Wedding Cake Corner
The confection conundrum — choosing your cake and eating it.
What could be more tempting than one lovingly baked, lavishly iced and lusciously filled creation? Well, three actually. Which is what Brangelina chose for their recent big day, feasting on no less than three wedding cakes in the opulent surrounds of their French country chateau. (http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/0902/640895-first-photos-of-brangelina-wedding-emerge/)
But for most of us mere mortals, just one will do. We’ve a few pointers to kickstart your search for the perfect cake solution.
Sizing the issue
Should it be round or square? Tall or small? Or maybe it’s not a cake at all — brides and grooms of late have been swapping the traditional slab for all kinds of tasty alternatives. Cascading cup cakes and masses of mouth-watering macaro
Berta’s avant-garde designs have taken over the bridal world by storm. Her artistic approach to bridal fashion have managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers. Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the world. Read more
There is something truly mesmerising about an Anna Campbell dress, with designs simply dripping with decadent embellishments, intricately beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk chiffons. No matter which Anna Campbell bride you may be, when you slip into your dress on your wedding day you will feel timeless, yet not traditional, sexy yet sweet, and truly beautiful – just how every one of our brides should feel on her wedding day
Inspired by French romance, the Gossamer collection is the epitome of timeless, classic elegance and is designed to create a beautiful silhouette for the bride seeking to embody both grace and glamour in a custom crafted gown. Modern flourishes are met with opulent fabrics, vintage touches and the finest of lac
When shopping for a wedding dress, the wide variety of dress types available can overwhelm you. The situation could be much worse if you can’t identify a particular style or tell the difference between it and another. Knowledge is power when it comes to finding the most flattering wedding dress. We’ve decided to make things easier for you by giving you information on the different wedding dress silhouettes available.
Don’t start your hunt before reading this simple but comprehensive guide.
The empire-line gown has a raised waistline that starts just under the bust line and flows all the way down to the hem. This style skims over the tummy area and hips to form a straight flow that is ideal for camouflaging trouble spots like short legs and a long torso. It is perfect for pear-shaped brides. The empire style gown is also suitable for pregnant brides because its fluidity nicely accommodates a large belly.
Many brides-to-be envision walking down the aisle with long hair, and not wrongly so. Long hair is more flexible and gives you more hairstyle options to choose from. Many brides have found growing hair to the desired length to be long and agonising. It doesn’t have to be that way for you. We’ve got you covered with some sure-fire tips to help you get those beautiful, long locks you’ve always dreamed of.
Don’t trim every month
On average, your hair’s growth rate is only half an inch per month. By trimming your hair every four weeks, you get rid of that precious new length. Completely ignoring it isn’t helpful either. If split ends are not removed, they travel up the hair shaft and make your hair break off. Get your hair trimmed once every 8 weeks to allow a full inch to grow and only lose a small part of it. However, if your tippy tips get some form of damage, schedule a mini-trim to get rid of them while leaving the rest of your hair
The nightingale-inspired Paolo Sebastian Spring/ Summer 2015-2016 Collection enchants all who see it just as a nightingale’s serenade enchants all who hear it. The designer has outdone himself with this collection that fuses vintage and modern, dramatic charm. The gowns are the quintessence of uniqueness, whimsy and femininity. They feature layers of tulle, ornate embroideries, metallic fringing and beaded feather embellishments.
Young designer Paul Vasileff sketched all the embroideries himself. Having featured at the London Fashion Week and Sydney’s Fashion Pallette, the beauty and classic elegance of his freshest creations come as no surprise. Each dress introduces new facets and brings the nightingale vision to life. Have a look at the wondrous pieces of art below.
At just twenty five years old, Vasileff’s achievements include featuring at London Fashion Week 2010 and graduating from Milan’s Europeo Istituto di Design. A ground-breaking show at
The Sareh Nouri collection of gowns and sashes can be found in bridal boutiques around the globe. They have been featured on top TV shows, such as TLC’s “Brides of Beverly Hills” the ‘Cake Smash’ episode of “Cake Boss” which aired in June of 2013 and have been seen on E! News with Giuliana Rancic.
The general trend in groomswear has been a combination of informal and individual style. For a classic, timeless and elegant look, a 3-piece suit mixed with a jazzy neck or bow tie and a pocket square will serve the purpose.
Looking for something smart with a casual twist? Opt for a 2-piece suit. For sophistication, wear a black tie, tuxedo or sharp suit. For something extremely casual, consider gingham shirts, colourful ties and suspenders. A floral or succulent boutonniere will make your look fresh and show who the man of the moment is. Check out the available groomswear styles below and find out which one suits you.
Thinking of getting married abroad? A few pointers for your planning.
Do you dream of taking vows under sweltering foreign skies? Or a snow-covered canopy with a wintry Alpine view? If the answer is yes, you’d be treading a well worn path, where plenty of Irish couples have gone before.
Some of the most popular spots include Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Malta and the Caribbean, but there’s a long list of even further-flung destinations that cater for couples tying the knot.
With no shortage of Irish travel companies to help you plan an overseas wedding, it’s not a mammoth task. Most work with local wedding planners on the ground. You can also find Irish wedding planners that specialise in overseas events.
Both can help you with the logistics, like choosing a venue to suit your budget and style, creating the menus, and finding suppliers for photography, flowers and music.
But just as importantly, they’ll guide you through any lega
Gone are the days when the only way to remind your guests-to-be to save the date of your wedding was by using simple cards. You can now notify them of your special day in many unique ways. Want to send a card? No problem. Add some creativity by tying a knot to a vintage-inspired card to symbolise your impending tying the knot.
Attach a balloon and ask your guests to inflate it to reveal your wedding details. Take a photo in a romantic or funny pose and print it on a card, custom calendar or photo magnet to create an awesome and memorable Save the Date. For more inspiration to get your guests RSVPing promptly, see the pictures below.