Brandsof love andloyaltybetween two people areoftenmarked by a ring or an engagement announcement.Theengagementis a first steptoward marriage,amoment of reflection andthe promise of afinal commitment.
Once theengagement isannounced andyou have set the date and place ofyour marriage, it is timetocommunicate theessential informationaround!Generally theannouncementindicates thenames of spouses, parents and grandparents, the date,time and placeof the religiousceremony.Aninvitation cardisattached to theinvitationifthe bride and groomholda reception.
The bachelor and bachelorette party
Traditionally, abachelor partyisthe last eveningof entertainment thatthe bride has as an unmarried woman,and the manwithouthis future wife.Most of the time, it takes placea week before thewedding.These events are an opportunity for the bride and groom tospend some quality timewith their friends.It can take placeduring a dinneronan eveningor evena full day.Organized bythe friends ofthe bride and groom, thebachelor party may besoft, classic or even completely crazy!
The four elements
For asuccessful marriage,tradition dictates thatthe bride wears or has onthe day ofher marriagefour elements: anold item, anew item, aborrowed itemand a blue item.This can bea garment,accessory,jewelry, wedding dress, petticoat, garter, earrings...
The ringexchangedduring themarriage isthe name ofalliance.It can bebrought up the aisleby a child known as the ring bearer on a cushion.According to custom,the ring is placed on the ring finger ofthe lefthand becausethe"vein of love" in this fingerdirectlyconnectsto the heart.
The wedding dressand veil
Thefamouswhite dress! Tohighlight theshapeof her dress, the bride maychoose a petticoat she likesthe most.It can alsocomplimentand matchher outfitwith gloves.Formerly, the veil symbolized theinnocenceof the bride.Today,this tradition has beenlost, butsome bridesstill usethe veil.
According to custom,the bride maythrowher bouquetat the end ofthe day. She must have herback to herfriends who are unmarried. The person whocatchesit is said to be the next to marry.
Wedding cake France
These cakes are made withcream puffs(coated with crunchy caramel) and vanilla flavored.
Little or nothingcan not stopthe inventiveness ofpastrymaking in France especially for Wedding cakes.
The bride and her father traditionally have the first dance of the night together,oftenwitha waltz.A band orDJis responsible forgetting the guests up to dance and party until the early hours of the morning. During the evening,games are organizedby friends,sometimessomeare disguised, making a spectacle, others prepareawell-prepared event in honor of the coupleslove, grandparentssing. These events can be organizedas a surpriseseveral weeks beforemarriage.
Trends for Summer Weddings
Vintage is often used in the weddings, but this year it is going to reign not only in the wedding dress styles, but will also become a big trend in the wedding themes in general. We will probably see the 30s and 40s-inspired themes along with the 20s mark.
Mint was the hottest trend during the spring summer season 2012 and it seems to continue during the year 2013. Besides looking fresh and chic, this color has a retro feel.
In case you don’t want to limit yourself to just one wedding color, you can pick them all. Regardless whether you choose the bold or subdued hues, you can have your bridal party wear outfits in the colors of the rainbow.In case you don’t want to utilize the entire rainbow, you may still choose the bold colors.
Consider having appetizers and desserts of mini sizes, which look cool and stylish. Believe me your guests will appreciate the idea of snacking on small sandwiches, beverages and desserts. Amaze everyone by presenting the food the original way. The same principle works for the cakes.
Your guests will love the idea of a comfy lounge area at the wedding reception. This could be set both indoors and outdoors.
In 2013 a popular trend are floral designs and other planted centerpieces that are covered up and caged. Terrarium centerpieces made from the bell jars or glass vases and they add a contemporary feel to the floral centerpieces.