WOW! If you’re looking for the perfect mixer for your Bridal Shower, girls night or a gift for a party host, look no further! The new Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixers are super unique, delicious and perfect for any of your upcoming events.
Winemakers and chefs have used the delicious flavors and aromas from the vineyard for ages but Stolen Fruit brings it to the glass with their new line of grape-based mixers. They are super easy-to-use mixers, are so versatile and can be mixed with or without alcohol for delicious cocktails and mocktails.
We tried them out last weekend and they’re delicious, with or with the booze! Mix them with your favorite sparkling water or juice for a non-alcoholic drink that still feels fun and festive or add in sparkling wine and/or your favorite spirit for a yummy cocktail. We tried Stolen Fruit with Vodka and Prosecco and loved both!
Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixers ($18) are available for purchase online at stolenfruit.com, which also has recipes for cocktails, mocktails and food pairings! How awesome is that?! Check them out and let us know what you think. CHEERS!
We totally get how stressful and time consuming planning a wedding can be. Coupling that with work and your other every day activities can oftentimes leave little room for going to the gym. Don’t worry though, this is where FitnessMat can help.
Don’t give up your dream body for your BIG day because you’re short on time. Workout at home with FitnessMat! It is AMAZING! We are absolutely LOVING ours that they sent over. It’s perfect for any kind of workout and is super soft yet supportive and durable.
FitnessMat’s unique anti-fatigue technology provides you with the best “ground support” you could ask for. Whatever your go to, at home, fitness program/workout is, the comfort, support, cleanliness and durability allows you to exercise safely. The mats even suspend your body weight, reducing impact on joints during exercise! How awesome is that?
You know what else is great about them? They are made in the USA and come with a 7 year performance warranty!
So, while you’re planning for your wedding, sweat for it with the help of the FitnessMat!
The ladies at Hot Pink Brides definitely know the struggle of finding body shapewear and slips that are not only comfortable but stay in place! Don’t worry though, we have you covered with the incredible Jewel Toned multi-colored shapewear line that’s bold, comfortable, fun and helps create and complete your look.
Jewel Toned is a mini-line of true no-pain shapewear. It’s made with a special blend of nylon and Spandex that makes for a prettier, softer, less constricting and far more comfortable (and cheaper) than any shapewear you’ve tried before!
Don’t worry anymore about wearing tight and constricting shapewear. With Jewel Toned shapers, you can actually breathe, eat, think and go through your day as if you’re not even wearing it! Their pieces are meant for smoothing, not sizing yourself down and as it’s meant to be underwear, it’s not made to be hidden! Almost every piece in the line stands on its own and can be worn by itself or layered. We
So, before you pick out your Bridal Shower dress or your Bachelorette party night, check out Jewel Toned. They have everything from bodysuits to mini dresses, shorts and skirts. Everything you’d need to create or complete your perfect outfit!
Searching for the perfect engagement ring needn’t be a difficult experience, even though getting it right is incredibly important. Buying a diamond ring requires planning, but as a symbol of your loving union, it will forever remain a constant reminder of commitment that is appreciated each and every day.
With so many variables to choose from, it is important to learn about the various qualities of diamonds by understanding the principles of the Four C’s. This key knowledge will teach you how diamonds are valued and will guide you in your search for the best possible diamonds for your budget.
CUT – Cut refers to the particular shape the stone has been fashioned into. Raw diamonds first need to be meticulously cut and polished to draw out their innate qualities. Cutting is a highly scientific process that places a geometric pattern of facets onto the surface of the diamond that allows it to absorb and refract light in a way that gives it the alluring sparkle and shine long associated with these precious gems.
Diamonds of the exact same weight, colour and clarity can quite easily end up looking completely different, depending on the skill of the Gem cutter and the style of cut they choose when shaping the diamond.
Common diamond cuts include round, princess, cushion, oval, radiant and emerald.
COLOUR – Colourless diamonds are highly prized and therefore more expensive to purchase. Even rarer colourings such as pink diamonds are found in extremely limited supply and command a higher price.
Generally though, as the colour of a diamond progress from clear to yellow and even slightly brownish tones, they become less valuable. Such colour changes can seem quite subtle but become easier to notice when placed side-by-side for inspection. Gemmologists and jewellers have ‘master colour sets’ that are used as a consistent benchmark to find the exact colour grade of a particular diamond.
CLARITY – Speaks to the minute natural flaws that are found in most diamonds. The more noticeable such inclusions, flecks and flaws are, the less valuable the diamond becomes. In very low grade diamonds these flaws can be observed with the naked eye. The highest quality diamonds look perfectly clear and flawless although often inclusions can still be seen under great magnification with a loupe or microscope.
CARATS – Carats are units of measurement that denote the weight of the diamond. The larger the weight of the stone is, the more expensive the diamond will be to purchase.
Engagement rings are made from all manner of precious metals, but gold and platinum are the most popular materials. Gold comes in various degrees of quality from 9 Karat to 24 Karat and unlike diamonds; the karat does not denote weight but purity. The more pure the gold content of the ring, the higher the karat and the cost will be.
Keeping these basic considerations in mind when shopping for the perfect engagement ring will make you better prepared, less stressed and more likely to find the exact ring you desire with greater ease.
The chances are that all of the wedding plans are all sorted, and things are running smoothly. You will be counting down the weeks and then the days soon. So there are only a few small things to sort out before the big day. The next things are bridal shots and a bachelorette party, of course! Bridals are done only a short time before the wedding, so I’m going to share some fun ideas for throwing a bachelorette party. Hopefully, you won’t have to plan your own, but rather, you could share these ideas with your maid of honor.
This is going to be the trickiest option, which will require a lot more planning than most. But if you have got friends and bridesmaids that are up for a little bit of a road trip, then what could be more fun? It could just be a weekend trip to somewhere like Las Vegas, or a more chilled out trip to somewhere like Cocoa Beach in Florida. It depends on where you are in the country as to where you will go of course. But it is such fun to get all the girls together and have one last party trip as an unmarried woman. If you wanted to do a trip away for your bachelorette, it is time to get planning it now!
You or a bridesmaid that has a home perfect for a party. You could tie it in with a bridal shower perhaps. You could fill the night with lots of silliness and games. You could even think about getting something like Melbourne Memories Party Booths to have for the night. Then you will have great photo memories of the night with all of your friends and family at the party. It can be a cheap way to have a bachelorette too. People can bring their own drinks, and you can decorate as much or as little as you would like.
If you aren’t a massive party animal, then you might prefer to have something like a spa day. It could just be a small number of you that go. It makes it nice and intimate that way too. It will be so nice to pamper yourselves, have facials or massages and just relax. I think bachelorette or not, this needs to happen before the wedding anyway. You deserve to relax after planning a wedding!
You could pick your favorite restaurant to go to and have a meal with your bridesmaids and friends. Sometimes it makes it more fun if you all dress up smartly or even do fancy dress. It might be a special experience to go to a fine dining restaurant too, somewhere with a Michelin star, for example. Though I don’t think fancy dress would go down well at one of those restaurants, as sometimes that have dress codes. It will make you feel all fancy, though; a real treat. You could then go wherever the night takes you and finish up in a bar or nightclub. It is your party, so you can choose!
Weddings of old were affairs of white, black and very little else. Today, though, that can be a very different story! Wedding traditions are wonderful, and some of them many of us love to keep. However, the lack of color is one that many of us are keen to get rid of.
However, some brides are wary of having color in the wedding out of fear of it looking trashy. Well, don’t worry! It is all about balance! There are a number of ways that you can inject a pop of color to various facets of your wedding. From your accessories even to your groom’s suit, read on for some ideas that are classy, definitely not trashy!
This is a fantastic way to have color on your wedding day, and then for every day after. Eschew the tradition of diamond rings and go for colored rings instead. This could be for both your engagement rings and your wedding rings. Diamonds are beautiful, but there are so many precious stones and gems out there too. So, how about an alexandrite engagement ring, or an emerald wedding ring? Your ring should be far more about what you love, and less about what you ‘think’ you should have!
If you want a traditionally classy wedding, there is a very good chance that you will also want a white or ivory dress. This might be a tradition for some slightly creepy reasons. However, these days it is far more a sign of new beginnings and fresh starts. So, if you want to have the classic color of wedding dress, how can you insert in some color. In your accessories of course. How about some beautiful colored earrings? And don’t forget shoes! Shoes are one of the best ways to compliments a white, cream or ivory dress with a pop of color! Go for something wild and crazy if you fancy. You can totally get away with it!
Even if you are wearing a traditional colored suit, what is to say your groom can only wear black? Why not encourage him to try out a classy gray, or a deep, sexy blue? Alternatively, we could have a little foray into color. Oxblood red suits look fantastic! If accompanied by a white shirt and black shoes, we can have the option of looking more ‘traditional’ just by taking off his jacket. Just be sure to put any Groomsmen and the Best Man in suits or outfits that complement the Groom, not clash!
Your something blue
The old rhyme goes ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.’. You can get more color on your wedding day by really making the most of that last point! So, if you were going to have something small and subtle? Go bigger instead, and more obvious. So, don’t have your blue in your underwear, where nobody can see it! Wear a beautiful blue necklace. Or you could even have a stunning royal blue as part of your color scheme!
Choosing a diamond engagement ring, let alone any ring, you are going to propose to your future fiancé with can be a daunting task. You may have never dreamt you would be in this scenario, but the time has arisen! You just know your partner will love a diamond ring for engagement, so you want to make sure she gets everything she hoped for.
The good news is, it’s all a lot easier than you think. Once you know a few things, build up some knowledge on the commonalities in diamond rings, you will know exactly what you are doing. It can be tricky when you’re searching online however and if you need a point in the right direction, you can find some brilliant diamond engagement rings at Serendipity Diamonds. Their stunning collection showcases a range of settings, diamond cuts and sizes that will suit the tastes of your chosen one.
So now let’s look at some key elements you will need to know to make the diamond engagement ring shopping much easier.
Get a price fixed in your head. Knowing how much you want to spend on the diamond ring will really help you narrow down your choices. Maybe you and your partner are going shopping and are purchasing together which may make things easier. If not however, you want to know your budget and go for something within the parameter.
Get clued up on the 4 C’s: ‘The four who’s?’ I can hear you asking in the back of your mind. The four C’s are pretty simple. They just include the colour, cut, carat weight and clarity of a diamond. These will vastly affect the price and look of your ring. These specifications were established by the GIA. Buying your ring from a GIA certified store or jeweller is another thing you want to watch out for to ensure they’re reputable. For example, choose a trusted store like Serendipity Diamonds in the UK and is GIA certified.
Get to know your partners taste in jewellery. This may mean doing some sneaking around on your part, but it will help! If she has any rings with gemstones in or smaller diamonds, you can get an idea of the band style and settings she likes. Does she prefer something more toned down or something that stands out? These are the elements you want to look out for. You will also want to look at the shapes of stones she prefers. This comes down to the cut of the diamond and should influence your choice in this department. Are there mainly square stones, round stones, diamond shaped stones in her collection?
Get the size pinned down. The sure fire way of getting this correct is sneaking away one of her rings and taking it to the jeweller. They will then inspect it and figure out the correct measurement and use it to craft the engagement ring.
Getting familiar with these elements will really help you pin down the perfect diamond engagement ring to buy your fiancé.
A wedding reception is basically a party which is held post marriage ceremony. The event is held in the form of hospitality for the guests who attended the marriage ceremony and thus the name reception. The couple receive the entire society as friends and family for the first time as married couple. The hosts offer their choice of drinks and foods and the wedding cake is popular at the event. Planning a wedding reception is a daunting task for the married couple and even for the ones who are involved in organising the entire ceremony. There are a number of factors that need to be considered when planning a wedding reception and these include choosing the wedding reception venue, making the choice of chair and table hire company, choosing catering services and organising games and other events for the reception. Here, we will have a look at some of the best wedding reception venues for large celebrations.
Choosing Wedding Reception Venues as per Individual Taste
There are different varieties of wedding reception venues for both small and large celebrations. Married couples and their friends and family members can always choose their wedding reception venues as per their individual taste considering the fact that each venue type comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the best wedding reception venues for large celebrations include:
Large church halls are primarily one of the best wedding reception venues for large celebrations. Churches are the best venues for wedding receptions because they are convenient for the guests. Churches serve as the most cost-effective wedding reception venue because there are hardly any rental fees charged for the venue. One of the major advantages of choosing a church as the perfect wedding reception venue is that you will not have to spend a huge amount of money in taking the services of table hire companies. This is because most of the times you get the wedding table right at the church which saves you from spending money on hiring the wedding table.
Outdoor Gardens and Parks
Outdoor gardens and parks also serve as the best wedding reception venues because they offer scenic views and also do not require elaborate decorations. The beauty of these outdoor locations itself offer the backdrop that is needed for a wedding reception. However, factors like weather conditions need to be taken into consideration because they can spoil the entire event. Another important thing that needs to be considered is taking the chair and table hire services from a reputable company. This is because you might require a good number of chairs and tables for the occasion.
Hotel or Restaurant
There are restaurants with private rooms which are quite large for lavishing wedding reception celebrations. You also have the option of going for large hotels equipped with large ballrooms and banquet halls specifically designed for handling a large celebration.
The suggestions that have been provided above give a perfect insight on some of the most popular wedding reception venues. However, the choice of a couple will reflect their personal taste and style.