Bridal

What To Expect From A Muslim Wedding As A Non-Muslim

Muslim Wedding

The United Kingdom is a melting pot where it is highly likely to have friends, family members and colleagues that come from different backgrounds to ourselves. Although it is still a predominantly Christian country (49% of people belong to this religion, according to a 2011 census) 0.5% also identifies themselves as Jewish, 1% as Hindu and a considerable 5% as Muslim.

Vows and Venues talks to Inmaculada García

Inmaculada García

Vows and Venues talks to Inmaculada García about wedding dresses and everything a bride should know for 2018

Q - When did you set up you label and what prompted you to do so?

 I began fashion design studies at sixteen and opened my first boutique five years later where I started designing and producing handmade wedding dresses.  I have also been producing under my own exclusive “Inmaculada García” brand, participating in shows and bridal exhibitions with my wedding creations ever since.

Q - Can you tell us a little bit about your design background? 

 Inmaculada García is synonymous for elegant and feminine designs paired with freshness and sublime originality.

Wedding dress wariness — top tips to avoid purchasing a fake for the big day

Chrissie Jamieson

 

Ask any bride which task is most important while planning a wedding and she’ll say the dress. Traditionally, finding the right gown would involve visiting bridal boutiques and department stores to try on different dresses. Now, brides-to-be can browse dresses online from a variety of shops and have them arrive at their doorstep within days. What’s more, those looking to save money can often find bargain deals on online marketplaces and auction sites.

However, while this may be convenient and cost-effective for brides, it’s also easier to unsuspectingly fall prey to counterfeit items. 

Online brand protection expert, MarkMonitor, has compiled the following list of top tips to ensure that brides-to-be are extra vigilant when shopping online:

Elegant Wedding Day Treats from Ted Baker

Ted Baker

When planning your wedding there are so many little jobs to tick off your list. We know how important it is to find the perfect products to spoil yourself on your special day. No need to panic if you’re still looking for some beautiful treats that won’t break the bank, as we’ve found the most delectable range to leave you feeling – and smelling – like a princess.

Great lengths launch SS/17 bridal collection

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With wedding season well underway Great Lengths is excited to unveil its SS/17 bridal collection – ‘Become the Bride’.

Featuring some of the most coveted wedding hairstyles, ‘Become the Bride’ showcases seven dreamy looks guaranteed to grant your hair wishes.

Turning up the glam for the ultimate wedding hair inspiration, the collection features a range of stunning styles, from breath-taking up-dos to beautiful braids and waves. Textured twists adorned with sparkles, or cascading curls left long, loose and flowing, there’s a wedding style that you’re bound to adore:

4 ways to establish your summer bridal beauty look

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Wedding season is upon us, you’ve got your beautiful dress, the invitations have been delivered, and now it’s time to prepare for one the biggest days of your life. Whether you’re opting for a minimal makeup look or a dramatic effect, researching the most popular beauty styles will help you to feel your upmost glamorous on the big day. And, who knows, you may even find that you tie in your look with the rest of your wedding theme, if you allow yourself enough time.

Heavenly Necklaces - jewellery specialists

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Heavenly Necklaces are the leading suppliers of fake diamond jewellery to brides, royalty and celebrities the world over.

They are always delighted to advise personally on the jewellery for the big day and will happily enter into email correspondence to discuss all sorts of issues and ideas. More and more brides actually send them an image of 'the dress' , or even visit the team in their offices for personal advice, and the team at HN will reply speedily. 

Beautiful and Unique Bridalwear at Luella’s

Bridalwear

Whether just engaged or a few months away from walking down the aisle, every bride-to-be wants to ensure that her special day is perfect – from her impeccable hair and flawless makeup to THE dress that she has been dreaming of wearing down the aisle. 

More than just a bridal store, Luella’s offers a holistic service to brides.  Rachel and her team welcome you into a luxurious setting and present you with a specially curated collection of bridalwear from worldwide designers, including Limor Rosen, Vicky Rowe, Inbal Raviv, Rose & Delilah and Gwendolynne. 

The Bridal Body Workout plan

Bridal Body

Match your workout to your wedding dress for bridal body confidence!

 

Wedding seasons is nearly upon us and if you’re getting hitched this year, there’s still plenty of time to get your dream body to go along with your dress.
With all the stress that comes with planning a wedding, upping your exercise routine will help you feel great on the inside too, exercise releases endorphins to keep stress at bay, boosts your confidence and improves your stamina for the big day.

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

PREP:

1. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep! No matter how good your makeup artist is, they won’t be able to get rid of bags under your eyes. 

2. If you plan on having a spray tan for your wedding day, trial that a day or two before your trial too. The tone of your skin will impact the colours your artist will use on your eyes, lips and cheeks. 

3. Wear white! Just as your skin tone effects the way colour sits with your hair and eyes, as does the colour you are wearing. You will get a much more accurate idea of what your makeup will look like on the actual day if you wear the same colour as your dress to the trial. 

 

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The rise of digital weddings and technologically-savvy wedding planners

The rise of digital weddings and technologically-savvy wedding planners

As technology advances at prolific rates, industries and events once steeped in tradition are adapting to embrace the digital landscape. And none more so than weddings. Digitally-savvy couples everywhere are reaping the time-saving, eco-friendly and cost-effective benefits of organising and hosting a wedding that implements digital elements. Venus Bridal explores the rise of digital weddings and how couples are weaving technology into their big day.

 

Digital invitations

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

As the North East’s leading luxury wedding venue, Wynyard Hall has seen lots of couples tie the knot, so it’s easy for the team to spot things that work really well, and things that may go wrong. Here are some tips from the venue’s experienced Wedding Co-ordinators to help ensure your celebrations go to plan...

 

Planning

It's important to be both accurate and realistic about the timings on your big day. Sometimes speeches or photography can run late, so factoring in extra time in the first place can be the difference between a stressful day and one that flows beautifully, just the way you planned.

Winter Wedding Trends to Watch in 2016/17

Winter Wedding Trends

Wedding trends are always changing and they are often based on the current season. In winter, the trends naturally move towards more wintery themes – which makes sense! This infographic from The Wedding Band Shop outlines all the latest winter wedding trends in onehandy piece for you. 

More traditional gowns made a comeback this winter with many featuring Victorian necklines and ladylike feminine lace. With the dark winter nights in mind scattering lights from the ceiling to re-create a ‘starry winter night sky’ was a very popular feature at weddings. This of course looks really fantastic at a winter wedding reception particularly.

Wedding Dresses: What’s Hot Right Now

Wedding Dresses

If you’re in the process of trying to find the dress of your dreams then you’ve come to the right place. Here you can discover the latest wedding dress trends, which will make shopping for your gown that little bit easier. 

With so many designer wedding dresses to choose from, it can be overwhelming when you don’t have a clue where to start! 

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Simple Sophistication

If you’re not one to opt for heavily embellished garments then you’re in luck. Simple bridal dresses look effortlessly beautiful so, if you have a minimalist vision for your wedding dress, you’re certain to wow your guests as well as achieve a contemporary look.