Saturday, December 4, 2010

Italian Wedding Gown Tradition

Italy is the epicenter of the fashion world. Slightly different from other wedding dress, wedding dress model of Italy's more emphasis on classic shades. Generally, the wedding dress is not equipped with gloves and gowns closed the chest only just.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Douglas Hannant Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses

As unique as each piece was, there was an Ethereal vibe that pulled the entire collection together. Instead of following the trends and incorporating hints of black, Hannant instead chose to incorporate touches of blue. His boldest creation featured a mermaid silhouette, strapless neckline, and a gorgeous scattering of navy and arctic blue floral bunches. This stunner was followed by two more wedding dresses
that featured more subdued azure accents.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Western culture Wedding Dress

Brides were therefore expected to dress in a manner that cast their families in the most favorable light, for they were not representing only themselves during the ceremony. Brides from wealthy families often wore rich colors and exclusive fabrics. It was common to see them wearing bold colors and layers of furs, velvet and silk.Wedding dresses have traditionally been based on the popular styles of the day. For example, in the 1920s, wedding dresses were typically short in the front with a longer train in the back and were worn with cloche-style wedding veils. This tendency to follow current fashions continued until the late 1940s, when it became popular to revert to long, full-skirted designs reminiscent of the Victorian era. Although there has always been a style that dominates the bridal market for a time, and then shifts with the changes in fashion, a growing number of modern brides are not choosing to follow these trends. This is due in large part to non-traditional and non-first-time weddings, and women who are marrying later in life.

Today, Western wedding dresses are usually white, though "wedding white" includes creamy shades such as eggshell, ecru and ivory. Philippa of England was actually the first documented princess in history to wear a white wedding gown during a royal wedding ceremony: she wore a tunic with a cloak in white silk bordered with grey squirrel and ermine.

Source : wikipedia

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Star Jewelled Wedding Gown by Faerie Brides

The Star Jeweled Gown is an exceptional gown which is available in 4 variations: Exquisite, Elegant, Blue Exquisite, and Enchantress.The Exquisite and Elegant styles are very similar; the main difference is the Exquisite style has a long train with a French ruffle around it. The Blue Exquisite shows the gown with a touch of color on the breasts and front of the gown. The Enchantress variation shows the gown entirely in color. It is available in many colors with or without lace on the breasts and front of the gown.

It has lace breasts, lace down the front of the gown, and lace-up detail on the front and back of the gown. The sleeves are tight to the elbow and have velvet over a French ruffle below. The bodice has a bra built in to give full comfort and support. It is possible to have additional padding or pushup. The Star Jeweled Gown is fully lined with a light silk to give it a cool silky comfort.

Source : faeriebrides

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Marriage and wedding customs in the Philippines

The groom usually wears the Barong Tagalog during the wedding, along with the male attendants, though nowadays the wealthy opt to don Western attire such as a tuxedo. Weddings held within the same year by two siblings, usually sisters, called Sukob are frowned upon as it is regarded as bad luck. Some hold it that the wedding rings dropping to the ground is a portent of bad luck (this is usually said to the ring bearer to ensure that the child is careful in handling the rings). Money, in the form of paper bills, is sometimes taped or pinned to the groom and bride's dress during their first dance.

Source : wikipedia

Monday, July 5, 2010

Polish Wedding customs

In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days. In the past, the engagement ceremony was organized by the future groom as a formal family gathering, during which he asked his chosen lady to marry him. In the recent years this custom has changed and today an engagement is much more personal and intimate. An elegant dinner party afterward is still a nice way to inform the closest family members about the couples' decision to get married.

In some regions of Poland the tradition to invite the wedding guests in person is still upheld. Many young couples, accompanied by the parents, visit their family and friends to hand them the wedding invitations personally.

According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony. At that time both parents and parents-in-law give a young couple their blessing. The couple enter the church together and walks up to the altar followed by two witnesses and the parents. In Poland it is quite unusual for the bride to be walked down the aisle or to have bridesmaids and groomsmen in a wedding. The couple is assisted by two witnesses, a man (usually grooms' side) and a woman (usually brides' side) who are either family members or close friends.

The Polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil. The groom, on the other hand usually wears a fitted suit with a bow tie and a boutonnière that matches the brides' bouquet. During the ceremony wedding rings are exchanged and both the husband and wife wear them on their right hand. Right after the ceremony the closest family and all the guest form a line in the front of the church to congratulate the newlyweds and wish them love and happiness. As soon as the married couple leave the church they get showered with rice for luck or guests drop coins at their feet for them to pick up. This is done to ensure a good and prosperous future for the newlyweds.

Once all the guests have showered the couple with kisses, hugs and flowers everyone heads to the reception. It is a custom in Poland to prepare "passing gates" on the way to the reception for the newlyweds who, in order to pass, have to give the "gate keepers" some vodka. This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, where the "passing gates" were built if the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being an orphan usually implied poverty).

The married couple is welcomed at the reception place by the parents with bread and salt. The bread symbolizes the prosperity, salt stands for hardship of life, the parents wish the young couple that they never go hungry and learn how to deal with every day hardships together. The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.

In Poland, movements like Human Liberties Crusade or Wedding of the Weddings promote non-alcoholic wedding celebrations.

Source : wikipedia

Russian wedding customs

A traditional Russian wedding lasts for at least two days and some weddings last as long as a week. Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, long toasts, and food and drinks. The best man and maid of honor are called witnesses, "svideteli" in Russian. The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.

Throughout the years, Russian weddings have adopted many western customs, including bridesmaids and flower girls. During the wedding feast any of the guests can start chanting "Gor'ko" ("bitter") which usually is immediately supported by the rest of the guests. In this case bride and groom should kiss each other and the kiss should last for as long as the chanting continues.

Source : wikipedia

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wedding Outdoor Reception Picture Gallery

Celebrate your marriage under the stars with an outdoor wedding reception

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wedding Indoor Reception Picture Gallery

Give yourself endless style and design options with an indoor wedding reception

Wedding Outdoor Ceremony Picture Gallery

Let nature be the backdrop for your big day with an outdoor wedding ceremony

Wedding Indoor Ceremony Picture Gallery

Choosing the right wedding venue is the most time consuming part of your wedding planning but this section is here to save you time. Have a cozy indoor wedding ceremony and don't worry about the weather.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Beach Wedding Themes

One of the first things you have to decide for your wedding is the theme. Beach is already a theme but you can have a more specific theme that would make the planning easier and the event unique. Your choices include Hawaiian, tropical, Caribbean, surfer, or nautical. For a Hawaiian wedding, have the groomsmen don floral shirts and the girls wear lei as headdress. A surfer themed wedding can be decorated with surfboards and other surfing related items.