more expensive, however. Destination weddings in Hawaii, the Bahamas, and other tropical locations are particularly popular among younger engaged couples.
The newlyweds enjoy an exciting ceremony in an exotic location, and then immediately begin their honeymoon. Some even travel elsewhere afterwards for their honeymoon.
Destination weddings in Hawaii are famous for ceremonies near active volcanoes, on beautiful beaches, and even underwater! No matter what type of ceremony you are looking for, a destination wedding can provide it for you. It will also give you lasting memories of a wonderful occasion for years to come.
Typically, companies provide destination weddings as a bundled expense, including activities, the hotel stay, meals and the expenses for the ceremony itself.
Couples are free to organize their own, however many find having an agent take care of it for them to be much more relaxing.
Destination weddings in Hawaii can run anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on what is included. Some services include the travel price and hotel stay, others only the venue and ceremony itself. Generally, an average all-inclusive ceremony will run between four and seven thousand dollars depending on what options the couple wishes to include. Couples looking to bring large groups of friends or family along should be advised that this will increase the bill a substantial amount due to hotel expenses. After the ceremony, couples typically enjoy their honeymoon with romantic activities such as horseback riding at a beach, diving, or exploring the many natural wonders of Hawaii. Whichever they choose, they are sure to love the experience provided by a destination wedding in Hawaii.
30th June, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
There are many aspects of planning a wedding that are drudgery at best, tortuous at worst. Fortunately, choosing a wedding cake is not one of them. Choosing a wedding cake is a seminal event in the planning life of many an engaged couple. With the advent of popular shows such as “Cake Boss”, the art of cake making has jumped into center stage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the arena of wedding planning.
There are so many types of cakes to choose from- not just in the form, but also the fillings and flavors. It is also possible to tailor a wedding cake to the overarching theme of the wedding itself- gone are the days of the simple sheet cake meted out in lackluster proportions, here are the halcyon days of carefully crafted fondant and awe-inspiring tiers of epic proportions.
In choosing the perfect wedding cake, a couple may schedule tastings with many local bakeries before they find “the one”. These cake tastings are a joyous affair; champagne or wine are often offered as accompaniments to the artful display of possibilities. Most modern bakeries are skilled in the art of catering to the finicky planning couple, and can tailor a cake specifically to special requests. Some even offer a different flavor and filling for each layer, making a wedding cake a mouthwatering, always surprising piece of edible art. Some couples choose to eschew the custom of serving and slicing a wedding cake, opting instead to serve an array of local goodies, a childhood favorite reproduced en masse, or even skip dessert altogether in the interest of protecting the waistlines of the guests, and controlling the ever-escalating cost of the celebration. In conclusion, finalizing the choice of a wedding cake needn’t be a stressful occurrence, but simply another choice in the long line of decisions a pre-wedded couple must face, albeit a fun and tasty one.
30th June, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
We’re hearing more and more about couples choosing to hop on a plane before they say, “I do,” but why? In the past, when many couples chose to marry away from home that mean eloping, but now it looks like more and more are choosing to tie the knot in exotic and romantic locations, and sometimes with the whole family in tow. So why are destination weddings gaining popularity nowadays?
Well, firstly, they’re generally stress-free, especially when compared to your traditional stay-at-home wedding. They’re generally simpler and faster to plan since many resorts and cruise lines have fulltime wedding coordinators and planners on site who can help you that everything is smoother and all you have to do is sign. Even if a resort wedding isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of specialists who focus on destination weddings, making the whole thing easier and stress free and you won’t even need to plan a reception.
There is usually less family drama with a destination wedding, especially since for practical reasons destination weddings are kept intimate. A destination wedding is neutral ground as well, which makes it the perfect place to have two families join, especially if both families are from different parts of the world or the country.
Also, you’d be surprised to discover that weddings are cost effective. You can combine the honeymoon and the wedding together, but some countries have cheaper costs, so in the end the overall cost works out far cheaper than a traditional wedding back at home.
Destination weddings are unique and fun. You can do away with the formality and traditions of the weddings of your ancestors and do something fun and fresh. They’re also a great excuse for some reunions. Perhaps you have friends and family scattered all over the world – it gives them the perfect opportunity for a reunion and offers more than just a wedding, but a once-in-a-lifetime reunion opportunity.
They’re also perfect for second marriages, for couples who have done the big white wedding and want something more fun and different, something to mark a fresh start in their new life without the associations from the first time round wedding.
So as you can see there are many advantages in having a destination wedding, so the question is where to go? Many couples choose to go to romantic Europe, the Caribbean, or perhaps Tahiti, but you can get creative and go to Morocco, Kenya, India or even the Far East.
23rd June, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
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