Find the Perfect Gemstone Wedding Ring or Band

With the end of the winter season finally on the horizon, you know wedding season is just around the corner. There will, without a doubt, be a flurry of engagements being fulfilled this spring, summer and fall. And while many future husbands fretted over choosing the right engagement ring, probably mulling over it for months, choosing the right wedding band might be a simple afterthought. But consider this; that wedding band will be a piece of jewelry that will be worn a lifetime, so it does need to be perfect indeed. So we urge you to put as much effort into discovering the perfect gemstone wedding ring or band as you did shopping the engagement ring.

With the sheer volume of wedding rings and bands out there, shopping the right one might seem somewhat overwhelming. You have traditional choices, like our Cameo Band, or you can be more contemporary and choose something like our Radiant Band. Each perfect in their own special ways.

While it is nice to have a wedding band that complements the engagement ring, don’t lose any sleep if they are not perfectly matched. You must realize they are two separate rings that represent two different life events, so it is fine if you can see the distinction.

It is also important to consider how the wedding band will sit with the engagement ring. We recommend you discover a wedding band that is similar in width to the engagement ring so that though they are different, one does not dominate the finger.

These are just a few thoughts to take into consideration when choosing the perfect wedding band. Pay us a visit again  and we will offer even more tips on choosing the right wedding band.

Please visit www.azeera.com to find the perfect wedding rings and fully customize them to make them yours.

 

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3 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Elope to The Wild West

When it comes to saving money, the couple on a budget should consider saving lots of money with a budget-friendly elopement. Formal weddings can be an absolute nightmare, both to plan and to financially recover after. From planning every single detail to making sure everything goes off without a hitch, it can get overwhelming. Let the professionals at The Mission Chapel in The Wild West of Cave Creek, Arizona take care of all your special details!

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You Can Save For The Bigger Stuff

Our elopement packages are affordable so that you can save money to spend on other large-ticket items, like traveling the world for the honeymoon you’ve always wanted. For you, having the ability to buy your dream house or pay off college debt is a much better use of your money than spending a fortune on just one day.

Budget-Friendly Wedding Packages

The Mission Chapel is a true hidden gem when it comes to finding the perfect place to elope in the US. There are very few places that offer similar savings along with ‘bang for your buck’ when it comes to your wedding day.

Hold a chic western wedding on a weekday for as little as $175. The perfect small ceremony is only $350 and includes up to 13 guests (in addition to the Bride and Groom). There are even ala carte menu items that feature videography, bridal bouquets, and photography. This may be one of the best deals in the country for a small wedding!

Truly Lovely Photography

The rustic charm found at The Mission Chapel is unbeatable. It’s the place to go for stunning wild-west vistas:

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and simple western elegance:

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Finding fun photography for the off-beat and electic couple is no trouble at all:

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5 Reasons to Use Online Invitations for Your Occasions

A party is a party, irrespective of whether the invitation for it is made of paper or is an online one. Wouldn’t you agree? Yet, traditionalists balk at the thought of sending out an invitation over email. Once you get used to the fact that online invitations can be as effective as printed ones, you will also realize that there are several benefits of choosing them over paper ones.

  1. A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

In today’s economic environment, everyone is looking at cutting costs, and using paperless invitations is a good option for doing that. If you compare the expenses of procuring, printing and delivering paper cards, online invitations win hands down in terms of making a saving.

  1. A Greener Alternative

Every time you opt for online invitations, you won’t feel guilty about the number of trees that went into making the paper for the cards. With eco-friendliness gaining momentum worldwide, paperless invitations are a good way to increase your green quotient. Besides cutting down on paper consumption, online invitations also eliminate the need for using transport to deliver the cards.

  1. Beautiful Customized Designs

The advantage that paper invitations have of unique, beautifully designed, customized cards, now extends to online invitations as well. Many sites have a range of designs that are specifically created and optimized for email. In addition, these can be personalized to suit themes or occasions to make them special. They also look more professional than hand written paper invitations, especially when you are using them for an office party or any other formal occasion.

  1. Easy to Edit

Quite often, you get a paper invitation printed, only to face the nightmare of having to order a reprint to correct a misspelt word or alter an unforeseen change in the date or time. With email invitations, editing takes just a few minutes. What’s more, you can make the changes on your own computer screen.

  1. Save Precious Time

The best part of using online invitations is that they are quick. In addition to cutting down the time spent in designing, printing and mailing paper cards, email invitations also save on response time. They reach inboxes within minutes of being sent. Similarly, RSVP messages are received almost instantly, making it easier to get a fix on the final number of guests.

Like it or not, email invitations are setting a trend in the way parties are organized more efficiently. With paperless invitations gaining popularity, they could soon replace invitation cards altogether and become the new tradition.

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Hot Destination Wedding Tips!

So you’ve decided to ditch the traditional hometown wedding to run off to some exotic island with your beloved. Times have changed and destination weddings are no longer limited to a sandy beach. Places like Rome and Paris are also very popular destinations.

Although destination weddings are not considered traditional, there are still proper wedding etiquette guidelines to follow. The goal of wedding etiquette is to show your guests that you love and respect them and that you truly value their involvement in your special day. Wedding etiquette tips

  1. Guests should get at least eight to twelve months notice. This is important because it will give your guests enough time to decide whether or not they can afford to or be able to make proper arrangements to attend.

2. Is the bride and groom required to pay for the travel expenses and hotel accommodation for their guests? According to wedding etiquette it’s not a requirement. I’m pretty confident that most people are aware that they would be responsible for their own expenses.

  1. What additional information should be given to guests? Do provide your guests with information about area attractions. I would encourage you to include hotels and restaurants at different price points so your guests have options and this will allow you to not offend any of your guests.
  1. Is a wedding planner necessary? I highly recommend hiring one especially one who is knowledgeable about your specific location. This will save you a lot of time as he or she can guide you on things like documentation requirements and may be able to get you some special perks and discounts.

These are just a few of the more important things you need to know about Destination Wedding Etiquette from http://www.eventconnoisseur.com/

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The ‘Hidden Costs’ Behind Your Outdoor Wedding

Whether you realize it yet or not, your outdoor wedding has a whole host of different costs which an indoor wedding doesn’t. Obviously organizing a wedding is all about preparation to ensure you can get everything you want at good prices.

Unfortunately for many, these hidden costs associated with outdoor weddings tend to creep up on couples and consequently end up giving their bank accounts a nasty sting late on in the day. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, here are the most common hidden costs lingering in the shadows of an outdoor wedding.

Power

Probably the most important of the hidden costs, power is needed for things as important as catering or the DJ’s equipment right down to the pretty little fairy lights you’ve considered to lace running around the walls of the marquee.

Hidden Cost

It’s less the problem that people entirely forget it exists, and more that they are ill prepared. Having a “I’ll just get a few extension cables running from the nearby house” attitude is very likely to bring your whole big day to its knees, so planning some proper power solutions is your best bet.

Solution

Thankfully there are lots of companies which specialise in powering sizeable outdoor events, companies like Event Electrix. These guys do anything from a lawn party right up to music festivals so will have no trouble getting your outdoor wedding looking bright and beautiful all day and all night.

Waste

No matter whether you are having an indoor or outdoor wedding, there is always going to be plenty of waste following an enjoyable and indulgent evening for all.

Hidden Cost

Obviously for an indoor event, the venue’s staff can deal with it, however in the case of an outdoor event, its quite easy to assume grabbing a £1 roll of black bin liners will do the trick come the special day. In fact, there is so much more waste than you can imagine, food, drink and confetti are just the tip of the iceberg.

Solution

Depending on your budget, you have a fairly comfortable budget, it might be worth employing a couple of people to keep on top of the rubbish, or even come and clean up the following day. If your budget is slightly slimmer, why not just hire some large bins from places like Biffa, then get some friends and family to help you clear up the mess the morning after.

Elbow Grease

Similarly, to the issue with waste, something which only exists with outdoor events is the extra labour needed to prepare everything.

Hidden Cost

With indoor venues, obviously the staff will always be on hand to help you shift anything such as tables, music equipment and so on. The obvious problem with an outdoor event is that everything that will exist at the wedding must be at some point constructed. From toilets to the marquee, from the stage to the alter, there is so much to consider.

Solution

Companies which supply things like marquees can sometimes have hidden costs for the erection of their marquees so is is something to consider when booking. When it comes to staging, do your homework and find the cheapest option, it might work out better to employ a local scaffolding company to pop up a makeshift stage rather than hire one specifically.

If you are particularly strapped for cash, see what help you can get from friends in the lifting and carrying of everything from A to B.

Heat

The obvious reason to plan an outdoor wedding is to enjoy the beautiful summer weather on your special day.

Hidden Cost

The clear problem with summer of course is that it gets cold once the sun goes down. There isn’t much way of improving the conditions of a chilly marquee other than investing in some outdoor heating equipment.

Solution

Clearly buying a couple of cheap plug in heaters from your local DIY outlet just isn’t going to do, however luckily there are plenty of outdoor heating specialists around to take this worry off your hands. Companies like Event Heat have a range of different heating solutions for all kinds of outdoor events, and most appropriately for this situation, have some eye catching deals too.

With all these hidden costs now accounted for, hopefully you’ll be able to budget your wedding down to the very last place mat or piece of confetti so that you can concentrate more on enjoying the best day of your life.

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Getting Married in Wales

For the last three years we have been planning our wedding which took place in July 2015 at Bodnant Garden in Conwy. It was the perfect setting for us as we both love the welsh countryside and plan to make our home there in the next few years.

The run up to the big day was very exciting as some of our friends were flying in from Australia where we spent time travelling. We were very fortunate to find a great company in both countries to help us with travelling arrangements, the company in Australia was bushire.com.au who collected our friends in a 32 seat bus from different locations around Melbourne and took them to the airport. The other was a coach hire company based in Wales called Select Coach Hire who collected our visitors from the airport and also arranged transport for our guests on our big day.

We held our reception at the Groes Inn, Conwy. It is a truly rustic welsh pub and Justin the boss truly deserve his 5 star AA award, the food is really superb.

Some of our friends decided to stay on for a couple of weeks as they had never visited the UK before, so we took them on a trip to Snowdon, Caenarfon Castle and finally down to London so that they could visit all of the famous sights.

Catching up with people you have met abroad in your own country is a great experience as you get to see your own country through the eyes of a visitor and how they are amazed by all of the everyday aspects that you take for granted.

It was also a great start to our married life, being able to take a tour of the UK with good friends and seeing how far we have come since we met our Australian friends during our travels.

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Top UK wedding dress designers

The UK boasts of many talented and creative fashion designers, such as CocoMio Bridal. Each of these illustrious geniuses brings their own unique ideas to the world of fashion. We’ve searched high and low to name the very best in modern bridal fashion and compiled a handy list of these leading wedding dress designers for you.

Stephanie Allin
The world famous Stephanie Allin is a modern designer who pays particular attention to exquisite and contemporary bridal style. Her signature style can be seen in Marylebone boutiques and Paris stores. This award-winning wedding dress designer will make you fall instantly in love with her magical designs.

Stella McCartney
Stella had a rocky start to her career but she soon took her position and came up with sexy bridal dresses in 2001. McCartney has managed to attract numerous high-profile celebrities upon launching her grown-up and tailored label. Her wedding dresses are perfect for the red carpet. Because Stella is a strict vegetarian, none of the materials she uses is made from fur or leather.

Suzanne Neville
Suzanne is one of the leading designers of bridal wear in Europe. All of the dresses she designs are British made. Neville adheres to traditional origins and uses modern couture techniques. The beautifully designed wedding gowns with signature bodices are suitable for slim brides. This talented designer uses only the finest silks and embroideries to create romantic bridal gowns.

Kula Tsurdiu
Kula has a passion for the iconic era and you can clearly see this in her designs. Her gowns range from figure-hugging corsetry and hand-crafted lace to many other feministic styles. She also makes custom jewellery to complement her bridal gowns.

Charlotte Balbier
Charlotte is a third-generation designer who pays particular attention to contemporary fashion. Balbier is often referred to as the modern English Rose because of her exquisite lacework designs on bridal gowns. You can also find many elegant classic cuts and satins among her wedding dresses.

Charlie Brear
Charlie Brear’s wedding dresses have appeared in many famous magazines such as Vogue and worn by Kate Moss. With a blend of classic accents and Hollywood-style glamour, Charlie’s spectacular wedding dress designs ooze elegance and are the ones to watch out for in 2016.
If you are getting married this year, consider browsing through the catalogue of these top-rated UK wedding dress designers in order to choose your perfect gown.

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Spring Wedding Dress Trends

Are you looking to celebrate your big day in the height of Spring? It’s a wonderful time of year, the days are becoming lighter, and everything around you is starting to wake from the dormant winter. It’s a fresh season, bringing with it blooms and butterflies, warmer air and sunshine. So, what styles of wedding gowns are on trend of Spring 2016?

A Nod Towards Spring…
An obvious choice to give a nod towards your spring wedding is to adorn yourself in a gown with a floral print; you could go in any direction with this option, bold and vibrant or subtle and delicate, it’s up to you. We all know the sweet sound of birdsong is one we hear during spring, so perhaps you could incorporate birds into your CocoMio wedding dress by adding some delicate plumage; you’ll look like a truly stunning bride with cascading soft feathers on the bodice or skirt of your gown. The warmer months of spring can bring in a more casual style of bride, feel free to try a cropped top look for your big day, you can still pull off looking elegant yet chic with this idea.

Something More Traditional…
The timeless and elegant fabric of lace will look stunning for a spring day, why not team numerous layers of the gorgeous material with a sexy plunge of a deep-v neckline. If you’re a traditional girl, team a satin gown with the classic Bateau neckline to keep it tasteful and elegant.

What About Colour…
The colours that surrounded the wedding runways for spring this year include subtle shades of blush, pinks and rose, which encompass the season perfectly. Also, take a peek at stonewashed shades such as shimmering silvers or gentle nudes.

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Bridesmaid Ideas for 2016

The ability to be a bridesmaid in a wedding is one of the most memorable honours of your life. So, visual impressions will obviously make a massive difference; let’s take a look at some stunning fashion statements that should be embraced throughout 2016.

The Luxury of Lace

Lace had made a comeback during 2015 and this trend is only expected to continue this year. These delicate patterns exude a subtle hint of sensuality while still embracing class and luxury. Although lace was at one time thought to be the sole privilege of the bride, this entrancing accent can indeed be employed to create a bespoke appearance within the ensemble of any bridesmaid.

Semi-Transparent Necklines

Another notable innovation this year is the inclusion of what are known as illusion necklines. These options are great ways to offer a hint of sexuality while never exposing too much to the audience. Such a pattern is also ideal for those who have been hoping to accentuate the nape of the neck and the shoulder. These cuts should be especially prevalent during the warmer months of the year.

The Freedom of Choice

In the past, all bridesmaids were expected to wear similar bridesmaid dresses. While this mirrored a certain sense of uniformity, such a display could also be interpreted as rather bland. Those women who are looking to punctuate their appearance will be pleased to know that mix-and-match designs appear to be here to stay. From different gown lengths and cuts to unique accents within a specific design, such a freedom should be a welcome change during 2016.

The Power of the Pattern

Plain white, off-white and pastel dresses have always been popular when used for a wedding. While there is little doubt that such styles will remain, there has been a notable shift towards prints and floral patterns. These are excellent options for those who are looking to break up a solid colour in a fashionable and subtle way. Of course, floral patterns are perfectly suited for the warmer months of the year and even during autumn or winter, such whimsical prints can add a bit of classy spice to any wedding.

These are some of the most pronounced trends which are expected to dominate 2016. By keeping ahead of this ever-evolving curve, any bridesmaid will be able to make the most stunning choices when they are required the most.

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Why Choose A Reclaimed Gold Wedding Ring?

Lots of fuss is always made about wedding rings, and rightfully so. They are an important symbol of love and unity between two people, and this symbol will most likely continue to be used for years and years to come. While some people are veritable jewelry aficionados, many are not, and so the idea of choosing a wedding ring can seem daunting, to say the least.

Gold is a popular choice for wedding rings as it provides a sense of classic luxury that many can appreciate. These days, lots of unfortunate stories have come to light about the precious metal industry, in terms of how these metals are sourced and what ethical issues may be at hand when purchasing them. So what’s a gold lover to do when they want a beautiful gold wedding ring on their finger, but also wants to make sure their jewelry is ethically sourced?

Enter Omi Gold – an online retailer that focuses on wedding rings that are crafted from reclaimed gold. No worries, there are no quality sacrifices when purchasing a recycled gold ring. Omi Gold’s rings are available in all the popular karatages as well as some not-so-common ones, such as 14kt, 18kt, and 20kt yellow, green, white, and rose golds.

So if you want the classic beauty of a gold ring, but none of the ethical issues, then check out Omi Gold today. The site is run by an industry veteran with years of experience that is dedicated to helping you find the perfect ring for your special day.

You can view their collection of gold rings here.

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