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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Welcome Monsoon But Say Bye To Musty Smell

The wait is over, the monsoons are here again! There’s nothing like waking up to the sounds of the rain, the breezy air, the fresh, earthy smell after a rain shower, the lush green plants and trees after they are bathed in rains that swing between sprinkle and hammering downpour.

Aah! There’s something magical about rain. I must say that the magic which is in monsoon season is just nowhere else. The romance just goes on height this time.

But there’s something unpleasant about the rains too. Yes, the damp smell it is, that comes with the monsoons can be a big mood dampener too. The dampness brings out a musty smell inside our homes.  The walls, cupboards, carpets, shoes, bathrooms emanate stale smells. Even the car interiors are prone to a muddy odor.

Woodwork is the easiest prey of rain

The annoying damping that is caused by this rain makes the wooden swollen with the false smell. You really need to protect your cupboards, desk drawers, etc. Put camphor in your cupboards as it takes away the moisture and protects your clothes. You can also add some neem leaves against silver fish, very common problem in rainy season. Clove can work the same for you.

Say goodbye to termites

The Very major problem that occurs during water leakage and in high humidity is termite problem. This is the most common problem too and cannot be cured by ourselves only; you need professionals to do a complete job for it. Do check the whole house, if you find any sign of termite make it clean otherwise during the rainy season it can increase.

Humidity needs to be controlled

The worst aspect of rain is this only, when rain comes the humid level increase with it and how can I forget the damp smell that comes with it. By using a dehumidifier you can replace humidity with a fresh air. For the smell you can also use ionizer which will release ions that will control the smell.

Taking help from the kitchen

Your kitchen needs extra care this time just like a baby needs at the time when he is ill. Your kitchen attracts the smell very fast and this damping can occur in the spices and salt of the kitchen. But your kitchen can help you out in avoiding the smell from your house. You can use lemon, vinegar, baking soda and rock sale to avoid fungus and smell.

Cleaning is an essential part

During the rainy season, you really need to put extra emphasis on cleaning. Give a dry wipe to your furniture as they get sticky this time. Don’t avoid your floor, wipe it also and put a doormat that has good water absorbing capacity and also wipe your house regularly so that you didn’t get injured by slipping. Use anti- bacterial liquid and some fragrant liquid to avoid damping smell.

Sunlight will give a boost

Keep your clothes and footwear out in the open when the sun is out. This will take away all the moisture from them. Also, let the sun come in as much as possible; once in a while, open your doors and windows on a sunny day this will not only act as a natural disinfectant but will also remove the musty smell from your house. Your house will get relief from damping too. Your walls do need sunlight and you can even get some amazing info from Indrealestates.com.

Carpets and rugs maintenance

Carpets are not easy to wash and clean if they are heavy and in rain, they need to be vacuumed with the cleaners. With vacuum cleaning the dirt which is not possible to clean with broom and mop can get easily clean which gets seeps in the fiber. And if possible roll them up as they easily get dirty during this season. If you will wrap it in polyethylene sheets, they will be safe from both water damage and insect infestation.

Ventilation is important

One really needs to keep the house properly ventilated so the humid level does not increase and air can get criss- cross easily. If your house is not properly ventilated and no fresh air is coming inside then this will cause more smell of damping in your house.

Rain is often a big reason to smile, but not every aspect brings a smile on one’s face. But this season comes with its own set of problem this does can be prove bad for your house, but not a big deal, follow the above tricks to increase the value of your home.

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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Four Truths About Marriage Every Unhappy Couple Should Digest

Nobody hopes to end up in a bad marriage. Every individual who yearns to love and be loved wants a marriage that lasts a lifetime – to grow old in love with one another until mortality parts them.

But things change through the course of the relationship. People change. Priorities change. Feelings change. Some marriages which are built with a solid foundation stand the test, while some eventually crumble like a house of cards. Some people part ways and move on upon recognizing it cannot be fixed, while some people decide to stay in an unhappy marriage, still hoping.

Do you find yourself stuck in an unhappy marriage? Don’t get me wrong – the lack of happiness and intimacy isn’t uncommon in romantic relationships. But if the cause of unhappiness is beyond repair and you feel like you’re wasting your time in a relationship that’s no longer working, maybe it’s time to face these four truths.

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How Technology Transforms the Dating Area

Casual, Simple and Harmless Flirtation

If potential wooers were to ponder some of the greatest, technological developments that have revolutionized the dating world over the past few centuries, they would primarily mention the genius invention of the automobile. This marvelous progression was first forged in 1886 and obviously replaced animal-drafted carriages for a more pleasant and efficient dating experience. Not too soon after followed the first black and white film in 1888 and obviously the actual movie theater to view these motion pictures in 1895, which created the ideal atmosphere to enjoy a passionate evening with a possible suitor, hand in hand.

Nonetheless, upon the dawn of “Generation Z” in 2001, mobile and wireless technology suffered a massive “boom,” completely altering the fashion in which people converse, get to know each other and meet up without the necessity of face-to-face courtship at first hand. Text messages, free messenger systems like WhatsApp and other online social networks like Facebook have stolen and flooded the limelight of our dating world (from America to Europe). Interestingly enough, now potential suitors have the ability to transmit “smooth talk” immediately without the nerve wrecking delay of a hand-written response via snail mail. Additionally, with the overall casualness of a text message, possible admirers could conquer their “prey” with a higher level of confidence and less initial pressure.

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Going on a blind date? Top ideas to get ready for it

Are you getting ready for an exciting blind date this Saturday evening? Do you want to know how you can look your best without spending 3 hours in front of the mirror? Some women don’t have time to do their makeup, whereas others are just no longer interested in putting all sorts of chemicals on their faces. The cosmetics industry has changed tremendously in the past 10 years. The trends have been completely altered to match with our complexions and personalities, and at this point all we want is to look incredible without making our faces look artificial. Here are some guidelines to help you have a killer blind date and make a good impression.

Choose comfortable, stylish clothes

One of the biggest challenges of a blind date – choosing the clothes. How do you make the right choice? The most important thing is that you feel comfortable. Think twice before deciding to wear heels, or a skirt that may seem too flashy. A casual, stylish outfit works the best. A white, simple shirt with a pair of A-line pants can work miracles. Go overboard with the accessories – you wouldn’t want to look to business-like.

Sleek, casual, loose hair

Getting ready for a first blind date starts with hair. Some men just don’t care about what you’re wearing from the neck down. But they might be interested in how your hair looks like. It’s fundamental that you keep things simple and natural. You don’t want to make the wrong impression. If you love curls, you can get them. But steer clear of that artificial curly look with perfect waves. Messy, playful waves might seem a lot better. Or go for a funky braid with a side-swept bangs. Whatever you do, just limit the use of too make hair products. All-natural works the best!

Make-up

As far as make-up is concerned, we don’t advise you to go over the top. Increasingly more men have started preferring women who wear all natural makeup. Too much foundation, striking eye shadow and red lips just don’t look appealing. Rather than use foundation, choose a light BB cream. Use an illuminator in the cheekbone area, some blush and nude tones for the eyes and lips.

As for eyebrows, you might want to keep things all natural, too. A fresh face that looks impeccable without too much make-up will make a better impression than a very striking one that’s just aiming to hide who you really are.

Accessories and perfume

Excessive perfume should be avoided at all costs on a first date. That’s because you can’t know for sure if your date will like the aroma. Maybe he’s not that into lavender and jasmine scents. Use a discreet perfume and you’ll have better chances to draw attention. As far as accessories are concerned, it might be a good idea to keep things on the down low. Just remember that it’s a blind date. Basically, you don’t know the person you’re talking to because you’ve never met. Wear elegant, discreet accessories. A thin golden necklace with a pendant, pearl earrings and maybe a watch should be enough.

Looking amazing on a first date doesn’t have to be that hard. The secret is to be yourself, and no pretend to be someone else. Act natural and let him uncover your personality. Natural makeup works best because your date will see the real you. Stay focused on quality products and you’ll have a lot to win. A beautiful and clean complexion without too much eyeshadow and primer is sexier than a smoky eye makeup that creates an illusion.

Last but not least, we must emphasize that going on a blind these days can be nerve-wracking. What if you get a pimple just before the big day? But if you learn to take good care of yourself and your body, everything will be ok. Beauty comes from within. Drink plenty of water to have a clean and smooth skin, and invest in natural foundation uk and organic make-up products to allow the skin to breathe. Be confident and trust that you’re beautiful – that’s the key to an amazing bling date with someone you really like.

 

 

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

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5 Safe Destinations for Solo Women Travelers

Up the hilltops, downside slumping valleys, in bazaars of bangles, and at the shorelines; ever since your mind has been fantasizing the solo trip but that headlines in your paper tend to choke your dreams. Poor it is but don’t you worry, there are many cities proven to be safe for solo women travellers. As a glimpse, here are the top 5 destinations which thousands of women have stamped as safe for travelling alone.
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The Devil is in the Details When it Comes to Home Decor

Look around your home and pick out the things you love the most about it. You probably picked a variety of accent pieces and maybe a favorite piece of furniture or throw blanket that you curl up with every evening and sip your tea. Did you look up at the lighting fixture? Do you love that? Did you look down at the bullnose skirting surrounding the entire circumference of your room where your walls meet your floor? Did you look at the color of the walls? Sometimes, it’s not the things we add to a room that makes us fall in love with it…it’s the room itself!

What is your favorite room in the house? Why is it your favorite room? Is it the cozy nook you’ve carved out for yourself where you can read quietly while the sun rises across the horizon? Is the dining room where you and your family enjoy meals every evening? What is it about those rooms that makes you love them. Of course a house is really just brick and mortar, but what we do to our house is what makes it a home, and of course, how we live in our house makes it a home.

But there’s no denying that the personal touches we add to our homes over the years make them extra special to us. Especially those first big renovation jobs that we undertake. We take pride in those and that pride lasts for years. Maybe you searched for days looking for just the right flooring for your bathroom makeover. Perhaps you searched high and low to find the perfect single pendant light to hang over your kitchen island. Maybe you received a half used can of wall color and fell in love with it, but only had enough to do an accent wall.

You see, we don’t just pick flooring and wall colors. We fall in love with them. We don’t just pick door knobs and lighting fixtures, because we know these things are going to be in our homes, and our lives, for a very long time. But then, as time slips away, we tend to forget about how much we loved those walls and how much we loved that floor, and we start to focus on the pieces that are added to the room, instead of the room itself.

So the next time you are going to curl up with your next great book and your favorite cup of tea, have a look around the room you are sitting in and remember why you loved the house in the first place. It is the actual house, after all, that you loved when you bought it. It probably didn’t look exactly as you imagined it, but you saw the potential in it and knew that with time, the house could become a home. Those walls would become the backdrop for your family photos, and those floors would become worn with pathways developed over the years. So before you run out and buy another vase to accent your kitchen or family room, take a good hard look at the room itself. It is the detail in the room: the lines on the walls, the grooves in the floor, the miscut skirting running along the floors and walls, that make it so special. The rest is simply lipstick.