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High Style Wedding Inspiration

If you love fashion, glamor, and high style, then your wedding is the perfect time to have fun indulging your glamorous side! There are some easy ways to achieve a very stylish look for your wedding, especially when it comes to your bridal ensemble. This is some fun inspiration for a high style wedding.

A high style wedding is all about elegance and fashion. A perfect place to begin is with your bridal gown. After all, nothing sets the tone at a wedding more than the bride! Look for chic gowns with slim lines. A retro inspired silk charmeuse slip dress would be the height of elegance. Pair it with stacks of cultured pearl bridal bracelets for a fabulous Coco Chanel look.

Another great style for a wedding gown is one with fine haute couture type details (even if your dress is not custom made). Some of the most current trends in the world of fashion include one shoulder gowns, oversized fabric flowers with raw edges, and ruffles. These details are done in a manner that is very feminine, and yet not at all precious or old fashioned. When your dress has bold accents, it is wise to choose your accessories carefully. A long plain veil will not distract from any of the ornaments on the bridal gown, and if you are wearing a one shoulder gown, go for a dramatic set of cultured pearl bridal earrings and bracelets instead of a necklace.

The most stylish look for bridal hair these days is slightly touseled. You may spend hours in the salon to achieve the perfect messy updo, but it should look as though you swept your hair back yourself and tucked it up with a few pins before blithely gliding down the aisle. A wavy soft bun is the perfect complement to a dress with raw edged feminine details. If your gown is more of a 1930s glamor style, choose a more sleek wave for your hair.

Nothing says high style quite like a confident red lipstick. Choose one that has great staying power and pair it with a fresh and clean face. A few coats of mascara and very neutral blush and eyeshadow will prevent the red lipstick from being too bold. (A face that is uniformly made up with strong colors ends up looking garish, like something an aging soap opera star would wear.) Remember that a bride should always err on the side of being fresh and understated over being too contrived or overdone.

As to the wedding itself, the perfect high fashion reception would have to be a cocktail party in the evening. How debonair the gentlemen will look in their dark suits or tuxedos, escorting ladies dressed to the nines. Serve classic cocktails like martinis, along with elegant little appetizers. Choose a really fabulous and chic location for your reception, such as a city loft or a hip art gallery. And don’t forget that a live band is always more stylish than a d.j.

A high style wedding is perfect for a bride who adores all things fashionable and chic. It can be the epitome of sophistication and elegance, as well as an evening that you and your guests will never forget.

Let us know if you need assistance in any area of planning your wedding. Take advantage of Bridget’s experience helping clients select jewelry and accessories. For a fabulous wedding, take your inspiration from stylish designers like Coco Chanel.

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Photography For Your Wedding

Wedding is not just an event but it is journey that two people have decided to take. Wedding photography may not be a mainstream or commercial photography but it is still an art. It should not be considered to be anything less than serious photography. In fact it is one of the most demanding disciplines of professional work. If you are an aspiring wedding photographer then there are certain key areas that you need to understand. One of the key areas is strategy. Even before you can think about the camera to use, the film roll, the lighting and the background, you need to work on a strategy.

A sound strategy means that you would be able to create opportunities by the numbers. You will have to create an opportunity in every situation. Most wedding photographers take two versions of the same shot to eliminate blinks and at the same time they are able to introduce variety. The norm of wedding photography is to shoot a full-length photo, which is followed by a head and shoulders or half-length photo. Secondly, you will have to create a list of photographs that should be or can be taken during wedding. The list drawn by most professionals include photographs of Bride at home, preparations/wedding dress, parents, bridesmaids, bridesmaids – group photo, bride and bridesmaids, bride and chief bridesmaid, bride and family, parents and bride, mother and bride, father and bride, brothers, sisters and bride, parents and bridesmaids, extended family and any special request.

These will be followed by photographs in the church or outdoors after the wedding ceremony is over. One of the favorite shots is where the bride walks through the aisle. You can take good photos using a tripod so that the flash can bounce from a reflector at around f/5.6 followed by a shutter speed of 1/8 or 1/15 of a second. This will allow ambient light to seep in. If you are not using the tripod then you will need to have one stop less than the normal where the flash will reflect on an 80mm lens and the shutter speed will be 1/30 of a second.

There are basically two types of cameras used for wedding photography. One is the 35mm and the other is a medium format. The 35mm cameras create grainier appearance when the photograph is enlarged as compared to a medium format. Another aspect of photography that you need to know about is the camera film. The camera film is available in both B&W and color. The color film is the most popular one but off late B&W photos are coming to the forefront. The good thing about black & white film is that you can create an artistic look. Secondly, the B&W photos last longer than their colored counterpart. The salient point of color films is that they are more versatile. If you shoot with a color film then you will be able to portray the details of the wedding day. If you are using a 35mm camera for the occasion then your best bet will be 100, 200 or 400 speed film. The 100 speed film gives best quality prints in strong sunlight, the 200 speed film can be used in sunlight as well as shade and the 400 speed film is the best for low light.

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Wedding Planning Tips

The guide on how to get started.

I just recently helped a friend plan her daughter’s wedding. When they asked me I thought “No big deal, this is going to be a cinch.” Well I did not have much time to plan. They asked me in June and the wedding was in October. I was expecting my fourth child in July, so I didn’t really start planning until August. I want to give you some helpful hints.

First of all order the invitations. Make sure you have the guest list finalized. They need to be mailed out one month before the wedding. Some people do two months, but one is plenty of time. The dress I think will be the easiest. You just know when you see the right one. Schedule plenty of dress fittings. The more you try on the better chance you have to find the right one. Tell the groom to take care of his outfit. It is a good idea to pick the brides maid dresses and the groomsmen outfits. Let the wedding party know what you have picked so they can make arrangements to get them.

The food is very important. Pick your caterer and make an appointment to go over the menu. Have the drinks included. Beer and wine are always less expensive then hard alcohol.

The cake is the fun part. Call the different bakeries in you area and set up test tasting appointments. Know in advance what you want and that will save some time. Be creative, the cake and your dress is what everyone will remember.

Flowers should be fun. Think outside the box. Not all weddings have to have roses. Go with a florist who can do exactly what you want.

Just remember make a list give yourself a deadline and stick to it. This is a day you will never forget. It needs to have some interesting details. Give the guests a neat remembrance to take home with them. Not just your traditional matches. Do shot glasses with your names on them or wine corks. Have fun with it.

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