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The First Dance is the most memorable and romantic moment of your reception. It is truly a reflection of you and your partner! Choosing the right song can be the easiest or most difficult to do. If you already have a special song, then you’re set. However, if you do not have a special song do not fret, you can always find a song that conveys the feelings and thoughts you have about each other or it can be a song that shows who you guys are as a couple!

The key to picking songs is to sit together and go through a range of songs. Narrow it down to specific genres, or music most importantly have fun with it! You cant dance?? Well take a few dancing lessons together, it’s time away from the stress of planning and brings you closer. Personalize your first dance!!

HOW ABOUT DIRTY DANCING???

IF NOT THAT…..JACK JOHNSON???

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This is for all the eco conscious couples who have not gotten the opportunity to go out and grab In Style Weddings 2008, you MUST!! They provide great honeymoon spots that are beautiful and also eco-conscious!

Here are just a few of the wonderful honeymoon spots!!

OCEAN VIEW:

For those who love the ocean check out Hotelito Desconocido, Playon de Mismaloya, Mexico!

This wonderful hotel is located on a wetland estuary and is home to more than 150 types of birds. This hotels uses almost no electricity- solar panels heat showers and run ceiling fans, all produce is grown in the hotel’s organic garden. Moreover, for all your romantics, there is a candles-only policy for evening lighting! If you go in July you get to see sea-turtle babies hatch!


TOTAL SECLUSION:

The beauties of nature are endless. Grab your loved one and whisk them away into the rainforest, to Morgan;s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

It is along the Pacific Coast of Central America. The entire location embodies the principles of conservation, from earth friendly furniture to trees that grow straight through cabin roofs! You can have total privacy and it features outside garden showers and has a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. You can go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and surfing

INTO THE WILD:

For the animal lovers, book your honeymoon to South Africa! Getaway to eco-friendly Londolozi Private Game Reserve.

This stunning destination is committed to guarding wildlife and restoring the landscape. It was built in 1926 and is a five star world class resort. Each of its four camps has been refurbished with its own distinct look and feel, from colonial to contemporary African! It also includes a private swimming pool.

Have a look into InStyle Weddings for more honeymoon destinations!

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Set or create a theme for your wedding which will help bring all the elements together. A great color combination for a Hindu wedding can be Pink and Green! These colors are vibrant and work wonderfully together. It would be a garden inspired event, with beautiful pink and green flowers. The décor can also be pink, green and cream. The options for pink and green items are endless. Set the theme, set the mood and fuse modernism with traditionalism!

Row 1: Attire: Pink and white lengha; Invitations: vibrant green invitations from Indian Wedding Card; Tent: Beautiful cream Indian inspired tents from Raj Tents;Row 2: Décor: A clear glass globe vase, featuring a bouquet of hot pink gerberas, orange spray roses, orange bi-color roses and green button chrysanthemums, accented with oregonia, an inspiration from Boston Blooms; Attire: Pink accessories; Favor: Pink and green favour box from Karen Smallbone ; Cake: Butterfly Sweets.Row 3: Cake topper: Wedding Star; Cake: Noisette Pastry Works; Mandap: Pink and Green Mandap from Design 2 Décor; Attire: Cream and light pink sari;Row 4: Invitations: Garden inspired wedding invitations from Carte Blanche; Attire: Pink and gold bangles; Favors: Lollipops from Karen Smallbone; Décor: Lime. Row 5: Transportation; Mehndi; Place Cards: Tulip in silver pot wedding place cards from Impressions Are Everything; Lighting: Morrocan Inspired Lights from Kaboodle.

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VEIL:

When you are choosing your veil there are some key items that you need to consider, the first being the shape of your face. The basic face shapes are oval, round, oblong, heart, diamond, square, rectangular, and triangular. By placing yourself into one of these categories you can narrow down your options.

Commonly used veils:

FLYAWAY: A multilayered veil that just brushes the shoulders.

FOUNTAIN: This veil is gathered at the crown of the head to create a cascading effect around the face. It is usually shoulder or elbow length.

MANTILLA: A long, Spanish-style, circular pieces of lace that frames the face. Made with either of lace or lace-edged tulle, the mantilla is usually secured with a comb.

POUF: A gathered piece of tulle or netting that fastens to a comb or headpiece to create height for the veil.

WALTZ: A veil length that falls somewhere between the knee and the ankle

BLUSHER: A short, single layer of veiling.

CHAPEL: A formal veil that extends to the floor, the chapel falls 2 ½ yards from the headpiece.

CATHEDRAL: The most formal, and falls 3 ½ yards from the headpiece.

DOUBLE TIER: A veil of two layers, usually of different lengths.

ELBOW: This veil falls right to the length of the brides elbow.

FINGERTIP: Used often for ball gowns, this extends to the fingertips

SPLURGE ON SHOES:

Your wedding shoes should be comfortable, exquisite and with Sex and the City movie days away we cannot go without discussing shoes!! Shoes have a significant impact on any wardrobe. Most women love their shoes and on their wedding day they want nothing better but to look their best!

Row 1: Christian Louboutin; Manolo Blahnik, Michael Kors,

Row 2: Garzia Alicia, Oscar De La Renta, Jimmy Choo,

Row 3: Vera Wang, Stuart Weitzman, Stuart Weitzman,

Row 4: Cynthia Rowley , Slavatore Ferragamo, Michael Antonio

List of different shoes:

BALLET SLIPPER: A flat, soft stain shoes.

FLAT: A shoe with a heel height of less than ½ inch.

MARYJANE: A round-toed shoe with a single strap across the instep.

MULE: A slip-on shoe without a back strap or Achilles support.

PUMP: A closed-toe, slip-on with a medium to high heel.

SANDAL: An open-toe shoe with straps across the toes, of various heel heights.

ANKLE STRAP: A shoe with a strap that fastens around the ankle.

SLINGBACK: A shoe with a strap at the back that fastens across the Achilles tendon.

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