4 UNIQUE OPTIONS TO REPLACE THE UNITY CANDLE

The unity candle has been an important part of ceremonies for decades. It represents two lives merged. Plus, you get a decoration piece to use in your home that came directly from the ceremony. However, I think we can all agree the unity candle is a little dated &....over done. 

YOUR UNITY PIECE SHOULD DO 2 THINGS:

1. Your unity portion of the ceremony should represent both of you as a couple. Don't do a religious cross if your not religious. Don't do what is expected, do what matters to you!

2. Choose a unity piece/symbol that you could see yourself using in your home decor. Don't pick something you will want to hide. Choose something you like and can go with your style at home as well.

GET INSPIRED! HERE ARE 4 UNIQUE WAYS TO REPLACE THE UNITY CANDLES.

 

THE HANDFASTING STEMS FROM THE OLD PEGAN RELIGIONS. THE TYING OF THE HANDS SHOWS HOW COMMITTED THE COUPLE IS TOGETHER.

THE HANDFASTING STEMS FROM THE OLD PEGAN RELIGIONS. THE TYING OF THE HANDS SHOWS HOW COMMITTED THE COUPLE IS TOGETHER.

SEALED LOVE LETTER TIME CAPSULE. SODER THE METAL TOGETHER AFTER THE WEDDING. 

SEALED LOVE LETTER TIME CAPSULE. SODER THE METAL TOGETHER AFTER THE WEDDING. 

A CROSS BUILT OUT OF ROPE. THE COUPLE BRAIDED THE ROPE TO SHOW HOW THEY ARE ENTWINED NOW. THE THREE STRANDS ARE A STRAND FOR EACH PERSON, THEN A STRAND THAT REPRESENTS GOD. 

A CROSS BUILT OUT OF ROPE. THE COUPLE BRAIDED THE ROPE TO SHOW HOW THEY ARE ENTWINED NOW. THE THREE STRANDS ARE A STRAND FOR EACH PERSON, THEN A STRAND THAT REPRESENTS GOD. 

MERGE WINES TO CREATE A CUSTOM WINE. YOU SHARE YOUR NEW WINE ON YOUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY. 

MERGE WINES TO CREATE A CUSTOM WINE. YOU SHARE YOUR NEW WINE ON YOUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY. 

If you liked this article please share it with your engaged friends, I'd be so grateful. I hope this got your mind thinking about your ceremony & what you will be doing as a couple. 

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QUICK WEDDING TIP

Always have a trial run with your hair and makeup. This gives you a chance to see how you like the look in action. You don't want to have any stressful feelings on your wedding that can be avoided. Feeling bad because you don't like the look your stylist gave you can be avoided by having a trial run.

BENEFITS OF A TRIAL RUN

*Have a trial run for both hair and makeup, avoid trying to re-do it on your wedding day if you don't like your stylists work. 

*Use your engagement session as an excuse for your trial run. You will feel more confident in your photos and get to see how your look photographs.

*You can change your hair or makeup if you don't like it. Giving you a chance to be confident in your choice. 

 

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Sammi

2016 Wedding Dress Trends

 This years dress trends are very exciting! I have been over the vanilla look of the strapless dress for a loooong time. That is why I wanted to share with you some of my favorite styles of the 2016 collections! 

 These dresses inspire me, they take me places. Back in time to Paris, New York in the 50's, to a field of wild gypsy dreams. They have character and they have style. 

What are you looking for in a dress? Are you happy to see long sleeves make a come back? 

Here are a couple of my favorite dresses for 2016 to inspire your search!

 

Designer: Hayley Paige (Spring 2016)
Dress Name: Hayley

Designer: Lazzaro
Dress Name: Style LZ3607

Designer: Essence Of Australia
Dress Name: STYLE D1874

*all pictures from the designer websites, if you google the dress names & numbers  you can see the rest of their collections*

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Places you can find a wedding dress in Nebraska

Ready or Knot Wedding Chic | Omaha Wedding Dress Shop
11009 Elm St. Omaha Ne, 68144
402-885-4883

Rhylan Lang Bridal | Omaha Wedding Dress Boutique
Regency Court Omaha Shopping Cener
10 Regency Pkwy, Omaha Ne, 68114

Blush Bridal Boutique | Lincoln Wedding Dress Shop
5801 S. 58th St. Lincoln Ne, 68516
402-261-5615

Azurite Bridal | Lincoln Wedding Dress Shop
2525 Pine Lake Rd #207, Lincoln Ne, 68512
402-423-1110
 

"SEVEN CRUCIAL PRE WEDDING BEAUTY TIPS"

>>>SEVEN CRUCIAL BEAUTY TIPS FOR BRIDES<<<

  

 I know you want to look ravishing on your wedding day. Truth be told, it starts in advance. The biggest secret to looking utterly fabulous is beauty prep ladies. How you take care of your skin, hair, and body all leading up to the big day could make or break your look. How committed are you? Well that's for you to decide. Here is the top seven crucial pre wedding beauty tips for brides.

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  1. Skin care starts at least six to eight weeks prior to the wedding. Invest in your wedding day beauty and get top of the line skin care products. You will need to moisturize, cleanse, and treat your pores daily leading up to your vows. Most skin care products will cause a breakout as it begins the process and pores clean out. So allow time for your skin to adjust and be radiant day of! Remember moisturizer is key to glowing skin.
  2. Be sure to get those spit ends trimmed every four to six weeks until the wedding to ensure no fried ends. Nobody wants to sport the kinky split end curls. Also be sure to condition your hair with a mask once a week to get that shine!
  3. Get your sun on! Everyone wants that sun kissed glow on their wedding day. Don't overdue it! If you are laying in a tanning bed stop the week of the wedding to let your tan even out and take on that natural look. You should be using a moisturizer if your laying in a tanning bed as well. Soft and sexy skin day of if you head this advice!  
  4. Find the right makeup. If you aren't going to hire a pro then you need to know your makeup can handle a long day. Get the look right before the morning of your wedding.  Get a small all in one compact case that is empty and build your wedding day touch up kit. That way you have to carry a lot of makeup with you when your out getting those killer bridal party shots or dancing the night away.
  5. Get a manicure. Your hands will be on display. Between people looking at your ring and pictures you will want to have lovely hands and nails. Don't go to bold on the nail color, it will stick out to you later looking back. 
  6. Try your bridal hair on! Don't go to far from your personality. You want your bridal hair to reflect who you are and do not repeat your prom do!!!! Your a grown up now and there are plenty of hair styles out there that don't say prom. Be sure to have the product needed to get you through a hot day if your a summer bride!  Oh...and no don't make a drastic change you might not like.
  7. Loose weight. Set your wedding weight goal realistically and work towards it. Diet and exercise will make you feel better and in control in a time when you often feel stressed. Cutting out salt 3 weeks prior to the wedding will cut back on puffy eyes and help you loose some water weight. 

 So there you have it! Seven awesomely awesome ways to up your bridal beauty! Your wedding only happens once and I want you to look and feel the best you ever have. I know you can do it ladies! It will pay off in the end and when you are looking hott at the beach on your honey moon you will be twice as glad. Any tips of your own? Let the us in on your beauty tips or routine....