3
Mar

Do’s and don’ts of wedding bomboniere

Do’s and don’ts of wedding bomboniere

 It was the French who began the tradition of giving gifts to guests at weddings. While it originated as boxes of sweets, most notably candied almonds, wedding bomboniere now comes in all sorts of variations that are as unique as the couple themselves.

Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider when planning your wedding bomboniere.

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Cocoa Lane – Artisan Chocolates

DO: Give them something timeless

A potted flower seedling, herb, or little succulent terrarium, are great ideas for useful bomboniere that can also double as a symbol for how relationships should be nurtured in order to flourish. The best thing is, guests will remember your wedding day every time they tend to the plant or see it around their home.

DON’T: Have them just because

If you are going to all of the planning and expense of providing bomboniere for your guests, make sure it’s something they will keep and cherish. Gifts that have little thought put into them and are there “just because” will probably meet with a sad end in the bin.

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Wedding Honey

DO: Gets guests to DIY wedding bomboniere

Provide a lolly or cookie jar and a selection of treats, or healthy options if you prefer, at a lolly station and let guests pick and choose their own bomboniere. This way you know they are going to enjoy them later on.

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The Candy Buffet Company

DON’T: Feel tied to your theme

You may have fallen in love with the cobalt blue and silver theme for your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you have to match your bomboniere to that colour scheme.

DO: Get personal for your wedding bomboniere

There are a lot of wonderful ideas out there if you want a personalised bomboniere. Wine or beer bottle labels, monogrammed gift bags, cookies with your names on. The sky is the limit and you can create keepsakes your guests will cherish forever.

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Little Mellow

DON’T: Discount the idea of group gifts

If you have a lot of couples or families attending, you can cut down on costs if you present each couple or family with one bomboniere, rather than giving individual gifts.

DO: Think outside the square

If giving a physical bomboniere is not sitting well with you, consider giving a donation to your favourite charity on behalf of your guests instead. You can let them know who they have helped by placing a note on each table or at each place setting.

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Starlight Children’s Foundation

DON’T: Feel like you HAVE to have them

Bomboniere is a traditional way to thank your guests for coming along to celebrate with you on your wedding day. But if your budget does not extend to including bomboniere, don’t feel like your reception is a failure. Your guests will enjoy the day with you no matter what.

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Bellina Creations

3
Mar

Why NOT to lose weight for your wedding

Why NOT to lose weight for your wedding

You may be recently engaged (congrats!) or your wedding day is looming and you want to look perfect for the big day. But let us tell you — a crash diet or depriving your body in any way, shape or form is not the way to go! Here’s why NOT to lose weight for your wedding…

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Your fiancé loves you as you are

The love of your life either proposed or accepted your proposal, so they are more than prepared to spend the rest of their life with you and love you as you are right now. While you might feel pressure to lose a few kilos, it’s important to remember the reason you are planning a wedding is to celebrate the love between you and your fiancé. The number written on the inside of your dress or suit jacket is irrelevant.

You will look hot

No matter whether it reads 6 or 26, no one is going to see the size of your dress or suit, and no doubt you’ve put some thought into choosing a dress or suit in a style and colour that matches your personality and body shape for your big day. This will make you feel super sexy when you say “I Do” and nothing screams gorgeous like glowing with confidence.

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You might not fit your dream outfit

When you know you’ve found the right dress or suit, you just know. And while you think losing weight will make you look better in your outfit, that is not always the case. Not all outfits can be successfully taken in by a tailor and still maintain the cut or style that you fell in love with. Also, alterations for gowns with bead or lace embellishments can become quite expensive and might not be a cost you want to bear if you are on a tight budget.

The people who love you won’t care

You might tell yourself that you need to lose five kilos or 20, but let us tell you, your weight won’t bother the people who love you. There is nothing more powerful than being surrounded by the people who are most important to you.

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You will minimise stress

Wedding planning can be stressful enough (we can help there!), but throw in painful calorie-counting, fad diets or depriving your body of what it needs to function, and you will discover a whole new realm of stress. This is the last thing you need when you want to enjoy your special day. While going for an extra walk here or there will help you to blow off some planning stress, there’s no need to start working out excessively every day to drop a dress size.

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Diets can cause arguments

Nobody likes a hangry bride. Crash dieting or food deprivation can be self-destructive for your mind and also your relationship. Your partner won’t like to see you putting yourself through this over something trivial, and it could lead to entirely avoidable arguments. Calorie-counting can also prevent you from enjoying the fun wedding planning stuff – like cake tastings and any pre-wedding dinners and get togethers.

It could put a serious dampener on your big day

If you have decided to go down the path of working hard to lose weight and you haven’t reached your goal by the morning of your wedding day, you can start what is meant to be one of the happiest days of your life in a funk.

Always remember – You are you

By happy and confident in your own skin and you will always look beautiful. It does sound cliché, but there’s a reason people always say that beauty is only skin-deep. True beauty comes from the ability to love yourself for who you are and what you can offer the world – it is not measured by the number you read on the scales (which you should seriously throw away)!

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3
Mar

4 Classy hens night ideas (without the nudity)

4 Classy hens night ideas (without the nudity)

Tired of the common hens night tradition of hitting the male strip club with a gaggle of girls, only to be carried home at obscene hours of the morning, less your dignity and your left shoe? If that’s fun to you — no judgement. If not, here’s four classy hens night ideas (without the nudity).

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Mary Eats Cake & Giant Invitations

Mary Eats Cake

Bridal Party High Tea, Hens Parties, and Kitchen Teas

Get your hens clucking with a classy Bridal Party High Tea at Mary Eats Cake. Specialising in vintage class, Mary Eats Cake will cater to your bridal party at their tea house, or at a venue of your choice.

With a selection of savoury and sweet items, scones with jam and cream, flowers, vintage tea ware, silvery and cutlery, artisan teas, and exclusive tea rooms on-site, Mary Eats Cake has everything you need to enjoy a memorable day with your girls.

Sarah from Mary Eats Cake’s favourite items this summer are “Lavender macarons, passionfruit and white chocolate tart, and berry cheesecake drizzled with black tea syrup”. Yum!

Mary Eats Cake & Giant Invitations

classy hens nights

Mary Eats Cake

Wild Heart Huntress

Flower Crown Party

Get your girls together and unhinge your creativity! Bond while learning how to build your own beautiful flower crown. Wild Heart Huntress parties will arrive at your chosen location and set up all flower crown building utensils, the tools, and of course, the flowers. A truly unique, memorable, and classy way to celebrate with your girls.

classy hens nights

classy hens nights

Wild Heart Huntress

Last Hurrah Bali

Destination Hens Weekend

Why not grab your girls and jet off overseas for your last hurrah? Coincidentally named ‘Last Hurrah Bali’, they will make sure your hens weekend is truly unforgettable. With the option of customised or all-inclusive packages, tailor your weekend to reflect you as the bride (or Queen hen, whichever suits).

With around the clock cocktails and the option of hair, beauty, and hangover pampering, Last Hurrah Bali will fulfil all your wants and needs.

classy hens nights

classy hens nights

For the Love of Grape

Speciality Wine Tours

What’s classier than a wine tour through the vines? Tours of wineries can be tailored to suit you and your hens’ interests, and For the Love of Grape will pick you up and drop you off at whatever location you choose. This style of bridal shower is both fun and classy — no need for nudity to get the party started.

classy hens nights

classy hens nights

For the Love of Grape

3
Mar

2017 Oscars looks (for every wedding theme)

2017 Oscars looks (for every wedding theme)

We here at Easy Weddings love the awards season. The gowns and the suits aren’t just for award ceremonies — we can see #RealWeddings brides and grooms taking inspiration from celebrity looks to create their dream wedding-wear. Here’s our four Oscars bride and groom picks to suit every wedding theme!

Chrissy Teigen

in Zuhair Murad

We love the subtle embellishment that fades into crisp white. Just imagine the glide-factor you’d get walking down the aisle with that train! Gorgeous.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Isabelle Huppert

in Armani Prive

We love the pure elegance of this dress. Although greatly embellished, the look is somewhat understated and minimalistic. As for wedding dresses, long-sleeve is currently on trend. Complete barefoot and with a flower crown, and you’d be the perfect boho-chic bride!

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Darby Stanchfield

in Georges Chakra

Fishtail dresses will always be ‘in’. This dress tastefully shows off her hour-glass figure — and we can just imagine the graceful movement that train will give the entire garment. Understated elegance perfect for a garden wedding.

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Steve Granitz/Wireimage

Naomie Harris

We adore the simplicity of this midi dress. Though we aren’t thrilled over the train, the dress itself would be perfect for a coastal wedding. Imagine exchanging vows barefoot on the beach, and, with a midi dress, you won’t have to worry about ruining your train in the sand. Beautiful and practical.

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Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Mahershala Ali

You can’t go wrong with an all-black suit. This suit would be perfect for a bold, chic wedding. Doesn’t he look handsome?

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Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Josh Dallas

There’s no way we’d overlook a velvet suit. Velvet is the ‘in’ thing these days for grooms, and we love it! Perfect for a boho or rustic/industrial wedding.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Jeremy Renner

While subtle, this suit packs a punch. This classic black and white ensemble is perfect for elegant traditional weddings.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Dev Patel

in Burberry

The use of the bowtie and off-white suit jacket creates such a relaxed, happy vibe. We think this look would be perfect for a beach wedding (minus the shoes and bowtie, of course).

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Steve Granitz/Wireimage

3
Mar

Ways to strengthen your relationship before marriage

Ways to strengthen your relationship before marriage

Whether you’re newly engaged or thinking of proposing to your partner, it’s never too early or too late to work on strengthening your relationship.

strengthen your relationship

Counselling

This is not just for relationships that are in strife. Attending counselling together can help you to voice your worries and concerns, and air any pre-wedding jitters you may have in a safe space. The help of a professional to help you navigate this transition will benefit both of you. This is even more invaluable if this is the second marriage for one or both of you.

Create daily habits

Think of it as a ritual of sorts, but start to do something regularly that bonds you together. It can be a 15 minute conversation before you turn in each night, or stopping the early-morning rush each day to have a coffee and chat before you head off to work.

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Build healthy boundaries

Start to develop boundaries for yourselves, and also your friends and family. You will want to find that balance where you can connect with your friends and family, and keep apace with what is happening in their worlds, while also giving you and your partner ample time for just the two of you. This can become harder when holidays like Christmas and Easter roll around — but talk it through in advance with your partner so you can make sure everyone is happy.

Make time for each other

Regular date nights are not only fun, but they force you to unplug from the day-to-day and enjoy each other’s company.

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Show appreciation

When you have been in a relationship for a long time, it can be easy to slip out of the habit of appreciating the little things you do for each other. Try to remember to thank your partner if they do something for you, like cook dinner, because even if they do it every day, a simple ‘thank you’ can show that you are not taking them for granted.

Think in terms of a healthy marriage

When you find yourself having to make an important choice, don’t just think whether it would be good for you or your partner – think about whether it would be good for your future marriage. If you are being offered a promotion that will take you increasingly away from home, think about how your relationship will fare. Or, if an ex has asked you out for lunch, think about how your partner would react to the news. Experts say that if you can’t bring yourself to even ask your partner, you have pretty much answered the question already.

Winter romance.

Really listen to each other

It can be hard to talk about things your partner does that upset you, so when a conversation of this nature arises, stop what you are doing and listen. Avoid being defensive or angry, instead, process what is being said and talk through whether there is a simple solution, or one you will need to work towards as a team.

Find a new mutual interest

It may have been a hobby or a talent that brought you together initially, but there is always room for more activities that you can share. Consider taking up a new hobby together. It can be something as simple as bush walking, or more involved, like taking dance classes. Learning something new together will give you more conversation starters and create more special memories.

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Focus on the fixable

Every relationship, no matter what stage it is in, will have a few bumps in the road. While some can leave you with metaphorical bruises, the rest will quickly fade away into obscurity. Try not to focus on the latter. These are trivial things that you shouldn’t stew over, and once you’ve taken a deep breath and put things into perspective, you can move on from these. The former are the bigger problems — things like finances, which might take a bit of work to get through. But remember, almost everything is fixable, and it’s beneficial to look at solutions rather than pondering the problem.

Don’t underestimate a hug

While getting freaky is a lot of fun, it’s not always practical to be rolling in the proverbial hay every night. Remember that non-sexual touching, like holding your partner’s hand or giving them a hug, is just as important to keep your intimacy alive. Touching is one of the best non-verbal ways to communicate your feelings, and every time you give your partner a hug, you are sending a positive message to them.

strengthen your relationship

3
Mar

The secret to a happy marriage

The secret to a happy marriage

Planning your wedding may have been such a whirlwind that saying ‘I do’ became the easy part. But maintaining your vows as the years pass by is the real challenge of marriage and one you will need to work on together.

One American research project claims to have found the secret to a happy marriage, and it is actually a lot simpler than you would imagine.

Say thank you

When was the last time you thanked your partner for something they do all the time? Did you thank them for washing the dishes, taking out the bins, cooking you a delicious dinner, or running you a bath so you could have alone time?

The power of a simple ‘Thank you’ should not be underestimated.

happy marriage

A study of almost 500 couples by the University of Georgia found that being appreciated and believing your partner values you and what you do for them, directly influences your feelings towards your marriage.

The study found that not only can gratitude strengthen an already happy relationship, but it can help to mend bridges and reel in negativity from arguments that may arise on the winding path that is marriage.

Effectively, it can keep marriages from reaching divorce point. That’s pretty powerful stuff.

Even if you are not particularly skilled at communicating your feelings 100% of the time, everyone can say thank you.

happy marriage

The study found financial stressors can create a pattern where one party begins to demand or criticize the other, causing them to withdraw from the relationship to avoid further confrontation, creating a downward spiral.

But when you introduce gratitude, this cycle is interrupted and allows the couple to move forward in a positive manner.

happy marriage

While saying thank you is a great habit to instill, there are other ways in which you can support and nurture a happy marriage.

They include:

  • Communicate openly and don’t stew on things that upset you.
  • Keep the affection alive.
  • Let the little things go – there will be lots of them and the majority will be trivial. Focus on working through the big things together.
  • Remember you are a team.
  • Don’t be afraid to compromise.
  • Go on date nights.
  • Laugh together.
  • Tell them you love them.

When the going gets tough, remember why you chose each other as life partners’ to begin with. That love is still there, you just need to remind each other about it from time to time.

happy marriage

3
Mar

5 signs you’re ready to get married in your 20s

5 signs you’re ready to get married in your 20s

Once upon a time, people were expected to nab a spouse by their early to mid-20s. But things have changed. Now, the average age of couples getting married are now closer to the 30-year-old mark. The average age of a bride getting married in Australia in 2016 was 28, according to the annual Easy Weddings survey results.

young newlyweds

People are doing everything later in life: buying their first homes, having children, and getting married. But there are still couples out there who have been blessed to meet the love of their lives at a young age and are getting married in their early 20s or even younger.

Your partner may be your high school sweetheart, or someone you’ve had an instant connection with. Emotional maturity has nothing to do with your physical age, and if you are considering getting married young, there are some simple things you can identify in yourself to see if you’re ready to make the lifetime commitment.

You are ready to farewell single life

If the thrill of the chase, meeting new people and getting to know them in a romantic sense no longer appeals to you, and you are ready to say goodbye to all of this, then you are in the right frame of mind to commit to marriage. Similarly, be sure you’re not hung up on any exes and there aren’t any ‘what if’ scenarios playing out in your mind. If you have any niggling doubts, perhaps it’s best to wait as marriage is a major step and should be taken seriously.

young newlyweds

You know who you are

There are some people who reach their 50s who still cannot define who they are, but it is important to reflect on what makes you who you are. If the answer is the person you are going to marry – you will need more time. It is not your partner’s role to complete you or become the source of your spirit. You need to be your own person who can survive on their own and have the capacity to give and receive love. When you and your partner are in this position, you will have a strong foundation on which to grow together.

You have conflict management skills

Marriage is a wonderful thing, but it’s not always smooth sailing. Before you enter into this next phase of your relationship, think about whether you can openly communicate with your partner. Can you also compromise on an even playing field so that one party is not the one coming out on top each time?

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You share core values

It’s true that opposites often do attract, but it’s important that you have talked about and agree on essential components for your future life. Things like how soon you will get married, whether you plan to have children if you want to travel together and have some adventures or settle down right away. Money can also be a source of arguments for married couples, so talk about whether you will maintain separate accounts or pool funds and work together – the answer is different for every couple.

You are content

A genuine sign that you are ready for marriage is that you are happy in your relationship and the person you are with is genuinely your friend and not just your lover. Every relationship starts with infatuation and then the small challenges start to creep in. If you have overcome both and still think the world of each other, you have created a great connection and can look at moving on to marriage.

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3
Mar

My friend’s partner is on Tinder — Help!

My friend’s partner is on Tinder — Help!

So you’re trawling through endless singles on Tinder and — wait. It couldn’t be — could it? Your friend’s partner appears on the screen. Do you swipe left or right? The idea of stamping your phone into the ground suddenly seems plausible, but the damage is already done. Your friend’s supposedly ‘faithful’ partner is on a dating site.

tinder terror

Tell your friend immediately

Send her a quick text: “Hey, TakenGuy is on Tinder. Is it an old profile?”
You may upset her initially, but if you never ask you’ll never know. Perhaps they’re in an open relationship? No amount of time stewing over the discovery will deliver you at a conclusion without directly asking. Keeping this level of gossip to yourself may undermine your trustworthiness in the future. If you can keep this from your friend, what else are you keeping from her?

tinder terror

Say nothing

So you’ve chosen to keep it to yourself. Meddling with someone else’s relationship is harmful to all parties — right? This is entirely up to your moral compass. However, if in the future the secret gets out, perhaps it’s best to keep your prior knowledge to yourself. You kept something from your friend, and because of it, you may end up breaking the trust between you and her.

Screenshot it

If you plan on telling your friend, and she’s the type who wears rose-tinted glasses and believes the sun shines out of TakenGuy’s ass, perhaps it’s worth collecting proof of the offense. Evidence to present at the trial.

Tell another friend

Perhaps you’re not as in the loop as you thought. If the couple in question has recently broken up, and you haven’t found out yet, maybe someone else can clue you in. Telling a friend may even pass on your burden — but be careful of this. If your friend catches wind of that you’ve been gossiping about her relationship behind her back, you may end up as popular as a brown snake in a lucky dip. Yikes.

tinder terror

Swipe right (yes) and talk to him

If worlds align, and you and TakenGuy match on Tinder, perhaps this is a good opportunity to ask him what he’s doing on Tinder in the first place. This is risky, though — your friend may question why you swiped right to her partner. No amount of explaining will get you out of that one.

tinder terror

Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong thing to do in this situation. Telling your friend, keeping it to yourself, and confronting the Tinder offender can end in catastrophe. Perhaps to avoid this situation altogether from the get-go, it’s just best to go outside and meet people the non-virtual way.

3
Mar

How to choose your wedding theme

How to choose your wedding theme

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Image: Cam Neville Wedding Photography

Choosing a wedding theme involves considering a few factors. Things like you and your partner’s personalities and tastes, as well as the vibe and mood you want to create for your special day.

Consider the below questions to help you hone in on a wedding theme that reflects you and your partner’s personalities in the most perfect way.

When will your wedding take place?

Are you having a summer, autumn, winter or spring wedding? It may not seem relevant, but this is a very important consideration.

For example, if you are having a winter wedding, you can being to plan a theme that will suit a cold winter’s day. For example, a wedding colour palette which features dark dramatic tones such as emerald green or a deep burgundy, are ideal for winter weddings.

Additionally, a winter wedding can be a theme in itself, or, you could have a classic, glamorous wedding theme.

In contrast, a summer wedding beckons a beachy wedding theme, and, a spring wedding is perfectly paired with pastel colours, bright bouquet featuring berries and garden settings.

Image: Meg Hansen Photography | See the Real Wedding here

Image: Meg Hansen Photography

Where will your wedding be held?

Think about your venue – and then consider what colours will suit it. If you’re holding your wedding reception in a low-light venue such as a night club, do you really want your wedding colours to be black and white? Nobody will be able to see any detail.

Instead, use your wedding venue as a springboard for inspiration. Is it by the beach? If so, a beach-themed wedding with blue, while and silver hues would be a perfect choice.

Will you marry in a garden? Or perhaps a rainforest? Use the surroundings of your venue to inspire your wedding theme, and consider what natural elements work as a good foundation for your wedding styling.

What sort of mood are you going for?

This is a very important factor to consider. Are you and your partner quite laid back? If so, a laid back and relaxed vibe would be very suited to your personalities. Additionally, wedding themes such as bohemian or beachy often lend themselves to a very relaxed, natural vibe. See how you can start to paint a picture?

In complete contrast, perhaps you want a glamorous, party vibe for your wedding day? With lots of food, music, flowers, lights and dancing? A contemporary, glam wedding theme might be a perfect fit, or even an Art Deco theme with glamorous styling reminiscent of The Great Gatbsy?

Consider what mood you wish to portray through your theme and how you envision you and your guests celebrating.

Image: Milenko Weddings | See the Real Wedding here

Image: Milenko Weddings | See the Real Wedding here

What is your favourite colour?

Choosing a wedding theme colour will really help you to choose an overall wedding theme.

Think about some of your favourite colours and what styles of weddings they are typically used in. For example, white, gold, silver and black are classic colours that are often used in traditional and luxe weddings.

Similarly, colours like navy blue and silver are often used in elegant contemporary style weddings.

Every primary colour and combination can be reworked and used in various shades, so if you’ve dreamed of a purple-themed wedding but can’t make violet work, you could always opt for a pastel shade of lavender.

Create a moodboard

Another great way to hone in what kind of wedding theme you want is by creating a moodboard of images that you like. You can find images on Pinterest, Instagram or even the Easy Weddings’ inspiration boards.

Once you’ve collated a bunch of images that you like, print them all out and pin them to a large piece of cardboard, (or, if you’re a Photoshop pro create a digital moodboard.) Seeing all the images together will help you to decipher what kind of styles and colours you naturally lean towards.

You may notice that most of the photos you like incorporate gold or silver, or, maybe, all the photos you like cohesively portray a certain vibe or style.

Image: Sevim Dogan Photography | See the Real Wedding here

Image: Sevim Dogan Photography

What is your dress like?

Many people do this the other way around – they choose a wedding theme and location, then they choose a dress to match. But, if you’re the opposite in this scenario, then use the style of your dress to choose your ultimate wedding theme.

If you’ve picked your dress already, or, you know what style of dress you are looking for, consider the elements and aesthetic of the dress.  Is it delicate and whimsical? (Perfect for a luxe bohemian wedding.) Or is it modern and minimalist, with clean lines and edges? Or, perhaps it’s a full princess ballgown with plenty of lace and embellishment?

Use the style of your dress to guide you when choosing your wedding theme.

3
Mar

10 long sleeved wedding dresses we love

10 long sleeved wedding dresses we love

Long sleeved wedding dresses are making a comeback, but the style has dramatically changed for their latest incarnation. Full-material sleeves have been replaced by illusion mesh, lace and intricate beading to create a truly feminine look. When coupled with a plunging cut on the back, the latest long sleeved dresses are truly awe-inspiring.

Here are some of our favourite long sleeved wedding dresses this season.

Classic elegance

Bella by Galia Lahav Haute Couture is the epitome of classic elegance. Image: Eternal Bridal

Bella by Galia Lahav Haute Couture is the epitome of classic elegance. Image: Eternal Bridal

The Bella features a stunning rose gold beaded mesh with plunging ‘V’ neckline and full illusion sleeves.

The gowns open open back with statement floral detail and floral accents through sleeves and hips complement the narrow skirt with sweep train.

This beauty is available at the Eternal Bridal Sydney Boutique and is part of the exclusive Galia Lahav Haute Couture ‘Le Secret Royal’ collection.

Beaded beauty

long sleeved wedding dresses and where to find them

The Navona by Galia Lahav Haute Couture. Image: Eternal Bridal

This mermaid wedding dress in ivory beaded lace with plunging ‘V’ neckline and full lace sleeves is elegance personified.

The Navona features a low back with illusion details and crystal accents, ruching through the hips, and long crystal-studded organza train.

It is available for Eternal Bridal’s Sydney Boutique and is part of the Galia Lahav Haute Couture ‘La Dolce Vita’ collection.

Vintage femininity

gala clarke by galia lahav

The Clarke Gala wedding dress by Galia Lahav Haute Couture is timeless. Image: Eternal Bridal

This stunning Clarke Gala mermaid dress in ivory lace has a high-cut neckline and full sleeves with a modern exposed demi cup detail and keyhole feature at back.

The extravagant lace skirt with scalloped hem and long train will make any bride feel like a real princess.

The Clarke is available at Eternal Bridal’s Sydney Boutique as part of the Galia Lahav ‘GALA no. II’ collection.

Sweetheart mermaid masterpiece

long sleeved wedding dresses and where to find them

Valentina by Lazaro. Image: Eternal Bridal

If you desire a chapel train, but are looking for a mermaid design that guests and your partner will remember forever, the Valentina by Lazaro is ideal.

This ivory lace mermaid dress features a sweetheart neckline and gorgeous lace sleeves as well as a low back with lace accents and Venise lace appliques throughout the bodice.

The Valentina is available at Eternal Bridal’s Melbourne and Sydney Boutiques.

 Off-the-shoulder simplicity

long sleeve wedding dress

The Valerie, Tara Keely By Lazaro. Image: Eternal Bridal

This sheath wedding dress, named Valerie, is made with stunning Alencon lace with sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder lace sleeves.

Features of this stunning design include a sheer bodice with exposed boning detail, embellished crystal band at the natural waist, and a lace skirt with scalloped hem and chapel train.

This gorgeous gown is available at Eternal Bridal’s Melbourne Boutique.

 Ethereal silhouette

The Hayley gown by Hayley Paige. Image: Eternal Bridal

The Hayley gown by Hayley Paige. Image: Eternal Bridal

The flowing Hayley dress is other-worldly with its high-cut illusion top, full sleeves and tulle skirt with cathedral train.

The Hayley Paige A-line design features embellished appliques throughout the bodice, hips and sleeves and a statement closed back.

Classic style with a twist

 The Madelyn by Tara Keely shouts timeless elegance. Image: Eternal Bridal

The Madelyn by Tara Keely : Lazaro shouts timeless elegance. Image: Eternal Bridal

With a high-cut neckline and full sleeves, the Madelyn is every bit the demure and classic styled dress.

But when the bride turns, a statement open back with keyhole detail is revealed.

Other features of this dress include a jeweled band at the natural waist, and close-fitting lace skirt with horsehair trim and chapel train.

Madelyn is available in other colours from the Eternal Bridal Melbourne Boutique.

Ballgown elegance

Elysia by Hayley Paige. Image: Eternal Bridal

Elysia by Hayley Paige. Image: Eternal Bridal

This ballgown with elegant lace sleeves features a statement back with piped detail, exposed boning through corset-look bodice, and floaty layered skirt with horsehair trim and chapel train.

Called Elysia, this beauty is party of the Hayley Paige collection and is available at Eternal Bridal’s Melbourne and Sydney Boutiques.

Illusion allure

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The gorgeous Remington by Hayley Paige. Image: Eternal Bridal

The Hayley Paige Remington design is the perfect execution of the illusion look.

This A-line cut features a high illusion neckline and floral embellished sleeves as well as a low back with accents and a sheer bodice.

When couple with the soft tulle skirt and chapel train, this gown is an eye-catching design.

The Remington is available in different colours at Eternal Bridal’s Sydney Boutique.

Princess for a day

The gorgeous lorelei by Hayley Paige. Image: Eternal Bridal

The gorgeous lorelei by Hayley Paige. Image: Eternal Bridal

The cascading layered skirt is the hallmark of the Lorelei by Hayley Paige, and also its most stunning feature.

The high-cut illusion neckline and lace sleeves are offset by an open back and exposed boning through the bodice.

This ballgown features horsehair trim and a chapel train and is available from Eternal Bridal’s Melbourne and Sydney Boutiques.