Archive for Wedding Themes

Romantic Beach Wedding

655937_sunsetMany bride-to-be dreamed of having a beach wedding. There is always a sense of romance on a sun setting at the horizon while the sound of waves splashes gently on the shore. A beach wedding theme is one of the most popular theme for couples planning to marry. Many famous Hollywood celebrities celebrate their rites on a beach and Renee Zellewegger when she and Kenny Chesney tied the knot.

Many women would want to know the design ideas that will complement a beach wedding theme. Things that women should keep in mind is that the gown, table decorations, invitation, keepsake, shoes, entourage, program, menu should all complement each other in order to complete the perfect beach wedding theme.

The Dress
The good thing about a beach set up is you don’t have to wear anything fancy. Choose fabric that is light weight such as satins, silks and chiffons in colors like white, off-white, light green or blue, white, lime, and yellow.

Most of beach dresses have length that is just above the knee, this is advisable if you have long legs. For shorter legs choose a full size straight dress that will emphasize your torso.

Venue Decorations
For your venue decorations you could add a canopy made of rattan or bamboo poles with white gauze drapery. For your table setting you could use a galvanized vase or thick bamboo with sunflowers, plumerias, saltwater taffy or orchids, brown rice stalks and long slender leaves. At the bottom of the galvanized vase you could adorn it with sand and seashells. Use thin bamboo as stand for your place cards and insert a pen into a bamboo for your guestbook.

Music and Ambiance
Play reggae music and use live instruments like bongo and bamboo flute. If it is getting dark the venue should be lighted with bamboo torch that are evenly spread out across the venue for optimal lighting.

Invitations and Keepsake
For your wedding invitation idea you could use a weathered paper and scroll it. A bamboo stick or abaca rope can keep the paper from opening then insert a stem of orchid plant or glue a seashell unto it. Another great idea is to have your photos taken on a beach with words “I hope you could be here with us” and have it printed by a magnet wedding invitation company. For your wedding keepsake you could use a small glass bottle filled with beach sand and colorful beads, hung a string of abaca rope with a small seashell and a printed paper of the details of your event.

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Beach Wedding

Another romantic wedding theme is beach wedding. Imagine the hearing the waves while you are exchanging your vows. After the wedding you can go right away to your honeymoon.

Here are some of the most romantic beaches in the world.

    Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles
    Clifton Beach, South Africa
    Crete, Greece
    Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
    Datai Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia
    Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Bart’s
    Larvotto Beach, Monaco
    The Maldives Islands
    Maroma Beach, Mexico
    Natadola Beach, Fiji
    Negril, Jamaica
    Ofu Beach, American Samoa
    Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

If you are from Sydney and you are about to get married. Visit this great wedding resource and find the perfect venue in Sydney to realize your beach wedding theme.

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Hindu Weddings

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Hindu wedding elaborate ritual and appear far more exotic than anything you may have seen or experienced in the typical American wedding. Hindu weddings are colourful, joyful, and highly religious occasions. The groom wears traditional sherwani and pagri or turban on his head. Where the bride wears ethnic Indian sari and jewelry.Traditional Hindu wedding ceremonies mostly lasts for four to five days. And the function is divided into three parts pre wedding ceremony, main day ceremony and post wedding ceremony. Each day has its own significance and meaning. The pre wedding celebrations mainly includes engagement, sangeet, mehendi, haldi and tilak. Each of the custom has an importance. The main day function is the wedding day and the post day rituals include vidaai and reception. These are some of the important rituals and customs that sum up the Indian marriage ceremony. The marriage ceremonies are supposed to take place at an open space under a decorated canopy usually called mandap. The Hindu weddings are conducted by the pandit or priest who is the master of ceremonies. One of the most important ritual of Hindu wedding is the seven step or sapta padi taken together by the bride and the groom while the seven vows or promise led by a priest or Brahmin. They take the vows before god symbolized by fire and light. These seven promises taken together by the bride and groom build’s the foundation of their relationship and marriage. It speaks of the loyalty, love, and commitment they will share in their married life. This is what Hindu wedding is all about. About tradition, culture and enjoyment.

Hindu wedding ceremonies are one of the worlds most interesting to observe. Although the actual ceremonies can vary, Hindu’s are very careful to stick their basic traditions of the Hindu religion. People from different strata of the society celebrate according to their status but the real significance behind the marriage remains same in every society. And that is coming together of two souls for eternity.

Garden Wedding

A garden wedding is usually done in spring or summer. This is a very popular idea for most brides because it will add to the solemnity of the wedding.

The suggested focal point for the wedding is a trellis decorated with ivy, moss and flowers.

Decorate the trees with lights.

Put flower bouquet at the reception tables.

Decorate your cakes with flowers.

A garden wedding idea should have lots of flowers in the theme and pick colors that will match the entourage. Don’t forget to have provision for rain.

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