The Splendid, Reagalcore Wedding Of Nicole And Drew Alleman

The city of impressive urbanscape, Houston, is as inviting as it is wonderful. The large skyscrapers, Beyonce’s hometown, and NASA have much to offer.  The tithing about Houston is, it is perfect for city life with a twist of country, the love of rodeos, and bustling city life, all blended in a quirky mix, and it is wonderful. On September 9th, 2022, our Houston photographer had the chance to meet a beautiful couple. The day of the wedding was as perfect as one can imagine, crisp, clear, and just beautiful. Dressed to nine, the couple tied the knot among their closest friends and family. With happy smiles and cheers plastered on their faces, the day went smoothly, and the newlywed couple enjoyed the day they had planned so carefully. Before we take you through the magical day’s events, let’s get this out in the open, the wedding day was dressed in classy colors, the couple’s outfits were not only lovely but fashionable and the day was a great celebration of love.

Houston is one of those cities that has much to offer. A great place to see things, and create memories. From dining and shopping to beautiful tourist attractions, the city has much to offer. Above all, the natural abundance of the city is perfect for a date, photos, and spending time surrounded by nothing but nature, away from the daily grind. For the wedding, the couple chose a wonderful wedding reception, The Astorian. The venue was everything you’d expect of an amazing wedding venue, high ceilings, artistic details, and mesmerizing charm. The couple’s choice of a regal-esque wedding celebration was reflected in the choice of their wedding venue and wedding details. The Astorian was established back in the mid-1900s, and today stands as a throwback to the 1920’s glam and charm. The venue is complete with beautiful lawns, an amazing fountain at the entrance, artwork displays from some of the best artists, handmade mosaics, sculptures, large banquet halls, floating lights in the ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows. From the moment you set your eyes on the venue, you’d know this is the dream location for a celebration of love, joy, and a new beginning. The venue welcomes you with open arms and transports you to a different time and place. The alluring charms of the wedding venue paired with the lovely black, bronze, and white wedding theme chosen by the couple gave us the chance to witness a beautifully romantic wedding.

The wedding day details were simple, yet extravagant. Sophia and Drew had decided to have their wedding ceremony and the reception in the same venue. The wedding ceremony was to take place in a different area, yet close to the reception area. Although the couple decided to have an indoor wedding ceremony, the couple had picked out a perfect wedding arbor for their nuptials. The big arbor was dressed in greenery, white, and peach flowers. The combination of the flowers was similar to the floral decor details in the wedding reception as well. To make the wedding decor even pettier, the couple picked out some lovely white drapes. The couple chose to have their wedding ceremony’s entrance as well, which separated the wedding ceremony from the reception, giving it a wonderful look. A floral hand-tied bouquet was used as overhanging decor for the entrance. For the wedding reception’s tablescape, the couple chose to keep things minimal and classy. Every table had a centerpiece, created out of similar flowers and greenery. However, the only difference was the couple chose a long-stemmed centerpiece and a smaller one, to be placed on the table. These arrangements were placed alternatively on the tables! To make the tablescape dreamier, the couple chose to add small candles, placed on the tables. The candle holders were gold stemmed with a clear holder to cover them. Similar to the wedding arbor, the couple had picked out a beautiful greenery backdrop for the reception venue, bordered by floral details and neon signage. The neon signage was a nod to Sophia and Drew’s last name, The Allemans. Cursive neon pink signage on a greenery backdrop was just perfect for the reception!

Before Sophia Nowicki took her soulmate’s last name, the day began with much anticipation. The wedding ceremony was to take place in the evening, so the couple decided to get dressed in the afternoon for the day. They chose to dress separately. Before our photographer took some getting-ready photos of the couple, they decided to take some detailed photos of the decor. Starting with the wedding ring, our photographer captured every detail that went into creating the day! The diamond-encrusted ring suited the soon-to-be bride well. Next, our wedding photographer took photos of the wedding invites the couple had sent to their friends and family. The ash-blue envelope fit charmingly well with their wedding theme. The wedding invitations were simple and bore a resemblance to the wedding theme colors with white background of the cards with golden borders and cursive letters. Sophia’s wedding day shoes and her perfume for the day were set together with the lace ribbons as well. Additionally, our photographer decided to take a photo of the wedding stationery, rings, and jewelry for the day. Before the bride arrived, our wedding photographer took some detailed shots of the wedding dress as well.

Sophia had picked out a wonderful white plunge dress with a train and lace sleeves. The lace sleeves had floral details. To make her day perfect, she had also picked out a lovely dress hanger with Mrs. Alleman written on it. The name was joined with a heart. For their getting-ready photos, the bride was dressed in a satin white set, the bridesmaids had pink satin robes, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom wore a beautiful white satin robe with speckles of pink, purple and blue, while the flower girls chose pretty shorts. Before getting dressed for the wedding, the bride and her party sat down for a quick chat and went over the day’s events. As everyone was starting to get dressed, the bride sat down to get her make-up in place for the day. Sophia decided to go for a dramatic make-up look, with a heavy emphasis on her eyes. As Sophia’s make-up artist was helping her put on the make-up, the flower girls, bridesmaids, and the mother of the bride and groom got dressed. All of them helped Sophia put on her wedding dress. Sophia couldn’t stop smiling. Her mother and the groom’s mother looked at the bride-to-be with warm eyes and an even warmer smile. As the bride put on her earrings, she sat down to get her hair accessory fixed. Her earrings and the hair accessory went well together. The make-up artist helped Sophia fix the hairpiece, and then she was ready to go! The bride’s father was waiting right outside for her. As Sophia stepped out of the dressing room, her father looked at his daughter and smiled. His daughter looked as beautiful as always. Sighing, he slowly took his daughter’s hands in his and kissed them. Smiling at her father’s expression, Sophia smiled softly. The father of the bride was dressed in a midnight black tuxedo, paired with a black bow tie. Before making her way down to the wedding ceremony, the bride stopped for a few photos. Styling her wedding dress’ train in a way to make it look like a mermaid’s tail, she took the center spot as her bridesmaids, and one of her guy friends, who was also a bridesmaid, took their place around her in the group photo. All of the bridesmaids were dressed in blush pink outfits. Then, she posed for bridal portrait photos. Before making her way down to the wedding ceremony venue, Sophia put on her veil. Her chapel-length veil went well with her mermaid-like wedding dress.

As the bride had been dressing up, the groom had been too. The boys and the groom took no time dressing up for the occasion. Just like the girls, they sat down for a chat and talked about their old memories. As the time for the wedding ceremony drew closer, Drew and his groomsmen put on their outfits for the day. The groom and the groomsmen had decided to wear classy all-black suits with white dress shirts. To make the groom stand out from his groomsmen, the groom put on a bow tie. The boys completed their outfits with black dress shoes. Before meeting his soon-to-be wife, Drew sat down in a corner of the dressing room, thinking about the day that was to follow and the beautiful memories he will be creating! His smile couldn’t contain the excitement he felt for the day. Before the bride arrived and the wedding ceremony could start, Drew posed for some portraits as well! Posing under the right conditions, he smiled at the camera and then posed with a poised looking-away-from-the-camera pose. Then for the last photo, before the wedding ceremony could start, he posed with his groomsmen! The group of groomsmen spread out in the space to add a dramatic effect to their group photo.

And before they knew it, it was time for the wedding ceremony to begin. The guests found their spots in the chairs, and the groom and his groomsmen stood at the altar, waiting for the bride to come walking down the aisle. As the room rested in a silent murmur, the groom’s eyes remained fixated on the door, waiting for the love of his life to walk in at any given moment. And then, he heard the music start, and he knew Sophia was about to enter. Softly easing his shoulders, Drew waited a little longer. The drapes separated, and Sophia walked in, arm in arm, with her father. Her large cascading bouquet of white flowers and greenery bobbed up and down as she walked. The room full of wedding guests’ murmurs fell silent as the bride walked down the aisle, and Drew couldn’t stop his broad smile. It was easy to imagine what Drew must be thinking at that moment, as he saw her walk towards him, towards a new life the both of them were going to start together. As she reached the altar, Drew stretched out his hand, to help her onto the altar, and smiled softly at her. Taking his arm, she softly giggled and took her spot next to him. During the ceremony, the guests held their breaths as the couple took their vows. Both of their vows moved their parents to tears. And when the officiant anointed, “you may kiss the bride,” the couple did just that and the entire room erupted in happy cheers and claps. With smiles on their faces, the two slowly walked down the aisle as a married couple.

Before the wedding reception took place, the guests and the newlywed couple took some time off. The bride and groom decided that it would be the perfect time to take some wedding photos. As the groom and the bride sat down for a few minutes before posing for the photos, our wedding photographer took some wedding detail photos. The couple had gone above and beyond to maintain the charmingly classy aesthetic for their wedding. The reception decor details included old-school mantle clocks and some interesting splashes of modernistic details. The couple chose to have a rustic wooden box in white for their wedding guests to leave them some heartfelt messages for the day. Also, the couple had a barcode display for “honeymoon funds” for the guests to scan and leave them a present. The wedding dinner table for the couple was decorated similarly to the other tables. The signage on the chairs was interestingly witty. Instead of going for the “Mr. and Mrs.” or “His and Her” chair signages, they chose to add a “reserved for the bride” and “reserved for the groom” signage for their chairs. To top it off the couple are pet parents, and as a way to include their pets in their wedding, the two decided to add some details with their pets! They had a biscuit station, and the signage had two cute photos of their pets. Apart from that, they always had realistic pet figurines placed on their wedding cake. What’s more, there was a delicately designed stadium to pay homage to LSU among the wedding decor and details.

Before the reception party commenced, the happily married couple posed with the family. Taking turns, the parents of the bride and groom took a photo with the couple on their wedding day. And then, the couple took some photos with each other. Sophia and Drew were super easy to photograph. With their natural smiles and zeal, the two looked made for each other. And when the two had posed for some lovely couple photos to remember their wedding, the groom and the bride posed with the bridesmaids. The fountain in the lawns. Right after taking a photo with the bridesmaids, the groom decided to add his groomsmen to the photo as well! The groomsmen took one side, and the bridesmaids took the other side. With the brightest smiles, the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and ring bearers, posed for the photo. Right after that, the bride posed with her maid of honor, before going back to her reception party. After Sophia was done taking photos with her closest friends and family, it was Drew’s turn. Drew posed with his best man and the ring bearer before returning to the reception venue for the reception party.

The bride had decided not to change for the wedding reception.  The couple’s entrance was as classy as their wedding day, simple and fun. They walked hand-in-hand, smiling and waving at their wedding guests. Before the party started, the couple took the dance floor for the first time, our photographer took their first dance photos for the two, capturing the moment so that they could revisit it whenever they wanted to. They danced along, somewhat floating on the dance floor, the newlywed couple just danced along to the tunes of their favorite song. As the two were done, the couple took turns dancing with their parents, before opening the floor to the wedding guests. As the wedding guests took to the floor to dance, Sophia and Drew found their table and sat down. Enjoying looking at their friends and family and enjoying the day they had so carefully planned, warmed their hearts. After getting a few drinks from the bar, the couple decided to start with the last activities of the day, the bouquet toss and the wedding cake-cutting ceremony! With a big smile, Sophia tossed the bouquet over her shoulder so one of the wedding guests could catch it. Then, it was time for the cake-cutting ceremony. The couple walked to their four-tier cake which was decorated with floral details and pet figurines, hand-in-hand. After the cake-cutting ceremony, Drew picked up Sophia and planted a kiss on her lips, the wedding guests cheered and clapped. Surrounded by the love of many, Drew and Sophia tied the knot and spent the night creating memories they will cherish forever.

Spooky Halloween Wedding Cocktail Ideas

There are two kinds of people, the kind who will start dreaming of Christmas the moment the first leaf hits the ground and Halloween is just a milestone to be crossed along the way. And then there are the ones who make Halloween what it is-the ones who spend weeks discussing and preparing the costume, the ones who like to decorate their house, (and yard) in celebration, the ones who like to cuddle up by the crackling fire with a cup of hot chocolate and handful of candy corns as they watch the season’s spookiest movies! We are talking about the latter half in this blog because they bring the “fun” to Halloween. And when these people fall in love and decide to get married in the gorgeous landscape etched by the autumn season, can a Halloween wedding be far behind?

Speaking of Halloween-themed weddings, there is so much you can do, it can be almost overwhelming if you don’t have a theme in mind. You can go for a textbook spooky Halloween wedding with skull centerpieces, orange, black, and green decor elements, or you can go full gothic, with dark florals, a black wedding gown, and lots of moody decor and smoke bombs! But a Halloween wedding doesn’t have to be a full commitment, but can also be a nod to the festival, whether it’s subtle skull cufflinks, or a fun Halloween dessert or drink. Speaking of fun drinks, a dark and moody Halloween drink can surely wrap you up in the Halloween mood without much effort. These are the Halloween wedding cocktails that can truly set the tone for your Halloween wedding!

The Perfect Halloween Cocktail

We advise choosing wedding trademark drinks that have flavors of fresh fruit and are dark and rich in color. These are often ideal for weddings in the fall and winter. Including your individual touches as a couple in the planning of the wedding reception is one of the most popular methods. For a Halloween wedding, this simply means creating your customized his and hers cocktails. You can create two Halloween specialty cocktails for brides and two for grooms. Just have one of each to keep things even more straightforward. No matter what liquor you like, there is a great Halloween cocktail on this list that will please a wedding guest. This list includes drinks made with a variety of other spirits.

Creepy Halloween Vodka Punch

Without a punch, a wedding would not be complete. If your wedding is based around Halloween, your guests will love this dark cocktail. This recipe for black punch is enigmatic and great for unnerving your friends. However, moderation is advised as it is really delectable. Making this Halloween punch with booze is entertaining and simple. Before you begin, make sure all of the ingredients for this Halloween vodka punch recipe are thoroughly chilled. Vodka punch for Halloween at a wedding! Enjoy these if you’re seeking creative Halloween cocktail ideas to serve your wedding guests.

Smoking Skull Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is a very special celebration, especially if you serve this mouthwatering smoking skull Halloween cocktail to your wedding guests. Serving your guests a frightening cocktail is the best way to celebrate a fantastic Halloween wedding! You can’t get enough of the Halloween cocktails from these smoking skulls’ brilliant green color! The cups that the drinks are served in are actually the most interesting feature of them. Halloween drink recipes with smoking skulls! Enjoy these if you’re seeking creative Halloween cocktail suggestions to serve your wedding guests.

Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail

This Halloween, enjoy a delectable cocktail like the Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail. It’s a rum and schnapps-based apple daiquiri with a “poison” floater! What a cool thing! This Halloween beverage is a white rum-based spin on a cinnamon-apple daiquiri. You’re in for a wild party if you add some poison in tiny test tubes made of glass. This Halloween, make a tasty and well-known cocktail with the Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail. An apple daiquiri with a twist made with rum, schnapps, and a “poison” floater.

Spooky Halloween Sangria

You could want to include this spooky Halloween sangria for your guests if you are already in the planning stages of your unforgettable Halloween-themed wedding and you are finalizing your wedding food selections. Lots of fresh fall fruits, such as crunchy apples and blood oranges, are used in this Halloween sangria, which is also ideal for any fall wedding. If you are on a tight wedding budget, you should think about using pinot noir for this Halloween sangria because it is so inexpensive. Additionally, it is a fruity-tasting, lighter option for a red wine that goes well with any possible wedding food. We adore the deep color of the sangria and the blood-red hue of the oranges since they are ideal for this macabre event. Perhaps you’re organizing a Friendsgiving or a Spooky Halloween party this year, or you’re just getting together with friends to enjoy your wedding. This Halloween sangria is the ideal drink for this fall season, no matter how big or little the event.

Stormy Hallows Eve Rum Halloween Cocktail

This Halloween cocktail is the ideal libation for a Halloween party. This cocktail’s ingredients were drawn from the traditional rum and coke concoction. Therefore, if you enjoyed that, you will enjoy this. Your guests will be astonished by this Halloween cocktail’s sweet and mildly spicy flavor, which is a nod to your wedding’s Halloween theme. This flavor comes from cherry and ginger. This Halloween cocktail, the Stormy Hallows Eve Rum, is surprisingly easy to make, flavorful, and sparkly. It is ideal for weddings on Halloween!

Candy Corn Vodka Martini

This delectable Candy Corn Vodka Martini with Pop Rocks Rim is the perfect Halloween beverage if you’re looking for something frightening. Your Halloween party will be complete once you do this. This Candy Corn Vodka Martini recipe is a Halloween wedding hit, whether you like candy corn or not! It has the ideal color for Halloween and is a buttery powerful cocktail. And making it is quite simple. Don’t hesitate to give it a shot. Try this delicious Candy Corn vodka martini. This lively Halloween vodka martini is entertaining. Produced using handmade Candy Corn Vodka, the glass is rimmed with Pop Rocks. A fantastic drink for a cocktail party for Halloween!

The Witches Brew

Punch is a common choice to serve guests during weddings. We advise looking at this delectable Halloween drink. This recipe for Witches Brew Punch is very festive and enjoyable! It is easy to make, only requires 3 ingredients, and is delicious—perfect for any Halloween celebration! Although it is only a straightforward sangria, the use of dry ice gives it a frightening and unsettling particular effect.

Kiss of Dracula

Have you got your ghoul on yet? Cranberry, cherry, and vodka make the ideal combo for this horrifying Halloween cocktail. It is ringed with “candied blood” and decorated with plastic vampire teeth to complete the look.

Love Potion Cocktail

Firstly, let me express how much I adore the Barley & Sage Blog. If you enjoy making delicious meals, you ought to look into it. I made and enjoyed the cocktail called the Love Potion. The ingredients for this entertaining raspberry drink are vodka, ginger beer, and Chambord (raspberry liqueur). You will still enjoy the flavor combination of vodka and Chambord even if you are not a major lover of ginger beer. We’re sure you’ll adore this scrumptious Halloween cocktail on your wedding day.

Sour Apple Cocktail

Classic sour apple martini flavors are used to create this lovely Sour Apple Champagne Cocktail. It’s delectable, lovely, and certain to be popular at any wedding. At a wedding, serving champagne is always regarded as elegant. Serving this delectable champagne cocktail with sour apples will be a hit on your special day because of this.

Dead Man’s Kiss Black Cocktail

For your Halloween wedding, are you seeking eerie black cocktails? Then prepare a Dead Man’s Kiss, a sinister black cocktail recipe that will have your guests swooning! This spooky Halloween beverage calls for homemade black vodka. You only need to purchase some black rice in order to produce black vodka drinks like this Dead Man’s Kiss Cocktail. Making your own homemade black vodka is simple! At your Halloween wedding, go ahead and hypnotize your guests with this sweet and eerie black cocktail.

The Weeping Woman

This Halloween drink name is not only frightening, it is frightening in appearance too. On your special day, serve this alcoholic beverage. Dry ice produces a creepy trail of wispy smoke that resembles the long, flowing dress worn by La Llorona, a mother who is thought to have drowned her two children. La Llorona was a beautiful woman who drowned her children to be with a guy, and when he refused to be with her, she became insane, according to ancient Mexican tradition. She wails and wanders up and down bodies of water in the hereafter while searching for her children. This is a fantastic topic of discussion for any Halloween wedding.

Pumpkin Pie Punch

When speaking of Halloween, can pumpkins be far behind? This pumpkin-colored cocktail is ideal for Halloween! This wonderfully festive beverage is created with cream soda, apple cider, and pumpkin purée.

The Witch’s Heart

This gorgeous Halloween cocktail is ideal for wedding festivities. It will definitely dazzle your visitors. This cocktail is for you if you enjoy concocting potions and casting spells among swirls of glistening light and smoke. It’s quite easy to construct, and you may customize it however if you like.

Spooky Shots

Cotton candy shots feature cotton shots that can dissolve when a liquid touches it, so either dip it into the drink before downing it or allow the vodka-tonic to seep through the candy as you do. The Skull shot is another option. The theme for the evening will undoubtedly be set by this cocktail. This is now my go-to Halloween drink because it has all of my favorite alcoholic beverages, including coffee vodka, and Baileys, plus it also contains a shot of espresso.

Maleficent Halloween Cocktail

You should try this cocktail if you enjoy Disney. It’s the ideal Halloween cocktail for couples getting married in a Disney-inspired style. This lovely glittering Maleficent Halloween Cocktail is everything but frightful, despite being based on a malevolent fairy. Purple is a color that we adore. If you adore the color purple and want to serve it at your elaborate Halloween wedding, this is the drink for you. Try this eerie Halloween cocktail with Disney inspiration right away!

Black Magic Halloween Sangria

With red wine, vodka, raspberry liqueur, apple cider, and fresh fruit, this Black Magic Halloween Sangria Recipe creates a festive and spooky cocktail that is finished with effervescent Sprite or coke. If you enjoy Sangria, you’ll enjoy this tasty cocktail. It is the ideal Halloween cocktail. Look no farther than this eerie Halloween Sangria if your wedding is over the Halloween weekend and you want to serve a fun, festive, and simple cocktail! One of the finest eerie drinks for Halloween is this one! If you can’t celebrate Halloween with Halloween cocktails, what good is it? Your Halloween celebration will be spooky and good fun with these concoctions!

Wedding cocktails are a fun way to celebrate the lovers while also adding to the wedding theme and colors. An interesting drink can be a great conversation starter at cocktail parties and help the guests to mingle. It can act as decor, and entertainment, as well as serve the basic purpose of a drink. And the fun thing about wedding cocktails is that you can personalize them as per your wedding theme, colors, and narrative. You can get as crazy or tame as you would want, and you can also make them non-alcoholic to adhere to the sober guests! The options with Halloween-themed wedding cocktails are truly immense. You just need to pick a theme and have fun!

Timeless And Trendy Shots For Photographing Your Grand Affair

When it comes to planning a luxurious yet timeless wedding, there are so many things to consider, that there comes a point when wedding planning becomes stressful! There is so much that needs to be done and taken care of when it comes to planning a wedding that is memorable and becomes the talk of the town. And amongst all the wedding planning elements, your wedding photography and videography session is one of the most important that needs your utmost attention. Hiring professional wedding photographers and videographers and getting your wedding day photo shot list is something that you and your darling should do beforehand. Apart from you, it is the duty of your wedding photographer to make sure of all the timeless and trendy shots that will make your wedding day celebration nothing but a luxurious celebration through your wedding portfolio.

Before we go ahead and talk about the trendy wedding photography ideas for photographing your grand affair, let us tell you how luxury wedding photography is a bit different from the usual traditional wedding photography. When it comes to luxury wedding photography ideas, it all comes down to the style of your wedding photos that are captured, how they have captured all your beautiful and special moments, and lastly, what tools used by your talented wedding photographers during the wedding photography session.

Talking about photography trends then these days candid photography is quite popular at the moment, but about 45% of couples are opting for a mix of traditional and candid photography for their wedding day. And this is what you must opt for if you are planning to have a luxurious wedding photography experience on your wedding day. Luxurious wedding photography can be achieved simply by focusing on the luxurious elements that you and your darling have already thought of incorporating into your wedding days, such as the wedding decor, the transport for the convenience of your wedding guests, and your wedding exits, and other tools and elements to create that luxury focus and bring out the grand and expensive vibe to the best. Backlit wedding photos at night, for instance, are a great way to showcase the importance of you as a couple while also capturing the luxury of your big day. In short, all you want is that your wedding photography should make you feel luxurious, almost like royalty!

So, to offer you timeless and trendy shots for photographing your grand day in the best possible way, here are wedding photography ideas that will bring all the grandeur and luxurious vibes to your wedding portfolio in no time.

Bride Morning Getting-Ready Shots

We know that your wedding day is very important for you, but being a bride, the morning of your wedding day is very essential. While you are sitting in the lavish bridal suite of yours and wearing that satin silk robe and thinking of all the good times that you had spent with your darling and of course, all the lovely days that are going to come ahead and getting your makeup and hair done will offer great shot ideas to your talented wedding photographers to capture. Of course, you will want every moment of your big day to get captured in the best and timeless frames. Let your wedding photographer capture how you feel as you realize that you are just about to spend the rest of your life with your best friend. All these expressions when captured in the correct lighting and against the best backdrops will automatically elevate your wedding day bridal portraits while adding that smooth and glorious luxurious charm to them.

The Iconic Hanging Wedding Dress Shot

Of course, you have spent dollars and checked out almost every exquisite bridal store near you just to get that dreamy and perfect wedding dress for your grand and lavish wedding celebration. Now that it is the time to slip into that special designer wedding dress, and blow out everyone’s mind, how about getting it captured in the most stunning ways possible so that in your wedding portfolio, not only you, but your wedding dress also stands out?

There is no denying that apart from you and your sweetheart, your expensive designer and the one-of-a-kind wedding gown is also the star of the show. While it’s pristine and perfectly hung, your experienced wedding photographers and videographers will undoubtedly want to try a variety of wonderful wedding dress photos to highlight each chic and exquisite detail of your designer wedding gown. Well, of course for your wedding day, you have selected a grandeur wedding venue that is sure to host a wide range of interesting textures and colors, and this kind of setting will give your professional wedding photographers endless opportunities to set your wedding gown against then textures and get the best of the shots. You can also ask your wedding photographers to get some unique and artistic shots of your wedding dress. Consider heading the outdoors and let your wedding dress flow in the wind to have the most outstanding and trendy shots of your wedding dress.

Putting On The Dress Always Offers Timeless Shots

This is definitely not a normal “going out” kind of moment or the night. This is a whole process that is lovely, pretty, and photo-worthy at every step. After putting on the most expensive garment (your wedding dress) photos are indeed a great way to look back at what some brides describe as the “moment it all became so real and whimsical. Of course, you will be needing help from your stunning-looking bridesmaids and maid of honor to help you to look nothing but just flawless in your lovely and fabulous wedding gown. While all the ladies of your wedding party help you to get the look of nothing but leaving everyone breathtaking when you will walk down the aisle, this very exact moment involves a lot of movements offering tons of incredible opportunities to your wedding photographers for artistic and lavish photos that will surely elevate your wedding photo album!

Garter Putting On Pictures Will Bring Some Sensuousness

This very exact moment walks the line between romantic and sexy moments. We are very much sure that your sweetheart will not only appreciate but will also cherish a few pictures of you putting on the sexy and stylish garter. A slightly seductive photo that also looks innocent enough to share with the family gracefully combines the hint of lingerie and a little leg tactfully concealed by the wedding gown. These kinds of trendy shots will add an exquisite charm to your wedding photos.

Timeless Shots of Your Wedding Rings Before the Wedding Ceremony

There is a lot of time going into deciding over the perfect combination of lavish and pretty engagement rings and wedding bands. So, of course, a picture of each (engagement ring and wedding bands) goes on the list along with some beautiful group shots. There are a lot of different and unique ways by which you can arrange your rings together for some timeless shots.

Pretty Shots of Your Wedding Ceremony Arch

The decor of your wedding ceremony arch completely depends on the theme of your wedding day. Your wedding arch is going to be the backdrop for endless wedding photos that are going to be there in your wedding album. Wedding arches speak for themselves. They are gorgeous on their own. Beautifully embellished with flowers, leaves, vibes, and lovely satin fabrics, wedding arches can play tricks on the wind or can even make the light dance. However, the real magic is a metaphor. This is where it all began. Your wedding arch will also set the overall tone of your wedding day celebration and will bring out the grandeur of the celebration in the best possible way!

Wedding Party and Family Photos

The groomsmen have known the groom for years and are indeed his trusted advisors. Whereas, your bridesmaids are your closest confidants. Each group has its own inside jokes, secrets, and their own pleasing personality. Your wedding ceremony is the kind of union that happens between the bride and groom but also expands beyond to the besties. So, let your wedding photographer capture the lovely and precious moments when this extended ground meets and greets.

Once done with the wedding party photography session, let your wedding photographer capture everyone, including the team of both sides and of course your family members. Let, everyone, be in the same frame, at least for one shot.

Glamorous and Luxurious Wedding Day Reception Tables

Well, your wedding venue is a piece of art on its own. If you are planning a luxe wedding, then with minimal decoration your wedding venue will speak for itself. In order to have timeless and trendy shots that evoke grand and lavish vibes, make sure you are including a wide shot of your wedding reception areas in your wedding album. Ask your photographer to try a couple of vantage points to get the best of your wedding reception table settings along with the pretty floral arrangement, elegant wedding decor, and the entire lavish layout. Your reception tables are one of the smaller but important details that you will want to remember to get photographed by our professional wedding photographers. The centerpieces, flat, silver, and stemware, the tablecloth, candles, and other decorations are all details that will highlight your luxe wedding theme in the best way possible.

Some Detailed and Close-Up Shots of Your Wedding Reception Setting

Getting beautiful and detailed shots of your wedding reception area is very much needed as the professional photos of your wedding reception setting will exactly tell the story of your wedding celebration, and how grand it was. So, make sure that your hired experienced wedding photographers and videographers are capturing all of the thoroughly planned finer details. The table settings, floral arrangements, pretty decorations, stunning lighting decor, and everything else when documented gracefully will have their own story to tell in the most timeless and elegant way possible.

The Stunning and Sophisticated Wedding Centerpieces

Wedding centerpieces do come in all shapes and sizes like tons of pretty and aromatic candles, a little bit of green nature, lots of beautiful flowers, and of course jewels if the lavish wedding is your thing. For your grand wedding, your wedding centerpiece has to be unique and thus it deserves a designated spot in your wedding album. Although your wedding centerpieces might include a lot of colors, and trust us, you will be surprised at how well a black and white wedding centerpiece photo will turn out and will add so much drama and character to your wedding day portfolio in no time!

Delicious and Eye-Pleasing Wedding Cake

Famous dessert chefs win awards for their lovely and picturesque wedding cake designs. And when it comes to you, of course, you have put a lot of thought into which one will be showcased on your big day celebration. All you have to do is to make sure that this tasty symbol of bliss is on your wedding album list. For a luxurious and grand wedding cake, the ideas are just endless. You can look for Pinterest boards for something chic and stunning.

Dramatic Wedding Exit Photo Ideas

We all know that a traditional wedding exit features a significant portion of rice being tossed into the air. But with changes in wedding trends and traditions, these days modern wedding exit photo ideas are getting much more appealing. If you feel like your inner child is still there, consider using balloons, streamers, floating lanterns, or even some of your favorite flower petals. If you are planning to make a great and dramatic impact during your wedding exit you can consider bringing in luxurious vintage cars or something unique that none of your wedding guests have ever thought of! Even a personal chopper will be an incredible idea too!

Concluding everything, all we want to say is that these are some of the timeless and trendy shots for photographing your grand affair in the best possible way. We always advise our couples to plan ahead and review their wedding photos checklist with their professional wedding photographer at least a week before the wedding ceremony, in order to ensure that all the desired moments that are priceless for you get captured on your big day!

Luxurious Royal Residences For A Regal Experience

As a young girl, did you always imagine getting married to your Prince Charming in a sprawling royal palace with gold gilded walls and endless spirals of Roman Corinthian columns that reach up to the sky? Regardless of your personal wedding style, whether you are looking for a simple wedding or going over the top by hosting a regency core-inspired wedding, nothing comes close to tying the knot inside a regal wedding venue steeped in the history of the royals from around the world. From tying the knot in an Irish Castle to getting married in a palatial wedding venue where actual royals started their forever, here are some of the most royal reception venues from around the world for your Cinderella-esque wedding.

Kingly Royal Wedding Venues For Your Forever:

St. George’s Chapel, England

What better place to start the list off than Megan Markle and Prince Harry’s preferred setting? Among British royalty, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle is a well-known wedding location. Among other royal weddings, it served as the setting for Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’ union. It is considered to be one of the most royal wedding venues in the entire world. St George’s Chapel is a place of worship for The Queen and the Royal Family as well as a church serving the local community. It is also one of England’s finest medieval chapels to get married in a royal way. The grounds of this royal-inspired venue can turn out to be the exquisite wedding venue for your Victorian garden wedding.

Prince’s Palace of Monaco

Planning for a winter wedding in warm climates? Check this royal wedding venue. Prince Rainier III of Monaco married actress Grace Kelly at the Palace of Monaco in April 1956. Kelly’s iconic wedding gown set the bar for all other royal wedding dresses. The palace was constructed in 1191, and numerous foreign powers bombarded and besieged it over the years. According to the website Palais Prince de Monaco, the palace is still a part of the 21st century and is still home to Albert II, the current Prince of Monaco.

Château d’Esclimont, France

Who wouldn’t love an exotic European-inspired wedding venue for their grand wedding? The Château d’Esclimont is a resort that is so beautiful that it might even surpass the location of Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding. The 52 guest rooms on this 150-acre property, which is located less than an hour outside of Paris. Couples interested in their services can get in touch with the estate for more details even though they don’t provide wedding pricing on their website.

Borromean Islands, Italy

Princess Grace’s grandson, Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, married Beatrice Borromeo in 2015 in a series of two weddings that can only be described as “lavish” and “extravagant.” The second took place on one of the Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore, Italy, while the first was a civil ceremony held in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. The bride’s family owns the islands. It is considered to be one of the top 5 locations for a dream destination wedding!

Almudena Cathedral, Spain

At Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral in May 2004, Felipe VI, the king of Spain, wed journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. The location was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993, but their wedding was the first royal nuptial to ever take place there. The cathedral, which was constructed in the Gothic revival style, has a museum inside that educates visitors about the archdiocese of Madrid and the church’s past. It is perfect for every couple who loves artistic museum wedding venues with a touch of royalty.

Belvoir Castle, England 

Want to recreate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Belvoir Castle is the place for you. You will feel like you are next in line for the throne just by being there because these magnificent English grounds are still home to royals. The castle can house up to 130 guests and has a chapel for ceremonies. Future newlyweds can get price quotes and make reservations by contacting the property.

Stockholm Palace, Sweden

In June 1976, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden wed Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath at Stockholm Palace. Later, the Royal Chapel of the palace hosted the weddings of two of their children. This location has three museums as well as opulent royal apartments. According to the Swedish Royal Court website, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath continue to reside in the palace and host official events there.

Mysore’s City Palace, India

There is a reason why South Asian weddings are considered to be one of the most beautiful celebrations in the world. And out of them, grand Indian weddings have always captured global attention from Nick and Priyanka’s to Deepika and Ranveer’s! If you want a grand Indian wedding for yourself head to this Indian palace in Mysore-  where in 2016, Yaduveer, the 27th Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore, wed Trishika, a member of the Dungarpur royal family, who was his childhood friend. In India, the royal family is regarded as one of the wealthiest families.

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

In 1981, Prince Charles wed Princess Diana for the first time in the revered St. Paul’s Cathedral setting. While getting married in this country is possible, you must adhere to a number of strict requirements, just like TV host Ade Adepitan. To get married here, you must be a part of the neighborhood, a member of the nearby Order of St. Michael and St. George’s Church, a British Empire Medal holder, or a member of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor and their descendants.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg

According to The Telegraph, Grand Duke Henry, the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg, wed Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium in the cathedral in 1981. Grand Duke Guillaume, his eldest son, followed suit and wed there in 2012. The only cathedral in Luxembourg was initially constructed in 1613 as a Jesuit church. The royal family hired architect Hubert Schumacher in 1935 to enlarge and expand it. Its design combines Gothic and Renaissance styles. If you are a fan of Gothic architecture, this can be an amazing destination to make your engagement photo session memorable!

Boldt Castle, Canada 

Boldt Castle, a 120-room establishment on picturesque Heart Island, is located directly at the Canada and U.S. border on the St. Lawrence River. The lavish home was constructed for George Boldt’s wife, Louise, who was the former owner of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, in addition to having a romantic design. It can be the perfect location for your spring destination elopement as couples can book this wedding venue for just $200!

Basilica Santa Maria, Italy 

At Rome’s Basilica Santa Maria, Prince Amedeo of the House of Austria-Este married Italian journalist Elisabetta in 2014. Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg, and the Belgian royal family were all present at this royal wedding celebration.

Château de Candé, France

The marriage of Edward VIII and Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson quickly rose to the top of the list of royal nuptials in terms of controversy. The queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, relinquished the throne less than a year into his reign in order to wed Bessie Wallis who was an American. According to The Telegraph, they were married in June 1937 in the Chateau de Candé’s library. Despite the fact that the wedding lacked the typical pomp and show associated with royal weddings, notable figures like Baron Eugene Rothschild and Randolph Churchill were present.

Palace of Great Happiness, Bhutan 

The king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, married Jetsun Pema, whose mother is Aum Sonam Chuki, a member of the Bumthang Pangtey family (one of the oldest noble families of Bhutan). On the eastern edge of the Himalayas is the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. In a private ceremony held in the Palace of Great Happiness, a private fortress in Punakha, the former capital, the couple exchanged vows in 2011.

Windsor Guildhall, Windsor

The civil union between Prince Charles and Camilla took place in this Grade I-listed structure in 2005. It is probably one of the dreamiest wedding venues across the globe. Later in the year, it also served as the location for pop royalty’s weddings when Elton John wed longtime partner David Furnish in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall. Couples from Windsor and outside the borough can hold ceremonies here because it is much less exclusive than many other royal wedding locations. Choose between the impressive Chamber, which can accommodate up to 100 guests for a ceremony, or the Ascot Room, where Charles exchanged vows and can accommodate up to 15 guests.

Oslo Cathedral, Norway

According to The Telegraph, Norway’s King Harald V wed Sonja Haraldsen in 1968 at Oslo Cathedral. His oldest son, Prince Haakon, wed here in 2001. The cathedral, which was constructed in 1694, still serves as the primary church for the Oslo Diocese of the Church of Norway, and the royal family holds weddings and funerals there. The baroque building also serves as the parish church for Oslo’s central district.

Rosecliff, Rhode Island 

Dreaming of having your wedding at a French château? Or looking for a castle wedding venue for your St. Patrick’s Day wedding? Why not have both? This magnificent Rosecliff mansion, which is much more conveniently situated in Rhode Island, was initially based on the baroque Grand Trianon of Versailles. The castle’s building was completed in 1902, and since then it has played host to a large number of celebrity weddings and social events. For $7,500, couples can reserve a four-hour event at the Rosecliff.

Basilique de Sainte Marie-Madeleine, France

Another French wedding venue makes the list. The Basilique de Sainte Marie-Madeleine, also known as the Benedictine Abbey Church, honors Mary Magdalene. According to The Telegraph, Prince Felix, the son of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, wed Claire Lademacher there. The stunning, magnificent building, which was restored in the 1800s, is perched atop a tranquil hill.

Cliveden House, Berkshire 

Before it was transformed into a hotel, several members of the royal family lived at Cliveden House, including Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland. Therefore, it makes sense that Meghan Markle picked to stay here the night before her nuptials. It is also the perfect summer destination for a luxe bachelorette trip! Take over the whole house for a memorable house party.

Abbey of La Cambre, Belgium 

The eldest child of the late Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, and Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Prince Carlos married parliamentary journalist Annemarie Gualthérie Van Weezel in 2010. The ceremony was held in the church of the former abbey of La Cambre, which is located in a charming dell covered in trees.

Nidaros Cathedral, Norway 

Princess Martha Louise of Norway, a writer of both novels and short stories, wed Ari Behn in 2002. She is the daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. In Trondheim, Norway’s Nidaros Cathedral, they exchanged vows.

Westminster Abbey, London 

There is a fair chance of you encountering challenges if you want to exchange vows at Westminster Abbey like the Queen and Prince Philip or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. There are stringent requirements regarding who is eligible to marry here, just like at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Only royal weddings and ceremonies for recipients of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath and their families are held at the prestigious location.

Royal Palace, Jordan

Looking for an amazing wedding location that can turn into a dreamy winter honeymoon destination? Jordan’s King Abdullah bin al-Hussein and Queen Rania were wed at the Royal Palace in June 1993. The palace, where the couple resides and hosts official functions. During a royal tour of the Middle East in 2013, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Bowles, paid a visit to the king at the palace.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany 

The grounds of Neuschwanstein Castle, which were once the residence of Bavarian royalty, were made available to the public in 1886 and today draw more than a million tourists annually because of its magnificent views of the surrounding German countryside. Although it beats getting married in front of tens of thousands of visitors to an amusement park, this design served as the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. If interested, couples can get in touch with the venue to learn more about their wedding ceremony options.

Astor Courts, Rhinebeck, New York

Chelsea Clinton, the former first daughter, isn’t technically royalty, but in the United States, she comes close. In 2010, she wed Marc Mezvinsky at Astor Courts, a location with sleek, understated, elegant architecture and a lot of Corinthian columns. Madeleine Albright, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, were among those present.

Kensington Palace, London 

The King’s Gallery and King’s Drawing Room inside the palace, as well as the lovely Sunken Garden, where Prince Harry and Meghan announced their engagement in November 2017, are just a few locations on Kensington Palace’s grounds that can be reserved for weddings. The Orangery, which is on the grounds of Kensington Palace, can accommodate 150 guests for the ceremony, 120 for dinner and dancing, and up to 300 for a reception. It is the only location at the palace that is authorized for civil ceremonies. Nicky Hilton wed James Rothschild in a lavish ceremony in the historic structure in 2015. However, all of the other locations can be reserved for wedding receptions and will undoubtedly give the event a regal air. The Orangery lawn can be used for large wedding celebrations with up to 1,000 guests in the summer, while the Cupola Room makes a stunning setting for smaller weddings with up to 80 guests.

Osborne House, Isle of Wight 

Your wedding will be even more memorable thanks to the stunning venue that was once Queen Victoria’s family home. There are a variety of gorgeous locations to choose from, including the Duchess of Kent suite, which George V and Queen Mary used for their honeymoon, the picturesque Belvedere Terrace, which is perfect for an outdoor ceremony, and even the beach, where Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and their family frequently spent time.

Glamis Castle, Scotland 

Since Sir John Lyon wed Princess Johanna, a princess, at Glamis Castle in 1376, the royal grounds have become a popular choice for couples looking for a distinctive setting for their wedding. The venue not only has a variety of lovely rooms for ceremonies and receptions, but the grounds also have sizable gardens that are perfect for taking the most romantic wedding photos. The website provides a brochure and contact information for more information.

Ashford Castle, Ireland 

The 83-room Ashford Castle hotel is located in the sleepy Irish village of Mayo and offers views of the tranquil countryside. Originally built in 1228, this hotel’s medieval-style architecture and tastefully decorated rooms will make visitors feel like royalty. The hotel not only makes a fantastic and unexpected honeymoon destination, but it also provides wedding packages with space for up to 160 guests. Requests for more details on reservations can be made through Ashford Castle.

Kew Palace, London 

Considering a smaller wedding reception? On the grounds of Kew Gardens, Kew Palace might be the ideal setting for a truly exceptional and memorable day. You could host up to 40 guests in the King’s Dining Room or up to 60 guests for a special reception in the Royal Kitchens, which are best known as the former residence of King George III, Queen Charlotte, and their children. Back then, cooks and servants used to prepare banquets for the royal family and their guests.

Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

The largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia and the location of the Museum of Natural History, which houses artifacts from 500 years of Danish history in the form of portraits, paintings, and furniture, Frederiksborg Castle was built in the 17th century by King Christian IV. The first wedding of Prince Joachim of Denmark took place there in 1995 as well.

Oheka Castle, New York 

Cinderella would have reserved this location if she had been a real bride! You wouldn’t know at first glance that Oheka Castle is actually on Long Island, New York. Although the wedding venue doesn’t publish prices online, we can assume that this is your best chance to create your own fairytale wedding. The elegant estate has all the refinement of a château in France.

Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland 

Where better to host a very regal wedding ceremony or reception than Hillsborough Castle, which serves as the Queen’s official residence when she travels to Northern Ireland and has also been visited by senior royals like Prince William and Kate? If you are planning a lavish celebration, the Georgian mansion has spaces indoors and outdoors where you can hold your events. There is space for up to 350 guests. The South Lawn or the State Rooms are both excellent choices for a summer wedding.

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey 

A beautiful backdrop for your wedding would be King Henry VIII’s former residence. The palace was not only the location of the King’s sixth and final nuptials to Catherine Parr, but Katherine Jenkins also wed Andrew Levitas there in 2014. The Little Banqueting House, the Garden Room, and the Orangery are just a few of the elegant and historically significant locations inside the palace where you can host your wedding.

Hluboká Castle, Czech Republic 

The newlyweds love to visit this castle from the Renaissance period. The castle, which is in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic, overlooks breathtaking views of the countryside and provides exclusive wedding packages.

Even if you aren’t born in the direct line for the throne, your wedding shouldn’t be less than that of a royal as you can still feel like royalty on your big day in one of these royal wedding residences. Whether you have always looked at celebrity love birds for wedding inspiration or have been a core follower of a royal, go for these A-list wedding venues for your Instagram-worthy wedding and walk in the footsteps of real-life royals and celebrities.

Culture And Wellness-Focused Honeymoon Ideas For 2023

 

Being in love means you get to share all your fun experiences with each other, and forever! You get to ride the highs together and sail through the lows with each other at hand. If you have a wanderlust heart and can’t wait for the wedding day, as that means you will be that much closer to your honeymoon, we come bearing ideas! For the couples who like to travel and go on fun experiences, sit tight, because this blog is just for you! While the internet-verse is full of fun travel destinations for newly-married love soaked couples, there is no dearth of options when it comes to exploring. But you want to do something different for your honeymoon: something relaxing, soul-soothing, and calming. There is no denying that wedding planning can be quite intense and, for lack of better verbiage, stress-inducing. How about a honeymoon vacation that lets the stress fade away in a blink, rejuvenates you, and allows you to finally relax after the last few whirlwinds of months? Think relaxing massages, barefoot walks in the grass, and a glass of pinot grigio by the sunset as you listen to the lapping waves. Think slow mornings and homegrown coffees in the corner cafe, fresh squeezed orange juices, and locally sourced delicacies. Now that we have your attention, here we have some wellness-focused relaxing, and culturally enriching honeymoon ideas that you might want to look into as you plan your honeymoon.

 

Wellness Focused Getaways

Imagine a farm-to-table menu with naturally sourced ingredients that are tailored to your taste, fresh juices, and a lush, natural setting. One of the top and long-lasting honeymoon trends of 2023 will be wellness-focused vacations since the demand for them is only expected to grow. Some couples even decide to start over after the wedding by forgoing alcohol and revitalizing their bodies with spa treatments, vitamin drips, and other renewing activities. Couples looking for gastronomic adventures are looking for cooks at establishments that concentrate on naturally sourced, fresh food. An increased emphasis on wellness programs is an interesting honeymoon trend. Couples are looking for hotels that provide wellness activities like sunrise yoga on the beach, nature hikes, running groups along the coast, or outdoor spin classes. Additionally, newlyweds are choosing locations that promote active lifestyles through pursuits like kayaking, biking, and other sports.

 

Arizona’s Civana and L’Auberge de Sedona Destination Hotel

In Carefree, Arizona, there is a brand-new holistic health resort called Civana. It is a place to unwind and genuinely unwind, and it is also reasonably priced. Wellness honeymoons can be completely personalized and can range from specialized spa experiences to immersive and complimentary activities like sound bath therapy, floating meditation, hiking, cycling, farmers market excursions, vision board-making, and lessons on identifying your inner spirit animal (rawr). The L’Apothecary Spa at the picturesque L’Auberge de Sedona provides individualized yoga, vinyasa vortex, and signature treehouse sessions where couples gain a stronger sense of presence, and are moved by a sound bath, and then set intentions for the future.

St. Lucia’s Marigot Bay Resort & Marina

This St. Lucia beauty retreat has updated its health offerings to include mindfulness workshops and novel spa services, including the ideal honeymoon option: a couples massage followed by a chocolate mud wrap that nourishes your skin. In a workshop meant to teach you techniques to use at home, newlyweds can also master the art of couples massage, strengthening not only their physical ties but also their emotional ones.

Fairmont Château Lake Louise, Alberta

Consider the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in the stunning Banff National Park if you believe that nature and wellbeing go hand in hand. This stunning location is ideal for all-inclusive wellness retreats that promote self-care and self-discovery. There is usually a tonne of free exercise and health programs available, as well as amazing hiking, sleigh rides, and ice skating on the lake—of course before a couple’s massage.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is beneficial to the body and mind in addition to the restorative beauty of being in the Swiss Alps because of its naturally occurring thermal waters from the Tamina Gorge, which contain remarkable minerals and healing capabilities. The private spa also has a whirlpool, steam room, sauna, home theater, private eating area, and therapy rooms for things like haki-rituals, which use the “art of touch” to relieve daily mental stress. Because eating well and enjoying delicious cuisine go hand in hand, the hotel also offers a Michelin-starred dining experience with 30 sharing dishes and carefully chosen wine pairings.

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, Connecticut

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection is a large country estate with a 20,000-square-foot spa two hours from New York City, where honeymooners can unwind after meeting with a personal health expert to discuss goals and suggest treatments. You could choose from rites of cleansing, a traditional hammam (Turkish bath) treatment, couple-specific connectivity meditation, woodland bathing, or other ancient and current scientific and scientific activities that aim to reset both inside and out and promote well-being.

Secret Bay & Jungle Bay Eco-Resort, Dominica

Dominica, the Caribbean’s “nature island,” attracts adventurers with its diving, snorkeling, sulfur hot springs, bubbling mud spas, and longest hiking route. The Waitukubuli Wellness package at the five-star Secret Bay includes massages, Reiki, reflexology, yoga, and assessments of the body’s energy and chakras. The Jungle Bay Eco-Resort, which suffered serious hurricane damage and reopened in June 2019, offers a wellness adventure package that includes several of these outdoor activities, as well as organic food and juices, and a huge spa for all the treatments you could possibly want.

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa and Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, California

At Cal-a-Vie, just north of San Diego, active couples will thrive because of its five-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, more than 150 fitness classes, beach volleyball, golf, pools, and 10 miles of trails that feature ideal sunset sites. There are also lots of spa and mind-body activities available, including candlelit yoga for couples in a 400-year-old chapel. The recent refurbishment of Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa revealed a brand-new high-tech wellness experience, including eight Sleep Smart mattresses that measure sleep activity and body temperature and offer sleep coaching—ideal if you frequently argue over covers or mattress firmness. Additionally, you may get on the right track with the help of Moon Juice adaptogenic blends, meditation headbands that detect brain activity and tailored AI trainers.

Velaa Private Island, Maldives

The ultra-luxurious and ultra-rejuvenating Velaa features a new invigorating program with HIIT, Spinning, circuit training, and yoga courses that emphasizes body shape and muscle mass along with mental health. Technology enthusiasts will like using Gen Smart DNA testing, which provides information on the metabolic and hereditary background to support the path to optimum health and fitness. In addition, there are pools, tennis and squash courts, a golf academy, and a full-service spa for relieving any muscle aches.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Florida

It’s not necessary to travel far to enjoy unique companion treatments like an exhilarating massage given on a crystal quartz bed and a choice of international ritual therapies from European skin-care brand Comfort Zone. Along with magnificent Miami Beach for a traditional honeymoon experience, there are kombucha facials, salt float pools, infrared saunas, and fitness sessions like Rock Wall Boot Camp.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

Combining a beach vacation with a few days hidden away in a lush rainforest close to Costa Rica’s Arenal volcano is a great idea. At Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, newlyweds are able to spend most of their time in soft robes and little else. Spa treatments in private outdoor huts hidden by forests and mineral-rich natural hot spring pools make for leisurely days and nights. Your Downward-Facing Dogs’ soundtrack is provided by toucans, howler monkeys, and other animals.

Santa Fe Resort, Four Seasons at Rancho Encantado

Unsurprisingly, Santa Fe is a top-notch wellness resort that is also a great place for romance. You two can participate in horticulture, gardening, and Body as Brush art programs at Sunrise Springs, which stimulate creativity and relaxation. For those who are interested, there is also a spiritual advisor on staff who performs aura cleansings for newlyweds as well as tarot card readings. The Equus Experience, a personalized experience that uses horses for self-discovery and learning, is offered at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. Think problem-solving, the art of being present, nonverbal communication, beliefs and intentions, and how to inspire rather than control. The lessons discovered through the enjoyable interactions with the strong mammals and each other are ideally suited for a couple setting out on an epic journey.

Canyon Ranch, Massachusetts

The renowned Canyon Ranch luxury spa and wellness facility is located in the Berkshires and offers couples countless chances to bond and rejuvenate after their wedding. A couple’s coconut melt treatment, heart-based yoga, private cooking lessons using healthy recipes, a Watsu Duet—a kind of graceful warm water massage that is incredibly soothing and relaxing—a private photography hike in the mountains, canoeing on the lake, and private photography sessions are all options. You have all you require before returning to daily life.

Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland

Yes, it will be expensive ($8,668 for a one-week stay at Chenot Palace Weggis), but it will be worthwhile. The Chenot Molecular Lab for Optimal Living, which opened in November 2021 on the northern bank of Lake Lucerne, will have eudaimonia fans giddy with delight. The program develops a personalized treatment strategy to boost your health using mRNA-based molecular tests. Three distinct programs are now available at the renowned luxury health resort that you can enroll in while there: Advanced Detox, Recover & Energize, and Prevention & Aging Well. All contain a variety of Chernot diagnostic evaluations, medical and nutritional advice, mud treatments, massages, and more, in addition to elements that are particular to each program.

 

Culture Getaways

Experiencing the ways of a totally new country is always culturally enriching, and you come back, closer as a couple and a hundred times more culturally knowledgeable than you left. Every country has its own narrative. While we can’t possibly list down all the countries with positive cultural experiences in such a small space, some of the countries we think can leave more impact are listed down below.

 

Greece

For honeymooners, Santorini is remarkably gorgeous. It has some of the best accommodations for romance, incredible cuisine and drink, blue oceans, and orange skies. In this stunning region, there are numerous activities to try, including hiking from Fira to Oia, visiting Theotokopoulou Square or Red Beach, and sipping some of the world’s oldest wines. Voyemo, a platform allowing you to access some of the most lovely villas and is ideal for seeking a place to stay, offers custom tours with an emphasis on experiences and excursions. Athina Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel perched on the caldera’s cliffs, places you in the most desirable location just a few meters from the bustling town center. Athina Luxury Suites offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime romantic experience that combines calm and culture by enveloping them in peace, stunning vistas, first-rate service, and luxurious rooms. Not only is this a luxurious retreat, but it’s also an environmentally responsible place to be where you and your companion may have a wonderful holiday and encounter the most genuine Greek hospitality.

Tanzania

Tanzania is home to so much knowledge and history: the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, indigenous peoples like the Chagga people, and a plethora of birds and wildlife. It also has art, architecture, cuisine, activities, and amenities. Zanzibar offers countless magnificent retreats, friendly inhabitants, and the opportunity to learn about culture while forgetting your cares and reconnecting with your inner self. This will make your honeymoon experience, unlike anything you’ve ever had. Places like Stone Town, which are steeped in centuries of Swahili culture, feature quaint shops, ramshackle streets, and historical insights that shed light on issues like colonialism and slavery. Reserve a bungalow with a garden view at the Sevi Hotel, a luxurious house with a classic design that touches the coast’s immaculate white sand. Sevi Hotel is a peaceful, tranquil haven that welcomes you to cast off your concerns and unwind with great activities like scuba diving and snorkeling, a trip to the spice farm, and unique spa treatments. Together with your significant other, go on a sumptuous vacation to the city of Zanzibar in Tanzania.

Italy

Sicily is renowned around the world as an unfathomable travel destination because of its enormous old temples, impossibly beautiful beaches, and unfathomable cuisine. Sicily offers activities for all types of couples, like relaxing on beautiful beaches, climbing in the mountains, and touring historic archaeological sites. Casale Balate creates a lovely environment, framed by century-old olive and carob trees, encircling the residence which enjoys tranquil views over the terraces, garden, and pool, if you prefer a more private and wonderful retreat in a private farmhouse style villa. While Voyemo takes care of you to create your ideal trip experience for you and your loved one, you will enjoy a distinctive luxury villa that blends modern design with natural elements from the surrounding area to create a warm and welcome atmosphere. Voyemo offers luxury travel and cultural activities all around the world if you’re seeking an amazing honeymoon like no other. Voyemo will go above and beyond to identify and arrange the ideal retreat for you and your loved one when you are ready to book your special occasion.

India

Just seven decades after gaining its independence, India’s economy has become one of the ones with the fastest growth rates in the world. The 29 states and 7 union territories that make up this South Asian nation all have different cultures, languages, and traditions. India will enchant you with its vibrant diversity. Due in part to the fact that the nation was ruled by a monarchy for thousands of years, India’s art, music, textiles, and dance have a long and illustrious past. The scope of Indian art grew with every passing time. Both Indian classical music and dance are unlike anything else in the world. India now has a remarkable array of historical sites and cultural expressions that you would like to explore together.

Honeymoons come with a lot of expectations, bearing promises of crimson sunsets by the beach, long walks on winding roads, and picnics by the brook. While all of those things are amazing, it’s important to bear in mind that what a honeymoon looks like to you, might be very different from the next bride. Honeymoons are personal and are tailored keeping in mind the couple in question. While a midnight hike might be just your jam, it might be far from ideal for the next couple. There are couples who love soaking in hot tubs and getting deep tissue massages and ordering room services, while there are couples who love to snorkel, ski, and go hiking, and each kind of honeymoon is valid and dear to us. In fact, it’s the diverse nature of honeymoons that makes them so amazing. No matter what you “taste” in honeymoon trips, it goes without saying that it is going to be a trip that you will always remember with fond memories and misty eyes. So you might as well make it worth remembering!

Throw An Extravagant Winter Wedding Affair To Remember

Click the link to explore some lavish winter wedding ideas for an affair to be remembered for generations!

Click the link to explore some lavish winter wedding ideas for an affair to be remembered for generations!

Probably the most amazing time that will ever happen in your lifetime, your wedding day, needs to be memorable and special in every possible way. Growing up you must have dreamt about your big day while looking at the mirror dressed up in a chic white dress and wearing your mother’s pointy heels. And when it’s finally time, you would naturally want everything to be impeccably perfect and immaculately detailed. Have you always imagined all the incredible ways to have the perfect wedding cocktail party? Or have you been scrolling through all the wedding décor ideas to elevate your wedding reception? Or thought about all the luxurious ways to wow your guests at the reception? To commemorate this moment as a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, it is only natural to opt for all the over-the-top wedding ideas that can go above and beyond with your wedding décor and details. Since starting your married life as a couple is a huge milestone, you will want your wedding style and aesthetics to match the grand celebration that can convey the magnificent personalities of you and your partner as a couple and convey the amount of love you have for your partner. Looking to shout from the rooftops about how much you love him or her? Here enter the glamorous wedding ideas and details that you have been looking for.

From the most jaw-dropping wedding themes for outdoor weddings to the cozy reception details for keeping your guests warm indoors, a glam wedding can be anything you want it to be. For all the couples who are looking to create a “wow” factor with a “more is more” and maximalist state of mind, you should never settle for anything less. After all, your wedding should represent who you are and if being lavish and extravagant speaks for your personality as a couple, go for all the unexpected wedding details. From monochromatic color palettes and complete looks to formal wedding dress codes to accommodating exquisite and stylish wedding flower trends and intricate wedding ideas, we are just getting started. Magical garden weddings, grand Irish Castle weddings, picturesque chateaus and vineyards reception venues, and fancy ballroom receptions can be amazing places and extravagant spots to host your glam nuptials. But with the right wedding décor ideas, you can transform any wedding venue into a dreamy and luxurious spot. And to help you bring all the extravagance for your winter wedding, read on!

Winter can be the most magical time of the year to tie the knot. Throwing a winter wedding fête can be the most magical experience for both the couple as well as their loved ones. What is not there to love in winter weddings?  Let’s talk about glamorous winter color schemes to the festive reception entertainment ideas, there is so much to embrace. From the wintry florals decking up the mesmerizing winter wedding invites to the endless holiday music getting you ready for your Christmas holiday honeymoon cruise, seasonal winter wedding details can add a dash of warmth even to the frostiest days of the year.

Winter is becoming one of the most popular times to exchange “I do’s” right after summer. The nights might turn longer and darker, but the wedding fireworks will shine brighter and the atmosphere will be merrier with big holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween just around the corner. Winter weddings in warm climates are also known for being steeped in romance and magic. While your winter wedding date and Christmas might sound synonymous for your wedding guests, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Although you can incorporate holiday-themed wedding details to deck the halls of your wedding venue for winter nuptials, you can also embrace all the light and airy wedding ideas to inspire your guests with breezy aesthetics. From winter wonderland wedding photos with magical snowy backdrops to wintry wedding dress ideas to the best winter-themed wedding cocktails, here’s everything you need to know to throw a festive fête worthy of the most magical time of the year.

Extravagant Winter Wedding Ideas For The Maximalist Couple:

Choose a luxurious winter wedding venue

When choosing a wedding venue for your winter affair, think about the theme. The easiest way to make your winter wedding feel right is to choose a location that fits the season well. Can you think of a place where people can stay warm irrespective of the chilly weather outside? A barn is a great place for a shabby-chic wedding, but a cozy ski lodge is about as beautiful as it gets for a mountain destination wedding. If you want a magical setting for a December ceremony, a botanical garden with a display of holiday lights can be perfect. A winter wonderland theme looks great in an all-white ceremony or reception room, while a rustic barn can give off the feeling of an elegant ski chalet and all the fun of apres-ski. Unless you live in a place where it’s warm all year, most winter weddings will need to be held indoors so that everyone can stay out of the cold and the rain. Some of the most popular places for a winter wedding are:

  • Banquet hall and country club wedding venues: These venues are often all-inclusive and will offer most of your wedding services in one package. They are great for formal and traditional winter weddings.

  • Ski lodges and mountain resorts for receptions: Pick a beautiful place to get married where you can look out over snow-covered mountains and forests. The best part is that you and your guests can stay overnight at the venue and use all the amenities, like hot tubs and luxury spas.

  • Barn wedding venues: If you want a cozy venue for a rustic winter wedding, choose a barn. Just make sure it’s well insulated, or be ready to provide space heaters and other ways to keep people warm.

  • Industrial-themed wedding venues: Industrial venues like remodeled warehouses, rooftop lofts, and old factory buildings will give your winter wedding a modern, stylish look. Look for a space with unique features, like brick walls or windows that go all the way to the ceiling.

Rustic winter wedding signs

Have fun with your winter wedding by putting up lots of fun seasonal wedding signs. Some of our favorites are “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Be Merry and Bright,” and “Joy to the World.” These acrylic wedding signs can be very pretty with a winter color palette like forest green and gold color schemes. As guests arrive, a crown of dried flowers can also break up the color scheme and set the tone for the whole wedding.

Go for a wedding dress with long sleeves

When you get married in a colder month, you will be able to wear all of the long-sleeved wedding dresses. There are dresses with everything from illusion sleeves to high-collared lace necklines. Don’t forget to add a stylish sweater or a fur stole or any other winter bridal cover-up to your bridal outfit to stay warm. Add a winter cover-up that is both stylish and warm for a look that is full of flair. Here is the jacket that this bride’s outfit was based on.

Go for a bold lip color 

Another good thing about getting married in the winter? Having the freedom to try out a bold bridal lip color. During the summer, light pinks and peachy corals are popular, but dark bridal red lipstick or a deep plum can add a pop of color to your bridal look during winters. Make sure to schedule a makeup trial with your artist before your wedding day to make sure you get the look you want. If you want to try out different winter-appropriate lipsticks, bring pictures to show your makeup artist so they can help you get the same look.

Winter bridal accessories 

Even though your wedding dress may be the main center point of attraction, it’s your bridal accessories that will make you look even better. You can channel your inner Greek goddess with a gold hair comb or a holiday-themed hair wreath that any bohemian bride would be proud to wear. Shine bright with a patchwork sequin cape or think about adding a faux fur stole if your ceremony will be outside.

Make it festive 

It’s the right time of year to add holiday touches to things like wedding favors, decorations, and signature drinks. Simple things like a plaid tablecloth, place cards made of pine cones, or napkins with clever wordplay can help spread holiday cheer. A celebratory drink like a cranberry champagne cocktail or a pink peppermint cocktail can set the mood for your reception.

Go for a sweater 

Don’t let the cold weather bring you down. Even though there are bridal jackets, boleros, and fur toppers, there’s something sweet and casual about a sweater that you can just throw on. A cream-colored or ivory sweater to match your white wedding gown is a great way to add an extra layer without adding bulk. It will keep you warm and match your dress.

Winter-themed groom outfit

In the present time, it’s just as important to find a wedding suit that fits the groom’s personality as it is to find one that looks good on him. Try out different fabrics, color swatches, and patterns to stay away from a black tux. Consider wearing a tweed blazer with velvet pants for a mismatched look, or choose a subtle paisley print that will stand out in your wedding photos.

Fairy light decoration

Do fairy lights make everything look more magical or is it just us? Whether your wedding is inside or outside, a string of twinkle lights can help set the mood. A fairy light wall makes a very romantic background for wedding photos, and it’s also very pretty to look at. Fairy lights can be wrapped around banisters and beams, put in lanterns as centerpieces, hung from trees, or used to line paths. If your venue is big enough, a wall of fairy lights can really set the mood. You can hang them from the ceiling, use them to decorate the reception tables, or string them together to make a majestic canopy at the reception. String lights around the trees to make a winter scene that looks like Narnia.

Winter invites with woodland themes 

Sometimes, having less is better. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. You can finish off your wedding invitations by sending them with stamps that have a forest or winter theme. If you can’t find the right winter wedding invite designs online or at your local post office, you can always use vintage stamps, which will give your wedding stationery a certain wintry charm. You can often find themed bundles of vintage stamps on Etsy.

Dried wedding flowers and fruits

Dried wedding flowers are perfect for a winter celebration because they last forever. Dried flowers are often used to set the reception tables, make winter wedding ceremony arches, or hang things from the ceiling, but they also make great boutonnières. If you want something other than flowers, try dried berries. Fresh fruits aren’t good for a wedding in the winter because not many are in season. Instead, use dried fruit as table decorations and centerpieces. Blood oranges work especially well, but you could also use dried apple and pear slices. Try putting them with strong herbs and spices. For example, a place setting of cinnamon sticks, fresh rosemary, and a slice of dried orange looks great. For a more modern vibe, go simple and striking with a white color scheme and accents of contrasting green foliage. Keep your tables really simple and use branches, pampas grass, and dried blooms for a contemporary feel. Splashes of emerald and gold can keep it fresh.

Give some modern touches 

We really like it when you add modern touches to your winter wedding décor. For a touch of modernity, try putting a rustic wooden table next to chairs made of clear acrylic. You could also switch out fresh wedding flowers for fresh greenery. Keeping it simple is the best option. On the other hand, a wedding cake with modern details or table cards with a geometric design will help to balance out more traditional elements.

Bridesmaids in muted color schemes 

Even though jewel tones like emerald green and ruby red are often associated with winter weddings, don’t be so quick to rule out a more muted color scheme for bridesmaid dresses. Imagine a line of bridesmaids in gray dresses in front of a snowy background or a bunch of mismatched dresses in any color you want, think along the lines of dusty blue and icy periwinkle- how dreamy!

Set an outdoor winter wedding hot cocoa bar

How many ways can you think of to serve hot cocoa at a winter wedding? Think outside the box and set up a hot chocolate station bar with homemade marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and whipped cream. During cocktail hour, a specialty drink based on frozen hot cocoa is sure to hit the spot.

Accentuate a fireplace

Getting married in the winter is a good idea because you can decorate a charming fireplace. You can give your mantel a hygge vibe as the Scandinavians do by adding candles and garlands of greenery. If you are getting married around the holidays, you could also change the look of your fireplace with a beautiful flower arrangement or a wreath.

Cover the reception table with layers of velvet

Don’t just give your bridesmaids crushed velvet dresses and accessories! Velvet wedding details can be amazing for winter affairs. Velvet is a luxurious fabric calling out to be used as a centerpiece on your reception table. Simple wooden tables with velvet runners, old candlesticks with blue candles, and cups with figs and pomegranates can be used at your winter wedding.

Go for a champagne tower 

A champagne tower is the best way to keep the bubbly coming. You might be throwing a wedding on New Year’s Eve or a black-tie party in the style of The Great Gatsby. No matter what, a grand display of a champagne tower at your reception is sure to make your guests say “Wow!”

Make a memorable exit 

Be ready to make a memorable wedding exit, whether it’s by a scenic gondola ride, a horse-drawn carriage, or a sleigh decked out in holiday cheer. You can make your wedding send-off as epic as you want. In the end, your choice of transportation will depend on where you are going. A gondola ride is a great idea for a wedding at a ski resort, but a sleigh with fleece blankets is more appropriate for a wedding in the country.

You will honestly not care if your perfectly coiffed wedding hair gets ruined due to the crisp air or the warm reception beverages become instantly cold, as your heart will be in celebrating the magical winter wedding details and ideas. Winter wedding receptions are all about warm drinks, cozy evenings, tasty snacks, and festive wedding décor that brings out the best of the season. Irrespective of the season you get married in, your wedding celebration will be remembered by your guests. But having said that, we have no doubt that there is something particularly magical about hosting a winter wedding. The snowy wedding portrait backdrops, the crisp air engulfing the senses, the cozy and warm aesthetics, the tropical-themed coastal honeymoon destinations, and the unexpected wedding ideas can make it feel unparalleled, as you gather together with your friends and family to celebrate your winter union. From scenic forest overlooks to cozy candle-lit spaces and the cheer of the holiday season, winter weddings bring a whole new level of romance.

The special season of winter can also bring the dreamiest winter honeymoon destinations to your wedding plan. After all, it’s the most romantic time of the year! You might go for a full Christmas-themed celebration with seven-foot trees, sleigh rides, and mulled wine, or a simple and cozy winter wedding with white details as a nod to the chilly weather outside. Winter wedding inspirations can be translated into so many ways- from including chocolate on your wedding day with some cocoa and cookies to going for a bare minimum wedding theme with a light wooden palette. Winter weddings can be warm and cozy, or they can be elegantly cool. So do the wedding décor inspiration ideas. Winter wedding decoration ideas vary from settings that have icy tones and the beauty of neutral surroundings that lend elegance and sophistication to the ceremony and reception.

Our Favorite Luxe Lighting Ideas For Your Wedding

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Indeed, we are all about the wedding detailswedding cakes, flowers, monogrammed wedding invites, luxurious wedding venues, and everything in between. But we have to admit this understated fact: Lighting is the single most important wedding decor element at any wedding. It is not only an important wedding day detail for decor purposes but it also affects the wedding day photography sessions.

At first, whenever it comes to wedding day lighting ideas, the focus is more on function than fun. Just hear us out: the bulbs and candles you select (whether they are simple votives or over-the-top chandeliers) are they willing to ultimately light your dream wedding venue, will the light setting that you have chosen will make your wedding photographs just right, and lastly, will the ambiance keep the party going, even after the sun has said goodbye to everyone? So, before you jump over any kind of lighting plan for your wedding day lighting decor, take a moment to think about your priorities and choose a lighting idea that is not only amazing, and unique but also luxurious and leaves everyone on your guest list jaw-dropped!

A perfect and, of course, luxurious lighting idea will not only increase the overall vibe of the ambiance but will also elevate the whole mood of your celebration, and not to forget your wedding guests! So, just for you, we have curated a list of some amazing and our favorite luxe lighting ideas for your memorable and extravagant wedding. Check them out!

Chandeliers

Chandeliers are indeed very classic and elegant, especially when they are used for decorations to light up a wedding. They have always been a luxurious and old favorite for a wedding venue, but they graciously offer wonderful effects. Having chandelier decoration on your wedding day will take all your wedding guests back to a variety of historical periods, or bring a modern and luxurious feel to everything. The 1920s feel offered by chandeliers is always whimsical as they give endless photography and videography to professional wedding photographers and videographers. Nothing can beat the mesmerizing and magical glamor quite like offered by chandleries to the wedding venue. And to have the luxe lighting setting created by chandeliers, you don’t have to always go for those grand, and opulent crystal types of chandeliers to look fabulous and luxurious. If you want you can consider having small vintage-inspired chandeliers beautifully wrapped in fairy lights to bring in the cozy, romantic, and luxurious effect to the overall setting of your wedding day celebration. The ambiance illuminated by chandeliers offers great professional photography opportunities and also incredible wedding videography opportunities.

Fairy Light Curtains

It is very simple and also very beautiful to create a whimsical look of lovely and magical fairy lights draped everywhere to create luxe lighting ideas for your romantic wedding day celebration. This lovely and luxurious look doubles up at covering any not-so-fancy parts of your wedding venue or anywhere you don’t want your wedding guests to go. Fairy Light curtains also work as great photography and wedding videography backdrops. Brides can consider having this kind of light setup in their bridal suite to have incredible and whimsical bridal portraits captured by our experienced wedding photographers and videographers. The draperies and fairy lights when combined indeed offer a magical touch to the overall setting making the whole ambiance extremely romantic and inviting.

Lighting Decor With Aromatic Candles

Do you know that when it comes to luxe wedding lighting decor ideas, candles can do thousands of things that are nothing but just whimsical and magical? If you are planning to have a romantic and classic vintage-themed wedding, candles will surely set the tone for your classic and mesmerizing vintage-themed wedding. In fact, with unique and creative candle decor ideas, you can take it to the complete another end of the scale and have the sleekest, chic, and most modern wedding day candle decor inspirations that will leave all your wedding guests in great amazement. Various wedding candle vendors out in the market can easily tailor your candles to your exact colors and scents to resonate with your wedding theme and lend a perfectly and beautifully lit ambiance for your wedding guests to savor the night and also to your professional wedding videographers to capture the soft and romantic glow in the best of frames.

Lovely Lanterns For Romantic Vibe

Well, there is absolutely no denying the fact that lanterns indeed are wonderfully versatile and hold the potential to create a world of different effects, giving the best of luxurious vibes to any kind of wedding celebration. From rustic-themed weddings to contemporary weddings, we can assure you that lanterns are always a perfect choice of lighting decor. These days, as our millennial generation is always looking out for unique, creative, and luxurious wedding ideas, lanterns indeed offer some really incredible luxe wedding lighting decor ideas. You can even consider booking those wedding venues that feature lovely lanterns in the ceiling so that for your wedding day decor, you won’t have to worry much about the lighting decor, as your wedding venue will already have taken care of it in advance. Those kinds of wedding venues with lantern ceilings are pure magic and bliss to host your extravagant wedding celebration. This kind of incredibly lit ambiance will offer incredible professional photography options to talented wedding photographers and also to wedding videographers to create a stunning wedding portfolio.

Custom Neon Sign

With every new trend coming, staying, and fading away with time, especially in the world of weddings, there is one trend that is always making a huge comeback every now and then sure does not seem to be losing traction anytime soon, and that is the neon sign trends (wedding lighting decor ideas). This eye-catching and luxe wedding decor idea is indeed great if you are looking to really personalize your wedding venue in no time. You can use the neon sign to showcase your last name or even your name initials, or some cheeky phrase on display behind your head table for an instant and unique photo backdrop. These kinds of chic and quirky lighting settings are a great trend these days. As they offer something very unique and creative to capture.

Tented Light Strands

Well, these days the weather seems too pleasant in most of the states, so, if you are thinking of hosting a tented wedding reception and looking for luxe and unique lighting ideas, then we have something for you that you will surely love and it is something really chic for our professional wedding photographers and videographers to capture. To bring in the ultimate and stunning wow factor, just accent a clear-top wedding tent with dozens of draped LED string lights. Trust us, this kind of wedding day lighting decor will surely make you and all your wedding guests feel like you are celebrating under a gleaming and shining sky full of lovely stars! If you want you can be a little more experimental with this kind of wedding day lighting setting. This incredible wedding lighting idea will also look fantastic and extremely gorgeous with a standard marquee tent or sailcloth tent. An outdoor wedding reception with such kind of wedding decor and wedding lighting will surely leave all your wedding guests swooning over the luxe lighting decor and our wedding photographers and videographers delightful!

Edison Bulbs Are New Wedding Lighting Decor Addition These Days

Of course, Edison light bulbs are sleek and also a great classic and sophisticated hanging light option if you and your partner are head over heels in love with the chic and contemporary lighting decor ideas. Whether you are planning an indoor wedding reception celebration or even consider the great and panoramic outdoors for your memorable and grand wedding reception celebration, you can use Edison bulbs for your wedding day lighting decor. Consider suspending them vertically from your wedding venue ceiling on long and fancy cables to create an industrial-inspired backdrop on your wedding day. Not only an industrial-inspired ambiance, but Edison bulbs will also be able to create a rustic and vintage-themed ambiance when adorned beautifully to elevate the setting of the event space.

Pillar Candle Ceremony Altar Lighting Decor 

Apart from adoring your wedding venue or reception location with luxe lighting ideas, you can also consider making your wedding ceremony seem a little extra-intimate just by encircling your lovely and elegant wedding altar with clusters of pillar candles and of course lush greenery accents. Well, there is absolutely no denying that lush greenery and candles always make a marvelous and luxurious combination when combined together, especially for wedding day decor. We can assure you that even here also, the candles will give the space a warm and magical white glow that will make all your wedding guests feel welcome and homey. And this sparkling white glow will also offer endless photography and videography opportunities to our professional and experienced wedding photographers and videographers.

Fireworks are Indeed Something Very Extravagant

To have this kind of extravagant lighting decor at your wedding, the first thing you need to do is have a venue that allows this. Well, there are certain venues that offer some kind of unique and marvelous lighting effects that will leave you and all your wedding guests breathless. In fact, you can also consider hiring some specialists if you want to plan a romantic and incredible surprise for your darling and make your wedding day a memorable celebration, then fireworks will surely add extra drama and character to your wedding day lighting decor idea.

Glowing Furniture Is a New Lightning Decor Inspiration

So, now you have planned your extravagant and grand wedding celebration and everything is in order, so why not surprise all your wedding guests simply just by waiting until the sun has set to turn on the super cool lighting furniture that you have brought to your wedding day decor. These days the modern shape of the furniture combined with LED lights is surely a delight for your wedding guests.

Glowing Trees Are A New Addition To Wedding Day Lighting Decor Ideas

If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding celebration, where your reception area is surrounded by lavish green trees, there you can consider some different and unique lighting decor ideas to lift up the entire outdoor setting and create a lighting fairyland. You can make a truly astonishing but subtle light canopy simply throughout the branches and make a fantastic lightning setup that will not only leave all your wedding guests bewitched but also make our wedding photographers and videographers extremely happy. By strategically and creatively placing the bulbs behind the leaves, you will be able to achieve a softer, green-tinged glow from them, rather than those bright and sharp lights. The soft glow of lights will surely add a dramatic tone to all your professional portraits captured by our team of professional wedding photographers and videographers.

Uplighting Lights Are So In Trend

Have you heard of the lighting term “uplighting”? Well, if not, then trust us, it is another cool, amazing, and luxurious lighting idea that you can consider for your upcoming grand wedding lighting decor. “Uplighting” is a lighting effect created just by placing a few light fixtures on the floor or on the ground and directing them at the ceiling of the venue in order to create a particular ambiance or a setting. In order to get a stunning watercolor look to elevate your wedding day lighting setting, then you can consider bringing in group bunches of blue, purple, and pink lights together, so when they overlap and blend, and offer some really out-of-the-ordinary and modern lighting setting.

So, concluding everything, all we want to say is that you are only limited by your imagination and how many wedding photos you are willing to add to your perfect lighting vision board on Pinterest or on Instagram. With most of the above-mentioned luxe wedding day lighting ideas, we can assure you that your wedding day decor will surely be a treat to witness and also to capture in mesmerizing frames!

Bohemian Wedding Makeup and Hairstyle Ideas For A Dreamy Bride!

Do you have a bohemian heart and feel drawn to nature, love being barefoot and wearing flowers in your hair? Are you full of whimsy in your day-to-day existence, and nothing more than to get lost in a dating every once in a while. If you are nodding along to all of the above questions chances are that you are a bohemian bride, and congrats, because you have stumbled along to just the right blog for you. Are you holding your wedding in the beautiful outdoors and close to nature? Are you inspired by natural elements as well as feathers, crystals, and old-world charm? Do you envision your wedding as non-traditional and enchanting? If so, bohemian is the perfect theme for your special day!

Who Is A Boho Bride? 

A boho bride is artistic, free-spirited, and romantic. She will love to wear clothes that feel natural and flowy, and there is nothing better than to maximize the use of nature as your backdrop with celestial details and even gemstones to create an enchanted, bohemian ambiance for your wedding. You want to take all the earthy, natural elements of a rustic wedding and infuse an eclectic, vintage feel. You’re looking for a gown with flair and well-thought-out elements. You love beading details and flowy skirts, but you don’t like structured corset tops. You want to move freely and dance the night away. Boho bride fashion is all about the carefree look. You can definitely picture yourself wearing a lace gown and admire all the various embellishments and patterns that can be used in wedding dresses, such as sparkling beading, illusion necklines or backs, layers of tulle, eyelet lace, floral themes, and geometric designs. You might be unknowingly pinning wildflower bouquets with a not-too-perfect look in your wedding Pinterest board. You appreciate many types of flowers and leaves and enjoy foraged bouquets and wild-shaped blossoms. With loose curls or a loose wispy braid, flower crowns and fresh floral combs, delicate brass wreaths, and handmade hair ornaments look stunning to you. You’d love to tie the knot in a venue like a breathtaking national park, on a tropical beach, or under the stars with glittering lights. These are all signs of a boho bride.

So, once you’ve got that beautiful venue for your boho wedding, you’ve nailed the décor, and you’ve found the perfect dress and shoes to match, all that’s left is deciding on the hair and makeup that will complete your bohemian wedding day look. Soft, long waves, braids, and boho accessories, such as flower crowns, ‘70s vintage hairpieces, and big earrings, are a huge wedding trend right now. Romantic blooms add color and texture to your carefree style. You can’t go wrong, so pick a hairstyle and a hairpiece that makes you feel effortlessly sexy. Here are some tips to achieve daytime and nighttime wedding makeup looks for the boho gypsy bride.

Boho Bridal Makeup Ideas

 

Boho Chic

For an unfussy bride, the main look that you’re going for is au naturel, so stick to neutral shades that bring out your complexion—think taupes, browns, and bronzes. This palette makes a stunning look no matter what time of day or night. A dewy face gives pretty bohemian vibes, so start off by moisturizing your face with cream or oil before applying a light, non-matte foundation. Use a concealer for what needs to be covered, but finish it by using a sheer powder for coverage, and allow those cute freckles to shine through. Fill in the eyebrows using powder. Penciling it in would create strong, solid lines, while soft powder will make your brows look more natural. Light, smokey, and monochromatic eyes can be achieved by blending, blending, and blending some more. Doing so with the entire face softens the edges, making them look more natural. You don’t want to look too golden, but rather just sunkissed, so layer a bronzer over light pink or peach blush on your cheeks to achieve a subtle glow. Your lips will tie the entire look together. Skip the lip liner and simply dab your favorite matte lipstick to create a nude lip instead of lathering it, and just top it off with a gloss. If you would like a little color to match your florals, you can also go for a sensual pink or coral lip that would still look natural.

Bohemian Glam

Laid-back can also be stylish. The bohemian theme incorporates natural shades with other elements such as textured metals, gemstones, and jewels, which are similar to the Art Deco style. This means that there are more hues that you can use to create an overall glamorous gypsy flair. Keep that fresh and light makeup as a base for your face and finish it with a natural, sunkissed look. But for a bohemian glam bride, the key is dramatic eyes and using lots of eyeshadow. While timeless brown and warm undertones are a go-to, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can opt for copper shades or metallic hues, or even a rich jewel tone, maybe pick a color tone from your bridal bouquet or the groom’s suit that will complement the muted colors of the wedding dress and entire setting. Add winged eyeliner and blend your eye color with a little gold or rose gold shimmer for a stunning gradient look. If you’re planning to wear an off-the-shoulder wedding dress, make your body glow, too! Illuminate your shoulders and collarbones with highlighting products such as shimmering body oil or a luminous blur stick. Don’t be afraid to add a little glitter for a bit of drama and a few touches of bling to your boho wedding. You are, after all, a woodland fairy and not a princess in the castle.

Breezy Bohemian Look

Let’s start with the eyes! Begin by using an eyeshadow primer; our personal favorite is NYX’s primer, which is available in drugstores. Then, all over the lid, apply a gold eyeshadow. Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a gentle brown matte eyeshadow to the crease. In the outer corner of your eyes, apply a dark brown eyeshadow. The top and bottom lids of your eyes are then lined with black liner. Blend the black liner with a smudge brush to soften the line. Smudge a little dark brown eyeshadow on top of the black eyeliner with the same brush. It’s time to put on some mascara! Use a decent pomade to shape your brows. To create warmth all over your face, use bronzer in a “c” configuration from your cheekbone to your temple. Apply blush over the top and a highlighter for a little additional radiance! MAC’s Sun Rush Lustre Drops do the trick! Choose a neutral pink for your lips and top it off with a gloss!

Natural Wedding Makeup

The last thing you need on your wedding day is to be concerned about your makeup and if it will stay put, smell fresh, and look as good as it did when you first put it on. Natural makeup, focused on dewy skin and neutral eyeshadows, is great for assuring all-day wearability. A nude lip means no colored smearing after a ceremonial kiss, and it won’t be obvious if you can’t touch it on a frequent basis. A natural boho bridal makeup look is also ideal since it draws attention to your greatest features, ensuring that you look your best on your wedding day.

Go Vintage

Dramatic winged liner and cherry lipstick comes to mind when thinking of retro makeup. Don’t worry, you can still achieve a lovely retro vibe with your makeup without going overboard. Leave the bronzer in the drawer for this one and go for a sheer and simple look on the skin. Instead, use a flicked liquid liner and thick lashes to draw attention to your eyes. A glossy apricot lip completes the appearance.

Woodland Flower Child

The focus of bohemian bridal makeup is on the eyes, which is a gorgeous natural appearance. If you’re planning a bohemian wedding, this is a terrific aesthetic to go for. Bohemian makeup is earthy and has a delicate romantic feel to it. Bohemian weddings have a magical woodland atmosphere to them and are usually held in the woods.

Wedding Makeup with a Smokey Eye

For your special day, you may still accomplish romantic smokey eye makeup without it looking too heavy or black. Build a darker shade in the outer corners of the eye and a lighter shade on the lid with a charcoal gray palette. If ashy hues aren’t your thing or don’t suit your skin tone, go for sensual plum tints instead, and you’ll still be able to pull off the smokey look. Finish with nude lipstick with warm undertones to bring the colors together.

Dramatic Boho Look

You may still have beautiful, romantic wedding makeup while still making a statement. Use thick long lashes and eyeliner with smokey dark tones for a more dramatic look. To make your eyes pop, use a pencil eyeliner in your waterline, and for smaller eyes, use a liquid eyeliner with a flick to elongate the eye. Opt for a nude lip to keep with the dramatic motif, although a bold lip can be too much for your canvas. To finish, use a bronzer to softly dust the frame of your face to match the rich tones of your eyeshadow.

Beach Wedding

Everyone fantasizes about having a beach wedding, and now you can have the makeup of your dreams to match. Think dewy, bronzed skin with a cool-hued nude lip gloss for the ideal beach babe look. To achieve a sun-kissed complexion, use an illuminating primer to prepare the skin. With champagne eyeshadow on the lids, keep brows bushy and natural. A smattering of highlighter on the cupid’s bow, inside corner of the eyes, and brow bone will round off the glossy appearance. To finish, run your bronzer along the hairline, through the cheekbone, and along the jawline in the shape of a number three.

Bohemian Romantics

The most romantic aesthetic for your wedding day is boho bridal makeup, and it’s quite simple to apply. Keep skin dewy and natural by priming it with an illuminator for a bright, radiant base. To keep the makeup mild, highlight the high points of your face to accentuate your features while adding some sparkle, and use pastel rose lipstick. If you’re wearing a floral crown, match your eyeshadow to the colors in the flower arrangement. When it comes to makeup, the bohemian bride is all about effortless beauty, so keep it light, soft, and natural. Use bronze and gold on the lids and smeared beneath the eyes, and a pop of peach on the cheeks and lips for a pop of color. When it comes to bridal makeup, glowing skin is essential, so use a champagne highlighter along with the inner corners of the eyes, on the tops of the cheekbones, and on the cupid’s bow.

Boho Bridal Hairstyle Ideas

 

Half-Updo Braided

The braided half updo is the ideal hairdo for the boho bride who wants to let her hair down while still looking traditional. Clip-on hair extension wefts to obtain the look and ensure the hair is extremely voluminous and full. Begin braiding from the front at the portion of the hair to the nape of the neck and secure with bobby pins once the extensions are clipped in. You can do the same thing on the other side to make a “crown,” or keep it simple and lovely by braiding one side of the head. For ultimate boho flair, lace the braid with foliage and wildflowers.

Loose Romantic Bun With Braids

This lovely, braided loose bun is perfect for the boho bride searching for an updo style. The boho bride prefers hair that appears to be easily put together, therefore the secret to this look is to fake the untidy look by letting wisps hang loosely from the bun and frame the face. There are many braided wreath hairstyle tutorials you can follow to obtain the look. Accessorize with soft flowers and rustic leaves to create a boho bridal vibe!

Twisted Braid Cascading

For the boho bride who is all about the details, a complex hairstyle like this loose, romantic braid is ideal. This look may appear complicated, but it’s actually fairly simple to do. The use of hair extensions to give thickness and body to the braid is the key to attaining this full, voluminous braid style. To accomplish the look, use the bow braid tutorials online as a step-by-step guide and lace delicate baby’s breath throughout the braid to give tenderness and romanticism.

Pampas Grass as a Halo

Pampas grass has been a popular wedding decoration for a while, and we don’t see its wispy, wheat-hued detail going away anytime soon. Pampas grass, in addition to being a lovely addition to floral arrangements, may also be used to replace a more typical flower crown with an earthy halo for a truly distinctive aesthetic.

Waves from the 1970s

Can we really be speaking of a boho bride without speaking of the 1970s? These softly textured waves, inspired by the 1970s, are utterly hippie chic. Use a large-barrel curling iron to get a similar effect, then separate and tousle the curls with your fingers to produce soft texture and natural movement.

Hair Accessories in a Bohemian Style

Are you looking for ideas for bohemian wedding hair pieces? From bridal combs to exquisite headbands, hairpins, and romantic hair vines, this store has all you need. Hair accessories in the bohemian style are dependent on your haircut. The free-spirited, airy, deconstructed, and wild bohemian bride, on the other hand, remains intact. Begin with the lovely and simple circlet, which is ideal for short hairstyles such as bobs, pixies, crops, shoulder, and nape lengths. An interwoven hair vine is ideal for your tumbling curls and updos if you’re going for a hippie-chic aesthetic. Choose vines that can be braided into the mix for brides who prefer textured braids. For a cosmic effect, use muted flower hairpins, star hairpins, and combs. Bridal headbands, floral clips, and bedazzled hair ribbons are some other alternatives.

Every bride has that distinct, natural bridal glow, especially after all the wedding planning stress has been dealt with. Still, going for a hydrating facial and gently exfoliating a couple of weeks before the wedding day can help a lot. But, no matter what look you decide to go for, whether it’s all-natural with an ethereal aura or vintage vibes with sultry tones, just know in your heart that once you put on that wedding dress, you will feel most beautiful and just exquisite on your wedding day. The perfect dress, the gorgeous makeup, and the impeccable hair are all equally important, but getting married is about the freedom of soul and sharing that freedom with another kindred soul.

Luxe Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriends that They Will Love & Adore

Looking to surprise the best girls in your life with some amazing gifts? Here are some ideas that will make your friends feel special!

Looking to surprise the best girls in your life with some amazing gifts? Here are some ideas that will make your friends feel special!

Your wedding day is incomplete without your favorite girls standing next to you. Since your girls are important to you and essential to your wedding experience, why not make an effort to make them feel loved and cared for? When you start planning your wedding, remember to plan your bridesmaid gift ideas as well. We suggest you start planning the gifts for your girlfriends after you delicately propose to your bridesmaids and maid of honor. The reason why we suggest that you should start looking early is to give you some cushion, time-wise that is. Because there’s a chance that if you’re looking to find a luxurious way to show your love to your lifelong girlfriends and throw a lavish wedding, you’ll want to personalize it all. Personalizing luxe gifts can take some time, and that’s why you should start early.

Now, before we dive into some amazing options to show some love, remember that the bridesmaid gifts and the gifts you decide to give to your bridesmaids when you ask them to be your bridesmaids are different. When you propose to your best girls to be a part of your wedding, you give them a token, a small way to show your love and appreciation. But bridesmaid gifts are different, more elaborate, and are given around the same time as your wedding. You can give them to your bridesmaids on the day of your wedding, or before it. For these gifts you should go all out and look for a gift that works amazingly for your girlfriends:

  1. A Selection of Wine

One of the best ways to make your girlfriends feel special is to give them a selection of wine bottles that they will absolutely love and adore. To make your gift excellent and wonderful, you can make a set of a bunch of wine bottles for your girlfriends as per their tastes. Be mindful of the flavors your girlfriends love, and select bottles of wine that they will absolutely enjoy drinking. If you want to make your bridesmaid gifts special, you can even gift your girlfriends a wine subscription box. You can choose a subscription to a service that allows your girlfriends to find the wine they love and try different tastes to extend their taste palette. Apart from this, you can also try to come up with an amazing way to incorporate wine into your plans. For example, you can offer a bottle of sparkling wine to your bridesmaids, each, when you ask them to be your bridesmaids, for your bridal shower all of your bridesmaids and girlfriends can go wine tasting and have a good time, and lastly, for gifts to your bridesmaids, you can send them a subscription to wine boxes!

  1. Beautiful Sentimental Photobooks 

Another way to help your girlfriends feel loved is to make a sentimental photobook for each of your girlfriends. This gift idea makes for a great gift even if you’re planning to shower your girlfriends with love for no reason. Whether it is a birthday gift or a simple token of appreciation, a photobook serves as a recap of the amazing times you have had together. You can pick out some of the best photos and arrange them to tell a story. You can choose a service to help you design a photo book that touches the hearts of your loved ones. What’s more, if you have a childhood friend, and you want to make them feel adored, this idea can help you touch their hearts and make them feel loved. If you’re looking for some ideas to create the perfect photo book, you can think about using a binder and go for an amazing scrapbook-style idea, and add some heartfelt letters to the binder for your friend to find and read. Another way to add beautiful words is to use some words or some script from your wedding if you have some! If you want to pamper your girlfriends better, how about creating a photo book with your smiling faces and adding another gift from our list to make your friends feel special! Or you could have a great wedding photo shoot and use some of the photos from your wedding for the photobook.

  1. Fitness Gifts! 

Fitness is an integral part of our lives, so why not shower your girlfriends with the perfect gym-friendly gifts? If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for your lovelies that help them stay fit, then you can create a goodie bag with accessories and products that will make their workouts easier, or you could choose to go with a big product, like Tempo Studio. Tempo Studio is an AI-powered gym buddy of sorts, it helps users to workout at home, and that too at their pace! However, that’s not all, there are several alternatives for Tempo Studio that you can choose for your girlfriends. If you’re looking to create a goody bag for your girlfriends, you can choose some products like a self-cleaning water bottle, which does exactly what it says, cleans itself on its own! Another luxe addition to your goodie bag can be the FaceGym Training Stick Minis Kit, which is a great way to take care of your skin while you work out! FaceGym is trusted by many celebs and has a line of products that help you to protect your face and skin. The training kit sticks are made with materials that work better when you seat, which means your gym-loving girlfriends will have an amazing way to take care of their skins! Apart from this, you can choose more products for your gym goodie bag for your girlfriends can be an ergonomic massager, massaging rollers, sports eyewear, energy bar subscriptions, or portable treadmills!

  1. Amazing Coffee-Lover’s Gifts

If your girlfriends love coffee and can’t go without it, how about choosing some amazing coffee-inspired gifts? By coffee-inspired gifts to make your friends happy we don’t mean look for some coffee beans, or a couple of mugs, we are talking about bigger things! One of the best ideas, we personally adore, is an amazing coffee machine! You can choose some unique types of coffee machines as gifts. For example, you can select a pretty espresso machine, a Belgian coffee maker, or you could look for a specific retro-styled lever espresso coffee machine. However, a quick note to keep in mind is that when you look for coffee machines, especially when you’re gifting them to your friends, consider the features and their lifestyle. Additionally, keep in mind if your friends have specific choices, for example, one of your friends could love operating a retro-styled manual coffee machine, while another could like an automatic coffee machine. Keep that in mind when you’re choosing a coffee machine. However, that’s not all that you can choose! You can add some charming touches by adding some designer geometric-styled designer mugs or tea sets. Apart from this, you can look at some sets with teapots, cups, and saucers as well!

  1. Makeup Kits for your Girls

Another way to make your girls feel exceptionally special is to create a perfect vanity box and the items you know they will love to use. Creating a makeup kit is quite easy because you can order the products you are sure they will absolutely adore to use, and have a custom-made vanity box for each of your girls. You can customize vanity boxes for your girls with their names or with lovely short quotes that either describe your friends best or a quote you’ll want them to remember, always. This adorable gift idea makes for the perfect gift for your girls because they’ll not only be able to use the makeup you gift them but will also be able to remember you! The vanity box can be repurposed and used for years to come! Or you could choose some makeup bags or travel cosmetic cases, and choose different colors for each of your friends. This will help you differentiate the gift you choose for them, but also will be able to add similarities for each of them! As for makeup and beauty products, you can choose some trustworthy high-end makeup to add to the box. You can choose to add some essentials that you know your girls will need, regardless of where they go they’ll have something to help them with. Apart from this, you can even add mascara, makeup brush sets, and lip liners. However, an easier way to add everything your best girls will have at their disposal is to choose makeup gifts sets for them! Additionally, you can perfume sets for each of your girls as per their preferences, or gift them a perfume box subscription to go with the vanity set!

  1. At-Home Spa Essentials!

When it comes to looking for gifts for your girls, is there anything better than a good old pampering at home? If you want to help your girls feel their best and relaxed without leaving their homes, then how about giving them the luxury of a spa at home? Before we get into what to choose for your ladies, you can add an at-home spa goodie bag to the vanity box we just discussed above! This will make a complete beauty care experience for your girls. Now, let’s talk about what you can add to your at-home spa kit! First things first, to help your girls have the complete spa experience at home, use add some luxury essential oils and an oil diffuser to build the atmosphere in their home. Next, add some amazing luxe scented candles in the kit as well. Once you have these selected, look for all-natural spa kits for your loved ones. All-natural spa kit gift sets will help you to ensure that all of your girls can use the products without worrying about any allergies or reactions. This also helps you feel more confident when you pamper your best ladies with all the love they need.

  1. For Alcohol Experts and Enthusiasts a Cocktail Set

When you get married, emotions are high, and everyone is in a celebratory mood. Why not extend the celebrations even after your best girls go back to their homes? A great way to choose a sentimental gift for your girls is by putting together a basket of drinks and cocktails they love! There are a few ways to go about it, you can either choose to create a set of cocktail drink mixers and tools as a gift to your girlfriends or choose to purchase a set of signature drinks, in the flavors they will love! Another way to add a touch of sentimental value to the gift for the girls, you can choose to bottle up some of your wedding’s signature cocktails for the girls to enjoy later, after the wedding day is over. You can choose pretty bottles and customize them with your wedding colors and messages.  This can be different from the custom bottles you want to serve at your weddings. Apart from this, you can also think about customizing drinks, for example choosing personalized gifts like tailored gins will help you make your girls feel adored, loved and special.

Although the list of amazingly luxurious gifts for your best girls is endless, we listed down some of the best ones. We know that when you’re choosing a gift that captures your sentiments best, there are no limits to the extent you’ll go. To make your search for the perfect gift for girlfriends easy, we found some ideas that work on both fronts, the luxuriously generous front and the sentimental front. And just like it is with your elaborate wedding planning ideas, we’ll like to bring to your attention that these are just ideas, meaning you can tinker with the items you add to the gift options. Apart from this, you can even mix and match different options on our list to make your girls happy! Always remember to consider the likes and dislikes of your friends, especially when you’re looking to select a timeless gift for them to remember your special, special day with. Another thing to remember is that the ideas for gifts in our list are not just for your best ladies, they can also be used to show love and appreciation for mothers, aunts, and other important female figures in your lives!

The Best Locations to Add To Your “BFF Travel List”

There is so much of the world that is better to see with your BFF by your side! Here are some awesome locations to visit only with your BFF!

There is so much of the world that is better to see with your BFF by your side! Here are some awesome locations to visit only with your BFF!

 

There is no such rule that you have to get married to plan a flawless trip abroad with someone you love! A bestiemoon, aka a full of fun and exciting vacation that you can take with none other than your best friend(s) is something you might want to try! It is true that friends that travel together always stay together. Your bestie is that one person in your life on whom you can always rely on. No matter how wrong or right you are, your BFF is never going to judge you and leave your side under any circumstances. Your best friend is that one person who will help you to forget about all the hard days at work, the difficult and pathetic breakups. With them, you will only embrace the good vibes and that too in abundance. And there is no better person in the whole world to build a travel bucket list with. So, make a list of all the best locations and add it to your BFF travel list and tick off as many places to travel with your best friend as possible.

To ease out your search for the best locations, we have curated a list of some locations which you must consider going to and exploring only with your BFF!

Los Angeles, California

If you and your “BFF” are just obsessed with yoga, and green juice, and always prefer living the sunniest and bright life, then there is no better place than Los Angeles. For you both, this is indeed the place which you both can explore together. Los Angeles is a place where you both can easily indulge all your CBD curiosities and self-care necessities and also get the best views of nature.

Not only for yoga and bright sunny days, but Los Angeles is also a popular destination as Hollywood is its backyard! So, let the West Hollywood Edition be the home base for you both while you are still exploring the location. This location will also help you in aura cleansing which is currently the hottest trend. Los Angeles, California, is a one-stop destination for wellness and luxurious and exotic relaxation as it regularly hosts Yoga for Bad People Classes and CBD workshops.

With so many photography locations to explore and pose with your best friend, you can consider taking a short Uber to the lovely Instagram/hiking hot spot Runyon Canyon, where you both can pose against the iconic Hollywood sign in the distance and might even get the chance to pass a celeb or two. On the back at the WeHo Edition, treat yourself and your best friend to an essential and relaxing oil massage and some fresh Green Beauty Juice. For some dinner treats, you can check out Ardor, the veggie-centric restaurant on the hotel’s first floor. Last but not the least, don’t miss the chance to taste the Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe and the lovely Pink Cocktail. So, without having any second thought, put this location on your “BFF travel list” right now!

Manhattan, New York City

For all the peppy and fun-loving girls, there is no better place to have a trip with your best friend than going to Manhattan in New York City. Everything about this city is just magical. All the “FRIENDS” fans can actually pose with their “best friends” and can later caption it “my lobster” for their Insta post. From the iconic yellow taxis to the majestic Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and of course the lovely and green Central Park, there are endless lovely photography locations to explore and pose with your best friend.

For a memorable stay experience in Manhattan, consider your stay at the Dream Downtown in the Meatpacking District neighborhood to be right in the center of everything. The lovely High Line, an elevated park, is just a block away for you both to have some chilling time together. If you both are morning people, you can consider heading for a fresh early morning stroll, and later then pop into the Whitney Museum of American Art to get your culture fix in the best way possible. If you both are planning a summer trip together and want to escape the heat, you can consider booking a cabana at The Beach. A great and always Instagram-ready outdoor pool on the Dream’s second level. So, wear those matching bikinis that you both shopped together for this trip and go full glamor while posing for your Instagram posts!

Night in Manhattan is really something not worth missing! Before you head for your amazing and memorable night out experience, don’t forget to get a blowout at the famous Benjamin Salon (easily located on the first floor of the hotel) to have every eye on the crowd on you and your bae! When all set, head to the nearby and some of NYC’s biggest nightclubs like TAO, Le Bain, and 1 Oak.

Barcelona, Spain

Apart from the famous soccer match, there is a lot to explore and witness in this lovely city, Barcelona. So, just ask your friend to pack the bags for both of you, and take off to this location to have another memorable trip with your best friend forever. After a day of exploring Barcelona’s unique, dreamlike architecture, all you both want is to unwind with some really delicious and mouth-watering food! And girl, there are endless yummilicious options for you and your best friend to choose from. Luckily, tapas, or various small dishes, are easily found on most menus, so that you both can have little nibbles of everything this lovely and happening city has to offer, including lots of fresh fish, tomatoes, cheese, potatoes, and bread, aka, all the best things in the world at one spot! Or you both can even split a giant paella, a rice-based dish filled with fresh seafood, and call it a beautiful day in Barcelona. To have the finest and the best taste of any food while being in Barcelona, pair it with a bottle of fine wine and of course your dearest best friend who appreciates incredible food as much as you do! Friendship based on food choices is always the best, happiest, and strongest!

Paris, France

If your best friend recently had a breakup and you want to do something really nice for him or her, or he or she has always fantasized about all the romance that is shown in the movies and shows, then there is no place than going to Paris with your best friend and let them experience the love again or find new love again. Also known as “the city of Love” we can assure you that coming to Paris with your best friend will surely woo him or her and bring a new perspective about love into their lives! Well, there is absolutely no denying the fact that visiting this lovely city with the love of your life is actually very romantic and overwhelming, but coming to this location with your partner in crime, especially on a meager travel budget has its own fun and excitement. Apart from the iconic Eiffel Tower, Paris is famous and loved for many other reasons like the stunning and incredible architecture, museums, and of course food and wine with great picnic potential! Trust us, Paris is more affordable than ever if you are planning a getaway with your dearest buddy! To live the vibe of this lovely and romantic city, consider taking the public transport and the live vibe of the city to the fullest. You can ditch the luxurious hotels and choose to stay in hostels that are actually cute and get them posted on your Instagram to inspire other best friends who have traveling goals together. Don’t forget to take a fun stroll on the streets of Paris as every corner of this city has so much to offer and is damn entertaining. Whether you both are planning to aggressively sightsee or just wanna spend a day lounging à la outdoor café for hours to some bon appetit, we can assure you that there is something really awesome and exciting waiting in Paris for every possible friendship type!

Tokyo, Japan

Just because this location is too far from the U.S., that does not mean that it should not be there on your traveling list. Tokyo is actually a beautiful location to explore with your best friend if you both are up for some really great adventure. There is a lot to explore and capture in Tokyo. In Tokyo, you and your best friend will see historic temples and shrines gracefully mixed in with Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest interactions in the entire world. If you both have bonded over food and consider yourself foodies, you can consider visiting a massive food market in central Tokyo, and can also try some specialty Kit Kat flavors, also can hit up some cat and hedgehog cafes, and visit the Ghibli Museum to check out some anime. In fact, you can also consider taking a two-to-three-hour bullet train to explore the other cities of Japan like Nagoya and Kyoto!

Rome, Italy

Although every movie set in Rome seems to have a Vespa montage, trust us, this beautiful city is a walkable city so that you and your best friend can hit all the major ancient sites like the famous Colosseum, on foot and pose for endless selfies. In fact, the streets are also very pretty! While traveling with your best friend, what else do you need besides a gelato in hand and your best friend’s hand in another? The city is all yours to explore so spend your sweet time strolling through and have the best travel time with your best friend.

Lisbon, Portugal

One of the world’s oldest cities, Lisbon is a new tourist favorite for various good reasons! With the incredible appeal of other European cities without too many must-see spots that leave you and your best friend riding the fun metro back and forth all day! Though nothing much to do or explore, we can still assure you that you and your best friend will find plenty to do. Whether you both wanna head to a nearby beach or wanna take a stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets full of beautiful historic landmarks and so much character. We promise you that being at this location you both will be calm and composed without getting bored! And if you both are way too lax to plan dinner, you can always hit up this famous food market that brings the city’s best chefs to one spot! All sorted! Right?

Australia

Traveling with your best friend and backpacking through Australia is high up on many people’s best friend bucket lists! It is not at all hard to see why Australia is one of the best places to travel with your best friend when you are planning a trip with your best buddy! Everything about this destination is stunning! With the tropical climates, the lovely wildlife, the laid-back beachy lifestyle, and the epic road trips (the ones that are shown in the movies), Australia offers a perfect combination of everything.

Whether you wanna explore and try a city break with your best friend in Sydney, or planning to go backpacking down the East Coast, or a laid-back weekend getaway in Byron Bay, there is so much to do and explore with your BFF! No matter which season you are choosing to visit this amazing location with your best friend, we can assure you that you are going to have an awesome time together traveling and exploring Australia!

London, United Kingdom

This location is just perfect for urban dwellers! There is absolutely something to be said for a city break with your best friend. Everything about this destination is just wow! From the posh and luxurious hotels to incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, and stunning shopping, London is just a great place to travel with your best friend. And if you and your best friend are “Potterheads” then you are in great luck, as you can explore and visit the actual “Hogwarts” and pose for some really great pictures to post on your Instagram! The vibrancy of this lovely city will get you going to explore it more and more. The trendy and chic restaurants and pubs popping up faster than you actually say “cheers” and crack a beer together!

Summing everything up, all we want to say is that jobs, colleagues, flings, hard times, and everything in between will come and go, but your best friend(s) will definitely stick with you through it all! From the first job to the recent breakup, your best friend(s) will never leave you alone, in fact, they will encourage you to do all the weird stuff and that too, together. So, when you have got yourself a BFF, cherish them, appreciate them, trust them, love them, make fun of them, and make the most of every second with them! Live your life to the fullest when they are around you or vice-versa! Life is Short! Just get your pen and paper out and start making a list of all the above-mentioned amazing locations to add to your “BFF Travel List.”