Throwing rice has been tradition to wish prosperity and luck to newlyweds, but if it’s ingested by birds it can be deadly. One alternative to rice is confetti. It can be made very easily by using colorful paper and a hole punch, but as you can see, there are many different ways to make your confetti unique.
As someone who sports a short hairstyle, my first reaction when it came to my intimate wedding was extensions. Most magazines highlight long, flowing hairstyles that make you wonder: “What’s a short-haired girl to do?”
Well, banish those thoughts my short-haired friends: short and sassy is just as stylin’ – and it sets you apart from the rest!
First, let’s talk accessories that look fabulous with short hair.
Headbands and fascinators are hot right now – and a fabulous way to add drama to your locks. They are easily made by hand or can be purchased at any accessory store. They make a statement and highlight your hairstyle choice.
What could be more romantic than Paris?
That’s the question Arteida asked herself when planning her intimate wedding. Her initial reaction to being engaged was to go all out and start planning a huge wedding, but finding a venue was a challenge.
“We got engaged in September 15, 2011 and we both wanted to get married in spring of 2012. Unfortunately, all of our top choice venues were booked up,” explains Arteida.
The couple had already planned on taking a trip to France in the spring – why not get married there? They emailed their travel agent and plans for an elopement in Paris were set into motion.
“The whole day was like a beautiful dream. There was no stress no hassles, and no distractions, just us having the time of our lives in Paris,” says Arteida.
Thanks to One and Only Photography for the lovely photos!
Arteida, 29 & Barry, 40
Wedding Date: April 30th, 2012
Number of Guests: 0
Wedding Ceremony Location: A Chapel in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris
Wedding Reception Location: Paris, France
Embroidery is making a comeback in wedding decor for its old world charm, so get creative by using thread, fabrics and sewing materials.
Browsing through second-hand shops, antique stores and garage sales, and even around the house for family heirlooms, you may find some silver treasures that make elegant wedding pieces. The slightly tarnished, but classic look adds an antique touch you will want to cherish after the wedding by giving the pieces to your guests as gifts or even displaying them in your home.
Similar to many antique treasures, succulents are a rustic plant that can last in harsh conditions in the same container or place for years, which is why they pair wonderfully together with vintage silver, like these succulent and silver centrepieces.