Thursday, November 12, 2009

Using Aspects of Silk Flower Design To Create The Perfect Floral Arrangement

Silk flower design is the art of using silk flowers to create pleasing and balanced floral arrangements for the enjoyment of people. This page will show you how to use the aspects of floral design to create for yourself perfect floral arrangements that will please you and your friends.

Color is without doubt the most important aspect when it comes to arranging silk flowers. Color is what pleases or displeases the eye. Your choice of color, and its different blends and shades, will impact the beauty of flower arrangements strongly. Choosing too many silk flowers with colors that don�t flow naturally will represent shouting and disorder in your arrangement.

Balance involves using equal amounts of color in your flower arrangements. No matter how many varieties of color your flower bouquet will have, balance will have to be there to represent stability in your arrangement. Balance also involves choosing flowers of different sizes that nonetheless equal out when seen together; or simply picking flowers of the same size to create consistency.

Accent has to do with having a particular emphasis in your design. Is there a particular flower or color that you want to be given a central figure? Is there a particular area in your floral arrangement that you want people to notice? You will need to consider accent especially when designing a large floral arrangement. What color, flower, or pattern do you want to stand out?

Form deals with the structural quality of the individual silk plants and flowers, and also with the structural quality of the whole arrangement. Many of today�s silk plants and flowers are made with high quality materials and colored with excellent paints. Choosing plants and flowers of high quality will enhance the form of your overall floral arrangement. After you place a few plants and flowers together, stand back and look at it? Are you pleased with it?

While these four aspects of flower design and floral arrangement are only a scratch on the surface of the entire art, they give you some direction with how to go about arranging flowers to please yourself and your friends. We house a very huge variety of silk flowers which could definitely enhance your home or office.

November 13, 2009
By Robin Storms
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Classic Wedding Photography

To get classic wedding pictures, one should get the best wedding photographer they can afford. In wedding photography one can choose to have traditional pictures taken or have their photos taken in a reportage style. Another person may opt to mix the two styles. What matters is that the quality of the pictures. If the person resides in Toronto, they can choose to have a Toronto wedding. Once a person selects the venue, the next big decision concerns the wedding photography. To get great pictures of the memorable day, it is advisable to shop around for the best Toronto photographer. This is done by getting a phone book and comparing prices of the different photographers who deal with wedding photography. Some may be cheap while others will charge exorbitant prices for their wedding photography. The best choice would be to settle for one whose prices are affordable.

Another factor to consider in the wedding photography is the length of time it will take to get the pictures developed or printed. The wedding photographer should give one a date when they should expect their photos. Just like Toronto weddings, a good wedding photographer will impart lasting impressions on anyone who looks at the pictures. This will help one know how a particular studio handles its wedding photography. Talking to the photographer also helps someone to know the language used in photography circles. It is also helpful since one can ask as many questions as possible about wedding photography.

Friends and relatives can also advise on the best wedding photography options. They can recommend photographers who take good wedding pictures. They also give advice on the various wedding poses and prepare one for what to expect on the wedding day from the wedding photography. Wedding photography is an art that requires skill and experience. It would be advisable to get a Toronto photographer who has worked for at least two years, as they know how to capture certain moments to get classic wedding photographs. They can also advise on the best poses one can use and make use of the lighting when doing the wedding photography.

Reading the wedding photography contract before signing is important. One gets to know if all costs are inclusive or if there are going to be additional costs. Contracts spell out what the photographer will do for specified amounts of money. Selecting a studio to handle wedding photography is not easy. The process should be started early enough because a wedding day is one of those days when memorable moments are made. Wedding photos should capture those joyous moments.

Wedding photography might be expensive but when one considers the story the pictures will tell, they will choose the best wedding photographer who will bring the best out of that important day. It is an investment of the future and one should not forget a picture is worth a thousand words. Choosing the best studio for the wedding photography will ensure than the couple does not regret when looking at the wedding photos later.

October 29, 2009
By Rafi Ghanim Michael
Rafi Ghanim Michael is owner and writer of videobabylon. Currently, he is writing on Wedding Photography Toronto and Wedding Photography.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Wedding Caterer Can Make Your Wedding Party a Perfect and Memorable

Wedding means that you are a lucky one and have found your perfect woman with whom you can spend your rest of life and now you are ready to celebrate. Everyone wants to make their wedding party memorable and perfect. Therefore it is very good idea of selecting a theme for your wedding. These days Asian theme wedding are very popular among the couples. Asian themed wedding are symbol of love, good fortune and double happiness. By arranging for Asian wedding favor you can find love and fortune everywhere. It is the best way to say thank you to your guests who have joined you in your big day.

There are many more things such as venue, wedding dress, florist, wedding ring, invitation card, guest list and food which you must consider when you are planning for your wedding party. Always make sure that all these things should be perfect if you do not want any thing to go wrong in your party. But the most important thing of your wedding parties planning is the food which you will serve to your guests. Always remember that if the taste of your food is not good then your guests will not enjoy the food.

If you do not want this thing to happen then you must hire a professional wedding caterer who offers a best catering service in your town. There are many wedding caterers who will guarantee of giving the best service but before selecting anyone of the company you must consider few things.

1. Before selecting the company you must make sure that the company has a good reputation in the market and is in business from many years. Always remember that the company you select should have the staffs who are well qualified and have the good past record.

2. Another thing which you must consider is the quality of food. Make sure that the dishes which you are serving to your guests should be fresh and of best quality. Find out that the ingredients they use in the food are fresh or not. Make sure that the food they prepare should be in neat and clean environment. If you are planning for wedding cake and deserts after dinner then it is good to ask your wedding cuisine caterer that whether they prepare the deserts by their own or take help from some another company. You can discuss your food options with your caterer this will help your guests to enjoy the food.

3. Before selecting any company you can discuss with your close friends, family or your wedding planner. Wedding planner can give you the best options because they have the experience of arranging wedding parties.

4. The last but not the least is your budget. But this depends on the quality of service and food also. If the quality of food is good and their catering service is best then you will never mind to cross your budget but if their service is not good and the charges are also high then it is worthless.

You can also find best wedding caterers in your town by surfing the internet. There are many sites which help you in finding the best wedding caterers and can make your wedding party a perfect and memorable for everyone.

October 16, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Fun Photo Booth for Your Wedding Reception or Party

Can you imagine getting a disc with candid and fun pictures of the guests at your wedding reception taken in a photo booth? More and more people are choosing a fun photo booth to make their weddings, parties and events memorable

People love to have their picture taken in a photo booth.

A fun photo booth is always the hit at any party. Guests love to see how many they can fit into a picture, or make funny faces. Kids will line up again and again to have their pictures taken.

A fun photo booth is a great way to remember your guests.

Most photo booth rental companies will compile a complete album either on a disc or online. This way you can have a permanent collection of the guests that celebrated with you. Remember though, this feature is available only with a digital photo booth.

A photo booth doesn't take up much space.

Your reception space may be a bit limited. You may not have a lot of space to spare. Not to worry, today's fun photo booths have a small, compact footprint. Also they can be moved if it appears the original spot is too intrusive, or that the lines of anticipating subjects are snaking into the dance floor.

A fun photo booth is a great way to give your guests a unique keepsake, and memories of your event. In addition, you will have a complete record of your guests, and cherish seeing their smiles for years to come.

Find out more about renting or buying a photo booth for an event or to start a rewarding full or part time business.

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September 22, 2009
By John Phillips
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wedding Catering and Wedding Cakes

We all know that the business of catering can be a fantastic and a business of profit if some basics are followed properly. Also it is widely accepted fact that event catering is more profitable for the people, who are in the business of catering. There is another type of catering service available, which is known as the mobile catering. Now, among all types of event catering and party catering, the wedding catering is best in all respect. So in this article we will discuss a little about the 'wedding catering'.

While you are in the duty of catering for any wedding event, you should remember that wedding is an event, which is full of emotions and entertainment. Now, you can add the flavors of more joy and entertainment on the event with the foods of great quality and nice food serving skills. The wedding catering is not very much different if compared to some other catering events. But the difference can be seen in the menu of dishes.

The main aim of maximum of the wedding catering to serve the foods that is delicious to some extent and must satisfy the hunger of the guests. For an example in a 'business meeting', the primary aim is a good chat about a particular business fact. A good dinner can follow the business chat. But in wedding, the wedding cake, menu and good quality foods are very much important. Sometimes a wedding party may be based on some particular theme. In that case, the menu should follow the 'theme wedding party'. For an example, if any wedding party is based on some theme related to Rome or Italy, you have to go for the Italian menu in the dinner of that particular wedding party. But only the theme-based menu is not good enough for a theme based wedding party. You should remember that probably some of the guests are not comfortable with the food of that particular theme. So you have to organize the foods of some other variation like Thai foods or Indian foods or the Chinese foods. Moreover, you should remember that might be there are some people present in the particular wedding party, who are restricted to have some special diet. So that you must organize some special diet too, which each and every one can eat. You should consider the religious preferences about the food the guests of a particular wedding party too. Selection of drinks is also as important as to select the menu of foods. Don't forget to add the mineral water to the list of the drinks ever.

Secondly, you should appoint some catering guides while the 'food serving' is going on. The appointed 'food servers' should act modest with the guests of the party. The 'catering guides' will instruct the 'food servers' about the ways of food serving. The food counters should be created in multiple places in the party hall instead of a single place. So you can understand that a 'wedding catering event' can achieve some great success if it is done with some proper planning.

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September 15, 2009
By George Walker
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Guide To Professional Styles And Techniques In Wedding Photography

Remember the old saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words? For the reason, almost people decide to hire professional photographers for the important moments of their lives. Wedding time is one of the important moments and memorable events of your life. Brides and grooms alike are now enlisting the professional photographers to get the best wedding photography for the special time. Because of they would surely want to get the best photo taken so that the best memories will be preserved as long as they live.

Professional photographers should be able to produce wedding photography that will express the special moment such as joy, love and intimacy between a couples. But it doesn't come easy.

Wedding photography is not limited to only portrait style, or only indoor style in the church, it also includes formal photography in the studio, outdoor, posed and candid shots of the wedding couple and their guests at the ceremony.

Below are a few basic techniques to get the best wedding photography.

1. Choose the right background

For taking a picture of a couple or any intended target. You can use the decorations in the church or in the reception areas as a background for your photos. Make sure the environment is not so crowded, if it is hard to focus on the couple, you may shoot them from shoulder up.

2. Avoid the glaring effect

Looking for any kinds of glass, may it be jewelry or wine glasses. They will cause a reflection or brightness include in the picture.

3. Taking candid shot

Because of candid shots are very dramatic. These candid is a powerful photography. In fact, many professionals do this to capture intimate and memorable moments.

4. Maximize the memory

Should be equipped with maximum memory card for ensure that no great moment is missed. Other advantage of maximize the memory card it is best to review every shot taken.

You can plan to preserve your memory card by using the data below.

- For 3 mega pixels – use minimum 1 GB memory card
- For 4 mega pixels – use minimum 2 GB memory card
- For 6 mega pixels – use minimum 4 GB memory card
- For 8 mega pixels – use minimum 4 GB memory card
- For 10 mega pixels – use minimum 6 GB memory card
- For 12 mega pixels – use minimum 6 GB memory card

5. Keep the best shot for digital wedding photography practice

You can apply the best shot with special techniques by digital photography software to make your creation more.

For digital wedding photography practice, the list below is the simple effect to make your creation.

- Black and white effects.
- Vignettes effect.
- Soft focus effect.
- Multiple exposure effects.

That is not a secret for the best way to learn any type of wedding photography. In additional you should learn more about:

- Traditions even (The wedding cake, Confetti, etc.)
- Who pays for what? (The groom's family, The bride's family, etc.)
- Duties of the main players (Duties of the Bride, Duties of the Groom, etc.)

August 26, 2009
By Jackie Vallieres
Jack Vallieres is the professional freelance writer. He's also the webmaster of

The Beauty of a Butterfly Wedding

One of the most beautiful wedding themes you can use is the butterfly wedding. Even more impressive is the wedding where there's a butterfly release.

A Butterfly Wedding Theme

The first consideration when you are thinking about having a butterfly wedding where you will be releasing hundreds or thousands of butterflies is to do a complete butterfly theme for the wedding. This is where people get into trouble. Overdoing the theme where everything is "butterfly" oriented becomes tacky very quickly. This is why, even though a butterfly theme can form the foundation of a truly wonderful wedding, it's very important to keep the theme very low key.

When you are planning to release butterflies, that is often enough so that butterfly images aren't really needed on things like napkins of table cloth. By simply complimenting the "thought" of butterflies with things like wedding colors that compliment the species of butterflies that you purchased, or flowers throughout, guests will quickly recognize the theme and will appreciate the taste and style with which it was accomplished.

Always pick your flower arrangements to compliment the colors of the butterflies you've selected. It is easy to obtain pictures of the butterflies online, even from the breeder where you order the butterflies for release. Make sure the bridesmaid's dresses are complimentary. The groom and groomsmen will almost always be complimentary, because most butterfly wings have black in them.

Also, have your wedding in a location that makes sense to release butterflies. Either a butterfly garden, or any outdoor wedding would make a beautiful ceremony that is centered upon the beautiful transformation and release to the freedom and independence represented by the butterfly. Also make sure that the photographers for your wedding are aware that you're going to be doing a butterfly release. They will surely want to prepare their cameras for the unique photo opportunities such an event provides.

Releasing Butterflies at a Wedding

Releasing butterflies at a wedding is becoming an increasingly popular way to create a unique and memorable ceremony. It is extremely easy to purchase a variety of species of butterfly online, simply conduct a web search for "butterfly release."

The butterflies require very little to stay alive, so they are shipped to you in special "cooler" boxes, which they can be released from directly, or transferred to a larger "release basket" where they can be released. Instead of the traditional rice or birdseed, releasing a large group of butterflies at once creates a beautiful scene that both adults and children will love.

When the butterflies arrive, they've been cooled so that they enter a partial hibernation mode, where they get sluggish. They should be kept in these coolers until the ceremony. About 90 minutes before they are going to be released, you should transfer them to a warmer location so that they can perk up and become more active, otherwise many of them may not immediately launch into flight.

Calculating Butterflies to Buy

If you have never purchased live creatures before, it can feel a little strange. However, it is very common. People around the world release live butterflies into the wild for a variety of reasons. The butterflies are not hurt when they are shipped, in particular because they are placed in a cooler container that reduces their energy levels. It is a perfectly safe transition from where they are breeded to where you will be releasing them.

Most experts suggest having one butterfly for every two guests for good effect. In other words if you have 200 guests at your wedding, it's a good idea to purchase 100 butterflies. You can either have guests release the butterflies, or release them all at once from a basket. Make sure to indicate your intentions when you order the butterflies from the breeder, because the breeder may have their own advice about what works best.

Is it Too Expensive?

Compared to other wedding costs, purchasing live butterflies is very inexpensive. One dozen butterflies is typically $90. The typical butterfly is either Monarch or the Painted Lady. Releasing these butterflies is considered perfectly normal for the butterflies and for the environment, and it will create one of the most memorable wedding ceremonies your guests will ever attend.

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August 25, 2009
By Ryan Dube
Ryan Dube has been freelance writing for over 10 years for publishers both online and offline and has covered topics including the paranormal, finance, relationships, and more. Learn more at Invisible Inc.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ideas For Wedding Flower Arrangements

Flowers are universally loved by everyone. Is there anyone who doesn't like flowers? Men woo their women with a bouquet of lovely flowers and it is indeed a quintessential element of a romantic atmosphere. Flowers have an uncanny knack of transmuting their fragrance to their surroundings and cheering up the entire ambiance. Different colors of flowers signify different emotions and meanings.

Traditionally, white flowers have been the preferred choice for wedding floral arrangements as they match with the bridal ensemble in most weddings and they contain all the colors of the spectrum. Hence, white is said to have all the qualities of all the colors combined. In recent times, however, people have been getting more adventurous and willing to experiment with other colors.

To give you an idea of the color connotations, red flowers symbolize family ties; blue symbolizes serenity and calm, while orange is the color of lust! The color green serves as a balancing color for a floral arrangement, as it is in the center of the gamut of colorful flowers. Your wedding day is one of the most romantic days of your life and beautiful floral arrangements will illuminate and complement the occasion. Flowers are known to symbolize life, growth, and rebirth exemplified by the lifecycle of the flower itself.

Ikebana - The Art of Flower Arrangements

The Japanese consider flower arrangements as an art - 'Ikebana'. Indeed, floral arrangement requires a keen sense of aesthetics, color co-ordination, and good planning. Depending on the style of your wedding as well as the budget for your wedding, you could employ a professional floral designer. These professionals add character to the flowers and create a brilliant masterpiece by combining flowers of different shapes, sizes, and fragrances to add a touch of class and elegance.

If you prefer a hands-on, cost-effective approach and would like to have a personal touch to your wedding, following are few tips to guide you through the process - with panache, style, and elegance.

List and Finalize Your Floral Requirements for the Wedding

The first detail to be confirmed is the selection of flowers that you will need. To have a list ready can help you focus your discussions and stick to your budget. At this point, keep in mind that you will probably require a different set of flowers for each occasion such as the wedding ceremony or the wedding reception.

Floral Bouquet Ideas

We are sure you would love to celebrate your wedding in your own distinctive style. To begin with, start inquiring in and around your locality for good creative florists. Search for information on the Internet and start collecting different ideas and themes for the wedding.

Speak to your local florist as he or she can have good ideas to offer, considering his or her experience and expertise with previous weddings. Give ample time for the florist to plan for your wedding in advance, as the flowers could be seasonal. If that is the case, he or she would require some time to arrange for the particular variety of flowers you require for the wedding. Ideally, initiate discussions with your florist few months in advance. Your florist can offer suggestions, alternatives, and provide you with examples of his or her previous work.

Ask questions. It is your wedding and to make it perfect, you have to share ideas and research before you clinch the deal with the florist. Make it a point to look at the florist's work samples and how he or she has worked on other weddings. This could also help you gauge how receptive and flexible the florist is to your suggestions and ideas.

Get Inspired!

You can draw inspiration from your surroundings such as other weddings you have attended, magazines, floral shops, and high-end luxury hotels with elaborate floral decorations, amongst others. Always keep an eye out for well-coordinated décors and good color combinations so that you can incorporate some of those ideas to your wedding.

Pay Attention to Details

Floral arrangements require considerable time and effort. Being organized is the key.

• Collate all your floral ideas such as photos and illustrations and ensure they are accessible when the need arises.

• Flowers are perishable and need to be preserved in water and a cool environment so that they do not wither before or during the wedding.

• Dedicate a work area for the wedding flowers. You will require a deep sink to soak the flowers, several large tables, trash bags to dispose of the waste, a large garbage can, and a clean space nearby to set the finished bouquets and arrangements.

• Provide ample time for the 'floral' activity. Do not hurry up at the last minute. Instead, plan ahead so that you are happy with the end result. Do not try to do everything by yourself and get hassled. Ask your family or close friends to help, and share your ideas with them. This will accelerate the process.

We wish you a very happy married life that blooms with happiness!

July 22, 2009
By John Stronack
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Most Popular Wedding Flowers

Wedding flowers are perhaps one of the most important aspects of the wedding, although they also tend to be one of the aspects of the wedding that are dealt with the quickest. This is because people tend to make snap judgments about flowers when sitting back and thinking about it a little bit is really the better way to go. The flowers in a wedding are everywhere, serving multiple purposes and that is exactly why understanding not only what the most popular wedding flowers are, but also why they are so popular is essential to picking the best wedding flowers for your specific occasion. In order to really understand the most popular wedding flowers however, it is important to look at them from the point of view of the different uses they will have.

Wedding Bouquet

When dealing with the bouquet, there are two things in particular that drive the most popular wedding flowers. The first of these two things is the color of the flower because the vast majority of wedding bouquets involve flowers that are white or off white (i.e. cream) in color. Think about all of the bouquets at all of the weddings that you have been to and you will soon realize this fact to be true. Examples of extremely popular flowers in this category include gardenias, stephanotis, roses, carnations, orchids, lilies and sweet peaks.

In addition to color however, another thing that you must take into account is the scent of the flower. Some wedding bouquets are carried by people that love to have the scent of the flowers whereas in other cases light-headedness or outright allergy might argue against scented bouquets. Flowers that are extremely popular in scented bouquets are gardenias, tuberoses, peonies and stephanotis, so keep those flowers in mind when making the final decision on this front.

The Decorations

In addition to the bouquet that the bride will be carrying, there are also flowers that are going to be around in terms of the decorations. Decorations at weddings quite frequently involve floral arrangements of some kind and because of that making the decisions regarding the flowers in those decorations is absolutely something that you want to make sure that you do. There are not really any most popular choices in terms of decorative flowers because the flowers that people use in the decorations are going to depend on what they are doing with the rest of the decorations that are not flower in form. Colour, texture, shape, size and smell are all aspects of the decorative flowers that will largely be decided by what the other wedding decorations happen to be.

The Reception

At the reception of a typical wedding, there will be flowers in the decorations once again. However, these flower decisions can largely be put aside as being covered by the decisions you made in the previous paragraph, which in turn leaves the flowers that you will be using on the tables. Tables at the reception traditionally have a flower arrangement and a centrepiece, although the two might be combined together depending on the centrepiece design that is used.

When choosing flowers for the tables in a reception, there are many factors that you need to take into account. These are the same factors that you took into account vis-à-vis the bouquet, such as potential allergies that guests might have as well as personal preferences of your guests in terms of scents. While some people jump at the thought of scented flowers, other people find them extremely irritating and that is exactly why you need to spend time thinking about the flowers in the wedding before the final decisions are made.

June 26, 2009
By Amy Nut
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5 Considerations When Choosing Wedding Invitations

If you are planning your wedding, you want everything about your wedding to reflect your personality and your sense of style. From your wedding dress to your wedding invitations, you want everything about your wedding to be perfect. Today, there are many different styles, colors and textures available for wedding invitations and finding your exact style may take some time. Following are several considerations that can help you find the invitations for your wedding that will reflect the beautiful and stylish person you are.

What is the Setting?

When you are choosing wedding invitations, it may help you to consider the setting of your wedding. Whether you are having a formal wedding or a more casual wedding, there are invitations that reflect that setting. If you are having a formal, black-tie wedding, you may want to consider invitations that are formal as well. If you are having a more casual outdoor wedding, an invitation that is casual may be just your style.

What are your Colors?

Another consideration that can help you find the perfect wedding invitations that are perfect for you are the colors of your wedding. Invitations are available in almost every color you can think of, so matching your invitations to your wedding colors is possible and a great idea. You can also match colors to the theme of your wedding, choosing bright, sunny colors for a summer outdoor wedding or Christmas colors for a Christmas wedding.

What is Your Theme?

You may also want to consider the theme of your wedding when you are picking out your wedding invitations. If you are having a beach themed wedding, you can often find invitations that have pictures of the beach or follow that theme. If you are having a garden theme, you may want to have invitations that have flowers on them to go with the garden theme. Whatever theme you are having at your wedding, you can probably find invitations that complement that specific theme.

Do You Want Photos?

One option you have that will make your wedding invitations unique is having a photo of you and your groom-to-be on the front or inside your invitations. You can choose a simple invitation and have your photo added to make an invitation that your friends and family will treasure.

What is Your Budget?

When choosing your wedding invitations, you also should consider the budget you have. If you are spending more money on your dress, you may have to cut back on the money spent for invitations. Even if you are cutting back on the budget for invitations, there are many great choices that are budget friendly.

Your invitations are one way that you will let your friends and family know about your big day, so you want them to be perfect and a reflection of you and your love. Keeping these considerations in mind can help you find wedding invitations that will be beautiful, unique and a wonderful way to invite your cherished loved ones to share in your special day.

June 26, 2009
By Michelle Davis
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Digital Wedding Photography

The beauty of the blushing bride in loads of satin and lace and the brilliantly colored wedding bouquet adding specks of flair to milieu can only be frozen for posterity by high quality digital wedding photography. Snapshots that are badly focused or taken in bad light might leave an unsavory taste to the otherwise perfect ceremony. No bride would ever need to see herself in red eyes or jaded wedding gown due to bad photography techniques. You can set the sky as your limit thanks to the immense possibilities of digital photography, which allows you to pick up the best possible imprints of your wedding. You can crop out the badly focused ones or even out those shiny noses during the editing process.

Digital wedding photography allows to unfurl the artistic talents of the photographers to its best. Digital photography has an upper hand in capturing romantic and intimate moments of the wedding session unlike the rigid and posed snap shots of the yore. Digital photography ensures unobtrusive images as it has many advanced features like faster shutter speed and zoom options, which can weave magic into each of these imprints.

The present day brides have a greater choice on how these special moments of their life need to be recorded for posterity. Pack oomph to your wedding snaps through creativity and dramatic expressions of an experienced photographer. While the black and white images has a distinct story telling charm , the colored images talk about the present trends and vogues and digital photography allows a photographer to strike a subtle balance between these two aspects of creative photography.

Digital photography has opened up countless vistas of opportunities for the brides to cherry pick their shots and to whip up an exciting weddings portrait. Spontaneous and emotional moments are captured best in digital photography and the ever increasing scope and technology has allowed a pure wedding photographer to be a perfectionist to the core. From the yesteryears of film rolls and dark rooms, wedding photographer has undergone a sea change in the last few years, bringing cheer to the all couples planning to tie the knot. More than just still photographs, digital snapshots seamlessly blend, symbolism and abstraction with fine arts, which make each of these imprints as stunning as a folk art painting- natural and lively.

June 18, 2009
By manickam

Wedding Photography: Preserving the Memories

A person’s wedding can be one of the most important times in their life. They will have memories that they want to treasure forever and then pass on to their children. Wedding photography helps them do this. Having pictures taken at the wedding and then at the reception can capture those precious memories in freeze-frame and help you keep them forever.

Pictures are important so you want to be sure you get good photos, high quality photos that you can enjoy forever.

Most people will have a wedding book designed out of the collection of the best wedding photos. Usually the photographer will do this for you. You will then have a beautiful scrapbook from your wedding to hold your memories.

Choosing a photographer is a very important step in your wedding pictures. You want someone experienced that will do an excellent job for you. It’s possible that you may be on a budget and price may be a factor as well.

How Do You Choose a Wedding Photographer?

There are several things you are going to want to look for with the most important being the quality of the work. It would be great if you could find a photographer that you had seen in action, perhaps at a family member or friend’s wedding. The hardest part of choosing a wedding photographer is that you sign a contract and agree to pay before you have ever seen the photos. That’s how it works in the world of wedding photography; you must make your decision based of faith in the photographer. So how do you make a decision like this?


First, you are going to want to look at referrals. Ask your friends or family members who did their weddings and start compiling a list. You will also need to verify that these people are still photographing. Ask everyone you can about their wedding and their wedding pictures. Most people will even let you see their wedding photos and you can check out the photographer’s work.

Experience & Samples

Aside from samples from people you know, you can ask the photographer himself about samples. You can call the photographers on your list and do an interview over the phone or make an appointment to meet in person. This is your chance to ask the photographer any questions you may have such as their experience, what training they have and what different types of photography they have studied. If you are doing an in-person interview, the photographer can show you portfolios of samples of their work. If doing a phone interview, that ends well, you may want to go in person and see a portfolio.

Schedule and Appointment

When you have chose the photographer you think you want to use, you will have to schedule several appointments. The bride and groom, the bride’s parents and anyone else who may be taking part in paying for the wedding should be present at these meetings regarding the wedding photography.

At these meetings, you will discuss price, payment schedule and possible deposits. Next you will discuss the plan for taking the photos. Many people also get video and digital photographs now. Do you want these? Will your photographer be able to provide these? Will there be extra fees?

Many people have specific plans as to what they want pictures of (e.g. bride and father coming down the aisle, bride and groom, rings exchanging, the kiss, the bridesmaids, etc.) This is your chance to get all this written down so that the photographer is sure to get all the shots you want. Other people give their photographers a little more freedom to decide what pictures will be good to take.

Be sure to ask any questions you have about this important event. Your wedding photography is important to you so don’t hesitate to be clear about what you want.

June 18, 2009
By Colin Hartness
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cheap Honeymoon Destination Secrets

One of the most challenging decisions newlyweds have to make is where to spend their honeymoon - probably one of the most significant vacations a couple will take. Romantic tropical islands, glitzy resorts, taking a cruise or staying in luxury hotels all require a significant expenditure. Finding the best romantic secluded honeymoons can be challenging and if you are on a budget, locating the best honeymoon destinations for less will take some time and consideration. Here are a few tips and ideas that might help.

You have to understand the fact that the destination needn't be located halfway around the world in order to be romantic. You should understand that the romance will all depend on you and your spouse. Even the most luxurious and exotic honeymoon destinations can't be romantic if you and your spouse don't like the location or are not enjoying yourselves. So, in order to keep costs down for your honeymoon, you should try and devise a strategy to cut costs.

Of course, you still desire to go on a honeymoon in a romantic setting. Try to imagine the best romantic secluded honeymoons located not too far from where you live. This can cut the cost and will be as romantic as any honeymoon. If you live in California and you had your wedding there, you can consider Hawaii as your honeymoon location rather than go to the Caribbean, which is considerably farther away and will be much more expensive.

When you need to fly to get to your destination, you should consider getting an economy seat on the flight. Besides, when you reach your destination, you can relax all you want and with the economy seat in the plane instead of the first class seat, can definitely save hundreds of dollars on your plane tickets. The best honeymoon destinations for less are now closer than ever!

When booking your accommodation, try to book it on the Internet. There are discounts for online booking and you can also have a wider range of lodging options. This means that you can have luxury accommodations at economy rates.

If you want to experience the perfect honeymoon, you can try considering a cruise. There are cruise liners existing today that offer great packages for honeymoon vacationers. Some even offer two cruise tickets for the price of one ticket for honeymoon vacationers. With cruise ships, everything is included, such as luxurious honeymoon lodging, food, and even great romantic activities that you and your new spouse can do. All-inclusive vacations also require less planning.

Cruise liners also offer outstanding quality first class accommodations that the two of you will absolutely enjoy. The foods are also considered to be excellent on cruise liners and the daytime and nighttime entertainment are endless. Activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, and even guided tours at port-of-calls are available on cruises. Nighttime activities will include great shows, and parties.

As you can see, honeymoon vacations don't need to be expensive. All you need to do is shop around for the best locations offering great package deals. You can be sure that you can spend your honeymoon vacation at a cheaper cost without sacrificing the same romantic experience that you always wanted.

These are the things you should remember when you are planning for your trip. The best romantic secluded honeymoons are often closer than you think. And the best destinations for less may take a little more planning, but promise to be just as wonderful as a more expensive option. Always remember that there are a myriad of ways to have a romantic experience. All you need to do is look, and you and the one you love will be guaranteed to have a perfect, beautiful, honeymoon at the perfect, beautiful honeymoon destination.

June 17, 2008
By Ron King

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The Real Meaning of a Bespoke, Couture, Designer– Made Wedding Dress

There are many terms bandied about in the wedding industry designed to both ease the pain and add to the excitement as we part with our cash. 'Bespoke', 'Couture made' and 'Designer dress' are three of the most common.

Most of us probably have a fairly good idea as to what they mean, but taking a look at what they do not mean will help us to arrive at a more accurate definition.

There are not many bridal shops that do not use the term 'designer' somewhere in the description of the dress they are presenting to us. All things we use in this life have a designer. Even a paper coffee cup had to be designed by someone. Try convincing the average buyer that the paper cup is a 'designer' cup worth ten times more than an ordinary paper cup and you might have some problems.

Yet effectively that is exactly what is happening in the case of many of the 'designer' labels we see in our high streets as well as the designer wedding dresses we first spoke about. Mass-produced dresses made (and often designed) in the Far East are being presented to us in this way. I don't know about you, but this to me, seems to weaken the whole 'designer dress' ethos. Why pay more if it's nothing but a mass-produced clone?

So what makes for a true 'designer dress'?

Firstly, there has to be an exclusive element to the design. Admittedly high prices are in themselves a way of making a dress more exclusive, but there has to be more to it than that.

What about the dresses that grace the Hollywood red carpets and the latest catwalk shows? What makes them a designer dress?

The answer to that is individuality. Most of these dresses have been drawn by a designer and then made by a small, elite team of seamstresses, who are working the movie star or model's actual measurements.

This is often a ‘bespoke’ dress in the true meaning of the word i.e. a ‘one off’ garment made for the individual.

The word ‘couture’ has in recent years come to mean a garment that is made to an accepted high standard by a skilled designer and sewing team. Originally the term could only be used in certain regions of France. Even today the term ’Haute Couture’ can only be used when referring to ten current fashion houses based in Paris and three other correspondent fashion houses.

June 17, 2009
By David Keffen
David Keffen is co-director of one the UK's largest designer wedding dress studios.

Unforgettable Ideas for Homemade Wedding Favors

Some of the most thoughtful and memorable gifts for the guests at your wedding are to give them homemade wedding favors. This is a great way to get the favors that you need at a reasonable price.

Making your own wedding gifts can be fun even when you don't have a clue about where to start.

Here are some ideas that you can use to help you get started with your homemade wedding favors.

Do you know how to cook? Well, this is one idea that works for everyone because everyone needs to eat and most people like to eat. So don't be shy about cooking something for the gifts for your wedding.

The best way to go is to think sweet treats such as cookies, pies, pastries, candies and any gourmet chocolate. These all make sweet and delicious and who doesn't love sweets.

If you can not cook what do you do then? There are still many food gifts that you can make. One good idea is a mint candy souvenir in a tin for your wedding reception.

Another idea is jars full of dry layered ingredients for baked goods because these make beautiful, thoughtful homemade favors. You can find many different recipes for them in books or online.

Some other ideas for the gifts at your reception that can be personalized are a Wedding Satin Chocolate Bar, Sand Pail Sand Dollar Cookies, "Couples Cocoa" Cocoa Filled Cones, heart design soap favors and many others.

You don't have to give edible homemade favors. For your reception you can make a lot of different gifts from your home.

Recipe books are another idea you can use that is not edible. These make great gifts for your guests. You can do this yourself by assembling, printing and binding the recipes yourself.

However, if you need a large number of them you can get your recipes together and then take them to a publishing company that will print and bind them for you. These make inexpensive and unique souvenirs for your special day.

Another idea that can be used that is still on the topic of publishing is a book of poems if you are a writer of poems. You can also use romantic stories and poems from the guests at your wedding or shower and then put them together as a collection so that you can give them to your guests as a small booklet.

When you want to make your wedding souvenirs at home, there are still many other options that you can choose from, besides printed items and foods. Gift baskets, crafts, artwork, or something that is made with fabrics such as a pillow are more great ideas that you can use. You can crochet or knit your gifts for your guests.

The homemade wedding favors don't need to be extravagant or perfect. Your guests will love that you took the time to make them something special.

They will be touched that you took the time to show your appreciation that they are there to spend your special day with you. Plus the wedding favors that are homemade will work great for everyone when you are on a tight budget.

June 17, 2009
By Joe Palladino
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Classic White Color For Bridal Gown

Ever since Queen Victoria wed in 1840, however, white has remained the traditional color for wedding gowns and bouquets. A woman then used her dress for Court Presentation after marriage, usually with a different bodice. It has been accepted traditional color of the wedding dress, but wedding gowns were not always white. The marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin Albert of Saxe- Coburg in 1840 has had more influence on weddings than any other. Queen Victoria put the wheels in motion by marrying in white.

Though brides continued to wed in gowns of different colors, white was now set as the color of choice for weddings and has continued ever since. In Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1849, this statement was printed: “ Custom has decided, from the earliest ages, that white is the most fitting hue, whatever may be the material. It is an emblem of the purity and innocence of girlhood, and the unsullied heart she now yields to the chosen one.” There is an old poem about how the color of your wedding dress will influence your future: “Married in white, you will have chosen all right. Married in grey , you will go far away. Married in black, you will wish yourself back. Married in red, you will wish yourself dead. Married in blue, you will always be true. Married in pearl, you will live in a whirl. Married in green, ashamed to be seen, Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow. Married in brown, you will live out of town. Married in pink, your spirits will sink.”

White is still the top favorite for wedding gowns an exclusive range of bridal gown in classic white color. Which have the’’sublime’’quality designed by couture designer Andy anand who believes that ‘’less is more’’, these bridal gowns are made like a ‘’piece of art’’ they are very light white and other shades of white color has been used to give it the classic touch yet they are modern.

Wedding gowns have not always been elaborate, as many are today. In the eighteenth century, poor brides dressed in simple robes. This symbolized to her future husband that she brought nothing with her into the marriage and would therefore not burden him with any debt. It wasn't until the mid nineteenth century that the all-white wedding dress became fashionable. Up until then a bride simply wore her best dress, regardless of its color. In 1840, Queen Victoria's pure white gown started the trend that many women follow today.

June 4, 2009
By Ray Fran
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wedding Favors That Won't Scare Your Budget

With lots of expenses you are having in your wedding, definitely, your budget is becoming more stretched and thinner. And as much as you would want to have wedding favors at your wedding reception, you might probably don't want to spend a lot of money for them.

For couples who are on a tight budget but still want to give out favors to their guests, there are actually many affordable choices of wedding favors to choose from. If you opt for affordable wedding souvenirs that won't scare your budget, just continue to read on to find great ways that you can make them yourself and save some of your wedding budget.

Your first choice among affordable wedding keepsakes are bubbles. Bubble favors are not only economical, a great choice especially for those who have tight budget, but they can be easily decorated as well. You can find small containers of bubbles at many craft stores or party stores, with a great deal. They often come in plain white containers which can be easily decorated yourself. Enhance them using stickers, calligraphy on the sides, or ribbon tied around them. Or, you can wrap them up with white tulle and then tie them with ribbons that matches your wedding colors. Another great thing here is it will only take you a minute or two for each one you make.

Your second affordable wedding souvenir option would be edible favors. Edible options can be chocolates, candies, mints, cookies, pies, cupcakes, jams and the likes. You have two options to come up with edible favors, first is you can buy them in stores or bakeries, and second you can make them with yourself. If you decide on tiny chocolates, candies, mints, and cookies, you may want use favor boxes to use as your containers. Also, you may buy or create your own boxes, just make sure of making them beautiful and appealing to your guests.

Another economical choice are place card holders. One great thing about place card holders is that they can have dual purposes. First, they serve as the guests' guide as to where each of them should be seated, and another one is they can be doubled as wedding souvenirs. You can find fancy place card holders in markets, and you may consider those that can be made personalize where you'll be able to add you and your partner's name, wedding date, and even your ''thank you'' message to all your guests.

You may include in your list other affordable wedding souvenirs such as tea and coffee favors, candle favors, soap favors, seed, plant and flower favors and other economical items that you think can make great wedding keepsakes for your guest. You can also buy a do-it-yourself kit for candles and soap favors. With enough time and manpower, you can definitely finish enough souvenirs that can help your guests commemorate your special day. However, if you are running out of time, you can always buy at your local wedding gift stores as well as online stores.

June 2, 2009
By Jnet Verra
Jnet is a writer and interested more about weddings. Often focusing on a specific aspect of the event such as affordable wedding favors and homemade wedding favors.
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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Benefits of Using Digital Wedding Photography

Wedding photos are an important part of every ceremony and in the past many pictures failed to meet your expectations. Especially large group photos can be influenced by someone looking in the wrong direction or having their eyes closed. With digital wedding photography this can be a non-issue as pictures can be reviewed and any that do not make the pictorial grade can be deleted and taken again while the photographer is still at the wedding.

Another benefit to digital wedding photography is not having to wait until the film is developed before starting to think about which ones you want printed. Many times, your photographer can email you a copy of the pictures he took and you can select right on your computer. Additionally, enhancing photos in digital format is so much easier, and consequently cheaper, than in the darkroom.

Typically, prints should also be cheaper made from digital wedding photography than traditional photography as the developing step has been eliminated. It is also possible to have your pictures put on a disk for easier distribution to family and friends at a rate substantially lower than ordering extra copies.

Digital Images Often Brighter

Many times photo photography tends to be a little darker, especially when viewing the unaltered prints while digital wedding photography allows the photographer to lighten images as well as adjust colors to create a better photograph. Even if the wedding was held outdoors, the sky can be made to look clear and blue by using digital wedding photography and the right photo enhancing software.

While an experienced professional wedding photographer will almost guarantee your wedding album will be perfect, digital wedding photography opens the door to better quality photos from your won family members. Provided the correct pixel resolution is utilized, enlargement should look similar to professionally finished prints. A general rule of thumb is no picture considered as digital wedding photography should be taken with less than five mega pixel if you plan on making prints up to eight by ten inches. A minimum of six pixels should be used for larger copies.

With many systems you can print your own on your home computer and printer. You can also digitally transfer them to a printing service for better quality prints. If you do choose to use your own digital wedding photography instead of hiring a professional, obtaining reprints will be faster and easier.

June 1, 2009
By Susan Atkinson
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Friday, May 29, 2009

Different Wedding Favor Ideas

Giving wedding favors has been an old custom that symbolizes acknowledgment and appreciation to all the wedding guests who shared their time together with the bride and groom, on their wedding day. Wedding favors come in so many variety of choices and prices. You can find favors that are edible, unique, personalized and even favors that you can actually make at at home.

Yummy, Flavorful Wedding Favors

You and all your guests can commemorate your special day with yummy, flavorful treats. You can purchase or make you own edible wedding favors at home. Most popular edible treats that often given during weddings are chocolate bars, candies, mints and cookies. If you decided to go with edible wedding souvenirs, consider these Elegant Rose Personalized Hershey's Kisses Favors. Small and sweet, these Hershey®'s Kisses favors are just right for creating a snack kit for your bridesmaids on your wedding day or even a care package for your out-of-town wedding guests! These adorable Hershey®'s Kisses favors can be personalized with the names of the bride and groom at no additional cost, so better to order plenty to have at all your bridal showers, engagement parties, your wedding reception...and for a honeymoon midnight snack, too!

DIY Wedding Favors

Do-it-yourself wedding favors these days are very popular because they are not only less expensive but they often makes creative wedding favors. You can find DIY favor kits at your local craft stores or you can shop online. You can make your own favor bags with sheer linens, add a finishing effect by hanging a homemade thank you tags. You can also use colorful ribbons and other cute embellishment if you like.

Unique Wedding Favors

For couples who have a unique taste and don't want to go with common things, there are so many unique wedding favors that jives their on of a kind personality. Get bold and make your wedding stand out with unique and creative favor idea. You may consider these Bendable Comical Bride & Groom Magnets Wedding Favors, these bendable magnets depict whimsical figures of a bride or groom. These Bendable Comical Bride & Groom Magnets are the perfect practical wedding favors, flaunting an attraction that's simply magnetic! Setting a happy tone for your bridal shower or wedding reception, these cheerful figures offer your guests your joyful thanks for being a part of your special day. After your wedding, these magnet wedding favors will happily hold up grocery lists, love notes, or candid photos from your reception!

You can also choose wedding favors according to your specific wedding theme. You can find themed wedding favors such as winter, summer, fall, Asian, Las Vegas, garden and so many more. Browse online to find endless selection of party favors for your wedding and shower. Lastly, you can also find discounted wedding souvenirs such as candle, soap, bubbles and key chains. To check on these affordable souvenirs, try to browse the clearance section of the store, because you can usually find discount wedding favors on that area.

May 29, 2009
By Janet R.
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