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Barbecues, garden games, couple’s cocktails and live music under fantastic festoon lighting: summer weddings spell laid-back fun under the sun.
Whether you’re planning a breezy beach ceremony, sunny garden party or a nature-inspired soiree by the sea, it’s time shrug off the winter chill and embrace the sunshine with these hot looks for summer weddings.
1. Delivering the perfect ‘destination wedding’
Ever-growing in popularity, the destination wedding is a hot summer trend and the number one way to get your wedding party started, and then to have it stretch on for days
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If you've ever wondered what type of bride you'll be once your partner pops the question, we've put together the complete guide to cover all kinds from blushing to bridezilla. Based on your birthday and your zodiac sign, this astrological bride guide will provide an indication of what's to come and offers suggestions on the ultimate gift for every bride. Don't thank us. The answers have been written in the stars- BRIDES OF THE ZODIAC
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19): Tried and True Choices
Giving a gift that marks the beginning of a couple's married life together is no insignificant task. So, what can you offer that is personal yet practical, and appropriate to commemorate such a milestone life moment? Or more importantly, what should you avoid at all costs? We countdown the ten worst wedding gifts of all time, to help you avoid these present pitfalls and bestow on every bride and groom a gift worthy of their special occasion.
Everyone is guilty of a re-gift at some point in their lives. But for a wedding? C'mon! The fact that you are never going to use the three-in-one kitchen appliance Aunt Marge gave you last Christmas, probably means the happy couple wont either, and obvious re-gifts such as this scream thoughtless-ness and poor taste.
From baby animals to blossoming blooms, there's so much to love about spring. And with spring being the most popular season to get married in Australia last year (37% of couples said, "I do" in Spring 2016*), we decided to share with you what we love most about spring weddings:
The season of new beginnings presents a perfect time to mark your new beginning as husband and wife. Spring is also associated with new life, fresh starts and fertility, so if babies are high on your agenda, there may be no better time to tie the knot. Mark your new beginning with a white freestanding joined names wedding sign set to highlight your new married couple status.
Weddings are about tradition. But they are also about trends - an evolving ritual that changes with the values, customs and habits of each new generation. Having your photos taken before the ceremony is one such trend gaining a cult following in weddings across the globe. Here we explore how this wedding phenomenon is turning tradition upside down and may just be a wedding evolution that is here to stay.A time-honoured tradition in the new age
The tradition of a groom not seeing his bride until the ceremony originates from the custom of arranged marriages - where virgins were sold to the highest bidder in exchange for cows and other productive livestock. Not letting a groom see his bride until after the marriage
From the second that ring is slipped onto your finger, you're faced with the daunting task of sharing your nuptial news with your family and friends, as well as your wider social networks. And news travels fast in this hyper-connected world of ours, so it's easy to understand how your journey to the altar can be tracked, tagged and tweeted via social media every step of the way. To make sure you do it with dignity, we share with you the secrets of this modern-day minefield and help you successfully navigate social media wedding etiquette.
- Tell your immediate family first.
While it's tempting to immediately shout your engagement news to the world via your socials, a phone call
- Tell your immediate family first.
Like all good wedding trends, wedding cakes come in and out of style faster than an Elizabeth Taylor marriage license (eight marriages in total)! So, we take a look at the top trends so far in 2017 to share a slice of the on-trend action.
Although a staple of the desert landscape, this is something you wouldn't usually associate with a wedding dessert. However, the combination of stunning succulents and rustic wedding cakes is proving a match made in wedding heaven. Sometimes referred to as terrarium cakes, these mouth-watering masterpieces involve an indulgent amount of sugar and frosting delicately shaped into realistic looking succulents. Complete with a customised wooden cake topper, and you have yourself the hottest wedding cake this side of 2017.
Love makes the world go round - or so the saying goes. If you're at the beginning of a relationship, or planning a trip down the aisle, you can relate to the trials and triumphs, celebrations and sacrifices of the greatest love stories of our time. Here we countdown our top picks:
1. Romeo and Juliet
Let's start with a classic. One of Shakespeare's most celebrated works, this tale of feuding families and star-crossed lovers still rings true in modern day society. The tale of the Montagues and the Capulets -- and the ill-fated romance of Romeo and Juliet -- has spanned centuries, and continues to be one of the best known and most tragic love stories of our time.
2. The Notebook
No modern love story list is complete without mention of t
Choosing your bridal party can be a difficult task. For some its easy, brothers or sisters fill the roles of your groomsmen and bridesmaids. For others, its your best friends. The size of your bridal party is purely up to you and your budget. The average size of a bridal party is 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsman, but there have been many bridal party's a lot larger and smaller. The size of your bridal party will determine the roles and responsibilities each person has.