Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Bridesmaid Hairstyles for Weddings

Choosing bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings can be a bit of a challenge.

One reason for this is that not all bridesmaids are likely to have the same length or type of hair. Another reason is that most women are pretty picky about how they like to wear their hair, and getting them to step outside of their comfort zone in this area can prove to be difficult. The hairstyle that will work best for your wedding depends on many factors such as formality of the wedding, style of the dresses and time of year. Unless all of your bridesmaids happen to have similar length hair, you are probably not going to be able to have the exact same style on all of them.

Keep in mind that bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings do not have to be all exactly the same. If uniformity is very important to you, consider finding another way to tie in the hairstyles, such as having all of them wear the same flower or barrette in their hair. That is a great option that allows each woman to choose her own hairstyle while still tying all of the bridesmaid's looks together.

Some brides prefer that all of the bridesmaids with long hair wear their hair in an updo. While it is your wedding and, of course, the bridesmaids should try to accommodate your wishes, keep in mind that some women are very sensitive about their hair. If a bridesmaid seems particularly opposed to a certain style, it might be because she is self-conscious about it. Unless it is extremely important to you, this is a good time to practice the art of choosing your battles wisely. Bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings need not be as elaborate as the brides but, especially for a formal wedding, every effort should be made to achieve a polished look.

Some brides choose to have a stylist work on her hair as well as that of her bridesmaids. If you choose to do this, there should be practice runs with all of the bridesmaids prior to the wedding. If you are going to have each bridesmaid do their own hair, and you are not dictating the style, you should get together with all of your bridesmaids before the wedding and have a hair party. This will allow you to see what each of them have in mind and will also allow an opportunity for brainstorming and trying out accessories, such as headbands or barrettes.

Remember that bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings are not the main event. While the looks should be coordinated, they do not have to be identical. There are no hard fast rules, such as updos must be worn at a formal wedding. Instead, the looks can be based on the preferences of both the bride and the bridesmaids.With a practice session or two and some coordinating accessories, your bridesmaids will look polished and a uniform look achieved, even if all of bridesmaids happen to sport different hair lengths.

Monday, 6 June 2016

A Golden Wedding Cake For a Special Anniversary

A wedding is the universal symbol of love and happiness and the occasion when a couple vows to spend the rest of their lives together as a family. This is celebrated each year with a wedding anniversary. The fiftieth wedding anniversary is a special time in a married couple's life and is celebrated with a golden wedding anniversary cake. For some other amazing wedding traditions, please check out www.silvertree-bridal.co.uk or www.chicago-weddingvideo.com - 2 or my favortie wedding websites.

The center of the fiftieth wedding anniversary wedding celebration is the golden wedding cake. This cake symbolizes a couple's life together and is shared with family and friends. The cake for this celebration should take into account the couple for whom the celebration is being thrown for and the life they have lived together.

Many couples like the golden wedding cake to resemble the cake they had on their wedding day. This can be done by taking photographs from the original wedding day along with stories from the couple to the bakery and having them recreate the cake. Make sure the photograph is detailed enough so that the bakery can incorporate all of the details of the original cake. Some couples take advantage of the new baking technology when designing their golden wedding cake.

Today, wedding cakes are covered with white chocolate and fondant to create seamless classic designs. The fondant can be tinted to any color and can even be covered with gold dust and paint for the occasion. The use of fondant will allow the cake to be in any shape and pattern and when combined with the modern techniques of sugar flowers and figures to adorn the cake, it can create unlimited possibilities for a very special centerpiece to the celebration.

For a more classic cake design, the cake can be covered in butter cream which can give a golden tint to the cake. Keeping the cake in a uniform color with simple drapes of icing and golden sugar or icing flowers can give the cake an elegant appearance. Golden wedding cakes do not have to be over the top to be very special. A simple cake with simple topper which symbolizes something special in the couple's life can be all that is needed. However, if a couple wants an over-the-top cake that is certainly an option. Modern tools of the trade can be used to create a truly special golden wedding cake.

Edible inks can be used and photographs of the couple's life together can be printed right on the cake. Every guest at the party can take a journey with the couple through their history together. A special added touch to any anniversary wedding cake is the original wedding cake topper used for their wedding cake. This will add a very special touch to the golden wedding cake.

The original topper will symbolize the love shared in the beginning of their married life while the decorations used on the cake will symbolize their fifty years of commitment to each other. A golden wedding cake will be an important part of a celebration of a lifetime of love shared between a couple and the gathering of friends to share in that celebration.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Indian Wedding Cake

indian wedding cake, wedding cake, wedding adviceIndian wedding cake designs are quite similar to western cake designs, but some traditional elements are often included.

One important consideration when making an Indian wedding cake, however, is that many Indian people are vegetarians. Some will eat animal products, such as eggs and milk. They would be considered lacto-ovo vegetarians.

A cake for this type of diet would be easy to create as eggs could still be used in recipe. However, some prefer a vegan diet. This means that no animal products could be used in the making of the cake. When choosing a baker to create an Indian wedding cake, be sure to discuss with him how he plans to handle the special dietary requirements of the bride and groom. This is especially important when ordering a vegan cake.

Happily, as more and more people are embracing a vegan diet, there are plenty of bakers who specialize in making such cakes, so it should be much easier to find an appropriate baker than it would have been several years ago. Red and gold are prominent colors in Indian weddings and many couples will want to include these colors on an Indian wedding cake. The designs are bold and beautiful. Typically, and Indian wedding cake will feature a pyramid like shape, but not all couples go for this traditional looking Indian wedding cake.

Some couples want to blend tradition with a more modern wedding cake. Those couple can consider a henna cake. A henna cake is an Indian wedding cake that allows the couple to choose virtually any basic cake design and colors that they like. Then traditional henna drawing is added to the cake after it has been covered in fondant to provide a smooth surface.

Because of the intricacy involved in henna drawings, it is important to find a baker who has experience in this area. If you cannot find one with experience, provide the baker with some samples and ask him to copy a small portion of the design. This will ensure that the baker has the necessary artistic skill to be able to complete this type of Indian wedding cake with integrity and beauty.

Other couples choose a wedding cake that may not be Indian in design and then use an Indian cake topper to be sure that their culture is represented. This is a good compromise when only one of people getting married is Indian. Indian wedding cake toppers range from whimsical and fun to elegant and beautiful. To find the best selection of these cake toppers, it is probably best to shop online. While some retailers may carry a small selection of Indian wedding cake toppers, if you shop online, you will have a much larger selection from which to choose. Choosing the right Indian wedding cake can add to the overall ambience of the reception.

Whether a traditional Indian design, a more modern henna cake or even a western design with an Indian cake topper, the cake is just one more way to pay homage to the Indian culture at your wedding.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Ideas for a Garden Wedding Cake

When having a wedding or reception in a garden, that presents a wonderful opportunity for your wedding cake. A garden wedding cake will fit in perfectly with your special day, and allows great flexibility when choosing a design.

While your garden wedding cake could be modeled after a very traditional cake, it can also be created with a more modern flair. For example, instead of traditional tiers, you could instead opt for offset tiers.

Because the key to the garden wedding cake will be the beautiful flowers, you are pretty much free to choose a wedding cake of any shape that you would like. When it comes to the flowers for a garden wedding cake, you have some options here as well. If you are to be married or hold your reception in a garden that is very well known for a certain flower, consider having that bloom highlighted on your cake. That does not mean that those flowers must overpower the entire cake, but simply that they are included in a way so as not to be missed.

Another option is to have the baker create a garden of sugar flowers on your cake. Ask him to include several varieties of sugar flowers. An experienced baker will be able to choose a selection of flowers that will complement each other. Also, he will have the skill to add just the right amount of flowers to ensure that the cake will not look crowded or too busy.

In addition to using sugar flowers for your garden wedding cake, another option is to use all real flowers. The baker can create a very simple cake and leave spaces between each tier. In those spaces, the florist or baker will add a selection of fresh cut flowers. The flowers can be chosen based on your wedding colors or they can be selected based on the flowers that grow in the garden in which the wedding or reception is to be held.

A garden wedding cake should play up the theme of your wedding. That means that when the guests see the cake, there should be no doubt that it was designed in a way to be an important part of your overall garden theme. Another fun idea for a garden wedding cake is to include other elements that one might find in a garden. For example, adding some butterflies or a dragonfly. One bride had her tiered wedding cake placed on top of a sheet cake. On the sheet cake she had the baker create an entire garden scene complete with benches, children playing and a happy couple strolling among the roses. The tiered section of the cake was made to look like a fountain in the middle of the garden scene.

When you work with a baker to design your garden wedding cake, don't allow yourself to be boxed into what you think a wedding cake should be. Instead, be open to new ideas and work with the baker to create a cake that is both beautiful and uniquely your own.

Bible Readings For Your Ceremony

For many couples, Bible readings are an important part of their wedding ceremony.  Selecting appropriate Bible readings for weddings is made easier by enlisting the help of clergy and some wedding planners who are familiar with appropriate passages of scripture.

When the reading takes place during the ceremony is up to the couple. Some opt to have a reading and prayer to open the ceremony and then again at the conclusion. Some devout couples choose to sprinkle Bible readings for weddings throughout their ceremony. Another consideration is who the couple will choose to read the verses.
Some choose to have all of the scriptures be read by clergy. Others ask special family members or friends to read them. In some cases, the bride and/or groom may elect to read select passages of scripture themselves.

While there are scriptures that speak directly about marriage, the most common Bible readings for weddings tend to include passages that speak about love in general.  Here are some examples of scriptures that are appropriate Bible readings for weddings.
Proverbs 30:18-19

"There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid."
Song of Solomon 1:2

"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine."
Ephesians 5:20-25,31-33

"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband."
I Corinthians 13:4-7,13

"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."These are just a few of the many possibilities for Bible readings for weddings.  With a little thought, you'll be able to find meaningful scriptures that will add to your wedding ceremony.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Cut The Cost of Your Wedding With Affordable Jewellery Making Supplies


I've been handcrafting necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings for myself for years now, and have developed my skills to the point where even complete strangers are stopping me on the street to ask about particular pieces I'm wearing. A few of my closest friends have told me that I can probably make a lot of money from this hobby, and have convinced me to set up a website in order to start selling my creations online. After giving this idea a lot of thought, I'm finally ready to take the plunge and move forward with this project.

I've got my web hosting and graphic design taken care of already, so now the most important thing left for me to do is find affordable jewelry making supplies. This will represent my largest investment, as I'll have to stockpile a bit of inventory before I begin selling. When I was just fashioning necklaces or whatever for myself, I simply bought everything I needed from a local crafts store. Prices weren't an issue before because I wasn't manufacturing huge quantities of products. However, now that I plan on selling my creations, I have to keep a close eye on the bottom line -- which means that buying discount jewelry making supplies will be critical to the success of my business.

In order to make things as simple as possible in the beginning, I'm going to sell pieces made up mostly of beads, crystal, black onyx, and quartz. These are among the most common jewellery making supplies provided by wholesalers, so I'm hoping that by sticking only to these items for the time being, I can limit my up-front production costs. Once I get a feel for sales volume and customer tastes, I can start buying a wider range of jewellery making supplies.

I've been checking out some online distributors, and have found several promising leads already. I didn't realize that so many companies sell discount jewellery making supplies these days! I want to work with distributors or wholesalers that ship reliably, engage in trustworthy business practices, and offer the most competitive prices around. There are three such companies that I'm willing to try in the beginning here. If things work out with them, I hope to forge a lasting business relationship that could perhaps translate into even bigger savings for me in the long run.

Anyway, I am very excited about the prospect of selling my original creations online! All I have to do now is wait for my first order of jewellery making supplies to come in so I can get started in earnest.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Cheap Wedding Ideas

Are you looking for ways to have a beautiful wedding without having to spend a ton of money that you do not have? There are ways that you can save money while still having a day to remember when you get marred to the man or woman of your dreams. What you have to do is to use your imagination and look around for what others have used for cheap wedding ideas. You don't want your wedding to look cheap, but you want it to be affordable. There are always ways to get it done as long as you are realistic.

Some cheap wedding ideas are going to center around your wedding flowers. Most people want flowers all around them when they get married. If you are short on cash, get just a few fresh flowers for your wedding party and the bride's bouquet, and then make your own centerpieces from artificial flowers. Don't worry. These flowers look better than ever before. Some look real even upon close inspection. Another idea would be to have your wedding at a local botanical gardens if you have one near. Most allow wedding ceremonies and do so relatively cheaply.

There are great ways that you can save money on a wedding dress so you can spend your dollars elsewhere. This is one of the most popular cheap wedding ideas out there. All you have to do is be willing to shop around for sale items. Believe it or not, you can find off season dresses that are amazing for substantial savings, only because they are a year old. You can also see if you can wear one someone else in your family wore (but only if you love it!), or if you can find a place to rent one. You can't keep a rented dress, of course, but you can get something stunning to wear and save a lot of money at the same time.

See if you can find somewhere to have your wedding ceremony and reception in the same building. If you are getting married in a church, they may have a basement or other building they use for receptions, allowing for a package deal that saves a lot of money. If you are not getting married in a church, find a place where you can have both. This is one of the easiest cheap wedding ideas to pull off if you live in a larger area because you have more choices for venues. You can find these in smaller areas too, but not always.

Other cheap wedding ideas include asking friends and family to donate their own personal talents to save you money. A baker in your family may very well give you a wedding cake as a gift. If someone is good at taking pictures, ask them how much they would charge you to take over the role. They may also do it for free. Those that love you will want to help you save money, and will be delighted to be a part of your day by offering you their services for free or at a very low cost. Be sure you really like what they do before you ask though, as you don't want to be bitter because you have bad pictures or the cake looked terrible.