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8 Extraordinary Color Combinations For Your Dream Wedding

Coral, teal, and purple – these are just three of the all-time favorite wedding colors. Some blend them with tried and tested partners, like coral and gray, teal and baby pink, and purple and apple green. These are classic wedding colors and combos that have held up over time and yes, brides continue to love ’em.

But why stick to the safe and most used fusions when there are endless color combo possibilities to recognize? Perhaps you haven’t tried mixing and matching emerald and melon with a hint of metallic gold.

If you want to have a unique wedding motif yet you’re running out of ideas, here are some of the rare wedding color combinations to take inspiration from.

1. Purple + Burgundy + Orange

Perfect for: Autumn wedding, vineyard wedding themes

Opting for a fall-inspired wedding? Orange is a no-brainer but you can create a rich intoxicating blend to set the autumnal tone by adding purple and burgundy. The deep, moody details are also perfect for the old-world charm of vineyard weddings.

Aside from incorporating the deep colors into the fabrics, flowers, favors, invitations, and other wedding elements, try to experiment with food. For instance, consider serving creamy tomato soup atop beautiful satin burgundy tablecloth or table runner. You can also place a mix of orange, plum, grapes, and apples on the table.

2. Aqua + Deep Pink + Gold

Perfect for: Summer weddings

Perhaps you have seen the aqua-pink combo before – the fun and feminine color combo that makes you think of unicorns, cotton candies, and everything sweet. But when the preppy colors are styled with metallic and glitzy elements, like gold ribbons, draping, light fixtures, and table centerpieces and dinnerware, the vibe can be elevated into a glam affair.

3. Mint + Coral 

Perfect for: Late-spring, summer wedding

If you want the similar fresh and fun vibe but you want to steer clear of vivid colors, then the mint and coral combination might appeal to you.

For a more elegant and sophisticated setting, play more with mint. Think of mint clothing, invitations, and table setting decors. Then, let the lush floral arrangements and even the sugar blooms on your cake display pops of coral. You can also incorporate coral through small details like your favors or the ribbons.

If you want to go for a laidback chic vibe, choose coral as your lead with mint as your undertone. To elevate it into a more luxe look, infuse metallics like gold, silver, copper, or rose gold.

4. Merlot + Peach + Sage

Perfect for: Rustic and shabby chic wedding themes

Going for an earthy theme without sacrificing elegance? You’ll love this color scheme as it binds perfectly with natural hues and wooden details. Analogous colors go well together, which is why rich merlot and soft peach look cohesive. Having sage as an accent color balances them out and adds freshness into the mix. Sage can easily be incorporated by playing with florals.

The color combo has a down to earth vibe, which is perfect for garden and woodland weddings. Just make sure you balance out natural surroundings with some grandiose elements like chandeliers, candelabras, and elegant dinnerware.

5. Tangerine Tango + Orange + Yellow

Perfect for: Modern summer wedding, beach wedding

Orange symbolizes optimism while yellow symbolizes happiness. The vibrant mix is perfect for cheery, flamboyant couples who want to add a bit of fun into a solemn ceremony. The combo is also perfect for a seaside wedding as the warm tones complement the ocean’s bright turquoise hue. The best tip: let the flowers do the talking.

You just have to balance them out with white and neutral details so your guests won’t be overwhelmed by the vivid colors. Let your vases filled with vibrant fresh flowers and bright table decors sit on a white tablecloth.

6. Navy + Eggplant + Gold

Perfect for: Art deco weddings

Navy and eggplant are colors that scream “majesty” and adding metallic accent hues such as gold or copper make everything just better. The ethereal combo is perfect for grandiose wedding ceremonies, like a Gatsby-themed party adorned with gold chandeliers and dinnerware, and silk eggplant tablecloth, and filled with bubbly champagne and live jazz music.

7. Marsala + Midnight Blue + Silver

Perfect for: Fall and winter weddings

If you’ve always been drawn to berry-kissed, cranberry-esque shades, then the fusion of these bold colors is to die for. The pops of rich colors against the winter’s cold and pale surroundings display a lively contrast. For a more elegant look, you can infuse metallics, like silver accents.

The combo is full of lovely possibilities. They work on white tables and wood tables as well. Since a few varieties come in blue, play around with marsala for your flowers and use midnight blue for the vase and table decors. You can also experiment with food. Apart from red wine, consider offering vibrant cocktails for your signature sip. You can also use fruits with rich hues, like grapes, blueberries, and cranberries.

8. Emerald + Melon

Perfect for: Spring and summer weddings

The emerald-melon combo is an unexpected fusion I can’t help drooling over. Emerald is a rich shade of green that is inspired from the gemstone itself while the color melon is a soft shade of pink that provides depth and balance to the boldness of the jewel tone. The two colors work perfectly together.

These colors can create either a big and elegant statement or a rather low-key and effortless chic vibe. It depends on what tone you’ll emphasize and what should serve as the undertone.

If you’re into a more luxurious setting, then play more with the emerald with the melon undertone. Apart from using it heavily for fabrics, incorporate it into the smallest of details including the bold patterns in your invitations, the linen of your cake table, or the wrap of your bouquet. Try adding melon-colored flowers and apricot deserts to subtly infuse melon.

If you’re going for a chic, low-key setting, let melon dominate the environment and infuse emerald here and there, in your garlands and floral arrangements, aisle decorations, and party favors.

Author Bio: Carmina Natividad is one of the enthusiastic writers for Jennifer Regan, a shop in Sydney that caters to women who are looking for the perfect bridal dress to wear as they walk down the aisle. Her articles mainly focus on fashion and beauty, which help soon-to-be-brides prepare for their wedding day.

Tips for men to get groomed for their wedding

By the time of their wedding, most grooms are already on par with moisturizing and cleaning techniques. They have a hairstyle in mind, and are all set for the big day. However, for some it’s not enough. Grooming goes beyond shaving and showering. From when to trim your beard to how far you should wait, to cutting your hair or not, to hiding a bad hangover, we’ve laid out some of the best tips to help you look like a million dollars on the day of your wedding. Have a closer look!

Wash up, drink up & and repeat

It might seem foolish, but you should wash your face daily the moment you get engaged. Don’t just use water and soap; buy yourself a good-quality cleanser and an exfoliator. These products will help your skin look perfect on the day of your wedding. But you need to use them properly.

It’s equally important to drink plenty of water throughout the day if you want your skin to glow. Water replenishes nutrients that your complexion needs to remain elastic and flawless. Aim at 8 glasses a day, and increase the amount to 10-12 glasses with at least 10 days before the wedding.

Seasonal skincare

Whether it’s summer or winter, the skin dries out when not properly taken care of. When your skin is affected by harsh weather conditions, zips and pimples emerge; more severe conditions can occur, such as redness and uneven spots. That’s not really something you need on your face days before the big day.

Sunscreen is vital. It prevents sun burns and intense redness that might ruin your wedding photographs. Moisturizing is equally important. It protects the skin from dryness, and replenishes hydration. Keep in mind that nourishing and moisturizing your skin is not a onetime thing; it should be done regularly, preferable every 2 days; and daily with a week before the wedding.

Choose the right grooming products

Now that you know why it’s so important to moisturize, move on to investing in the right products. Before investing in the next best face scrub that you’ve heard work miracles, due your due diligence. Ask at the pharmacy about ingredients and side-effects. Acne is a serious skin condition that might require an appointment to the dermatologist. Test your products before using them on your entire face; this helps you figure out if a product matches your complexion or not.

Practice the beard growth and styling

 

If you already have a beard and you’d like to restyle it, you should do a test with at least 6 months in advance. In case things go south, you’ll have plenty of time to let is grow back on. But if you’ve just decided to let your beard grow, you should ask for professional advice on how to style it. Only an expert hairdresser will be able to tell you what shape best suits your facial features.

Eyebrow grooming

Finely plucked eyebrows that make you look frowned or evil is not something you want to see in your wedding photographs. But then again, you also don’t want to see an angry unibrow. If you’re just getting started with eyebrow plucking, prepare for a little pain. You should only remove stray hairs that have nothing to do with your brows – the area between your eyes, and those extra hairs just above the eyelid. That’s about it. Don’t overdo it as you’ll end up looking weird and unnatural. If plucking seems too extreme, use a trimmer.

Hairstyle

Most men are used to using waxes and hair gels. However, for a softer, more gentle look, hairspray might be a better choice. The right products keep your hair looking natural; not to mention that it holds better, too. Test a few products before making your final pick, just see which one best matches with your scalp and hair type.

Looking and feeling confident on the day of your wedding is not something impossible to do. All you have to consider is proper grooming. Use the right primer for oily skin, and every week get a face mask to remove impurities and dead skin formed at the surface. Make an informed decision when doing your hair, and stick to a classic yet appealing style your future wife will adore.

7 Ways To Rock A Floral Headpiece On Your Wedding Day

Saying that fresh, vibrant flowers add a visual interest to weddings is an understatement. Not only do they provide aesthetics but they also freshen up and enliven the celebration. Apart from being a staple to wedding aisle and reception decorations and bridal bouquet, raw and fragrant blooms also make a stunning, incredibly versatile floral headpiece for the bride.

Wearing freshly-picked blooms, whether in a form of a crown or subtly sprinkled throughout your intricate braids, is a smart, chic alternative to traditional veils. They work best if you’re opting for a laid back and romantic woodland, garden or beach wedding ceremony. And when situated creatively, you can get the best of both worlds by combining the whimsical details of fresh blossoms and the classic appeal of a veil in one look.

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5 Nerve-Racking Wedding Emergencies And How To Handle Them

Who wouldn’t want to have a perfect wedding day? Soon-to-be married couples pour the best of their time, abilities, and cash into the success of their once in a lifetime celebration of love. They choose the best officiant and hire experienced organizers, caterers, florists, dressmakers, and photographers to ensure everything turns out the way they envisioned smoothly and flawlessly.

But let’s be honest, is there really a “perfect” wedding? Do couples, who spend the most of their time and resources, really achieve their ideal wedding celebration without running into bumps and hurdles in the process? I don’t think so.

Life is full of surprises, isn’t it? However, nobody likes it when not-so-pleasant surprises show up in the course of wedding planning, or worse, on your big day. A simple yet unresolved mistake can sabotage everything at the drop of the hat. Fortunately, most common wedding blunders can be remedied. You just have to think fast and handle them with grace and poise (even if they’re driving you nuts IRL).

Before you go into panic mode, stop, take a deep breath, and check out the following solutions for the most common wedding planning emergencies.

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DIY receptions: How to make your wedding a more personal experience

Unless you are an event planner, your wedding may be the most complex project, and the biggest party you will ever plan. Your wedding, if prepared correctly will be the best party of your life. It will also be the most memorable day for you and your significant other. Your guests, however, will have attended and will continue to participate in weddings throughout the year. You want your wedding to be the one they remember even when they are old. An excellent way to make that day memorable is to create a personalized experience for each guest. They may not feel the joy you will be feeling because you are marrying the love of your life, but they may share the excitement and be happy for you because they felt great attending the wedding. You may be freaking out right now, but no, it will not cost you excessively to plan that wedding. There are simple ways to make your wedding memorable.

Keep your guests informed

One of the easiest way to ensure that your guests are entertained is by sharing your program with them. While they may love you to bits, they will be bored if they feel like they are just following the crowd with no knowledge of what is happening. This is the digital era, take advantage of it. Share your program with your guests on social media and have a printed copy of the program at the gate for anyone who did not see it on their social media pages. Include logistical information. No one likes being lost. Ensure that you have also included a dress code if any. The last thing you want is to make one of your guests feel out of place. You may also want to create a website dedicated to the day. This site may contain information about what will happen at what time and where. You may also want to include directions, shuttle bus services, parking restrictions and accurate information about the property the party will be hosted at such as rocky terrain.

Make your guests feel welcome

If you want to guests to feel that your party is the best they have ever attended, it is great to ensure that they feel welcome. Nothing says “welcome and thanks for coming” like welcome bags. Sure, it may be a lot of work assembling them, but they are worth it. If you will be doing some of these things yourself, a welcome bag includes a bottle of water, snacks and local specialties like wine or chocolate. You may also want to include a map or brochures for great places to visit in the locality. You should also include a personal letter from the couple expressing just how happy they are that the guests have left their busy schedules to attend the wedding. If your guests are few, then you might know what they like and don’t like so you may make their welcome bags more personal for them.

Make them comfortable

Everyone is usually very tense when they are visiting new locations. You want your guests to feel as comfortable as possible. Depending on where you are hosting the wedding, you may choose to have a welcome bar with non-alcoholic beverages. If you are hosting your wedding outside, you may want to have a bug repellant station. Bugs can be an issue that will keep your guests from enjoying the day. If you are hosting a beach wedding, have flip flops for your guests in case they did not carry their own.

Wedding reception

Wedding reception venues are not usually kids-friendly. However, you want the parents to have just as much fun as the singles in the wedding. An excellent way to help parents is by making sure their children are having a good time too. Kids love to explore and have fun. They may not have a concentration span as long as that of adults. So make sure there are fun things for children to do throughout your wedding and fun places for them to hang out and have fun during the reception party. You may employ people who will act as baby sitters for that day. You may even make it a sleepover party with cartoon and pizza!

7 Unique Wedding Ring Holders to Show off Your Ring Bling

Check out these creative wedding ring holders.

Unique wedding themes are the trends nowadays. Gone are the old traditional wedding themes where everything has always been what it was. There are some traditions we don’t break away from like the bride’s white dress which was initiated by Queen Victoria in her wedding with Prince Albert or the classic wedding rings. However, due to the rise of social media platforms, newlyweds can now share their most memorable moments to the whole world, giving a spotlight to even the tiniest wedding detail, not just the dress.

One of the raves nowadays is the photo of the soon-to-be-husband-and-wife’s wedding rings. In fact, it is so trendy that the #weddingring has more than a million posts on Instagram. With all of the photos, you might want yours to stand out and the best way to do it is to present your wedding rings in an eye-catching ring holder.

The thing is, wedding preparation can be a tedious job and some might overlook the little details like your ring holder which will be in your wedding photo album. Good thing we’ve compiled seven unique wedding ring holders that will surely go with your theme, get your social media followers and friends’ attention and will still catch your breath even decades later when you look at your photos.

Rustic Wedding Holder From Tree Branch or Stump

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This wedding ring holder is perfect for a wedding with a rustic woodland theme. This ring holder can be bought for a cheap price and what’s even more exciting is that it is easy to make in your own backyard. Just grab a branch thick enough to fit perfectly on your ring bearer’s hands, and saw a piece with a thickness of about 2 inches. Monogram your initials on the flat side using a wood engraving tool to personalize it. You may also tie a twine around your wooden ring holder for decoration.

Sea Shell Wedding Ring Holder

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Beach wedding is a sure-fire way to achieve a romantic wedding ceremony during the summer season. To match the theme, create your own wedding ring holder out of a seashell. Just grab a seashell from your local craft store and decorate it with sea stones, artificial pearls, sea glasses, or sand. You may also use an empty starfish or a conch shell and fill them with sand or pearls. The possibilities for this project are endless!

Geometric Terrarium Ring Holder

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Add a whimsical touch to your garden wedding with this geometric terrarium which you can buy at your local craft stores or online. Succulents are also popular these days for wedding decorations and even wedding bouquets. Put tiny succulents inside your geometric terrarium and place your rings on top. You may also put moss, white sand, or flowers of your own choice to decorate your terrarium wedding holder.

Bird’s Nest Wedding Holder

nest wedding ring holder

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This bird’s nest wedding ring holder is both romantic and symbolic because your wedding means that you are starting your own family. If you have a nest in your backyard, you can just clean it, make sure that you’re not harming any creature and then decorate it. If you don’t have this option, you can always make one using dry twigs and small vines. Of course, you can also buy one from Etsy shops.  This wedding ring holder is perfect for a woodland wedding.

Embroidery Hoop and Lace

Traditional wedding ring holder

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Bring out your crafty side by using an embroidery hoop and some lace as your wedding ring holder or pillow. If you want a more personalized holder, monogram your initials at the middle of the hoop just above where you will attach the rings. You may use a canvas or tulle fabric for this project. If you don’t have any knowledge in embroidery at all, you can also just grab half a yard of lace and secure it in the embroidery hoop. However, you choose to decorate your embroidery hoop ring holder, it will surely fit well in a Bohemian-themed wedding.

Lego Figures

Lego wedding ring holders

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Did you know that a Lego figure’s hands are perfect for holding your wedding rings? Just because a wedding has a solemn atmosphere doesn’t mean that you can’t bring out you and your partner’s playful side. Use two Lego action figures that represent you and your partner to hold your rings. You can choose Batman and Robin, Harley Quinn and Joker, or anybody from the Lego collection! Your cheeky little ring bearer will also appreciate his role even more.

Secret Book Case

Book wedding ring holder

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This one is for the bookworm couple who want their ring holder to reflect their personality. Just glue the pages of the book secure. Trace a template of the shape you want the casing to be. It could be the shape of a heart or a box but you have to make sure that the rings will fit inside. Using an Exacto knife, cut away the pages until your case is deep enough for the rings to fit. Sand down the walls of the case to make them smooth then apply mod podge.

With these seven unique wedding ring holder ideas, you’ll be sure to start a trend among your friends but most importantly, the little details of your wedding where you out your personality in will make it stand out among other wedding ceremonies out there. Also, don’t forget to communicate with your partner about your wedding preparation decisions because the wedding will be about the two of you.

Wedding preparations can be stressful but if done right, the results will never be forgotten. To get all the tiniest details in accordance to how you imagined your wedding to be, make sure to make all your demands and requests clear with your wedding planner. There are some companies that can help you in planning your wedding in Malta, and it could cost you to pay for their services; however, getting help will make the experience delightful and will not take away the excitement for you. Lastly, just cherish the moments even during the preparation because a wedding is such a happy occasion that you will be celebrating with your family and friends.

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Never Skimp On Your Wedding Makeup

The stress of planning a wedding is no joke – plenty of things has to be done including the hunt for the best yet budget-friendly caterers, dressmakers, and photographers. Since it’s one of the most memorable events for the couple, everything has to be perfect. Not to downplay grooms but in most cases, the brides are the ones who get really exhilarated about the wedding day. Next to the wedding gown, the bridal hair and makeup are a crucial aspect, though they’re often put at the least of priorities.

With other wedding costs to keep in mind, we cannot blame frugal couples for skimping on these. Some brides opt for cheaper styling services, hire a non-pro makeup junkie, or even do their own wedding hair and makeup to cut expenses. But is omitting the need for a professional hair and makeup artist (HMUA) worth it?

When you look at the numbers, pro hair and makeup may seem a bit pricey. By the end of the day, the cosmetics will still fade so why bother throwing $150 for it? But if you come to realize the pros and cons of having your bridal look done by a professional, the good will knock off the bad. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t scrimp on your look.

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Rock Your No-Veil Bridal Look With These Stunning Headpiece Ideas

A conventional wedding veil has an undeniable power to transform a woman into a blooming bride in just a blink of an eye. But what if wearing a veil isn’t really your thing?

You’re not the only one. Some contemporary brides choose to opt out of the pristine white veil for several reasons – some brides prefer a modernized wedding while others just don’t like the idea of walking down the aisle with a heavy head. However, this doesn’t mean you have to leave your tresses bare and unadorned.

The options for bridal toppers are limitless. From small gem-studded hair combs to freshly-picked flower wreaths, you can find stylish headpieces that match your personality and your wedding gown. A well-chosen headpiece can polish your overall look the same way a veil can – or even better.

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A ravishing bride in a modest wedding gown.

5 Ways To Pull Off A Modest Wedding Gown Without Skimping On Style

If you think a wedding dress with long sleeves and covered décolletage look boring, I dare you to check out the bridal look of some prominent icons including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Kate Middleton. These women, who were blessed with such killer physique and flawless skin, chose to go modest on their big day. But oh boy, they looked stunning and elegant. They prove that it’s indeed possible for a bride to shine without having to bare much flesh.

Fast forward to the 21st century, modest wedding gowns are a rare gem. Most modern brides opt for designs that show off their strongest features, and the styles are often arm, chest, and back-baring. Without a doubt, these gowns work well with modern, laidback wedding themes and venues, like beach or garden ceremonies. But if it’s going to be in a traditional church or temple setting, you might want to cover up.

If you want to want to go modest and covered without skimping on style, here are some tips to make your wedding dress work for you. Continue reading

10 Wedding Veil Ideas To Top Off Your Dream Bridal Look

No wedding accessory says “I can transform you into a ravishing bride” better than a veil.

There’s something magical about this seemingly basic headpiece. Firstly, a veil has the power to turn a girl into a ravishing bride in just a split second. It’s one of the most defining elements of a bridal look. Lose the gloves, lose the sparkly necklace, but a bride is not a bride without her veil.

Secondly, it has the power to make or break your look. It’s more than just an accessory. It is often the last finishing touch that binds everything together.

Lastly, it has the power to evoke emotions. Topping off your head with this thin layer of fabric while wearing your dress is a surefire way to make your mom, sister, and bridesmaids (and even your tough dad and brother) burst out in tears.

With this, choosing the perfect veil shouldn’t come as an afterthought.

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