Brides who follow fashion know that the textures, colors and styles that debut on the runway today will not only turn up in their closets tomorrow, but they will also make an appearance at their weddings. Linens, serving ware, place settings and even menus are affected by what’s hot in fashion. Right now, runways predict a winter season full of high drama. Scintillating menus and haute tables are the staples you’ll need to create the most fashionable winter wedding wardrobe around. Abundance The return of opulence on the runways can only mean one thing on the dinner plate: French food. But today’s French fare is not the heavy, over- sauced affair of yesterday; it’s a tribute to fresh and simple gourmet cuisine. To incorporate French style into your wedding menu, consider a multi-course meal starting with a rustic pâté, followed by seasonal seafood dressed simply in a beurre blancsauce. Consider ... Read More »
During your wedding planning, incorporating family customs into your ceremony may become an important element. To see the joy and surprise on your guests’ faces when sentiments are conveyed in your native language or a special custom is introduced that represents your heritage is truly heart- warming. However, there may be challenges if you and your fiancé come from different cultures or religions. In this case, you may consider weaving a mosaic of different customs that represent each of your backgrounds into one unique and meaningful ceremony. For example, following is an excerpt of a ceremony in which the bride is Thai. Just before the vows, the bride and groom proceed to a designated area for the traditional Thai ceremony and kneel on a knee table with arms resting on pillows on an arm table, with hands in “wai” style. Two bowls filled with water and flower petals are placed ... Read More »
Whether you are managing your own wedding or using a professional wedding planner, the week before your wedding day will be a loaded one. Loaded with details and people buzzing all around -- emotions running high. To make sure that you continue your way to the big day with peace, confidence and success, here are some ideas you might want to consider. Think Ahead Consider choosing a rehearsal date two days before your wedding day, not one day before. Many brides choose to hold their rehearsal the night before the wedding to accommodate friends flying or driving in, but two days in advance will allow you time for a relaxed rehearsal dinner and then a free day before the wedding. Also, you can then keep your rehearsal dinner small, and on the night before the wedding host a cocktail party for out of town guests. Clean Up the Details You’ve ... Read More »
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