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Wedding fashion 2018: brides are ditching veils for modern hats

In the past it has been customary to walk down the aisle wearing a sweeping white dress and matching elegant veil.
But, in recent years, modern brides have well and truly switched up wedding day style rules, banishing tradition bridal dresses for jumpsuits, capes and colour, as well as ditching veils for flower crowns or bedazzled headbands.

Sabrina Carder writes in the Evening Standard her update on the wedding veil.

Anything that isn’t a veil seems to go. From sleek white fedoras to floppy straw styles, bridal hats are the new ‘it’ wedding accessory in town. And, thanks to Instagram, the new trend has quickly picked up pace.
Emily Ratajkowski first bought the trend to our attention back in February when she married Sebastian Bear-McClard at New York City Hall in a very unconventional outfit.
The ensemble consisted of a £120 mustard suit from high-street shop Zara and a wide-brim black fedora hat adorned with a mini veil.

Furthermore, the model isn’t the only celebrity to take bridal headgear up a notch.

Millie Mackintosh

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Millie Mackintosh opted for a similar bridal ensemble when she recently wed Hugo Taylor.
But, the 29-year-old managed to put a tradition spin on the suit and hat combination, sticking to an all-white colour scheme.

 

The ‘gram has also been filled with fashion-forward brides rocking the new must-have accessory.
For ultimate inspo check out hat enthusiast, Quigley Goode, who has served up numerous perfect bridal looks featuring extra large panama hats. Tempted? Us too.
Or, if you’re feeling brave, you could make a real show-stopping entrance in an extra large straw hat like Danish model, Emma Leth, who paired a piece of Jacquemus headgear with a see-through wedding dress back in June.

So, if you want to elevate your bridal look this year, you now know how.

 

Be the best conditioned bride you can be

Ok so this one is more for the ladies. Be the best bride you can be is about you on your wedding day in peak condition. Since all eyes will be on the bride it kind of makes sense to be in the best place physically, emotionally, mentally. So we have come up with a plan which starts from three months counting down. Three months is enough time to make changes. Lets face it your wedding day is the one day where all eyes will be on you. You are the star of the show – Don’t let hubby to be tell you otherwise!

The Three month Plan

Eating well

Diet

The two main things to get from diet is

  1. Keep hydrated
  2. Eat good clean food

You want to have lots of energy and avoid lethargy.  Find your local greengrocer in your town and explore the fresh vegetable and fruits aisles. As a counter from eating and testing all those cakes you want to balance by eating foods that give you fuel.

Drink lots of water – Your partner will think you are glowing and shiny because of the strong love between you. Well that is of course true, but another factor which you don’t need to publicise is the copious amount of water you have been drinking.

HealthDr. Bronner's Pure castile bar soap

Not only should good food play towards being more healthy it is always a good idea to target and keep on top of any physical systems that are constantly under attack. So as well as eating your greens we might imagine the stresses of wedding planning might increase chance of acne and spots. We recently discovered BigGreenSmile.com They are one of the biggest online retailers of natural and organic products in the UK.

Using organic tea-tree soap that doesn’t dry out your face is a great way to keep skin right.

 

Exercise

Let run through the demands. In one day your body will have to:

  • Long day – Waking super early and to bed very late
  • Go long periods without your regular feeding times
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Holding poses
  • Keeping still
  • Smiling…After few hours your jaws will be super stiff
  • Wearing a very heavy dress without the strongest or practical shoes!
  • The wedding dance

and thats not to include any stress whatsoever !

So by working backwards what do we want to achieve. You don’t want to look like a body builder – Aim for a French exquisite look, where wedding guest will remember the words elegant, graceful, delicate and extremely beautiful.  99% of wedding gowns are designed this way so you will have less customisation to do.

Go for tone. Things like yoga, swimming, Maybe some high intensity training to work on losing some inches. You don’t need to spend much money, nor add hours to your already busy daily ritual. Just thirty minutes a day at home.

Planks

Planks

Simply lie down face down and with elbows to the floor try and maintain a straight posture. Holding this position for a while is going to work your abs, back and core. The Plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning yet it also works your bum and hamstrings, supports proper posture and improves balance.      This is the ker-ching your wedding body has been waiting for.

The test is that if you can’t hold a plank for 120 seconds, you’re either a) too fat, b) too weak, or c) doing something wrong in your workouts. A fit, healthy person should be able to hold on for two-minutes before feeling the burn.

 

If you’ve been good and started 12 weeks back you would most likely be in good shape. Take plenty of rest by ‘trying’ to get to bed and sleep at an early hour.

Above all, amidst the stress, you can peace out and have moments of pleasure for yourself. It’s your wedding – Enjoy it 🙂

 

Actress HILARY Swank secretly marries in forest near her home

Hilary Swank marries

Photo credit: Vogue

The actress Hilary Swank ties the knot with social entrepreneur Philip Schneider in a stunning yet intimate wedding location close to her California home.

Alexandra Macon of Vogue detailed the joys for us.

Actress Wears Elie Saab Couture and Christian Dior at Her Wedding in the Redwoods

Hilary wore a white lace and embroidered dress by Ellie Saab Couture for her fairytale ceremony. Mariska Hargitay served as her maid of honour while fellow actor and Supernatural star Misha Collins were amongst the guests.

The gown comprised of 25 meters of Chantilly lace, eight meters of silk chiffon, furthermore six meters of organza silk. It took 150 hours to create with 70 hours of that focused exclusively on embroidery. Seven people made the dress, including three seamstresses, two petites mains, one patternmaker, and above all, the head of the atelier. “I have loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled he designed my dress,” Hilary says. “I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he consequently delivered. Designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations, as a result it was certainly everything I imagined and more.”

Of the setting, most noteworthy, “It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it.” explained Hilary. The couple said their vows in intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.

 

2015 Most Stylish Brides

If you are looking for an inspiration for your wedding gown, we are here to help.

Here are some of 2015 most stylish bride.

The most stylish brides of 2015

Sabine G

Jewellery designer Sabine G married into the wealthy Getty family in an extravagant ceremony and celebration in Rome. The bride wore a couture gown and matching cape by couture house Schiaparelli, which were embroidered with no less than 500,000 sequins by embroidery atelier Lesage

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Noor Fares

Fine jeweller Noor Fares wed artist Alexandre Al Khawam at a beautiful ceremony in Normandy in June, and it was a truly epic affair. Her first dress – yes, there were two – was this beautiful haute couture Giambattista Valli gown

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Hilary Rhoda

Model Hilary Rhoda wore a simple Carolina Herrera wedding gown with green beading and 14.7 carats of Chopard diamonds to marry NHL player Sean Avery in the Hamptons

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Beatrice Borromeo

Heiress Beatrice Borromeo had no less than five wedding dresses when she married Pierre Casiraghi in a series of events earlier this year, but this was our favourite. The micro-draped Armani gown was comprised of a deep neckline and micro draping. A spokesperson for Armani revealed that Borromeo’s train featured two antique diamond brooches in the form of wings, which are family heirlooms

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Allison Williams

Girls actress Allison Williams married Ricky Van Veen in September at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. She wore a couture Oscar de la Renta gown, created by the fashion house’s British creative director Peter Copping. The heavily embellished gown featured a sheer, long-sleeved overlay atop a full-skirted strapless dress

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

Photo Credits: Telegraph UK

For full list, please go here.

 

Real Life Princesses and their Breathtaking Wedding Gowns

Every girl dreams being a princess at one point in their life. And more often than not, it is realized on the day of their wedding.

Who would not feel like a princess when you wear the wedding dress of your dreams?

And to give you some insights on what real life princesses wedding gowns would look like, take a peek on the list made by Aemilia Madden.

21 Breathtaking Wedding Gowns Worn by Real-Life Princesses

Duchess Catherine Cambridge

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Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, 2011

Kate Middleton married Prince William in an Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton.

Princess Charlene of Monaco, 2011

Charlene Wittstock married Prince Albert in a gown designed by Giorgio Armani.

Princess Charlene Monaco

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Princess Claire

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Princess Claire of Luxembourg 2013

Claire Lademacher married Prince Felix of Luxembourg wearing a gown designed by Elie Saab.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 2013

Princess Madeleine married Christopher O’Neill wearing a creation by Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani.

Princess Madeleine Sweden

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Princess Sofia

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Princess Sofia of Sweden, 2015

Sofia Hellqvist married Prince Carl Philip of Sweden wearing a gown by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt.

Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg, 2012

Stephanie de Lannoy married Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg wearing a custom gown by designer Elie Saab.

Princess Stephanie Luxembourg

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For the full list of Real Life Princesses gorgeous wedding gowns, please go here

How about you? Which one do you like best?

 

Wedding Proposal: A Surprise Broadway Performance

broadwayBroadway is a part of UK history. Everybody we know will have watched one show or another. And some plays feature real-life proposals and weddings ! It is a very nice idea for an actor to propose to his loved one on a Broadway stage.

And for an Actor who did actually do this proposal, it was such a delight for it to be a successful one.

Wedding Proposal Success: A Surprise Broadway Performance

An actor finishes his matinee performance with his girlfriend in the audience watching on by, thinking that he is taking all the limelight. How wrong she is, as he tells the audience how much the last year had meant to him and how much he loves her….and then on bended knee pops the question !

Having an entire Theatre applauding you on your Engagement is certainly one way to get you to say yes but I think she would have anyway!

 

Top Tips for a Wedding Day Glow

Beautiful, Elegant and Happy. These are usually the ones we think of what we would look like to be on our wedding day.

But before that reality, we usually get crazy over that fact. Do not worry, you are not alone. Almost every bride comes to that situation. And to give you some tips on how to be that radiating bride, we are sharing to you this article.

Bridal beauty: top tips for a wedding day glow

Don’t DIY when it comes to eyebrows

“Plucking your own eyebrows can be a bit risky as just one wrong hair can ruin the shape,” advises Lisa. Go to the salon and leave this job to a professional.

Dewy skin

“A natural make-up look must always start with a flawless looking base and your foundation must match your skin tone,” explains Lisa. “Get the dewy look by buffing a highlighter into your skin (like Benefit’s Sun Beam) before applying foundation.”

Don’t let your blusher make you look like a doll

“Once you have the right foundation pick a soft toned blusher. Avoid red blushers if you’re prone to flushes,” says Lisa. “Corals are best for weddings as the natural pink from your cheeks will be out in full force due to your excitement and nerves. Corals, as seen on Emma Stone, will help you avoid the dreaded doll look.”

Prime time primping

“A primer, like Benefit’s Porefessional, underneath your foundation will keep your make up looking fresh throughout the day,” explains Lisa. “It helps to minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines, whilst also taking away any excess oil and shine. Ask your bridesmaids to keep it on hand as you can pat it over your make up throughout the day if you feel you need to freshen up.”

Come over all of a flutter?

Wedding days are stressful and emotional times so it’s no wonder brides can break out into a hot flush. “The biggest mistake you can make when trying to cover the redness, is to apply too much make up,” explains Lisa. “The best bet is to pat a concealer over your foundation on to the necessary areas.”

Top tip: “Apply a touch of concealer on to your ears too as they also tend to go red when nervous!”

To make your eyes stand out, lash it up!

wedding day glowFalse lashes open your eyes and define them,” says Lisa. “There are so many different styles on the market, so buy a few types and try them out in the run up to your wedding. Top tip – take a photo when you have your lashes on to see how they make your eyes look. Then you know they’ll look gorgeous in your wedding pictures.”

For a kiss that will last

“If you’re wearing a lipstick, apply a tint on your lips first. This will ensure long lasting colour,” explains Lisa. “When applying your lipstick, use a lip brush for definition and precision.”

Here come the waterworks

“When it comes to eyeliners, it depends on what look you want to go for. If you’re going for a classic eyeliner flick, use liquid liner. If you want a softer look, use a blend-able kohl pencil.” Either way, make sure it’s waterproof for when it all gets too emotional!

Don’t be afraid to fake it

“Fake tans are a great way of giving yourself a healthy glow before your big day,” explains Lisa. But if you’re new to the fake bake experience, don’t try it for the first time the night before the wedding! “I would recommend having a trial run about 6 weeks before your wedding to ensure you like the results. And avoid instant tans as they can stain your dress.”

Get over those sleepless nights

All the preparation and planning can make take its toll and make for a pretty stressful run up to the big day but no one needs to know the sleep you lost over those place settings. “If your eyes feel sore from the sleepless nights, pop a couple of slices of cucumber in the freezer for 30 minutes, then rest them on your eyes for 10 minutes to soothe and refresh.” Magic!

Stay sweet smelling all day long

Chances are you’ve picked out a special scent and here’s a top tip to make it last all day, thanks to Lisa: “Don’t just apply your wedding scent in the usual areas – spritz it behind your ears and also on your ankles. Yep, spritz your ankles! Your scent will rise meaning that it will last longer.”

If in doubt, hire a professional

“Your wedding day is a great excuse to be pampered,” explains Lisa. “Having a make-up artist will make you feel extra special. Plus it takes a bit of pressure off of you, knowing that your make up will look great!” Price can vary depending on where you are and the experience of the make up artist but the minimum you should expect to pay is £50.