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Dream a Little

I think to a certain extent every girl envisions her wedding day and plans it to some degree long before she is old enough to say “I do”.   Aspects such as what colour scheme to choose, the kind of flowers to have in the bouquet, who her bridesmaids will be and, of course, what style of dress to go for, will form part of this vision, and may change a dozen or so times until the actual wedding is upon her.

Since I have been focusing on Bridal make-up, I have found myself, even in the absence of a man in my life, wondering what choices I would make.   I guess it doesn’t hurt to start formulating some of my own ideas,  so that when ‘Mr Right’ comes along,  most of the planning will already be done in my head!

I even have to admit that I have started a folder on my PC entitled “Wedding stuff”.   I thought for my first blog post I would share some of the pictures that have inspired me to dream a little…

I love the feel of these photos – the bride in among the blossoms. The cropping of the subject matter has added an element of mystery to the shot, which makes it feel more dreamy and romantic. Photographer  Kate McLuckie, as well as Kealland Photography, are brilliant at capturing these kinds of unique and artistic images.

I think that relevant props can add a lot of fun to the wedding photographs.   I love the latest craze of photo-booth pictures for the guest, with a box of props to inspire quirky moments.

If I was getting married, I think I would do a classic makeup look on myself.   I love the simple and yet striking effect created by the red lipstick and black liquid eyeliner with a flick on the outer corner of  the top lash line. Sometimes less is more!

This is an interesting take on a veil turned into a hair accessory, but it would have to compliment the style of dress.  I love the tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. One could incorporate old lace from a hand-me-down family wedding gown to create this type of accessory.

Quilted wedding cakes are one of my favourites.  I love the simple turquoise stand that this cake is on and the delicate sweet-pea sugar flowers cascading down the three tiers. My sister has her work cut out for her when my day comes along! Visit www.cakeinspirations.co.za to see some of her beautiful cakes.

Home-made fortune cookies with special messages could add a sweet personal touch as part of the wedding favours.  I like how these have been decorated with bright icing and hearts.

These origami animals could be interesting decor items. I recently did makeup for a bride who was one creative lady! She made many of her own decorations, including beautiful origami flowers for the tables. I believe she is starting her own business specializing in origami decorations for weddings. I will add her details to my site when she is up and running.

Badges with printed text regarding matters of the heart might be a nice wedding favour.   The guests could wear them during the reception.   One could even print special badges for members of the wedding party.

And last but not least- the dress! I don’t know how you brides do it – settle on one design, that is!   I have so many pictures of the potential dress.  As a final image, I’d like to share this one with you. The parts of this dress that I find particularly beautiful are the delicate cap sleeves, the soft weightless fabric and the strings of different-sized pearls that compliment the open neck-line.

I hope these images have inspired you to dream or have added to the dreams you may already have…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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