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A December Wedding

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A wedding is a defining moment in one’s life, and the accession should be memorable and full of beauty. Many couples make the mistake of imitating weddings they have seen in the soapies. What ends up happening is that they have an imitation that looks like a prom, rather than an occasion that should inspire for years to come.

Instead of having a plastic wedding, consider having a December wedding. A wedding set in the ageless beauty of nature’s white carpet. Winter weddings have an element of timelessness to them – as if the snowcapped mountains stand as a testament to love. Winter weddings are truly moments frozen in time – something impossible to forget.

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Availability

Most couples prefer to have their weddings in warmer weather. This means that many in-demand venues have a waiting list of up to two years – causing you to worry for longer than you should.
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However, during winter there are fewer couples trying to secure the in-demand venue you have your sights on. Allowing you the freedom to plan your wedding around a date you choose. Meaning – less venue hunting, reduced stress, and more time to consider the important things.
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Intimacy

December is the perfect time to have a lavish indoor wedding with a select number of your closest family and friends. Securing a picturesque estate, mansion, or lodge with a natural backdrop will clinch the timeless beauty of winter for your big day.

But, there is an added benefit of having an indoor wedding… Your guests will feel cozy and warm indoors, sharing laughs and memories, leading to more intimacy and strengthened relationships amongst your nearest and dearest. A December wedding could transform a celebration into a rare classical moment.
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Be Weather Conscious

The weather and the cold will be an issue, and is a concern when planning a December wedding. To turn your day into a winter wonderland, you must plan with the weather in mind. Here are two tips that could help calm some doubts…

Firstly; consider purchasing wedding insurance, so that you have the safety net of cancelling or postponing if a blizzard decides to gatecrash your wedding. Secondly, choose a venue that can host both the wedding ceremony and reception (or have two separate venues close to each other), this saves your guests from braving the cold and unnecessary travelling.
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Lets Talk Photos

In winter, daylight is precious and night comes quickly. So you would want to land a photographer that is seasoned. A photographer that knows how to take shots in wintry conditions (for example: shooting while snowing, and minimising glare), and who knows how to manage time effectively – no one wants to freeze for any longer than they should. A good suggestion would be to capture your pictures before the ceremony.
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Conclusion
Remember, December is out of wedding season – offering you better prices and more options for venues, caterers, and photographers. The truth is that summer weddings are more popular, but winter weddings are unique. Giving you the choice of truly making your wedding an intimate affair that would be cherished as the beginning of your happily ever after…

 

Bold Brave Beautiful – Your Style

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Wedding Wear to Reception & Your Honeymoon – The Bride Guide!

Your big day needs to be as bold, beautiful and unique as you.  That’s why it’s important to have the right attire to match your own individual style, be meaningful like your marriage and help you stand out, while staying comfortable.  Whether you like traditional or your own personal flair, here are some fun ideas for fabulous fashions that you can tie into your big day.

Two Wedding Dress Alternatives!

Who says you need a big ball gown?  Not us!  Some brides prefer not wear a huge dress to weight them down.  If you want comfort, style and flair, here are two fun alternative bride looks to let you love your wedding day without breaking your bank!

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Corsets are back and they are “Haute”, “Hot”, “Haute!”.  Many traditional dresses use them as a top, so don’t let the word scare you.  You can combine them with a flowing blouse, wear them as is and then combine them with a long skirt for a polished, elegant and show stopping look.  If you really want to turn heads, you could go to the “dark side” and try a black Victorian bustle skirt with a traditional white or off white top. 

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Here is a fun combination for a vintage bridal look.

Cotton corset combined with the vintage cotton petticoat

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But what about your bridesmaids?  Simple, have them try the same corset or go with a similar style like one below.  By choosing the right color combinations, you could help your outfit pop and steal the show! 

The Jacquard corset combined with the black Victorian bustle skirt or the long white side slit skirt

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The Mother of the Bride

You don’t want Mum to feel left out.  Try one of these gorgeous gowns to let her grace the aisle when she walks you down it.  

The Siren

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The Soft and Comfy Criss Cross Gown in White

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The Honeymoon!

There’s nothing more romantic than your honeymoon.  You can heat it up for a “haute” time with these fabulous styles f honeymoon lingerie at night and sultry swim suits during the day.

Lingerie:

Traditional White Satin and Lace Bustier

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The Strappy Stretch Lace Bra in White

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The Ainsley Raw Silk Steel Boned Corset

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Black Ruffle Mesh Sarong

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Super-soft Wide Neck White T-shirt

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Shirred Tab Side Swim Bottoms

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Your wedding attire doesn’t have to break the bank.  Thanks to our friends at Hips&Curves you can have fun, traditional and unique styles that meet your own preferences and styles. 

A Little More Food For Thought

A Vintage Themed Wedding

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While traditional weddings have their appeal, adding a theme can make your wedding something more than just your special day. It will stand out as the event of the year for your family and friends, creating memories not only for you and for your groom, but everyone invited.

While some people look to weddings themed after favorite books and movies, vintage weddings offer you the ability to turn your wedding into something special while still maintaining the tradition and formality that makes a wedding beautiful.

Planning a Vintage Wedding

A vintage wedding adds a touch of history to your special day. Whether you simply enjoy the inspiration of older times, or you want to set your wedding theme around a memory or a special “something old,” this style of wedding is unique and rich in both tradition and imagination.

Vintage Decorations

The decorations that you choose for your wedding can help set the mood and atmosphere for your special day. By shopping in second-hand and vintage stores, you can find favors, table toppers, and even serving dishes that have the time-period flare you want for your wedding. The style of wedding cake and topper will also help set the mood for your reception.

For vintage wedding ideas, consider Tabitha Emma and Erika Toth’s weddings. Tabitha Emma’s Vintage Romance wedding highlights how decorations and location help to build the vintage theme. Erika Toth wanted a Southern Vintage Wedding. In keeping with Southern tradition and hospitality, they held the wedding at the home where they met and fell in love. They opted for table decorations that were folk-inspired, casual, and warm. They also included vintage decorations such as vintage oil lamps, antique phonographs for music, and even a fun bride and groom photo stand for guests to take pictures.

Vintage Dress

What you and your wedding party wear for your special occasion will also help set the mood for your vintage wedding. Frock and Frill offers a selection of wedding dresses that will have you looking beautiful and standing out. The Penelope White Embellished Maxi Dress offers vintage style and traditional elegance. The Zelda Flapper Dress offers elegance with a short and flirty design that will have you ready to dance through your reception. You can choose from hundreds of elegant designs for you and your bridesmaids. Combine these dresses with vintage wedding hairstyles and vintage wedding rings, and you have the perfect wedding ensemble.

 

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A vintage wedding is a wonderful way to create a fun and memorable experience for you and your friend and loved ones. Decorations, flowers, cakes, even your wedding shoes, will help set the tone for your wedding. Explore some of the vintage wedding ideas and congratulations on your special day.

The Perfect Beach Wedding or Honeymoon

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If you are looking for the most luxurious  wedding and honeymoon destinations, you really don’t need to look any further than Sandals Resorts. When it comes to honeymoons  and international wedding locations that demand full on luxury, they have everything – location, amenities, and ambiance. Their honeymoon packages are amazing and what they offer for those wanting exotic locations for weddings is fantastic. While Sandals has many different resort locations to consider, we are going to focus on two, Your Jamaican Villas and Grand Pineapple.

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Your Jamaican Villas

Sandals offers three private villas, Rio Chico in Ocho Rios, Lime-Acre Villa in South Coast, and Sundown Villa at Discovery Bay. Each location has specific amenities that vary slightly, however they all feature a private beach, swimming pool, and a luxury villa that includes a kitchen staff and chef ready to serve up private meals or group events. You only have to worry about a few extras, such as groceries, which Sandals will help you see to throughout your stay.

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The villas include almost everything you will need to make your honeymoon memorable. They provide beach gear, entertainment inside the villa, and even real wood bonfires so that you can roast marshmallows or just snuggle next to the warmth after watching the sunset together. You also have internet access so that you can upload photos of your honeymoon to your wedding blog and stay in touch with family and friends who want to wish you the best in your new life together.

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Grand Pineapple

Grand Pineapple Resorts in Antigua and Jamaica offer you the best Caribbean experience with all of the amenities. Enjoy beautiful accommodations with tropical décor and air-conditioned rooms. Enjoy all of your meals and unlimited drinks, and all the water sports and entertainment you could want from your all inclusive vacation and honeymoon.

If you are dreaming of a beach wedding, then the Grand Pineapple resorts offers an incredible package that includes a personal wedding planner and dedicated wedding team, music, cake, breakfast in bed for the honeymoon, and even transfers to and from the courthouse to complete the license application. Everything that you need to make your ceremony and reception perfect is provided by Sandals to ensure you have the wedding you have always dreamed of.

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Wedding and Honeymoons with Sandals

All Sandals Resorts offer six wedding themes so that you can create the perfect experience for your wedding. If you stay at a Sandals Resort for at least three nights, you can receive the Beautiful Beginnings wedding package free. This simple and elegant package includes the cake, bouquet, boutonniere for the groom, and a table for eight to celebrate the happy occasion. You can also use the credit for the Beautiful Beginnings wedding toward one of the other wedding packages. Each package offers you a way to customize your wedding experience, so that you have the wedding you have always dreamed of, whether in pure white, with a splash of fluttering color, or seaside.

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Sandals all-inclusive honeymoon packages make their resorts your honeymoon island destination. You can match the resorts by your desired features, mood, or location to find your idea resort. The Love Nest suites take romance to the next level, offering privacy, exotic views, and indulgent romance. Enjoy luxurious furnishings and special touches that will help make your island honeymoon perfect. The top-tier suites even offer the Butler Elite service, so that you have flawless attention to every detail of your stay.

If you have dreamed of a beach getaway for your wedding or honeymoon, Sandals offers everything you need to make your special day perfect. Their service, accommodations, and locations simply can’t be beat. Check out everything Sandals has to offer and happy honeymooning.

Hold your wedding at Sandals Resorts

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