Perfect Pearls For Your Wedding Day

July 24th, 2015

There is nothing more elegant than a lustrous strand of pearls draped around a bride’s neck on her wedding day. The crisp white of her dress paired with the classic beauty of pearls is a vision of near perfection.

The tradition of brides wearing pearls to their wedding dates back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks believed wearing pearls on her wedding day would prevent a bride from crying and promote marital bliss. Much like a bride on her wedding day, pearls symbolize beauty, purity, and new beginnings.

So when it comes to choosing the perfect pearl strand for yours or a loved one’s wedding, here are a few things to keep in mind.

 

1. Pearl Overtones

White pearls are found with a variety of overtones. The most classic is the ivory overtone that has a creamy off white tint. Rose overtone pearls have a slight hint of pink, and white overtone pearls have a crisp white color. Depending on the bride’s complexion as well as the color of her dress, there may be a specific shade of white pearls that would complement her look best.

2. Pearl Size

The size of the pearls can really affect the look of the strand. Going with mid-sized pearls is usually a safe bet for brides. Any strand with pearls between 6.5mm and 8mm will look elegant and not overwhelm. Anything above or below that range may either be too small or too large and will take away from the simple beauty of the pearls.

3. Necklace Length

One last thing to keep in mind is the length of the necklace. Again, the brides dress is something to keep in mind since the two should really complement each other. The most popular necklace length for a bride would be anywhere between 16” and 20”. Longer lengths tend to get lost in the dress since they fall below the bust.

 

Whether you choose to wear a pearl strand, pair of earrings or simply a pearl bracelet to your wedding, one thing can be certain, you will look classy and elegant with natural gems adorning you.

- Leon Rbibo, President, The Pearl Source

The Savvy Bride’s Ultimate Wedding Checklist

July 18th, 2015

It’s not long before you say goodbye to the single life and become a married woman. It’s an exciting time in your life full of big changes. You might feel emotional or you might be feeling stressed about how much there is left to do. Don’t panic. We have the ultimate wedding checklist for you. This is in three sections, so you could delegate one or two of them to bridesmaids or parents to help you out:

 

Bridal Wear

There are few items beyond the dress that need to be ordered and collected before the big day. The dress will need to be altered if you are buying off the peg so that it is tailored perfectly for you. Find a good dressmaker, and set a note in your calendar to check it is ready before picking up.

Lingerie – This often consists of stockings, suspenders, a bodice, and the bridal garter. Not all brides wear this under the wedding dress but change into on their wedding night. Make sure you have comfy underwear that doesn’t reveal itself under the wedding dress.

Shoes – Choose sandals or stylish court shoes depending on the weather. White or ivory with crystal details is trending right now.

Tiara – The tiara holds your hair in places and ‘tops’ off the wedding outfit. You can find bridal tiaras at Lola Bee and Me to see what style suits your dress.

 

Flowers

Flowers are used to decorate the venue and fill the bride’s bouquet. This is a lot to pick up and distribute the night before your wedding, so ask a bridesmaid to take on this task.

Bouquet – Choose a cascade style, or a tight circle of roses for your bouquet. You might want to choose the blooms yourself, or pick something from your florist’s catalogue. Your bridesmaids may also be carrying small bouquets. These are often full of coloured flowers to match your theme colour.

Buttonholes – The groom and families of the bride and groom often wear a rose or carnation on their outfits. The mother of the bride might also wear a fresh flower fascinator or hat decoration. You can sometimes order these as a package deal with your bouquets.

Decorations – Centrepieces are often designed in bowls or vases for the tables at your venue. Pick colours to match your theme, and designs that are structured and interesting.

 

The things we most often forget

Here are the things most commonly left to the last minute:

Car – Your wedding car needs to take you to the ceremony, and then onto the reception venue if it is held somewhere else. Don’t let the chauffeur drive off without you!

Cake – Cupcake tiers, or full fruit cake fancies. Order from your local baker, or even ask a friend to home bake for you. Top with a bride and groom figurine. Don’t forget the knife for cutting.

Music – Choose a playlist for your reception that includes your favorite First Dance track. For the ceremony, avoid religious or sacred music if you are not marrying in a church. Something like Pachelbel’s Canon is a firm favourite.

 

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of wedding planning. It’s even easier to forget things too! Have a perfectly planned wedding.

Tiffany Rose Maternity Bridal Collection

May 29th, 2015

Tiffany Rose, the UK-based brand, known for their bespoke offerings, has a range of dresses and accessories for the expecting bride-to-be and bridesmaids, all locally made in Britain!

With classic, modern and vintage gowns, in both floor and knee-length, Tiffany Rose provides glamorous and beautifully detailed dresses at every budget.

The 10 Best Wedding Tracks Of 2015

May 27th, 2015

It is customary to have music at a wedding and in particular the wedding reception after the main event. This is a time when you will want the bride and groom plus all guests up on the dance floor enjoying themselves.

Well, there are many tracks to choose from and below is a list of the 10 best wedding tracks of 2015. There is sure to be some music tracks in this list which will be perfect for your wedding day.

Thinking Out Loud, by Ed Sheeran

This track is at the top of the list simply because it is timeless and would compliment any wedding ceremony or reception. It is a tune to get dancing to and lyrics celebrate love that will last a lifetime. The song will appeal to most age groups.

Only One, by Kanye West and McCartney

This is a sentimental ballad and ideal for the mother-son dance! No wedding reception should be without this track. One of the lyrics in this song is:

“Hello my only one. Just like the morning sun. You keep on rising until the sky knows your name”. Hot stuff!

Coming Home, by Leon Bridges

If you want a Rhythm and Blues wedding track then look no further than this song. This song is reminiscent of the Temptations, Sam Cooke or Otis Reading. This song is full of lyrics you’ll love.

I Want You to Know, by Zedd and Selena Gomez

This is a pop song with a distinctly electronic beat. It is the perfect song for younger couples and is sure to set the mood on the morning of your wedding, a must for those deeply into loud pop music.

A Sky Full of Stars, by Coldplay

Another song that is suitable for most weddings and receptions. The temptation to dance to this song is simply irresistible and has some pretty romantic metaphors locked in the lyrics.

Sugar, by Maroon 5

A rock song and is ideal for the wedding reception, and ideal tune to play for that cake cutting moment.

Uptown Funk, by Mark Ronson

This for all age groups and is a fun, upbeat song that no one can resist dancing to even if they have heard the song many times before. The sound is similar to hits like ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ and ‘Kiss.’

Shut Up and Dance, by Walk the Moon

This tune will get everybody on the dance floor and is one of best of the 10 best wedding tracks of 2015. A recommended time to play this tune is straight after the cake cutting to get everybody rocking and reeling.

Run, Run, Run, by Kelly Clarkson

This is a real wedding song and is perfect for any wedding reception.

Lay Me Down, by Sam Smith

You might want this tune in your mix of wedding tracks is a perfect tune suitable for all weddings.

Conclusion

The above is just a taste of the wedding tracks which are most popular in 2015 but it isn’t exhaustive. You might want to hire an expert DJ to handle your wedding reception. A good DJ service like LMM, Live Music Management, will be able to provide just the right mix of music tracks to enhance your wedding reception.

The importance is to get the music right, not just for the bride and groom, but to appeal to a broad age group of the guests that will be at the reception. A wedding is the most important event in most people’s lifetime and it is essential to get the music provided just right to make the day special.

 

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