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Wedding Dress in Birmingham

First of all, you should know that Birmingham is a major metropolis and it holds the title of the second largest urban area in the entire United Kingdom, meaning that finding a great dress is not as easy as you might initially think.

First thing that you need to focus on is discovering the shape or style that best flatters your body. There are so many different types of gowns for wedding available in the specialized stores, but not all of them look good on any body. Take a look at the different styles and volumes of the gowns and try to imagine yourself in each and every one. It is always best to do this at home, where there is no pressure of others looking at you and expecting you to make a decision fast. Take your time and look at one of the official websites of the companies that sell wedding dresses in Birmingham and make a list of your top favorites.

Birmingham was at the frontline of the Industrial Revolution and by the year of 1791, it had been called “the first manufacturing town in the world”, further proving that there are many

Beach Wedding Invitations

  • Sea shell style invitations – Sea shell style invitations are my favorite because they bring the beach to life. They are accented with real sea shells, raffia and textured sand products where the sliced sea shells add a beautiful and authentic touch to the wedding invitation cards. Even they also seem unique, fun and classic if designed with a pocket fold style.
  • Sandal style invitations – This style invitation is a complete departure from tradition. It is a perfect choice for couples who are having a casual beach wedding. This is still the most elegant and fun style among the beach wedding cards.
  • Ocean style invitations – Ocean style is one of the cool styles that uses fun shapes of waves or seashores in the beach theme. To make this style invitation, you simply have to purchase three different bracket sized cards. Use them in different shapes as we see into the depths of the ocean. You can also use darker or lighter shades of blue to give them an ocean feel.
  • Bamboo pocket fold style invitations – This style of invitation cards shows how classy, unique and modern ceremony you are planning. They are

French Bridal Bouquet

  • The bridal bouquet should look fresh, and with no other ornaments! Color schemes of the flowers could include roses, violets, lilacs, larkspur, and lilies. The bouquet has a rustic look and gives splendid and personal shine to the bride. Till the end of April, you can pick buttercups or forget-me. Starting from May, peonies and sweet peas are blossoming.
  • Crowns are very French now. They should be one-of-a kind headpieces from fresh blossoms, bringing lovely touch to the marriage and bride’s appearance. If you want assortment, decide on flowers with large, medium and small blooms. For example, you could have gardenias, daisies and baby’s breath in the same crown. Even though a florist should take the lead, it could as well be a DIY task. Flower crowns will wilt after a few hours, no matter what type of flowers you make them with. However, some nurseries sell sprays that may keep them looking fresh for a few extra hours.
  • Choosing a florist may start several months before the wedding. Typically, a superior florist is also a talented designer who provides full professional service and can be your guru in marriage event organization. Selecting a florist is

Enzoani Wedding Dresses

Planning a wedding is probably one of the most frustrating experiences you will ever go through in your life. There is so much to organize and making one error can completely ruin the day. You need to make every decision with care from your wedding dress to the napkins on the tables and where to hold the ceremony to the bank you hire for the night. Everything needs to be written down, ticked off and checked, so when your day starts, you can relax and enjoy.

Remember your wedding is meant to be the most enjoyable, memorable and special day of your life. The last thing you want to do is worry, so ensure you start planning as early as possible.

One of the biggest concerns many brides have is choosing their wedding gown. When they choose Enzoani wedding dresses, one of the biggest worries is whether the gown they purchased is an original or a knock-off. Unfortunately there are a number of online companies that will provide you with copy dresses, which is why you need to visit a reputable bridal store with years of knowledge and experience in the industry, someone who can help

Ottawa Wedding

In either case, the bride has to make use of architecture, buildings and restaurants to create the much desired atmosphere. In an event of this kind, the atmosphere is what matters most. Here is an idea for a relaxed English wedding. Ottawa has several navigable waterways, which means that any couple could very well host a boat wedding. Instead of going to the restaurant, the bride can hire a boat on Ottawa River, Gatineau River or Rideau River and host a dinner party. You could even hire a band to entertain your guests. Just imagine yourself coming out of the church and heading to the river boat in a white, impressive Ottawa limo, together with your parents and close friends. At the same time, you could choose one of the many wedding trends of a French nature. In this situation, you would have to think of an event that is chic and elegant. Once again, remember to make use of your city. For this plan to work, you would have to look for buildings that enter a particular category, buildings full of architectural details, painted in light colors. A garden wedding in a building of this kind would

Wedding Cake Tradition Started

The Romans supposedly had wheat cakes that were broken over the brides head. This was done to bring fertility to the happy couple. I’d like to see a groom get away with that today. The guests would then pick up the crumbs for good luck.

A later tradition was guests all bringing pieces of cake to the wedding. They were then stacked up on top of each other using something such as applesauce to hold them together. The height of the cake depended on how popular the bride was.

In medieval times; guests brought sweet rolls and stacked them up between the bride and groom. If they were able to kiss over the pile of rolls it was considered good luck. However, the rolls were not always worth eating after being dropped on the floor and stepped on.

For a long time bride’s pie was served at weddings instead of cake. A glass ring was baked into the pie. Whoever found the ring would be the next to marry.

In England cake was often served as part of a wedding breakfast before the ceremony or even the next morning after the wedding.


Venues for Under $500

State Park

If you and your partner-to-be are avid nature enthusiasts, you may want to consider hosting your wedding in one of the Nation’s 59 National Parks. Depending on your location, a State Park could house an intimate wedding of 100 while providing a scenic mountain background. All parks do require couples to obtain a $150 Special Use Permit, however the fees associated with space rental typically run under $50/hr.


Sometimes there really is no place like home, and if you have a large enough backyard, your own space could be easily transformed into one of the perfect wedding venues. Most average homes can accommodate a small-scale wedding of 50 people, however, anything larger might warrant a special permit and a fire safety inspection. The main advantage to having a wedding at home is the simple conversion from ceremony to reception, as well as the guest room for grandma after she’s had one too many.

House of Worship

Traditional weddings can come at low prices if you belong to a church, mosque, or synagogue. Although many large-scale Catholic weddings can exceed well over $1,000, many smaller churches and chapels perform member marriage

Use Ribbon for Wedding Cakes

One of the most popular designs with wedding cakes at the moment is black and white. This is a simple yet beautiful way to combine the ribbon. The best way to go about using the ribbon is to have your cake completely frosted in either white or black icing. From here you should choose a ribbon (preferably lace) of the opposite colour. This ribbon can then be placed around the edge of the cake to give it that sophisticated look. In some cases lace ribbon is also being used with cupcake designs. Cupcakes are also a trendy choice for weddings, the cupcake itself can be wrapped in the ribbon and will look absolutely gorgeous sitting on top of a cake stand. They are a popular choice because each guest will be able to have their very own cupcake, rather than having to wait around for a slice of cake to be cut for them.

Bows are another trend that can be found when using ribbon for wedding cakes. Again the ribbon is normally in a different colour to that of the frosting. It is simply placed around the bottom of each tier on the cake. Depending on

Bridal Bouquet Styles

Bridal bouquet is important and is required not only to complement the bridal gown. It has more significance to just ornamenting the gown and accessorizing the overall look of the brides. The presence of a bridal bouquet means to drive away evil and assure the holiness of the wedding. There was a time, the bridal bouquet was just a simple posy of leaves, herbs, spices and simple flowers which after so many years have come up to play more as an important accessory to the bride. In order to place an order of the bouquet, opt for the professional flower shops with expert florists. Overall, one thing is clear that the flower bouquets are important to any bride and more than just symbolic reasons now. If you are in a fix about which style of bouquet to choose, then the 4 following trends can definitely ease out your pain.

  • Purity and serenity: If you are a person who loves simplicity, then carry the serenity and innocence through your bouquet. A simple composition of fresh white flowers, hand tied in ribbons and frills are a classic choice and can perfectly depict purity.
  • Multiple textures and shapes: This

Plan Summer Outdoor Wedding

Choosing a Venue

Sourcing and booking your venue, after your budget and catering, is perhaps the most important item on your to-do list. Whether you’re hiring a venue or staging your wedding in your own backyard, you need to have contingency measures in place.

Backyard weddings are a trend on the rise: modern weddings are somewhat rinsed of formality and instead relaxed, casual affairs that can be held in almost any location. If you’re planning your wedding on a budget, a backyard affair might just be the answer. Should the weather turn foul, you can always take your celebrations inside your home. You could also ask amongst your circle of family and friends: does anyone you know have a backyard with a view, and an expansive, comfortable home to match that they would be willing to lend you for an evening? Using your own home – or someone else’s – as a contingency measure saves you the cost of hiring a marquee, or a venue with both an indoor and outdoor space.

There are a number of venues along the coast that offer outdoor spaces for hire alongside their banquet halls and ballrooms. Search around

Indian Marriage Invitation

Unlike other countries, in India marriages are considered to be a holy ceremony where the bride and bridegroom pledge to solemnly respect and abide by the bond of trust and love. The Indian Marriage Invitation has in its vocabulary the names of all close family and friends listed. This is a token of appreciation that the families extend towards their loved ones. The guests are generally addressed with folded hands; this gesture means respect and states equal rights for either one of the parties! The invitation cards have this gesture printed in them which symbolically explains the honor of their presence for the occasion.

India gives shelters to countless customs and communities. Each one of these communities has a distinct wedding style following distinct rituals and specific customs. Correspondingly do they design their wedding cards. For instance, a South Indian wedding, particularly one from Tamil Nadu will have the names and star signs of the bride and groom along with the names of the relatives mentioned. This is to pay their tribute to their forefathers. A North Indian Wedding however would have cards printed with different schedules of various ceremonies taking place.

Inside every card lies

Jeweler For Wedding Ring

  1. To find the best jeweler likely to have exactly what you are looking for, you can begin by asking your married friends and relatives for any good recommendations. They have made purchases before and therefore must know trusted jewelers you can approach with your wedding ring needs. Getting such recommendations will give you an easy time finding your ring because you don’t have to spend time doing a search.
  2. If you would rather do all the work and find your own jeweler, then the internet still makes this easy for you to do. There are so many jewelers online and by going through the details and ring offers, you can make a good choice before spending your money. The reputation of the jeweler should give you confidence and so should be the services he offers to ensure you get the perfect ring. Look at the experience of the jeweler and the kinds of rings he deals with in terms of metal and designs or styles. A huge variety of rings give you more flexible options so you can make a good decision when buying the wedding bands.
  3. A good jeweler will not only have a huge

Oriya Wedding

fun and amusement. The groom being the central hero of all Oriya Matrimonials arrives at the wedding location with his kinsmen with much pomp and gaiety. He is ceremoniously welcomed by the bride’s mother with an aarti and a tilak of rice. All the other members of the groom’s family are also warmly greeted and received.

Salabidha: It’s not only the bride and groom that have all the fun in Oriya weddings. The bride’s brother also gets to have his share of fun in the wedding ritual called Salabidha. This is a fun ritual which involves the bride’s brother (sala) giving the groom a punch (bidha) on his back. This mock punch is to remind his brother-in-law of his duties towards his sister. A lot of jollity takes place as everyone hollers to the sala whether to give a hard or soft blow.

Kauri khela is a fun filled ritual in most Oriya Matrimonials which involves playing of a white colored shining kauri (conch shell) by the newlywed couple. It is believed to bring wealth, harmony and prosperity. The bridegroom first holds a kauri in his fist and the bride tries to break the fist with

Sexy Wedding of Summer

The cut

On the recent catwalks, many popular styles of bespoke bridal gowns utilise a very different “avant garde” cut than traditional dresses. Whether it is a plunging neckline or shoulders cut in an asymmetrical fashion, there are myriad ways to use the cut of the dress to stunning effect. Another trending look at the moment is the scoop-backed dress, which drops dramatically yet softly down the bride’s back and loops back up over her shoulders. A further take on this is the one-shoulder dress, which scoops down the back and drapes up and back over the front, making it both elegant and daring.

The length

While it is easier to get away with shorter dresses in the summertime, this year, many styles of bespoke bridal gowns are taking up the length to add a touch of sex appeal for the adventurous bride. With traditional bodices but above the knee lengths, the shorter styles really draw attention to the legs while staying subdued enough to satisfy your granny. Conversely, longer, flowing skirts are being paired with lower cut tops or lacy bodices, to help to balance out the risqué with traditional.

The use of

Woodhall Manor


The property can be found at Woodbridge which is near to the lovely Suffolk heritage coast. It’s within easy reach of the county of Essex as well as Ipswich.

An Ideal Setting

As far as Suffolk wedding venues go, Woodhall Manor offers a sublime setting for a magical wedding and memorable reception. It’s an extremely versatile venue, making it a great choice for any type of celebration. You get to indulge in exclusive use of the country estate for the entire day, which not many Suffolk wedding venues cater for.

The Manor has managed to retain its charm and original character while providing all the expected modern comforts you need for your dream event. And since this gem is somewhat hidden, you can relax in an warm haven which is ideal for intimate events.

Woodhall Manor is just as comfortable catering for larger functions, though, making it one of the finest Suffolk wedding venues.

The Venue

The property can cater for various cultural requirements from Jewish and Greek to Asian weddings. They’re also happy to host civil partnership celebrations, engagement parties and anniversary functions. It’s a versatile venue – one

Right Black Diamond Wedding Band

Choosing the right band may become easier for brides and grooms if they know their personality types. Brides who prefer black diamond wedding bands often reflect the following personality traits:

  • They’re sophisticated
  • They’re often described as mysterious and alluring
  • They possess an attention captivating and seductive personality

On the other hand, grooms who choose black diamond wedding bands can be defined with the following personality traits:

  • They’re often described as confident and a winning personality
  • They often reflect flairs of romance to their partner
  • They prefer uniqueness instead of convention.

When you’re going to purchase a black diamond wedding band, be careful and selective with the material that’s used for creating the band. It really matters a lot because build quality of band depends on it. Today bands of several metals are out in the market. Given below is some information about good metals that are used for creating these bands:

  • If you’ve a huge budget then you can go for the bands of Platinum base. They look insanely attractive and luxurious, but they also cost a fortune because Platinum is most expensive metal in the world. Other luxurious and traditional choices include Gold and Silver, both

Wedding Statistic

Traditions of Good Luck

Each culture has their own unique traditions to provide good luck to the happy couple. In Greece, brides will place a sugar cube in their gloves in order to “sweeten” the marriage. Muslim brides will paint henna on their hands and feet as a form of protection from guests who may be jealous. One of the most interesting is that Hindu couples view raining on their wedding day as a sign of good luck as well.

“Request Your Presence”

This is the common phrase used in wedding invitations that most people may interpret as a fancy way of saying “We Invite You”. However, the actual tradition behind the phrase is that the term “request your presence” is one used to invite you to a ceremony in a house of worship. Conversely, the phrase “pleasure of your company” is used when the ceremony is being held outside of a place of worship.

The Engagement Ring

It is believed that the Ancient Egyptians were the first to use wedding rings in their marriage ceremonies, although the tradition is not nearly as strong as it is today. Diamond engagement rings for example

Wedding Perfumes

Try to match your scent to the theme of the wedding. If you are having a traditional wedding then a classic romantic floral fragrance will match it perfectly. Go for a perfume that has jasmine and musk for a sensual fragrance that lasts long after the actual event. Pick a light summery floral scent if you are having a summer event in a garden or any outdoor area. A crisp citrusy fragrance will be perfect for a beach wedding. If you are having a fall wedding then a spicy scent will be perfect for you.

Wear the perfume before you buy it so that you are sure that it goes well with your own scent. Keep in mind that the perfume should last you a long time so that you smell lovely throughout the wedding ceremony. You might not get a chance to touch it up until just before the reception. Be absolutely sure that the perfume smells good even after a few hours of wearing it. In fact, you should avoid making a decision until you have had the perfume on your skin for at least 30 minutes.

It is not enough to buy the

Plan a Backwater Wedding in Kerala

Wedding Event: The wedding can be planned by the couple themselves; however, it is advisable to hire a wedding planner because it requires a lot of research and planning in hosting a backwater wedding. Depending on the budget, a backwater wedding can be organized either in a simple or a lavish manner. It can be a modest beach party or a grand ballroom reception. Also, it can either be a private affair with few close friends and family or it can be a big lavish matrimony in Kerala with a large number of guests.

Wedding themes: The backwater wedding can be based on either a western or a traditional Kerala theme. You can arrange for a traditional welcome with “Thalapoli” or traditionally-dressed girls with garlands and welcome lamps. Given that backwaters are a very popular wedding venue, you can get easy access to florists, sound providers, videographers, decorators, etc. Kerala is known for its elephants, and you can easily arrange for a few at the wedding. If you are opting for a traditional style marriage, a few decorated elephants can provide a memorable experience for the guests. You can even arrange for performances by local folk dancers.

Pick a Wedding Limousine

Go and inspect your car before you pay a deposit. Make sure they appear to be clean and well presented inside and out. They should have no signs of excessive wear and tear, other than minor day to day signs. Pick up a champagne flute and ensure they are clean!

Make sure the wedding car is registered, and inquire whether they are licenced by the local licencing authority to do weddings. There should probably be a valid permit or sticker on the windscreen in most instances.

Make sure your car is fitted with functioning air conditioning. Some older cars don’t have it, or it will only be effective up to mildly warm temperatures. Thereafter you may be sweating all day!

A competent company will provide ribbon for your car, a bottle of champagne (where legally allowed) chilled water and perhaps interior decoration such as flowers and tulle. Exceptional ones will also have an emergency haberdashery kit for last minute repairs, Bandaids, Panadol and hair clips or ties.

Pay a minimal deposit. If they want 50% or 100% up front, be cautious. You stand to lose a substantial amount. 20% is a more reasonable amount,