Black Wedding Dress

Black Wedding Dress Photo credit: Photo credit: Martina Liana

And the bride wore… whatever the bleep she wanted!

If you’re a fashion-forward bride and really couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks, we’re certain you’ll love at least one of the non-traditional wedding dress options listed below. Remember, this is your special day and you need to own it by truly feeling comfortable in an ensemble that is an honest reflection of your personality and style.

So whether you’re looking for a dress that’s non-white, non-traditional or hey, maybe not even a dress — you’ve come to the right place to get you started on your journey to narrowing down what’s right for you and you only!

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Ridding Wedding Day JittersWedding Day Jitters? 4 Reasons Why You Should Sleep On It

It’s nearly time for your big day. For that special moment when you look into your best friend’s eyes and get to say those magical words. You’ve probably taken up permanent residence on Cloud 9, right?

Well, actually…possibly not. Because next to moving home and giving birth, getting married is up there with the most stressful things you’ll ever do. Sorry to break it to you but it ain’t all googly eyes and lovehearts; it’s pissed-off parents, stressful shopping and a budget that breaks more every day.

There’s a whole bunch of factors that can cause wedding day jitters. And these factors can seriously disrupt your sleep – a big no-no for any bride-to-be.

Here are 4 top reasons why you should get some decent Zzz before making that journey down the aisle.

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How important do you think music is to a wedding? Think about it this way. What do wedding guests remember a year after a wedding? Do they remember how good the food was? Probably. Do they remember how the room looked? Probably. Do they remember the bride’s wedding dress? Probably. Do they remember if they had a good time? Most likely.

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Black diamond engagement rings are very distinctive and are ideal for those buyers who are looking for something that’s a little bit different. A black diamond, paired with white gold can look stunning and still very sparkly – they also look great when complemented with white diamonds.

Making their way into the limelight, they are now used in women’s jewelry more than ever before. So, with these diamond engagement rings becoming ever so more popular, keep in mind that black is a color that symbolizes:

  • Power
  • Strength
  • Passion

What better ring design to showcase your love for your soon-to-be? There are a limited amount of jewelers offering black diamonds making them even more special.

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Worlds Most Expensive Jewelry

Appreciate the finer things in life? You’ll love today’s infographic by fine antique and vintage jewelry store, Berganza (London, UK) that puts the spotlight on the Top 10 most expensive pieces of jewelry and their origin!

There’s no doubt that jewelry can be quite expensive. Some pieces of jewelry, however, are worth amounts most of us can only dream of having, let alone splashing all of that money on one single piece of jewelry. So, what makes these pieces of jewelry so expensive? There are a number of factors that determine how much jewelry is worth such as age, rarity, quality and demand for the item.  With, that in mind, let’s take a look at the Top 10 most expensive pieces of jewellery and their origin.

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Worlds Most Expensive Jewelry

WeddingLovely and Berganza teamed up to share with couples the worlds most expensive jewelry with this partnered infographic. Visit their website to browse their collection!

Thank You Gift for Bridesmaids

Thank You Gift for Bridesmaids

Today’s lovely post comes to us from Danielle, writer for relationship blogs such as The Eternity Rose. Danielle runs a successful at home business and in her spare time she enjoys horse riding! Enjoy:

Your wedding will no doubt be one of the most (if not, the most) special event of your life. A lot of blood, sweat and tears, however, go into making sure the day goes off without a hitch. As such, your bridesmaids are the people you hold dear, the chosen ones tasked to monitor the finer details and combat the pressure. They stand beside you throughout the entire journey. That’s why it’s important to show your appreciation for them. Here are a few tidbits of advice for when it comes time to buying your bridesmaids a gift:

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How to Get Rid of Wedding Stress

How to Get Rid of Wedding Stress

Today’s lovely partnered post is written by Holly Ashby at Will Williams Meditation, a meditation centre who help people achieve a state of calm and reduce anxiety through Vedic meditation in London. Enjoy!

There aren’t many people who wouldn’t have a wobble while wedding planning. Apart from the stress of wedding planning, you can worry that you simply aren’t up to the job or that everyone will be bored or something will go wrong on your big day. Many brides also feel a lot of pressure to look inhumanly lovely, find the perfect dress, and put on the best event anyone has ever been invited to. With such big expectations, it can be hard to avoid a crisis of confidence! A bit of a confidence boost as you prepare to get married could be just the thing you need.

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Luxurious Wedding Gift for Your Groom

On the hunt for the perfect wedding gift for your groom? If your soon-to-be enjoys the finer things in life, he’ll certainly appreciate this sophisticated jewelry box designed by WOLF, a family-founded market leader. With over 180 years (five whole generations!) of patented innovation, surely they must be doing something right, right?

Well, I was lucky enough to recently receive this baby in the mail last week and not only does my hubby absolutely love it but so do I — talk about a major dresser declutterer.

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Stressful Aspects of Wedding Planning

Stressful Aspects of Wedding Planning
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Unless you are an impressive combination of Zen monk, Mindfulness guru, and Jedi Master – wedding stress (hate to break it to you!) is inevitable. That said, while there are many stressful wedding planning aspects, the good news is that they can all be managed when anticipated and planned for accordingly. In today’s guide, we’re going to give you a heads up on all the major stumbling blocks that you will face, and a few tips on how to make sure you keep your sanity while you go through them.

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