September 2014

September 29, 2014

Everyone knows just how much brides-to-be care about how they will look on their big day. That’s perfectly natural, after all. This is the day you step into a brand new life together with the man you love, so you will definitely want to look and feel like a VIP.

Aside from the bridal gown though, make sure you take some time to select beautiful accessories too. Even the simplest wedding dress can be changed completely if you use the right accessories with it, so remember not to leave them for last. And if you are not sure on how you should make this choice, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Always make sure that your jewelry will not add “too much”to your dress. If you know your dress is already embellished, try to keep the jewelry to the minimum: a delicate necklace, small earrings and a gentle bracelet should do!
  • Further on, remember that wearing a veil is not absolutely mandatory and that its length depends solely on your taste. However, if you plan on dancing with your veil on, going for a shorter version will be a much more practical idea.
  • You are allowed to be creative with your shoes, so don’t go for white if you want to add a splash of color. Also, you can always have your bridesmaids match their shoes with your shoes, especially since nowadays you can custom paint your bridal footwear.
  • Only use a tiara if you really, really want to. Also, make sure that it goes well with your hair and that it fits into your wedding theme as well.

If you are still searching for the perfect wedding dress, don’t hesitate to pay Almond Tree Weddings a visit as well. Some of the most beautiful bridal gowns are waiting for you here!

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September 22, 2014

Generally speaking, people associate weddings more with the brides than with the grooms. Yet, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have the time of your life at your wedding! After all, it does take two to make for a wedding and your fun is just as important as your wife-to-be’s!

Before the wedding though, you will definitely want to throw a party your friends will remember. Your bachelor party doesn’t have to be all about strippers and alcohol though! There are plenty other activities as well. Here are some of the best ideas out there:

  • A whole weekend away with your friends, camping. All men love camping so why not take your wedding attendants and your friends away for a camping weekend instead of going down to the bar to do shots?
  • Hunting. If you are into this kind of things, you will love the idea of hunting together with your friends.
  • Whiskey tasting. If you want something really elegant for your bachelor party, arranging for your very own private whiskey tasting (or wine tasting, if you wish) session can be an amazing way to spend some time with people you genuinely like.
  • Playing video games. You will obviously not want to beat each other up in real life, but why not organize a mega-session of video game playing? Get some snacks, something to drink and call your best friends over for some boyish fun!
  • Golf trip. If you want to keep it classy and very active, you can go for the option of booking a golf vacation. We suggest you take a look at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Arizona if you want to have an amazing time with your bachelor party! Elegant, stylish and with excellent service, this place is precisely the kind where you will want to bring your friends for an important moment in your life!

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September 15, 2014

Choosing the location of your wedding will most likely be among the first things you will have to do in between “I Do”and “You May Kiss the Bride”. The venue will dictate a lot of other wedding-related choices: from the dress to whether or not you will have to send out “Save the Date”cards as well. Therefore, you should always make sure to think thoroughly before striking a deal with anyone.

To make this choice easier for you, we have put together a series of tips that will narrow down the huge list of options you probably have at the moment:

  • Think of what type of wedding you want. Do you want a luxurious, elegant wedding? Or do you want to settle for shabby-chic or rustic-themed décor? There are locations that look great with both of these “extremes”, but there are also places that are simply not suitable for certain types of wedding.
  • How many people do you want to invite? Some locations only offer a limited number of seats and that could be an issue if you want a larger wedding.
  • If you know you have guests that will not be able to travel long distances, make sure that the location you choose is somewhere in between them, you and the other guests too. You don’t want anyone to miss out on this hugely important day just because they can’t get the right transportation for them!
  • Can the location help you with anything else (other than the venue itself)? Many such places work with a lot of other wedding-related service providers such as caterers, photographers and so on. This would make your job much, much easier as you will not have to run around to search for the right professionals.

If you want a glamorous, stunning and unforgettable wedding, don’t forget to take Villa Siena into consideration. Our venue is just splendid and we will also help you find reliable, high quality caterers and wedding service providers so that you don’t have to worry about anything at all when the big day comes!

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September 8, 2014

You will want everyone at your wedding to feel great –and that means that, leaving aside the music and the décor, you will also have to think of some great dishes and drinks to serve your guests with. Sure, you could go for some good old-fashioned drinks and cocktails, but why not create your very own unique signature drinks for this big day? Your guests will definitely be impressed and you’ll have the chance to serve them something really special they never tasted before. Here are some great ideas when it comes to this:


  • Think of your wedding theme and how you could incorporate it into your drinks as well. For instance, if you will be having a beach wedding, you could try to incorporate exotic fruits and beach-like décor into your drinks as well.


  • Also, the color of your signature drinks can be matched to your wedding reception’s colors too. There are so many types of drinks and colors that can be combined that the hardest thing will be actually settling on just a couple few.


  • You can also have non-alcoholic signature drinks for your wedding too. If you know there will be many people who will drive and who will not want to have any kind of alcohol, you should definitely take this into consideration.


  • Acquire inspiration from everywhere because just about any kind of drink (alcoholic or not) can be combined in a unique and delicious way.


  • If you are not sure whether your caterer/drinks provider will be able to make these drinks for you, simply ask them. You would be surprised at how many of them can actually do this.


And if you are searching for a great caterer in the Phoenix area, don’t forget to contact Put a Fork in It. We have the best menus out there and we can help you satisfy even the pickiest guests you may have invited!


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September 1, 2014

If your wedding is going to take place in fall, then you probably know that you have made a great decision when it comes to the date of the big day. Fall is one of the most romantic times to have your wedding in and it can definitely add a lot to the beauty of this moment. However, you should also make sure to match your wedding to the season in which you are because this way you will achieve a great and beautiful effect.

Your flower arrangements are definitely not among the last things to take care of on your to-do list and they have to be really well-thought if you want your wedding venue to look amazing. Fall flowers can be a great choice and they can add uniqueness, grace and elegance to a room in an instant. Here are some fall flower arrangement ideas you will love:

  • If roses are your favorite flowers, you don’t necessarily have to toss them away just because you want a fall wedding flower arrangement. Get roses in yellow and orange shades and you will be able to create superb arrangements this way.
  • You can also go for flowers that grow in the fall as well. Chrysanthemums, for example, can be an amazing choice and they come in various colors to fit both your fall theme and your wedding’s color scheme as well.
  • To add something special to your flower arrangements, go for branches, berries and other similar things. They will add dimension and originality to the arrangements and they will definitely look gorgeous!
  • Pair your wedding arrangements with dark brown candle holders and you will add classiness and a vintage-appeal to the décor.

For flower arrangements that fit into any theme and any season, don’t forget to visit Ever After Florals. They offer stunning arrangements that will steal your heart away and make your wedding décor look like torn out of a fairy tale!

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