Monday, November 24, 2008

One Shoulder Wedding Dress

Smouldering Shoulders!

This article showcases several one shoulder wedding dress designs. The toga wedding look is deinitely a unique style - Greek inspired, and if nicely designed can exude a romantic look that reflects the past, even as it looks toward the future :)

Vera Wang is one of the greatest wedding gown designers ever - she comes up with fantastic one shoulder wedding dresses, some of which I have compiled below. Do check her designs out!

A mermaid cut with one shoulder wedding dress

Grecian One-Shoulder Wedding Dresses (Colors!)

This one is an evening gown worn by the actress Kiera Knightly,
but you can imagine how this one will look in at a wedding. Nice!

This color may be too bright for a wedding,
but I love the Grecian styled detail on the dress.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Unique Bridal Gowns for Evening Reception

If you are getting married in a church, chances are that you will pick the traditional white wedding gown for your choice of outfit. But for your evening wedding reception, why not select an outfit with some color? For the modern bride, being a colorful bride is the latest hot trend. It is a chance for them to express her individual style. The key is to pick a color that suits and flatters your skin tone.

This article showcases a several of such bridal gowns for an evening dinner reception that will surely turn heads, and make you look all the more stunning - as all brides deserve to be!

Colorful Brides!

A Vera Wang stunning purple wedding gown, 2008.

Subtle ivory colored wedding dress with a touch of gold.

Pale green wedding dress, uncommon, but
perfect for olive-skinned brides.

Pale blue shimmering wedding dress,
what a way to make a majestic statement if there ever was!

Slinky silver wedding dress, nice!

More bridal styles will be featured in coming articles. Do bookmark this site so you do not miss out :)

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Planning a Honeymoon

Why go on a honeymoon

For many brides and grooms, part and parcel of wedding planning involves planning for the honeymoon holiday, that is usually taken right after the wedding day. But why do newly weds go on such getaways? What is the benefit of it? Some people say that it is another extravagant excuse to spend money by the holiday resorts and crusie industry. But actually, honeymoons have been around for a long time.

By going on a honeymoon, it helps gives you and your new spouse the chance to settle into the brand new status of being a married couple away from other people. It also allows the newly wed the chance to freely express their affections without the hindrance (or interference) of friends, relatives, and commitments and responsibilities at work. It can also be a chance to allow the newly weds to form habits of affectionate companionship that will set the tone for their married life.

So if you can afford the time and the money, it is a good idea to plan a honeymoon getaway soon after your wedding for the reasons above.

Some considerations when you plan your honeymoon:

Your honeymoon should be planned around activities both of you enjoy. This will allow the both of you to be yourselves so that you can rest and relax better in each other’s company. If one of you does not enjoy the sun and the sand, then do not pick a beach resort for your holiday. You can have as much fun planning a city getaway, and this gives you both the chance to explore a new city that both of you have not been to before.

Keep the cost of the honeymoon well within your budget so you do not have financial worries on your mind during your time together. The last thing you want is to finance your honeymoon getaway on a credit card, or on a loan. Starting your married life together financially indebted is not a good beginning. If you can’t comfortably afford it soon after your wedding, there is nothing wrong with postponing it to a more appropriate time when you can afford it. There is no shame in it - lots of sensible people do it all the time!

Finally, keep in mind that the quality of the honeymoon does not depend on the amount of money you have spent on it. In fact, if you cannot afford the time or money for a honeymoon, you could just schedule some quiet time with your new spouse right in your hometown. Hibernate in your apartment with your new spouse. And use this time to build your initial marital bonds and establish the foundation for a lifetime of marital bliss.



Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bridal Hairstyles Galleria: Are Updo Wedding Hairstyles for You?

One of the big questions brides face, is how to wear their hair on the wedding day. Today's article focuses on this very question and provides tips on whether an updo hairstyle would be suitable for your wedding theme, style and face shape.

The classic hairstyle for a bride is the updo. There are many ways to do an updo.

The Classic Wedding Updo Hairstyle

This is a simple hairstyle to do. You can even choose to create it yourself (with a little practice beforehand!) instead of having a hairstylist do it for you. First, you have to create a mass of curls with a curling iron. Then, sweep the hair up and secure it on top of the head in a high ponytail. Now, let the curls spill out around the elastic. Be sure to pin up any strays, and spray it into place. This hairstyle is not suitable for those of you with very long, thick and heavy hair. If you have thick hair, the high ponytail will not stay in place, unless you band it very tightly, and this will create a tension that could give you a massive headache. Not something you'd want on your wedding day.

The Wedding French Twist Updo Hairstyle

Remember Audrey Hepburn's chic look? Well, that's the French twist. This is a great hairstyle for those with medium to long hair, and works even if you have thick and heavy hair. You just have to secure it will spray. However, this hairstyle works well if you have healthy hair - which means no break-away short and brittle hair. You want a sleek and clean look. So be sure to take care of your hair well before your wedding day. Start with deep-conditioning treatments as part of your hair care routine months before the actual big day.

The Romantic Wedding Updo Hairstyle

The romantic wedding updo hairstyle is a more unstructured, soft and flowing hairstyle. It would be suitable for an outdoor themed wedding, like a beach resort, garden or pool wedding. To create this hairstyle, you should first ppply a product that will hold hair in place and give it some shine, then scrunch the hair to form soft waves and curls. Next, gather it in the back, form it in a downward French roll and secure it with a large barrette (floral designs would look good) at the nape of the neck.

The Crown of Twists Wedding Updo Hairstyle

This is a great elegant wedding hairstyle. But it requires a skilled hairstylist to create it as it is a more intricate style. First, you have to divide the hair into small sections. Each section is then twisted. This is done so as to create a crown with the twisted locks. Then each small crown is pinned up on top of your head.

The Half Up and Half Down Bridal Hairstyle

This is a great hairstyle that combines an updo hairstyle with a let down your hair style too. Simply pin up the front half of the head in a simple sweep or more elaborate loops, and let the rest hang down the back. This is a romantic look too - notice the little gemstones in between the curls of the hair.

The Simple Ponytail

This basic style be a very sophisticated look, if done right. However, you should have a healthy head of hair to pull this off. If your hair is thin and limp, it will not look good to do the ponytail. To achieve this look, pull back your hair into a low-slung ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a large jewelled pin, or even fresh flowers.

The Soft Modern Wedding Updo Hairstyle

If your face is too long, then a classic updo with all of your hair pulled away from your face, might make your face look even longer. To soften the classic updo look, pull down pieces from the front of the hair to create tiny face-framing tendrils.



Thursday, November 20, 2008

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