Archive: January 2013

Short Wedding Dress
31 Jan 2013

Why Would You Wear A Short Wedding Dress?

The short wedding dress is back on ramps. Not excessively so, but with the current Twenties influence, short is no longer relegated to beach weddings. Summer fashion is peppered with leg-baring, skirt flaring, ...

30 Jan 2013

Latest Fashion Ideas For Weddings

2013 brings with it a set of new, pretty, gentle ideas for brides and wedding looks. Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction: The colour mint They call it the colour mint but actually it's a little ...

Bronze Body
29 Jan 2013

Bronzing Your Bod For The Big Day

The first and last time I used fake tan was the night before flying off on a beach holiday on Bulgaria's coastline. Back then I knew little about bronzing other than I had to do something about my seriously white ...

Burnadene and Riaan
28 Jan 2013

La Promesse Events Creates The Perfect Day For Burnadene and Riaan

Mirroring the personalities of the bride and groom, Burnadene and Riaan requested their wedding to be classic, elegant and fun. They wanted an inviting ambiance with a fairy-light skyline and beach front setting for ...

Wedding Make-Up
28 Jan 2013

Bridal Beauty Tips – The Value Of Hindsight

It's interesting to speak to past brides and find out what beauty tips they would give to others – there are a few. Who else would advise you to stash wet wipes in the loos for when you want to freshen up, ...

25 Jan 2013

Five Simple Yet Elegant DIY Table Pieces

While elaborate centrepieces constructed out of intricately woven flowers and ribbons certainly have their place in the wedding industry, these time-heavy decorations can prove to be a little much for those brides who ...

Getting Pretty
24 Jan 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Getting Pretty!

With officially less than 100 days to go, I’ve started paying a little more attention to my beauty, skincare and overall health habits. While I’ve always taken reasonably good care of my outsides, every bride-to-be ...

Focus on Photographs
24 Jan 2013

Focusing on the Photographs

It goes without saying that when it comes to your wedding day the photographs taken are your most precious commodity since they hold within them the evidence of one of the most important days of your life. In ...

23 Jan 2013

Block Booking Hotel Rooms For Your Wedding Guests

If your wedding guests include at least a couple of out-of-towners then offer them the option of a room in a local hotel. You can assess the hotel for them, probably get a discount for a 'block' booking, and make it ...

22 Jan 2013

Are Diamonds A Waste Of Money?

According to Ira Weissman, founder of a website on the truth about diamonds, these precious stones are a waste of your money. He calls them 'the greatest scam in history' and proposes that the pressure to buy them is ...

21 Jan 2013

Newlywed – what you can expect from the first stage of marriage (and some advice from Doctor Phil)

The first few years of marriage – a list of firsts: your first real fight (the type that gets that 'we've just overstepped the mark' undertone), first Christmas as a married couple, first joint tax return, first party ...

18 Jan 2013

Maintaining Intimacy – Questions For Married Couples

Susan Piver, the author of a bestseller called The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do” states quite bluntly that romance dies, at some stage. Whilst the average bride in the midst ...

17 Jan 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Flowers!

Flowers are admittedly an area of the wedding I haven’t given terribly much thought to you.  I have an image of them in my mind, but have not even begun to translate them into reality yet – where to get the ...

17 Jan 2013

The Big Deal With Gay Marriage

Same-sex partners have been allowed to marry in South Africa since 2006. It's not a big deal in our country, if you're as liberal as our constitution. Other less tolerant sectors of society unfortunately resort to ...

Mont d'Or Hotel
11 Jan 2013

Tie The Knot at Mont d’Or Hotel in Clarens

Allow Mont d 'Or to assist you in arranging your big day. From your ceremony in our chapel to your reception and honeymoon, Mont d 'Or along with our experienced and professional staff will assist with everything from ...

Candice and Luke - Save Our Date
10 Jan 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Managing Your Great Expectations

Welcome to 2013! Even typing that makes my heart flutter a little-  as it’s now the year we get married – it’s no longer “next year” and that makes it feel ridiculously close and real. With just over 3 months ...

9 Jan 2013

Your Online Wedding Planner – Pinterest

Half of the problem when planning a wedding is keeping all the loose ends together. Particularly when it comes to ideas about décor, dresses, shoes, venues, hair, cakes, the bits and pieces that make a wedding a ...

8 Jan 2013

Wedding Dresses With Pockets – The Latest Trend

Pockets in your wedding dress. Would you really carry your lipstick and tissues in there? It's bad enough that they make your trouser pockets bulge, but in a wedding dress...? And why would you want to walk around with ...

7 Jan 2013

Plan Your Own Wedding Reception – The Basics

Not all of us are going to hire wedding planners. Some of us don't want them, others of us can't afford them and don't want the fuss. At the start, faced with a RECEPTION to plan, things can feel more than a little ...