Wedding rings


8
Oct 13

Ideas for a Halloween themed wedding

Yesterday I was thinking about Halloween (can’t believe we are in October already) and was trying to tie it in with weddings and brides… silly me, as soon as I thought about it, it clicked! A Halloween themed wedding!

These weddings are very popular, especially in the states, although now they are becoming popular in other countries, and it doesn’t surprise me. Looking for inspiration I came across amazing ideas, including fun and scary wedding cakes, a coffin you can take your wedding rings in and unique cocktails such as a ‘bloody’ Martini. Have a look and share your thoughts in the comment box below.

Halloween wedding cakes

Forget colouful cakes! Black, red and white are the only colours you will want and need to create the perfect Halloween wedding cake.

Halloween themed wedding cakes

Halloween themed wedding cakes

 

You can also use autumn colours such as ‘pumpkin’ orange and decorate them with sugar figurines like ghosts, graves and skeletons:

 

Halloween themed wedding cake and cupcakes

Halloween themed wedding cake and cupcakes

 The decoration

The picture below shows that a Halloween decor is as elegant as any other.

An elegantly decorated Halloween themed table

An elegantly decorated Halloween themed table

If you opt to have an outside ceremony, why not recreate this scenery:

A pumpkin decorated walk towards the altar

A pumpkin decorated walk towards the altar

Drinks

Together with the cake, give the drinks a little Halloween makeover. What do you think about this ‘bloody’ Martini cocktail?

'Bloody' Martini cocktails for the reception

‘Bloody’ Martini cocktails for the reception

Wedding ring  carrier

Ditch the traditional cushions or boxes for a coffin!

A miniture coffin to carry your wedding rings in

A miniture coffin to carry your wedding rings in

Place cards

Why not add some pumpkins and fake vampire teeth to give your place cards the WOW factor!

Fun place cards

Fun place cards

 

Now that you have seen different Halloween wedding ideas, would you consider getting married on October 31st? MBxx


22
Sep 13

Royal Weddings: Princess Claire of Luxembourg

Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg finally tied the knot in France on Saturday. The couple married in a beautiful religious ceremony in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume’s magnificent 13th century Sainte Marie-Madeleine basilica.

Princess Claire did not dissapoint and looked stunning an Elie Saab wedding dress, the family’s favourite designer.

Here we take a close look at her bridal look. Let me know what you think!

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The dress

Elie Saab created Claire’s stunning  long-sleeved wedding gown. The creme-coloured silk dress was embroidered with floral motifs made out of chantilly lace as well as silver thread. It also featured embellishments of clear crystals and sequinned pearls.

 

Sketch by Elie Saab

Sketch by Elie Saab

 

The three metre long veil was made of ivory silk tulle and decorated with neo baroque floral motifs.

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The jewels

Claire wore a floral tiara that belongs to the Grand Ducal Collection, made out of diamonds set in yellow gold and silver, featuring a leaves and berries motif. It has a tradition as a wedding tiara and Claire is already the fifth bride to wear it.

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She completed the look with diamond drop down earrings, also worn by her sister-in-law Princess Stephanie on her wedding day last year.

The hair and make-up

For her special day, the royal bride chose to wear her hair in a neat and elegant up’do and kept her make-up minimal, opting for mascara and a splash of soft pink lipstick.

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The shoes

When the bride stepped out of the Rolls Royce Phantom that drove her to the church, we got a glimpse of the bride’s shoes. Claire opted for a rounded toe, ankle strap white shoe with medium heels.

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The bouquet

The stunning, yet simple, bouquet was made up of white freesias

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The wedding rings

Like Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume did, the couple chose to have their wedding rings made of fair-trade gold to raise awareness on the importance of ethical trade.

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Similarities to Princess Stephanie’s dress

Seeing the two brides, we think the Elie Saab wedding dresses are very similar. What do you think?

Princess Stephanie and Princess Claire, both in Elie Saab gowns

Princess Stephanie and Princess Claire, both in Elie Saab gowns

What do you think of the bride’s look? Do you think it was too similar to Stephanie’s? Leave your comments below!

MB
xxx


14
Dec 12

Original ways to carry your wedding rings

There are many ways to make your wedding original and one of them is by swapping the usual wedding ring cushion for a fun, quirky and personalized creation.

So if you still haven’t decided this small detail, then here are some ideas that could work for you or atleast inspire you!

 

All photos from Pinterest

There are tons of creations to choose from and most of them can be made at home! It’s just a matter of wanting to do it and obviously having  just a tiny bit of imagination.

As shown in the picture below, you can take your rings in wonderful boxes. You could even carve your initials and wedding date on the exterior of it. It will be a box to keep forever, always reminding you of your special day.

 

You can also create mini books that carry the rings inside. It could be a book that has a special meaning to you or your future husband or just a favourite bestseller. If, for example, you are having a country wedding, why not opt for a crystal box with grass inside like the one shown below? And for a summer or beach wedding, why not carry your rings in a shell?

 

As you can see there a hundreds of options to choose from, these are just a few and my favourites. I will keep posting more in the near future so keep an eye out for the next post if these ideas have not convinces you!

Has one caught your eye? Will you be swapping the usual wedding ring pillow for something more original?

MBxx

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