The Best Wedding Locations in Australia

Every bride and groom wants to get married in a unique and romantic location. Whilst overseas locations can be very exotic they can also be extremely costly and difficult for most guests to attend. Australia has many ideal locations for weddings, whether you fancy a wedding on the beach or in a tropical rainforests why not choose one of the many romantic locations on offer. Here are some suggestions for weddings in Australia.

The North of Queensland is renowned for some of it magical rainforests complete with beautiful waterfalls. So whether its Cairns or Port Douglas you could choose to have your wedding nestled in the rainforest or on the amazing white sandy beaches of the North. Imagine a sunset wedding on the beach in Port Douglas followed by a wedding reception in a marquee. Or for something a little more formal have your reception in one of the many five star resorts Port Douglas has to offer. For your honeymoon you need travel no further as the North of Queensland has all the elements of a romantic honeymoon destination, with the Daintree forest on the one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other. Your choices of activities are limitless. And if you just want to relax, have a cocktail by the pool.

Why not have a wedding in the Australian outback? What better location than the famous Uluru (Ayers Rock). Imagine Ayers rocks as your backdrop and the magical colours of sunset or sunrise. The photo opportunities would be endless. And every bride would look spectacular with the morning or afternoon sun glistening off her perfect skin. Following the ceremony have a beautiful reception in one of many 5 star resorts nearby.

Getting married in a Botanical garden is another great idea for your wedding location. Australia has many botanical gardens which are perfect to host a wedding. Whether you choose to get married lakeside, or in a butterfly enclosure, by a water sculpture or secluded private garden, there are many choices to suit all tastes. The reception can also be held outdoors on one of many of the landscape gardens or if the weather does not permit then choose from many function rooms the gardens have on offer.

The Zoo is another great location to have your wedding ceremony and reception. Australia has some fantastic Zoos which have spectacular function rooms or beautiful manicured lawns for both an outdoor or indoor ceremony and reception. Not only can your guests soak up the sights and sounds of the surrounding wildlife but also bask in the tranquil garden setting. Imagine the amazing photo opportunities available in this location with the wildlife and animals as your backdrop.

Theme Parks are another unique place to host a wedding ceremony and reception. The Gold Coast has some of the best theme parks in Australia with Movie world, Dream world and SeaWorld as potential venues. Hire out a section of the park or the entire venue for a truly extraordinary experience.

Monkey Mia in Western Australia is a beautiful location to have a unique wedding ceremony. With the Sandy beaches, palm trees and landscaped garden, you could have a ceremony of your dreams. After your wedding have a reception on the manicured lawns watching the magnificent sunsets. For a more formal affair have the wedding reception celebration in your 5 star resort. You and your guests will be entertained with the numerous activities, such as swimming with the dolphins or exploring Shark Bay on one of many tours. At Monkey Mia you will always have something unique to do.

Australia has one of the most diverse and interesting locations in the world to host a wedding followed by a romantic honeymoon. Not only are we beginning to explore all the attractions Australia has to offer but so are international travelers who are choosing to celebrate their weddings and honeymoons in Australia. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent beaches in the world it is the natural destination for a romantic wedding and honeymoon.

Fabulous Wedding Locations in New Orleans

Planning a destination wedding in New Orleans is no easy task because of the myriad gorgeous locations to choose from. Fragrant bubbling courtyards, historic parks, grand hotels and churches and even the Mississippi River are the kind of venue options you can expect. There are also intimate locations with old New Orleans charm for a small ceremony as well as accommodations for hundreds of guests.

Here is a sampling of popular New Orleans wedding destinations hot spots:

* City Park

The oldest city park in the country is filled with live oaks draped in moss. History abounds in this botanical wonderland. Enjoy the magnificence of history, picturesque statues and fountains, along with a wide range of sites and facilities to host a picture perfect wedding.

* Audubon Park

Located in the Garden District and sitting pretty on the banks of the Mississippi River, you can have graceful geese and swan swimming in the lagoons as a peaceful backdrop to the bubbling fountains and lush foliage.

* Plaza d'Espana

Spanish tiled benches and fountains decorate this lovely courtyard. Make your wedding a magical day. Feel the blessed spray of the fountain and watch the river traffic pass on by as a perfect backdrop for the wedding.

* Steamboat Natchez

Savor the beauty and the romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard a cruise. The captain of the steamboat can marry you right on the Mississippi. And what's more! Twirl away to happiness to the sounds of smooth jazz.

* Elms Mansion

For an antebellum, old New Orleans themed wedding, this mansion is a popular choice for its architecture and period furnishings. Let the magnificent historic Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion and the beautifully landscaped garden add that old world charm to your nuptial setting. Lend the European grandeur with a southern charm and make your wedding a memorable affair not just for you, but for your guests as well.

* Royal Garden Terrace

This elegant hotel offers spacious ballrooms and beautiful courtyards for your ceremony. Their rooftop terrace is also a romantic spot to look over the French Quarter and say your "I dos".

* French Market Inn

Built in 1722, the inn offers a charming courtyard with fountains and fragrant gardens and can accommodate up to 65 guests.

There are many other beautiful locations available around the city for your nuptials. Think about what backdrop you want for your special day-the lovely outdoor landscape, the culturally diverse streets and buildings, classic Old South or ornate elegance. A New Orleans destination wedding offers all of these and more.

Sterling Silver Pear-Shaped Cubic Zirconia Lever Back Earrings

These elegant leverback earrings feature pear-shaped stones of crystal clear cubic zirconia, mounted in platinum-plated sterling silver. The prong-set stones rest just below the earlobe and have a pretty sparkle and shine, especially when they catch the light. Platinum plating gives the silver setting a rich sheen that's also tarnish-proof and hypoallergenic. These graceful earrings are featured on curved posts with easy and secure leverback closures. Detail

Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Bracelet

This slender, curvy bangle bracelet cradles a faceted oval of deep blue sapphire between diamond-studded bars. Fashioned in shiny gold-dipped sterling silver, it adds sophistication to any outfit and makes a very classy gift. The bracelet is hinged for an easy on and closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp. Blue sapphire is September's birthstone, and a popular and versatile gemstone for any season. Detail

Ideas for Planning a Valentine's Wedding

Valentine Day is an ideal day to have your wedding. It is the day devoted to romance and love. There are many Sussex Wedding venues that have the romantic setting, and the expertise to help you make your romantic wedding a reality. It will be very important to book your site early. Valentine Day is a popular day for weddings and it is highly likely that both East Sussex Wedding venues and West Sussex Wedding venues will be booked well in advance. The additional time you will have by booking early can be used to plan your wedding to put in some extra romantic touches that will make it a memorable day.

Red is the color of Valentine Day and the use of this passionate and romantic color should be a major theme. This can be reflected in your attire. A white dress with red accents and an old fashion style is very romantic. The bridesmaid dresses can be various shades of pink and red as well. Even the groomsman could wear red ties with pink boutonnieres. A color scheme that utilizes red and pink, and lots of red hearts in the decorations will reinforce the romantic theme.

Rose would make the ideal flower for the wedding. Flowers are romantic and you are going to want a lot of them, but roses can be very hard to come by and quite expensive in February. It might be a good idea to explore the possibility of alternate flowers that can also be found in pink and red. Tulips, hydrangea and freesia are a few possibilities.

It is another good idea to get your guests involved in the idea of the romance of the wedding. One idea is to have all married couples stand during the ceremony and reaffirm their love for each other. You can also follow the theme of romantic love by introducing famous couples of the past. One way of doing this is at the reception. Rather than numbering the tables or placing name cards, you can name each table after a romantic couple from history like Romeo and Juliet.

Valentine Day is the day that celebrates lovers and romance. A wedding on this day will make it a special day for you, and there is an additional advantage. In the years to come, you will have a little help remembering the date of your own anniversary.

Sterling Silver Marcasite & Garnet Glass Heart Pendant

Project an air of mystery and allure with this captivating glass heart pendant. The garnet-hued glass heart is held in an ornate sterling silver setting, with vine-like filigree design of the silver backing visible through the glass. Tendrils of rope-textured silver and dark marcasite stones wrap the heart in front and continue along the ornate bale. This intriguing pendant is perfectly complemented by a thick and brightly polished Singapore twist chain. Detail

White Gold Diamond Eternity Band Bridal Ring

This gorgeous and beautiful Diamond Ring is the most perfect diamond jewelry for celebrating and sharing one of the most special dates in your life with your love one. It is set beautifully in lustrous 14k gold with sparkling fiery icy white diamonds. This is very important and memorable diamond jewelry will be treasured by you and your love one forever together. Detail

Gold Heart Devil Diamond Pendant

This sassy pendant hints to the world that there's a little devil in you. Fashioned from 14 karat gold, it highlights a diamond-studded open heart with polished gold devil horns and a diamond-tipped devil's tail. Showcased on a 14 karat gold rope chain with a spring ring clasp, this pendant is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet. Detail

Sterling Silver & White Sapphire Journey Pendant & Ring Set

Celebrate life's journey with this beautiful 'journey" design ring and pendant set. Crafted of sterling silver, both the ring and pendant features created white sapphire of graduated sizes. The pendant hangs from an 18" sterling silver chain. Detail

Black Akoya SaltWater Cultured Pearl Necklace & Earrings Set

Lose yourself in the lustrous depths of these gorgeous black Akoya pearls. This Augustina Jewelry offering is a lovely 18" necklace featuring saltwater cultured pearls in a deep, gleaming hue. Each pearl in the necklace is rated AAA for its very high luster, perfectly round shape, shining surface and thick, flawless nacre. Detail

White Gold Diamond Horseshoe Pendant

This lucky horseshoe pendant sparkles with 13 round diamonds (.13 cttw), set in bright and durable 14 karat white gold. The petite U-shaped pendant dangles from a polished gold bail, and presents on an 18-inch light rope chain. It makes a great talisman, and a charming gift. Enjoy this pendant with the chain provided, or add a different gold chain of your choice. Detail

White Twisted Silver Cultured Pearl Necklace Bracelet Earrings Set

This set consist of the White Twist Necklace, White Twist Bracelet and White Twist Earrings. Detail

White and Rose Gold Pink Diamond Flower Pendan

Add a little flower power to your couture with this exquisite two-tone pink diamond pendant. Seven round pave-set pink diamonds (.07 ct) form the center of the flower, framed by a circle of 14 karat rose gold. Fanning out from the center are six beautiful marquise-shaped petals, in polished 14 karat white gold. The perfectly symmetrical design is simple and lovely. Detail

White Akoya SaltWater Cultured Pearl Necklace

The perfect complement to any classic wardrobe, our 18" 5.5-6mm cultured Akoya pearl necklace is a gorgeous choice. These AAA-rated pearls are a natural white color, rated for their uniform smooth surfaces, gleaming luster, perfectly round shape and thick nacre. Once we've hand selected each bead, we professionally string the necklace on fine silk, hand knotting between each individual pearl, then finish it with a 14K yellow gold clasp. Detail

Wedding Fashion - 7 Rules

Someone popped the question! You've set the date. Congratulations. Now what? As a costume designer and image consultant, I have dressed many brides and bridal parties in real life and on TV. While there is usually more drama behind the scenes on the TV show, everyone faces real challenges. Read on for some powerful tips to make your life easier and more fulfilling.

1) Help! Bridal consultants are great, if they understand you. You need to be on the same page. If the consultant is too pushy or not listening to your wants, cut them loose. It is your day and their supposed to help not hinder you.

2) Gowns! If you're going for off-the-rack and they are dirty and stained in the showroom, BEWARE. The salon may not look after your well being either. Get all the extra charges upfront and in writing. Some salons add extra fitting charges. Have your final fitting close to your wedding date,
so the dress can be adjusted for any weight changes. When trying on gowns, wear make up and style your hair. Bring a variety of bras, shapers and appropriate shoes. If you have a picture of your "Dream Dress",and it is just not available, then definitely check into having a dress custom designed and made for you. Oftentimes the price difference is negligible.

3) White? Know your best white. There are lots of different whites, some stark and some creamy. Good rule of thumb: if you have cool skin (blue and pink undertones) white-white, gray-white and blue-white work best. If your skin is warm (peach and yellow undertones), then go with ivory or cream. Try different white dresses on to determine your best color. Have a professional color analysis, if you can't figure this out. NEVER think that changing your makeup will make the dress look better. If the color is wrong it is wrong, period. Trust me, on this! Do not be afraid of a light color, if white does not sing to you. I designed many pastel wedding dresses. I find the trend, fresh, bold, and unconventional. Hey, it is your day, wear the color you like and that makes you sparkle!

4) Fit Figure out your figure. Decide what you want to accentuate and what you want to hide. A gown can hide unwanted bits with the proper undergarments. Remember, you will be wearing it for HOURS so make sure you can maneuver. Think ladies room!

* Junk in the trunk? Look for fuller skirts and corset in your waist. Put the focus on your upper body.

* Do you have the right to bare arms? Maybe you do, or consider a dress with a sheer, hip sleeve.

* Big bust? V necks, keyhole and scoop necklines are best.

* Thin frame? Add gathers and layers and heavier fabrics for bulk

* Full-figured? Consider princess and A lines and avoid ruffles and gathers

* Petite? Be careful not to choose a dress that will make you look like a big cream puff. You will be a little head sticking out of a mass of tulle and lace.

5) Watch your Back Make sure you look great coming and going, because many people will spend more time watching your back than your front. If you choose a simple design, at least make sure the back has some interest with perhaps pretty pearl buttons.

6) Accessories Now that your dress is in the bag, it is time to think about "Successories" because the lasting success of your look depends upon the correct accents.

* Shoes- No sneakers PLEASE! Cute flats and kitten heels, if high heels aren't your friends.

* Jewelry- Pearls always classic, but heirloom pieces, diamonds and colored stones make a statement.

* Cool skin tones-silver based jewelry and white white pearls.

* Warm skin tones-gold based jewelry and creamy pearls.

* Wraps- shawls, shrugs and capes look great with gowns

* Evening bag- silver or gold!

7) Entourage If you want your bridesmaids to remain your friends, consider their age, shapes, and skin tones when choosing color. Coral and teal work on just about everyone, so I suggest starting there. A good way to approach style is to let the girls pick their best silhouette and keep the dresses in the same color. With so many gowns in the stores, you don't even have to use a traditional bridesmaid dress manufacturer. Your friends will be happier too, since most likely they will be able to wear the dress again.

Also, be aware of the fabric you choose. I always try to avoid sweltering in heavy fabrics in the middle of summer or freezing in chiffon in the winter. Remember, to think about accessories including a wrap. Its your day and it is going to be lovely. Once you nail down the details, think about relaxing and letting go of the outcome. Know what you can control and what you cannot. Rain? Oh well. Grab the umbrellas. The wrong flowers? Everyone will remember you and not your bouquets. If you are calm and collected that is what people will remember. If you are hysterical or pouty, that is what they will remember. How do you want to be remembered? Beautiful bride? Or Bridezilla? In the end, it is up to you to make the wedding both magical and memorable!

A Bali Wedding Villa is the Perfect Venue For a Memorable Ceremony

Destination weddings are in - everyone following bridal trends knows that. But, what makes a destination wedding, such as a beach ceremony by sunset or a theme tropical wedding all the more special is the kind of planning that goes into making it the perfect day for the couple involved and also making the people close to them feel just as special.

For this reason, many families (and some sensitive friends too) are reportedly choosing to sign gift registries as co-presenters in granting the bride and groom with an unforgettable beach holiday package by gifting a stay at the best Bali honeymoon villas as a wedding present, reveal lifestyle magazines. This change in perspective comes by way of more discerning global travelers realizing the need to gift a newly wedded couple the most precious commodity in today's days of hectic and frenzied living. The luxury, comforts and understated elegance of the top-end Bali wedding villa packages on offer currently then, proves to combine all the necessary hotel amenities minus any of the intrusive presence of too many staff members or guests sharing facilities.

Also, typically, only a very intimate circle of family or friends is handpicked for attending a destination wedding because of the cost involved in flying everyone in and arranging for their stay. So, this allows the couple involved to indulge themselves a little more in planning their honeymoon a lot more lavishly than they would have been able to, had they organized a ceremony back home as opposed to a luxury Bali wedding villa.

Therefore, the savings from keeping the guest list limited can be directed towards leasing a more personal and lasting way to make memories, building intimacy and warmth and enjoying being served on hand and foot. That's courtesy the professionally trained, but friendly in-house staff at the Bali honeymoon villas property, the best looking into the personal interests and medical/dietary requirements of guests at the time of booking, so the kitchen is stocked with these vital items before the guests arrive.

With such thoughtfulness going into making the guests enjoy the most cherished time of their lives, it is no surprise that a Bali wedding villa package ranks high on the list of those looking to holiday and honeymoon in style, comfort, luxury and with their own private beach space!

That these offer definitely more elbow room is clear from the features on offer, such as attached private garden and lap pool/sun deck. However, it is advisable to look into certain basic features if wanting the perfect ambiance of a private beach ceremony and post-ceremony celebrations in the venue of choice. As, a Bali wedding villa should grant you not just more space, but more amenities and a place that makes the wedded couple and any guests of theirs, feel more at home than any hotel complex.

After all, what's a romantic escape without the elements of romance? So, look for your type of size and decor of the villas - canopy beds, Jacuzzi bathrooms, chef-on-call etc. - to set the tone for intimacy and fun. The best Bali honey villas, will offer these features and more!

Different Types of Bridal Wedding Accessories

Bridal wedding accessories are one of the most important parts of the wedding preparation for a bride. This is a day when the bride wants to look most beautiful. All the bridesmaids and maid of honour accompany the bride like fairies escorting their queen. But to make the dream come true, you need to be extra careful to plan everything beforehand. From the smallest detail of a hairpin to major important elements like the wedding ring - everything contributes to the orderly presence of the graceful lady of the day.

But before you organize, you need to know about different types of wedding accessories for brides. Without a detailed list of everything you need for the bridal party, you will not be able to make the day perfect. So here is little help and information on wedding accessory for a bride that will help you truly enjoy the most beautiful day of your life.

· Accessories for the brides

The list of wedding accessory for brides is long and full of small and intricate details. It starts from the beautiful bridal gowns, which is considered among one of the most unique wedding accessories for the bride. The fine satin white dress draping the beautiful lady comes decorated with fine lace and silver works. It is accompanied with bridal veils of lace and shiny stone works. The white satin gloves or the lace gloves cover the hands which will be embraced with the eternal ring. The bridal hair accessories include bridal tiara, designers' hair pins and clips.

These wedding accessories also incorporate bridal shoes, which are available from branded designers in a wide range of colors, size and styles. One can access online wedding accessories sites to find suitable bridal wedding accessory quite easily. The wedding jewelry set for the bride is also another important part of the accessories. The smaller elements like garters, handkerchiefs, fashion accessories, purse and bags should not be overlooked either.

The arrangement becomes complete with a ready at hand bridal emergency kit. This kit should be prepared with an additional set of tights and stockings, needles and strings, make - up set, tissues, safety pin and scissors, tampon, flip-flops, comb, hair pins, hairspray, perfume , etc.

· Accessories for the flower girls and for showering

The flower girls carry flower petals in beautiful baskets. So you can go for pink or red rose petals and a set of cute and glamorous flower baskets. You can always go for personalised wedding accessories in case of designing your own custom flower buckets. For the showering tradition you can use confetti, confetti cones, flower petals, bird seeds, bubbles etc.

· Accessories for the ring bearer

Selection of the ring is very important. Choose the ring with all your love, passion and taste for style and elegance. This is a part of the accessories that will remain with you all your life. Also do not forget the ring bearer pillow to carry the ring in a graceful manner. The ring bearer pillow should also be chosen keeping in mind the design and appeal of the ring.

· Accessories for the bridal party

The bridal party accessories include special gifts for the maid of honour, bridesmaid, flower girls and every one accompanying the bride. The wedding accessories for a bride remain incomplete without the expression of her warm appreciation for the bridal party guests. Make a bridal party itinerary to keep everyone aware of the marriage programs taking place and their role in it.

With this basic information you can now plan your purchases and look for affordable wedding accessories. Careful planning and research will help you gather the right bridal wedding accessories that will make your day perfect.

The History of the White Wedding Dress

As a youngster -- or perhaps even as an adult -- have you ever sat dreamily imagining yourself in a fairytale wedding dress, about to marry your very own Prince Charming? And, what colour is the wedding dress? The chances are it's a white one. Millions of girls and women that dream of the perfect marriage have a vision of the perfect white wedding dress in their minds. But why white? Where did this tradition come from?

Women Haven't Always Been Marrying in White

In fact, in the grand scheme of things, the tradition isn't even all that old. The white wedding dress of today is deep-seated tradition, and for many is worn to signify virtue as well as uphold tradition. Millions -- in fact billions -- of women all over the world start thinking about the perfect white wedding gown before they have even found the perfect partner.

Britain is a place that is rife with traditions and legends, so it is little wonder that the tradition of the white wedding dress was started by the English Monarchy. It was the wedding of Queen Victoria that spawned the interest and popularity of white wedding dresses as we know them today.

Queen Victoria married Albert of Saxe in 1840, and wore what would then have been considered a flamboyant white gown. Of course, this did not start the tradition immediately; however, many women saw this as a statement of class and style, and copied the Queen by also getting married in white.

The white wedding dress in those days had nothing to do with being virtuous -- it was all about wealth. Getting married in a white, extravagant gown was a sign that you could afford to buy a dress that you would never be able to wear again because of its style and colour (whites were not easy to clean in those days as they are today!).

Of course, women still continued to be married in various colours and styles of dress -- it was only the vain and the wealthy that insisted on white to follow in the footsteps of the wealthy Monarch. However, during Edwardian times, the white wedding dress once more soared to new heights of popularity, as Coco Chanel unveiled its new knee-length white wedding dress, complete with extravagant train.

Even so, with the depression that followed World War I and the approach of World War II, many women continued to make do with whatever type of dress they could afford, and this went on for decades. Some women would marry in a short white informal wedding dress, which could then be dyed and used as an everyday dress. Again, it was only the fabulously wealthy that could really afford to splurge on an elaborate gown.

However, from the 1950s onwards, as the world watched Hollywood stars, royalty and members of high society get wed in stunning white gowns, the tradition of white became signed and sealed.

Wedding Dresses of Different Colours: A bit of folklore

As with many other things in life, there is much folklore and legend surrounding the various other colours that brides have been known to wed in. One old rhyme seems to sum up these notions:

    Married in white, you have chosen all right. Married in green, ashamed to be seen. Married in red, you will wish yourself dead.Married in blue, you will always be true.Married in yellow, ashamed of your fellow.Married in black, you will wish yourself back.Married in pink, your spirits will sink

Of course, most people will think nothing of this poem, apart from the fact that each colour has been coupled with a meaning that just happened to rhyme very well. We all know that there are plenty of people that have married in pinks, blues and every other colour, and have enjoyed a long and happy marriage. And we certainly know that there are plenty of people that have married in white, who have not prospered quite so well.

Ordering Your Wedding Dress Online

Luckily, legend and folklore has given way to individuality in recent years, and brides now enjoy getting married in the colour of their choice. Both celebrities and everyday women have injected their wedding dresses with their own sense of style and personality, and we have seen women marrying in colours ranging from delicate ivory to deepest red and even black.

Royalty and high society still tend to favour the tradition of marrying in white. However, since simply wearing a white wedding gown can no longer mark their stature due to the availability of the white wedding dress, they now do this by infusing the dress with the most expensive silks, pearls and material possible, making it worth a king's ransom by the time it is finished.

Luckily, we don't all have to pay a fortune to look stunning for our wedding day, and there is now so much choice in colour, style, material and design that we can get married looking just the way we want -- and without having to sell all of our worldly possessions to do so!

The Internet is a great source for wedding dresses. You can enjoy excellent value for your money and unrivalled choice, enabling you to achieve just the look and theme that you want for your special day. Whether you want a full-on white gown with all the trimmings, a simple and elegant ivory dress, an informal yet classy wedding dress or something totally unique in a rich, vibrant colour, the Internet will provide you with access to the perfect choice.

You will enjoy access to a wide range of dress styles online, including:

  • Traditional wedding gowns
  • Informal wedding dresses
  • Designer wedding dresses
  • Coloured wedding gowns
  • Gothic or medieval style wedding gowns
  • Short wedding dresses
  • Long wedding dresses

You can also select from a wide choice of material, so you can feel and look as stunning as you dare, and with the great quality available online you can cherish your special dress for years to come -- perhaps even pass it down to future generations.

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Purple amethyst and 10 karat yellow gold blend harmoniously in this gemstone ring. This magnificent ring showcases a faceted oval of purple amethyst (February's birthstone), mounted in a four-prong setting with spiral rope texturing and decorative gallery work below. Genuine diamond accents (.02 cttw) enhance the shoulders of the polished yellow gold band, which tapers in back for comfort. This is a very elegant and regal look, and a beautiful gift idea for someone with a February birthday. Detail

White Gold White Sapphire & Pink Tourmaline Drop Dangle Earrings

14k White Gold White Sapphire & Pink Tourmaline Drop Dangle Earrings (1/2 cttw). Detail

PearlsOnly Kristine White 8-9mm AAA Japanese Akoya Pearl Pendant

Pure elegance. A single large Akoya cultured pearl on a beautiful yellow gold chain - just beautiful! Investment grade quality and a lifetime of enjoyment - only offered by Japanese Akoya Pearls - grown in the cold waters off the coast of Japan where the cold water slows down the growing process - resulting in shine and luster that cannot be duplicated. All of our Akoya pearls are certified by the Japan Pearl Exporters Association to ensure the strictest of standards. Detail

White Gold Blue and White Diamond 3-Stone Ring

Shimmering diamonds (1/4 cttw) accent the center ornament and split shank of this stylish ring, made from polished 10 karat white gold. This design makes a beautiful promise ring or a fashionable accent piece. The bright tone of white gold provides the perfect complement to a diamond's cool sparkle. Detail

Yellow Gold Four Prong 7x5mm Oval Garnet Stud Earrings

These rich red garnet stud earrings are fancy yet classic with a 14k yellow gold setting and an ideal everyday style. The oval 7x5mm gemstones are deep cabernet red with an earthy brown tint and strong color saturation. Popular and durable 14k yellow gold is used for the push backs and the 4-prong settings that secure the facet-cut garnet. Unlike other gemstones, garnets are natural beauties whose consistently deep color needs no manipulating. As an extra added attraction, garnets change shades between daylight and artificial light. January’s birthstone is associated with imagination and inspiration, and is said to signify truth and faith. Particularly for the uninhibited woman, these dainty garnet earrings add a radiant touch for all seasons and reasons. Detail

Yellow Gold 9-10mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace

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Tuxedo And Wedding Dress Ideas

A traditional black tuxedo would be perfectly appropriate. I would recommend a single breasted jacket at the suit length (no coattails). Because it is an afternoon wedding, I would recommend a vest and tie rather than a bowtie and cummerbund or ascot.

As for colors, you may want to put the guys all in claret-colored vests (and potentially having the groom's with a pattern and the groomsmen without) or you may want to have the groom's vest in ivory and the groomsmen in claret. Go to your local tuxedo shop and play around with various combinations until you find one you like the best.

Yes, I think having the ties be the same color would be ideal. However, you may want to have a little pattern on either the vest or the tie using the same colors to jazz it up a little. Personally, I like the look of the patterned vests with solid color ties but that is just me. Any combination would be appropriate.

I think the blush shoes would be lovely with your dress, especially since it has blush accents. Bridal shoes can be as fun and formal as the bride likes it is entirely up to her discretion. Some brides wear flip-flops, sneakers, combat boots, etc. under their dresses. I had a white wedding dress with beading all over it, giving it a very sparkly appearance.

My wedding colors were silver/platinum and baby blue. I chose light silver colored shoes because I really liked the shoes and I thought they went well with the sparkly aspect of my dress (not to mention were in our wedding colors). So feel free to get the shoes.

Just make sure to walk in them a bit to make sure they're comfortable. Once you buy them, break them in a good bit as well so they'll be comfortable for the reception. My shoes had a 2 1/2" heel (I'm 5'4" and my husband is 6'3") but I was perfectly comfortable dancing the entire reception because I had broken them in a bit by walking around my house a few weeks beforehand.

For a 'traditional' formal daytime wedding, the groom can wear a "morning suit" which consists of a cutaway coat, striped trousers, white wing shirt, gray vest and an ascot or four-in-hand tie. The groom's attendants and both fathers should be similarly outfitted, though they can choose different ties from that of the groom.

For a contemporary ultra formal daytime wedding, the groom may select a cutaway, stroller or tuxedo jacket. Fathers should be dressed in matching cutaways or tuxedos. If the groom wears a cutaway, he may still have the other wedding party members dressed in a stroller so the groom will stand out.

Obviously he can also have a matching vest (waistcoat) and or tie/cravat in the colors of your MOH etc.

In these modern times, color doesn't indicate the 'formality' of clothing when it comes to weddings. In all honesty, black isn't going to complement the colors your friend has picked. You can get some very smart suits in chocolate brown.

Tell you what, if you can give me the gowns style number and make and I will take a look at the gown. I can then advise you a little better in reference to suits and what would complement well.

Wedding Dresses - Designer Wedding Dresses - Plus Size Wedding Dresses

The biggest day of your life will be the day you start shopping for wedding dresses and beautiful wedding gowns. Wedding dresses come in a vast range of styles, colors and fits, you’ll need a plan to make sure you choose the correct one for you. Wedding dresses come with their own unique glossary of terms (or jargon, as you may want to call it). Wedding dresses are usually white, but there are many shades ranging from pure white to ivory. Your sister and mother will probably want to shop with you for your wedding dresses that you select and your wedding gowns will be all lined up for try on when you go to your first bridal dresses store. Bridal gowns are easy to find in all sizes and style and your wedding dresses final selection will be your choice completely. No matter what, choose from many wedding gowns to know that your final selection of wedding dresses is the one you really want to make.

Some ivory wedding dresses have yellow undertones, making them look creamy; some are just a "quiet" white. If you have yellow or olive undertones yellow-ivory wedding dresses may not be best for you. Informal wedding dresses are in high demand and extremely popular. Informal wedding dresses are chosen primarily by women who want something simple and comfortable, yet still elegant and enchanting at the same time. If you take the phrase "informal wedding dresses" and envision a gown that is unpretentious, relaxed, graceful and classy.

Designer wedding dresses are the best choice for women with unique styling and sizing needs. Designer wedding dresses offer brides the ability to stand apart from the crowd. Designer wedding dresses are also being fashioned to meet full figured women's specific needs and desires. Many designers realize that 50% of American women are a size 14 or larger -- and therefore they are now creating beautiful plus size wedding dresses in a range of gorgeous fabrics and styles. Often women seeking full figure wedding dresses turn to designer gown makers to ensure an appropriate fit and selection of styles. Designer wedding dresses in plus sizes are often highly sought after within the designers dress and gown market. Today's beautiful designer wedding dresses come in every imaginable design, style and color. Designer wedding dresses offer the perfect fit, whereas traditional gowns typically have to be altered to suit a woman's unique shape and size. If you have any questions you will find that the consultants and wedding dress design couturiers are helpful and extremely knowledgeable as they are all professionally trained as to how true designer wedding dresses or bridesmaid dresses should be fitted.

Wedding Hair Accessories and How to Use Them

Wedding hair accessories in the UK can be bought in a variety of styles. On her wedding day a bride wants to look her most beautiful. Buying wedding hair accessories correctly can only add to that beauty. You want to make sure that you know the correct standards for selecting wedding accessories. Now, let's take a look at some of the most popular ones for the hair and how they can look stunning at a wedding ceremony.

A Bride Couldn't Do Without Bridal Hair Accessories

Bridal hair jewellery such as the popular shells and crystals is generally either put all through the coiffure or surrounding it. These pieces are made of diamonds, pearls, crystals, rhinestones and are fasten to the coiffure by the use of a small entwine of corkscrew, or a favourite pin. Generally they are used for a wedding with a beach theme. The crystals provide a look which will be adored by all.

Bridal hair accessories are striking elements of the wedding ceremony. A very special one is the bridal veil. This precious accessory can be selected from five varieties of lengths. The veils which hang to shoulder length are most appropriate for civil wedding ceremonies, due to the simpler look which makes them more suitably matched to the outfits worn in these types of ceremonies. Elbow length wedding veils look best with dresses which have no train. Chapel length veils are more appropriately worn with those dresses which reach to the floor. Veils such as the cathedral length style are designed to be worn at formal wedding ceremonies. Lastly, fingertip veils can be worn with any style of bridal gown.

UK Wedding Hair Accessories made for the Simpler Look

Wedding hair combs, wedding hair pins, and wedding hair clips are all fitting for the simpler look. The wedding accessory most frequently used at a ceremony is the hair comb. It is suitable for most hair types and styles. It is easy to buy these hair combs because of the availability in UK stores. Such styles as butterfly and flower designs are very popular, as are the smaller hair combs. Wedding hair clips are examples of other popular hair accessories worn in UK wedding ceremonies.

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Bridal Jewelry for the Winter Season

Winter is one of the most gorgeous times of year, especially where it snows. That makes winter weddings, some of the most romantic and beautiful. Brides who get married in the winter seasons, may not be using the bright springy colors in their bridal and bridesmaid jewelry, but they have a whole new pallet to choose from. Winter bridal jewelry can be some of the most luxurious and rich of all of the seasons of bridal jewelry.

When it comes down to it, winter whites make great wedding whites! For the bride that is wearing the white or off white bridal gown, beautiful and traditional pearls are perfect for your winter bridal jewelry. Not only are pearls very traditional for bridal jewelry selections, they match the theme of the year, looking their best. The white of the pearl matched with beautiful skin tones, match perfectly with the wedding jewelry theme of the season. Winter is white, what could be better than beautiful white winter bridal jewelry.

If pearls are just not for you and your bridal jewelry selection, then swarovski crystals are a great option as well. With so many color options available, finding that crystal clear or white tones of swarovski bridal jewelry is easy. The crystal bridal jewelry selection still matches the winter bridal jewelry theme. With winter weather comes snowflakes and icicles. Nothing is more sparkly and elegant as the swarovski crystal bridal jewelry you can find in bridal boutiques across the country and online.

For one of the most glamorous and striking bridal jewelry combinations for winter is the combination of both white pearls and swarovski crystals. Putting these two together, makes for the perfect complimented winter bridal jewelry. You will have the best of both worlds, beautiful pearl bridal jewelry combined with gorgeous swarovski crystal bridal jewelry.

Don’t forget about the winter bridesmaid jewelry for your bridesmaids. With winter comes many lush and rich color choices. Of course there is the ever popular hunter greens and ruby reds. These make for wonderful winter Christmas season bridal jewelry selections. Deep burgundies and maroons, as well as royal blue and persimmons are also beautiful choices.

Let the color pallet of winter help you decide what style and color of bridal jewelry you will wear. The winter season brings on such a romantic and special air, that a winter wedding is perfect for the season. In the end, find winter bridal jewelry that matches you, your gown, your personality and of course your wedding colors and theme.