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Wedding Hairstyles

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It is known as your ‘crowning glory’ and on your wedding day this is exactly what your hair should be. Finding the perfect wedding dress is one thing, and finding the perfect hairstyle another. You want to look your best and this article will help you decide what will work best for you.

There are just a few simple steps to follow to ensure that your wedding day hairstyle is exactly as you want it, whether you wear it straight, curly, up, or down. Let’s have a look at a few of them below:

Page through bridal books and magazines to find a picture of the hairstyle that you would like. Having a picture to show your hairstylist is the best way to communicate exactly what style you want.

It is highly recommended that you book a trial appointment, for at least a week or two before the wedding, where you and the hairstylist can discuss your options. Important elements to consider are: what sorts of styles will suit your hair length, type and texture; what your colour options are; will hair extensions be necessary to achieve the style you want; and very importantly, confirm how long your hair appointment will be, as you don’t want to be late for your own wedding because you were held up in the salon.

Take your accessories into consideration when deciding on a style. If you are wearing a beautiful necklace or pair of earrings an up-style will show these off to perfection. When you go for your trial appointment take your tiara or veil along with you so that these can be incorporated into your hairstyle.

Match your hairstyle to your wedding theme. An elegant wedding deserves elegant hair – like an elaborate up-style accented with hair jewellery. A more casual affair calls for a less formal, though equally stunning hairstyle such as chic, glossy curls.

Flowers in the hair are always a popular option among brides. Be sure to let your stylist know what colour and sort of flowers you will be having in your hair so that you can discuss what hair colour would compliment your flower choice, if you decide to tint or highlight your hair for your big day.
Remember that it is not just the front of your hair that will be on view. The back and sides of your hairstyle need to look just as good as the front does.

Your hairstyle, very importantly, needs to be weatherproof. It is not uncommon for the wind to pick up unexpectedly in Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, or for a sudden afternoon storm to appear on the highveld. Ensure that your hairstyle is suited to the location and the season in which your wedding takes place.

Last and probably most importantly, is to let your stylist know if you don’t like what he or she has suggested or the way something is done. This is your big day and your hair should look exactly as you want it to.

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The Wedding Expo department store

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It is known as your ‘crowning glory’ and on your wedding day this is exactly what your hair should be. Finding the perfect wedding dress is one thing, and finding the perfect hairstyle another. You want to look your best and this article will help you decide what will work best for you.

There are just a few simple steps to follow to ensure that your wedding day hairstyle is exactly as you want it, whether you wear it straight, curly, up, or down. Let’s have a look at a few of them below:

Page through bridal books and magazines to find a picture of the hairstyle that you would like. Having a picture to show your hairstylist is the best way to communicate exactly what style you want.

It is highly recommended that you book a trial appointment, for at least a week or two before the wedding, where you and the hairstylist can discuss your options. Important elements to consider are: what sorts of styles will suit your hair length, type and texture; what your colour options are; will hair extensions be necessary to achieve the style you want; and very importantly, confirm how long your hair appointment will be, as you don’t want to be late for your own wedding because you were held up in the salon.

Take your accessories into consideration when deciding on a style. If you are wearing a beautiful necklace or pair of earrings an up-style will show these off to perfection. When you go for your trial appointment take your tiara or veil along with you so that these can be incorporated into your hairstyle.

Match your hairstyle to your wedding theme. An elegant wedding deserves elegant hair – like an elaborate up-style accented with hair jewellery. A more casual affair calls for a less formal, though equally stunning hairstyle such as chic, glossy curls.

Flowers in the hair are always a popular option among brides. Be sure to let your stylist know what colour and sort of flowers you will be having in your hair so that you can discuss what hair colour would compliment your flower choice, if you decide to tint or highlight your hair for your big day.
Remember that it is not just the front of your hair that will be on view. The back and sides of your hairstyle need to look just as good as the front does.

Your hairstyle, very importantly, needs to be weatherproof. It is not uncommon for the wind to pick up unexpectedly in Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, or for a sudden afternoon storm to appear on the highveld. Ensure that your hairstyle is suited to the location and the season in which your wedding takes place.

Last and probably most importantly, is to let your stylist know if you don’t like what he or she has suggested or the way something is done. This is your big day and your hair should look exactly as you want it to.

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The Wedding Cake

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Your wedding cake is almost as much a feature of your big day as your dress is. Everyone wants to have a look at it, ooh and aah over it, take a picture of it, and even compare it to their own. So it is essential that you are completely satisfied with it, that it reflects what you want, and that it stands up to comparison!
When it comes to deciding precisely what you want you will need to know the answer to the following question: is it more important to you that your wedding cake looks good or that it tastes good? The reason for the question is to help give you some direction when you decide on what your cake should look and taste like.
Essentially you have two options for your cake: buttercream or fondant. Here is a brief explanation of each:

Buttercream
Buttercream is a blend of sugar, eggs and butter, which results in a soft, creamy texture that can be mixed with various flavourings. It is light, not too sweet, and universally acclaimed as the tastier of the two. It does however not do very well in warmer weather nor outdoors.

Fondant
Fondant is made from sugar, corn syrup and gelatine. It is then rolled out into sheets, and moulded over the cake. The result is a smooth and shiny finish. It fairs much better outdoors and in just about any temperature.

Personally, I am not a fan of fondant. Whenever I get my hands on fondant-covered wedding cake (yes, I love the stuff) I eagerly peel away the hard fondant outer-layer and quite savagely attack the wonderful, hopefully-moist cake underneath. Then there are those who love it, who prefer it to the cake itself. Me, I am a buttercream girl. Though, as the saying goes: ‘to each their own’.

You might well be wondering then, if so many people (not just me, of course – there are plenty who will concur) have a distaste for fondant, why is it so popular? Because, simply put, it is gorgeous. Because of the texture of fondant it is easy to shape, colour and decorate. It can be transformed into anything your, or your cake supplier’s, mind can imagine and your heart may desire. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination (and, of course, your budget!) Your cake can reflect the colours and theme of your wedding; simple or elaborate, monotones and elegance or bright colours and funkiness. In fact, your cake can be a fashion statement and a talking point.

Another 3 important factors are:
Size
This will depend largely on the number of guests expected to attend your wedding. Your cake supplier will be able to help you with this.

Design
Start getting ideas a few weeks, or even months ahead by paging through magazines or books. This way you will know precisely what you want, whether it is a unique design or a copy of a cake you have seen.

Flavour
Of course, it is very important that the cake looks good, but it should taste good too. You do want it to get eaten, after all. You have many options: from vanilla or chocolate to fruit cake or sponge, even a cheesecake or a mousse cake. Or you could always have a tiered cake, made up of a selection of your favourites!

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That Special Day

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It is the day every young girl dreams about when she grows up: her Wedding Day. Second to this of course is finding Mr. Right who will become her husband and share her enthusiasm and excitement for this most important day; and the rest of her life, if she has chosen wisely of course. The one day in her life when she should feel like a princess.

Utterly spoilt and beautifully made up. Dressed in a gown that would rival anything a fairy godmother could conjure up, with the perfect pair of shoes to match. Flowers in her hair and petals at her feet. Stars in her eyes and a smile upon her lips. Surrounded by family and friends and a host of admirers as she floats down the aisle and into her future husband’s arms.

Back, with a bump, to reality and all of the preparation and planning, the hiring and fitting, the sampling and suiting. There are so many pieces of the gigantic puzzle that will be your big day that you need to fall perfectly into place. You can go about arranging everything on your own or leave it all in the hands of a professional wedding planner, based of course on what your budget allows. www.weddingdreamers.co.za is an umbrella under which you will find all of you requirements from a photographer to a DJ, from a florist to a caterer. Venues, planners, printers, designers. They are all here.

Do you dream of a little white chapel in the countryside as your perfect venue? Or a wedding on the shore with the ocean as a backdrop to your words of eternal love and promise. A church wedding or a bushveld bash. An intimate wedding with only those who are nearest and dearest to you or a wedding to which the whole neighbourhood, and some extras too, has been invited. A quiet, simple affair or a real thumper of a party. Morning, afternoon or evening. Or a wedding that goes on all day.

It can take months and months of detailed planning to arrange the wedding that you have dreamed of for so long or you may have decided to get married on the spur of the moment. Whichever, it should always be a day upon which you can look back and remember what a special occasion it was for you.

And after the big day there is the honeymoon to look forward to. Whether you leave it up to the love of your life to arrange or if you would rather take charge of this yourself, look no further than this website for destinations and suggestions. Be it a holiday at the coast or at a game lodge, a cruise to an exotic island or an overland safari. You could also make use of the services of a honeymoon planner who can make all of the arrangements for you, thereby giving you more time to work out all of the details of your perfect wedding.

The most important part of the big day for any bride-to-be is that she enjoys her day and treasures the memories that were created on the day she became a Mrs.

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Perfect ideas for your predinner drinks

Serving cocktails to your guests whilst you are having your photos taken has become increasing popular. With cocktails, you can experiment with colours and flavours to match your colour and theme of the wedding. Filled martini glasses are attractive and can be laid out on a table ready to be served to prevent the need for a barman. Take a look at the recipes below or have fun inventing and naming your own. Always make sure that you have something non alcoholic to offer the nondrinkers!

Basic sugar syrup You often need a basic sugar syrup for cocktails. Heat 125ml water and 125ml sugar. Boil until the sugar dissolves. Cool and store in the fridge until needed. Alcoholic cocktails Cardinal Stir together 60ml gin, 10ml dry vermouth and 30ml Campari with a few ice cubes in a mixing glass.

Strain into a serving glass. Pineapple daiquiri Blend together 15ml light rum, 25ml lime or lemon juice, 10ml Cointreau and two slices cubed pineapple, until smooth. Half-fill a serving glass with crushed ice and pour blended mixture into the glass. Tall islander Pour 25ml light rum, 5ml dark Jamaican rum, 25ml pineapple juice, 5ml lemon juice and 5ml sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker.

Add a few ice cubes and shake well. Strain into a tall glass and top up with chilled soda water. Martini Pour 45ml vodka or gin and 15ml dry vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir, then strain into a serving glass. Sweet martini Pour 45ml vodka or gin and 15ml rosso vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir, then strain into serving glass. Margarita Rub the rim of the serving glass with a slice of lemon. Dip into a saucer filled with salt. Pour 30ml tequila, 15ml lemon juice and 30ml triple sec or Cointreau into a cocktail shaker. Add a few ice cubes and shake well.

Strain into the serving glass. Whisky sour Pour 45ml whisky, 30ml lemon juice and 15ml sugar syrup into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a serving glass. Manhattan Pour 45ml whisky, 15ml rosso vermouth and a dash of angostura bitters into a mixing glass. Bloody Mary Pour 30ml vodka, a dash of Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce over ice in a tall glass. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir, then add 120ml tomato juice and stir well. Pina colada Pour 30ml Bacardi, 120ml pineapple juice, 30ml coconut liqueur and 15ml sugar syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.

Add 125ml crushed ice and blend again. Pour into serving glasses. Screwdriver Pour 60ml vodka into a glass with ice. Add 60ml orange juice. Harvey wallbanger Pour 30ml vodka, 120ml orange juice and 15ml Galliano, one after the other, into a glass filled with ice. Tequila sunrise Fill a glass with ice, add 30ml tequila and 120ml orange juice. Pour 7ml grenadine into the middle of the glass slowly. Blue lagoon Pour 30ml gin, 120ml lemonade and 30ml blue Curaçao one after the other into a tall glass filled with ice. Stir just before serving. Stinger Place a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 30ml brandy and 15ml white crème de menthe. Shake well, then strain into a serving glass. filled with ice cubes.

Stir well, then strain into a serving glass. Rusty nail Pour 45ml Scotch whisky into a glass filled with ice. Top with 20ml Drambuie. Kir royale Fill a champagne flute about three-quarters full with chilled dry sparkling wine. Add 20ml crème de cassis and serve. Black velvet Half-fill a champagne flute with Guinness stout. Top up with chilled dry sparkling wine. Non-alcoholic cocktails Shirley Temple Fill a glass with ice. Pour in 30ml grenadine and top up with chilled lemonade.

Mix well and top with a spoonful of fresh cream. Cinderella Pour 60ml orange juice, 60ml pineapple juice and 60ml lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake well and pour into glasses. Cairns cooler

Half-fill a tall glass with ice. Add 60ml pineapple juice, 60ml orange juice, 30ml coconut milk and 15ml sugar syrup.

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