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Posted by Cayla Capri
s ample the good life high up in a mountain resort, bathing in a river, before curling up in a mahogany bed. Caribbean evergreens sway, subtropical rainforest sing, no buts about it, Belize is an indescribable beauty. With all of the wraparound thatched cabanas, cozy knit hammocks, bay leaf roofs, and fire-charred feasts of snapper and lobster, back-to-the-land never felt so indulgent.
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f or brides who’ll be swapping their plastic headphones for tulle veil or bejeweled chapeau last minute, dum, dum, dum, dum may take on a different tune. Monogrammed runners and homespun bouquets are leading the personalized wedding trend down the aisle, and in the spirit of leaving-no-man-behind, processional music’s become totally eclectic. Use a recorded version of your favorite melodious gem or hire professional musicians to play live. You may want a string quartet, tribute band, brass ensemble, or solo vocalist. If your honed ears are so inclined, you could even commission a new composition just
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Posted by Cayla Capri
p ersonal taste is as multifaceted as any gem available on today’s market. Nowhere is it carved in stone that a bride-to-be must don a diamond ring. As an ultra-unique individual, you’ll want a band capable of capturing such a chic reflection. That’s not to say that diamonds aren’t elegantly timeless. But if you just so happen to have your heart set on a rock that’ll give you more bang for your buck, go ahead and explore such sparkling alternatives. Aside from affordability, personal preference and symbolic resonance are all perfectly good incentives for choosing a semiprecious stone over a comfy-conventional
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e xperience will teach most brides that nitpicking and sweating small stuff just isn’t worth it. No matter how many minor, barely-there emergencies, the day’s going to breeze on by merrily. Still, despite the number of married friends and wedding ‘zines assuring you all fallbacks are clouded by an unmitigated glee, a bit of pre-planning jitter and negotiation cold-feet is bound to infiltrate. The only foolproof way to ensure lighthearted bridedom is to hire that magical worry-dumping ground we call the stoic and smart wedding planner. those in need of a pi
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Posted by Cayla Capri
o utdoor weddings bear some pains, most of them shadowed by sun in your hair/ ruddy on your cheeks. You might be woozy with gratitude for all the world has to offer – love, mosquitoes, the sweat on the back of your knee – but think of the guests. Their stupor won’t be so potent, plus less dopamine/ more alcohol based. They’re going to notice the breeze, the rain, the bugs. This is how you fix that.
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t ake a bite out of the Big Apple couples-style with enough arm-linked strolls, cheesecake bites, and coffee cups for a Nora Ephron film reel. Whether it’s a horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park, a Gossip Girl text from the Waldorf Astoria, or an iconic skate across the Rockefeller Center rink, New York, New York is the insomniac we love to love. Bicker and banter Woody Allen-style, but make sure to make-up in downtown Manhattan’s
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y our bridesmaids are your go-to-gals when you’ve got good dish to spill, when you feel a lengthy rant coming on, and when your hairdresser comes thisclose to convincing you a page-boy haircut would look darling. They don’t just take care of your wedding day; they take care of you, every day. You love and trust the bejesus out of your little entourage, and now it’s time to show your thanks with a ribbon-tied gesture appreciation. leave them sparkling Velvet sachets a
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Posted by Cayla Capri
t here are three subdivisions of the anti-first-dancer: those who will not dance to At Last (or for that matter, Wonderwall), those bored by the widespread hug & shuffle, and those who just flat out refuse to dance, up there, on stage, alone. Not a problem, since alt. everything abounds - from waltzing Metallica to first lightsaber duels to simply ignoring the tradition until it goes away. new songs for old loves
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c ap off your wedding cake with a figurine that illustrates you and the hubby in your divine togetherness: together in elegance and in style, in humour and at play. Because you’re going to want the topper to represent your uniqueness as a couple, make sure it reflects your idea of love, and not any conventional definition of the term. So whether you view the tradition as an outlet for a little light-hearted teasing, or a delicate keepsake to show your children, there’s a topper out there just made to suit your needs (or, at the very least, there’s someone willing to make it for you.)
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s uspended your sensory disbelief in Switzerland, a hearty clique of cultures serving up a trio of famously fine eats. This landlocked beauty’s no stranger to the good life, with chocolate, wine and cheese claiming it to fame. Naturally, being so closely acquainted with Germany, France and Italy makes for a country overflowing with arts and kicks. What Switzerland lacks in definitive culture however, it amply makes up for in a distinguishing history of neutrality and world aid. A country that sings out an indulgence in peace, chocolate and thermal baths is a country we can all yodel along with.
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