Beautiful Wedding Gowns by Crystal Design!

Check out these gorgeous gowns by Crystal Design ladies! Go to CrystalDesing.com to see more amazing dresses and where you can purchase theme!

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All images obtained from CrystalDesing.com

Shahnawaz Studio – Wedding Photography

Just wanted to take a moment to share with everyone this amazing Photography Studio.  Shahnawaz Studio is based in Pakistan and specializes in Bridal Photography.  The company has been in operation for more than decade and is owned by Mr. Shahnawaz.  Mr. Shahnawaz has been in the business since 1999 and has gained international fame through his unique skills and ability to beautifully capture the moment.  Check out the amazing photos below!  All photos belong to Shahnawaz Studio, please visit them on Facebook: Shahnawaz Studio or call +92 300 8451061

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Ideas for Bridesmaid Gifts

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I found these pretty personalized bridesmaid gift boxes on Etsy at ModParty.  These boxes are handmade.  They come empty and they can be personalized with each bridesmaid’s name.

Okay, so I thought these boxes were really pretty (as I said above), and I found some items just as lovely to go inside.

The “Welcome to my Bride Tribe” card will of course be placed on top of everything so it’s the first thing the bridesmaid sees when she opens the box.

The rest of the items can be placed however, as long as they fit, and it looks neat.  I selected a lot of personalized items,  but that’s just because I like them.  Most bridesmaid will be happy with just one personalized item.  This is pretty much just what I would put together for my bridesmaids if I were to do it all over again.  All of these items and much more can be found on Etsy.  Shops are listed below:

Personalized Bridesmaid Box – ModParty
Bridesmaid Compact Mirror Personalized Gifts for Women – ModParty
Premium Bridesmaids Robes – Silk and More
Bride Squad Buttons – PutOnYourPartyCap
Personalized make up bag bridesmaid gift – madewithlovebyV
Bridesmaid Jewelry, Personalized Bridesmaid Gift – TheMagnoliaJewelry
Bridesmaid Proposal, Rose Gold Wine Glass – OneDaintyTulip

Eight Celebrity Weddings from 2016 that we’ll never Forget!

1.) Ciara and Russell Wilson:  Ciara and Russell’s ceremony was held on July 6th at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire England.  Yes, that’s right, a castle!  Ciara looked amazing 😍.  Her gown was handcrafted in Milan by Peter Dundas.  Her groom, Russel Wilson, looked handsome in his Giorgio Armani Suit.  The couple shared their wedding photos on Instagram.

 

2.) Anna Camp and Skylar Astin:  Pitch Perfect stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin’s wedding ceremony was held at the Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, CA.  Anna wore a gown by Reem Acra and Skylar wore an Ermenegildo Zegna tux.  Everthing about this romanic vineyard wedding was perfect!  Visit US Magazine for more photos and the full story: US Magazine

 

3.) Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton:  Bailon and Houghton had an intimate wedding ceremony with 100 of their closest relatives and friends at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris.  Everything about this wedding was awesome, from the location to the late night pizza in custom boxes! The couple shared lots of videos and photos.  See more at People.com and Dailymail.co.uk.  Bailon wore a mermaid gown with intricate detailing and a 21-ft. train!  

 

4.) Colton Dixon and Annie Coggeshall:  Dixon and his bride got engaged in Disney World and their wedding had kind of a Disney theme. The ceremony was held at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. Afterward, the bride and groom road off in horse and carriage to the reception hall.  It was super-cute! Annie wore Vera Wang and Colton, a black tux.  People.com has the full story. 

 

5. Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish:  Kevin and Eniko were married in Santa Barbara, California.  The blushing bride wore, two custom Vera Wang gowns; and she slayed in both!  For the wedding, Eniko wore a lace mermaid gown.  The gown had a sheer bodice with hand-embroidered French Chantilly lace appliqués, and a tulle skirt.  For the reception she changed into her second Vera gown, a long sleeved, sheer, fit-and-flare gown with lace appliqués.  The couple shared their wedding photos on Instagram.

 

6.) Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan:  The happy couple had their wedding ceremony on November 5th in Hawaii.  One of my favorite parts about this wedding is that the groom was able to where a man bun and suspenders 😀. I’m describing this as a chic, boho wedding with an awesome location and romantic feel.  I love how the bride and groom got to be themselves and that baby Kirra got in on the action too.  US Magazine got the exclusive and plenty of gorgeous photos. Visit US Magazine for more.

 

7.) Corbin Bleu and Sasha Clements: Corbin married his sweetheart Sasha at Hummingbird Nest in Santa Susana, California, on July 23 in a romantic ceremony.  The adorable couple looked amazing with bride in her Pnina Tornai gown and groom wearing Tony Bowls. Corbin and Sasha look like best friends. They did a salsa for their first dance, and then danced the night away with guests.  Find out more at People.com

 

8.) Becca Tobin and Zach Martin:  In a December, winter wedding, Becca Tobin married Zach Martin at the luxurious Amangani hotel in Wyoming.  Jane Lynch officiated the ceremony.  It was quite a glee-ful event!  Brides.com has the exclusive and some awesome photos of the glee cast at the wedding.  The bride looked super sweet in her gown, which she helped design at her favorite boutique. 

Beautiful Floral Backdrops for your Summer Rustic Wedding!

I was scrolling through Instagram and found these amazing cake table backdrops by @AllintheDetail16

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All in the detail is an event and wedding decor shop out of Houston, Texas.  Their rustic style backdrops are perfect for a summer rustic wedding, or for any wedding theme or event.

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The pastel backdrops below are perfect for any babyshower, but could also work for a bridal shower.

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All in the Detail also sells invitations, centerpeices, paper flowers, paper fans and other decor, as well as treats.  Decorations and treats are custom made to order.  The shop is owned by Socorro Villasana.  She is a mother of 3 and entreprenuer.  Show your support!

You can find All in the Detail on

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllInTheDetail16/
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Instagram: @allinthedetail16

Here is a closer look at the beautiful paper flowers:

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Rustic summer wedding ideas:
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My favs from Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2017 Bridal Collection

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Best 8 Really Big Wedding Cakes! #dreamcake

My favorite eight, really big wedding cakes:

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Topping my list is Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera’s 12 foot, 265 pound wedding cake with Swarovski crystals and 3D-mapping for projected computer graphic effects.  While the cake is not as detailed as the castle one below, it still tops my list.  I had a little trouble deciding between the two, however my final opinion is that this is the BEST really large wedding cake I’ve seen so far.  Basically it comes down to a show of really cool computer graphics projected onto the cake that beautifully ends with the words, “Forever begins today.”  How do you top that?  The video below does not show the whole projectile, but please watch it.  It’s so nice!

 

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My second favorite cake is Indonesian actress Chelsea Olivia Wijaya’s castle cake. Chelsea had a fairytale wedding theme, and as far as fairytale weddings are concerned this cake is a dream!  The cake is completely edible and beautifully sculpted into a castle complete with towers, flags, balconies and two stair-cases that meet at the bottom to almost form a heart shape.  The flowers at the bottom of the cake add a delicate touch and go nicely with the overall theme.  The amount of detail in this cake is very impressive.

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Angelababy’s wedding cake is my 3rd favorite.  Her wedding was amazing!  It requires a whole blog post of it’s own.  The 8 foot tall, 9 layer cake made by 1001 Bakery was delicately detailed with fondant bows, ribbons and over 2000 flowers including roses.  The best part was a carousel placed in the middle of the cake that actually rotated!

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Fourth on my list is the Cinderella carriage wedding cake of NFL player Ryan Pickett and his wife, Jennifer.  The cake was created by Houston Texas’ most notable cake design studio, Who Made the Cake!  This uniquely designed cake features draping, bows and flowers on the top five layers.  The carriage wheels have crosses for spokes and an angel sits upon the top of the cake. The bride and groom had requested the cake include a carriage, angel wings and crosses.  I think the cake designer did an amazing job of incorporating all that into one exquisite cake!

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Next on my list is Yvonne Arifin and Albert Sudewo’s giant eight-tiered flower-draped wedding cake.  This cake is one of my favorites because it looks like a traditional wedding cake, except it’s really huge!  It’s not real extravagant but it’s beautiful.  The pink and white flowers were coordinated with the ballroom decor where the cake was center-stage and surrounded by cherry blossom trees.

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Gozy Ekeh and Tolu Ijogun are said to have had the most expensive wedding in Nigerian history.  It was quite lavish!  Their elegant all white, 10 tier wedding cake makes #6 on my list.   The cake was created by Buttercup Enterprises.  Every other layer featured all white roses while the alternating layers were embellished with quilting, pearls and lace detail.

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#7 on my list is the 10 ft tall wedding cake of Russian Heiress, Marina Shokirova. The cake was designed by former boxing champion, now celebrity cake maker, Renat Agzamov.  Precise detailing is what makes this cake so impressive.  It has six regal tiers and is topped with a gazebo.  The cake is adorned with delicate flowers, embellished with three dimensional columns and balcony, and personalized with the couple’s initials.

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Ali Awada and Lana El Sahely’s  seven-tier, tulip, jasmine, and camellia covered wedding cake was created by Nazira Catering and places at #8 on my list.  The best thing about this cake is that it fits in perfectly with the theme of the wedding.  If you look at the photos you’ll notice the cake, the wall, and even the bride’s veil are embellished with ivory flowers.  I love this soft, romantic look.

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