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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sexy & Chic Pregnacy Wedding Dresses

More and more bridal companies are making dresses specially for pregnant women.
And if soaring sales at maternity bridal boutiques are anything to go by, more pregnant women than ever are opting to wear a traditional white dress.

Changing social attitudes combined with the fashion for high-profile celebrities to get married whilst pregnant has meant that a bride walking to the altar with a swelling waistline is no longer considered unusual. With recent figures indicating that up to 20% of brides are pregnant when they get married, forward thinking retailers are recognising the importance of catering for this section of the market.

Elegant and trendy gowns of georgette and lace are being made with pregnant brides in mind. Buttons running along the side of the dresses, fashioned feather woven maternity outfits, tie tabs in the back and floor length cocktail styles are now included in many wedding dress designers maternity lines.

This all ultra-feminine, ultra-flattering white or all ivory maternity bridesmaid dress is proving hugely popular with clever maternity brides saving their money for after baby arrives!

If you're still in your first or second trimester, this dress should flatter your new-found curves beautifully!

Featuring a V-neck, twist knot empire-line bodice with pleated skirt and tie back.

Bella Chiffon and matching Charmeuse fabric.

What do you think?

Trish E.
Pure Dymonds Events

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bathroom Wedding Baskets

I always wondered why I never saw any Bathroom Basket in the ladies room. I always thought that it was more of a personal touch and just being prepared for the worst that might come up.We all know that we never know what is going to go wrong so I think that is a wonderful idea to just be prepared then to be caught off gaurd. Bathroom baskets have been popping up at a lot of weddings recently, as brides become more conscious of the needs of their guests.

Ladies Room included:

•Shout Wipes
•Bobby Pins
•Sewing Kits
•Safety pins
•Lint rollers
•Hair Rubber Bands
•Dental Floss
•Hand Sanitizer
•Hand Lotion
•Bath & Body Works Body Splash
•Hairspray/Hair gel
•Packs of Individual Combs
•Nail Files
•Clear nail polish

Men's Washroom:
•Shout Wipes
•Spray Deodorant
•Cotton Balls
•Listerine Strips
•Crest Finger Brush
•Hair Spray
•Smell Good Spray
•Eye Drops
•Hair Brush
•Blotting Strips
•Imodium AD
•Wet Ones

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Should You do a Themed Wedding?

Recently, someone asked me a great question - Why does a wedding need a theme?

Well, the easy answer is that it doesn't, but having one makes it just that more exciting if done properly and tastefully. In fact, the truth is that almost all wedding have a theme.

The theme of a wedding is whatever aspect is used to pull it all together. The most wildly used themes are colors and flowers. For example, my first wedding had a fuchsia theme. We brought in pops of color with the hot pink to create the look the bride was looking for which created a unified feeling. Today, many brides are choosing to go for more unique and personal themes for a number of reasons, and those are generally what you think of when you hear "wedding theme" Themes like Tiffany Blue, Diamonds and Pearls, Princess/Cinderella, and others. Yes, themes can be tacky and just plain outright awful if done too many times.However, a well done theme can make a regular wedding completely unique and unforgettable.

Benefits of planning a themed wedding:

- Coordination: When all aspects of the wedding are planned around one central theme, even if it is just in color, it creates a much more coordinated look that flows from one area to the next nicely and adds to the elegance of the occasion. It also breaks up the monotony in doing just the traditional wedding. It brings another element and feel to the wedding.

- Personality: Weddings today are reflections of the couple, their relationship and their personalities. Many people are choosing themes that play out on those aspects of their own lives in order to add more personals touch. For example, a couple who met on the beach may want to do a Beach Theme to remember that special night on the beach when they got engaged. Another couple, who are basketball fans may want to have a sports themed wedding because of the love of the game and it being the place where they met.

- Preference: Sometimes, brides will pick a theme just simply because they want to. The couple might want to focus on a theme that appealed to them in an article that they read. It is really all up to what the couple personal taste of preference is.

- Setting The Mood - A theme can also help set the mood and tone for an event. For example, a Diamond theme or Black and White theme will most likely lead to a very formal, very elegant affair. A sports or beach theme is most likely going to lead to a much more informal, casual fun wedding. It all depends on the couples preference.

So, the question remains- Do you need a theme? yes,it just depends on how you interpret what that means to you.If want to focus on the colors of your wedding or if you want to put more of a personal touch to it such as things you like or your heritage,it is all up to you and what means more.

When it comes down to it - yes, you do need a theme but you get to decide what that means. If you wish to plan your wedding around the wedding colors you have picked out and carry that through as your central theme, that is perfect. If you prefer to go the next step with a more personalized theme, then make sure you try to get all the elements that will really make your themed wedding one of a kind. In other words " Think Outside of the Box"

Here are some themed wedding ideas that I found.

African safari – Make the wilds of Africa part of your themed wedding. Have animal print tablecloths, guests in safari attire, African food and music, safari themed centerpieces and favors.

Alice in Wonderland – Bring elements of this Lewis Carroll fairytale into your themed wedding. Why not have a tea party? Use Alice in Wonderland character cut outs such as the White Rabbit, and the Cheshire Cat in your décor. Have the groom dress as the Mad Hatter.

Angel – Bring a celestial charm to your wedding. Cherubs in all shapes and sizes can be used as a motif for all your wedding related decor.Aquatic - Since beach weddings are so popular this is one of the most common themed wedding ideas. Even if you aren’t getting married at the beach or on a boat you can still use elements of the sea in your wedding.

Baseball – Some baseball enthusiasts love the sport so much that they tie the knot on a baseball diamond. If you don’t want to go that far, you can still use baseball as your wedding theme by incorporating this sport into your wedding. Give baseball shaped chocolates as favors, and have your wedding cake made in the shape of a bat and ball. You could even dress the part, and encourage guests to do the same.

Carnival - Still a kid inside? Fun theme wedding ideas are to rent carnival games, cotton candy machines, snow cone makers, and other fun items to give your wedding the feeling of a carnival. One thing is for sure: kids will love it.

Cars – Are you and your partner car buffs? Why not make cars part of your wedding theme? Arrive in your favorite car (this might be a ‘69 Mustang rather than a traditional limousine). Use model cars in your décor and have the wedding cake made in the shape of a car.

Pure Dymonds Vendor Spotlight

I have had the pleasure working with an elite photographer by the name of Keith Cephus. His eye for detail is unlike no other photographer that I have met. He is what I call an "Out of the Box Thinker". His concepts are unlike no other you will find. He reaches deep down and really captures the true essence of a couples beauty. He captures their soul and what the client would like you to see in their photo. He is no doubt a person you should get to know and have your pictures done by. You will not be disappointed and you will have photos that are original and that captures the real you.

Please visit his site at:http://www.keithcephus.com/