Music in Pictures

I like pictures that illustrate a song or a song that illustrates a picture 😀

Something- by George Harrison, the quiet Beatle, he was a very good musician and songwriter as well, without looking to be on the spotlight or above anyone, he wrote and sung many great songs with the gruop and on his solo career.

Creating the atmosphere

The day of your wedding is the day you get to tell your story, it is about the people you love, the persons that grew up with you and made you grow, the ones that are gone and the ones that remain, the hands that have helped you, taught you and dried your tears.

It’s about sharing yourself with your best men, the guys that have joked with you, learned with you, encouraged you and carried you when you were tired, it’s about your mother learning that you are a man and you are able to take care of another person now.

With all the emotion and depth into it, you want to set the tone and create the atmosphere that best reflects your feelings.

Staging, colors, flowers and decorations help but what really sets the atmosphere is the content and the details, even if you are not a very expressive person, don’t be afraid to include an intimate element into the wedding.

Elements such as a video documenting your story together, or writting your own vows, a special drink for the toast, the music selection and even preparing a special dance with your hunsband/wife or bridesmaids.

Even with a simple detail you can create an unforgettable moment 😀

 

 

Themed Weddings

Fom spring, outdoors, fall, summer, winter, beach, classic, green, offbeat, to Harry Potter, Rock n Roll or Star Wars, choosing a theme for your wedding can be a good idea to set a guideline on the planning and make a unique event unlike any other.

Themed weddings are becoming more popular as brides and grooms seek out new ways to make their weddings stand apart.

Style it and have fun with it!

Here is a list of popular and not so popular wedding themes:

Classic Wedding

Classic Beach Setting in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This is the traditional style which is also very nice and elegant, in classic weddings you will find bouquets and decorations with a lot of white and gold, although it may all be centered around a color scheme.

Seats, invitations, music, wedding cake is all picture perfect. This type of wedding can be indoor and outdoor, normally live music with strings will be seen during the ceremony with classical pieces and the traditional bridal march to announce her big entrance.

Classic wedding at a beach destination: If you are holding a wedding at the beach we reccomend you do it in a hotel, you will find everything you need in one place, the wonderful setting, accomodation for the couple, wedding party and guests, excellent treatment and complimentary gifts for the couple like champagne, as well as entertaintment for the whole family.

Also, you will have a wedding coordinator that will help you in every step of the way as well as the quality service  and food the hotel can provide.

Modern Wedding

With modern style weddings you have more room to reflect your own style, you can play with colors and textures, make more bold choices and build an atmosphere that can be very trendy and stylish.

One of the examples for this is a black and white wedding, in a very fashionable and non traditional way it makes a great setting for a theme associated with french royalty mixed with the edge of the 21st century.

Here is some of what you can see in a black and white wedding, matching accesories and gowns, details in black even in bride’s gowns and bridesmaid’s dresses, also pictures can get to be more creative and you can get a different media coverage, a cinematic wedding video and a magazine press coverage.

Harry Potter Wedding

Turning your favorite movie into your wedding theme can be a delight for you and your guests and a very original idea too, there have been a couple of weddings inspired by Harry Potter that look really nice.

Make sure to take the details into consideration, thisi is what will give the theme and touch to your wedding without you having to necesarily do it in a Castle or carry a wand instead of a bouquet.

You can apply the same principal to any other movie or theme that inspires you, look at color combinations and schemes, cake decorations, souvenirs and fashion.


Wedding Planning 101

So, you have just recieved “the Ring” and everything is perfect and exciting, but now you have to start planning the biggest day of your life and it might seem like you have a hard task ahead of you.

To help you out, the staff of Wedding Concierge Magazine, has put together a series of articles to help you get started.

Within a universe of information out there, we have researched and selected the most useful resources for future brides, family and friends willing to help.

Wether or not you have experience in planning parties or weddings you will find a guideline to help you make the most of your time and resources while you give freedom to your creativity.

We hope you enjoy it ❤

First things first

The first step we reccomend before you start to plan your wedding is to of course research, but in order to make the best out of it you might want to think about a few key aspects.

We recommend you start a binder or a notebook you can carry around with you at all times, where you can write down ideas, websites, questions, phone numbers of contacts, recipes or anything else you’ll need. Plus that will be a nice memory to keep after the wedding 😀

Once you have that down, it’s time to go through the first list.

We have set 7 general categories to keep everything organized, the things you will have to research about will be around the following topics:

1.The date

2. The venue

3. Outfits and jewelry

4. Ceremony

5. Reception

6. Media

7. Budget

 

1. The Date

Choosing the date is number one on the list because it will have an influence in many aspects of your wedding, first of all it will define the weather, the time of the year that will help you choose an indoor or outdoor venue or destination, from there you will choose everything else.

If you are having the wedding in your hometown, the date could be more flexible and you can research and plan a lot of it by yourself, however if you are planning on a wedding destination it is important to research the weather conditions in the place throughout the year and also the season if it’s a touristic destination, this has to do with availabitity and budget.

If you are planning to have an outdoor ceremony and reception make sure sure you don’t choose a rain period, -although nobody can control weather-, you can have more probabilities of rain depending on the season.

Make an estimate of your budget, and do some research around prices for services, and transportation. Plane tickets and hotel rates vary throughout the year, so if you have a specific budget this will be an important factor for setting the date.

After you have set the date, you have to start a schedule to work on because now you will have set a specific time to meet your goal…may the preparations begin!

2. The Venue

You have a wide set of options when it comes to the venue, it might be the garden of your family house, an important restaurant in the family tradition, a hotel, the beach or even a castle.

The most important thing when researching about it is to choose the location that is more meaningful to you, remember to keep things simple and to enjoy the process.

If you are hiring the venue look for reviews, and if possible meet with the manager.

If you are choosing a destination for your wedding, look at hotel packages, they normally have special rates for honeymooners and wedding parties, plus they give you the best rooms available and many gifts, also you have the entire staff to take care of you.

3. Outfits and Jewelry

From the bridal gown to bridesmaids, groom and wedding party, you have millions of options, depending on your style, just keep in mind that if you are doing an outdoor ceremony and reception you might need to carry two pairs of shoes however if it’s in the beach you may not even need them.

As for the jewelry there are many options too, if you are doing a destination you may take a day to go shopping for accesories in the place of the wedding,  keep all of it together with the rings you will give to each other.

4. Ceremony

For the ceremony you can have a civil ceremony or a religious one, maybe both, or none, it’s completely up to you, what you want to simbolize is the union.

If you are having a theme in your wedding such as a traditional fairy tale, middle age  seting you can add many elements to the ceremony to portrait that theme.

5. Reception

This might be the most detailed part, here is where you’ll begin to think about dinner, atmosphere, cake, color scheme, seating and music.

Always look for a couple of options when it comes to vendors and look for reviews so that you get an idea of what to expect and don’t get overwhelmed, there are millions of ideas out there, go with your intuition, if there’s something you like and feel comfortable with choose it.

6. Media

Photography and Video are a must.  Today’s techonology allows vendors to offer you an excellent quality job. There are many professionals out there providing services, getting the best pictures and video as you can is really important, there are vendors offering video services that can even broadcast the wedding live so that your relatives or friends that couldn’t make it can be a part of it too.

Look at portfolio and reviews, and get creative and involved, again if you feel a good connection with the vendor go for it, it will make you feel more comfortable during the sessions, if possible meet with them before the wedding, interact so that you feel more relaxed during the shooting and filming.

7. Budget

Last but not least, the budget, even if it’s not something you are worried about, somebody around you will be XD, and if you are planning the wedding this is a very important part to help you make the best choices.

You can hire a wedding planner that will sort everything out for you, or you can take care of it with your fiancée.

Here is where lists come in handy and help too, get your family and friends and delegate tasks to look for budgets from vendors when it comes to decorations, flowers, music, cake and staging in general.

Venue, Media and Dining is better to do yourself but you can get them researching reccomendations and reviews.

This is a brief way to get you started, we will go through the 7 categories one by one in future posts, giving you the tools to make your wedding exceed your expectations.

It is possible at every level!

Happy Wedding Planning!!

Brides of June

We are now in the middle of June, a peak for wedding season and there’s a lot to do this year.

June is a popular month to get married in, mainly because of the nice weather and availiability for people to travel but this tradition goes way back.

The month -June-  is named after the roman goddess Juno, she was the goddess of women, particularly married women. Serving as a guardian to women she oversaw all aspects of a woman’s life, childbirth, and marriage being the primary areas of concern.

In roman belief getting married in June would consequently bring good fortune and would be a symbol of the perfect season to concieve a child.

It also has to do with nature, because there is a wide variety of flowers during this time of the year.

by: Kristina Guerrero