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2019 Top Wedding Hair Trends for Brides

2019 Top Wedding Hair Trends for Brides

 

1. The Updo

A beautiful bridal updo has long been the “go to” style of most brides.  Whether your style is more casual or romantic, the right bridal updo will allow you to express your personal style while maintaining your beautiful style all day (and night) long.

2. Romantic Soft waves

There’s endless variations of this look starting from polished low set Hollywood waves to textured and voluminous messy waves with bohemian appeal.

This look works for medium or longer hairstyles and can include textured lobs, long loose messy waves or chic Hollywood waves for classic bridal styling.

 

3. TEXTURED AND TWISTED

If you’re looking for something a little more detailed than an effortless updo, a subtle twisted detail at the sides or across the top of the bun can transform your look instantly.

Texture created from twists are just as beautiful in updos and half up hairstyles alike.

4. LOW BUN WITH CENTRE PART

Classic and chic, the low bun with centre part is often seen in runway shows and on the red carpet. Meaghan Markle has nailed this look. For some brides, adding a little texture will make this look feel more relaxed, romantic, and sophisticated without the fuss.

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Top 5 tips to choose your perfect wedding venue

Top 5 tips to choose your perfect wedding venue

So you have decided to get married and are you starting to look for the  perfect venue for the best day of your life?

The place that will host your wedding plays a fundamental role, so it is necessary to evaluate every single detail clearly! There are some very important elements to choose the perfect wedding venue. Here are 5 simple questions that you must ask yourself right away to avoid mistakes:

  • Is the wedding venue in line with the theme or style of the wedding?
  • Is the cost within our budget?
  • Is it too far?
  • Is there availability for our day?
  • Do you have a decent backup plan in case of rain?

 

The points in detail

The first point is very important to maintain consistency with the style of your wedding. So, if you have in mind a shabby or country chic style it will be better to opt for a farmhouse maintaining a rustic style. Consequently, for an elegant wedding you may opt for a classic villa,  a grand hotel, while for more industrial  or metropolitan themes  we recommend lofts, recovered warehouses, theatres and terraces.

The  second point that will allow you to choose your venue is your budget available. There are venues that require very high rental costs and others that include the cost within a menu, it all depends on how much you can invest. Attention, not always the highest rents are synonymous of quality or reliability, it can happen that the price goes up if the location is very famous or simply very busy.

Another important element: the distance. The advice is to choose places within 30-45 minutes from the place of the ceremony, guests do not like to travel a long way especially on the way back due to tiredness and maybe a few too many drinks.

 

We arrive at availability . Very often, due to this point, you will be forced to overturn your plans or even choose another date. If you don’t want, for nothing in the world, to give up your decision you could consider the possibility of a midweek date, many venues offer the same packages and lower rental prices for weekdays weddings.

At this point comes in the fifth point , what by now has taken the name:  The Plan B . Have you chosen a beautiful place , in a park with squirrels and fawns that run happily? And the ceremony will be in a garden with cascades of flowers, and will the wedding cake be cut along an infinity pool lit by a thousand floating candles? Well, the question that you will have to ask yourself is this: in case of rain the interiors or the alternative solutions are up to those proposed in case of good weather?

I leave you some questions to ask the coordinators of your preferred venues. They can help you have everything under control and not have any last-minute surprises.

Questions related to budget:

  • What is the payment schedule and how much is the advance payment required to block the date?
  • The cost which services and / or fittings includes?
  • What services are excluded?
  • What is the last date to make changes?
  • In case of cancellation or postponement of the event how do you proceed?
  • Do you have a catering or can we select it from our favourites?
  • Is the menu printed included?

And as for the wedding day:

  • Do you have any set-up restrictions?
  • Do you have schedules to respect music and guests?
  • Is a toilet facility provided?
  • Do you have a suite / room for the bride?
  • Possibility of overnight stay for some guests and spouses?
  • How many cars can the parking space hold?
  • Do you have a parking attendant?
  • Do you already have a support audio system for musicians?
  • Are there any limitations on the volume of the music?
  • What time is it possible to get the various suppliers in?
  • The name of the person who will follow us during the organisational phase?
  • The name of the manager who will follow us during the reception?

These may seem like obvious questions but I assure you that, very often, even a single piece of information that is not clarified during the contract can raise unpleasant questions during the most beautiful day.

I hope this article was useful for choosing the location of your dreams!

 

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5 reasons why you need to hire a professional photographer for your wedding

Between the increased camera quality of the latest smartphones and the likeliness that someone in your circle of family and friends has a pretty good camera; you might be tempted to skip or skimp on the photographer costs at your wedding.

The fact is that a professional wedding photographer comes with benefits that an amateur simply won’t possess. After months of planning, who you entrust this responsibility to is a key decision for your wedding day.
Here are some reasons you should entrust the job to a professional!

Let your guests enjoy the day

So you have a guest coming who’s pretty good with a camera. But you don’t want to make them work on a day they are meant to be celebrating with you.
Being a photographer requires a lot of focus and pressure, and giving that responsibility to someone who should be there to help celebrate isn’t quite fair.
Let all your guests enjoy the day knowing that there’s a professional taking care of the photography. This will allow your friends and family to enjoy the moment without worrying too much about getting that perfect shot.

Capture timeless memories

While it isn’t necessary to have a photographer, this day is set out to be one of the best days in your life, so capturing those memories will give you something invaluable to look back on.
Think about it – you’ve probably spent months planning for this day – don’t you want your photographs to be able to capture all the hard work that’s gone into it?
Wedding photos are a truly worthwhile investment and something you can look back on decades later with children and grandchildren. What’s more; those who can’t attend can still experience the wedding through the photographer’s work.

Treat yourself

Hiring a photographer on your wedding day is truly a unique experience. You’ll be dressed in your best while having someone there to specifically take gorgeous photos of you and your loved ones.
This really helps to make you feel special on the day and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so don’t regret it by skipping out on the photographer!
Your guests will also have the pleasure of being photographed by a professional who is able to produce high quality pictures that tell a unique story of the day.

Prevent mishaps

When you hire a professional, you know that they will come with a backup plan and equipment. If you rely on someone who is less experienced, you might not have the same assurances and you can risk ending up with subpar pictures of your big day.
By hiring someone who is well-experienced, you can relax and have one less thing to worry about on the day, which is always a huge relief.


Get the quality you want

You shouldn’t settle for second-best when it comes to your wedding photographer, just as much as you shouldn’t expect amazing quality when you hire an amateur.
A photographer does more than just take pictures – they orchestrate photo shoots and bring with them their expertise on how to get the best shots, their experience from past weddings, and their ability to organise your guests to get the pictures you want.

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Tips for your wedding ceremony

THE CEREMONY

Here it is! The moment everyone has been waiting for! The music is playing and the guests have been seated. Ushers make their way to the back of the church and the coordinator is lining up the bridesmaids while giving the musicians a 5 minute warning. The bride is about to walk down the aisle to the love of her life….. and if she’s like most girls, she’s dreamed about this moment for a long time! Vows will be shared and promises will be made… this is what it’s all about!! In a world full of wedding blogs, Pinterest and bridal magazines, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and consumed by the “prettiness” of the event. While details do matter and planning is necessary, it’s important to never lose sight of the real purpose of this amazing day!

 

LIGHTING

Ceremony lighting is really important. If you get married outdoors at 12pm, the lighting will be extremely harsh and not only will there be harsh lines of light on your faces, you will also be squinting. I suggest planning an outdoor ceremony 3 hours before sunset to ensure that you will have plenty of time for all of your portraits afterwards. The lower the sun, the more romantic the lighting. If you are having an indoor ceremony, it is always best to have EVEN lighting at the altar. If there are two spotlights on the bride and groom, I will not be able to expose the rest of the bridal party. It is better to have soft, even light acorss the whole altar.

ORDER OF SERVICE

I have seen so many couples do so many AMAZING things during their ceremony. I’ve photographed couples washing each other’s feet, symbolizing that they want to serve each other for the rest of their life. Some couples share in communion while some light a unity candle. I’ve seen sand ceremonies, rope ceremonies and the signing of the family Bible. The options are limitless!! As you plan your ceremony, make sure you design it to be exactly what the two of you envision it to be. This is your day!! If you have the freedom to be creative, then by all means, be creative!!

 

COORDINATION

Hiring either a full event planner or just a day-of  coordinator is SO important!! Brides realize very quickly that if they do not have someone in charge of the coordination of the day, that responsibility will automatically fall on the mother of the bride, the photographer or the BRIDE!  When a photographer is in charge of the timeline and the coordinaiton of the day, the images will suffer. It’s so important to make this a priority. If you need any recommendations on wedding coordination services I would love to share some of my favorite vendors with you!

 

A Traditional Wedding Ceremony Order of Events

The Procession

This is the part where the wedding party walks down the aisle and takes their places for the ceremony. In a Christian procession, the bride is escorted by her father, while the groom waits for her at the altar. In a Jewish procession, the groom’s parents escort him down the aisle, and then the bride’s parents escort her down the aisle.

The Officiant’s Opening Remarks

You’ve heard it a hundred times: “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…” Or some start by saying, “Friends and family…”

The Officiant Addresses the Couple

Your officiant may take this moment to emphasize the significance of the vows you’re about to exchange. This may also include a reminder of your duties and roles in marriage.

The Exchange of Vows

Your vows are your promises to each other. You may repeat the familiar “to have and to hold, for better or for worse” vows, or recite ones you’ve written yourselves.

The Ring Exchange

As you exchange rings, you typically say, “With this ring, I thee wed.”

The Pronouncement of Marriage

The officiant makes it official (“I now pronounce you husband and wife”).

The Kiss

And now the moment everyone’s been waiting for: your first kiss as a married couple.

The Closing Remarks

Your officiant wraps things up with a few last words and, for a religious wedding, a blessing.

The Recessional

Basically the reverse of the processional, you exit the ceremony together as newlyweds, followed by the wedding party.

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