Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wedding Gowns, Wedding Dresses

Simple destination wedding dresses don't even have to be actual wedding dresses. If you are looking to save some money on your wedding dress, check out your department stores or Online discount dress stores for a simple white dress. Doing this may be able to help you find a dress of your dreams and save you some money so you can spend it on your honeymoon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Destination Wedding Gowns, Wedding Dresses

If you are getting married in a museum, art exhibit, or some place that is known for forward thinking fashion such as Paris, then a modern wedding dress may be for you. Unlike other styles of wedding dresses though, a modern dress can also fit in well with a beach wedding or a garden wedding, depending on the style you like. Modern destination wedding dresses are left up to the imagination and creativity of the bride.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wedding Gown, Wedding Dress Questions

Lastly, make sure that your wedding dress is comfortable. Even if you love a dress but it is the most uncomfortable thing, shop around some more to find another dress that you love and that is comfortable. No ones want to be tugging and pulling at their wedding dress during their whole wedding day. There are plenty of destination wedding dresses to choose from, so why pick one that will make you miserable on your wedding day?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Micro-mini destination wedding dresses

Micro-mini destination wedding dresses can come in a variety of shapes and styles. There are form fitting ones, loose ones, babydoll dresses, and even bubble hem dresses. If you are looking for a micro-mini wedding dress be sure that you try on the different styles to see which one best fits your body shape and is appropriate for your wedding. Some minidresses may look really nice on a model or on the hanger, but don't do you justice when you try it on.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wedding Gowns, Wedding Dresses

There are some brides that have dreamed about their wedding dress since they were a little girl. Some brides when they think of their dream wedding dress, they envision sparkles, glitter, and gleam. Don't let a destination wedding stop you from having the wedding dress of your dreams.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Modern destination wedding dresses can be a little hard to describe, as they are forever changing and staying ahead of the times. Right now, features like an oversized bow, or a pleated skirt can be considered for the modern wedding dress. Other special features on modern wedding dresses may include geometric patterns, metallic hues, chunky embellishments, or even a simple sheath dress paired with a belt or sash to give it that extra edge.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wedding Gowns, Wedding Dancing

Wedding Dancing by Robin Lord
For those who have not seen Austin Powers, the word "mojo," which originally meant "a charm or spell," now means either "sex appeal" or "a touch of magic or charm." I use it in the latter sense to refer to the celebratory appeal of weddings, and most particularly to impressions drawn during the recent attendance of my niece's wedding.

I must confess that I tend to zone out during such occasions, so nothing seemed unusual as the finery of the crowd settled into the pews, and the bride beamed up the aisle to meet with the reverend's sincere and passionate guidance toward the promises of marriage. But at one point during the recitation of the vows, the bride — my niece — politely barked "Say it to me" at the groom, who smiled contritely and complied. The crowd's laughter and the reverend's smile stirred my complacency into a condition of curiosity, and that was when I decided to observe the occasion in light of its "mojo" factor.

It struck me that a bride sees her vows as a promise of devotion, while a groom sees his, at least in part, as a loss of freedom. My own observation is that a bride usually presents herself with vivacity and poise, while a groom often projects nervousness and doubt. As for this particular bride, her charismatic smile and air of confidence seemed potent enough to quickly and irrevocable dissipate whatever traces of anxiety the groom may have temporarily encountered. One could not help but admire her infectious magnetism. To describe it would be tedious, so suffice it to say that she cheered the hall first with warmth and then with humor, and it set the tone for the remainder of the day.

A backyard photo session immediately followed, and I was afforded the opportunity to check out the bride's new ring, which appeared to present enough "carat" mojo to please both matrimonial and compensatory needs. From there, it was on to the reception, the locale of which seemed exceedingly remote, but then, at my age, breaching the town line is beyond convenient. It was dark by the time Mother and I crossed the bridge into Salem, and the sketchy directions on the invitation put us somewhere south of our destination, which was emblazoned in fancy letters as the "Hawthorne Hotel."

Directions in broken English from a foreign vendor delivered us just outside the square, and a dog-walking gentleman directed us toward the hotel marquis, but after circling twice around the block, I realized that the parking garage was my only option. Guiding Mother's slow, unsteady pace down the ramp onto a dark cobblestone path and then along two blocks of uneven sidewalk left my celebratory mojo at a low point. I escorted her across the street, through the lobby and to the powder room.

The sequence of festivities is somewhat sketchy, but I remember how the best man's toast carried a "welcome to the family" motif, whereas the maid of honor's toast focused more on keeping the groom in line. As a lifelong confidante of the bride, it was her job to point out (albeit much more diplomatically) how the groom was one lucky (expletive for "dude"), and how he would need to answer to her — the maid of honor — if he strayed from the straight and narrow. Her "friendship" mojo gets high marks in my book, but more importantly, her presentation was potent enough to give our side the tactical advantage.

Out on the dance floor the ladies' moves would have invoked accusations of demonic possession during centuries past, but most of the men moved with rigor. What was missing was "Dancin' Harry" (the nickname for my departed dad), whose moves can best be described as "devilish." The ladies at the table invited me to dance, but my "boogie" mojo had vanished some years back when I stopped drinking. Nowadays, I would rather streak naked through the streets than display my lack of mojo on the dance floor. I preferred to observe, and I was impressed with how the mojo of "Dancing Queen" has held up through decades' worth of weddings.

As the hour drew late and I readied Mother to leave, I thought about giving the bride a send-off hug so that some of her "vivacity" mojo might rub off on me, but then I realized that it could work the other way around and some of my "grumpy old man" mojo might rub off on her. Better to let sleeping dogs Viewpoint
Robin Lord

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wedding Photography Survival Tips: The Preparation

Written by Christina N Dickson, portrait photographer and instructor for the Institute in Photographic Studies.

To the inexperienced photographer, the first wedding is that single most daunting event that stands as Mt. Everest in one’s profession. It is a feat that could define success or failure for the rest of one’s career. Much preparation is required. Much focus is essential. Much passion is critical.
Every detail of the day is important. The clothes. The favors. The people. Tensions are high. Schedules are tight. Emotions are charged. A wedding shoot is not the time to test one’s people skills or experiment with portraits. It is a day that an experienced photographer must practice everything he or she has ever known.
However, each wedding photographer has had a “first time”. On this day, the photographer discovers the key to thriving in the world of wedding photography: An ability to take the unpredictable in stride and thrive amidst challenges.
What does this look like to an inexperienced wedding photographer? How does a novice go about capturing beautiful shots in unpredictable and varied settings? With a little bit of hard work, these 8 tips will help you cover essential preparations for a successful wedding shoot.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wedding Dress Styles, Wedding Gowns

The first option is the lace wedding dress that has the floral pattern on it. The dress can be all lace or just have certain areas on the wedding gown that are made of a floral patterned lace. This may be for the bride who still wants that romantic and classic style but also wants to be trendy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wedding Gowns, Wedding Dresses

A one-shoulder wedding dress can be casual or formal. They can be a great option for a beach wedding with a casual feeling. On the other hand, find a princess style one-shoulder gown and it could very well fit into a more formal garden or museum wedding.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Destination Wedding Gowns, Wedding Dresses

Goddess destination wedding dresses are not just for beach weddings. They can be worn for all kinds of different destinations weddings as they work well in just about any setting. They would look fabulous at a garden wedding, but would also work well with a traditional church wedding.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lace Wedding Gowns

Not all lace dresses are the same. In fact, it would be rather hard to find two destination wedding dresses that are made from the same pattern of lace and have the same design. You can chose from a wedding dress that is made up of all lace fabric, or one that has accents of lace throughout the dress. The dress may have a lace top that goes into a chiffon bottom. Or maybe you want a long sleeved wedding gown for an outdoor fall wedding. In this case you can find a dress that has lace sleeves to add elegance to the dress

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wedding Gown, Wedding Dresses - Styles

When you think of a goddess inspired wedding dress, the first picture that may come to mind is a long white fluid dress that has the hint of sparkle details by the bust line. This is the typical Greek goddess wedding dress. What some brides may not know before they go wedding dress shopping, is that nowadays there are tons of different variations on this style of dress. It has become a very popular style of dress and not just with wedding dresses.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bridal Gowns, Wedding Gowns - Shopping

Give yourself plenty of time to shop for your wedding dress. Don't wait until weeks before the wedding to start your shopping. Unless you are having a wedding that is being planned in less than two months, you should start shopping for your wedding dress at least 3 months before the wedding. If you plan on ordering your wedding gown, then you may need at least 16 weeks for the dress to come in.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wedding Dress Types

If you were to look at several wedding dress designer's collections, you are bound to find at least one minidress in each collection. Since most destination weddings are more casual, mini-destination wedding dresses are being seen at more and more destination weddings. One would not wear a minidress to a church ceremony, but may have no problem wearing one to a beach wedding. Some brides who are having church ceremonies are changing their dress and partying the night away in their micro-mini wedding dress instead of their formal one.