Wedding Ideas

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Photographer Has Spent 3 Years Taking Pictures Of Women To See How Beauty Is Defined Around The World

In 2013, 30-year-old photographer Mihaela Noroc quit her job in Romania to backpack around the world full time.

Since then, she has visited every continent except for Antarctica and a total of about 50 countries, photographing hundreds of women along the way for her project, dubbed Atlas of Beauty.
And she's still going.

"More than ever, I think our world needs an Atlas of Beauty to show that diversity is something beautiful, not a reason for conflict," Noroc explains to Tech Insider. "I hope that the portraits from The Atlas of Beauty can challenge many misconceptions that exist around the world."

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

11 Romantic Quotes from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

“I ask you to pass through life at my side—to be my second self, and best earthly companion.”

(Michael Fassbender (left) as Mr. Rochester and Mia Wasikowska (right) as Jane Eyre in the romantic drama JANE EYRE, a Focus Features release directed by Cary Fukunaga. Photo: Focus Features)“Reader, I married him.”

It’s the most famous line from Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë’s classic 1847 novel about the tumultuous romance between Jane, a young governess, and her mysterious employer, Edward Rochester.

Read more from Lindsay Lowe at Parade

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How To Tell People They’re Not Invited To Your Wedding (Without Being A Jerk)

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct information. That’s why we launched #MannersMondays, a series in which we ask our followers on Twitter and Facebook to submit their most burning etiquette-related questions. Then, with the help of our team of etiquette experts, we get you the right answers to your biggest Big Day dilemmas. Check out this week’s question below!
“We’re having a small wedding. Some of my friends and extended family have made comments assuming they will be invited, although they are not on the guest list. Do I have to tell them that’s not the case? If so, how can I let them know without coming across as rude or hurting their feelings?”

Read more from Huffington Weddings 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

From Romantic To Rustic: A Hairstyle To Suit Every Wedding Theme

Vintage: Hollywood Curls
If you're taking a step into the past for your wedding, don't let that stop with your hair. Take some inspiration from Hollywood starlets of the 40s to get shiny, vintage waves for the big day. Stunning and glamorous, this look never really went out of style and is a special alternative to your everyday curls. Plus, it works for any hair length, whether you're rocking a bob or long locks. Make it clear to your hairstylist that you want your tresses to be reminiscent of the 1940s. A crème gloss helps give your waves a smooth finish, and volumizing mousse will help pump up thin hair without weighing it down.

See the other enchanting hairstyles for your wedding at Brides

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Incorporating Your Wedding Promise & Courtship In The Wedding Cocktail Hour Music

-A grooms serenade to his bride
-A brides serenade to her groom
-A poem with musical accompaniment
-A song-dedication
-A pre-husband/wife choreographed courtship remembrance dance

If you think the courtship is over after the wedding ceremony you are mistaken. Courtships in a marriage are forever. And what better way to start than during the Wedding Cocktail Hour.

Love never dies; it gets louder.

After all the wedding ceremony regalia there is nothing wrong with vocally proclaiming again ones love for each other. Hence a musical serenade by the groom to his bride or vice-versa is a fantastic idea. Pick your favorite song, the musical key you feel comfortable with and practice it a couple times and then you are ready to perform it. Remember, love never dies, it gets louder. And why not with a lyrical serenade to each other?

If one person of the happy couple is not comfortable with singing then perhaps a poetic interlude with musical accompaniment, These moments are priceless. They once again carry over from the ceremony ones deepest thoughts on marriage, life, fruitfulness and eternity. Having an accompaniment with you can also ease the discomfort of flying solo. Your choice of live music behind you will fortify you into words aromatically loving and assuring.

Would you like to pick a special song that no one else knew your loved one loves. Perhaps something from their childhood or perhaps that first song you both heard when you first saw one another. These wedding song dedications often reminds the recipient how special there are to them. Its at this moment when you may find both the newlyweds holding hands for the remainder of the night.

A choreographed wedding song! Yes that's right. During the wedding cocktail hour. Not the DJ dance part of the wedding but right as everyone is becoming relaxed and enjoying a few fruity dreamy drinks. Take her hand and look into those lovely eyes and swoon her across the small yet open floor. Step in sync with her every breath as you say not just with words but with physical prowess, “My love, you are the eternal in me!”

The courtship of the newlyweds will never end nor will their proclamations of love for one another through out their daily life together in some form or fashion.

Happiness, fruitfulness and excitement will pave a luxurious life of romance through all facets of life.

The Wedding Cocktail Hour music is the best time to start.

What is your favorite courtship remembrance?

Do you still practice it now that you both are married?

Let us know.

Johnny Gonzales-The Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Top Led Zeppellin Wedding Songs For Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception And Dance

The magical and the eternal is encapsulated at your next wedding event when you consider having one of these songs from Hammer of The Gods group Led Zeppelin.

Comprised in the air of romance, heartbreak and found romance, foolish eternal love, songs in heaven and in the rain, love that should be and a great amount of love to share; these are your best wedding showstoppers either performed by the bride and groom themselves or their musical entertainers.

14..All My Love


12. In The Light

11. The Rain Song

10. The Wanton Song

9. I'm Gonna Crawl

8. Thank You

7. Fool in the Rain

6. Going to California

5. Kashmir

4. Out On The Tiles

3. Stairway to Heaven

2. What Is And What Should Never Be 

1. Whole Lotta Love 


Both Tucson, Arizona Wedding Officiant Michael Duane Caddell and I hope you consider one of these songs at your upcoming wedding.

Did we miss one of your favorite Zeppelin love romance songs?

Let us know.

Johnny Gonzales The Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist 

Tucson, Arizona Wedding Officiant Michael Duane Caddell at