Cute couple decides to sing their Vows!

Singers Michael and Carissa Alvarado decided to sing their vows!
In the video Micheal said he wouldn’t sing at his own wedding, but Carissa and him started writing a song. Soon after he realized they were writing their vows!
This is so sweet and charming.



Finding the Right Flower Girl Dresses

There’s nothing more adorable than a flower girl at a wedding. In fact, flower girls play a pivotal part in countless weddings and receptions each year. Whether serving as ring bearers or simply accompanying brides, flowers girls are known for being immensely cute. Selecting the right flower girls dresses, however, is just as important as choosing your wedding dress or suit. For soon to be newlyweds, the process can be both arduous and tedious. According to wedding experts, however, there are several ways to find the right dresses or gowns for flower girls. All it takes is a little creativity to establish uniformity in design.

Themes and Styles

In order to pick the right flower girls dresses, you first have to establish the main theme or style of your wedding. For example: a modernistic wedding may feature sleek and contemporary attire. In these instances, traditional dresses and gowns simply would not suffice. Therefore, the flower girls must don dresses that effectively capture the allure and essence of your wedding. Whether they sport white, green, red, or even yellow dresses, it has to effectively match the overall décor and theme of your special day. Since most couples are incredibly busy planning their wedding and receptions, parents have to step in and take leadership roles if possible. This will alleviate some of the tension, and may be a great way to offer new ideas on captivating dresses for flower girls or ring bearers.

Affordability and Value

When shopping for flower girls dresses, there’s no need to pay outrageous costs. In fact, there are plenty of outlets that specialize in affordable attire for nuptials and weddings. From top name brands to stylish accessories, these items feature multiple designs and styles. This includes traditional wear, along with trendy and even urban outfits. As previously mentioned, it all depends on the theme of your big day. If you want to play it safe, simply go with that classic and formal look. Not only will your flower girls look great, they won’t have to worry about wearing dresses that may conflict with warm, humid, or hot weather. To get your true money’s worth, try shopping for dresses at stores that do not specialize in weddings or receptions. You will be amazed at some of great deals and dresses you can find at these venues.

Comfort is Key

Before purchasing flower girls dresses, you have to make sure they fit and are comfortable. While this may bore your nieces, cousins, or friend’s daughters, it’s the only way to ensure the perfect look. The last things you need are dresses that are too big or simply uncomfortable for your flower girls. No matter the style or design, comfort and flexibility are the keys to avoiding mishaps and crying flower girls. If shopping at a wedding boutique, you can rely on professional assistance from industry leading sales associates. There are also wedding planners, designers, and dress experts that can help you with all your questions and concerns. Finding the right flower girl or ring bearer dress does not necessarily have to be hard. With so many options and choices available, there are experts that can assist you from start to finish.


Flower Girl Dress Trends for 2014

The phrase “the more things change, the more they stay the same” definitely applies to the topic of Hot Flower Girl Dress Trends for 2014. For just as some of today’s flower girls are wearing new and exciting styles, others come bedecked in the beautiful, classic gowns that come steeped in tradition.

It may come as a surprise that, in some cases, modern flower girl apparel is not very flowery at all. Some of today’s youngest wedding attendants don’t even wear dresses, but opt instead for eye-catching pant suits in various colors and styles. These suits might include blazers, jackets, vests, and/or button up shirts that accompany leggings or comfortable slacks. These outfits are sharp and ultra-modern; also very comfy, which younger children are likely to appreciate. And they still can be highly feminine, especially if they come in beautiful shades of ivory, pink, gold or lavender; or if they come complete with jeweled accessories, fresh floral headpieces, and—of course—an assortment of lovely petals that the girl will scatter at various points down the aisle.

In other, more traditional ceremonies, the flower girl of 2014 might resemble a miniature version of the bride. She might wear a tiered pearl white dress of lace, silk or taffeta, along with a sash in red or pink. She might wear her own veil or a floral headpiece, along with jewelry and the prerequisite floral bouquet.

If, on the other hand, the bride chooses to reign as the ivory goddess of the day, she might choose to adorn her flower girl in taffeta and pastels; allowing her to glow in her own special way as she reflects the colors of the rainbow. Her flowers just might serve to reflect these classic, ethereal hues, as might the crown of florals that adorns her tiny head.

Ring Bearer Fashion

Going Vintage

A vintage style can be a great way for a ring bearer to be dressed for a wedding. This look goes particularly well with outdoor weddings but can look great with indoor ceremonies as well. One key component with this look is the choice of a bow tie and a newsboy styled hat. These are available through a variety of retailers and look great with a button front shirt, long shorts or pants and vintage styled tennis shoes. It is a comfortable look full of pieces that the parents will use again.

Top of the Line Fashion Sense

For the bride and groom who are trendsetters and always dressed in the latest styles it would only make sense that their ring bearer be as fashionable during the ceremony. There are several key pieces to creating this look. One is that a bow tie is going to be used again. In addition suspenders are a great way to give a young child some stylish flair. Dress pants, a button front shirt, a patterned pocket square, and oxfords completely take this child from the playground to the pew.

A Gentleman Approach

Styling a little guy to look like a gentleman is another trend that is popular especially in the southern US states. This look takes pieces that are created for spring and summer and puts them together in a way that will give the ringer bearer a style and personality while making him look fit for the country club. This ensemble requires a blazer, pants, shirt, bow tie, and flip flops to update it from traditional and boring to tradition with a flair.

The Eclectic Touch

With barn weddings being so popular it is important to have an idea of how to style a little one who is going to be the ring bearer on the farm as well. With this setting a nice pair of dark washed jeans, cute tennis shoes, a bow tie in a fresh pattern, suspenders, a newsboy cap, and a button up shirt will work perfectly to keep the child happy and able to play when the ceremony is over.

Ready to Walk in the Sand

Beach weddings are another popular trend where a ring bearer should be dressed appropriately for the weather but still look good enough to be a part of the wedding party. For this type of wedding a blazer and pair of shorts can be perfect with a fancy boutonniere, and a pair of boat shoes. Not only is this look perfect for warmer weather but it also still will look appropriate with any style of wedding party.

Too Cool for School

The trendiest boys will find many of these outfits to not be what they’d choose for themselves. Regardless of your wedding’s style a child can still reflect who he is and look great too. Choosing pieces like a dress vest, long sleeve button up shirt, fun patterned tennis shoes, and pants can help them to look cool while still being dressed up enough to represent in your wedding.

Planning a Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget


Beautiful Wedding Source: Flickr

When you finally find the person of your heart—the one that you want to spend the rest of your life with—then it may be time to make it official; to make the person your lawful and eternal mate. And what better way to acknowledge this major life landmark than through the royalty and regality of a beautiful, ebullient wedding ceremony?

Of course, beautiful and ebullient does not have to equal expensive; and truth be told, just about any couple can host and facilitate the wedding of their dreams—even if it’s on a budget.

  • Guest List: If you have an unlimited budget, then feel free to invite all of the family members and friends to your special event, ranging from cousins to co-workers and everyone in between. Those counting their pennies may wish to restrict their guest list to immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.) and closest cronies only.
  • Invitations: If money is no object, feel free to order engraved invites on the most elegant card stock, through a printing company or wedding supply store. If cash is the biggest object, you might buy general, prepackaged invites that still manage to shine in their beauty and warmth; or even create your own, either by hand or on the computer.
  • The Wedding Dress: Of course every bride would love to wear a custom made Vera Wang on the big day; or, at the very least, to custom design the dress of her dreams, ordering this prized frock from a local designer or bridal shop. Those that don’t have this option available might instead sew their own gown, one that is sure to be even more memorable and meaningful than any of its store bought predecessors; or shop at bridal store sales or even thrift stores for more affordable options.
  • The Ring: Couples with unlimited financial resources can feel free to design and order their own wedding and engagement rings from an upscale jeweler, either online or in their area; others may wish to surf the net for bargains, also visiting local stores for sales and bargains.
  • The Venue: Couples with cash can reserve elaborate social halls and event facilities for the big day; even going so far as to rent space at mansions, museums, public gardens and amusement parks for a particularly splashy, high profile event. Others may dream of getting hitched at the church they’ve attended since childhood, at a public park, at city hall, or even at home.
  • Decorations: For those with abundant resources, silk and lace will be the order of the day when it comes to wedding day decorations; expressed in the form of banners, pennants, wall and floor coverings, favors, doilies, etc. Also post an assortment of ribbons, floral bouquets, balloon columns, fountains, and perhaps even crystalline or ice-based sculptures. Yet anyone can plan a beautiful design scheme with the help of handmade wedding favors, paper lace, a few balloons here and there, and some decorative faux florals. Also shop for bargain décor at department store sales, card shops, and at dollar and thrift stores.
  • Music: It just wouldn’t be a wedding without music; and some couples have been known to hire live entertainers to serenade them and their guests with songs of tender and romantic love; whether it’s during the ceremony, the reception, or at both events. Others play recorded music at both times or may hire a d.j.; alternately, a family member that is particularly talented at crooning may agree to sing for free—just make sure that they are indeed particularly talented at crooning, well before the date of the ceremony! And regardless of their financial means, sometimes the groom will serenade the bride on the big day. Awww…
  • Grooming the Groom and Bedecking the Bride: Brides in particular sometimes like to get their hair and make-up professionally done on the big day, also opting for manicures and spa days. Yet even if your mom and sisters come over to make you over just before the ceremony, you are sure to look a vision on your big day.
  • The Reception: Well to do couples often pull out all the stops for their major occasion; renting an elegant, fully decorated reception hall and catering a full meal that guests can enjoy after the ceremony. They also might choose to serve wine and cheese at a clean, well lit social hall, or even enjoy a gourmet meal at home or at a restaurant.
  • The Cake: Regardless of what type of reception you plan, guests are sure to expect cake; and any number of gourmet, fully decorated confections can be custom ordered for the big event, through a caterer, bakery, or independent pastry chef. Yet a particularly lovely and very tasty cake also could be prepared at home, or ordered at a local grocery store.

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Happy Civil Rights Day.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! This man changed the world for the better.  He inspired all of us to become better human beings. Never forget what he’s done.

Game of thrones Wedding. This one has a happy ending!


Qarth is a city from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Which is based off the epic novels A song of Ice and Fire written by George RR Martin. The complexity of the characters makes it one of the best fantasy novels of our generation. I dare to say he’s the equivalent to the modern day J.R.R. Tolkien. I know I will have others who disagree, but what fun is an opinion if everyone agrees?

A cute couple named Monica and Zlatko decided to tie the knot in Qarth. Or should I say Lokrum Island, Croatia. A beautiful ancient city by the sea still standing in this modern era.  The city overfills with details that make you perceive like you traveled back in time. When Game of Thrones became a huge hit, Croatia was no longer a hidden gem. I would fully expect more weddings and events being held at Croatia. Perhaps a brave couple would even hold a ‘red’ or ‘purple’ wedding.


The exchange of vows in the presence of a priest.


The Kiss


A wedding well suited for a king and his queen.



Thanks to Svadbas Photography, Monica and Zlatko for providing the beautiful photos.

Svadbas beautiful photography:

Monica and Zlatko :

Rustic Weddings: Convince the bride to go rustic


Rustic Wedding. Source: Flickr

Let’s face it; when most women are asked to describe their ideal wedding, the word ‘rustic’ does not rank among the top adjectives she is bound to offer you. Indeed, the vast majority of females want one of the most important, monumental days of their lives to be beautiful, elegant and timelessly sentimental. They don’t want to ‘rough it’ on the day of their nuptials; quite the contrary, they yearn to feel at all times like the princess of the day.

It’s a good thing, then, that today’s rustic wedding is indeed the picture of classic beauty and whole hearted tradition; and if the bride happens to balk at the concept of this wedding theme, then hasten to remind her of the elegant elements that merge to create a rustic ceremony.

  • Flowers. As the vast majority of rustic weddings take place in nature borne settings—such as forests, barns, parks, and woodland clearings—then fresh flowers are bound to play a role in this ceremony. The couple could be surrounded by rose bushes, daisy beds, and fields filled with lilies and dandelions; and they are more than welcome to integrate these precious floral buds into arches, trellis displays, arrangements, and—of course—into the bride’s bouquet.
  • Nature made cloths. Fabrics such as silk, cotton, organdy and muslin are all culled from nature in various ways; and just about any bride would be pleased to wear a dress that featured one or more of these fabrics.
  • Scenic settings. OK, so some brides might balk at the concept of getting hitched in a barn—until she realizes that the barn in question is classically designed and well maintained; bearing some resemblance to a downtown social hall. And she definitely would not object to marrying beneath a gem blue sky and a golden sun, with her friends and family members smiling around her.

Dressing the Ring Bearer


Ring Bearer. Source: Flickr

Despite his young age, the ring bearer who appears at your wedding should be as elegant and stately as the ceremony itself. As the bearer and keeper of the golden wedding ring, this young man plays a pivotal and time-honored role in any wedding party.

In order to help the ring bearer meet these admittedly lofty goals, you can select from several viable—and very fashionable—options in dressing the ring bearer:

  • Choose a suit that resembles the groom’s. Guests are sure to delight at the adorable sight of a miniature version of the groom; one that, despite his young age, serves to reflect the ebullience and stateliness of the ceremony in which he plays such a vital, integral role.
  • Choose a suit that mirrors the color scheme of the wedding. Now this suggestion comes with a huge caveat emptor; after all, you probably don’t want a ring bearer who is running around in a powder pink or floral print tuxedo! Yet if your wedding colors consist of neutral shades such as ivory, gold, ebony, azure or emerald, then you may wish to dress the ring bearer in accordance with this color scheme.
  • Choose a suit in a classic hue of brown or ebony. These signature colors are sure to coincide with any décor or dress design scheme, even at the most modern or unconventional weddings. These color choices are safe—not to mention elegant!
  • Choose a tuxedo. When it comes to wedding wear for men, one simply can’t go wrong with a tux. Whether it shines in the classic hues of ebony, ivory or distinguished grey, this classic symbol of masculine couture should fit in well at any wedding—thus ensuring that the ring bearer ‘rings in’ the wedding ceremony in a manner both fashionable and sentimental. And it will make the little gentleman feel like he is truly and fully part of the proceedings.

Keep it Rustic: Rustic Ring Bearer Outfits


Rustic Ring Bearer Outfit. Source: Flickr

As a wedding is perhaps the most classic and traditional of ceremonies, it only stands to reason that each male who participates in this sacred, time-honored rite will be dressed in his most elegant finery; up to and including the spirited young ring bearer that plays such an important role in the ceremony. Indeed, he even might choose to wear a style of fashion that harkens back to yesteryear.

Rustic ring bearer outfits are, in a unique way, the wave of the future in terms of wedding wear—everything old is new again! And they stand as the ultimate symbol of sacred ceremonial tradition.

Rustic ring bearer outfits come in a variety of cloths and fabrics—all, however, tend to come complete with an unmistakable ‘old world’ look.

Whether made of sleek silk or more traditional cotton, muslin or tweed, rustic ring bearer outfits tend to come in classic shades such as grey, ivory, brown and ebony. They generally come complete with three pieces (a jacket, vest and trousers) as well as a variety of masculine accessories.

A gold, diamond or silver cravat or lapel pin, for instance, would not only make a stellar compliment to any rustic ring bearer suit. It would make an excellent gift for the ring bearer from the bride and groom. A pocket watch with a sharp chain would make another nice accessory, as would a ring for the ring bearer!

Of course, the shirt is perhaps the most valuable accessory for the rustic ring bearer outfit. A crisp ivory white shirt always works, as it coordinates with everything, and shirts in hues of gold, black, brown and cream also might work.

Then ‘tie up’ the entire ensemble with the help of a tie or cravat, and ‘top it off’ with a hat; which, depending on the fashion and décor scheme of the wedding, could take the form of a top hat, a fedora or a wide-brimmed chapeau.

The young gent will feel like a classic gentleman in a rustic ring bearer outfit!