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Wedding On The Islands – and may the whole world wait!

You and your better half are an ideal couple, a model to follow for all your friends and acquaintances, and you have finally decided to become one whole and start your family life. Seems to be a logical culmination of your relations, but… it is just the beginning. And here we mean not only the beginning of a long and happy family life but also preparations for the wedding. They are as important as the celebration itself, and a bride and a bridegroom spend a lot of time and effort so that their wedding celebration be ideal. Future newlyweds face many questions from the very beginning: how many guests will come to the celebration? Who should be among the invitees? Where to find and order all the necessary things?

However, all these things are important only when the main question is answered: WHERE should this amazing celebration of your family creation take place? One can follow traditions of their native land and, as they do in Russia, for example, after a ritual of the bride price and drinking champagne out of the bride’s shoe, the newlyweds spend a day with numerous (often even unfamiliar) relatives in a restaurant, where a master of ceremony is waiting with a funny entertainment program for all the invitees.

At the same time, today many couples prefer a quiet wedding ceremony, a kind of a romantic fairy-tale for two, with emotions that they will keep in their hearts for the rest of their life. If you and your better half dream of starting your family life inspired by ideal Instagram pictures of the newlyweds, there is nothing better than a wedding on the islands for this dream to come true. It is unusual, exotic and will obviously become a bright memento in your life.

If you are dreaming or a fairy-tale whose main characters are you and your better half, if you want to wake up and feel the fresh ocean breeze, if you want to run barefoot together, hand in hand, along the white-sand beach, say “yes” to each other with the roar of the waves in the background, and fall asleep observing the most beautiful sunset, a wedding on the islands is an ideal choice for a new stage of your love story.

Some of the most popular destinations of the last years are Caribbean islands, in particular the Dominican Republic. One of the first and foremost advantages of a wedding in the Dominican Republic is the perfect weather throughout the year that allows setting a wedding date on any day.

Why do people choose the Dominican Republic as a wedding destination more and more often?

  • Exoticbeaches(white-sand beaches, palm trees, turquoise-blue transparent waves of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, unforgettable sunsets and sunrises) only for your couple;
  • Opportunity to combine a wedding with a honeymoon;
  • Not traditional celebration;
  • Opportunity to celebrate a wedding in any time of the year;
  • Perfect weather is guaranteed;
  • Original weddingphotos;
  • Reasonablecost: wedding the Dominican Republic maybe more budget-friendly than many other countries. It may be related to the fact that not so many guests will be able to travel to the Dominican Republic, thus you will have to spend less on food and other things.

It is worth mentioning that preparing for a celebration, the newlyweds have to consider some details so that unexpected circumstances do not spoil their wedding:

  • Hot weather with temperatures above 30 degrees does not suit the bride in a large magnificent dress. That’s why it is recommended to choose light clothing: sundresses and wraps;
  • High humidity that may affect the hairstyle and the make-up of the bride. To avoid unexpected “surprises”, it is strongly recommended to use stylist’s services;
  • Legalissues: if you want to celebrate an official wedding, it requires much time and preparation of documents in advance.

To learn more about the weather in the Dominican Republic, read this article.

Organizing a wedding in the Dominican Republic.

Choosing a wedding dress, a style of the ceremony, and a design of the invitations is only a minor part of a long preparation for the wedding ceremony that a bride and a bridegroom go through. To maintain your enthusiasm, save time and – what is most important – stay calm, entrust organization of your wedding celebration to professionals and cherish a wonderful time before this important event.

By the way, if you are planning a wedding in the Dominican Republic, I am here to help you – just contact me for further details!

Once you have decided to celebrate your wedding on the beach beside the ocean, with its fresh breeze and soft sunlight, there is only one step left: to inquire about the cost of a wedding in the Dominican Republic. Many couples give up their dream thinking that this type of wedding is too expensive for them. However, the prices vary depending on the type of the wedding ceremony you choose and the location for celebration.

There are 2 possible variants of the wedding: an official marriage in the Dominican Republic or a symbolic wedding ceremony. It is worth mentioning that an official marriage is not as popular as an unofficial wedding celebration because first, it is much more expensive, and second, it requires more hustle and bustle with the documents.

Depending on your requirements and budget, you can choose wedding packages for twoand see that your dream does not cost much and you can find offers from only $600.

Best places for a wedding in the Dominican Republic:

  • «Macao»Beach – a budget-friendly option on a public beach, meaning that you won’t be alone on the beach, but will be able to enjoy the beauty of the chosen location;
  • «CabezadeToro»Beach – a small private beach where you can celebrate a ceremony in a private setting, without other people, and take pictures with special decorations (a pier, a swing and a palm tree grove);
  • «Los Establos»elitehorseclub – an original location without an ocean view, but ideal for not ordinary couples who imagine their wedding near a waterfall or on horses riding along vast meadows;
  • Cap Cana private gated complex– one of the most beautiful locations of Punta Cana for sophisticated couples, with views over the pier, the Caribbean Sea, and access to luxurious yachts;
  • «Saona»Island – for adventure lovers, since it is not only a wedding but also a real sea trip! On Saona Island, you and your better half will participate in a photo shoot on a private beach closed for tourists, and then will celebrate a fantastic wedding ceremony;
  • «Tracadero» Restaurant – incredibly beautiful Italian project with tropical gardens, a swimming pool and islets, palm trees and a stone pier for those who prefer an elegant style and luxury;
  • Redonda Mountain – amazing and picturesque location with a “winged swing” and an impressive view over the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains.

May the fairy-tale enter your life; enjoy each moment while we are doing our best to make this important day unforgettable for you!

Our offers for couples include:

  • Locationrentalfor your wedding ceremony;
  • Shuttle;
  • 2 hours of professional photo session;
  • Arch, decorations, laying the table, a bride’s bouquet and a bridegroom’s buttonhole in the style of the ceremony chosen by you from our catalogue;
  • Bottle of champagne and festive glasses for the newlyweds;
  • Specialoffer – sandceremony symbolizing unity and love.

Additionally You can order:

  • Dresses and tunics with a tail for unique pictures
  • Horse for a photo shoot
  • Wedding cake, cupcakes, candy bar in the style of the ceremony
  • Decorations made of fresh flowers
  • Wedding dinner for your couple
  • Ford Mustang or retro car rental services
  • Stylist’s services
  • Live music
  • Video clip of your wedding
  • Official registration of your marriage

By the way, if you are planning a wedding in the Dominican Republic, I will be happy to help you! Contact us!

Leave behind your daily routine and start your family life in the most beautiful way: only you, your better half, and the ocean, unlimited just like your family happiness. And may the whole world wait!

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What wedding format fits me best?

What wedding format fits me best?

Today, weddings can be celebrated in any format depending on the budget available, time of the year and the number of guests. The format is not a style or a concept the wedding is based on; it is the way the celebration is organized.

Off-site ceremony

off-site ceremonyOne of the popular formats is an off-site ceremony that is the one conducted outside the Civil Registry Office. In some countries of Europe, it has already become a common way of organizing a celebration, while in other countries, for example in Russia, this format was introduced not long ago. As a rule, the off-site ceremony, also called elopement ceremony, is organized for a small group of the dearest and nearest. It lasts for no more than 3 hours, accompanied by beautiful decoration, speech of the Master of Ceremony, and light music.

Elopement ceremony is a format giving much freedom for fantasy. It can be conducted in picturesque surroundings, creating an idyllic site that will highlight an individual style of the newlyweds. With this format, the newlyweds can turn any wedding dreams into reality.

From the point of view of the law, the off-site ceremony is a kind of a show, since the law does not allow registering a marriage outside the Civil Registry Office. The newlyweds will have to go to the Civil Registry Office anyway to comply with all the formalities of official wedding. Many couples do it beforehand, on some day of the week before the solemn celebration organized off-site. Marriage is registered, while the celebration is scheduled forlater on. Sometimes, married people organize a celebration even a year after the legal marriage registration. In this case, the ceremony is not conducted by an official of the Civil Registry Office but by a professional Master of Ceremony who creates a unique romantic atmosphere of the event.

Couples often choose the format of the off-site ceremony because it can be conducted wherever their heart desires, even abroad. For example, some people are dreaming about exchanging vows on a Dominican beach or aboard a ship in the open sea or in a country house. It all depends on what the newlyweds want. This format has several advantages that a traditional registration at a Civil Registry Office does not feature:

  • You can choose any location for celebration;
  • You can create a plan of the ceremony independently;
  • You can set up décor that will turn the ceremony into a vivid fairy-tail;
  • The newlyweds can interchange vows, making the moment even more tender and romantic;
  • The Master of Ceremony will pronounce a unique text written especially for these newlyweds;
  • You can combine the ceremony with the banquet so that the invitees do not have to move from one place to another.

Traditional family wedding

A traditional wedding is a format chosen mostly in Russia. In this case, the newlyweds start by going to the Civil Registry Office accompanied by their relatives and close friends. Such wedding is distinguished by the joyful and cheerful atmosphere full of sincere feelings and warmth of family bonds.

Big wedding

A big wedding includes participation of not only the nearest relatives and friends but also mates, colleagues, companions etc. Such event starts in the morning from “ransom for the bride” show and ends almost at midnight in a café or a restaurant. It features an eventful entertainment program, a special menu and thematic décor of the wedding hall.

Choose a wedding format

What advantages and disadvantages of different formats should be considered when making a choice?

  • A banquet in a traditional style is a good idea if you do not have time for preparations, guests are “conservative”, and the newlyweds do not want to participate in all the hustle and bustle before the wedding.
  • European wedding. Unlike the traditional one, when people spend much time sitting at the tables, eating and drinking alcohol, a European banquet is celebrated on foot. It helps to prevent the celebration from turning into a “booze-up”. The banquet can be set up in a park or in a garden, or at any open space enplein air. The guests will be able to move freely, communicate with each other and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The banquet includes a wide choice of light snacks, soft drinks and drinks with alcohol. This format is good for mostly young people. The elderly people will find it hard to stay on foot during the entire celebration.
  • A wedding picnic outdoors is created for a small group of invitees and for a warm season of the year. It is better to be chosen as a theme for a photo shoot than for the entire celebration.
  • Thematic celebration following to a special plot. This celebration requires long preparations and significant expenses. If the newlyweds have enough money and time, they can create an absolutely exclusive event.
  • Young people will also like the wedding in a disco format. A hall can be decorated as a disco hall, a DJ can be invited and various cocktails served.
  • Adrenaline and extreme lovers can also organize a ceremony that will satisfy their demands. For example, the newlyweds can exchange rings during a parachute jump or underwater, while diving.

A wedding can be organized in the most unusual and uncommon way. How to do it? Trustyourtaste and your wishes. If you do, this day will be remembered by you and your beloved one for the rest of your family life.

You can organize a wedding in the most unusual way. The main thing is to trust your desires. Then this child will become the most memorable in the life of the husband and wife, so feel free to contact us, we are ready to answer all your questions and conduct the ceremony taking into account all the wishes.

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Flowers in the hair of the bride

A bride remains in the center of attention during the entire wedding ceremony. That is why brides meticulously create their look choosing a dress, make-up, accessories and hairstyle.

Once the hair has been beautifully arranged and styled, it is often necessary to give it a final touch that will make the look complete, womanly and tender. For this purpose, fresh flowers can be used, which are considered by many stylists to be the best detail complementing the hairstyle of the bride.

Speaking about fresh flowers as hairstyle accessories, the stylists started using them instead of artificial jewelry not long ago. The stylist can add flowers not only to the hairstyle but also to a dress or a veil. For the flower to match the style of the wedding ceremony, it is important to follow the main rule: choose the flower that will match the bride flower bouquet and the buttonhole in the bridegroom’s suit.

Today, floristry allows an easy choice of a tender bouquet to adorn the bride’s look. When choosing the bouquet, it is necessary to consider the hair color, the form of the future hairstyle and the style chosen. It is better to put a professional stylist in charge of all these, who will take into account all the nuances.

To create a light, tender and sensual look, useorchids, bush roses, gladiolus, lilies or chrysanthemums.

To create a strong-willed and even slightly bold look, choose bright compositions: red or claret. For example, for a passionate image, introduce a scarlet-red rose to your hair.

Original and unusual impression is produced by sky tones: blue and light-blue. They are not used so often, however, they match almost any hair color and contribute to a fresh look.

When choosing accessories, consider not only your own taste but also how the flower reflects your character and temperament and how it complements the style chosen.

What is the significance of the flower chosen?

  • Rose is a classical variant that can be used differently, depending on the tone chosen. It is worth taking into account that different tones are suitable for blonde, brunette and chestnut hair. But all of them symbolize joy and love, as well as help create a splendid and sophisticated look.
  • Freesia is a more unordinary choice for the wedding. It creates mystery. You can add one bud or a small branch. Freesia has a gentle, barely perceptible aroma, which will be in harmony with the mood of the ceremony. A wide selection of shades gives you an opportunity to choose the one that matches your hair best.

Marriage on the beaches of the Dominican Republic

If you are planning to have a wedding on the beach, for example, in the Dominican Republic, pay attention to exotic flowers that emphasize character and add an original touch.

  • Tocreateanextravagantlook, usebird of paradise flower or calla;
  • Tender and elegant white orchid makes ideal harmony with any hairstyle. This flower symbolizes tenderness, sincerity and love, becoming an ideal choice for the bride;
  • Tenderness and innocence of a young woman are highlighted by the lily flower. However, due to its size, lily does not match some face types and hairstyles.

When choosing a floristic element for the hairstyle, it is recommended to avoid flowers that fade quickly or have too strong smell.

Flower accessories

There are different types of flower accessories:

  • Rim or diadem;
  • Pin;
  • Adornment for the veil;
  • Adornment woven into the hairstyle.

Stylists have different opinions regarding the combination of fresh flowers with other accessories in the hairstyle. So, it is important to consider individual tastes, try and see if the accessories match and if the bride likes the combination.

Since the flower in the hairstyle should match the bouquet and the buttonhole, it is better to order them at the same florist’s. In such case, you will certainly like the combination.

It is also important to pay attention to the proper storage of buds if they are bought the day before the wedding ceremony. Specialists advise storing them in a container with water in a refrigerator to keep them fresh. If possible, order home deliveryright by the time when your morning preparations start. To keep the flowers in your hair fresh during the whole day, florists treat them in a special composition.

When ordering accessories, tell the florist that they are for the hairstyle. In this case, the florist will make them of the necessary size and provide them with hairpins or other clips so that you can attach them to the hair easily and quickly.

Once you have complemented your look with fresh flowers, you will feel stunningon this most important day. Photos and videos will reflect your gorgeous image: the camera is always focused on the bride’s head, and adorned with fresh flowers, your image becomes even more tender.

By the way, if you plan to organize a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then I will be happy to help you! Contact us!

 

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Wedding separates – trend of 2015

If you want to celebrate an amazingly original wedding, you have to follow the latest world wedding fashion tendencies. It especially concerns a bride’s attire. Designers motivate modern brides to be more uninhibited. In the spring-summer season of 2015, designers suggest dividing a traditional one-piece wedding dress into a two-piece attire. It may be a top or a blouse and a skirt that is a must. Combined together, two pieces of the attire create an integral and completed wedding look. This idea is new, unordinary and nonstandard. It is also attractive for its affordability. Besides, such attire can also be worn after the ceremony.

Wedding ceremony and choice of wedding separates

Today, all wedding dress fashion shows feature wedding/bridal separates, that is two-piece bridal attires that have literally conquered a fashion industry. These models made their debut at Houghton Bride, Hayley Paige Thei. This impressive and bold style is ideal for attracting attention. If you are self-confident, have a defined waist and an attractive body, do not doubt your choice of a wedding dress. Don’t consider such bold wedding look as inappropriate for a wedding. To make sure your original wedding features a high-level celebration, choose the most suitabledress model. A top should be moderately shortened, and the tail of the skirt – long enough. Try not to cross the narrow line. Only one wrong step separates sexuality from vulgarity. Thus, your dress must look elegant, neat and refined. In such a way, your look will be far from untidiness and vulgarity. For example, the attire with a straight even skirt and a textured top or vice versa will help you create a very original look. Such monochromatic attire looks especially elegant with different textures of fabric.

A two-piece dress does not always expose the waist. There are many models that hide the waist and make your original wedding unforgettable. For example, instead of a top you can use a silk blouse, a mini jacket with short sleeves, a lace shirt and even a snow-white t-shirt that will cover the upper part of the skirt. The line where the shirt “meets” the skirt can be adorned with a beautiful belt. For example, an intense blue or bright red satin ribbon will look gorgeous with a white attire. You can also do without any accessories and leave this “meeting line” as it is. By the way, for your convenience, you can sew some part of the top onto the skirt. Thus, you won´t have to check the “integrity” of your attire all the time.

Wedding ceremony and styles of wedding separates

A wedding dress can be of any style: from classical to bohemian, from expressively elaborated to minimalist. Be careful with creativity on the day of your wedding ceremony. Pay special attention to the cutout of the attire and how it fits you. Besides, check the fabric the dress is sewn of. If you prefer a classical style, elegant lace will be the best choice for you. Such fashionable dress can be adorned with radiant embroidery. If you are looking for romantic trends, opt for tulle. For a boho image, choose a skirt and a top made of knitted “gypsy” lace.

Wedding ceremony and accessories for wedding separates

Accessories chosen in addition to a two-piece wedding dress, just like styles, can be very different. You can opt for traditional coronets, wreaths, earrings, necklaces. All these will always come in handy. However, there are some restrictions as well. A bride in a two-piece wedding attire should discard a lush bridal veil. This adornment will overload the image that is already in focus of attention.

A two-piece wedding attire is a good choice for not only brave and modern young women. It is also an ideal solution for pregnant brides. However, here we mean the first months of pregnancy, when the belly can be hardly noticed, but already makes you feel uncomfortable in a solid, one-piece and especially corset dress. Besides, a two-piece dress is so comfortable in hot weather. If you are planning a beach wedding in the Dominican Republic, the attire will not only look consistent with the surroundings, but also make you feel comfortable under the hot sun.

Taking into account all these benefits of the wedding separates, you won’t need to even consider solid one-piece dresses.

By the way, if you are planning to organize a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then I will be happy to help you, contact us!

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What a bridesmaid should look like at a wedding?

A wedding ceremony is an event where many people participate. A certain group of them performs the functions assigned to them by the traditions and decision of the newlyweds. For example, one of the main roles among the invited by the bride goes to the maid of honor. Since she should help the bride and groom in everything and be around all the time, she must always be on the public eye. So, she should look perfect and, ideally, the look of the maid of honor should be in harmony with the bride’s look, but at the same time not attract too much attention, outshining the leading lady of the event.

What should a bridesmaid wear to such a pleasant and honorable mission as a wedding ceremony? After all, a bridesmaid also wants to look unconventional, solemn and moderately restrained. First of all, when choosing a dress, you need to focus on the outfit that is right for you and will correspond to the celebration character. In this case, you are welcome to be versatile. For example, try mixing things from different brands. In one store, buy a chic pencil skirt, and in another, fit it together with a more solemn, even “airy” blouse. You can also buy an elegant black dress of a democratic brand, and complement it with an awesome jacket and stylish accessories.

If the reason for looking for an outfit is a summer wedding in the Dominican Republic, an elegant and feminine full-skirt sundress will suit best. Just be careful with the style and color, so that the selected outfit does not resemble casual clothes for the beach. Do not forget that the bridesmaid dress should not be conservative at all. It would be useful to wonder about the latest trends, because you can look fashionable and festive at the same time.

In addition, before choosing a dress, the bridesmaid should consult with the bride, specifying in what style the wedding ceremony will be, what dress the bride preferred and what she wishes for the bridesmaid to wear. Do not forget about seasonality, as well as predicted weather conditions.

Moreover, a bride who honors European traditions can invite several bridesmaids to her wedding. In this case, of course, you can go the standard way and choose the same dresses for all the bridesmaids. But every girl has her own color type, figure features, so that the outfit of a certain style and color simply cannot suit everyone. And the bride hardly wants her original wedding to spoil the mood to any girl, who following the whim of the newlywed, will feel insecure in the wrong outfit. Therefore, it is better for bridesmaids to choose dresses that are similar in style, but have different designs.The length can be the same, for example. Moreover, choosing various shades, you can create a special entourage that will further emphasize the snow-white robe of the bride. However, the choice of color for outfits can be determined by the theme of the celebration, but, if necessary, you can play with the shades.

Bridesmaid dress color

  1. The white color for the bridesmaid is taboo. This is the prerogative of the bride.
  2. A black dress is also inappropriate, even if it is a very original wedding.
  3. An excellent choice – blue, pink, terracotta and honey shades. The bridesmaid should stick to the pastel palette when choosing a dress if there are no special instructions from the bride. A good solution would be a dress of silver or gold palette. For those who are alien to light clothing, chocolate, burgundy and dark blue colors are suitable.
  4. Recently, wedding fashion has been focusing on ivory, which is versatile, elegant and can be harmoniously combined with the bride’s dress. In this case, the bridesmaid dress should be simple and perfectly tailored on the figure.
  5. Modern original wedding welcomes the choice in favor of a red bridesmaid outfit. It is not only relevant, but also very solemn. But such a dress requires minimal makeup and the absence of bulky accessories.

The bridesmaid attire

Basically, stylists recommend A-line models to bridesmaids. This is a dress with a tight-fitting top, which gradually expands down.

Also, the bridesmaid can choose an outfit in the Empire style, which is characterized by a flowing skirt with pleats and a high waist.

It is better for the bridesmaid to abandon the ball gowns, tight-fitting mini-skirts and trousers.

The bridesmaid dress length

The perfect solution for the bridesmaid is a cocktail dress just below the knees. Following etiquette, a long dress should not be worn during the day. But for the wedding, you can prepare two dresses: a short one for dowry and ceremony, and a long one for a banquet. However, no one strictly follows this rule.

The bridesmaid dress can be both short and long. Butto avoid misbalance, remember: the longer the dress is, the more open the upper part can be and vice versa.

The bridesmaid shoes and accessories

  1. If a wedding is plannedin the Dominican Republic and the ceremony takes place on the beach, it is better to refuse high heels. Moreover, in such shoes legs get tired quickly, and the bridesmaid has to stand a lot, walk and dance during the event.
  2. If the bride is much shorter than the bridesmaid, then the latter, for the sake of her friend, should completely abandon the idea to wear heels, choosing flats.
  3. If you have a dress in pastel colors, then motley shoes will help to add brightness to your look.
  4. The bridesmaid should have a handbag. The size should be small, but sufficient for all the necessary lady’s little things. Choose the color of the handbag to match the shade of your shoes.

The bridesmaid hairstyle

The hairstyle will help to complement and complete the bridesmaid look. What styling is suitable in this case?

– slight negligence: a hairstyle that seems imperfect will give a touch of charm to any person. This may be an incomplete form of a chignon, a broken strand. Ideally, the bride and her bridesmaid should have hairstyles that combine with each other. Therefore, it is better that the same hairdresser does your hair;

– graceful curls: neatly twisted locks that carelessly fall on the shoulders, this is a win-win choice. Just decide on the size, thickness and shape of the curls. You can also complement them with a beautiful hairpin or fresh flowers;

– plait: ideal for dresses in the Greek style;

– bun: elegant, simple and suits most girls and almost all dresses.

 

If you have been honored to be a bridesmaid at your friend’s wedding, then follow these tips, be simple and elegant not to outshine the bride, and you will certainly make a success!

By the way, if you are planning to organize a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then I will be happy to help you, contact us!

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Vintage style wedding

Nowadays, every couple wants their original wedding to be the most beautiful, interesting and unforgettable. Any whim can be satisfied and the only limitation consists in financial capacity. The latest wedding trends are increasingly turning to the old days. After all, our past has a rich history and is an inexhaustible source of good style and taste when there was another life and other people filled with bright hope, purity and creativity. Perhaps, this is precisely why vintage style is so popular today. It appears not only in interiors and casual clothes with accessories. Many modern couples want to have a vintage-style wedding ceremony.

Vintage-style wedding decor

Someone wants to walk down the aisle in a simple and intimate atmosphere, while someone prefers luxury and much pomp in everything. Vintage allows both. Nevertheless, a wedding in this style is a small event, where the newlyweds are in the spotlight, surrounded by the atmosphere of the past, so charming and unforgettable. This is an amazingly elegant event with a consummate sense of style.

Vintage decor begins with a wedding invitation. People create them of aged paper, use a warm ink tone and retro fonts. On the one hand of such a card, you can write an invitation text by hand. On the other hand, a photo of the loving couple is often placed, which is being aged through special means. If your original weddingis vintage, you can additionally decorate invitations with floral patterns, beads, brooches, bows, lace. The main thing is that they are designed in a delicate floral color palette, which will correspond to the hall decoration palette, wedding dresses and holiday floristry. Although vintage can be different (strict, delicate, elegant, warm and romantic), the color scheme should be devoid of any expression. That is, choose such calm, pastel and light colors as pink, light gray, white, coffee and similar shades. If you want your original wedding to be more expressive in flowers, give preference to shades of precious stones: ruby, pearls, emerald, sapphire.

The newlyweds’ look and a dress code for guests

The color of the bride’s dress does not have to be white. The ideal solution is pastel muted tones, coffee with milk, champagne splashes, etc. The main vintage sign at the wedding is a comb with precious stones, an exquisite veil, which is complemented with a brooch, stockings, shoes of that time, lace gloves. Lace must be present in the decor of the dress.

A vintage-style wedding ceremony also provides for the appropriate choice of bride’s hairstyle. It can be soft curls or restrained styling. The main thing is that the style of the bride should be fully sustained.

The finishing touch of the bride’s look will be a vintage wedding bouquet. These are lovely, elegant flowers, skillfully and tastefully composed in a single composition. The main thing is that the bouquet recalls the atmosphere of the past. Therefore, elements of traditional decoration should be present in it.

The groom, dressed in vintage style, wears a vest or suspenders, a bow tie and a hat. Accessories will not be superfluous. For example, a watch on a chain perfectly complements the look of a man.

Guests’ dress code does not have to be necessarily stylized. But for bridesmaids it is worth choosing dresses of the same color with such vintage details as veils, hats, stockings, etc. The groom’s friends, without whom the wedding ceremony isn’t complete, should be dressed in the same costumes or at least have identical elements in their looks – suspenders, buttonholes, hats or something like that.

Vintage wedding venue

If you choose an outdoor event as the venue for your vintage wedding, you definitely will not lose. It is always something exquisite, special, comfortable. The venue for organizing the celebration can be arranged on the banks of a river, on a mountain hill or in the garden of a country house. But if you are worried that unpredictable weather will let you down at the most crucial moment, an estate, an old theater or a classic restaurant will be a great venue. Regardless of the option, the newlyweds will finally choose, the main thing is that the design contains vintage attributes. The decor of the hall can be radically different: alluring, bright and magnificent or unobtrusive, touching and modest. Choose what is closer to both of you.

Shabby books, old furniture, antique frames with old photographs, lace napkins, crystal dishes, satin bows on tableware, tall vases, delicate bouquets on tables will help create a suitable atmosphere for a vintage event. In a word, any things “from the past”. Miniature birds in cages, mirrors, artificial flowers, candlesticks with ordinary candles, brooches, statuettes of ancient times will perfectly fit into the vintage style. And even if you choose such an original option as a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then all these things will help you travel into the past.

Do not forget about the musical arrangement. It is important that it also be old. A gramophone, player or reel tape recorder will harmoniously complement the vintage-style decor. If you decide to order an orchestra, then select a suitable repertoire in advance.

As for the menu, here choose everything to your taste and financial capabilities. But the wedding cake must be designed in vintage style. Wide possibilities of confectioners will allow implementing this idea without any problem. A sweet masterpiece in soft colors, complemented by a variety of patterns, sugar bows and edible lace, will be the main decoration of the festive table.

Vintage wedding transport

If you have a wedding in the Dominican Republic, why not walk down the aisle on horseback. It is very beautiful and romantic. Also very vintage! But small cars in retro style will also suit. However, forget the idea of using usual chic limousines. Otherwise, you will break the wholevintage style of your celebration and seem completely tasteless.

Such an amazing atmosphere of a vintage wedding will take the whole celebration to those old times, to which you wanted to become closer at least for one but very  important and crucial day for every new family.

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Wedding Budget

Wedding Budget

A wedding ceremony is a celebration associated with significant expenses. Not everyone can sacrifice his or her budget for a big celebration. That is why it is important to elaborate a wedding budget correctly so that the celebration does not produce a harmful impact on the financial standing of your young family.

The wedding budget includes many components.

1. Bride’s apparel

First, the bride should decide if her dress is to be tailor-made or ready-to-wear. Renting a dress is the most budget-friendly solution. Tailor-made dresses are usually much more expensive. However, if some of your friend or relatives can sew a dress for you, you will only have to buy fabric and other necessary items. As a result, you will get an exclusive dress tailor-made for you that will fit you well and will give a unique touch to your original wedding.

The must-have list also includes a veil/headpiece, gloves, shoes, garter, stockings, and accessories. Although at first sight these items seem to cost just a penny, they lead to significant expenses.

As for the hairstyle, here you have to choose what you really want: save time or money? If you want the former, just invite a stylist to your home. If you prefer the latter, you will have to go to a beauty salon early in the morning to have enough time for styling your hair. There, you can also get your make-up. We highly recommend using the services of a make-up artist, since on such an important day, any bride feels excited and can hardly create an ideal make-up on her own.

2. Bridegroom’s apparel

It is better to buy a shirt, a tie and a suit in one shop. You may get a good discount for a big purchase. A tailor-made attire for the bridegroom is necessary when the bridegroom’s body is not standard and it is hard to choose ready-to-wear clothes.

3. Engagement rings

Since engagement rings are chosen for the rest of one’s life, it is important to consider this fact when selecting them. It is not a good idea to experiment with engagement rings and buy some extraordinary or fashionable rings thatwill get outdated in a few years. It is better to opt for classical rings made of gold or silver. The price of rings depends on the quality of metal and presence of engraving.

4. Bride’s bouquet and bridegroom’s buttonhole

The price of the bouquet and the buttonhole that are designed in the same style depends on the choice of flowers, design, technology and complexity of work. Consider variants suggested by several florists to choose the most budget-friendly offer.

5. Wedding invitations

Your original wedding deserves to be exclusive, and it should be reflected in each element of the wedding, starting from invitations. If you do not want to spend money on them, feel free to invite close relatives and friends in person or by phone. As for the guests coming from far away and special invitees, send them invitations. A beautiful and unique design of the invitation cards is very important, since the guests will keep them as a memento of your celebration.

6. Wedding cake

Multi-tiered wedding cakes are quite expensive, but the cake is a must-have element of any wedding. Besides, traditional wedding ceremonies often feature such symbolic elements as loaves of bread.

7. Wedding cortege

To save money on this article of your wedding budget, you can rent cars of your relatives or close friends. Undoubtedly, you know somebody who has beautiful cars. However, if there are many guests who will accompany you, you might need to rent a bus for them.

As for the décor of your transportation means, you can adorn the cars on your own or if your budget allows it, use the services of professional decorators.

8. Banquet hall

wedding in lavenderIf you are on a tight budget, decide what is more important for you: a table full of exquisite food in a modestly decorated hall or simple food in a hall elaborately decorated with fresh flowers, fabric elements and balloons.

9. Wedding photoshoot and video

The services or professional photographers and camera operators are quite expensive. However, an original wedding is such a unique event that leaves many beautiful memories.

Your emotions captured in photos and the wedding video will remind you of your unique wedding whenever you look at them. The price range for professional photo and video services depends on the quality of equipment, professionalism and fame of photographer, presence of assistants if necessary, and additional pre-wedding session called “Love Story”.

10. Wedding leader

It is hard to imagine a celebration without dancing and entertainment. A professional Master of Ceremonies will help organize contests and games for your guests and keep the celebration running smoothly. To make sure your guests do not get bored just sitting at the table and eating for hours, hire musicians to your liking, who will entertain the guests with songs and pleasant melodies.

11. Extra things

If after elaborating your budget you have some money left, you can spend it on fireworks, fire-show, performance of dancers and other extra elements of your wedding program.

12. Honeymoon

If you want to spend your honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, but your budget is tight for this, there is a solution! Don’t forget about the wedding gifts that your guests are preparing for you. You can ask them beforehand to give you money as a gift so that you spend it on your honeymoon.

13. Where to get money for wedding?

If you do not manage to save enough money for your wedding on your own and your parents cannot help you out, there are other solutions to this challenge. You can take out a loan. It is quite easy: you just need your ID, earnings certificate and a couple of other documents depending on the country where you request a loan and your bank requirements. Many banks even offer special wedding loans with convenient terms for the newlyweds.

You may also do without the earnings certificate if you request a loan in a credit union. However, the interest rate is much higher there. But the loans are usually approved quickly and easily.

It is also possible to use the services of a pawnshop where you can pawn personal property in exchange for money. You will get your property back when your return the loan from the money given as a gift by your guests. Make sure you carefully read the contract with the pawnshop before signing it to safeguard yourself from possible hardships.

A loan is not the right solution for you if:

  • You are not sure your marriage will be strong
  • Your income is not stable
  • You are planning for a baby
  • You want to pawn your lodging

It is better to organize a modest family wedding than run an unjustified and big risk of money loss.

By the way, if you are planning to organize a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then I will be happy to help you, contact us!

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The best events for guests at a wedding in the Dominican Republic

Even when a wedding ceremony is celebrated on a Dominican beach, it will be boring and tedious if you do not prepare a good entertainment program for your guests. Common contests and games are not enough for such an amazing place. Here you must try more amusing and entertaining activities.

Outdoor games

Чем занять гостей на свадьбеDivide your guests into teams and think over some topic for your game that will be interesting for all. You can alsohave a quest so that the guests solve riddles to find a prize. Such outdoor activity will be admired by those who do not like spending a lot of time around a festive table. Besides, team games will help your guests feel more relaxed and sociable, which is good especially if it is the first time they see each other. Make sure you inform your guests about this activity in advance so that they can bring comfortable shoes and clothes to participate in the games.

Memories about the newlyweds

If your original wedding is a loud celebration with a lot of invitees, skip this activity. However, if on this important day you want to be surrounded only by the nearest and dearest, this activity is the right choice. Ask your invitees to prepare short stories about some important moment from your love life. May the bridegroom’s best friend remember how he was helping the bridegroom before the proposal. The newlyweds’ friends can also talk about the first encounter of the bride and the bridegroom. The parents may want to share a story about the first family meeting with the couple. This moving activity will create a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere on your wedding day.

Open-air cinema

If you shot a love story video before the wedding, may your guests also enjoy the result of your creative experience with the videographer. To save money and set up an open-air cinema on the beachwithout expensive equipment, just use some white linen. Extend it between the trees or special poles. Put chairs in rows and lay the festive table. It will be cozy, romantic and family-friendly.

Wedding master classes for the invitees

For the invitees who may get bored easily, include several master classes into the program of your original wedding. They will make your celebration not only entertaining, but also useful. You can opt for dancing classes, hand-made decoration for celebration or floristry master classes.

Partner dances are the best master class variant. The easiest to perform are bachata, salsa and hustle. Just a few words about the basic steps and the guests will practice their dancing skills. By the way, the newlyweds may also want to conduct the master class. In this case, they have to take a couple of dancing classes during their preparation for the wedding.

Beauty lovers will definitely enjoy a floristry master class. You can create different variants of the bride’s bouquet together with your invitees. Have in mind that a wedding celebration is a long and sometimes tiring experience, so it would be better to conduct a floristry master class at the beginning of the celebration, when the invitees are full of enthusiasm and energy. If you want to organize a dancing master class, the best time for it is in the middle of the celebration.

Congrats video for the newlyweds

If you want to combine an entertaining activity for the invitees with your good memories about your original wedding, invite a videographer to film congratulating speeches. After the celebration, the videographer will edit a film. Ask the master of ceremony to make a list of questions and then give them randomly to the guests. During the celebration, the videographer will invite the guests one by one to film their answers to the questions together with congrats and wishes for you. For the invitees to feel comfortable and look relaxed and easy-going in the video, start shooting only 2-3 hours after the beginning of the celebration. Such interesting, funny, original, useful and pleasant activity will help create a precious memento for the newlyweds and will symbolize the atmosphere of love, happiness and celebration.

Performers and show program

A wedding in the Dominican Republic is an interesting event by itself. However, the invitees may become bored of just observing a tropical landscape all day long. That is why add a performers’ show on the beach to your wedding celebration agenda. You can also choose a short show program. It will entertain the guests during the dinner and will not let them get bored. There are many variants of such programs. Consider a thematic sand show. For example, you can use sand images to relate your love story to the guests in the most original way.

If there are kids among the invitees, they will certainly like a bubbles show. Undoubtedly, adults will also admire it.

Be sure that a dance show will become a success. Professional dancers will contribute to an incredible festive atmosphere, making the event brighter.

As for the beginning of the show program, if your wedding is scheduled for the midday, it is convenient to start the show as early as at 1 p.m. Start with only one performance and distribute the rest of them throughout the celebration. Make sure there are more entertaining activities by the end of the celebration.

Sea boat trip

Since your wedding is celebrated on the beach, why not take advantage of the location and go on a boat trip? Depending on the number of guests and your budget, you can opt for a boat, a yacht, or a motorboat. You will be fascinated by the view over the shore from the vessel. The invitees will be able to swim in the open sea or practice fishing.

Horseback Riding

In the Dominican Republic, you can rent a horse and let your invitees enjoy horseback riding. An exciting activity for the wedding celebration, is not it? Horseback riding along the seashore will be a very enjoyable experience for your nearest and dearest.

The wedding in the Dominican Republic featuring one of such activities or even all of them will become an unforgettable event not only for the newlyweds, but also for their guests.

The Bride Diet: How to Lose Weight Quickly Before a Wedding

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Every bride wants her wedding ceremony to be the best in the world. It primarily depends on how good she looks on such an important and decisive day. However, quite often brides are not satisfied with their reflection in the mirror because of a few extra kilos. Undoubtedly, it is possible to lose weight by doing regular physical exercises and eating healthy food, but what can be done if there are only a few days left before your wedding celebration? In this case, the bride can use an express diet that will help her become slimmer in the shortest period of time.

Apple-orange express diet

Apple-orange express dietIt is about a 5-day mono diet that involves eating only one type of food during the entire period of dieting. However, do not forget that your health is more important than any wedding ceremony! You must know that such diet has many adverse effects and contraindications. That is why it is recommended to consult a dietitian before starting an express mono diet, since such nutrition scheme is very strict and based on consumption of a large amount of fruit. Such pre-wedding diet plan is based on apples and oranges. Oranges contain an array of antioxidants, including flavonoids that help maintain your vitality and energy level, as well as quench fatigue that is often associated with weight loss. Due to many fibers, oranges reduce appetite and quench hunger. If yourwedding ceremony is approaching and you need to lose a couple of kilos, oranges are the right solution for you. Please, make sure you do not suffer from digestive system or liver disorders, gastric or perforated ulcer. Among other contraindications of this diet, there are anemia and high blood pressure.

One more assistant in express dieting is an apple. It contains pectin that limits the amount of fat absorbed by body cells. Pectin helps get slimmer in the shortest time term. Pectin is more effective for a human body when it is consumed with natural substances. For example, one apple helps burn up to 200 grams of fat. Apples also contain natural fiber that contributes to weight loss. Fiber sends signals to the brain meaning that we are full and keeping us satisfied for a long time after a meal.

If after radical changes in your diet you start feeling worse, do not hesitate to cancel the diet: no original wedding is worthy of sacrificing your health. Otherwise, you may feel sick and even experience serious health disorders. On the other hand, if you are feeling great, your diet menu should include a breakfast, a lunch, a dinner and a supper. Enjoy one orange, two apples and a cup of unsweetened green tea or infusion for breakfast. Have an apple and a glass of still water for lunch. You can also drink a glass of orange or apple juice. Eat two apples and two oranges with two glasses of purified still water for dinner. Treat yourself to a half oforange and a half of apple accompanied by a glass of purified water for supper.

Start your diet 5 days before the date of your original wedding. You can also drink mineral and purified water, green tea and infusions as much as you want. By the end of your diet, it is important to terminate correctly your strict eating regime. Do not overeat on the day of wedding. It would be ideal to dine with lean meat, seafood, fruit or vegetables. By the way, your diet will be more effective if you increase your physical activity and fast for one day to eliminate toxins from your body.

The best time for breakfast is between 6 and 7 a.m. The lunch hour should be at 1 p.m., the dinner at 4 p.m., and the supper earlier than at 10 p.m. To maintain your weight and boast the result of the diet after the wedding day, make sure you control your serving size that should not be bigger than a palm of your hand. As for liquid courses such as soup, try to eat no more than 5 tablespoons at a time.

Other dieting options

Other dieting optionsA pre-wedding diet requires both physical and moral will power. Before starting your diet, have one fasting day that will help you get ready for a diet psychologically.

If you want to lose a little bit (1-2 kilos), an orange-apple diet will be too strict for you. In your case, it is recommended to just follow these eating rules to feel confident, easy-going and comfortable on your wedding.

  1. When preparing fish, meat or poultry, choose steaming or microwave cooking. Do not roast in foil paper. Accompany meat with vegetables to improve digestion.
  2. Eat boiled or crude vegetables (for example, a salad with olive oil). You can also steam vegetables with oil in a steam cooker.
  3. Curd can be eaten only without additives and unprocessed.
  4. Drink tea, coffee and other beverages without sugar. It is better to prefer vitamin, green, rose hips tea or infusions.
  5. Drink coffee only in the morning.
  6. Sweet carbonated drinks are not allowed.
  7. Potato can be eaten only in soup (50-70 gram per day).
  8. Reduce the amount of salt in your meals.

A pre-wedding diet is especially important if your wedding is celebrated in the Dominican Republic: in this hot but heavenly amazing place, you will surely wear a light dress outlining your silhouette. To make sure you boast a toned-up and slim body, prefer the following food items during the week before your wedding:

  1. Sources of carbohydrates: oatmeal, rice, lentil, buckwheat, chickpea, fruit (berries, apples, pears, peaches, pineapples, melons and mangos).
  2. Sources of fat: flax, olive, unrefined vegetable oil, unroasted walnuts, cashew, almond, cod liver, fat sea fish.
  3. Sources of protein: fish, veal, beef, chicken, eggs, milk produce with less than 0,5% of fat (unsweetened yogurt, milk, curd and kefir).
  4. Vegetables: carrots, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, sweet pepper, tomato, zucchini, onion, eggplant, garlic, asparagus, spinach, watercress, parsley, dill, cilantro.
  5. Salad seasoning: soybean sauce, balsamic vinegar, ready-to-eat unsweetened dressings.
  6. Water: 1,5-2 liters/day of purified still water.

Before starting a diet, measure and note your starting weight and count calories every day to have your diet under control.

Pros of the pre-wedding diet for brides:

  1. Quick loss of weight.
  2. Possibility to make an optimal list of allowed food items.
  3. Healthy nutritious meals.

Contras of the pre-wedding diet for brides:

  1. Short-lasting effect.
  2. Back-breaking challenge for some women.
  3. Say no to most dishes from the festive table.

Remember that an ideal bride does not mean only a slim body, a beautiful dress and an elegant hairstyle. An ideal bride is more about loving happy eyes that make you attractive and perfect for your bridegroom and all the people around you!

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Wedding Hairstyles for Men

Men's Wedding Hairstyles

A bride’s wedding look, starting from lingerie and finishing with a hairstyle, is a hot topic of many articles, forums and even magazines. However, a wedding ceremony is not only about a bride, but also about a bridegroom. Although less attention is paid to the bridegroom’s appearance, on such an important day he also deserves to look great. It means that he should wear an immaculate outfit and have an elegant hairstyle. While there are some articles about choosing a bridegroom´s suit and accessories, there is almost no information about handsome hairstyles for men, although it is a very important part of their look.

Men’s wedding hairstyle is an integral part of the bridegroom’s look. One can even say that the hairstyle accompanies his suit, demonstrating his taste and style and giving a final touch to his wedding look. That is why it is so important to have an ideal haircut on the day of your original wedding.

Choosing men’s wedding hairstyle: basic recommendations

selection of male wedding hairstylesThe first and foremost rule for men is to have clean and healthy hair. If a man has some hair problems, it is necessary to solve them beforehand. It is a good idea to undergo several hair treatments in a barbershop before the wedding. Undoubtedly, natural beautiful hair is the brightest and the most stylish element of the men’s look.

Most men usually do not change their haircut very often. However, for a special event, it is worth considering positive changes of a hairstyle. Mind that a wedding ceremony is not the right time for shocking experiments. Put off major changes until later. Ideally, it is enough to trim and refresh your usual haircut. Make sure you do not put off your visit to the barbershop until the last day before the wedding. It is recommended to go to the barber’s a week before the celebration. This time is necessary so that your hair grows accustomed to the new style. On the celebration day, just fix the hairstyle with hair spray or other hair fixers.

If on your wedding day you want to surprise your bride and guests with a new look, stop going to the barbershop a few months before the wedding. During this period, your hair will grow enough so that you can choose a new haircut or some extravagant hairstyle.

If you want your original wedding to become a lucky occasion for a successful change of image, consider your hair density when choosing a new hairstyle. If your hair is quite stiff, opt for a short cut that does not require additional hairstyling. If your skull has an ideal form and your face boasts expressive features, feel free to cut off all your hair, just like many celebrities do. Women feel crazy about bold men!

If your hair is soft, try a medium length haircut. Thus, you will be able to experiment with your hairstyle. Long hair is acceptable for men with medium-stiff hair. In this case, you need to care about your hair more, especially when it concerns a hairstyle for such an important event as your wedding ceremony.For the celebration, make a ponytail. The contour should be immaculately trimmed.

Men’s wedding hairstyles

Men's hairstyles stylesWhen selecting men’s wedding hairstyles, check the most recent stylists’ advice. Modern tendencies highlight innocent casualness and sculptural classical trends. Among the trendiest haircuts there are box and semi-box, Canadian haircut, Hitler Youth haircut, undercut, and short bob. These universal haircuts allow you to experiment with different styles. However, it is important to make sure that the bridegroom’s haircut makes a match with the bride’s look.

  1. Eternal classical style. Such hairstyle is good for men of all ages. It makes a good match with any image of the bride that she may choose for such an important event as her original wedding. A classical men’s hairstyle is inspired by outrageous tendencies of the 20s, trends of brave 30s, and accents of boisterous 50s of the 20th century. The bridegroom will boast an aristocratic and manly look with a touch of chic created by an immaculate parting on the side and the hair arranged to the side and slightly backward.
  2. Retro. A medium-length haircut fits in with both classical and retro styles. Today’s trends promote Rockabilly hairstyle with a high pin-up and the hair on the sides combed straight. Opting for such a brave style, you will surprise your bride and guests with an image of amazing Elvis Presley. A teddy-boy hairstyle is also very trendy. If you want to create an outrageous image of a teddy-boy of the 60s, just make a slightly careless fringe.
  3. Original solutions. If you think that a family-creation day is a perfect occasion for experiments, for such brave and creative people who like to stand out from the crowd, stylists offer extravagant asymmetric hairstyles with a trendy uneven fringe and ragged ends. If a wedding is celebrated on a beach in the Dominican Republic, the newlyweds should look as natural as possible, as if they were one whole with the surroundings. In this case, the bridegroom should bet on a structural carelessness. Today, it is reflected in a trendy style of an urban gentleman. Such hairstyle is inspired by modern and classical trends and includes slightly tousled – as if by breeze – hair.A mini mohawk is also acceptable.
  4. Stylish as never before! This haircut in a very trendy style of Mr. Cool presents characteristic features of “preppy” and the 80s. It includes smooth lines, conciseness, neatness and some shining curls. This universal haircut allows for experiments with hairstyles inspired by your mood.

Experiments with your hair include not only changes of hairstyle, but also of color. However, do not exaggerate with the contrast. It is enough to change your natural color by one tone. It is always important to highlight your manly look.

Finally, it is necessary to not only choose the most suitable wedding hairstyle, but also go to an experienced professional barber who will implement your ideas so that your bride falls in love with you once again!