Friday, 28 February 2014

3 unmissable dress shopping tips for brides getting married abroad

3 unmissable dress shopping tips for brides getting married abroad

Choosing your wedding dress is one of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning process. Every bride will consider fabrics, fashion trends and so on, but if you’re getting married abroad there are other things you need to keep in mind, too. Luckily, dress experts Romantica of Devon are on hand to remind us what they are…

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Keep your destination in mind

As soon as you’ve got that ring on your finger, you’ll probably start thinking about your wedding dress. But when it comes to a wedding abroad, you should really choose your destination first. Your first thought may be a full lace A-line gown but this simply will not fit in with a laid-back celebration on the beach. Equally, wearing a simplistic chiffon, shift dress would look out of place in an elegant European castle.

For a breathtaking beach wedding we would suggest ruffles, which will move beautifully in the sea breeze. Or for a more demure affair, why not try something with a statement lace or keyhole back, such as the Opulence Bridal dress Salerno, above.

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Transporting your gown

The most important factor to keep in mind is how you are going to get your dress to your destination. The more slimline the dress, the easier it will be to transport. Princess-style wedding dresses are a shipping nightmare. Choosing a slim-fitting gown may also enable you to take it with you as hand luggage, instead of packing it into the hold.

Want a dress that travels well, but don’t want to sacrifice style? Plain gowns can be easily accessorised with boleros, belts and brooches. Take Lisette from the Romantica of Devon collection – this is the perfect dress for an overseas celebration. Another way to reduce the amount of fabric that you have to pack? Opt for a short, sassy style! That way, your dress won’t be dragging in the sand, and you can show off your wedding shoes, too!

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Think about the weather

It might be freezing cold in England but the chances are that you’re choosing to get married somewhere which is much brighter and warmer. Think ahead and choose a material which is going to breathe and keep you cool on your big day.

Loose fitting fabrics such as chiffon and organza are perfect for a Caribbean climate. Something that is more fitted with lots of layers is likely to cause you to over heat. We suggest the Pure Bridal design, Bizet, for keeping you at the perfect temperature. Also, keep in mind that generally things get much cooler in the evenings abroad and so pack matching boleros for you and your bridesmaids just in case.

Want to see more informal wedding dresses? We’ve got 11 of the best right here. Now you’ve found your dress for your wedding abroad, you need some reception details! The Wedding Ideas Shop has everything you need…

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Groom’s Ties in Blush and Champagne

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You’ve selected your color palette filled with creamy neutrals of blush and champagne. The bridesmaids have their dresses, your florist received your centerpiece ideas, and the sweet bar will be flush with champagne-toned cake pops.  But you still haven’t found the men’s ties.  In your search you have probably found out that the range of champagne and blush tones are pretty broad. We have rounded up some pretty cool ties in your favorite pale colors.

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Of course, we couldn’t resist including a sharp chambray bow tie.

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Patterned ties add visual interest and can incorporate other colors in your palette all while remaining subtle and sophisticated.  This striped tie (above, right) has both champagne and blush tones.

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If you have other colors in your palette that are darker, such as blues and grays find ties that hint at those shades.

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

How to create a totally tropical beach wedding theme

How to create a totally tropical beach wedding theme

If you’re marrying abroad and you want to create a beautiful, bright beach wedding theme – or even if you just want to bring a splash of colour to a travel-inspired wedding theme in the UK – then check out our top buys for a tropical look!

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There loads of different theme options for destination weddings – you can always incorporate traditional elements of your chosen destination, such as colours and flowers, into the theme of your day. Try hibiscus flowers, leis and floral prints if you’re marrying in Hawaii, or royal blue and white, olive leaves and goddess dresses for Greece. You could also opt for a nautical theme in shades of blue, white and sandy neutrals, with anchor motifs and rope detailing. We personally love a bright tropical theme, which is one of the most striking – and easy to create!

For a tropical theme, choose bold bright colours such as hot pink, orange, turquoise and lime – don’t be afraid to contrast them! Use white as a base colour to really make them pop. When it comes to flowers, we love orchids for a beach wedding – they come in a range of gorgeous colours and can be used for bouquets, buttonholes and in hair. You could also choose birds of paradise, palm fronds, frangipani or protea for an exotic look.

Take advantage of your seaside theme and use starfish and shells as decoration – they make great place names, favours and centrepieces. Just add lots of candles and scattered seashells to fresh white linens to create chic table decoration. When it comes to table names, why not stick with the travel theme? Name the tables after places you and your new husband have been, or would like to go – or, if you’re lucky enough to be marrying in the Caribbean or in Hawaii, name them after the islands!

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Obviously a tropical wedding will need a beautiful beachy dress – take a look at our 20 top picks here! Just accessorize with embellished sandals and lots of gold jewellery for a luxurious goddess-inspired look.

If you’re still looking for destination wedding inspiration, check out our Weddings Abroad section and our amazing Pinterest board!

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Register for Stylish Table Decor with Crate and Barrel

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The right dinnerware and flatware can really tie together your table decor. From casual Sunday brunches for two to Christmas parties for the entire family, the plates you register for get to be a part of memories for years to come.

Although you may have never considered flatware designs before, chances are you are obsessing over them now.  Do you like scroll patterns? Forks that feel heavy in your hand? Rounded edges or squared?  Crate and Barrel’s flatware selection has something for each one of these preferences.

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If you want a modern table, set it with these shimmery cream dishes (above, left) that have just a touch of gold. Perfect if you love making a statement!

If you favor traditional decor, these white dishes with silver borders (above, right) would be a great fit.  The design is familiar, it’s the perfect version of an updated classic.

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Or maybe you like all things rustic and unstructured.  In which case, you should totally consider these gorgeous green dishes in all of their casual dining glory.

No matter what your style, Crate and Barrel has a set of dinnerware to fit your personality and home decor.  Head over there now to check out all of their patterns that will help you build the table you’ve been dreaming of.



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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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We Love: Hanging Installations

I’ll admit it: I am a little bit obsessed with hanging installations lately. It all started with a stack of wedding photos, and a couple of creative geniuses and turning something as simple as flagging tape (seriously, flagging tape), but that was just the beginning. From tinsel to hanging plants and geometric shapes, a hanging installation can add a little bit of extra punch to your wedding decor in any style. Modern? Check. Eclectic? Definitely. Whimsical? Of course! Here are a few of the options I’ve had my eye on lately.

Glass ball hanging installation

This glass orb installation has it all: it’s simple, delicate and makes for an utterly unique lighting display.

Gold leaf hanging installation

We’re a long way from fall right now, but when it gets here I’m hoping it brings this gold leaf display with it!

Gold-dipped feather hanging decor

I love the bright, shimmery and whimsical look of these glitter-dipped feathers. This installation would be a fun DIY project to undertake with a friend who isn’t afraid of being covered in sparkles for a day or two.

Flower hanging installation

This hanging flower installation is so sweet and straightforward. This view, looking almost straight up at the display from the table itself, is just lovely.

Hanging planter wedding decor

These terra cotta pots (and breathtaking flower arrangements) are gorgeous – but I think the macrame hangers are what really make this display!

geometric hanging installation

Last, but not least, the geometric shapes in this monochromatic hanging installation are clean, fun and modern. Perfect for contemporary decor lovers!

Photo credits: glass orb installation by Kate Ignatowski Photography // gold leaves by Brklyn View Photography // glitter-dipped feathers by Krista Leigh Hurst Photography // hanging flowers by Jacquelyne Mae // hanging planters by Rebekah J. Murray Photography // geometric installation by Amanda Megan Miller Photography



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