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Grandmother, Mother, and Daughter Wedding Rings

Must have wedding photos: Grandmother, Mother, and Daughter Wedding Ring
This photo brings tears to my eyes.  Three generations of happy marriage with grandmother, mother and daughter’s wedding rings taken together. This is definitely a must have wedding photo, if it’s possible for all three to be present at the wedding! I think even a mother and daughter photo shot will be very touching as well.

Photo by Megan W Photography




How To Be Picture-Perfect on Your Wedding Day

How to be picture perfect on your wedding day

You’ve already started on a healthier diet and regular trips to the gym, and you’re doing quite well. You’re confident that you’ll be in perfect shape for your gorgeous wedding dress. But cutting down on carbs and running the treadmill aren’t enough if you want to be picture-perfect on your wedding day.

Preparing your skin, makeup and pose is will greatly help you to get to that bridal beauty goal.  Here are some of the things you shouldn’t leave off your list before your big day.

Your Skin

You need to be ready for every kind of shot, including close-ups, so you just have to have glowing skin on that day.

-Check your face for any pimples, redness, dryness and others. Use a facial cleanser and moisturizer that are made for your type of skin. Follow instructions on the product packaging carefully.

-If you’ve got skin breakout conditions and other more serious problems, go and see a dermatologist right away. Tell the doctor that you want to prepare your face for your wedding day. He or she should be more than happy to help you.

-If you wish to have a facial treatment by a professional, never do it less than two months before the event. You might walk down the aisle looking like a red apple.

-Some brides-to-be are tempted to have an artificial tan. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting a tan for the first time or if you’re a regular at a tanning salon. Make sure you don’t overdo it and that you don’t do it too close to that special date. And if you can resist it, it’s best not to do it at all.

-Don’t overlook your hands, because it will be photographed more than a few times to show your wedding and engagement rings. So be sure to use a hand lotion or cream regularly, too. It will also moisturize your nails.

Your Makeup

Even if your friends call you the hair and makeup guru, you should have a hair and makeup artist with you on your wedding day. This will help you a lot in having a more relaxed and enjoyable time before you face the camera.

-Browse through magazines or the Internet for the kind of look that you want. Clip or print the photos of your style choice.

-If you don’t have a go-to makeup artist and hairstylist yet, check out two, at the very least. Show them the photos of the look that you want and have a trial makeup session with both. Pick the one that you like better.

– Before your wedding day, make sure you have your eyebrows groomed. Don’t rely on the makeup artist to do all your eyebrow grooming hours before your  ceremony.

Your Pose

If you’re not into celebrities, this is that one time in your life that you should give time to visit entertainment websites to look at their red carpet photos and videos. Check out how they do their poses and smiles.

-Practice in the mirror this favorite standing pose of celebrities:
+ Stand with shoulders straight. Turn your hips at a 45-degree angle away from the camera.
+ Place your weight on one foot and slightly cross the other leg in front, pointing the foot towards the camera.
+ Don’t forget to relax your knees and smile.

-You also need to relax your face. Don’t let yourself be rushed when photos are being taken. Ask for some time out from the photographers – just a few seconds to close your eyes and rest your lips and cheeks.

-Last but not the least, do your best not to get tensed and worked up about your wedding. Remember that most skin breakout conditions are caused by stress. Stop and think about what you’re worrying, you’ll realize that most of your concerns are quite petty and not worth stressing about.

Keep in mind that it’s your event. Enjoy everything and smile.


About the author
Sofia Angeli is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. In particular, she brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and engagement rings, to the online world.



Groom’s Cold Feet Socks Wedding Gift: DIY Love

DIY How to TutorialsHandmade Gift for Grooms: Cold Feet Socks

LOL!! How cute are these handmade wedding gifts to the groom? Such a clever idea!  I think it will be a great gift from the bride, with a sweet letter saying how nervous the bride is as well.  This will definitely calm some anxiety down.  Start your wedding day with a smile.

Read the full directions here




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Must Have wedding photos: couple's shoes photoshot

Must Have wedding photos: couple's shoes photoshot

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Monday Must Have Wedding Photoshot: Couple through the wedding ring

Monday Must Have Wedding Photoshot: Couple through the wedding ring


How cool is this?  So romantic, meaningful and clever.  Definitely a must have wedding photo!


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10 ways to Keep Kids Entertained at the Wedding

How to keep kids entertained at weddings

1) Make a separate children’s table with children’s menu

I went to a wedding that had tables with children only with children’s menu organized for them! Mini burger, macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, etc.  With maybe one or two adults supervising over 4-5 tables, they looked like they were all having fun without any adults!  And their food looked better than ours.

2) Make a room for children

Depending on your venue, if there’s a room to accommodate all the children, have them all hang out in that room.  The worst thing is to tell children to stay quiet and sit still, they’ll be less stressed hanging out in the room and then coming out when it’s time to eat!  Also moms with babies can use this space to nurse them.

3) Play the “I Spy”game

Make a fun game for kids to play, with a surprise prize at the end! Print a list of things that they might be able to find in the wedding, and have to go on a scavenger hunt.  First one to collect them all will get the prize.

4) Game area, board game

Make an area for games, or leave out board games on the children’s tables.  Try to find games that don’t need too much adult supervision, or ones that involves throwing.

5) Play a kid’s movie

Get a small TV or a laptop and have a movie night for the kids!  It’ll keep them entertained for many hours.  Have a popcorn stand so that they can enjoy popcorn and snacks too.

6) Drawing and crafts

Cover the children’s table with large paper and leave crayons and craft activities out on each table.  Make sure they’re water soluble!

7) Build a canopy

Build a canopy, tent, or teepee and add kids in them.  All you need to keep them having lots of fun!

8) Arrange floor seating

Get cushions, bean bags for kids to sit on the floor.  They can lay down, sit down and fidget all they want.  Happy kids = great party.

9) Book reading

Have one of your friend or a babysitter to do a book reading with all the kids.  It’ll be like story telling at a library!

10) Give them responsibilities

Think of things that the kids can contribute to your wedding.  Can you have to blow bubbles when you’re exiting? Can you have them throw confetti? How about having them in a row and do a human wave?  How about giving them disposable cameras, make a list of things they need to take pictures of? (For ex. a kissing couple, a man in a red tie, etc).  How about giving the girls a ribbon stick for them to twirl around?