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People tend to put a great deal of effort into everything regarding wedding preparations. Wedding fashion is often the most important part of the entire day. For lots of people, this doesn’t end with the wedding dress and the suits. The different makeup styles for weddings are just as important. People who add the right styles of makeup on their weddings are really going to get some excellent wedding photographs as a result, and they’re truly going to have a day to remember.
Different Makeup Styles for Weddings
Traditional Makeup Styles
While most people aren’t going to want a return of the mid-twentieth century in other ways, the mid-twentieth century clothing styles and makeup styles have been making something of a comeback in recent years. These are styles that are going to allow people to look very classy and elegant without looking as if they are wearing too much makeup.
Wearing some bright red lipstick, strong mascara, and smooth red blush is going to cause a lot of people to think about the 1950’s right away. Light blue eye shadow works well here as well. Thinning the eyebrows only adds to that effect, since natural eyebrows are ‘in’ these days, but heavily trained eyebrows were more popular in the past.
Women in the 1950’s and 1960’s tended to put a lot of effort into their appearance, but they didn’t look as if they were wearing an extreme amount of makeup. The bright red lipstick and the bright eyes of 1950’s glamour can still work well in the context of a modern wedding. Some people might even decide to go back further in time for the same thing.
Wearing some silvery eye shadow or darker eye shadow combined with heavy mascara can automatically make the eyes look really smoky. Combining these smoky eyes with nude lipstick or subtle foundation that evens out the complexion without adding any color can draw more attention to the eyes.
For a lot of people, it’s the eye makeup that’s the most important. This is especially true for a wedding, where people are going to want to leave their lips free for the kissing part of the ceremony anyway. Smokey eyes can have a dramatic look without looking the least bit tawdry. They are classic in a way that is still very modern, and so a lot of people are going to prefer them for a fashionable modern wedding. People can find lots of great makeup styles at Makeupbyellia. Hiring a makeup artist on a wedding day can make all the difference in the world. Read more
It’s time to choose your wedding rings. Are you going to opt for matching his and hers matching rings? Do you prefer to have individual styles? Is your husband-to-be not bothering with a ring at all?
Even after making this decision there are more to come. Do you want platinum, gold, titanium, or something else? Do you want contemporary or vintage? Would you like precious stones set into your ring? Will your wedding band match your engagement ring?
Today I am bringing not advice, just ideas on choosing his and hers wedding rings, so that you can see just some of the options available to you.
Choosing His and Hers Wedding Rings
Matching wedding bands
This can be a romantic gesture, especially if your rings are engraved or fit together in a special way.
Love this white gold set with the heart motif when placed together.
Vintage wedding rings
If you want something a bit different, that maybe has a back story and some history behind it, then a vintage wedding ring may be for you. There are lots of specialist stockists or you can shop in vintage shops or online stores such as Etsy.
Contemporary wedding rings
You could do ultra modern with a contemporary wedding ring. Some designs are like mini modern pieces of art and are sure to be a talking point wherever you show it off.
Love this angular design from Orro.co.uk.
Or this super sleek platinum design. Read more
Sometimes the thought of all the expense associated with a wedding can be overwhelming. The engagement party, the new outfits and the cake can be extortionately expensive? Tying the knot has become an expensive business, but there are ways to cut the costs of your big day. Today we are showing you our guide on planning your perfect wedding without the sky high prices. Our guide will help you to save money and ensure you have the best day of your life.
Planning your perfect wedding without the sky high price
Say Yes to the (High St) Dress
Can’t afford to blow the whole budget on a dress? Why not look at the high street for outfit options? Thanks to fashionable (and expensive looking labels) Self-Portrait, Free People, Asos and Needle & Thread, designers are being given a run for their money. If you are still determined to go designer – look out for once-worn Vera Wang and Amanda Wakeley gowns on preloved.co.uk.
Why should the girls have all the fun? Gents can also treat themselves to a whole new look without having to break the bank. Gant offer everything grooms could possible need on their big day – from classic suits to shirts in every colour.
So we have just had a post about choosing an engagement ring but what about wedding rings? Where did the tradition to exchange rings come from? What does it mean? How does it differ in different times and cultures? Today we are sharing a brief history of wedding bands, so some of these questions can be answered.
Wedding rings are one of the most important and most universal parts of a marriage ceremony. This has been true across history as well. Marriage has changed a lot over the years, but wedding rings have been prominent for a long, long time.
Wedding Jewellery A Brief History of Wedding Bands
Some of the earliest known evidence for wedding rings comes from as long as 3,000 years ago. At this time, historians believe that the Ancient Egyptians were making wedding rings from materials such as reeds, help, and papyrus. These soon gave way to more durable materials such as bone and ivory. Later precious metals became common. At the same time, other ancient civilisations such as the Romans also started to adopt wedding rings.
Even as long ago as this, much of the symbolism associated with wedding rings would be recognisable to us today. The shape of the ring represented a love with no beginning and end, symbolising eternity. The hole was also seen as a symbol; a gateway into the couple’s new life of marriage.
Wedding rings have endured pretty consistently down the ages. In all the centuries between the Ancient Egyptians and the modern age, there have been relatively few major changes. Some times and places have given birth to their own little twists on the tradition. For example, in many parts of sixteenth century Europe, husbands-to-be would give their fiancees a “Gimmel” ring – two gold rings that interlocked. This would be both engagement and wedding rings; the couple would wear one ring each until they were married, after which the wife would wear both together.
Another reasonably major change happened during the renaissance. This was when it became particularly fashionable to wear rings with an inscription, either a line of poetry or some declaration of love. Such rings had existed before, but the renaissance was when they caught on in a way that sees them remain popular to this day.
The Modern Age
For a long time, wedding rings had been traditionally a plain band, or else a band with nothing more than an inscription. It was in the Victorian era that more ornate wedding rings with jewels and more elaborate shapes started to become popular. This trend continued into the twentieth century during the Art Deco period. This is an approach that has now come into fashion again, and wedding rings that are actually from these periods or simply made in the same style are becoming sought-after.
Another big change came in the 1940s. Traditionally, it had usually been only the woman who had worn a wedding ring. In the ’40s, however, the male wedding ring started to become popular and rapidly went from a novel idea to something that was (and still is) more or less the norm. Considering that one interpretation of the wedding ring had been a symbol of ownership, the change to both halves of the relationship wearing a ring instead of just the bride was perhaps a reflection of more enlightened times!
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If you are planning a winter wedding and are looking for ideas for bridesmaid dresses, you are in the right place. This year, there is plenty of choice of bridesmaid dresses for a winter wedding, which makes it far easier to find exactly what you are looking for. The trend for people to get married all year round, rather than just in the summer months, means that designers are focusing more on producing autumn and winter bridesmaid dresses, than they did in the past.
Bridesmaid Dresses for a Winter Wedding
Maxi dresses look good on practically any figure, so they are a great option. The fact that they are full length helps too. If you get married in the winter, it can be cold, so longer dresses make a lot of sense, with the added benefit that they are also very glamorous.
Right now, there are plenty available in the shops. With the party season coming up the shops are filling up with long party dresses, some of which can be adapted slightly and used for your bridesmaids. If you are on a tight budget, they are an especially good option because you can easily pick out a nice one for under £100, sometimes under £50.
However, not everyone likes a full-length dress. Some women feel self-conscious wearing something like that. In that situation, it is best to opt for a mid length dress instead. There are some lovely full-skirted examples available, which are special enough for a bridesmaid to wear.
The only issue is that many of the dresses that are available now are made from lightweight materials, which is not ideal in the cold weather. As a result, you are going to have to find a way to keep your bridesmaids warm enough. The last thing you want is for them to look blue with cold, in the wedding photos.
Fortunately, there are some beautiful shawls and pashminas available, in the shops, this year. They come in a huge range of tones and colours, so it is easy to find one that works. Read more