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Asian weddings are lavish and elegant events that celebrate the bonds of holy matrimony. While traditional in nature, these nuptial ceremonies can either be simple or large scale extravaganzas. Whether in India, or across the U.S. and UK, weddings are time to rejoice in mass celebrations for all loved ones and guests. Suffice to say, everything has to be near perfect to secure a smooth flow and cherished memories. This includes the wedding dress and groom’s apparel, along with reception catering, cake, entertainment, and especially photography.
Wedding photos and videos are memorable tokens and souvenirs of your special day. As a result, they have to be professional and spot on at all times. With years of extensive industry experience, wedding photographers have the tools and expertise to capture the allure and essence of your Asian wedding. From photos of the bride and groom to family members and loved ones, they specialise in capturing those special moments that will be cherished for generations to come. When it comes to capturing the best key moments of your Asian wedding, experts recommend a blend of shots and stills. Since most Asian weddings are synonymous with mass crowds and music, finding a secluded place in the hall or banquet room is essential for clean and compelling images. In fact, photos taken alongside elegant floral arrangements with sufficient lighting guarantees to spotlight the newlyweds like no other.
Family and Guest Portraits
Families are the cornerstone of any successful Asian marriage. As a result, they must be included in wedding and reception portraits. Wedding photographers specialise in taking shots from all different angles and views. They also use a smooth blend of black and white and color images to effectively capture the moment. As always, your wedding photography team will organise the shots based around the couple. In any Asian wedding, the bride and groom are considered royalty. Therefore, they are treated like maharanis and maharajas on their special day. Photographers, however, also accept requests for special shots, as well as poses and especially group photo opportunities.
Cameras and Equipment
When it comes to capturing the best key moments of your Asian Wedding, the cameras and equipment must be of high caliber. Local wedding photographers utilise a myriad of top brands and components to ensure timely and quality results. This includes high-speed cameras, along with digital and stationary units. They also showcase the best conversion applications for wedding CDs, DVDs, and other media related discs. As part of a comprehensive wedding services package, photographers also feature the best video cameras for the event as well. All it takes is a simple consultation to put your wedding and reception photos ideas into fruition. Since they need your business, most photography studios are even willing to meet your budgetary concerns and rates.
Rates and Services
Wedding planning is never an easy feat. In fact, it’s a tedious and time-consuming task for most couples and families. The cost of planning an intricate Asian wedding can be expensive as well. To facilitate newlywed needs, most photographers and video-graphers offer promotional discounts and specials. They understand the costs associated with Asian weddings, and are willing to meet your rates. Since most weddings of any culture incur out of pocket expenses, you simply need to let the photographer know about your financial constraints. He or she will work with you to set up an easy and affordable payment plan. If looking for professional wedding photography services, go no further than The Event Guru. They will truly meet your wedding and reception needs within time and budget.
Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Love by Serena
We love this fun, unique way to display flowers at your wedding reception!
Ingredients:Drawer (I chose a white one. It makes the colors of the flowers “pop”!) Potted Plants Flowers of your choice (I chose Ranunculus in pastel colors) Bud Vases (use different shapes and sizes and get creative)
Cut the stems of the ranunculus or the flowers of your choice and place them in the water filled bud vases.
Next place the potted plants in the drawer of the dresser. You don’t have to remove the plants of the pots. The dresser that I used only had a top drawer, but if you dresser has a second drawer, fill it with the potted as well. Note, I watered the potted plants the day before the project, so there wouldn’t be any water leakage from the pots.
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch
Want to invite friends into your wedding party in a unique way? Try this easy DIY ribbon message bouquet. It's a quick project that won't take much time to whip up. And each bouquet costs less than $10 to create, which makes this a budget-friendly option as well. How can you beat that?
Materials:2 stems of Pink Hyacinth 2 stems of White Hyacinth 3-4 stems of Star of Bethlehem Ribbon Scissors or shears Sticky label (from label maker or computer print out)
1. Criss cross the stems of 4 Hyacinth bulbs, creating and X towards the bottom of the stems.
2. Then add Star of Bethlehem stems into the bouquet, to fill any wholes in the bouquet.
3. Cut the bottom of the stems off with scissors or shears, so the bottom of the bouquet has a uniform look.
4. Pick up the stems and rearrange if needed, before securing with a rubber band.
5. Add a ribbon to cover up the rubber band and add the sticky label 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' message to the end of the ribbon. Then tie in a bow and give to your bridesmaids as a way of popping the question.
Just because your wedding day is going to be your wedding day, that doesn't mean you can't share some of that glam around. As the bride, you are going to be the best looking one there; the one whom everyone will want to be drawn towards. But that doesn't mean you can't still employ elegant mother of the bride dresses so that if you're feeling like a knockout at least your mom can share in some of that zeal. Here are some amazing styles so that your mom can look just as amazing as you feel on your big day!
Classic: Maybe your mom is more of the persuasion to want to maintain a more prim and proper look. Just because your mom wants to be the ruler of the henhouse this doesn't mean she still can't look amazing in her dress! There are so many classic looks and styles which you and your mom may gravitate towards. If you think this is something which may interest her it's important to discuss these matters with her ahead of time. Just because your wedding party is going to have one look, this shouldn't preclude the second most important person here from looking as they may like to!
Cocktail: Perhaps your mom is more of the flirtatious type and something a little skimpier will do the trick. If your mom wants to show up in a cocktail style dress or something even more revealing, this is another avenue to take. There are so many fine mother of the bride dresses which run close enough to this particular style that you could call them cocktail dresses. Just make sure your mom doesn't go around selling cigarettes and you will all be okay.
Modern: Maybe your mom has got aspirations on a look which is a little more modern and tailored to her individual tastes. What you need to realize as the bride is that your mom has got to do her own thing at the wedding; even if it may appear to be something at odds with your endgame you have got to have your mom looking and feeling her best. If it just so happens to be in something striking and modern then so be it!
Buxom: One more type of dress to put your dear old mother in on your wedding day is something which can only be described as buxom. If your mom has got the curves and wants to work it then by golly you should let her. Even if mom being a sexualized thing is something that you are not really interested in, if it's her daughter and your day the two need to meet somewhere in the middle. If she will be more comfortable expressing herself then why not let her?
At the end of the day your mom did give birth to you. So why then wouldn't you want to find the most elegant mother of the bride dresses possible? If you have been on the prowl foe elegant mother of the bride dresses and you just can't find your foothold, you might just be looking in the wrong spot. One of the best resources for elegant mother of the bride dresses and all of your wedding ensemble wear actually is Vicky Mar Fashions. Give the collection at Vicky Mar a look and see if you can't find the perfect fit. Even if you don't find one that is exactly correct, the team over at Vicky Mar can usually help you and mom land a knockout look so that everyone looks amazing for your big day!
Your wedding day is one of the most important occasions you have in your life, and you should be prepared to look your best. On your special day expect there to be a lot of photographs. But how do you get ready for your event so you can look your best? Today, we will go over some tips, so you look best for your wedding photos.
Repairing your Skin
Having a radiant, blemish-free face and a white smile before your wedding photos is something both men and women fret about. Here are some excellent ways to help with that process:Whiten Your Smile: When getting ready for your wedding photos you should be prepared by slowly whitening your smile. Your teeth are very sensitive and so if you want to whiten your teeth you should do it little by little every day with whitening strips or whitening gel. Dreaded Acne: If you have pimples show up from stress then you can help get break down acne redness with eye drops. Eye drops contain agents that help clear up acne. Brighten your Skin: Best to do before bed cut a lemon in half and dip in salt. Slowly rub the lemon over your face. Lemon has active ingredients that will help brighten and lighten your skin while the salt will help you exfoliate and dead skin cells on your face. Once you’re done with the lemon and salt, wash everything off your face. Deal with Oily Skin: Use a peeling mask to help you get rid of impurities and any excess oil from your face. Moisturizing Daily: Keeping your face looking its best requires you to use a lotion with nutrients. Also, by using a collagen mask every day will help bring like back into your face if it feels a bit dry.
Looking Fabulous in your Wedding Photos
You may have gotten your face free of blemishes and acne, and your smile is brighter than before but what about the wedding day itself? Here are some tips that will ensure you look your best.Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer: Professional photographers are not like your friends and family that just tell you to smile. They are professionals for a reason and know the best positions and backgrounds you should be in to give you the best looking photographs for you to remember. A wedding photographer usually will offer an engagement session as well, and this will give them time to get to know you and what backgrounds and poses look best for you. Comfort: You want to be comfortable in your photos because sometimes it might take a while to get all the photos done. If you are wearing something that is making you uncomfortable your mood might show up in the pictures. Go Into the Light: Having well-lit pictures brings photographs alive and can add a lot of definition. The same goes for having a bright reception so the photographs taken can capture the celebration of your union.
We hope you learned some tips today to being fully prepared for your wedding, so you can look your best for your wedding photos. If you are looking for a professional London wedding photographer, who can give you a unique fresh perspective we encourage you to contact Paul Johnson Photography. We wish you the best success on for your life together in your coming union and remind you the most important factor for your wedding, have fun!
When planning to hold a wedding party today, the thought of a wedding DJ will rarely miss on your mind. Unlike in past wedding ceremonies, packed with dull old wedding songs, today’s wedding parties are specially and carefully planned. It is a complete revolution coupled with sophisticated, up-to-date features including hiring a special wedding DJ. The DJ will be responsible for ensuring the smooth flowing of the event, including directing the selection of the songs to be played. A Wedding DJ is professionally trained to entertain the wedding reception.
Getting the best DJ for your wedding gig, however, can be a long and tiring task, especially if you are looking for them via their websites. Everyone wants their wedding to be the most memorable and an issue of taking risks with unknown Wedding DJ is undesirable. There is need to know the best wedding DJ in Perth online.
Before the day of your wedding, you can opt to ask the potential DJ to submit their demo mixes for review. In this way, you will have the right platform to choose the best among them all and eventually list them for the job. They must offer a detailed list of the songs to be included in their playing list to avoid any mishaps and playing boring songs.
This profession requires a lot of experience, especially handling different types of weddings. An ideal wedding DJ should have a good track record, preferably spanning over the years. Unlike a club DJ, doing song mixing at a wedding is very critical especially for the song choice and treatment of the wedding guests.
No one would love to hire an outdated wedding DJ in their party. Although an experienced gig DJ can be sure to keep your guests thrilled all through, the equipment used must be up-to-date. You can choose to inquire about their primary equipment while reviewing them.
Reviews and referrals
An excellent review is very powerful in determining the overall DJ for your wedding. If you get a number of pleasant comments and suggestions online, it means that the DJ can comfortably handle your party. You can seek a referral from known wedding planners or even your friends. Alternatively, the prospective DJ can be requested to present a detailed review and rating of its past events and clients.
Some DJ firms consider doing a trial event before the very day of the wedding so as to justify their skills. You can, therefore, call them for a meeting so as to sample their mixes prior to the wedding. They will have the opportunity to interact with other wedding planners to ensure overall success of the wedding.
Not all DJ companies will offer a master of ceremony for the wedding besides being a DJ. While a professional DJ should be able to keep the party lively, having an experienced one is an additional one.
Cost of gracing the wedding party
Although the wedding is yet to take place, it will be desirable to agree on, among other terms, the amount paid for the event. This can be done when you have chosen the best person for the job with payments, agreed on a particular date too. Sometimes, there are individual overtime charges, going past the agreed period, too.
When all these factors have been considered, it can be easier to find a good wedding DJ for your party. DJ Avi does lots of weddings all year round and can be a perfect firm to handle your party too.
Photos by Janie Medley
Photos by Alisandra Photography
Crafty spring brides - this one is for you! Here's how to arrange a perfectly lovely springtime bouquet.
Ingredients:Tulips Ranunculus Geranium Leaves Dusty Miller Ribbon
First make certain all the stems are clean and prepared to design. Start off by using the geranium leaves and dusty miller to make the “foundation” for the bouquet.
Start with the tulips and criss-cross the stems while making certain you aren’t covering up the heads of the flowers. Repeat this process until you are happy with the look of the bouquet.
Secure the stems with floral tape.
Tie the ribbon of choice to hide the floral tape and cut the stems to even them out and there you have it!
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff
Add a personal touch to your wedding invites with this simple but elegant DIY idea for watercolor envelope liners.
Materials:Envelopes Paper Pencil Glue dots Scissors Paint (plus water for thinning, if needed) Paintbrush
1. First, choose the envelope you'd like to use and pick a paper for the liner. Open the envelope and lay it flat on the liner paper. Trace the envelope on the liner paper. This is the initial shape that will be used as a guide for the actual liner.
2. Offset the envelope slightly below the initial tracing. This should be about a 1/2-inch internal margin to the tracing of the top flap. Trace the top flap. Now, create 1/8-inch internal margins on the right and left sides of the liner. Trace the sides of the envelope. You should now have a drawn shape that is similar to the shape of the flat envelope, just smaller.
3. Cut the shape out using the internal margins. Insert the liner into the envelope to check the sizing. Make any necessary tweaks. You can use this first liner as a template to create as many additional liners as you need.
4. After all the liners are cut out, you can paint them however you'd like. I diluted some acrylic paints and created an abstract watercolor effect for mine.
5. When your liners are fully dry, insert the liners into the envelopes and fold the liner to match the envelope fold. Use glue dots to adhere the liner to the envelope.
Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Alisandra Photography
These cute, easy beverage accoutrements are perfect for cocktail hour at your wedding, bridal shower, dinner parties...the list goes on!
Ingredients:Edible Pansies (I purchased these from Terrain) Plastic Food Tray (I purchased this one from Displays2Go) Mini Ice Tray 6 Flat-Bottom Plastic Cups Designer Rocks or coins to fill the cups Beverage/Cocktail
The night before the event, fill the ice trays with water and place 2-3 pansies on top and place in the freezer.
Next, place the plastic cups on the tray. I placed three on each side and place the rocks/coins in the cups to weigh them down.
Fill the tray with water until it’s about ½ inch deep. Note: if you are using water tap water, you should pre-boil it to keep the water from being cloudy. I used bottled water to avoid having to boil the water.
Next, place the pansies in the water and space them out to your liking.
Place in the freezer overnight. When ready to use the pansy tray, remove the tray from the freezer and remove the rock/coins from the plastic cups. Pour a little hot water in the cup to remove it from the tray. Next, place the prepared drinks with the pansy ice cubes on the tray and you are ready to serve. I added a few fresh pansies to the tray as well.
There you have it!