Pretty bride or Bridezilla… A thin line between stunning and awful

A brides wedding day is the most important day of her life and she would love to cherish and treasure every moment for the rest of her life. It’s very important that the make-up doesn’t fall by the wayside, going easy on the make-up can leave the bride very plain and overdoing it can turn the blushing bride into a bobo the clown clone.
It’s a prerequisite that a bride knows what kind of bride she wants to be and also have a per wedding trial before the dee-day to be sure that’s what she wants. We have different classes of brides :
The traditional bride
The church wedding bride
The evening bride

The traditional bride’s make-up is always dramatic, depicts the colors of the day and always bold. Most times the colors of the brides attire is used for her make-up, it’s important the bride does a pre-trial of her make up to be sure it suits her and she does not look like a painted picture by a baby.

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The church wedding bride’s make-up should be clean and understated. A classy makeup without all the fuss during the ceremony, and if you want a little extra drama, add a darker lip color, extra mascara or smoky eyeliner before hitting the reception. Be sure to test your mascara ahead of time to pick a variety that won’t clump when you add an extra coat or two.

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The evening bride’s make-up easily the most glamorous of all weddings, the evening wedding also holds a great deal of potential for cosmetic disaster. Makeup experts caution brides not to go overboard with excessive eye makeup, too-bright lips and cheeks, and heavy, cake-like foundation. After all, the groom should be able to recognize his bride as she walks down the aisle!
Instead of over-emphasizing every lovely feature, experts encourage brides to play up one and take it easy on the others. Beautiful and slightly dramatic eye makeup offers the most bang for your buck in terms of appearance (and it will photograph nicely, too). Smoky eyes, paired with sheer or light-colored, glossy lips are a glamorous, but not overwhelming combination that’s popular for evening brides. Just be sure to keep a light hand with the eye makeup as “smoky” can quickly morph into “raccoon,” especially if the bride sheds a few tears during the ceremony.

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I hope all these tips helps brides out there to be pretty, classy and not bridezillas or bozo the clowns.
Last minute addition to this post is a Bridezilla

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This entry was posted on March 15, 2013. 3 Comments

Happy Belated Nu Year

Am very sure that you think I have gone AWOL and abandoned y’all, thats not possible and not an option. I have been under the weather and so am using this medium to apologise and wish everyone that reads my blog a happy belated New Year !!!

This year started with a lot of weddings and everyone seems to be getting married, that’s a very good thing and I hope we are all tying the knot for the right reasons and not cos of some undue pressure from our parents,friends and the society ?

Alot of new trends and traditions are being introduced into weddings and events on a daily basis, we promise to deliver these evolving trends to your doorstep.

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DO I NEED A WEDDING PLANNER

Every one seems to be getting married,  as the bride you have been dreaming about your wedding like forever and now the time is finally here and u are all giddy with excitement. Plans and decisions to make, loads of  ideas and expectations popping into your head. Pause and think are u ready for the days ahead? DO I NEED A WEDDING PLANNER ?     A friend of mine said no I don’t need a wedding planner and then the day of  her wedding , it was a total disaster. Hair, make-up, no light at the venue, no coordination of the whole wedding.

Hiring a wedding planner is the greatest investment you can make towards your piece of mind, agreed that our society, really does not see the need for a wedding planner. Times are changing and so also is the society, whether you hire the wedding planner to manage your entire wedding, or just co-ordinate the day thereof, bear in mind that you will have an objective, reliable person helping you make sure everything goes as planned.

A wedding planner is a professional consultant who would help you with most if not all the tasks involved in planning your wedding. From vendors, wedding accessories, etiquette  and even the smallest of details, this expert has the skills and contacts necessary to make your day come together seamlessly. Not to mention that hiring a wedding planner would help you enjoy the planning of the wedding without all the hassles and stress

Is a wedding planner right for you, stay tuned to find out!!!

This entry was posted on December 4, 2012. 1 Comment

WEDDING DRESSES FOR THE BIG, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

Let’s be realistic, most wedding dresses aren’t made with plus size ladies in mind(am proudly one). Sure there are a lot more options than we used to have, but the cut, length and embellishments of most modern dresses are designed for the size zero ladies. Just because the society is stuck on the side zero does not mean we have to settle for less or whatever fits.

Any bride regardless of her awesome curves can have the perfect wedding dress for her perfect day, all she needs to know is what to look for when choosing her dress. Here are steps to follow :

DON’T BE BULLIED ; This is that special day you have been dreaming of, so despite your size you should not have to settle. Once you find the “ONE” you would know, don’t let the pressure from sales clerk convince you just because a dress fits, less than flattering and they have it in stock.Take a few friends that would give you honest opinions and call ahead to find out if the bridal shop has your size before you start the long journey on getting your dress, don’t give up till you get that perfect dress
FIND THE RIGHT SKIRT; The most important aspect of any plus size dress is the skirt, choose a gown with an A-line, mermaid or empire skirt or a dropped waist seam that would enlogate your midriff and flow away from your hips. This would give your body a sexy, shapy curve that all your guest will envy.
WEAR STRAPS OR SLEEVES ; it’s true that strapless dresses are in vogue, but it’s not for us plus size ladies cos it tends to broaden and accentuate the shoulders and arms. Most shops can your dress with straps or sleeves, make sure the material does not squeeze or  bind your arms, shoulder and back. Avoid sleeves that start puffy and ends slim, you can do either a cap sleeve or a lacy sleeve.

USE WHAT YOU HAVE GOT; You have got curves so use them, most plus size brides prefer v-neck or sweetheart necklines which covers the decollete but draws attention to the curves, avoid plunging necklines as it would make your top look heavy and rounded.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERIALS; As a plus size bride it’s important to choose fabric that flatters y0ur shape and hides your imperfections, fabrics that are easily ruched such as raw silk, silk dupioni, satin and tafetta.

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This entry was posted on November 26, 2012. 1 Comment

No Event No History

There are loads of events being planned as the year comes to an end, this automatically turns people into event planners without the technical know how.
The essence of this blog is to inform and educate us on the essence of an event planner and also give us very useful tips needed to plan our events, irrespective of what the event maybe.                    
The world is made up of links of events. What creates the exquisiteness of excitement and memory is how the events are put together and executed, because of this, NO EVENT NO HISTORY.
We have studied the perceptions of events and discovered that the kind of event to make history the best must be assembled to achieve the desired effects.
To this end, we have put together a package that will ensure a perfect event in the areas of shaping, managing and executing the various activities that are blended. EVENTS FINESSE, is one organization that is put up to help decide, organize, manage and execute all events which are entrusted to it.