Top Wedding Food Disasters and How to Plan for Them

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Food can make or break a wedding reception. Many hours of thought and preparation have to go into what you’ll serve your guests on your wedding day. As they say, failing to plan is planning to fail. When it comes to wedding food, failing to plan is planning to welcome a food disaster. You don’t want your wedding to be remembered because of how bad the food was or how you ran out of food. Have a look at some of the top wedding food disasters and how you can avoid them.

1. Bad Food

The most common wedding disaster is bad, boring food. It usually results from food not being as fresh as it ought to be. Food can become unappetizing if it’s not originally cooked, reheated or maintained at the appropriate temperature. Other than having an unpleasant taste, such food can also cause food poisoning.
Try to be sensible with the choice of your menu. The summer heat, limited refrigeration and an outdoor reception should influence your choice of food. Serving ice cream


Bridal Party Duties

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Do You or Don’t You? Duties Of The Wedding Crew

Bride and Groom, your roles are clear — get yourselves happily hitched, giving everyone a great day out while you do.

So what about the rest of the wedding party bunch?

The order of play is a lot more blurred these days, when brides may balk at being ‘given away’, couples often fund part of the wedding, and parents of the groom want a greater part of the action.

But whether it’s full-on tradition, or alternative modern-mode, there’s a part for everyone to play.

Far from an exhaustive list, we bring you the bare essentials for the wedding party pile.

Her Folks

• Parents of the bride, you are pivotal — no pressure, but it’s up to you to hold it all together
• To kick off, host a small (or large) engagement gathering to celebrate the announcement
• Once you have that behind you, work the guest list into shape along with the blissful couple
• Dad &


Choosing your wedding cake

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Wedding Cake Corner

The confection conundrum — choosing your cake and eating it.

What could be more tempting than one lovingly baked, lavishly iced and lusciously filled creation? Well, three actually. Which is what Brangelina chose for their recent big day, feasting on no less than three wedding cakes in the opulent surrounds of their French country chateau. (

But for most of us mere mortals, just one will do. We’ve a few pointers to kickstart your search for the perfect cake solution.

Sizing the issue

Should it be round or square? Tall or small? Or maybe it’s not a cake at all — brides and grooms of late have been swapping the traditional slab for all kinds of tasty alternatives. Cascading cup cakes and masses of mouth-watering macaro


Anna Campbell Gossamer Bridal Collection

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There is something truly mesmerising about an Anna Campbell dress, with designs simply dripping with decadent embellishments, intricately beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk chiffons. No matter which Anna Campbell bride you may be, when you slip into your dress on your wedding day you will feel timeless, yet not traditional, sexy yet sweet, and truly beautiful – just how every one of our brides should feel on her wedding day

voltaire weddings, wedding dresses,  (11)Inspired by French romance, the Gossamer collection is the epitome of timeless, classic elegance and is designed to create a beautiful silhouette for the bride seeking to embody both grace and glamour in a custom crafted gown. Modern flourishes are met with opulent fabrics, vintage touches and the finest of lac


The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dress Silhouettes

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When shopping for a wedding dress, the wide variety of dress types available can overwhelm you. The situation could be much worse if you can’t identify a particular style or tell the difference between it and another. Knowledge is power when it comes to finding the most flattering wedding dress. We’ve decided to make things easier for you by giving you information on the different wedding dress silhouettes available.

Don’t start your hunt before reading this simple but comprehensive guide.

Empire –Line

The empire-line gown has a raised waistline that starts just under the bust line and flows all the way down to the hem. This style skims over the tummy area and hips to form a straight flow that is ideal for camouflaging trouble spots like short legs and a long torso. It is perfect for pear-shaped brides. The empire style gown is also suitable for pregnant brides because its fluidity nicely accommodates a large belly.


10 Sure-Fire Ways to Grow Your Hair for Your Wedding

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Many brides-to-be envision walking down the aisle with long hair, and not wrongly so. Long hair is more flexible and gives you more hairstyle options to choose from. Many brides have found growing hair to the desired length to be long and agonising. It doesn’t have to be that way for you. We’ve got you covered with some sure-fire tips to help you get those beautiful, long locks you’ve always dreamed of.

  1. Don’t trim every month

On average, your hair’s growth rate is only half an inch per month. By trimming your hair every four weeks, you get rid of that precious new length. Completely ignoring it isn’t helpful either. If split ends are not removed, they travel up the hair shaft and make your hair break off. Get your hair trimmed once every 8 weeks to allow a full inch to grow and only lose a small part of it. However, if your tippy tips get some form of damage, schedule a mini-trim to get rid of them while leaving the rest of your hair


The Nightingale’ Paolo Sebastian Spring Summer 2015-2016 Bridal Collection

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The nightingale-inspired Paolo Sebastian Spring/ Summer 2015-2016 Collection enchants all who see it just as a nightingale’s serenade enchants all who hear it. The designer has outdone himself with this collection that fuses vintage and modern, dramatic charm. The gowns are the quintessence of uniqueness, whimsy and femininity. They feature layers of tulle, ornate embroideries, metallic fringing and beaded feather embellishments.

Young designer Paul Vasileff sketched all the embroideries himself. Having featured at the London Fashion Week and Sydney’s Fashion Pallette, the beauty and classic elegance of his freshest creations come as no surprise. Each dress introduces new facets and brings the nightingale vision to life. Have a look at the wondrous pieces of art below.

At just twenty five years old, Vasileff’s achievements include featuring at London Fashion Week 2010 and graduating from Milan’s Europeo Istituto di Design. A ground-breaking show at


Groom Style

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The general trend in groomswear has been a combination of informal and individual style. For a classic, timeless and elegant look, a 3-piece suit mixed with a jazzy neck or bow tie and a pocket square will serve the purpose.

Looking for something smart with a casual twist? Opt for a 2-piece suit. For sophistication, wear a black tie, tuxedo or sharp suit. For something extremely casual, consider gingham shirts, colourful ties and suspenders. A floral or succulent boutonniere will make your look fresh and show who the man of the moment is. Check out the available groomswear styles below and find out which one suits you.