Thursday, 31 May 2012

Latest Bridesmaids Dresses

By Julie Ndagire

Bridesmaids dresses differ according to what the bride wants or the bridesmaids want. One can opt for gowns, Short bridesmaids dresses or they can mix up gowns and short dresses. The choice of bridesmaids dresses to put on and the colour is largely determined by the bride. 

Maroon Bridesmaids Dresses 

Bridesmaids in Purple Dresses
Off Green Bridesmaids Dresses

Yellow Bridesmaids Dresses

Dark Purple Bridesmaids Dresses

Blue Bridesmaids Dresses

Orange Bridesmaids Dresses

Monday, 28 May 2012

How to Do Wedding Make-Up

By Julie Ndagire
For your make-up application, natural light is the best. If possible, set up an application table near a window.

Decide whether you’ll be having colour and or Black and white photography. For black and white, stay away from blue-red shades of make-up.

When choosing your lipstick, remember that lighter colours reflect more light which makes the lips seem bigger and does not look overpowering in photos. Colours that have to be avoided include bright pinks and reds.

Don’t get too trendy with your make up. You may think that sparkly eyeliner and gliter lipstick is a good idea today, but chances are you’ll look back at the pictures years from now and regret it.

Don’t skimp on blush. You don’t want to overdo it, but to avoid looking washed out you’ll need enough in your photographs.

Do try a test-run of what you’d like your make-up to look like on your wedding day a few weeks before the big event; don’t leave it until a few hours you walk down the aisle.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Wedding Make-up - Choosing Eye Shadow Colours

By Betty Amogin

Every bride automatically looks like a radiant princess on her big day, but there is no harm in taking Extra good care of your skin a few weeks before your wedding day.

Choosing Eye Shadow colours
Choosing eye shadow colours can be tricky because there are so many colours available. Pick hues based on your skin tone: Skin with yellow undertones calls for warm shades, cool hues go well with pink undertones, For your wedding, try shadows with a bit of shimmer. Like the eye shadow, your lipstick and blush colours should work well with your skin tone for a beautiful, harmonious bridal look.

Pinks and purples.
For brides who want a more vibrant colour choice, shadows in shades of purple and pink are beautiful options. These shades will particularly highlight brown eyes, while making the whites of the eye appear even clearer.

Grey, White, Black
Shades of grey appear sheer on the eye and complement light skin tones. They achieve an understated and elegant effect. Use of grey shadow on the lid, and to dot the centre of the lid, and a black shadow to line the eyes.

Pewters, Gold, Bronzes
Deep, metallic hues like these are a good choose for ladies with dark skin. For yellow undertones in skin, opt for golden hues on the lid; for red undertones, consider bronze shadows. On every dark skin, which may have a bluish cat try pewters. Use black or dark brown as a liner.

Blues are more playful than classic grays or neutrals, but when applied lightly, these hues are also quite appropriate for a wedding . If your skin is pale, you’ll want to choose icy shades; richer shades if your skin is dark.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Latest Wedding Decorations Designs

By Julie Ndagire

Wedding Decorations widely depend on the couples tastes and preferences. One can opt to go traditional, go flowers or use lightings.

With Flowers one can opt to use Carnication, The Anthurium, Baby Breath, The lily, the rose, daffodils among others.

Wedding Decoration colours largely depend on the bride or groom’s preference at most times colours used match with the dressings of the bridal entourage.

Some of the latest Wedding decorations are as below

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Trendy Wedding Ideas to Opt For

By Betty Amongin

Today couples intending to get married know what they want and how they want it. Thanks to the internet revolution, today’s bride is more informed and aware about personal style. Couples are getting more creative and feel free to make unique choices. Here is what hot and happening.

Trend 1: Handmade invitation Cards
The new look is a twist of tradition; forget the ultra formal invite from commercial printers. Couples are embracing their own style and having the cards individually crafted and handmade. They want invitations that will get recipients oohing and aahing.

Trend 2: ‘Mismatched’ bridesmaids’ dresses.
Exact uniformity for each bridesmaid is a thing of the past, thank God. Brides now understand that no two maids have the same structure and taste. Brides now select fabric and colour, let their bridesmaids choose the style that works best for their bodies. Not only does this take some pressure off you, it also ensures that the ladies are choosing a dress they like and are likely to wear again if you follow this trend be sure to tell your bridesmaids the general look to be achieved – You don’t want one bridesmaid wearing a mini and the other a ball gown.

Trend 3: Colours Galore

Wedding colours are now fresh and energetic. Shocking pinks, bright greens, rich blues hues and deep earth tones. Today’s couples are mixing bright colors with the muted versions. Pair lemon yellow with chocolate brown or  white and yellow, thick turquoise and icy blues with a chock of orange or purple, pair rich orange with chocolate brown; be sure to understand that this is not glaring orange, but rather, one that suggests opulence and often has a bronze undertone. This orange can be paired cream for equally beautiful results.

Trend 4; Not so white wedding gown

The bride who wears a gown with a shock of colour running through the hem or waistline or back panel is sure to stand out and be remembered. If you are more traditional, incorporate the colour trend in the other ways like shoes with colored heels or hair accents with some colour. Or maybe you want to go all the way with a coloured dress like putting on a red or black gown and your bridesmaids go white.

Trend 5
The tiara went under used to over used overnight. One could get rich by predicting that the bride wore a tiara. Since 2008, adventurous brides have forgone the traditional tiara and instead pin rhinestone or beaded accessories into their hair. One clever bride used earrings and she looked stunning, another adopted this trend in a simple yet elegant way by weaving a necklace through her locks.

Trend 6: Wedding websites.

Couples are creating wedding websites that have just about anything and everything you would like to know or see about their love story, from photo galleries to diary input, favorite things to how he proposed, from special “Thank Yous” to personalized poems check them out.

Trend 7: Multiple themes
It is no longer difficult choosing your theme. The rustic can be fused with the ultra modern and the afro-all in the same wedding. The trick is to know how to blend, not clash.

Trend 8: All about cake Serving; A platter per table or a little cake on each table. Taste: It is more trendy and accommodative to have a different flavor for each tier of the cake. One couple had a rich chocolate tier and a strawberry tier in addition to the traditional heavy fruit cake.

Trend 9: Unusual centerpieces
Vases and vessels are moving centre stage, out of the box concepts like teapots, wooden boxes and crafts are making huge visual statements. Citrus centerpieces, long grass blades, white sand, natural vines, dry ingredients like salt, flour and seeds are dramatically replacing fresh flowers.

Trend 10 : Can’t be bothered with the minefield of having every movement and motion scrutinized by 200 pairs of eyes? Forestall the jitters by seating amongst your guests, a sweetheart table that sits two will do.

Trend 11: Macho grooming
Once upon a time, the groom just dashed into the saloon an hour or so before ceremony time, not anymore, in this modern day of multiple pressure, he too could do a little soaking of his feet, a full and thorough body massage and, toning. And of course, what a sleek look without a seductive scent to compliment him?

Trend 12: Minimalism
Gone is the look of bows, whistles. Ribbons and flowers all in one. This time the beauty is in the details, not the excesses otherwise known as, “ Simple understated elegance”

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Having a Tea Party Wedding Reception.

By Betty Among

Weddings are becoming more costly day by day. Everyone wants to do more of what their friend did so that their wedding is the talk of the town. But this is not the case. You do not have to over stretch your resources and go on a begging spree for money to fund your wedding. There are cheaper options you can try out that can also be fun. Have you thought of having a tea party wedding reception? Oh yes, it can be dome. Imagine an alcohol free wedding reception! This will cut down costs tremendously. Here are tips on how to get started.
Tea Cup Cake

Table Setting
Set up the table in a way that your guests will not compete for space. Eunice Winyi, of Devine Touch confectionaries, advises that the table should not be cluttered. There should be adequate room for guests to take their tea comfortably,

To give your set up a classy look, scatter colorful rose petals on the table. Place the tea pot, sugar bowl, tea cups and milk jar on a tray on either side of the table. The milk will come in handy for guests who love cream their coffee.

Use salad-sized plates for the finger food. These might have to be found at the different service points when guests queue platters at the different service points when guests queue for the tea but enjoy the varied collection of bites at their tables any time they want.

Winyi explains that when choosing the napkins and crockery, these should blend these colours.

It is important to pay attention to detail on how to fold the napkins to sandwich garnishes. Give your event a friendly and dressy feel by using place cards so that guests know where to sit.

Choose a color combination that blends with colour theme of the wedding. Floral accents for the china ware are attractive and colourful.

Keep your decoration simple but classy. For instance, you can place roses in square glass flower vases. Such a floral arrangement leaves room for the table setting without crowding the table setting without crowding the table and yet gives it a special appeal.

Floral arrangements should not be too high to extent that the guests cannot see each other. Remember tea time should be time for people to talk. This is the advantage of a tea party – it brings people together.

Winyi advises against the use of scented candles because these will interfere with the aroma of tea. Since it is a tea party let the tea aroma fill the air.

Plan the menu
If you are expecting children as guests, plan something special for them, children are usually into sweet foods such as apple pies, cupcakes and ice cream.

The menu should include appetizers, savories and deserts. You might want to have wedding cake in the shape of tea cups to match the theme of the reception with tier at every table. This would make wonderful dessert for the guests.
Tea pot and cups cake

The finger foods can be set separately on larger tables where guest can go over and choose what they want.
Include African tea for convenience on the menu so that your guests do not have to struggle with tea bags at the party.

If the tea party is at a hotel venue then the waiters and waitresses should be vigilant when waiting on guests. Otherwise a tea party can be held in an outdoor garden of a residence.

Number of guests.
The fewer the guests the easier it is to plan for a tea party wedding reception. Ensure that the reception starts early and ends on time.
Since the guests are not going to have lunch or dinner, it is important to respect their time so that they can enjoy the wedding without feeling hungry for long hours. Do not make your guests endure your wedding.

If the tea party is at a hotel venue, it will make it easier to supervise since the hotel staff will wait on your guests to ensure that they are comfortable and their cups of tea are regularly refilled.

So, with a little organization the tea party wedding reception can be a success, enjoy your day by being debt free. What a way to start your marriage.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Honeymoon at Home – Making the best of it

By Julie Ndagire 

 You are in a fix. The wedding has cost you a lot of money, there is little money left for honey moon. You had longed to get away with your wife, to have the most romantic gate away together, but here you are with little money and probably in debt. What do you do? Try out a honeymoon at home. Get a few items beforehand to get you started. Make it romantic and memorable with these tips.

Getting Started
You have to both agree on honeymoon at home then start preparations.
If you have children or live with anybody at home send them off to relatives and have the home to yourselves.
You need to buy a few items like sexy lingerie and boxers.

Working on the ambiance
Buy some scented candles for a candlelight setting in your bedroom at night. Instead of the usual bulbs, use candle light to give your bedroom a romantic feel.
Alternatively, you can install coated bulbs in your bedroom for a special light setting.

Spice up the room with a touch of nature. Pick up and put in a flowers or beautiful leaves from a compound and put in a flower vase or if you can, get red roses and place in beautiful pots and decorate your window seal, bathroom, dressing table in your bedroom and sitting room. Petals can work magic. Spread them nearly on the floor, or just over the bed or the entire bedroom.

Change your beddings. Work with bright magical colours like red, maroon, pink and yellow to create a paradise in your bedroom.
Write love notes on small pieces of paper about how much you love your wife or husband and put them in places they can easily see them like under the pillow, under their toothbrush, in the fridge, on the dinning table and on the bedroom walls. Just watch how they react when they see them. You will enjoy the look on their face.
Red bedtime stories to each other, tell each other jokes, tell him or her why you fell in love with them and why you still love them.
Give your bedroom or entire house walls, a new painting. Use colours that will create romantic feeling.

Food and drinks
Cook together, even if you do not know how to cook. Learn from each other and have fun in the kitchen.
You can opt to hire an affordable, but good cook or get a relative or a friend to cook and serve you for the entire honeymoon.
If you love wine, include it on the drinks menu. Red wine is said to arouse good sensual feelings for both of you.

Step out of your comfort Zone with the drinks or food, try out as many drinks as you can. After all it is your day and you are drinking it indoors. Yu can actually get to do all crazy things you have never done before.
Movies &Music
Buy or borrow as many romantic movies as you can to get you through the entire honeymoon. These movies will help keep your mind focused on love.
You can buy as many slow love songs as you can to play in your bedroom, and all day long especially in between meals.
Create a musical montage of your relationship on a CD burner or MP 3 player – Songs that either remind you of moments in your relationship, or say something significant about it. Then spend the evening dancing in the living room. Take this idea to the next level by going out somewhere that offers dance instruction, or hire a dance instructor to teach you the basics.
You can even dance to the music together.

Try out crazy things you have never done before like sleeping on the floor for the entire night.
Take turns cooking breakfast for each other
Do the breakfast in bed

Take short walks together around the compound hand in hand.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Latest Wedding Suits for Men/Grooms

By Betty Among

To look smart, a man has to put on the most elegant wedding suit. Wedding suits are available in a variety of colours ranging from white, off white, cream, purple, brown, black among others.

Grooms are advised to always select right colours for their wedding suits after considering the body size, shape and complexition.

The latest Wedding Suit Designs are as below