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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…

 

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.

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The Perfect Beach Wedding

gordonnash-183-X2You have fallen in love with the idea of kissing your groom as the sun sets in the west, casting hues of orange, pink, and violet across the sky. In your mind the moment and the picture is perfect. The kiss, the shading, the lighting, everything is made for a photo finish.florida_beach_wedding_photography_50Getting to that perfect moment takes planning and organization. You also want to create an experience, not just for yourself, but also for your wedding party and your guests. A beach party is more than just a beautiful moment for the kiss. It is also a joyful event to celebrate your big day. In addition to your normal wedding planning routine, here are a few extra tips to help you plan something special for yourself and memorable experience your guests will treasure and talk about for years to come.mainnew

Plan Ahead

When you plan a beach wedding, the venue is very important. You want a beach that blends accessibility with some degree of privacy. After all, you do not want a rogue volleyball encroaching on your wedding photos. Scout your locations carefully, giving yourself plenty of time to find your venue, reserve it, and ensure that you have all the license and permit requirements in order.sashes-beach-wedding-chairsBe ready to provide detailed lists of equipment and items, including food and beverages that will be brought to the site, as many venues need that information. Also, have an alternate venue planned, just in case things do not work out with the beach. Even the best-laid plans can go astray, but you and your wedding party can always hit the beach later for perfect pictures.airlie-wedding666x300

Rain on Your Wedding Day?

Have a plan for weather incidents as well, and plan your wedding for when there will be fewer problems with sudden rains or serious storms. For example, Florida is a favorite destination for beach weddings.Casa-Velas-WeddingThe beautiful beaches all around the state make it an ideal venue. June through November is also the Atlantic hurricane season, and the summer tends to see a lot of rain, sometimes at unpredictable intervals. That can make planning challenging, but not impossible. Off-season wedding are often a money-saver, and venues like Florida offer temperate weather through most of the late fall, winter, and early spring months. They also tend to offer early blooming seasons. This means that an off season wedding in March or even late February, when weather is more stable and temperatures are nice, are not just possible – it could be perfect. Research your chosen location to see when the ideal time will be for your wedding.brp-015

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The Traditional Wedding

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The Traditional Wedding

t_1400780311_weddingIf you are having a traditional wedding, you are going to need some traditional wedding bridal accessories. Because a traditional wedding takes place in a church or some other place of worship, you will need some thing other than what you need if you were having a civil partnership or outside wedding. The most important bridal accessory for a church wedding is the unity candle. This is a ceremonial candle that is equally lit by the bride and the groom as they are pronounced husband and wife. The candle is a symbol of uniting as one. 

The traditional wedding ceremonies do have a theme to them, but it is unlike a themed wedding such as a beach theme or a garden theme. Many faiths believe that the union of 1315f886f5dcd2c8ea647816cce8c63ea man and a woman is a bond that cannot be broken. It is a sign of purity and commitment, which has resulted in a religious theme wedding. Your bridal accessories may include a white wedding gown, white shoes, and a veil in one of four different lengths with a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. The flowers represent purity and tranquillity. It is easy to see why the majority of brides choose the calla lily for a bouquet as well as the decoration for the wedding cake. 

Bridal accessories for the church also might include votive candle cups lining the isle as the bride walks down to meet your intended. These are normally white candles attached to the pews in the church. Many churches have these accessories already and do supply them if you desire them for you’re special day. The unity candle for the most part, is customized with a picture of the bride and groom or with their names. The candles also might have a prayer or a poem that the bride chooses. 

beach-wedding-615219__180Your bridal accessories for a church wedding will also include a runner down the isle. This is where the flower girl and pageboy walk in front of the bride with the flower girl dropping rose petals. These are two things you will add to your bridal accessories list as things you will need. The traditional wedding will last longer than an outdoors wedding, but is just as beautiful and memorable. After the ceremony, you will take the church photos and leave for the reception. The reception venue should be decorated the night before or on the morning of the wedding. 

wedding-favour-ideasOther wedding staples you need for the reception includes the flowers, wedding favors, cake and accessories, guest book and an elegantly decorated gift box for cards. When you hold a traditional wedding, your wedding favors could include silver name placeholders in the shape of a bell or other linked object, picture frame or a something else that compliments your wedding themes. Your traditional wedding bridal accessories are going to be as elegant or as relaxed as you want your day to be. One last thing you will want to include in your bridal accessories is the small token of love you give to your husband at the dinner. This is not the case for all traditional weddings but has been done for some